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LAS VEGAS JULY EVENTS

July 02, 2019
By Olga Kokubu
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Blood Drive (ages 17+)   

   

Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration encouraged.

Free and open to the public.

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

Call 702-229-1702 for more information and registration.

 

Yankee Doodle at the Pool (all ages)

Wednesday, July 3; 12-4 p.m. at most pools, 1-5 p.m. at Doolittle Pool.

Cost: $2 ages 4-17, $3 ages 18-49, $2 ages 50+, free ages 0-3. 

Participate in many water games and activities as we celebrate our independence — splash style!

Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6398.

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488.

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

Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, 702-229-6393.

Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, 702-229-1755.

 

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; 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/.

 

Fourth of July Celebration (all ages)

Thursday, July 4, 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Skye Canyon Park, 10111 Skye Canyon Park Drive.

Bring the family to enjoy DJ music, live performances, food, beverages and an amazing fireworks display. Free refreshments while supplies last. The first 500 people in the park will receive a free American flag. Bring blankets and low-back chairs to be more comfortable during the fireworks. Please, no ice chests, no smoking, no backpacks, no pets. Sponsored by Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore, Ward 4 Councilman Stavros S. Anthony and County Commissioner Larry Brown. Fireworks services provided by Las Vegas Display Fireworks, Inc. For more information, please call 702-229-6154.

 

Elite Theater Camp (ages 8-14)

Monday-Friday, July 8-19, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: $410.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.

This fun and fast-paced, two-week camp is chock full of fun theatre games, improvisation and acting exercises designed to build students’ rehearsal and performance skills. Students will have opportunity to show off their talents the afternoon of Friday, July 19, when they perform a final presentation of “The Jungle Book” at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Use code #172183-03 to register. For information and to register online, visit https://recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702.229.PLAY (7529).

  

Bingo (ages 50+)

Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m.

Cost: $5 includes games and lunch. Registration open through July 3.

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

Enjoy bingo and lunch. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

 

The Okee Dokee Brothers Concert (all ages)

Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., and

Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Tickets: $5 (plus tax/fees). Call 702-229-ARTS for group tickets.

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now they are a Grammy Award-winning folk and roots music duo that puts the natural world at the heart of their Americana music, with songs written under wide-open skies and harmonies fine-tuned around the campfire. Performing songs from their new album “Winterland,” a tribute to the season of coziness, family time and fun, the Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other and the world we live in. They will inspire your family to get outside and get creative! Tickets available online at www.ArtsLasVegas.org or by calling 702.229.ARTS (2787).

 

Lieburn Lecture Series: Palm Mortuary (ages 50+)

Thursday, July 11, 10 to 11 a.m.

Free and open to ages 50+.

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

Planning and preparation makes things easier for your family and gives you peace of mind. Sign up at the center’s front desk. Registration open until full. Call 702-229-1600 for information and registration.

 

Red White and Blue Luncheon (ages 50+)

Thursday, July 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $6/per member. Registration open until full or July 8.

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

Enjoy a delicious meal of BBQ chicken, potato salad, and peach cobbler. Wear your red, white and blue to show your love of our country. Call 702-229-1515 for information and registration.

 

Super Summer Theater (ages 50+)

Thursday, July 11, 5 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $30/member. Registration open until full.

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

Transportation will be provided to and from the center, a box lunch, and admission to the play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (play subject to change), in Spring Mountain Park. Dress accordingly and bring water, a hat, good walking shoes and bug spray. Call 702-229-1515 for information and registration.

 

Neighborhood College – Session 2

Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., July 11-Aug. 22.

Free and open to the public.

Learn how to connect to your councilperson and about resources available for residents, business incentives, what is new, fun activities for kids and adults, grant opportunities, where your tax dollars go, how to build your neighborhood association, access neighborhood services, and more. Classes will take place at Las Vegas City Hall, East Las Vegas Community Center, Stupak Community Center and Doolittle Community Center. To see available classes/sessions and register, go online to http://lasvegasnevada.gov/neighborhood-college.

