Summerlin Area Community Events Calendar, March 17-23, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Best Buddies walk: Best Buddies Nevada plans its 2016 Friendship Walk and Celebration of Friendship for March 19 at Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. Festivities are set to begin at 8:45 a.m. with a 1-mile walk around the campus, followed by a post-event celebration with live music, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon artists and raffles. This year’s event will be emceed by local high school student, chairperson and Miss Nevada High School America, Kenzie Sullivan. The event is free to the public, however, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise at least $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies programs in Las Vegas. Visit bestbuddiesnevada.org.

2. Third Thursday: The next Third Thursday event at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., is set from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17, with a classic and hot rod car show, local vendors, a raffle, a children’s balloon artist and music planned. Bachi Burger will have $3 green draft beers and $5 St. Paddy’s shakes; Viva Mercado’s Mexican Bar & Grill will give 10 percent off for guests who wear “Kelly green”; Rocket Fizz will have 20 percent off taffy; and Color Me Mine is offering half off the studio fee for guests who wear green. Toys 4 Smile will be giving away a free hand-made wooden toy car or truck to every child. Call 702-625-4108 or visit Visit govillagesquare.com.

3. Bunny Trail: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the children’s park at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The second annual Bunny Trail is done in partnership with 98.5 KLUC-FM. The family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg scramble in the children’s play park, face painting, a bounce house, climbing wall, live music, petting zoo, pictures with a live Easter bunny and more. Registration by age group starts at 9 a.m. for ages 2 to 12. Easter egg scramble begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Gynecologic Support Group: The group is set to meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 17 at the Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive. The group is inclusive of all gynecological cancers: cervical, uterine, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar. Visit summerlinhospital.com.

Summerlin Writers and Poets workshop: The group is set to meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 18 at the Humana Guidance Center, 8885 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 140. The free workshop is open to all who are inspired to write. Call Sandy Toles at 702-204-4250.

In Its Entirety Concert Series: A performance of David Bowie’s “Changesonebowie” compilation album is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 18 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $15 for the all-ages show. Visit redrock.sclv.com.

Red Rock Ramblers: The concert is planned for 1 p.m. March 19 at the Red Quonset Hut in Blue Diamond, off state Route 159 west of Las Vegas. Tickets are $10 and are available by contacting triplerrrmusic@cox.net or 702-376-8033. Visit facebook.com/RedRockRamblers or call 702-376-8033.

Salsa Hub: The nonprofit dedicated to connecting people to learn and celebrate salsa dancing plans to gather from 6 p.m. to midnight March 19 at the main stage at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or facebook.com/SalsaHubvegas.

Starbright production: Mistinguett Productions presents “Best of Kander & Ebb,” set for 7 p.m. March 19 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.

Bike maintenance class: A hands-on bike maintenance trail/roadside repair class is set for 10:30 a.m. March 19 at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd. Instructors will recommend tools for the trail/road tool kit. Bring your own bike. Bikes must be clean and in good working order to be used during the class. Class size is limited. Replacement parts not included in class fee. Closed-toe shoes required. Attendees must be 13 or older for this two-hour course. Register at rei.com. Call 702-951-4488.

Pancakes for Palm Sunday: The event is planned from 9 to 10:15 a.m. March 20 at Grace Presbyterian Church’s West Campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way. It will be followed by the service at 10:30 a.m. Also the Holy Week schedule includes Maundy Thursday at 6:30 p.m. March 24 and Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the West Campus. Visit gracepclv.org or call 702-384-4554.

Genealogy Group To Meet: The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans its next monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. March 20 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue. Call Laura Moskowitz at 702-243-5917 or email president@jgssn.org.

City Spring Break Camp Registration Open: Pavilion Pool Spring Break Junior Lifeguarding Camp (ages 11 to 14) is slated from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 21-25 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $150 for the week per youth. Youths can try water safety activities, swim lessons, springboard diving, water polo, log rolling and earn an American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard certification. Visit recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov and click “Aquatics,” page 2, or call 702-229-1488.

