Community Briefs

Community Club meets today for lunch, installation

The April meeting of the Boulder City Community Club will be at 12:30 p.m. today at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. New officers will be installed.

Cost of the luncheon is $9.

Lend A Hand hosting ‘nonevent’ fundraiser

Lend A Hand will host its fourth annual “nonevent” fundraiser starting Sunday. Participants are invited to stay at home in their pajamas and donate to the nonprofit by cash, check or online at

All funds will be used to help Boulder City senior citizens 60 and older, as well as handicapped and disabled residents remain independently in their homes.

Additionally, as part of the expansion of its respite program, Lend A Hand will present “Eat, Be Happy, Be Well …” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

The session will feature a “super foods” lunch and a presentation entitled “Keeping the Blues Away” along with a happy dance program with UNLV dance professor and choreographer Richard Havey.

Information about resources for senior citizens and caregivers also will be presented.

The program is designed for those 60 and older. There is no cost to participate.

Reservations are required by May 5. To register or for more information, call Patty at the Lend A Hand office, 702-294-2363.

Irises topic for garden club speaker

The Boulder City Garden Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Aleta McFarlane, president of the Las Vegas Iris Society, will speak about “Why Plant Iris in Your Garden?”

The event is open to all. For more information, call Libby Powell at 702-293-9064.

Church’s women’s group to hear pastor

The women of Esther Circle of Grace Community Church will host a coffee at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the dining room of the church, 1150 Wyoming St.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Hilda Pecoraro, who graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey and was ordained in 1987. She has a Master of Divinity. She served as head of staff and pastor of Green Valley Presbyterian Church and then as a full-time certified chaplain in Henderson. She currently serves with the Presbytery of Nevada.

A resident of Henderson, she has been married to Dennis Pecoraro for 28 years and is a member of the Las Vegas Master Singers.

Entries sought for Bark in Park

See Spot Run is inviting area dog owners to join its annual Bark in the Park dog show at 11 a.m. May 7 at the gazebo in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.

The event includes contests such as scruffiest dog, longest ears and best trick. A $10 fee allows entry into all categories. A king and queen also will be crowned.

All proceeds are used by the nonprofit organization to maintain the dog park in Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Story sessions, movie on tap at library

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 ages 6 to 11.

■ Movie, 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” will be shown. Bring chairs, pillows or blankets.

■ Drop-in story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room. For all ages.

■ Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the board room. For children younger than 36 months and their caregivers.

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:

■ Junior scientist day, Saturday. Lake Mead is hosting a family-friendly event at the Boulder Beach picnic area between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that will include interactive fire and rescue equipment, bird watching, an archaeology game, native plant identification, water safety education, and bike safety tips. A limited number of free bikes helmets will be given to children. Families also can participate in a nature art quilt project and meet the K-9 dogs working in the park while learning how they are trained. For details, call 702-293-8990.

National Day of Prayer to be observed

The Boulder City Christian Ministerial Association will have its annual observance of the National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. May 5 at Faith Christian Church, 1100 Buchanan Blvd. Attendees will participate in Christian worship before spending most of the time in prayer, led by local pastors and leaders, for our community and country.

This event is open to the public.

PFLAG will meet May 10 at library

PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The group offers round-table discussions for families on sexual orientation issues along with education, advocacy and mutual support.

The Boulder City chapter is a pending member of the national organization. It sponsors a hotline at 702-241-4050 and can be reached by email at

For additional information, contact Terry McClain at the above number or by email at

Church’s women’s group to host brunch

Grace Community Church’s women’s association will present its annual May brunch at 10:30 a.m. May 11 at the church, 1150 Wyoming St.

The featured speaker will be Fran Haraway and EV Irving will present devotions. Additionally, new officers will be installed.

The theme for the event is Rainbow Parade: Language of the Care Bears.

All interested people are welcome.

Tickets are $5 and must be purchased at the church office by May 5.

For additional information, contact Linda Graham, president of the women’s association, at 702-278-6603.

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