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.
Professor Janis McKay presents a book talk about the loss of live, full-time big bands and orchestras in Las Vegas in relation to the casino takeovers by corporations. 2P, free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
No charge for support groups, while there might be a charge for other things.
A monthly forum hosted by Lablaque for established poets and open-mic participants, featuring the best local talent. Free. 7:30 p.m. West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., artslasvegas.org
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Campaign School on December 15, from 9 to 1, at the Wildhorse Golf Club. The aim is to help demystify the political process for anyone considering running for boards or commissions or local, county, regional or state public office.
A concert featuring beloved scenes celebrating the joy of Christmas -- from operas such as La Bohème, Werther, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. 7:30P, $20; $10 under 18. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
Unwrap the gift of musical comedy as the Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up the show on the spot, based on your suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
The Nevada Chamber Orchestra will perfom holiday favorites and have the premier of "Film Suite," a harp and trumpet concerto by Maxwell Lafontant during this free hour-long concert, which starts at 3:00.
The Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra will perform music from the Star Wars films, with the latest in the series just out. Relive your favorite scenes at this special concert at the new Enclave events center.
Take a compelling journey that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans, and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute free exhibit tells intimate stories of dozens of Americans using portraits, state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and hands-on activities. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
"Borealis, A Holiday Spectacle" in the Grand Theater has a delightful modern soundtrack, breath-taking performances, holograms, lasers, and more. The cast of actors, dancers, acrobats and specialty acts will have you on the edge of your seat.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the H2U MountainView Office in Las Vegas. It allows family, friends, caregivers and others to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to discuss coping skills.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.