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.
Divine Cafe is partnering with the Nevada Department of Wildlife for this class where you can learn to prepare wild game dishes such as Fennel Pheasant, Camper’s Trout, and Rosemary Roast Rabbit, along with Old Range Biscuits, Arugula Pine Nut Pesto, and Wildflower Salad (among others).
The event that benefits the rescue of abandoned pets is hosted by Sherry Swensk and includes a dinner buffet, beer and wine bar, live music, raffle, and a silent auction. 5:30P, $35. Opportunity Village, forecloseduponpets.org
August’s theme is “The heat is on,” but don’t let the theme get in the way of a good story! Tell or listen to five-minute personal stories. 7:30P, free. Center for Science and Wonder, 1651 E. Sunset Road, #A111, lasvegasstoryslam.com
Through song, poetry, and narration, this musical/theatrical production beautifully draws you in to how migration, suffering, work, love, sense of place, and celebration are expressed throughout the Americas. 7:30P, free. West Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org
The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas presents an opportunity each month to listen and learn from local archaeologists on a range of topics. On August 25, from 2 to 4, Samantha Rubinson from the State Historic Preservation Office, will have the "Preserving Archaeology Through Photography" workshop." Free for museum members and included with general admission.
A cultural celebration the whole family will love, featuring live entertainment, a Wee Bairns Corner for children's activities, and authentic Scottish food for purchase, including sampling the notorious haggis. 10A–3P, free. Windmill Library, lvccld.org
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.
The free Water Smart Drip Irrigation class will give you the skills to design and install your own irrigation system, one that will save water and help you grow great-looking plants. Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority in partnership with the Springs Preserve. 9 a.m. to noon. Must register. Aug. 25, Sept. 29; Oct. 13.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.
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.
A traveling healing exhibition of items collected from friends, family, and loved ones, memorializing the losses from the Oct. 1 mass shooting. Free. Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Hills Drive, through August 31. artslasvegas.org
PETA President and founder Ingrid Newkirk will present her talk "We Are All Animals"September 1 in Las Vegas, starting at 11:30 a.m.. She explores the links among various forms of discrimination and the state of the animal kingdom. The PETA motto is "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way."