Briefs for July 11


The summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading,” runs through Aug. 8 Call Kimberly Diehm, youth services librarian, at 293-1281 for more information. The Boulder City Library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

■ Dinosaur craft will be at 3 p.m. today for ages 4-8 in the community room.

■ Magician Tony Daniels will thrill kids of all ages at 2 p.m. Friday in the community room.

■ The library will discuss “Magic Tree House Bookclub: Viking Ships at Sunrise” at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the board room. Ages 6-11.

■ A gardening storytime will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the community room for ages 11 and younger.

■ Storytime session will be Wednesday with ages 2-5 at 10 a.m., and younger than 36 months at 11 a.m.

■ Dinosaur Club’s fourth meeting, Know Your Dinosaurs, is at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the board room. Ages 7 and older.

Democratic Club’s monthly meeting set for today

The Boulder City Democratic Club’s monthly meeting will be at 6:30 tonight at the library. State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, will provide an analysis of the recently completed state legislative session. The event is open to the public. Contact the club at 530-6604 or bouldercitydemocratic club@gmail.com for details.

Nevada State Railroad Museum open weekends

For a larger-than-life train ride, bring the family to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca St. The train leaves the station at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. It’s “all aboard” 15 minutes before departure. Adult fare is $10, children 4 through 11 are $5 and 3 and younger are free.

VFW meets Saturday

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars meets the second Saturday of the month with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting at noon at the Senior Center, 813 Arizona St. Call Bob Garlow at 808-4755 for information.

Chamber to show ‘The Lorax’ Saturday at park

Chamber of Commerce’s movie night will show “The Lorax” Saturday at Pratte Field in Veterans Memorial Park. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie at 7:30 p.m. $10 per car entry fee. Bring blankets and chairs. The 2012 animated film is rated PG and is based on Dr. Seuss’ book of the same name.

Museum ‘Dig Into History’ program Monday, Tuesday

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum will discuss “You dig it?” the mining history of the area for children ages 10 and older at 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in partnership with the McCaw School of Mines. Call 294-1988 for more information. The museum is at 1305 Arizona St.

Tortoise meeting and adoption fair Tuesday

The Tortoise Group, a local nonprofit organization, will hold a tortoise meeting and adoption fair 6:30 p.m. at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. The meeting will provide information on overbreeding issues as well as the requirements to adopt a desert tortoise and building a backyard habitat.

For more information, contact the Tortoise Group at 702-374-3967, or email jtortadopt@gmail.com, or at the group’s website at www.TortoiseGroup.org.

Library hosting Internet basics Tuesday evening

The library staff will review Internet basics at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 293-1281 for reservation. Space is limited. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

Lady Eagles volleyball open gym held on Wednesdays

The Boulder City High girls volleyball team will hold open gym workouts from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the school’s gym. Other open gym sessions are July 24, 31 and Aug. 7 at same time. The program will hold its annual summer camp Aug. 12-14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with visiting coaches from All American Volleyball.

Team tryouts are Aug. 19-21 from 8-11:30 a.m. A completed physical and insurance packet must be filled out in advance. See www. bouldercityvolleyball.com for more information.

Homestead to hold workshops, support groups

The Homestead announces a series of eight workshops aimed at educating the public on aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The workshops will be led by Mary Shapiro, gerontologist and author. All workshops take place at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at The Homestead, 1401 Medical Park Drive. The July 18 topic is “How to Cope When Worlds Fail.”

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Memory Loss Support Group at 1 p.m. All workshops and support groups are free.

Library to discuss email basics July 18

Library will hold Computer Class: Email Basics 1:30 p.m. July 18 in the library computer lab. The library is located at 701 Adams Blvd.

Museum Third Thursday program July 18

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum will host archaeologist Dena Sedar of the Lost City Museum in Overton will discuss “Mysteries of Ancestral Puebloans: Incised Stones of the Lost City Museum,” 6 p.m. July 18. Sedar is the author of “Nevada’s Lost City.” The museum is at 1305 Arizona St. Call 294-1988 for more information.

Library to show movie ‘Land Before Time’ July 19

Animated 1988 classic “Land Before Time” will be shown 1 p.m. July 19 in the large meeting room. The 73-minute movie is rated G and follows five orphaned dinosaurs working together to find the Great Valley where they might live peacefully.

Benefit concert set July 28

Local musician Phil Esser will perform at 3 p.m. July 28 in a fundraiser for Lend A Hand and Emergency Aid. The concert will be at the Elaine Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St. Tickets are $20 and available at Plaza Realty, 581 Hotel Plaza, or by calling 293-2440.

Proceeds will be split 50-50 between the two charities. Other musicians include Sandy Nelson, Charlie Shaffer, Bob Baker, Greg Langley, Arno Marsh, Nancy Porter and Alan Ayoub.

Library running adult summer reading program

The library is hosting its summer adult reading program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” for readers 16 and older. Read a book that was groundbreaking to you, then tell the library why.

Enter as many books as you would like for drawings throughout the summer.

The entry deadline for the first drawing is Friday. Call the library at 293-1281, or stop by the circulation desk for more information. Or visit bit.ly/10YBLAo for more information.

Grace Christian Academy expands to new offerings

Grace Christian Academy, 512 California Ave., is accepting registration for its combined sixth- and seventh-grade class. Registration continues for grades K-5. The state-licensed school is a ministry of Grace Christian Church and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. Visit www.gracechristian academybc.org or call 293-3536 for details.

Hospital gift shop, long-term care seek volunteers

The Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers to work in the Goldie Begley Gift Shoppe and in long-term care.

Call 293-4111 and ask for the gift shop, or stop by the gift shop for an application. The application also is available at the hospital website, www.bchcares.org. Click on the “Auxiliary” tab.

Emergency Aid seeking energetic volunteers

Emergency Aid, 600 Nevada Highway, needs volunteers to work in the office and pantry. People skills are a necessity, but computer skills are not. Office volunteers work one or two mornings a week.

Pantry workers can pick a few hours during the week. Emergency Aid also is looking for people who have a truck and are willing to pick up deliveries to the pantry, or a pantry assistant to stock produce. Help also is needed checking in clients.

Office and pantry hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Call 293-0332 to make an appointment.

AAUW meets third Monday

Women of Boulder City are invited to stop in for a monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Boulder Dam Museum meeting room, second floor of the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

American Legion pancake breakfast Thursday

The public is invited to the American Legion’s breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Way, between Boulder Bowl and Grace Church Academy. Legionnaires and all eligible veterans are invited to the American Legion meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the hall. Call Cmdr. Wayne Curtis at 293-6622 for more information.