Southwest Things to Do, April 23-29, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Metamorphosis: An Eco-Fashion Event is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Participants can enjoy an evening of fashion, cocktails and a silent auction. Appetizers and drinks are set to be served. The event benefits the Springs Preserve Foundation. Reservations are required, and tickets start at $75 or $25 for students and children. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

A Little Books and Little Cooks class is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. April 23 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., for children ages 3-5 and their parents. The class teaches healthy eating and nutrition and includes reading and cooking. Visit lvccld.org.

The 17th annual Silver Syringe Award ceremony is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Immunize Nevada is holding the ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at immunizenevada.org/silversyringe.

A Spring Forward Drum Circle for all ages is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the Music 4 Life Health Club & Training Center, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B. The suggested donation is $5, which includes a raffle ticket. Call 702-889-2881 or visit music4life.us.

Several events are planned this month at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Bubblemania, featuring soap bubble creations used to teach youths ages 3-5 about science, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 24. Science Demonstration Experiments for children ages 6-11 are set for 4:30 p.m. April 28. Up, Up and Away, with activities such as balloon races and paper airplane contests, is planned for youths through age 11 at 6 p.m. April 29. Call 702-507-3947.

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at 7 p.m. April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2; and at 2 p.m. April 26 and May 2 and 3 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Attendees must be 7 or older, and tickets are $5. Call 702-229-4614 or 702-229-6553 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Family Night at the Museum is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. April 25 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Attendees can enjoy a pizza dinner and snacks and watch ‘The Goonies.” The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers and free for kids younger than 2. Register by April 24 by visiting springspreserve.org.

Attendees can honor children and celebrate childhood during Día del Niño from noon to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Activities are set to include clowns, magicians, dancing and singing groups, interactive games, traditional Mexican food and beverages, hands-on arts and crafts and more. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for youths 4 or younger. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

A screening of “Charlotte’s Web” is slated from noon to 3 p.m. April 26 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. The event is set to benefit the V Animal Sanctuary, 2081 E. Eldorado Lane. The suggested donation is $5 or more. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com or vanimalsanctuary.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., has reopened its Butterfly Habitat for spring. The habitat is open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit, and features hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee is charged for the habitat, with members paying $2 and nonmembers paying $3. The habitat is slated to be open during Springs Preserve operating hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit springspreserve.org.

Chocolate: The Exhibition is set to be on display through May 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors can learn how different cultures indulge in the treat, how cacao evolved from a bitter drink and explore a life-size replica of a cacao tree. Visitors also can barter cacao seeds for goods at an Aztec market and manipulate a conveyor belt used for mass-producing chocolate. The cost is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Nevada Watercolor Society plans an exhibit during library hours through April 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

PLAN AHEAD

GEICO EnduroCross plans an indoor, off-road motorcycle race May 1 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Practice is slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and racing is set to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $38. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

Morphy Auctions, 4520 Arville St., plans to host an auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1-3. Gambling machines and road signs are set to be among the more than 1,500 antiques up for grabs. A live webcast is slated at morphyauctions.com. Call 702-382-2466 for more information.

A pirate pancake breakfast is set from 8 to 10 a.m. May 3 at Appleebee’s, 3501 S. Rainbow Blvd. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Attendees are welcome to dress in pirate attire. The cost is $10, and funds will benefit the nonprofit Kingdom of OurRenLand. Registration is required by calling 702-601-9963.

The Moody Blues are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. May 3 inside the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $63. Call 702-944-3400 or visit palms.com.

College Savings Programs in Nevada is planned at noon May 6 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. The free event is set to provide information about college savings programs administered through the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office. Call 702-507-3821.

Music in the Park for attendees 50 or older is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 6 at Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. A taco bar and live music by Never Too Late are planned. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans a humanitarian day from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 7 at the Las Vegas Stake Chapel, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Participants will be working on chemotherapy hats, pillow cases for University Medical Center, games for local schools and quilts. Food is set to be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Del Rae Dillard at 702-364-5528 or kurtzdillard@hotmail.com.

