While March is definitely roaring it’s way out like a lion, April doesn’t appear to be coming in like a gentle little lamb. With Easter and Passover falling on the same week, which also coincides with Spring Break in Las Vegas, April is sure to be a busy month full of family fun, late bed times, laughter, and memories!
Here’s a list of what’s happening locally to help get you started!
ENJOY THESE EVENTS ALL MONTH
The Springs Preserve is a flutter with butterflies! The exhibit is open daily through May 29th. While you’re there don’t miss Boomtown 1905.
April 7 – April 9
Pinot’s Palette Grand Opening at Town Square Join us in welcoming the third location from 7pm -9pm. on Friday, April 7th. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Friday, April 7th! The community concession stand will be open at 6 p.m. We have many options to choose from– sweet and savory! We also sell delicious Gianna’s Pizza straight from the restaurant. If you bring food into the park, we kindly ask you to leave no trace behind and keep the park clean…. All films are free and family-friendly, rated PG-13 or below. Films are open to the general public. We encourage you to walk or bike to the park; if driving, you can find additional parking at the adjacent Huntridge Shopping Center. We always need volunteers to assist with this ongoing program– if you’re interested please send us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to the City of Las Vegas and Councilman Bob Coffin for your support of our sixth season! And to all who attend, thank you; we couldn’t make these movie events happen for our neighborhoods without your support! First Friday is back beginning April 7th!
April is Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, and to celebrate Dr. Stephen Rowland from UNLV will present a lecture on fossil mammoths. Join us to hear what scientists are learning from the latest research on these animals and what it tells us about life in southern Nevada during the Pleistocene Ice Age. This program is free with museum membership or paid general admission. Please email email@example.com or call 702-822-8746 for more information. The program is from 2pm – 4pm.
Crazy Spokes Join us as we celebrate Henderson as a Bicycle Friendly Community with a fun bicycling event for all cycling abilities. Crazy Spokes, which features a 15-mile bike ride and 5.5-mile family fun ride, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 8. Both rides will start and finish at the Henderson Events Plaza. Early registration is $15 per adult and $10 per child (ages 5 to 17) per ride prior to April 5. Starting at 10 a.m., the 15-mile bike ride will be guided by REI. It is an educational tour that teaches people new to the sport of cycling the fundamentals of distance riding. The group ride also gives participants the opportunity to experience some of the city’s bicycle-friendly roads and trails, including the popular Union Pacific Railroad Trail. The one-day bicycling event also features an organized bike ride for families, which begins at 10:30 a.m. The course is approximately 5.5 miles and designed with beginners in mind. Participants, who are encouraged to dress up in wacky outfits and decorate their bikes, will enjoy the fun and casual ride to Acacia Park and back to the Henderson Events Plaza. All riders will receive lunch at the end of the ride, along with a Crazy Spokes commemorative T-shirt, while supplies last
Traditional Hunting Workshop Learn what it took to survive in Southern Nevada in our Traditional Hunting Workshop. 9am – 12pm, Saturday, April 8th. Participants will learn how to use a spear thrower (atlatl) and shoot a bow and arrow in a fun and safe environment with our trained staff. Use the skills you learn on a virtual “hunt.” Limited to guests aged 12 years and up. Registration is $20 for Springs Preserve members; $25 for non-members.
The Egg Express – Nevada Southern Railway Come have fun on the Egg Express on April 8th, 9th, and 15th! The museum will be hosting three fun-filled days with the Egg Express. There will be Story Time and Crafts on board your ride on the Nevada Southern Railway (Sponsored by Ruben’s Wood Craft and Toys). We will be having a Scavenger Hunt, an Egg Hunt, and games for the little ones. The Model Railroad Car will be open and you can take a ride on the Live Steamers. Story time and crafts are included free with purchase of ticket. Tickets prices: adult (12yrs +) $10, children (4-11) $7, children 3 and under are free. Tickets are sold on the platform before the train runs. (No extra charge if you have our membership). Train times: 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM & 2:30 PM. EGG HUNT: $5 donation per child and can be purchased on-site the day of the event. The $5 donation goes to the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway 501c3 organization that supports the museum. This year is our 5th Annual Nurturing Naturally Event and we are having it on World Health Day! We are celebrating world health through breastfeeding… World health begins with breastfeeding and it doesn’t just benefit babies, it benefits everyone! The Springs Preserve 10am – 2pm
SPRING BREAK IS APRIL 10 – APRIL 15
The Clark County Fair – April 12 – 16
April 14 – April 16
Movie in the park is back! Save the date!!
The film will be: The Secret Life of Pets
Free and open to the public. Ward 6 Movie in the Park
Centennial Hills Park Amphitheater, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive at Deer Springs Way.
