The Animal Foundation urgently needs people to foster adoptable dogs for one to six weeks. Summer is usually the busiest time of year, and their kennels are already almost full. Bringing a dog home frees up space, and it also helps dogs who have been at the shelter get rid of some of their stress, making them more adoptable when they return.
School's out for the summer and Red Rock Canyon is calling kids ages 6-8 and their families. Join a naturalist for a nine-part series that celebrates the Mojave Desert and invites families to learn together. Programs will include hands-on exploration with pictures, activities, and crafts. Learn about mammals, reptiles, plants, geology, weather, and more!
Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, the Springs Preserve’s newest traveling exhibit. From hedgehogs to scorpions to tarantulas to poison dart frogs, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations. You'll get to meet a few live animals..
This photo and costume exhibit explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of the legendary show, which arrived from Paris at the Tropicana in December 1959. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
Local artist Robert Belliveau used a polarizing microscope and photographed microscopic crystals that formed in juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables. The crystals self-organized into gorgeous, amazing, abstract shapes.
Named for the latitude of Sparks, 39 North Marketplace is more than a traditional farmers market. The family-friendly event takes a modern approach to a classic street fair, bring together local artisans and farmers each week. Includes cooking demos from local celebrity chefs. Thursdays from 4 to 9 through August 16, except for August 9.
Food Truck Friday will be held every Friday through September 28 in Reno's Idlewild Park. It features 35 rotating gourmet food, craft desserts, beer, wine and mixed drink vendors, Free to attend, with music, lots of grass to sit on, plenty of parking and a large playground with train rides for the kids.
Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. "Anything" includes murdering the leading lady! Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 2P, $20–$25. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
Michael Servetus was burned at the stake in 1553 for his criticism of John Calvin and Holy Trinity doctrine. He’s credited with the birth of religious tolerance in Europe as a central theologian in the Protestant Reformation. This one-man musical, performed by Reverend Dennis McCarty, tells his story. Discussion will follow.
The Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board will meet on July 18, starting at 4 p.m., in Pahrump. Members of the public are invited to attend. The board makes suggestions about cleaning up areas of the former test site.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the H2U MountainView Office in Las Vegas. It allows family, friends, caregivers and others to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to discuss coping skills.