weather icon Clear


Art guild to present artist talk tonight

Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery will present its First Thursday Artist’s Talk at 6:30 tonight in the gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Guest speaker will be 3-D artist Lee Moses, who will discuss his work.

The session is free and open to all.

For more information, call 702-501-9219.

City Council changes meeting time for Tuesday

Tuesday’s City Council meeting will be held at 5 p.m., two hours earlier than its traditional start time.

Meetings will return to their regular 7 p.m. time slot on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month on Feb. 25.

The council meets at City Hall, 401 California Ave.

Senior Center to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Senior Center Boulder City will present “A Little Night Music” to celebrate Valentine’s Day from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday at the center, 813 Arizona St.

There will be hors d’oeuvres, sweets and entertainment provided by vocalists Allyson Tobler, Laurie Larson, Rachel Rose Krumm, violinist Arianne Hess and pianist Ethelyn Peterson. There also will be a special appearance by Elvis.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 702-293-3320.

Training scheduled for Lend A Hand volunteers

Lend A Hand will offer a free training class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 for those interested in volunteering for the nonprofit organization.

Lend A Hand helps senior citizens, disabled and handicapped residents of Boulder City by driving them to appointments across the Las Vegas Valley and providing help, respite and companionship, allowing them to remain in their homes.

The session will be presented at the Lend A Hand office, 400 Utah St. Lunch is included.

Those interested are asked to register by Feb. 21. Call 702-294-2363 for more information or to register.

Community blood drive scheduled for Feb. 13.

A Boulder City community blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the gymnasium at the LDS church, 916 Fifth St.

A free cholesterol test is provided with each donation.

Appointments to donate blood can be made by visiting www.unitedbloodservices.org; you must enter the sponsor code: BoulderCity. They also can be made by calling Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335.

A health history questionnaire should be completed online just prior to donating blood; it must be done the day to the donation.

Pet food donations sought for Emergency Aid

See Spot Run is holding its quarterly pet food donation drive to assist Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Donations of cat, dog or bird food, kitty litter and other items for pets are being sought. They will be accepted now through Feb. 18.

A container for donations is at the See Spot Run Dog Park at Veterans Memorial Park, 1605 Buchanan Blvd.

All donations must be commercially sealed and within the expiration date. They will be collected daily.

For additional information, call 702-539-7526.

Nomination sought for state’s senior of year

The search for Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year is underway.

The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization, established the award last year.

Frank Pati, a 76-year-old Mesquite resident, was honored by Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Congressional delegation as the first recipient.

The competition is open to all those who are age 60 and older and have lived in Nevada for five years. The nomination guidelines and forms are available at nevshc.org.

The deadline for nominations is March 31. The award will be presented in May.

Democratic Club to learn of Education Initiative

The Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the meeting room of the library, 701 Adams Blvd. The topic will be The Education Initiative to provide additional funding for Nevada schools.

An panel of experts will provide facts, research and explanations about the initiative, which will be on the ballot in November.

Members, guests and the general public are invited to attend. For more information, call 702-530-6604 or email bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Health care meetings explain Affordable Care Act

Boulder City Library and CARE NV will host meetings at the library, 701 Adams Blvd., to assist residents with understanding and signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The meetings will be Feb. 14 and March 14. The visits are scheduled by appointment; call 702-836-9033 to make an appointment.

Blackwood Brothers to perform at church

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet will present a concert of gospel music at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at Bethany Baptist Church, 210 Wyoming St.

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, call 702-293-1912.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., has several activities planned for the coming weeks. These include:

n Family storytime: 6-7 p.m. today in the community room. There also will be science, crafts, games and Legos.

n Movie: 6 p.m. Tuesday. “Iron Man 3” will be shown.

n Tech seminar: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Internet Safety for Parents is the title of the session.

n Preschool storytime: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 in the board room for children 3-5.

n Toddler storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 in the board room for children younger than 36 months.

n Lego Challenge: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the community room for children 6 and older.

n Valentine’s Day craft: 3-4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the community room for children 12 and younger.

n Anti-Valentine’s Day party: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 13 in the community room for those 13 and older. There will be crafts and music and is geared for those who don’t like Valentine’s Day.

n Movie: 1 p.m. Feb. 15. “Tangled” will be shown in the community room.

n Craft: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Make a St. Patrick’s day wreath out of old books. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

n Tech seminar: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Learn how to get started and use Pinterest, a virtual bulletin board. Those attending need to bring a laptop computer or tablet. Reservations required.

Call 702-293-1281 for details or more information.

Republican Women to hear sheriff’s candidates

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the conference room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Two primary candidates for the office of Clark County sheriff will be the guest speakers. Capt. Larry Burns and Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo have served 27 years in various capacities of law enforcement.

