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Jan 30, 2020

Centers will be closed Feb. 17 for holiday observance.

Indoor Garage Sale

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free for shoppers; vendors pay $5/per table; maximum two tables.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Shop our semi-annual garage sale for great bargains. Vendor registration opens Jan. 2 to vendors ages 50+. No new items, crafts, food, living plants, appliances, or large furniture allowed. Call 702-229-1515 for vendor registration and information.

Fifth Annual Generation-2-Generation Old-School Ball Game

Saturday, Feb. 1, noon.

Free and open to the public.

Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Cheer on the youth of the East Palo Alto Pitching League as they take on a group of adults in a fun-filled softball game. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served while supplies last. For more information, call 702-229-1642 or 702-229-1254.

Let’s Make Bath Salts Workshop (ages 50+)

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15, includes all supplies.  Registration open Jan. 2-31.

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

Enjoy this fun event while you learn to make your own bath salts and other bath products. Everything you need to make two or three types of bath salts is included. Call 702-229-1702 for information and registration.

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $6 per person per week at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org/.

Good-Time Catfish Fry

Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.

Cost: $10 lunch. Advance registration required, space is limited.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

Gather together, socialize and enjoy food that nourishes the soul. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

Heart-Shaped French Toast Breakfast (ages 50+)

Friday, Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required by Feb. 5.

Lieburn Senior Center; 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Enjoy yummy French toast cut into hears, plus meat, fruit and beverages.

Black History Luncheon (ages 50+)

Friday, Feb. 7, at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $7. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 2.

Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Celebrate the lives of famous historical African-American people and enjoy a great meal. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

The Westside School Alumni Present “The 2nd Annual Sharing the History of Black Firefighters in Southern Nevada" 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

A multi-jurisdictional celebration of the contributions black firefighters have made to the Las Vegas valley. Enjoy a 30-minute educational forum, unveiling of a historic photo exhibit and an unguided tour of the photo gallery. Refreshments will be served during the forum. Please contact Cassandra Lewis at 702-229-4088 for additional information.

Sankofa Conversations Series: Continuing the Journey of Language (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Three different workshops consisting of book discussions and dialogue will use the past to understand issues affecting the African-American community for today and tomorrow. Sankofa literally translates to "look to the past to inform the future." The symbol itself depicts a bird, which appears to be moving forward while looking back, supporting the idea of incorporating the aspects of the past into the future. The workshop will be literary-based, led by a group of community facilitators, exploring the soul of black folks as a result of the miseducation of the Negro using literature by both W. E. Burghardt Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson. For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit http://www.artslasvegas.org/.

StorySLAM “Oops” (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.

Pay what you wish ($5 suggested).

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Back by popular demand, StorySLAM is a celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are. Las Vegas storytellers will share their own personal and genuine stories with the audience, connected to the theme for this presentation – “Oops.” No word in the English language captures the drama and the tension of a mistake as well as the word “oops.” Join us as storytellers share the humor, gravity and thrill of experiences that made them say… “Oops.” This event supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

Black History Month Dive-In Movie Night! (all ages)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person.

Municipal Swimming Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6309.

Take a dip in the indoor pool, lounge on a raft or relax on a deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. The featured film will be “Pride.” This movie highlights the story of Jim Ellis, a group of teens and their struggles in and out of the swimming pool at the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation department. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost.

41st Annual Mid-Day Inspirational Showcase & Luncheon (all ages)

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. showcase; luncheon to follow.

Showcase is free; $10 luncheon. Call 702-229-6125 to purchase luncheon tickets.

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. for showcase.

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., for luncheon.

This showcase features singing, dancing, poetry and guest speakers, followed by a soul food lunch. Advance purchase required for luncheon; tickets will be on sale through Feb. 5, or until sold out.

President’s Day Luncheon (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 2.

Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Enjoy games, prizes and a great lunch. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

Casanova’s Sweet Cuisine Valentine Luncheon (ages 50+)

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $6. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 2.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us – you don’t need a date. Enjoy a meal of baked lemon chicken, roasted potatoes, and a luscious dessert. Current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

Black History Mixed-Media & Essay Contest Deadline

Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. deadline for all entries.

