THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Inauguration Reception Festivity: Twelve artists from Latin America will collectively launch a new wave of cultural art in Las Vegas during the event set from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 at Galleria de Chavez, 7885 W.Sahara Ave., Suites 107 and 108. Artists from Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela are set to attend and speak about their art. Contact Ernesto Chavez at email@example.com or 702-395-0598.
2. Free guitar lessons for beginners: Classes are set from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. March sessions are set for March 1, 8 and 15. Call 702-533-3611.
3. Bake-off competition: Yiddish Las Vegas, Temple Sinai and the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada are sponsoring the Beyond Bubbie Bakeoff competition at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Temple Sinai Events Center, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Cooks will compete to win prizes including a spot on the menu at the Yiddish Las Vegas Music & Culture Festival in April. Enter a recipe in one of four categories at templesinailv.org/events/bakeoff.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
FemiLift laser presentation: The free informational event is planned at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Salt Room, 1958 Village Center Circle, Suite 7. Dr. Lynn Kowalksi is set to present about the technology, which provides a quick, painless solution for women who experience health issues related to menopause, childbirth and stress-induced incontinence. Each treatment takes five minutes in an office setting, with no anesthesia or recovery time needed. Visit drlynnkowalski.com or nvscc.com/dr-lynn-d-kowalski. RSVP by text or calling to 702-228-7258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 26.
Broadway Bound presents “She Loves Me”: The love story musical is set to run through Feb. 28 at the Summerlin Performing Arts Center, inside the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and an additional show is planned at 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets are $15. Visit BroadwayBoundLV.com or call 702-838-5131.
Stroke support group: The next session is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive, in Conference Room B. The group meets the fourth Thursday of the month (November and December meetings are the third Thursday). Call 702-233-7061 or visit summerlinhospital.com.
“West from Home”: An artist reception for Valentin Yordanov is slated from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb 26 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibit, set to run during regular library hours Feb. 25 through April 19, features mixed-media paintings that combine twisting graphic lines with boldly colored shapes. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Grey Street: The band is set to perform Feb. 26 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. for those 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Health fair: The MountainView Hospital CARES Health Fair is set from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb 27 in the main lobby at MountainView Hospital, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Free health screenings, information and prizes are planned. Learn more about hospital and community services and celebrate the hospital’s 20th anniversary with cake. Visit tinyurl.com/zd6pmr6.
Scrapbook workshop: The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Learn and share crafting techniques. Bring your own supplies and tools. Call 702-507-3861 or visit lvccld.org.
Grand opening of Glitter & Grace: The event, A Dreamy Bridal Soiree, is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the store at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd. Brides-to-be can meet with wedding vendors and sign up for upcoming bridal workshops. Visit glitterandgraceweddings.com.
Responding to Climate Change — A Personal Plan: The free event, presented by the Sierra Club, is slated from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd. Call 702-951-4488.
“African American Women in Pop Culture”: The program is planned for 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Singer-songwriter, choreographer and fitness expert Keaira LaShae plans to discuss growing up as an African American woman with a dream surrounding music and dance followed by a performance. Book and CD sales/signings will take place after the presentation. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.org.
Stroke survivors support: The group is scheduled to meet from 2 to 3 p.m. March 1 at the MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building, H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Registration is required for all events. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Business Expo: The Large Vision Business Network Mixer’s Gone Green Expo is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at the Suncoast Hotel ballroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Exhibits by Clark County businesses, food samples, live entertainment and raffle drawings are planned. Free admission tickets are being distributed throughout Clark County at the Suncoast and at Storage West Self Storage. Those 18 or younger do not need a ticket for admission. Visit pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html or call 702-639-6964.
Social Club at JCC: The Jewish Singles Social Club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Jewish Community Center, 8689 W. Sahara, Suite 180. It meets the first Wednesday of the month. Call 702-233-8618 or 702-243-1761.
