The following is a calendar of events surrounding the remembrance of the 1 October mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Sept. 17 through Oct. 19
Las Vegas Portraits Project Exhibit at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The exhibit features portraits of the 58 victims who lost their lives in the 1 October attack painted by volunteer artists around the world. Crosses that were put up at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to memorialize those who died also will be on display. A public reception night for artists and family members will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4.
6 to 10 p.m. Real Vegas Magazine and Motor Resource is hosting a Vegas Strong tribute at Tivoli Village. The memorial event will be an evening of lighthearted fun and entertainment under the Vegas sky with various vendors, giveaways, food and drink specials, a mixologist contest and live entertainment featuring local musicians, including local sultry sounds by local celebrity Nieve Malandra. This event is not only a way to honor those affected by the recent tragedy on the one-year anniversary, but to celebrate that together the city stands. Admission is free. Donations accepted on behalf of American Cancer Society and the Just One Project.
Sept. 29 through Oct. 1
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will be open extended hours over the weekend and on Oct. 1. The center is located at 1524 Pinto Lane with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, it will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Monday, Oct. 1, it will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Vegas Strong motorcycle run is happening Sept. 29. The run will begin at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson on Las Vegas Boulevard and will make stops at Henderson Harley-Davidson and Red Rock Harley-Davidson. Cost is $58 to ride, includes change to win a new motorcycle, Vegas Strong pin, bandana, t-shirt, poker chip, raffles, live music, drinks and food.
9 a.m. iHeartRadio Las Vegas and its five local radio stations are teaming up with local business, US Gas and Showtime Car Wash, to honor first responders. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Showtime Car Wash on Jones and Tropicana will give all first responders a free cash wash. There will also be hotdogs, hamburgers and fun giveaways.
8 a.m. The Vegas Strong 5K/1M is happening on Sept. 30 in downtown Las Vegas. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to ongoing needs of the Las Vegas Victims and other Las Vegas community identified needs.
Noon-2:30 p.m. Beautiful Lives Lost portrait exhibit on display from noon to 2:30 p.m. at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Free and open to the public. Portraits will be given to families of those who lost their lives after the show.
1-6 p.m. 1 October Memorial Carmeet to benefit the Las Vegas Healing Garden is happening from 1 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at 260 S. City Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. Hosted by Las Vegas Car Clubs and friends.
5 p.m. Interfaith Event, “Dear Love: A Ceremony of Help, Healing and Transformation,” Guardian Angel Cathedral, 302 Cathedral Way, Las Vegas, 89109, near the Encore Las Vegas.
12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Terrible Herbst will mark the tragedy of 1 October by paying tribute to the brave men and women who helped victims and survivors. The company will offer a free 20 oz. coffee or 32 oz. soft drink to all first responders in uniform who visit any location in the Las Vegas valley. First responders in uniform include firefighters, paramedics, EMT’s, police officers, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff.
In addition, the company will lower each of its large, iconic American flags to half-staff on October 1 in memory of the 58 individuals whose lives were lost that day.
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Remembrance – Clark County, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Clark County Fire Department and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will host a sunrise remembrance at the Clark County Government Center amphitheater. The Academy Singers from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts will perform in addition to a multijurisdictional honor guard. There will be speakers and a tribute that will include 58 seconds of silence. The event will be aired live on Clark County Television and at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and www.Facebook.com/ClarkCountyNV.
7 a.m.-7 p.m. A memorial blood drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall. Donors can wait in line or make an appointment at www.bloodhero.com. Use the code 1October.
7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fabulous Freddy's is offering a free car wash to anyone who donates $1 or more to the Children of the 58 Scholarship Fund. Also, guests wearing a Vegas Strong shirt will get half off a full-service car wash.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. The Mob Museum is offering free general admission to first responders with valid government ID from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1.
9:30 a.m. The Stroll for Vegas Memorial Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Sunset Park. There will be a short walk around Sunset Park pond. Children will also have a chance to create meaningful crafts which will be placed with the 68 trees at the Healing Garden. Participants are also encouraged to bring a rock painted with a positive message.
9:30 a.m. Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is hosting a Hope and Healing Service at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Remembrance Event at Las Vegas City Hall - Pastor Troy Martinez will lead a prayer on the steps of city hall followed by live music, more prayers while honoring the Las Vegas community during the one year later event.
