Summerlin Area Community Events Calendar, Oct. 1-7, 2015


1. National Public Lands Day: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area plans to celebrate National Public Lands Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Red Spring/Calico Basin, where volunteers are needed to help restore the Red Spring boardwalk and to clean trails. Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to provide morning snacks, swag, beverages and lunch. Meet at the Red Spring Picnic Area at Calico Basin Road. Registration is limited, so sign up early. To volunteer, email your full name to

2. Grapes & Hops Festival: The food, wine and beer celebration is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $100 for VIP admission at 4 p.m. and $41 for general admission if paid for in advance. Designated drivers can enjoy food samplings for $25. Visit

3. Greek Food Fest:The 43rd annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, an event packed with traditional greek foods, music, dance and a carnival, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1; 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 3; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Active military personnel and their immediate family also will be admitted free. Off-site parking with free shuttles is planned. Visit

4. Glow Ball: Golf Summerlin’s third annual night golfing event is set to benefit Three Square food bank’s BackPack for Kids Program Oct. 3 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Registration is set to begin at 4:30 p.m., with a shotgun start planned at 6 p.m. Golfers of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Event registration is $45 and includes a $20 donation to Three Square, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, dessert donated by Whole Foods Market, nine holes of golf and one glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Raffles also are planned. Register at the Eagle Crest Golf Course pro shop. The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course. Visit or call 800-803-0758.


Fall Arts & Crafts Fair: The event is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Sun City Summerlin’s Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd. Find paintings, wood work and handcrafted items. Admission is free. Visit

Free museum entrance:Bank of America invites cardholders to explore a selection of Southern Nevada museums free on Oct. 3 and 4. Cardholders with Bank of America, U.S. Trust, or Merrill Lynch can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; or the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., free with presentation of the card. Visit

Chi Gong classes: A four-week course on “8 Pieces of Brocade,” ancient exercises used by shaolin monks to cure disease and promote health, is planned by certified quigong instructor Dodi Amundson at the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development, 8072 W. Sahara Ave., Suite D, from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 3. The cost is $25. The class is limited to 15. Registration is required. Call 702-243-4040 or visit

The Pool Party Concert Series: An End of Summer Beach Party with the Tommy Rocker Band is planned from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, for guests 21 or older. Food and drinks will be available from The Game sports bar and grill. Visit or call 702-284-7777.

Alma de un Artista: The free celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is planned for noon Oct. 3 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Peruvian piano experimentalist and poet Carlos Mongrut is set to perform. Call 702-507-3711 or visit

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society: The society plans to gather at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is to be followed by the meeting at 2 p.m. with speaker Diana Smith presenting a talk on Orchid Pests — Troubleshooting, Preventing and Diagnosing Problems with Orchids. An orchid sale, show-and-tell, and food and refreshments also are planned. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

Blocktober: The event, hosted by Central Christian Church Summerlin, is planned for Oct. 4 after each service, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, at Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Food from Chick-fil-A, bounce houses, a Trunk or Treat, games and more are planned. Visit

Free concert: A free concert featuring violinist Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev and guitarist Ray Mouton is planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. A free-will offering will be taken. Visit

Red Rock Pro Open: The United States Tennis Association’s Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament is scheduled through Oct. 4 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. Visit

Free guitar lessons: 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. Sessions are set for Oct. 4, 11 and 18. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 702-507-3630.

The 2015 LVBNM Expo: The Large Vision Business Network Mixer is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Grand Ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Business exhibits, the LVBNM Chefs Corner, entertainment, raffle drawings, and candy, flowers and gifts are planned. The expo is open to those 21 or older. Admission is free. Visit, email or call 702-639-6964.

Swing for the Kids: The golf tournament to benefit The Foundation for Positively Kids, a local nonprofit that provides a continuum of health care services for medically fragile and special needs children, is set from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The cost is $200 for individual golfers and $750 for a foursome, which includes 18 holes with a cart, an event T-shirt, a golf survival kit, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Hole-in-one contests with prizes are planned. Visit or contact Sylvia Wolf at 702-577-3106 or

Watercolor show: The Nevada Watercolor Society plans to host an artist’s reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The society’s exhibit is set to be displayed through Jan. 3. Visit or, or call 702-507-3630.

