RELIGION NOTES

MUSIC

Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will present an organ concert with Ty Woodward at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Woodward, a representative of Schantz Organ Co., will perform on the church’s pipe organ. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased in advance or at the door (735-7655).

EVENTS

First Henderson United Methodist Church will have its annual Nevada Day celebration featuring bounce houses, carnival rides, games, a craft fair, chili cook-off, food and other activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the church parking lot at 609 E. Horizon Drive, Henderson.

Warm Springs Baptist Church, 2075 Warm Springs Road, Henderson, will host the free “Crazy Fall Festival” featuring trick-or-treating and game booths for kids of all ages 5-8 p.m. Sunday (361-7070).

Christ the King Catholic Community will have its annual auction and wine tasting event at 7 p.m. Friday in the campus gymnasium at 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. The auction will feature a variety of gift baskets and other items. The fee is $20. Free day care for children younger than 8 will be provided (871-1904).

The CNT Sisterhood of Congregation Ner Tamid will have its annual Hanukkah bazaar featuring Judaica items including jewelry, specialty menorahs and Hanukkah items; kitchen items; holiday gifts; a book fair; and other items, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7 at 55 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson (733-6292).

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada will host the Jewish Book Festival Nov. 7 and 14. The festival will feature authors Laurie Ann Levin and Elisa New Nov. 7 at Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. On Nov. 14, the festival will feature authors Daniel Levin, and Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. The fee is $18 and includes refreshments. Tickets may be purchased in advance (794-0090).

The Women’s Missionary League of Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd.,will have its holiday craft bazaar featuring handmade holiday gifts, ornaments, decorations, greeting cards, baked goods and other items, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 (645-4998).

The Women of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church is having its annual holiday craft fair featuring handmade crafts, a book sale, bake sale, drawings, cookie room and food cafe, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 7260 W. Sahara Ave. (363-1902).

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane, is having its Sip n’ Shop fundraiser featuring handcrafted jewelry, purses, handmade quilts and layette items, specialty teas, coffees and chocolates and other items, 2-4:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Admission is $10, which includes entry fee and light refreshments (873-3589).

The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada will present interfaith forums at various locations through Nov. 14. The series will end with an interfaith Thanksgiving service at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Congregation New Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson. The forum “The Role of Women in Religion” will be offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Islamic Society, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road. For more information, visit www.interfaithsn.org (895-9303).

The Las Vegas Valley Interfaith Sponsoring Committee will have a Leaders Outreach Assembly to discuss improving the future of the community at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Zion United Methodist Church, 2108 N. Revere St., North Las Vegas. The event will feature diverse faith-based and nonprofit organizations, and is open to individuals and groups of all faiths. For more information, call 648-7806, ext. 204.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a neighborhood walk at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6. On Nov. 7, the church will have a luncheon with Bishop Dan Edwards following the 10 a.m. service (878-2373).

MEETINGS

The Las Vegas Lay Dominicans will have its monthly meeting featuring prayer, formation activities and a Communion service, 10 a.m.-noon today at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community, 4765 Brussels St.

classes

Blue Lotus Insight Meditation Group, a nonprofit organization, will offer events with Buddhist scholar and meditation master Bhante Saranapala Wednesday through Nov. 7: a public speech on “The Problem of Existence: A Buddhist Perspective” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., a donation of $25 is suggested (878-2373); a meditation class and discussion, “Tranquility Through Inner Observation,” at 6 p.m. Friday at Northwest Yoga Studio, 7810 W. Ann Road, fees are $5-$12 (240-9996); a meditation retreat, “Ultimate Search for Enlightenment: A Journey of Intuition and Striving,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Regency Towers, 3111 Bel Air Drive, the fee is $100, includes lunch and tea break, and reservations are required by Monday (882-6352); a meditation and advanced Buddhist discussion on “The Wisdom of Emptiness” at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Blue Sky Yoga, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 215, a donation of $25 is suggested (592-1396).

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., offers English as a Second Language classes at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays (541-1952 or 732-2052).

Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development, 8072 W. Sahara Ave., presents Peace Dancers at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month. The Dances of Universal Peace are multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements. A $10 donation is suggested (243-4040).

Community Baptist Church, 245 E. Foster Ave., Henderson, offers a free reading program for all ages 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays (565-0071).

Singles groups

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, Temple Sinai and Congregation Ner Tamid offer a variety of programs for Jewish singles of all ages in Las Vegas and Henderson. For details, call the Jewish Community Center at 794-0090, Temple Sinai at 254-5110 or Congregation Ner Tamid at 733-6292.

New Life Christian Center has a singles meeting at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at 1229 E. Carson Ave. (387-5433).

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church sponsors singles groups for professionals 25 to 45 years old and a singles group for people 45 and older (228-8311, Ext. 7333 or 7334).

Single Adults Learning Together, or SALT Ministries of CornerStone Christian Fellowship, meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 5825 W. Eldora Ave. (871-5050).

To have religious events announced in the weekly Religion notes column, send complete information to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. The deadline for inclusion in the column is no later than 10 days in advance of publication.

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