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Henderson-area Community Events Calendar, Nov. 19-25, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Cheers to Chocolate: The fifth annual family-friendly benefit for Easter Seals Nevada is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Culinary bites, cocktails and wine from restaurants and shops around the valley are planned, along with entertainment by bands MO5AIC and Empire Records, a silent auction and an auction for cakes from more than 12 bakeries. Tickets are $30 in advance online or $35 at the door for adults 21 or older; $20 in advance online or $25 at the door for youths 13 through 20; $5 for children 3 through 12; and free for attendees 3 or younger. All tickets include food and beverages. Visit cheers2chocolate.com.

2. Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest: The city of Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission is accepting entries for the annual contest through Nov. 30. The free contest is open to the first 50 entries from single-family residential homes within city limits. Categories are: patriotic; children’s theme; best holiday theme; most innovative; Griswold, featuring homes inspired by the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”; and street/neighborhood, for groups of homes within a neighborhood or on a street, with at least three homes participating together. Commission members plan to tour homes Dec. 7. Winners are set to be announced at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at WinterFest at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.After winners are announced, the city plans to post a map featuring the entries at cityofhenderson.com so residents can view the displays. Printable entry forms and contest details are available at cityofhenderson.com. Call 702-267-4027.

3. Fine art paint party: City Lights Art Gallery, 3 E. Army St., plans to host the event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 for up to 10 participants. Artists are set to lead the event. The cost is $35 per person and includes all art materials and refreshments. Fine art paint parties, meant to raise funds for scholarships benefiting local art students, are planned monthly every second and fourth Saturday. Call 702-260-0300 or email citylightscoop@centurylink.net to RSVP. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

General Care of Roses: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society plan to offer the free workshop at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Attendees can learn about choosing roses, the best time to plant them, soil preparation, irrigation, fertilizing and the protection and pruning of roses. Call 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Holiday Glitz & Glam: The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, plans the event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19. It will celebrate beauty, fragrance and more. Raffle drawings, light refreshments and entertainment are planned. Tickets are $35 and are redeemable toward cosmetic and fragrance purchases. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.

Craft Fair Shows: The events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 in the lower-level center court at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.

Clark County Genealogical Society meeting: The session is set at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit ccngs.com.

Fall garden tour: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan the free event at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The topic is 50 Shades of Green, and Master Gardeners are set to discuss various plants, how to care for them and their uses in the home landscape. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Call 702-257-5555 or visit facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.

Growing fruit at home: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans the workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Figs, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes and blackberries are among fruits attendees can learn to grow. The cost is $25. Class space is limited to 25 people, and registration is required. Email Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573.

Holiday prizes: Library Tree Lane drawings are planned through Dec. 4 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Participants can win a fiber optic tree, a Nothing Bundt Cake gift card, Marvel Comics, wine baskets, decorated wreaths, a Starbucks basket and more. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Live music: Upcoming entertainment planned from 8 to 11 p.m. at Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, includes Kelly Dorn, Nov. 20; Thomas Rojas, Nov. 21; Tim Mendoza, Nov. 27; and Shaun South, Nov. 28. Visit elixirlounge.net.

Photo contest: The city of Henderson’s seventh annual What Makes Henderson Great! photo contest is underway, with entries due Jan. 5. Those who enter the free contest can submit up to five images, which must reflect positive aspects of living, working or enjoying recreation in the city. Entries can include landscapes, landmarks, friends, animals, abstract, sports, portraits and other types of photos. To enter the contest, participants can use the hashtag #WMHG15 on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Images may also may be submitted by email to photo.contest@cityofhenderson.com or by mail to City of Henderson, Attn: Photo Contest, P.O. Box 95050, MSC 141, Henderson NV 89009-5050. Winners will be announced Feb. 3 during Mayor Andy Hafen’s State of the City address and will have their images displayed at Henderson City Hall, 240 S. Water St.; at cityofhenderson.com; and on the city’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofhenderson. In addition, winners will receive recognition by the Henderson City Council. Entry forms and instructions may be found on the city’s website.

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve: Visitors to the preserve during fall can see migratory waterfowl and returning shore birds. Fall migration also includes the possibility of seeing warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, sparrows and other passerine species. The preserve’s fall hours are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through November. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4180.

Photo exhibit: The Desert Companion Focus on Nevada photography showcase is planned through Dec. 31 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Photos will be available for viewing during library hours: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Holiday stockings for troops: The city of Henderson and the Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City hope to stuff 1,000 stockings with a variety of supplies for troops overseas. Through November, collection boxes will be placed inside Henderson City Hall, 240 S. Water St., city recreation centers and businesses in the Water Street District. Items can include snacks, batteries, food, toiletries and other supplies. A list of needed items is available at tinyurl.com/hendersonstockingstuffers. The public is invited to help stuff the stockings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Residents also can submit the names of deployed Henderson service members beforehand at cityofhenderson.com/veterans-memorial-wall/events. The Blue Star Mothers is a volunteer organization of mothers with children who are current or former military members.