Westside Newcomers Club: The group plans to host its monthly coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. March 2 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. The coffee event takes place the first Wednesday of each month. Visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or facebook.com/westsidenewcomers or email email@example.com.
Junior Team Tennis: The recreational league for youths 18 or younger is set to start the first weekend of March. It offers beginner to intermediate players team competition in a user-friendly format. League teams are forming now. Call Rob Merriman of the Nevada Tennis Association at 702-792-8384.
Tzedakah Jazz Brunch: The Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas plans to host the annual Tzedakah Jazz Brunch at 11 a.m. March 6 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The event will raise awareness about the needs of local Holocaust survivors and the agency’s Holocaust Survivor Program, as well as honor Doug Unger, Raymonde Fiol and Esther Finder, who have made a difference in survivors’ lives. Brunch tickets include free mimosas and bloody marys, provided by Southern Wine and Spirits; catering by Madeline Morris (dietary laws observed); entertainment by the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Ensemble; and anthems led by Cantor Jessica Hutchings. For tickets, visit jfsalv.org/events or contact Renea Parr at 702-732-0304 or Rparr@jfsalv.org.
Brandeis University National Committee meeting: The Las Vegas chapter plans to host its 19th annual Book and Author Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. March 6 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Victoria Kilbury, Ph.D., plans to speak about her book, “Disenchanted: One Woman’s Journey for Independence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the real life story of Nabila, who grew up in a society where women have no rights. Bill Friedman is also set to speak about his new book, “30 Illegal Years to the Strip.” The cost is $70, with proceeds benefiting scholarships and research in neurodegenerative diseases at Brandeis University. Contact Evelyn Brunner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ronnie Sander at email@example.com.
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute: The institute’s new six-session winter 2016 course “The Jewish Course of Why” is set to run through March at Chabad of Summerlin, 2640 Regatta Drive. The course will span a range of topics from fun, light and off-the-beaten-track questions to more complex and controversial issues. All courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship. Rabbi Yisroel Schanowitz of Chabad of Summerlin/Desert Shores is set to conduct sessions from 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 2, 9 and 16. Call 702-855-0770 or visit myJLI.com.
Jewish Community Center classes: The JCC of Southern Nevada is hosting a winter session of classes, with some in the Summerlin/Lakes area at 8689 Lake Sahara Drive, No. 180, and others at Touro University in Henderson, 874 American Pacific Drive. Feburary classes are: Planning a Good Death (a four-part series); Religion and Belief (a three-part series); and Sex in the Old City (a four-part series). Register at jccsn.org/jewish-university or call 702-794-0090.
Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups: League signups are planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through March 4 at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex snack bar, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. To sign up, participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and $125 in cash, check or money order. The fee includes 10 games, a picture plaque and a uniform. Call 702-873-1451 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.
Youth Soccer League Registration: Registration is open until full for ages 3 to 10 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, for Saturday games set to start March 19. The cost is $45 for ages 3 and 4 and $55 for ages 5 to 10. Youths will play in age divisions, with one weekly practice and one game on Saturdays at All American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-229-1100.
“Hues of Emotion”: The art exhibit by Christine Binns is set to run through March 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Binns’ colorful, abstract mixed-media paintings are intended to elicit an emotional response from the viewer or for emotion to be drawn out from it. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org.
“The Philosophy of Form and Color”: The exhibit by Eyob Mergia is scheduled through April 2 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., and features drawings, murals and colorful, multi-panel paintings that borrow from Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and the emotional realism of the Baroque period. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org.
