THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Cookies & Kegs: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is set to host the inaugural event from 5 to 9 p.m. June 22 at Lovelady Brewing Co., 20 S. Water St. Signature Girl Scout cookies will be paired with six craft beers from the Henderson brewery. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/cookiesandkegs.
2. Baby Loves Disco: The community is invited to a giant dance party set from noon to 3 p.m. June 18 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. The free event will feature music and family-friendly activities such as face painting, fake tattoos, and arts and crafts. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
3. Glow Worm 5K Fun Run: The event is set for 8 p.m. June 18 at Equestrian Park South, 1200 Equestrian Drive. The event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Participants are encouraged to wear glow sticks, neon clothing and glow-in-the-dark accessories to run, jog or walk the 3.1-mile course on Equestrian Trail. Day-of registration is $40 per person. Run packets may be picked up from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the day of the run at Equestrian Park South. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Henderson Speaks: The Henderson Historical Society is slated to host historian Eugene Moehring at a lecture at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Henderson campus of the College of Southern Nevada, 700 College Drive. Moehring is a specialist in Nevada history and plans to give a perspective of the growth and change of the area in the last 100 years. Visit hendersonhistoricalsociety.org.
Christopher Titus: The stand-up comedian is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 17-19 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Pages and Popcorn: The book club is slated to host its next event at 10:30 a.m. June 17 at the Green Valley Library, 2997 N. Green Valley Parkway. The organization features books and the movies that inspired them. It plans to discuss “Eaters of the Dead” by Michael Crichton and watch “The 13th Warrior.” Call 702-207-4260.
United Services Blood Drive: People can make a donation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-492-7252.
Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society meeting: The group is set to meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 in the conference room of the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The meeting is open to the public. Visit ccngs.org.
Make & Take Father’s Day: Children are invited to make crafts for their dads from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
Writer’s Coach: A workshop for writers looking for creative input on their work is planned from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 18 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
Smilin’ Bob: The band is slated to perform a free concert at 8 p.m. June 17 and 18 at the Troubadour Lounge inside the Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Call 702-564-8100.
Robotics Camp: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is slated to host the camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Students are expected to build and program a robot to take home. The camp costs $90, which includes supplies, a T-shirt and snacks. Call 702-940-5415.
Leaving Springfield: The band is scheduled to play free at 8 p.m. June 17 at the Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-478-8289.
Hollywood Expression workshop: Actor J.D. Gregory plans to teach the seminar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 at 237 N. Stephanie St. Learn tricks of the trade, read with him in a scene and receive a critique of your acting. The cost is $25. Visit encountercreatelv.com.
Devil Pups car wash: The Southern Nevada Devil Pups plan to host a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at the VFW Henderson, Post 3848, 401 E. Lake Mead Drive. Breakfast will be served, and funds raised will help send 51 teens in the Devil Pups program to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. Visit devilpups.com.
Dive-in Movie Nights: Free Dive-in Movie Nights are planned for 7 p.m. Sundays at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. “Jurassic World” is scheduled for June 19 and “Daddy’s Home” for June 26. Call 702-617-7744.
Full Moon Paddle: The event invites participants to enjoy nighttime kayaking and paddle boarding, slated for 7 p.m. June 20 at Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas, 75 Montelago Blvd. The cost is $40. Call 702-818-0808.
Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer an eight-week summer session from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 2 at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The course, open to children 6 to 12, is slated to have hands-on activities to go over planting, watering and growing a variety of plants. The cost is $52. Call 702-257-5523.
Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for its gardening classes this fall. The organization is planning to have classes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. To become certified as a Master Gardener, people must complete 80 hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on an approved project. Call 702-257-5501.
Pool fun at Green Valley Ranch Resort: The Backyard pool area at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, plans to feature music from 7 to 10 p.m. the last Thursday of the month, with free admission for guests 21 or older. The property’s private pool, the Pond, is scheduled to host pool parties from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and free acoustic live music is planned for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-617-7744.
Free Concerts: A free concert series featuring a variety of talent is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 27 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops offered by Theatre in the Valley are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
Vegas Fringe Festival: The sixth annual Vegas Fringe Festival is scheduled through June 19 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The festival of live theater is slated to feature new and established plays and performances of no more than 90 minutes. Each is set to be put on several times. Selections include everything from “Wind in the Willows” to “JuJu Goes to Pahrump.” Single-show tickets are $12. Seating is general admission. Visit lvlt.org.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME: The circus is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 16-18, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 18, and 1 and 5 p.m. June 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $50. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Senior Idol Showcase: Talented seniors are set to take the stage for the 13th annual Las Vegas Senior Idol Showcase at 3 p.m. June 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702; the Derfelt Senior Center, 2243 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601; the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125; and at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454. Showcases routinely sell out. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. June 17, 24 and July 1 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The night hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
The In Its Entirety Concert Series: Boston’s debut album plus the best of Cheap Trick is set to be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 17 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $15 for the all-ages show (those younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult). Visit redrock.sclv.com.
“Sleeping Beauty Act III — Aurora’s Wedding”: Performed by the Kwak Ballet Company, the show is slated for 2 p.m. June 17 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $15 at showtix4u.com.
DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival: The event is set for 6 p.m. June 18 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and pre-show entertainment. The annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present is set to feature the Frank Vignola Trio, The Rhythm Future Quartet, Hot House West and The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Dash and Splash: The all-ages event is planned for 7:30 a.m. June 18 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Is is set to start with a 1.5-mile run that begins at Pavilion Center Pool and winds through Veterans Memorial Park. The race will conclude with a 300-meter swim. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully. The cost is $15 per person. Call 702-229-1488.
Junior Ranger: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. June 18 and 25 and July 2 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, and is set to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Summer Screen Series: The free, family-friendly movie series is set for dusk Thursdays through Aug. 25 on Park Centre Drive near H&M at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. “High School Musical 2” is planned for June 16 and “The Peanuts Movie” for June 23. Patrons may bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. A special VIP section with viewing chairs is available for guests who spend a minimum of $20 at the center the day of the movie. Beverages and snacks will be for sale. Prior to the screenings, special character appearances, giveaways, prizes and free USTA-hosted tennis clinics are planned. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1055.
Dive-in Movie Night: The all-ages event featuring a screening of “How To Train Your Dragon” is set for June 18 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-229-1488.
Juneteenth Festival: The Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation and the city of Las Vegas plan to team for the 16th annual Juneteenth Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. June 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. The event is set to include entertainment, shopping, storytelling and food. Low-back lawn chairs and blankets are suggested for lawn seating. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Outside food is not permitted. Visit june19lv.com.
Father’s Day pledge drive: The Fatherhood Support Network plans to host its annual pledge drive Bowling for Dads all day June 19 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. The casino is offering two games and a pair of shoes for $5 that day in support of the event. Visit bowlingfordads.com.
Free vacation Bible school: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., plans to host a free, traditional vacation Bible School for children of all ages and adults from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 20-24. Songs, games, crafts and refreshments are planned, along with simple lessons about living a Christian life today. Children will be divided into classes with others approximately their age; there is also a class for adults. Call 702-648-8437.
Truckin’ Tuesdays: The food truck event is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at Huckleberry Park, 10325 Farm Road, in the Providence master-planned community. Among food trucks scheduled to participate are World’s Best Corndogs, Senior Blues and Funnel Cake Cafe. Visit providencelv.com.
Bowl A Rama with Journey of Hope: The event is planned at 5:30 p.m. June 21 at the Santa Fe Station Bowling Center, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. The event is free for two members of each family and open to all ages of adaptive recreation program participants. Advance reservation is required. Call 702-229-5177.
Takin’ Care of Business Golf Tournament: The event is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. June 22 at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand, 4627 Koval Lane. Net proceeds are set to benefit the Lee Business School Alumni Chapter of the UNLV Alumni Association to be used in support of student and alumni programs. Event tickets are $150 and include three hours of Topgolf game play, Topgolf U golf instruction, food, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and three drink tokens (for players 21 or older) and are available at unlvalumni.org/TCB. Visit topgolf.com/us/las-vegas or call 702-933-8458.
Silent Savasana with Dray Gardner: The event, part of Skye Canyon’s Fit Lives Here Series, is planned for 8 a.m. June 25 at Skye Canyon Park in the Skye Canyon master-planned community, 110111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. Yoga teacher Dray Gardner plans to lead the 75-minute free class, which blends traditional yoga instruction with music through headphones. It is open to all ages and can accommodate 300 on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested attendees RSVP at facebook.com/SkyeCanyon. Yoga mats will not be provided, but Silent Savasana does supply headsets. Visit skyecanyon.com.
Myranda Bair’s “High Noon”: The art installation is set to be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 8 at the Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The exhibit transforms the gallery into a microcosm of the local desert landscape with multiple dioramas, mock terrariums, colorful cypress beehive towers and felt cacti. Hand-painted Gila monsters, horned lizards, speckled toads, desert tortoises, roadrunners, tarantulas, burrowing owls, and many others inhabit the terrariums. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
“Dishing It Out 2016 — Vanity Plates”: The election-themed art exhibit is set to be open during regular library hours through July 24 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibit, curated by Las Vegas photographer Diane Bush, features artists from across the country providing satirical, election-inspired work in a wide range of media, including select images representing each candidate fabricated on gold-rimmed, commemorative ceramic plates. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3630.
“Ancient Rome — The Empire that Shaped the World”: The traveling summer exhibit is set to be on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, through Sept. 11. Visitors will take a hands-on journey through the Roman Imperial period, exploring military war machines, significant construction inventions such as pottery wheels and grinding mills, large-scale technical innovations such as cranes, water pumps and more. Learn to tell time using sundials and water clock and navigate ancient maps to plot a journey from Britannia (Britain) to the Far East. Admission to the museum starts at $10 for adults. Visit lvnhm.org.
Southern Hills Republican Women: The group is planning its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 28 at at Buckman’s, 2600 Hampton Road. The group is expected to host Wes Duncan, assistant to Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who plans to discuss new legal assistance for veterans, the backlog of rape kits and the Education Savings Accounts.
