The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter is expecting another busy summer. To make some room, you can adopt any animal that's been waiting for a forever home for 7 days or more for just $4. Also, all pit bulls and chihuahuas are available for $4. The IndePETdence Week offers are good July 2 through July 12. Microchipping, spaying or neutering, and vaccinations all included.
Mon - Fri 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. These camps provide community youth with pivotal opportunities for civil engagement and social justice projects through the disciplines of arts education. $400. West Las Vegas Arts Center, artslasvegas.org
The acquisition of art, the building of a collection — it’s a pillar of real museum activity, and UNLV’s Barrick Museum is going about it in a big way, as two concurrent exhibits, Recent Acquisitions and The Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection, amply demonstrate. Both arise from a partnership with the Las Vegas Art Museum. Through September 19, free. Barrick Museum, unlv.edu/barrickmuseum
The traveling tour of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital exhibit features a collection of six, three-dimensional, five-foot sculptures created by Summerlin-based artist Dorit Schwartz. Each is painted by a professional local artist. Free for members or with paid general admittance. Outside the Nature Exchange at Springs Preserve
WED-FRI 12:30-9P; SAT 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. These large-scale drawings by Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman are narratives of their personal exploration of environment and family. Free. Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-1012
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Each week’s camp features a different theme and includes explorations of Springs Preserve and Nevada State Museum, swimming at the YMCA, guest speakers, crafts, games and more. Ages 6-12. Members, $190/week; Non-members, $215/week. $50/week for after-hours care. Springs Preserve
Earlier this year Desert Companion held its 3rd Annual ‘Focus on Nevada’ photo contest and published noted entries in its June 2015 issue. Check out the photography at the Historic Fifth Street School by calling Jeanne, the city gallery coordinator, at 702.229.1012, Monday –Thursday.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.
Club Read is a free program offering teens, toddlers, school-age children and their families the opportunity to have fun while keeping track of their reading. It's offered by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District June 1 through August 15. Besides a chance to win prizes for reading, there are lots of programs and concerts: music, dance, puppets, theater, and more.
Gilcrease Orchard in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley has fruit and vegetables for sale. You can purchase from their stand or pick your own on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Check their website to see what's available. They also have apple cider.
Join us throughout July as we sip our way through some of the best margaritas in Southern Nevada. Our July 2015 issue will feature a selection of yummy concoctions... and we need your help to determine the crowd favorite.
Enchanted White Girl is Lisa Dittrich’s suite of paintings and pen-and-ink drawings depicting her adolescence as a young girl in Gallup, New Mexico. For some extra visual pop, she’s recreated Route 66 signs from that area. Opening reception July 3. Through July 31, free, Blackbird Studios, blackbirdstudioslv.com
A project of the World Monuments Fund, this exhibit consists of large-scale photographs by Andrew Moore and interpretative panels with case studies exploring the role designers play in preserving modern landmarks. Free for members or with paid general admittance. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve
Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah will hold their annual wildflower festival July 4-19. There will be guided hikes every day at 10 a.m. amd 1 p.m. and special events and classes on the weekends. Altitude is about 10,000 feet above sea level.
Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah will hold their annual star parties Saturdays (plus an extra day or two) between July 5 and August 30. View the cosmos through several large telescopes with the help of park staff and astronomy volunteers. You can also take your own telescope.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 5 p.m. Programming focuses on arts, science, technology, engineering and math. Campers will investigate, invent, experiment, interpret, strategize, discover and share what they’ve learned. Most importantly, they’ll have fun using their minds and engaging with others while igniting their imaginations. $180 per weekly session, $171 if registered before June 8, $153 museum members. Discovery Children’s Museum, discoverykidslv.org/camp
Thru July 6. MON-THU 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. The pieces in this exhibit will feature artists who are married, united or co-existing with another artist. Each artist couple will show a piece of each of their work and there will be a statement outlining how each artist’s work relates to the other artist in the couple. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 702-229-1012
7 p.m. Go on a musical journey spanning numerous genres, including pop, standards, oldies, rock 'n' roll and opera. The show will feature a nine-piece live band that features some of the most talented musicians from around the Las Vegas Valley, including gifted students from Durango High School’s choir program. $12. Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre
Friends of Gold Butte presents a talk on restoring damaged portions of the Mojave Desert July 8 in Henderson. BLM Restoration Project Manager JJ Smith will describe the broad scientific underpinnings of some of the ambitious restoration projects underway in southern Nevada, including in the Gold Butte area.
July 8-25. 8 p.m. Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the '60s ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and songwriter Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry his girlfriend Rosie if he gets Conrad on the Ed Sullivan show to kiss a high school girl goodbye. Albert's mother will do anything to break up the couple. Come early for grass seating; feel free to bring low chairs, blankets and picnic dinner. $12 in advance, $20 at the door. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, showtix4u.com