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1. JCC BBQ Cook-off & Festival: The Jewish Community Center of Southern plans to host its fourth annual event from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Temple Beth Sholom campus, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Food, drinks, activities, games and entertainment are planned. The cook-off will feature celebrated Las Vegas chef judges such as chef Ernesto Esuenaga from Pot Liquor, chef Carlos Guia from Wynn Country Club and chef James Richards, the new chef de cuisine from Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 at The Venetian. The barbecue gives backyard grill masters a chance to show off their culinary expertise. Twenty teams will compete for the best brisket, ribs and booth decorations. Activities include public tastings of the cook-off teams’ brisket, ribs and beans, chair massages, amusement rides, Rock The Tea, Blow Dart accuracy challenge and candle making. The Kids Q, a young chef burger competition, also is planned, with two age divisions. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children 17 or younger. Visit jccbbq.com or call 702-794-0090.
2. Hot Air Balloon Festival: The event is set from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 23-25, on the campus of Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road. Hot air balloon morning launches and passenger rides, tethered balloon rides, kids’ activities, evening glow shows, amusement rides and carnival games are planned, along with a special Saturday health fair showcasing Southern Hills and community health partners and including flu shots, blood pressure checks and more. The event will benefit Nevada high school students interested in the health care field through the High School to Healthcare scholarship program and The Public Education Foundation. Admission is free. The daily event schedule will vary (weather permitting). For event sponsor and vendor opportunities, visit southernhillshospital.com. To schedule a hot air balloon ride during the festival, visit vegasballoonrides.com.
3. “The Secret Garden”: Signature Productions plans to present its fall musical Oct. 26-Nov. 21 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. five nights a week, with two Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 17. The show will be dark Sundays and Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, 11 and 16. Tickets are $20 to $30 at signatureproductions.net or by calling 702-878-7529.
4. Fall festival:The Blue Diamond Fall Festival is planned at 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in the village’s Rec Hall. A dinner of pit roast pork and turkey, beans, potatoes, salads and desserts is set to be offered. A silent auction is planned. All proceeds support the Blue Diamond Recreation Association and Volunteer Fire Department. A rummage sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and children’s activities are planned in the park adjacent to the hall at 2 p.m. The cost for the dinner and auction is $15 for adults and $7 for children. The small town is located within the confines of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 20 minutes west of Las Vegas.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Stroke support groups:One group is set to meet from 3 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in first-floor Conference Room B at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. The next one is scheduled for Oct. 22. Call 702-233-7061. The other group is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Classroom 1A at the hospital. The next meetings are set for Oct. 21 and Nov. 16. Call 702-233-7470.
Beers with Beers: Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents 21 or older to talk about Ward 2 and the city from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Distill, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-229-2144.
El Mundo Maya Magico: The program is set to explore Mayan culture and show an exhibit of artifacts and handmade crafts by Mayan artisans from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Guest speaker Rosa Elena Vermont Ricalde is head of international promotions for the secretary of tourism for the state of Yucatan. Also in attendance will be Jorge Elizondo, consul of community affairs for the Mexican Consulate of Nevada. The exhibit is set to run through Nov. 22. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org.
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 production is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.
Piano Men: The tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Call 702-636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
The Vine Fall Gathering: The event is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. There will be a slideshow of Bill and DeLois Basnett’s Appalachian Trail Adventure. Tickets include lunch and are $10. Visit mviewpc.org or call 702-341-7800.
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 vegasartwalk.com.
Trunk or Treat: The event is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the parking lot of Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. The free family event is set to include a bounce house, games, face or hand painting, hot dogs, candy and more. All are welcome to attend and decorate the trunks of their vehicles, if desired. RSVP by Oct. 22 by calling 702-281-4659. Visit mviewpc.org.
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 makingstrideswalk.org/lasvegasnv, or contact Laura Gasperino at 702-891-9012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sirocco Flutes Of Las Vegas: The free concert is planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 Pavilion Center Drive. Classical and popular works by composers Bizet, Gounod, Haydn, Leroy Anderson and Paul McCartney will be performed. A goodwill offering will be taken. Call 702-233-3029.
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 through Oct. 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 shrinershospitalsopen.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 online.ccfa.org/2015lvgolfandtennis.
Boo-a-pa-looza: Trick-or-treating is planned for youths at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A puppet show is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 27 for children up to age 11. For trick-or-treating times by age group, visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3710.
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 sadiegolf.com/lvhacharitygolftournament. 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 strikeapose.redrockrotarylv.org.
Fundamentals of golf: Learn to chip, pitch, full swing and putt during a free, one-hour golf clinic set for Oct. 27 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Call 702-240-1320.
