Northern-area Community Events Calendar, Oct. 1-7, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Greek Food Fest: The 43rd annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, an event packed with traditional greek foods, music, dance and a carnival, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1; 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 3; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Active military personnel and their immediate family also will be admitted free. Off-site parking with free shuttles is planned. Visit lasvegasgreekfestival.com.

2. Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition:The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans its annual Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Recital Hall at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Young high school musicians who are legal residents of Nevada are eligible to compete. Musicians must perform one movement from a standard concerto in front of a panel of judges. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from the pool of applicants participating in the competition. The presenting sponsor of the Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, Cox Communications, is set to award the winner $2,000 in prize money and $1,000 to the runner-up. To register, visit bit.ly/1hQROza.

3. Fall Color Guided Hike:A hike of Echo Trail with a Spring Mountains naturalist is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11 to watch the Quaking Aspen turn to gold and study the science behind the season. This Fall Foliage series is limited and lasts only as long as the leaves do. Meet at the Echo Trailhead. The cost is $5 per person. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

4. Grapes & Hops Festival: The food, wine and beer celebration is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $100 for VIP admission at 4 p.m. and $41 for general admission if paid for in advance. Designated drivers can enjoy food samplings for $25. Visit springspreserve.org.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Farm Fall festival: Barn Buddies Rescue @ The Farm is planning its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. the last three weekends in October at The Farm, 7222 W. Grand Teton Drive. Squash and pumpkins, rescued animals, a farm train, pony rides, a toddler maz and a hay wagon are planned. The farmers market is set to be open with fresh eggs, vegetables, fruits, jams, jellies, honey and more. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child. Call 702-982-8000 or email gl@barnbuddiesrescue.org.

Ward 6 Movie in the Park: A screening of “Plant Pure Nation” is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Centennial Hills Park Amphitheater, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Bring blankets or folding chairs. Call 702-229-6154.

Goddess center workshop: In preparation for the World’s Religions gathering in Salt Lake City Oct. 15-19, the Sophia Center for Goddess Study, 6034 Smoke Ranch Road, plans to host a We Are One workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the center. The workshop is set to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing women and men of conscience in creating a balanced, just and sustainable future. A $10 donation is suggested. Call 702-489-7999, email sophiacenterlv@aol.com or visit sophiagoddesscenter.org.

“Elizabeth Blau: Off the Cliff”: A solo exhibit of paintings by local artist and recent Arctic Circle Residency fellow Elizabeth Blau is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 2 at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Call 702-651-4146.

Learn about the Spring Mountains: Spring Mountains naturalists and volunteers are set to showcase the natural history of the Spring Mountains with exhibits and tabletop activities from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

Astronomy on the Mountain: The Las Vegas Astronomical Society plans to share its telescopes for viewing the night sky from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email programs@gomtcharleston.com.

Chuck Negron: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

“Thicker Than Blood,” featuring paintings by Harold Bradford and Adolfo Gonzalez: Artwork is scheduled to be on display during regular gallery hours through Oct. 3 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.

Warren Hill: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $20.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Saturn — Mysteries of the Ringed Planet: The discussion is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Geary Keilman of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is set to discuss Saturn and its seven rings. Call 702-507-6107.

Art Program: Visit the craft table for a make-and-take nature craft from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

Free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake: The workshop is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.

Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament: The event is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 13 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Road. Registration is $125, with proceeds going to benefit area anti-hunger nonprofit Chefs for Kids Inc. The fee includes a greens fee, a cart, range balls, snacks, lunch, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards and prizes for all winners. Register by Oct. 6 by contacting Harvey Blankfeld at 702-203-1165 or emailing info@brownblankfeld.com.

Come Fly with Me: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn about birds and take home a treat. Call 702-507-6107.

Blood, Sweat & Tears: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Little Books and Little Cooks: The free, seven-week healthy eating and nutrition program is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and strives to create positive parent-child interaction as preschoolers and their parents work side by side through reading and cooking. Classes are free and open to the public. Topics planned are safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating, and fruits and vegetables. Classes are scheduled for 11 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 16 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Contact Celle Miller at 702-257-5565 or millerc@unce.unr.edu.

