Henderson-area Community Events Calendar, Sept. 17-23, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Lucky Duck Family Festival:The Foundation for Positively Kids’ 15th annual festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is free, and events throughout the day are set to include family activities, a dance-a-thon, children’s games, characters and classic cars. All proceeds will benefit Positively Kids’ programs for medically fragile children in Clark County. Attendees can adopt a rubber duck for $5, or a Quack Pack of six ducks for $25, for a chance to win a grand prize of $500,000 at the 4 p.m. duck pluck, where 5,000 rubber ducks will float in the pond at Town Square. Learn more about adopting a duck by visiting duckrace.com/lasvegas.

2. “One Night Fever”:Bee Gee Fever plans to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $19.99, $24.99 and $29.99 and can be purchased at the M box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com. Visit beegeefever.com or themresort.com.

3. Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival:The 2015 festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Classes will primarily target intermediate through advanced practitioners. Festival admission is $119 per day or $169 for the full weekend. Visit vegasgoneyoga.com.

4. Fall garden tours:University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan to offer the free tours, with the first one planned for 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, covering what plants survived the summer. The Oct. 3 garden tour topic is trees, and the Nov. 21 topic is 50 Shades of Green. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Live music: Various acts are set to take the stage this month from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway.Shaun South is slated for Sept. 18 and 26 and Marty Feick is set to perform Sept. 25. Visit elixirlounge.net.

M3: The experimental rock band plans to perform from 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 18 and 19 at Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Admission is free. Visit jokerswildcasino.com.

Joey Diaz: The comedian is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18-20 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Shoe drive: The Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy is planned a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls, a global social charity committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Donations of new or gently used shoes are being accepted at the Academy, 11165 S. Eastern Ave., or at the Asian Community Resource Center, 2770 Maryland Parkway, Suite 212. The Kung Fu Academy is offering a free month of classes and a uniform in exchange for 10 pairs of shoes donated. The drive culminates with an Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 featuring food, entertainment and martial arts demonstrations. Contact Kung Fu Academy owners Kevin and Renee Kawada at 702-336-1095 or inquiry@lvshaolin.com.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept 19 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit sclv.com/concerts.

Gardening in Small Places: Attendees are set to learn about using native and desert-adapted plants in the landscape from 8 a.m. to noon. Sept. 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Class space is limited, and registration is required. The $25 fee includes class materials. Register by emailing Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or calling 702-257-5573. Upcoming workshops include tree selection and care, Oct. 3; and growing fruit at home, Nov. 21.

Elixir anniversary: The venue, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans to celebrate two years at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Attendees are invited to wear concert T-shirts and motorcycle jackets in honor of the theme, party like a rock star. Three Mile Radius is slated to perform hard rock and heavy metal at the free event. Drink specials, prize giveaways and appetizers also are planned. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit elixirlounge.net.

Karaoke Jam: The free, all-ages event is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Clark County Genealogical Society meeting: The free session is slated from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Free gardening classes: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are set to lead the sessions this month, set for 9 a.m. at Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., in partnership with the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. The schedule is: Sept. 19, Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Las Vegas, addressing how to grow garlic, asparagus, broccoli and root vegetables; and Sept. 26, Roses — A Second Blush of Bloom, dealing with how to make roses a better part of your landscape. Registration is requested by visiting cityofhenderson.com/parks and clicking “online registration.” Master Gardeners also plan to man an Ask a Master Gardener table on class days.

Outdoor movies on The Green: Free outdoor movies are scheduled at dusk on The Green at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Upcoming films are: “Paddington,” Sept. 19; and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” Sept. 26. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.

High Roller Reining Classic Horse Show: The horse riding competition is set through Sept. 20 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Competitors from around the world are set to participate in the event, which is also set to include a gift show featuring Western apparel and accessories, ranging from cowboy hats and boots to saddles and furniture. Admission is free. Visit southpointarena.com.

Architect & Builder workshops: Henderson’s Ascaya development plans to host its next Architect & Builder workshops from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 at 1 Ascaya Blvd. (808 Roma Hills Ave.). The workshops are designed to educate those interested in learning more about the custom homebuilding process. Workshops are held the third Sunday of every month and are free and open to the public. RSVP by calling 702-978-5800 or emailing rsvp@ascaya.com.

Robotics informational meeting: Youths between the ages of 9-14 interested in robotics competition are encouraged to attend an informational meeting offered by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program, set for 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Volunteer leaders are also encouraged to attend. Plans are in the works to create a robotics team to participate in the Lego Invitational held in December. Contact Jay Clyde at 702-940-5415 or emailclydej@unce.unr.edu.

