Summerlin Area Things To Do, April 9-15, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans to dedicate a new teen space from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 9 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Expect programs and opportunities for teens to explore their creativity using technology, art and science, with an emphasis on collaborative, self-directed learning. The teen space, called TEENS@, will have a new lab/studio, Wii, computers, art projects, crafting and plenty of places to plug in. Refreshments are planned. The event is free. Call 702-507-3644.
  • The Foundation for Positively Kids plans to honor Kirk and Rhonda Clausen during an event planned for April 11 in the Valencia Ballroom at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Champagne and a silent auction are planned for 5:30 p.m., to be followed by dinner, a live auction and the presentation at 7:15 p.m. Entertainment is planned by Travis Cloer (Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys”) and his Big Band, conducted by Mariano Longo. Social/formal attire is requested. Tickets are $250. Call Sylvia Wolf at 702-577-3106 or visit positivelykids.org.

  • Heart disease and stroke survivors in all stages of recovery and their family and friends are invited to the Saving Strokes Golf Clinic, a free fitness and training clinic planned from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 10 at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd. Participants will receive golf-ready assessments by volunteer physical therapists, blood pressure screenings and hands-on golf training from PGA professionals. A vendor expo, adaptive golf equipment, peer socialization and support opportunities and breakfast and lunch also are planned. Visit savingstrokes.com.

  • The In Its Entirety Concert Series is set to feature a different album every second Friday of each month at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The series is set to continue at 7:30 p.m. April 10 with performances of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Abbey Road.” Tickets are $15. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
  • Grace Presbyterian Church’s Hualapai campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, plans to host a free Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. every second Friday of the 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.
  • Ward 2 Coffee with the Councilman is set from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 10 at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 9091 W. Sahara Ave. Join Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for coffee and conversation about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas. Call 702-229-2144.
  • Brandon Bennett is set to perform his “Elvis My Way” show at 7:30 p.m. April 10 and 11 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Footloose Friday is planned at 10:30 a.m. for April 10 and 24 and May 8 and 22 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to dance with scarves, shakers and rhythm sticks. Call 702-507-3860.
  • Vintage Vegas Live! is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 11 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • A free Ward 2 shredding event​ is slated from ​10 a.m. to noon April 11​ at Ansan Sister City Park​, ​7801 Ducharme Ave. There is a limit of five boxes or bundles per car. Call 702-229-2420.​

  • The Spring Fling Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate Grill Out is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 at Made L.V. in Tivoli Village, 450 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $20 per team for tournament participation, with an additional cost for food and refreshments. An American tailgate tradition, cornhole (aka bags, baggo or beanbag toss), is easy to learn but hard to master. Competitors will show their skills, challenge friends and compete for prizes, including a cash purse and bragging rights, in this all-day, 10-board, double-elimination tournament. Participants and spectators can enjoy food at the Back Lot Grill, including sausage with peppers and onions, street-made corn, grilled smoked wings, garlic Parmesan fries and fried Oreos. Drink specials include two cans of tall PBR for $5, $3 Fireball shots and Deep Eddy Backyard Lemonade for $5 a cup. Visit made-lv.com or call 702-722-2000.
  • Reading with Rascal is set from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Children can read to therapy dogs. Refreshments are planned. Call 702-561-4143.
  • Distill A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to present local musicians from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays on the patio. Patio Sessions are planned for: April 11, featuring Nick Mattera; April 18, featuring Michael Anthony; and April 25, featuring Justin Mather. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit distillbar.com.
  • Representatives from Be The Match On Campus and the American Red Cross plan to sign people up for the marrow registry at the Las Vegas Marrowthon 5K walk/run and tot-trot set for 6:30 a.m. April 11 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Race registration is $30 for adults 18 or older, $24 for those 13 to 17 and $12 for those 12 or younger. Signing up for the marrow registry is free. Visit bethematchfoundation.org/lvmarrowthon.

