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Northern-area Community Events Calendar, Jan. 21-27, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Winter Art Festival: The city of North Las Vegas and Councilman Isaac Barron plan to host the second annual Winter Art Festival at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Stone Soup Art Center at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is to include a light reception, art exhibition and awards in painting, sculpture and mixed media. Additional artist recognition for Councilman’s Choice and the Stone Soup Award of Excellence are planned. Email stonesoupart@cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

2. Free ski lessons: Complimentary coaching from certified ski and snowboard instructors is planned at the Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road, to any visitor at any time. Guests 13 or younger may participate in the free coaching program only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit leecanyonlv.com.

3. Create with Code Jr.: The class is planned from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from through March 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 5 to 7 are invited to learn about coding through interactive projects using the Scratch Jr. visual programming language. Children can learn how to record their voices and sound to projects, use message blocks to make characters communicate, learn how to change their project’s background and more. The cost is $155. Visit techbrainiacs.com. Call 702-507-6107.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make bath and body products, troubleshoot problems, work on group projects, participate in a soap exchange and win giveaways. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

All Star Friday Nights with In-A-Fect: As part of All Star Friday Nights, In-A-Fect is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

State of the Chamber: The Urban Chamber of Commerce event and board installation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. North Las Vegas Mayor John J. Lee is set to speak. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers in advance and $50 at the door with no RSVP. Call 702-648-6222 or visit urbanchamber.org.

Viva Santana — A tribute to Santana: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Junior Master Gardener open houses: The Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host an open house for its Junior Master Gardener program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Road in North Las Vegas. A second open house is planned for the same time on Jan. 30 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. View projects and collect information on the upcoming sessions for children 7 to 12 that are set to begin in February. Junior Master Gardener Ambassadors will be on hand, and a make-and-take project, tours of the children’s demonstration gardens and refreshments are planned. Registration for the spring sessions will be available. Call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

Couponing 101: The workshop is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn where to find the best coupons and deals on a local, regional and national level, how to organize shopping excursions and demonstrate and discuss the phenomenon of “extreme” couponing techniques that can be incorporated into a regular shopping routine. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Hawaiian club membership meeting: The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club is set to conduct its first General Membership Meeting of 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Drive. The event is a potluck social, and guests are invited. Visit lasvegashcc.org/las-vegas-hawaiian-civic-club.html or email contacts@lasvegashcc.org.

Free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake: The workshop is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Celtic Tales and Games: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to listen to stories and play games. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Video Game Design: The class is planned from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 17 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 7 to 15 are invited to learn about video game design. Admission is $149. Visit techbrainiacs.com. Call 702-507-6107.

Polymer Clay Expressions: The annual exhibit is scheduled during regular library hours through Feb. 28 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibit features a collection of work crafted by members of the Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Voodoo Band: The concert is scheduled at 9 p.m. Fridays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Darren Michaels: The concert is planned for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at A-Bar at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Yellow Brick Road: The concert is planned for 10 p.m. Saturdays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Ride a horse: The horse riding activity is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center inside Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Rides are $10 per person, and children 2 or younger are admitted free. The ride includes a visit to the barnyard. All other activities, including trail ride classes (part lesson, part trail ride) are by appointment. Trail ride classes are $50 per person. Email events@horses4heroes.org.

Ranch Day Camps: The day camp is set to open during school staff development days at Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center inside Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Email camps@horses4heroes.org.

Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. Classes are underway. Call Carlo Luzzi at 702-355-9341 or email carlo6180@yahoo.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

“The Passion of Love by Zinovy”: The show, featuring music with vibrant visual art blended by composer and painter Zinovy Shersher, is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 21 through March 1, at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

West Side Photo Club: The free club plans to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. It is looking for active, experienced photographers willing to share their knowledge and passion for digital photography. The varied meeting agenda promotes the technical, artistic and social aspects of photography. Email westsidephotoclub@yahoo.com to request a meeting agenda.

Date Night in the Kitchen: Divine Events is set to kick off couples’ cooking classes in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Learn to prepare a four-course dinner featuring Spanish Tapas, French salads, Italian risottos and Portuguese desserts paired with wines from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Admission is $178 per couple or $160.20 for Springs Preserve members. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

“Big Fish”: The Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts plans to present performances of “Big Fish” Jan 22-31 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The musical, directed by Erik Ball, will be presented in Faith’s state-of-the-art theater at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $6 to $20. Visit faithconservatory.com.