LVBNM Safe Night: The Large Vision Business Network Mixer plans to host its Safe Night Welcome Back To School Halloween program from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Fifty business exhibits, face painting, a balloon artist, musical story time, DooDad The Macigian and a costume contest for children 12 or younger are among the festivities planned. The first 200 children will receive a free trick-or-treat bag to collect treats from businesses exhibiting at the event. The Metropolitan Police Department plans to provide safety tips for a safe Halloween. Free tickets are available. Visit or call 702-639-6964.

Summerlin Festival of the Arts: The 20th annual festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. More than 100 artists and craftspeople from throughout the southwestern U.S. are set to showcase and sell upscale, original artwork, including paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and handcrafted pieces made from wood, glass and metal. This year, the event also will showcase a broad variety of big-name entertainment, more children’s art activities, and food and beverage offerings from Downtown Summerlin restaurants. Live entertainment is set to include headliner Clint Holmes and a special appearance by performers from Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana.” Chef Chan Boupha of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas plans to host food art carving demonstrations, and large-scale live canvas paintings are planned on Guerrilla Kages by District Artz. A canned food drive is planned to support HomeAid Southern Nevada, and a children’s pavilion hosted by the Discovery Children’s Museum is set to feature a kids’ crafts station. Admission is free. Visit

Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays through Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays through Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays through Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays through Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit

Musical theater classes: Children ages 7 to 16 are invited to be part of a 14-week musical theater class that will culminate in a production of the musical “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Classes are offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Each cast will present their own Grinch show at the Family Music Center, 8125 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 210. Call 702-292-8487.

Little Books and Little Cooks: The free seven-week healthy eating and nutrition program is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and strives to create positive parent-child interaction as preschoolers and their parents work side by side through reading and cooking. Classes are free and open to the public. Topics planned are safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating, and fruits and vegetables. Classes at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., are planned for 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Classes at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, are set to start Oct. 26 and be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Contact Celle Miller at 702-257-5565 or email

Live music at Distill: Distill A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to present local musicians from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays on the patio. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

Vintage Urban Collection: The exhibit by Alexander P. Huerta of PeaceNArt Studio is set to be on display during regular library hours through Oct. 4 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibition features Huerta’s works, which combine scratch board and collage techniques on wood, illustrating an urban story line. Call 702-507-3630.

“Breathe Onto the Mirror”: The exhibit by Jacqueline Ehlis is planned to run through Nov. 8 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Ehlis is the chairwoman of the art department at Portland Community College, and her work incorporates the interaction of color, light and reflection, reminding the viewer that they are the vehicle that interprets and is part of the works through their reflection in the mirrors. Call 702-507-3631.

“The Art of Craft”: The exhibit is set to run through Dec. 6 in the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A variety of different mediums will be displayed, including fused glass, textiles, paper crafts, jewelry, original paintings, mixed media and original photography. Visit, or call 702-507-3860.


Las Vegas Stories: Danielle Kelly, former executive director of the Neon Museum, plans to present the free talk “Betty Willis and Her ‘Fabulous’ Signs” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The presentation is part of the library’s monthly Las Vegas Stories series examining the history of Las Vegas. Willis designed the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, as well as signs for Moulin Rouge and the Blue Angel Motel. The multimedia lecture will delve into her life and work as a visual artist and graphic designer. Call 702-507-3459 or visit

“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”: The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display Oct. 1 through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit

Blue Party: Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s second annual Blue Party is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the courtyard of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event will feature original runway fashions created by local designers using clothes purchased at local Goodwill stores, live performances by David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra with special guest Frankie Scinta, and TAO Group resident DJ Wendi Cakes. Live painting with artists from Jana’s RedRoom, silent and live auctions, vendor booths, and drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada also are planned. Doors are set to open at 5 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Standing/general admission tickets start at $35 and include one free drink ticket. For advance tickets, visit General admission will be $40 at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear blue. All proceeds raised benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

“Pirates: Myth and Merriment”: A new live show featuring lessons and facts about the pirate’s life at sea with pirate songs and more is planned at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends Oct. 3 through Nov. 29 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free with paid admission. For an additional $5, guests can dress up like pirates and pose for pictures. Visit

Native American Stories: Local Paiute people are set to share stories, dance, music, crafts and food customs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the reconstructed Native American village in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The activities are free with paid admission. Visit

Successful Aging Expo: The free expo hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or older are invited to visit with more than 120 exhibitors focusing on healthy living, pain management, financial planning, Medicare, travel and more. Seminars on topics ranging from financial planning to maximizing Social Security to dating after 60 are planned, along with live entertainment. Parking is free, with shuttles to run from the parking lot to the main entrance of Cashman Center throughout the day. Call 702-380-4554 or visit

