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Biddin’ for Bottles to benefit Leadership Henderson Foundation

Leadership Henderson will host the fifth annual Biddin’ for Bottles fundraiser and wine tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28 at Grape Expectations, 7360 Eastgate Road, Suite 125.

“This is not only our largest fundraiser, it’s our favorite event of the year because it’s fun, it gives our guests an opportunity to try new wines, and it brings the community together to help worthy causes,” Leadership Henderson Director Rebecca Fay said.

The Henderson Community Foundation, which provides resources and support to improve the health, education and quality of life in Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley, will receive up to 25 percent of the proceeds.

General admission tickets are $45 per person or $80 per couple; VIP tickets are $90 per person or $170 per couple. Visit www.hendersoncf.org for information.

Easter Seals’ Walk With Me set for April 4

Easter Seals Nevada’s seventh annual Walk With Me event will take place at 9 a.m. April 4 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road.

“Walk With Me is the cornerstone that builds and strengthens Easter Seals Nevada’s mission to support Nevadans in need of assistance, of every age,” Easter Seals Nevada President and CEO Brian Patchett said.

The 2-mile walk will kick off with Easter Seals Nevada’s celebrity spokesman, grand marshal and Vegas entertainer Earl Turner. Also, Turner has invited his celebrity friends and notable Las Vegans to partake in ‘Walk With the Stars.’

Prewalk activities, including entertainment and speeches, will begin at 8:30 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon, there will be an Easter egg hunt, carnival games, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and live performances. All proceeds will going toward assisting disabled Nevada residents.

Visit www.walkwithme.org/lasvegas for more information.

United Way’s women’s council recognizes leaders

Last month, United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council hosted its Luncheon Fashion Show, which recognized the council’s impact in the community and on women community leaders committed to improving Southern Nevada.

“The WLC is a diverse, dynamic group of over 100 of our community’s top women leaders that have come together to impact lives in southern Nevada,” Council Director Lawrel Larsen said. “Our members are passionate about creating change in the community and have raised over $1.6 million in the last seven years to create a better future for southern Nevada.”

The event, sponsored by DKNY, MJ Christensen Diamonds, Southern Wine and Spirits, Las Vegas Woman Magazine, NV Energy, Professionals in Philanthropy and Rainmaker, included an exclusive DKNY fashion show featuring Women’s Leadership Council members and recipients as the models.

Through the group’s Family Engagement Resource Centers at local high schools, more than 45,000 students and their families have received support and resources to increase on-time graduation.

Walgreens raises funds for AFAN’s AIDS Walk

Throughout the month, Walgreens drugstores are accepting donations at checkout to help support Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 25th annual AIDS Walk.

“Community support is essential for us to be able to provide our clients with the necessities to live and we’re grateful to Walgreens for their efforts the past five years,” AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo said. “Every dollar helps to provide emergency food bags, transportation to medical appointments and sustainable housing for men, women and children dealing with HIV/AIDS.”

AFAN’s largest fundraising event of the year, the 25th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas, will be held April 19 at Town Square with Penn &Teller once again as grand marshals and leaders of the Penn &Teller Challenge AIDS Walk Team.

Registration is free. A minimum donation of $25 per person is encouraged.

Visit www.afanlv.org for more information.

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