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Honor Flight to receive proceeds from pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will help raise funds for Honor Flight Southern Nevada. From 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s at 820 E. Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas, will donate $5 for every breakfast sold.

For $10, the restaurant will serve a meal including pancakes, eggs, sausage and a beverage.

Additionally, donations will be accepted.

Honor Flight provides all-expense-paid trips for World War II and other veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials in their honor. The next trip is scheduled Oct. 14-16.

For more information, visit www.honorflightsouthernnevada.org.

Art guild plans ‘Patio’ special show, demonstrations

Boulder City Art Guild will present Art on the Patio, a special show and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 on the patio of the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

The day also will include art demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments.

More than a dozen artists are expected to showcase their works at the event.

For more information, call the art guild at 702-293-2138.

Library sets Lego challenge, staff development day

Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., will be closed Friday for staff development.

Today, it will host a Lego challenge at 3:30 p.m. in the community room for children 6 and older.

Call 702-293-1281 for more information.

Lake Mead to mark Public Lands Day

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a variety of special events happening in the coming week. These include:

■ National Public Lands Day, Saturday. Entrance fees to the recreation area will be waived; however, fees for camping, lake use and concessions still apply.

■ Ranger program: “Starry, Starry Night Hike,” Saturday. Join a ranger and learn about the night skies of the recreation area while strolling along the Historic Railroad Trail. Call for details.

■ National Public Lands Day, Saturday. The recreation area is hosting a litter cleanup day and volunteers are needed to clean an area of the park that was heavily used during the summer. Special National Public Land Day vouchers will be provided to the first 100 volunteers who register. For details or to register, contact 702-293-8719 or Lake_Volunteer_Coordinator@nps.gov.

■ Ranger chat: “National Park Treasures” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Help celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday and learn more about parks across America.

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

Contra dance set for Saturday evening

The Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers will host a dance from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the old Los Angeles Water and Power Building, 600 Nevada Way. Beginner’s lessons are offered during the first 30 minutes.

A donation of $5 for members, students, first-time visitors and active military personnel and $10 for nonmembers is being asked.

For more information, contact Eileen Hug at 702-303-3020.

Rotary club will present evening of wine, painting

Rotary Club of Boulder City will present A Wine and Canvas Evening on Nov. 1 at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

The event, scheduled to start at 6 p.m., will provide participants the opportunity to paint a picture while enjoying wine, appetizers and fellowship. All supplies will be provided.

The cost is $50 per person or $90 a couple.

Reservations are required and payment is due when reservations are made. Space is limited.

Checks can be sent to BC Rotary, attention Reservations, P.O. Box 60924, Boulder City, Nevada, 89006.

Railway museum plans evening Soul Train ride for October

The Soul Train is coming to the Southern Nevada Railway Museum.

On Oct. 1, the museum will host a special evening train ride for adults featuring music, snacks and soft drinks. DJ Queen B will be onboard the train playing oldies from the 1960s through the ’90s.

Boarding will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the two-hour trip will depart the museum at 5:30.

Tickets are $25 now through Sept. 29, and $30 if purchased Sept. 30 or Oct. 1. Tickets are nonrefundable.

The railway museum is at 600 Yucca St.

For more information or tickets, call Leon Ganter at 702-283-6895.

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.

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.