A Ladies Garden Party for participants 50 or older is set at 11:30 a.m. May 8 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave. Tea, punch are food are scheduled to be available. The cost is $7, and registration is required by May 4. Call 702-229-1600.

Birds of the Air Food 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 on the second Saturday of the month. The next event is set for May 9. The church serves ZIP codes Served: 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178 and 89179. Call 702-838-6213.

The Las Vegas Emblem Club No. 114’s annual fundraiser is slated for 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. The luncheon is slated to feature fashions by Dress Barn. The cost is $27, and all proceeds are slated to benefit local charities. Call 702-431-5813.

Country music performer Craig Campbell is set to headline the ninth annual Country in the Park from 2 to 8 p.m. May 9 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. A beer garden, food vendors, booths, exhibits, Native American play structures, an archaeological dig area and a splash pad are slated to be among the activities. Visit mountainsedge.com.

Burton Cummings, former lead singer of the Guess Who, is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. May 9 and 10 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Rock in Rio is salted to kick off at 9 p.m. May 8 and run through May 11 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Performers are set to include No Doubt, Metallica, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Linkin Park, Rise Against and Hollywood Undead. General admission starts at $298. Call 866-746-7671 or visit rockinrio.com.

A barbecue for participants 50 or older is planned at 11:30 a.m. May 15 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, fruit and dessert are set to be served. Registration is required by May 12, and the cost is $5. Call 702-229-1600.

Flip Through Summer is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The free event encourages summer reading. Children can complete a summer reading pledge, visit six book nooks with live characters reading children’s books, take part in a book swap and enjoy live entertainment, face painting, giveaways and free ice cream and Starbucks beverages. BMX pro Ricardo Laguna is slated to be on hand. Call 702-822-7700.

A free Senior Law Series event called Healthcare Directives and You is planned at 1 p.m. May 20 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Participants can learn about power of attorney for health care decisions and directives to physicians, among other topics. Participants also can discuss legal issues with an attorney. Registration is required. Call 702-507-3964.

Vegas PBS plans a Small Business Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Visit vegaspbs.org/sba to register or call 702-799-1010, ext. 5363.

The Henry’s Place Foundation is slated to host its annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic at 1:30 p.m. May 22 at the Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. Registration for individuals is $200, and foursomes cost $700. The tournament is set to be followed by an awards dinner, a concert, a raffle drawing and a silent auction. Visit henrysplace.org or call 702-296-5078.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Walk is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon May 30 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. The event is set to raise funds for the nonprofit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and include live music, food, children’s entertainment, vendor booths, educational materials and more. On-site registration is slated at 9 a.m., with the walk planned at 9:30 a.m. Visit cctakesteps.org/lasvegas.

Comedian Eddie Izzard is set to perform at 8 p.m. June 12 and 13 inside the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $53. call 702-944-3400 or visit palms.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Las Vegas Crafters Guild meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. The meetings are open to the public and consist of a business portion and an educational program. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100, plans to offer live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday featuring Mark and Dom. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementskitchenandmartinibar.com.

The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers offer square dancing classes 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.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled Ethnic Express International Folk 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.

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

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, offers free Zumba Fitness classes, and 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. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road (702-454-9328) and at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. (702-228-4967).

A free open mic event is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to provide guided garden walks from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to feed the animals in its Living Collections at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

Ongoing shows at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, include live local bands at 9 p.m. Saturdays and an open mic night at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

Enjoy karaoke 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.

Bar 702, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Call 702-871-6651 or visit bar702lasvegas.com.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and from 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 is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Peter Love Trio 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.

WILLplay is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Claudine Castro Band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sundays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns are scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m. Mondays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled a variety of live entertainment six nights a week in the Gold Coast Showroom Lounge. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.

Comedian Eddie Griffin is set to perform at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the King’s Room at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit riolasvegas.com or call 702-777-2782.

The West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, is set to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tap dance classes. Each class is offered twice a week, and a six-week session costs $37. Call 702-455-7742.

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