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East Valley View community news and information, April 17-24, 2014

Sign Design: Past, Present

and Future set for April 22

Sign Design: Past, Present and Future will take place at the Neon Museum at 5 p.m. April 22.

According to a Neon Museum news release, the program is open to the public and reservations are required in advance.

“Times of the Signs programs take place in the famous Neon Boneyard and bring illuminating lectures, panel discussions, presentations or performances to the community,” the release said. The event will begin with a meet-and-greet with the panelists for Neon Museum members only from 5-6 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session, begins at 6 p.m. A cash bar serving wine, beer, soda and water will be available.

Admission is free. The Neon Museum is at 770 Las Vegas Blvd.

For more information, call 702-387-6366, visit www.neonmuseum.org or email education@neonmuseum.org.

Pirate Fest Cardboard Regatta scheduled for April 26

The Pirate Fest Cardboard Regatta will take place at the lake at Lorenzi Park starting at 10 a.m. April 26.

According to a Ward 5 press release, “Build a ship or other floaty thing entirely out of cardboard and then paddle it in a race on the lake. It’s free to enter and is sponsored by Zappos.”Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

Lorenzi Park is at 3333 W. Washington Ave.

For more information, visit www.piratefestlv.com.

City of Las Vegas announces

summer employment openings

The city of Las Vegas has announced several summer employment openings in various departments of the city’s government.

“If you’re interested in working for the city of Las Vegas in some of the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department programs this summer, the following positions are now open: Assistant (summer only), senior assistant (summer only) and site leader I (summer only). The positions of lifeguard and lifeguard with water safety instructor certification also are available. The city of Las Vegas offers all certification classes needed to obtain the job,” according to a city press release.

For more information, call 702-229-6309 or visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov.

Love Around the World

to be presented April 26

Love Around the World will take place at the Smith Center at 7:30 p.m. April 26.

According to a Smith Center for the Performing Arts press release, “The Love Around the World concert and the 2013-14 Masterworks Series concludes with one of the most popular symphonic works, ‘Scheherazade,’ by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Showcasing the composer’s skill as an orchestral colorist, the work is based on stories of ‘The Thousand and One Nights,’ also known as the ‘Arabian Nights,’ a collection of fantasy tales from Egypt, Persia and India, translations of which fueled the musical Orientalism adopted by many composers of the time.”

Tickets range in price from $25 to $94.

The Smith Center is at 361 Symphony Park Ave.

For more information, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.lvphil.org.

Holi Festival of Colors Las Vegas scheduled for April 26

The Holi Festival of Colors Las Vegas will take place at Sunset Park from noon-6 p.m. April 26.

The event is for all ages.

According to the Holi Festival of Colors Las Vegas website, “Do not miss the first Holi Festival of Colors in Las Vegas. There will be live bands, DJs, top yoga teachers, mantras, cuisine, interactive dance and colors. ”

The cost of admission is $5.

Sunset Park is at 2601 E. Sunset Area A.

For more information, call 801-787-1510 or visit www.festivalofcolorsusa.com.

Las Vegas Library to hold

African travel seminar April 30

A seminar on traveling to Africa will be held at the Las Vegas Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 30.

“Meet Jombi Kivuyo and Wilfred Moshi of Tanzania Outdoor Adventures for a one-hour talk and visual presentation on how to experience the best of East Africa: Visit the Serengeti,” according to an announcement from the library. “They have 20 years of experience between them in tailoring trips for their clients. Learn how your life-changing journey can help conserve Africa’s magnificent biodiversity and benefit rural people.”

The event, for all ages, is free. Registration is not required.

The Las Vegas Library is at 833 Las

Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information, visit www.lvccld.org/about/branch_info.cfm?id=4.

Musical Arts Chorus and Orchestra concert set for May 4

The Musical Arts Chorus and Orchestra has scheduled a Bach/Mendelssohn Masterworks Concert for 3 p.m. May 4 at the Ham Concert Hall.

The concert celebrates the 51st season of the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, according to a society press release.

“The afternoon concert features the 60-voice Musical Arts Chorus and Orchestra in performances of Bach Cantata No. 78, ‘Jesus, by Thy Cross,’ and three major choral-orchestra works by Mendelssohn: ‘As the Hart Pants,’ ‘Hear My Prayer’ and ‘Hymne, op. 96,’” according to the release.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, disabled and military and $8 for students with ID.

The Ham Concert Hall is at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. For more information, call 702-451-6672.

Senior Idol Showcase auditions

slated for May 7-8

Registration is open for auditions for the Senior Idol Showcase, set for June 12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.

Auditions will be May 7-8 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, according to a city of Las Vegas press release.

“The showcase will feature talented individuals and groups age 50 and older performing a variety of acts, including singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and comedy,” according to the release.

“All seniors in Las Vegas and surrounding areas are welcome to audition regardless of experience level,” the release stated.

Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

For more information or to register, call 702-229-6454.

LVA Unplugged: Alive from the Copa scheduled for May 9

LVA Unplugged: Alive from the Copa will take place at the Las Vegas Academy High School at 5:30 p.m. May 9.

According to a Junior League of Las Vegas news release, “This jazz concert will also feature a pre-concert lecture from Dr. Michael Green, ‘The Rat Pack and the Sands.’ The lecture is free and will begin at 5:30 p.m. inside the Lowden Theater of the Performing Arts at the Las Vegas Academy High School. A concert featuring classic Copa Showroom music will follow at 7 p.m. performed by the LVA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Patrick Bowen and featuring guest vocalist Marlena Shaw. A reception and guided tour will follow at the Morelli House. Concert tickets are $8 and available for purchase at the door. The event is being co-produced by the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Department, Nevada Humanities on the Road Program and the Junior League of Las Vegas.”

Las Vegas Academy High School is at 315 S. Seventh St.

For more information, call 702-367-7771 or visit www.jllv.org.

Clark County Library to hold

Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits

Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits will be held at the Clark County Library at 11:45 a.m. April 23.

According to an announcement from the library, “Bring your lunch and have an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow nonprofit organizations in an informal setting. Don’t forget to bring brochures and other information about your organization. Reservations are not required.”

The free event will take place in the library’s Jewel Box Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit www.lvccld.org.

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