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Democrats to hear from solar alliance

Members of the Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 tonight 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 May 16, scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

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

Retired Public Employees to learn about AARP

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada’s May membership meeting will be held at 11 a.m. today at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

Barry Gold from AARP will be the guest speaker.

The meeting will be followed by a group lunch at a local eatery.

For more information, contact Bernard at bernardpaolini@cox.net.

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. today in the gymnasium at The Church of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Art guild to hold reception for local artist

The Boulder City Art Guild will host an artist’s reception for Charme Curtin from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery inside the historic Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Light refreshments will be served and the event will highlight the eclectic work of Curtin, May’s featured artist, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings

The gallery is free of charge and open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., except Sundays, when it closes at 3 p.m.

For details, call 702-293-2138.

The Dillinger to host annual block party

The Dillinger Food and Drinkery is going to take over downtown on Saturday as the surrounding blocks will be shut down to make room for its signature block party.

There will be live entertainment on stage, headlined by The Junkyard Dogs, Moksha and Same Sex Mary, a hot dog eating and a beer drinking contest. Surrounding the stage in the middle of Arizona Street will be a beer garden, live art and a variety of vendors.

DJ’s will start spinning at 3:30 p.m. and the opening ceremony for the free, all-ages event will commence at 3:45 p.m. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Shane Patton Scholarship Foundation, providing scholarships for local high school students.

For more information, visit http://thedillinger.tumblr.com/

Anew to meet Saturday

Members of Anew Women’s Network will meet Saturday at 1:30 p.m. 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.

Work day planned at area dog park

See Spot Run will have a workday from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at its dog park at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

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:

n Ranger program: “Coyotes: What You Should Know,” 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Boulder Beach amphitheater. Participants will learn why they should observe coyotes from a distance.

n Ranger chat: “Outdoor Fun: A Child’s Nature Perspective,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. The session will focus on a variety of ways children can learn about the recreation area and get in touch with nature.

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

Book clubs, movie on tap at library

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

■ Adult book club, 9 a.m. today in the community room. For those 18 and older.

■ 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.

■ Movie, 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Ant-Man” be shown. Bring chairs, pillows or blankets.

■ Teen volunteer meeting, 2:30 p.m. Monday in the community room. For those 12 and older.

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

■ Adult book club, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. For those 18 and older.

■ 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.

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 today. They can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Sons of Norway plan festive celebration

Area residents are invited to commemorate Syttende mai, Norway’s version of Independence Day, with a Tuesday 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 flat bread), 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.

Masons to host rib, shrimp dinner

Boulder City Masonic Lodge No. 37 will present Kindles for Kids, a fundraising dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 20, at the lodge, 900 Arizona St.

The dinner includes ribs, shrimp, sides, dessert and drinks.

One hundred percent of ticket proceeds support the purchase of 30 Kindle e-readers for the students of Garrett Junior High School. The middle school is one of the county’s five-star schools.

According to a representative for the Masons, the Kindles for Kids program supports the effort of the school to make reading fun and interesting for students, noting that children who read succeed.

In addition to the dinner, the lodge will announce its 2016 scholarship award recipient for a Boulder City High School senior.

To purchase a ticket in advance, email bclodge@gmail.com or call 702-982-1964 or 702-499-7525.

Construction equipment part of ‘play day’

Target Construction, which is helping to build Interstate 11, will host a Heavy Duty Play Day fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The event, which will allow people to explore, climb on and ride construction equipment, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at 12555 S. U.S. Highway 95, about 7 miles from downtown Boulder City heading toward Henderson.

The event also will include music, food, information and a giant sandbox with toy construction equipment.

Also sponsoring the play day are the Nevada Department of Transportation, Fisher Industries, Urban Land Institute, Eagle, Globe and Anchor LLC, Komatsu, Werdco and Savers.

Admission to the event is free.

For more information, call 702-294-7100.

Harmony Handbells to perform in concert at church

The Harmony Handbells will perform at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 2 p.m. May 22 in a free concert titled “Everlasting Life.”

The concert will include renditions of Disney songs, folk music and religious works and more.

The 13-member, volunteer handbell choir formed in 2000 and has performed at numerous events, including annually at the Las Vegas Spring Preserve’s Winter Festival.

St. Andrew is at 1399 San Felipe Drive.

For more information, visit www.harmonyhandbells.com.

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