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Retired Public Employees scheduled to meet today

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet at 11 a.m. today at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker will be Hali Bernstein Saylor, editor of the Boulder City Review.

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, email President Bernard Paolini at bernardpaolini@cox.net.

Community Club appreciation lunch today

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

Sons of Norway to hold potluck dinner Feb. 5

The Sons of Norway, Desert Troll Lodge of Boulder City/Henderson, will have a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Road, Henderson.

Those interested in Scandinavian culture or genealogy are welcome to attend.

Health care meetings explain Affordable Care Act

Boulder City Library and CARE NV will host meetings at the library, 701 Adams Blvd., to help residents understand and sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act.

The meetings will be Feb. 14 and March 14. Visits are scheduled by appointment; call 702-836-9033 to make an appointment.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Preschool storytime: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 29 in the board room for children 3 to 5 years old.

n Toddler storytime: 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. Saturday. “Jurassic Park” will be shown. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks, beverages and comfortable seating.

n Movie: 3 p.m. Monday. “Nancy Drew: Detective” and “Nancy Drew: Reporter” will be shown. Bonita Granville stars in the movies from 1938 and 1939, respectively. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks, beverages and comfortable seating.

n Tech seminar: “Internet Safety for Seniors” 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Also, 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 projects they’re working on, along with food and beverages.

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

Boulder City native to read from her book

Eva Hunter, a Boulder City native and 1965 Boulder City High School graduate, will read excerpts from her memoir, “A Little Mormon Girl,” based on her early life in Boulder City, at 6 p.m. Monday at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The reading is sponsored by the library.

Hunter is an award-winning author, whose work has been published in magazines and newspapers. Her book “The Lord of the Dolls: Voyage in Xochimilco” was a finalist in Best of Small Presses Editors Awards in 2006 and was accepted into the Benson Collection at the Center for Mexican-American studies, University of Texas Libraries.

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.

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 department-led class, 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.

Support group helps families of troubled breathers

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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and emphysema.

The group is sanctioned by the Better Breathers and American Lung Association.

Emergency Aid needs help

Emergency Aid of Boulder City seeks 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.

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 702-294-42047. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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 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 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., Las Vegas, or from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas.

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

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

For more information or to register, visit www.tortoisegroup.org or call Kathy Utiger at 702-281-271

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