Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 | 8:58 a.m.
The following panels are scheduled Thursday for the second annual Vegas Valley Book Festival. All programs are free and held at Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Pkwy. For more information, call 895-1878:
"Unveiling the Truths About Romance Stories" -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Presented by the Romance Writers of America, Cactus Rose Chapter.
"Writing Just for the Sell of It" -- Noon to 1:15 p.m.
"The Writer's Life" -- 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. A discussion with renowned poet Marvin Bell.
"Writing for Prime Time" -- 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Lee Goldberg and Bill Rabkin, writers/producers of "Diagnosis Murder."
'Dead Man Poems'
Poet Marvin Bell will read "Dead Man Poems" from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Barrick Museum Auditorium on the UNLV campus as part of the second annual Vegas Valley Book Festival. Admission is free. 895-1878.
Terrible's Hotel & Casino, 4100 Paradise Road, will host an Oktoberfest tent, complete with Germany's most famous beers, a traditional Bavarian menu and the Hofbrauhaus Ooompah band, from 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays until Oct. 26. 612-7873.
Author Carol Higgins Clark will sign copies of her new release, "Popped," from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Albertsons, 5881 E. Charleston Blvd. Copies of the book are $23.
Author Richard Yanez will read from and discuss his debut story collection, "El Paso del Norte: Stories on the Border," at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. 734-7323.
Schiessenhoven, "the other film festival in Vegas," will be held at 10 p.m. Saturday at Katherine Gianaclis Park for the Arts, 5690 Boulder Hwy. Tickets are $5. 219-2643.
The French Club Sandwich film series continues with Danis Tanovic's "No Man's Land" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Admission is $3, and the program is not recommended for children. 455-7340.
"Let's Celebrate" is the theme of the 45th annual fall flower show, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada Garden Club Center at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Admission is free. 396-4944.
City Lights Artists' Gallery will hold its grand opening and a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at 26 S. Water St., Suite C. 558-0945.
The Contemporary Arts Collective, 101 E. Charleston Blvd., presents "How to Gain Gallery Representation," a workshop for artists, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. 382-3886.
The Cultural Affairs Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services presents a Poets' Corner at 7 p.m. today at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free. 229-4800.
A fair offering homemade baked goods and crafts will held held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Pkwy. All proceeds go to the GVPC mission and building funds. 454-8484.
Artist Jane Kaplowitz will host a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the UNLV campus as part of the university's Visiting Artist Program. Admission is free. 895-1575.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers the following book discussion groups at area libraries this week:
Amazing Reads Book Club -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Ave. 507-3942.
Book Chat Cafe -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. 507-3860.
Murder of the Month Book Discussion Club -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. 507-3761.
West Las Vegas Book Club Social Hour -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. 507-3982.
The New City Theatre, 2900 Patrick Lane, is offering free acting workshops for those over the age of 18 from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday. 547-1228.
A free community drama workshop will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays in the main showroom of the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. 457-0234.