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Southwest and Spring Valley Community Events Calendar, Sept. 15-21, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Autumn plant sale: Native and drought-tolerant plants are set to be featured in the sale scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Members are invited to preview sale items from 7 to 8 a.m. Admission to the outdoor sale area is free, but paid admission is required to enter museums. Visit springspreserve.org.

2. Pioneer Day: See what it was like to live on a ranch in the 1870s with cooking demonstrations, live pack animals, black smith demonstrations, live music, arts and crafts, and costumed interpreters at noon Sept. 17 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Entry to the park is $7 for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

3. Craft & Gift Shows: The events are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18, Oct. 9, Nov. 6 and 27 and Dec. 11 at the Veil Pavilion in the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Vendors include artists, bag makers, bath/body soap makers, woodworkers, knitters/crocheters, bakers and more. Parking and admission are free. Adults can receive free tickets to a drawing. Attendees can receive a gift after donation of a new 10-inch or larger stuffed animal, to be given to children in hospitals and shelters. Email info@lvcraftshows.com or visit lvcraftshows.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

“March of Volunteers” the musical: The show is planned at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $15. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Mountain’s Edge park opening: The Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community will celebrate the grand opening of its third park at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 with a special park blessing ceremony and youth dance by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. The dedication will be followed by the Family Field Day event until 6 p.m. Paiute Park was named in recognition of the history of the people who originally inhabited the Las Vegas Valley. Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, whose district represents Mountain’s Edge; John Ritter, chief executive officer of Focus Property Group, developer of the 3,500-acre Mountain’s Edge master plan; and members of the Mountain’s Edge Master Association; also will participate to kick-off the festivities. Family Field Day activities at the park will include slides, carnival games, face painting, obstacle course activities and a DJ. Several food trucks will have items for purchase. Paiute Park features a multi-use field, turf volleyball field, a tot lot and basketball courts. Call 702-898-5777 or visit mountainsedge.com.

Bodybuilding competition: Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League, is set for Sept. 15-17 at the Orleans Arena. Fans can meet stars free at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 on the concourse level. VIP ticket holders will be granted early entry at 7 p.m. Tickets for events Sept. 16 and 17 range from $75 to $330. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Disney show finale: The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207 D, is set to host a closing party for the Disney-themed group art show from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. The event is set to include the opportunity to make wands and dye tank tops for $5 to $15. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/thebubblegumgallery.

Greek Food Festival: The 44th annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival is scheduled from 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16, noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road. The annual event includes music, dancing, Greek food, a carnival and tours of the Byzantine church. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger and for active military members and their immediate family. For a full schedule and parking information, visit lasvegasgreekfestival.com.

Cooking class: A hands-on exploration of gourmet Mexican favorites such as mole, pozole, fish tacos, guacamole, salsas and desserts is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The class is $80.10 for Springs Preserve members and $89 for others. Visit tinyurl.com/divinelv1.

Abstracts on fabric: Jacqueline Eihausen is set to lead a hands-on, two-day mixed media on fabric art class from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The class fee is $26. Register at artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Family Night at the Museum: Families can see the new exhibit, have dinner, play science games and see the film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $10 for Springs Preserve members, $15 for others and free to children 2 or younger. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org.

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: The audience gets to vote to determine the ending of the unfinished Charles Dickens mystery in the production set to be presented under the stars as part of Super Summer Theatre at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 15-17 and 22-24 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 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.

“Science Fiction, Science Future”: Visitors can play games with robots, experiencing augmented reality and more, in a visiting exhibit scheduled to be on display Sept. 18 through Jan. 8 at Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Farragut North”: Performances of the play by Beau Willimon are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 15-17 and 2 p.m Sept. 18 in the black box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org.

“Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”: Performances of the play by Ed Graczyk are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 25, at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org.

Improv at the library: The Las Vegas Improvisational Players are set to lead improv workshops from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

Grapes & Hops: Advance tickets are on sale for the food-, wine- and beer-tasting event scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Advance tickets are $45 or $80 for two. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the gate for $55 each. VIP tickets are $115 and include early entry at 4 p.m., specialty food samples and a private lounge and bar. Springs Preserve members receive a $5 discount. Visit springspreserve.org or parforthecure.com.

Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic: The 10th annual tournament to benefit the construction of Henry’s Place, a camp that was the dream of Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Henry Prendes, who died in the line of duty in 2006, is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. The event is also set to include social activities for nongolfers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a dinner with auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fee to play is $200 per player or $700 for a foursome. Nonplayers can join in the festivities and dinner for $30. Visit henrysplace.org.

Butterfly habitat: The butterflies are slated to fly in their habitat open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Nov. 20, at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission to the habitat is $2 for Springs Preserve members and $3 for others. Visit springspreserve.org.

