BOB BEERS TO HOST COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN JAN. 13
Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to host Coffee with the Councilman from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 9001 W. Sahara Ave. Residents are invited to come and talk about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas.
For more information, call 702-229-2144 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward2.
READING WITH RASCAL SET FOR JAN. 11 AT DESERT SPRING CHURCH
Reading With Rascal, a program where children read story books to therapy dogs, is planned for 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 Center Drive.
Help a child’s reading skills in this nonthreatening, nonjudgmental environment.
For more information, call 702-256-5933.
JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET JAN. 19
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
Michael Brenner, the society’s past president, is slated to conduct Part 1 of four Beginning Genealogy Methods workshops. This workshop will concentrate on the basics of Census research. There will be an in-depth discussion of the basics of censuses — their history and a description of each with examples of the forms used and the data collected.
For more information, visit jgssn.org or contact Abe Simon at 702-523-9874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAN. 25 HIKE PLANNED AT RED ROCK CANYON
A moderate 3-mile hike is planned for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25 to the La Madre area of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Meet at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.
Reservations are required. To sign up, call 702-515-5367.
RAMPART CASINO BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON BINGO ROOM
The Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has begun construction on a new bingo room. The addition is set to open in the spring.
Michael Gaughan Jr., general manager of the casino, signaled the beginning of construction Dec. 20 by swinging an honorary sledgehammer into an interior wall.
“We’re always trying to stay on top and deliver the best experience to our guests, and bingo is a big hit among our local and visiting players,” Gaughan said. “We listened to our customers’ feedback, and now we’re eager to get the ball rolling on this new project.”
The 300-capacity room, located adjacent to the buffet, will offer top-of-the-line technology with the FortuNet Inc. BingoStar system and a nonsmoking section.
For more information, visit marriott.com/lasjw.
TRAVEL SHOW PLANNED FOR JAN. 11 AT THE ORLEANS
The 27th annual Travel Show is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The event is set to include booths, presentations and lectures. Free tickets are available at any Prestige Travel office or for $3 at the door. Entry proceeds are set to be donated to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.
MUSIC AND BUTTERFLY RELEASE IS PLANNED AT THE SUMMIT
The Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild plans to pay tribute to Norma June Bramble with a special memorial from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at The Summit in the Pinnacle Community Center, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Bramble, one of the original 100 founding members of the guild, served on the board of directors as a volunteer co-chairwoman and treasurer during her tenure. The afternoon tribute is slated to include a special musical presentation featuring a flute performance by Dash Crishman, one of the orchestra’s youth concert competition winners. The afternoon will also include a butterfly release.