Henderson Libraries is holding their 9th annual Teen Creative Writing Contest through February 24 for those in grades 6 – 12. There are three categories: poetry, short story/fiction, essay/memoir. There will be prizes, with an awards party in April.
Chinatown Plaza will host its annual Chinese New Year celebration on February 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to mark the Year of the Dog. There will be traditional foods, vendors, a 150-foot long dragon on parade, a Chinese lion dance, kung-fu and martial art demonstrations, music and dance.
Entertainment will be between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for ages 6-12. Those 5 and under are free.
NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical 89.7 KCNV, will record a radio broadcast at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Evening of Hope will have a gallery of art by children and an auction featuring Southern Nevada's finest culinary artists and entertainment to raise awareness of and funding for children battling cancer. You can celebrate childhood cancer heroes with passed bites and libations at this fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, celebrating 40 years of service.
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.
Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. You never know who you’ll see, but you know you will always enjoy some great long- and short-form improv. Come at 6:30 for a donation-suggested drop-in class focusing on musical comedy, stay for the fun and games. $10. The Sci-Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St., greyenvelope.com
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Named the Best Comedy Show in Vegas by Desert Companion, improv geniuses Paul Mattingly and Matt Donnelly will lead you to laughter and beyond. Free, pay what you desire in the buckets at the end of the show. Inside Art Square, 1025 S. First Street.
Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Celebrate the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland including driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Ages 13+ only. $5. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
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.