  • Art at the Cafe is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 and 12 at Rachel’s Kitchen, 9691 Trailwood Drive. View art by local and regional artists. Expect more than 30 artisan booths outdoors featuring fine art and vintage and unique crafts. Admission is free, and a silent auction is planned to benefit Friends for Life Humane Society. Visit vegasartwalk.com.
  • Frankie Moreno is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. April 11 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $19, $29 and $39. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts or frankiemoreno.com or call 702-797-7777.
  • Violinist Jennifer Argenti is set to perform at 3 p.m. April 11 at Hattie’s House, 9109 Lazy Hill Circle. Tickets are $15. Call 702-255-0695 or visit gatewayartsfoundation.org. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Gateway Scholarship of the Gateway Arts Foundation.
  • The fifth annual Summerlin Half Marathon is set for 7 a.m. April 12 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. It will feature a new 13.1-mile course beginning and ending at the shopping destination. The route includes a scenic tour of several Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system and the community’s most scenic parks and natural arroyos. More than 700 runners and walkers are expected. Lululemon plans to host a Zumba warmup. The half marathon event is a chip-timed run/walk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is $90 through April 10, and on-site registration will be available at the race expo set for April 11 and on the morning of the race for $100, depending on availability. Visit desertskyadventures.com/summerlinhalfmarathon.
  • 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. The next sessions are set for April 12, 19 and 26. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 702-507-3630.
  • The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to meet at 2 p.m. April 12 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Social hour is set for 1 p.m. Speaker Art Chadwick is set to talk about The First Ladies and Their Orchids. An orchid sale, show-and-tell and food also are planned. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

  • The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans to offer Mommy & Me classes with a Jewish Twist for mothers and their newborns through 3-year-olds from 9 to 10 a.m. April 12 and May 3 at the JCC West, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105, inside the Las Vegas Sports Park. Build socialization skills, increase confidence and enhance early learning. The fee is $50 for JCC members and $60 for nonmembers. Visit jccsn.org.
  • The program Crazy Colors is set for 11 a.m. April 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, for children ages 3 to 5. Call 702-507-3710.
  • Bubblemania is planned for children ages 3 to 5 at 11:30 a.m. April 14 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Magical bubble fun and the science behind them is planned. Call 702-507-3712.
  • Building is the Bomb is planned for children ages 6 to 11 at 4 p.m. April 14 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Find out what is more fun to build: a fort, a castle wall or an architectural wonder. Call 702-507-3712.
  • The Faith Lutheran Business Advisory Council plans to host a special breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 14 at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The group comprises local business leaders with the goal of raising funds to enhance the technology needs of Faith Lutheran students. The breakfast will feature networking opportunities for local businesses as well as guest speaker Missy Young, executive vice president of SUPERNAP, a Switch company. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for BAC Members. Visit faithlutheranlv.org or call 702-804-4400.

  • Photographer/artist DANO plans an exhibit April 14-28 at The Crepe, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150, in Tivoli Village. A self-taught photographer and member of the nonprofit City Lights Artists’ Co-op, DANO’s subject matter includes landscapes and portraits. He plans to be on hand to discuss his artwork starting at 5:30 p.m. April 15 and 22 for Art Wednesdays at The Crepe. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.

  • The Las Vegas Astronomical Society plans to host an evening of star gazing with their telescopes from 6 to 8 p.m. April 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. There is no cost to attend, however, entry into the park is $7 per vehicle for residents. Contact David Low at 702-875-4141 or smr-interp@parks.nv.gov or visit lvastronomy.com.

  • Free paddle board instruction is planned from 7 to 8:45 p.m. April 14 at REI, Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd. An overview of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards is planned, along with information on equipment, apparel, trip planning and transportation (class does not replace the need for on-water skills instruction). Call 702-951-4488.

  • Exploring Japanese Culture and History Through Haiku is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays April 15-22 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Join published haiku poet Jackie Robinson as she explores Japanese culture and history through haiku and other short-form poetry and artwork. Call 702-507-3866.
  • Electrify Your Notebook is slated for 4 p.m. April 15 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Hack a notebook with circuitry magic and create a personalized notebook that lights up with the push of a button. Supplies and equipment provided. Call 702-507-3712.
  • Rebus Storybooks is set for 4:30 p.m. April 15 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., for children 6 to 11. Make a Rebus book using stickers. Call 702-507-3630.

