weather icon Clear

Community Briefs

Police chief to address retired public workers

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. today at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker will be Boulder City Police Chief Timothy Shea.

A no-host lunch will be held after the meeting.

For more information, contact Bernard at bernardpaolini@cox.net or call 702-294-0636.

ACLU coordinator to speak at PFLAG meeting today

PFLAG, formerly Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, will meet at 7 p.m. today at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Joe Rajchel, outreach coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, will speak about the organization’s efforts to legislate a more LGBT-inclusive sex-education curriculum in the state as well as plans for the upcoming legislative session.

A board meeting at 6 p.m. with precede the session.

The group offers discussion centered on education, advocacy and mutual support to discuss family issues with others who have experienced sexual-orientation issues. Those who attend are straight and gay.

The group sponsors a hot line at 702-241-4050 or can be reached by email at pflagofbouldercity@gmail.com.

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

Democratic Club meets at library

The Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The topic will be the continuation of the 2016 election successes.

Club meetings are the second Thursday of each month and are open to the public.

For more information, call 702-530-6604 or contact bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

St. Christopher’s to hold Harvest Bazaar on Saturday

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Harvest Bazaar and raffle from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 812 Arizona St. There will be homemade soups, baked goods and holiday items as well as raffle prizes donated by local merchants.

Proceeds will benefit outreach programs and church projects.

Group offers aid to deal with grief

A group to help area residents deal with grief meets at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. After a summer hiatus, the meetings will resume today.

“Together we learn how to manage grief effectively, and we find comfort in knowing we are not alone,” said the Rev. Sandy Johnson of Boulder City United Methodist Church, who created the group. “Sometimes our greatest support comes from others who are experiencing similar feelings, and we also find our own therapeutic healing in helping and sharing with others.”

Member Amy Peterson is co-facilitating the group.

For additional information, call Peterson at 702-294-0323.

Art guild hosts reception for November’s featured artist

The Boulder City Art Guild will host a reception for Jeffrey Oldham from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the gallery inside the historic Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Oldham, the guild’s featured artist for the month of November, is a photo-realist painter and his exhibit features seascapes with a skewed viewpoint. There will be light refreshments and the artist will be present to answer questions about his work.

In addition, the guild is displaying autumn- and winter-themed pieces at its Art From the Heart exhibit at Boulder City Hospital, 901 Adams Blvd. More than 30 pieces of work are on display and the exhibit continues through the end of the year. All pieces are for sale and can be purchased at the guild’s gallery.

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

Club meetings, story sessions fill library’s calendar

■ Anime club, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. This fun-filled program for junior high grades will feature anime, crafts and discussions.

■ 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 children 5 and younger and their caregivers.

■ Adult book club, 9 a.m. Tuesday in the community room. For those ages 18 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, 3 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. The nationally recognized, evidence-based program improves academic, behavior and character.

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

■ Library Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the board room.

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

Note, the library will be closed Friday for Veterans Day.

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

Women’s community support group to meet Saturday

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

This is a community-based group for women whose husbands have died. It offers support through speakers and networking.

A light lunch will be served.

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

Republican women to hear doctor

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 17 at DeSimone’s Steakhouse inside Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:45.

Featured speakers for the afternoon will be Dr. Larry Smith, who will discuss women’s health issues, and Christina Lodge, program director of Lend A Hand of Boulder City.

Cost of the luncheon is $21. Reservations are required and must be made by noon today. For reservations or more information, call 702-393-1228 or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

Red Mountain Choir to perform at Elaine K. Smith Center

Red Mountain Choir will present “The Best Things” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

The performance will be conducted by Lisa Gillespie and accompanied by Ashley Peel. Also performing are select King Elementary School singers, conducted by LaNette Coker.

Tickets can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or at the door. They are $10 for adults; children and students are free.

Divorce support group to begin 15-week series

A new Divorce Care Support Group will hold its first meeting from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 22 at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Boulder City United Methodist Church is sponsoring the 15-week series with the goal of helping people through the pain of separation and the rebuilding of their lives by connecting them with others who share similar obstacles and emotions.

There will be free child care and dinner.

For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-461-2590 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1825031354401003/.

Elks’ bingo sessions move to Monday nights

Boulder City Elks Lodge, No. 1682, invites the community to join its bingo sessions at the lodge, 1217 Nevada Highway. They are now held on Monday evenings.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with a $6 dinner of hamburgers or salmon burgers and a side dish. Bingo cards are sold separately starting at 5:30 p.m. Each session includes 11 games, including a coverall.

Bingo costs $10 per pack, which includes three cards per game. Seventy percent of the funds are returned to players, with 30 percent donated to the Elks’ charity.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Services for veterans highlighted conference

Reno has recently been grabbing some of what could have been Southern Nevada’s convention gatherings. Award presentations to the state’s newspapers by the Nevada Press Association were held up north this year. (Of course, the association is headquartered up north, but it does alternate between the south annually.)

Reinvention helps businesses adapt to challenges

Looking back to Aug. 9, 2018, I remember the trepidation I felt of the unknown outcome resulting from the traffic diversion off the interior roads of Boulder City and on the freshly built Interstate 11. Would businesses close immediately? Would residents now be able to utilize the retail, dining and services on the (Boulder City) Parkway? Would the novelty of the adventure of a new freeway wear off soon? Would Boulder City have done enough preparation for what lay ahead?

Würst Festival returns

Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy grilled brats, beer and a live auction in person at the 25th annual Würst Festival next weekend.

Slow growth does not make pine a dwarf

Q. I want to make a hedge using dwarf yew pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus Maki) in a planter box. Will that work for three or four plants? What size do you recommend for at least three to four plants to make that hedge?

All pesticides lethal to bees

Q. I followed some advice on applying a pesticide to kill borers in my fruit trees and now I learned I am killing the bees.

Chautauqua returns with ‘Humorists’

After a year filled with historic moments as the world dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, Boulder City Chautauqua is adding some much-needed humor into people’s lives.