Loaded with hundreds of full-color pictures and thousands of cool factlets, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Strikingly True” is one of those books you can rest assured kids will love to read because of the subject matter inside it.
What they’ll find in here will satisfy their curiosity and appeal to their sense of odd. Because this book is so browseable, it fits any attention span and several reading levels (although — beware — some of what’s in here might be too scary for smaller kids). And because it’s the same Ripley’s you grew up with, this is one of those books you can get caught reading, too.
n Casting Crowns plans to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The Christian band is expected to be joined by rock bands Sanctus Real, The Afters and Lindsay McCaul. Tickets start at $21. Visit hendersonlive.com.
When people vacate homes due to the economy and leave behind foreclosed properties, crime sometimes moves in. But the Henderson Police Department is offering neighborhood watch programs to educate communities on the warning signs of attracting crimes. “Putting signs up saying you have a neighborhood watch isn’t enough,” said Keith Paul, a spokesman with the Henderson Police Department. “A neighborhood watch is most effective when a concerned neighbor looks out for their (fellow) neighbor.”
Child’s Play, a family activity center, recently opened its second location at 7060 N. Durango Drive, Suite 130, in Centennial Hills.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is no different than any other business trying to maintain customers. Its announcement Sept. 6 that it plans to partner with Stanford Hospital & Clinics and open the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery hopes to ensure that people chose to be treated at St. Rose over hospitals outside Nevada.
SuperRun Classic Car Show, the largest classic car show in Southern Nevada featuring more than 1,000 muscle, classic and model cars, is returning to Henderson Thursday through Sunday. Art Kam, the director of the Las Vegas Crusin Association, said people from across the Las Vegas Valley and from California, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah come out to show off their cars.
The Rev. Clelia Pinza Garrity of Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church has been traveling to Haiti to help rebuild a school and a church there.
DOG ADOPTIONS SET AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, TIVOLI VILLAGE