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The “Exploring Trees Inside and Out” exhibit is scheduled to run Saturday through Sept. 5 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. A sneak peek event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information, visit or call 822-8722.


The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, also known as The Mob Museum, hired Ceres Hill as marketing director. She has worked as senior marketing and public relations manager for Cirque du Soleil, Resident Show Division, Las Vegas.

Amy Ayoub, president of Moving People to Action, and Michael Cornthwaite, owner of the Downtown Cocktail Room and co-owner of Emergency Arts and The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, have joined the board of directors of 300 Stewart Avenue Corp. , the nonprofit board overseeing the museum’s development, management and operations.


Lauvale Sape, a former Buffalo Bills nose guard and current defensive standout for the Las Vegas Locomotives, is scheduled to host a youth football camp Thursday through Saturday at Ed Fountain Park, 1400 N. Decatur Blvd.

A handful of NFL players also are scheduled to attend.

Morning sessions for those ages 7 to 14 are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon. Afternoon sessions for teens 15 to 18 are planned from 5 to 9 p.m.

Registration fees are $200 for the younger group and $275 for the older group. The camp is non contact for the younger attendees and full contact for the older participants.

A cheerleading camp is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday. Girls ages 7 to 14 can attend, and there is a registration fee of $195 per person.

For more information, register at or call 801-679-1425.


The Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, is participating in the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program providing nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to students.

Anyone ages 2 to 18 can receive a free lunch at the Heinrich location from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, Monday through Aug. 26.

For more information, call 877-9622.


Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jackie Glass is stepping down from her bench into a new role as host of the CBS syndicated TV series “Swift Justice.”

Glass presided over specialty courts including drug, felony DUI and mental health.

The Commission on Judicial Selection is expected to recommend three candidates to Gov. Brian Sandoval for his selection for appointment to the seat. The process is expected to take several months. For more information about the Eighth Judicial District Court, visit

austin dancers ACADEMY

The Austin Dancers Academy plans to host “The Recipe of Family,” a semi annual fundraiser event, at 6 p.m. June 25 at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Tickets in advance are $18 for adults and $12 for children. At the door, tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. To reserve tickets, call 242-9551. For ad sales for the playbill and cast interviews, contact Mari Nightingale at 845-7056 or email


It’s time for city of Las Vegas pool season to begin. Pools scheduled to be open are:

Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.;

Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, Monday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday through Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.;

Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave., Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., beginning Monday ;

Garside Pool, 300 S. Torrey Pines Drive, Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., beginning Monday ;

Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m., beginning Monday ;

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 a.m. adult lap swim; noon to 4 p.m. all ages; 4 to 7 p.m. adult lap swim; Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. all ages; beginning Monday .

Daily fees are $1 for swimmers 4 to 17, $2 for swimmers 18 to 49, $1.50 for swimmers 50 or older; and free for children 3 or younger.

All-summer pool passes (valid through Labor Day) cost $40 for individuals or $60 for a family of up to eight people, and $30 for adults 50 or older.

Each pool plans to offer private, semiprivate and small group swimming lessons. Private lessons are $100, semi-private lessons (two or three students) are $50 and group lessons (four or more students) are $25 for six 45-minute lessons. Swim lesson sessions begin next week. Each pool plans to offer novice competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo teams for swimmers 7 to 17 for $25 for the entire summer pool season. From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, there are limited lanes for adult lap swim only at Municipal Pool.

For more information, visit or lasvegasparks


Have an evening of international fun learning Armenian, Bulgarian, Israeli, Arabic, Macedonian, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese and Serbian folk dances at Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing scheduled from 6:30 to
8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. There is no need to bring a partner. Admission is $4 per person per week, payable at the door. For more information, call 229-6383.

Register for Summer Youth Dance Camp beginning Wednesday. The camp is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 6-30. Classes in ballet technique, modern, lyrical, jazz, contemporary jazz, Pilates and more for two groups: intermediate and intermediate/advanced dancers. Auditions for placement are scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 25.

Pre-register Wednesday through Saturday and save $25. Mail in registrations to receive the $25 discount. Registration is June 15-25. For more information, call 229-6383 or visit


The 22nd Annual Juried Show at the Contemporary Arts Center inside T he Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is being shown at the gallery until June 18.

