Aliza McCracken, artist and author of "Peaceful Moments: Creative Affirmations for Your Heart and Soul," will hold a reception and book signing October 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas. The book offers hopeful messages for a more peaceful and abundant life.
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada honors those who tirelessly serve the community, including Tom Kovach, Catherine Cortez Masto, Imagine Dragons, and Stations Casinos. 5:30P, $225–$325. Nevada Red Rock Hotel & Casino, lgbtcenters.org
Professional and amateur musicians from all walks of life form this British-style brass band. They’ll start this season with a look back at 25 years of musical magic. 2P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
The Nevada Health Care Forum, the largest gathering of healthcare professionals in the state, will have dozens of the nation's leading healthcare executives and experts addressing the issues and changes affecting Nevada and the nation's health care systems.
A new Broadway musical hit brought to life by an all-female creative team, telling the story of a waitress who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage and small town. Tue–Sun 7:30P; Sat–Sun 2P, $36–$127. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
No charge for support groups, while there might be a charge for other things.
BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company will perform in St George on October 12 as part of the Dixie State University Celebrity Concert Series. Their production "Swing ‘n’ Sway" is a spectacular show presenting ballroom dance in a theatrical environment, with a contemporary point of view. With innovative choreography, it is compelling, engaging, and just plain fun.
The Spring Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest returns on select dates October 12-28. The family-friendly event features trick or treat stations, carnival games, a haunted maze and petting zoo, monster training, craft activities, entertainment, food vendors, and much more.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.
Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience Las Vegas, presented by USA TODAY and MGM Resorts International, will be held Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 pm at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. It's a showcase for local and nationally renowned chefs and mixologists.
The 33rd annual Race For Life 5k Run and 1 mile walk will be held October 13 in Henderson's Cornerstone Park. Money raised goes to support the Women's Resource Medical Center of Southern Nevada, a group opposed to abortion which helps pregnant women have their babies.
The Step Forward to Cure Tuberous Sclerosis Complex walkathon will be held October 13 in Craig Ranch Park, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 9:30. All proceeds benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. There is no registration fee, but pledges are encouraged and appreciated. Walkers raising at least $100 will receive a Step Forward t-shirt.
The legendary singer-songwriter has penned hits for the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt as well as himself, including “You’re Only Lonely.” 7P, $39–$59. Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Live music, male and female pinups, and a talent show — what more could you want? Benefits go to local high school seniors with the Femmes & Fellas scholarship fund. 7P, $15–$60. Main Ballroom at Palace Station Casino, pinupnv.com
The Family and Friends for Freedom Fund presents this benefit concert featuring Gene Ferrari, the Last of the Romantics and Tony Grova, and Memories of Elvis. 7P, $25–$35. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
The Asian Community Development Council invites you to the Family Day Health and Citizenship Fair, which will have resources, information, and fun. Included: health education and screenings (need to RSVP for screenings), citizenship application assistance (need to apply in advance) and Information, and children’s activities.