Pop-Up Science: Kids are invited to check out science explorations in the garden at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in September at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Activities are included with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

Polage art: The work of local artist Austine Wood Comarow featuring polarized filters and light is set to be on display through Sept. 18 in the Big Springs Gallery in the Origen Museum at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Art show: Emil Fu’s “Impressions of the Spring Mountains,” an exhibit of landscape paintings inspired by Southern Nevada, is set to be on display through Sept. 25 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Zumba class: Jean Smith plans to lead free cardio classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

Yoga on the Meadow: Yoga sessions are planned weekends in the meadow at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. A family yoga class is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Entry into the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others. Email smr-interp@parks.nv.gov.

Art show: Julian Eusebio’s “Art Expression in Color and Charcoal” exhibit is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 20 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

“Heritage Habitats”: Ginger Owen and Vicki Vanameyden’s art exhibit focused on nostalgia and memory is set to be on display through Oct. 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

San Gennaro Feast: The 37th annual event is planned through Sept. 18 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. Hours are from 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 15, 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 16, noon to midnight Sept. 17 and noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 18. Food and music are planned, along with amusement rides, a petting zoo, midway games, and arts and crafts booths. Tickets are $10 for adults and children (children 54 inches or less are admitted free). Visit sangennarofeast.com.

Cheers to Chocolate: The sixth annual Easter Seals Nevada fundraiser is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at The District, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Cocktails and chocolate tastings, a silent auction, artists and entertainment are planned. Tickets are $35 in advance at eastersealsnevada.org and $40 at the door for adults 21 or older; $20 in advance online and $25 at the door for ages 13 to 20; and $5 for ages 5 to 12. Children 4 or younger will be admitted free.

Henderson Symphony Orchestra: The music group is slated to have its 30th season opener at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is free and open to the public. Visit hendersonsymphony.org.

Conquer Chiari fundraiser and walk: A fundraiser to raise awareness for Chiari is planned at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at Centennial Hills Park, 7150 N. Buffalo Drive. Games, booths and a picnic and barbecue are planned. Registration is free, but a $25 donation is suggested. Visit conquerchiari.org.

Pigs for the Kids: The charity barbecue cook-off is set from noon to Sept. 17 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. The event is set to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Visit pigsforthekids.org.

Wacky World of Sports: The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Events include foot golf, Bubble Soccer and WWoS kickball. The cost is per sport and ranges from $40 to $100. To register, visit tinyurl.com/wwos2016. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8200.

CraftHaus Brewery: The brewery plans to celebrate its anniversary with the Hop Bomb Festival from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 at its facility, 7350 Eastgate Road. Local bands and a food truck are expected. Tickets start at $25. Visit crafthausbrewery.com.

New Vista Community Wine Walk: The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, showcasing a variety of food and 15 different wines organized by New Vista Community, a local charity committed to providing equal opportunities and support to intellectually challenged people of all ages. Tickets for the 21-or-older event are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Visit winewalklv.com.

Guns‘n’Hoses: The benefit soccer game is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Sept. 17 at Peter Johann Soccer Field at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Proceeds will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund and the Burn Foundation. The winning team’s charity of choice will take home 60 percent of the event’s proceeds, with the remaining 40 percent going to the other team’s charity. The Metropolitan Police Department’s K-9 unit will provide halftime entertainment. Following the benefit match and inclusive for Guns’n’Hoses ticket holders, attendees can watch the UNLV vs. Oregon State men’s soccer game kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults in advance or $10 at the gate. Admission for children and UNLV students is free. Visit UNLVtickets.com.

Flavors of the Heart: The sixth annual American Heart Association-sponsored, multicultural culinary event is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17 at World Market Center, Worldview on 16, Building B, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. Las Vegas’ top chefs and restaurants will create and serve special dishes that are healthy for the heart and a feast for the taste buds. Tickets are $75. Visit flavorsoftheheart.com or call 702-789-4383.

Pigs for the Kids: The charity barbecue cook-off is set from noon to Sept. 17 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. The event is set to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Visit pigsforthekids.org.

Date Night to benefit Opportunity Village: Petite Valise and Opportunity Village plan to host the event at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St., with Emily and Ross Goodman and Ronnie and Russell Sloan. Guests can enjoy dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse, a performance by The Scintas and a high-fasion live auction emceed by Frankie Scinta, all set to benefit Opportunity Village. Tickets are $275 for the Front Row VIP package and $345 for the Banquet VIP package. Visit http://bit.ly/2bfgcty.

Beerfest Weekend: The Golden Nugget plans to host the seventh annual event Sept. 17-18 at 129 E. Fremont St. Guests can sample award-winning breweries paired with beer-inspired bites and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Animal Foundation. The All American Craft Beer Tasting is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Grand Event Center. Tickets are $54 pre-sale and $59 at the door. The Oktoberfest Pool Party is planned for 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Tank, with free admission and beer available for purchase. Call 866-946-5336 or visit goldennugget.com.