Enjoy a free family film in the park. Bring your blankets or folding chairs. A food truck will be available or bring your own food from home.
Call 702-229-6154 for more information.
Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival Did you know it has been nearly 65 years since Henderson was officially incorporated? In honor of this milestone, we will celebrate the city’s legacy with a hometown celebration for our residents. The Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 15 at the #HendersonEventsPlaza. The celebration features a breakfast with Henderson City Council members at 9 a.m., parade down Water Street at 10 a.m., and a festival with live entertainment, food and activities for all ages at 11 a.m. Admission to the event is free.
This month event is from 5:30pm – 8pm. Highlights include include: antique and classic cars, local vendors, free children’s activities (bounce house, face painter & balloon artist), raffle, and beer tastings from the Chicago Brewing Company’s 1937 custom Ford beer truck! Also, some of children’s favorite superheroes will be on hand as Desert Wind’s Celestial Comics joins our event with several local artists who will be sketching for donations supporting the Nevada non-profit Critical Care Comics. Village Square is located at 9400 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117. (Look for the Regal Theatre and you’re there)
April 21 – April 23
DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN WELLNESS WEEKEND
Wellness Weekend: Saturday, April 22 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday, April 23 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Summerlin Hospital Speaker Series: health screenings and information on the following topics: skin cancer education, cardiac/stroke education, adult CPR, blood pressure checks, breast cancer, balance screenings, senior exercise, scoliosis screening, meditation, breastfeeding Q&A and more
Children’s Interactive Tent hosted by Summerlin Hospital featuring children’s CPR, medical play, scoliosis screening and a children’s nutrition activity
16th Annual Tour de Summerlin
Non-competitive cycling event runs through Summerlin, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, benefitting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Southern Nevada’s longest running cycling event The 80-mile ride begins at 7 a.m.; 60-mile ride begins at 7:45 a.m.; 40-mile ride begins at 8:30 a.m.
Co-founded by the GREEN Alliance and Republic Services, this event celebrates Earth Day with nearly 150 exhibitors displaying products and offering information on clean energy, green homes and buildings, smart energy, sustainable living and more.
8th Annual Summerlin Half Marathon
3.1 mile course that begins and ends at Downtown Summerlin, includes scenic tour of several Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system and more. Chip-timed run/walk Top female and male finishers recognized; all participants receive medals and shirts Benefits The College of Medicine at Roseman University in Summerlin.
EARTH DAY EVENTS
Fresh 52 Inspirada
Join your neighbors and friends at Inspirada to celebrate Earth Day! Cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, and children’s activities are only the beginning of the fun. The fresh52 Farmers’ Market at Inspirada is a friendly, open-air market showcasing more than 35 choice vendors with organic produce, freshly baked goods, gourmet items, artesian wares, and more!
Green Our Planet and Garden Farms will provide the following workshops in the Event Garden in Solista Park:
– 9:30am: How to Build a Garden Bed (bed will be raffled off to benefit Liberty HS)
– 10:30am: Gardening 101
– 11:30am: Container Gardening
Chef Mayra’s cooking demonstration will be in the Solista Clubhouse:
– 10:30am: 35+ Meal in a Jar Recipes – simple, easy, and great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the go
Children’s Activities/Face Painting:
– 9am – 1pm
Spring Valley State Park in Pioche invites people to volunteer to pick up litter at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, dress for the weather, and bring gloves and a snack. The park will provide trash bags and drinking water. All ages are welcome, as long as children are accompanied by an adult. The park entrance fee will be waived for participants.
Providence Going Green Earth Day Celebration
Help Providence “go green” during its first Going Green Earth Day Celebration. The event is free for the entire family and will begin with a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) clean-up of the desert area west of Providence from 8 a.m. to noon, and will continue with Going Green festivities at Knickerbocker Park from noon to 3 p.m. Festivies include music, games, inflatable bungee run and obstacle course, gardening demonstrations for kids and adults by Star Nursery, small farmers market by Gilcrease Orchard, dog agility course by K-9 Allure, free shredding by Opportunity Village, blood drive by United Blood Services, information and goodies for kids from community partners and food trucks.
In honor of Earth Day, ladybugs will be released at 2:30 p.m. They are considered beneficial because they consume harmful insects that kill or damage flowers, shrubs and trees.
To sign up for the clean-up, visit http://signup.com/go/V57ceQ, and to register for the blood drive, visit www.bloodhero.com and enter the sponsor code Providence Hero. For event information, call the Providence Master Homeowners Association at (702) 216-2020
Thursday, April 27
Free Movies at West Wind Drive-In
It’s the first free movie night of the year at West Wind. Gates open at 6pm, movies starts at 8pm. Address: 4150 W Carey Ave, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
Tickets are only $10 at the door with your Silverton Rewards Club card at this Miller Lite sponsored event.
