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1. Safe Summer Nights: The event is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 at McWilliams Elementary School, 1315 Hiawatha Road. Community members are invited to enjoy music, children’s games, face painting and free refreshments while supplies last, along with a community health and resource fair. In addition, Three Square food bank plans to deliver 300 5-pound bags of fresh produce for distribution to residents. Create A Change Now is also set to provide nutrition education and healthy living ideas to residents in the community who struggle to obtain nutritional options. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
2. Cows, Goats, and Horses, Oh My!: The event is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. May 6 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Families are invited to rediscover the historic park and visit barnyard animals, take a guided nature walk and learn about the science of horses in the Old Dairy Barn. Visit scifest.vegas.
3. San Gennaro Feast: The Italian food and music festival is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. May 5, 4 p.m. to midnight May 6, noon to midnight May 7, and noon to 11 p.m. May 8 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Food, entertainment and carnival rides are planned. A fireworks show is planned for May 8. Visit sangennarofeast.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Career Advancement Workshop: The free event is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 inside Room 510 at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Congressman Cresent Hardy plans to help connect Nevada families with employment opportunities and resources. To reserve a seat, call 702-912-1634 or email Kelly Espinoza at email@example.com.
Disneyland Tips and Tricks: The lecture is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 5 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Spring Choral Concert: The event is planned at 7:30 p.m. May 5 inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483.
Let’s Draw the Story!: The story time and activity is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. May 6 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.
Leticia’s Cinco de Mayo Street Concert: The concert and festival are planned from 3 p.m. to midnight May 6 at Leticia’s Mexican Cocina, 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane, Suite 1. Families are invited to enjoy live performances, vendors and entertainment. Visit leticiascocina.com.
Old Dominion: The concert is planned at 8 p.m. May 6 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets start at $22. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
Arts and crafts fair: The Sun City Aliante Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 and 7 at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7390 Aliante Parkway. Artwork, baskets, ceramics, pottery, fused glass items, quilted and knitted items, sewing crafts, beading, jewelry, needlework and crocheted items, candles, woodworking products, greeting cards and silk scarves are to be among the items for sale. A raffle will benefit SAFE House, a charity for at-risk children and their mothers. A local animal rescue will have animals on site available for adoption. Admission is free.
Lights — A Tribute to Journey: The concert is set at 8 p.m. May 6 and 7 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Forget to Remember: The free concert is scheduled at 10 p.m. May 7 at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Hiroshima: The concert is slated at 8 p.m. May 7 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets start at $27. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
Eli Young Band: The concert is set for 8 p.m. May 7 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Introduction to Making Soap: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. May 11 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make bath and body products. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Lego Club: The club is set to meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 11 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 or visit lvccld.org.
Fit Lives Here Event Series: The 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. May 14 at Skye Canyon Park, 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. Registration ranges from $25 to $50 and includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. A 1-mile family fun run or walk is also planned. The 5K and 1-mile races are set to travel through Skye Canyon’s neighborhoods, while the 8K will start on the road and venture onto nearby trails. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Outside Las Vegas Foundation. Visit skyecanyon.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
Garden tea: The Mesquite Club’s annual Garden Tea is planned for 1 p.m. May 6 at the home of James A. McKellar Jr., 3645 E. Pama Lane. Complimentary valet is to be provided, and entertainment by students from the Nevada School of the Arts is planned. To RSVP, send a $15 check to Nancy Zangl, C/O The Mesquite Club, P.O. Box 95662, Las Vegas, NV 89193. Call Linda Baxter at 702-496-7096.
Vintage Vegas Home and History Tour 2016: The tours of 10 to 12 examples of Las Vegas’ historic residential architecture are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 7 and noon to 5 p.m. May 8 starting at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The tours are part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act. Tickets start at $20. Visit nevadapreservation.org or call Michelle Larime at 855-968-3973, ext. 702.
Free Comic Book Day: Fifteen comic book shops in the Las Vegas Valley are participating in the annual international marketing event May 7. Most shops are also having special events and signings. Not all shops will have all of the books. To find a shop near you, visit freecomicbookday.com.
Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Race for the Cure: The 21st annual event is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. May 7 at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue. On-site registration is scheduled starting at 6 a.m. The cost is $30 for individuals, $25 for team members, $10 for Kids for the Cure and Babies for the Cure and $5 for a timing tag. Visit tinyurl.com/komen2016 or call 702-822-2324.
Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival: The festival’s Science in the Community events are set to run through May 6 across the Las Vegas Valley, culminating in the free Giant Science & Technology Expo set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, with interactive activities, demonstrations, and entertainment from more than 80 organizations throughout the valley. Visit SciFest.Vegas.
Ohana Festival: The celebration of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture is set to include food, live music, performances by local hula schools, cultural workshops, island craft activities, an outdoor luau with kids’ games and tropical drinks and beer for adults from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $5. Visit springspreserve.org.