Pure Aloha Fall Festival: Concerts, hula dancing, carnival and midway rides, and food vendors are slated for the 10th annual festival set from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1 and 2, noon to midnight Oct. 3 and noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Pavilion parking lot at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Festival admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 5 to 10, seniors 55 or older and military members. Admission is free Oct. 1 with donations for Three Square food bank. Friday and Saturday concert admission is $29 in advance or $36 day of the show. Visit

The third annual Improv Goblet Festival: The event featuring workshops and performances is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Baobab Stage Theatre at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Performances are set from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2 and 3. Tickets are $10. Workshops are to be hosted by visiting improv troupes and cost $20 each. The Louisville Improvisors are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Bearded Men are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Jet Eveleth is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., and Bear Supply are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit, or call 702-202-8010.

Cabin Fever: A ranger-led history program with a dutch oven cooking demonstration, firearms demonstrations and stories about daily ranch life is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 on the porch of the 1870s Sandstone Cabin at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The park is about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit

Community Yard Sale: The Mountain’s Edge Fall Community Garage Sale is scheduled to feature more than 70 homeowners selling goods from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the parking lot of Exploration Peak Park, 9700 Buffalo Drive, with another 150 homeowners throughout the community expected to sell items from their homes. Maps to participating homes are to be available in the park. Goodwill of Southern Nevada is set to have a truck on site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect unsold items and donations.

Great Garage & Antique Sale: The event featuring around 100 sellers, food trucks and children’s activities is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Oct 3 in the parking lot of the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. For $5, patrons can get in an hour early. Vendor booths are $50. Visit

Oktoberfest celebration: The sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration is set from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Centennial Plaza, 401 S. Fourth St., on the campus of the Historic Fifth Street School at Fourth and Clark streets. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. Traditional German food, beers, music and dance, and refreshments for sale are planned. Entertainment by the Oompoporama band, an all-female oompop party band, and the Las Vegas Bavarian Dancers is planned. A children’s activity area is set to feature caricature artists, face painting, balloon artists, games and activities. Limited free parking is available at the school, and metered parking is available across the street. The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada. Visit, or call 702-229-3515 or 702-649-8503.

After-School All-Stars UN-Gala: The day of activities and rides at an event reminiscent of the Greater Las Vegas Inner-City Games is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 3 at the Sport Center, 121 E. Sunset Road. More than 700 Clark County After-School All-Stars students are set to play sports and participate. Guests with a minimum $150 sponsorship are invited to attend the casual VIP All-Star Pre-Show breakfast honoring ASAS founder Elaine Wynn and other honorees, including John Pucci, Kathy Harney, Jim Jimmerson and Susie Lee, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visit

Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early registration is $30 per rider and $20 per passenger. Visit

“Music Maestro!”: The premiere of the Nevada Chamber Symphony’s 31st season is scheduled at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Reservations are suggested due to limited seating. Call 702-507-3459 to reserve a seat. Visit

Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition: The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans its annual Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Recital Hall at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Young high school musicians who are legal residents of Nevada are eligible to compete. Musicians must perform one movement from a standard concerto in front of a panel of judges. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from the pool of applicants participating in the competition. The presenting sponsor of the Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, Cox Communications, is set to award the winner $2,000 in prize money and $1,000 to the runner-up. To register, visit

Fall Color Guided Hike: A hike of Echo Trail with a Spring Mountains naturalist is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11 to watch the Quaking Aspen turn to gold and study the science behind the season. This Fall Foliage series is limited and lasts only as long as the leaves do. Meet at the Echo Trailhead. The cost is $5 per person. Visit

Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show: Neiman Marcus is slated to present the fashion show from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the events center at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The event is set to include themed activities and children’s couture. For ticket prices, contact Marnie Gambit at or 702-880-4032.

Old-Time Reunion Party: The 20th annual reunion is set to honor Kirk Kerkorian with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and dinner and entertainment at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $45 or $450 for a table of 10. Call 702-998-9097 or fax 702-952-5446.

Ironman 70.3 Silverman: Spectators can cheer on competitors at the finish line beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Those who are competing will swim 1.2 miles in Lake Mead, bicycle 56 miles through hilly terrain and run 13.1 miles through Henderson’s master-planned communities. Admission is free. Visit, or call 702-267-2171.