 

Youth Leadership Day “Safe Spaces for Youth” (ages 13-20)

Co-presented with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Friday, July 12, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

The program is designed to motivate and educate youth about the importance of developing leadership skills through thought, reflection and personal action in the community. Youth Leadership Day provides young people with learning sessions, group activities and motivational speakers. The all-day event offers fun activities and inspirational speakers, covering topics like self-esteem, ethics, goal attainment, teamwork, problem solving and communication. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Mother Hubbard’s Food Pantry (all ages)

Friday, July 12, 9 to 11 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Registration opens event day. People in need receive a free bag of food. Call 702-229-6601 for more information.

 

Batteries Included Summer Circuit Adventuredome Trip (ages 13-18)

Friday, July 12, noon to 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to ages 13-18.

Adventuredome, 2800 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Batteries Included membership is not required to participate in event. For more information and registration, call 702-229-4075.

 

Ward 4/YMCA YSPLASH & Pool Party (all ages)

Friday, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m.

Free for Y members or $5 per person.

Durango Hills YMCA pool, 3521 N. Durango Drive.

Enjoy an after-hours pool party with water games, activities, and YSPLASH. Pre-registration required for YSPLASH. Call the YMCA at 702-240-9622 for more information.

 

Drive-In Movie Night! (all ages)

Friday, July 12; 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show time.

Cost: $4 per person.

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488.

Take a dip in the pool, lounge on a raft, or relax in a deck chair while watching the animated movie “Incredibles 2” on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost.  All pool rules apply.

 

Strong Future College Camp (ages 13-18)

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18, 8 a.m. to noon

Free and open to ages 13-18.

College of Southern Nevada, Touro University Nevada, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada State College.

Transportation provided all four days. For more information and registration, call 702-229-4075.

 

Bunco (ages 50+)

Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m.

Cost: $5 games plus lunch. Registration open until July 10.

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

Enjoy bunco and lunch. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

 

Teton Trails Lacrosse Field Groundbreaking

Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

Teton Trails Park, 7820 N. Bradley Road (at corner of Grand Teton Drive).

Join Councilwoman Michele Fiore, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and city staff to break ground for a third lacrosse field at Teton Trails Park. The new field will have LED sports lights, artificial turn and striping for soccer, too.  It should be completed by the end of January 2020. Call 702-229-5463 for more information. 

 

Batteries Included Summer Circuit Canvas Under The Stars (ages 13-18)

Thursday, July 18, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to ages 13-18.

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

Batteries Included membership is not required to participate in event. For more information and registration, call 702-229-4075.

 

Spaghetti and Meatball Luncheon (ages 50+)

Friday, July 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $6.

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

Enjoy spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread sticks and dessert. Register by July 17. Call 702-229-1600 for information and registration.

 

Parent’s Night Out (ages 5-12)

Friday, July 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $20 per night per child. Registration open until full.

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100. Participants will enjoy fun and engaging things to do, like arts and crafts projects, games and much more. Dinner and snack will be provided. Call 702-229-1100 for information and registration.

 

Brave New Voices

International Youth Poetry Slam Festival Semifinal Event (all ages)

Co-presented with Youth Speaks, Inc.

Friday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

For the first time in its 21-year history, The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival will be held in Las Vegas. Brave New Voices consists of 500 young poets, their mentors, artists and cultural workers who will convene in Las Vegas for five days of arts education, artistic expression and civic engagement. The semifinal round will be held at the Historic Fifth Street School. As seen on HBO, Brave New Voices currently features over 500 Teen Poetry Slam Champions and their mentors from over 50 parts of the United States and several cities abroad. The festival reaches an audience of over 10,000 throughout the week. These young writers and performers come to Brave New Voices each year not only to compete, but also to attend world-class workshops led by renowned poets and writers, build community and hone their craft. For information, visit http://youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices/festival/ or call 702.229.ARTS (2787).

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, July 19, 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).

 

Special Event Saturday at Floyd Lamb Park – Peach Fest (all ages)

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost:  Free park entry.

