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Henderson community events calendar, July 2-8, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A children’s movie is slated for 10 a.m. July 2 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

Nashville Unplugged plans to feature Dean Alexander at 8 p.m. July 3 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

The city of Henderson is scheduled to host its annual Fourth of July celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive. The event is set to include concessions and live performances. An 18-minute fireworks show at 9 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/pefzwyl.

Station Casinos plans its We Love Locals July 4th Fireworks Blast show at 9 p.m. July 4 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. The nine-minute fireworks show is set to be produced by the Grucci’s of New York. Visit sclv.com.

Lake Las Vegas plans its Independence Day celebration at 4 p.m. July 5 in its village, 30 Strada Di Villaggio. The celebration is scheduled to include live music, food, kids’ activities and more. Fireworks are planned for 9 p.m. Visit lakelasvegas.com/events.

The Outdoor Picture Show on the Green is scheduled to show “National Treasure” at 7 p.m. July 4 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Screenings are scheduled through Oct. 31. Upcoming scheduled shows include: July 11, “Dolphin Tale 2;” July 18, “Hook;” and July 25, “Planes: Fire and Rescue.” Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.

Dive-in movie nights are scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. throughout the summer at city pools. The Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Drive, is set to screen “The Little Mermaid” July 17 and “Big Hero 6” Aug. 21. The Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road, plans to screen “Despicable Me 2” July 9 and “The Lion King” Aug. 7. Admission to each film is $5 per person. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings.

The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, is set to show “The Avengers” at 3:30 p.m. July 7. The event is designed for teens 13 to 17. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

A comic book workshop is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Instructor Jacqueline Eihausen is set to teach the art of writing and drawing comic books. The course is designed for children 12 to 17, and registration is required. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

A Mario Party game is planned from 2 to 5 p.m. July 6 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, for children 10 to 17. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

A beginners email class is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 8 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The course is set to cover how to send, read, delete and reply to email messages using Yahoo Mail. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

PLAN AHEAD

A children’s movie is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 9 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to screen “Chappie” at 2 p.m. July 10. The film is rated R. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

Comedian Jim Breuer is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. July 10 and 11 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Nashville Unplugged plans to feature Rob Hatch at 8 p.m. July 10 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, plans a Power Play Sportscards & Collectibles Show during mall hours July 10-12. The event is set to include autographed memorabilia, sports trading cards, collectible toys and comics and more. Visit galleriaatsunset.com/event.

Cowabunga Bay Water Park, 900 Galleria Drive, plans to throw Disco Pool Nights until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday July 10 through Aug. 8. The events are set to include music, lights and games. General admission costs $36.99 for adults and $27.99 for children shorter than 48 inches. Season passes are available. Visit cowabungabay.com/lasvegas or call 702-850-9000.

The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, is set to screen “Focus” at 2 p.m. July 11. The film is rated R. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-565-8402.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans Gardening in Small Places classes at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Upcoming dates are July 11, the dirt on soil; July 25, organic gardening; Aug. 22, landscape design; Sept. 19, native plants; Oct. 3, tree selection; and Nov. 21, growing fruit at home. Class space is limited, and preregistration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class, which includes class materials. Contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5573.

A Lego challenge is set for 10 a.m. July 11 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The event is designed for children 5 to 11. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-565-8402.

The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans an after-hours heroes and villains party from 6 to 8 p.m. July 11 for children 10 to 18. The event is set to include games, crafts, snacks, raffle and a costume contest. Registration is required. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

Strikes For Kids plans its second annual Las Vegas All-Star Bowling Classic at 5 p.m. July 12 at the Strike Zone at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The event is set to include NFL guest stars, a live auction and award ceremony. Proceeds are set to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Registration starts at $100. Visit lasvegasallstarclassic.com.

A teen movie is slated for 2 p.m. July 13 at the Paseo Verde Library. The event is designed for teens 13 to 17. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, plans to show “Big Hero 6” at 11:30 a.m. July 14. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows and a lunch. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-565-8402.

The Henderson Historical Society plans its next meeting at 4:30 p.m. July 14 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-565-8402.

Nashville Unplugged plans to feature Billy Dawson at 8 p.m. July 17 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

Peter Noone, former lead singer of Herman’s Hermits, is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. July 17-19 at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $40. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Comedian Louie Anderson is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. July 24-26 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Cosmic swim nights are planned from 8 to 10 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 14 at the Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The events include music, diving games and swimming races. Admission is $5. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings.

