Zappos Hosts a Speaker Series, Drag Racing Hits the Speedway

dream-racing-promo-160Thursday, Aug. 25

Let’s start the week with a good scare, shall we? Report to Henderson’s Green Valley Library at 6 p.m. for a free showing of The Conjuring, purportedly based on the true story of a dark presence in a rural farmhouse. Egads.

Friday, Aug. 26

How’s your martial arts training coming along? Need some inspiration to get to the next level belt? Here ya go: the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s World Master Championship is in town, Thursday through Saturday at the Convention Center.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Looking for some good, clean, all-American fun this evening? Then it’s off to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with you. There you’ll be enveloped in the Drag Racing Nationals Battle of the Imports & Domestics, 3-10 p.m. In addition to drag races you’ll find a car show, bikini contest and other goodies.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Beach party! Wait, where’s the beach? At the Reflection Bay Golf Club on Lake Las Vegas, in this case. It’s the annual Country in the Cove beach shindig, noon to 6 p.m., featuring some fine country music, good food, giveaways, stuff to do on the water, etc. Proceeds benefit the Lake Mead Yacht Club.

Monday, Aug. 29

If you see parents high-fiving in the streets, perhaps on their way to pick up a box of wine, it’s because today is the first day of classes at Clark County public schools. Congratulations to parents for surviving another long, hot summer! Condolences to kids; only nine more months to go! Everyone else, watch those school zones and stopped buses.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Local artist Austine Wood Comarow uses cellophane, polarized filters and light sources to create sparkling works of art. Her work is on display at Springs Preserve’s Big Springs Gallery daily through Sept. 18. Check it out while you can.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Hump day is going to be inspiring this week because we’re sending you to The Smith Center for the Zappos for Good Speaker Series, 5:30 p.m. Featured speakers are Dr. Brené Brown, a research and author who studies courage and vulnerability, and singer/songwriter Jewel.