“La Périchole”: Performances by Sin City Opera of the Jacques Offenbach opera are scheduled at 7 p.m. May 7, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. May 8 and 15 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Country in the Park: Joe Nichols, Brett Young and local country rock band Thrillbilly Deluxe are slated to perform as part of the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community’s annual festival from 2 to 8 p.m. May 7 in the amphitheater at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. The event is also set to include food vendors, a beer garden, exhibits and activities for children. Leashed, well-behaved pets, picnic baskets, chairs and blankets are permitted. Alcohol, coolers and glass are not allowed. Admission is free. Visit mountainsedge.com.
Comic book documentary: “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages,” a documentary featuring comic book legends from Stan Lee to Frank Miller, is set to make its Las Vegas debut at 8 p.m. May 7 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St. Tickets are $5. Visit thescificenter.com.
Art Festival of Henderson: The city of Henderson plans the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and 8 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The annual festival is set to feature juried art in a variety of mediums, as well as performances, a chalk competition and other interactive art, with dozens of booths lining Water Street. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.
Chef for Kids: The program, a joint venture between American Culinary Federation chefs and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, plans a Chef for Kids Gala at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Themed Champagne and Roses, the event is set to feature a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, a raffle, a live auction and dancing to band Harbor Lights. Individual tickets are $195. Call chairwoman Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Jamboree: The event, which spans four Boulder City parks and includes a hot-rod car show, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, a children’s carnival, and food and beverages, is set from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 at Bicentennial Park, Wilber Square and North and South Escalante parks, 401 California Ave. Visit visitbouldercity.com.
Yerba Mansa Mother’s Day Hike: A ranger-led hike to see the ivory flower cones of the yerba mansa is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 8 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
“Tuna Does Vegas”: Two actors are set to play multiple characters in the comedy performance scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6, 7, 12-14 and 19-21 and at 2 p.m. May 8, 14, 15 and 22 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
“History 101”: Performances of the collection of comedic history-themed scenes, monologues and songs by James C. Ferguson, winner of the eighth annual New Works competition, are scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. May 8 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The show contains adult content. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
Bristlecone Storytelling Festival: Clark County School District students in grades 4-6 are set to perform stories from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 11 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Spectators of all ages are welcome. Visit lvccld.org.
ArtLIVE!: The charity event, combining fashion and art in a showcase to benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council and the 18b Arts District, is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The artist-designed mannequins are part of what organizers call their Madison mannequins, or when they gather them together in one place, The Madison Army. Tickets are $150 or $35 for students with valid ID. Visit artlivelv.com or facebook.com/artLIVELasVegas.
Super Summer season opener: “Hooray for Hollywood,” this year’s Super Summer Theatre season opener, is set to feature Academy Award-winning songs from the past 80 years at 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $10.95 in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Spring Dance Concert 2016: The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Dance Department plans to present its final dance concert of the year at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the school at 955 E. Clark Ave. Tickets are $10 each. Visit lvadance.org.
Las Vegas Helldorado Parade: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 14 northbound on Fourth Street from Gass to Ogden avenues. Visit elkshelldorado.com.
Mid-Century Magic — Morelli House Tours: The free tours, part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act, are scheduled starting at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 14 at the Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave. The iconic mid-century modern home was built in 1959 for Antonio Morelli, orchestra conductor and musical director for the Sands Hotel and the Casino Copa Showroom during the Rat Pack era. Visit morellihouse.org or contact the Junior League of Las Vegas at 702-822-6536 or email@example.com.
The Dream Flight: The fundraising event is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 14 at Cirrus Aircraft Hangar, Atlantic — Executive Terminal, 275 E. Tropicana Ave., and is set to feature live musical performances, celebrity appearances, an open bar, a pop-up nightclub and restaurants. Each event ticket purchased will grant the attendee a chance to win a seat on The Dream Flight, a private jet West Coast foodie tour traveling from Las Vegas to San Francisco and Seattle. Proceeds from the event benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s 4969 Retrofit Project and Miracle Flights. Admission is $199, which includes the event, open bar, food samplings and one complimentary entry to win two seats on the Dream Flight. Participants must be present to enter and win. Visit tinyurl.com/drmflt16.
Search and Rescue: The Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue plans to host its annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk followed by a tethered balloon flight, helicopter demonstration and interaction with search and rescue vehicles at 8 a.m. May 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $10 per car that day, but it will be waived for race participants. Visit tinyurl.com/smrtruck.
Charity walk: The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is scheduled for May 14 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Check-in is set for 9 a.m., and the walk is expected to start at 10 a.m. While there is no fee to walk, participants are encouraged to register and help raise funds for the cause. Visit tinyurl.com/lvccfawalk.
Red Rock marathon: Triple Dare Running Co. plans its spring race, the Flight of Fire Trail Half Marathon & 10K, for May 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Starting at the Visitor Center, the course will travel clockwise to the Moenkopi Loop, the Grand Circle Loop, and the White Rock-Willow Springs Trail, then to the White Rock dirt road, back to the Grand Circle Loop, on to the Calico Hills Trail, and finally back to the Moenkopi Loop, finishing back at the center. This course is a technical trail race, and trail shoes with gaiters are recommended. The 10K follows the same course, ending at the White Rock aid station. Shuttle service will be provided to return 10K runners to the start area. This event is limited to 200 participants. Visit tripledareruns.com.
