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Elks lodge to host bingo, dinner

Boulder City Elks, Lodge No. 1682, will host an evening of bingo and burgers Monday.

The event, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. with Bill’s burgers. Bingo cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m.

The lodge at is 1217 Nevada Highway.

Art guild unveils new exhibit at hospital, reception scheduled

The Boulder City Art Guild has unveiled a new exhibit at Boulder City Hospital, 901 Adams Blvd. More than 50 pieces of work are featured in the exhibit and are for sale.

“Whatever Your HeART Desires” is the theme of the show featuring 2-D and 3-D art.

A reception in honor of the artists will be held from 5-7 p.m. on July 12 at the hospital. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibit continues through Oct. 17.

Story sessions, author visit scheduled at library

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

■ Read with a ranger, 10 a.m. today in the boardroom. Join a ranger from Lake Mead for stories, songs and activities. For those 0-10.

■ Lego book club, 1 p.m. today in the community room.

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

■ Lego challenge, 3 p.m. Friday in the community room. For those 6 and older.

■ Game night, 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room.

■ Building club, 10 a.m. Monday in the boardroom.

■ Virtual reality lab, 1-4 p.m. Monday in the boardroom. For those 10 and older.

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

■ Author visit with Susan Schaefer Bernardo, 1 p.m. Wednesday in the community room.

■ 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 Tuesday to celebrate Independence Day.

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

Lake Mead rangers to read at library, talk about water safety

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

■ Story time with a ranger, 10 a.m. today at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Learn about the Mojave Desert and the animals that live there, with desert-themed stories and animal show and tell.

■ Ranger chat, “Water Safety and You,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road.

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

Information sessions about Holy Land tour planned

The Rev. Sandy Johnson of Boulder City United Methodist Church is leading a tour to the Holy Land on June 18-29, 2018. The tour is offered by Educational Opportunities Tour, which has been taking pilgrims to the Holy Land for more than 25 years.

The 11-day Journey through the Bible program will expand participants’ knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land. Cities included in the tour are Capernaum in the Galilee, Nazareth, Samaria, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Also planned are visits to Masada and the Dead Sea, with an optional extension to go to Jordan and Petra.

To learn more about the trip, informational meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. today and 7 p.m. July 6.

For more information, contact Johnson at Sandy_L_johnson@hotmail.com or 702-293-7240.

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Time is ripe for pruning

This is the time of year when you can take large amounts of wood from trees, shrubs and many of our flowering and nonflowering plants. Break out your loppers or handsaw and make sure it’s sharp, adjusted and sanitized before you start pruning. Remember, you can remove small amounts from trees and shrubs any time during the year using hand pruners but now is the time for removing stuff using the “big guns.”

Compost often steams in cold weather

Don’t be fooled because when compost is warm, it produces steam. It may look like it’s hot, but during this cold weather steam is very commonly found with warm compost. The temperature of compost when it’s cooling is only about 105 F. In the center of the pile it might be hotter but it’s not hot enough to damage plants.

Some plants more susceptible to freezing temperatures

I went outside very early in the morning to put something in the recycling bins when I noticed frost on the lids. I thought, “We must’ve had a light freeze last night.” I checked my phone weather app for the low temperature. It said the low was 45 F. “No, that can’t be right.” I checked other sources for the low temperature and it varied from upward of 36 F. My trash lids won’t lie. Phone apps are good for predicting a possible freeze and needed protection, but nothing replaces verification that an actual freeze happened.

Boulder City Nuggets: Passionate about pets

A passion for pets and their well-being is what keeps the staff at Professional Pet Room &Groom in Boulder City motivated each day.

Film fest remains virtual for 2022

The 2022 Dam Short Film Festival is following in the footsteps of 2021 and will once again be held virtually.

Plants classified by water use

Recently, I characterized mesic landscape plants, the types of plants that don’t like to be kept overly dry or overly wet but grow most rapidly and healthier in “moist soils.” Mesic plants run a gamut from those that can handle very wet soils to those that can tolerate somewhat dry soils. But as I mentioned before, mesic plants tolerate lawn irrigations.

Evergreen Reminder

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Contest yields colorful entries

Boulder City continues to have some colorful characters — or rather characters who like to color.