  • In honor of Tax Day, Golf Summerlin plans to offer a $15 special after 2 p.m. at all three of its courses. After filing taxes on April 15, golfers can visit the 18-hole, full-scale Palm Valley and Highland Falls golf courses or play a quick round on the executive golf course at Eagle Crest. Tax Day tee times can be booked online or by calling the course of choice. Visit golfsummerlin.com.
  • Signature Productions plans to present the musical “Mary Poppins” through April 25 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $28 to $30. Shows are planned for 7:30 p.m. five nights per week (dark Sunday and Monday) and at 2 p.m. April 11, 18 and 25. For tickets, visit signatureproductions.net or call 702-878-7529.
  • 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.
  • The Colors of Love Art & Accessory Show is set from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 30 at Vegas Val’s Tattoos, 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 112. Get to know Las Vegas artists while giving back. The show features a wide selection of pieces celebrating the many colors, interpretations and types of love that exist. A variety of original art, prints, handcrafted accessories, tattoo gift cards and more will be available for purchase, with 10 percent of art and accessory sales and all raffle ticket sales benefiting Three Square food bank. Call 702-821-5936.
  • 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 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.
  • The David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra is set to perform 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 $10 at the door or $5 for Boarding Pass card members (Boarding Pass sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
  • 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.
  • Selected ceramic works from College of Southern Nevada students and staff members are scheduled to be shown through April 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibition includes a range of building techniques, surface treatments and conceptual issues. Call 702-507-3860.
  • “While I Am Still,” a photography exhibit by Linda Alterwitz, is set to run during regular hours through May 9 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Alterwitz’s photography embraces science and technology to expose the fragility of our bodies. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.
  • Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, has opened for its third season with more than 25 rides and attractions. Visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is planned from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 9, 10 a.m. to midnight April 10 and 11 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 12 at the Clark County Fairground, 1301 Whipple Ave., in Logandale. Fair admission is $8 presale or $10 at the gate for guests 13 to 59 or $8 at the gate for senior 60 or older and children 5 to 12. Visit ccfair.com or call 888-876-3247.
  • The Las Vegas Youth Orchestras & Symphonic Band’s season finale concert, featuring students from across the valley, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $10 to $40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • The Ma’Ceo Acrobatic Equestrian Experience is planned for 7 p.m. April 9 and 10; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. April 11; and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 12 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $10. Children 2 or younger are admitted free. Visit southpointarena.com/events.
  • The 16th annual Greaser’s Rod & Kustom reunion is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. April 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at My Casino, 920 S. Boulder Highway. The event is set to include food, raffles and a car show. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes a T-shirt and a dash plaque. Proceeds are set to benefit Basic High School’s Marine Corps JROTC program. Call 702-565-9452.
  • The third annual Pirate Fest is planned from noon to 7 p.m. April 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12 in Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Live entertainment, music, food, vendors, games, activities, camel rides, a beer garden, a craft beer experience, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) and strolling pirate, steampunk and faerie characters are planned, along with pirate skill games and the second annual Cardboard Regatta sponsored by Zappos, which is planned for noon April 12 at the lake. There is no fee to enter a “boat” in the competition. Admission to the fest is $15 for adults, $10 for children and $8 for seniors and military personnel. Children 4 or younger will be admitted free. Paid tickets include a free game in the game area, excluding archery. To register for the regatta or purchase advance tickets, visit piratefestlv.com.
  • The Craft Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 10 and 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Crafts including jewelry, pottery, leather, woodwork, fiber, glass, sculpture, toys, fine art and weaving will be displayed and for sale. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $2 for children ages 12 to 17 and free for children 11 or younger. Visit tinyurl.com/pud8tpk.
  • The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association plan to present the 2015 Cinema in the Circle, featuring picnic-style, outdoor movie screenings. The films will be family classics projected on a movie theater-size outdoor inflatable screen at Huntridge Circle Park on South Maryland Parkway, south of Charleston Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public. Each cinema screening is set to start at sundown, with concessions sold beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Huntridge Foundation and the West Huntridge Neighborhood Association. “Hook” is set to be shown April 10. Visit thehuntridgefoundation.org.

  • The Star Catchers Ballet Showcase is set from 6 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Winchester Star Catchers Dance program will host a ballet showcase and special performances by jazz and contemporary students. Admission is $5. Visit tinyurl.com/StarCatchers or call 702-455-7340.

