4 health galas, events in Las Vegas this week

Gala on May 19 to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

“Hot Night in Havana” is the theme of Affinity Gaming’s annual Wine to Remember event on May 19 benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. The event will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Oasis Pool at Silver Sevens resort, 4100 Paradise Road. Attendees are encouraged to embrace the spirit of Cuban culture and wear colorful attire for a reception with rum cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction packages and live music. Proceeds will benefit local programs, services, treatments and prevention of. Tickets are $50 per person or $80 per couple. act.alz.org/snvwtr

Elementary schools to host safe nights

The city of Las Vegas will host Safe Summer Nights events at two elementary schools — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Matt Kelly Elementary, 1900 N. J St., and 5:30-7:30 May 17 at Kermit Booker Elementary, 2277 N. Martin L. King Blvd. The free community events will include music by a DJ, family games, face paintings, arts and crafts and refreshments.

Well Care Group hosts open house at clinic

Well Care Behavioral Health and Medical Clinic, 5412 Boulder Highway, will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 16 to mark Mental Health Awareness Month. The free event will feature vision, mental health and depression screenings, client success stories, clinic tours, community vendors and an opportunity to meet agency leaders, program directors and staff.

Lunch & Learn series meets Wednesdays

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., hosts the Lunch & Learn Educational Series from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in May. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. This week’s program will be “Stroke: What Everyone Needs to Know,” and will address the different kinds of strokes and how to recognize and prevent them.

Submit event information at health@reviewjournal.com.

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
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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
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