The Animal Foundation's Fast and Furriest 5k run and festival will be held November 17 at Sunset Park. You can participate and fundraise as part of a team or as an individual. You can also race virtually. The festival will have fun activities for people and pooches, vendors, food trucks, and more.
Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada will pay the adoption fee when you adopt a dog or cat at locations throughout Nevada November 16 and 17. The goal: forever homes for the holidays! There are participating shelters and rescue groups in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Carson City, Reno, Ely....and many other locations. Many participants have lists of available animals.
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve lets you see a good mix of butterflies flying around and interacting with the plants they need and which need them as pollinators. You might learn something, sure, but really just seeing the butterflies is enough of a reason to go. Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
As the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (which ended World War I), the Nevada State Museum and the Springs Preserve mark the occasion with their first joint exhibition. The exhibit explores what led to the war, and Nevada’s contributions to the war both domestically and abroad.
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.
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.
Being a Southern and Jewish belle is no ball. This Tony award winning romantic comedy is set in Atlanta in 1939, on the eve of World War II and the opening night of Gone with the Wind. Written by the author of Driving Miss Daisy, it deals in a very personal way with being Jewish in the South.
Girls on the Run Las Vegas will hold their seasonal 5K run, the Gingerbread Dash 5K, December 1 at Sunset Park. The race will be led by Las Vegas’ fastest distance runner, Christina Vergara Aleshire, who will be dressed in a gingerbread woman costume. Chasing her will be more than 165 girls and community runners
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.
Patterns surround us in nature. They’ll tell you how our planet works, if you know where to find them. They form the veins of a leaf, the spiral of a nautilus, and the spots on a giraffe. Enter the mirror maze and you will step inside a massive pattern: a dizzying, seemingly infinite sea of triangles to navigate and find the secrets inside … including the way out. Through January 6.
The Progressive Summit will offer trainings, workshops, and break-out sessions designed to educate and empower you with strategies to create change as we move into the 2019 Legislative session and beyond. It's two days of in-depth, informative, and engaging progressive conversation and know-how.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.