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Centennial Things to Do, July 23-29


— The Hampstead Stage Company plans to put on free stage productions of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic book “The Secret Garden” at 11 a.m. July 23 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive; at 1:30 p.m. July 24 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive; and at 2:30 p.m. July 25 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Visit

— The 16th annual Advertising Community Talent Show to benefit Safe Nest is set for 7 p.m. July 27 in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. A silent auction also is planned. Tickets are $25. Visit

— Summer Dollar Movies for kids are planned at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13 at Century 16 Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. The lineup includes “Oceans” July 23; “Rio” July 30; “Chimpanzee” Aug. 6; and “Alvin and the Chipmunks” Aug. 13. Call 702-655-8178.

— The Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, 8103 Racel St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The sanctuary is home to birds, pigs, goats, llamas, donkeys, reptiles and more. Visit naturesanctuary


— Rangers from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are scheduled to visit the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., for a free program titled Red Rock Canyon: I Will Survive: Desert Adaptations from 4 to 5 p.m. July 24 and 4 to 5 p.m. July 30 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. The program is geared toward children 6 to 11.


— A free back-to-school fair and movie in the park are planned for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Free school supplies, binders, light refreshments and beverages will be given out while supplies last. A balloon artist, face painters and a jump house are planned, and the PG-rated movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” is set to be screened. Bring blankets or folding chairs to be more comfortable. Call 702-229-6154.

— Magician Steve Weeks is scheduled to perform a free show for families at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Visit

— Keiko Matsui is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Visit