Bluegrass Festival Craft Market: The city of Las Vegas is looking for artisan vendors to showcase and sell their work at the 2016 Bluegrass Festival’s Craft Market, set from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 at Durango Hills Park, 3545 N. Durango Drive. Applications are free and must be submitted by Feb. 29. All artists who create original Americana/folk art and crafts in any variety of media, including paints, sculpture, print work, photographs, fabric art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking and home decor are encouraged to apply. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/faces/home/office-of-cultural-affairs. For more information, call 702-229-3514 or visit artslasvegas.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival: The annual event is set for noon Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at Petrack Park, 150 state Route 160, in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The family-friendly festival is set to bring together more than 20 hot air balloon pilots from the western states, music, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and more. Events are scheduled throughout the three days, including glow balloon events. Admission to the festival is free, and guests can purchase tethered balloon rides for $10 and a wristband for the carnival for $20. Visit visitpahrump.com/events.
Gown Town: Local nonprofit HELP of Southern Nevada and 98.5 KLUC are teaming up for the annual Gown Town event, which provides needy high school students with an affordable alternative to prom dress shopping by offering donated formal gowns for $20 each. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Color Run: The fifth annual event, dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 27 in downtown Las Vegas, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Three Square food bank. Runners, walkers or sprinters of all ages and athletic abilities will be bathed in an array of colors and island scents as they cruise through a scene of palm trees, vibrant arches and festive music. Upon finishing, Color Runners can celebrate at the Rainbow Beach during the Finish Festival with a color throw celebration, music, dancing and photo opportunities. A new participation kit offers island-inspired items including a lei, snapback hat and sunglasses, along with the T-shirt, headband, temporary tattoos and medal in the classic participant kit. Classic, classic plus or deluxe entries start at $39.99 with options for little color runners. Visit thecolorrun.com/las-vegas.
Disc golf: The 17th annual Gentlemen’s Club Challenge disc golf tournament is set from Feb. 25-28 at the Wild Horse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. The event is expected to feature 450 to 550 competitors, including disc golf professionals from around the U.S. Registration prices range from $75 for the junior division to $175 for the pro division. Visit pdga.com/2016-gcc or contact Jeff Jacquart at email firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-586-1657.
Black History: The city of Henderson plans to host Heart & Soul: A Celebration of Gospel and Black History from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., in recognition of February as National Black History Month. The free event will feature gospel musical performances by local church and community groups, including urban contemporary, modern contemporary and Southern traditional. The festival also is set to offer expressive cultural dances and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
“GEEK!”: The celebration of nerdy fan culture, written by Brooklyn playwright Crystal Skillman and directed by Troy Heard, is planned for 8 p.m. Feb. 25-27 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16B. General admission tickets are $20 and a limited amount of $10 student rush tickets are available 10 minutes before showtimes for students 18 or younger with valid student ID. Visit onyxtheatre.com or purchase tickets at the box office an hour before show time.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”: Performances by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre are planned at 8 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $27.50 and $33. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
“Breaking Bad” comes to the Mob Museum: A reception for the exhibition is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave.. The reception is free with regular admission. The museum has extended hours and is set to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Parking is free for locals after 5 p.m., and alcoholic beverages are half price from 5 to 9 p.m. at the bar. Admission is $13.95 for adult Nevada residents with ID, $11.95 for Nevada seniors 65 or older, military, law enforcement and teachers with ID, $10 for Nevada children and students 11 to 17 with ID and free for children 10 or younger. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27; March 11, 12, 25 and 26; April 8, 9, 15 and 16; and May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Plaza, 1 Main St. Tickets start at $29. A dinner and a show package is offered for $99 and includes a three-course prix fixe dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse in addition to a VIP show ticket. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2507.
Duck, Duck, Pelican — Birds of the Las Vegas Wash: A guided hike with a Wetlands Park nature guide and a birding expert from the Red Rock Audubon Society is planned for 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. Coffee and cocoa, birding tips and resources, and conservation conversations are planned. The program is for beginner or intermediate birders. Binoculars will be provided. Sign up at tinyurl.com/ll6kcuo.
Divas Day Out: The free event is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and will feature more than 175 businesses offering services and products related to women. Live entertainment is planned by Frank Marino and dancers from “Thunder From Down Under.” Visit southpointarena.com or divasdayoutlasvegas.com.
