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Community Briefs

Flag retirement ceremony to be held Saturday

A retirement ceremony for unserviceable flags will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd.

The ceremony disposes of flags that are beyond repair and honors the nation’s symbol. It is open to the public and there is no admission fee.

Several state and local officials are expected to attend.

The 24th annual ceremony will be presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Valley of Fire Chapter, with assistance by the Sons of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scottish Rite, Women Veterans of Nevada, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Rock Renegade Pipers, Liberty High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and Green Valley High School Madrigal Singers.

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 http://www.lendahandbouldercity.org/donate.html.

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

Additionally, the organization is presenting a free wellness session and lunch as part of its respite program. “Eat, Be Happy, Be Well…” is scheduled 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 prepared by chefs from Nevada Senior Services and a presentation entitled “Keeping the Blues Away” along with a happy dance program with UNLV dance professor and choreographer Richard Havey.

The program is designed for those 60 and older. There is no cost to participate. Reservations are required by today.

To register or for more information, call Patty at the Lend A Hand office, 702-294-2363.

Bark in the Park contest to benefit See Spot Run

See Spot Run is inviting all area dog owners to join the festivities when it presents its annual Bark in the Park dog show at 11 a.m. Saturday at the gazebo in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.

The annual event includes a variety of 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.

Elks to host Mother’s Day event

Boulder City Elks Lodge No. 1682 will present a Mother’s Day celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, 1217 Nevada Highway.

A light lunch will be served after the celebration.

There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

For those who are interested, bingo will be played at 2:30 p.m.

PFLAG will meet Tuesday at library

PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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 pflagofbouldercity@gmail.com.

For additional information, contact Terry McClain at the above number or by email at tmcclain44@bouldercityumc.com.

Grace Community 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. Wednesday 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.

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

All interested people are welcome to attend.

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

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

Democratic club will hear from solar alliance representative

Members of the Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Guest speakers will be Carolina Chacon with the Bring Back Solar Alliance and Randall Downey with Care Nevada.

Also on the club’s agenda is a meet the candidates event from 6-8 p.m. May 16 at the library.

For additional information, contact the club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Anew for widows to meet May 14

Members of Anew Women’s Network will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 14 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The group provides friendship and resources for widows.

A light lunch will be served.

For more information, contact Fran Jordan at 702-371-5932 or Marjorie Kitchell at 702-293-1352.

Story sessions, teen group, movie on tap at library

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

■ Movie, 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Guardians of the Galaxy” be shown. Bring chairs, pillows or blankets.

■ 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.

■ 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.

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

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

Sons of Norway plan

festive celebration

Area residents are invited to commemorate Syttende mai, Norway’s version of Independence Day, with a May 17 festival sponsored by the Sons of Norway in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m.

The celebration will be the first of its kind in the area and is geared for families. It will include activities such as a bounce house, lawn games, sack races and Kubb, a Viking game similar to bocce ball.

Food with a Nordic flair will be served free of charge, including varme polse (little sausages wrapped in lefse), baked beans, vegetables and Scandinavian heart-shaped waffles. There also will be a side table with a “Taste of Norway Today,” a selection of specialty items.

Keynote speaker will be Barbara Cegavske, secretary of state, and Marcela Fastow will serve as DJ playing Norwegian music.

Additionally, there will be a white elephant drawing. Attendees are asked to bring a whimsically wrapped regiftable item to be given away in the drawing along with a few upscale items.

The culmination of the celebration will be a flag parade, with those in attendance given Norwegian flags to wave as they march the half mile around Wilbur Square.

The festivities also will include a display of classic cars and music by Boulder City High School’s band.

For more information, email odnelson2@gmail.com.

Blood drive to aid community set

Area residents are asked to participate in a blood drive to support the community and Boulder City Hospital. It is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. May 12 in the gymnasium at The Church of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Those donating blood can earn points that can be redeemed for a variety of gifts.

To schedule an appointment, visit www.bloodhero.com and use the code bouldercity, or call Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335.

Republican women to hear Assembly candidate

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon May 19 at the Railroad Pass hotel and casino. Doors to the banquet room will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

The program will be presented by Swadeep Nigam, who is running to represent District 23 in the state Assembly.

Cost of the luncheon is $21. Reservations are required and must be made by noon May 12. They can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Art guild invites children to drawing event

Kids Drawing Day with Artful Arty is being presented from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 in Hemenway Valley Park by the Boulder City Art Guild and the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to a fun day filled with art-related activities such as drawing the bighorn sheep, getting tips from experienced artists, and watching an en plein air demonstration.

Art supplies, an activity book and information about bighorn sheep will be given to all participants.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The park is at 401 Ville Drive.

For more information, call the art guild at 702-293-2138 or visit www.bouldercityartguild.com.

Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

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.