The struggling Lake Las Vegas community is arguably on life support, but that isn’t stopping them from launching an event for a good cause.
The Village Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing Co. are joining forces to present the Brews Best Village Beer Fest to raise funds for New Vista Community from 2 to 8 p.m. on March 13.
The festival will showcase a gadzooks numbers of breweries – mostly from Las Vegas – including Buckbean, Boulder Dam Brewing, Barley’s Brewing, Gordon Biersch Las Vegas, Backyard Brew Pub, Stone Brewing Co., Tenaya Creek, Sonoran Brewing Co., Nevada Beverage and Del Norte Brewing Co.
Breweries will be set up along the waterfront’s cobblestone streets of The Village Lake Las Vegas. Guests will be able to taste beers while being serenaded by live musicians- that means NO DJS!
Worried about driving home drunk or having a hangover after the festival? No problem. A special Brews Best Beer Fest package will be available with an overnight stay at MonteLago Village Resort or Vacation Villas.
For more information, please call 888-600-2688 or visit www.montelagovillage.com, or for Vacation Villas, please call 702-568-1174 or visit www.lakelasvegasrentals.com
The second of the 2009 Wine Walk events to support the New Vista Community will be held Saturday, April 25 at Boca Fashion Village, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas. The price is $30 per person or two for $50; the event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The season’s first Wine Walk took place Saturday, April 5 at Towne Square.
For five years this successful charity fundraiser has been held exclusively on the east side of Las Vegas. However, this year people living in northwest Las Vegas are being invited to participate with a series of dates in Summerlin. Guests will have an opportunity to taste more than twenty different wines while leisurely shopping at Boca Fashion Village or Towne Square. Live entertainment will be provided and Designated Drivers will be made available as needed at no charge to Wine Walker participants.
2009 Wine Walk schedule:
Town Square – May 5, September 5 and October 3
Summerlin-Boca Park – April 25, May 23, September 26 and October 17
New Vista has been providing health care, life skills training and homes to people with learning and developmental disabilities since 1986. Services are paid for by direct contribution, the New Vista Community Emporium (a second hand new and used retail store located at 5220 W. Charleston in Las Vegas) and fund raisers like the annual Wine Walk.
Further information on New Vista and the Wine Walk may be found at http://newvistacommunity.org/