  • Gaudin Ford plans to present the Fuel the Fight Car Show and Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11. A car exhibition (all makes and models welcome) is planned, along with free food and drinks, raffle prize giveaways and kid-friendly attractions including a bounce house, face-painting and balloon artists. Entry is $3 and free for children 3 or younger. Gaudin Ford is at 6625 Roy Horn Way near Rainbow Boulevard and the 215 Beltway. Proceeds will benefit the Grant a Gift Foundation in honor of National Autism Month. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.
  • The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary plans a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at 2900 Palomino Lane. All proceeds benefit Salvation Army of Southern Nevada programs. Call 702-870-4430.
  • The free Rox in Sox Children’s Music Festival is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at the outdoor Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. The event is a festival of children’s music and reading and is set to feature local and touring kindie music artists Alphabet Rockers, Recess Monkey and Aaron Nigel Smith. Families are encouraged to donate new shoes, socks and books for children in need. Donations will be coordinated through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets (no pets or glass containers). Refreshments will be available for sale from food trucks. Visit recessmonkeytown.com or aaronnigelsmith.com.

  • PT’s Entertainment Group plans to host the Motorcycles & Mutts Poker Run to benefit The Animal Foundation April 11. Registration is $35, and a guest can ride along for $10. Food and drink specials will be offered at each stop, and participants will receive a commemorative pin and bandana, a 50 percent discount on pet adoptions, a raffle ticket and entry into the official after-party. Registration is set to begin at 7 a.m. at Sierra Gold, 6515 S. Jones Blvd. From there, riders will travel to the Pahrump Nugget, along Red Rock Canyon’s Scenic Loop Drive, on to PT’s Gold, 3770 S. Hualapai Way, and Sean Patrick’s Pub & Grill, 11930 Southern Highlands Parkway, before making their final stop at PT’s Ranch, 2430 E. Pebble Road, for a post-run after-party concert, cookout and raffle drawing. The Animal Foundation plans to host on-site pet adoptions. Visit animalfoundation.com.
  • Motley Brews’ 2015 Great Vegas Beer Festival is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the areas around the Western Hotel, Atomic Liquors, 917 Fremont St., and the city of Las Vegas Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. The entrance is at the intersection of Fremont and Eighth streets. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $55 for early entry at 2 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit greatvegasbeer.com.

  • The Las Vegas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists plans to host a panel discussion about changes occurring on local news stations and in local newsrooms at 11 a.m. April 11 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Questions to be addressed include: “What skills are needed to master change?”, “How do you adapt to new management?” and “What’s the future of TV news in Las Vegas?” Panelists are set to include Mark Neerman, news director for KSNV Channel 3, and John Huck, weeknight anchor for KVVU Channel 5. For more information, contact Gregan Wingert of KSNV Channel 3 at gwingert@mynews3.com.
  • Sammy Hagar & The Circle are set to perform at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 1200 S. Fourth St. Gates are set to open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $63.75 at dlvec.com.

  • The educational event Notorious Nevadans is planned for April 11 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. The program is presented by the Nevada Council for History Education and made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities. Check-in is set from 7:30 to 8 a.m. The schedule is: Heidi Roberts: The Kiel Ranch Murders, 8 to 9 a.m.; panel discussion, Notorious Nevadans throughout the 20th Century, with Geoff Schumacher, David Schwartz, John L. Smith and moderator Shirley Johnston, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Darwin & Ralph Lamb: Vegas Dynasty, 10:30 a.m. to noon; lunch, noon to 12:30 p.m.; museum tour, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Crystal Van Dee: Research Opportunities at Nevada State Museum, 2 to 2:30 p.m.; Chuck Dayton: Using Local Historical Fiction in the Classroom, 2:30 to 3 p.m.; Rainbow Company: Digging Through Nevada’s Past, 3 to 4 p.m.; and evaluation and reflection for educators, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Social Studies teachers are eligible to receive half of a renewal credit from the Nevada State Board of Education. Seating is limited to 50. The cost is $20, which includes lunch. There is no charge for NVCHE members. Contact Joyce O’Day at 702-332-3149 or joyceoday@gmail.com, or visit nvche.org.

  • The Festival of Communities is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. April 11 at Alumni Walk at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Residents are invited to enjoy live music, dancing, readings and performances. The event is set to include international food tastings, displays of art and culture, balloon art, face painting and more. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulture specialist for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, plans to discuss late spring gardening from 8 to 10 a.m. April 11 in the Tule Springs Community Gardens at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. O’Callaghan will explain what can be grown in the desert hot weather and how to conserve water in small areas. Call 702-257-5555.

