Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in May. You learn about another culture, through classes, demonstrations, exhibits, and performances. Included: cooking demonstrations and classes, arts and crafts, language classes, discussions, and films.
Clark County Poet Laureate Vouge Robinson moderates as members of the Las Vegas community share stories of their best or worst summer jobs. 7:30P, donations accepted. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
You can learn learn about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26 at the Green Valley Library. The program will begin at noon, with traditional Turkish shadow play puppet characters Karagöz and Hacivat, a craft, and a story.
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 June 6, Elizabeth Stacy from UNLV will ask "Why Are There so Many Tree Species?" She will discuss her work on the highly diverse ‘Ohi’a trees of Hawaii.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts talks by local environmental experts on the first Thursday of every month at REI Boca Park, starting at 7:00. On June 7, "Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument: Past, Present and Future" by Protectors of Tule Springs’ Directors Sherri Grotheer and Stan Nudelman.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
The Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board will meet on March 14, starting at 4 p.m., in Las Vegas. Members of the public are invited to attend. The board makes suggestions about cleaning up areas of the former test site.
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.