Summerlin Area Things To Do, July 3-9, 2014


Yankee Doodle at the Pool is planned for all ages from noon to 4 p.m. July 3 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Participate in water games and activities. The cost is $1 for ages 4 to 17; $2 for ages 18 to 49 and $1.50 for ages 50 or older. Call 702-229-1488.

A Fourth of July Spectacular is planned at 10:30 a.m. July 3 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, for children up to age 6. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and a parade around the library. Call 702-507-3710.

The Summerlin Council’s 20th Annual Patriotic Parade is planned for 9 a.m. July 4 at the Trails Village at Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive. The parade is set to travel south on Hills Center and conclude on Trailwood Drive. Call 702-341-5500.

The George Gee Swing Orchestra, featuring vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes, plans to present a big band dance event from 7 to 10 p.m. July 4 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. General admission tickets are $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit or call 702-636-7075.

Dive ‘n’ Movies are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22 at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. “Monsters University” is scheduled for July 4. For the complete schedule, visit Dates and times are subject to change. Visit or call 702-979-1600.

U.K. pop singer Katy Tiz is set to perform at 5 p.m. July 5 at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, followed by Jordan Kate Mitchell, a local folk, pop and rock performer, at 6 p.m. Visit or call 702-979-1600.

“Piano Men,” a tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel, is planned for 7:30 p.m. July 5 and 6 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit or call 702-636-7075.

Matt Hennager plans to offer Guitar Basics 101, a free guitar lesson for beginning players 10 or older, from noon to 1 p.m. July 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Bring an electric or acoustic guitar and plan to arrive 15 minutes early to tune. Call 702-507-3631.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., plans to host a traditional vacation Bible school for children of all ages and adults from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 7-11. Songs, games, crafts and refreshments are planned to teach simple lessons about living a Christian life. Dress is casual summer clothes. The school is free and open to the public. Call 702-648-8437 or visit

DJ Tony plans to perform for children 6 or older at 4 p.m. July 8 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle. Call 702-507-3860.

A hike on the Bonanza Trail and educational discussion about parks and urban trails in Las Vegas is planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 9 at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave.

Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. The schedule is: Timm Metivier, July 3; James Yon and Tommy O’Neill, July 10; Allan Stephan and Warran Durso, July 17; Bobby Wayne Stauts and Dave DeLuca, July 24; and Buffet Jackson, July 31. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.

Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., hosts free weekly live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. The Dummkopfs are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesdays, and Mark O’Toole for 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-507-5900.

J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live music starting at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-869-7725.

The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. Nicholas Cole is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 702-507-5900.

“Byways: A Road or Path other than the Main One” by Bill Payne is scheduled to run during regular library hours through July 8 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The photographic exhibit will showcase an adventurous road trip undertaken by Payne and his wife across the U.S. Visit

The exhibit “Pregnant Neon: a Tale of Conspicuous Devotion” by Richard Hooker is planned through July 12 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The Studio will showcase the glowing exhibit of neon text in 10 shrine-inspired installations. Hooker is an award-winning artist who served as the urban arts coordinator for the city of Las Vegas. Visit

Polymer Clay Expressions by the Polymer Clay Guild is set to run through Sept. 2 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibit features handcrafted polymer clay sculptures by guild members. Call 702-507-3860.


The Independence Day Jubilee is scheduled from 3 to 9:30 p.m. July 3 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. Admission is $8 or $5 for presale and $5 for parking. The event is set to feature a headlining performance by “America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm, a variety of local and regional bands, a fireworks display and a full-size carnival. Visit

The Stars, Stripes and Sparks event is scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence Master Planned Community, 10695 Dorrell Lane. The event will feature live music, contests, an ice cream giveaway, food vendors, sponsor booths and an array of fun activities. Visit

Downtown Spaces & Naked City Studios, 1800 Industrial Road, plans an Independence Day Block Party from 6 to 10 p.m. July 4. The free event is set to include a barbecue, live music and a sidewalk art show. Visit

The city of Henderson plans to host its annual Fourth of July Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive. The event is set to include concessions and live performances by the Randy Anderson Band and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. An 18-minute fireworks show is scheduled for 9 p.m. Parking is set to be available at Foothill High School, 800 College Drive. A complimentary shuttle is slated to provide transportation from the school to the park starting at 5:30 p.m. Visit

Boulder City is scheduled to host its 66th annual Damboree Celebration starting at 7 a.m. July 4. The daylong event is set to start with a pancake breakfast at Bicentennial Park, 1100 Colorado St. A flyover by the Boulder City Veteran’s Flying Group is scheduled at 9 a.m. to kick off a parade, which is set to start at Colorado Street and Nevada Highway and end at Sixth Street and Avenue B. Games, food and entertainment are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Broadbent Memorial Park, 1301 Fifth St. Festivities from 6 to 11 p.m. are set to be moved to Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., with a 30-minute fireworks show scheduled for 9 p.m. Visit

The 76th annual Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention and Competition is scheduled through July 6 at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to feature 24 choruses and nearly 40 quartets from around the world in head-to-head contests. A full schedule and $20 reduced-price tickets for Nevada residents are available at Convention participants plan a megasing event from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. July 5 on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The public is invited to join in or just enjoy the free performance.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans a youth summer dance camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays from July 7 to Aug. 1. The camp is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 to 18. Registration is $200. Call 702-229-6383.

Screenings of “Marley and Me” and “Seabiscuit” are set for July 7 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The first film is set to start at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for hotel guests. “Richie Rich” and the 2013 version of “The Great Gatsby” are set to be screened July 14. Visit or call 702-698-7000.

