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FEBRUARY 18

NAIOP Southern Nevada presents, “Who’s Behind the Curtains? Meet the Managers.” The panel of city and county managers will discuss their positions as managers of different locales within Southern Nevada, the challenges and opportunities this year with new legislation in effect, and updates on upcoming projects such as Union Village, Faraday at Apex, the Lucky Dragon Casino and more. Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 7 a.m., followed by the program from 7:30-8:45 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. $25, members; $40, nonmembers. To register online, visit naiopnvevents.org/event-2129065.

FEBRUARY 19

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is hosting a community reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at New York New York, Liberty Loft, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Speakers include Dr. Len Jessup, UNLV president; Kimo Kippen, APIASF board chair, Hilton Worldwide University, chief learning officer; and Neil Horikoshi, APIASF president and executive director. Topics include the fund’s mission to address college access and retention of under-served Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The event is free but registration is required. Register online at tinyurl.com/j6rou38. For more information, email Gayle Yamada, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, at gyamada@apiasf.org.

FEBRUARY 20

Southern Nevada Public Television will host its 27th annual “Splendor in the Glass” wine-and-beer-tasting event from 3-7 p.m. at the Westgate. The annual event benefits programming and community outreach initiatives for Vegas PBS. Chef Grant MacPherson, of Scotch Myst Global Food & Beverage Consulting, will offer a cooking demonstration showcasing some of his favorite dishes. Tickets are $85 in advance; $100 the day of the event. For more information, call 702-799-1010, ext. 5344, or visit VegasPBS.org.

FEBRUARY 22

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Southern Nevada Forum-Economic Development Committee will meet 3:30-5 p.m. at Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, 575 Symphony Park Ave., Suite 100. The session is free and open to the public. RSVP requested. Register online at lasvegasnvcoc.wliinc34.com/events/ For more information, email Maisie Rodolico at mrodolico@lvchamber.com or call 702-586-3846.

FEBRUARY 24

Turnaround Management Association Nevada Chapter presents North Las Vegas Mayor John J. Lee at the Vision Symposium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 S. Joe W. Brown Drive. Mayor Lee will share his vision of North Las Vegas, including Apex and Faraday. $35, members; $40, nonmembers. To register online, visit online.turnaround.org/tmassa/evtssareg.custid?p_event_id=4194. Contact James Lamb to register by phone, 702-499-3291 or email info@TMAofNevada.com.

MARCH 4

Evening of Hope will raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada at 6:30 p.m. in Building B on the 16th floor of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The nonprofit event provides support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer and their families in Southern Nevada. New this year, several of the Candlelighters kids will create a piece of art during the event which will be auctioned during the evening. Each year, Candlelighters recognizes one or more of its beneficiaries with Shine Awards for their courage, strength and spirit in fighting childhood cancer and other companies and individuals for their contribution and support in fighting the disease and efforts to further the Candlelighters mission. $75/per person; $150/VIP. For more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit http://candlelightersnv.org/events/evening-of-hope-2/ or contact Kelly Webb at 702-737-1919 or kwebb@candlelightersnv.org.

MARCH 7

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce presents Business+Education (BE) Engaged Conference 2016: Accelerating a New Nevada, with keynote speaker Dr. Alan Gomez, founder and chief academic officer of the STEM Academy, at The Smith Center, Reynolds Hall, 361 Symphony Park Ave. This one-of-a-kind event promises to engage business owners and executives with leading local education programs, as well as accelerate K-12 achievement and 2015 New Nevada education reforms. BE Engaged will highlight areas of need tied to student success; showcase the need for businesses to engage; and connect businesses with nonprofits making a proven difference. Speakers include Elaine Wynn, president, Nevada Board of Education. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by panels and discussion 8-11 a.m. and luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. $10 will include continental breakfast and tradeshow; $50 VIP admission includes luncheon with Dr. Gomez. To purchase tickets online, visit tinyurl.com/hvcsy4o. All proceeds to benefit the Smith Center’s Heart of Education Program.

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