Question: I have voracious pillbugs eating my tomato plants, starting at the stalk at ground level. These are the bugs that resemble armadillos and can roll themselves into a ball. Is there anything I can do to protect the plants or get rid of the bugs?
Bountalo, an African music group, is set to perform as part of the World Vibration Series at the Winchester Cultural Center. The act also features a contortionist who performs to the music.
Rave Motion Pictures to host
Family Film Festival this summer
Bishop Gorman High School was one of 10 schools nationwide selected to perform at a national theater festival. The school is scheduled to host free performances of “Godspell” June 16 and 17 for the public.
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas honored Bill McBeath and Sandy Peltyn at its 10-year anniversary dinner May 4. McBeath, president and chief operating officer of Aria, and community philanthropist Peltyn were recognized for their accomplishments and support of the local hospitality industry.
Ready for a road trip? So are Las Vegas illustrator Louise Schroeder’s characters from “The Blues Go Birding Across America.” The Blues started out as a whimsical art series Schroeder created starring cartoonish blue birds traveling to see realistic birds. The artist knew there was a book there and sent her art to Dawn Books. The publisher teamed her up with authors Carol L. Malnor and Sandy F. Fuller. For more information, visit thebluesgobirding.com.
Learn more about book signings, author visits and literary events in Las Vegas.
Decatur Boulevard segment closed nightly through Thursday
The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve has undergone some renovations to enhance the experience for bird-watchers. The improvements include bird blinds, observation decks and an outdoor classroom.
Reed Whipple, the namesake for the Reed Whipple Cultural Arts Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is credited with conceiving the idea for municipal parking garages downtown to handle the city’s congested streets. He also was instrumental in negotiating the deal for the Foley Federal Building to be located at 300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, near Bridger Street.
The swift silent reopening of Huntridge Circle Park last month came as a surprise to many in the neighborhood. Las Vegas city officials didn’t announce the Memorial Day weekend opening. Crews just began hanging up signs with hours and days open. As of press time, even the city’s website still listed the troubled park as closed.
With the June 14 opening of the Positively Kids Family Healthcare Clinic at the Child Haven campus, 701 N. Pecos Road, life for both foster parents and children could change. The clinic will provide medical and dental care for children up to 18 years old, who are in the system and elsewhere.