Show Your Heart Run: The second annual event to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation is planned for Sept. 17 at Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Choose a timed 5K race or a 1.7-mile fun walk inside the track. Festivities are set to begin at 6:30 a.m., the 5K run at 7 a.m. and the walk immediately following. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday: The annual event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in Huckleberry Park in the Providence Master Planned Community, 10325 Farm Road. Free ice cream treats provided by Meadow Gold will be handed out, and ice cream-eating contests, face painting, a petting zoo, a DJ, entertainment by Amazing Clowns and food trucks also are planned. Attendees are invited to bring new or gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada. Visit providencelv.com or call 702-433-5084.

Moshav Band: The concert, featuring the Jewish folk group performing with a modern Israeli twist of pop and rock, is planned for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Chabad of Summerlin/Desert Shores, 2640 Regatta Drive. A reception with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar is planned for 6:30 p.m. The event is celebrating 20 years of Chabad’s service to the Las Vegas Valley. General admission seats are $18, and Chai sponsor tickets are two for $180, with preferred seats. Gold sponsor tickets are four for $500 and come with cabaret table seating and a free round of cocktails. Balcony seating is $10 for those younger than 21, and child care is available for $5 per child. Tickets can be purchased in person at Chabad of Summerlin, at purplepass.com/chabadofsummerlin20year or by calling 702-855-0770.

CrossVegas: The 10th annual Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclo-cross race is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. General admission tickets are $16.82 at tinyurl.com/j9bst56. For more information, visit crossvegas.com.

Philharmonic concert: The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans to perform a second season of Spotlight Concerts starting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Seating is general admission and is $70, or purchase a three-concert subscription to the series for $195. Call 702-749-2000 or visit lvphil.org.

The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 24 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. A light pre-walk breakfast, music, fun activities for children and a team T-shirt contest are planned. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Admission to Floyd Lamb Park is free for all walk participants. There is no fee to register, but donations are welcomed. Visit hemophilia.org.

PLAN AHEAD

Kids rock: The band Play Date is set to put on a free concert for families at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

Dana Carvey: The comedian and television and film star is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Pop Strings Orchestra: The 15-piece band is slated to perform free at 11 p.m. Sept. 24 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Asian Heritage Celebration: Food, music, dance and arts are set to be presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to include cooking demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., as well as a bonsai tree display and traditional clothing exhibit. Festival admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for children 2 or younger. An additional admission fee is required to enter museums. Visit springspreserve.org.

Rummage sale: Clothing, household goods and books are set to be sold at the fall sale scheduled from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Our Lady of Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church, 2120 Lindell Road. Call 702-873-5101.

Railway art: The American Society of Railway Artists annual juried show is scheduled to be on display Sept. 30 through Jan. 8 in the Big Springs Gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Pepe Aguilar: The Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter and actor is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $80. Visit orleansarena.com.

Pet party: Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a local pet rescue organization, is set to celebrate its eighth birthday with a party at the home of Tom and Conita Jones at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Guests are asked to make a $25 donation per person. To RSVP, contact Sandy Marsh at 702-279-2544 or smarsh2009@yahoo.com.

Festival of Praise: The tour is set to feature Grammy Award-winning artists Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Regina Belle and Karen Clark Sheard, as well as industry favorites such as Hezekiah Walker, at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $35. Visit orleansarena.com.

“Beetlejuice” Group Art Show: The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207 D, is set to host a group show of art inspired by the film “Beetlejuice” opening at 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Visit facebook.com/thebubblegumgallery.

Painting with a Ranger: This ranger-guided program planned from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 will take participants for a walk to find a quiet place and paint at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park , 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway . Basic painting instruction and all watercolor supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Call 702-875-4141 to sign up. Entry into the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others.

Coin and stamp shows: The Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Jewelry, Postcard & Stamp Shows are planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 14-16 and Dec. 2-4, at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Contact Israel I. Bick at 866-226-0507 or iibick@sbcglobal.net.

K-9 Trials: The Metropolitan Police Deparmtent hosts area K-9 teams in a competition scheduled at 8 a.m. Oct. 16 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleansarena.com.

Walk With a Doc: Take a free educational stroll with University Medical Center physicians at 8 a.m. the third Thursday of most months at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Upcoming topics include: Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct. 20; Respiratory & Lung Health on Nov. 17; and Managing Stress & Dealing with Depression on Dec. 15. Visit springspreserve.org.

Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza: Guests are invited to sample wine and food from area restaurants while enjoying music and a live auction at the Nathan Adelson Hospice fundraiser scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St. Tickets start at $75. VIP tickets, which include early access to a wine and cheese reception, are $150. Call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910 or visit nahwine2016.auction-bid.org.

Off-Season Series: Super Summer Theatre is teaming with Speeding Theatre Over 55, a local senior theater group, to put on black box theatrical productions at Super Summer Theatre Studios, 4340 S. Valley View Blvd, Suite 210. Upcoming shows scheduled include “Cemetery Club,” set for 7 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30; “Winter Holidays,” set for 7 p.m. Dec. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18; and “The Bikinis,” set for 7 p.m. March 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. March 5 and 12. Tickets are $5. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Creature features: The cult classic films “The Brain from Outer Space” and “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” are slated to be screened from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3514.

Inspiring Connections Outdoors: The local nonprofit that helps expose kids to the outdoors plans its annual fundraiser with a dinner, raffle, silent auction, live music and wine bar from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Las Vegas Bridge World Club, 5580 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 101. Admission is free. Email lasvegasico702@gmail.com.

Il Divo: The classical crossover group is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $74 and are on sale now. Visit palms.com.

Yes: Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman plan to reunite for a show scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com.

“Wizard of Oz Group” Show: The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207 D, is set to host a group show of art inspired by the film “Wizard of Oz” opening at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Visit facebook.com/thebubblegumgallery.

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular: Acrobats and aerialists are set to perform along with a live orchestra playing holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29. VIP packages with a party and meet-and-greet experiences are available. Visit orlenasarena.com.

ONGOING

Stroke support: A stroke survivor support group is scheduled to meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. Lunch is provided. Register at 702-853-3162.

Guitar for amateurs: Local instructor Don Musser is set to give a free entry-level group lesson for teens, adults and seniors from 4 to 5 p.m. most Sundays at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Friday Night Live: Live bands are slated to play from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is $5. An after party with DJ R.O.B. is scheduled from 10 p.m. to midnight. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

Cardiac support group: The group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in conference room B at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. RSVP at 702-388-4888.

Karaoke Night: The restaurant at Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16395 Bonnie Springs Road, offers karaoke from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and live music Saturday nights. Visit bonniesprings.com.

Improving improv: Drop-in improv classes with a new instructor every month are scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Admission is $10. Visit the thescificenter.com.

Bluegrass jam sessions: The events are planned at 11:30 p.m. Saturdays on the patio at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 110. Call 702-247-7000.

Birds of the Air Food Pantry: The pantry, operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month. ZIP codes served are 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178, and 89179. Email birdsoftheair@epiclv.org.

A Home 4 Spot: Pet adoption events are scheduled from 11 am. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 10000 W. Sahara Ave., from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of most months at Woof Gang Pet Bakery, 7080 N. Durango Drive, Suite 140, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of most months at the Wagging Tail Pet Store, 10170 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 157. Visit ahome4spot.com.

Buddhism 101: The free event is planned at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the SGI-Las Vegas Buddhist Center, 2725 W. Charleston Blvd. Participants can learn about Nichiren Buddhism, karma, the Lotus Sutra and how to chant to transform their lives and become happy. Visit sgi-usa-lasvegas.org or call 702-258-6489.

Pau Hana Social: The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club conducts a monthly social gathering at the Aloha Kitchen & Bar, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd., No. 110. Potential new members are invited to attend. Visit lasvegashcc.org.

Film screenings and live performances: The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., offers events most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A Typical Saturday Night, an evening of burlesque and comedy, is scheduled at 10 p.m. every third Saturday. Live shadowcast performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are scheduled at 10 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For a full schedule of upcoming showings, visit thescificenter.com.

Toddler fun: Staff members from Family to Family Connection plan to demonstrate activities for toddlers and parents at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Fish feeding: Watch staff members feed the fish in the faux stream at 4 p.m. Fridays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com.

Las Vegas Crafters Guild: The group meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.

Live music: Music is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays featuring Mark and Dom at Elements Fine Casual Dining & Cocktails, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementscasualdining.com.

Square Dancing Classes: The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers are set to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $5 at the Meadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2900 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-348-4906.

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled dancing for participants 8 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $4 per person. Learn international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. Call 702-732-4871 or visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

Scottish Country Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host dancing for participants 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Free Zumba Classes: Licensed instructor Jean Smith teaches dance fitness to Latin rhythms, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. Call 702-228-4967.

Open mic: Events are planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Live local bands: Bands play at 9 p.m. Saturdays at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, and an open mic night is scheduled at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

Lounge offerings: The Gold Coast Showroom Lounge, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host free shows by DJ Manny at 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Karaoke: Music is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

John Windsor: The singer is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He also is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.

Jerry Tiffe: The musician is scheduled to perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Peter Love Trio: The group is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

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