Morris Day and The Time: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 23. at Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $25. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, call 702-284-7777 or visit samstownlv.com.

Star Wars Day: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Special Star Wars and space-related programming and special guests are planned. For the full schedule, visit discoverykidslv.org.

Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour: The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-31 and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Ignominious Refuse”: The exhibition featuring the work of Brent Holmes is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 26 through March 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

Fine art paint parties: City Lights Art Gallery, 3 E. Army St., plans to host the events from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 for up to 10 participants. Artists are set to lead the events. The cost is $35 per person and includes all art materials and refreshments. The parties, meant to raise funds for scholarships benefiting local art students, are set to be held monthly every second and fourth Saturday. Call 702-260-0300 or email citylightscoop@centurylink.net to RSVP. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.

Sinatra’s Centennial: The Las Vegas News Bureau plans to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with photographs in an exhibit set to run Jan. 26 through March 20 during regular hours at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

Singles Travel Club: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is slated to discuss visiting Argentina. A small fee is charged to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Guests are always welcome. Call 702-873-8309.

50 Years of Civil Liberties in the Silver State: The history panel hosted by The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The panel is set to be moderated by UNLV associate professor Dr. Michael Green and include Renee Diamond and Caryll Dziedziak of UNLV, Sen. David Parks of District 7, and Dennis McBride, director of the Nevada State Museum. Visit inspirelasvegas.com or call 702-750-0017.

The Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas: The event is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20 to $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

(Monkey): The exhibition is scheduled by appointment through Feb. 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The annual invitational fine art exhibit focuses on Chinese heritage. Because the coming 2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Monkey, artists are asked to make pieces that include the monkey and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. A meet-the-artists reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled through Jan. 24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The remaining schedule is: “Dough,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Cinemark Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South; “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Adelson Campus; “Rosenwald,” 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus; and “The Liberators,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus. All films will be accompanied by the filmmakers, or related experts in the subject matter, who will provide introductions and moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

Go Red Total Makeover: The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Macy’s in Downtown Summerlin, 2075 Festival Plaza Drive, in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Interactive makeover stations will be located throughout the store. A Go Red Total Makeover winner is being sought to highlight at the event and will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 24 at tinyurl.com/jc6wvxy. For criteria, visit goredforwomen.org.

Digging in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt: A free presentation on the topic is planned at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Nevada State College auditorium, 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive. It is open to the public. Dr. Paul Buck is set to be digging several 3,000-year-old royal burial tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, during the 2016 spring semester as part of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project. Email paul.buck@nsc.edu.

“Reservoir Dolls”: Performances of the play, written by Erika Soerensen and based on the film “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino, are scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

“Middletown”: The play by Will Eno, to be directed by Ela Rose, is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 31 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

Tree care: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to present its annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English on Jan. 22 and in Spanish on Jan. 29, both from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Early registration will begin at 6 a.m. both days. This year’s emphasis is on urban tree care, including best practices for tree health. The cost is $25 with pre-registration or $30 at the door and includes the full-day seminar, handouts, coffee and beverages, CEUs and lunch. Register at 2016treecareseminarenglish.eventbrite.com. For more information, call ‘Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or email reedc@unce.unr.edu, or for the Spanish seminar, call Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 or email barajasm@unce.unr.edu.

#TrytheTower: The partial tower practice climb for the Scale the Strat race is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The practice climb will allow participants access to the stairwells at the very top of Stratosphere Tower, Level 101 to Level 112. The cost is $30, and the Stratosphere has offered for each climber to receive two coupons for free admission for the Stratosphere Tower for use at a later date. Sign up at action.lung.org/TrytheTower2016 or register onsite the day of the practice climb by the Top of World podium inside Stratosphere Tower on the second level, starting at 6:30 a.m. The American Lung Association’s Scale the Strat race is set for Feb. 28. Visit scalethestrat.com.

Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans the hands-on workshop on pruning from 8 a.m. to noon. Jan. 23. Taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, the class is designed to show the what, when, where, why and how of pruning a landscape to keep plants healthy. Bring pruners (but do not buy them for class; that is a topic to be addressed), gloves and eye protection. Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class that includes class materials. To register for the workshop held at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573. To register online, visit tinyurl.com/gp6nqne. Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are Feb. 20, vegetables; March 19, composting; April 9, irrigation; May 7, problem solving; and June 11, organic gardening.