50th Western reunion:Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail

“The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: Michael Forsch, Matthew Snyder and Steven Sokulski are set to play all of the parts in 37 dramas in less than two hours during the SRO Productions comedy performances set for 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit

Fall garden tours: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan to offer the free tours, with the next one planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 3 on the topic of trees at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The Nov. 21 topic is 50 Shades of Green. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Email or call 702-257-5555.

The Gracias Choir: The free performance by the award-winning choir is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit or call 702-386-7100.

P3Studio artist-in-residence: Shantell Martin presents her “Record & Play” exhibit through Oct. 11 in the PS3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can share their story and listen to the stories of others. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Visit

Garden Tour: Visit private, water-smart landscapes and gardens and get tips from master gardeners during the free self-guided tour of nine local homes scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. Register by Oct. 7, sign a waiver and download a map at

Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza: The 16th annual benefit for Nathan Adelson Hospice’s pediatric program and families in need program is scheduled to include wine tastings, food samplings, and live and silent auctions from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $75. Visit or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament: The event is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 13 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Road. Registration is $125, with proceeds going to benefit area anti-hunger nonprofit Chefs for Kids Inc. The fee includes a greens fee, a cart, range balls, snacks, lunch, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards and prizes for all winners. Register by Oct. 6 by contacting Harvey Blankfeld at 702-203-1165 or emailing

Las Vegas Burlesque Festival: Nightly showcases of local and nationally renowned burlesque stars, cocktail mixers and swap meet-ups are scheduled Oct. 8-10 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Oct. 8 attendees are invited to dress as Elvis, showgirls or Las Vegas icons for a chance to win $200. Local and visiting performers are set to compete for an Ace of Spades Best of the Fest Award on Oct. 9. The Spectacular Showcase is set for Oct. 10. The festival is also set to feature a six-session Burlesque 101 school. Admission starts at $45 per day if purchased in advance. for Visit

Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The screening is free, but a wristband is required to attend. Limited to one per person, they will be distributed starting at 6 p.m. in the Clark County Library theater courtyard. Visit or call 702-507-3400.

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival: The 22nd annual festival is set to return to Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, Oct. 9-11. More than 200 artisans, historical re-enactments, and food and drink are planned. With traditional musical performances from Wicked Tinkers, Dread Crew of Oddwood, Bogtrotter’s Union and Killian’s Angels, and the return of the dinner theater, this year’s event is set to feature several smaller stages with entertainment by the Gypsy Time Travelers, Mullaney, Nature of Mercy, Whiskey Bards and costumed performers such as the Bawdy Juggler Adam Reid, Endless Productions and the Snake Army. The festival is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Admission is $13 per day in advance for adults and $8 per day in advance for seniors 60 or older and children 6 to 12. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Three-day passes are $30 for adults and $20 for children 6 to 12 and seniors 60 or older. Combo packs including three-day admission, an event T-shirt and a commemorative poster are available. Visit The event box offices will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair. Day-of-show prices increase on site when the gates open to $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Parking is free at Sunset Park. Overflow parking (with free shuttle service) will be available at Del Sol High School, 3100 E. Patrick Lane, beginning after 5 p.m. Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 11. Call 702-455-8200.

Circus Couture presents “Twelve”: The unique and extravagant circus, fashion and art event is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, to benefit the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only clinic treating kids with cancer regardless of insurance. A silent and live art auction is planned, along with a circus spectacle showcasing performances and runway fashion. Tickets start at $35 at or at VIP table reservations may be made by contacting VIP Services at or by calling 702-732-0952.

Pawcasso Art & Silent Auction: The fourth annual fundraiser is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music, original art by local artists and a raffle are planned to raise funds for local animal rescue groups. Tickets are $25 in advance at and $30 at the door.

“The Book of Mormon”: The musical is set to return to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., through Oct. 18, with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $36. Visit or call 702-749-2000.

Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to start Oct. 10. Call 702-355-9341 or email

“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit

Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to be open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit

Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit

“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment only through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.

Chorus Singers sought: The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has openings in both the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra and the Musical Arts Singers choral ensemble. To audition, visit or call Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672 for an appointment.

Dinosaurs & Roses charity drive: The thrift store at 4310 E. Tropicana Ave. plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s store that week, and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Oct. 3 charity is Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNLV.

LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit


ABC’s of Medicare benefits:The program is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105. Learn important enrollment and lock-in dates; enrollment and eligibility requirements; and tools to help choose the best option. Free refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call 855-861-8277.

