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1. North Las Vegas Pancake Breakfast and Safety Fair: The free event hosted by the North Las Vegas Fire Department is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. June 4 at Station 51, 2626 E. Carey Ave. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
2. Michael McDonald: The singer is set to perform at 8 p.m. June 3 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
3. Community health fair: The annual summer health fair is set from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Meet physicians, learn about hospital services and browse the information centers of more than 60 vendors. A variety of free health screenings will be available, along with children’s activities and refreshments. The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift. Visit centennialhillshospital.com or call 702-835-9700.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
National Trails Day cleanup: Friends of Nevada Wilderness plan to celebrate National Trails Day in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area by hosting a volunteer cleanup June 4 and 5 in Lovell Canyon. Twenty volunteers will spend the weekend improving Griffith Shadow Trail at the top of the canyon, tucked between Mount Charleston and the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will host the group for a campout on Saturday night, and volunteers will learn about wilderness and the effects of 2013’s Carpenter One Fire while enjoying a gourmet camp dinner and Dutch-oven desserts. To sign up, visit nevadawilderness.org or call 702-515-5417.
Spring Mountain Ranch Docents: Volunteer docents are needed at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Training classes are scheduled for June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Contact Carlo Luzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-355-9341.
Las Vegas 51s vs. Tacoma Rainiers Field Trip: The trip from the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, to Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Participants are invited to enjoy a ballgame as the 51s take on the Rainiers. The trip costs $30 for Las Vegas Active Adult/Senior Programs members and $40 for each non-member 12 or older. Fees includes transportation, entrance into the game and a souvenir hat. Advance registration is required. Call 702-229-1702 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
Taste of Home Cooking School and Expo: The event is set to feature vendors, giveaways and a cooking school demonstration June 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Shopping and giveaways are set for 4:30 p.m., followed by the demonstration at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and include a Smith’s reusable bag, coupons, samples and a Taste of Home magazine subscription; preferred tickets are $30 and include preferred seating, a Taste of Home cookbook, a reusable bag, coupons, samples and magazine subscription; and VIP tickets are $50 and include all of the above, as well as VIP seating and a VIP cocktail party before the cooking school with a meet-and-greet with Taste of Home chef Renee Morgan. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.
Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.
Dive-in Movies at Wet’n’Wild: A June 3 screening of the Pixar animated feature “Inside Out” it set to kick off Dive-in Movies at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. Movies are free with the price of admission. For more information and a complete schedule of movies, visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.
“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 5 and 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
“(W)rites of Passage”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present a collection of humorous, warm, touching and tender student writings about growing up in Las Vegas in a show set for 7 p.m. June 3 and 4 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive; at 7 p.m. June 10 in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway; and at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. All performances are free. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament: The event to benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is set from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. Along with the bowling tournament, activities are set to include lunch, entertainment, giveaways, a raffle and an award presentation. Space is limited. The cost is $30 per bowler or $150 per team of five prior to the event. At-the-door pricing is $35 per bowler and $175 per team. Registration begins at noon. Visit nphy.org/hya or contact Lanette Rivera at email@example.com.
Blues in the Desert: Musicians Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $36. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
RibFest: The Nevada Barbecue Association plans its second annual Las Vegas Championship RibFest to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada June 4 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. In addition to competition, the event is set to offer a kids’ zone, cooking demonstrations and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sample tickets are set to be sold on site. Visit nvbbq.org.
Kneebody with The Shapiro Project: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is set for 7 p.m. June 4 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink should be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
Las Vegas Philharmonic — Dream of Now, Dream of Then: The performance featuring Broadway hits by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Sondheim is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $96. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Alumni anniversary: The Friends of Rainbow Company plan a 40th anniversary alumni reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $25. Credit card purchases must be made in advance as only cash or checks will be accepted at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/rainbow-alumni.
JUNKFest: An event featuring crazy mixups in the flea market area, crafts, sales in the estate sale warehouse, $3 appraisals and a visit from a bacon food truck is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 4 at Not Just Antiques Mart, 1422 Western Ave. Visit notjustantiquesmart.com.