4 p.m. There will be a remembrance ceremony at 4 p.m. at UNLV’s Student Union. It is open to the public.
5:30 p.m. Bubblegum Gallery is hosting a rock painting event in memory of the mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival.
6 p.m. Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living is hosting a support prayer gathering in remembrance of those who were killed on Oct. 1.
6:30 p.m. Corks ’n Crafts is offering a Vegas Strong workshop at 6:30 p.m. Create a special Vegas Strong painted wood sign board during a special remembrance event.
6:30-8 p.m. Reformation Lutheran Church on St. Louis Avenue is hosting a prayer vigil from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in remembrance of 1 October. As part of the remembrance, participants will walk to the new Las Vegas sign at Main Street and Las Vegas boulevard.
6:30 p.m. Las Vegas Healing Garden New Remembrance Wall Dedication – The city of Las Vegas and the Get Outdoors Nevada organization, the nonprofit partner that manages the garden, are hosting the ceremony at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, located at 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd.
7 p.m. Canyon Ride Christian Church is hosting a 1 October service starting at 7 p.m.
7 p.m. There will be a candlelight vigil at Town Square Las Vegas. Meet at northwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset Road.
7 p.m. There will be a candlelight vigil at CSN on West Charleston Boulevard at 7 p.m. at the Palm Tree Circle. Counselors will be available at the vigil.
7 p.m. St. Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City will host an interfaith service at 7 p.m.
7 p.m. The Bunkhouse Saloon is hosting a benefit concert starting at 7 p.m. Performances by the Homebodys, SMiiLE, Breakfast in Silence, Bad Girls’ Smoking Lounge and Jose Oro Music. Suggested donation of $5 to $20.
7 p.m. Southern Hills Baptist Church is hosting a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Hellkat Racers Car Club will host a one-year memorial cruise of the Las Vegas Strip at 7:30 p.m. Staging at Gene Woods Racing Experience. https://www.facebook.com/events/352539945273650/
10:05 p.m. Reading of the Names Ceremony – The names of the 58 victims of the 1 October attack will be read at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd.
10:01 p.m. Resort Marquee Tribute – Marques along the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the Las Vegas Valley will go dark in honor of the victims of 1 October. The Welcome to Las Vegas sign also will go dark for the tribute.
8:30 a.m. 2,000 volunteers are expected to complete more than 250 projects at 85 local nonprofit agencies and schools as part of the United Way of Southern Nevada’s third annual Day of Caring. Held at the end of the 1 October Remembrance Week, volunteers will help our community move forward and build resiliency at nonprofits and schools across the state of Nevada. Including special 1 October recognition, hundreds of volunteers will receive #VegasStronger t-shirts, bracelets and the opportunity to sign the #VegasStronger memorial banner.
5:30 p.m. The UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives will host "Remembering 1 October: A Night of Healing and Community" in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library. The free community event is in observation of the first anniversary of 1 October. Panelists selected will discuss their experiences from that night, and share stories of how the Las Vegas community came together to grieve, heal, and move forward.
5:30-7 p.m. "Remembering 1 October: A Night of Healing and Community" will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Goldfield Room at the Lied Library on the UNLV campus. The UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives for a free community event to observe the 1 October anniversary. Panels will discuss their experiences from that night.
First Friday in downtown Las Vegas on Oct. 5 will include a tribute to the 1 October victims. Jason Ryland will be singing the song "Strong" on the main stage and the featured artist is Justin Lepper of Las Vegas.
Oct. 10, 17
In remembrance of 1 October and to help fill the ongoing need for our Las Vegas blood banks, Remedy’s and Distill are working with the United Blood Services to host two blood drives for donors to give back to those affected by last year’s tragedy. Donors are asked to visit www.bloodhero.com and sign up now to reserve their spot. The blood drives will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 2 – 8 p.m. at Distill Summerlin (10820 W. Charleston. Blvd) and Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 2 – 8 p.m. at Remedy’s St. Rose (3265 St. Rose Pkwy). For every donation made, Remedy’s and Distill will provide a gift certificate for a free pint of beer to be redeemed at a later date.
In addition to the blood drive, all Remedy’s and Distill locations will be selling #VegasStrong hats for $20 for the entire month of October. All proceeds will be donated to the Injured Police Officers Fund in order to help reduce the financial burden suffered by Police Officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death.
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