Nashville Unplugged plans to feature Adam Hood at 8 p.m. July 24 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

DBS, a Journey tribute band, is set to perform at 8 p.m. July 25 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $26.75. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

Al Di Meola is slated to perform at 8 p.m. July 25 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $35.95. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association plans its Scully Western U.S. Championship from July 29 to Aug. 1 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Spectator admission is free. Visit cmsaevents.com.

Comedian Christopher Titus plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 2 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Nashville Unplugged plans to feature Kylie Sackley at 8 p.m. July 31 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

A Family Film Day is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road. The event is set to show “The Game Plan” and include snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows and chairs. Admission is $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Children 3 or younger are admitted free. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 702-267-4070.

A yard sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and Sept. 4 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. Admission is free to shop. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 702-267-2950.

Tony Orlando is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-9 at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Justin Shandor is set to perform an Elvis tribute show at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $30. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.

James Otto is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $30.35. Visit sclv.com/entertainment.

The Community Church of Henderson, 360 E. Horizon Drive, plans its Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 10-14. The event’s theme is “Everest: Conquering Life’s Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” and is designed for children in preschool to fifth grade. Call 702-565-8563.

James Darren is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

R5 is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $25. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings.

Sheena Easton is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers plan to perform at 8 p.m. Sept 19 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit sclv.com/concerts.

Lani Misalucha is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $42. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.

The Henderson Saddle Association plans a fundraising event from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the stables, 6490 Wiesner Way. The event is set to include rodeo performances, food, raffles, contests, carnival rides, a petting zoo, live music and more. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for groups of four or more. Proceeds are set to benefit the Basic High School teens injured at a desert bonfire in June 2014. For more information, visit hendersonsaddleclub.com.

Martin Nievera is slated to perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $32. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

CITY AND LIBRARIES TO CLOSE JULY 3 AND 4

The city of Henderson and Henderson District Public Libraries are scheduled to be closed July 3 and 4 for Independence Day.

Visit cityofhenderson.com or mypubliclibrary.com.

BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR JULY 10

United Blood Services plans a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. July 10 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Appointments are recommended.

Visit tinyurl.com/ldnyprx.

BIRD VIEWING PRESERVE WINS AWARD

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, named the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve a 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award winner.

The award honors hospitality-related businesses and attractions that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least one year.

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve has received an overall 4.5 out of 5 rating to date based on TripAdvisor traveler reviews. It also ranks ninth among the site’s top things to do in Henderson.

Visit cityofhenderson.com.

CITY OF HENDERSON PLANS MEETING

The city of Henderson plans its next City Council meeting at 6 p.m. July 7 and its next Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. July 16 at Henderson City Hall, 240 S. Water St.

Visit cityofhenderson.com/city-clerk.

CITY WATER PASSES STATE AND FEDERAL STANDARDS

The city of Henderson Department of Utility Services released the 2015 Water Quality Report that shows the city’s drinking water meets or surpasses all state and federal standards.

The report is designed to inform water customers about the quality of the water delivered to their tap. It contains detailed information about where the water comes from, how it is treated and important health information.

Thousands of tests were conducted on water samples collected from three regional water treatment facilities and throughout Henderson’s water distribution system. These samples were analyzed for more than 90 regulated and unregulated substances and met or exceeded safe drinking water standards.

Visit cityofhenderson.com/2015WQR or call 702-267-5900.

NONPROFIT RECEIVES $80,000 GIFT

The Engelstad Family Foundation recently awarded HopeLink of Southern Nevada with an $80,000 donation for its senior programming.

SeniorLink provides crisis assistance to low-income and impoverished adults 55 or older. The donation is set to support and expand the nonprofit’s senior services next year.

Visit link2hope.org.

HENDERSON NAMED A PLAYFUL CITY

The city of Henderson was recently named a Playful City USA community for the eighth consecutive year.

The national program honors cities and towns championing efforts to make play a priority for children. The program is administered by KaBoom!, a nonprofit dedicated to saving children’s play, and the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of health care company Humana Inc.

Criteria for the designation includes collaboration among nonprofits, foundations, civic groups, businesses and neighboring cities and towns; demonstrating the support of the mayor and city council on the cause of play; and expressing the ability and commitment to use data to address inequality through infrastructure reinvestment, policy changes and programming.

Visit cityofhenderson.com.

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