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Summerlin Area Community Events Calendar, March 3-9, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. 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.

2. Sheena Easton: The singer is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 6 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $24. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

3. 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.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Summer Camp Expo: The Meadows School plans to host its 13th annual Summer Camp Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the school’s Richard-Beckley Gymnasium, 8601 Scholar Lane. Attendees will be able to examine more than 40 local and national summer camps. Families can visit informational booths and speak with representatives from camp programs featuring concentrations including fine arts, science, technology and outdoor adventure. The expo is free and open to the public. Visit themeadowsschool.org.

Orchid Society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Guillermo Salazar, speaking about African Orchids, at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is set for 1 p.m. A sale of orchids, show-and-tell and refreshments also are planned. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

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.

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 evelyn.brunner@cox.net or Ronnie Sander at fourredboys@aol.com.

Teen Tech Week: The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans to celebrate Teen Tech Week March 6-12, to encourage teens to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. It includes the Retro Tech Museum at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-3712 or visit lvccld.org.

Variety at the Suncoast: The show, free for B Connected members, is slated for 2 p.m. March 7 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Additional shows are set for March 21 and April 4 and 18. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

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 to 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.

Minecraft LAN Party: The Teen Tech Week event is scheduled for 4 p.m. March 9 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3865 or visit lvccld.org.

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 9 and 16. Call 702-855-0770 or visit myJLI.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.

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.

“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.

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. Remaining March sessions are set for March 8 and 15. Call 702-533-3611.

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.

“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.

WORTH A DRIVE

Docent association volunteers: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Association is looking for volunteers. The next training schedule starts on April 16. Contact Carlo Luzzi at carlo6180@yahoo.com. or call 702-355-9341.

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 center, 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.

Las Vegas Stories — Changing the Game: The free event is planned for 7 p.m. March 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Part of the free Las Vegas Stories series, the topic will be Women at Work in Las Vegas, with Joanne L. Goodwin discussing the stories of women who lived and worked in Las Vegas in the last half of the 20th century. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

Know Nevada Insects: Attendees can learn how to identify insects and ways of reducing garden pests in the least-toxic ways March 3 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. The first workshop is planned from 8 a.m. to noon for adults only, and the second is slated from 1 to 5 p.m. for children 10 or older and adults. Participants will roam the gardens, collect insects, then bring them into the classroom to learn more about them. The limit is 20 people per session, and participation is free. Registration is required by calling 702-257-5555.

“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. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 4-20, at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Vocal Jazz Solo Nights: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is slated to host the CSN Jazz Singers at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 inside the Department of Fine Arts Recital Hall, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483.

Evening of Hope: The event, benefiting the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The epicurean-style experience and cocktail reception fundraiser is set to include selections from Las Vegas restaurants, children’s art and silent and live auctions. Tickets range from $75 to $150. Visit candlelightersnv.org or call 702-737-1919.

USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament: The event is scheduled for March 4-6 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. March 4, gates are set to open at 3 p.m. and the last match to begin at 9 p.m. March 5, gates are to open at 10 a.m. and the last match to begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6, gates are to open at 9 a.m. and the last match to begin at 4:05 p.m. Adult tickets range from $30 to $1,111, depending on location and number of days attending. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Dodgeball Tournament: After-School All-Stars Las Vegas plans the fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Dozens of teams that include local companies and individuals are set to compete. Spectator VIP tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door, and spectator general admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Proceeds support After-School All-Stars’ free after-school academic and enrichment programs. Visit asaslv.org.

Veterans Village Charity Run: The event is scheduled at 9 a.m. March 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The run is part of the Win The Storm Conference. Funds raised will benefit Veterans Village Las Vegas. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at winthestorm.com or by calling 330-577-8676.

Southern Nevada Devil Pups: A parent and pup informational meeting is scheduled from noon to 1:30 March 5 at Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. The leadership program is set to start its 12-week preliminary training program to select the community’s top 14- to 17-year-old applicants to attend this year’s Devil Pups 10-day encampment at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142.

Grand Tasting Affair: The third annual American Craft Whiskey Revival Grand Tasting Affair is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. March 5 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Participants can sample artisan whiskies, American craft spirits, moonshines, and barrel-aged beers from a variety of America’s distilleries. Live entertainment and Southern cuisine, mixology and educational classes led by distillery owners and brand ambassadors are planned. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $45 in advance and $49 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/gnwhis16 or call 866-946-5336.

