Free River Rafting - Las Vegas (Hurry & Book!)

Black Canyon River Adventures, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, is offering the Black Canyon/ Hoover Dam Postcard tour, a short smooth-water river rafting excursion on the Colorado River,  on Science Is Everywhere Day, Sunday, April 29. The experience is FREE, but registration is required. Reservations may be made by calling (702) 278-0606.

The tour includes spectacular views of Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, as well as the majestic, rugged landscape of the area. Guests check in at the Alan Bible Visitor Center for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area (10 Lakeshore Rd., Boulder City, NV), and from there are transported down the historic Lower Portal Road to the Black Canyon Water Trail of the Colorado River. From that point, guests will board a motorized raft piloted by a guide for a 30-minute float trip. All guests should allow for 1.5 hours total for this tour from the park service parking area and back. Available tour times are 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 29; each tour time accommodates 45 guests.

This unique excursion takes place aboard a motor-assisted raft that allows guests to leisurely enjoy and learn about the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The tour takes place along the portion of the Colorado River designated as the Black Canyon National Water Trail by the National Park Service in 2014.

Both full-day (4.5 hour) and “postcard” tours (1.5 hours) are available. The full-day trip covers 12 miles of the Colorado River and culminates at Willow Beach Marina on Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A boxed lunch and transportation back to the departure point is included.  Transportation back to your hotel is also available. The postcard tour stays within ½ mile of Hoover Dam and offers spectacular photographic opportunities of the dam and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial (bypass) bridge completed in October 2010.

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SABRE Supports National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

Did you know that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month? The theme for this year, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, is “Embrace Your Voice.” From a blog post in September by Susan Sullivan announcing the theme, she says “Our words shape the world around us. How we talk about sexual violence matters,” spurring forward the theme “Embrace Your Voice.”   For over 40 years, SABRE has stood as a proud advocate of women's safety through their extensive line of self-defense products and by teaming up with several philanthropic causes that operate on a global scale. The SABRE team is passionate about prevention and equipping women to fight back and feel safe. With a
 variety of safety products, self-defense programs and other resources available, SABRE is dedicated to personal safety on all fronts.  “Even in today's modern world there are still women in the fight for their lives,” said SABRE CEO David Nance. “Up to 70% of women globally will suffer a violent experience in their lifetime—potentially more as many assaults and rapes go unreported.”

SABRE is currently partnered with three unique causes dedicated to helping women and children lead safer lives with greater confidence.
  • Kuros! A Fighting Chance – For every teal Kuros! pepper spray that's purchased, SABRE makes donations of their police strength pepper sprays to the program. Since 2015, they've facilitated drops in Central America, India, South Africa, and Southeast Asia, donating over $156K in sprays to help women protect themselves against physical and sexual abuse. The bright blue Kuros Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring is in collaboration with Kuros!
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – SABRE has donated over $40K since 2010 through the sale of their red RAINN series. This network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization and has helped more than 2.5 million people since 1994. Supporting the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the RAINN Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring.
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) – Since 2008, SABRE has raised $1.55M for National Breast Cancer Foundation through the sale of their pink NBCF line of pepper sprays and personal alarms. The proceeds helped launch their National Mammography Program which has provided 293,031 screening & diagnostic services to women in need across the country. The Pink Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring is in collaboration with the NBCF.
SABRE has collaborated with these organizations to offer a variety of safety products to help keep men and women alike safe on a global scale. Other popular safety products include Pepper Spray & Personal Alarm Safety KitPepper Gel Kit with Keychain Pepper Gel, Practice Gel, Target & Training Video, and the SABRE Tactical Stun Gun with LED Flashlight & Anti-Grab Technology.

Switch News: Lode Runner Legacy Steals Onto Nintendo Switch

Lode Runner Legacy, the newest installment of the beloved 1983 Lode Runner series, is back-and better than ever! The modernized classic is now available for download on the Nintendo Switch, and can be purchased for $11.99 USD. A free demo is available so new players can see what all the excitement is about.

"The original Lode Runner was the first game to feature a level editor, to which our new Craft Mode pays homage," says Scott Tsumura, co-founder of Tozai Games. "When Lode Runner came out on the Famicom system in 1984, it also was the first third-party game to sell over a million units. Lode Runner Legacy really is about our appreciation of how important Lode Runner is in the history of gaming--literally, its legacy."

In Lode Runner Legacy, players control the Runner, solving puzzles to regain stolen gold from the Evil Empire's labyrinth. Each puzzle is a unique challenge to the player's puzzle-solving and strategic techniques. The game features a brand new Two-Player mode, in which players can team up offline using two Joy-Cons or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Teammates must work together to defeat each level-and their cooperation is rewarded handsomely with prizes impossible for a single player to capture. The Two-Player mode also has online rankings, so play in perfect harmony and aim for the highest score in order to make it onto the board!
Additionally, players can flex their creative muscles in Lode Runner Legacy's most unique new feature: Craft Mode. Players can create original levels, characters, and items, which can then be shared online with players around the world, making Lode Runner Legacy one of the only Nintendo Switch games with user-generated content sharing. Share your original level and characters or play other players' levels in World Levels mode, and "Like" the best ones!