Nevada Naturalist program: The event is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Residents can stop by anytime to chat with Nevada naturalists, meet instructors, see educational project presentations, participate in activities, learn about volunteer opportunities, and tour the Outdoor Education Center. The Nevada Naturalist program focuses on giving a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching and participating in conservation projects and issues. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or email@example.com.
Global Hope Gala: The Global Charity Foundation’s Midnight in the Oasis gala is set to feature cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions to benefit health care and education programs for at-risk women and children in Las Vegas and India. Nevada State College President Bart Patterson is set to speak at the event set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. Tickets are $125. Visit gcfcares.org or call 785-608-7129.
Brass Roots Quintet: Led by former Glen Miller Orchestra trombonist Walt Boenig, the quintet, which includes trumpeters Gary Cordell and Tom Wright, Doug Beasley on French horn and Dan Ulrich on tuba, is scheduled to perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
Mini Maker Faire: The event is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Makers are to be presenting electronics creations, drones, robots, craft makers, jewelry makers, artists, performers and more. Tickets are $8 for adults, and discounts are available for children, students, teachers, military, seniors or veterans. Visit makerfairevegas.com.
Variety Salutes Hollywood: Variety The Children’s Charity is slated to host a red carpet Oscar party starting with pre-Oscar coverage at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 on the big screen at Brenden Theaters at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Co-hosted by ABC news anchor Dayna Roselli and 98.5 KLUC-FM’s Chet Buchanan, guests can walk the red carpet with local celebrities and watch the award show at the benefit event. Tickets are $25 and include $25 in theater concessions. VIP tickets are $250 and include an hors d’oeuvre menu created by AlizÃ© at the Top of The Palms. Visit varietysn.org.
Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. Upcoming dates include Feb. 28 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.
Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $37 for the 5K and $27 for the 1-mile in advance or $3 more after March 1. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.
Nevada Women’s Film Festival: Robin Greenspun is set to be honored as Nevada Women Filmmaker of the Year at this year’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival, set to kick off March 4 in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., with a reception and screening of her documentary “Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.” The three-day festival is also slated to include screenings of films from all over the world made by women or with stories featuring strong female characters. Also planned are panel discussions ranging from costuming for films to a behind-the-scenes look at Brett Levner’s feature film about underage sex trafficking, “The Track.” Student and youth filmmakers are also set to be featured. Tickets start at $20 for one day. All-access passes start at $35. Visit nwffest.com.
Fishing Derby: Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is set to host a Ward 5 fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon March 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. The event is for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers. Students and their mentors can enjoy a bucket breakfast, supplied bait and a sack lunch while supplies last. A raffle drawing is planned as are prizes for the kid to catch the first fish of the day, the largest fish and the smallest fish. Families can bring fishing poles or Nevada Department of Wildlife is expected to have 250 poles to lend to those with photo identification. Admission is free and no fishing license is required. Visit tinyurl.com/fishderbylv.
Brave the Shave: Get your head shaved or watch others go under the clippers to benefit children with cancer during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser scheduled March 5 at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. McMullan’s is consistently among the top five fundraisers for the national organization. Visit stbaldricks.org.
Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years: The exhibition “Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years Through the Eyes of its Young Artists” is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 26 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., No. 190. Visit nevadahumanities.org or call 702-800-4670.
The Ramos Brothers Circus: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through March 2 in the parking lot of The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. As part of a food drive for The Salvation Army, visitors who donate five food items are set to receive a free adult ticket for the circus. Bring an additional three items and also receive a children’s ticket.
U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West:The group is set to perform free at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The band offers a variety of music, including standard concert band/wind ensemble, orchestral, military marches, jazz, pop, Broadway standards and patriotic songs. Free tickets are set to be available in advance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St., and the Pavilion box office, and limited tickets may be available at the event. Tickets also can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Henderson Convention Center, Attn: Air Force Tickets MSC 311, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015. The limit is six tickets per person, family or group. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events.
