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A Christmas program arranged by the children’s department of Truth Christian Ministries International is planned during the 11 a.m. service Sunday at its worship center, 5101 N. Rainbow Blvd. Holiday snacks, coffee and hot chocolate are to be offered after the free service. Visit tcmii.com or call 396-3189.

J.R. Pony Parties welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Open Gate Tuesdays, scheduled today and Dec. 27 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 631-4142.

The Las Vegas Garden Railway Society’s annual Christmas model train exhibit is set to be on display 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 31 at Jim Marsh Automotive, 8555 W. Centennial Parkway. Viewing is free, and donations will go to the Shade Tree. Call 645-3009.

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The Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, plans to host the exhibit “Re-Cycling Objects, Re-Purposing Ideas” through Jan. 17. The exhibit will celebrate the talents of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District staff members and showcase their recycled creations. Call 507-3710.

“Season of Light,” an exploration of the astronomical origins of many holiday traditions, is scheduled at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday 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 csn.edu/planetarium.

A free Polish Christmas party is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at Invest America Realty, 6190 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is sponsored by the Eastern European Connection and is set to include a celebration of the Christmas story, traditional Polish music and snacks. Contact Jeremy Dollar at 280-4523 or eeconn@cox.net.

Circus Vargas plans shows Sunday through Jan. 1 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Visit circusvargas.com.

The Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild plans “Polymer Clay Expressions,” a display of members’ work, set to run through Feb. 19 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

Ceramic artist Shari Bray’s “Figurative Works in Raku” is on display through Feb. 12 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Vist lvccld.org.

Bass Pro Shops in the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans free holiday activities for families through Saturday, including pictures with Santa, crafts and games. Visit tinyurl.com 7ho22a2.

Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 31. Admission is $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for children 12 or younger. Toddlers 2 or younger are free. Attraction passports for adults and kids are available starting at $14.25, and season passes are available starting at $25. Tickets can be purchased at the event, at any Opportunity Village campus, at CVS Pharmacy locations and at magicalforest.org.

The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present “Nutcracker Highlights 2011,” featuring Yoomi Lee and Kyudong Kwak and students from the Kwak Ballet Academy, at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday and 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Dive. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Visit kwakballet.com or call 866-967-8167.

The Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., plans midnight shows of “Santa Claus vs. the Martians” Friday through Saturday for $10 per ticket. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 732-7225.

Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, offers a free 15-minute winter laser light spectacular at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. daily through Friday. Visit samstown.com or call 456-7777.

Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to host Santa, carolers and horse and carriage rides during select hours Fridays through Sundays throughout the holiday season. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or call 570-7400.

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans its 17th annual Bagel Ball from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Beso Ultra Lounge at Crystals in CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Attendees will receive a complimentary cocktail and hors d’ouevres from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door. Visit jccsn.org or call 794-0090.

The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Jewish Community Night from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, JewEl and Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada. The cost is $36 and includes two hours of ice skating, gondola rides, live music, beverages and kosher-style hors d’ouevres. Guests must be at least 21. Call 414-4334 or e-mail Carrie Giverson at carrie.giverson@venetian.com.

The city of Las Vegas plans to present “Mama’s Fabric,” an exhibit by John Broussard, through May 5 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The exhibit is focused on community organizer Beatrice Dixon, Broussard’s mother, who had a passion for sewing fabrics given to her as gifts. The exhibit includes Broussard’s photographs of diverse Americans and Dixon’s fabrics to tell her story. A meet-the-artist reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 27. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 229-4800.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to exhibit “Lost Places in the Mojave: Photographs by Julian Kilker” through Jan. 22. Visit barrickmuseum.unlv.edu or call 895-3381.

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