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Jan 09, 2019

Office of Cultural Affairs Fine Arts Classes

Winter Class Registration Through Jan. 12 for six-week session, Jan. 9-Feb. 16.

The Office of Cultural Affairs offers fine arts classes at several locations, designed to mold the next generation of 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 performing and visual arts education through a diverse lens. Classes available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit https://recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov/wbwsc/webtracca.wsc/wbsplash.html.

  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Courses offered include African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Ballet, Street Funk, Hip- Hop, Audio Engineering, Kemetic Yoga and Chess.
  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Ballroom Dance, Adult Theatre, Visual Arts and private lessons in Piano/Voice/Guitar by appointment.
  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Classes taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff. Courses offered include Story Drama, Performance Fundamentals, Acting Essentials for Youth, and Acting Skills for Teens. Class are in demand and space is limited; early registration recommended. Classes are held at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

New Year’s Bunco (ages 50+)      

Thursday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $5.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

Enjoy a delicious light lunch and lots of Bunco fun, bring a friend.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament

Jan. 10-11, 4 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.
Single-elimination youth basketball tournament for the historic Westside schools. This tournament will be free to all participants that qualify through their respective schools or youth programs. For more information, call 702-229-6374 or 702-229-1642.

Blood Drive

Friday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

Bubbles for your Troubles Luncheon (ages 50+)    

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

Cost: $5. Advance registration required; call 702-229-6601 to register.

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

Enjoy lunch while you blow your troubles away.

Health Fair (all ages)

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Chuck Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, 702-229-6563.

Enjoy healthy snacks while you visit informational tables, health services and vendors.


MLK Potluck Celebration (ages 50+)    

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free with a large dish to share per household.

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

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy great food, music and company.

Small Business Administration Seminar in Spanish

Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 7072-229-1515.

For more information, contact Saul Ramos at 702-388-6015 or Saul.Ramos@sba.gov.

Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance No Student is Unreachable: School and Community Solutions for Success

Thursday, Jan. 17; registration begins at 8 a.m. Event time is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public; registration is required. 
Texas Station Hotel-Casino, 2101 Texas Star Lane
The conference focuses on trauma-informed responsiveness in schools, school climate, safety and critical legislative issues. Speakers include Akbar Cook and Wes Hall. Principal Cook was featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for his effective trauma-informed approach to meeting the needs of his students in Newark, New Jersey. Hall is an author and weekly radio talk show host and created the Young Men of Color Initiative for the Los Angeles Unified School District. To RSVP, contact lquick@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6052.

Talent Showcase: A Night of Expressions 4 Auditions (ages 8-22)

Theme: Extending the Dream

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19.

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

Audition for this youth talent showcase open to performers ages 8-22, showcasing the talents of community youth with singing, dancing, spoken word, and music, all in recognition and celebration of Black History Month. For more information and try-out times please call Willie Henderson at 702-229-2473. Showcase will be Feb. 8 at Charleston Heights Arts Center.

Downtown Cultural Series - Out of the Desert Concert

Friday, Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Enjoy an afternoon of traditional bluegrass, gospel, Celtic and newgrass music. Mixing four-part vocals and award-winning musicians, Out of the Desert provides the audience with an enjoyable and memorable afternoon. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Jan. 18, 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).

Wheelchair Basketball Division II-III Tournament

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 19-20; Saturday games 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free parking and admission for spectators.

UNLV McDermott North and South Gym, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Call 702-306-7613 for more information.

Peace Week Celebration (all ages)

Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-507-3989.

Join the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy special guest performances and recognition of local leaders for their outstanding service to the community. Call 702-229-6125 for more information.

Chinese New Year Luncheon (ages 50+)    

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $8 per person. Advance registration required; registration opens Dec. 18.

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

Day Trip to the Mob Museum & Container Park (ages 50+)

Thursday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $15  transportation and entrance fee to museum.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

An interesting look into the Mob and Las Vegas connection. Bring extra money for lunch.

Sankofa Conversations: Continuing the Journey (ages 13+)

Saturday, Jan. 26, 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 impacting the African-American community for today and tomorrow. Reference books for this series include “The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors” by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, “Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl” by Harriet Ann Jacobs, (aka Linda Brent), and “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

Indoor Garage Sale         

Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $5/vendors; shoppers free.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

Vendors ages 50+ pay only $5 to sell their unwanted items; shoppers of all ages can find their treasures. Vendor registration opens Dec. 12. Vendors call or visit the center for a selling packet.

Super Bowl Social (ages 50+)    

Thursday, Jan. 31, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required by Jan. 24.

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

Football trivia, finger foods and football fun.