“Front Yard Zoo — Controlling Nature”: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is set to host the exhibit by Miami University Hamilton, Ohio, professor of art Roscoe Wilson from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 19 at the Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Wilson’s artwork explores the relationship between nature, consumerism and waste. Call 702-651-4146.
Fomato Fun: The Midnight Fomato Society plans to present “Bad Head,” a comedy directed by John Tomasello featuring science fiction, fantasy, burlesque and foam tomatoes that the audience is welcome to lob at one another and actors during the show. The show is set to run at 10 p.m. Fridays, through March 25, at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Tickets are $10. Fomatoes will be sold at the show (cash only). Visit facebook.com/thescificentervegas.
Sheena Easton: The singer is set to perform at 7:30p.m. March 5 and 6 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $24. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Sirocco Flutes of Las Vegas: The flute choir concert is planned for 3 p.m. March 6 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 Pavilion Center Drive. Classical and popular works will be performed, and Las Vegas Philharmonic flutist Christina Castellanos will be featured as a soloist with the flute choir. The concert is free but a goodwill offering will be taken. Call 702-233-3029.
Remington Ryde and Friends: The show is set for 6 p.m. March 7 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). Call 240-1301.
Breast cancer empowerment and support: The group plans to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Breast Care Center at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. Topics vary and include guest speakers, resources, and open discussion with the goal of helping to empower and support women. Meetings are planned for the second Tuesday of each month. To RSVP, call 702-233-7155.
Sibling Class: The class is set from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 8 at MountainView Hospital, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, for siblings ages 2-12 to visit the hospital with their parents and learn about some of the responsibilities of being a big brother or sister. During the class they will learn about newborns and take a tour of the maternal newborn unit to become familiar with the hospital room setting and equipment. Registration is required. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Hospital Book Club: The group plans to meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 9 at the MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building, H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required for all events. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Rummage Sale: The Presbyterian Women plan to host the annual sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 and 8 a.m. to noon March 12 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., to help support mission projects. Visit gracepclv.org or call 702-384-4554.
Igniting the Arts: Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School plans to host the fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 12 to showcase students from the school’s Conservatory of the Fine Arts, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. A pre-show reception is planned at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 and include admittance to the pre-show reception and entertainment. Visit faithconservatory.com.
Myron Heaton Chorale: The chorale’s spring concert, “Songs of America,” is set for 7 p.m. March 13 at The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Under the direction of artistic director Myron Heaton, the group will present songs from American composers, famous choral concert pieces, spirituals and gospel songs. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church office during office hours (call 702-363-2515), from chorale members or at the door. For more information, visit myronheatonchorale.org or contact Ken at 702-277-9046.
Solomon Schechter Day School Gala: The school is set to honor several community leaders at its annual gala scheduled for March 13 at Canyon Gate Country Club, 2001 Canyon Gate Drive. The Evening at the Casbah-themed event will raise funds for the Sidney Chaplin Memorial Scholarship Fund, with all proceeds benefiting families in need who are dedicated to providing their children with an ndividualized learning environment, enveloped by Jewish values and experiences. The event is set to include silent and live auctions. Contact Denise Hahamy at 702-804-1333, ext. 158, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funny Bunny Race For Parkinson’s: The Friends of Parkinson’s plans to host its annual 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at Bruce Trent Park, 7353 Eugene Ave. A kids bunny hop for eggs, a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting and food are planned. Registration costs are $30 for the 1-mile fun walk; $35 for the 5K; $40 for the 10K; and $10 for the Bunny Hop with a T-shirt (without a T-shirt is free to participate). To register, visit bit.ly/1oacHbZ. For more information, email email@example.com or call 702-381-4141.
Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival: The annual event, presented by Clark County Parks & Recreation, is set from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 2 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango Drive. A new layout is planned for 2016, with five concert stages, the Vegas AmJam (an amateur skate and BMX competition), vendor village and food area. General admission tickets are $20 in advance or, if available, $25 at the gate. Visit extremething.com.
Greenfest 2016: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Expect green vendors, live entertainment, arts and crafts, recycling exhibits and interactive displays. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or greenfestlv.com.
DiamondFest 2016: The event is set to celebrate Neil Diamond with music and film April 21-24 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Nearly a dozen of tribute artists are set to be showcased at the festival, which will include four unique concerts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit nonprofit Our Military Kids. Tickets to each DiamondFest event are available a la carte (prices range from $19.95 to $49.95) or purchase an all-inclusive VIP Package for $295. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit diamondfest2016.com.
Rita Rudner: The comedian is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. April 22 and 23 as part of the Comedy Rocks series in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Unite@night Walk: The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation plans to host the event at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Registration for the 5k for runners is $35 and $20 for ages 12 or younger (raise $50 and get the fee waived). There is no registration fee to walk. Visit csfinfo.org/csf-unite-night.
Groups, societies and clubs:
The Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month inside the community room of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.
An Improv and Comedy Troupe is scheduled to meet and rehearse from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Five Star Tavern, 9201 Del Webb Blvd., at the Palm Valley Golf Course clubhouse. Spectators are welcome. Call 818-261-4566 or 702-363-5330.
Current Events West, a discussion group, plans to meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the JCC, 8689 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 180. It is open to all. Call 702-794-0090.
The Ward 2 Walkers group plans to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hualapai Canyon Trailhead on Hualapai Way north of Alta Drive. Join Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for exercise and conversation. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information or call 702-229-2144.
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas-Summerlin invites the Summerlin business community to breakfast and fellowship Tuesday mornings at 7:15 a.m at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Email Pat Landaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly bladder cancer support group meetings are planned for the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive, in meeting room 1a. Patients and survivors of bladder cancer and their spouses, partners and caregivers are invited for informational and support meetings. RSVP or address any questions to Don or Teri at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nonprofit Las Vegas Crafters Guild meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and consist of a short business portion, followed by an educational program. Meetings are at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Call 702-260-0932. For membership information, visit lasvegascraftersguild.com.
Named for the 10-13 call for an officer who needs assistance, the Las Vegas 13 Club meets the last Thursday of most months (except November, when they meet the third Thursday) at 7 p.m. at O’Aces Sports Bar, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. The club is made up primarily of retired New York Police Department officers and other law enforcement officers. No meeting is planned for December. Visit lvten13.com or contact club president Peter Trimboli at 702-349-5313 or email@example.com.
The German Friendship Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. Call 702-254-2590.
The free West Side Photo Club plans to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. It is looking for active, experienced photographers willing to share their knowledge and passion for digital photography. The varied meeting agenda promotes the technical, artistic and social aspects of photography. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting agenda.
The Las Vegas chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans invites past and present Merchant Mariners to its meetings, set for 11 a.m. the third Friday of every month except August at the Red Rock Moose Club, 4970 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Bill Galvez at 702-732-0888.
Sports Talk, a discussion group, is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at the St. Tropez Buffet at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The group is open to all. Call 702-794-0090.
Free blood pressure screenings are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Registration is required. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Atria Seville, 2000 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer a chair yoga and meditation class for seniors from 2 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The class is led by master Mitch Menik and is open to the public. Sign in at the front desk. Visit atriaseville.com or call 702-804-6800.
Yoga with Christian sessions are slated from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building, H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. The cost is $5 per class. Registration is required. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Free Fly Fishing Workshops led by Bill Teresco are set to be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for advanced students Thursdays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-5200.
The free MS Stretch & Flex class for those with multiple sclerosis and H2U members ($5 fee for all others) is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Registration is required. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Mindfulness and Insight Meditation is planned for 4:15 p.m. Sundays at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3630.