  • Violin Outlet, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite A122, in Commercial Center, plans to host a free meet-and-greet event with 2Cellos, an internationally acclaimed cello duo, from 1 to 3 p.m. April 11. The group plans to autograph its latest music book, and a raffle, in-store specials and refreshments are planned. Call Mara Lieberman or Sabrina Saffel at 702-733-3028 or visit violinoutlet.com.
  • Family to Family’s 11th annual Touch-A-Truck event is slated from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 in the northwest parking lot at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Children can get up close to more than 100 vehicles they normally see only from afar, including police, ambulance, fire and construction vehicles. The event will be horn-free from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for children with special needs. ​Tickets are $6 in advance at touchatruck.com or $8 at the gate.​

  • The American Heart Association’s Heart Ball is planned from 5:30 to 10 p.m. April 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Entertainment by J.W. Cudd, a silent auction, dinner and a program are planned. Attire is black-tie optional. Tickets are $250. Visit lvheartball.ahaevents.org.

  • The Music of Aaron Ramsey and Chick Corea is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. April 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Firenze String Quartet is set to accompany composer and drummer Aaron Ramsey, bassist Geoff Neuman and pianist Otto Ehling. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Visit the front desk or clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

  • The Sunset Garden Club plans its annual flower show from noon to 4 p.m. April 11 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The theme is Kids Rule, and it is set to include colorful displays. Visit sunsetgardenclubofnv.org.
  • The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society plans a free ancestry search day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 11 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Experienced genealogists are set to help residents find family information from the 19th and 20th centuries. Individuals are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Registration is recommended. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702‐207‐4261.
  • The 21st annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo is planned through April 12 in the Conference Center at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Exhibitors and a live auction with proceeds going to Opportunity Village are planned. The show floor is set to open at 9 a.m. April 10. Admission to the expo is $15 or $13 for seniors and military personnel, which covers all three days. Visit glasscraftexpo.com.
  • The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to present “Messiah Parts II & III” at 3 p.m. April 12 at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A youth chorus, Les Chanteuses from Las Vegas Academy, will open the program with “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Part I of Handel’s “Messiah” and “Oh Lovely Peace” from the oratorio, accompanied by the Musical Arts Orchestra. Tickets, available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center, are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, the disabled and military personnel and $8 for students with ID. Call 702-895-2787.
  • J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit for Tuesdays at the Farm from 10 a.m. to noon April 14 and 21 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. The farm is also open on off-school days, including May 25. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 702-631-4142.
  • “Ivy + Bean The Musical” is set for 6 p.m. April 15 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The show is based on the best-selling children’s book by Annie Barrows. Tickets start at $12.95. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
  • Dinosaurs & Roses plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s thrift store, 4310 E. Tropicana Ave., that week and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print out a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. April charities are: April 11, Another Joy Foundation; April 18, Blind Center of Nevada; and April 25, C.A.T.S.
  • The Nevada Watercolor Society plans an exhibit during library hours through April 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. A reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 2 at the library. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.
  • The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., has reopened its Butterfly Habitat for spring. The habitat is open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit, and features hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee is charged for the habitat, with members paying $2 and nonmembers paying $3. The habitat is slated to be open during Springs Preserve operating hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • A Hispanic Culture and Heritage Film Series is slated through May 21 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The free events are set to include discussions focusing on the books that inspired the movies. The schedule includes: “The Milagro Beanfield War,” with discussion taking place at 6 p.m. May 6 and 20 and the film planned at 6:30 p.m. May 21. Call 702-229-6383.
  • Collaboration/Exchange by Lucky DeBellevue, the current session of the artist-in-residence program at the Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled through April 12. Guests can join DeBellevue in constructing chenille stem sculptures by weaving stems into a pattern overlay that will be added to a sculptural form. Visitors may also work with DeBellevue on a collaborative printing project using a process of creating two prints from one inked object, relying on memory and performance to approximate placement. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
  • Chocolate: The Exhibition is set to be on display through May 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors can learn how different cultures indulge in the treat, how cacao evolved from a bitter drink and explore a life-size replica of a cacao tree. Visitors also can barter cacao seeds for goods at an Aztec market and manipulate a conveyor belt used for mass-producing of chocolate. The cost is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, a new interactive exhibit developed by the California Science Center, is scheduled to be on display through May 3 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. The exhibit is set to include a Fear Challenge Course, a Fear Lab and displays on Fear in the Wild and Coping with Fear. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
  • Bank of America customers receive free entry the first weekend of most months at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission. Special-event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Adam’s Place, a group that empowers children, teens and families coping with grief and loss, plans to host its fifth annual community fundraiser, Vintage and Vines, from 5 to 8 p.m. April 16 at Land Rover Las Vegas, 5255 W. Sahara Ave. Expect wine tasting and gourmet food samples from the Stratosphere, Capital Grille, Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli, along with a silent auction that includes a Land Rover LR2. Sponsorships are available. The cost is $75. Visit adamsplaceforgrieflasvegas.org.
  • The Deacon’s Spring Explorer Series is set to continue at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., with Vintage Vegas slated for 2 to 4 p.m. April 16. It will feature David VanZanten, director/founder of the Las Vegas Historical Society, showing Las Vegas history in photos and fascinating stories. Light refreshments are planned. Visit mviewpc.org or call 702-341-7800.

