Carlos Santana and Hermes Music Donate Instruments to Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program September 16, 2015 15:00
Carlos Santana and Hermes Music Donate Instruments to Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program
LAS VEGAS – Yesterday legendary musician Carlos Santana visited the Engelstad Campus of Las Vegas’ most notable charity – Opportunity Village. After a heartfelt and touching tour of the facility with Opportunity Village executives Ed Guthrie and Linda Smith, Santana was treated to a moving performance by Opportunity Village’s new performing arts group, The OVertones. The group performed a special medley of some of Santana’s greatest hits, which he was truly honored and humbled to experience. The visit featured a donation of more than 60 musical instruments from Santana and longtime associate Hermes Music, including acoustic guitars, tambourines and cowbells for Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program.
Santana has been a big supporter of the Las Vegas community and it has become his tradition before each of his House of Blues runs to visit charitable organizations that make our city thrive, or recognize local groups or schools that are doing great things for our community. The House of Blues headliner returns to shows at the House of Blues on September 16.
PHOTO CREDIT: ERIK KABIK
Carlos Santana interacts with OVIPs during a visit to Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
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Fall Events at Opportunity Village September 11, 2015 14:10
Opportunity Village Hosts Multiple Halloween Themed Events Throughout September and October
Zombie Bash, Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus, Monster Masquerade
and the 3rd annual HallOVeen are planned for this Fall at the Magical Forest
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Opportunity Village is gearing up for Halloween with multiple themed events throughout September and October at the organization’s main campus on West Oakey Blvd. First, OV will host its first-ever Zombie Bash on September 26, and a Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus on October 4. Opportunity Village’s 3rd annual HallOVeen event launches October 9 with dates through November 1, followed by a spooky Monster Masquerade on October 24.
On Saturday, Sept. 26 zombies take over the Magical Forest for Opportunity Village’s 1st Annual ZOMBIE BASH. The evening kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with Zombie cocktails, post-apocalyptic train and carousel rides, and a creep through the darkened forest. At 9:30 p.m. the OV Events Center doors will open for all the zombie festivities. From 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m., guests will move inside with multiple bars, cocktails by The End zombie bar, music by DJ Irish and zombie makeovers available for $10, and entertainment from Zombie Burlesque. Guests may also enter a costume contest to be judged by Red and Drew from the famed body painting company Naked Vegas and the Zombie Burlesque for $10. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and all contestants will be entered into a raffle. Individual tickets for the Zombie Bash can be purchased for $50 and include two drinks tickets, attractions and entertainment; or $90 per couple, which includes four drink tickets, attractions and entertainment. VIP tickets are available for $140 per ticket and include open bar from 9:30-11 p.m., two drink tickets, entry into the VIP party section, VIP line for attractions, free entry into the costume contest and a free zombie makeover. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.zombiebashlv.com.
On Sunday, Oct. 4, Opportunity Village will host the Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Events Center at The Magical Forest. The event will feature various themed activities, fashion and kids couture. For table pricing and information contact Marnie Gambit at 702-880-4032 or by email at email@example.com.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, Opportunity Village will host the Monster Masquerade, an adult-only evening of mystery and mayhem from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Guests can enjoy HallOVeen from 8-10 p.m. and attractions such as train rides on the Forest Express, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience and Rod’s Monstrous Mini Golf. Guests can then move inside for the night filled with spirits and entertainment. Guests can creepily disguise themselves with Masquerade Masks available for purchase in the Ghoulish Gift Shop. There will also be a costume contest for $10. General admission tickets to the Monster Masquerade include two drinks tickets, attractions and entertainment, and can be purchased for $75 each. Couples tickets include four drink tickets, attractions and entertainment, and are priced at $120 for two people. VIP tickets are available for $170 each, and include open bar from 9:30-11 p.m., two drink tickets, entry into the VIP party section, VIP line for attractions, free entry into the costume contest and a free zombie makeover. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.opportunityvillage.org.
Opportunity Village’s 3rd annual HallOVeen will showcase the Magical Forest transformed into a spooky land of goblins and ghosts. This child friendly event will feature fun for the whole family with rides and attractions including The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro, a spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel and Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience. Guests will enjoy nightly parades, crafts, spooky movies, story telling, “Scary-oke”, the Candy Cabin and special entertainment in the Haunted Castle Courtyard. Each night will feature a different theme with nightly costume contests and prizes awarded to winners.
HallOVeen debuts Oct. 9 and will be open every Friday-Sunday night throughout the month of Oct. During the last week of the month, HallOVeen will be open nightly through Nov.1, which will feature a “Day of the Dead” theme for the final evening. HallOveen hours are Fridays-Saturdays 5:30-10 p.m., Sundays 5:30-9 p.m. and Oct. 26-29 5:30-9 p.m. General admission pricing is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Wristbands will be sold for $12 and individual ride tickets for $3. Passport all-access tickets are $21.99 for entry and unlimited rides or a child Passport for $17.99. Children two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.opportunityvillage.org or in person at the Magical Forest ticket office.
HallOVeen theme nights:
October 9: Elvis October 10: Decade 50’s/60’s October 11: Decade 70’s/80’s
October 16: Superhero October 17: Star Wars October 18: Robots and Aliens
October 23: Fairytale October 24: Classic Monster Movie October 25: Wizard of Oz
October 26: Sport Night October 27: Castles and Dragons October 28: Rockstar
October 29: Pirates October 30: Zombie October 21: Witches and Wizards
November 1: Day of the Dead
All events will be located at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest at 6300 W. Oakey Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
Proceeds from these events will directly benefit the programs and services offered at Opportunity Village. Opportunity Village is looking for volunteers to help facilitate these events. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information please call Julie Holladay at 702.880.4054 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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