September in Vegas

Hey friends,

I’ve been offline for the past month (off socials, off wordpress, off most of the things I wasn’t required to do for work…!) and I’m feeling good after the reset.

Our daughter got started in preschool, I’ve had a big month at my job going back to being in person around a large number of people and I think I just needed the time to gather my feelings and thoughts about being back in the world. Especially as we’re seeing rising COVID/Delta numbers not only here in Vegas, but everywhere.

I recently did an interview with Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast about lots of fun, safe, and thoughtful things you can do in our beautiful city. You can listen to the episode here.

picture of mountains and joshua tree with the text 'Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast'

In other news, I realized there is no way that I can do weekly updates. I WAS A FOOL TO THINK I COULD! But monthly updates about things to do in Vegas is way more manageable. So enjoy a few updates below of things in Vegas for September that are sober-friendly and (relatively) low risk for COVID/Delta transmission.


  • First things first – if you haven’t already, get vaccinated. If you’re not sure where to get a vaccine, this website can help you out.
  • BioBlitz at Valley Of Fire: September 19, reach out to kwolfe@parks.nv.gov for more info on exact times. Valley of Fire is looking for individuals and groups of ALL ages and experience levels to help us document the wildlife found at the park!
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Market and Festival: September 25, 10am-3pm at Old Las Vegas Fort. This is a celebration of our native cultures and a celebration of our communities from many other Indigenous Cultures. Truth telling about the colonized histories in speeches as well as showcasing Indigenous dance styles.
  • Art People Pod – Live: September 24, 7pm at the Fifth Street School. In celebration of the NEA Big Read, artist and podcaster Justin Favela brings The Art People Podcast to The Historic Fifth Street School in front of a live audience to discuss art, life, and the themes of Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street.
  • UNLV Latin Jazz Ensemble: September 10, 7:30pm at Summerlin Library. FREE & open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Enjoy outdoor dining at ONE5 Lakeside in Henderson. Open daily (except Mondays). Enjoy a relaxing meal al fresco in an outdoor patio setting – watch people stroll through the Village or enjoy a quiet moment as magnificent sunsets over the lake turn afternoon into glimmering twilight.
  • Take a walk at Sunset Park. This is one of my go to places in town to meet up with friends and check out easy paved trails. I’ve seen all kinds of wildlife here, my favorite being the roadrunners, and it’s a safe way to get outside and enjoy the weather as it starts to cool down.

Have a fantastic, safe, and sober friendly September everyone!

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