This year’s juror was Julie Sasse, chief curator of modern and contemporary art at the Tucson (Ariz.) Museum of Art. The artwork displayed covers a variety of mediums, including paintings, drawings, sketchbook art, sculptures, photography and video installations.

This year’s winners were first prize, Kim Fink; second prize, Matthew Couper; third prize, Suzan Shutan; Best in Show, Philip Denker; and honorable mentions Christine Pinney Karkow and Joshua Levin.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. For more information, visit or call 382-3886.

smokey bear exhibit on display at lied discovery children’s museum

“Smokey Bear & Woodsey Owl: Home Sweet Home” is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 25 in the Cultural Gallery at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

The exhibit was developed by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service to spread the messages of wildfire prevention and wildlife conservation.

For more information, visit or call 382-3445.

See John Musgrove eXHIBIT

California artist John Musgrove’s exhibition is scheduled to be featured through June 25 at the Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.

For more information, visit Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.


Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is offering weekly camp programs for children 6 to 12. Sessions are available 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 15.

Camp prices are $155 per week for museum members and $180 per week for nonmembers. For camp schedules, details and registration, visit or call 382-5437.

NFR Day 7 Highlights
Highlights from the 7th go-round of the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
NFR- Jessica Routier
NFR Barrel Racer Jessica Routier talks about being at her first NFR, her horses, and her family with Cassie Soto in front of Thomas & Mack before round 7 of the National Finals Rodeo.
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum of Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve, covers all eras of the state, from prehistoric to today.
NFR Day 6 Highlights
Highlights from the 6th go-round of the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
Las Vegas Bowl Teams Talk Shop at Maverick Helicopters
Arizona State, Fresno State talk to the media at Maverick Helicopters.
NFR- Will Lowe
NFR Bareback Rider Will Lowe talks with Aaron Drawhorn about his 15 years at the NFR, starting to ride at age 7, and renewing his wedding vowels this year in Las Vegas before night 6 of the National Finals Rodeo.
Veterans Village
Veterans Village and Veterans Village II were created to assist homeless veterans get back on their feet. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Veterans Village II Unveils Model Container Home
Veteran's Village II unveiled a model container home. The organization will be building 10 of these container homes to house veterans of the village. Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal
NFR Day 5 Highlights
NFR Day 5 Highlights
NFR- Kory Koontz
NFR Team Roper Kory Koontz talks about his years at the event since 1992, his dynamic with a 23 year old partner Dustin Egusquiza, and how he contines to perform with diabetes with Aaron Drawhorn outside of Thomas & Mack before round 5 of the National Rodeo Finals.
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NFR Highlights Day 4
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NFR Introduces Golden Circle Of Champions
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NFR Time Lapse 2018
Watch Thomas & Mack Center transform from a basketball court to an arena fit for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Video courtesy of Las Vegas Events.
RJ's Mark Anderson on the UNLV loss
Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson recaps UNLV's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Joel Ntambwe on performance against Illinois
UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe talks about the 18 points he scored against Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Amauri Hardy on loss at Illinois
UNLV guard Amauri Hardy talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Marvin Menzies on loss at Illinois
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition. Roman was born Dec. 13, 2017 and has been at Sunrise Children Hospital with a rare heart condition since. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
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NFR: Dale Brisby
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103-year-old celebrates birthday at gym
Joe Rosa of Las Vegas celebrated his 103rd birthday celebration at 24 Hour Fitness in Summerlin Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. After being the victim of a hit-and-run crash, Rosa's medical team told him he would never walk again. Rosa credits physical therapy and a personal trainer at the club for his return to health. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Henderson native Mason Clements finished second in NFR bareback go-round
Mason Clements discusses his second-place bareback ride on opening night of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 6, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marvin Menzies on where UNLV stands at this point
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about where UNLV stands at this point in the season. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Public memorial service for Jerry Herbst
The Mob Museum
Saddle bronc rider Joey Sonnier earns spot at NFR after overcoming years of drug addiction
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Core Arena opens at the Plaza downtown in time for NFR
Core Arena, downtown's first permanent outdoor equestrian center, opens to the public at the Plaza. The arena will be used for events throughout the year, including the 10-day 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center.
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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