Things to do in Centennial June 26-July 2

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Explore the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, with free interpretive programming. A campfire talk is planned for 8 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop Campground. Due to limited parking, the program is recommended for campground guests only.

A bird safari is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at a to-be-announced location. Registration is required. A night hike is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday at the McWilliams Campground host site. A guided hike of Fletcher Canyon Trail is set to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center. A Civilian Conservation Corps program is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center. These programs are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, Great Basin Institute, and Southern Nevada Conservancy. Visit gomtvharleston.com.

Parachute games, featuring a giant parachute, are planned for children ages 6-11 at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The event is free, but space is limited. Passes are to be given out a half-hour before the program begins. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-6100.

Station Casinos is celebrating its Metal Month with free concerts in June in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. The schedule concludes with Vinyl Tattoo, Saturday. Visit santafestationlasvegas.com or call 658-4900.

Music Americana Volume 1 is to kick off a summer music series with styles such as blues, bluegrass, classic rock, country, folk, jazz, reggae and rock ‘n’ roll from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. The lineup is to include Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, John Earl’s Boogieman Band, Moaning Black Snakes and Las Vegas’ Tommy Rocker. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased the day of the event at the resort. A discounted package rate of $50 for all four concerts is to be available for purchase online. Gates are set to open at 10:30 a.m., and guests can bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas for the festival-style seating. Free parking is available, and guests can ride the complimentary shuttle from the parking lot. A limited food and beverage menu is to be available. Pets, coolers and outside food or beverages are not permitted. Upcoming dates for the series are scheduled July 28, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. Visit skilasvegas.com.

“Class Act,” an exhibit of drawings by University of Nevada, Las Vegas students curated by Susanne Forestieri, is scheduled to to be on display through July 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Visit lvccld.org 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 lasvegasfarmersmarket.com.

The West End Boys Sunday Morning Car Show, a free get-together for auto enthusiasts, is planned from 7 to 10 a.m. Sundays in the Santa Fe Mining Company parking lot, 5021 N. Rainbow Blvd. Email judggto69@aol.com.

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 santafestationlasvegas.com.

The Cheyenne Saloon, 3103 N. Rancho Drive, offers live music starting at 9:30 or 10 p.m. most Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets prices vary. Visit reverbnation.com or call 645-4139.

Choices Pub, 6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., offers live music, karaoke and comedy Tuesdays through Sundays. Visit choicespub.com or call 547-3747 for a calendar of events.

Plan ahead

Kids ages 6-11 are invited to create their own puffy origami stars at 4 p.m. July 5 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 lvccld.org or call 507-6100.

Worth A Drive

PS Productions is set to present “Crazy for You” as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Beltway. Parking opens at 5 p.m., and meadow seating opens at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general-admission grass seating. Advance tickets are $12. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

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 basspro.com.

A Senior Dance Party, hosted by KJUL-FM and KOOL-FM, is planned for 4:30 to 8 p.m. today inside Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. The event is for those 21 or older. The Kool Tones are set to perform, and drawings are planned throughout the evening. Tickets are $5 with a Silverton Rewards Card and $10 without. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

Regal Village Square Stadium 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., plans to show a selection of G- and PG-rated movies at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer for kids of all ages. Admission is $1, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. The lineup includes: today and Wednesday, “Journey 2” and “Kit Kettredge: An American Girl”; July 3 and 4, “Dolphin Tale” and “Happy Feet Two”; July 10 and 11, “Legend of the Guardians” and “Yogi Bear”; July 17 and 18, “Cats & Dogs: Revenge” and “Hugo”; July 14 and 25, “The Adventures of Tin Tin” and “Puss in Boots”; July 31 and Aug. 1, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Rango”; Aug. 7 and 8, “Rio” and “Spy Kids: All the Time”; Aug. 14 and 15, “Chimpanzee” and “Hoodwinked Too”; Aug. 21 and 22, “Arthur Christmas” and “The Smurfs.” Call 838-0490.

Dive-In Movies are planned for
8:30 p.m. Saturdays at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Family-friendly film screenings are free and open to the public and are scheduled to include “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Saturday. Candy and other theater snacks will be available for purchase. Call 869-7807.

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 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 and 28. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org. or call 467-3585.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. The brass ensemble Cones of Fury is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. today. The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is set for 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dance Connection plans an annual dance concert at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is scheduled to play at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. A production of the musical “Willy Wonka Junior” is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 982-7805 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

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 “Kung Fu Panda 2” scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Century 16 Suncoast at 9090 Alta Drive. Additional films scheduled include “Despicable Me,” July 3; “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2,” July 10; “Dolphin Tale,” July 17; “Puss in Boots,” July 24; “Winnie the Pooh,” July 31; “Yogi Bear,” Aug. 7; and “Charlotte’s Web,” Aug. 14. For a list of participating theaters valleywide, call 800-326-3264 or visit cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse-2012.

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