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Community Briefs

Learn how to write songs at library

Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., has a number of activities planned for the coming weeks, including:

■ After-School Math Adventure, 10 a.m. today in the community room. Part of a four-week session for kindergarteners through fifth-graders and their caregivers.

■ Norman Foote songwriting workshop, 4:30 p.m. today in the community room. For those in kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will learn how to write songs.

■ Norman Foote concert, 5:30 p.m. today in the community room. The singer-songwriter will perform his original songs.

■ Lego challenge, 3:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

■ Movie, 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Pan” will be shown.

■ Yoga with Leah B., 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room.

■ Living with chronic illnesses, 10 a.m. Monday in the community room. Part of a six-week session for adults with a chronic disease and/or their caregiver. Call or stop by to register.

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

■ What is Mental Health and Who Needs It?, 7 p.m. Monday in the community room. Learn about mental illnesses, how to prevent them and what to do if you or someone you know experiences them.

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

■ Teen craft, 4 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. For those in junior high and older.

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

■ Positive Action for Teens, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. WestCare will host a nationally recognized program for improving academic performance and behavior.

■ Keeping Kids Fit Club, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. The six-week program educates kids and caregivers about the importance of eating and living healthy.

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

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

Lake Mead rangers to lead hike, chat session

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

■ Ranger hike, Animals of the Night, Friday. Join a ranger for a night hike along the Bluffs Trail at Las Vegas Bay. Learn about nocturnal animals and how they benefit from the darkness. Bring a flashlight. Reservations required.

■ Ranger chat: “Nature Is Listening,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Learn how human-caused sound can impact nature’s soundscape. There will be hands-on activities and a listening kiosk.

■ Story time with a ranger, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Share stories of the Mojave Desert; songs and crafts will be available.

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

Church hosting special camp for kids

Boulder City United Methodist Church will hold a special event in August for children who will be entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall. SonSpark Labs Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8-11 in the multiuse building, 1204 Sixth St.

During the religious camp, children will learn through games, science experiments, Bible stories and music.

A dinner and final presentation from the week is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

There is no cost, but advance registration is required. Registration will be accepted through Aug. 5 and is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonspark-labs-camp-tickets-25711680328.

Additional information is available by contacting Karin Salzman at karinsalzman@yahoo.com or 702-293-7240, or visiting the church’s website at www.bouldercityumc.com.

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.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.

Local business funds memorial bench at King

For over a year, the staff at Martha P. King has been working with the Giamanco family to create a memorial bench for their little girl, Emilee.

A river runs through it

To say that Kathleen Wood knows the portion of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach like the back of her hand is definitely an understatement.

All for a good cause

For decades, the Injured Police Officer’s Fund has been there to help provide support to Southern Nevada officers in their time of need.

For Mills, it’s been a wild ride

In the 35 years since he got on his first BMX bike, Ryan Mills has seen his fair share of tail ships, crankflips and nac nacs.