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Things to do in Henderson Dec. 18-25, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Nashville Unplugged is scheduled to feature artist Clay Mills at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • The Hostile Grape at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Anna Duerden is set for Dec. 19, Paul Charles for Dec. 20. Visit themresort.com.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, is set to show “Guardians of the Galaxy” at 2 p.m. Dec. 19. The film is rated PG-13. Call 702-207-4260.
  • The Rocky Mountain Gun Show is planned from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Tony Orlando is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19-21 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to host live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Justin Mather is set for Dec. 19, Nick Mattera for Dec. 20. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • A Parents Night Out at the Pool event is planned from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Drive. The event is designed for swimmers 8 to 12 and is set to include games, movies, swimming activities, pizza and more. Admission is $15 per child. For children not picked up on time, a late fee of $1 a minute will be assessed. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, plans a Carols and Coffee event from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 20. The event is set to feature performances by Sugar Stack and the Basic High School Choir. During the performances, patrons also can enjoy coffee and other holiday treats. Visit galleriaatsunset.com or call 702-434-0202.
  • JAMM is set to perform at 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Ravello Lounge at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Bvld. South. Visit themresort.com.
  • The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society plans its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 20 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit ccngs.org.
  • The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, plans pet photo opportunities with Santa Claus from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 21. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Visit galleriaatsunset.com/event.
  • Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, plans to host its 21st annual holiday cactus garden from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Admission is free. Visit ethelm.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Winchester Headliners youth theater program is set to present “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

  • The musical comedy “It’s a Zombie Christmas” is planned for 7:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 at Vegas 180 Night Scene, 6720 W. Sahara Ave., across from CarMax. Admission is $10, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit a women’s crisis shelter. All ages are welcome. Visit lasvegas180.com.

  • The exhibit “Vegas Votes” by the Las Vegas News Bureau Archives is planned during regular hours through Feb. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Photographs from 1947-2014 include the categories of showgirls, entertainment, sports, hotel exteriors, pool scenes, gambling and recreation. The public is invited to vote for their favorite photographs to be featured in a 2015 exhibition at The Studio. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

  • The What If … ? conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A breakout session, 7 Methods Post-Conference Workshop, is set from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20. The event is organized by TED Talks speaker Matt Murrie and gathers groups to ask questions that challenge the status quo, discuss solutions and solve problems through innovation and social action. Tickets are $250 for the conference and $50 for the breakout session. Visitwhatifvegas.com or call 702-489-9110.

  • “A Christmas Carol: Read by Charles Dickens” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 19, 20, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Actor Byron Tidwell is set to perform a one-man show using Dickens’ performance notes. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

  • The Jingle Bell Ball is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at Fremont Country Club, 601 Fremont St. The free event is set to feature a silent auction and entertainment with Sasha Sirota and Almost Normal beginning at 10 p.m. Free photos with Santa and other special guests are set to be available from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit ticketfly.com.

  • The Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans a free concert featuring performers from Las Vegas Academy at 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3512.

  • The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., plans to host a program with gingerbread house making and cocoa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

  • An event called the Polar Express is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., as part of its Night at the Museum series. Youths ages 5 to 12 can enjoy activities, snacks, a pizza dinner, a movie and a visit from Santa. Reservations are required. The cost is $25 ($5 off for members) Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

  • Light Shine Events plans to host its second annual ​Winter Celebration & Expo from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 20 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The event will feature emerging artists, musicians, lifestyles ​and “edutainment” with more than 70 exhibitors from the Las Vegas community presenting gifts for the holidays and year-round. A silent auction is planned to benefit homeless teens, along with exhibitor raffles, a treasure hunt, yoga, drum circles, meditation, stress relaxation chairs, massage, entertainment and music. Visit lightshineevents.com.

  • Spend Christmas Eve rafting the Colorado River from the Base of Hoover Dam with Santa during a smooth-water river excursion to be guided by Black Canyon River Adventures at 10 a.m. Dec. 24. The trip is $92 for adults 16 or older, $87 for youths 13 to 15 and $58 for children 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free. Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas is $44 per person. Visit blackcanyonadventures.com or call 800-455-3490.

PLAN AHEAD

  • The Hostile Grape at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tim Catching is set for Dec. 26, Michael Louis Austin for Dec. 27. Visit themresort.com.
  • Magician Rick Thomas is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26-28 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to host live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Stefanrock is set for Dec. 26, Michael Anthony for Dec. 27. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, is set to show “Elf” at 2 p.m. Dec. 26. The film is rated PG-13. Call 702-207-4260.
  • A picnic and a movie are set for 2 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
  • Holiday movies are set to be shown from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Call 702-565-8402.
  • San Fernando is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Ravello Lounge at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Bvld. South. Visit themresort.com.
  • The Daemine Lowe Trio is set to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Jokers Wild, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Admission is free. Visit jokerswildcasino.com/entertain.
  • A children’s New Year’s Eve celebration is planned at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Children 3 to 12 can celebrate with stories, crafts and sparking cider as the clock strikes noon. Space is limited, but registration is not required. call 702-207-4260.
  • Paul Revere’s Raiders are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $40. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Donny Edwards is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9-11 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Comedian Rob Schneider is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $30. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Tommy Roe is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23-25 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Comedians Bobby Slayton and Kevin Pollak are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Attendees must be 18 or older. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • Green Valley High School theater students are set to perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 and Feb. 7-9 at the school, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd. Tickets start at $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Visit gvhstheatre.com.
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