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SEPTEMBER 29

Urban Land Institute Nevada will host a presentation on plans for a medical district and the new UNLV School of Medicine. The Las Vegas Medical District is one of several “City by Design” initiatives, part of a master planning effort for Las Vegas. Speakers include Shani J. Coleman, senior economic development specialist, city of Las Vegas; Beth Maguire, project manager, Applied Analysis; Dr. Barbara Atkinson, planning dean, UNLV School of Medicine; and David Frommer, executive director, planning and construction, UNLV. Continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation will be 8-9 a.m. at Las Vegas City Hall, Training Rooms 3 and 4, 495 S. Main St. $15, Urban Land Institute members; $25, nonmembers. To register online, visit my.uli.org/login. For more information, nevada.uli.org/

OCTOBER 2

Nevada Policy Research Institute’s 24th annual celebration with guest Neal McCluskey, director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom, will begin with a general reception at 6 p.m., with dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Venetian/The Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. $275, individual tickets; $550 for two. To purchase tickets online, visit npri.org/events/id.65/step1.asp. For more information, call 702-222-0642.

OCTOBER 3

The Las Vegas Review-Journal presents the second annual Successful Aging Expo. The first Successful Aging Expo drew more than 14,000 people. This year’s expo features hundreds of local and national companies offering tips on aging more successfully and experts covering a variety of topics, such as health and wellness, retirement, trust, estates, travel and more. The expo is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information, visit successfulaginglv.com/

OCTOBER 5

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce presents Southern Nevada Forum, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Las Vegas City Hall, Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St. The forum is a place where Southern Nevada legislators, local government officials, business leaders and other stakeholders gather to discuss legislative priorities for the 2017 legislative session. Light continental breakfast will be available. This free event is open to the public. RSVP requested. For more information, contact Justin Harrison at 702-586-3805 or email jharrison@lvchamber.com. To register online, visit web.lvchamber.com/events/

OCTOBER 9

UNLV presents NIPM Cell Free DNA Symposium, 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the Science and Engineering Building, Room 1243. The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine is teaming up with Illumina to sponsor the symposium, featuring three leaders in the field, Dr. Kiran Khush and Dr. Aaron Newman, both from Stanford University, and Dr. Catalin Barbacioru, senior staff scientist at Illumina. Reception will follow. This event is free open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Svarz, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, 702-895-1297 or email nipm@unlv.edu.

OCTOBER 12

The UNLV Foundation annual dinner will be 5:30-9 p.m. at The Bellagio, featuring keynote speaker, Emmy Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper. Guest chef is Julian Serrano, award-winning chef of Bellagio; Palladium honoree is Rob Roy and Switch. The dinner celebrates philanthropy and the impact of higher education at UNLV, in our community and around the world. $200, individual tickets. For more information, contact Tori Klein at 702-895-2842, or email tori.klein@unlv.edu. For more information, visit unlv.edu/foundation/dinner.

OCTOBER 13

Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce presents its monthly luncheon with guest U.S. Rep. Joe Heck. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gold Coast, Salon E (Arizona Ballroom), 4000 Flamingo Road. $35, members; $45, nonmembers. To register online, visit www.lvacc.org/ For more information, contact Asian Chamber of Commerce at 702-737-4300 or email info@lvacc.org.

OCTOBER 27

Update your professional headshot at the Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock’s third annual “Strike a Pose” fundraiser. The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock invites the community for a night of food, fun and photos from 6 to 9 p.m. at PT’s Gold, 9050 W. Post Road. Freshen up your LinkedIn, Facebook, website, business cards and more with professional headshots from AR Creative Photography. Headshots are available for $25 if purchased in advance; $35 at the door. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support Red Rock Rotary Club’s philanthropic efforts locally and internationally. Purchase tickets online at bit.ly/1KHdefg. Contact Phil Bailey at 702-688-9306 for more information on sponsorships. For more information, visit strikeapose.redrockrotarylv.org.

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