Disney on Ice - Toy Story 3

Have you herd the buzz?  Toy Story is coming to town!

We waited till just the right time to tell our kids we have tickets to the show January 12th at the Thomas and Mac.  Have you seen that commercial where the parents tell the kids they are about to get on a plane to head to Disney World, and a predictably substantial freak out ensues? It was just like that.

We're excited to go and hope you can too!   For more details on dates and times of the show click HERE

For a $3 Off Ticket Discount, use the code TSKID


Max & Ruby Live comes to Las Vegas 2011

Max and Ruby Live are coming to Las Vegas on November 18th, 2011
for 2 Shows at Cox Pavilion, 3:30 & 6:30 pm!
It’s a surprise party for someone special and Max and Ruby have a-million-and-one things to do before the big event!

Max and Ruby never want quite the same thing and their plans always collide. Along the way of their party planning they encounter some unexpected visitors, including an engaging robot, a giant spider, and an adorable slug. 

The Bunny Party is an exciting musical adventure that celebrates the universal nature of sibling relationships. Max & Ruby Live run time is 70 minutes.

To get $10 off your tickets to Max & Rube Live, follow this LINK and enter the code: Family
 We not only have the coupon code to get you $10 off your tickets but we're also running a contest for FREE TICKETS! 
Enter by responding to this post http://www.vegasfamilyevents.com/6/category/contest%20max%20ruby%20liveb8809fa2aa/1.html with you or your child's favorite Max & Ruby episode. 
The winner will be announced on November 15th, 2011. Good Luck! 


Happening on October 1st and 2nd, 2011 starting from 11am until 11pm at the Orleans Hotel and Casino (North Parking Lot) 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas NV.

Join the Orleans Casino and experience the hot, spicy, sweet and sour tastes of Asia.  This Asian Food Fesitval will also be headlining entertainment, cultural performances, carnival rides, cultural exhibits and more!!!

General Admission to the Asian Food Festival is $7 
($2 discount on pre sale tickets purchased on event website before September 23rd, 2011).
Children ages 5 to 10 years: $3
VIP Tickets: $150 (with VIP parking, entrance & access to VIP lounge-hosted bar, complimentary appetizers and sake tasting)

For more information & inquiries, please contact Executive Project Chair NOEL CASIMIRO at 702.501.8147 or visit www.lvasianfoodfestival.com

Orleans Hotel & Casino (North Parking Lot)
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Halloween in Las Vegas - Pumpkin Patch at Gilcrease Orchards 2011

Halloween in Las Vegas brings us parents looking for pumpkin patches and photo opportunities.  Although they sprout up in vacant parking lots all over town, we do have an actual orchard where we can pick pumpkins!  Halloween in Las Vegas is great fun for families and at Gilcrease Orchards you get to have the pumpkin picking experience. 

Gilcrease Orchards  has already set up their straw maze for the fall season. The maze is larger than last year. Parents, please keep your children from climbing on the bales of straw. This will make it safer and it will last longer.

They still have a lot of sweet potatoes. Once dug with a potato digger they can be picked right of the ground.  They also still have "Edamame" Soybeans. *Try to pick the fatter pods first. This will allow the smaller ones to mature later.

Starting Saturday, September 24th, they will start to make their tasty "apple cider" donuts. They are a mini donut made on site from the Gilcrease made apple cider.

The following produce is available for picking:
Sweet potatoes, Edamame Soybeans, Green and Yellow Patty Patty Pan Squash, Straight Neck Yellow Squash, green and yellow zucchini, cucumbers, (limited okra, peppers, and eggplant), all for $1.00 per lb

The following is available at the checkout stand:
Apple cider     $1- 1/2 pints,  $2-  pints  and  $4- 1/2 gallons
Pears     $1.00 lb
Melons   $.50 lb
Watermelon   $.25 lb

Halloween in Las Vegas kicks off when Gilcrease Orchards opens for the
pumpkin  patch picking October 1st, 2011.

Come early for the best selection and to avoid the heat!  *Please leave your pets at home for food safety reasons. Gilcrease Orchards is open Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Entrance is free if you walk the orchard, for cars there is a $3 entrance fee.  *Wide wheel strollers seem to do better then the regular strollers but I've walked it with both types fine.  Bring bags to hold your pickings and consider bringing gloves and small vine cutters/shears.  There are porta-potties though out the orchard.  CASH ONLY

Gilcrease Orchard Address
7810 North Tenaya Way.
Las Vegas NV 89131
(on the corner of Whispering Sands and Tenaya )

Can't make it to the orchard?
Gilcrease Orchards now has a booth at the FEED Farmers market in downton Las Vegas at the Azul. Located on 7th just north of Ogden. Free parking is available at the EL Cortez Parking Garage. The market is on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

They also have booths at the Tivoli farmers market on Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00 pm and the Fresh 52 Market in Henderson (215 and Eastern) on Sundays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Ashley Caring Photography presents: Cute Kid Contest

Starting Saturday, September 17, 2011, you can submit a photo of your cute kid, and the winner will receive a free 45 minute photo session with Ashley Caring Photography PLUS 3 full resolution images!   Read the Contest details below for more information and directions on how to enter and win.
The submitted photo that gets the most “likes” wins!  
You may rally as many voters as you like – 
friends, family, co-workers, etc.

