IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ethel M Cactus Garden’s holiday lights during a lighting ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 12. Space is limited and tickets are required for admission. Prior to the event, bring an unwrapped toy to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada to receive a family four-pack of tickets. Toys can be dropped off at the retail store at 2 Cactus Garden Drive. The festively decorated 3-acre garden will be open for viewing from 5 to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is free. Throughout the season local choirs are expected to make appearances from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For a schedule, visit ethelm.com.
An event to commemorate the discovery of Puerto Rico is scheduled at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Terrace, 1361 W. Warm Springs Road. Tickets are $40 and include food and dancing. The event is expected to benefit the Puerto Rican Association Scholarship Fund. Visit facebook.com/puertoricanassociationlv.
Cars & Coffee is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at Sansone Park Place, 9510 S. Eastern Ave. About 300 cars are expected to be on display at the free event. Visit hendersonlive.com.
Works by artist Jim Longwell are scheduled to be on display through Nov. 29 at The Gallery at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Longwell uses a technique called encaustic, a medium in which beeswax is applied using a torch and a heat gun. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
City of Henderson staff members are expected to guide participants on a special look at night wildlife during Birding Under the Stars scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive. Tickets are $14. The event is open to people 8 or older. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
E-String Grill & Poker Bar, 2031 W. Sunset Road, offers live entertainment several days a week. Visit estringlive.com.
Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. A free factory tour, cactus garden and factory store are offered. Visit ethelm.com.
Shakespeare’s Grill & Pub, 790 Coronado Center Drive, hosts Pub Quiz from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-837-7900.
The Henderson farmers market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Admission is free. Visit hendersonlive.com.
The Country Fresh farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is free.
A discovery hike with the theme Connecting to Place is planned for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. A nature guide will take hikers through trails in the 3,000-acre park. Participation is free, but registration is required. An additional hike called Beaver: An Unexpected Resident is planned for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23. Visit wetlandspark.eventbrite.com to sign up.
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Signature Productions plans to present “Guys and Dolls” at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, through Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors 60 or older and students 13 or older and $20 for children 3 to 12. Visit signatureproductions.net.
The Junior League of Las Vegas plans a style swap from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at California Closets, 7350 Dean Martin Drive. Participants can bring an item of clothing to trade at the event. Admission is $25 or $40 for VIP tickets. Visit jllv.org/estore.
Night at the Museum is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to explore the museum, make crafts, have pizza and snacks and watch “Despicable Me” while their parents enjoy a night out. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Nov. 15. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
Santa’s arrival parade is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The parade is set to start at the west valet near the Yard House and culminate at the Santa house in Town Square Park with a simulated snowfall and the lighting of a 45-foot Christmas tree. The 10-minute “Snow in the Square” show featuring simulated snow and lights choreographed to holiday music is scheduled at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays Nov. 15 through Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
The holiday performance “Sparkle and Spice” is scheduled at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Sun City MacDonald Ranch, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. Tickets are $10. Call 702-804-8714.
Heritage Street Holidays, a re-creation of festive traditions throughout local history, is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway. Volunteers dress up in period attire and welcome visitors to decorated homes along the museum’s Heritage Street. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.