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SOLD OUT – Working with Acrylic Plastic Class – Free
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST – THIS CLASS IS FULL
Learn new skills and put them to work helping prepare exhibits for the museum immediately! All materials and equipment are provided for free. Class is taught by museum Exhibits team.
Acrylic plastic is bent to support exhibit labels and artifacts. The sides of a pre-cut strip of acrylic plastic are filed to remove rough edges. The center of the strip is then scored with a knife. The scored strip is heated until it begins to soften, and is bent by hand to the desired angle using a jig.
You must wear closed toed shoes – if you don’t you will be unable to participate due to safety requirements. Please note: This class requires use of sharp cutters and heated materials, if you are not comfortable with either of these, this class might not be for you!! Class requires some prolonged standing.
|Event Date||Title||Content||Event Category|
|Thurs. 8/15/19 6-8 PM||General Meeting||Fawn Douglas, an enrolled Paiute, will talk about Paiute history and culture.||Friends event|
|Sat. 8/17/2019 10-11 AM||Latin Legends||Photo exhibit of Hispanic musical artists who have performed in town.||Event by Friends, Museum, LV News Bureau|
|Wed. 9/4/2019||Eclectic Nevada||Opening of exhibit that showcases unique aspects of Nevada. Exhibit runs through May 2020.||Museum event|
|Fri. 9/13/2019 6-8 PM||Eclectic Nevada||Private reception for exhibit that showcases Nevada. Exclusively for Friend members, museum members and invited dignitaries. Individuals not on invitation list will not be admitted.||Museum event|
|Sat. 9/14/19 2-4 PM||Nevada Then & Now||Jon Ralston will moderate a panel of economic and scientific authorities on the topic of the state's legalized marijuana industry: “What Can Nevada Extract from Cannabis?”||Friends event|
|Thurs. 9/19/19 6-8 PM||General Meeting||Kish LaPierre, USAF archaeologist, will discuss Nevada rock art||Friends Event|
|Sat. 9/21/19 9 AM-noon||Family event||FOSSIL FACTORY: Children will study fossils, touch fossils, make an amber fossil “model” & learn about NV's state fossil, the ichthyosaur||Friends event|
|Sat. 9/28/2019 12:30-3 PM||Smokey Bear lecture||In celebration of the wildfire-prevention mascot's 75th birthday in 2019, a speaker will discuss the bear's evolution as well wildfire-fighting in Southern Nevada.||Museum event|
|Sat. 10/5/2019 9 AM-5 PM||Stuff a Truck fundraiser||Friends will collect donations of re-usable used goods in upper parking lot at Springs, then truck to Savers, to be paid a fee based on the poundage of the donations. (All donations must fit in a box or bag – No bicycles, furniture, appliances, baby gear such as car seats or high chairs, etc.) Collections end 3 p.m., but volunteers needed until 5 p.m.||Friends event|
|Thurs. 10/17/19 6-8 PM||General Meeting||Rebecca Lynn Palmer, State Historic Preservation Officer, will speak about historic markers in Clark County||Friends Event|
|Sat. 10/26/19 2-4 PM||Nevada Then & Now||“NV's Governing Principals: List, Miller & Sandoval Look Back.” Three former governors who live in S. Nevada will discuss their memories & conclusions about leading state government.||Friends event|
|Sun, 11/17/19, 1-3 PM||Group art class & fundraiser||Doors open 12:30 p.m. Class at Pinot's Palette in Boca Park shopping center is for beginners & experienced painters alike. All equipment & materials provided to paint a holiday image titled “Old World Snowman” on a 10″ x 30″ wood board. Cost is $45/person (drinks extra). A portion of proceeds goes to Friends of NSMLV. Get address & sign up online.|
|Thurs. 11/21/19 6-8 PM||General Meeting||Amy Johnson, nursery manager in LV for NV Division of Forestry, will speak.||Friends Event|
|Thurs. 11/28/19||Thanksgiving||Outside organization||Sat. 12/14/2019 all day||Barnes & Noble Bookfair||Join our book fair at Barnes & Noble bookstore, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd., LV 89117. On Dec. 14, Friends of NV State Museum, LV receive a percentage of sales at store & cafe whenever shoppers mention the Friends at checkout.||Friends Event|
|Thurs. 12/19/19 6-8 PM||General Meeting||Holiday Potluck. Please bring a dish to share.||Friends Event|