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Northern-area Community Events Calendar, June 9-15, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. 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.

2. Fishing Derby Day: The city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Wildlife plan to host the free event beginning at 7:30 a.m. June 11 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Free fishing poles, tackle and bait will be available while supplies last. Boy Scout Troop 555 plans to host a $5 pancake breakfast. Entertainment also is planned. A fishing license is not required to participate, but fishing limits apply. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.

3. Get Outdoors Day: The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, is set to host the all-day event June 11. Science Safari — Butterflies! is planned from 9 a.m. to noon for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Register at info@gotmtcharleston.com. A GO Mount Charleston Open House is planned from noon to 4 p.m. with interactive tabletop displays about the Spring Mountains; day hike, backpacking, and camping and cooking equipment displays and demonstrations by REI; interpretive hikes; and visits by Smokey Bear and Mojave Max characters. An astronomy program and viewing by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is planned from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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.

Eat, Be Happy and Be Well: The health event is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 10 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. Seniors 60 or older are invited to enjoy a “super foods” meal, listen to an educational presentation and participate in a dance. Registration is required. Call Ellen Grossman at 702-333-1546.

My Design!: The workshop is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. June 10 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.

All Star Friday Nights: As part of All Star Friday Nights, StarOne All-Stars is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 10 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-692-7777 or visit aliantegaming.com.

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.

Solo musician 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.

Art exhibit: “Hyperion” by Christopher Tsouras is set to be on display during regular library hours through June 28 inside the art gallery at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Tsouras’ photographs of stark desert, urban and industrial landscapes from around the Las Vegas Valley are set to be shown. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

“Illustrating the Written Word: A Collaborative Intersection of Art and Language”: The last few days of the free exhibit are planned from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 9 and 10 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at the Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts exhibition features drawings and poetry created through a collaborative effort between students and faculty of CSN’s Department of Fine Arts and Department of English. Call 702-651-4146.

“North East”: The exhibition is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through July 2 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibition is set to feature artists who have either grown up in, worked in or have had some connection to the northeast area of Las Vegas, including Fawn Douglas, Justin Favela, Anthony Johnson, Ashanti McGee, Jerry Misko, Ras One, Krystal Ramirez, Checko Salgao, Lance Smith, David Veliz and Mikayla Whitmore. Call 702-647-7378.

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

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.

“Metropolis” with live music: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to play a live score to the classic silent movie at 8 p.m. June 10 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

Vegas Fringe Festival: The sixth annual Vegas Fringe Festival is scheduled June 10-19 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The festival of live theater is slated to feature new and established plays and performances of no more than 90 minutes. Each is set to be put on several times. Selections include everything from “Wind in the Willows” to “JuJu Goes to Pahrump.” Single-show tickets are $12. A festival pass for all 13 shows is $130. Seating is general admission.Visit lvlt.org.

Opera Las Vegas: Performances of “Carmen” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 10 and 2 p.m. June 12 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $55, $75 or $95. Visit operalasvegas.com or pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“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. A reception is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 10. 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.

“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 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 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.

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.

Health, Healing & Happiness conference: The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11 and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 12 at Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Road. It is set to include 17 speakers, presentations, discussions of nutrition and emotional balancing, healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga, fitness classes and a holistic vendor marketplace. Tickets are $109 for full-weekend admission or $69 for Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit health-healing-happiness.com or call 702-772-9401.

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.

Star Wars Day At The Museum: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Appearances are planned by UNLV’s club the Society of Lightsaber Duelists Neon City Garrison 501st Legion. Activities include rocket ship design; Jabba the Hutt Slime, where chemistry is highlighted in creating the slime; and the science of sound effects used in “Star Wars” movies. Activities are included in the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.

Unite at Night Walk: The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation plans to host the event at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Registration for the 5K for runners is $35 and $20 for ages 12 or younger (raise $50 and get the fee waived). There is no registration fee to walk. Visit csfinfo.org/csf-unite-night.

Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The seventh annual event benefiting the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is scheduled at 8 a.m. June 11 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration is $40. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.

Junefest: The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, and is slated to feature performances from artists such as Pat Benatar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The English Beat. Tickets start at $29. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

Linhong Li Chinese Youth Ensemble: The group plans to perform Chinese folk music and contemporary Western pop songs on traditional Chinese instruments at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 at the Winchester front desk or online at at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.

ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala: The event celebrating American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 11 at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Artist and designer John Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited-edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be a one-hour meet-and-greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The event is set to include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and honoree recognition. Tickets are $250 or $350 for VIP. Visit aclunv.org/50thAnniversary.

Orchid society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Cathy Loftfield speaking about Old World Orchids at 1 p.m. June 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Expect a sale of orchids, show-and-tell, food and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

“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. 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.

Airlines Kiwi Club luncheon: The American Airlines Kiwi Club Chapter is set to host a luncheon and meeting at 11 a.m. June 15 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online or retired, from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA or US Airlines are welcome to attend. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival: The event is set for 6 p.m. June 18 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and pre-show entertainment. The annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present is set to feature the Frank Vignola Trio, The Rhythm Future Quartet, Hot House West and The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 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.

PLAN AHEAD

DIY Craft Club: The club plans to meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 15 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.

Healthy Living Up 2 Me: The program is planned from 2 to 4:30 p.m. June 16 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. Seniors 60 or older and caregivers are invited to the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop to learn about healthy eating, exercise and coping with pain, fatigue, stress and depression. Registration is required. Call Ellen Grossman at 702-333-1546.

Teen Book Chats: The book club plans to meet from 4 to 5 p.m. June 17 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.

All Star Friday Nights: As part of All Star Friday Nights, In-A-Fect is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 17 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-692-7777 or visit aliantegaming.com.

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: The free activity is 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: 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, and is set to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

Truckin’ Tuesdays: The food truck event is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at Huckleberry Park, 10325 Farm Road, in the Providence Master Planned Community. Among food trucks scheduled to participate are World’s Best Corndogs, Senior Blues and Funnel Cake Cafe. Visit providencelv.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.

Mad Science — Optical Illusions: The workshop is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 22 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to build their own mini-magnifier while learning about optics, reflection and sight. Registration is required. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Fratello Marionettes — Mother Goose Land: The puppet show is slated from 4 to 5 p.m. June 24 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children are invited to watch marionettes perform storybook fairy tales. Call 702-507-6107.

All Star Friday Nights: As part of All Star Friday Nights, Tresure is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 24 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-692-7777 or visit aliantegaming.com.

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.

Eat, Laugh and Be Well: The health event is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 29 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. 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.

Exploring Ancient Egypt: The activity is set from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 29 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to play a game, hear stories, learn facts and make a craft. Tickets will be given out a half-hour before the program starts. Call 702-507-6107.

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 gallery is set during regular library hours from June 30 through Sept. 13 inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibit is set to feature wood-turned creations. Call 702-507-6107.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Zentangle: The activity is set from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 18 at the Aliante Library, 2400 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.

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 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.

Introduction to Zentangle: The activity is set from 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. 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 702-633-2880.

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.

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: 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.

ONGOING

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

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

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

Ride a horse: The 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.

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