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There are a lot of thrills to be found in Las Vegas, and you may have never thought charities would be one of them. Caesars Entertainment and celebrities team up together to make lour communities a better place. Check out some of these great “feel good’ stories.

Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Makes Jolly With Santa Run for Charity

In what’s become a popular Vegas tradition, the “Las Vegas Great Santa Run” will happen on Dec. 3, 2011 (10:00 a.m.) at Town Square at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The event is a “5k fun run,” although this blog is not entirely sure why anyone would want to put “fun” and….

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Ethel M Chocolates Hosts Holiday Cactus Lighting

So, how do you know when the holiday season officially begins in Las Vegas? You can’t use holiday decorations going up at shopping malls as a guide, because that seems to happen in August lately. The answer: On Nov. 15, Vegas-based Ethel M Chocolates held its annual cactus garden lighting ceremony, and honestly, we’re thinking….

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Celebrities, Charity, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Ethel M Chocolates Hosts Annual Cactus Lighting

Typically, this blog likes to hold off on news about the holidays as long as possible, but we’ve heard such great things about the cactus lighting at Ethel M’s, we have to talk about it. On Nov. 15, the Las Vegas-based Ethel M Chocolates will hold its annual cactus lighting event. The 18th Annual Cactus….

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It’s Time to Give a Duck for Charity at Town Square

On Oct. 22, 2011, the nonprofit Positively Kids Foundation will host its annual Duck Derby at Town Square, on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. This is the tenth year of the family-friendly event, where about 10,000 rubber ducks are floated and “adopted” to benefit this organization that assists “medically fragile” children and….

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

“Crush” Celebrates Wine With Tastings, Special Menus

“Crush, A Celebration of Wine,” a series of grape-inspired events hosted by Paris Las Vegas, returns for its second year with tastings, wine seminars and special restaurant menus for wine lovers. “Crush” events run throughout October, a month traditionally associated with grape harvests around the world. Bonus wine trivia: It takes about 2.5 pounds of….

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Celebrities, Charity, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas

KGB Fundraiser Kick-Starts Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is finally here, and to mark the beginning of the food-filled, Vegas-wide charity effort, KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers inside Harrah’s Las Vegas hosted a soiree to raise funds for Three Square food bank. Las Vegas Restaurant Week runs through Sep. 11, 2011, with about a hundred restaurants in Sin City taking….

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Chippendales Dancer Makes Las Vegas Blogger Weep

This blog isn’t quite sure how to prepare you for this story. It involves a dancer from the Chippendales male revue at Rio Vegas, who recently visited a patient at a hospice facility in San Diego. If you’re not into that kind of thing, probably best to not click this link to read the story…..

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It’s Time for Restaurant Week in Las Vegas

Leave it to Las Vegas to figure out how to effortlessly combine two of this blog’s favorite things: Eating and charity. Las Vegas Restaurant Week runs from Aug. 29 through Sep. 11, 2011, and gives diners the chance to experience some of Sin City’s best restaurants, all for a great cause, the Three Square organization…..

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Spas and Salons

Rio Spa & Salon Hosts Cut-A-Thon for Charity

The second annual “Cut-A-Thon” to benefit nonprofit Locks of Love will return to Rio Spa & Salon at Rio Las Vegas on Aug. 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially-disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss resulting from any diagnosis. For more information, visit the Locks of Love…..

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, O'Sheas

White Tiger Cub Wins $10,000 for Las Vegas Charity

O’Sheas magician Dirk Arthur and his new white tiger cub, Crystal, visited a local TV station (Fox 5) last week for the tiger’s television debut. What ensued was far more exciting than either had anticipated! Dirk Arthur and Crystal did a live video segment with one of the hosts of the “More” show, Sean McAllister…..

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Shopping

What Does a Million Dollar Lollipop Look Like?

It’s National Lollipop Day (July 20), so there’s no better time to share a little-known “attraction” on the Strip: The million dollar lollipop at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas. The glittery, million dollar pop was unveiled at Sugar Factory’s grand opening at Paris Vegas by socialite and TV personality Kim Kardashian on Mar. 4,….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Paris Las Vegas, Promotions

Paris Launches Manilow-Inspired Facebook Giveaway

In honor of Barry Manilow’s new album, “15 Minutes,” his first album of original material in a decade, Paris Las Vegas just launched a new sweepstakes on its Facebook page. It’s free to enter, and someone’s going to snatch (in case you forgot which blog you’re reading) a two-night stay at Paris Las Vegas, dinner….

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Today’s Random Celebrity Sighting: Richard Simmons

It doesn’t get much more random than this! On Jun. 10, fitness spitfire Richard Simmons played host at a hula hoop contest at The Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood featuring contestants in the upcoming Miss USA pageant. Miss Florida USA Lissette Garcia (below) won the contest, snagging $1,000 for her favorite charity, the American….

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Vegas Favorites Penn and Teller Receive Key to City

This morning (May 31), Rio Vegas headliners Penn & Teller met with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to receive a key to the city in honor of their community service. This year is the duo’s tenth anniversary of performing their irreverent show at Rio Las Vegas, and during that decade the pair has raised nearly….

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood Resort, Shopping, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Miracle Mile Shops Add Color to LGBT Pride Month

In June, the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will team up with Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) in honor of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. For the entire month, the fountain at the Miracle Mile Shops will feature a multi-colored glow between its regularly-scheduled shows. Coins tossed into the….

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