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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.

Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's 7th annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ranging from ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
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