Opportunity Village Hosts Several Themed Events Throughout September and October for Families and Adults



Enjoy OktOVerfest, Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Nordstrom, 4th annual HallOVeen and the 2nd annual HallOVino at the Magical Forest

LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village is hosting multiple fall and Halloween themed events throughout September and October at the Magical Forest, located at Opportunity Village’s campus on West Oakey Blvd. The organization will host its first ever OktOVerfest in partnership with Lee’s Discount Liquor on Saturday, October 1 followed by the Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Nordstrom on Sunday, October 2. Opportunity Village’s 4th annual HallOVeen opens October 14 and runs through October 31st and HallOVino will take place on October 20.

On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3-8p.m., Opportunity Village will host its inaugural OktOVerfest sponsored by Lee’s Discount Liquor. Strap on your lederhosen and visit the Opportunity Village Oakey Campus for traditional German music, food and over 50 different beers to try. Adults 21+ can purchase tickets in advance for $40 at any Lee’s Discount Liquor store. For additional information contact schorrd@opportunityvillage.org.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, Opportunity Village will host the Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Nordstrom from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest Events Center. The event will feature various themed activities, fashion and kids couture. Following the fashion show, guests will be treated to a buffet lunch, Magical Forest rides and a DJ dance party at the Magical Forest castle. For table pricing and information contact gmabitm@opportunityvillage.org.

Opportunity Village’s 4th 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 crafts, movies, story telling, “Scary-oke”, the Candy Cabin and special entertainment in the Haunted Castle Courtyard.

HallOVeen opens Oct. 14 and will be open nightly from 5:30-9:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. 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 for adults and $18.99 for children. Children two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.HallOVeen.com or in person at the Magical Forest ticket office at the event.

HallOVino, an adults-only evening sponsored by the Opportunity Village Legacy Society and Sundvick Legacy Center, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This annual wine tasting event is designed to create awareness for Opportunity Village’s Legacy Society, which is comprised of members who have chosen to make a deferred gift to Opportunity Village

Individual tickets are available at http://www.hallOVino.org for $40 presale and will be available the night of the event for $50. Admission to HallOVino includes samplings of a variety of wine and hors d’oeurves along with Magical Forest attractions such as the Forest Express Passenger Train and Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel rides throughout the evening. HallOVino tickets will also come with two general admission tickets for Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest, valid through the 2016 season. For more information contact schorrd@opportunityvillage.org.

All events will be located at Opportunity Village at 6300 W. Oakey Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Ample free parking is available in the adjacent CSN parking lot. 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 please call Krysti at 702.880.4068 or email gabrielk@opportunityvillage.org. Visit http://www.OVevents.com  for additional event information.

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities (who we call OVIPs), Opportunity Village serves nearly 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.9 million in 2014.  They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers nearly $35 million annually.