Northern-area Community Events Calendar, June 30-July 6, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. July 1, 8 and 15 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email programs@gomtcharleston.com.

2. Dan Hernandez’s “Genesis:” The free exhibit is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through July 30 inside the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The digital and mixed media artworks by University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art Dan Hernandez combine concepts, imagery and design taken equally from contemporary video games and from artwork of religious and historical significance. Call 702-651-4146.

3. Independence Concert: The concert is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. July 2 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, and is set to raise funds for GO Mount Charleston programs and to honor the third anniversary of the Carpenter 1 fire, which still affects some of the trails. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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.

Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. June 30 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.

“Woodturner’s Delight”: The exhibit featuring wood-turned creations is set to be on display during regular library hours June 30 through Sept. 13 inside the gallery at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.

Let’s Draw the Story!: The storytime and activity is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. July 1 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 3 to 7 are invited to listen to a story and draw whatever comes to mind. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

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.

Junior Ranger: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. July 2, 9 and 16 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, and is set to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

Guided Hikes: The free activity is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. July 3, 10 and 17 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. An interpretive naturalist is set to lead small groups on an easy-to-moderate trail, sharing information about the trail, flora and fauna and the Spring Mountains. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email programs@gomtcharleston.com.

Science Fun: The activity is set from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 6 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to learn about science. Tickets will be given out a half-hour hour before the program starts. Call 702-507-6107.

Nonprofit appreciation breakfast: The Philantrepreneur Foundation is set to host a Nonprofit Appreciation Networking Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. July 7 at Winchell’s Pub & Grill, 5445 Simmons St. The Las Vegas nonprofit is a member-based organization providing education and training to local and national nonprofits by helping them build their capacity and aid their communities. The Philantrepreneur Foundation was founded by Dr. Victoria Boyd. After sharing her 30 years of nonprofit experience through her blog and her radio show, Boyd decided one-on-one training would serve nonprofits better. She teaches nonprofit management classes at UNLV and holds community workshops, seminars, and events locally and nationally. Call 702-577-7369.

Adult Summer Reading Program: The second annual reading program is planned through July 30 at any North Las Vegas Library branch. The North Las Vegas Library District invites residents 18 or older to participate in its adult summer reading club. Join the club for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of a Kindle Fire HD. Participants can register at any library. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

“Star Wars” activities: Mingle with “Star Wars” heroes and villains in full costume, attend one of two Jedi training sessions and more during inter-galactic activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Starting at 10 a.m., tickets will be distributed for a surprise film screening. General admission is free during activities. For $3, kids can craft lightsabers or robes. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Rainbows & Unicorns”: The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D, is slated to host a “Rainbows & Unicorns” group art show throughout July. The show is set to open during First Friday from 6 to 10 p.m July 1. In addition to the show, painting classes scheduled at the gallery include a Baymax-themed class on July 9, a “Harry Potter”-themed class July 23, and a “Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed class on July 30. All classes are set from 6 to 8 p.m. Most paint classes are $20. Find LeslieAnn Farrell on Facebook or call 702-806-0930.

Free musical: A free performance of the musical “Dublin Rising” is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. July 3 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. By Krishna Alexandra and Lorien Patton, it is an original story about the everyday women involved in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, which paved the way for Irish independence in 1921. Call 702-507-3863.

Clark County Wetlands Park Open House: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 2 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. It is set to have fun, educational activities for families and first-time visitors. Most of the programming is set to be inside the Nature Center. Visitors can participate in nature-themed storytime and craft activities, an interactive bird display and talks about common animals seen in the park. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.

Pool at the Plaza: The renovated rooftop pool at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St., plans to host a grand opening event for hotel guests and the general public at 7:30 p.m. July 2 with a performance by the Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash’d Out, planned for 8:30 p.m. and a fireworks show planned for 9:30 p.m. Grand opening festivities are set to continue through the weekend, including a barbecue at 11 a.m. each day with entertainment from a local DJ, and a pickleball exhibition and round robin held in conjunction with players from the USA Pickleball Association set for July 3 and 4. Pool admission is free for locals of all ages with ID. Visit plazahotelcasino.com.

Fireworks at Caesars: The fireworks show, kicking off the Summer of Caesars to celebrate the property’s 50th anniversary, is scheduled at 9 p.m. July 3, with a 13½-minute display planned above the Julius Tower. Visit caesars.com/cp50.