WORTH A DRIVE

“I Pronounce You Husband and Wife”: The musical satire is scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“The Secret Garden”: Signature Productions plans to present its fall musical at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $20 to $30 at signatureproductions.net or by calling 702-878-7529.

Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer: The fundraising event is set from from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Funds are set to benefit the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. The event is also set to include a special appearance by Olympic Gold medalist, cancer survivor and foundation founder Scott Hamilton. Admission is $10 and includes skate rentals; $5 from each ticket sold will be donated back to the organization. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.

The Mayors Prayer Breakfast: The event is set from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Dallas Ballroom inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada, the event invites guests for breakfast and the opportunity to mentor future leaders of the community. Tickets cost $55. Call 702-892-2300 or visit uwsn.org.

“Yellow Face”: The play, directed by Rommel Pacson, is set to run at 8 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Sin City Opera presents “The Counsel”: The performance of the opera by Gian Carlo Menotti is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit sincityopera.com or call 702-455-7340.

Harvest Craft Show: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Artisan jewelry, handmade cards, memory boxes, paintings, accessories, fused glass decor, quilts, totes, NFL attire, photography and more are planned. Admission is free. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com.

Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. News, demos, free software, games and movies for Commodore 64, Amiga and Windows are set to be distributed. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com, or call 702-363-3331.

Thanksgiving Day baskets giveaway: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s Las Vegas Theta Theta Omega chapter plans to host its annual Thanksgiving Day basket giveaway at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J St. A workshop and breakfast are planned for 9 a.m. Baskets are limited to the first 100 people, who must register in advance at Doolittle and attend the workshop and breakfast. Call 702-229-6374.

Christmas Market: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave. The event is set to include work for sale by metal artist Jennifer Gilbert, Native American bead work artist Shirley Nelson, pueblo pottery by Gerald Pinto and more. A performance by the Nevada Old Time Fiddlers Association is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 or free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

Holiday Boutique: The Las Vegas Emblem Club No. 114, a nonprofit community service organization, plans to sell handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, Red Hat items and baked goods at its annual boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Funds raised are to be donated to local charities.

Premiere of “The Truth Hurts”: White Horse Youth Ranch, 8390 W. Windmill Lane, is set to host the premiere of “The Truth Hurts,” a movie telling the story of Jose Canseco and his experience with Major League Baseball, from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Concessions and refreshments will be available, and raffle prizes are planned. Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. Visit tinyurl.com/ng8l5fy. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit ranch, which offers free horsemanship programs to young people who are dealing with a variety of challenges and social issues. Visit whyranch.org.

“As Seen on TV”: The fundraising event benefiting the Sunrise Children’s Foundation is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the MGM Grand, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to include a silent auction and a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire or as their favorite TV character. Live entertainment is set to be provided by the UNLV Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $225. Visit sunrisechildren.org.

Profiles of Courage Dinner Gala and auction: The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s 22nd annual event is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event features cocktails, a silent auction and dinner and honors the children the nonprofit serves and supporters of the foundation. Tickets are $250. Visit nvccf.org or call 702-735-8434.

Holiday Bazaar: The event is is planned from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov 22 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Admission is free, and food trucks and a raffle are planned. Email tsholidaybazaar@gmail.com.

Las Vegas TransPride Week: The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, is set to serve as the host location for several Las Vegas TransPride Week events through Nov. 22. The events are set to include workshops, a TransPride Film Festival, a Transgender Day of Awareness, a Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil and the Trans Glam Gala Awards. Center board member Jeremy Wallace, author of the autobiography “Taking the Scenic Route to Manhood,” will serve as keynote speaker. The full schedule of events is available at lasvegastranspride.org.

Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club: The club for mature singles in the Las Vegas Valley who are interested in local, national and international travel plans to meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. A half hour of social time is planned prior to the meeting, which consists of a short business portion and a guest speaker. This month’s speaker is set to discuss touring China. A small fee is required for members and guests to cover the cost of the meeting room and refreshments. Guests are welcome. Call 702-873-8309.

