THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. BLM, Red Rock Canyon naturalist program: 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 email@example.com.
2. 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 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 to benefit the nonprofit Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, along with a bounce house, a mini ferris wheel, a book signing by a local race car driver and automotive vendors and exhibitors. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
3. 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.
4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Rose Festival: The South Valley Rose Society and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are collaborating to offer the free educational event from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, featuring a meet-and-greet, a tour of the Master Gardener Rose Garden and the festival. Similar events are scheduled throughout the fall as part of the collaboration. Call 702-257-5555 or email email@example.com.
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.
Live music: Upcoming acts set to take the stage from 8 to 11 p.m. at Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, are Marty Feick, set to perform Sept. 25; and Shaun South, slated for Sept. 26. Visit elixirlounge.net.
Nashville Unplugged: The country music event is slated to feature singer/songwriter Annie Bosko at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 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.
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.
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 last session is set for 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: “Mall Cop 2,” Sept. 26; “Monster House,” Oct. 3; “Beetlejuice,” Oct. 10; “Casper,” Oct. 17; “Monsters, Inc.,” Oct. 24; and “Monsters University,” Oct. 31. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.
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.
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.
Tree selection and care: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Gardening in Small Places workshop is slated from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Participants will learn: what trees do the best in the Mojave Desert; where and how to plant them; and how to care for them. Class space is limited to 25 people. The $25 fee covers class materials. To register, email Elaine Fagin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-257-5573.
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.
Rockin’ Art of Sloan Canyon: In partnership with the city of Henderson and the Friends of Sloan Canyon, the Inspirada community invites valley residents to participate in the inaugural contest. Photography and artwork must be inspired by the ancient art, geology, cultural and natural resources and flora and fauna of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. The categories are: photography for participants 15 or older; photography for high school students; and two artwork categories for elementary and middle school students. The public is encouraged to vote for favorite entries during the People’s Choice judging period, which will identify 26 winners, determined by the entries that receive the most likes at facebook.com/inspiradanv. A judging panel will identify one contestant from the winners as the Best of Show grand prize recipient. The People’s Choice winners will be awarded $25 gift cards, and the Best of Show winner will receive a $250 gift card to David Clawson restaurant, 2840 Bicentennial Parkway. Also, the winners are set to have their artwork featured during the free Stroll ‘n Roll event set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Aventura Park in Inspirada. Entries must be submitted by Oct. 28 to email@example.com. Visit inspirada.com for more details about contest rules.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunted Casting: A casting call for the Asylum and Hotel Fear haunted houses is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the parking lot of Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. The haunted houses are set to be open from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays through Saturdays and 6:30 through 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, Oct. 2-31. Visit lasvegashaunts.com.
Charity Golf Tournament: The Clark County Association of Health Underwriters plans its eighth annual golf tournament for Sept. 24 at Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave., to benefit the Foundation for Positively Kids. Registration and check-in are planned from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A barbecue lunch and charity raffle are planned from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $175 for individuals, $325 for a twosome and $650 for a foursome. Call 702-575-4090 or email committee chairman Luis Maceira at email@example.com.
Decorating from Top to Bottom with Thom Filicia: Tickets for this conversational presentation by former “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” interior design expert Thom Filicia are available for the event scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, No. 2203. The event is set to include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Interior Design Society. Tickets are $50 at the door or $45 in advance. Visit lvphil.org.
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.
Restoration project: On Sept. 26, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, is hosting a restoration project in Clark County for Southern Nevadans who want to give back to their public lands on this national day of service. Participants will be volunteering in historic Mountain Springs, along state Route 160 roughly 31 miles west of Las Vegas, to protect Native American and European settlement sites. In an effort to protect the sensitive historic and prehistoric sites that surround the springs in the area, Friends of Nevada Wilderness is seeking volunteers to help with naturalizing vehicle incursions into Rainbow Mountain Wilderness. Those interested in joining the project scan visit nevadawilderness.org/calendar_of_events or call the Friends of Nevada Wilderness’ office at 702-515-5417.
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.
Seeking Justice Through Art — A Convergence of Creatives: The conference is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. The Left of Center Art Gallery plans to present the symposium to bring together social justice scholars, activists, community nonprofits and artists to discuss contemporary social justice issues and how to incorporate them into an artist’s practice. The goal is to encourage utilizing art as a means for social change. Admission is free and open to the public. To register, visit bit.ly/1E3Ephe. For information, call Vicki Richardson at 702-647-7378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poet Laureate-led writers’ workshop: A Writers’ Workshop by the Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, is planned at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 702-507-3400.
MDA Muscle Walk: The walk is slated for Sept. 26 at The Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration is set to begin at 7 a.m. and the walk at 8:30 a.m. Visit musclewalkmda.org/lasvegas2015.
National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event: The volunteer event is slated from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2750 Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. Participants are invited to eat breakfast, listen to a nature talk and partake in a low-key service project. Register by emailing email@example.com.
“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.
Asian Heritage Celebration: Food, a children’s lantern parade, traditional musical and dance performances and more are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Visit springspreserve.org.
Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society: “An Evening of Country and Bluegrass” is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $12. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.
Red Rock Pro Open: The United States Tennis Association’s Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament is scheduled for Sept. 27-Oct. 4 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. A free Kids Day is planned for Sept. 27, sponsored by Sunrise Children’s Hospital with a special guest appearance by Brando Christo, author and creator of the children’s tennis book “Buddy The Ball.” Visit redrockproopen.com/schedule.
