THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Cosmic Swim: The event is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 (activity code 136317-01) at the Henderson Multigenerational Center’s indoor pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Games, music, diving for glow gear and swimming races are planned. All ages may participate, but children younger than 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Admission is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Register at cityofhenderson.com or at any city recreation center or indoor pool.
2. Cowabunga Bay Water Park: The park at 900 Galleria Drive is set to kick off its swimming season March 19, opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 23-acre site offers nine water slides, four surf and swim pools and an interactive children’s play area with 10 pint-sized slides and tipping buckets. Also offered are raft rides, heated pools, shade structures and refreshments. Visit cowabungabay.com.
3. Home Improvement & Backyard Expo: The free event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 18-20 inside the grand ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to showcase the latest products and services in home remodeling and decorating, including for kitchens, baths, roofing, pools, gardens and cooking. Visit southpointcasino.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The great egg drop: Children ages 6 to 11 can learn to build contraptions to help prevent eggs from breaking at 3:30 p.m. March 17 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Zeppelin USA: The Led Zeppelin tribute band plans to perform at 8 p.m. March 18 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $22. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com or zusarocks.com.
Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society: The group plans to meet at 10 a.m. March 19 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The program is slated to be Researching County Courthouse Records, presented by genealogist Deric Wortham. Visit ccngs.org.
Easter happenings: The events are planned at First Henderson United Methodist Church, 609 E. Horizon Drive. The schedule is: 9:30 a.m. March 19, the Walk for Christ, where congregation members will walk through the neighborhood carrying palms and gather for lunch afterward; 8 and 11 a.m. March 20, Palm Sunday services, marking the start of Holy Week; 7 p.m. March 24, Maundy Thursday service, commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper, which is set to be re-enacted at the event; noon to 3 p.m. March 25, silent prayer and meditation, with a Good Friday service scheduled at 7 p.m.; 11 a.m. March 26, free Easter egg hunt in the courtyard, where about 2,000 plastic eggs will be hidden; and 6:30 a.m. March 27, Sunrise Worship conducted by church youths in the courtyard, followed by a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., a celebration and praise service at 8 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Call 702-565-6049 or visit firsthendersonumc.org.
Spring garden tour: The Master Gardener-led event is planned at 10 a.m. March 19 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. A demonstration titled Spring Has Sprung is set to feature an introduction to spring gardening. Master Gardeners also are set to discuss April flowers during a tour at 10 a.m. April 9; and hot summer colors/preparing for summer during one planned at 10 a.m. May 7. Participants are to meet in the courtyard at the Lifelong Learning Center. Call 702-257-5555 or email email@example.com.
Digital library meet-and-greet: Attendees can learn about Henderson Libraries’ digital content from 2 to 4 p.m. March 19 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. E-books, movies and music are among items that are available digitally. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Fire station open house: The event is planned at 11 a.m. March 19 at the Henderson Fire Department’s Station 81, 600 College Drive. Attendees can meet station personnel, get a closer look at firefighting apparatus and learn more about fire safety. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2222.
Composting workshop: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is set to offer the Gardening in Small Spaces session from 8 a.m. to noon March 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Social horticulturist Angela O’Callaghan will teach participants how to create a balanced compost. The cost is $25. Space is limited to 25 people, and registration is required by contacting Elaine Fagin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-257-5573. Other upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshops are planned April 4, irrigation; May 9, what’s bugging your garden?; and June 13, organic gardening.
Catch the Leprechaun Run 2016: The Las Vegas office of CBRE, in conjunction with CBRE Cares, plans to host the second annual 5K race and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. March 19 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. CBRE has pledged all profits to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and The Public Education Foundation’s Clark County Reads program. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 or younger for the 5K or the 1-mile distance. Participants are encouraged to wear green as they chase the costumed leprechaun, who will lead all runners at the beginning of the race. Each participant will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and medal. Register in advance online or onsite the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zx42a92.
Craft fair shows: The events are planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 19 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 20 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The shows aim to promote artists and craftspeople who make their livings at such events. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. Upcoming dates include March 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.
Peep decorating: The event for youths ages 10 to 17 is slated at noon March 21 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Attendees will decorate and dress the traditional Easter candy. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Caring for roses: Participants can learn about preparing their gardens to yield roses in spring during a hands-on demonstration class slated from 10 a.m. to noon March 21 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s rose garden in the back of the Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. The session will focus on fertilizing, mulching, wood chips and watering. Contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at email@example.com or 702-257-5555.
