It's National Dog Week September 24-30, and the Animal Foundation is celebrating by offering half off the regular $50 fee on all dogs six months and older. The $25 dog adoptions through the 30th will include spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and shots. A city or government fee to $10 may apply, depending on where you live.
The United Way of Southern Nevada's Day of Caring September 29 is a one-day community-wide volunteer event promoting and celebrating the spirit and value of volunteering, increasing awareness of our community needs and collaborating efforts through corporate groups and individuals. There are over 160 volunteer projects for you to chose from. You can register as an individual or as part of a team.
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas presenta a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee through December 31. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, he is famous for his work with musical superstars, variety productions, and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows. There are photographs, stage costumes, and original costume design renderings.
If you don’t have a Henderson Libraries card, you’re missing out! There's no charge and your card provides access to a wide range of media and information. September is the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month so it’s the perfect time to start, or reestablish, your relationship with Henderson Libraries.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve will be open September 23 thru November 19, weather permitting. The habitat contains many species of butterflies and the plants that sustain them. You'll emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular insects.
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.
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 Desert Research Institute honors Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences, as the 30th Nevada Mdeal winner September 27 at the Hard Rock, starting at 5:30. The Nevada Medal was established by DRI in 1988 to acknowledge outstanding achievement in science and engineering.
Kinetic artist, Sarah Petkus and engineer, Mark Koch present their interactive hive of miniature delta robots which react to participants’ physical gestures. Free. Art Gallery at Enterprise Library, lvccld.org
Community Partners for Better Health (CPBH) and others will host the 2017 Nevada Mental and Behavioral Health Symposium at the Gold Coast , September 28. The symposium's theme is “Suicide is Everybody’s Business.” It is an opportunity for physicians, clinicians, counselors, supporting services, crisis response, educators, family members, and others key to suicide prevention to come together to focus on a community approach to prevention.
The 7th annual “Cheers to Chocolate” to benefit Easterseals Nevada will be held September 29 at The District at Green Valley Ranch. Chocolate connoisseurs, foodies and lovers of vino will delight in a variety of culinary treats, cocktails and wine as notable restaurants and sweet shops from The District and around the Las Vegas Valley gather for an evening of fun and fundraising. including a raffle. Local musicians will perform.