Super Run Classic Car Show: The 16th annual event is planned Sept. 24-27 in the Water Street District, featuring 1,000 vehicles, including hot rods, muscle cars and vintage automobiles from across the nation. A kickoff for the free event is slated from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, and festivities are set to start at 10 a.m. Sept. 25-27. Entertainment is slated to include local country band Crossroad South at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St. Also planned is a pancake breakfast benefiting the nonprofit Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, along with a bounce house, a mini Ferris wheel, a book signing by local race car drivers and automotive vendors and exhibitors. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

Rose Festival: The festival and meet-and-greet sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Free tours of the demonstration rose garden will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. The extension’s social horticulturist specialist, Angela O’Callaghan, is set to be on hand, along with Master Gardener volunteers. Cut and potted roses will be on display in classrooms B and C. The extension and rose society are collaborating on education meetings planned throughout the fall. Call 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

BLM, Red Rock Canyon: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Nevada Naturalist program event is slated from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, as part of a lecture series. Kate Sorom, interpretive park ranger at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, plans to provide an overview of the Bureau of Land Management and discuss some of the educational and interpretive programs that are available regarding public lands. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or emailparsonsd@unce.unr.edu.

Ultimate Teal Cocktail Dinner Party: A benefit for The Women’s Cancer Center Foundation of Nevada is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 in The Copa Room, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tax-deductible donations or sponsorships will go directly to the foundation to help fund its Cash for Chemo and critical research programs and to help raise awareness. Email wccevents@gmail.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

50th Western reunion:Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail westernclassof65@gmail.com.

Vegas PBS job workshop/job fair: Vegas PBS is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes to host a free pre-employment workshop and job fair for veterans, service members and military spouses from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The workshop is set to cover a variety of topics, such as resume building, networking and interviewing. The following job fair will feature more than 50 employers, including health care professionals, with local job openings. Register at cvent.com/d/zrqxqg. Call 702-799-1010.

“In Focus: Downtown Architecture”: The exhibition is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The exhibition features photos of 25 downtown buildings of significance that the city commissioned from local photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkhart to shoot for historical record. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Style with a Cause: The third annual event inspiring women through fashion and beauty is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 on the runway at the Great Hall inside Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Cocktails, small bites from Maggiano’s, a fall fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, a real life beauty transformation and recognizing unsung heroes from the Las Vegas community is planned, with proceeds benefiting Opportunity Village. Tickets are $100. Call 702-569-1008 or visit stylewithacause.com.

Artist Talk by Juan Muniz: An artist talk featuring Juan Muniz is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 17 as part of the artist talk series at Sin City Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Muniz is known for his murals and paintings of cartoon-like characters dealing with modern life. Visit sincitygallery.com or call 702-608-2461. For more on Muniz, visit juanmunizart.com.

What’s Working in K-12 Education: NAIOP Southern Nevada, the commercial real estate development association, plans to host “What’s Working in K-12 Education — Perspectives From the Front Lines” as part of its monthly member meeting Sept. 17 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. A clothing drive benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada is planned to collect slightly used men’s and women’s clean business attire. Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Call 702-798-7194.

“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display Sept. 18 through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Cosmic Cocktails: The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host the Cosmic Cocktails event from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 for guests 21 or older in the Neon Boneyard. The event is planned in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and will offer guests the opportunity to stargaze using a variety of telescope equipment and to enjoy food and libations from some of downtown’s best restaurants. A disc jockey playing live music also is planned. Tickets are $75, and advance registration is required. A cash bar will be available. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings.

Better Blocks Live: The pop-up event hosted by the Urban Land Institute, in partnership with the Hope Home Foundation, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtor’s Commercial Alliance, the National Association of REALTORS, Clark County and the city of Las Vegas, is set to transform the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard in the Sahara Pavilion Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 as part of a smart-growth project. A home fair is planned in an empty retail space to offer area residents information on down payment assistance programs, low-interest loans and affordable housing options. A live charrette will gather information from attendees regarding the kinds of services and businesses they would like to see in their neighborhood. A pancake breakfast, bicycle decoration and staging, and a bicycle parade hosted by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada are planned for Saturday, while vendors, entertainment, prize drawings and a hot dog giveaway are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Visit uli.org.

