The following is a list of events surrounding the remembrance of the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas.
1 October Poetry Reading at Writer's Block
5 p.m. Sept. 21 The Writer's Block
Clark County Poet Laureate Heather Lang-Cassera and other local poets will perform a reading exploring the strength of the Las Vegas community in the aftermath of the 1 October 2017 shooting. "Through Poetry: Exploring the Strength of Our Community" is the name of the free Saturday, Sept. 21 event to be held at 5 p.m. at The Writer's Block at 519 S. 6th Street, Ste. 100 in downtown Las Vegas. The other local poets who will participate are Jennifer Battisti, Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña and Emilee Wirshing.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center hosts “Meet the Quilters”
2-4 p.m. on Sept. 28 near downtown Las Vegas
One year after the October 1, 2017, tragedy in Las Vegas, a number of custom quilts were donated and raffled off to survivors to provide comfort. The 2018 quilt raffle was so popular, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center brought the idea back for 2019. Survivors of 1 October can not only enter a raffle to receive a quilt, but are also invited to attend the “Meet the Quilters” event on Sept. 28 from 2-4 p.m. The tea party themed gathering will give quilters the opportunity to explain their designs, meet survivors, and gather together after giving time and resources to donate these heartfelt quilts.
JusRun Vegas Strong 5K
8-11 a.m. on Sept. 29 in downtown Las Vegas
100% of the net proceeds will be donated to ongoing 1 October victim funds and other Las Vegas community identified needs. To register click here. The start line will be on Fremont St. at 8th St. The finish line will be on Fremont St. at 9th Street. The start and finish festivities will take place at the Llama Lot off of Fremont St. between 9th St. and 10th St. Recommended parking is in the Fremont Street Experience Parking Garage or the Neonopolis Parking Garage.
Cyclebar Vegas Strong Charity Ride
5:50 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Henderson
Cyclebar Henderson at the District at Green Valley Ranch is hosting a charity day of FREE spin classes to support our first responders. Our first responders dedicate their lives every day to protect and serve our community and now we want to give back to those who give up everything for us. The first responders of Las Vegas were brave and heroic the night of October 1st, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, and we are honoring them with a day of FREE rides for our community and a donation to charities within the city that give back to first responders. Cyclebar Henderson is located at 2280 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
1 October Remembrance Blood Drive at Canyon Ridge Christian Church
3-7 p.m. on Sept. 30 in northwest Las Vegas
Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) is sponsoring several community blood drives during the days surrounding 1 October, and encourages residents to find one in their neighborhood. On Sept. 30, Vitalant is hosting a blood drive in the Canyons Building at Canyon Ridge Christian Church. To make an appointment, visit BloodHero.com and use sponsor code CANYONRIDGE. Donors can also call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 for assistance. Walk-ins welcome at all locations, but appointments are encouraged. Canyon Ridge Christian Church is located on 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road.
7 to 8 a.m. Oct. 1 in downtown Las Vegas
Clark County, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Clark County Fire Department, and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will host the event on Oct. 1, 2019, at the Clark County Government Center amphitheater in downtown Las Vegas. Speakers include Gov. Steve Sisolak, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Joe Robbins, whose son Quinton Robbins was one of the 58 lost on 1 Oct. Also participating: a multi-agency honor guard and The Academy Singers from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. The Clark County Government Center amphitheater is located on 500 S. Grand Central Parkway
Health & Wellness Event
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in downtown Las Vegas
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will offer an wellness event at the Clark County Government Center designed to help survivors and community members continue to heal. The event is for victims, family members, first responders, law enforcement and others. Topics include legal information as it relates to issues arising from 1 October (employment, housing, disability and more), financial wellness (budgeting and money management basics), behavioral health techniques, finding the right therapy, journaling, Victims of Crime program questions and more. The Clark County Government Center is located on 500 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89155.
Healing Prayer Service
9:30-10 a.m. Oct. 1 in northeast Las Vegas
Catholic Charities will conduct a special healing prayer service to commemorate the anniversary of 1 October. It will take place in the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility, 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard North.
City of North Las Vegas 1 October tribute
10 a.m. Oct. 1 Craig Ranch Regional Park
The City of North Las Vegas will unveil a tribute to the victims of the 1 October attacks along with family members of Chris and Debbie Davis, parents of victim Neysa Tonks, during a short ceremony at Craig Ranch Regional Park.
October Remembrance Blood Drive at National Night Out at Town Square
4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in south Las Vegas
Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) is sponsoring several community blood drives during the days surrounding 1 October, and encourages residents to find one in their neighborhood. On Oct. 1, 2019, from 4 pm to 7 pm, Vitalant is hosting a blood drive in the in the Bloodmobile at Town Square. To make an appointment, go to bloodhero.com and use sponsor code NNOLV. Donors can also call Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, at 877-258-4825 for assistance. Walk-ins welcome at all locations, but appointments are encouraged. Town Square is located on 6605 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
1 October Memorial Blood Drive
8-5 p.m. on Oct. 1 in central Las Vegas
Keep #VegasStronger by donating blood on Tuesday October 1 at the UMC 1 October Memorial Blood Drive, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the UMC Delta Point Building, 901 Rancho Lane in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Community Healing Garden Ceremony
9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in downtown Las Vegas
Reading of the names of the 58 victims at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, located at 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will read the names and a candle will be lit in remembrance for each person we lost as a result of the attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The reading will begin at 10:05 p.m.
Fremont Street Remembrance Ceremony
10 p.m. Oct. 1 Fremont Street
Guests are invited to join Fremont Street Experience in commemorating the second anniversary of One October. At 10 p.m., all three stages will go dark and a special message will be displayed on the Viva Vision canopy to honor those who lost their lives in the tragedy.