Community briefs for Aug. 29


The Boulder City Library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

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

■ Lego building challenge returns today, from 4-5 p.m. in the community room. Legos provided.

■ Computers 101 class will be Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m. This class is for beginning computer users. It will provide basic instruction on what a computer is, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about the Windows 7 environment.

Republican women to host public event today

The Boulder City Republican Women invites the public to an open meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. Ruth Faulkner and Daphne Skordas will discuss experiences from the American Legion’s 2013 Girls State Convention.

The club will receive an update on the Support our Troops project and hear letters from service members who have received packages. Refreshments will be served and no reservations are required. Call the club at 702-393-1228 for more information.

American Legion breakfast served Thursday mornings

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.

Hospital Foundation seeking Art in the Park volunteers

The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is seeking 250 volunteers to work four- or eight-hour shifts at the 51st annual Art in the Park weekend 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.

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.

Red Mountain Choir practices on 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 begin Sept. 4 and will be held from 3:45-5 p.m. Wednesdays in the LA Water & Power Building. The concert, “’Tis the Season,” will take place Dec. 14.

All who enjoy singing are invited to participate in this nonauditioned adult choir. Email redmountainmusic@embarq mail.com or call Rose at 702-293-5455 to join.

Knights of Columbus meets first Thursday of month

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.

Puttin’ for kids tournament

Jack’s Place Sports Bar & Grill, in conjunction with the Dan Leach Foundation, is sponsoring a on- day golf tournament Sept. 7 at Boulder City Municipal Course, 1 Clubhouse Drive. Registration starts at 6 a.m. with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

All net proceeds help fund before- and after-school programs for boys and girls from Boulder City. Call 702-234-7260, 760-900-5042 or 702-296-3859 for details.

Sewing group forming

Hope Church, 850 Avenue B, is starting a sewing group on Mondays starting Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Day of Dead skulls on sale

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.

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 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.

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 702-293-0332 to make an appointment.

Church seeks donations

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.

Democratic club meets second Thursday

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

VFW meets second 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 702-808-4755 for 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 Sept. 19 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.

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.