Cerca calendar: May 2013

Cerca country embraces the great outdoors in May with events for hikers, runners and mules.

FRIDAY, ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH: Outside Looking In. This naturalist-guided hike takes you outside the park to the Eagle Crags Trail. Participants learn about the geology, botany and human history along the strenuous 5- to 6-mile hike. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org.

FRIDAY THROUGH MAY 5, SELIGMAN, ARIZ.: Historic Route 66 Fun Run. This three-day event travels 140 miles from Seligman to Topock/Golden Shores. The run is open to all street-legal vehicles. 928-753-6106. www.gokingman.com.

SATURDAY, CHLORIDE, ARIZ.: Chloride Yard Sale. This annual event offers visitors bargains on antiques and some useful and not-so-useful junk. The Historical Society also holds a bake sale. 928-565-9419. www.chloridearizona.com.

SATURDAY, LONE PINE, CALIF.: Wild Wild West Marathon. This event takes place in the foothills of Mount Whitney and throughout the Alabama Hills. There is a race for all ages and abilities, including a 50k, a marathon, 10-mile and 3-mile Fun Run. 760-876-4444. www.lonepinechamber.org.

SATURDAY AND MAY 5, RENO: Cinco de Mayo. Northern Nevada’s largest annual celebration of Latino heritage, the family friendly event features live Latin music, Mexican dancing horses, food, arts and crafts, children’s activities. Grand Sierra Resort. 775-291-3651. www.cincodemayoreno.com.

MAY 5, ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH: Zion 101. This workshop teaches the basics of the park’s geology and ecosystems. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org.

MAY 10 AND 18, ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH: Rim to Floor or Rim and Back. This 7- to 8-mile ranger-led hike teaches about Zion’s geology, botany and desert ecosystems. Participants must be in fit hiking shape. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org.

MAY 11, KINGMAN, ARIZ.: Route 66 Race for Hospice. This annual event features a 10k/5k and 3-mile walk. Powerhouse Visitor Center. 928-681-8656. www.azkrmc.com.

MAY 11-12, RENO: Reno River Festival: Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, this festival features top athletes from the pro kayaking tour, clinics, live entertainment, food and vendors. Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield. 775-784-9400. www.renoriverfestival.com.

MAY 12-18, KANAB, UTAH: Amazing Earthfest. This festival celebrates public lands through scientific and cultural presentations, arts and entertainment, and guided hikes and tours. Various venues throughout the area. 888-588-8970. www.amazingearthfest.com.

MAY 14, ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH: Geology: Kolob Canyons and Beyond. Join instructor Ben Everitt in a workshop that surveys 800 million years of geologic activity that shaped the Basin and Range provinces on the Colorado Plateau. Moderate hiking. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org.

MAY 17-19, FALLON: Spring Wings Bird Festival. This is the height of spring migration to the Lahonton Valley wetlands. Exhibits, speakers and tours. Churchill County Fairgrounds. 775-428-6452. www.springwings.org.

MAY 21-26, BISHOP, CALIF.: Bishop Mule Days Celebration. More than 700 mules will compete in 181 events. Mule Days Parade on Saturday features the country’s longest running nonmotorized parade. 760-872-4263. www.muledays.org.

MAY 25-26, FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.: Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture. Learn about the Zuni way of life. Demonstrations by weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers, potters and painters. Museum of Northern Arizona. 928-774-5213. www.musnaz.org.

MAY 25-27, VIRGINIA CITY: Memorial Day Celebration and Railfest. A Heroes Parade followed by the kickoff for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad season. Vendors, food and entertainment. 775-847-7500. www.visitvirginiacitynv.com.

MAY 31-JUNE 2, WINNEMUCCA: Winnemucca Mule Race and Show. Competitors from throughout the country compete in dozens of events. Vendors, food. Winnemucca Events Complex. 775-623-5071. www.muleshow.com.

Rev. Father Seraphim Ramos talks about Greek Orthodox icons during an interview with the LVRJ
Rev. Father Seraphim Ramos talks about Greek Orthodox icons during an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Holiday poultry with Tim and Chemaine Jensen of Village Meat & Wine
Tim and Chemaine Jensen of Village Meat & Wine explain the different types of poultry available for the holidays. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Catholic Charities hosts early Christmas meal
Students from the Bishop Gorman High School football and cheerleader team helped to serve food at the Christmas meal sponsored by the Frank and Victoria Fertitta Foundation at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada on Sunday. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Incarcerated Christmas
This is the fourth year HOPE for Prisoners has worked with the Nevada Department of Corrections to create a Christmas for prisoners to visit their families. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
2018 Homeless Vigil
Straight From The Streets holds its 23rd annual vigil to remember the 179 homeless individuals who died in Clark County this year.
Getting through the Holiday blues
Psychologist Whitney Owens offers advice on keeping your mental health in check during the Holiday season in Henderson, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military program gave meal kits to 200 families at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10047 in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. It all started with a chance encounter in a supermarket in Utica, N.Y., near Fort Drum. A soldier, his wife and infant had a handful of grocery items they couldn't afford. A Beam Suntory employee picked up the $12 cost for the groceries. The program has grown from providing 500 meal kits to military families in 2009 to providing more than 7,000 nationally this holiday season.K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhoto
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women at WestCare Women Children Campus in Las Vegas. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Former 51s manager Wally Backman chats about new job
Former Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman talks about his new job with the independent league Long Island Ducks during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
U.S. Army Corps Edward Hall, a 95-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor talks about his memories of that horrific day. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
As he prepares to open his new restaurant Best Friend later this month at Park MGM, celebrity chef Roy Choi took the time to cook for the resort’s employees Tuesday. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
People participated in the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run which raises cubs for Opportunity Village.
World Holidays Exhibit At The Natural History Museum
Migratory Bird Day teaches adults and kids to celebrate birds
Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
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