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Fast & Furriest – The Animal Foundation

Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM
Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Rd., Las Vegas

5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK, VENDOR AREA, BEER PARK, FOOD TRUCKS, ACTIVITIES, ADOPTABLE PETS, COSTUME CONTESTS…for you and your furry friend!

Join us for a family-friendly event celebrating pets and the people who love them! People and their pooches walk, run or wag their way through Sunset Park and enjoy some fresh air, exercise and quality time with a two-legged or four-legged friend!
MAKE EVERY STEP YOU TAKE COUNT BY FUNDRAISING FOR HOMELESS PETS AT THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION

Whether you are participating on your own or as part of a team, now you can make your race participation mean even more by setting up your own fundraising page. Share your page with everyone you know and let them know that as they support you, they are also helping save the lives of homeless animals in need in the Las Vegas Valley.
CAN’T MAKE IT? RUN A VIRTUAL RACE WITH US!

Even if you can’t make it to Sunset Park on November 18th you can still support The Animal Foundation in a virtual race from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk in your own neighborhood, at the gym on a treadmill or on a trail. You get to run your own race, at your own pace. You can even create a virtual team. And, you can still invite friends and family to support you via your own fundraising page.

Note: Virtual participants still need to register to receive your t-shirt, participation medal and numbered bib. Let others support you and The Animal Foundation by setting up your own fundraising page.
NEW THIS YEAR – TEAM PARTICIPATION

Consider joining or starting a team. All it takes is one or two committed people to make a team. Invite business colleagues, family or friends to help you fundraise for The Animal Foundation. Show your team spirit with custom team shirts made by Pens Prints (pensprints.com)! Pens Prints will donate 20% of the proceeds from each shirt sold directly back to The Animal Foundation. Show your team spirit and get involved!

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE

7:30 a.m. Packet pick-up and race-day registration
9:00 a.m. 5K Run and One-Mile Walk
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fast & Furriest Festival

ENTRY FEES AND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES [click here to register]

5K Runners: $30 online ($40 after Wednesday, November 1, 2017)
One-Mile Walkers: $20
Virtual 5K Race: $30

5K RUN AND ONE-MILE WALK GUIDELINES

No retractable leashes can be used during the event.
Well-mannered dogs are welcome to take participate (see dog jog etiquette)
There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event

PACKET PICK-UP

Early Packet Pickup

11/16 – 11am-6pm at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Town Square
11/17 – 8:30am – 6pm at The Animal Foundation

Race Day

beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Sunset Park

For more information visit https://animalfoundation.com/event/fast-furriest-5k-festival/

Winter 2017 Launch Party

Friday, December 1 at 6:00 PM
Skyfall Lounge, Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd S, Delano Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Vegas Legal Magazine hosts a night of cocktails and prestigious company as they celebrate their Winter 2017 publication.
2017 Legal Excellence Award winners will be presented during the launch party!

For more information visit http://www.vegaslegalmagazine.com/winter-17-18-launch-party-invitation/

Top 100 Lunch by My Vegas

Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Cili Restaurant in the Bali Hai Golf Club 5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas

JOIN MYVEGAS MAGAZINE AND CILI RESTAURANT AS WE PRESENT
THE TOP 100 MEN OF THE YEAR & WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE LUNCHEON!
Ticket prices increase each week!! Be sure to RSVP now!!

Goodie Bags for the first 50 guests
Thousands in grand prizes
RSVP IN ADVANCE AND GET TWO VIP TICKETS TO THE BLUE MARTINI RECOGNITION PARY!

For more information visit http://top100lunch.com/

Silver State Awards

Saturday, November 18 at 5:30 PM
Caesar’s Palace – Roman ballroom

21st Silver State Awards – Women Awards – To benefit Susan G Komen Foundation -Caesar’s Palace – Roman ballroom

5:30 PM – (Cocktail Reception – Complimentary wine & Hors d’oeuvres)

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (Award Presentation)

WHERE: Caesars Palace – Roman Ballroom – 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd.

CONTACT: info@silverstateawards.com

For more information visit https://www.silverstateawards.com/

Party Pics – FIDF Gala

FRIENDS OF THE IDF LAS VEGAS GALA RAISES $1M TO BENEFIT ISRAELI SOLDIERS

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7 – More than 450 members of the Las Vegas community and out-of-town guests and supporters gathered at The Venetian last week for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Las Vegas Gala and raised more than $1 million – with help from a matching gift by Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson – to support well-being and educational programs for the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo attended the Nov. 1 gala, which has become one of the Las Vegas Jewish community’s largest events and honored leading defense attorney David Z. Chesnoff.

Also speaking at the gala were active-duty and former Israeli soldiers, including Staff Sgt. Reno, a Lone Soldier – one who enlists in the IDF without having any immediate family in Israel – who lived in Las Vegas and who finished his high school education during his military service, thanks to FIDF; Yaakov Daniel, who plays a counterterrorism operative in the hit Israeli Netflix series “Fauda” and whose college education was sponsored through FIDF’s IMPACT! Scholarship Program; and Staff Sgt. (Res.) Sharon, a sharpshooter in one of the world’s only coed combat infantry battalions who engaged and neutralized terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel.

Chairing the gala were FIDF National Board Members Dana and Michael Werner. Human rights attorney, author, and award-winning filmmaker Brooke Goldstein presided as the evening’s master of ceremonies. The gala also featured a musical performance by Kol Esperanza.