Luggnutt: The concert is planned for 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 17 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is free. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Voodoo: 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.

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.

Freedom from Smoking: The workshop is set from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. The free, seven-week course plans to discuss medicines that can help people quit smoking, lifestyle changes, managing stress and avoiding weight gain. Call 702-633-2880.

Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays through Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays through Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 to Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays through Oct. 22 and Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays through Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 to Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes Membership Show: The exhibit is scheduled during regular library hours through Dec. 15 inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The show plans to feature calligraphy, letter arts and paper arts by the Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes members. Call 702-507-6100.

WORTH A DRIVE

Pure Aloha Fall Festival: Concerts, hula dancing, carnival and midway rides, and food vendors are slated for the 10th annual festival set from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1 and 2, noon to midnight Oct. 3 and noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Pavilion parking lot at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Festival admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 5 to 10, seniors 55 or older and military members. Admission is free Oct. 1 with donations for Three Square food bank. Friday and Saturday concert admission is $29 in advance or $36 day of the show. Visit vizzun.com.

Las Vegas Stories: Danielle Kelly, former executive director of the Neon Museum, plans to present the free talk “Betty Willis and Her ‘Fabulous’ Signs” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The presentation is part of the library’s monthly Las Vegas Stories series examining the history of Las Vegas. Willis designed the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, as well as signs for Moulin Rouge and the Blue Angel Motel. The multimedia lecture will delve into her life and work as a visual artist and graphic designer. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”: The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display Oct. 1 through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

“The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: Michael Forsch, Matthew Snyder and Steven Sokulski are set to play all of the parts in 37 dramas in less than two hours during the SRO Productions comedy performances set for 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit srolv.com.

Cabin Fever: A ranger-led history program with a dutch oven cooking demonstration, firearms demonstrations and stories about daily ranch life is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 on the porch of the 1870s Sandstone Cabin at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The park is about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Successful Aging Expo: The free expo hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or older are invited to visit with more than 120 exhibitors focusing on healthy living, pain management, financial planning, Medicare, travel and more. Seminars on topics ranging from financial planning to maximizing Social Security to dating after 60 are planned, along with live entertainment. Parking is free, with shuttles to run from the parking lot to the main entrance of Cashman Center throughout the day. Call 702-380-4554 or visit successfulaginglv.com.

Glow Ball: Golf Summerlin’s third annual night golfing event is set to benefit Three Square food bank’s BackPack for Kids Program Oct. 3 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Registration is set to begin at 4:30 p.m., with a shotgun start planned at 6 p.m. Golfers of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Event registration is $45 and includes a $20 donation to Three Square, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, dessert donated by Whole Foods Market, nine holes of golf and one glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Raffles also are planned. Register at the Eagle Crest Golf Course pro shop. The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course. Visit golfsummerlin.com or call 800-803-0758.

The third annual Improv Goblet Festival: The event featuring workshops and performances is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Baobab Stage Theatre at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Performances are set from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2 and 3. Tickets are $10. Workshops are to be hosted by visiting improv troupes and cost $20 each. The Louisville Improvisors are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Bearded Men are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Jet Eveleth is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., and Bear Supply are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/improvg, baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.

Blue Party: Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s second annual Blue Party is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the courtyard of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event will feature original runway fashions created by local designers using clothes purchased at local Goodwill stores, live performances by David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra with special guest Frankie Scinta, and TAO Group resident DJ Wendi Cakes. Live painting with artists from Jana’s RedRoom, silent and live auctions, vendor booths, and drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada also are planned. Doors are set to open at 5 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Standing/general admission tickets start at $35, and include one free drink ticket. For advance tickets, visit goodwillblueparty.vegas. General admission will be $40 at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear blue. All proceeds raised benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

Oktoberfest celebration: The sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration is set from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Centennial Plaza, 401 S. Fourth St., on the campus of the Historic Fifth Street School at Fourth and Clark streets. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. Traditional German food, beers, music and dance, and refreshments for sale are planned. Entertainment by the Oompoporama band, an all-female oompop party band, and the Las Vegas Bavarian Dancers is planned. A children’s activity area is set to feature caricature artists, face painting, balloon artists, games and activities. Limited free parking is available at the school, and metered parking is available across the street. The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada. Visit artslasvegas.org, germanamericanclubnv.com or call 702-229-3515 or 702-649-8503.

