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Women’s golf club donates funds to fight ovarian cancer

The Boulder City Women’s Golf Association recently donated $2,800 to a local chapter of the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Network.

The golf club raised the funds during its annual tournament and silent auction.

OCAN’s goal is to spread awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to provide support to women who are undergoing treatment.

Democratic Club to learn of Education Initiative

The Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the meeting room of the library, 701 Adams Blvd., The topic will be The Education Initiative to provide additional funding for Nevada schools.

Guest speakers will be Ruben Murillo, president of the Nevada State Education Association, and Dan Hart, the group’s legislative consultant. They will discuss why the initiative is needed to provide additional funding for Nevada schools.

Members, guests and the general public are invited to attend. For more information, call 702-530-6604 or email bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Community blood drive to be held today

A Boulder City community blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. today in the gymnasium at the LDS church, 916 Fifth St.

A free cholesterol test is provided with each donation.

Appointments to donate blood can be made by visiting www.unitedbloodservices.org; you must enter the sponsor code: BoulderCity. They also can be made by calling Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335.

A health history questionnaire should be completed online just prior to donating blood; it must be done the day of the donation.

Girl Scout project topic for AAUW meeting

The Boulder City Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Segerblom meeting room of Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Guest speaker will be Ashley Smith, who will present on her Gold Star Girl Scout project involving the Boulder City Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

The meeting is open to the public. For additional information, leave a message at 702-294-4204.

Republican women to hear sheriff’s candidates

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the conference room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Two primary candidates for the office of Clark County sheriff will be the guest speakers. Capt. Larry Burns and Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo have served 27 years in various capacities of law enforcement.

Club members are reminded to bring donations for Support Our Troops care packages, greeting cards for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s project, and donations for Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

All interested persons are invited to attend. Cost of the luncheon is $20. To guarantee seating, reservations should be made by today by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com

Pet food donations sought for Emergency Aid

See Spot Run is holding its quarterly pet food donation drive to assist Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Donations of cat, dog or bird food, kitty litter and other items for pets are being sought. They will be accepted now through Tuesday.

A container for donations is at the See Spot Run Dog Park at Veterans Memorial Park, 1605 Buchanan Blvd.

All donations must be commercially sealed and within the expiration date. They will be collected daily.

For additional information or to arrange a donation pick up, call 702-539-7526.

Blackwood Brothers to perform at church

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet will present a concert of gospel music at 6 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church, 210 Wyoming St.

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, call 702-293-1912.

Training scheduled for Lend A Hand volunteers

Lend A Hand will offer a free training class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 for those interested in volunteering for the nonprofit organization.

Lend A Hand helps senior citizens, disabled and handicapped residents of Boulder City by driving them to appointments across the Las Vegas Valley and providing help, respite and companionship, allowing them to remain in their homes.

The session will be presented at the Lend A Hand office, 400 Utah St. Lunch is included. Those interested are asked to register by Feb. 21.

Call 702-294-2363 for more information or to register.

Health care meetings explain Affordable Care Act

Boulder City Library and CARE NV will host meetings at the library, 701 Adams Blvd., to assist residents with understanding and signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The meetings will be Friday and March 14. The visits are scheduled by appointment; call 702-836-9033 to make an appointment.

Support groups help with memory loss, dementia

The Homestead is offering its Alzheimer’s support group, memory loss support group and dementia workshops on the third Thursday of each month. The groups will meet in The Homestead’s library.

The Alzheimer’s group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the memory loss group meets from 1-2 p.m.

“Getting Your Legal and Practical Ducks in a Row” will be presented at the dementia workshop from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 20.

There is no cost for these workshops and refreshments will be served. Those attending are welcome to bring a loved one, who will be cared for during the meeting.

Grace Christian Academy to hold open house Feb. 20

Grace Christian Academy, offering classes for students in kindergarten through middle school, will hold its annual open house for interested families from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb.

Families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, review the school’s curriculum, meet teachers, students and parents, and have questions answered.

Most of the academy’s classes are limited to 10 students. Morning and full-day kindergarten are offered.

GCA focuses on high academic and moral standards Enrichment classes include art, physical education, music, music theory, explorations and iPad technology.

The school is a ministry of Grace Christian Academy. It is 512 California Ave. For more information, call the office at 702-293-3536 or visit www.gracechristianacademybc.org.

Parts of park’s Wetland Trail to close temporarily

Portions of Wetland Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed now through June 30 during the construction of a new grade control structure in the Lower Las Vegas Wash.

The trailhead and parking area on Northshore Road along with adjacent areas will be closed to access, hiking and other recreational uses.

The grade control structure will reduce erosion in the Las Vegas Wash to protect the stability of the bridge. It also will reduce sediment transported from erosion in the wash into Lake Mead, as well as protect Lake Las Vegas Dam and outlet works.

