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..
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.
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.
This faithful new version is a festive adventure featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Wed–Sat 6P, $15. Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch, supersummertheatre.org
The DeCadence Food Festival returns for the third year on September 15, featuring meals and bites from new and familiar restaurants throughout the valley. It will be in Cadence Central Park and will include music and access to Cadence’s new Adventure Playground,
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas presents an opportunity each month to listen and learn from local archaeologists on a range of topics. On August 25, from 2 to 4, Samantha Rubinson from the State Historic Preservation Office, will have the "Preserving Archaeology Through Photography" workshop." Free for museum members and included with general admission.
A cultural celebration the whole family will love, featuring live entertainment, a Wee Bairns Corner for children's activities, and authentic Scottish food for purchase, including sampling the notorious haggis. 10A–3P, free. Windmill Library, lvccld.org
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve lets you see a good mix of butterflies flying around and interacting with the plants they need and which need them as pollinators. You might learn something, sure, but really just seeing the butterflies is enough of a reason to go. Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
Patterns surround us in nature. They’ll tell you how our planet works, if you know where to find them. They form the veins of a leaf, the spiral of a nautilus, and the spots on a giraffe. Enter the mirror maze and you will step inside a massive pattern: a dizzying, seemingly infinite sea of triangles to navigate and find the secrets inside … including the way out.
Vegas Fan Fusion is a celebration of comics, creators, celebrities, and collectibles. They focus on local creators and artists to showcase the finest talent in the Las Vegas area and also welcome artists and authors from around the country. Vegas Fan Fusion offers a fantastic display of exhibitors with pop culture, geek, mainstream, and hard-to-find items.
Creating a garden that attracts birds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife is easier than you think. Learn some of the essentials to include in your landscape to encourage a wildlife-friendly garden. Members: $10; Non-members $12.
The Wetlands Park in Las Vegas has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: BioBlitz, a fun day of science in the park! Identify plants and animals with the help of expert scientists and naturalists. All observations are entered into a global database, iNaturalist.
The Country Fresh Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza in downtown Henderson and every Friday from 10 to 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Available are fresh fruits and vegetables, salsa, honey, arts and crafts, and more---much more.