The annual Race Against Prostate and Ovarian Cancer, “This One’s for the Boys and Girls!”: The 5K walk/run is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the UNLV Track & Field Stadium, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event celebrates Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is set to benefit 21st Century C.A.R.E. and the Las Vegas Chapter of Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group. The cost is $25 to register online or $30 the day of the event. Visit 21stcenturycare.org.

Neon Museum Junior Interpreter Tour: The tour is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is the first of a nine-month educational program offered for middle and high school-aged docents and marks the newest addition to the museum’s Volunteer Program. It is set to take place on the third Saturday of each month through May. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

“Tuna Can Help”: The comedy improv show hosted by The Las Vegas Improvisation Players is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road. Tickets are $10 for the show or free with a donation of tuna fish in a 5-ounce can or stay fresh package. All food items and cash proceeds collected at the show will go to the Helping Hands of Vegas Valley food pantry. Visit lvimprov.com.

Pioneer Day: Visitors are invited to experience the sights, smells and tastes of the Nevada frontier with Dutch oven cooking, pack animals, blacksmithing, live 19th century music, arts and crafts, and costumed interpreters bringing the past to life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Admission to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others. Visit parks.nv.gov.

Dangerous Curves: Women in Music: A free city of Las Vegas concert featuring the trio Dangerous Curves, made up of Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies and Karen Michaels backed up by a four-piece band, is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Visit dangerouscurves.weebly.com.

Travel Show: The 29th annual event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Lectures are planned, and representatives from around the world are set to present the latest in travel trends. Exhibitors are scheduled to include cruise lines, tour companies, tourism boards, hotels, resorts, travel insurance and other travel-related services. Free tickets are available in advance at all Prestige Travel offices. Visit prestigecruises.com.

Dog Daze of Summer: The annual pet event is set from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, when dogs will be allowed to swim in the pool before it is drained for the season. Swim times are from 8 to 9:15 a.m. for dogs less than 50 pounds and from 9:45 to 11 a.m. for dogs larger than 50 pounds. Owners are not allowed in the pool. Raffles and pet contests such as “Tallest Dog,” “Shortest Dog” and “Funniest Pet Trick” are planned. Space is limited to 100 dogs per session. Pre-register at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration for $5 or pay $10 at the door. Call 702-455-7798.

Show Your Heart Run: The 5K race and 1.7-mile fun walk are set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation Sept. 19 at Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Festivities are set to start at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up and announcements to be followed by the 5K start at 7 a.m., with the fun walk to follow. Fees are $45 for the 5K and $10 for the walk. All runners receive a custom medal, a bib and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Boca Park REI or prior to the race. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

Constitution Day Celebration:The Conservative Alliance for Community Growth plans to host a fifth annual Constitution Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., in the Horn Theatre. Motivational speaker and member of the 1980 Super Bowl-winning Oakland Raiders Burgess Owens is set to be the keynote speaker, along with Niger Innis, Ron Futrell, Randy Voyard and others. A meet-and-greet is set from 10 to 11 a.m., with the program to follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Brenda Frank at 702-286-8957 or brenda@CAforCG.org.

Brazilian Outdoor Festival: The second annual Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. A celebration of Brazilian Independence Day and a showcase of the culture and cuisine of Brazil, the event is set to feature live entertainment with bands, samba dancers and Capoeira performances, along with traditional Brazilian food and drinks. The event will benefit Opportunity Village. General admission is $12. Limited VIP preferred seating tickets are available upon request, with access to a menu of complimentary dishes during the event. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. For tickets, visit the restaurant or viabrasilsteakhouse.com. For more information, call 702-804-1400.

Sun City Summerlin’s Classic Car and Motorcycle Show: The show is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free, and 100 classic cars and motorcycles are set to be on display. Exhibits, vendors, food and entertainment also are planned. Call 702-966-1410 or 702-363-3581.

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous”: The exhibit is scheduled to visit through Sept. 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Displays include an animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, interactive video games and a dino bone dig. A behind-the-scenes tour, offering a chance to get up close with the animals, is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit is included with paid admission. The tour is an additional $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Art”: The play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 20 in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

“The Book of Mormon”: The musical is set to return to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., Sept. 22-Oct. 18, with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $36. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays through Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays through Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays Sept. 19-Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

Super Summer Theatre: “Lend Me A Tenor,” the final show of the season, is planned for 7:05 p.m. through Sept. 26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20.

The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 26 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk T-shirt. There is no fee to register. Visit hemophilia.org.

