The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas (and shelters across the country) will have "Home for the Pawlidayz" November 24-26. All cats and dogs six months and older will have their adoption fees waived, thanks to Zappos for Good. Animals will be spayed or neutered, have their shots, and be microchipped. A $10 licensing fee from the City of Las Vegas or City or North Las Vegas might apply.
This exhibit shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White - three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make positive differences in the world. It encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear and prejudice.
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock is holding a toy drive for Easter Seals of Southern Nevada (who work with people of all ages with disabilities) and Total Sports Barcelona Academy (which gives kids from all walks of life a chance to play the game). Toys will be wrapped on December 5.
With floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princes and princesses, nutcrackers, dancers, drummers, and joyful music, this nondenominational parade is fun for the whole family. 6P, free. Park Center Drive, downtownsummerlin.com
Sam’s Town’s famous indoor laser light and water show transforms into a holiday dreamland filled with snow-covered trees, wreaths, poinsettias and more. 6P, 8P, and 10P, free. Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall through January 6. samstownlv.com
The Young Explorer Program introduces young adventurers and their grownups to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations, crafts, and outdoor exploration. November 26 and December 31 from 1 to 2:30. Registration required.
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.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. (You might want to brush up before heading out.) There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21. On December 6, Dr. Lawrence Walker will discuss how the ecosystems we depend on recover from events such as volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes, and fires.
Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village and festive activities including photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more! December 9 and 10 and 16-23.
The Las Vegas Classical Guitar Ensemble will have a concert of holiday music December 10, starting at 2:00. Music will range from the Renaissance to the present day, with many familiar Christmas tunes. Free.
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas presenta a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee through December 31. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, he is famous for his work with musical superstars, variety productions, and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows. There are photographs, stage costumes, and original costume design renderings.
Since the Springs Preserve turned 10 years old in 2016, participants in the photo contest focused their lenses on all things 10 -- seeing life through the eyes of a 10-year old and objects in groupings of 10, for example. The photos on display are the winners, judged on their originality, technical skill and subject matter. Through January 7.
The Country Fresh Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza in downtown Henderson and every Friday from 10 to 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Available are fresh fruits and vegetables, salsa, honey, arts and crafts, and more---much more.