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The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is scheduled to host a Father’s Day celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event will include a book reading about dads, songs and an arts and crafts session. The event is designed for kids 11 or younger. Admission is free. For more information, call 507-6030.


Super Summer Theatre is back for another season. Stage Door Entertainment is scheduled to bring “Annie” to life at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and June 22-25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park as the first production in the summer series.

The show tells the tale of Little Orphan Annie in one of Broadway’s most popular productions.

Tickets can be purchased for $12 or $15 at the door. Children 5 or younger are admitted free. Patrons may bring blankets, picnic dinner, snacks, patio chairs and drinks.

For more information, go to

Town hall meeting set

A building, air quality and desert conservation town hall meeting is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Development Services Presentation Room, 4701 W. Russell Road. Discussion topics include air quality, the Clark County seismic site map, set backs from faults and the desert conservation program.

For more information, call Dawn Rivard at 455-8367 or email

Performances set at Palms

Jennifer Hudson is set to perform at 8 p.m. June 24 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $55, $75, $100 and $125.

Andrew Dice Clay’s comedy is scheduled for 10 p.m. June 23 and 24 and at 8 and 10 p.m. June 25 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $59.

Deep Purple is scheduled for 8 p.m. June 23. Tickets start at $50.

To purchase tickets for any of these shows, call 944-3200 or go to


Spring Valley resident Lamar Marchese will have his work, “PRIDE (and prejudice),” a photo essay, featured in a monthlong run at the Studio 620 gallery in St. Petersburg, Fla., Thursday through July 16. “PRIDE (and prejudice)” documents the 2009 and 2010 Gay Pride Parades in St. Petersburg, one of the largest such events in the Southeast with more than 80,000 attendees. It focuses primarily on parade participants and spectators and secondly on a minority of protestors.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension announces the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing, a one-day session, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Nonprofit and government organization participants will learn how to develop a community needs assessment; set goals; write outcome objectives; create a working budget; develop a budget; and write a budget narrative. The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, a grant and resource specialist for the Cooperative Extension.

Space is limited. Register by calling 257-5502 or email There is a $25 fee due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.


The Day of Champions Football Camp is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and June 21 at Clark High School, 4291 W. Pennwood Ave.

The camp is for kids ages 7 to 14. Admission is free.

For more information, contact coach James Pryor at 928-919-1908.

DJ Tony teaches kids at LIBRARY

DJ Tony is set to teach new dance moves to kids ages 6 to 12 at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Windmill Library, 7660 W. Windmill Lane.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 507-6030.

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church

The Good Samaritan Lutheran Church is scheduled to host Vacation Bible School for children from June 27 through July 2. The registration fee is $20 per child with a deadline of Monday. The school is open to kids in preschool to fifth grade.

To register, go to

The church is at 8425 W. Windmill Lane. For more information, call 873-3589.

The Rat Pack is Back to play at Rio

The Rat Pack is Back is set to perform at 8:30 nightly at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $62.10 for general admission. The show is open to all ages. For more information, go to

Summer camp to help children
deal with loss

Camp Mariposa, the Nathan Adelson Hospice-hosted bereavement camp for children, is taking registration for the 2011 camp session scheduled for July 15-17 at Torino Ranch.

Now in its 21st year, the overnight camp is designed to facilitate the natural grieving process and provide opportunities for bereavement exploration, balanced with arts and crafts, sports, music, storytelling and other recreational activities.

Camp Mariposa is open to children ages 7 to 12.

The camp is funded by Nathan Adelson Hospice, with no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit reserves a space. Reservations must be received by July 1.

To request an application or volunteer for the camp, call 796-3167 or visit the Center for Compassionate Care, 4131 Swenson St.

For more information, go to


The Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane, is scheduled to host a car wash to benefit a mission to Mexico beginning at 8 a.m. July 2.

All the proceeds raised at the event will go toward the trip, scheduled for the end of July.

For more information, call 873-3589.

Bill Maher Returns to The Orleans Showroom

Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher is scheduled to perform at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., at 8 p.m. July 2-3.

Tickets start at $54.95.

For more information, call 365-7075 or go to

Camping near Red Rock Canyon
closed for summer

The campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is closed until Sept. 1 due to summer’s low usage.

It is approximately two miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities in the area, including backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, 515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200; Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; USDA Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; and Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980.

Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside of the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge.

For more information, go to

Day camps available at YMCA

The YMCA of Southern Nevada offers wallet-friendly solutions for families looking for child care and ways to stay active this summer. The YMCA is taking day camp registrations and selling Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited access to its locations: the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive; and the YMCA’s newest location, the SkyView YMCA in North Las Vegas, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

YMCA day camp is for kids 5 to 15 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13 through Aug. 26. Free care for campers is available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and is provided for working parents. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is available. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

The Sizzlin’ Summer Pass provides unlimited access to the YMCA’s water parks, swimming pools, wellness centers and classes. Prices are $109 (individual) and $209 (family). For a list of amenities by location, go to


Child’s Play, 7260 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 100, is scheduled to host Messy Mania for children ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. Fridays. Parents must attend this class, which focuses on projects with finger paint, clay and play dough.

Classes run in six-week increments and vary in cost. The center offers classes in dance, yoga, gymnastics, arts and languages.

For more information, go to

Happy hour improv at LVLT

Happy Hour Improv is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday in the Las Vegas Little Theatre Studio, 3920 Schiff Drive. Other shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. July 23 and Aug. 20. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

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