6 health events in Las Vegas this week

Thousands expected for annual AIDS walk

AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada) will host the 28th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas beginning at 7 a.m. April 15 at Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Join entertainers Penn & Teller and more than 3,000 supporters for a two-hour pre-walk festival from 8 to 10 a.m. featuring sponsor tables, entertainers, a silent auction, and food and beverage vendors. The walk steps off at 10 a.m. Register at afanlv.org.

Annual AgeWell Expo is Saturday at the Rio

The fourth annual AgeWell Expo, sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rio Convention Center, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Dozens of local and national exhibitors will present information and demonstrations on how to live life to the fullest after 50.

Topics will include travel, career, fitness, financial planning, health and wellness, dating, retirement and more. Admission to the expo is free, as are parking, food and entertainment.

Funny Bunny Race an event for Parkinson’s

The annual Funny Bunny Race for Parkinson’s will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at W. Wayne Bunker Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Runners, walkers and hoppers will receive race-day T-shirts and goody bags. There will be a bunny hop for eggs, petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting and more for children. friendsofparkinsons.org

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 April. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

This week’s program is “Depression and Apathy.” Although the two can overlap, they are distinct syndromes in people with brain disorders. Dr. Dylan Wint’s presentation will address treatments for both.

Healthy Kids Day planned at community center

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive, will host a Healthy Kids Day from 1-3 p.m. April 21.

This event, which is free and open to the public, focuses on keeping young people active and healthy with activities such as kids Zumba, relays, arts and crafts.

Sensory-friendly shows planned at Smith Center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will present sensory-friendly performances of the acclaimed family show “Shh! We Have A Plan” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 21.

These performances will include special features to accommodate audience members with sensory deficits (affecting how the brain receives and responds to information through the senses), including adjustments to mitigate jarring sounds and startling lighting, as well as quiet spaces provided in the lobby for attendees who might need to take a break from the performance.

Guests will receive a guide before the shows. Tickets are $10. thesmithcenter.com

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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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