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High school movie awards tonight

Boulder City High School will present its fourth annual Boulder City Movie Awards at 7 tonight in the theater on campus.

The awards ceremony showcases the best student films with honors presented in categories such as best special effects, best editing, best actor and actress, best picture, best screenplay and best direction.

Admission is free.

For more information, email teacher Canaan Petersen at cdpetersen1@interact.ccsd.net.

Art guild to present drawing workshop

Boulder City Art Guild will present “Get the Lead Out,” a structured drawing workshop designed to get artists moving and thinking,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today and March 10 at its gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Lynda Whitehair will teach the sessions. She taught for more than 40 years at high schools and community centers throughout Clark County, and is a colored pencil and pastel artist.

Participants must provide their own paper and art supplies such as pencils, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and charcoal. Whitehair will provide some pencils and supplies for specific activities.

A minimum of five people are needed to hold the class, which will have a maximum of 10 people.

Cost is $25 for the two-class workshop.

For more information or to register, email lwhitehair@aol.com.

Emergency Aid hosting open house Saturday

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its facility, 600 Nevada Way.

Volunteers will be on hand to take guests on a tour of offices and pantry, and provide information about Emergency Aid and its services.

Additionally, there will be a silent auction to benefit the nonprofit organization.

For more information, call 702-293-0332 or email emergencyaidbc@gmail.com.

AAUW to mark Women’s History Month

Members of the local branch of American Association of University Women will celebrate Women’s History Month during their meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

During the session, women who have made contributions to American society to help other women have the quality of life and standard of living enjoyed today will be celebrated. Additionally, members will look back in time to how women obtained the right to vote.

Guest speaker will be Nancy Stiles, program chairwoman for the Nevada American Association of University Women’s state council and Carson City branch. She has more than 50 years of experience as an educator and educational leader.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

Homestead opening new men’s memory care unit

The Homestead at Boulder City will host a grand opening celebration Tuesday for its new Joshua’s Way men’s memory care unit. The celebration is scheduled from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will include a dedication and ribbon cutting with Mayor Rod Woodbury.

Tours of the unit will be available or can be scheduled by appointment.

The Homestead is at 1401 Medical Park Drive.

For more information, call 702-294-8720.

Calvary Chapel adds second Sunday service

Calvary Chapel Boulder City is adding a second Sunday morning service starting March 6. Services will be offered at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. at its location at 1000 Nevada Way, upstairs behind Nevada State Bank.

A children’s ministry will be available at both services.

Additionally, the church offers a 7 p.m. Wednesday midweek service, also with a children’s ministry, and a junior and senior high youth group, which meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information, call 702-454-4003 or visit www.ccbcnv.org.

Christian Science lecture set for Sunday

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, will present a free lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

The featured speaker will be Josh Niles, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, who will offer examples of the church’s healing through his own experiences in the military. Additionally, he will speak about some of the church’s philosophies and beliefs.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

Democrats to elect new club officers

The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

During the session, new club officers will be elected and there will be a review of the Democratic presidential caucus held in Boulder City.

Additionally, members will discuss issues for the April 2 county party convention and the May 14-15 state party convention.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

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

Lend A Hand schedules training for volunteers

Lend A Hand is seeking volunteers to help drive area senior citizens and disabled people to medical appointments locally and in the Las Vegas Valley. Additionally, volunteers are need to help the nonprofit’s clients stay in their homes by providing respite for caregivers, companionship or small tasks such as grocery shopping.

A training session for potential volunteers will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the office, 400 Utah St.

For reservations or more information, call 702-294-2363.

Rock, Roll &Stroll to benefit senior center

The Senior Center of Boulder City will present its inaugural Rock, Roll &Stroll, an event to benefit its Meals on Wheels program, March 12 at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the family-friendly event will feature people rocking in rocking chairs at Pratte Soccer Field, rolling in wheelchairs around the park’s pond, and strolling through the park on a designated path. For each activity, participants will have collected pledges to raise funds for the senior center’s Meals on Wheels program.

The event also will feature entertainment and food available for purchase. Those attending also are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

Those interested in participating can obtain pledge packets on the center’s website, www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Episcopal church hosting prayer programs

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will offer soup and approaches to prayer on Fridays during Lent. The programs, which start at 5 p.m., continue through March 18.

A soup supper will follow each program.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

The church is at 812 Arizona St.

For more information, call 702-545-0504 or 702-294-1254.

Library to hold club meetings, story sessions

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

STEAM club, 3:30 p.m. today in the community room. Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through stories, crafts and activities. For those 6-11.

Keeping Kids Fit club, 3:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. For those 6-11 and their caregivers. The six-week program will use fun activities to teach families about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Advance registration requested.

Movie, 6 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Bull Durham” will be shown. The film is rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language.

Craft, 5 p.m. Saturday in the community room. Learn how to make paper flowers. For those 12 and older. Advanced registration and a $5 refundable deposit are due by 8:30 p.m. today.

Adult coloring, 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the community room. For those 12 and older.

Teen advisory group, 3 p.m. Monday in the community room. Open to those 12-18, the group offers advice on activities, programs and materials in the youth services department.

Adult coloring, 6 p.m. Monday in the community room. For those 12 and older.

Anime club, 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room. For those in junior high grades.

Craft hour, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the community room. For all ages.

Teen time, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. Those 12 and older are invited to come play games, work on homework or just hang out.

Crazy 8s math club, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. For those in kindergarten through second grade. The eight-week, hands-on program will include activities to get children excited about math. Reservations required.

Family story time, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room.

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

Myriad special events on tap at Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a variety of special events happening in the coming week.

These include:

Ranger program: “Coyotes: What You Should Know,” 4 p.m. Saturday. Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach amphitheater for a program about coyotes and why they should be observed from a distance.

Ranger chat: “ Geology 101,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Learn how the landscape of the recreation area has changed.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information or to make reservations.

Church seeks donations for Country Store

Grace Community Church is now accepting donations for its annual Country Store.

Donations of clothing, hardware, furniture and household items will be accepted.

They can be brought to the church at 1100 Wyoming Ave. from 9-11 a.m. on Mondays.

For additional information, call the church at 702-293-2018.

Genealogy group to help track ancestors

Clark County Genealogical Society will hold its free ancestor search day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson.

During the event, experienced genealogists will work with people to help them learn about ancestors they may not have known about.

While walk-in visitors are welcome, appointments are preferred and can be made by visiting https://mypubliclibrary.com and following the link to events or by calling the library at 702-207-4261. By reserving time, visitors can avoid any waiting and they will be able to provide some information to the researchers in advance to increase their chances of finding a long lost relative.

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