Zombie Bash: Zombie cocktails, post-apocalyptic train and carousel rides, a zombie costume contest, zombie makeovers and entertainment from Zombie Burlesque are on the agenda for the inaugural adults-only bash set for 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple, which includes two drinks each. VIP tickets, which include open bar from 9:30 to 11 p.m. and entry into a VIP party section and more, are $140 each. Visit zombiebashlv.com.

Healthy Kids Festival: The fourth annual event is set to mark Childhood Obesity Awareness Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive. Sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids Program and the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, the free festival is set to include information about healthy eating and activity choices, healthy eating demonstrations, music and entertainment, games, sports exhibitions and signups, dance and Zumba. Call 702-940-5437 or email all_4_kids@unce.unr.edu.

“Anything Goes”: Broadway Bound and Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy plan to present “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter through Sept. 26 in the theater at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit broadwayboundlv.com.

Ride For Kids: The 11th annual event to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is planned for Sept. 27, with registration set from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The suggested minimum donation to ride is $40 per motorcycle. All participants will receive free beverages and lunch. A drawing will be held for a new Honda motorcycle as well as other prizes. Riders will travel from the speedway beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and head south on the 215 Beltway to Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, for lunch, a Celebration of Life ceremony and entertainment. Visit rideforkids.org.

“Clybourne Park”: Performances of the contemporary drama directed by Lysander Abadia are scheduled at 2 p.m Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 27 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

Solo Strips: The fifth annual event is set to feature entertainers baring it all on stage to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Aid for AIDS of Nevada at midnight Sept. 28 inside Spiegelworld’s Absinthe tent on the forecourt of Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A limited number of advance tickets are $20 at afanlv.org. Regular priced tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $40 and include priority seating and a signed poster from cast members. The show is for those 21 or older.

National Public Lands Day: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area plans to celebrate National Public Lands Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Red Spring/Calico Basin, where volunteers are needed to help restore the Red Spring boardwalk and to clean trails. Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to provide morning snacks, swag, beverages and lunch. Meet at the Red Spring Picnic Area at Calico Basin Road. Registration is limited, so sign up early. To volunteer, email your full name to volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to start Oct. 10. Call 702-355-9341 or email carlo6180@yahoo.com.

Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to be open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Breathe Onto the Mirror”: The exhibit by Jacqueline Ehlis is planned to run through Nov. 8 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Ehlis is the chairwoman of the art department at Portland Community College, and her work incorporates the interaction of color, light and reflection, reminding the viewer that they are the vehicle that interprets and is part of the works through their reflection in the mirrors. Call 702-507-3631.

“The Art of Craft”: The exhibit is set to run through Dec. 6 in the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A variety of different mediums will be displayed, including fused glass, textiles, paper crafts, jewelry, original paintings, mixed media and original photography. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com, lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.

Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment only through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.

Chorus Singers sought: The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has openings in both the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra and the Musical Arts Singers choral ensemble. To audition, visit snmas.com or call Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672 for an appointment.

Dinosaurs & Roses charity drive: The thrift store at 4310 E. Tropicana Ave. plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s store that week, and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Sept. 19 charity is the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

PLAN AHEAD

BLM, Red Rock Canyon: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Nevada Naturalist program event is slated from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, as part of a lecture series. Kate Sorom, interpretive park ranger at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, plans to provide an overview of the Bureau of Land Management and discuss some of the educational and interpretive programs that are available regarding public lands. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or emailparsonsd@unce.unr.edu.

Rose Festival: The festival and meet-and-greet sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Free tours of the demonstration rose garden will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. The extension’s social horticulturist specialist, Angela O’Callaghan, is set to be on hand, along with Master Gardener volunteers. Cut and potted roses will be on display in classrooms B and C. The extension and rose society are collaborating on education meetings planned throughout the fall. Call 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Frankie Avalon: The singer is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty Tribute: Green Valley Showcase and Green River Revival are set to perform the tribute at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $20.50. Visit greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.

Women’s workshops: Motivational speaker, author and former police sergeant Debra Gauthier is set to teach women how to live fearlessly at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. At 2:30 p.m. the same day at the library, investment adviser representative Supra Plows will seek to educate, inspire and empower women to become knowledgeable about financial matters. Registration for the events is required by visiting mypubliclibrary.com or calling 702-207-4261.

Disciple Bible Study: The free 24-week program at First Henderson United Methodist Church, 609 E. Horizon Drive, is set to cover the entire Bible, with the first two sessions set for 1 p.m. Sept. 26 and 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Participants must read an average of three to five chapters of the Bible five days per week and read the Disciple Study Manual on the sixth day. Visit firsthendersonumc.org.

