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.
Looking for the love of your life? Hundreds of dogs and cats across Nevada are waiting for you during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days April 27 and 28. Adoption fees will be waived thanks to Maddies Pet Project..
There are participating shelters and reecue groups in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Fallon, Elko, Ely, Yerington, Pahrump, among other places.
"Global Villagers: Street Portraits from Around the World”, a collection of candid portraits by Las Vegas photographer Lamar Marchese, will be shown February 21 through April 29. The photos were made during a round-the-world cruise, during which the photographer gained an appreciation for what unites mankind rather than divides us.
Olive Crest is looking for individuals, schools and businesses to donate hygiene items and household cleaning products to help people in need get their spring cleaning off to a sparkling start. To learn more on how to set up a hygiene and household goods drive or for a list of needed supplies, call 702-835-1907.
Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in April and 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.
Learn about and watch the interaction between 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.
"Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West" highlights Lt. John C. Frémont’s 1842-44 expeditions to Oregon country and Alta California, Mexico, to map and describe the Oregon Trail. These heroic journeys established Frémont as the “Pathfinder,” and set the stage for his public service as soldier and politician.
The Community Baby Bash to mark National Infant Immunization Week will be held April 27 from 11 to 4 at the Southern Nevada Health District center in Las Vegas. The immunization and health fair is free and will include family resource booths, vision screenings, and giveaways, as well as no-cost shots for infants who meet Vaccines for Children eligibility.
The RMHC Runnin' for the House 5K & Family Fun Walk will be held at the Las Vegas Ronald McDonald House on April 28, starting at 8 a.m. There will be a certified 5k course, a pancake breakfast, a booth expo, children’s activities, and a great raffle.
The 4th annual Celebrando Festival April 28 will celebrate Hispanic culture and giving back. There will be food, music, dance, art and musch more. They are partnering with Nevada PEP and some of the money raised will go to them.
The Springs Preserve celebrates children and childhood at their annual Día del Niño on April 28. There will be clowns and magicians, dancing and singing, interactive games, traditional Mexican food and drink, and hands-on arts and crafts workshops. Tickets are $6.
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.
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.
Merryhill School Summerlin will hold their Family Fun Fiesta on May 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be food trucks, an outdoor showing of "COCO," outdoor games, and shopping with local small business owners.
Join Nevada School of the Arts for a free concert on Mother's Day, starting at 5 p.m. Performing will be the NSA Chamber Orchestra with Alexandra Arrieche, guest conducto and the NSA Preparatory Orchestra with conductor Mary Straub. There will be works by Jennifer Bellor, Joan Trimble, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.