“Classic Cole Porter & Broadway”: The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus performance celebrating the music of Cole Porter is planned at 3 p.m. June 5 in Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV, 3505 S. Maryland Parkway. Sidra Kain, Sue Russell, Cindy Stock and John A. Smith are among the featured soloists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military or the disabled and are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office. Call 792-895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac or snmas.com.
Celebration of life: A reception to honor the life of Rainbow Company staff member Kris Shepherd is scheduled at 2 p.m. June 5 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The celebration is set to be followed by a potluck reception. Entry is free. Visit facebook.com/rainbowcompany.
Discovery Golf Classic: The third annual Discovery Golf Classic to benefit the Discovery Children’s Museum is set for 8:30 a.m. June 6 at the Cascata Golf Club, 1 Cascata Drive, Boulder City. Email events@DiscoveryKidsLV.org or call 702-382-3445.
One Night for ONE DROP: A live screening of the sold-out VIP Cirque du Soleil performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 7 at three Fathom Events theaters across the valley. The event is a celebration around World Water Day to bring awareness and raise funds for water issues worldwide and for One Drop, a nonprofit seeking to provide access to safe water. Tickets are $15. Screenings are scheduled at the following theaters: Regal Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., visit tinyurl.com/regvs18 or call 844-462-7342; Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075; and Century 16 South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, visit southpointcasino.com or call 702-260-4061.
Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 8 and 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for its gardening classes this fall. The organization is planning to have classes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. To become certified as a Master Gardener, people must complete 80 hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on an approved project. Call 702-257-5501.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
Sundown in Downtown: The event, returning for its fifth year and celebrating the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 25th anniversary, is set from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Heritage Park next to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include music, drink and food vendors. Tickets for the 21-or-older event start at $35, which includes all-you-can-eat via food vendors and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.
Junior Achievement poker tournament: The sixth annual poker tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is planned for noon June 11 at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Texas hold ‘em is planned to start at noon, with a grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker’s main event this summer at the Rio. Buy-in is $250 for 5,000 chips; rebuy, $100 for 5,000 chips; and add-on, $100 for 10,000 chips. Call 702-214-0500 or visit JALasVegas.org.
Reggae in the Desert: The 15th annual music festival is scheduled for noon June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The all-ages event is set to feature Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of the show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event T-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and air-conditioned VIP Lounge. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Visit ticketfly.com or reggaeinthedesert.com.
“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. A special reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.
Social Security 101: The workshop is planned at 9 a.m. June 9 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Public affairs staff members from the Social Security Administration are set to provide information and answer questions regarding Social Security. Preregistration is required. Call 702-229-1702.
Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival: The festival is set for 4 p.m. June 11 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers: The concert is set for 8 p.m. June 11 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Shaun South: The free concert is planned at 3 p.m. June 12 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Shaun South is set to sing and play guitar to showcase music from his eclectic background. His credentials include working with members of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Steppenwolf. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Ward 6 Movie in the Park: A free screening of “Goosebumps” is planned at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheater, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Residents are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs. A food truck is set to be available. “Norm of the North” is scheduled for July 15. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.
Night Hike: Free hikes are planned from 8 to 9 p.m. June 17, 24 and July 1 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The night hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Junior Ranger Program: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. June 18 and 25 and July 2 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Bowl A Rama with Journey of Hope: The event is planned at 5:30 p.m. June 21 at the Santa Fe Station Bowling Center, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. The event is free for two members of each family and open to all ages of adaptive recreation program participants. Advance reservation is required. Call 702-229-5177.
Paradise Kitty — All Female Tribute to Guns N’ Roses: The concert is set for 8 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Najee: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. June 25 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Jazz Under the Stars with Vincent Ingala: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. June 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
BOSTYX presented by David Victor, formerly of Boston: The concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 2 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Kirk Whalum: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. July 9 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Bailamos!: The Latin concert is set at 8 p.m. July 9 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Judy Collins: The concert is set at 7 p.m. July 15 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
70’s Soul Jam: The concert is slated at 8 p.m. July 23 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission starts at $27.95 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Jazz Under the Stars with Willie Bradley: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. July 28 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
Earl Klugh: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. July 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Snake Oil: The Ultimate Arena Rock Experience concert is set for 8 p.m. July 30 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.