The Las Vegas Jazz Festival: The event is planned from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Performers are set to include Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Anthony Hamilton and the Isley Brothers. Tickets start at $55 and a three-day pass at $165. Visit lvjazzfestival.com.

Heritage Harvest Festival: The all-ages event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. Attendees can expect a craft fair with more than 30 vendors, bounce houses, face painting, carnival-style games, cotton candy, popcorn and raffles. A petting zoo is slated from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the Western-themed band Mama’s Wranglers is set to perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A senior health fair with informational booths and vendors also is planned, with free health screenings available for people 50 or older. Admission is free, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2950.

TEAL Fight Night: The fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Elixir — A Local Lounge, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway. TEAL stands for take early action and live. A silent auction, raffle prizes and entertainment are planned at the event. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit elixirlounge.net.

Ironman 70.3 Silverman: Spectators can cheer on competitors at the finish line beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Those who are competing will swim 1.2 miles in Lake Mead, bicycle 56 miles through hilly terrain and run 13.1 miles through Henderson’s master-planned communities. Admission is free. Visit ironman.com, cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

College Night: The city of Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity plans to host the annual workshop for parents and students from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free event is slated to feature resources and recommendations to help students prepare for college, including application techniques, resume writing tips and how to find grants and scholarships. Call 702-267-4016 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

Classic movies: The outdoor films are set to screen at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The schedule is: Oct. 9, “The Breakfast Club”; and Oct. 23, “The Goonies.” Tickets start at $6.50. Visit thehendersonpavilion.com.

Sunset Songwriting Festival: SongTown and Nashville Unplugged have partnered to launch the event, slated from 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station. The festival aims to help songwriters, publishers and producers connect and is set to feature workshops, performances, networking opportunities and more. Ticket packages start at $199 and are available at sunsetsongwritingfestival.com.

Lani Misalucha: The singer is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $42. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.

Color Me Kind 5K: The inaugural city of Henderson event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. At each kilometer, participants will be showered in different colors to create a kaleidoscope of kindness along the trail. Registration starts at $25 with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Josh Stevens Foundation, aimed at promoting kindness. Participants who register at tinyurl.com/hendersoncolormekind or at any city recreation center using activity code 154180-58 may pick up their registration packets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the Josh Stevens Foundation office, 2340 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 110. Participants also can register at 8 a.m. the day of the event at the park. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.

“Swan Lake”: The Russian Grand Ballet is slated to perform the classic Tchaikovsky production at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $10. Visit thehendersonpavilion.com or russiangrandballet.com.

Home for the Holidays: The 14th annual Habitat for Humanities fundraiser is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Ken and Michelle Alber’s home, 591 Lairmont Place. Hors d’oeuvres and entertainment are planned, and the cost is $175. Email cathy@lasvegashabitat, call 702-638-6477, ext. 105, or visit lasvegashabitat.org.

Blessing of the Animals: The annual event is slated for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at First Henderson United Methodist Church, 609 E. Horizon Drive. Animals can include dogs, cats, lizards, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fishes, tortoises, birds and others. All pets are set to receive a bag of treats and a certificate of participation. A special tribute is planned for pets that have died, with owners encouraged to bring photos to share their memories. Dogs must be on a leash, while cats and other small animals must be in a carrier. Call 702-565-6049 or visit firsthendersonumc.org.

The Henderson Saddle Association fundraising event: The event is set from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the stables, 6490 Wiesner Way. It is set to include rodeo performances, food, raffles, contests, carnival rides, a petting zoo and live music. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for groups of four or more. Proceeds are set to benefit the Basic High School students injured at a desert bonfire in June 2014. Visit hendersonsaddleclub.com.

Get Outdoors Nevada Day: 2015 Get Outdoors Nevada Day, presented by the Outside Las Vegas Foundation in partnership with Clark County, is set for Oct. 24 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. People of all ages can get outside and celebrate Nevada’s outdoor spaces with basic park and picnic fun, activities, rock climbing, and outfitters and organizations featuring the latest in recreational opportunities. Admission is free. To register as an exhibitor, visit getoutdoorsnevada.org/day/.

Craig Wayne Boyd: The season seven champion of NBC’s “The Voice” is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $20, $25 and $30 and are available at any Station Casinos Rewards Center, by visiting sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Attendees younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine: Performances are planned for 9 and 11:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Rewards Center, by visiting sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit richardcheese.com.

Martin Nievera: The singer is set to perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $32. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.

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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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