World’s Largest Swim Lesson: The city of Henderson is planning to tackle the record from 8 to 9 a.m. June 24 at the Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 B Galleria Drive. Participation is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cityofhenderson.com and use activity code 336709-00.
Zowie Bowie: The band featuring Chris Phillips is scheduled to play at 10 p.m. June 25 and July 9 and 23 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets cost $20. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Bronx Wanderers: The band is expected to play at 4 p.m. June 26 and 27 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets cost $25. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Updog: The acoustic, classic rock band is scheduled to play a free concert at 8 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the Troubadour Lounge inside the Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. The trio sings anything from Pink Floyd to theme songs from shows such as “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Call 702-564-8100.
Charo: The comedian and flamenco guitarist is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Baseball Night: A trip to the Las Vegas 51s-Sacramento River Cats game, sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. June 25 at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It costs $11, and $3 from each ticket supports 4-H. Purchase tickets at tinyurl.com/n3bgc3u or call 702-257-5538.
Chris Zemba & The Late Shift Band: Featuring a range from soul to rock, the band is scheduled to play a free concert at 8 p.m. July 1 and 2 at the Troubadour Lounge inside the Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Call 702-564-8100.
Fourth of July: The city of Henderson is slated to host its free annual celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive. Call 702-267-4035 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Midnite Madness: The 28th annual event invites softball teams from across the valley for an all-night event set from July 8-10 at the Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Road, and the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd. Team entry is $250. Players get one pitch to hit the ball as far as they can. Call 702-267-4150.
One Night Fever: A Bee Gees tribute band is slated to perform at 7 p.m. July 9 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $19. Visit themresort.com.
Silent Savasana: Poolside yoga done while wearing headphones is planned for 8 a.m. July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Call 702-617-7744.
Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is planning to host a seminar from 8 a.m. to noon July 16 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The workshop is expected to discuss topics such as soil issues in the desert. The event is free but limited to 15 people. Call 702-257-5573.
Wellness series: Dignity Health and Inspirada are partnering to bring the community information on a variety of health-related topics at the Toll Brothers Clubhouse, 3190 Mantua Village Ave. A seminar on child obesity is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. July 20. A lecture on back-to-school lunches and tips to make them more nutritious is scheduled at 6 p.m. Aug. 24. The Stanford School of Medicine’s Chronic Disease Self-Management program is planning a six-week series from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 through Oct. 26. A lecture on diabetes is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Visit inspirada.com.
Icons of Rock: A tribute to legends such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $30. Visit themresort.com.
Citizens Academy: The Henderson Police Department plans to offer the 14-week program from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Aug. 9. The class is expected to go over topics such as use of force, gang enforcement and crime scene investigation. Participants must be 18 or older. Application deadline is July 1. Call 702-267-4865 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Pacific Island Festival: The two-day event celebrating Hawaiian and Pacific Island culture is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Guests can expect food, crafts and entertainment throughout the festival. Admission is free.
Casting Crowns: The award-winning musical group is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Life of the Party: Kidz Bop Kids is slated to make a stop in Las Vegas at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event includes the biggest performances of the biggest radio songs of the year. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 702-267-4849.
Golden Gala: St. Jude’s Ranch is slated to host its 50th anniversary gala from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $150. Call 702-294-7168.
Elks meetings: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, founded 150 years ago, is an organization of adults seeking to engage in charitable work at the local and national levels. Membership is open to men and women. Meetings are planned for 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month except for July and August. Contact the Henderson/Green Valley Lodge 2802, 631 E. Lake Mead Parkway, at 702-565-9959 or visit tinyurl.com/elksgv.
Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce Monthly Happy Hour: The event is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month and invites wedding industry professionals to join. Visit lvweddingchamber.com.
Vino With A View: This free wine event is hosted from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Ascaya, 1 Ascaya Blvd. The event allows people to meet real estate professionals from the community. Visit ascaya.com.
Family Game Day: Family fun is planned at the event from 4 to 5 p.m. monthly on the fourth Saturday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Zumba: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 8050 Paradise Road. Call 702-397-2604.
Nashville Unplugged Hall Of Fame Series: Performances for the country music series are scheduled for 8 p.m. monthly on the second Thursday at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The cost is $10, and Boarding Pass card members receive a $5 discount. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or nashvilleunplugged.net.
Yellow Brick Road: The classic rock tribute band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Fridays at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The cost is $5, and guests must be 21 or older. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Desert Newcomers Club: This nondenominational social club for women who are new to the Las Vegas/Henderson area is set to meet the third Wednesday of every month. Coffee meetings are planned at 10 a.m. the last Thursday of the month at the Green Valley Methodist Church, 2200 Robindale Road. Visit desertnewcomersclub.org.
Open mic nights: Kelly Clinton is scheduled to host the dinner shows from 9 to 11:55 p.m. Mondays at the Bootlegger Italian Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The events will feature little-known and established entertainers. Reservations are suggested. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.
Harp music: Mariano Gonzalez is scheduled to perform on the harp from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays in the main dining room at the Bootlegger Italian Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com or call 702-736-4939.