For the past 60 years, The Opportunity Village has brightened the lives of Las Vegas?area people with intellectual disabilities. Their programs expand their clients' horizons with vocational-training programs that prepare workers for jobs in food service, administrative work, and document imaging and destruction. Community members have a chance to contribute by attending festive fundraising events, including a holiday 5K that fills the streets with tens of thousands of Santas.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: The infinity scarf is most popular
Pro Tip: If you have never knit or crocheted, you will leave class with a beautiful scarf and new friends!
Good for Kids: Yes
At the Mustache Dache, mustaches aren't just for guys—on-site face painters can adorn women and children with anything from a bushy handlebar to a dainty pencil stache. Once everyone is mustachioed, they're ready for the 5K, just one of many November races put on to benefit Movember, a global men's health charity that fights prostate and testicular cancer. After the race, runners and their supports can attempt to win first prize in the mustache contest by taping caterpillars to their lip.
Motley Brews shares their passion for beer by curating beverage-focused festivals and events. Whether they?re lauding neighborhood breweries during the Downtown Brew Festival or uncapping rare beers at the Great Vegas Festival of Beer, their crew encourage attendees to try new tastes and rekindle the fire with old favorites. Motley Brews toasts the community as well, giving a portion of their celebrations? proceeds to local non-profit organizations.
The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
Located on Fremont Street, right at the gateway to the Fremont East Entertainment District, Don’t Tell Mama is well situated to attract downtowners looking for live entertainment. A black and white checkerboard floor sets the tone, with ample tables and half-booths lining the walls, plus red velour drapes that hang around the large space. But the bar’s real draw is the grand piano, elevated on a small stage, from which singing bartenders and accompanists perform nightly. Patrons can make song requests and sing along with the waitstaff if they so choose. Or, better yet, get onstage themselves to perform renditions of Broadway show tunes, pop, rock, country, cabaret or any other song that comes to mind (and can be cued up from Don’t Tell Mama’s voluminous music files). There’s no cover but an enforced one drink minimum, so be prepared to spend some cash.