Kitten season is upon us and the Animal Foundation is looking for volunteers who can help by fostering kittens until they are adoptable. These would include kittens with their mom, kittens without their mom who might need bottle feeding, kittens needing a bit more socialization or recovering from illness or an injury..
Camps for kids ages 6-11 over a variety of experiences, with each week-long camp including explorations in the Nature Exchange and museums; YMCA swims; zoology encounters; hands-on learning with naturalists and garden gurus; fun crafts and games. There are also three camps just for age 5.
Life-size, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, and fossils from around the world. 9A-5P, Free with Springs Preserve membership or with paid admission. Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
Local artist JW Caldwell’s exhibit guesses what dinosaurs might say or do while they are stomping through the Preserve this summer. 9A–5P, free for members or with paid general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
The nonprofit Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada provides home repair, accessibility modifications and energy conservation services for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans and families, individuals and multigenerational families.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Las Vegas is looking for volunteers to work as advocates for children in the foster care system. Volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate in court and other settings on behalf of children who have been abused or neglected, Volunteer orientation is held the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization "dedicated to providing new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers in Las Vegas and the surrounding area." They have dogs to adopt, and can use volunteers for a variety of things, including providing foster homes.
The Jewish Genealogy Society meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Sahara West Library, starting at 1:30. They usually have a program devoted to some aspect of genealogy. Non-members are welcome to attend.
The library is at 9600 West Sahara Avenue. Their number is 507-3630.
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
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.
The non-profit Foreclosed Upon Pets works to find homes for animals that have been abandoned for economic reasons, such as their owners losing their home or job. They show cats and dogs at Petsmart stores in Las Vegas and Henderson on the weekends. Volunteers needed.
The Reel Big Beer & Bowling Fest, starting at 6 p.m.,will feature craft beer tastings from more than 30 of Las Vegas’ favorite breweries and music from ska punk legends Reel Big Fish, rockers Bowling For Soup and pop-punk favorites Mest.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community.