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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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
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)
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