Because “free” is our favorite “F” word, we note that tonight, and every Thursday night through the summer, is “Movies Al Fresco” at Montelago Village Resort at Lake Las Vegas, 8 p.m. at the events plaza. The offering tonight: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s a year old, but so what? Get out and take in a movie in the grass.
Not only is it possible to build a boat out of cardboard, it’s something of a sport to race the results. But there’s an art to crafting a paper vessel that will endure the rigors of the sea, or in this case a pool, and if you plan on entering Boulder City’s 10th annual Cardboard Boat Race July 21, you may need some help. The staff of Boulder City’s Parks & Recreation department is there for you with advice, scissors and glue today, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Boulder City Pool, 861 Ave. B. Call 293-9286 to register.
If the disaster in the Gulf leaves you wanting to stick your finger in BP’s eye, consider switching to an electric car. You’ll find a group of like-minded folks at the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association. They get together at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, to talk about how to buy, build and live with electric cars. Call 636-0304 for information, or check their website at lveva.org.
Here’s your chance to meet new people—and tackle them. The Funday Football meet-up is a group of people in shape and otherwise, skilled with a pigskin and otherwise, who get together in the heat because they love the game. Slather on some sunscreen, hydrate yourself and join them at 9 a.m. at Desert Breeze Park, the field nearest the intersection of Durango and Twain. All are welcome.
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the hottest temperature on record in Las Vegas: 117 degrees, which we hit July 19, 2005. (We also hit that mark once before, July 24, 1942.) If the mercury doesn’t reach record highs, or even if it does, catch the beginning of the Las Vegas 51s four-game home stand against the Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m. at Cashman Field. It’s value-menu Monday, after all, which means deep discounts on stuff you shouldn’t be eating anyway. Tickets are $9-$20; call 798-7825 for information.
Has it really been 10 years since Clark County’s Desert Breeze Outdoor Water Park opened? Yes, it has. Come celebrate with live music, snow cones and other things that go well with water when it’s 100-degree plus. Bonus: You can finally meet the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Deputy Drip, and then be thankful you don’t have to walk in his shoes. The party’s at 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, noon-4 p.m.
If keeping a lot of balls—or lit torches, or running chain saws, or sharp knives—in the air is your gig, you’ll be excited to know that the World Juggling Federation’s WJF 6 is coming to the Riviera Hotel, today through Sunday. This gathering of jugglers of every skill level features shows, workshops and competitions. Whether you are just starting out or need to polish your complex mess patterns, you’ll find something to keep your attention. Register or find more info at thewjf.com.