Things to do in Henderson Dec. 4-10, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is set to host a potluck-style Herpetological Society meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The event is set to feature guest speaker Tom Crutchfield, who travels the world studying reptiles and amphibians. He supplied some of the animals in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow” and “Alligator” and is helping Loma Linda University with biodiversity and conservation studies in the Bahamas and West Indies. The event is open to members only, and individuals may join the evening of the event. Memberships are $20 a year. Contact M. L. Robinson at robinsonm@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5529.
  • Green Valley High School theater students are set to perform “Bang Bang You’re Dead” at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6 at the school, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd. Tickets start at $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit gvhstheatre.com.
  • A Western Gift Show is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-14 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free. Visit southpointarena.com/events.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to show “A Most Wanted Man” at 2 p.m. Dec. 5. The film is rated R. Call 702-207-4260.
  • The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, plans pet photo opportunities with Santa Claus from 3 to 6 p.m. Sundays through 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.
  • Nashville Unplugged is set to feature artist Caitlyn Smith at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • The Friends of Henderson Libraries are scheduled to host the 11th annual Library Tree Lane gala reception and auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is set to include food, silent auctions, live entertainment, raffles and more. Tickets are $35. All proceeds are to be donated to the Henderson District Public Libraries. Visit hdplfriends.org.
  • The city of Henderson plans a Kids Night Out from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road. The event is designed for children 5 to 12 and is set to include games, dinner and arts and crafts. The cost is $20, and registration is required. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to host live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Scott Star is set for Dec. 5, and Shawn South is set for Dec. 6. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • The Southern Hills Republican Women’s Club plans it’s annual Christmas and Chanuka party at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 at Buckman’s Grille at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. The event is set to include music, raffles and a voluntary gift exchange. Donations of new and unwrapped toys will be accepted and are set to benefit children of military service members. The event costs $22 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made by dropping off a check at 2001 DiPinto Ave or mailing them to: Southern Hills Republican Women, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite E-223, Henderson, NV 89052. Checks must be received by Dec. 5. Call Anne Danielson at 702-278-6652.
  • The Sun City MacDonald Ranch Variety Players plan a “Holiday at the Ranch” show at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch community center, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. The event is scheduled to include performances, decorations and raffles. The cost is $8, and tickets are set to be available in the center’s lobby through Dec. 6. Proceeds are scheduled to benefit Robert Taylor Elementary School and charities.
  • A picnic and a movie is planned for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. “Frozen” is set to be the featured film, and it is rated PG. Call 702-565-8402.
  • The city of Henderson plans pictures with Santa Claus from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road. Dogs can also take photos with Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Both events cost $2. Picture packages are available for an additional cost. Participants may also bring personal cameras. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • A Candy Cane Festival is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Road. The event is set to include games, treats, a bounce house and more. The event is designed for children ages 4 to 12. Children 7 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5. Participants who bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the city’s toy drive are set to receive free admission. Registration is required. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • The 11th annual Toys for Tickets All-Star Jam is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The event is set to feature artists such as Big & Rich, David Nail, Frankie Ballard and more. Tickets are available to anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10 at Findlay North Volkswagen, 7500 W. Azure Drive, or Findlay Honda Northwest, 7494 W. Azure Drive. Patrons can get one ticket per toy, with a two-ticket maximum per person while supplies last. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit 955thebull.com.
  • Marsha K and the DRS Trio are set to perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $12. Visit vegasjazz.org.
  • The Myron Heaton Chorale is set to perform “Songs of Christmas” at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Road. Admission is free. Visit myronheatonchorale.org or call 702-277-9046.
  • A brush robot class is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Participants are set to create robots using toothbrushes, hot glue and pager motors. The class is designed for children 8 or older. Children 8 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-565-8402.
  • A teen craft club meeting is set for 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Youths 12 to 17 are set to make snow globes and Star Wars snowflakes. No registration is required. Call 702-207-4260 option 4.
  • The Henderson Historical Society Meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Call Val LaPorta-Haynes at 702-581-9042.
  • The Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, is set to show the foreign film “Grigris” at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. The film is not recommended ages 17 or younger. Call 702-492-7252.
