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 non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.
Relax in the "Village Square" at the Center for Science and Wonder. Take a dish or bottle of wine to share and, if you have song in your heart, take your favorite instrument. Share a story. Enjoy an old fashioned Village Social. Doors open at 6 p.m. It's behind the PTs restaurant in the southeast part of the parking lot.
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.
Get out of the mall to enjoy an evening of holiday-themed comedy by the Las Vegas Improvisational Players. Brighten your silent night with lighthearted, clean antics based on audience 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 Springs Preserve and the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee will once again recycle your once-living Christmas tree. It will be chipped into mulch and used in gardens and parks throughout the valley. There are 30 drop sites.
This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. 9A–5P, free.Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
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.
Get an early start to your New Year’s resolutions. Finishers of this slightly hilly course receive a shirt and a medal. Walkers and strollers welcome. 12P, $25–$45, Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Avenue, tripledareruns.com
The Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club will have registration for puppy and adult classes on January 11 at 7 p.m. Classes start the following week. Proof of shots required to register your dog. Do not take dog to registration.
Evening of Hope will have a gallery of art by children and an auction featuring Southern Nevada's finest culinary artists and entertainment to raise awareness of and funding for children battling cancer. You can celebrate childhood cancer heroes with passed bites and libations at this fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, celebrating 40 years of service.
You can adopt a dog or cat six months old or over or bunny from the Animal Foundation at no charge November 8-12 during National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. Included: spay/neuter surgery, microchip and up-to-date vaccines. A city/government fee of $10 will apply for residents of the City of Las Vegas and the City of North Las Vegas.
Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. You never know who you’ll see, but you know you will always enjoy some great long- and short-form improv. Come at 6:30 for a donation-suggested drop-in class focusing on musical comedy, stay for the fun and games. $10. The Sci-Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St., greyenvelope.com