*One entry per child
*Snapshots only, no professional portraits
*You must be the parent to legal guardian of the child you enter into the contest
*Child must be between 3 months and 16 years of age on the date of entry
*Photo must have been taken within the past 6 months and you must have permission/rights to use the photo you enter
*Photo entries will be accepted throughout the contest but only the photo with the most “likes” wins the contest.  Contest begins 9:00 p.m, Saturday, September 17, 2011 until 9:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2011 (P.S.T.)
*Only photos emailed to ashleycg1@cox.net with the subject line ACP CONTEST during the previously mentioned time will be accepted. Photos will only be accepted via email.
*Include your child’s name, age and birthday in the email (first name and age will be posted for viewing), as well as your name, city of residence and contact information
*Anyone can enter but the prize must be redeemed in Las Vegas, NV by the said date.
You do not have to be a previous client so tell all of your friends about it. You may rally as many voters as you like – friends, family, co-workers, etc.

* All entries will be uploaded into an album by Ashley Caring Photography on the Ashley Caring Photography Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/ashleycaringphotography
* To vote for a photo you MUST Click ‘like’ for the photo you are voting for in the Ashley Caring Photography album labeled ‘Cute Kid Contest 2011’
* Photo with the most ‘likes’ will be the winner. Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes.
* Voting will close Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.

* The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most ‘likes’ will receive a free 45 minute photo session with Ashley Caring Photography PLUS  3 full resolution digital images.
*Contest Winner may redeem the prize in the form of a $100 Gift Card to Ashley Caring Photography as an alternate to the prize mentioned above.

Ashley will be happy to answer any questions regarding this post via email. I look forward to seeing your Cute Kid entries!

*LEGAL NOTE AND CONTEST DETAILS: This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  You will not be notified publicly via Facebook if you are a winner. You MUST be 18 to participate. By entering this giveaway, you are providing information to Ashley Caring Photography and not to Facebook. Prize cannot be altered or changed in any way, and prizes do not have cash value therefore not redeemable for cash. No other promotions or discounts can be applied. Photo shoot will only be held in Las Vegas at location of photographer’s choice.  Scheduling of the contest winner will be based on availability of Ashley Caring Photography. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. Ashley Caring Photography can upload the submitted contest entry photos at any time throughout the contest and is granted full permission to upload the entry photos to the Ashley Caring Photography business page or Ashley Caring Photography blog. Any discounts or special promotions do not apply with the use of the Ashley Caring Photography gift card at any time. Ashley Caring Photography reserves the right to disqualify any participant for any reason or discontinue the contest at any time for any reason.  If contest is discontinued for any reason or any participants become disqualified for any reason than Ashley Caring Photography is not obligated to award a prize of any kind. Photo session must be booked within 7 days of winning, and completed before December 1, 2011. Session dates are booked and completed only on availability of Ashley Caring Photography. If contest winner opts to be awarded the alternate prize of a gift card for $100 toward Ashley Caring Photography then Ashley Caring Photography must be notified no later than 7 days of winning, and the gift card must be redeemed by Saturday, March 31st, 2012.  Up to three siblings, if applicable, may attend the session as well.  If scheduled session recipient cancels or no shows for any reason than the prize then becomes invalid and Ashley Caring Photography will not reschedule. Additional Digital Files will not be available for Purchase. Prints will be available for purchase at regular Ashley Caring Photography retail prices. Not redeemable towards Newborn Photography, Engagement or Wedding Photography, or group extended family portraits. Contest winner cannot use prize toward any previously booked or completed sessions.

SkyView YMCA Grand Opening September 17th, 2011


SkyView YMCA Grand Opening

 Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Pkwy., 89081

  • Cool giveaways 
  • Free refreshments 
  • Bounce houses and activities 
  • Prizes...including an iPad2
  • Classes...including Les Mills BODYPUMP 
  • Y Splash free swim lesson (pre-register at front desk)

  • Try the Y for free on September 17
  • Join the Y on September 17...No joining fee! Free program!
Offers good for new members all day on September 17 at all Y locations. Both offers may be used. No coupon required. Grand opening festivities will only be held at the SkyView Y.

8th Annual Choose and Move Festival

Community Partners for Better Health (CPBH) is hosting the 8th Annual Choose and Move Festival on Saturday, September 17th, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 North J Street, Las Vegas, Nevada (same location as 2010). 

The event will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm. The objectives are to encourage participants to engage in more physical activity and to provide education on the importance of physical activity and nutrition in preventing chronic disease. Activities are planned with all age groups in mind. Each year the festival grows in popularity as we continue to enlarge the offering of activities. We anticipate 300 plus attendees this year.

There will be wholesome fun for everyone in the family! Like last year, we will also feature free and low cost health screenings, dance instruction, nutrition classes and health education information will be available.