The Journey of the Soul: The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s new six-session fall 2015 course is set to start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Chabad of Summerlin, 2640 Regatta Drive. It will examine the soul and its journey through ancient and eye-opening Talmudic teachings. Rabbi Yisroel Schanowitz of Chabad of Summerlin will conduct the sessions. Call 702-855-0770 or visit myjli.com to register.
Victorian Railroad Ladies: The women’s club associated with the Las Vegas Railroad Society plans to meet for community outreach every fourth Wednesday of the month, with the next gathering set from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Black Bear Diner, 6180 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit lasvegasrailroadsociety.org.
Friday Night Band Night: Live rock, blues or country bands are planned for 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.
Improv and Comedy Troupe: The group 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.
Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays 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 ustanevada.com.
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.
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 distillbar.com.
“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 lasvegascraftersguild.com, lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.
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The Farm Fall Festival: Barn Buddies Rescue @ The Farm is planning its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 24-25 and 31 at The Farm, 7222 W. Grand Teton Drive. Squash and pumpkins, rescued animals, a farm train, pony rides, a toddler maze and a hay wagon are planned. The farmers market is set to be open with fresh eggs, vegetables, fruits, jams, jellies, honey and more. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child. Call 702-982-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“She Kills Monsters”: Performances of the play by Qui Nguyen are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24, 29-31 and 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. General admission tickets are $20, and a limited number of $10 Student Rush tickets are set to be available at the box office 10 minutes before each performance for patrons 18 or younger with student ID. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Desert Green Las Vegas: The annual Desert Green conference is slated at 7 a.m. Oct. 22 and 23 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The conference focuses on practical horticulture and turf care with water conservation in mind. It is set to feature two days of concurrent seminar tracks, table top displays and a green industry mixer. Admission is $180 for both days, which includes meals. Contact Helen Stone at 702-884-0383 or email email@example.com. To register, visit desert-green.org.
“The Whale”: The play is scheduled to kick off the Cockroach Theatre Company’s season with performances set for 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $16 and $20. Visit tinyurl.com/crtc2015.
Haunted Harvest: A haunted maze, trick-or-treating stations, carnival games, live entertainment and more are in store for visitors to the attraction scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23-25 and 30-31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $6 or $3 for members. Haunted train rides are an additional $3 for members and $5 for others. Visit springsperserve.org.
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. 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 springspreserve.org.
Zombie Run 5K: Residents can flee the living dead during the second annual city of Henderson event, planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway, featuring zombies hiding along the 3.1-mile trail. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Registration starts at $30 and can be conducted at cityofhenderson.com or at any of the city’s recreation centers using activity code 644079-58. Run packets can be picked up from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, or the day of the event at Cornerstone Park. Call 702-267-4050.
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 getoutdoorsnevada.org/day/.
HallOVeen: Visitors of all ages are invited to see the Magical Forest’s walkthroughs and rides transformed into a spooky land of goblins and ghosts from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1, at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The last week of October, the attraction is set to be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly. Nov. 1 is set to feature a Day of the Dead theme. Admission is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Ride wristbands are $12, or individual ride tickets are $3. Combination passes are $21.99 for adults and $17.99 for children. Two free admission tickets are available to patrons who donate five bags of wrapped candy. Visit opportunityvillage.org.
Bonnie Screams: Haunted attractions are set to take over Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16395 Bonnie Springs Road, from 7 p.m. to midnight daily through Oct. 31. Attractions include a zombie quarantine area, the No Hope Hospital, the Zombie Clown Circus, haunted trails and a haunted train ride. Magician Dixie Dooley is set to perform nightly. A Zombie Paintball bus ride is $20 and includes 100 paintballs. Attractions are recommended for ages 13 or older. Admission is $25. Visit bonniescreams.com.
Las Vegas Museum Month: October is Las Vegas Museum Month, and a variety of promotions are planned at museums across the Las Vegas Valley as part of a partnership between the Las Vegas Museum Alliance and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. For a full listing of promotions and events, visit vegasmuseums.org.
Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. Call Carlo at 702-355-9341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride a horse: The horse riding activity is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center inside Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Rides are $10 per person, and children 2 or younger are admitted free. Ride includes a visit to the barnyard. All other activities, including trail ride classes (part lesson, part trail ride) are by appointment. Trail Ride classes are $50 per person. Email email@example.com.
Fall plant sales: The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Las Vegas plans to host fall plant sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9600 Tule Springs Road. More than 60 species of native and desert-adapted trees and shrubs will be available, including plants appropriate for Mount Charleston and mid-upper elevation environments. Local experts will be on site to help with species choice and give planting advice. One-gallon plants will be $5, 5-gallon plants will be $10, and 15-gallon plants will be $15. Surplus plants also will be available, with 5-gallon plants for $7, and 15-gallon plants for $10. For the inventory list, visit forestry.nv.gov/ndf-state-forest-nurseries/las-vegas-state-tree-nursery. The sale will be cash or check only. Call 702-486-5411 or nursery manager Amy Dunn at 702-524-8887.