“Elf the Musical”: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24-28 and 2 p.m. Nov. 27-29 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Nevada Storm Youth Track and Field Club: The club plans to host early registration for the 2016 season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Nicholas E. Flores Jr. Park at 4133 Allen Lane at San Miguel Avenue. Visit nevadastormtrack.org or call 702-325-6846.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: The event featuring a 2.5-mile, drive-through holiday light display is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and holidays through Jan. 3. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and $55 for a season pass. Buses are $1 per person with a minimum charge of $20. Purchase tickets at glitteringlightslasvegas.com, Southern Nevada Walgreens locations or at the gate. Goodwill of Southern Nevada offers discounted entry coupons for Glittering Lights with a donation of goods. The coupon is available at any of the stores, drop-off locations or at the entrance of Glittering Lights. Value is $5 off Monday through Thursday and $2 off Friday through Sunday and holidays. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Speedway Children’s Charities.

Magical Forest: Enjoy a holiday walkthrough, carousel and train rides, miniature golf, faux snow tubing and live entertainment from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 20-Jan. 3 at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Admission is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. A passport that includes unlimited rides is $21.99 for adults and $18.99 for children. Visit magicalforest.org.

Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland: The holiday-themed light, music and animatronic show is scheduled on the hour from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 through Jan. 1. at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Cowboy Santa returns to Mystic Falls Park to greet visitors Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 and will be available from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.

The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The seasonal venue is scheduled to be open from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 through Dec. 18, and noon to midnight dailly Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Snow showers are scheduled every half hour from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and amenities include holiday movie screenings, festive culinary offerings, including curated cocktails and roasted s’mores over a fire pit. Admission is free. All-day skating access is $15 or $10 for Nevada residents. Skates can be rented for $5, and skating aids can be rented for $10. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.

Snow in the Square: The event, featuring a 10-minute show choreographed to classic holiday tunes, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 23 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts: The events are scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Every Thursday night before the Snow in the Square show, local elementary through high school students are set to take center stage to entertain crowds with performances ranging from school choirs to holiday musicals. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Photos with Santa Claus: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. You can avoid the lines and use the Town Square Santa Fly By Reservation system. Text “SANTA” to 708-323-2689 or use the link online at mytownsquarelasvegas.com to save your place in line. There will be no Santa Fly By on Dec. 24.

Claus & Paws Pet Photos: The events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 23 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Town Square shoppers are invited to bring their four-legged friends to Santa’s house to pose for holiday photos and enjoy treats every Wednesday. The center requests guests limit their pet photos to dogs and cats only. Reservations are required. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Santa Claus arrives: Santa is set to arrive at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, as part of the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade. He will be available throughout the holiday season for photos in Downtown Summerlin’s Winter Wonderland, located near the Pavilion. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade: The 20-minute parade with eight floats, music and characters such as penguins and reindeer is scheduled for Nov. 20-21, 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and nightly Dec. 11-24. The parade starts at 7 p.m. each evening, except for Dec. 24, when it will start at 6 p.m. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

Rock Rink: The Rock Rink, the public skating rink at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, is set to be open daily starting Nov. 20 through Jan. 18 near the Pavilion on the northwest side of the property at Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Skaters of all ages can join in the fun through January. A detailed schedule and prices can be found at downtownsummerlin.com.

Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular: Santa is set to make an appearance during the annual event, planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Actress Cerina Vincent is set to be the host, and a performance by Frankie Marino is scheduled. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.

Ward 6 Cowboy Christmas and Car Show: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The free event is set to include a classic car show, hay rides, a petting zoo, a jump house, local entertainment, choirs, a holiday elf contest and a visit from Santa. Food, toys and clothing donations are requested for local charities. Call 702-229-8100.

Menorah lighting at Downtown Summerlin: To celebrate Chanukah, Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to host the lighting starting at sundown Dec. 6. For eight nights, the Jewish Community Center will light the candles, in addition to different events and entertainment for all each night. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

Menorah Lighting at The District: The event is slated from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Chabad of Green Valley/Henderson is scheduled to lead the celebration, marking the third night of Hanukkah. The free event will include live entertainment, balloon creations, doughnuts, dreidels and gelt. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.

WinterFest: The city of Henderson event is planned from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Visits from Santa, entertainment, family activities and a tree lighting are scheduled at the event. A WinterFest Evening Light Parade is slated at 5 p.m. Dec. 12, featuring floats with the theme of Christmas stories. Cash prizes are set to be awarded for the top three entries, with ballots tallied and awards presented at 7:30 p.m. following the parade. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

Destination North Pole: The annual winter holiday ice show is scheduled at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. The show is set to feature local figure skaters of all ages performing to holiday music. General admission is $10, and VIP admission is $15 and includes prime seating. A $2 discount is offered on all tickets in exchange for a donation of at least three canned goods per ticket. Tickets are set to be available at the SoBe Ice Arena Box Office beginning Dec. 1. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.