Bike rodeo: The MountainView Hospital Bike Rodeo is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the hospital’s south parking lot, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Kids can navigate the bike course, get a bike safety check, enter a raffle to win a bike, pick up a new helmet courtesy of Land Rover Las Vegas, talk with Metropolitan Police Department officers about bike safety and pick up route maps from the RTC. Visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Fallen Heroes run: The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation announced its fourth annual Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run, planned for 8 a.m. on Armed Forces Day, May 14, at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Both courses are to circle around the park decorated with the combat boots and photos memorializing fallen service members. Proceeds will benefit military families. Entry fees are $30 for adults, $20 for veterans and $15 for children, students or active military. Registration includes a race bib, T-shirt, gift bag and post-race refreshments. Visit tinyurl.com/greenmemorialrun.
Rockin’ Paws Benefit Brunch: The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the Hard Rock Cafe, 4475 Paradise Road, is set to benefit The L Group lesbian programming at The Center and local animal nonprofit Street Dogz. The pet-friendly brunch is to include contests, a raffle, pet watering stations and a special monitored potty area. Leashed pets are welcome, but due to limited space, the Hard Rock Cafe requests one pet per couple. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $35 at the door. Bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys are set to be available for $20. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
Celebrity Bowl: The Ogden Foundation’s second annual bowling fundraiser is set for noon May 15 at the Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A red carpet walk and registration are set from noon to 1 p.m., to be followed by the celebrity introduction and bowling challenge from 1 to 1:30 p.m., the amateur bowling competition from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Celeb-Am bowling competition from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and prize presentations from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Event tickets with no bowling, an open bar and Blue Ribbon cuisine are $100 and $30 for ages 8 to 12 with no bowling and Blue Ribbon cuisine. Tickets including amateur bowling for a team of four are $500. Visit ogdencelebritybowl.com.
New Vista Community Wine Walk: The walk is set from 7 to 10 p.m. May 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Each walk is set to showcase a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square and feature 15 wines for sampling. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 the day of the event. Individuals must be 21 or older to attend. Visit winewalklv.com. or call 702-269-5000.
Teens Wanted — Preparing for Your First Interview: The workshop is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. May 12 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to learn how to prepare for interviews. The workshop plans to show teens how to polish their resumes, find job websites, dress appropriately and answer commonly asked interview questions. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Art exhibit: “Hyperion” by Christopher Tsouras is set to be on display during regular library hours May 12 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.
My Design — Captain America and X-Men: The craft is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. May 13 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to represent their fandom by painting their own T-shirt or bag. The library is set to provide the stencils and paint. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Mick Adams and The Stones: The concert is set at 8 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Ward 6 Movie in the Park: A free screening of “Hotel Transylvania 2” is planned at 7 p.m. May 13 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. “Goosebumps” is set for June 17 and “Norm of the North” for July 15. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.
GO Mount Charleston Spring Cleaning: Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the mountain before the busy summer season. Groups including a minimum of five people, with at least one group leader older than 18, are invited to gather from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Volunteers will be assigned a litter pickup area in advance and will be sent specific details once registered. Groups will check in at their location between 9:30 and 10 a.m. with the designated site manager. Following the pickup, groups will be treated to a barbecue with live music. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kira West at 702-872-0550.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: The blood drive is scheduled from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 16 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 702-522-3986 or visit lvccld.org.
Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. May 19 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. May 20 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Sherry Gordy Summer Breeze Birthday Bash: The event is slated from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 20 at the Fiesta Rancho’s Club Tequila, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5 before 8 p.m. and $10 after 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-631-7000.
Yu Gi Oh: The game is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 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.
Richard Elliot: The concert is set for 8 p.m. May 21 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
I Love The 70’s: The concert is set at 8 p.m. May 21 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission starts at $24.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Senior Safety Fair: The free event is scheduled from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 25 on the second-floor ballroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. The resource fair is set to feature several senior service providers and safety presentations on a variety of topics, including fire prevention, natural disaster preparedness, personal safety in public places, cyber security, and protection from fraud and scams.
Jazz Under the Stars with Lin Rountree: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. May 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
Magic Club: Youths 11 to 17 are invited to practice magic tricks from 4 to 5 p.m. May 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Kool Summer of Fun Kick-off Festival and Car Show: The free event is set to start at 4 p.m. May 28 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Shelby Shadwell “COMEDIE”: The free exhibition is planned during regular gallery hours through May 28 inside the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The exhibition is set to feature large-scale drawings by Shelby Shadwell, University of Wyoming associate professor of drawing. Shadwell’s artwork explores the visual tensions between representation and abstraction. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 702-651-4146.
Memorial Day at Mount Charleston: The event is planned at 10 a.m. May 30 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The free event includes the raising of the flag, patriotic music and tours of the memorial with insight into the Cold War and the monument’s origin. Visit gomtcharleston.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.
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.