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What: Water Smart Indoors. Join experts from Southern Nevada Water Authority for this class that will provide you with simple habits you can adopt to reduce your indoor water use and tips on low-cost upgrades that will make your fixtures more efficient.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free with general admission

Info: 822-7786; advanced registration required

What: “Viva Frida.” The work of Mexican folk artist Frida Kahlo is featured in this exhibit co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Design Center and the Consulate of Mexico . It includes 34 images.

Where: Las Vegas Design Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, atrium of Building A

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 17

Cost: Free

Info: 599-3093

Sept. 18

What: Smelly Nature. Families are encouraged to bring their noses and their curiosity to get a sense of the scents of the natural world.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 10:30 a.m. – noon. Also to be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19

Cost: $8 adults, $6 children 5-17; members receive $2 discount

Info: 822-7786; advanced registration required

What: Edible Landscapes. Participants will learn how to transform their landscapes into a personal cornucopia of eating pleasure.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $10 adults, $8 children 5-17; members receive $2 discount

Info: 822-7786; advanced registration required

What: Landscape for Wildlife workshop. Learn how to create a certified wildlife habitat in your yard. This two-part workshop will teach you how to attract native species to your yard.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 10:30 a.m. – noon; series continues Sept. 25

Cost: $15 members; $20 nonmembers

Info: 822-7786; advanced registration required

What: Plant sale. Native Mojave species will be featured . All plants are drought tolerant and were grown by students from the College of Southern Nevada.

Where: Acacia Demonstration Gardens, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., Henderson

When: 8 a.m. – noon

Cost: $5 to $15; cash and checks only

Info: jennifer.szwejbka@nv.nacdnet
.net , 262-9047 ext. 109, or www.cdsn.org

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