The Animal Foundation urgently needs people to foster adoptable dogs for one to six weeks. Summer is usually the busiest time of year, and their kennels are already almost full. Bringing a dog home frees up space, and it also helps dogs who have been at the shelter get rid of some of their stress, making them more adoptable when they return.
School's out for the summer and Red Rock Canyon is calling kids ages 6-8 and their families. Join a naturalist for a nine-part series that celebrates the Mojave Desert and invites families to learn together. Programs will include hands-on exploration with pictures, activities, and crafts. Learn about mammals, reptiles, plants, geology, weather, and more!
Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, the Springs Preserve’s newest traveling exhibit. From hedgehogs to scorpions to tarantulas to poison dart frogs, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations. You'll get to meet a few live animals..
This photo and costume exhibit explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of the legendary show, which arrived from Paris at the Tropicana in December 1959. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
Local artist Robert Belliveau used a polarizing microscope and photographed microscopic crystals that formed in juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables. The crystals self-organized into gorgeous, amazing, abstract shapes.
Named for the latitude of Sparks, 39 North Marketplace is more than a traditional farmers market. The family-friendly event takes a modern approach to a classic street fair, bring together local artisans and farmers each week. Includes cooking demos from local celebrity chefs. Thursdays from 4 to 9 through August 16, except for August 9.
Food Truck Friday will be held every Friday through September 28 in Reno's Idlewild Park. It features 35 rotating gourmet food, craft desserts, beer, wine and mixed drink vendors, Free to attend, with music, lots of grass to sit on, plenty of parking and a large playground with train rides for the kids.
Beat the heat with AC and laughs! The Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up their fun, kid-friendly show on the spot, based on the audience’s suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
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 ska band brings together seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, and seven different personalities to create one unique and unmistakable voice. Ages 18+. 7P, $28–$328. Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, brooklynbowl.com
Cellist Daniel Gaisford and pianist Alexandria Le will have their first recital as a duo July 22 in Desert Spring United Methodist Church, starting at 3:00. They'll have works by Bach, Debussy, Fauré, and Beethoven, and possibly others.