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Blood drive scheduled for today

Boulder City Hospital and United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. today in the gymnasium at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

For additional information, call 702-795-8335.

Santa to pose for pictures with pets at The Homestead

The Homestead at Boulder City will host a free pet photo with Santa contest from 9-11 a.m. Friday. All participants will receive free hot cocoa, a doggy bag and a photo of their pet with Santa.

The winner of the “Best Sit, Stay &Pose Photo” will take home a basket valued at $100.

Reservations are not required, but holiday sweaters and accessories are encouraged.

The Homestead is at 1401 Medical Park Drive. For more information, call 702-294-8720.

Widows’ group to host Christmas party Saturday afternoon

The Anew Women’s Network widow’s group will hold its Christmas party at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. A light lunch will be served.

For more information, call 702-371-5932.

Residents invited to share Peace Light during Sunday service

The Rev. Sandy Johnson of Boulder City United Methodist Church will share the Peace Light with the Boulder City community from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Jude’s Chapel, 100 St. Jude’s St.

Each year the light is retrieved from a grotto in Bethlehem and flown in blast-proof lamps from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Vienna, Austria. The light is then distributed at a service of dedication to delegations across the world. Those who would like a part of the peace light should bring their own oil lamps.

Additional information is available at http://peacelight.org/default.html or at http://bouldercityumc.com.

Library to host holiday movies

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

n Duffy Hudson presents: “A Christmas Carol,” 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room.

n Holiday movies, Monday in the community room. Three movies will be shown, “Frosty the Snowman” at 10 a.m., “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at 10:30 a.m. and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 11:30 a.m.

n Craft hour, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the community room. Fish crafts are on tap.

n Adult book club, 9 a.m. Tuesday in the community room.

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

Call 702-293-1281 for details.

Nonprofits hold 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 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.

Republican women to hear a capella singer at luncheon

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting today 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.

For more information, call 702-393-1228 or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

Divorce support group to begin 15-week series

A new divorce care support group will hold its first meeting from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17 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.

Free child care and dinner will be provided.

For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-461-2590 or visit http://bit.ly/2gXBpcq.

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