First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will have a Hymn Festival, featuring brass, timpani, organ and a Mass choir from local congregations, at 5 p.m. Feb. 10. The event is free. A goodwill offering will be taken (384-4554).


Summerlin Presbyterian Church, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, will offer its Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 (243-0780).


Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane, will offer a pet blessing at 2 p.m. today. People can bring their pets, including stuffed animals, for a special ceremony and individual blessing (873-3589).

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., will host the community health fair “Healthy Choices and U” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature local northwest health-related businesses and free activities, including a free neck massage, eye and foot neuropathy screenings and smoothie samples (645-4998).

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas will have a rummage sale, featuring furniture, household items and electronics, drawings and a snack bar, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at 3616 E. Lake Mead Blvd. (395-6992).

First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will have a “Valentine Candy Factory” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. All ages can create valentine confections in the church’s Social Hall for an evening of “Loving Our Neighbors” and chocolate. Tickets are $3 per person, and will be sold in advance on Sunday morning. Tickets include the cost of dinner, unlimited chocolate and candy creation supplies (384-4554).

“A Night of Hope,” featuring Joel and Victoria Osteen, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center, Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street. Tickets are $18 (739-3267).

Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane, will host “Forbidden Art,” an exhibition of photographs of camp art from the collections of the Auschwitz Memorial, beginning Friday. Hours for viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 20 (804-1333).

J.O.Y. Ministry will have its winter ladies prayer breakfast at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 in Social Hall “B” at Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas. The entrance fee is $5, and includes a continental breakfast, anointed music, Bible study and outreach fellowship, devotional study packets, theme-related gift tokens, games and prizes. For reservations, call 647-0015.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Our Lady of the Rosary 2226 will host a bunco party on Feb. 9 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4490 Mountain Vista Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $12, and include lunch. For reservations and tickets, call 458-2211.

The Ramakrishna-Vedanta Center, 10732 Balsam Creek Road, will offer a program featuring Puja with guided meditation, a potluck luncheon, a talk on “Spiritual Adventures in Indian Monasteries” with Brahmachari Veda Chaitanya, and kirtan beginning at noon Feb. 9. The program will also include Swami Atmavidyananda discussing the center’s plans for the year and a session on how to do arati. For more information, call 646-4889.

The Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang and the Vietnamese Catholic Community of Las Vegas will celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at 4835 S. Pearl St. The program will feature a dragon dance, cultural dances, fashion show, sports games and games for children, and other activities. Admission is free (821-1459).

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 1920 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., will host the “Peace Be Still” revival at 7 p.m. Feb. 17-19. The Rev. Chester Smith of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis will be the revivalist, and music will be performed by the St. James Gospel Choir (648-6606).


Hindu Temple & Jain Center of Las Vegas, 1701 Sageberry Drive, offers Balaji Abhishekam services at 10:45 a.m. the first Saturday of the month in the temple, and Aarti Pooja services at noon Sundays (304-9207).


Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave., offers stories, songs, finger plays and other activities for children at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (645-1777).

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., offers English as a Second Language conversational classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Volunteers interested in teaching can call 541-1952 or 732-2052.

The Las Vegas Diamond Way Buddhist Group offers guided meditation and dharma talks at 7:45 p.m. Thursdays (260-4426).


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 a singles group for people 45 and older (804-8365, ext. 7333).

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

60+ Singles Catholic Fellowship, open to men and women of the Catholic faith, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Village Pub, 10900 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson (796-1953).

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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