First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will host a handbell concert featuring the Harmony and Summerlin Handbell Choirs at 2 p.m. April 28. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken (384-4554).

Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd, will host a benefit concert for Family Promise of Las Vegas at 3 p.m. April 28. The concert will feature vocalist Haleyann Hart and friends. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken (341-7800).


Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will hold a service celebrating the institution of its new rector, the Rev. J. Barry Vaughn, at 6 p.m. May 4. The Rt. Rev. Dan T. Edwards, Bishop of Nevada, will preside. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Dr. A.B. Sutton, senior minister of Living Stones Temple in Birmingham, Ala., and Rabbi Jonathan Miller, senior rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham (735-7655).

First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the formation of the church with a special service at 10:30 a.m. May 5. A celebration will follow the service in the church’s Social Hall (384-4554).


The youth group of Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will have a swap meet and car wash from 7 a.m. to noon today. The car wash will begin at 8:30 a.m. (454-8484, ext. 245).

Calvary Chapel Spring Valley will have the Running with the Lions 5k, to benefit Calvary Chapel Christian School, at 8 a.m. today at the school’s athletic field, 7175 W. Oquendo Drive. The event is also the finale for the church and schoolwide fitness program “Couch to 5K.” The event is open to the public. Adult registration is $35 and child registration is $25. For more information, visit

Henderson Church of the Nazarene, will present “Ignite,” an outdoor event featuring music, games, a Bible discussion and a free meal, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 at the north end of O’Callaghan Park, which is at Horizon Drive and Greenway Road (739-4556).

St. Viator School Foundation’s 25th anniversary Foundation Dinner Auction will be at 5:30 p.m. April 27 in the Grand Ballroom at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will begin with hosted cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing and a live auction. Tickets are $140 per person (

Central Christian Church, 1001 New Beginnings Drive, Henderson, will host the Women of Faith “Celebrate What Matters: Up Close” at 7 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. May 4. The event will feature award-winning artists and best-selling authors, such as the “Money Couple,” Scott and Bethany Palmer, and Sheila Walsh. Registration is $59-$79. For more information, visit

St. Viator Women’s Guild will present the “Fiesta of Fashion” spring fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 in the St. Viator Parish Center, 2461 E. Flamingo Road. The event will feature fashions from Dilliard’s and food. Tickets are $25 per person (739-7174).


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 Las Vegas Lay Dominicans will have an inquirer/candidate meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 27, followed by Divine Office at 10:30 a.m. and a professed member meeting at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community, 4765 Brussels St.

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.

The Las Vegas Diamond Way Buddhist Group offers guided meditation and dharma talks at 7:45 p.m. Thursdays (260-4426).

Govinda’s Center of Vedic India, 7181 Dean Martin Drive, offers Mantra Meditation, a presentation of Indian Vedic Wisdom, vegetarian snacks and literature at 6 p.m. Sundays (434-8332).


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.

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).

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