Lake Las Vegas Independence Day Celebration: The event is slated to start at 2 p.m. July 3 at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas, 75 Montelago Blvd. The event is expected to include two simultaneous fireworks shows at 8:40 p.m., and a performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. Entertainment and water activities also are planned throughout the day. Visit lakelasvegas.com.

Boulder City Damboree Celebration: Boulder City is set to host its 68th annual Fourth of July celebration starting at 7 a.m. July 4 with a pancake breakfast, followed by a 9 a.m. parade, along with games and concessions, music and a water fight where float riders and bystanders will battle with squirt guns. A fireworks show is planned at 9 p.m. in Broadbent Memorial Park, 1301 Fifth St. Visit bcnv.org.

Fourth of July viewing and dining: Enjoy food, cocktails and a view of the valley’s July 4 fireworks from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Reserved seats are $9 for Springs Preserve members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

Fourth of July in Henderson: The city of Henderson is slated to host its free annual celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive. The all-ages event is set to include entertainment by the band Loveshack, activities, concessions and an 18-minute fireworks show. Free shuttles start at 5:30 p.m. from Foothill High School, 800 College Drive. Call 702-267-4050 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade: The 22nd annual parade is set from 9 to 11 a.m. July 4, beginning at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive and traveling south on Village Center Circle and west on Trailwood Drive. The route ends before the corner of Trailwood and Spring Gate Lane. More than 70 entries are planned, including traditional floats, Macy’s-style giant inflatable balloons, bands, performing groups and a variety of kids’ storybook and cartoon characters. Call 702-341-5500 or visit summerlin.com.

Bats and the Park: The event for ages 12 or older is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 5 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Visitors can take an evening bat walk at with staff from the Nevada Department of Wildlife and hear the bats with a bat scanner. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.

Hot yoga in the Neon Boneyard: The Neon Museum plans to offer one-hour hot yoga sessions with certified instructor Eileen Lorraine in its outdoor Neon Boneyard, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, at 5:30 p.m. July 6 and 20, and Aug. 3, 17 and 31. The class is appropriate for beginners to advanced yogis age 18 or older (children must be accompanied by an adult guardian) and will consist of flowing vinyasa sessions set to vintage Las Vegas-inspired beats. Sessions are $18 for the general public and $13 for museum members. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings or call 702-387-6366.

The World Series of Beer Pong: The event is planned July 6-10 at the Westgate Hotel and Casino, 3000 Paradise Road. Registration is $299 per player and includes a minimum of 12 games of play in the tournament. All participants must be 21 or older with a valid ID. Visit bpong.com/wsobp, tinyurl.com/wghc16 or call 702-732-5111.

“Memphis The Musical”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. July 6-9, 13-16 and 20-23 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Parrothead club: The Phin City Parrothead Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. July 6 at Tommy Rocker’s, 4275 Dean Martin Drive. Nonmembers are always welcome. There will be live music with no cover charge. Parrot-phenalia is set to be raffled off to raise money for the group’s charity of the month Save the Manatee.

Desert Survivor!: A new animal show is set to feature a rotating cast of critters including the desert night snake, desert tortoise, kangaroo rat, California kingsnake, desert tarantula, gopher snake, chuckwalla and more in 30-minute shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 21 inside the Big Springs Theatre in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Shows are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Dishing It Out 2016 — Vanity Plates”: The election-themed art exhibit is set to be open during regular library hours through July 24 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibit, curated by Las Vegas photographer Diane Bush, features artists from across the country providing satirical, election-inspired work in a wide range of media, including select images representing each candidate fabricated on gold-rimmed, commemorative ceramic plates. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3630.

PLAN AHEAD

My Design!: The workshop is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. July 8 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to represent their fandom by painting a T-shirt or bag. The library will provide stencils and paint. Youths must bring T-shirts, bags or pillowcases. Visit lvccld.org.

Astronomy on the Mountain: The free activity is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. July 9 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The Las Vegas Astronomical Society is set to be on site with its telescopes, chatting with visitors about the wonders of the night sky. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

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.

Free fiction writing workshop: The workshop with Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. July 10 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 11 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Teen Book Chats: The book club plans to meet from 4 to 5 p.m. July 15 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.

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.