Lode Runner Legacy includes countless features and game modes for players to explore. Players can regain stolen gold from the Evil Empire in Adventure Mode, or play enemy-free puzzle levels in Puzzle Mode. Additionally, Lode Runner Legacy comes equipped with 150 of the original Lode Runner levels in Classic Mode, as well as several hidden levels for players to uncover. All in all, there are 300 levels for players to beat as well as any new levels posted online, providing players with limitless hours of entertainment.
For more information about Lode Runner Legacy, visit the official website: 
About Tozai Games
From the classics of yesterday to the original IP of tomorrow, Tozai Games delivers lasting gaming experiences to passionate gamers around the globe. Based in Bellevue, Washington, and Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Tozai Games is an experienced team of professionals dedicated to building successful licensing and publishing relationships around the world.

D-Backs Opening Day


 The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will open their 20th anniversary season this Thursday, March 29 at 7:10 p.m. versus the Colorado Rockies with a series of special pregame events at Chase Field.

Opening Day festivities include:
  • BBWAA National League Manager of the Year award to Torey Lovullo
  • Louisville Silver Slugger Award presentation to Paul Goldschmidt
  • Rawlings Gold Glove Award presentations to Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke
  • National anthem sung by local favorite and creator of “D-backs Swing” Roger Clyne
  • Flyover by four F-35s from the 309th Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base at the conclusion of the anthem
  • Weather permitting, the roof will be open for the game

The ceremonial first pitch will include a D-backs representative from each of the club’s six Postseason teams. Including:
1999 – Erubiel Durazo
2001 – Luis Gonzalez
2002 – Mark Grace
2007 – Brandon Webb
2011 – J.J. Putz
2017 – Archie Bradley

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Opening Day Street Festival, presented by Fry’s Food Stores. The Opening Day Street Festival will begin at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Gila River Casinos Plaza along 4th Street and Jackson and will feature food trucks, D-backs inflatables, music by Sapphire Sky and several other activities. Fans can also enjoy SOL La Terraza in the Upper Right Field Concourse before the game, and features a Latin vibe with specialized décor, live music and authentic regional food. How fun!

Game Seven Grill will open at 2:00 p.m. for fans to enjoy outdoor seating. As fans enter the stadium, D-backs staff will hand out 40,000 2018 D-backs Schedule Magnet, courtesy of Pepsi, and 40,000 Rally Towels, courtesy of Leslie’s Pool Supplies.

Limited tickets are still available for Opening Day and the rest of the series against the Rockies (March 29-31), including the D-backs’ 20th Anniversary game this Saturday, and can be purchased online, by calling 602-514-8400 or at the Chase Field Box Office.

DYEing for Pastels

Needless to mention times have changed since Frenchie took being a Pink Lady literal in ‘50s.  But like they say trends repeat themselves and colorful hair is back in full force!
Luckily for everyone you don’t even have to go beauty school to achieve vibrant, bold hair and with Easter and spring (hopefully) right around the corner, pastels are the colors of the season.
Introducing Splat Hair Color brand new line of 10 Wash Hair Kits, in all the beautiful pastel colors you crave without all the commitment. You can also vary the shade of the color you want, from pastel to bold!

SPLAT 10 Wash – No Bleach $8.99, sold at Walmart, Ulta, Target, Walgreens, CVS & Rite Aid & Online
The Fast-Fashion product of Bold Hair color. For those just getting started in Bold Hair or those with commitment issues. Our easiest to use and remove Semi-permanent hair color applies to dry hair in under an hour, and lasts 5 – 10 washes. No Hair Treatment needed! The gentle conditioning formula allows you to vary the intensity of the shade based on how long you leave it in. All formulas are Cruelty-Free, Vegan, NonGMO, & Gluten Free.

Only looking for a test drive? NEW Splat 1 Wash, water based formula that delivers brilliant, vibrant colors via a proprietary comb in applicator.  Perfect for that one night, party, or costume.

  • Vibrant color stays where you put it.  No overspray like an aerosol, no dusting as with a hair chalk
  • Combs right in, washes right out when you are done.
  • Complete kit includes – 3.0 oz water-based hair dye, applicator comb, gloves & instructions
  • Formulas are cruelty-free, vegan, non-gmo, & gluten free.
  • Products are made in the USA


I'm thrilled to share with you the new teaser trailer from Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN!

In the heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. 

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN arrives in theatres everywhere on August 3, 2018! 

Disney Pixar Coco: Now Available on DVD

**Disclaimer: We were provided with an edition of the movie

I have been waiting for this.  For both Coco and a good Disney movie, one that I feel comfortable taking my kids to and one that is good enough to purchase.  This is it! I am so in love with this movie, I can't say enough about it! This movie really warmed my heart.  There are points in the movie where it will take you places you didn't see coming. Plot twists, unexpected moments, moments where you will feel warm and fuzzy and moments when you'll find tears rolling down your face.  Definitely a movie the entire family will enjoy and will take home having a new appreciation for family.  Take a break from the hustle and bustle, from the shopping and electronics and take your family - I guarantee you will love this movie!  We give this movie five out of five stars!!

My 13 year old daughters review:
It was amazing! I really loved all the characters. My personal favorite was Hector. Even though he didn't know Miguel, he still treated him like family. I loved how he was so protective over Miguel. You really need to watch out for a big plot twist. I also loved how passionate Miguel's family is. They really look after Miguel and make sure he is independent and responsible of all his rules. Over all, this movie is probably one of my favorite Disney PIXAR movies I've ever seen.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”)

Voice Cast:              Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor
Director:                   Lee Unkrich
Co-director:             Adrian Molina
Producer:                 Darla K. Anderson