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September 2019

Through Poetry: Exploring the Strength of Our Community

September 21, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
The Writer’s Block, 519 S 6th St Ste.100
Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States

Clark County Poet Laureate Heather Lang-Cassera and local poets Jennifer Battisti, Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña and Emilee Wirshing will perform a free reading exploring the strength of the Las Vegas community in the aftermath of the 1 October 2017 event.

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1 October Remembrance Blood Drive at JW Marriott Conference Center

September 22, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
JW Marriott Resort, 221 N Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, 89145

On Sept. 22, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm, Vitalant is hosting a blood drive in the Conference Center of the JW Marriott in Summerlin.

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First Responders Blessing on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel

September 27, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Southern Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based hospital system, carries forward this years-long tradition as part of its healing ministry which began in Henderson in 1947. Southern Nevada First Responders are invited to a non-denominational blessing on the Feast of Saint Michael, the patron saint of all those who defend the community. The blessing is open to all faiths. As First Responders pass through the Ambulance Bay at the San Martín Campus, Adrian Dominican Sisters, priests, chaplains, and…

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Vegas Strong Resiliency Center hosts “Meet the Quilters”

September 28, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, 1524 Pinto Ln
Las Vegas, 89106

One year after the October 1, 2017, tragedy in Las Vegas, a number of custom quilts were donated and raffled off to survivors to provide comfort. The 2018 quilt raffle was so popular, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center brought the idea back for 2019. Survivors of 1 October can not only enter a raffle to receive a quilt, but are also invited to attend the "Meet the Quilters" event on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2-4 p.m. The tea party themed…

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JusRun Vegas Strong 5K

September 29, 2019, 8:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

We proved in 2017 that strength is in numbers and that our community is more than Vegas Strong! It is Vegas Proud and Vegas Great!! As we come together again for this annual event, we will commemorate the second anniversary of One October and remember those who lost their lives. We will run and walk in their memory and in honor of the survivors and the first responders. We will never forget!

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