Since the Springs Preserve turned 10 years old in 2016, participants in the photo contest focused their lenses on all things 10 -- seeing life through the eyes of a 10-year old and objects in groupings of 10, for example. The photos on display are the winners, judged on their originality, technical skill and subject matter.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve will be open 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.
Signature Productions presents the musical “Oliver!” October 24 through November 18 in the theater at the Summerlin Library. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” set in Victorian England.
This exhibit shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White - three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make positive differences in the world. It encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear and prejudice.
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock is holding a toy drive for Easter Seals of Southern Nevada (who work with people of all ages with disabilities) and Total Sports Barcelona Academy (which gives kids from all walks of life a chance to play the game). Toys will be wrapped on December 5.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting the 5th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in the Clark County Library Theater November 17. There will be 10 short films, each focusing on a subject that relates to nature, conservation, and/or outdoor recreation.
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
Opera Las Vegas will present Benjamin Britten's one-act opera "Noye's Fludde," the story of Noah and his ark, November 17 at 7 pm at Grace Presbyterian Church (1515 W. Charleston), the 18th at 7 at Green Valley Presbyterian Church (1798 Wigwam Pkwy) and the 19th at 3:00 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church (8601 Del Webb Blvd.) Admission is free..
Join in the summoning of winter when Santa arrives and lights the 45-foot Christmas tree. There will be real snow and photos with Santa inside his house. 7P, free. Town Square Park, mytownsquarelasvegas.com
Walk with a Red Rock Audubon Society birding expert and a Wetlands Park nature guide November 19 and learn about birds in the park. Get to know other bird enthusiasts and learn about birding resources. Be prepared to walk up to two miles. Binoculars available to borrow. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Registration required
The Young Explorer Program introduces young adventurers and their grownups to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations, crafts, and outdoor exploration. November 26 and December 31 from 1 to 2:30. Registration required.
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.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. (You might want to brush up before heading out.) There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21.
Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village and festive activities including photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more! December 9 and 10 and 16-23.
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.
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.