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.
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas needs 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.
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 Springs Preserve presents Clint Carvalho's Extreme Parrots on Saturdays and Sundays through February 24. They’re smart, they’re extreme, and they’ll make the whole crowd scream! Free with general admission.
The animated films tells the story of a French shepherd who single-handedly reforests a valley in the foothills of the Alps. The Oscar-winning film by Canadian animator Frédéric Back is narrated by Christopher Plummer. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Included with general admission.
The Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival will run January 10-27, showing mostly documentaries from around the world. Most screenings are at the Adelson Educational Campus and admission is free. The opener, "The Museum" is about the Israel Museum. It will be shown at the Century 16 South Point.
The stars of the animated PBS Kids Series present a live stage adventure where youngsters will learn about some of the world’s most amazing creatures. Recommended for children ages 5–12. 1P and 4:30P, $19–$99. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
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 February 6, Dr. Aude Picard from UNLV will discuss how bacteria modify rocks and affect geochemical cycles.
Chinatown Plaza will host its annual Chinese New Year Celebration on February 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Welcome in the Year of the Boar with traditional food, vendor exhibits and entertainment for the entire family..
Sean Gaskell will perform on the kora, a traditional 21-stringed harp from West Africa, February 21 at the Green Valley Library and the 26th at the Paseo Verde Library. He'll play some standard kora tunes and some of his own compositions, and talk about the music and the instrument.
Miracle Flights invites thrill-seekers of all ages to enjoy an exciting afternoon of aerial acrobatics performed by professional drone experts, classic carnival games, interactive STEM activities, food, entertainment and even a "Drone University." The family-friendly festival runs from noon to 4 and is free.