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Retired public employees meet today; to hear about Real IDs

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 Kevin Malone of the Department of Motor Vehicles, who will discuss how to obtain a Real ID, which will be necessary for travel starting Oct. 1, 2020.

Members will go to a local restaurant for a no-host lunch after the meeting.

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

Reservations due today for Republican women’s luncheon

Reservations are due at noon today for the Boulder City Republican Woman’s Club April 20 monthly luncheon meeting in DeSimone’s Steakhouse at the Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway. The session will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:45 a.m.

Guest speaker for the session will be Barbara Cegavske, Nevada’s secretary of state.

Cost of the lunch is $21 per person. For reservations or information, call 702-393-1228 or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

Railway to run special Egg Express

Nevada Southern Railway will run the Egg Express with a variety of special activities for children.

Set to run Saturday, the train will feature story time and crafts during its four runs. The activities are sponsored by Ruben’s Wood Craft and Toys.

Additionally, there will be a scavenger hunt, egg hunt and games. The model railroad car will be open and the live steamers will be running and offering rides.

The story session and crafts are included in each fare, but an additional $5 donation is being asked to participate in the egg hunt. Proceeds benefit Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, the nonprofit that supports the museum.

Trains depart the station at 601 Yucca St. at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for the train rides are $10 for adults, $7 for children 4-11 and free for children 3 and younger.

For more information, visit, http://www.nevadasouthern.com or call 702-486-5933.

Egg hunt, special show planned at St. Jude’s Ranch this Saturday

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will hold a community event and Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the ranch, 100 St. Jude’s St.

There will be games, egg hunts, entertainment, a visit by the Easter bunny and food. There will be four egg hunts, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. and be divided by age.

Children’s activity wristbands are $10 and include the egg hunt, a basket, lawn games, hot dog, chips and a drink.

Simply Divas and Dames motorcycle club is hosting the event.

For more information, call 702-294-7100.

Additionally, Win-Win Entertainment will present its monthly program at 2 p.m. April 22.

Launched earlier this year, the program brings a professional Las Vegas entertainer to the ranch to perform, as well as host interactive workshops and question and answer sessions.

The entertainers vary each month but are always family-friendly. They can include magicians, jugglers, puppeteers, actors, singers, dancers and musicians.

Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Evelyn Kovacevich at 702-294-7117 or ekovacevich@st.judesranch.org.

Story sessions, book clubs, movie on tap at library

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

■ Book club, 9 a.m. today in the community room. For those 18 and older.

■ Medicare bingo and lunch, 11:30 a.m. today. Reservations needed; call the Nevada Care Connection Resource Center at 702-364-2273.

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

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

■ Movie, 1 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Sing” will be shown.

■ Baby lap-sit story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room. For those 2 and younger and their caregivers.

■ Book club, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. For those 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.

■ Library board of trustees meeting, 7 p.m. in the board room.

Note: The library will be closed Sunday in observance of Easter.

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

Lake Mead to host junior ranger event Saturday, sunrise hike

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

These include:

■ National Junior Ranger Day, Saturday. The picnic area at Boulder Beach will hold a variety of activities including science activities, games about history, singalong, K-9 demonstration, live reptiles and bird watching. Smokey Bear and Bark Ranger Charlotte will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. After participating in activity stations, children of all ages can become junior rangers. Admission is free for all activities.

■ Ranger hike, Hamblin Mountain Sunrise, Sunday. Join a ranger for an early-morning hike for a sunrise view of Boulder Narrows and Pinto Valley wilderness. Bring binoculars. The hike is rugged and steep, and for experienced hikers only. Reservations required.

Note: Entrance fees will be waived Lake Mead National Recreation Area Saturday, Sunday, April 22 and 23 in recognition of National Park Week. Fees for camping, lake use or other concessions still apply.

For additional information or reservations, call 702-293-8990.

Bow Wow Bingo, dinner on April 22 will benefit See Spot Run

Bow Wow Bingo is a new fundraiser to be presented April 22 by See Spot Run.

The nonprofit will host the game and a silent auction from 6-9 p.m. at Chilly Jilly’z, 1680 Nevada Highway.

The evening festivities will include six bingo games, a raffle ticket and dinner. Those who bring a donation of dog or cat food will receive an extra ticket; the food will be donated to Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 a couple. They can be purchased at Chilly Jilly’z, and outside Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G. For more information, call 702-539-7526 or email seespotrun@bcseespotrun.com.

PFLAG to hear from mother of a transgender youth

PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

Guest speaker will be the mother of a transgender youth, who will discuss her experiences and how to better support transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

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

The public is welcome at both meetings.

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 hosts a helpline at 702-241-4050 and can be reached by email at pflagofbouldercity@gmail.com.

Democratic club meets tonight at library, to set goals for next year

The Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Members will be discussing goals and priorities for the next 12 months.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call 702-530-6604 or email bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Help needed to honor veterans at city cemetery for Memorial Day

Members of American Legion Post 31 and its auxiliary, Unit 31, are seeking community residents to help them place crosses and flags on the grave sites of veterans at the Boulder City Municipal Cemetery, 501 Adams Blvd. There are more than 400 veterans buried there.

In addition, they will need assistance removing the flags at 4 p.m. May 29.

For more information, call the post at 702-293-6374.

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