Veterans to Meet: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Murray L. Rosen Post 64, plans to host a Jewish New Year’s open house and free continental breakfast at its regular monthly meeting, set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 in the Fairway Rooms on the second floor of the tower at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The event will honor 90-year-old World War II veteran members Gil Boscoe, Herb Cohen, Abe Efros, Gil Fogel and Sam Gurlitz. The slated guest speaker is Dr. Sondra Cosgrove of the College of Southern Nevada’s Deptartment of History, who is an expert on Nevada and U.S. Western history, Native American history, Latin American history, culture and politics. Also scheduled is magician Erik Feldman. A short business meeting will follow. To RSVP, contact Helen Groner at 702-367-0145.
“The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: Michael Forsch, Matthew Snyder and Steven Sokulski are set to play all of the parts in 37 dramas in less than two hours during the SRO Productions comedy performance set for 2 p.m. Sept 27 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit srolv.com.
Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday and Huckleberry Park Grand Opening: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Huckleberry Park, 10325 Farm Road, inside the Providence master-planned community. The grand opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is to include a special dedication to fallen police officer and Providence resident Igor Soldo. The event will feature free frozen treats from Meadow Gold, ice cream-eating contests, bounce houses, a petting zoo, booths and more. Attendees are invited to bring new or gently used books for the nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada, which promotes literacy in Nevada children. Visit providencelv.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.
Uncensored Voices, Celebrating Your Freedom to Read: The event, co-sponsored by the ACLU of Nevada, UNLV Libraries Curriculum Materials Library and Cockroach Theatre, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Las Vegas Review-Journal political columnist Steve Sebelius and a panel of educators and experts are set to discuss the current state of censorship in Nevada. In addition, a staged reading of challenged and banned books will be presented throughout the evening. A reception is set to follow the reading. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Greek Food Fest: The 43rd annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, an event packed with traditional greek foods, music, dance and a carnival, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1; 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 3; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Active military personnel and their immediate family also will be admitted free. Off-site parking with free shuttles is planned. Visit lasvegasgreekfestival.com.
Las Vegas Stories: Danielle Kelly, former executive director of the Neon Museum, plans to present the free talk “Betty Willis and Her ‘Fabulous’ Signs” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The presentation is part of the library’s monthly Las Vegas Stories series examining the history of Las Vegas. Willis designed the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, as well as signs for Moulin Rouge and the Blue Angel Motel. The multimedia lecture will delve into her life and work as a visual artist and graphic designer. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.
Blue Party: Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s second annual Blue Party is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the courtyard of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event will feature original runway fashions created by local designers using clothes purchased at local Goodwill stores, live performances by David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra with special guest Frankie Scinta, and TAO Group resident DJ Wendi Cakes. Live painting with artists from Jana’s RedRoom, silent and live auctions, vendor booths, and drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada also are planned. Doors are set to open at 5 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Standing/general admission tickets start at $35, and include one free drink ticket. For advance tickets, visit goodwillblueparty.vegas. General admission will be $40 at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear blue. All proceeds raised benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada.
The third annual Improv Goblet Festival: The event featuring workshops and performances is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Baobab Stage Theatre at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Performances are set from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2 and 3. Tickets are $10. Workshops are to be hosted by visiting improv troupes and cost $20 each. The Louisville Improvisors are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Bearded Men are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Jet Eveleth is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., and Bear Supply are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/improvg, baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
Grapes & Hops Festival: The food, wine and beer celebration is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $100 for VIP admission at 4 p.m. and $41 for general admission if paid for in advance. Designated drivers can enjoy food samplings for $25. Visit springspreserve.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
P3Studio artist-in-residence: Shantell Martin presents her “Record & Play” exhibit through Oct. 11 in the PS3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can share their story and listen to the stories of others. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/art.aspx.
“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., through 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 through 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.
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. 26 charity is the Nevada Homeless Alliance.
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.
“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Free museum entrance: Bank of America invites cardholders to explore a selection of Southern Nevada museums free on Oct. 3 and 4. Cardholders with Bank of America, U.S. Trust, or Merrill Lynch can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; or the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., free with presentation of the card. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
Breakfast briefing: Houldsworth, Russo & Co. plan to present tips for long-term planning and investing during the breakfast briefing “Five Tips for Surviving Market Volatility,” scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at its offices at 8675 S. Eastern Ave. Certified financial planner Cheryl Constantino is set to offer perspectives on market volatility. Breakfast briefings are free to HRC clients and $35 for nonclients. Register at trusthrc.com.
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.
Lebanese American Festival: The eighth annual event is slated from 4 to 11 p.m. Oct. 9, 2 to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, 10325 Rancho Destino Road. Carnival rides, food, a beer and wine bar, live music, folklore dance performances, raffle prizes and more are planned. The cost is $3 or free for children 10 or younger and for active-duty military personnel and their immediate families. Visit lebaneseamericanfestivallv.org or call 702-616-6902.
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.
Gingerbread Fair & Pantry: Shop for treats and handmade holiday gifts during the event, planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway. Pies, cakes, cookies, fudge, breads, brownies, muffins and gingerbread are set to be among confections. Crafts are slated to include fall and Christmas decor, kitchen items, angel motifs, jewelry, pet items, embroidered linens, floral arrangements, greeting cards and vintage items. A raffle for five pieces of art also is planned. Proceeds will benefit Green Valley Presbyterian Church projects and other local nonprofits. Call 702-454-8484.
Jason Michael Carroll: The country music artist is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $29.50. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.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.
Architect & Builder workshops: Henderson’s Ascaya development plans to host its next Architect & Builder workshops from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.