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The Must Do List EDITOR’S PICKS October 7 & 8 55th Annual Art in the Park Each year, hundreds of artists set up shop in Boulder City for the annual Art in the Park festi- val hosted by and benefitting the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event, now in its 55th year, is the largest outdoor juried art show in the Southwest. So big, in fact, it spans three scenic parks: Wilber Park, Bicentennial Park and Escalante Park. Don’t worry, they’re all within walking distance. Comfy footwear is a must if you want to peruse the vast and various selection of fine art, fine crafts and traditional crafts by over 300 artists. First through third place ribbons will be awarded in each category, as well as an overall “Best in Show” winner. The festivities extend far beyond arts and crafts, with live demos, entertain- ment, food vendors and drinks, including wine, beer, mimosas, Bloody Marys and other “adult” beverages. Visit www.bchcares.org for information. November 4 Sunset Park’d Food Truck Event and Brew’s Best Beer Fest Bring your appetite for guilty pleasures, specifically, junk food and beer, to Sunset Park (2601 E. Sunset Rd.) for an afternoon to evening gastronomical event filled with live music and activities for the whole family. The food trucks are plentiful, with all the local greats in attendance. This year’s roster is yet to be announced, but among the 33 present last year, there was everything from coffee and breakfast sandwiches to fried chicken, gyros, sausage, ice cream, funnel cakes and it goes on from there. Unlimited beer samples from breweries both local and across the U.S. make this one event you’ll want to wear loose pants to. Visit www.sunsetparkd.com for info. 22 October/November 2017 October 6 & 7 RiSE Lantern Festival Folks from all walks of life gather each year at Moapa River Reservation for this unique event designed to “elevate” the collective hopes, dreams, resolu- tions, goals and desires of all who attend. A celebration of life and unity, this eclectic gathering features live music, food and activities, and culminates in the simultaneous release of thousands of flame- lit paper lanterns. Tickets and more info at www.risefestival.com. October 13-15 Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival The modern site that is Sunset Park transforms into a medieval, water-side village, where knights in shining armor joust for honor, lords and ladies flit and flirt, and chivalry is alive and well. Festivities abound, including the Camp Sam-a-Lot Dinner Theatre; meat pies, bangers and English fare aplenty; beers and ales; and an amusing cast of fascinating characters that keep the party going day and night. Visit www.lvrenfair.com for tickets and information. October 25 & 28 Spooky Fun at Henderson Libraries Henderson Libraries is cranking up the spook-o-meter at three great events for little ghosties and ghoulies. Games and activities abound at Paseo Verde Library’s Halloween Carnival (10.25); Gibson Library invites kiddos to their 15th Annual Halloween Extravaganza (10.28) for games and a cos- tume contest; and Trick or Treat Around the Library (10.28) at Green Valley Library lets kids make their own treat bags, play games and visit treat stations around the library. For info and registration, visit www.hendersonlibraries.com.