Funding for this nearly $2.5 million project is provided by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. The contractor is Wadley Construction Inc. of Las Vegas.

The National Park Service regrets any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause.

Tortoise Group seeking new members

The Tortoise Group, which is devoted to the proper care and welfare of desert tortoises, is seeking new members.

Annual membership in the nonprofit organization includes a newsletter, discounts on tortoise-related items and member-only events such as a field trip to the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center.

Annual membership is $25. For details, visit www.tortoisegroup.org.

Nomination sought for state’s senior of year

The search for Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year is underway.

The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization, established the award last year.

Frank Pati, a 76-year-old Mesquite resident, was honored by Governor Brian Sandoval and the Congressional delegation as the first recipient.

The competition is open to all those who are age 60 and older and have lived in Nevada for five years. The nomination guidelines and forms are available at www.nevshc.org.

The deadline for nominations is March 31. The award will be presented in May.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Valentine’s Day craft: 3-4 p.m. today in the community room for children 12 and younger

n Anti-Valentine’s Day party: 4-5 p.m. today in the community room for those 13 and older. There will be crafts and music and is geared for those who don’t like Valentine’s Day.

n Movie: 1 p.m. Saturday. “Tangled” will be shown in the community room.

n Craft: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Make a St. Patrick’s day wreath out of old books. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

n Preschool storytime: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and Feb. 26 in the board room for children 3-5.

n Toddler storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and Feb. 26 in the board room for children younger than 36 months.

n Lego Challenge: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the community room for children 6 and older.

n Science exploration club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the board room for children 3-6 and their caregivers. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts.

n Movie: 6 p.m. Feb. 20. “Pink Panther” starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau. Those attending are welcome to bring their own snacks, beverages and comfortable seating.

n Movie: 1 p.m. Feb. 22. “Dr. No” will be shown. Those attending are welcome to bring their own snacks, beverages and comfortable seating.

n Tech seminar: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Learn how to get started and use Pinterest, a virtual bulletin board. Those attending need to bring a laptop computer or tablet. Reservations required.

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

Emergency Aid needs help

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is seeking 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.

Community Club potluck luncheon planned for Feb. 27

The Community Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the multiuse building near the intersection of Avenue B and School Drive. A potluck luncheon is planned.

Lynn Williams, an instructor for the city’s parks and recreation district, and members of her line dancing class will present the afternoon’s program.

For reservations, call Beverly Parry after 1 p.m. at 702-293-7623.

Free ballroom, swing dance class begins Feb. 22

A free beginning ballroom and swing dance class is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the gymnasium of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Sessions are set to continued three times a month until June 7 and will feature dances such as the foxtrot, swing, waltz, cha-cha and rumba.

The class is open to anyone 16 and older. Couples and singles will be accommodated.

Intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to join the class for the second hour of open practice and refreshments from 8-9 p.m. after the beginning classes.

For a complete schedule or additional information, visit http://bouldercityballroom.wix.com/club. Email bouldercityballroom@gmail.com to RSVP and sign up for updates and reminders.

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.

Writers group meets every Thursday at library

The Boulder City Writers Group meets from 7-8:20 p.m. each Thursday in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Writers of all levels are welcome to attend to learn more about writing and receive feedback on their work.

Membership is free.

For more information, email jenballif@gmail.com.

American Legion breakfast served Thursday mornings

All veterans and their families are invited to the American Legion’s varied menu breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Way, between Boulder Bowl and Grace Christian Academy.

Legionnaires and eligible veterans are invited to the American Legion meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the hall.

Call Cmdr. Wayne Curtis at 702-293-6622 for more information.

Support group helps family of those with breathing problems

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 COPD, asthma and emphysema. It is sanctioned by the Better Breathers and American Lung Association.

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 of classes, 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.

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 792-293-4275 or www.stchristopherschurch.org.

Workshops to offer tips for growing tomatoes

Helen Brown, a master gardener with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will teach two one-hour classes entitled “Time for Tomatoes.”

The first session is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production, 4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas. A $5 donation is requested.

The second will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the University Medical Center’s Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas. Those attending must register in advance by calling Amy Runge at 702-383-2229.

Brown, who has been a master gardener since 1997, is a local expert on growing vegetables, especially tomatoes and vine crops.

For additional information, call the master gardener help desk at 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Cooperative Extension offers gardening workshops

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering two workshops about gardening in small spaces.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, the session will focus on vegetables. Pruning will be the focus of the class from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 22. Angela O’Callaghan will teach both classes at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.

Class space is limited and advanced registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class, which includes class materials.

To register for either workshop, contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/1e3kth9.

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