Goldstein, whose documentary “The Making of a Martyr” examined the recruitment of children suicide bombers, spoke of FIDF’s critical role in helping provide humanitarian programs to those who serve in the IDF.

“By providing crucial support systems for Israeli soldiers, FIDF ensures they are treated like the real heroes that they are,” she said. “Because these young men and women are fighting for the survival not just of Israel, but for the Jewish people. For us, for everyone right here in this room and for our future!”

Other distinguished guests included boxer and celebrity Mike Tyson; Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson; Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia S. Stiglich; Judges Mark Bailus, Joe Bonaventure, Elissa Cadish, Douglas Herndon, Abbi Silver, and Michael Villani; FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Rabbi Mendel Mintz, founder and director of Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen; Todd Polikoff, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of Las Vegas; Joshua Abbey, director of the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival; Dr. William Bolt, vice president for advancement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Nevada Assemblyman Stephen H. Silberkraus; Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz; and Brian Watson, Republican candidate for Colorado state treasurer.

The funds raised at this event will go toward FIDF well-being and educational programs for IDF soldiers. For more information or to support FIDF, please visit: www.fidf.org.

AFP Philanthropy Day Celebration

Tuesday, November 14 at 11:30 AM
The Westgate Hotel

Local Leaders in Philanthropy Honored for their Contributions
Once again, the Las Vegas community shows their generous spirit

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas’ most philanthropic-minded volunteers, community leaders and development professionals will Celebrate and Elevate Philanthropy as the Las Vegas chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP Las Vegas) honors the winners of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day® Awards, Tuesday, Nov. 14, Grand Ballroom, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road. Individual tickets are $70 and a table of 10 is $600.

According to Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize contributions of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.

Winners are selected by the AFP Las Vegas Philanthropy Day awards committee who vetted several hundred nominations for seven categories including Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Youth Philanthropist, Outstanding Corporation, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Development Professional, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, and Outstanding Foundation.

“This year it was difficult to select the winners as we had so many outstanding nominations,” said Sylvia Wolf, chair for National Philanthropy Day® Las Vegas. “We’re truly humbled by the impact these winners have made in our community.”

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please visit www.afplasvegas.org

For more information visit https://afplasvegas.org/events/national-philanthropy-day/

2017 Season of Lights Soiree

Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 PM
At the home of Michael Tang 19 Hawk Ridge Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135

This annual event honors supporters of the Sharon Sigesmund-Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. The Touro Luminary Award will be presented to Mark Frissora, Jan Jones-Blackhurst, and Caesars Entertainment. Tracy and Robert Eglet and Monica Jackson, Fox 5 News will be presented with the Star of the Center Award. Funds raised will go to support families receiving treatment in the Center.

For more information visit https://give.tun.touro.edu/pages/2017Season

Cheers to Chocolate

Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
The District at Green Valley Ranch

You Don’t Want to Miss
The Biggest Block Party of the Year
Please join us November 11th in The District at Green Valley Ranch for an evening of fun and fundraising to benefit Easterseals Nevada. Chocolate connoisseurs, foodies, and lovers of vino will all delight in a variety of culinary treats and wine as notable restaurants and sweet shops from The District and around the Las Vegas Valley gather. The Silent Auction will be filled with staycations, wine, spa experiences, beauty baskets, jewelry, art and much much more. While listening to the sounds of local DJ Jesse, guests will be able to dance the night away.
Purchase your tickets today!
We Are Stronger Together

Tickets purchased in Advance
$35 for Individual $65 per couple

Tickets Will Be Available at the Door
$45 for Individual $80 per couple

For more information visit CheerstoChocolate.com

Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament

Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 PM
Planet Hollywood 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas

Join Jennifer Harman and MANY Celebrity Guests in supporting the Nevada SPCA!

Tournament Champion wins $10,000!

2nd place wins $3,000!

3rd place wins $2,000!

4th through 10th (all who make it to the final table) win generous prize packages.

The $200 buy-in is paid directly to Planet Hollywood Poker on the day of the tournament (Nov. 11, 2016).

Amateur and pro players join celebrities, sports stars, media personalities, and other animal lovers to raise vital funds for Nevada SPCA’s animal rescue work. Every skill level welcome!

If you would like to sponsor the tournament or donate a prize or silent auction item, please contact nevadaspca@aol.com

Thank you! Please save the date of November 11 and join us at Planet Hollywood.

For more information visit https://spcapoker17.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Project Taco Festival

Saturday, November 4 at 12:00 PM
628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas

Las Vegas Project Taco festival, now in it’s 2nd year, is a gathering of Sin Cities BEST taquerias served with a side of exotic cars “Cars & Tacos” and music from many local Mariachis and Folkloric Dance groups and a special addition of Selena Experience a MUSICAL Tribute to Selena. And of course, the tacos. 25 of the area’s best taquerias will be competing for the best taco in Las Vegas.

For more information visit http://projecttacofestival.com/

Sunset Park’d at New Vista

Saturday, November 4 at 12:00 PM
Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Rd., Las Vegas

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, New Vista’s fall beer event, Brew’s Best, returns to Sunset Park for the second year!

Celebrating its 10th year, Brew’s Best Beer Festival is the longest running open-air beer festival in Southern Nevada, started in June of 2007.

Enjoy live music and delicious food options from all the food trucks and let’s not forget the various beer samplings selections from breweries both local and across the United States, all while supporting a great cause!

New Vista is a non-profit organization committed to providing the intellectually disabled of all ages with equal opportunities and support so they may experience life to the fullest!

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-vistas-brews-best-beer-fest-at-sunset-park-tickets-37896029043