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May 15-31 Events
5/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
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All activities are subject to change. For links to facilities, programs, classes and activities, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

Hula Classes (ages 50+)

Every Wednesday beginning May 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.;

10 a.m. Beginning Hula; 12 p.m.

Free to attend. 

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

Come join our new classes! Call 702-229-6601 for more information. 

Senior Health Fair and Fitness Day (ages 50+)

Wednesday, May 15, 9-11 a.m. health fair; 11 a.m. lunch; 12-3 p.m. guest speakers and fitness class demonstrations.

Cost: $5, includes T-shirt and lunch.

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

Annual BBQ Luncheon (ages 50+)

Friday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $6. Advance registration required by May 15.

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

Enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on the grill with all the fixings and root beer floats. Call 702-229-1600 for information and registration.

Ward 4 Movie in the Park (all ages)

Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.; movie begins at dusk.

Free and open to the public.

Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road.

Bring the family to enjoy the animated feature "Incredibles 2," as well as free popcorn and water while supplies last. Lawn seating; bring low chairs and blankets to be more comfortable. Food trucks will offer refreshments for sale. For more information, call 702-229-2524. See the flier.

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, May 17, 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).

Fill Your Heart with Pawsitive Love Pet Fair

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free admission with canned pet food donation.

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

Enjoy vendors, speakers, contests, adoption information and opportunities. Dress your pet in a favorite costume or enter them into the obstacle course event. There is something for everyone.

StorySLAM: White Lies (ages 13+)

Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Pay what you wish at the door, $5 suggested.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

StorySLAM is a celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are. Members of the community share their own personal, genuine stories with the audience, connected to a chosen theme for the evening. Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson moderates as storytellers share true personal tales of how bending the truth, saving face and the unintended consequences of telling “white lies.” For complete details and information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Adult Coed, Men’s D and Coed Rec Summer Softball Leagues (ages 18+)

Registration open May 20-28, or until full, for games that begin the week of June 10.

Cost: $475 per team.

Veterans Memorial Fields at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, or Lorenzi Park Fields at 3333 W. Washington Ave.

For information and registration, call 702-229-1642 or visit online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/municipalsports.

3rd Street Public Art Project Proposal Presentations

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Fifth Street School, 410 S. 4th St.

Proposals were submitted for the 3rd Street Linear Park Public Art Project. Four artists will provide a 10-minute presentation on his/her proposal followed by a public Q&A.

Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

The public is invited to this annual memorial to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Call 702-229-2524 for more information.

Ward 4 & YMCA YSPLASH/Opening Day at the Pool (all ages)

Saturday, May 25, 12 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person for pool entry; free for Y members.

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA Pool, 3521 N. Durango Drive.

Bring the family for opening day at the outdoor water park. Water games and activities will run throughout the day and YSPLASH will be from 12 to 2 p.m. (pre-registrations required). Call the YMCA at 702-240-9622 for information and registration.

16th Annual Float Like A Duck (all ages)

Saturday, May 25, 12 to 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, 702-877-9622.

Bring the family, dressed to swim, to this annual fun water safety program. Join Duckie for water park fun, floating classes, water safety booths, exhibits, swimming, games and prizes. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas and many community organizations.

Ward 3 Fiesta Day! (all ages)

Saturday, May 25, 12 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person (food and beverages extra)

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

Bring the entire family to start the summer with a fiesta.  Latin music, food and beverages will make this celebration muy caliente. Receive information about swim lessons, youth swim teams and party rentals.  Fun for all!

School’s Out Summer Splash Party (all ages)

Monday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.                 

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

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

School’s finally out and we want to celebrate with you!  We’re throwing all of our splash toys in the pool.  Join us for swimming, games, dancing, treats, prizes. We’ll even play music!

Summer Day Camps

Monday-Friday, May 28-Aug. 9 (no camp July 4).

Cost: varies by camp location and age group. Advance registration required.

The types of summer camps include Tot Camp (ages 3-5), Kids Camp (ages 5-11 and have completed kindergarten), Teen Adventure Camp (ages 12-14) and a Counselor-in-Training program (ages 15+). Mirabelli and Veterans Memorial will offer elite camps with week-long specialty themes. See the Mirabelli and Veterans Memorial elite camp lists. The popular Teen Adventure Camp, offered at all community centers, will feature bus trips to fascinating spots all over Southern Nevada. There will be specialized camp activities each week focusing on sports, science, art, dance and more. Call centers for information or go online.

 

Online registration at www.lasvegasparksandrec.com for summer activities is open now. Click on “Summer Camps” or “Aquatics.” Walk-in registration at the community centers below is available during regular hours. Registration will continue until camps are full. Day camp hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., except at Stupak Community Center (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Junior Lifeguard Camp (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pavilion Center Pool). Teen Adventure Camp days may vary by location. A weekly, non-refundable $10 transportation fee will be charged for each participant in Kids, Teens and Elite Camps.

  • Adaptive Recreation Summer Camp, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-4903; $100/week per person ages 7-21 with disabilities.
  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607; $125/week ages 5-11; $150/week ages 12-14 for Tuesday-Thursday Teen Adventure Camp.
  • Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374; $75/week ages 5-11; $100/week ages 12-14 Teen Adventure Camp.
  • East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515; $75/week/child ages 5-11; $100/week ages 12-14 Teen Adventure Camp.
  • Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359; $150/week full day ages 3-5; $80/week half day 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. ages 3-5; $150-$200/week ages 6-11; $150/week ages 12-14 for Tuesday-Thursday Teen Adventure Camp.
  • Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488; $150/week/child ages 11-14; Junior Lifeguard Camp 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Successful participants will earn essential pool lifesaving skills and Junior Lifeguarding certification in this American Red Cross Program. Camp will be offered June 3-7, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19 and Aug. 5-9.
  • Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488; $40/week ages 5-11; hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or an extended camp 3:30–6 p.m. for an additional $20/week. $100/week ages 12-14 Teen Adventure Camp (Stupak location only).
  • Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100; $150-$200 week ages 5-11; $200/week ages 12-14 Teen Adventure Camp.  

