Things to do in Centennial July 3-9

In Your Neighborhood

Kids ages 6-11 are invited to create their own puffy origami stars at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The age group is also invited to paint stars on a mural at 4:30 p.m. July 11. Dress for messy work. Visit or call 507-6100.

The Las Vegas Farmers Market is scheduled to set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Visit

A Sunday Summer Concert Series, featuring barbecue favorites and the band Tru Blue, is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. through the end of July at The Resort on Mount Charleston, 2275 Kyle Canyon Road. Visit

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse offer with 10 films for $5 when purchased in advance or $1 per show if purchased at the box office. This week’s film is “Despicable Me,” scheduled at 10 a.m. today at Century 16 Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Additional films scheduled include “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2,” July 10; “Dolphin Tale,” July 17; “Puss in Boots,” July 24; and “Winnie the Pooh,” July 31. For a list of participating theaters, call 800-326-3264 or visit

Worth a Drive

First Friday in the 18b Arts District downtown is slated to run from 6 to 11 p.m. The event is set to feature a 40-by-6-foot Freedom Wall at Casino Center and Charleston boulevards, where people can express themselves on a blank canvas. The Kids Zone, near Casino Center Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, is expected to include live entertainment, a dance competition, a petting zoo and more. The event is also scheduled to be streamed live through Evinar on the First Friday Facebook page,

The Las Vegas Cultural Corridor’s Camp Corridor, featuring activities at museum and library attractions downtown, is slated from Monday to July 14. Visit or call the Las Vegas Library at 507-3500, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum at 384-3466, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum at 382-3445 or the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park at 486-3511.

Bill Fayne and a 22-piece orchestra are scheduled to back up local singers in a concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” at 7 p.m. Monday and 10 p.m. July 10 at the Las Vegas Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets for the Golden Rainbow benefit show are $25. Visit or call 800-222-5361.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. Performances scheduled include: Clint Holmes, Friday through Sunday; CTA featuring Danny Seraphine, Friday and Saturday; Chris Botti, Friday; and k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, July 13.

“Stephen Sondheim, A Life in the Theater: An Evening of Music and Conversation” is scheduled to bring the iconic composer lyricist to the center July 14.

In celebration of Sondheim’s appearance, music director Bill Fayne and director Andrew Wright plan a cabaret jazz show titled “Putting it Together,” featuring Richel Kompst, Lou De Meis, Anne Barr, Brandon Albright and Jay Joseph performing Sondheim’s hits July 15.

The musical “Memphis” is scheduled July 18-22. Call 982-7805 or visit

The National Council of La Raza plans a free National Latino Family Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the South Convention Center at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to offer free activities, services and entertainment for all ages. Visit

The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is set to feature free activities, crafts and workshops designed to teach families outdoor skills from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors, camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Visit

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