Club members are reminded to bring donations for Support Our Troops care packages, greeting cards for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s project, and donations for Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

All interested persons are invited to attend. Cost of the luncheon is $20. To guarantee seating, reservations should be made by Feb. 13 by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Free dance class begins Feb. 22

A free beginning ballroom and swing dance class is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the gymnasium of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Sessions are set to continued three times a month until June 7 and will feature dances such as the foxtrot, swing, waltz, cha-cha and rumba.

The class is open to anyone 16 and older. Couples and singles will be accommodated.

Intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to join the class for the second hour.

For a complete schedule or additional information, visit http://bouldercityballroom.wix.com/club. Email bouldercityballroom@gmail.com to RSVP and sign up for updates and reminders.

Rehearsals underway for Red Mountain Choir

Rehearsals for Red Mountain Choir’s spring concert are underway and continue from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 799 Wyoming St.

The concert will be presented March 28-29. This is a nonauditioned choir for all who enjoy singing.

For additional information or to join the choir, call Rose at 702-293-5455.

Writers group meets every Thursday at library

The Boulder City Writers Group meets from 7-8:20 p.m. each Thursday in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Writers of all levels are welcome to attend to learn more about writing and receive feedback on their work.

Membership is free. For more information, email jenballif@gmail.com.

Support group helps family of those with COPD

Area residents are invited to attend the Friends and Family of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease support group. The group meets at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center, 823 Arizona St.

Bruce Borchard of Vital Care leads the group, which explores ways for better living with COPD, asthma and emphysema.

Fitness classes for children offered at recreation center

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of fitness classes for children, including Zumbatomics, jujitsu, tennis, belly dancing and Mindful Yoga for kids.

For more information on these or any of classes, call the recreation department office at 702-293-9256 or visit bcnv.org.

Walking group meets at Veterans Park

Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship has a walking group that meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Group members walk 30 minutes before they begin their day.

Everyone is invited to come out and improve their health and make new friends. They meet at the duck pond next to Pratte Field. For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-293-9240 or email sandy_L_johnson@hotmail.com.

Local churches join for weekday worship

Boulder City United Methodist Church and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church have begun a weekly worship called WOW or “Worship on Wednesday.” The 6:45 p.m. worship service is at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., and is a combination of contemporary praise music, prayer and a short reflection. The Revs. Sandy Johnson and Jim Lyons will lead the service.

The service is casual and all are welcome. For more information, call Johnson at 702-293-7240 or visit www.bouldercityumc.org; or Lyons at 702-293-4275 or stchristopherschurch.org.

Association of University Women local branch to meet

The Boulder City Branch of American Association of University Women meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Meetings are open to the public and held in the Gene Segerblom meeting room.

For additional information, leave a message at 702-294-4204.

Workshops to offer tips for growing tomatoes

Helen Brown, a master gardener with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will teach two one-hour classes titled “Time for Tomatoes.”

The first session is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production, 4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas. A $5 donation is requested.

The second will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the University Medical Center’s Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas. Those attending must register in advance by calling Amy Runge at 702-383-2229.

For additional information, call the master gardener help desk at 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Cooperative Extension offers gardening workshops

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering two workshops about gardening in small spaces.

From 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 15, the session will focus on vegetables. Pruning will be the focus of the class from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 22. Angela O’Callaghan will teach both classes at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.

Class space is limited and advanced registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class, which includes class materials.

To register for either workshop, contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/1e3kth9.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Davidson celebrates 100th birthday at senior center

With childlike incredulity, Gwen Davidson was surprised over and over Friday afternoon as friends at the Senior Center of Boulder City stopped by to wish her a happy 100th birthday.

Water safety focus of worldwide swimming lesson

If there is one thing that Cheree Brennan is passionate about, it’s making sure everyone is safe “in, around and on the water.”

Toddler helps raise cultural awareness

With his dancing blue eyes and impish grin, it’s easy to see why Braxton Ott caught the attention of others.

Meals on wheels: More food trucks hitting streets as entrepreneurs see new chances

The school bus parked outside of some Henderson breweries four days a week is no ordinary bus. Walk a bit closer, and onlookers will find an open window, with arms reaching out to hand slices of Detroit-style pizza to eager customers.

Free training bolsters microbusinesses

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce has been invited by Workforce Connections to be involved in its latest partnership in bringing Venture Forward by GoDaddy to Southern Nevada to implement world-class training for local microbusinesses at no cost to them. This will be just one more addition to the no-cost resources that are already offered here in Southern Nevada by Workforce Connections and their partners. Microbusinesses have a proven positive economic impact in a community and need this type of assistance to be an asset to the business environment.

Fishers angle for best spot

Anglers covered the shorelines at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday, June 11, as Boulder City hosted the Southern Nevada free fishing day event.

Nevada’s Yesteryear: Rabbit hunt captured Fremont’s attention

Capt. John C. Fremont, U.S. Army, traversed Nevada at various times in his explorations of the West in 1844-1845. He and his party were prepared for surprises and had seen many strange sights.