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Enjoy a 7:30 a.m. Audubon Society Bird Walk, free gardening class at 9 a.m., Peach Fest Farmer’s Market at 10 a.m., tours of the historic ranch house, food trucks selling refreshments, and free games/activities for youth 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Pop-Up Mobile Recreation team. Call 702-229-8100 for more information.

 

Alpha Day at Doolittle Complex

Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

Doolittle Complex, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear and Congressman Steven Horsford are partnering with the national Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity during the fraternity’s 95th anniversary celebration in Las Vegas this summer to have a free day at Doolittle Complex for the community. Bring the family to enjoy a health fair, a visit on the Strong Start Go Academy Mobile Pre-K 9 a.m. to noon, free swim lessons 10 a.m. to noon, summer splash party at Doolittle Pool 12-3 p.m., activities on the baseball diamond (including the $10,000 donation for two new scoreboards. From 12:30 to 3 p.m., fraternity member Congressman Steven Horsford will host a health fair and symposium at Nevada Partners adjacent to the Doolittle Complex at 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Call 702-229-5443 for more information.

 

Another Hot Tropical Night

Sunday, July 21, 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person.

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488.

Enjoy dancing, swimming, games and a DJ playing music at this annual tropical adventure! Hula dancers and fire-eaters are a must-see this year! All pool rules apply; swimsuits required.

 

The Lucky Band (all ages)

Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., and

Thursday, July 25, 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Tickets: $5 (plus tax/fees). Call 702-229-ARTS for group tickets.

The Lucky Band has been crowned the very first and only Americans to win a Latin GRAMMY in the Children's Album category! Straight off of live appearances on CNN, Sprout, and Univision, along with a nationwide tour, husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis were named "The face of kindie music" by the Washington Post, "superstars" by Red Tricycle, "The Rolling Stones of Kids Music" by Style Network, and People Magazine called their album "The #1 in COOLEST kids' music!” The Lucky Band is an all-star group that lights up the stage with their many #1 Sirius XM Kids Place Live Hits! Iconic brand Coca-Cola chose their song “Falling” as their national summer campaign anthem, playing on television and movie theatres everywhere. Get ready for a hip-shaking, head-bopping dance party explosion of indie fresh pop rock beats at this fun family event. Tickets available online at www.ArtsLasVegas.org or by calling 702.229.ARTS (2787).

 

All-American Lunch & National Hot Dog Day (ages 50+)

Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m.

Cost: $4. Registration required by July 19.

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

Lunch, cosponsored by UMC, includes beef hot dog, potato salad, apple pie and beverage.

 

Ward 6/YMCA Splash Back-to-School Event (all ages)

Friday, July 26, 5 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Centennial Hills Community Center,/YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Bring the family for fun at the pool! Call 702-229-5463 for more information.

 

Summer Splash Bash

Saturday, July 27, 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person.

Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, 702-229-6393.

Bring the family to enjoy dancing, swimming, games and a DJ playing music at this party. All pool rules apply; swimsuits required.

 

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, July 27, 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.

 

2019 Performing & Visual Arts Camp Final Productions (all ages)

Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

Wednesday, July 31, 2 p.m., Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m., Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m., West Las Vegas Library Theater, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Free and open to the public, advanced tickets required for The Smith Center performance.

Enjoy the final production created by talented students of the Performing & Visual Arts Camp. Created and performed by the youth participating in this annual summer camp program, this breathtaking production shares stories of their search for self-identity, social justice and personal truths through dance, music and theatre. Presented in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For free tickets to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts performance on July 27, please call 702-749-2000.

 

Story Pirates “Create-A-Show” (all ages)

Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., and

Thursday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., and

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Tickets: $5 (plus tax/fees). Call 702-229-ARTS for group tickets.