Las Vegas/ Blue Sky Yoga plans to host the Krishna Das Kirtan Wallah Tour at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at the Center of Spiritual Living Greater Las Vegas, 1420 E. Harmon Ave., with doors set to open at 6:30 p.m. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Seeds of Peace, an effort to provide free after-school peace/yoga programs to Las Vegas schools. Tickets are $37.82 in advance at Blue Sky Yoga in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 145, and at, or $45 cash at the door. Call 702-739-8200.

“Las Vegas Through the Eyes of Former Governor Bob Miller, the Son of a Gambling Man,” a presentation by Miller, is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. A book signing and reception are set to follow the talk. Visit or call 702-507-3400.

Super Summer Theatre plans to present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 8:05 p.m. July 9-12, 16-19 and 23-26 in the outdoor venue at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, 10 miles west of Las Vegas. Bring a blanket or chair or rent a chair at the show for general admission seating. Food is allowed. The park entrance and parking lot open at 5 p.m., and parking is free with a show ticket. The meadow opens at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $12.95 at A limited number of tickets are available at the gate for $20. Visit

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is set to celebrate its 23rd anniversary on July 10 with activities and treats. Regular admission prices apply. Visit or call 702-384-3466.

J.R. Pony Parties’ Farm Day Camp program has open summer sessions for children to become junior wranglers and experience life on a farm. The camp is open to girls and boys from first through fifth grade. Kids will have the opportunity to chose an animal and learn how to care for it. They will also participate in grooming, tacking and washing ponies. During camp, children will learn about horse anatomy and first aid for farm animals. Activities include a bug safari, water games, arts and crafts, and riding an animal every day. Camp is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1744 Leonard Lane. Remaining sessions are through July 7-11 and July 21-25. The cost is $200 with sibling discounts available. A limit of 15 children will be allowed to enroll per session. Call 702-631-4142 or 702-340-3814.

The Spanish language play “Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida!” is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 and 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit or call 702-455-7340.

Plant World Nursery, 5311 W. Charleston Blvd., is set to host a children’s flower potting session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 16. The event is free and designed for ages 3 to 12. Visit or call 702-878-9485.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans a live, interactive animal show titled “Vegas Night Life” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Sept. 1, highlighting the Mojave Desert’s nocturnal creatures. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to offer indoor miniature golf from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 1. General admission for locals costs $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military personnel and $4.95 for children ages 5 to 17. Visit

“Painted Pictures,” an exhibition of original photographs by entertainer Jerry Lewis, is scheduled to be on display through August in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The museum is open until 8 p.m. Thursday. Visit

“The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm” exhibit is scheduled to visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, through Sept. 1. In the exhibit, based on the Scholastic Entertainment books and television series, visitors will get to enter Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom, climb aboard the bus and visit the Walkerville Weather Center. Visitors can explore the water cycle and its relation to weather and how influences from air, heat, water and land combine to create weather.


The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host an afternoon of bowling from 2 to 4 p.m. July 13 at the bowling lanes at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., to raise funds for Dare to Dream, its annual grant program for women. The cost is $30. Reservations are required by July 10. Send a check payable to WCS to Linda Powers, 1704 Bayonne Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134, or call Barb Nelson at 702-360-6612 for credit card payments.

“Entropy,” a photo exhibit by Robin Hill, is set for July 10-Sept. 16 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. A photographer and local science teacher, Hill captures natural processes through scenic vistas and detailed close-up views. Call 702-507-3631.

“The Bee Gees and Beyond” is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 12 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. Call 702-240-1301.

Another Hot Tropical Night is planned for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy a tropical adventure, dancing, swimming, live music and games. The cost is $3. Call 702-229-1488.

A Teen Mad Science Lab is set for 2 p.m. July 12 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Make slime, lava lights, bottle rockets and more. Call 702-507-3860.

TechArt Studio is set for noon July 15-17 at the Sahara West Library, at 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Create something amazing with digital cameras, computers and state-of-the-art software. The program is for those in grades 6 and up. Preregistration is required. Call 702-507-3865.

Blackout Poetry is planned for children 12 to 17 at 4:30 p.m. July 15 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Make some artwork on old book pages. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Services Desk or call 702-507-3644.

The next Mad Science Club is set for 4 p.m. July 15 and Aug. 12 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children 6 to 11 can enjoy messy fun. Call 720-507-3860.

Dash and Splash is planned at 7:30 a.m. July 19 at the Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy a 1.5-mile run and a 300-meter swim. The preregistration cost is $15; $20 the day of the event. Call 702-229-1488.

“Let’s Hang On!”, a tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is set for 7:30 p.m. July 19 and 20 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit or call 702-636-7075.

The ninth annual Yoga with Rover is set for 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. July 19 at Yoga Sanctuary’s west side studio, 7915 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 101. Animal massage therapist and yoga teacher Kristen Corral is set to lead the event. A minimum donation of $20 is required to attend. All proceeds go to A Home for Spot, a local nonprofit animal rescue organization. Call 702-240-7666.

Grant Griffin and the Las Vegas Divas are scheduled for 3 p.m. July 20 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $20 for nonresidents. Call 702-240-1301.

The Texas Tenors, featuring the country music singer JC Fisher, pop singer Marcus Collins and opera singer John Hagen, are set to perform at 7:30 p.m July 26 and 27 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit or call 702-636-7075.

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 31 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Preregistration is required. Call 702-507-3860.

Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to close its Sandbar Summer Concert Series at the Sandbar poolside venue Aug. 1 with The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and Plain White T’s. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests younger than 21 must be with an adult. Tickets are $69 plus tax and fees for standing room only and $129 plus tax and fees for reserved seating and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, at or or by calling 800-745-3000.

New Vista plans wine walks where patrons can sample up to 20 wines hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada and Lee’s Discount Liquor from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 and Oct. 25 at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. Tickets are $25. Visit


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