Catch new artists every Thursday in April!
April 28 – April 30
Archery at the Ranch – Spring Mountain Ranch State Park – Friday, April 28
This free program is from 10am – 12pm. Never shot a bow before? No problem! This ranger-supervised program will teach you the basics of an ancient art with modern equipment. All equipment is provided, please do not bring your own archery equipment. Please wear closed-toe footwear and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.
This event has a limited number of participants and is recommended for participants ages eight and up. Please call 702-875-4141 to reserve a spot. Group sign-ups will be limited to four people per group.
Entry to Spring Mountain State Park is $9 per vehicle, with a $2 discount for Nevada residents. An annual pass for Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is available for $65. There is no additional fee for this event.
Join the Southern Nevada Health District for a community baby shower. Give your baby a healthy start and get connected with resources in your community!
Come join the fun and protect your young children by getting recommended vaccines.
-Free or low cost vaccinations available for eligible children!
-Connect with community resources!
-Bring insurance information and shot records
Join the Springs Preserve to honor children and celebrate childhood with the annual Día del Niño event.
There will be hours of fun for children of all ages, including clowns and magicians, cooking demos, face painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment, traditional food and drink, hands-on arts and crafts and much more. The event is from 12pm – 5pm. There is an admission charge. Details here.
Grab a bag and fill it up for only $8! Plus get spectacular savings through out the store, up to 50% off. This is a sale you don’t want to miss! Get there early for the best selection. Newborn – Size 14. Toys, baby gears, and more. The entire store will be on sale!
Touch-A-Truck at the Orleans Arena – April 29
This year TOUCH-A-TRUCK will be in the NW parking lot behind Orleans Arena. There will be 80+ construction, transportation, emergency vehicles, and more! With several interactive zones, engaging activity tents, and the Master of Ceremonies Jeff Civillico keeping everything rolling, this year’s event is sure to be fun for the whole family.
There will be two hours of HORN FREE, sensory-friendly time from 9am – 11am!
Tickets are $6.00 per person in advance at www.touchatruck.com or $8.00 per person at the door. Children UNDER 2 are FREE
Join us for the 8th Annual 5K Race for Hope!
Grab your friends & family and lace up your sneakers for Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s 8th Annual 5K Race for Hope and Fun Walk. This annual day of fun, fitness and fundraising celebrates National Autism Awareness Month and supports children, youth and families affected by autism living in Nevada. The family-friendly morning of fun will include the 5K run and fun walk, music, raffles, entertainment, activities for the kids, health and family resource fair, and more! Online registration is available online through April 27 at www.GrantAGiftFoundation.o
The 2017 Las Vegas Highland Games are just around the corner! The 13th Celtic Gathering and Highland Games will have live music, traditional food, and you can see Athletics, Dance, and Bagpiping Competitions!
The festival is held at Floyd Lamb Park Saturday & Sunday. More information at www.lasvegascelticsociety.
Past Events this Month
March 31 – April 2
Fresh 52 Spring Festival at Tivoli Village
Join Fresh52 in welcoming spring at their annual Spring Festival at Tivoli Village! It’s tons of fun for the entire family and is an event we make sure to attend each year!
Desert Tortoise Adoption Weekend
If you have been considering adding a desert tortoise to your family, this is the weekend to do it. The Tortoise Group is waiving adoption fees for 72 hours. Find more information here or attend the adoption event at the Petco on Warm Spring and Durango.
Spring Plant Sale at the Springs Preserve
Native and desert-adapted plant varieties will be available for purchase at our annual Spring Plant Sale!
Staff will be on hand to answer customer questions about how to care for their new plants.
New and existing Springs Preserve members will receive a special 10 percent off discount on plants, as well as early access at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.
Stargazing at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Beginning at 7:30pm Saturday April 1st
You’d be surprised how bright the stars are just 20 miles from downtown Las Vegas! Join the LV Astronomical Society for an evening of star gazing with their excellent telescopes and knowledgeable guidance. There is no need to bring your own telescopes.
Entry to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is $9.00 per car, and Nevada residents receive a $2.00 discount. There is no charge to participate in this event.
Wildflower Hike at Valley of Fire State Park – Sunday April 2nd
Join a member of the park staff on a short guided hike and observe the plethora of wildflowers that are in bloom during this time of the year. The hike leader will point out and identify the various wildflowers visible along this approximately one-mile hike.
WHEN: Sunday, April 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the lower parking lot at the Valley of Fire visitor center; participants will caravan to the trailhead from there.
COST: This event is free of charge, however, Valley of Fire State Park does have a day-use fee of $10 per vehicle (Nevada residents receive a $2 discount).
CONTACT: Chris Johnson, 702.397.2088, firstname.lastname@example.org