“Variety at the Suncoast”: The show, free for B Connected members, is slated for 2 p.m. March 21 and April 4 and 18 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

“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.

“West from Home”: The exhibit by Valentin Yordanov is slated to run through April 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. It features mixed-media paintings that combine twisting graphic lines with boldly colored shapes. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.

Summerlin moms club: Moms Club of Las Vegas Summerlin is recruiting new members. In addition to weekly play dates, Moms Club also hosts two to three events per week for all ages and typically include park playtime, factory tours and farmers markets. The club offers moms a chance to relax in a kid-free setting with refreshments and adult conversation. Moms Club Las Vegas Summerlin is open to all moms, including expecting mothers. Kids ages range from newborn to elementary school. Visit momsclublasvegas.com or call 541-350-1599.

WORTH A DRIVE

“More Than a Vessel”: The artists of Clay Arts Vegas, a Las Vegas Arts District pottery studio, plan to display works based on the cup in a show slated to be on display March 17 through June 14 in the gallery of the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 17. Visit lvccld.org.

Monster Jam World Finals XVII: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Tickets are $92 to $192. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” during rehearsals from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.

“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”: Sarah Ruhl’s play delves into the emotions a wife goes through as her scientist husband treats “hysterical women” with a new intimate technology. Performances directed by Gillen Brey are scheduled at 8 p.m. March 17-19 and 2 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Cosmic Swim: The event is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 (activity code 136317-01) at the Henderson Multigenerational Center’s indoor pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Games, music, diving for glow gear and swimming races are planned. All ages may participate, but children younger than 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Admission is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Register at cityofhenderson.com or at any city recreation center or indoor pool.

Home Improvement & Backyard Expo: The free event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 18-20 inside the grand ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to showcase the latest products and services in home remodeling and decorating, including for kitchens, baths, roofing, pools, gardens and cooking. Visit southpointcasino.com.

Wizard World Las Vegas: The comic and pop culture convention is scheduled from 3 p.m. March 18 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Celebrity guests are set to include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Jewel Staite and Michael Rooker. Admission begins at $35 in advance for a single-day ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/wizlv16.

One Night for ONE DROP: The fourth annual charity gala is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit is set to feature artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil shows in an original production alongside world-renowned guest performers. VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are $3,000, and show-only tickets start at $100. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or by call 844-339-2837.

Third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off: The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The meeting is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com or call 702-363-3331.

The Shade Tree Hero 5k Fun Run/Walk: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 19 starting at the Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. Onsite registration is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite real-life hero or superhero costume for the event, which includes a vendor fair, raffles, food and music. Visit tinyurl.com/stshw16.

Aladdin’s March Magic: The event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It includes a dramatic reading of the “Aladdin” story, crafts, a tour of the museum and a magic performance. Reservations are required. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

Cowabunga Bay Water Park: The park at 900 Galleria Drive is set to kick off its swimming season March 19, opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 23-acre site offers nine water slides, four surf and swim pools and an interactive children’s play area with 10 pint-sized slides and tipping buckets. Also offered are raft rides, heated pools, shade structures and refreshments. Visit cowabungabay.com.

USA Dance: The local branch of the national nonprofit plans to host all-ages ballroom dances featuring a variety of music styles from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 19, April 9, May 14 and June 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Most events include a lesson and some feature exhibition dancing from experts. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for USA Dance members, students and military members. Pay at the door. Visit usadancelasvegas.org.

Catch the Leprechaun Run 2016: The Las Vegas office of CBRE, in conjunction with CBRE Cares, plans to host the second annual 5K race and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. March 19 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. CBRE has pledged all profits to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and The Public Education Foundation’s Clark County Reads program. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 or younger for the 5K or the 1-mile distance. Participants are encouraged to wear green as they chase the costumed leprechaun, who will lead all runners at the beginning of the race. Each participant will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and medal. Register in advance online or onsite the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zx42a92.