Parent information meeting: A meeting is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., for parents of girls interested in joining a new troop, American Heritage Girls, forming in Summerlin. Visit

In Its Entirety Concert Series: The series is set to present a performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” along with the “Best of Heart” performed by Fleetwood Nicks (The Tribute), at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, and a performance of Rush’s “Moving Pictures,” along with the “Best of Yes,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $15. Visit or

Kaleidoscope Children’s Art Auction: The Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive, plans to host a booth at the Summerlin Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Downtown Summerlin, between the Wolfgang Puck and Crave restaurants. Original artwork by pediatric patients will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and the Summerlin Hospital Auxiliary. Visit

The Nevada Ballet Theatre: The NBT has announced its 2015-16 season, including “A Choreographer’s Showcase” with Cirque du Soleil, set for Oct. 11 and 18. Packages start at $129. Visit

The Las Vegas Jazz Society: The Vincent Falcone Quartet is set to perform at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Visit or call 702-240-1301.

Brandeis University National Committee meeting: The Las Vegas chapter is set to meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services, 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104. The discussion will focus on the recent changes in guardianship laws, with Rana Goodman, political editor for “The Vegas Voice” and a trouble shooter who advocates for seniors, as the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $10, with proceeds to benefit the Brandeis University scholarship fund. Contact Evelyn Brunner at 702-823-3065 or, or Ronnie Sander at 702-749-6974 or For more information, visit

Summerlin Writers and Poets Workshop: The October workshop is set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Humana Guidance Center, 8885 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 140. It’s scheduled for the third Friday of each month to provide a supportive and friendly environment for writers to develop their writing skills in prose and poetry. Members are both published and novices, who gather for both social and educational programs. The workshop is free workshop and open to all who are inspired to write. Call Sandy Toles at 702-204-4250.

“A Night of R&B … Rhythm & Broadway”: The show is set for 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit or call 702-240-1301.

Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada: The group plans to meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The program “Doing serious genealogy with only a few bits of information” is planned. The Nov. 18 is set to feature UNLV professor Michael Green presenting a program about the history of the Jewish community in Las Vegas. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call Laura Moskowitz, president, at 702-243-5917 or email

Make-A-Wish Sunday Dinner Under the Stars: The event to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation is set from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., with the opportunity to dine al fresco on cuisine from five of Las Vegas’ best chefs, including Johnny Church, Kim Canteenwalla and Sam Marvin. A cocktail hour is to be followed by dinner, and live entertainment and a silent auction also are planned. Call 702-534-0013.

The 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: The professional golf event is set to bring the FedEx Cup to Las Vegas as the PGA Tour returns to the Las Vegas Valley for the 33rd consecutive year Oct. 19-25 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit

Bridal event: Vendors are set to feature all aspects of wedding planning from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21on the second-floor business cluster in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit

Halloween event: Free Halloween-themed festivities are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Mountain Crest Park in Picnic Area B, 4701 N. Durango Drive. The first 20 people to register will get a free pumpkin. A bounce house, cake walk, costume contest and Halloween egg hunt are planned, and snack refreshments will be served. Call 702-455-1905.

“Gotta Dance!”: The M&M American Dance Theatre producation is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit or call 702-240-1301.

ArtWalk: Mark Vranesh plans to host an ArtWalk Oct. 24 and 25 at Boca Park, 740 S. Rampart Blvd. Another is set for Nov. 7 and 8 in Summerlin. Enjoy a stroll among the tents as regional artisans present glass designs, home decor, jewelry and art in various media. Visit vegasartwals/com.

Get Outdoors Nevada Day: 2015 Get Outdoors Nevada Day, presented by the Outside Las Vegas Foundation in partnership with Clark County, is set for Oct. 24 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. People of all ages can get outside and celebrate Nevada’s outdoor spaces with basic park and picnic fun, activities, rock climbing, and outfitters and organizations featuring the latest in recreational opportunities. Admission is free. To register as an exhibitor, visit

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk: The American Cancer Society plans its annual walk for Oct. 25 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit, or contact Laura Gasperino at 702-891-9012 or

The Las Vegas Golf & Tennis Classic: The event to benefit the Las Vegas chapter of the nonprofit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is slated for 8 a.m. Oct. 26 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. Participants may sign up for either the golf or tennis event, which also includes breakfast, lunch, auction and raffles. Golfers will tee off in scramble fashion beginning at 8 a.m. (check-in opens at 7 a.m.) on the private Mountain course, and guests will have a chance to win a 2015 Lexus RX at the hole-in-one-competition. Tennis is set to begin at 9 a.m. (check-in opens at 8 a.m.) and will be played in a round-robin format. Registration is $200 for golf and $75 for tennis. Individual lunch tickets are $40. During lunch, a ceremony recognizing this year’s honored hero, Max Blum, is planned. Blum was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease two years ago when he was 12. He is an avid tennis player and the current freshman president of the Las Vegas chapter of the Young Men’s Service League. He plans to attend Faith Lutheran High School in the fall. Register at