Havana Nights (ages 50+)

Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required.

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

Enjoy entertainment by salsa dancers while you have lunch. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

Intergenerational Tea (ages 5+)

Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $7 per person, includes a tea luncheon. Advance registration required by May 10. East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Seniors are encouraged to bring children or grandchildren to enjoy an afternoon tea party, and learn about the etiquette of tea. A senior with a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership must accompany each person under age 50. Seating is limited; no one may register more than three people. Reservations are non-transferable; no refunds. Call 702-229-1515 for information and reservations.

Bunco (ages 50+)

Thursday, May 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $2. Current senior programs membership and advance registration are required.

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

Enjoy a fun dice game with prizes for the most buncos, most wins and most losses. Light snacks will be served.

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Ensemble Performances (all ages)

Saturday, May 31, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Enjoy a performance of short works written and produced by the students of the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Ensemble. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

The Best Cheat Meals In Las Vegas
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Cheat Day? We've got you covered. If you're looking for some Las Vegas diet busters, the below list is a great place to start. From sweet to savory, there is something for everyone. Continue at your own risk! The below are not beach bod friendly ;) 

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Big Poppa Tart at the Donut Bar

124 S 6th St #140, Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Big Poppa Tart from Donut Bar is over a pound, and the center is an entire blueberry ‎Pop-Tart®. But wait, there’s more. They add blueberry jelly and crumble more Pop-Tart® on top. There’s nothing subtle about Las Vegas, and Donut Bar wanted to make sure the same was true of the Big Poppa Tart. This is the doughnut that put them on the map and is probably big enough to be seen in Google’s satellite view. If you need a challenge, love ‎Pop-Tarts® or believe everything is bigger in Texas, check out the Big Poppa Tart.

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Carson Kitchen’s Bacon Jam

124 S 6th St #100, Las Vegas, NV 89101        

Don’t let size fool you. The Bacon Jam from Carson’s Kitchen has everything you want to indulge in – sweet, savory and gooey with a side of carbs. Chef Cory Harwell told Food and Wine that the idea for it came one New Year’s Eve as he was hosting a dinner party for friends; he mixed bacon with sherry vinegar, brown sugar, onions, garlic and chili pepper. Although we don’t have the exact recipe for the popular dish, we can’t imagine the ingredients have changed much, but the restaurant version is topped with baked brie and served with toasted baguette slices.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie At Crumbl Cookies

5590 Painted Mirage Rd #110, Las Vegas, NV 89149

This new cookie place has taken Las Vegas by storm. Cookies are fresh, moist and served warm. Their menu rotates every week but favorites including chocolate chip and chilled sugar are always available.

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EAT’s Killer Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Downtown: 707 E Carson Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Summerlin: 1910 Village Center Cir suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89134

EAT’s grilled cheese lives up to its name and its served at both locations so you can indulge no matter what side of town you are on. Made with aged cheddar on thick sour dough bread and served with tomato soup, this classic favorite will not disappoint.

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Frozen treat at Frozen Frog

7540 Oso Blanca Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89149

Shave ice and dole whip at one convenient location at 7540 Oso Blanca Road in Centennial Hills. This is as close to Hawaii as you are going to get in Las Vegas and there are dozens and dozens of flavor combos to try. The perfect thing on a hot summer day.

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Cheesesteak at Pop's Philly Steaks

501 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107

If you are going to cheat go big or why bother? Melty cheese (provolone or whiz) covering lean steak on a hoagie roll. Pair it with some fried mushrooms. Enjoy your treats al 'fresco on Pop's patio on at Decatur Boulevard and Alta Drive.

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Quadruple Bypass Burger at Heart Attack Grill

450 Fremont St #130, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Have you ever wondered how you could eat 9,982 calories in one meal? Have you ever been in a hospital wearing one of those gowns that opens in the back for all the world to see and thought to yourself, "This ambience would make for a great dining experience?" Sure, we all have. You probably thought these two curiosities would never be answered by one establishment, but you'd be wrong - heart-attack dead wrong. Meet the Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass Burger. Sure, there's also a 19,900 calorie Octuple Bypass Burger, but let's be reasonable. Wine is served in an I.V. drip bag. Milkshakes are made with butterfat. The servers are dressed like nurses - not in a realistic way with scrubs and a look of exhaustion, but more like the Halloween version that probably won't keep you very warm. To top it all off, your stay in the "hospital" ends with either a triumphant, free, wheelchair ride to the exit or, if you didn't finish your food, a public paddling.

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Short Rib Fried Rice at Le Thai

523 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

It’s the restaurant’s signature dish for a reason. Made with pulled beef from short rib, this fried rice is something you will not want to share. It’s stir-fried with waterfall sauce, egg, garlic, yellow and green onions and topped with cilantro. We’re not sure what the calorie count is, but it seems to have something from all the major food groups, which is good enough for us.

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Slushy drink at Courtesy D Bar on Fremont Street Experience

301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Fremont Street is known for its gaming and endless entertainment, but it is also the home for “slushy” adult drinks. Visit one of the outdoors bars at the Fremont Experience and enjoy a slushy by the yard (responsibly of course). That’s 3 feet!

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The Park’s Garbage Fries

506 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Cheat day really isn’t complete without some fries and The Park’s don’t disappoint! Fries come with cheddar and provolone cheese, bacon, jalapenos, green onions, tomatoes, avocado, chipotle ranch, a fried egg and you can add steak or chicken.