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Republic Women to hear judicial candidates at lunch

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. today in the conference room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. A number of judicial candidates for Clark County Family and District courts will speak and be available for questions during the luncheon.

For more information, call 702-393-1228.

Support groups help with memory loss, dementia

The Homestead at Boulder City is offering its Alzheimer’s support group, memory loss support group and dementia workshops today in the library at The Homestead, 1401 Medical Park Drive. The Alzheimer’s group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the memory loss group meets from 1-2 p.m.

There is no cost for these workshops, and refreshments will be served. Those attending are welcome to bring a loved one, who will be cared for during the meeting.

Alumni sought for softball game fundraiser

Former Boulder City High School softball players are invited to participate in the first alumni vs. varsity seven-inning softball game. It will be played at 5 p.m. April 5 at Bravo Softball Field.

“I would like to start this tradition with our program and it should be a fun event, playing the game we love and reconnecting with old teammates and making new ones,” said Angelica Moorhead, head softball coach at the high school.

Registration is requested by Friday. Alumni players will receive a team T-shirt. Additionally, the game will be a fundraiser for the Eagles softball program. Tickets for a prize drawing are being sold for $1 each, with the grand prize a 42-inch flat-screen TV.

For more information, contact Moorhead at awmoorhead@embarqmail.com or call 702-499-2829.

Relay for Life to hold

bake sale Monday

A bake sale to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in front of the Boulder City Credit Union, 530 Avenue G.

Team Living Aloha led by Paula Parker will be providing the baked goods.

The relay for life event will be April 25 and 26. It is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

For more information about this year’s event, visit www.relayforlife.org or contact Shannon Moore, Making Strides recruiter, at 702-891-9022.

Retired Public Employees will hear about fraud

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada meets at 11 a.m. March 27 at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker will be Darrellyn Bonstell with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada, who will discuss how to protect yourself from investment and Internet fraud.

Future meeting dates are April 24 and May 22. Lunch at a Boulder City restaurant follows each meeting.

All public employees vested in PERS or age 50-plus are eligible to join RPEN.

For further information, contact President Bernard Paolini at bernardpaolini@cox.net.

Chili cook-off to be held at Callville Bay March 29

Callville Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will hold its annual chili cook-off March 29. Residents are invited to compete or attend the tasting, which begins at 5 p.m.

Those interested in competing must register by 1 p.m. March 28.

There is no cost to enter the contest, but there is a $6 charge to taste the various chilies. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners. Additionally, a People’s Choice winner will be selected.

Hot dogs, cornbread and ice cream are included in the tasting price.

To register for the cook-off, call Lorrie Riggle at 702-565-8958

Trinkets and Treasures

sale planned by club

The Community Club will have its Trinkets and Treasures sale at 12:30 p.m. March 27 in the multiuse building at Broadbent Park, 1301 Fifth St. A pizza luncheon is planned.

For reservations, call Beverly Parry at 702-293-7623 after 1 p.m.

Red Mountain Choir’s

‘Bright Side’ performance set

Red Mountain Choir will present its spring concert, “The Bright Side,” at 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 29 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 799 Wyoming St.

The group will perform songs such as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “Life’s a Happy Song,” “Celebration” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”

Also featured will be the sixth-grade choir from Garrett Junior High directed by Pamela Barlow.

Tickets are $10 for adults and free for students and children. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted. Tickets can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or at the door.

For additional information, email redmountainmusic@embarqmail.com or visit redmountainmusic.org.

Red Cross to start disaster team in Boulder City

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Boulder City area to train to become disaster action team members. Disaster action teams are the front-line volunteers who respond to disasters, most often home fires. When a family is displaced by a fire, the American Red Cross dispatches volunteers to assist with housing, food, shelter and emotional support. Volunteers also help the family determine its needs so it can be supplied with the means to start a road to recovery.

Team members also are needed to work in public affairs as liaisons with media and social networks to get the word out about how the Red Cross helps during a disaster. These members will use smartphone technology to send email news releases when disasters strike.

A training class will be at 8:45 a.m. March 31 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

For additional information, visit, www.redcross.org/nv/las-vegas/volunteer or call Nathaniel Montgomery at 702-892-0114.

Area artists will open studios for visits

The Desert Sculptors, a local nonprofit organization, is holding a fundraising tour of artists’ studios from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29.

Sculptors participating in the event are opening their workshops to the public for the first time. Attendees will have the opportunity to see works in progress and techniques such as bronze pouring, marble and stone carving and metal work.