Grab your pen, your computer, paint brush or any other media and submit your entry into the 2020 Black History Month essay/media contest. Be creative, write an essay, create a storyboard, diorama, painting or PowerPoint to share your view. Pick a person from black history who has inspired you the most and highlight him/her. Story boards can be 30” by 40” (standard foam board size). Submit your Black History Month contest entry on or before Thursday, Feb.13, by 5 p.m.  Please note: if you choose to create a PowerPoint, submit on a flash drive. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded. For more details and entry forms, contact the East Las Vegas Community Center at 702-229-1515.

Diva Valentine’s Breakfast (ages 50+)

Friday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 2.

Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Dress your best and enjoy a fabulous breakfast with your sweetheart and good friends. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical (all ages)

Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 (plus tax/fees).

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

The hilarious “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical -- complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Musical Theatre Festival, among many others. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called it “remarkable.” Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be written by YOU! For tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “The Nevada Series” (ages 6+)

Feb. 14-15 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 15*-16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $5.50 (plus tax/fees).

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

From Helen J. Stewart to Mark Twain, Nevada history always provides rich characters for the Rainbow Company to inhabit and tour throughout Clark County schools. Join us to discover which characters and episodes from Silver State history are next to step into the limelight. One weekend only! For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787). *American Sign Language interpreted performance.  This event supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 15; 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. For more information, call 702-260-0772 or go online to http://www.usadancelasvegas.com/.

Silverton Bass Pro Shop and Cracker Barrel Day Trip*(ages 50+)

Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $5/transportation only. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 1.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Enjoy a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel, then travel to the Silverton Hotel, see the mermaids, and spend time looking through Bass Pro Shops! Breakfast is on your own at an additional fee. Current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 for registration.

Black Weekend 2020: Kemet in the Desert Series

Feb. 20-22 at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Library Theater, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-507-3989.

Held in honor and recognition of African-American Heritage and Black History Month, this three-day cultural event features guest lecturer programs accentuated with dancing, music, spoken word and affirmations to the vast history of a people in afro-ritualistic traditions. Presented in partnership with Like It Is Radio, Nia Productions, Platinum Productions, Power 88 FM and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, please call 702-507-3989 or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

The Finest Hour Concert

Featuring: Davina and the Vagabonds & The Hot Club of Cowtown (all ages)

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 (plus tax/fees).

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic music that ended Word War II, the legendary tunes of Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald and more are brought to life by two remarkable bands, each with their own dynamic sound and style. Davina and the Vagabonds’ edgy vocals and superlative musicianship combine jazz and the blues for a uniquely ageless sound, while the Texas trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, ignite the stage with their hot jazz and Western swing. For tickets, visitwww.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Presidents’ Luncheon (ages 50+)

Friday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $6. Advance registration required by Feb. 19.

Lieburn Senior Center; 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Celebrate with Lincoln's Chicken Fricassee, veggies, and George's (I chopped down your) Cherry (tree) Pie. 

Black History Mixed-Media & Essay Contest Reception

Friday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Free for contest entrants; $5 for all others; ages 0-6 are free.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

This is a reception and awards ceremony for contest entrants. Advance registration not required, but encouraged; payment will be accepted at the door. For more details, contact the East Las Vegas Community Center at 702-229-1515.

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, The Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. This monthly forum event, hosted by LaBlaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Due to potential subject matter, we strongly advise participants be age 17 or older. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Just Like Mama Did Potluck (ages 50+)

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.

Free for those who bring a dish; $6 for others to sample 8 dishes.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

Make your mama’s favorite dish, just like she did. Prepare a dish large enough to share with 30 people. Each participant can prepare one dish for the event. Sign up by Feb. 3 with an original recipe. (No purchased dishes, please.) A grand prize will be awarded for the crowd favorite. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

Chinese New Year (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 2.

Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rat! Enjoy games, prizes, refreshments and learn what is in store for this year.

Using Military Records in Family History Research (ages 50+)

Thursday, Feb. 27, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Advance registration required.

Cost: $5.

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

Learn how to research your family history using different military records. Please bring the information on a relative you are doing research on who has been in the military. Registration opens Jan. 2. Call 702-229-1702 for registration and information.

Night of Expressions Youth Talent Showcase

Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Join us as the city of Las Vegas hosts Night of Expressions, a youth talent showcase. This experience unveils the talents of young community performers in recognition and celebration of Black History Month. Participants will showcase their talents via singing, dancing, acting, music and spoken word. If you are ages 8 to 22 and have a talent you would like to share, please contact Willie Henderson at 702-229-2473 by Jan. 31.

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Audition - “The Velveteen Rabbit” (ages 8-adult)

Written by Margery Williams, adapted by Janet Allard.

