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 Animal Foundation will have pets looking for their forever homes at Voss Automotive's Super Saturday on December 15. It begins at 10 a.m. with a car show, food, a raffle, prizes, music, and some amazing dogs available for adoption from 11 to 3. Voss will cover 50% of the adoption fee!
As the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (which ended World War I), the Nevada State Museum and the Springs Preserve mark the occasion with their first joint exhibition. The exhibit explores what led to the war, and Nevada’s contributions to the war both domestically and abroad.
This 40-minute ride along the Boulder Branch Line features a toy train exhibit, Santa's sleigh for photos, North Pole mailbox, and depot gift store. 10A–3P Fri–Sun, $5–$10. Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Boulder City, nevadasouthern.com
With floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princes and princesses, nutcrackers, dancers, drummers, and joyful music, this nondenominational parade is fun for the whole family. 6P, free. Park Center Drive, downtownsummerlin.com
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.
Back by popular demand, this action-packed show has incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts. High-flying, trick-performing pups show you how they have fun! Rescue dogs thrill the crowd with feats of athleticism. Big Springs Amphitheater Theater.
Mistletoe, snowflakes and holiday cheer take over the Spring Preserve once again for Holiday Express. Ride the train to Santa’s Village for cookie decorating, reindeer games, holiday crafts, story time, and yes…. to play in snow.
A smaller production that is perfect for the first-timer. Distilled to the most important scenes, a narrator provides the context. Children and local talent provide all the characters. Production by the Pink Tutu Ballet Company. 7P, free. Town Square thepinktutuballet.com
Green Our Planet is looking for volunteers to help with the Second Great Garden Build on December 15. Six schools will get new gardens, which will be used as outdoor classrooms. They will include fruit trees and raised brick beds.
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.
Canadian pianist Benjamin Smith joins the Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas to perform one of the most passionate works of all time - Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. Other works will include Debussy's Clair de Lune and music from Schindler’s List with violinist Susan Kim.
You're invited to join Red Shoe Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas for a family-friendly night of ugly sweaters, ice skating, food, and giving back December 21 at City National Arena. Skating from 5 to 7 pm is just $10 with skates included. 100% of proceeds benefit RMHC.
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. Through January 6.