Homebuyer’s Education Seminar: The Nevada Partners seminar is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn about the process from A to Z, including managing your money to achieve your financial goals; the importance of good credit; and sustaining homeownership once you’ve achieved it. Upon completion of this eight-hour seminar, the participant receives a Homebuyers Education Certificate, a requirement for most down payment assistance programs. Workshops are free and open to the public. To register, call 702-924-2100, ext. 230. Additional sessions are planned in February. For more information, call 702-507-3717 or visit lvccld.org.

Utah Shakespeare Company Tour: The Utah Shakespeare Company plans to bring its 75-minute education outreach production of “Hamlet” to town at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The program is free, but tickets are required. Get them at artslasvegas.org.

Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer the hands-on program for children 7 to 12 starting in February. The first classes of the eight-session program are set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, for residents in the north valley, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for residents in the south valley. Children will learn about plants, water, soil, vegetables and more. The program also helps foster leadership skills and community service, organizers said. The eight-session class fee is $52, and sessions are planned twice monthly. Register by contacting Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or emailing johnsonk@unce.unr.edu. Visit jmgkids.us.

Community Safety Forum: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., plans to host a free Community Safety Forum from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through 2016. Each presentation includes free general admission to the museum following the presentation as well as livestreaming of the event. Topics announced so far are: Feb. 21, The Active Shooter, with officers from the MACTAC (Multiple-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capability) unit talking about active shooter awareness, incident response and workplace violence; and March 20, The Ins and Outs of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, including information about the progression of a criminal case from arrest to post-conviction procedures. Call 702-229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $37 for the 5K and $27 for the 1-mile in advance or $3 more after March 1. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.

PLAN AHEAD

North Las Vegas State of the City Address: The 20th annual North Las Vegas State of the City Address is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee is set to address the city’s economic outlook. Tickets start at $45. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

All Star Friday Nights with StarOne All-Stars: As part of All Star Friday Nights, StarOne All-Stars is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

Led Zepagain — A tribute to Led Zeppelin: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $37.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Centennial Hills Expo: The expo is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Northwest Career and Technical Academy, 8200 Tropical Parkway, and is set to feature more than 50 exhibitors; live entertainment from comedian Paul Scally and music by Ryan Kelly; food trucks; raffles; Metropolitan Police Department and Clark County Fire Department equipment displays; and a blood drive. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown is set to attend, along with keynote speaker Christine Kramar of Ward 6 Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross’ office, who is scheduled to deliver the State of Centennial Hills Address to local residents and businesses. Visit centennialhillsexpo.com to register. For more information, call Randy Bridges at 702-530-3411 or 702-645-1551.

Radon Awareness: The lecture is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults, seniors and teens are invited to join Jamie Roice-Gomes as she provides an overview of radon including the associated health risks and how to test and fix a home with a radon problem. Free home test kits are set to be available. Call 702-507-6136 or 702-507-6107.

Chinese New Year Celebration: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn about the myths and traditions behind the Chinese New Year Celebration and create a craft. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Let’s Draw the Story: The activity is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 3 to 7 are invited to read a story and draw. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Euge Groove: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Happy Valentine’s Day: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to a Valentine’s Day Party with a story, game and craft. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

My Design — Deadpool and Peculiar Children: The activity is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited represent their fandom by painting their own T-shirt or bag. The library is set to provide stencils and paint. Participants must bring their own T-shirts, bags and pillowcases. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

American Trilogy – Sinatra, Presley & Diamond: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Valentine’s Day Ball and Gala: The Veterans In Politics International Inc.’s Valentine’s Day Ball and Gala is planned for Feb. 13, 2016, at The Resort on Mt. Charleston, 2755 Kyle Canyon Road. The event is set to include a romantic evening, fine dining, dancing and entertainment. Visit veteransinpolitics.org.

Lego Club: The activity is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to share stories and books and build projects. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make bath and body products, troubleshoot problems, work on group projects, participate in a soap exchange and win giveaways. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Keiko Matsui: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Sustainable Gardening in Las Vegas: The lecture is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults, seniors and teens are invited to join Master Gardener Susan Price Haas as she shares her experiences on successful gardening in a desert climate. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Yu Gi Oh: The game is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to play Yu Gi Oh and hang out with friends. Participants must bring their own cards. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake: The workshop is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to get creative and make a craft. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Introduction to Making Soap: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make soap with essential oils and natural colors. Registration is required. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Lights — A tribute to Journey: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

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