The Wetlands Park in Las Vegas has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Feb. 24 from 9 to 11: Learn how "Nature is Personal" during a guided walk. Feb. 25 from 10 to noon: Join the "Citizen Science" walk and learn how you can get involved.
Chinatown Plaza will host its annual Chinese New Year celebration on February 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to mark the Year of the Dog. There will be traditional foods, vendors, a 150-foot long dragon on parade, a Chinese lion dance, kung-fu and martial art demonstrations, music and dance.
Entertainment will be between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for ages 6-12. Those 5 and under are free.
There was a time when the Vegas Strip was knee deep in French-style production shows. The panel of former Casino de Paris performers will discuss their experiences. 2P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
This performance features some of the valley's most accomplisher singers performing musical selections to pay homage to major stars, famous composers, and operas based on African-American life. 2P, free. Theatre at West Las Vegas Library, lvccld.org
China Lights will illuminate Craig Ranch Regional Park January 19 through February 25, with 40 larger-than-life lantern displays They have more than 1,000 components, with state-of-the-art LEDs and animation created on-site by Chinese artisans. Through February 25.
UNLV's College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Seeing the Invisible in Space: Non-Optical Measurements in Astronomy" a talk by Paul La Plante, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, on February 26.
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
Boys Town Nevada will hold their “Saddle-Up & Help Our Kids” benefit event February 28, starting at 5:30 p.m., at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country. There’ll be some great music, beer/whiskey/wine tastings and line-dancing lessons. And, you can test your rockin’ rodeo skills on the mechanical bull!
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.
Explore downtown Las Vegas’ premier independent early childhood through elementary school and its progressive, student-inspired curriculum. You and your family are invited to an open house at the school to learn about their education philosophy and innovative project-based learning program.
What rules do cells follow to go from a single cell (fertilized egg) to a complex individual of trillions of cells? Professor Casandra Extavour from Harvard University will give the talk "Method to Their Madness: How Cells Know What to do During Embryogenesis" on March 1, starting at 6 p.m. No charge to attend, but you do need to have a ticket, available from email@example.com.
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.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts talks by local environmental experts on the first Thursday of everu month at REI Boca Park, starting at 7:00. . On March 1 Anthony Waddle, a research assistant at UNLV, will discuss the declining population of the desert-dwelling leopard frog and attempts to save it..
This entertaining evening of pieces from the world’s favorite operettas and musicals features the UNLV Chamber Chorale, Argenta, Varsity Glee Club, and soloists from the School of Music. 7:30P, $10. Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center at UNLV, unlv.edu
United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council will host its 10th annual Luncheon Fashion Show in the Bellagio on March 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will recognize WLC’s impact in the community and women community leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving southern Nevada.