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.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve will be open September 23 thru November 19, weather permitting. The habitat contains many species of 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.
Since the Springs Preserve turned 10 years old in 2016, participants in the photo contest focused their lenses on all things 10 -- seeing life through the eyes of a 10-year old and objects in groupings of 10, for example. The photos on display are the winners, judged on their originality, technical skill and subject matter.
The 7th annual Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital will include early morning balloon launches, a Saturday health fair, kids’ activities, evening balloon glows, amusement rides and much more! Proceeds go to the High School to Healthcare Scholarship program from the Public Education Foundation.
The annual Las Vegas Book Festival returns to downtown Las Vegas Oct. 21. The keynote speakers will be authors Daniel Handler and Sharon Draper and there will be more than 25 panel discussions on topics that cover trends and issues in literature.
Signature Productions presents the musical “Oliver!” October 24 through November 18 in the theater at the Summerlin Library. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” set in Victorian England.
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.
The 32nd annual "Race For Life" will be held October 28 at Cornerstone Park in Henderson. There will be music; food and drink for participants; and medals in eight age brackets, male and female. It's a benefit for the Women's Resource Center of Nevada, which provides women with alternatives to abortion.
Schofield Middle School and Walk Church are hosting their first Trunk or Treat festival October 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be dozens of exhibitors and community partners, games for kids of all ages, food for everyone, and lots and lots of candy.
Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division is looking for volunteers to serve as Long Term Care Ombudsman in skilled nursing facilities.
Volunteers act as advocates and a voice for residents in skilled nursing facilities, either those who cannot speak for themselves or who request assistance and advocacy. Volunteers promote resident's rights, empower residents and help resolve complaints.
Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors annual "friendraiser" wil be held November 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Transition Services. The dinner, live music, silent auction and raffle will raise funds to support nature outings and wilderness experiences for underserved urban youth in the Las Vegas area.
Mostly Mozart: A Celebration, is a collaboration of artists, performance artists, singers, actors, and instrumentalists bringing new life to beloved Mozart works. Traditional and contemporary pieces will be offered in this festival of creativity dedicated to making Mozart relevant in our modern times.