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ETHEL M CHOCOLATES’ 19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CACTUS GARDEN Nov. 14-Jan. 1, 2013, 5-10 p.m. nightly. An illuminated winter wonderland featuring more than 600,000 sparkling lights decoratively displayed throughout a sprawling 3-acre Botanical Cactus Garden. The holiday hot spot also boasts live entertainment Friday - Saturday, photos with Santa Friday - Sunday and a display of “meteor lights” that look like falling snowflakes when seen through 3D glasses (available for $3). Free. Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson,

FUNDRAISERS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL’S ANNUAL FALL SUIT DRIVE Nov. 2, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. This annual one-day drive hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council collects business attire (suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry) for women in need, helping them prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during job interviews. Donations benefit back-to-work programs for women, provided by Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink, S.A.F.E. House, Safe Nest, The Shade Tree, Women’s Development Center and W.O.R.C. (Work Opportunities Readiness Center) of Help

of Southern Nevada. NV Energy’s parking lot, 6226 W. Sahara Ave.,

18TH ANNUAL HONORARIUM TO “CELEBRATE COMMUNITY” Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada hosts this premier Southern Nevada LGBTQ fundraiser, recognizing three community heroes: Kris McGarry (Woman of the Year), Todd VonBastiaans (Man of the Year) and Desirée Duncan (Volunteer of the Year). $150-$250. Rain Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort, MUSICAL POLITICAL SATIRE BY ROY ZIMMERMAN Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m. He has appeared with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, Sandra Tsing Loh, kd lang, and Andy Borowitz. His song “Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars?” was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times describes him as having “a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.” $13 advance; $15 door. UUCLV, 3616 E. Lake Mead Blvd., FLORENCE HENDERSON – ALL THE LIVES OF ME, A MUSICAL JOURNEY Nov. 8, 8 p.m. America’s favorite TV mother takes audiences on an intimate musical journey from

her beginnings on Broadway in the early 1950s as a favorite of Rodgers & Hammerstein (who cast her in Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music), to her role as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch. Humorous, warm and touching, this evening of cabaret benefits AFAN (Aid for Aids of Nevada). $35 -$75. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center

8TH ANNUAL “IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE” GALA Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Adelson Educational Campus honors Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel with the Pursuit of Excellence Award for his literacy and activism in human rights. $250 per person includes live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing and more. Corporate sponsorships and tables available. All proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship program. The Venetian, TOYS FOR TOTS SQUARE DANCE Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. Help the U.S. Marines make children’s Christmas wishes come true. Newcomers and families are welcome, no need to bring a partner. Class-level dances, Plus and Round dances, door prizes and refreshments! Co-sponsored by the Stardusters, Las Vegas Square and Round Dance Club. $6 with new unwrapped toy; $8 without toy. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.,

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Desert Companion - November 2012  

Your guide to living in southern Nevada

Desert Companion - November 2012  

Your guide to living in southern Nevada