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Things to do in Henderson Nov. 20-26, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, plans a Book Speed Dating event from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 for ages 12 to 17. Participants are invited to share information on their favorite books in two minutes or less. Snacks and drinks are set to be provided. Call 702-565-8402.
  • Lego Night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Children 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 702-207-4260.
  • The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, is set to show “Edge of Tomorrow” from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 21. Popcorn is set to be available. Call 702-565-8402.
  • Elixir, 292 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to host live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Justin Mather is scheduled for Nov. 21 and Nick Mattera for Nov. 22. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • Barry Black plans a CD release party for his album “Lost and Found” at 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $26.25. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • Tal & Brooks is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Jokers Wild, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Admission is free. Visit jokerswildcasino.com/entertain.
  • The Hostile Grape inside The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans live entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tony Veniro is set for Nov. 21, Paul Charles for Nov. 22. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, is scheduled to show “Maleficent” from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 21. The film is rated PG. Call 702-207-4258.
  • Ravello inside The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans live entertainment at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. JAMM is set for Nov. 21, and Envy is set for Nov. 22. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
  • The Fab is set to perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Admission is free. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • Nashville Unplugged is set to feature artist Julie Roberts at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, plans to host its 21st annual holiday cactus garden through Jan. 1. The garden is set to be open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Visit ethelm.com.
  • Gary Anderson’s Big Band and Patty Ascher are set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $18.10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, plans a pre-Black Friday craft and vendor bazaar from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 24. The event is set to include candles, ceramics and more. Call 702-271-5263.
  • The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, plans to host a Wii dance event for adults from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Registration is required. Call 702-565-8402.
  • Santa is set to visit the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, through Dec. 24. Nightly light shows are slated on the hour from 5 p.m. to close. The attraction is set to feature 54,000 lights, a 40-foot Christmas tree and more. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
  • Congregation Ner Tamid’s Sisterhood plans its annual holiday bazaar featuring jewelry, crafts, pet gifts, children’s items, art, a “white elephant sale,” food and other items, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at 55 N. Valle Verde Drive. Visit lvnertamid.org.
  • The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition plans an education session on infant facial issues that create challenges for breastfeeding from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extention’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The class, designed for health care professionals, is $50, which includes lunch and continuing education credits. Register at snvbreastfeeding.org.
  • A Clark County government surplus auction is scheduled at 8 a.m. Nov. 22 at the county storage yard at 4320 Stephanie St. Registration is required, and items may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov 20 and 21. Visit tntauction.com.
  • The Nevada Department of Wildlife plans a free Family Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Participants 12 or older need a valid Nevada fishing license with a trout stamp. All gear will be provided. Visit tinyurl.com/sunsetfish.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • Lake Mead National Recreational Area plans a lecture on desert birds at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center, 601 Great Basin Highway. Call 702-293-8990.
  • Signature Productions plans to perform Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” through Dec. 13 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. nightly except Sundays and Mondays, along with shows at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 6. Tickets are $30 for adults and $28 for seniors and students. Visit signatureproductions.net or call 702-878-7529.
  • 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.
  • The Mountain View Concert Series plans to host the UNLV Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. The ensemble will perform works by Bach, Stravinsky and Schoenberg. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 702-341-7800.
  • A Celtic Thanksgiving is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The afternoon of Gaelic music and dance is set to feature the Desert Skye Las Vegas Pipe Band, piper Jack Lee, Sharon Lynn’s Celtic Crown Academy of Irish Dance and the Las Vegas Highland Dance Association. Visit lvccld.org.
  • A holiday tree lighting ceremony is scheduled at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 26 in Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Visit samstownlv.com, or call 702-636-7075.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Joan Collins is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $40. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
  • 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.
  • The city of Henderson plans to celebrate Junior Naturalist Day from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive. Children 6 to 12 are set to collect data on weather conditions, plants, animals and birds with preserve staff members. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • Adam Lucas is set to perform “Sway: A Tribute to Michael Buble” at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $26.75. Visit sclv.com.
  • Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, plans its ninth annual charity fundraiser at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. The event is set to include raffles and performances by choirs, orchestras and more. Admission is free. Visit diy-messiah-lasvegas.org.
  • The Friends of Henderson Libraries is scheduled to host its 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 set to be donated to the Henderson District Public Libraries. Visit hdplfriends.org.
  • The city of Henderson plans a Parents Night Out at the Pool event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 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.
  • Ravello inside The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans live entertainment at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Rhythm Nation is set for Nov. 28, and JAMM is set for Nov. 29. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
  • Gregg Peterson is set to perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Admission is free. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.
  • The Hostile Grape inside The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans live entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tim Catching is set for Nov. 28, and Rein Garcia is set for Nov. 29. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
  • Elixir, 292 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to host live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Stefanrock is set for Nov. 28 and Michael Anthony for Nov. 29. Visit elixirlounge.net.
  • A picnic and movie are planned for 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
  • The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, plans a Nevada Youth Writers Workshop Series from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 29. The event is designed for teens, but ages 10 to 18 are welcome. Call 702-565-8402.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, is set to show “Elf” at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The event is designed for youths 12 to 17. Call 702-207-4260.
  • 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 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 set to include games, dinner and arts and crafts. The cost is $20, and registration is required. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • Sun City MacDonald Ranch Variety Players plans Holiday at the Ranch at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch community center, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. The event is set to include performances, decorations and raffles. The cost is $8, and tickets are set to be available in the center’s lobby Dec. 2-6. Proceeds are scheduled to benefit Robert Taylor Elementary School and other charities.
  • 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 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 are set to receive free admission. All toys are set to benefit the city’s toy drive. Registration is required. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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