Yoga on the Meadow: Stretch with the Red Rock Canyon escarpment as your background during Yoga on the Meadow sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. March 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 and 29 at 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Mahalo Luau: Join the 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas for Hawaiian entertainment, music and authentic luau food at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Luau tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 702-992-0837 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Skye Canyon grand opening: The northwest master-planned community is set to hold its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. The public is invited for a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and a farmers market is planned by Connors Farmers Market with local vendors including C&D Honey Company, Van Dyke Farms and Winder Farms. Pressed juices from Grass Roots Juice Bar are also set to be offered throughout the event at the Skye Fitness Juice Bar, along with smoothies from the Skye Center Bistro. A variety of kid-friendly activities are also scheduled. Visit skyecanyon.com.

Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The club plans to meet from noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A chili cook-off is planned. Learn about Hawaiian culture. Visit lasvegashcc.org/las-vegas-hawaiian-civic-club.html. To RSVP for the cook-off, email contactus@lasvegashcc.org.

Youth Leadership Summit: The free event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22 in Council Chambers at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and interested youth leaders are invited to learn more about the city. City Manager Betsy Fretwell will join Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross and special guests to share information about the city and answer questions. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email CLKramar@LasVegasNevada.gov or call 702-229-6154.

Travel group: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to gather at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and at 7 p.m. for business March 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is set to talk about her recent tour of Southern India. There is a small fee to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309. Guests are always welcome.

“The Speed of Darkness”: David McKee is scheduled to direct performances of the play by Steve Tesich at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors or students. Ushers can see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.

Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned through April 3 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit nvws.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 March 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.

The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 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.

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.

“Mug Shots #3” by Diane Bush: This third installation of Mug Shots is planned during regular gallery hours through March 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Mug Shots is part of a yearlong series of mini installations created and curated by multimedia artist and ex-educator Diane Bush, who is set to provide the public with humorous and collectible artist-designed mugs, framed artwork and ceramic commemorative plates. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.

PLAN AHEAD

Stroke Support Group: The next meeting is slated from 3 to 4 p.m. March 24 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive. Call 702-233-7061.

Meet Bob Beers For Beer: Ward 2 Beers with Beers for ages 21 or older is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Calico Jack’s Saloon, 8200 W. Charleston Blvd. Join the councilman for a beer and conversation about Ward 2, the city of Las Vegas, or anything of interest to the community. Call 702-255-6771.

Pub Crawl with Desert Companion: The event is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. March 24 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Desert Companion and KNPR partner with Tivoli Village and its restaurant tenants to host its first Pub Crawl. Attendees can travel from Kabuki, Cantina Laredo and Brio, partaking in trivia while enjoying curated cocktails. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

Four by Four!: The tribute to the music of The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bees Gees and Motown is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 25 and 26 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit FourByFourTribute.com or call 702-240-1301.

Easter Egg Hunt: Children of all faiths are invited to a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. March 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Dress is casual. Children should bring an empty basket or other container to carry home any treat-filled eggs they find. Additionally, Easter services are planned at 10 a.m. March 27. Call 702-648-8437.

Comedian birthday celebration: Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to celebrate the 94th birthday of comedian and actor Marty Allen accompanied by Karon Kate Blackwell March 26 in the Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 702-507-5900.

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 friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com or call 702-381-4141.

“An Evening of A Cappella”: The event featuring the the Silver Statesmen is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 26 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Visit silverstatesmenbarbershopchorus.com.

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.

Starbright entertainment: Cary Long’s Comedy Act is planned for 7 p.m. April 2 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Call 702-240-1301.

The NiteKings: Gateway Arts Foundation is set to present The NiteKings at 2 p.m. April 3 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.

Women’s retreat: The Women’s Spirituality Retreat titled Seek, Nourish, Ignite, presented by the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at Three Square food bank, 4190 N. Pecos Road. Tickets are $45. JCCSN members can get a 20 percent discount by ordering online at jccsn.org or calling 702-794-0090.

Westside Newcomers Club: The club plans to host its monthly coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. April 6 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. The coffee event for those new to the area takes place the first Wednesday of each month. Visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or email wncmbrship@yahoo.com.

Social club: The Jewish Singles Social Club for men and women plans its next meeting for 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 8689 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 180. It meets the first Wednesday of the month and is free and open to the public. Call 702-233-8618 or 702-243-1761.