The festival is designed to encourage our community to make healthy lifestyle choices including engaging in regular physical activity, making healthy food selections, and receiving routine health care. Festival planners include Southern Nevada Health District, City of North Las Vegas, Lupus of Nevada, Sista Moon Foundation, Clark County Fire Department, 100 Black Men-Las Vegas Chapter, Metro Police Department, American Lung Association, HealthInsight, and Nathan Adelson Hospice, as well as numerous other community stakeholders. 

The festival will feature a variety of free physical activity classes, as well as healthy food demonstrations. Additionally, with your participation, attendees can benefit from free and low-cost health screenings and information. 

If you would like to RSVP (not necessary) please visit HERE.

FREE Kids Garden Club at Star Nursery!

Saturday, Sept. 17th from 9 am to 10 am
At all Star Nursery Locations!

Kids from 3 to 11 years of age.
Parents or Guardian presence required.

For registration, please click HERE.
*Registration is Required!
Email your name, number of kids, which session and store location you will be attending.

Remaining 2011 Dates

September 17th 
Oct 22nd 
Nov 19th  
Dec 10th 

National Trails Day Celebration 2011 Set For Oct. 1

National Trails Day Celebration 2011, sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Promenade at the Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy. 

Admission is free for all ages.

During the annual celebration, participants can learn about local and regional trails in the Las Vegas Valley through exhibits, booths, giveaways, and family-friendly activities. Many exhibitors will hold expert talks in their booths (schedules available at the event). Equestrian groups will answer questions regarding horses. Attend Camping 101 and learn camping basics including how to set up a tent and “leave no trace” while enjoying an outdoor adventure. 

This year’s highlights include a morning one-mile Family Fun Walk (with free T-shirts to the first 150 youths registered), an announcement regarding the development of a trail that will extend around the entire Las Vegas Valley, City of Henderson Trails Photo Contest winners, the completion of the River Mountains Loop Trail, and the unveiling of the Neon to Nature Website that will make navigating the hundreds of miles of Southern Nevada trails a snap.

Trail enthusiasts in attendance may also enter a drawing to win a variety of raffle prizes, with a grand prize of an REI family camping package.

Event sponsors include the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, River Mountains Loop Trail Partnership, REI, Republic Services, Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Southern Nevada Health District, Desert Wetlands Conservancy, Sierra Club, American Lung Association in Nevada, Green Valley Kiwanis Club, and U. S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. 

For additional information, visit http://www.cityofhenderson.com  (type Trails Day 2011 in the search box) or call 702-267-4050.

The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.


Raise Funds for The Children’s Miracle Network

North Las Vegas, NV – On September 17, 2011, gymnastics coaches, enthusiasts, athletes, families, and fans will gather around the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Day 2011 in support of the Children’s Miracle Network. At 10:00am local time (1:00pm EST) participants from coast to coast will kick up to a handstand in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for most simultaneous handstands.

Go For It USA would like to invite the community to be a part of this event, which will be hosted at the Go For It USA academy in North Las Vegas. Brandy Bauman, owner of Go For It USA points out, “This is a great opportunity to have some fun, be a part of history, and support a great cause. With 2012 being an Olympic year, excitement is building. Gymnastics has so many benefits, for any age and any ability, and the National Gymnastics Day is a really fun way to get that message out there.” Three time Guinness World Records holder Jesus Villa, CEO of HalfAnimal, will also be making an appearance, as he trains for his own attempt to set an astounding fourth World Record.

Doors will open at 9:45 am, and the record attempt will occur promptly at 10:00 am, September 17th. There will be time for a few practice handstands prior to the record attempt, and coaches will be on hand to offer tips and assistance. Of course for those who would like more in depth instruction, classes are available for every age and ability, including adults. Open gym is offered Saturday evenings from 7-9. Go to www.goforitusa.com for more information on class and open gym schedules and pricing.

Following the record attempt, Go For It USA will hold a “Handstand Hike” in support of the students at Go For It USA, and a raffle for the Children’s Miracle Network will be held. Prizes for the raffle will include, but not be limited to, free tuition, leotards from the pro shop, and free private lessons. Direct donations to the Children’s Miracle Network are also welcome.

Since 2001, gymnastics clubs across the country have raised more than $1.4 million for Children's Miracle Network. The funds raised in southern Nevada will go to St. Rose Dominican’s Hospital. According to their website, “Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $9 million for Southern Nevada making Children's Miracle Network one of the largest contributors to the development of pediatric services in the Las Vegas Valley. Most funds are generated through donations from corporate sponsors as well as through special events.” Donations can be made at www.helpmakemiracles.org/participant/goforitusa.
WHAT: Gymnasts from Go For It USA will join clubs across the country to set the world record
for simultaneous handstands on National Gymnastics Day

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9:00 am
WHERE: Go For It USA, 3105 Coleman St. North Las Vegas, NV 89032

9:45am doors open. 10:00am Guinness World Record Attempt.

Go For It USA offers instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, and tae kwon do, as well as offering camps over the summer, and birthday parties. Go For It USA is located at 3105 Coleman Street in North Las Vegas.  For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Brandy Bauman at 658-9003.