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Jan 08, 2020

All activities are subject to change. For links to facilities, programs, classes and activities, visit https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 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/.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Youth Basketball Tournament

Free and open to school and youth programs basketball teams

Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 9–11.

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

This single-elimination youth basketball tournament will be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This tournament is open to all participants that qualify through their respective schools or youth program. For more information, contact Guillermo Bonnet-Laboy at 702-229-6374 or Savonta Manor at 702-229-1642.

Stay Prepared for School Fair and Health Fair

Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

As part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s DREAM program, the city of Las Vegas will host the annual Stay Prepared for School Fair. Grade-school children will have the opportunity to receive school supplies and additional resources that will support their academic success for the remainder of the school year. High-school students ages 15-18 will be eligible to attend workshops focused on resume creation and interviewing skills. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments, face painting, and more. For details, contact Latonya Lomax at 702-229-1113 or Trine Morris at 702-229-6374. 

6th Annual African-American Trailblazer Breakfast

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Free and open to the public, but advance RSVP required.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Join us in honoring Las Vegas leaders who have made significant contributions to our community. There are limited spaces available for this event; contact Hallema Bailey West in advance to RSVP at 702-229-3401.

National Soup Month Luncheon (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $8. Registration opens Dec. 16.

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

Enjoy four different soups, salad, dessert and beverages. Call 702-229-1702 for information and registration.

Soup and Salad Kickoff the New Year’s Luncheon (ages 50+)

Thursday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $6. Advance registration required; registration opens Dec. 1.

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

Enjoy a hearty soup, with a delicious salad, fresh hot bread and a yummy dessert.  We will set obtainable New Year goals and welcome in 2020! Current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

Annual Soup Luncheon (ages 50+)

Friday, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $6. Advance registration required by Jan. 15.

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

Enjoy homemade soups served with warm bread, salad and cobbler.

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Jan. 17, 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 more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, Jan. 18; 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 www.usadancelasvegas.com.

Peace Week 2020 - Extending the DREAM: Celebrating Our Past, Inspiring Our Future

Monday, Jan. 20, 3 to 5 p.m. 

Free and open to the public. 

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

Peace Week 2020 will celebrate the life, legacy, and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, call the West Las Vegas Library at 702-507-3989 or Cassandra Lewis at 702-229-6125.

The Communal West: Terry Tempest Williams in Conversation with Téa Obreht

Friday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Terry Tempest Williams, a passionate activist and conservationist whose work is rooted in the landscape and the spiritual traditions of the American West, is also a sharp-eyed critic of one of its most enduring myths: rugged individualism. “For those of us who live there,” she says, “we know that’s not true, that our identities are diverse and deep and communal.” From her home in Castle Valley, Utah, Williams visits Las Vegas to discuss her most recent book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing, a deft intersection of assaults on public lands alongside an erosion of commitment to the open space of democracy. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim Foundations, Williams was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS series The National Parks: America's Best Idea and in the PBS documentary series The West. In 2014, the Sierra Club honored her with their highest award, the John Muir Award. Williams will be interviewed on stage by Téa Obreht, author of the international bestseller The Tiger's Wife, finalist for the National Book Award. This event is co-sponsored by Black Mountain Institute, the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival and the Las Vegas Book Festival.

Gallery Workshop: Celebrating the Chinese New Year (ages 7+)

Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., Room 160.

This new visual arts workshop series features drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, and more. Discover the Chinese New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rat as the workshop instructor leads participants through the creation of a make-and-take mixed media piece of art. Please note that clothing may get dirty, dress accordingly or bring an apron. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

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

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Three unique workshops consisting of book discussions and dialogue using 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 and led by a group of community facilitators, exploring the soul of black folks as a result of the miseducation of the Negro; literature by both W. E. Burghardt Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson. For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

Southern Nevada Senior Law Presentation (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Free and open to seniors. Advance registration required; registration opens Dec. 1.

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

Staff from the Southern Nevada Law Program will present a program and discuss issues for seniors. They will assist in preparation of Directives to Physicians and Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions. Current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

Football Frenzy (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration is required; registration opens Dec. 3.

