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Nonprofits hold a pet food drive

See Spot Run and Emergency Aid of Boulder City have initiated a pet food drive to benefit local animals in need. Until Dec. 24, there will be a large black container for donations at the entrance of the dog park at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

The nonprofits are hoping to receive food for cats, dogs, birds and fish, dry or wet varieties, as well as litter and any items that fit specific needs. All donations should be unopened and within the expiration date. The bin will be emptied nightly.

Donations can be dropped off year-round to Professional Pet Room and Groom, 707 Canyon Road, unit 105a.

See Spot Run also will host a work day from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the dog park. Volunteers are needed and welcome.

Groups for children, teens will meet at Boulder City Library

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

n Drop in story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room. For children 0-5 and their caregivers.

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

n Positive Action for teens, 3 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. The nationally recognized, evidence-based program improves academic, behavior, and character.

Ranger hike, chat, Turkey Trot

on tap this week at Lake Mead

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

n The BBSC Las Vegas Turkey Trot, 7:30 a.m. today. More than 800 athletes will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area along the Historic Railroad and River Mountains Loop trails, with distances including a half marathon, a 12K, a 5K and a mile. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays along Lakeshore Road. For more information, visit http://www.bbscrun.com/las-vegas-turkey-trot-11-24-16.

n Ranger hike, Saturday to Majestic Canyon. A ranger will lead guests on a moderate 3-mile hike up a colorful, winding wash that ends under high vertical cliffs at a dry waterfall. For more information or reservations, call 702-293-8990.

n Ranger chat, “The Mojave Desert: A Magical Land,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Mead Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Drive. The chat will focus on the vibrant desert, from the desert bighorn sheep found in the rugged mountains to the smallest beavertail cactus. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

P.E.O. to hold holiday bazaar

Chapter K of P.E.O., the Philanthropic Educational Organization, will present its annual Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St. The event will feature crafts, bakery goods, handmade jewelry and raffle prizes. Coffee and hot cider will also be available.

Proceeds will benefit P.E.O. projects and scholarships. Chapter K has been an active chapter in Boulder City since 1945.

Garden club to hear guest speaker

The Boulder City Garden Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 7 in the library of The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park.

Kristie Livreri, director of the National Garden Club’s Pacific region, will be speaking on “Looking to the Garden Through the Eyes of a Child: A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities.” The program will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1596264420603762.

PFLAG sets meeting for Dec. 13

PFLAG, formerly Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

This month’s meeting will be a celebratory potluck dinner and feature guest speaker Tim O’Callaghan, who will discuss some of his experiences with families who have had a member come out. His talk will begin at 7 p.m.

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

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

Republican women to listen to

a capella singer at luncheon

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will meet Dec. 15 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.

The program will feature a performance by Jesse Law, who will sing Christmas music a capella. New officers will be installed as well.

Cost of the luncheon is $21. Reservations are required by noon Dec. 8 and can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Car club to sponsor toy drive

The 3 Other Guyz Car Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast and toy drive from 8-10 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Nevada Way. The drive will benefit the Angel Tree program and Emergency Aid of Boulder City. Admittance is a minimum donation of $10 or an unwrapped new toy, and includes a raffle ticket.

Through community donations, Angel Tree provides gifts to needy children and senior citizens.

Blood drive scheduled for Dec. 15

The Boulder City Hospital and United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the gymnasium at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St. To schedule an appointment, visit www.bloodhero.com and enter the code “bouldercity” or call 702-795-8335.

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