Cerca Calendar

In Cerca Country winters, some fun-seekers retreat to indoor events, and others to the lower elevations of Death Valley and points south. Look for a destination and event in the following selection.

Friday through March 1, Carson Valley: Eagles and Agriculture. This three-day event features opportunities to view and photograph birds of prey. Falconing field demonstrations, photography workshops and access to some of the area’s working ranches and historic barns. (775) 782-9835, www. visitcarsonvalley.org.

Saturday, Death Valley, Calif.: Death Valley Century and Double Century. This intense bike race travels from Furnace Creek through the Badwater area, then over mountain passes to Shoshone and back. Races are 100 and 200 miles. www.adventurecorps.com.

March 1, Tahoe City, Calif.: The Great Ski Race. More than 1,000 Nordic ski racers compete on a 30K course from Lake Tahoe to Truckee in a fundraiser for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team. (530) 583-5475, www.thegreatskirace.com.

March 4, Cedar City, Utah: Annual art auction features paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics and jewelry by some of the Southwest’s finest artists. Rusty’s Ranch House, (435) 586-5432, www.scenicsouthernutah.com.

March 7, Lone Pine, Calif.: Early Opener Trout Derby. Sign-up starts at 8:30 a.m.; fishing continues until the 3:30 p.m. weigh in. Prizes include cash. Diaz Lake. (760) 876-4444, www.lonepinechamber.org.

March 10, Flagstaff, Ariz.: En Vogue: 90 Years of Riordan Women’s Fashion. Learn about the many styles of women’s clothing popular from the later 1880s to the 1960s, featuring garments worn by three generations of Riordan woman. (928) 779-4395, www.pr.state.az.us.

March 12-15, Laughlin: Wings and Wildlife Festival of Southern Nevada. Tours to various habitats to view birds and other area wildlife. Educational seminars, which include bat netting and falconry, hiking and kayaking excursions, and tradeshow. www.laughlinbirds.com/

March 14, Prescott, Ariz.: Go! Off Road Duathlon. This triathlon-styled race combines trail running and mountain biking. All proceeds for event go to the Prescott Kiwanis Foundation Endowment Fund. Pioneer Park/Brownlow Trails. (928) 445-8700, www.go-ar.com..

March 14, Virginia City: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Oyster Fry. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade that travels down streets painted with shamrocks, then feast on oysters. (775) 847-4386, www.virginiacity-nv.org.

March 15, Prescott, Ariz.: John Wesley Powell: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery. Join Northern Arizona University’s special collections librarian Richard Quartaroli and learn about the latest research about Powell and his adventures. Sharlot Hall Museum, (928) 445-3122, www.sharlot.org.

March 15, Sparks: Top O’ the Mornin’ Fun Run/Walk. Besides exercise, event includes a costume contest to pick the best-dressed leprechaun. Sparks Marina. (775) 353-7898, www.visitreno.com.

March 15, 17 and 19, Flagstaff, Ariz.: Spring Break Star Fest. Celebrate spring break with a special star party featuring Saturn. This special event will include indoor programs and numerous telescopes set up for viewing throughout the Lowell Observatory campus. (928) 233-3210, www.lowell.edu.

March 18, Zion National Park, Utah: Wednesday Wildlife Walk. Learn about the physical and biological worlds of Zion with zoologist/ecologist Dr. Allen Brown. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute, (800) 635-3959, www.zionpark.org.

March 19, Zion National Park, Utah: Thursday Trek. Join a naturalist and learn about the geology, flora, fauna and cultural history of Zion. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute, (800) 635-3959, www.zionpark.org.

March 21, Parowan, Utah: Spring Equinox Observation. A presentation of the ancient American Indian solar calendar and observation of the equinox sunset. Parowan Gap Petroglyphs National Historic Site. (435) 477-3734, www.scenicsouthernutah.com.

March 26-29, Laughlin: Laughlin River Stampede PRCA Rodeo. As many as 700 participants compete in eight traditional rodeo events, including bareback bronc riding, team roping and bull riding. (800) 227-5245, www.honeycuttrodeo.com.

Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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