Henderson-area Community Events Calendar, May 26-June 1, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Survivor: The musical group, best known for its hit “Eye of the Tiger,” is slated to perform at 7 p.m. May 28 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $35. Visit themresort.com.

2. The Bronx Wanderers: The band is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 27-29 at the South Point Showroom inside the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.

3. Mini Con: Henderson Libraries plans to host a mini comic book convention from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 28 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free event will feature a live recording of the podcast “Geek Shock,” cosplay and a panel discussion on pop culture herorines. Call 702-492-7252 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Rose Society meeting: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society plan to host a free meeting at 7 p.m. May 26 at the extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, on the topic of preparing your rose garden for summer heat. Judith Kafantaris, Master Gardener and consulting rosarian, is set to lead the discussion. Call 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Wisdom flow yoga: Instructor Maria C. Bartrum is set to lead the outdoor class from 8 to 9:15 a.m. May 26 at the Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas, 75 Montelago Blvd.

Elixir: Local musicians are expected to play at the lounge, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway. Nick Mattera is slated to play from 8 to 11 p.m. May 27 and Tim Mendoza from 8 to 11 p.m. May 28. Both performances are free. Visit elixirlounge.net.

Tammy Graham Band: The country band is slated to play from 7 to 10 p.m. May 28 at Lake Las Vegas, 30 Strada Di Villaggio. The lakeside entertainment is part of an ongoing offering. It’s free and open to the public. Call 702-564-4785.

Family Game Day: Henderson Libraries is challenging families to the Amazing Race from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 28 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Participants are expected to take part in team-building challenges through a series of tasks. Call 702-207-4260.

Movie Nights: The Outdoor Picture Show is scheduled to feature “Up” at 7:30 p.m. May 28 on The Green at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. The event is free. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.

We Heart Maggie: The eighth annual golf tournament is slated for 11:30 a.m. May 28 at Rio Secco Golf Club, 2851 Grand Hills Drive. The event is expected to feature a silent auction and a raffle. Call 702-967-3522.

Foundation Assisting Seniors: The organization is slated to host its 13th annual charity golf tournament at 7:30 a.m. May 30 at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. The cost is $100, and players can compete individually or with teams. There are expected to be more than 100 raffle prizes throughout the event. Visit foundationassistingseniors.org.

Phil Field Art Exhibit: The exhibit “Males Who Made Entertainment Memories” is set to be on display at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, through May. It features male celebrity portraits from the good old days, including Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable and John Wayne. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.

Taste of Home Cooking School and Expo: The event is set to feature vendors, giveaways and a cooking school demonstration June 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Shopping and giveaways are set for 4:30 p.m., followed by the demonstration at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and include a Smith’s reusable bag, coupons, samples and a Taste of Home magazine subscription; preferred tickets are $30 and include preferred seating, a Taste of Home cookbook, a reusable bag, coupons, samples and magazine subscription; and VIP tickets are $50 and include all of the above, as well as VIP seating and a VIP cocktail party before the cooking school with a meet-and-greet with Taste of Home chef Renee Morgan. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.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.

“Geographical Divides — Finding Common Ground”: The exhibit depicting cultural differences in Nevada is slated to be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 10 inside the Nevada State College gallery at the Rogers Student Center, 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive. Students — eight from Southern Nevada and eight from Northern Nevada — assembled the gallery. Visit nsc.edu.

WORTH A DRIVE

Ovation performing arts concert: A music, dance and theater showcase featuring students in the Opportunity Village Performing Arts Program is scheduled at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus of Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Visit opportunityvillage.org.

Ranger-Led Night Hike: The hike is planned through Sandstone Canyon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 26 starting at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The hike is roughly 2 miles and goes over uneven terrain. Attendees should be 7 or older, wear close-toed shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents. Contact David Low at 702-875-4141 or smr-interp@parks.nv.gov.

UCC Breakfast — The Economic Impact of Transportation: The event is set from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 27 at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Participants are invited to learn about the future of transportation, network and have breakfast. Admission is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers and $40 at the door. Visit bit.ly/1TDydOa.

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop — Aktualize Weekend: The project showcase and hip-hop workshop featuring world-renowned instructors and training is planned for May 27 and 28 in the Dallas Ballroom at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The event wraps up with dancers competing for cash prizes. Visit aktualizedance.com or call 702-482-7622.

