The Jingle Bell Run
Dec. 12, 8 a.m.: The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held with a 5K or 10K timed course, 1-mile route, children’s dash and wheelchair division. Over 1,000 competitive runners and family members will don festive holiday attire, tie jingle bells to their shoelaces, and run or walk along the scenic outdoor course to the finish line at Tivoli Village. Afterward there will be holiday-themed activities and entertainment including a Kids’ Zone, crafts and games, holiday characters, raffles, contests and appearances by Terry Fator and Kelly Clinton with emcee Beth Fisher from Channel 13 KNTV. For more information, visit jbr.org/lasvegas or call 702.367.1626.
NOV 21, DEC 19
Nov. 21 & Dec. 19: Red Rock Fertility Center offers free seminars for new patients seeking information about fertility treatments. Dr. Eva Littman will address any questions attendees may have as well as lead a tour of its state-of-the-art IVF clinic. Attendees to the seminar will receive a free consultation and a $300 discount on Ultra IVF packages (restrictions apply). Seminars are held at its associated surgery facility, Sunset Surgery Center, located next door to Red Rock Fertility Center at 6420 Medical Center St., Suite 100. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Seminars will be held Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Call to RSVP at 702.712.4119 or reserve your seat online at redrockfertility.com.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort offers winter snow tubing for the 2015-16 season. This designated tubing area will be separate from the ski/snowboard terrain, allowing guests to enjoy the snow in 90-minute sessions. The snow tubing area will be open weekends and holiday periods throughout the winter season. Resort operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter season. Open to guests of all ages, advance purchase tickets for 90-minute sessions will be $20 or less and include inner tube rental with access to the area and tubing lift. For more information, visit skilasvegas.com.
Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada will hold its 12th Annual ATHENA International Award Luncheon. Award categories include Leadership, Young Professional Leadership, Organization Leadership, Minority Lifetime Achievement and the 4th annual Women in Entertainment, honoring women in entertainment, film, television, theatre and media. Visit womenschamberofnevada.org for more details. This is also a fundraiser for WCCNV Legacy Foundation for scholarships for underprivileged high school students. John Huck of KVUU Fox5VEGAS and Jessica Moore of KSNV News 3 will co-host the event.
NOV 21 – JAN 9
Nov. 21 to Jan. 9, 2016: “Seapeople… Voices from the Deep” exhibition by artist N’Gabre Pitts will be held at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The public is invited to enter the elusive, deep-sea cavern of the ancient mythological sea people. The sea people are a peaceful, reclusive people who have been in existence since time began, since the planet was completely covered with water, before the creation of man. They exist to monitor the planet; they are the sages, the timekeepers. “Seapeople” is an ongoing art installation dedicated to peace and is comprised of sea sculpture assemblages created from natural, organic sea materials. It has been documenting events and history since the 9/11 tragedy. The Meet-the-Artist Reception will be held Nov. 21, 2 to 5 p.m. with both the reception and ongoing exhibit free and open to the public. For more information, call 702.229.4800 or visit artslasvegas.org.
Dec. 5, 3 to 10 p.m.: Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada’s Suite Holidays enables guests to tour Las Vegas’ exclusive high roller and VIP suites—the suites not typically accessible to the general public. Guests will enjoy gourmet bites prepared by participating resorts’ chefs, paired with wine or cocktail selections chosen by sommeliers. Complimentary shuttle service is provided between properties. All net proceeds from event ticket sales, sponsorships, silent auction and raffle tickets directly benefit Junior Achievement. Participating resorts currently include The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The High Roller at The LINQ, Palms Resort Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Westgate Resort & Casino. To purchase tickets, go to jalasvegas.org/events/suite_holidays.Dec. 5: Santa Claus is running downtown for the 11th anniversary of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefitting Opportunity Village that provides programs and services for individuals with disabilities in the Las Vegas community. Thousands of Saint Nick lookalikes, along with the reigning champion of the “World Santa Challenge” for four consecutive years, will flood the streets for a 5K run and 1-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, raising funds. The race course will begin under the glowing overhead screens of Fremont Street Experience and continue throughout downtown, passing a number of landmarks. Participants can register online including as an individual racer, an adult team, participating children and even dogs (kept on a leash). For more information, visit opportunityvillage.org.
Jan. 18, 2016, 10 a.m.: The 33nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held in Downtown Las Vegas. The parade will start at Fourth Street, head north and end at Ogden Avenue. The parade will be aired lived on Cox Cable.
January 6th – February 13th
Jan. 6 to Feb. 13, 2016: Cultural arts classes are being offered in the West Las Vegas Arts Center including African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Ballet–Children, Ballet–Beginner/Intermediate, Ballet-Intermediate/Advanced, Modern Dance–Intermediate, Hip Hop/Funk, Capoeira/Martial Arts, Audio Engineering, Private Piano/Voice lessons, Private Percussion–Drum Set lessons and the Cultural Arts Ensembles–Children’s African Dance & Drum and Performance Ensemble. Registration is Nov. 28 to Jan. 2, 2016, for six-week sessions of classes. To register or for more information, call 702.229.4800 or visit artslasvegas.org.