Creating a garden that attracts birds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife is easier than you think. Learn some of the essentials to include in your landscape to encourage a wildlife-friendly garden. Members: $10; Non-members $12.
Local artist Robert Belliveau discovered that microscopic crystals formed in the juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables self-organize into abstract designs. Free for members or with paid general admission. Origen Museum at Springs Preserve. Through September 30. springspreserve.org
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.
Mangual enchants and delights listeners of all ages with her signature style of participatory storytelling, weaving together a rich tapestry of bilingual stories from around the country and the world. 4P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
The Springs Preserve continues its youth garden series for home-educated students October 3, 10, and 17. Science, technology, engineering and math will come alive, with a lot of the class time in the outdoor Teaching Garden for a true hands-on experience.
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 October 3, tackling Alzheimer's using genetic engineering.
Las Vegas fashion stylist Jenna Doughton will host the sixth annual “Style with a Cause” to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates on Ocober 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fun, fashion-filled night will include beauty bars, a fall fashion show, and beauty transformations for all who love makeovers, fashion, shoes, and more.
Paul Papa tells the spooky tales of another side of Vegas, where in a 24-hour town, it's not uncommon for things to go bump in the night. 7P, free. Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
The Utah Symphony Orchestra will perform in St George on October 4, the first event in this season's Celebrity Concert Series at Dixie Sate University. They'll play the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture., and the second symphony by Brahms.
Vikki Kempker from Upside Business Solutions will discuss “Creating a Thriving Workplace” October 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., as part of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Roadmap to Success workshop series,
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of popular mariachi music performed by the talented young mariachi musicians from Clark County School District. 7P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
Join the ALS Association Nevada Chapter in the fight to defeat ALS at this year’s Food is Art on October 5. You can sample dishes from 12 restaurants, with each dish paired with a wine or cocktail designed to complement the food.
The United Way of Southern Nevada’s third annual Day of Caring will be held October 5, at the end of 1 October Remembrance Week. They expect 2,000 volunteers for more than 250 projects at 85 local nonprofit agencies and schools. You can sign up as an individual or as part of a group.
Reno Open Studios is an opportunity to visit artist’s studios and see them at work. You will learn what inspires them, witness their techniques, and be stimulated by their passion for the creative process. Included: artists who paint, make jewelry, silk painting, photography, baskets gourds, wood, textiles, and sculpture.
The classic Hitchcock film will be presented with the Las Vegas Philharmonic performing Bernard Hermann’s score. 7P, Pre-show discussion at 6:30, $30–$109. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com