It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
The Animal Foundation will have pets looking for their forever homes at Voss Automotive's Super Saturday on December 15. It begins at 10 a.m. with a car show, food, a raffle, prizes, music, and some amazing dogs available for adoption from 11 to 3. Voss will cover 50% of the adoption fee!
The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
As the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (which ended World War I), the Nevada State Museum and the Springs Preserve mark the occasion with their first joint exhibition. The exhibit explores what led to the war, and Nevada’s contributions to the war both domestically and abroad.
Artist Yayoi Kusama’s two installations offer unique wonderlands of lights and reflections where guests become part of the artwork. 10A–7:30P, $15. Locals night every Wed 5–7P, $11. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, bellagio.com
This 40-minute ride along the Boulder Branch Line features a toy train exhibit, Santa's sleigh for photos, North Pole mailbox, and depot gift store. 10A–3P Fri–Sun, $5–$10. Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Boulder City, nevadasouthern.com
With floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princes and princesses, nutcrackers, dancers, drummers, and joyful music, this nondenominational parade is fun for the whole family. 6P, free. Park Center Drive, downtownsummerlin.com
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. These three interwoven stories delve into the nature of identity and how we are defined by what we remember.
Being a Southern and Jewish belle is no ball. This Tony award winning romantic comedy is set in Atlanta in 1939, on the eve of World War II and the opening night of Gone with the Wind. Written by the author of Driving Miss Daisy, it deals in a very personal way with being Jewish in the South.
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.
Back by popular demand, this action-packed show has incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts. High-flying, trick-performing pups show you how they have fun! Rescue dogs thrill the crowd with feats of athleticism. Big Springs Amphitheater Theater.
Nevada’s largest drive-through light show, this annual event showcases 1 million LEDs and more than 400 animated displays over 2.5 miles. Sun–Thu 5:30–9P; Sat and holidays 5–10P. $20–$75 per vehicle (season passes available). Las Vegas Motor Speedway, glitteringlightslasvegas.com
Mistletoe, snowflakes and holiday cheer take over the Spring Preserve once again for Holiday Express. Ride the train to Santa’s Village for cookie decorating, reindeer games, holiday crafts, story time, and yes…. to play in snow.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.