PLAN AHEAD

Thanksgiving Basketball Shootout: The NCAA Division 1 event is scheduled at noon Nov. 28 and 29 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Teams are set to compete in a round-robin format. Participating universities include Texas A&M, Ohio State, Liberty, Fordham, Texas Tech and Syracuse, among others. Tickets are $15. Visit southpointarena.com.

Hand analysis and spiritual development: The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, and will be led by Valeria Lane, a professional hand analyst. Lane plans to present the hand analysis and map of consciousness principles of Dr. David R. Hawkins, a researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. She plans to include information gathered from Hawkins’ research that is believed to help raise consciousness for living your life purpose as indicated in your fingerprints. She also plans to offer free hand readings and demonstrate techniques for determining personality traits found in the hands to develop greater personal awareness. Visit mypubliclibrary.com to register.

Live classical music: The 10th annual Messiah Do-It-Yourself Concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 1806 Del Webb Blvd. Choirs, soloists and a chamber orchestra will invite the audience to sing along with the choruses. Raffle tickets will be available. Net proceeds from the raffle and a free-will offering will benefit the Henderson Presbyterian Church food bank, 601 N. Major Ave. Visit facebook.com/diymessiahlv.

Gingerbread-Apolooza: Children ages 6 through 11 can make a gingerbread house with frosting for a gingerbread man at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Space is limited, and passes will be distributed at the children’s desk 30 minutes before the event. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Caring for chameleons: The Herpetological Society plans to discuss the topic at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 during its meeting at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Karen Venaas, owner of The Chameleon Farm in Anaheim, Calif., is set to share her experience and knowledge about the lizard’s breeding habits. Contact M.L. Robinson at 702-257-5529 or email robinsonm@unce.unr.edu.

Theatre in the Valley: The troupe plans to perform “KNOL Noel Radio” at 8 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at its Playhouse, 10 W. Pacific Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children ages 4 through 14. Call 702-558-7275, email tivrsvp@gmail.com or visit theatreinthevalley.org.

Free computer code workshop: Residents can learn about computer coding from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Raffle prizes are planned at the event, which will be presented by TechBrainiacs. The group aims to promote learning in the fields of computer science and electronics and foster digital literacy. Visit techbrainiacs.com/hourofcode to RSVP.

Writing workshop: Author and literary critic Liz Ozi is slated to lead the workshop at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Ozi plans to help adult participants polish their writing and storytelling skills. Attendees can bring their writing and their ideas. Register at 702-207-4261.

Crafting candles: Attendees can make holiday gel candles at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Registered patrons are set to receive a candle-making kit during the free event. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register at mypubliclibrary.com or at the reference desk.

Letters to Santa: Children can write to St. Nick during a Santa’s Workshop set at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Letters will be mailed to the North Pole. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Fabulous Shoe Night: The nonprofit plans a brunch at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Sonrisa Grill, 30 Via Brianza. The mother-daughter event is set to benefit Santa Cops, which distributes Christmas gifts to economically disadvantaged children around the valley. Registration is $25, and the food tab is $20 for adults and $15 for children 13 or younger. Visit facebook.com/fabulousshoenightlasvegas or fabulousshoenight.com.

Symphonic holiday music: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is set to perform holiday favorites and classics at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Admission is free. Visit cityofhenderson.com, hendersonsymphony.org or call 702-267-2171.

Women’s car clinic: Imperial Auto & Truck Service Center, 1251 American Pacific Drive, plans to host the free event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 for the first 15 women who register. The hands-on clinic will include training materials and cover general vehicle maintenance and how to tell when repairs are needed. Fifteen raffle prizes are set to be awarded. Five of the prizes are scheduled to offer the opportunity for winners to change the oil in their cars with automotive supplies and equipment included. Certificates will be awarded following the clinic, slated to be held monthly on the second Tuesday. Call 702-568-4053 to register or visit imperialautoandtruck.com.

Nashville Unplugged: The country music event is slated to feature Andrea Pearson at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and Bill Luther at 8 p.m. Dec 18 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10; Boarding Pass card members receive a $5 discount. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

Martin Nievera: The singer is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the M Resort pavilion, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $32, $38 or $46 and can be purchased at the M Resort box office, by calling 800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.

Ronnie Milsap: The country music artist plans to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 inside the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets go on sale Dec. 18, costing $20, $30, $40 or $50 at any Station Casinos Rewards Center, by visiting sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING

Live acoustic jams: The free event for adults is scheduled at 6 p.m. every Tuesday through September at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Attendees can play and sing old-time folk and blues music and meet other musicians. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

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