  • A Hiking Las Vegas talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 16 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Branch Whitney, local author of five hiking guide books including “Hiking Las Vegas,” plans to explain what to bring on a hike and how to be safe. Whitney has led more than 7,000 hikers to 100 peaks and is the creator of the 52 Peak Club. Call 702-507-3630.
  • In Celebration of City Lights Music Together’s 10th anniversary in Las Vegas, it is offering free Music Together classes at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Families with babies, infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited for singing, dancing and music-making fun and to take home a free CD of award-winning music. The class is planned for 9 a.m. April 17. To RSVP, email citylightsmusictogether@gmail.com. For more information, visit citylightsmusictogether.com or call 702-838-4751.

  • Mistinguett Productions plans to present “The One & Many Voices of Jimmy James” at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • Hundreds of cyclists are expected to participate in Tour de Summerlin April 18, a noncompetitive cycling event that begins and ends at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. The event features a 40-, 60- and 80-mile ride through and around the master-planned community. The new courses include Summerlin’s dedicated bike routes, as well as wide, open desert roads with improved courses this year for those riding the longer routes starting and finishing at Downtown Summerlin. The ride will kick off with a Lululemon pre-ride stretch. The event benefits Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Out-of-town participants can rent bikes from McGhie’s Ski, Bike & Board (702-252-8077). Crazy Pita and Wolfgang Puck restaurants are offering special promotions for cyclists the day before and the day of the event. The 80-mile race is set to begin at 7 a.m.; the 60-mile ride at 7:45 a.m.; and the 40-mile at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $65. Visit tourdesummerlin.com or call 702-252-8077.
  • The Las Vegas Iris Society plans to present its 26th annual spring flower show, Silver State Colors, April 18 and 19 at the Nevada State Gardens Clubhouse in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. Exhibitors are encouraged. Call Dorlene Waite at 702-876-1525 or Aleta Mac Farlane at 702-648-9059.
  • A free zumba and Eccoci fashion show is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. April 18 at Boca Park, 750 S. Rampart Blvd. The event is a send-off party for Helene Neville, who plans to set a world record by running the perimeter of contiguous U.S. Her intent is to inspire others to rethink impossible. Neville is a four-time cancer survivor, nurse and author. Jaqueline Andrea will be leading Las Vegas Zumbstar instructors at the free event. The fashion show by Eccoci is scheduled from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Robin Leach is scheduled to introduce Neville while members of “Sexxy” at Westgate Las Vegas, a Michael Jackson tribute artist and Bourbon Room’s Marvelless Mark provide entertainment. Neville is set to depart Las Vegas on April 26 and finish Sept. 5. She will turn 55 during her perimeter run. To support her, visit oneontherun.com and click the “donate” button.

  • Showman Ben Vereen is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 19 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 25th annual AIDS Walk is set for April 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The walk is AFAN’s largest fundraising event, and Penn & Teller have again signed on as grand marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk Team. Registration to walk is free for participants of all ages. A minimum donation of $25 per person is encouraged in celebration of the 25th anniversary and includes an official AIDS Walk commemorative item. Visit afanlv.org.

