Upcoming Events Through October 20

Ward 1 Movie in the Park & Bob Baskin Park Rededication

Friday, Oct. 12, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Bob Baskin Park, 2801 W. Oakey Blvd.

Bring the family to enjoy all the features of this renovated park plus a free family movie, “Hotel Transylvania 3,” jump house, costume parade, kids activities and refreshments while supplies last! Lawn seating; bring low-back chairs or blankets to be more comfortable. For more information, call 702–229–6405.

Whine & Paint Halloween (ages 50+)

Friday, Oct. 12, noon.

Cost: $7.

Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave.

Advance registration required: 702–229–6601.

Ward 1 Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.

Howard Lieburn Senior Center & Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.

Ward 2 Trunk or Treat & Car Show

Veterans Memorial Community Center

Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fun, activities for all ages, costume parade, trunk-or-treating, local entertainment, car show, community vendors and food trucks. Online $25 registration for the car show includes event T-shirt, dash plaque, goodie bag and raffle tickets for prizes and gift cards. Call 702–229–6405 for more information. Click here for car show registration.

Disability Awareness Day

Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Fiesta

Saturday, Oct. 13, 12–3 p.m.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a family festival at East Las Vegas. There will be games, face painting, food, entertainment, resource vendors, and fun activities for the entire family. This event is sponsored by Councilman Coffin, the city of Las Vegas, and neighborhood groups. If your organization is interested in being a vendor for this event, please send an email to rsaucedo@lasvegasnevada.gov for more information.

Rainbow Company Auditions for “Willy Wonka”

Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m.

Charleston Heights Arts Center

Jack Cimo Free Concert

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.

Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road

Enjoy a free concert by Jack Cimo, classically trained Spanish guitar master.

Las Vegas College & Career Days Oct. 15–18 Access College & Career Fair Kickoff

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St.

Colleges, universities, and career awareness organizations locally and from across the country will be on hand to discuss college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, career and technical trade opportunities, and so much more. For information and registration, visit www.accesscollege2.com.

Ward 4 Trunk or Treat and Movie in the Park (all ages)

Friday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk.

Free and open to the public.

Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

Join Councilman Stavros S. Anthony to kick off the Halloween festivities early. Enjoy activities for all ages, including kids’ costume parade, trunk-or-treating, local live entertainment, raffles, community vendors and the family friendly movie, “Hotel Transylvania 3.” Free popcorn and water while supplies last. Bring your blanket or low-backed chairs to be more comfortable on the lawn. Food truck items will be available for purchase. Call 702–229–2524 for more information.

Ward 4/YMCA Trunk or Treat

Friday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive.

Put on your costume and join Councilman Anthony to kick off your Halloween season at this annual family friendly trunk-or-treat event. Open to children of all ages. Free candy giveaways at each “trunk” while supplies last for those dressed in costume, plus free raffle prizes. Enjoy a bounce house, cake walk and games, too.

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, The Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. This monthly forum event, hosted by LaBlaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Due to potential subject matter, we strongly advise participants be age 17 or older. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702–229-ARTS (2787).

Stupak Halloween Carnival

Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to 2 p.m.

Free and open to ages 13 and younger.

Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702–229–2488.

Enjoy trick or treating, games, snow cones and fun.

8th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying (all ages)

Co-sponsored with Nevada PEP

Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m.

Registration fees $15 student, $20 adult, $40 family 4-pack.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

Join the city of Las Vegas and Nevada PEP in taking steps to stop bullying! This annual 5K Fun Run or the 1.5 Mile Fun Walk & Roll benefits Nevada PEP’s mission to increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities through education, encouragement and empowerment activities. For complete details and information, or to register online, visit www.NVPEP.org or call 702–388–8899.

Las Vegas Book Festival (all ages)

Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

The Las Vegas Book Festival is the largest literary event in Nevada. Renowned authors Luis Rodriguez, Sara Shepard and Colson Whitehead will headline the 2018 Las Vegas Book Festival. Former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Rodriguez has 15 books in all genres, including the bestselling memoir, “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” His latest books are “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing” and “Borrowed Bones.” Shepard is the author of the New York Times bestselling series “Pretty Little Liars” and bestselling book series “The Lying Game”; both have been turned into television shows. It recently was announced that Shepard’s “The Perfectionists” also will be adapted into a television series. Award-winning author Colson Whitehead has received a number of recognitions for his novels. His most recent novel, “The Underground Railroad,” won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a №1 New York Times bestseller.

Ward 3 Movie in the Park

Saturday, Oct. 20, movie starts at dusk.

Free and open to the public.

Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park, 2100 E. St. Louis Ave.

Bring the family to enjoy the PG-rated animated film “Despicable Me 3,” as well as raffle prizes, water and popcorn while supplies last. Lawn seating; bring blankets or low chairs to be more comfortable.