If you haven’t utilized a public library in a while, September is the ideal time to do just that…with Library Card Sign Up Month, there is no excuse to not have a library card. You can apply online or in person.
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.
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.
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.
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School will open its campus for tours and information sessions during Crusader Preview Night, Sept. 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Parents and students can meet faculty, staff and coaches, and tour Faith Lutheran’s specialized academies and signature programs.
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.
The 4th annual College Readiness Boot Camp presented by the Asian Community Development Council will be held in the UNLV Student Union Ballrooms September 29. Its aim is to help Asian and Pacific Islander high school students and their parents prepare for college. Each workshop will have a panel of experts from industry professionals to college students.
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.
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 Springs Preserve continues its youth garden series for home-educated students October 3, 10, and 17. Science, technology, engineering and math will come alive, with a lot of the class time in the outdoor Teaching Garden for a true hands-on experience.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21. On October 3, tackling Alzheimer's using genetic engineering.
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 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.
The Global Charity Foundation runs the Community Education Program, which provides tutoring for at-risk and underprivileged children in grades 1-8 in the Las Vegas Valley, as well as other programs. They will have a social mixer October 17 at Brio Tuscan Grille at Town Square.
The Asian Night Market will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on October 19 to showcase local Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants and businesses. The event is free to the public, with all dishes $7 or less. There will be entertainment and music.! Hosted by the Asian Community Development Council.