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WEEKEND: revisiting the days of disco


LIVING: Boogie Wonder Band headlines event calendar that includes the best of regional spring high school sports action

pavilion-Ah, the 1970’s. Vietnam, Watergate, Star Wars, inflation, the Pittsburg Steelers, sideburns, of course, disco. Re-live the ‘good’ old days or get your first taste of a bygone era with The Boogie Wonder Band, performing at the Pavilion May 17.

The high-energy ,‘70s-inspired show is part of part of the #Flashback Series. Dressed in colorful leisure suits, platform shoes and afro wigs, the 10-member group pays tribute to famous acts like Kool and the Gang, the Village People, Donna Summer and the Bee Gees. Tickets are $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the city website or call (702)267-4849), or visit the Henderson Pavilion Box Office, TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


lake mead beachLake Mead Summer Kickoff Party, May 17 – The day’s activities include exhibits from partners and area businesses that provide recreation opportunities in the park, such as boating, kayaking, scuba diving, hunting and fishing. Guests can view an array of rental boats, walk along the marina or take a Lake Mead Cruise to the Hoover Dam.

At 1 p.m. guests will “Ready, Set, Wear It!” as they don their life jackets to attempt to break a world record. Rangers will offer water safety programs for kids at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., the winner of the Clark County School District Lake Mead Commemorative Seal Art Contest will be announced.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be on hand to share boating safety and life jacket tips. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct free vessel inspections near the launch ramp to help visitors ensure their boats are ready for the season.

Birding Under the Stars – Visit the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and they will take you “Birding Under the Stars”, May 17.

You will have a staff member guide you as you experience a very special look at the birds and other wildlife at night. You’ll look for nocturnal owls, nighthawks and night herons. View the evening sky and stars through the telescope set up at the visitor’s center.

Cost is $14 per person and registration is required, online or at any recreation center. Use activity code 663020-00.

This event is restricted to guest ages 8 and up.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in, late arrivals will not be allowed to go out on their own.

High School Regional Sports – You don’t have be a partisan supporter to catch some of the best softball and baseball in the valley this weekend.

softball foothillTake an umbrella and grab a spot on the grass bank where Green Valley High School hosts the Sunrise Regional baseball tournament Friday and Saturday. Or squeeze into Foothill High School’s more intimate environ to take in the regional softball championship, also Friday and Saturday.



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