Five Ways to Jazz Up Your Weekends
After a long week at the Health District, many of us may have a standard routine — clean house, do laundry, buy groceries — but that’s no fun. Why not add a new and exciting activity with friends or family and make cherished memories? Try one of these possibilities on a weekend in the near future.
Make Your Office Halloween Costume a Team Effort
Staff dress-up days (like Hawaiian shirt day) allow for even more fun and self-expression on casual Fridays, but the most exciting such day at the Health District is certainly Halloween. Many departments put a team effort into their costumes, transforming into such characters as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the inmates from Orange is the New Black. With Halloween just around the corner, let us suggest a few ideas for this year’s group costumes.
Pharmacy technician loses 30 pounds, completes half marathon
It was his first time running in such an event, but this November, Pharmacy Technician Pablo Estrada completed the Geico Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in 2 hours, 37 minutes, and 33 seconds. His supervisor, Dr. Todd Bleak, himself an avid marathon runner, encouraged Pablo to make the attempt.
Community ensures future is bright for one Center youth
At the age of 16, an unhealthy home environment made it necessary for one youth Center patron, a transgender man named Tristan Torres, to enter the foster care system. Over the next nine months, Tristan was placed in increasingly unaccepting and often hostile foster homes. He frequently had to advocate for himself because of the lack of support both from his foster parents and from the system itself.
Designer picnic tables and baskets up for auction through April 25
In partnership with Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will host the second annual Picnic by Design fundraising event, themed “Parasols in the Park,” at Symphony Park on Saturday, April 30. Fifty-six local designers have created over-the-top picnic baskets and tables currently being auctioned at www.thecenterlv.org/picnic, which will then be enjoyed with a gourmet style buffet picnic dinner in the shadow of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (361 Symphony Park Ave.).