Ward 6 Movie in the Park: A free screening of “Norm of the North” is planned at 7 p.m. July 15 at 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. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.

The Wizard of Oz: The play is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. July 16 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children up to 11 are invited watch the classic adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” performed by the Hampstead Stage Company. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra: The free concert is planned from 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 16 at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Refreshments are set to be available for purchase. Visit artslasvegas.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: The blood drive is scheduled from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, online, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code LIBRARY. Call 702-522-3986 or visit lvccld.org.

Introduction to Zentangle: The activity is set from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 18 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. Zentangle was invented as a form of meditative doodling. Participants are invited to learn the basics of creating a Zentangle. Supplies are set to be provided. Call 702-839-2980.

DIY Craft Club: The club plans to meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 20 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.

Eat, Laugh and Be Well: The health event is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. Seniors 60 or older are invited to enjoy a “super foods” meal, listen to an educational presentation and learn about different exercises. Registration is required. Call Ellen Grossman at 702-333-1546.

Introduction to Zentangle: The activity is set from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the North Las Vegas City Hall Library, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Zentangle was invented as a form of meditative doodling. Participants are invited to learn the basics of creating a Zentangle. Supplies are set to be provided. Call 702-633-1070.

Transgender Transformation Talk: The event is planned at 10 a.m. July 20 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Missy Parker is scheduled to share her story of gender transition. Parker is a transgender woman who has won awards lecturing on transgender subjects around the country. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 702-229-1702.

Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. July 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.

Odd Squad — Be the Agent: The workshop is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 22 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 5 to 8 are invited to become an Odd Squad agent and use math, problem-solving skills and creativity to solve a case and correct the oddity. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Super Summer Theatre Field Trip: The trip from the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, to the Super Summer Theatre in Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway, is planned at 4:30 p.m. July 22. Participants are invited to see “Memphis The Musical.” The trip costs $40 for Las Vegas Active Adult/Senior Programs members and $50 for each nonmember. Fees include transportation and entrance into the show. Advance registration is required. Call 702-229-1702 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.

Science Safari: Ants: The free activity is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 23 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Science Safaris invite families to discover the wildlife of the Spring Mountains through games, art and exploration with naturalists and professional biologists. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

Introduction to Zentangle: The activity is set from 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. Participants are invited to learn the basics of creating a Zentangle. Supplies are to be provided. Call 702-633-2880.

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.

Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer: The concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 23 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets start at $39. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Jessica Manolo: The concert is slated from 9 p.m. to midnight July 23 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is free. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

What a Disaster!: The activity is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to listen to stories of factual disasters of the past and mimic each event with activities to show how to be safe and smart during disasters. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

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.

Camping at Craig Ranch Regional Park: The free event is planned from 7 p.m. July 29 to 7 a.m. July 30 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. North Las Vegas residents, Boy and Girl Scout troops, city officials and city fire and police departments are invited to participate. Food will be available for dinner and breakfast in the morning. Free activities including a movie, kickball and a bike-riding excursion are planned. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

United Blood Services Blood Drive: The blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 702-228-4483.

Earl Klugh: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. July 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seat tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Swingin’ Pedestrians: The concert is slated from 9 p.m. to midnight July 30 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is free. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Snake Oil: The Ultimate Arena Rock Experience: The concert is set at 8 p.m. July 30 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Cubelets: The workshop is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn computer programming by building simple robots using Cubelets. Registration is required. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Let’s Draw the Story!: The story time and activity is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 3 to 7 are invited to listen to a story and draw whatever comes to mind. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

Boz Scaggs: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission starts at $39.95 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Adam Ferrara: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seat tickets start at $17.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

LEGO Club: The group is set to meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to share stories and books and build projects inspired by those stories. Call 702-507-6100.

My Design!: The workshop is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to represent their fandom by painting a T-shirt or bag. The library will provide stencils and paint. Youths must bring T-shirts, bags or pillowcases. Visit lvccld.org.

Mirage — Tribute to Fleetwood Mac: The concerts are set at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Peter White: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seat tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Free fiction writing workshop: The workshop with Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 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 plans to meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 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.

Hot August Night Rob Garrett’s Tribute to Neil Diamond: The concert is planned at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Jazz Under the Stars with Matt Marshack: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.

United Blood Services Blood Drive: The blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 702-228-4483.

The Rat Pack: The concert is planned at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

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