Free "Sister Wives" discussion event 10-15-12, 6-8 pm at UNLV SU

UNLV to Host Panel Discussion with the Brown Family of TLC's "Sister Wives" Oct. 15
Discussion will address plural marriage and the family’s new life in Las Vegas.

WHAT: The Kody Brown family of TLC’s “Sister Wives” will participate in a straightforward and informative panel discussion on plural marriage and the family’s new life here in Las Vegas

WHEN: Monday, October 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Student Union Ballroom at UNLV
Near Maryland Parkway and Harmon/Maude Frazier Way

DETAILS: The event is free and open to the public. “Sister Wives” is a popular TLC reality show that follows the life of Las Vegas resident Kody Brown, his four wives and their 17 children.

Markie Blumer, UNLV assistant professor/licensed marriage and family therapist, will present a brief overview of plural family research. A panel discussion with the Brown Family (Kody and wives Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn) will be conducted by UNLV instructor and licensed marriage and family therapist Coreen Haym.

The UNLV Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity and the Office of Diversity Initiatives are co-sponsoring the event.

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Seeking a roadtrip partner to ComicCon

My husband is driving out to ComicCon and is looking for one or two roadtrip partners, guys or gals (note, the ad linked here is the one for women, but the same ad is in the men section too).
His Craigslist ad is here:, but this is what he posted:

"I am going on a road trip to San Diego on Wednesday, July 11th coming back on Monday, July 16th for ComicCon. Looking for someone who needs to get to (or to and from) San Diego in the same time frame. Split the gas and you've got a ride.

Be over 18 and a non-smoker and ready for a road trip.

Put "San Diego" in the subject line to weed out the spambots."

Anyway, if you might fit the bill, please reply at his Craigslist ad.

Happy 4th of July, everyone! :)
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Staying for Memorial Day?

So, locals staying in Vegas/Henderson for Memorial Day... whatcha all up to? I've been working so much I'm out of the loop on events, and my entire family lives in the Midwest. :/ Whatever you're doing, have a great holiday!
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Invitation to The Container Store Preview Party.

I have an invitation from The Container Store to their private preview party to celebrate their store grand opening here in Las Vegas. I'd like to give it away to the first person who respond to this post. Please give me your email address so we can arrange how or where I can give the invitation card to you.

The party will be on May 10th, 7 to 10pm at 6521 S. Las Vegas Blvd. and RSVP latest by May 4th. Hors d'oeuvres and champagne will be available and there will be dancing to live entertainment and complimentary valet parking.
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Hi all :)

We're flying into Vegas on Sunday and we'll be there through Thursday. We've got Mystere and Mike Hammer tickets bought and printed. Really wanted to see Love but everything is pretty much dark that week since it's the week after rodeo but before Christmas vacations really start. We aren't renting a car and we're staying at the south end of the strip. We'll go early and take in Fremont Street before and after the Mike Hammer show.

We gamble a little. Very little. So we're all looking for other things to do. It's been about 6 years since I've been there and I/we will wander the strip and look at all the outside stuff again BUT... *grin*

What else would you suggest? We're not really club/dance type people. We drink but are mainly a beer or wine type of group. Is Minus5 worth the price to get in? Which hotels have neat or fun stuff inside? Is the shark reef worth the price of admission (Is it any diff. then the one at SeaWorld here in San Diego?)?

I saw Cosmo mentioned a couple times in a previous post as being neat inside. What makes it neat? :)

We like dive type bars with rock or classic rock going on. Or just fun/unique bars.

Which buffet do you local types head to when you feel the need to graze? What about when you want a fantastic steak dinner with all the fixings? Budget wise for the steak dinner we'd like to stay around $30 a plate or so, not including drinks of course. If it is really good we can go a bit higher.

And lastly (Sorry, this did get long!) we will be getting in sort of late, 8:30pm or so, on Sunday so by the time we shuttle to the strip, check in, etc will be 9:30/10pm and we will still need to get a quick dinner. What would you suggest that is really near the south end (Trop, MGM, etc) that is open later and we can get good food to go like burgers or pizza? Or that we can eat at but is good, cheap and super close to those hotels?

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would like to repeat LJ LasVegas community introduction


Hello again, and hoping to strike gold for a second time.

Some years ago I was venting here about how hard it was to find good tenants for our house in Green Valley, and one of the members here contacted me and has been a stellar tenant for years... Suprised me, as I was just ranting and the lj member here just happened to need a place, however they need to move now.

So.... I was hoping to get lucky again, and that there may be another one of you or someone you know that would be looking for a new place to live.

Details in link here:

I will ask the tenant to contact you if you'd like his opinion on the place or how we've been as landlords, but I won't give out his contact information without his consent.

Thank you,

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Gender Bender Queer Dance Party!

Hey, all you Vegas partiers!
September 15th,
starting at 9pm,
for ages 21+,
and for FREE,
The Royal House at 99 Convention Center Drive will be the site of
Gender Bender: A Queer Dance Party!
Come see HUNNYPOT, AURAJIN, and DUWOPRose: the vinylist of HI DEF!
Open to everyone!
Spread the word.
Come get your groove on!
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Mermaid Ball and Author Signing Tonight!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know about the World Mermaid Awards, which are happening tomorrow at the Silverton. There will be mermaid vendors, panels, a pageant, and a big pool party with Hannah Fraser and MeduSirena performing.

And then tonight, to celebrate, the Rainbow Blvd Barnes and Noble is having a MERMAID BALL and AUTHOR SIGNING. Read about it below!

Mermaids are everywhere in the media right now—and they’re coming to Las Vegas in droves for the World Mermaid Awards (August 12th at the Silverton). To celebrate, Barnes and Noble will be hosting a fabulous mermaid signing and mermaid ball, with guests including the world’s foremost mermaid Hannah Fraser—who’s coming in straight from swimming with sharks in the wild!—Weeki Wachee mermaid Kylee Trochee, International Mermaid Pageant proprietor Stephanie Sims, MerCon host Sita Lange, tailmaker Jerilyn Winstead, and many more shimmering mermaid guests!

Our fabulous mermaid authors include:

  • Carolyn Turgeon, whose latest novel Mermaid was recently optioned by Sony Pictures, making it one of two little mermaid projects currently in development (Country Strong’s Shana Feste is set to write and direct)
  • Award-winning poet Matthea Harvey, who published her first mermaid poem in The New Yorker last summer, and has been writing about mermaids ever since
  • Tera Lynn Childs, award-winning author of teen mermaid tales Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever
  • Award-winning novelist Timothy Schaffert, who published his first mermaid story, “Mermaid in the Tree,” in the fairytale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, last year

Listen to mermaid readings, get your books signed, learn how to be a better mermaid… and come in mermaid garb and win prizes!


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