Saturday, Feb. 29; 1 to 6 p.m. (arrive by 1 p.m., finished by 6 p.m.)

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for their upcoming production of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” For almost a century, this 1922 novel has reminded readers of all ages that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now for the first time in its 43-year history, the Rainbow Company brings the toys of William’s storied nursery to life with imaginative stagecraft and indelible heart. Roles available for both children and adults. No preparation is required to audition; wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Performance dates are April 24 to 26 and May 1 to 3. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


POP-UP PARKS & RECREATION

Pop-Up Fun in Selected Parks (all ages)

2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays and Saturdays

Free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required.

Enjoy free activities at six local parks, including playing cornhole, volleyball, checkers, sensory play, crafts and more!  Call 702-229-1843 for more information. Look for the Pop-Up Fun Van! The schedule is subject to change. The program will not be available during inclement weather (i.e., extreme heat or cold, high winds and rain.) For more information, call 702-229-PLAY (7529).

  • Stewart Place Park, 4700 Chantilly Ave. – 12 to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – Feb. 8.
  • Angel Park, 241 S. Durango Drive – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month – Feb. 14.
  • Durango Hills Park, 3521 N. Durango Drive – 12 to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – Feb. 15.
  • Children’s Memorial Park, 6601 W. Gowan Road, Area A – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month – Feb. 21.
  • Bob Baskin Park, 2801 Oakey Blvd. – 12 to 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month – Feb. 22.
  • Clarence Ray Memorial Park, 951 N. Tonopah Drive – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month – Feb. 28.

2020 CORPORATE CHALLENGE

Sign Your Team Up By Feb. 10; early-bird discounts end Dec. 31. Competition March 5-May 16.

Costs for participation range from $2,000 for companies of up to 300 employees to $2,700 for companies of 1,000 or more.

The city of Las Vegas invites local companies and organizations to sign up to compete in the 2020 Corporate Challenge by Feb. 10. For 35 years, the Corporate Challenge has been a healthy way for local companies and their employees to stay active in the community. As the largest amateur athletic competition in the State of Nevada, Corporate Challenge provides employees the opportunity for unity, teamwork and camaraderie in a fun competition that promotes company pride, corporate wellness and community socialization. Some of Southern Nevada’s most successful companies are annual participants. Well-structured events are an excellent way to encourage initiative, reward the commitment of key staff, improve morale, inspire cooperation and team spirit, and supercharge future performance. Corporate Challenge is operated by the city of Las Vegas. For entry packet, game schedule, handbook, sponsorship opportunities, calendar and more details, go to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/corporatechallenge.

REGISTRATION

Spring Youth Flag Football Recreation League Registration (ages 5-12)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $85 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. There will be no playoffs. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at various city of Las Vegas fields. Most games will be played on Saturdays. However, if necessary, games may be scheduled for weekday evenings. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.

Spring Youth Flag Football NFL Competitive League Registration (ages 9-12)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play Saturdays March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $125 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams in two separate divisions (ages 9-10, 11-12) receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at various city of Las Vegas fields. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.

Spring Youth Soccer League (ages 3-10)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $85 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. There will be no playoffs. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at All-American Park or Bill Briare Park on Saturdays. However, if necessary, additional city facilities may be utilized. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.  

Spring Youth Floor Hockey League (ages 7-12)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $85 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. There will be no playoffs. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at various city of Las Vegas community centers. Most games will be scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.

Spring I Class Registration Available Through March 7 for Six-week Session Feb. 25-April 4

The city of Las Vegas offers arts classes at several locations that are designed to mold amateur artists in a guided, dynamic and studio-style program tailored to the needs of each student. These open-enrollment classes encourage exploration while creating the opportunity for each student to experience a diverse performing and visual arts education. Classes are available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, visit online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (ages 6-adult)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Adult Drama Fundamentals and Introduction to Improvisation, Youth Art, Teen Art, Beyond Sketch, Hip-Hop, Modern Dance, Group Guitar, and private lessons visual art, piano, voice, guitar by appointment.
  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., and
    Classes taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff. Courses offered include Story Drama, Performance Fundamentals, Acting Skills for Youth and Acting for Teens. Classes are in demand and space is limited; early registration recommended.
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (ages 2-adult)
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Classes offered include African Dance, Ballet, Hip-Hop, African Drum, Audio Recording and Engineering, Video Production, Martial Arts and Chess.