Briefs for Sept. 19


Library events scheduled throughout September

The Boulder City Library is at 701 Adams Blvd. Call 702-293-1281.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Stop in to get your first card or renew your current card.

Library will celebrate “Banned Book Week” Sept. 22-28. Come find out which books have been banned and challenged.

n Email basics class exploring Google Gmail will be at 1:30 p.m. today. The course will cover how to get an email address, how to send an email, replying and forwarding messages, attachments and other features of Gmail. Class is limited to five people.

n Family storytime for all ages returns at 7 p.m. today to the community room. There will be science, crafts, games, Legos and stories.

n The library will celebrate 70 years of library service noon-3 p.m. Saturday in the community room. The event is for all ages.

n Microsoft Word 2010 class will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The course will cover how to create a document, changing your fonts, fixing spacing and inserting pictures. Class is limited to five people.

n All ages craft hour is 10 a.m. Wednesday in the community room.

n Lego challenge returns at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 in the community room. Event is for ages 6 and older. Legos provided.

Churches forming interfaith youth group

The Christian Youth Team of Boulder City will host its first ice cream social at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Senior Center, 813 Arizona St. The Youth Team is a partnership among the churches of Grace Community (702-293-2018), BC United Methodist (702-293-7240), St. Christopher’s Episcopal (702-293-4275) and St. Andrews Catholic Community (702-293-7500). Contact any church listed for more information.

Homestead to hold support groups, workshops

The Homestead announces a series of free 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 topic today will be “Caregiver Stress Warning Signs.”

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Memory Loss Support Group at 1 p.m.

RPEN meeting today

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold a membership meeting at 11 a.m. today at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. City Manager Dave Fraser will be the guest speaker. Each month lunch is after the meeting at a local Boulder City restaurant. For questions or suggestions for lunch, contact Joan at rpen_jgreenberg@yahoo.com or call Bernard at 702-294-0636.

Community coalition meets today at library

The Nevada Community Prevention Coalition meets at 11 a.m. today at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. Guest speaker will be Mark Linsenbardt, senior facilitator for Reset Your Life, a nonprofit organization giving teens and their parents the opportunity to look at where their present actions and attitudes are taking them. Discussion will also take place on the next steps Boulder City individuals and groups can take to support a healthy, drug-free and violence-free community. Call 702-339-9082 for more information.

Republican women meet today at Railroad Pass

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Railroad Pass Conference Room. Cresent Hardy, Nevada District 19 assemblyman and minority floor leader, will speak on actions taken at the recent legislative sessions. Cost of the luncheon meeting is $20, and all interested persons are invited.

Monthly lecture series at museum today

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum will hold a monthly lecture called “Wild Nevada” at 6 p.m. today. The lecture, “The Art of Natural Images From the Wildlands of Southern Nevada” will be by wildlife artist and educator Sharon Schafer. The museum is at 1305 Arizona St. Visit www.bcmha.org for more information.

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 4-11 are $5, and 3 and younger are free.

Art marketing workshop Sunday in hotel

Artist Audrey Fox will host a workshop on “How to Market Your Art” from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Boulder Dam Hotel conference room, 1305 Arizona St. Learn how to find calls for art, grants and funding sources, create a professional biography, assemble a public relations packet and promote your art online. The event is sponsored by the Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery. Call Chris at 501-9219 or email at thecornergallerybc@gmail.com.

Sewing group meets Monday

Hope Church, 850 Avenue B, is starting a sewing group at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Everyone is invited to bring their machine, sewing notions or any unfinished projects. The group will be led by Corrine Bailey and Kay Bacon. There is no cost. Contact carwentz@gmail.com. for more information.

Red Mountain Choir practices Wednesday

Red Mountain Choir will have weekly rehearsals for its fall show at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the LA Water & Power Building, 600 Nevada Way. The concert, “Shall We Dance,” will take place Nov. 22-23. Weekly rehearsals for the choir’s Christmas concert will be 3:45-5 p.m. Wednesdays in the LA Water & Power Building. The concert, “’Tis the Season,” will be Dec. 14. All who enjoy singing are invited to participate in this nonauditioned adult choir. Email redmountainmusic@embarqmail.com or call Rose at 702-293-5455 to join.

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All veterans and their families are invited to the American Legion’s varied menu breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Way, between Boulder Bowl and Grace Church Academy.

Legionnaires and 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 702-293-6622 for more information.

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The Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club is requesting donations of auction items to help fund the annual High School Senior All-Night Graduation Party. Seeking a car, motorcycle, boat or ATV that you could part with, for a tax deductible donation, and have the money go to the party? Auction items will be featured in a silent and live auction Sept. 28 at the Wurstfest at Bicentennial Park. For more information, contact 373-3745 or visit www.bcsr.org.

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The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is seeking 250 volunteers to work four- or eight-hour shifts at the 51st annual Art in the Park event Oct. 5-6. Volunteers also are needed to work the Art in the Park raffle ticket table at the Boulder Dam Credit Union on Thursdays and Fridays in September.

Volunteers working at the event will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments. Contact volunteer coordinator Kirsten C. Ashley at 702-813-8003 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or email art@bouldercityhospital.org.

An application and a complete list of volunteer job descriptions are available at www.artinthepark.org.

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The Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., will host the Day of the Dead porcelain skull sale through Oct. 18. For $12, buy, decorate and donate the skull back for a silent auction fundraiser for the guild to be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 1. Call 702-501-9219 or email the thecornergallerybc@gmail.com for more information.

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The Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers to work in the Goldie Begley Gift Shoppe and in long-term care. Call 702-293-4111 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.

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Grace Community church is accepting donations of furniture, clothing, housewares and hardware for its Country Store. The storeroom is open at 717 Park St. from 8-10 a.m. Mondays. For information, call the church at 702-293-2018.

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The Saint Andrew Council of the Knights of Columbus meets the first Thursday of each month in the Saint Mary classroom at Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church, 1399 San Felipe Drive. The social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Visiting Knights from other councils are cordially invited to attend. Contact Robert Hartman, grand knight, at 702-218-8713 for more information.

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The Boulder City Democratic Club’s monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. the second Tursday at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. Members, guests and the public are invited. Contact the club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com for more information.

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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.

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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 702-808-4755 for information.

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Lend A Hand is having a volunteering training class Oct. 15 at 9 a.m at the Lend A Hand office, at 400 Utah Street. Please call 702-294-2363 for information on the class. Lend A Hand helps seniors, disabled and handicapped residents of Boulder City, driving them to appointments all over the Las Vegas Valley and providing help, respite and companionship for them to help them remain in their homes. Volunteers are needed to provide these services to our community.