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Rehearsals begin today for Red Mountain Choir

Rehearsals for Red Mountain Choir’s spring concert will begin today 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.

Saturday dodge ball tourney to benefit softball team

Boulder City High School’s Eagles softball team is sponsoring a dodge ball tournament Saturday. The tourney will begin at 2 p.m. in the gym at the school, 1101 Fifth St.

Play will feature five-person teams. Participation is open to anyone in high school or older; you do not have to be a student to play.

There is a $50 fee per team if registered by Wednesday. Late registration is $75.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the softball team.

Registration packets are available in Room 216 at the school.

For additional information, call or text coach Angelica Moorehead at 702-499-2829.

Medicinal, edible plants focus of ranger’s hike

There will be a ranger-led stroll through the Lake Mead Visitor Center’s desert garden at 11 a.m. Saturday. It will focus on medicinal and edible plants of the Mojave Desert.

The program will last about 1½ hours. All are welcome, but pets should be left at home.

Those attending are encouraged to wear walking shoes, bring water and dress appropriately for the weather.

The visitor center is at 10 Lakeshore Road, at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and U.S. Highway 93, just south of Boulder City

For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Democratic club to meet, host annual potluck

The Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Lynn Lanier, climate reality leader for Southern Nevada, will be the guest speaker.

Lanier is a retired chemical engineer and has been trained by former Vice President Al Gore and his team to present an undated version of their climate reality slide presentation. He also is the father of Lee Lanier, who co-founded the Boulder City Dam Short Film Festival.

All interested people are invited.

Additionally, the club will hold its annual potluck from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the multiuse building, 1204 Sixth St. Guests and nonmembers are welcome. The theme of the celebration is Green Light to Midterm Victories in 2014.

The group will mark issues such as universal health care, judicial justice, marriage equality, clean energy, immigration reform and consumer protection.

Those attending are asked to bring hors d’oeuvres, a salad or a hot dish to share. The club will provide dessert, ice, water, coffee, tea and soft drinks.

There will be a drawing and door prizes. Food items or monetary donations to Emergency Aid of Boulder City are welcome.

For additional information, call 702-530-6604 or email www.bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Bethany Baptist to install new pastor Sunday

Bethany Baptist Church will hold an installation ceremony for Jeremy Allison, pastor of young families and music, during the 9 a.m. service Sunday.

Allison; his wife, Jessica; and son, Ryan; moved to Boulder City from the San Diego area.

After the service, the celebration will continue with a free meal in Emmaus Hall.

The church is at 210 Wyoming St.

Lowden to address Republican women’s club

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 in the conference room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Guest speaker will be Sue Lowden, a candidate for lieutenant governor.

Lowden is a businesswoman, former state senator and television news anchor.

Cost of the luncheon is $20. Reservations are requested and must be made by Saturday. For reservations, call 702-393-1228, or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

Sons of Norway to host lutefisk dinner

The Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway will host its 16th annual lutefisk dinner at 3 and 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Boulder City Elks Lodge.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger. They must be purchased by Jan. 19; tickets will not be sold at the door.

The evening’s menu will include lutefisk with melted butter or white sauce; roasted pork; boiled potatoes; peas and carrots; lefse; coffee and iced tea; and Norwegian and other cookies. Aquavit, called the “water of life,” will be available at an open bar. Packets of lefse also will be sold to take home.

“This is a popular and fun social event each year for local Scandinavians,” said Erik Pappa of the Vegas Viking lodge. “Lutefisk, codfish soaked in and then drained of lye, has a reputation all its own. Some of us have grown to love it. Our lutefisk chef is especially good at making it.”

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets should send a check, made out to the Sons of Norway, to Gwen Knighton, 2156 Marstons Mills Court, Henderson, NV 89044. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a note indicating the names of those attending, whether they are going at 3 or 6 p.m., and a telephone number.

For additional information, call 702-869-5775.

Proceeds will benefit the Sons of Norway Vegas Viking Lodge, a nonprofit organization formed in May 1992 to promote Norwegian heritage through a variety of special events featuring traditional and contemporary programs. The lodge also operates an annual scholarship program.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Preschool story time: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 22 and 29 in the board room for children 3-5.

n Toddler story time: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 22 and 29 in the board room for children younger than 36 months.

n Magic Tree House book club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the board room. “Dingoes at Dinnertime” will be featured for children ages 6-11.

n Movie of the month: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25. “Jurassic Park” will be shown.

n Lego Challenge: 4-5 -.m. Jan. 30 in the community room for children 6

Additionally, an open craft time has been scheduled for the first Saturday of the month through April. The sessions are open to crafters of all ages and are intended to encourage socializing. People are welcome to bring in whatever project they are working on, as well as food and beverages.

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

Community Club appreciation lunch set for Jan. 23

The Community Club will hold its appreciation luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Boulder Creek Golf Course, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Members of the club will be treated to lunch. Guests are welcome.

For reservations or more information, call Beverly Parry at 702-293-7623 after 1 p.m.

Support group helps family of those with breathing problems

Area residents are invited to 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. It is sanctioned by the Better Breathers and American Lung Association.

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.

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 www.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.

Emergency Aid needs help

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is seeking donations. The nonprofit organization’s funding is used throughout the year to provide utility and rental assistance to those in need. For more information or to donate, call 702-300-6187.

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 792-293-4275 or www.stchristopherschurch.org.

Association of University Women local branch to meet

The Boulder City Branch of American Association of University Women meets 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.

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.