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. Nov. 21 on the topic 50 Shades of Green at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-257-5555.
“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.
LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
“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 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 springspreserve.org.
“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”: The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
“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 springspreserve.org.
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 springspreserve.org.
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 dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Oct. 24 charity is The Caring Place.
Spooktacular Puppet Show: The free Halloween-themed show is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29-31 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Kids are invited to come in costume. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org.
Haunted Halloween: Halloween stories and crafts are planned for kids at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Pools and Ghouls: Enjoy a cake walk, carnival games and a costume contest from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. A haunted maze is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. for $3 per entry. The cost to attend the event is $8 with preregistration at the center or $10 at the door. Parents and children younger than 2 will be admitted free. Call 702-455-7798.
Westminster Halloween party: The annual neighborhood party is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Entertainment is set to include carnival games, refreshments and a costume contest. Admission is free, and people of all faiths and ages are welcome. Call 702-648-8437 or visit wpcvegas.org.
Holiday Harvest Festival: The event is planned as part of the Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Caramel apple decorating, apple bobbing for kids and adults, pie eating contests, hot apple cider and trick-or-treating are planned. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
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 downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Wacky Family Portrait: Guests are invited to stop outside the Macy’s Promenade at Downtown Summerlin for a Wacky Family Portrait from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Printed and digital photos will be free and can be sent directly to guests’ Shutterfly accounts. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Adult Halloween at Tivoli: An adult Halloween evening event is planned Oct. 31 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Stop by the shopping center’s restaurants for happy hours and specialty cocktails. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
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. November sessions are set for Nov. 1, 8 and 15. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 702-507-3630 or 702-533-3611.
Westside Chicago Club: The club plans to meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The group meets the first Sunday of each month and consists of mostly people who have retired to Las Vegas. Monthly meetings start with a short business meeting followed by a program. The group is open to all who want to come and visit and meet folks from all parts of Chicago, not just the west side. Call June Edelman, president, at 702-256-9542.
Jewish Singles Social Club: The club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. ’Nov. 4 ’at the Jewish Community Center, 8689 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 180. It meets the first Wednesday of the month. Gatherings are open and free to anyone interested in entertaining programs and socializing. Call 702-233-8618 or 702-243-1761.
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 uwsn.org/wlc.
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 email@example.com, call 702-360-6512 or visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.
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.
Autumn Ceremony of Tea Tasting: The event with Panacea Tea & Elixir is set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Lavell Crawford: The comedian and actor plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $20.18. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Breast Cancer Empowerment: The support group is slated to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at The Breast Care Center at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. The next meeting is set for Nov. 10. Topics vary and include guest speakers, resources and open discussion. To RSVP, call 702-233-7155.
In Its Entirety Concert Series: The series is set to present 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 redrock.sclv.com or initsentirety.com.
Free document shredding: Personal documents (limit five boxes per customer) can be shredded from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center. Bring documents to the southern parking lot. Call 702-229-1100.
Orny Adams: The comedian is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 as part of the Comedy Rocks series at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $25 and $35. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
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.
Hal Sparks: The comedian is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 as part of the Comedy Rocks series at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $25 and $35. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com starting Nov. 20.
Justin Willman: The comedian (who hosts “Cupcake Wars” on Food Network) is set to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 as part of the Comedy Rocks series at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $25 and $35. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com beginning Dec. 18.
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.
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 lasvegasnevada.gov/information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nonprofit Las Vegas Crafters Guild meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and consist of a short business portion, followed by an educational program. Meetings are at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Call 702-260-0932. For membership information, visit lasvegascraftersguild.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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., 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 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 live entertainment. The schedule includes Dreamstone featuring Tresure, 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 23 and 24; and Rev It Up, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31. 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. The schedule includes Timm Metivier, Oct. 22; and Carmen Vallone, Oct. 29. 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 sclv.com.
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 sclv.com.
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 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. October’s schedule is Shawn Eifferman, Oct. 16; Marty Feick, Oct. 23; and Elegant Vegabonds, Oct. 30. Jared Berry is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays. Visit sclv.com.
Live music is scheduled from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. October’s schedule is Empire Records, Oct. 17; The New Retros, Oct. 24; and Status, Oct. 31. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
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 sclv.com/concerts.
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 sclv.com.
Museums on Us: 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, Las Vegas Natural History Museum or the Springs Reserves free. Present a debit or credit card to receive free museum admission. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.