Things to do in Centennial, Sept. 18-24

In Your Neighborhood

Branch Whitney, local author of “Hiking Las Vegas,” is scheduled to speak and sign books from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 507-6107.

Planning a trip to Disneyland? Get tips and tricks for visiting Mickey from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 507-6107.

n Vintage photographs from the archives of the Las Vegas News Bureau are scheduled to be on display during regular library hours through Sunday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 507-6100.

J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon during Open Gate Days scheduled for Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 16, 26 and 30, Nov. 7, 12, 23 and 28, and Dec. 4, 18 and 28 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit or call 631-4142.

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Mohammed Darehbaghi’s exhibit “Glorious in Full Bloom” is scheduled to be on display in the main gallery at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, through Dec. 8, and Mari Lopez’s “Art As A Vehicle: For Expression, Empowerment, Exploration” is scheduled to be on display in the center’s Legacy Gallery through Dec. 15. The gallery’s hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Ongoing classes are available. Oil painting classes with Harold Bradford are planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays. Drawing classes with Marylou Evans are available at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Acrylic landscape classes with Jack Wilson are planned for 11 a.m. Saturdays. And hammer and anvil earring design classes with Vernon Rowlette are set for 1 p.m. Saturdays. Visit or call 647-7378.

The city of North Las Vegas Movie Madness free movie in the park nights are scheduled to begin at dusk. Kids activities are set at 6:30 p.m. Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets, picnic baskets and refreshments. The final film planned at Nature Discovery Park, 2600 Nature Park Drive, is “Zookeeper,” Friday. The final movie planned at North Las Vegas City Hall Civic Plaza, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is “Happy Feet 2,” Oct. 5. Visit

Voices 3 – Bill Fayne, Teddy Davey and Chris Coyne – plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Call 636-7075 or visit

The Sandstone Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 221 S. Lorenzi St., plans to host a family history jamboree from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The free event is set to feature various classes on genealogy and a complimentary lunch. Call 474-0906 or visit

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to open its 50th anniversary season with “Songs of Our Politics” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The program, featuring the 22-voice Musical Arts Singers and instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Douglas R. Peterson, is set to bring to life more than 200 years of presidential campaign music. John Hanks is to provide historical narration. Keyboard accompaniment will be provided by Eric Eichorst.Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit or call 451-6672.

“Leader of the Pack” is scheduled to run the last show of the Super Summer Theatre season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and 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

The SuperRun Classic Car Show is scheduled from Thursday to Sunday in the Water Street District in downtown Henderson and the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Country star Jerrod Niemann is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Henderson Events Plaza. Visit

The Sweet Potatoes are slated to perform a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the jury assembly room at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra plans to perform “Beethoven and Dvorak” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military personnel and students.
Call 895-2787 or visit

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, plans to present “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” at 6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Area 51 Lecture Series. Tickets are $20 for members and $35 for others. Reservations are required. Call 794-5150 or visit

RagTag Entertainment plans to perform “South Pacific” at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday in the Community Center at Sun City MacDonald Ranch, 2020 Horizon Ridge Parkway. Tickets are $15. Profits benefit the Las Vegas Sew Girls, who make clothing that is donated to military hospitals. Call 260-1621.

“Suessical” is scheduled for at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Sept. 28-30 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Visit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Nevada Conservatory Theatre plans to present Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge” at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Black Box Theatre, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13.50 for those younger than 18. Call 895-2787 or visit


Nashville Unplugged featuring Natalie and Tom Hemby is slated for 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Visit

Grant Griffin plans to present “Voices In Concert” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). No credit cards will be accepted. Call 240-1301.

Jason Mraz’s “Tour is a Four Letter Word” performance with special guest Christina Perri is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Red Rock Resort Amphitheatre, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets start at $39.50, plus tax and fees. Visit any Station Casinos Reward Center or the Fiestas, or log onto, or call 547-5300.

The Ward 2 Trunk Or Treat Car Show and free Halloween festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The free event is set to feature a costume contest for kids, jump houses, face painting, music and Halloween craft projects and games, as well as trunk-or-treating at the car show. All makes, models and years of vehicles are welcome in the show. Early registration for the car show is $25 per car and includes a T-shirt, dash plaque, goody bag and raffle tickets. Event- day registration is $35, cash only. Vendors also are welcome. The fee is $25 and includes a table. For car show registration, visit For vendor information or to volunteer, call 229-2420.

Comedian David Brenner plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 in the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees. Call 636-7075 or visit

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