  • Breakfast with Santa is planned for 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road. Photos with Santa are set to be available for an additional cost. Registration is required by Dec. 6. The cost is $10. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • The Myron Heaton Chorale plans a “Songs of Christmas Night” concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Road. The program is set to include traditional carols from around the world and the premiere of a piece by local composer David Drach-Meinel. Admission is free. Visit myronheatonchorale.org or call 702-277-9046.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • Santa is set to board trains at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca St. in Boulder City, weekends through Dec. 20. Admission is $5. Advance purchase is recommended. Special evening pajama train rides with hot chocolate and cookies are planned Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Tickets range from $14 to $20. Visit nevadasouthern.com.
  • St. Jude’s Ranch for Children plans its eighth annual Night of Lights from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at its Boulder City campus, 100 St. Jude’s St. The event is set to include food, entertainment, arts and crafts, silent auction, games, Santa and more. Admission is free, but there is a charge for food and activities. Visit stjudesranch.org/events.
  • Mark Chesnutt is set to perform at 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com/events.
  • The Boulder City Community Club plans its 40th annual Doodlebug Bazaar featuring arts and crafts, holiday decorations, ornaments, jewelry, clothing, toys, drawings and more, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. Visit bouldercitycommunityclub.com.
  • Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco is set to perform “Fiesta Mexicana,” or a Mexican festival of dance, at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • Little Texas is set to perform at 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com/events.
  • The Winchester Star Catchers dance program is set to perform its 14th annual holiday recital at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Artists Roberta and William Santa Cruz plan to display 3-D holiday dioramas in an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. A reception is set for 4:30 p.m. Roberta, known as Mary Saenz, was featured in a few films before becoming a singer in the 1960s. She and William, who is a musician, toured with Bob Hope and Glenn Ford in Vietnam for the United Services Organization. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.
  • The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, plans its fourth annual Heritage Holidays from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and Dec. 13. This is the only time the public can see the museum’s historic Heritage Street houses lit up for the holidays at night. The festivities include strolling carolers from Green Valley High School’s Madrigals choir, a craft tent where children can make ornaments, a scale-model holiday railroad display, visits with Santa and hot cocoa. Museum Guild volunteers also get into the spirit by dressing up in period outfits to welcome visitors to the historic homes. Admission is free. visit clarkcountynv.org or call 702-455-7955.
  • The city of Henderson is set to host its annual WinterFest starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and noon Dec. 13 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The free festival is set to include a tree lighting ceremony, Santa Claus, gingerbread house display, live entertainment and a parade. Visit hendersonlive.com.
  • Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to host live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Scott Star is set for Dec. 12, and Stefanrock is set for Dec. 13. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • Nashville Unplugged is set to feature artist Monty Powell at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to show “Jersey Boys” at 2 p.m. Dec. 12. The film is rated R. Call 702-207-4260.
  • The city of Henderson plans a holiday lights bus tour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 departing from the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive. Participants must arrive by 5:15 p.m., and children 7 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. If parents plan to bring a booster seat for a child, call 702-267-5850 in advance. The cost is $5 for anyone 4 or older, and registration is required. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • The Shirelles are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
  • Holiday movies are set to be shown from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Call 702-565-8402.
  • A Lego building challenge is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The event is designed for children 5 to 11. Call 702-565-8402.
  • A Santa’s Workshop is set to offer children’s crafts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Library. Call 702-207-4260, option 4.
  • New Song Lutheran Church, 1291 Cornet Drive, plans a live Christmas concert at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $10 ages 12 or younger in advance or $22 for adults and $12 for ages 12 or younger at the door. The church also seeks donations of gently used children’s clothing, gift cards, toiletries and more. All proceeds and items are set to benefit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Call 702-492-1771 or visit toeshark.com/?p=256.
  • A picnic and a movie are scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-492-7252.
  • Chabad of Green Valley plans a Chanukah in the District Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the gazebo in The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. The event is set to include live entertainment, dreidels, doughnuts and chocolate gelt. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.
  • Nashville Unplugged is set 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.
  • 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, and Nick Mattera is set for Dec. 20. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • 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, and Michael Anthony is set for Dec. 27. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • Paul Revere’s Raiders is 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.
  • 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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