Community Briefs

Retirees to hear about recent legislative session today

Members of the Boulder City Chapter, Retired Public Employees of Nevada, will gather for their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. today at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

The guest speaker will be Terri Laird, executive director of the state association, who will present a report about the 2017 legislative session.

A light lunch will be provided.

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

Democrats set meeting, to hold Saturday picnic in Crowe park

The Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Annette Magnus of Battle Born Progress will address the group.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Contact the club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com for additional information.

Additionally, the club will be holding a “Dems and Friends Clean Up the City” picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Frank Crowe Park, 537 Cherry St.

Elks to mark Flag Day with historical presentation

The community is invited to gather at the Boulder City Elks Lodge at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday for a Flag Day celebration.

Each year, the Elks conduct a special service featuring the eight flags that have been used in United States history. A brief history of each flag will be presented.

Boy Scout Troop 7, sponsored by the lodge, will be a part of the program. Troop 7 is celebrating its 60th year.

Following the program, ice cream will be served.

The lodge is at 1217 Nevada Highway.

Library kicks off summer reading program, offers career advice

The 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.

■ Read with a ranger, 10 a.m. today in the board room. For those up to age 10.

■ One-Stop Career Center, 11 a.m. today in the community room. Presented by Workforce Connections, the event will help people create and post a resume.

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

■ Yoga, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. Basic yoga instruction will be provided; participants need to bring their own yoga mats.

■ Summer reading program kickoff, 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Monday in the community room. The Southern Nevada Water Authority will be there along with live animals.

■ One-Stop Career Center, WorkKeys, 1 p.m. Monday in the community room. Participants will be able to take an assessment to measure essential workplace skills.

■ Virtual reality lab, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday in the board room. For those 10 and older.

■ Camping 101, 3 p.m. Monday in the community room. Join a ranger from Lake Mead National Recreation Area to learn about camping.

■ Baby lap-sit story time, 10 a.m. in the board room. For those 0-24 months and their caregivers.

■ One-Stop Career Center: Foundations of a Job Search, 1 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. Presented by Workforce Connections. Get an overview of effective job search methods and the current economy.

■ Father’s Day craft, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday in the community room.

■ Crochet for a cause, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. Learn how to crochet a sleeping mat for the homeless out of plastic bags. For those 12 and older.

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

■ Family movie, 1 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. “Beauty and the Beast” will be shown.

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

Note: The library will be closed on Sundays through Labor Day.

Call 702-293-1281 for details.

Lake Mead rangers to share stories, teach water safety

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

■ Ranger chat, story time with a ranger, 10 a.m. today at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Join a ranger to learn about the Mojave Desert and the animals that live there.

■ Free fishing day, Saturday. Anglers may fish in any public water in the state without a license, though all limits and other regulations apply.

■ Ranger chat, “Water Safety and You,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Rangers will demonstrate proper life jacket usage and share common sense tips to help people stay safe on the lake.

■ Ranger program, “Camping 101,” 3 p.m. Monday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Learn how to use essential camping gear and get the most out of any camping experience.

For details, call 702-293-8990.

Alliance sets idea workshop

The Boulder City Community Alliance will host a community idea-sharing workshop at 6 p.m. Monday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Participants will discuss, network and implement a plan of action on many topics, including revitalizing unused buildings and road signs.

Rock music to highlight program at St. Jude’s

The Bronx Wanderers, featuring a father and his two sons performing rock ‘n’ roll music from the 1950s through 1970s, will be at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children at 2 p.m. June 17 as part of Win-Win Entertainment’s monthly program.

Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 702-294-7167.

The ranch is at 100 St. Jude’s St.

Genealogy fair to be held at Henderson library

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society will host an after-hours genealogy fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson. The event will feature a variety of classes and exhibitors.

More than 20 organizations from throughout the Las Vegas Valley are expected to participate, offering information about family history and genealogy.

Reservations are required to attend.

To register, visit http://hendersonlibraries.com/website/event/91034 or visit http://www.ccngs.org for more information.

PFLAG to host summer training for LGBT allies

PFLAG will hold its June meeting from 6-8 p.m. June 27 at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

During June and July, the group will host a pair of ally training sessions to educate people on LGBT issues and how they can better understand and support the LGBT community. Those who attend are straight and gay. The training is based on a curriculum provided by the Safe Zone Project. To learn more about the project, visit http://thesafezoneproject.com/about/what-is-safe-zone.

A board meeting will be held during the first hour, before the program begins at 7 p.m. Both hours are open to the public.

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

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

Medicare information offered at bingo, breakfast event

Nevada Care Connection will provide information about Medicare, as well as obtaining help to cover costs and paying for prescriptions, during a Medicare bingo event at 10 a.m. June 27 at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

Specialists will be on hand to answer questions and help complete and submit applications.

Breakfast will be served and prizes will be awarded.

Reservations are required by June 22. Call 844-850-5113 for reservations or more information.

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