The Crystal Trio: The group is set to perform classical and modern compositions on crystal glass at 1 p.m. March 23 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The trio’s instruments include a glass harp, a verrophone and a glass pan flute bass. The all-ages event is free. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Family history: A lecture and demonstration about Ancestry.com is planned at 10 a.m. March 23 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The class is limited to 12 people. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Easter Bunny Photos: The photos can be taken from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through March 26 in center court at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
“More Than a Vessel”: The artists of Clay Arts Vegas, a Las Vegas Arts District pottery studio, plan to display works based on the cup in a show slated to be on display March 17 through June 14 in the gallery of the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 17. Visit lvccld.org.
Monster Jam World Finals XVII: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Tickets are $92 to $192. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” during rehearsals from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.
“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”: Sarah Ruhl’s play delves into the emotions a wife goes through as her scientist husband treats “hysterical women” with a new intimate technology. Performances directed by Gillen Brey are scheduled at 8 p.m. March 17-19 and 2 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
Wizard World Las Vegas: The comic and pop culture convention is scheduled from 3 p.m. March 18 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Celebrity guests are set to include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Jewel Staite and Michael Rooker. Admission begins at $35 in advance for a single-day ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/wizlv16.
One Night for ONE DROP: The fourth annual charity gala is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit is set to feature artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil shows in an original production alongside world-renowned guest performers. VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are $3,000, and show-only tickets start at $100. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or by call 844-339-2837.
Third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off: The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
The Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The meeting is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Forrest Nettles at email@example.com or call 702-363-3331.
The Shade Tree Hero 5k Fun Run/Walk: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 19 starting at the Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. Onsite registration is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite real-life hero or superhero costume for the event, which includes a vendor fair, raffles, food and music. Visit tinyurl.com/stshw16.
Aladdin’s March Magic: The event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It includes a dramatic reading of the “Aladdin” story, crafts, a tour of the museum and a magic performance. Reservations are required. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.
Skye Canyon grand opening: The northwest master-planned community is set to hold its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. The public is invited for a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and a farmers market is planned by Connors Farmers Market with local vendors including C&D Honey Company, Van Dyke Farms and Winder Farms. Pressed juices from Grass Roots Juice Bar are also set to be offered throughout the event at the Skye Fitness Juice Bar, along with smoothies from the Skye Center Bistro. A variety of kid-friendly activities are also scheduled. Visit skyecanyon.com.
USA Dance: The local branch of the national nonprofit plans to host all-ages ballroom dances featuring a variety of music styles from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 19, April 9, May 14 and June 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Most events include a lesson and some feature exhibition dancing from experts. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for USA Dance members, students and military members. Pay at the door. Visit usadancelasvegas.org.
Yoga on the Meadow: Stretch with the Red Rock Canyon escarpment as your background during Yoga on the Meadow sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. March 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 and 29 at 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.
Mahalo Luau: Join the 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas for Hawaiian entertainment, music and authentic luau food at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Luau tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 702-992-0837 or visit artslasvegas.org.
Best Buddies walk: Best Buddies Nevada plans its 2016 Friendship Walk and Celebration of Friendship for March 19 at Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. Festivities are set to begin at 8:45 a.m. with a 1-mile walk around the campus, followed by a post-event celebration with live music, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon artists and raffles. This year’s event will be emceed by local high school student, chairperson and Miss Nevada High School America, Kenzie Sullivan. The event is free to the public, however, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise at least $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies programs in Las Vegas. Visit bestbuddiesnevada.org.
Bunny Trail: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the children’s park at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The second annual Bunny Trail is done in partnership with 98.5 KLUC-FM. The family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg scramble in the children’s play park, face painting, a bounce house, climbing wall, live music, petting zoo, pictures with a live Easter bunny and more. Registration by age group starts at 9 a.m. for ages 2 to 12. Easter egg scramble begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The club plans to meet from noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A chili cook-off is planned. Learn about Hawaiian culture. Visit lasvegashcc.org/las-vegas-hawaiian-civic-club.html. To RSVP for the cook-off, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Leadership Summit: The free event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22 in Council Chambers at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and interested youth leaders are invited to learn more about the city. City Manager Betsy Fretwell will join Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross and special guests to share information about the city and answer questions. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email CLKramar@LasVegasNevada.gov or call 702-229-6154.
Travel group: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to gather at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and at 7 p.m. for business March 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is set to talk about her recent tour of Southern India. There is a small fee to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309. Guests are always welcome.
“The Speed of Darkness”: David McKee is scheduled to direct performances of the play by Steve Tesich at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors or students. Ushers can see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.
