Paws for the Cause returns to Friendly Ford October 20, from 11 to 3. The Animal Foundation will have dogs looking for a forever home, and kittens, too (they'll go fast). If you aren’t ready for a new friend but want to help out, drop off new or gently used blankets or other donations from their wish list and get a coupon for a free drink and appetizer, courtesy of PT’s Taverns. Free microchipping will be offered on site.
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.
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Southern Nevada. Among the opportunities: helping people affected by disasters across the country; supporting members of the military and their families; helping with blood collection, processing and distribution; doing health and safety education and training, international relief and development.
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.
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.
Viva Las Vegas! Bike MS: Las Vegas returns for its fourth year October 27, with three routes: 30, 50, or 100 miles across the Southern Nevada landscape. The rides atrat and end at the Clark County Amphitheatre. There's a $200 fundraising minimum.
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.
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.