Fundraiser for grief home: A fundraiser is planned for Adam’s Place for Grief from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 7 at Land Rover of Las Vegas, 5255 W Sahara Ave. Food, wine, a silent auction, a childrens’ fashion show and more are planned. Visit adamsplaceforgrieflasvegas.org.

Bluegrass Festival Craft Market: The city of Las Vegas is set to host the 2016 Bluegrass Festival’s Craft Market from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 at Durango Hills Park, 3545 N. Durango Drive. Artists will be selling original Americana/folk art and crafts in a variety of media, including paints, sculpture, print work, photographs, fabric art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking and home decor. Call 702-229-3514 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Summerlin half-marathon: The sixth annual Summerlin Half Marathon is slated for 7 a.m. April 10 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. It features a 13.1-mile course that begins and ends at Downtown Summerlin and includes a tour of several Summerlin villages and is a chip-timed run/walk. Top male and female finishers in varying age groups are recognized; all participants receive medals and shirts. A portion of the proceeds benefits nonprofit Girls on the Run. Online registration is $80 per person through April 7 and is $90 pending availability the day of. Visit desertskyadventures.com/summerlinhalfmarathon.

Starbright production: A tribute to Simon & Garfunkel is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 16 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $22. Call 702-240-1301.

High school carnival: Palo Verde High School, 333 S. Pavilion Center Drive, plans a carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 on its soccer field. Games, prizes, food, music and more are planned. There is no entry fee, but there is a fee to play the games (prices will range from $1 to $3 per game). Food and refreshments are planned to be sold. Email Caroline Vacante atcvacante@interact.ccsd.net.

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.

Starbright entertainment: Mistinguett Productions plans to present the Sounds of the Seventies at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia: The group plans to meet at 2 p.m. April 24 at Atria Retirement Home, 3250 S. Fort Apache Road. Call Jeanne Barnett at 702-257-2798 or Marilyn Mackett at 702-256-8970.

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. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Sun City Musicmakers: The group is set to perform “A Sound Bouquet” at 7 p.m. April 30 and 2 p.m. May 1 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Expect music celebrating Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” as well as songs of The Beach Boys and The Supremes. Tickets are $10. Visit SCSCAI.com or call 702-240-1301.

Red Rock marathon: Triple Dare Running Co. plans its spring race, Flight of Fire Trail Half Marathon & 10K, for May 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Starting at the Visitor Center, the course will travel clockwise to the Moenkopi Loop, the Grand Circle Loop, and the White Rock-Willow Springs Trail, then to the White Rock dirt road, back to the Grand Circle Loop, on to the Calico Hills Trail, and finally back to the Moenkopi Loop, finishing back at the center. This course is a technical trail race, and trail shoes with gaiters are recommended. The 10K follows the same course, ending at the White Rock aid station. Shuttle service will be provided to return 10K runners to the start area. This event is limited to 200 participants. Visit tripledareruns.com.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

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 summerlinrotary@rotarysummerlin.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 donrosiew@gmail.com or terikoehler@gmail.com.

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 trimbil.peter@yahoo.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 westsidephotoclub@yahoo.com 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.

Classes/services:

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.

Churches:

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 birdsoftheair@epiclv.org.

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 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. The schedule includes Wes Winters from 6 to 9 p.m. March 22 and 29; Mark O’Toole from 6 to 9 p.m. March 23 and 30; The Klique from 7 p.m. to midnight March 18 and 19; and Robbie Howard from 7 p.m. to midnight March 25 and 26. 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 Finnegan’s Wake March 18 and 19; and Play Deep March 25 and 26. Call 702-869-7725.Call 702-869-7725.

The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. The schedule includes Cover to Cover from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and High Rise from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. March 18 and 19; and Cool Change from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Glenn Gallarde from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. March 25 and 26. 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 lineup includes: Lance Montalto, March 17; Derrick Stroman, March 24; and Marc Patrick, March 31. Admission is free and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 702-507-5980.

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.

Local entertainment:

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.

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