LVHA Charity Golf Tournament: The 29th annual event to benefit the Las Vegas Hospitality Association is set for Oct. 27 at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Check-in is set for 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. A “Loud & Proud Best Dressed Golfer Contest” is planned, and each golfer will receive 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, two drink tickets and one admission to the awards banquet and buffet following tournament play. Raffle tickets and mulligans will be available for purchase. Early-bird pricing is good through Oct. 1. Individual players are $200 and foursomes are $700. Register at Call 702-493-6466.

Strike a Pose: The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock plans to host the fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at PT’s Gold, 9050 W. Post Road. Freshen up your LinkedIn, Facebook, website, business cards and more with professional headshots from AR Creative Photography. Headshots are $25 if purchased in advance and $35 at the door. Raffle prizes, free appetizers and a cash bar also are planned, with proceeds to support the club’s philanthropic efforts locally and internationally. Contact Phil Bailey at 702-688-9306 or visit

Treat Street: The free Halloween trick-or-treating event is set from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Trick-or-treating with retailers, a dog costume contest, and arts and crafts are planned. Kids can also trunk-or-treat at the classic Ford and Mustang Car Show, where more than 50 cars will be on display, all of which will be decorated in Halloween decor. Visit or call 702-832-1000.

Dress for Success: United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council plans to host its annual suit drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the parking lot of NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. Donate women’s suits and professional items including dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry for women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during job interviews and in the workplace. Donations benefit United Way-accredited agencies with back-to-work programs for women. Gently used and/or professional attire should be clean and on a hanger. Visit

Paws LV: The charity event is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 6 at the William Carr Art Gallery in Tivoli Village ,400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150. Tickets are $40, and the evening is set to offer food, drink, live music and a silent auction with proceeds to benefit low-income, senior and ill pet owners in getting free or discounted services for their pets. Call 702-888-1088.

20th annual charity event: The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans its 20th annual charity event for 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The theme is “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future,” and a plated luncheon is planned, along with raffles, a silent auction and entertainment. Individual tickets are $80 and groups of 10 are $750. Proceeds will benefit the Nevada Children’s Center. Contact Sue Bryan at, call 702-360-6512 or visit

Humanitarian Work Day: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to host a Humanitarian Work Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Stake Chapel, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Volunteers are needed to work on sewing quilts, folder games for local schools and tying quilts for general humanitarian needs. Items made will be passed out to local hospitals, schools and charities. Lunch will be served at noon. Call 702-877-3008.

Give. Golf. Dine.: The event is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. The cost is $125 per golfer. Call 702-229-0344.


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

The Ward 2 Walkers group plans to meet at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Hualapai Canyon Trailhead on Hualapai Way north of Alta Drive. Trudy Temple, Ward 2 appointee to the Senior Citizens’ Advisory Board, is coordinating the new walking group. Meetings are set to resume after the summer break on Sept. 14. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit

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 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

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

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 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 classes:

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 or call 702-804-6800.

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 or call 702-730-5200.

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.

At Village Square: A Third Thursdays event is planned at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., the third Thursday of each month. They provide the community with fun activities while taking advantage of promotions at the shops and restaurants in the center. Visit or call 702-715-4110.


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. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and popcorn and snacks will be provided. Call 702-384-4554.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 or call 702-832-1000.

Rampart Casino entertainment:

Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live entertainment. Call 702-507-5900.

J.C.’s Irish Sports Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live music starting at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 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 Dave Ritz from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays in T-Bones Chophouse. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on the patio and 8 to 10 p.m. in the dining room Thursdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Ritz is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Visit

Line dancing is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Cherry at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., for guests 21 or older. Visit

Zowie Bowie, featuring Chris Phillips, is scheduled to perform Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. for guests 21 or older. Visit

Jared Berry is scheduled to perform 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. Visit

The Dirty is scheduled to perform from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Cover charge is $10 at the door and $5 for Boarding Pass card members (sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

The David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra is set to perform from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 10 p.m. The 15-piece pop orchestra plans to feature club favorites with modern orchestrations by Perrico. Admission is free for guests 21 or older. Visit

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


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