When the Pirates take the stage, you will be amazed at what happens next... and so will they! That is because the 45-minute show they are performing has not been written. The Pirates will steal your kids' ideas and incorporate them on the spot into an interactive show that validates the imagination of every child in the audience. Laugh as your daughters and sons invent monsters, dancing ninjas, superhero tomatoes - or any other idea they call out - and watch the Story Pirates bring their ideas to life. “Create-A-Show” is as crazy, hilarious and unexpected as kids themselves.  Tickets available online at www.ArtsLasVegas.org or by calling 702.229.ARTS (2787). This production made possible through grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF and the Nevada Arts Council.

  

Derfelt Back-to-School Haircuts & Eye Exams (ages 5-18)

Wednesday, July 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free with canned goods donation for the food pantry.

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

Youth will enjoy free haircuts and eye exams, courtesy of community professionals. Registration opens event day. Call 702-229-6601 for more information.

 

Pop-Up Fun In Selected City Parks This Summer

Bring your family to a city of Las Vegas park near you for free pop-up fun. There will be arts, crafts, sports, games and field-day activities led by Parks & Recreation staff. Look for the mobile city of Las Vegas Recreation Van and registration table. For more information, call 702-229-PLAY (7529).

  • Friday, July 12, 2 to 5 p.m. at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.
  • Saturday, July 13, 2 to 5 p.m. at Justice Myron E. Leavitt & Jaycee Community Park, 2100 E. St. Louis Ave.
  • Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road
  • Friday, July 26, 2 to 5 p.m. at Rainbow Family Park, 7151 W. Oakey Blvd.
  • Saturday, July 27, 2 to 5 p.m. at Lorenzi Park north lake pavilion, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

 

 

Fall Registration

 

Safekey and Ignite Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Registration opens 7 a.m. July 8.

Cost: $20 registration fee per child, per account; plus $7 per morning session and/or $10 per afternoon session.

Safekey Office, 416 N. Seventh St.

Safekey is available to students in grades K-5; Ignite is available at select middle schools for students in grades 6-8. Visit the Safekey/Ignite webpage or call 702-229-KIDS (5437) for list of participating schools and more information.

 

Fall I Class Registration July 16-Sept. 14 for six-week session Sept. 3-Oct. 12.

The city of Las Vegas offers fine 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 descriptions and information, visit online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (ages 7-adult)Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.Classes offered include Adult Drama and Improvisation, Visual Arts, Music Theory, Group Guitar and private lessons in 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 Essentials for Youth, and Acting Skills 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, West African Djembe Drum, Ballet, Urban Street Dance, Audio Recording & Engineering, Video Recording, Martial Arts, and Chess.

Youth Flag Football Recreation League (ages 5-12)

Registration July 28-Aug. 12 for league play Sept. 7-Nov. 2

Cost: $85 per youth; includes jersey.

Games will be played at various city fields, generally on Saturdays.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season, based on availability. Volunteer coaches are needed. Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. Register at any city community center or online.

 

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

Registration July 28-Aug. 12 for league play Sept. 7-Nov. 2

Cost: $125 per youth; includes NFL jersey.

Games will be played at various city fields, generally on Saturdays.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season, based on availability. Teams are guaranteed seven regular season games, with playoffs to be held afterward. Contracted officials provided. Volunteer coaches are needed. Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. Register at any city community center or online.

 

Youth Soccer League (ages 3-10)

Registration July 28-Aug. 12 for Saturday league play that begins Sept. 7.

Cost: $45 for 4U; $55 for ages 6U, 8U, 10U; includes jersey.

All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive, or Bill Briare Family Park, 650 N. Tenaya Way.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during season (based on availability). Volunteer coaches are needed. Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. Register at any city community center or online. Call 702-229-PLAY (7529) for details.

 

Youth Floor Hockey League (ages 7-12)

Registration July 28-Aug. 12 for Friday/Saturday league play Sept. 7-Nov. 2.

Cost: $85, includes jersey.

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive (indoors).

Equipment may be checked out. Shin guards are mandatory. Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during season (based on availability). Volunteer coaches are needed. Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. Register at any city community center or online. Call 702-229-PLAY (7529) for details.

July 02, 2019
By Olga Kokubu