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This month, in addition to great new programs, Vegas PBS hosts many exciting events and opportunities that extend and amplify the impact of the programs your membership makes possible. We invite you to join us at events
that celebrate Women’s History Month programming and fund important educational skills using PBS programs and websites.
Women in Nevadan politics have had an unprecedented year with a new female majority in the legislature. Throughout the country, women mobilized and ran for office as never before. On Friday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, the producer of the PBS series Women, War & Peace will be a guest on Nevada Week and will participate in a special screening event and town hall. Abigail Disney — director, philanthropist and activist — joins us to discuss this new series where an all-female cast of directors presents four never-before-told stories about the women who risked their lives for peace. To attend the event, contact Melodie Phoenix at mphoenix@VegasPBS.org or 702.799.1010 x5374 by March 21.
Channel 10 and PBS KIDS provide over 200 hours a month of education programs for children. At schools, libraries and community centers, the Vegas PBS Ready To Learn program provides over 250 literacy, STEM and computer coding workshops to Southern Nevada families in at-risk neighborhoods every year. Using Vegas PBS KIDS characters and the latest technologies including free PBS KIDS apps, children and their caregivers are introduced to games and activities that build mastery of curriculum-based skills for the classroom and life. An annual fundraiser for the program — A Novel Event hosted by Kiwanis of Neon Lights — will be held Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus. The champagne brunch will include a meet and greet with local authors. To learn more about Ready To Learn and register for the fundraiser, visit VegasPBS.org/rtl and VegasPBS.org/rtl/events.
The popular Planned Giving seminars continue this month. Join us on Thursday March 27 from noon to 2 p.m. for an introduction to wills and trusts. The seminar is free and led by our Planned Giving Council. RSVP is required. Contact Lana Prusinski at lprusinki@VegasPBS.org or 702.799.1010 x5577.
Vegas PBS is committed to giving our members the first chance to attend fabulous concerts featuring artists who have appeared on PBS and unique trips that extend the educational experiences of our programs. To thank you for your support, Vegas PBS secures special ticket pricing and premium seats, so members are guaranteed to have a memorable experience. This month, we were able to offer runway seats for the one-night only, sold-out Michael Bublé concert. On March 15, you can experience Il Divo in their performance at the Palms Casino Resort. Others will join fellow Vegas PBS members on an overnight trip to Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. Page 14 has all the details of these and other upcoming trips and concerts.
There is so much more to get to know about our station. We’re proud of the variety of events and services we are offering this month to you and our community.