Matt Hennager plans to offer free guitar lessons for beginners from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 702-507-3630 or 702-533-3611.
Grace Presbyterian Church’s Hualapai campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, plans to host a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. the second Friday of every month. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and popcorn and snacks will be provided. Call 702-384-4554.
The 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 the second Saturday of the month. ZIP codes served are 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178, and 89179. Email email@example.com.
Central Christian Church’s Summerlin congregation is scheduled to meet at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way, at 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon Sundays. Visit centralonline.tv/summerlin.
At Tivoli Village:
Free parent and child tennis clinics by the United States Tennis Association Nevada are planned for the first Sunday of every month for children 8 or younger in the Children’s Play Area at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The clinic for 3- to 5-year-olds is planned from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and for 6- to 8-year-olds from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
The Fresh52 farmers market is open for the season at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., with new vendors. The market is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. On select dates, guests can also enjoy special events, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and free arts and crafts for kids. Ride a bicycle to the market and receive a 10 percent discount. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
A Home 4 Spot Animal Rescue plans to host pet adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays at Petco, 10000 W. Sahara Ave. Adoptions are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. the first Sunday at Shaggy Chic Pet Salon at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit ahome4spot.com.
At Village Square:
A Third Thursdays event is planned at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The next one is set for Feb. 18. They provide the community with fun activities while taking advantage of promotions at the shops and restaurants in the center. Visit govillagesquare.com or call 702-715-4110.
At Downtown Summerlin:
Fit4Mom plans to host Stroller Barre classes from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Downtown Summerlin is offering a farmers market curated by Kerry Clasby, also known as The Intuitive Forager, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Pavilion on Festival Plaza Drive between Rosemary and Oval Park drives. The market features 90 percent organic produce and plans to host cooking demonstrations, live music, classes dedicated to ecological stewardship and tasting events. Visit downtownsummerlin.com.
The U.S. Tennis Association plans to host free tennis clinics for children ages 3 to 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the Macy’s Court at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. The clinics are designed to introduce the sport to children and teach basic skill sets. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Rampart Casino entertainment:
Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free weekly live entertainment. Rev It Up is set to perform from 7 p.m. midnight Feb. 26 and 27. Call 702-507-5900.
J.C.’s Irish Sports Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free weekly live music 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The schedule includes Play Deep, Feb. 26 and 27. Call 702-869-7725.
The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. The Feb. 26 and 27 schedule includes Glenn Gallarde, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., and DnD Project, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Call 702-507-5900.
Bonkerz Comedy Club inside Addison’s Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. The schedule includes Steve McInelly, Feb. 25. Admission is free and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 702-507-5980.
Ceres at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans a Sunday Brunch featuring Mark O’Toole, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28. Brunches are $24.99 per person plus gratuity. Call 702-869-7381.
Red Rock Resort entertainment:
Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature Mahi Crabbe from 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in T-Bones Chophouse. Cali Tucker is set to perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Steven Raper is set to perform from 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Line dancing is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., for guests 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Live music is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays at Hearthstone. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Live music is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Tony Venniro from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Live music is scheduled from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The Friday schedule includes The New Retros, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Lucille’s plans to host live entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
The Bingo Room at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature live music for guests 21 or older from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Friday Night Band Night is set to present live rock, blues or country bands at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at The Summit, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Admission is $10 with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-240-1311.
Las Vegas Accordion Club members Walter Piortrowski, Etta Baykara, Betty Guthrie, Mary Kaplan and Bob Schoffstall are scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. every third Saturday at the Food Factory, 4140 S. Durango Drive. Visit facebook.com/LVAccordions.
Free museum admission:
Bank of America invites cardholders to explore Southern Nevada museums free as part of the Museums on Us program the first weekend of every month. Anyone with a U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; or the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., free. Present a debit or credit card to receive free museum admission. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.