Blues & Brews Festival: A festival featuring local, regional and international brewers and bands The 44’s, Shanda & The Howlers, and The Lucky Cheats is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $35 in advance or $75 for VIP admission that includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with free food and exclusive beer offerings. Admission at the gate is $40 if available. Each entry includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples. Visit springspreserve.org.

Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactors at 10 a.m. May 28 and June 25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. At 1 p.m. May 28, visitors can also step back in time with a visit to the porch of the ranch’s sandstone cabin where a ranger plans to do dutch oven cooking and firearms demonstrations. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Sun City Summerlin Garage Sale: The annual garage sale, which includes an arts and crafts sale, has been rescheduled from 7 a.m. to noon May 28 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center parking lot in Sun City, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. May 28 at the Third Street Stage at The Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main through Las Vegas Boulevard. Visit vegasexperience.com.

Education exhibit: Butterfly Day is set for May 28 at the Visitor Center at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Stop by the center all day for information, to see preserved specimens and to make a take-home craft. Visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

Jesse J with Will Donato: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 28 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink are expected to be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.

BADASS Dash Obstacle Course Challenge: The event is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Registration starts at $20 for children and $60 for adults. Spectator tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Visit badassdash.com, pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Float Like A Duck: The 13th annual Paragon Pools-sponsored free water safety program is set from noon to 4 p.m. May 28 at Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park, 4141 Meadows Lane. Duckie, the official water safety mascot, will be on hand for fun and informative activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Visit paragonpoolslv.com.

“Beauty & The Beast”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the Disney musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. June 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Advance tickets have sold out and a limited number may be available at the gate for $20. Children 5 or younger get in free. A season-opening celebration with dinner, drinks and a reserved seat to the show is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 2. Tickets are $75. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

“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 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. A special reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. 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.

Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.

Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.

Firefighter Bachelor Auction: The event, hosted by Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, is planned from 7 to 11:30 p.m. June 3 at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early-bird tickets start at $40 for women and $80 for men or couples. Standard pricing begins June 2. Gold and Silver VIP table packages are available. Bachelors are set to be paired with prize packages. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors. Visit theburnfoundation.org.

Spring Mountain Ranch Docents: Volunteer docents are needed at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Training classes are scheduled for June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Contact Carlo Luzzi at carlo6180@yahoo.com or 702-355-9341.

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.

“North East”: The exhibition is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through July 2 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibition is set to feature artists who have either grown up in, worked in or have had some connection to the northeast area of Las Vegas, including Fawn Douglas, Justin Favela, Anthony Johnson, Ashanti McGee, Jerry Misko, Ras One, Krystal Ramirez, Checko Salgao, Lance Smith, David Veliz and Mikayla Whitmore. Call 702-647-7378.

PLAN AHEAD

Viva La Vida: A dance production by the Sun City Anthem Performing Arts Club is slated for 7 p.m. June 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. June 5 at the Independence Center inside the Anthem Center, 2450 Hampton Road. Written and directed by Carmen Calabro, the event is a tribute to Latin music. Tickets are $12. Call 702-614-5864.

National Barrel Horse Association: The free horse racing event is scheduled from June 2-5 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit southpointarena.com/events.

Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 8 and 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for its gardening classes this fall. The organization is planning to have classes 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.

Metropolis: 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.

Otherwise: The local rock group is slated to perform at 8 p.m. June 11 at 25 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

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.

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.

Slidin Into Summer: The city of Henderson plans to kick off summer with a variety of events starting at 5 p.m. June 4 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Drive. The event is set to feature a giant slip and slide, a mini slip and slide for smaller children, a bounce house, food trucks and interactive lawn games for participants of all ages. The event costs $5. Call 702-267-5870.

Blues in the Desert: Musicians Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $36. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

STEAM Camp: A camp designed to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon June 6-10 at the Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, 1051 Sandy Ridge Ave. Students are expected to participate in activities such as balloon rockets, robotics, hovercrafts and toy design. The camp costs $220 per student. Call 702-204-1127.

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 go over 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.

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.

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.

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.

Leaving Springfield: The band is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. June 17 at the Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St. Admission is free. 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, which is slated for 7 p.m. June 20 at Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas, 75 Montelago Blvd. The event costs $40. Call 702-818-0808.

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: The event, put on 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.

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.

ONGOING

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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