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n Time is running out to view photo galleries at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Today is the last scheduled day for “Arranged Awkwardness,” an exhibit of nature and urban scenes in Boston, New York City, Denver and Las Vegas by Alicia Troncoso.”Original Images,” photography by Diana Peterson, is slated to be up until Jan. 15. Visit or call 507-6100.

n Free line dancing lessons are offered from 8:15 to 9 p.m. most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Revolver Saloon Dance Hall inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Visit

n John A. Andrews plans to sign copies of his books “When The Dust Settles – I Am Still Standing,” “Dare To Make A Difference: Success 101 For Teens” and “Rude Buay” at 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

n California radio and television personality Manny Pacheco plans to sign copies of his book “Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

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n J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon during Open Gate Tuesdays, scheduled Jan. 10 and 24 and Feb. 7 and 28 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. The farm is also set to open for school holidays on Jan. 16 and Feb. 20. Visit or call 631-4142.

n Learn how to write your family history, an autobiography or develop your general writing skills during a Family Legacy Workshop scheduled to be led by author Linda Weaver Clarke at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. RSVP is not required. Visit or call 507-6100.

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n “Bad Astronomy,” a show on astronomy myths and misconceptions; “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” a show on the history of the telescope; and “Molecularium,” an adventure into the nanoscale universe, are scheduled to open Friday at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $6 or $4 for seniors 55 or older or children younger than 12. Visit

n First Friday is scheduled to return from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday in the 18b Arts District. The Fremont East street art fair is expected to be between Las Vegas Boulevard and Sixth Street behind the Downtown Cocktail Room and Beauty Bar. An arts and music stage is planned at Third and Colorado streets. Visit

n Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 22. Admission is $10. Visit or call 467-3585.

n A free family concert, “On My Way To You,” featuring performers from “Phantom —- The Las Vegas Spectacular,” is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. Call 341-7800.

n Eastern Orthodox Russians celebrate Christmas Saturday. All are welcome to celebrate the holiday during a free Russian Christmas Concert featuring Zalina and Ilya Fedotov, scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at Summerlin Community Church, 2100 Snow Trail. Fedotov is a guitarist, and Zalina is a classical pianist, singer and songwriter who has written numerous songs in English and Russian. The concert is sponsored by the Eastern European Connection. Contact Jeremy Dollar at 280-4523 or at

n Close friends and co-stars of Elvis Presley plan to join together as part of “A Celebration of the King’s Life,” honoring Elvis’ music and legacy at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Club inside the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. Performances are planned by Johnny Fortuno and The Stamps Quartet. Special guests are set to include Darlene Tompkins, Cynthia Pepper, Sonny West, Steve Christopher and Sammy Shore. Visit

n Tom Stevens plans to bring his Elvis Presley tribute show to the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15. Visit or call 636-7075.

n The fresh52 Farmers Market at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., is set to operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. when it resumes operation on Saturday and Sunday. Visit

n The UNLV Performing Arts Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to host the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at 8 p.m. Saturday as part of the Charles Vanda Masters Series. Tickets range from $35 to $75. Visit or call 895-2787.

n The exhibit “Short Stories” by artist Bobby Ross is scheduled to be on display Thursday through March 17 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Ross’ graphite drawings depict homelessness, aging, religious intolerance and environmental degradation. Visit or call 229-6383.

n Insurgo Theater’s original tragicomic clown production “Nutcracker” is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday inside the Insurgo Theater at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets to the all-ages production are $15.Visit

n The 2012 Circus Spectacular is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $12 for children and $18 for adults. Visit or call 287-7777.

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