The Animal Foundation is urgently looking for foster families to help with their Best in Show dogs and to help with motherless kittens. Dogs still available are small, big, young (including puppies) old. The event is April 28. Lots of work and lots of fun.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
This highly interactive, hands-on, family-friendly exhibition allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by National Geographic explorers in the field. Take an epic adventure through six themed and immersive environments to discover new species; study animal behavior; and learn about the important roles that technology, innovation, and ingenuity play in making and documenting explorers’ discoveries.
The Butterfly Habitat has a lot of different butterflies you can observe and learn about, as wull as info about their importance to the environment. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless weather or a special event intervenes. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
In Reading, Pa., there’s talk of union lock-outs, massive lay-offs, and jobs going overseas. As rumors quickly become reality, a group of life-long friends gather at their local bar to joke and blow off steam while struggling to stand together as everything else falls apart. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 2P, $20–$25. Cockroach Theatre, 1025 First St. #110, cockroachtheatre.com
Las Vegas Little Theater presents Shakespeare’s riotous, romantic comedy "As You Like It" March 22 through April 7. Join heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
Local authors help raise money for the all-volunteer, non-profit Alzheimer’s Nevada on the fourth Sunday of every month. They talk briefly about their books from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. and sign copies sold from 2.00 to 3.00. Some of the money is donated to Alzheimer’s Nevada. No charge to attend.
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.
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.
The popular Stoughton Norwegian Dancers, Wisconsin high school students, have two free performances scheduled. They will perform on March 27 at the Sahara West Library and March 28 at the Boulder City Amphitheater. Both one-hour performances of Norwegian folk dances will begin at 6 p.m.
Las Vegas HEALS is hosting its next Healthcare Happy Hour March 28 at its offices on the Roseman University Summerlin Campus. It will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include networking, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
It’s a museum by day and a School of Striptease at night! The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease offers classes for the hobbyist, the novice, and established performers of all kinds. Learn about the art of the striptease from the industry’s top performers of today and yesteryear.
Dr. Nora Caberoy from UNLV's School of Life Sciences will present the talk "Eyes Wide Open: The Race to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease" on March 28, starting at 7:30 pm. The talk is one of several marking the 50th anniversary of the UNLV College of Sciences.
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines... "Newsies," the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing musical from Disney will be performed at Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts. Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you don’t want to miss.