After-School All-Stars UN-Gala: The day of activities and rides at an event reminiscent of the Greater Las Vegas Inner-City Games is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 3 at the Sport Center, 121 E. Sunset Road. More than 700 Clark County After-School All-Stars students are set to play sports and participate. Guests with a minimum $150 sponsorship are invited to attend the casual VIP All-Star Pre-Show breakfast honoring ASAS founder Elaine Wynn and other honorees, including John Pucci, Kathy Harney, Jim Jimmerson and Susie Lee, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/asas20.

Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early registration is $30 per rider and $20 per passenger. Visit epilepsy.com/nevada.

“Music Maestro!”: The premiere of the Nevada Chamber Symphony’s 31st season is scheduled at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Reservations are suggested due to limited seating. Call 702-507-3459 to reserve a seat. Visit lvccld.org.

Ironman 70.3 Silverman: Spectators can cheer on competitors at the finish line beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Those who are competing will swim 1.2 miles in Lake Mead, bicycle 56 miles through hilly terrain and run 13.1 miles through Henderson’s master-planned communities. Admission is free. Visit ironman.com, cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

Alma de un Artista: The free celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is planned for noon Oct. 3 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Peruvian piano experimentalist and poet Carlos Mongrut is set to perform. Call 702-507-3711 or visit lvccld.org.

Blocktober: The event, hosted by Central Christian Church Summerlin, is planned for Oct. 4 after each service, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, at Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Food from Chick-fil-A, bounce houses, a Trunk or Treat, games and more are planned. Visit centralonline.tv/summerlin.

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society: The society plans to gather at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is to be followed by the meeting at 2 p.m. with speaker Diana Smith presenting a talk on Orchid Pests — Troubleshooting, Preventing and Diagnosing Problems with Orchids. An orchid sale, show-and-tell, and food and refreshments also are planned. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

The Gracias Choir: The free performance by the award-winning choir is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit iyfusa.org or call 702-386-7100.

“Pirates: Myth and Merriment”: A new live show featuring lessons and facts about the pirate’s life at sea with pirate songs and more is planned at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends Oct. 3 through Nov. 29 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free with paid admission. For an additional $5, guests can dress up like pirates and pose for pictures. Visit springspreserve.org.

Native American Stories: Local Paiute people are set to share stories, dance, music, crafts and food customs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the reconstructed Native American village in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The activities are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

Garden Tour: Visit private, water-smart landscapes and gardens and get tips from master gardeners during the free self-guided tour of nine local homes scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. Register by Oct. 7, sign a waiver and download a map at springspreserve.org.

Swing for the Kids: The golf tournament to benefit The Foundation for Positively Kids, a local nonprofit that provides a continuum of health care services for medically fragile and special needs children, is set from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The cost is $200 for individual golfers and $750 for a foursome, which includes 18 holes with a cart, an event T-shirt, a golf survival kit, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Hole-in-one contests with prizes are planned. Visit positivelykids.org or contact Sylvia Wolf at 702-577-3106 or sylviawolf@positivelykids.org.

Watercolor show: The Nevada Watercolor Society plans to host an artist’s reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The society’s exhibit is set to be displayed through Jan. 3. Visit nvws.org or lvccld.org, or call 702-507-3630.

Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza: The 16th annual benefit for Nathan Adelson Hospice’s pediatric program and families in need program is scheduled to include wine tastings, food samplings, and live and silent auctions from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

Las Vegas Burlesque Festival: Nightly showcases of local and nationally renowned burlesque stars, cocktail mixers and swap meet-ups are scheduled Oct. 8-10 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Oct. 8 attendees are invited to dress as Elvis, showgirls or Las Vegas icons for a chance to win $200. Local and visiting performers are set to compete for an Ace of Spades Best of the Fest Award on Oct. 9. The Spectacular Showcase is set for Oct. 10. The festival is also set to feature a six-session Burlesque 101 school. Admission starts at $45 per day if purchased in advance. for Visit lvburlesquefestival.com.

Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The screening is free, but a wristband is required to attend. Limited to one per person, they will be distributed starting at 6 p.m. in the Clark County Library theater courtyard. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival: The 22nd annual festival is set to return to Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, Oct. 9-11. More than 200 artisans, historical re-enactments, and food and drink are planned. With traditional musical performances from Wicked Tinkers, Dread Crew of Oddwood, Bogtrotter’s Union and Killian’s Angels, and the return of the dinner theater, this year’s event is set to feature several smaller stages with entertainment by the Gypsy Time Travelers, Mullaney, Nature of Mercy, Whiskey Bards and costumed performers such as the Bawdy Juggler Adam Reid, Endless Productions and the Snake Army. The festival is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Admission is $13 per day in advance for adults and $8 per day in advance for seniors 60 or older and children 6 to 12. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Three-day passes are $30 for adults and $20 for children 6 to 12 and seniors 60 or older. Combo packs including three-day admission, an event T-shirt and a commemorative poster are available. Visit lvrenfair.com. The event box offices will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair. Day-of-show prices increase on site when the gates open to $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Parking is free at Sunset Park. Overflow parking (with free shuttle service) will be available at Del Sol High School, 3100 E. Patrick Lane, beginning after 5 p.m. Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 11. Call 702-455-8200.

Circus Couture presents “Twelve”: The unique and extravagant circus, fashion and art event is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, to benefit the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only clinic treating kids with cancer regardless of insurance. A silent and live art auction is planned, along with a circus spectacle showcasing performances and runway fashion. Tickets start at $35 at circus-couture.com or at hardrockhotel.com. VIP table reservations may be made by contacting VIP Services at dmpavuk@cure4thekids.org or by calling 702-732-0952.

Pawcasso Art & Silent Auction: The fourth annual fundraiser is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music, original art by local artists and a raffle are planned to raise funds for local animal rescue groups. Tickets are $25 in advance at pawcassolv.org and $30 at the door.

Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Chorus Singers sought: The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has openings in both the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra and the Musical Arts Singers choral ensemble. To audition, visit snmas.com or call Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672 for an appointment.

Gardening in Small Places classes at The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension: Classes are to be at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Upcoming dates are Oct. 3, tree selection; and Nov. 21, growing fruit at home. Class space is limited, and preregistration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class, which includes class materials. Contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5573.

50th Western reunion: Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail westernclassof65@gmail.com.

LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

“Breathe Onto the Mirror”: The exhibit by Jacqueline Ehlis is planned to run through Nov. 8 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Ehlis is the chairwoman of the art department at Portland Community College, and her work incorporates the interaction of color, light and reflection, reminding the viewer that they are the vehicle that interprets and is part of the works through their reflection in the mirrors. Call 702-507-3631.

“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment only through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.

PLAN AHEAD

My Design!: The activity is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 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.

Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute Show Band: The concert is slated at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Tickets are $5 for lawn seating and $10 for reserved seating (plus fees). Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit craigranch.yapsody.com. Call 702-633-2418.

Charity golf tournament: The Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante is set to host the Foundation Assisting Seniors Charity Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Aliante Golf Club, 3100 Elkhorn Road. Proceeds from players and sponsors will benefit the foundation. Lunch and raffle prizes are planned for the four-person team scramble. Handicaps are not required, and men and women may play together in balanced mixed teams. The cost is $75 per player and includes lunch and beer or soda on the course. There will be prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women. Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, a Platinum Sponsor, is providing prizes for all four par three holes, including a car on hole No. 6. Call Richard Lawhead at 360-440-0407.

WAR: The ’70s jazz, rock and blues band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Tickets are $20 for lawn seating and $25 for reserved seating (plus fees). Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit craigranch.yapsody.com. Call 702-633-2418.

Paraguayan Harpist Mariano Gonzalez: The concert is slated from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults and seniors are invited join Paraguayan harpist Mariano Gonzalez for an afternoon performance. Call 702-507-6107.