  • The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. April 19 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. A panel of experts will answer genealogy questions and provide new approaches. Email questions to carmont7@cox.net before the meeting. The society meets the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Membership applications will be available. Annual dues are $18 for individuals and $25 for a family (up to two members). Email info@jgssn.org or visit jgssn.org.
  • The Rock, A Christian Church is moving to Desert Oasis High School, 6600 W. Erie Ave. and plans a grand opening service for 10 a.m. April 19. Child care and a children’s program will be available, and food and games for all ages are planned. Call 702-340-9202 or visit therocklv.com.
  • A yoga flexibility and balance class is set for 4:30 p.m. April 20 and May 4 and 18 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3630.
  • The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Workers plans to meet at 10 a.m. April 21 at Skinny Dugans, 4127 W. Charleston Blvd. One of the group’s goals is to keep people knowledgeable about political actions that affect their pensions. Meetings are a good way to say connected, meet others who worked in the industry and share tales from days on the job. Visit narvre.info.
  • Origami LED Lanterns is set for 4:30 p.m. April 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Use a simple circuit to create an origami lantern that lights up. Call 702-507-3644.
  • A fiber arts workshop is set for 10:30 a.m. April 21 and May 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.
  • Super Duper Craft Club — Dragons is planned for 4 p.m. April 21 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, for children 6 to 11. Crafting is inspired by the topic of the month is planned. Call 702-507-3860.
  • Russian-born singer and songwriter Marina V is slated to perform at 6 p.m. April 22 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. She plans to perform some of her original, award-winning songs in Russian and English and share her story about living in the Soviet Union and the time after its collapse. A meet and greet with merchandise available for purchase is to follow the free concert. Call 702-507-3631.

  • The Victorian Railroad Ladies plans to meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 22 at Black Bear Diner, 6180 W. Tropicana Ave. Look for the women dressed in turn-of-the-century hats and period attire. A community outreach event is planned for the fourth Wednesday of the month. Visit lasvegasrailroadsociety.org.
  • Teen Makerspace Lab is slated for 4 p.m. April 22 and May 6, 20 and 27 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children in grades 6-12 can create, explode, design and destroy in programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and more. Call 702-507-3860.
  • Learn about trees and make your own tree house craft in celebration of Earth and Arbor days in a class set for 4:30 p.m. April 22 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., for children 6 to 11. Call 702-507-3630.

  • The Musicmakers plans its spring concert, “A Great American Songbook,” for 7 p.m. April 25 and 2 p.m. April 26 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 and are available at the monitor stations of the Mountain Shadows, Desert Vista or Pinnacle community centers in Sun City Summerlin, or scscai.com for a $2 charge per ticket with purchase by credit or debit card.
  • Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, plans to host a vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. July 20-24 for children 4 to 11. Register at desertspringchurch.com. Call 702-256-5933 for information.

  • “Let’s Hang On!”, a Frankie Valli tribute show, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Suncoast Showroom , 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

  • How Does That Work? is planned for children ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. April 29 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Become an “engineer” and learn about gears and how toys work. Call 702-507-3644.
  • El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a national celebration of children, families and books, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans to celebrate with stories, songs, crafts and games. Children up to age 11 who complete at least five book-related activities through April 30 can claim a prize at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-3712. The El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros Craft Fiesta is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 30 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, for children ages 6 to 11. Call 702-507-3865. Events are free. Visit lvccld.org.
  • Bobbie Brooks Wilson is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 1 and May 3 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Registration is open for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure, planned at 8:15 a.m. May 2 beginning at the Fremont Street Experience. Early registration is $30 for individuals and $25 for team members. Race-day registration is $40. Visit tinyurl.com/snkr4c.
  • The Silvertones plan to present “A Taste of the 50’s” at 7 p.m. May 2 and 2 p.m. May 3 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8. Call 702-256-6646, 702-838-2908 or 702-254-3427.
  • Information Session: College Saving Programs in Nevada is set for 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.
  • Comedian Bruce Bruce is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Earl Turner is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Debby Boone is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 17 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Mistinguett Productions plans to present “Showgirl Follies V” at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • “Four By Four,” A Tribute to the Music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bees Gees and Motown, is set for 7 p.m. May 30 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Visit fourbyfourtribute.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • 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. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.
  • 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 redrock.sclv.com.
  • Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Mark O’Toole is set to perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.
  • 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 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Ritz is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit 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 sclv.com.
  • Zowie Bowie 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.
  • 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 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 sclv.com.
  • 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 the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.
  • The German Friendship Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. Call 702-254-2590.
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