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Be Calm and Get Your Royal Fall Ball On at this Celebration!

First 250 Children Receive Half Price Admission

Hear ye, hear ye, all families far and wide are invited to the Royal Fall Ball at Discovery Children’s Museum on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 am – 5 pm.

This special one day only event is co-sponsored by “Let’s Go to College: Nevada Saves,” learn more at Using their imaginations, children and adults are invited to create their own Royal identity – prince, princess, queen or king and celebrate the fall season. The first 250 children* will receive half price admission.

“Royal” programming will focus on STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) and the arts. Themed activities include: A Royal Read A Loud where visitors practice the art of puppetry as they create scenes from the story; Fairy Godmother’s Science Spectacular: Science or Magic? Our Fairy Godmother will reveal the scientific secrets behind her magical powers and will demonstrate the science behind fire breathing dragons, too! Visitors can create their own crowns, tiaras and wands, as well as Royal Court finger puppets. Fall will also be celebrated throughout the day with presentations on the changing of the season – why leaves change colors and creating your very own scented leaves.

Visitors will also be able to participate in a pumpkin decorating activity for an additional charge of $3 per person. A pumpkin decorating contest will be held as part of the day’s festivities, guests are invited to submit their decorated pumpkins. Judging will take place at 3 pm in The Traveling Exhibit Hall and winners will receive a Family Four Pack. Judging categories are by age: 1 to 4 years old, 5 to 8 years old and nine and over.

To top of the day fit for royalty there will be free ice cream sandwiches** and visits from Prince and Princess characters. All visitors are encouraged to dress up in royal themed costumes, but it’s not required for admission. For more information and event schedule on The Royal Fall Ball visit

Wanderlust VW Bus Recording Studio and DJ Rig-Fundraiser

p(lead).Get your groove on and get first grab at some SWAG! Come down to Powder and Sun located at 4555 S. Fort Apache, Las Vegas, NV 89147. The city’s 1-stop shop for all your skate and snowboard needs to support the Wanderlust Bus Tour Fundraiser! Nothing goes better than rock n’ roll and extreme sports so the Wanderlust Tour has teamed up with Powder and Sun to spread some Vdub love! Grub some BBQ and hang with the chillest peeps in town. It’s all going down on Saturday, October 17 as we all prep for the upcoming snowboard season!

Support local music and put the to-be bus on the road Visit the Wanderlust Fundraiser booth to buy groovy t-shirts, cd’s, and merch. Donations are welcomed! Live acoustic acts will be performing and awesome prizes given away! This is going to be a super fun event! One lucky winner will win a custom skateboard by Skinventor artist Ronnie Hadley. Other prizes include ski passes to Squaw Valley, Mammoth, Northstar, all Vail ski resorts, a guitar and more! Buy your raffle ticket online prior to the the event and triple your chances to win at Sign up for the street team now!

Pirates: Myth and Merriment sets anchor at Springs Preserve

New live show weekends at Springs Preserve starting October 3

Walk the plank into our new, live show—Pirates: Myth and Merriment! The show features fun lessons and surprising facts about a pirate’s life at sea from the 1700s-1800s, with exciting sea chanties and pirate songs for all to enjoy! Some audience members will even be invited to participate in pirate challenges to earn their very own pirate eye patch.

Pirates: Myth and Merriment takes place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends, October 3 – November 29 in the Big Springs Theater in the Origen Museum. This show is free for members or paid general admission.

Pirate Crew Experience

Following each show, the Jolly Rancher will be recruiting new crew members! For just $3 for members, $5 for non-members, interested parties can come down on board the ship and be sworn in as a member of the crew, receive an official crew-member certificate and eye-patch and then take pictures aboard the Jolly Rancher with her captain and all of the ill-gotten treasure. Simply see the harbor recruitment office for a golden coin that aspiring pirates of all ages may trade in as a token of your worth as a salty sea-dog pirate, born of the sea. Landlubbers need not apply.

When: Weekends, October 3 – November 29, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Big Springs Theater in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve

Admission: The Pirates: Myth and Merriment show is free for members or with paid general admission. The Pirate Crew Experience is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

About the Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is currently observing spring/summer hours and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the return to standard time on November 1 when we begin to observe fall/winter hours 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admission for Nevada residents is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for students, seniors, teachers and military, $4.95 for children ages 5-17, with kids four and under free. General admission also includes access to the Nevada State Museum, open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for non-resident adults is $18.95, $17.05 for seniors, students and military, $10.95 for children ages 5-17, with kids four and under free.

Music is Movement

To a young child music is movement. It awakens the soul and lifts the spirits. The child begins to dance. He or she may not know what is driving them to move, but the power of the music is helping them to create an creative expression of energy.

The child may find themselves captivated by the music. It influences their senses while also causing the child to create kinesthetic movements to emphasize the beats and rhythm of the music. 1,2,3,2,2,3, as the beat of the music chimes the child begins to dance. The dance along with the music helps the child to develop large and fine motor skills. As the child develops his or her cognitive skills he also develops a love for both dance and music.

Music literally gives the body an outlet to free it’s core and express the creativity trapped within. Music and dance are paired together like a well orchestrated marriage of lovers. As the child hears the sounds from the music they begin to dance. As the music changes the movement of the child begin to change. The movements may range from large movements to small petite steps. Through music and movement an entire story can be told.

At North Las Vegas Ballet Theater we encourage the growth of the child through movement and music exploration. We offer programs such as Dance Me A Story which introduces the child to movement, music and incorporation of a story into the class. Our programs help to create lasting results in the childs life. As they create, learn and increase fine and large motor skills they improve their lives. Learn more about us online at or call 702‑965‑2071 for more information.

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