First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will have a Hymn Festival, featuring brass, timpani, organ and a Mass choir from local congregations, at 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is free. A goodwill offering will be taken (384-4554).

The Desert Winds “Japanese Sketches” concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Community Lutheran Church. Donation tickets are $10, and are available at


Summerlin Presbyterian Church, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, will offer Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. (243-0780).


Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane, will host “Forbidden Art,” an exhibition of photographs of camp art from the collections of the Auschwitz Memorial, is on display. Hours for viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 20 (804-1333).

J.O.Y. Ministry will have its winter ladies prayer breakfast at 10 a.m. today in Social Hall “B” at Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas. The entrance fee is $5, and includes a continental breakfast, anointed music, Bible study and outreach fellowship, devotional study packets, theme-related gift tokens, games and prizes. For reservations, call 647-0015.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Our Lady of the Rosary 2226 will host a bunco party today at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4490 Mountain Vista Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $12, and include lunch. For reservations and tickets, call 458-2211.

The Ramakrishna-Vedanta Center, 10732 Balsam Creek Road, will offer a program featuring puja with guided meditation, a potluck luncheon, a talk on “Spiritual Adventures in Indian Monasteries” with Brahmachari Veda Chaitanya, and kirtan beginning at noon today. The program will also include Swami Atmavidyananda discussing the center’s plans for the year and a session on how to do arati. For more information, call 646-4889.

The Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang and the Vietnamese Catholics Community of Las Vegas will celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at 4835 S. Pearl St. The program will feature a dragon dance, cultural dances, fashion show, sports games and games for children, and other activities. Admission is free (821-1459).

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas and Left of Center Gallery will offer a panel discussion on the “Battle for Civil Rights in Las Vegas” at noon today at the gallery located at 2207 W. Gowan Road, North Las Vegas. On Feb. 23, there will be a community forum on “Nuclear Weapons Testing — Effects on Civilian Populations.” The forums are in conjunction with the Social Justice Exhibitions on display at the gallery (647-7378).

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 1920 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., will host the “Peace Be Still” revival at 7 p.m. Feb. 17-19. The Rev. Chester Smith of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis will be the revivalist, and music will be performed by the St. James Gospel Choir (648-6606).

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, will celebrate its 70th anniversary and Feast Day with a festival Feb. 23-24. The festival will include games, food, entertainment, arts and crafts and other activities. For more information, visit (565-8406).


The Sathya Sai Baba Devotional Singing Group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at 1128 Triumph Court (461-8655).

The St. Margaret of Cortona Secular Franciscans Fraternity of Las Vegas meets at 12:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at Pace E Bene offices, 1420 W. Bartlett Ave. (453-2417).

Hindu Temple & Jain Center of Las Vegas, 1701 Sageberry Drive, offers Balaji Abhishekam services at 10:45 a.m. the first Saturday of the month in the temple, and Aarti Pooja services at noon Sundays (304-9207).

The Ramakrishna-Vedanta Center, 10732 Balsam Creek Road, will offer a weekly arati, brief meditation and scriptural study from the Vedic literature at 6 p.m. Fridays. On Feb. 20, the center will offer a Gita study at 6:30 p.m. (646-4889).


Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave., will offer stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities for children at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (645-1777).

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., offers English as a Second Language conversational classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Volunteers interested in teaching can call 541-1952 or 732-2052.

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., will host a Zumba class 5 p.m. Mondays in the School Multipurpose Room. The fee is $3. Participants should bring a water bottle and towel, and wear lightweight workout wear (465-3395 or 645-4998).


The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, Temple Sinai and Congregation Ner Tamid offer a variety of programs for Jewish singles of all ages in Las Vegas and Henderson. For details, call the Jewish Community Center at 794-0090, Temple Sinai at 254-5110 or Congregation Ner Tamid at 733-6292.

New Life Christian Center has a singles meeting at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at 1229 E. Carson Ave. (387-5433).

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church sponsors a singles group for people 45 and older (804-8365, ext. 7333).

Single Adults Learning Together, or SALT Ministries of CornerStone Christian Fellowship, meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 5825 W. Eldora Ave. (871-5050).

60+ Singles Catholic Fellowship, open to men and women of the Catholic faith, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Village Pub, 10900 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson (796-1953).

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