THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Family Game Day: Henderson Libraries is scheduled to host a variety of family-friendly games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. June 25 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
Star Wars Movie Night: The city of Henderson is scheduled to host a screening of “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” at 8 p.m. July 24 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The movie is being shown in the pool area. Popcorn will be served. Call 702-267-5800.
Generation STEAM: As a way to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Henderson Libraries is hosting a seminar on drones. Registration is required. Call 702-207-4261.
Southern Hills Republican Women: The group is planning its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 28 at Buckman’s, 2600 Hampton Road. The group is expected to host Wes Duncan, assistant to Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who plans to discuss new legal assistance for veterans, the backlog of rape kits and the Education Savings Accounts.
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.
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.
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.
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. “Daddy’s Home” is scheduled for June 26. Call 702-617-7744.
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.
Conquer Chiari fundraiser and walk: A fundraiser is planned for June 28 at Genghis Grill, 550 N. Stephanie St. Members of the local Conquer Chiari chapter plan to serve stir-fry, with 15 percent of sales and 100 percent of cash tips going back to the organization. That event will help raise money to put on the group’s annual Walk Across America fundraiser, set for Sept. 17 in Las Vegas at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The cost for walk registration with a T-shirt is $25, but anyone can complete the 1.25-mile walk free. Visit tinyurl.com/hc5zzaj or conquerchiari.org.
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
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. June 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. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Ranger: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. June 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.
Open Container: The craft beer festival hosted by Motley Brews is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 25 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit opencontainerpark.com.
Community Showcase: Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest preview event is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at 6300 Oakey Blvd. The nonprofit’s business lines will be showcased in addition to information on how the public can help. Entry is a donation, documents to shred or a monetary donation. Visit ovevents.com.
Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactments at 10 a.m. June 25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
“I Know I Came in Here for Something”: The show, billed as a “middle-age musical comedy,” is set to be presented by the Gateway Arts Foundation and Dr. Carole Altman at 2 p.m. June 25 in the theater at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors at tinyurl.com/grwz8cz. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the foundation’s scholarship fund. Call 702-360-8340.
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, 10119 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 supplies headsets. Visit skyecanyon.com.
FUPI fundraiser: A painting event set to benefit Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a nonprofit pet rescue, is planned at 1 p.m. June 26 at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 10. Tickets are $39, and snacks are to be provided. Beverages will be available for purchase. Call 702-331-2007 or visit pinotspalette.com/bocapark/event/107058.
Hiking Las Vegas: Author Branch Whitney and creator of the 52 Peak Club is set to speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Discover the best hikes around Las Vegas, what to bring on a hike and how to be safe. The event is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3710.
Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club: The club for mature singles interested in local, national and international travel plans to meet at 7 p.m. June 28 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. This month’s speaker is set to talk about a cruise from Texas to Spain. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of refreshments and the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309.
Joined @ the Hip: The event featuring poet Lee Mallory and hip-hop performer Jackie G. is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 28 at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.
Free veterans home buying seminar: The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host a free veterans home buying seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. June 28. Mortgage bankers from The Federal Home Savings Bank, the largest Veteran-owned federal bank in the U.S., will be available to meet one-on-one with guests to discuss veterans home loan programs. Register at VAHomeBuyingEvent.eventbrite.com or contact Dino Schulatz with The Federal Savings Bank at 312-667-1958 or email@example.com.
ART — abOVe & BEYOND: The public is invited to attend the show from 6 to 9 p.m. June 29 at Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Ticket sales will benefit Opportunity Village. An Opportunity Village art mentor will assist OVIP artist Alyssa T. in guiding participants through recreating her original painting, “Tree Mirage.” Open to anyone at least 21, the event will include live music, wine, appetizers, mingling and a silent auction. OVIP artwork, scarves and jewelry will be for sale in the Opportunity Village artWORKS Studio Store. For $45, participants can enjoy wine, appetizers, a souvenir Opportunity Village wine glass, and an instructional painting session with a canvas and art supplies. There is a $30 ticket available that includes wine, appetizers and a souvenir wine glass. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance, and space is limited. Visit bit.ly/ARTabOVE.
“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.
“Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog”: The exhibit is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 11 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, and is included with the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
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.
“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.
Cosmic Swim: The city of Henderson-sponsored event is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 1 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is expected to include swim races and diving for glow gear. Call 702-267-5800.
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.
Wisdom Flow Yoga: Participants are invited to the scheduled yoga session at 8 a.m. July 7 at Reflection Bay Golf and Beach Club at Lake Las Vegas, 75 Montelago Blvd. It costs $15. Visit lakelasvegasevents.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.
38 Special: The band is slated to join the Marshall Tucker Band at 7 p.m. Sept 9 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $20. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
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.
Super Run Classic Car Show: The event featuring a variety of vintage cars is slated to return to the city of Henderson Sept. 22-25. Super Run is scheduled to kick off at noon Sept 22 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The show is expected to transfer to the Water Street area Sept. 23-25. In addition to the various car shows, there are entertainment and food vendors planned throughout. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Peter Cetera: The singer and former member of Chicago is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The performer is known for songs such as “Glory of Love,” which was used as the theme song for the movie “The Karate Kid, Party II.” Tickets start at $25. Call 702-547-7777.
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. Call 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.