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Henderson-area Community Events Calendar, June 9-15, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. “Metropolis” with live music: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to play a live score to the classic silent movie at 8 p.m. June 10 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

2. Junefest: The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, and is slated to feature performances from artists such as Pat Benatar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The English Beat. Tickets start at $29. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

3. Dive-in Movie Nights at Green Valley Ranch Resort: Free Dive-in Movie Nights are planned for 7 p.m. Sundays at the resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. “Furious 7” is scheduled for June 12; “Jurassic World” for June 19; and “Daddy’s Home” for June 26. Call 702-617-7744.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Early voting: Residents have a chance to cast their ballots for the primary election from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10 at Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.

Flag Day ceremony: The Henderson/Green Valley Elks Lodge 2802 members and Boy Scout Troop 95 are set to host a Flag Day ceremony at 6 p.m. June 10 at the Veterans Memorial Wall, 240 S. Water St. The event is free and open to the public.

TED Talks: Henderson Libraries is slated to screen two to three pre-recorded TED Talks at 4 p.m. June 10 at Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. The talks are expected to center around the subject of social media. Call 702-207-4260.

MonteLago Village Beerfest: The festival, to be hosted by Auld Dubliner Irish Pub, is planned from 2 to 7 p.m. June 11 at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago. It is set to feature 30 breweries, food trucks, vendors and live music from 2 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $45 for VIP and $35 for general admission, and same-day tickets will be $60 for VIP and $45 for general admission. Participants will receive a wristband and a free 7-ounce souvenir sampling glass. VIP ticket holders can begin sampling at 2 p.m., with general admission starting at 3:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit KUNV 91.5 FM and Vegas PBS. Visit mlvbf.com.

Canine CPR: A course to teach people the ins and outs of first aid for dogs is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 11 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 20 people. Call 702-492-7252.

Martin Nievera: The singer is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. June 11 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $32. Visit themresort.com.

Otherwise: The local rock group is slated to perform at 8 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

Graveyard 2-Pitch Tournament: The city of Henderson is inviting softball teams to practice their skills with this event, scheduled at noon June 11 at the Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Road, and the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd. Call 702-267-4150.

Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to host the workshop from 8 a.m. to noon June 11 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The class is expected to discuss organizing a garden. Registration is required. The class is limited to 25 people. To register, email Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573, or visit eventbrite.com.

Silent Savasana: Poolside yoga done while wearing headphones is planned for 8 a.m. June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. 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, June 14 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.

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. Former KSNV-TV, Channel 3 reporter and stage 3 melanoma cancer survivor Stacey Escalante is slated to talk about skin cancer from 6 to 7 p.m. June 15. 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.

Henderson Speaks: The Henderson Historical Society is slated to host historian Eugene Moehring at an upcoming 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.

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 plannedfrom 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

Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702­-467-­4442.

Vegas Fringe Festival: The sixth annual Vegas Fringe Festival is scheduled June 10-19 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. A festival pass for all 13 shows is $130. Seating is general admission.Visit lvlt.org.

“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. A reception is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 10. 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.

Opera Las Vegas: Performances of “Carmen” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 10 and 2 p.m. June 12 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $55, $75 or $95. Visit operalasvegas.com or pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“(W)rites of Passage”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present a collection of humorous, warm, touching and tender student writings about growing up in Las Vegas in a show set for 7 p.m. June 10 in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway; and at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. All performances are free. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Sundown in Downtown: The event, returning for its fifth year and celebrating the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 25th anniversary, is set from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Heritage Park next to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include music, drink and food vendors. Tickets for the 21-or-older event start at $35, which includes all-you-can-eat via food vendors and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

Health, Healing & Happiness conference: The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11 and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 12 at Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Road. It is set to include 17 speakers, presentations, discussions of nutrition and emotional balancing, healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga, fitness classes and a holistic vendor marketplace. Tickets are $109 for full-weekend admission or $69 for Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit health-healing-happiness.com or call 702-772-9401.

Junior Achievement poker tournament: The sixth annual poker tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is planned for noon June 11 at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Texas hold ‘em is planned to start at noon, with a grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker’s main event this summer at the Rio. Buy-in is $250 for 5,000 chips; rebuy, $100 for 5,000 chips; and add-on, $100 for 10,000 chips. Call 702-214-0500 or visit JALasVegas.org.

Reggae in the Desert: The 15th annual music festival is scheduled for noon June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The all-ages event is set to feature Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of the show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event T-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and air-conditioned VIP Lounge. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Visit ticketfly.com or reggaeinthedesert.com.

Star Wars Day At The Museum: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Appearances are planned by UNLV’s club the Society of Lightsaber Duelists Neon City Garrison 501st Legion. Activities include rocket ship design; Jabba the Hutt Slime, where chemistry is highlighted in creating the slime; and the science of sound effects used in “Star Wars” movies. Activities are included in the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.

Unite at Night Walk: The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation plans to host the event at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Registration for the 5K for runners is $35 and $20 for ages 12 or younger (raise $50 and get the fee waived). There is no registration fee to walk. Visit csfinfo.org/csf-unite-night.

Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The seventh annual event benefiting the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is scheduled at 8 a.m. June 11 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration is $40. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.

Linhong Li Chinese Youth Ensemble: The group plans to perform Chinese folk music and contemporary Western pop songs on traditional Chinese instruments at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 at the Winchester front desk or online at at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.

Fishing Derby Day: The city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Wildlife plan to host the free event beginning at 7:30 a.m. June 11 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Free fishing poles, tackle and bait will be available while supplies last. Boy Scout Troop 555 plans to host a $5 pancake breakfast. Entertainment also is planned. A fishing license is not required to participate, but fishing limits apply. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.

Get Outdoors Day: The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, is set to host the all-day event June 11. Science Safari — Butterflies! is planned from 9 a.m. to noon for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Register at info@gotmtcharleston.com. A GO Mount Charleston Open House is planned from noon to 4 p.m. with interactive tabletop displays about the Spring Mountains; day hike, backpacking, and camping and cooking equipment displays and demonstrations by REI; interpretive hikes; and visits by Smokey Bear and Mojave Max characters. An astronomy program and viewing by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is planned from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala: The event celebrating American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 11 at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Artist and designer John Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited-edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be a one-hour meet-and-greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The event is set to include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and honoree recognition. Tickets are $250 or $350 for VIP. Visit aclunv.org/50thAnniversary.

Orchid society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Cathy Loftfield speaking about Old World Orchids at 1 p.m. June 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Expect a sale of orchids, show-and-tell, food and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.

Airlines Kiwi Club luncheon: The American Airlines Kiwi Club Chapter is set to host a luncheon and meeting at 11 a.m. June 15 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online or retired, from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA or US Airlines are welcome to attend. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

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.

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.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

Christopher Titus: The 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.

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.

Full Moon Paddle: The event invites partipants 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.

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. Particpation is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cityofhenderson.com and use activity code 336709-00.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Icons of Rock: A tribute to legands 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 expec 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, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $150. Call 702-294-7168.

ONGOING

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.

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