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Health fair on tap Saturday at Senior Center

The Senior Center Boulder City will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 813 Arizona St. Health care professionals, insurance companies, Medicare, Obamacare experts and other health-related representatives will be present to answer questions and provide services such as blood pressure readings, bone density screenings and advice on Alzheimer’s disease, nutrition and exercise.

Many vendors also will distribute souvenirs to attendees.

The event is free to the public. There will be refreshments and frequent drawings. A special drawing will be held for Senior Center members.

For more information, call 702-293-3320 or visit www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

University women will meet Monday at museum

The Boulder City branch of the American Association of University Women will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of the Boulder Dam Museum, 1305 Arizona St.

Guest speaker will be Jean Biacsi, who will discuss her research regarding “why there aren’t more women in the C-Suite (corporate offices, executive suits, vice president and above).” Members, guests and the public are invited.

For additional information, leave message at 702-294-4204 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Rehearsals now underway for Red Mountain Choir

Rehearsals for Red Mountain Choir’s spring concert are underway 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.

Community Prevention Coalition to meet

The Nevada Community Prevention Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at City Hall, 401 California Ave. Networking and refreshments begin the session, followed by the meeting at 11 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Russell D. Smith, chief deputy attorney general, criminal justice bureau, Nevada attorney general’s office. He will discuss human sex trafficking.

For further information, email roseann.miele@nv-cpc.org.

Lowden to address Republican Women’s club

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. today 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.

For more information, call 702-393-1228, or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

Retired Public Employees set to meet Jan. 23

The Boulder City chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker will be Darrellyn Bonstell of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada, who will discuss how to protect yourself from investment and Internet fraud.

Future meeting dates are Feb. 27, March 27 and April 24.

Lunch at a Boulder City restaurant follows each meeting.

All public employees 50 and older and vested in PERS are eligible to join RPEN.

For further information, contact President Bernard Paolini at bernardpaolini@cox.net.

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. 29 in the board room for children 3-5.

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

Pet desert tortoise workshops scheduled

Tortoise Group invites those who wish to learn about tortoises and tortoise care to attend a pet desert tortoise workshop from 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., Las Vegas, or from 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas.

The hands-on workshop features segments on tortoise diet, determining the sex of a tortoise, creating a healthy and safe habitat, adoption, the laws regarding tortoises, and seasonal behavior. All Tortoise Group volunteers must complete this training before interacting with the public.

The fee for the workshop is $15 online or $20 at the door. Scholarships are available.

Tortoise Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and advocate for the protection and well-being of the desert tortoise.

“Volunteers are crucial to our organization. There is a lot of unsafe and incorrect information about tortoises out there. People still think it’s against the law to have a tortoise. Each trained volunteer brings a wealth of welcome information to tortoise custodians,” said Kathy Utiger, Tortoise Group chairwoman.

“Our workshop is for new volunteers and others who want to learn more about tortoises. We hope to attract a new crop of enthusiastic volunteers for 2014 to join our wonderful experienced volunteers. Our first event of 2014 is Pet Expo Feb. 8 at Cashman Center. This event brings 12,000 visitors and many many interested people to the Tortoise Group booth. We need lots of volunteers to staff the booth and join the fun.”

For more information or to register, visit www.tortoisegroup.org or call Utiger at 702-281-2719.

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