The 5th Annual Cloud's Jamboree will be held at the Avi Resort from Jan. 6-Feb. 5 and at the Riverside Resort, Jan. 13-22. This event showcases a large collection of vendors displaying and selling all sorts of rocks, minerals, gems, lapidary equipment and jewelry. It's free to browse. For information, call 866-558-7719.
The Pioneer's 24-hour comfortable Sassy Sue's Saloon has been transformed into a neighborhood-type saloon by outfitting the room with a pool table and dart boards. Appetizers available from 2 to 10 p.m. and specialty beers are featured daily.
Debbie Reynolds will be singing with the Big Band in Don's Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside, Dec. 27-31. She'll be doing two shows on Dec. 31 at 7 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets on New Year's Eve are $42 and $47.
The legendary Reynolds, whose career got started when she won a beauty contest at the age of 16, takes audiences on a trip down memory lane. She starred in many MGM films and was even nominated for an Academy Award. Her creative live performances include celebrity impersonations and outstanding timeless songs from her Hollywood career.
On New Year's Eve in the Starview Room at 9 p.m., Deb Wagner and the Girls of Swing will be featured with some of the finest jazz musicians from Los Angeles. Wagner is not only a professional trumpet player but an accomplished performer and bandleader, who has even appeared on the Silver Screen. Her love for Swing music and "hanging with the girls" combines great music with a hint of kitsch.
The Girls of Swing perform a staggering array of swing music originating in the 1930s and 1940s - music made famous by such big bands as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. Tickets for the New Year's Eve dance are $60 per couple or $35 for a single.
The Colorado Belle not only uses its Web site to inform readers about the hotel, casino, restaurants, entertainment, and special events, it has a Captain's Log where you can register to win a visit. You could win one of five vacation stays in suites at the Colorado Belle, which will be given away each month in the "Cruisin' on the River" Promotion. Each winner will also receive $200 in dining certificates in addition to the three-day, two-night stay,
The Riverside Resort's All American Turkey and Pie Giveaway is back by popular demand through Dec. 31. King of Clubs Players' Club members are eligible to get a free holiday pie or turkey by earning 500 points. When you get the points, you receive a $5 voucher toward any purchase of turkey, pie, gasoline or other items at any Safeway affiliated store.
Kokopelli's Lounge at the Edgewater is being remodeled.
The "Celebration of Lights" at the Ramada Express, which is a fabulous light display encompassing the entire resort, will continue through Jan. 1.
The Fiesta Showroom at Harrah's will remain closed until Jan. 16, when two shows, "Rhythm & Flair" and "Strip!" return for an engagement through May 27.
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