A Week of Cars, Home Improvements and More

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, May 14

It’s all about iconic cars this weekend as Las Vegas Car Stars takes over the Fremont Street Experience. The show kicks off today with a VIP party at the host D Hotel, and continues through the weekend with cool rides from movies and TV, along with their human co-stars. LasVegasCarStars.com.

Friday, May 15

Hard to believe that Opportunity Village is turning 60; it doesn’t look a day older than 39. To celebrate, the nonprofit that helps people with intellectual disabilities is having a birthday bash, today through Sunday at the Oakey Campus (6300 W. Oakey Blvd.) The party features a beer garden, hot-air balloon rides and, of course, a DJ. WizardOfOV.com.

Saturday, May 16

Why did dinosaurs have bony plates, shields and spikes? It wasn’t for combat or defense, says paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner. We’re guessing it was to attract other similarly adorned dinos, but to find out for sure, be at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum at 2 p.m. to hear Horner speak on the topic. LVNHM.org.

kids_lunch_WEBSunday, May 17

Getting off your butt is the whole idea behind Southern Nevada Moves Miles, a community-wide event striving to reach 100,000 miles moved, collectively. The Moves Miles finale is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Downtown Container Park, and it features a health fair, crafts and boxed lunches for the kids. DowntownContainerPark.com.

Monday, May 18

So you want to buy a house, but you’re not sure if you qualify for assistance. You need to talk to Fidelia Soberanis, senior housing coordinator with Nevada Partners, Inc. Luckily she’s putting on a Prospective Homebuyer Orientation program, 10:30 a.m. at the West Las Vegas Library. LVCCLD.org.

Tuesday, May 19

And another gem from your library friends: Sam Mihara will talk about his experiences at Heart Mountain relocation camp in Wyoming, where he was sent as a 9-year-old boy at the start of WWII. The talk includes rare snapshots by photographer Dorothea Lange. 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library Main Theater. LVCCLD.org.

home_owners_WEBWednesday, May 20

Now that you’ve got your house, you want to make improvements and repairs. But what kind of work requires a permit? Homeowner’s Night 2015 in Henderson lays it all out for you, from which projects need a permit to how to get one. Think before you build. 6 p.m. at Henderson City Hall (240 S. Water St.). CityOfHenderson.com.

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