Award-winning roses: American Rose Society-certified horticultural judges and apprentice judges will share tips and tricks on how to grow award-winning roses at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The event is free. Call 702-257-5555 or email email@example.com.
Wisdom flow yoga: Instructor Maria C. Bartrum is set to lead the outdoor class from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays from March 24 through May 26 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Monte Lago Blvd., with sessions taking place inside the banquet room during inclement weather. Wisdom flow is rooted in Vinyasa yoga and has an emphasis on moving the body’s core, and participants are set to learn the foundation and principles of proper body alignment. Classes are $15 each or $125 for a 10-class pass. Mat rentals are $5. Those who bring a friend receive a free class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit reflectionbaygolf.com.
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine: The band is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. March 25 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $25, $35, $45 or $60 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center, by logging onto sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years or older.
Easter celebration: Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, plans to host the free event from 1 to 5 p.m. March 26 and 27. Balloon artists, face painters, factory tours, music, games, food trucks and photos with the Easter bunny are planned. Visit ethelm.com.
Guitar Pull: The eighth annual event, put on by the country music station 95.5 FM The Bull, is planned at 8 p.m. March 31 at Green Valley Ranch Resort’s Grand Events Center, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. The acoustic guitar concert is set to feature Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore, Charles Kelley, Kip Moore and Kelsea Ballerini. Tickets range from $30 to $105, and proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.
Sibling workshop: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host a sibshop facilitator training and sibling issues workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 and 2 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Conducted by nationally known trainer Don Meyer, the event will teach participants how to facilitate sibshops, geared toward young brothers and sisters of children with developmental concerns. The event is open to psychologists, social workers, service providers, teachers, adult siblings, parents and other family members. The event costs $49 for Nevada residents and $149 for others. Those interested can register at lvtraining.eventbrite.com or contact Diana Rovetti, project director for the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, at email@example.com.
Glass Craft & Bead Expo: The 21st annual event is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 and 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will offer nearly 150 booths and 70 tabletops, as well as demonstrations in flameworking and other glass art techniques. Additionally, more than 250 classes are set to be taught by professional artists and industry leaders, with mediums including stained, fused, mosaics, coldworking, beadmaking and marble making. Classes are set to begin at 9 a.m. March 30, and registration is planned starting at 7 a.m. Prices vary for the sessions. Three-day admission to the expo is $15, and seniors and military personnel pay $13. Visit glasscraftexpo.com.
Call for musicians: The nonprofit Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra is seeking applications for its new Academy Orchestra program for youths 15 or younger who show significant potential. The free program will welcome up to 50 new students who will work alongside internationally recognized guest artists and perform regularly throughout the year. The application deadline is April 8. Musicians up to age 23, meanwhile, can submit applications until May 15 for membership in the Young Artists Orchestra. Visit lvyao.org.
Art Train: Residents can help raise money for the scholarship fund at the nonprofit City Lights Art Gallery, 3 E. Army St., by riding the Art Train from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 9, with boarding planned at the Nevada Southern Railway, 601 Yucca St., in Boulder City. Art is set to be displayed at the station and aboard the train. Raffles and live music also are scheduled. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance by calling 702-260-300. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.
Cadillac Through the Years: The 11th annual Cadillac & LaSalle Club of Las Vegas event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 on Main Street at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Eighty-eight cars representing 114 years of Cadillac’s history are set to be on display, with cars dating from 1902 to present. Live big-band music is planned, as are drawings, prizes, a meet-and-greet with Travis Cloer of “Jersey Boys” and a book signing with author Rick Ainsworth, whose newest book is titled “American Dictator: Changing of the Guard.” Visit lasvegasclc.org or shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Clint Holmes: The singer-songwriter is slated to perform at 7 p.m. April 23 at the M Pavilion inside the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $19.99, $24.99 or $29.99 and can be purchased at the M Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
Heritage Parade & Festival: The free city of Henderson event is slated for April 23 in the Water Street District, kicking off with a Mayor & Council Breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. along Water Street from Ocean Avenue to Victory Road. Festival activities are planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and live entertainment is scheduled to start at noon at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Food vendors also are planned. The event aims to celebrate the city’s history and its incorporation, which took place April 16, 1953. Fees for parade entries are $50 for the general public and $25 per nonprofit. Applications are available at cityofhenderson.com and are due March 31. Entries must reflect this year’s theme, My Henderson, for a chance to win prizes. School groups, community organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate. Entries will be judged on incorporation of the theme, creativity and overall appeal. Prizes are $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place. Visit tinyurl.com/hendersonheritage or call 702-267-2171.