Blood, Sweat & Tears: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Oct. 10 in The Club at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Former American Idol runner-up Bo Bice is set to be a special guest. Tickets range from $21.95 to $41.75. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

LEGO Club: The activity is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14 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.

Fun Walk with Fido: The walk is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Join Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross for a walk in the park. Participants will meet under the gazebo off Buffalo Drive. All dogs must be on a leash for the entire event, be up-to-date on vaccinations and wear a current rabies tag. Only one dog per person, and no dogs in heat are allowed. Healthy snacks and water will be provided by Southwest Medical Associates. Call 702-229-1702.

Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 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.

Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 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.

Peace Frog — Tribute to The Doors: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17 in The Club at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Michael Franks: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Craft Fair: The ninth annual Sun City Aliante Craft Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7390 Aliante Parkway. Featured vendors include the Clark County Artisan Guild and Mount Charleston Crafters. Call 702-638-5000.

The Dust Devils’ Car Club Show: The car show is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Los Prados Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle. Registration to participate in the show costs $25 and starts at 8:45 a.m. The event benefits the Los Prados Women’s Club charity club. Visit lospradosdustdevils.com.

Fall Festival: The fourth annual all-day festival is set for Oct. 17 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The monthly general membership meeting is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Drive. The meeting is set to include a potluck social. People are invited to learn about the Hawaiian culture and meet new friends. Visit lasvegashcc.org or email contacts@lasvegashcc.org.

Travel Journals: The activity is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to decorate their own travel journals with old maps, postcards, stamps and other travel-related trinkets. Call 702-507-6107.

DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to make a craft. Call 702-507-6107.

Fleece Tie Blankets: The workshop is planned at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Participants are invited to enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls and learn to make warm and colorful blankets. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. To register, call 702-229-1702.

Sammy Kershaw: The country artist is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Tickets are $20 for lawn seating and $25 for reserved seating (plus fees). Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit craigranch.yapsody.com. Call 702-633-2418.

Paul Rodriguez: The comedian is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Tickets are $20 for lawn seating and $25 for reserved seating (plus fees). Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit craigranch.yapsody.com. Call 702-633-2418.

Couponing 101: The workshop is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 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.

Hiroshima: The live performance is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 24 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission starts at $30.35. Visit santafestation.sclv.com or call 702-658-4900.

Little Books and Little Cooks: The free, seven-week healthy eating and nutrition program is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and strives to create positive parent-child interaction as preschoolers and their parents work side by side through reading and cooking. Classes are free and open to the public. Topics planned are safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating, and fruits and vegetables. Classes are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 26 through Dec. 7, at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Contact Celle Miller at 702-257-5565 or millerc@unce.unr.edu.

Spooky Tales Craft Buffet: The activity is slated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited dress up and celebrate Halloween through spooky stories, singing, dancing and craft-making. Call 702-507-6107.

Church Halloween party: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., invites all all ages to its annual Halloween festival set from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Carnival games, a cake walk, refreshments and prizes for costumes are planned. All faiths are welcome, and admission is free. Call 702-648-8437, email secretary@wpcvegas.org or visit wpcvegas.org.

Jimmy & The Parrots — A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet: The live performance is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake: The workshop is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.

DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 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.

Let’s Draw the Story: The activity is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 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.

Fall Sangha Asian Craft Faire: The Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha plans to present the Fall Sangha Asian Craft Faire from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Admission is $1. Bento boxes and hot dogs are set to be available. Call Patty Yamano at 818-219-6982.

Invention of Flying: The lecture is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Geary Keilman of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is set to discuss the lives and accomplishments of the Wright Brothers in the context of their time period. Call 702-507-6107.

My Design — Hunger Games!: The activity is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 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.

Ward 6 Shredding Event and Pharmaceutical Drug Collection: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at the Centennial Hills Community Center/YMCA east parking lot, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Shredding is limited to five boxes per vehicle. Call 702-229-6154.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: The blood drive is slated from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-522-3986. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Mayors Prayer Breakfast: The event is set from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Dallas Ballroom inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada, the event invites guests for breakfast and the opportunity to mentor future leaders of the community. Tickets cost $55. Call 702-892-2300 or visit uwsn.org.

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