Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., will host the family concert “Souvenir de Florence Sextet,” featuring works by Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi, at 2 p.m. Oct. 17. The concert will feature members of “The Lion King” orchestra and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Admission is free. A goodwill offering will be accepted (341-7800).


St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission will host the annual Lebanese American Festival 4-11 p.m. today and noon-8 p.m. Sunday on the mission’s grounds at 10325 Rancho Destino Road. The festival will feature food, games and activities. Admission is $3, children younger than 12 are admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the mission’s programs (616-6902).

Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will have its Gingerbread Fair and Pantry featuring handmade items, baked goods and other items, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The church’s youth group will have a swap meet 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16. Parking spaces to sell items are available for $10-$25. The funds will help the youth group with fees for summer camps and mission trips. The group also will accept donations to sell at the swap meet. Items may be dropped off on Friday (454-8484).

The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada will present five interfaith forums at various locations Sunday 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 first forum, “Where Did We Come From, Why Are We Here, And Where Are We Going?” will be offered at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Baha’i Center, 7035 W. Oakey Blvd. For more information, visit (895-9303).

Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., is having a fall festival and craft expo 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16. The festival will feature crafts, food, drawings, a live and silent auction, live entertainment, a clown parade, children’s activities and other activities (458-2241).

Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, is having its annual lobster fair featuring arts and crafts, a silent and live auction, food, drawings, live entertainment and other activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16 (735-7655).

St. Margaret’s Guild of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., is having a bazaar featuring handmade items, baked goods and a book sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16 (878-2373).

The Dorcas Circle ladies group of University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway, is having a patio sale featuring handmade crafts, holiday items, baked goods, greeting cards and white elephants, among other things, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17 (733-7155).

St. James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church is having its annual Gospel Jazz Brunch and silent auction fundraising event 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets are $60, and are available at the church office, 1920 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (648-6606).

Grace Community Church is having its annual Country Store 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 22 and 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 23, featuring the sale of used clothes, housewares, hardware, furniture, appliances and other items, at 1150 Wyoming St., Boulder City (293-2018).


The Church at South Las Vegas will host its annual fall conference at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 7 p.m. Oct. 18-20 at 3051 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson. Speaking at the conference will be John Bevere, international speaker and co-host of “The Messenger”; Judah Smith, lead pastor of the City Church in Seattle; Dr. Samuel Chand, consultant and mentor to some of America’s pastors; and Benny Perez, pastor of the Church at South Las Vegas. All services are free and open to the public (361-1579).


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., will offer an interfaith meditation service with David Scheuneman at 6 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 24. A $5 donation is suggested. Registration is required (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.

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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