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 5, 12, 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8, 15, 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.

Bark in the Park: The 13th annual event is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Canine demonstrations and contests are planned, as are informational and vendor booths. Dogs also are set to be available for adoption. All pets must be leashed, and handlers must be at least age 10. They also are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. The event is free. Visit tinyurl.com/hendersonbarkinthepark.

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.

Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned March 6 to 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. A reception for the juried show is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6, and refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Visit nvws.org.

New Moon Hike in the Ash Grove: A ranger is set to lead a hike at 4:30 p.m. March 6 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. The two-mile hike over uneven terrain is recommended for adults and children 7 or older. Park admission is $7 for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra: The orchestra, conducted by Oscar Carrescia, with guest artists Luis Grinhaus, on violin, and Berta Rosenohl, on piano, is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The concert is set to feature works by Joseph Hadyn, Bragato, Piazolla and Corelli. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

BE Engaged — Accelerating a New Nevada: The Business + Education (BE) Engaged Conference 2016 is planned from 7:30 to 11 a.m. March 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Following the event, a nonprofit trade show and VIP luncheon is scheduled. The cost is $10 for the program, including a continental breakfast. The VIP luncheon is limited to 200 guests. The cost is $50 for the luncheon and includes preferred seating for the program. Visit bit.ly/beengaged or call 702-749-2012.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”: The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 8-13 and 2 p.m. March 12 and 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Luncheon: Nathan Adelson Hospice plans its 12th annual Multicultural Luncheon starting with an expo at 10:30 a.m. and followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Keynote speaker Dr. BJ Miller is set to speak on the Zen Hospital Project and encouraging families to talk about what they want out of the end of life. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

Inspire. Challenge. Engage Dinner: The event, organized by Create A Change Now and The Reset Project, is scheduled at 5:45 p.m. March 10 at Booker Elementary School, 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Some of Las Vegas’ top executive chefs are set to collaborate and create a specially designed prix fixe menu. Tickets begin at $40 and are available at tinyurl.com/iced16.

Gardening Series: A series on designing gardens with hands-on experience in a teaching garden is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $37.50 for individual classes. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Empty Bowl Benefit and Auction: The 16th annual event is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Green Valley High School, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., to benefit Las Vegas Catholic Worker programs. A lunch of soup and bread will be served in handmade ceramic bowls. Each attendee will select their own bowl made by members and friends of the Nevada Clay Guild and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. A live auction of bowls made by prominent artists is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. A silent auction also is planned. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and may be purchased at the door or at lvcw.org/emptybowl.htm.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: The 50th Annual Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is scheculed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 12 and noon to 9 p.m. March 13. Admission to the festival is free. Some activities may require purchased tickets, which will be available at the event. Along with a carnival, festival, live entertainment and car show, the parade is planned for 10 a.m. March 12 with more than 100 floats, entries and community participants. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin. Proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

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 $40 for the 5K and $30 for the 1-mile. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.

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 6, 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 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.

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.

PLAN AHEAD

Plastic Egg Terrarium: The craft is slated for 4 p.m. March 10 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3644 or visit lvccld.org.

Emoji Marble Magnets and Buttons: Create your own emojis in magnet and button form at 4 p.m. March 11 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-3712. The event is set for 4 p.m. March 11 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3644. Visit lvccld.org.

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.

Ambrosia: The progressive rock group plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. March 12 and 13 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $20. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

Reading with Rascal: The free event that has children reading to therapy dogs is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Call 702-561-4143.

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 denise@ssds-lv.org.

Whitney Phoenix in ‘I Love a Piano’: The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present the Las Vegas pianist at 3 p.m. March 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2225 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit gatewayartsfoundation.org or call 702-255-0695.

Family Festival: The Artisan Craft Festival Spring Shopping Jamboree benefiting Easter Seals Nevada is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to be there. Admission is free. To register, visit artisancraftfestival.com.

American Airlines Kiwi Club Chapter meeting: The luncheon is set for 11 a.m. March 16 at at Wildhorse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. All flight attendants, online and retired, from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA and US Airlines are welcome. RSVP with Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

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.

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. Visit govillagesquare.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 702-204-4250.

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.

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. Hualpai 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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. 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. Call 702-869-7725.

The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. 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. 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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