Paws for the Cause returns to Friendly Ford October 20, from 11 to 3. The Animal Foundation will have dogs looking for a forever home, and kittens, too (they'll go fast). If you aren’t ready for a new friend but want to help out, drop off new or gently used blankets or other donations from their wish list and get a coupon for a free drink and appetizer, courtesy of PT’s Taverns. Free microchipping will be offered on site.
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.
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.
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.
The Spring Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest returns on select dates October 12-28. The family-friendly event features trick or treat stations, carnival games, a haunted maze and petting zoo, monster training, craft activities, entertainment, food vendors, and much more.
Crisp leaves. Cool air. Haunting history. Wander through the weathered tombstones of Las Vegas’ oldest cemetery on a guided walk and unearth the stories of familiar — and unfamiliar — names that made an impact on Nevada. Woodlawn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. October 13, 20, 27, 31.
The Asian Night Market will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on October 19 to showcase local Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants and businesses. The event is free to the public, with all dishes $7 or less. There will be entertainment and music.! Hosted by the Asian Community Development Council.
Skye Canyon's Chalktober Fest on October 20 will have artists compete in the art competition, artwork in the vendor village, and a chance for you to make your own masterpieces in the freestyle chalk art area. Also, music, activities for the kids, food, and craft beer. It runs from 2 to 6.
The 9th annual Aki Matsuri will be held October 20 from 11 am to 9 pm. There will be music, dance and martial arts demonstrations, a karaoke contest, a haiku contest, a sake tasting area, and Japanese food. Some of the performers will be from Japan.
The Young Artists Orchestra will have a dance-themed concert, Danse Macabre, October 21 at the Windmill Library. Included: Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, Brahms' Hungarian Dance no. 5, and Saint-Saen's Dance Macabre.
The Japanese Festival Association of Nevada presents the Aki Matsuri Performer Showcase on October 21 at 2 pm at the Clark County Library. This event will have performers from Japan featured at this year's Aki Matsuri festival and by Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko.
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.
Viva Las Vegas! Bike MS: Las Vegas returns for its fourth year October 27, with three routes: 30, 50, or 100 miles across the Southern Nevada landscape. The rides atrat and end at the Clark County Amphitheatre. There's a $200 fundraising minimum.
The Las Vegas Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held October 27, starting at 7 a.m., at Town Square. Besides the walk, there's a chance to learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies, support programs, and services.
Henderson Libraries’ Around the World festival is back with fall fun! Cultural demonstrations, festive performances, and other activities allow you to explore cultures from around the world. Lots of Mexico-themed events in November (think Day of the Dead), plus Italy, India, and our own Southern Paiutes.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21. On November 7, learn how cities deal with water stress, caused by water shortage, lack of clean water, and competition for water uses.
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.