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

Dress in your favorite football team jersey to enjoy games, refreshments and prizes. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

Cleveland Clinic Tour and Premium Outlet Mall* (ages 50+)

Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $5/transportation only. Advance registration required; registration opens Dec. 1. East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Enjoy a tour the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and after that we will visit the Premium Outlet mall. Lunch is on your own at an additional fee. Current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information. *Participants must be able to navigate in and out of a van alone and be comfortable with walking.

Fourth Annual Conference Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance – MBK 20/20 Transformative Strategies for Awareness, Action and Alliances

Thursday, Jan. 30; registration begins at 7:45 a.m.; event 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Space is limited.

Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel, 2101 Texas Star Lane.

The Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is hosting a full-day conference with national experts, legislators, school administrators, law enforcement, educators, social services providers, clinicians, advocates and other community stakeholders. This is an action-focused convening to discuss educational equity, racial justice, adults as youth allies, impactful mentoring, school climate and connectedness, and critical education policy issues. The Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is a cross-sectoral collaborative comprised of three task forces that work to engage the community, promote optimal educational outcomes and improve law enforcement systems and programs. For information and registration, contact lquick@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6052.

Night of Expressions Youth Talent Showcase Registration

Register through Jan. 31 for the Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. showcase.

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.

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).

  • Angel Park, 241 S. Durango Drive – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month –Jan. 10.
  • Stewart Place Park, 4700 Chantilly Ave. – 12 to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – Jan. 11.
  • Children’s Memorial Park, 6601 W. Gowan Road, Area A – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month – Jan. 17.
  • Durango Hills Park, 3521 N. Durango Drive – 12 to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – Jan. 18.
  • Clarence Ray Memorial Park, 951 N. Tonopah Drive – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month – Jan. 24.
  • Bob Baskin Park, 2801 Oakey Blvd. – 12 to 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month – Jan. 25.

SPORTS & CLASS REGISTRATION

Winter Class Registration available through Jan. 18 for six-week session Jan. 7-Feb. 15, 2020. Spring I Class Registration available Jan. 28-March 7 for six-week session Feb. 25-April 4, 2020.

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). Cultural centers will be closed Jan. 1 and 20 for holiday observance.

  • 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 in 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. 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.

Winter Adult Softball Leagues (ages 18+)

Registration is open Jan. 13-24 for league play Jan. 27-March 20, 2020.

Cost: $475 per team.

Games times 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

  • Mondays Co-Ed Jan. 27-March 16;
  • Tuesdays Co-Ed Jan. 28-March 17;
  • Wednesdays Men’s D Jan. 29-March 18
  • Fridays Men’s D Jan. 31-March 20 at Veterans Memorial fields
  • Fridays Co-Ed Recreation Jan. 31-March 20 at Lorenzi Park fields

Winter Adult Outdoor Sand Volleyball Leagues (ages 18+)

Registration is open Jan. 13-24 for league play Jan. 30-March 19, 2020.

Cost: $150 per team.

Games times 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Centennial Hills Park Sand Volleyball Courts, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

Call 702-229-PLAY (7529) for more information.

Winter Adult 7 v 7 Soccer Leagues (ages 18+)

Registration is open Jan. 13-24 for league play Jan. 31-March 10, 2020.

Cost: $250 per team plus referee fees.

Games times Fridays 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Lorenzi Park Fields, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

Call 702-229-PLAY (7529) for more information.

Winter Adult 5 v 5 Flag Football Leagues (ages 18+)

Registration is open Jan. 13-24 for league play Jan. 29-March 18, 2020.

Cost: $500 per team, includes referee fees.

Games times Wednesdays 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Lorenzi Park Fields, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

Call 702-229-PLAY (7529) for more information.

CORPORATE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION

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. 

For questions or more information about the Las Vegas Corporate Challenge, call city of Las Vegas Park and Recreation at 702-229-6706 or email corporatechallenge@lasvegasnevada.gov.