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Mar 10, 2020

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 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/.

Ward Census Rallies (all ages)

Thursday, March 12; see times and locations below.

Free and open to the public.

Residents are invited to come join your City Council representative and neighbors to fill out the 2020 Census profile for your household. Census representatives will be available to answer your questions and computers will be available for completing your profile. Enjoy refreshments and visiting with your neighbors. March 12 is the first day census registration is available online. 

Here’s what you will need:

Full names, genders, age, birthdate, ethnicity, race and relationship of everyone living at your house April 1, address, own/rent, phone number for later questions/clarification.

  • Ward 2 - Councilwoman Victoria Seaman 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center lobby, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive; 702-229-1100.
  • Ward 3 – Councilwoman Olivia Diaz will have 2 rallies – 3:30-5:30 p.m. at East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave.
  • Ward 4 – Councilman Stavros Anthony 11:30 a.m. at Durango Hills Community Center in rooms A-B, 3521 N. Durango Drive.
  • Ward 5 – Councilman Cedric Crear at noon at the Doolittle Community Center computer lab and multi-purpose room, 1950 N. J St.
  • Ward 6 – Mayor Pro Tem Michele Fiore 1 p.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center computer lab, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Shredding Event

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to noon.

Free and open to the public.

Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center south parking lot, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Bring up to five boxes of your personal papers for shredding.  Shredding will continue until noon, or the truck gets full.  Assistance will be available to unload your vehicle.

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, March 14; 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.

Woofter Family Park Grand Re-Opening (all ages)

Thursday March 19, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Woofter Family Park, 1600 Rock Springs Drive.

Join Councilman Knudsen to celebrate the grand re-opening and new park amenities with refreshments and treats. Call 702-229-2299 for more information.

Adaptive Swing Set Celebration

Thursday, March 19, 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, 5425 Corbette St.

Join Councilwoman Michele Fiore for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new adaptive swing set in Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park. For more information, call 702-229-5463.

Floor Hockey Clinic (ages 6-18)

Friday, March 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Chuck Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road

The city of Las Vegas and the Vegas Golden Knights are hosting a floor hockey skills clinic for children ages 6-18. The clinic will include stick handling, shooting, ball control, and other fun skills and games. There will be free food, beverages, and snow cones (while supplies last) for the whole family. We will also have a face painter and balloon animals for the little ones. Everyone is welcome!  Call 702-229-6563 for more information.

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, March 20, 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).

Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival (all ages)

Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free admission and open to the public.

Centennial Hills Park. 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

All are welcome to attend this free festival featuring the best bluegrass and Americana groups you’ll find anywhere! Browse a wide array of folk art, jewelry, and other items in the craft market. Enjoy tasty barbecue, beer and other festival food, as well as many children’s activities. Live bluegrass music all day, starting at 11 a.m., featuring Fog Holler, Steel Betty, Nu-Blu, High Fidelity, Blue Highway and local Las Vegas band Out of the Desert. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

2020 Las Vegas Human Trafficking City Leaders’ Summit

Tuesday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; continental breakfast 8:30 a.m.

Free and open to the public. Registration deadline March 17.

Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., second-floor Council Chambers.

The purpose of this event is to engage, equip and further educate community leaders on the topic of human trafficking and child exploitation. An emphasis of the summit will be long-term involvement of community organizations to combat human trafficking. Speakers will include pastors Aaron Hansel and Michael Hatch, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, State of Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Jim Seeback, Leah Albright-Byrd (Bridget’s Dream), Brittney Hopballe (RISE/Rape Crisis Center),  Mike Bartel (F.R.E.E. International), Elynne Greene (LVMPD Victim Services & Human Trafficking), Adia Lancaster (New Hope Foundation International) and Senior Chaplain Barry Mainardi (Chaplaincy Nevada/Message of Faith Ministry). Event sponsoredby the city of Las Vegas Mayor’s Faith Initiative in partnership with LVMPD, State of Nevada Attorney General, F.R.E.E. International, Be-A-Voice Foundation, RISE/Rape Crisis Center and the New Hope Foundations.  To register for this event, visit https://cityoflasvegas.formstack.com/forms/mayors_faith. Registration open to 200 attendees. Parking will be available in the 500 S. Main parking garage. For more information, contact llopez@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-5421.

2020 Color Walk/Run

Saturday, March 28; registration 7 a.m., opening ceremony 8 a.m., run 8:30 a.m. Car show set up 7 a.m., show 8-11 a.m.

Cost: $20 per person to register; $20 for vendors.

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, Areas 3A & 4A (northeast corner), 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Join Mayor Pro Tem Fiore and the Kiwanis Club of Centennial Hills in this effort to install special needs playground equipment in city parks. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend. To register, visit kiwanisclubofcentennialhills.org.

Paper Shredding and Prescription Drug Drop-off Event

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to noon.

Free and open to the public.

Lieburn Senior Center Parking lot, 6200 Hargrove Ave.

Bring up to five boxes of your personal papers for shredding and outdated/unwanted prescriptions for safe disposal. Call 702-229-2299 for more information or 229-1600.

2020 Women’s Conference: Conversations Pertaining to Advocacy Rights (ages 13+)

Saturday, March 28, 12 to 4 p.m.  Check-in opens at 11 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

This educational workshop explores ways women can acquire skills and knowledge to become strong advocates for themselves and their community. Features of this interactive event include sharing of personal and multi-generational experiences through insightful conversations, keynote speaker, lunch and opportunities to engage with professional community support organizations. Check-in required. This event is co-presented with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org. 

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

Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Enjoy three unique workshops consisting of book discussions and dialogue, using the past to understand issues affecting the African-American community 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; literature to be used is authored by both W. E. Burghardt Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson. For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

Opera in the Movies (all ages)

Featuring Vegas City Opera

Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.

Free admission and open to the public.

Centennial Hills Park Amphitheater, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

This multi-media concert features arias and ensembles from memorable movies. Be transported back to the first time you were touched by these classic movies as you hear top Las Vegas operatic talent bringing the movie soundtracks to life. Featuring operatic hits, along with the movie clips from the films that made them famous, including “The Godfather,” “Casino,” “Wall Street,” “The Fifth Element,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Moonstruck,” “Pretty Women,” “A Room With A View,: “Up,” “The Untouchables,” “Goodfellas,” “Philadelphia,” “The Goonies,” “Iron Lady” and the Marx Brothers’ hilarious “A Night at the Opera.” For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

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 a fun, family oriented day with free field day activities, sports, arts and crafts at six local parks. Call 702-229-1843 or 702-229-PLAY (7529) 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.)

  • Ansan Sister Park, 7801 Ducharme Ave. – 2 to 5 p.m. the second Friday of the month, March 13.
  • Baker Park, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. – 2 to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of the month, March 14.
  • Woofter Family Park, 1600 Rock Springs Drive – 2 to 5 p.m. the third Friday of the month, March 20.
  • Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road 2 to 5 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, March 21.
  • Polly Gonzalez Park, 5425 Corbett St. – 2 to 5 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month, March 27.
  • Coleman Park, 6336 Carmen Blvd. – 2 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, March 28.

REGISTRATION

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

Registration is open through March 11 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 through March 11 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 through March 11 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 through March 11 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 II class registration opens March 17 for six-week session April 21-May 30.

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 by appointment in visual art, piano, voice and guitar.
  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Classes taught by 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.