Many participating artists have pieces on display in Boulder City’s Reflection Park and in the downtown area through the city’s Public Art Scape project.

There will be demonstrations, a chance to talk to the artists and pieces of art for sale. It is a self-guided tour and participants will be given maps to the studios in Boulder City, Henderson and Las Vegas.

Tickets are $20 each. For tickets or more information, call 702-501-9219.

Library schedules variety

of activities, events

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

n Craft, bookend painting: 6:30 p.m. today. A supply list is available or you can purchase a supply kits.

n Science Exploration Club: 1-2 p.m. Friday in the board room for children 3-6. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts.

n Family movie: 3 p.m. Friday in the community room.

n Lego Challenge: 4-5 p.m. March 27 in the community room. Children 6 and older are invited to participate.

n Winter Reading Program Mystery Party: 6 p.m March 28. The program will conclude with a mystery party. Reservations are required.

Additionally, an open craft time has been scheduled for Saturday and the first Saturday of April. The sessions are open to crafters of all ages and are intended to encourage socializing. People are welcome to bring in whatever project they are working on, as well as food and beverages.

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

Photographer joins ‘Celebration of Smiles’ event

Photographer Pamela Leon, owner of 28 Sunflowers Photography in Boulder City, will join with PPA Charities (the philanthropic arm of Professional Photographers of America) to promote Celebration of Smiles Day April 5.

This national fundraising effort will benefit Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who have cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

During the event, PPA photographers will provide an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait in exchange for a $24 donation, which represents 1/10 of $240, the amount needed to help fund a single surgery.

For further information, contact Leon at 28 Sunflowers Photography, 900 Buchanan Blvd., No. 3, 702-807-7166, 28Sunflowers@gmail.com.

Episcopal church to hold rummage sale April 12

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at the church, 812 Arizona St.

The sale will include household goods, clothing and miscellaneous items as well as a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit church outreach programs.

Applications available for community garage sale

Applications are available at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, for the annual community garage sale in conjunction with a Volkswagen car show April 5 at Bicentennial Park, 400 Colorado St.

Residents and businesses may sell items other than food or drink at the sale. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the car show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applications are due March 29, along with a $25 booth fee.

For more information about the garage sale, call 702-812-6449 or email cscsgate23@gmail.com.

Talented city residents sought for annual show

Local residents are invited to audition for the annual BC’s Got Talent show, which will be May 17 and is sponsored by the Boulder City Friends of the Arts and Boulder Dam Credit Union. Competition will be in two age divisions: children 16 and younger and those 17 and older. Cash prizes will be awarded in both divisions.

Applications to audition are available at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce office, 465 Nevada Way. Auditions will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 5. There is a $10 entry fee.

Call 702-812-6449 or email cscsgate23@gmail.com for more information.

Vendors sought for 10th annual barbecue event

Applications are available online for those seeking to become vendors at the 10th annual Best Dam Barbecue challenge, which will be May 23 and 24 in Bicentennial Park, 400 Colorado St.

The annual event, presented by the Rotary Club of Boulder City, will feature Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition in beef, chicken, pork and brisket.

Visit www.bestdambarbecue.com for additional information about the festival or a vendor application.

Activities for children sought for annual Damboree

Organizers of the city’s Damboree celebration, held annually on July Fourth, are seeking nonprofit organizations to offer activities for children such as face painting and games.

The festivities will be in Broadbent Park after the parade ends until 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park will be the site of activities. For-profit vendors are sought to present games and offer food.

Call 702-812-6449 or email cscsgate23@gmail.com for more information.

Art Guild’s fine arts fest to be held April 12, 13

Boulder City Art Guild will present its 29th annual Fine Arts Festival April 12 and 13 in Bicentennial Park, 400 Colorado St.

More than 130 Southwestern artists will display their work, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, glass, sculpture, pottery, metalwork, photography and jewelry. Featured artists will be Brianna Gray, a photographer, and Karen Petrovich, who paints in oils.

The festival also will feature a fine art raffle, with proceeds benefiting a scholarship fund and musical entertainment.

Food and drinks will be available.

For additional information, visit www.bcfineartsfestival.com or call 702-293-2138.

Lutheran church holding weekly Lenten services

Members of the community are invited to Lenten services at Christ Lutheran Church, 1401 Fifth St. Services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Theme of this year’s services is the body of Christ.

A soup supper is offered at 5:30 p.m. before the evening service.

For additional information, call the church office at 702-293-4332.

Language class for young children offered

Boulder City Parks and Recreation is offering a Language for Tots class that will introduce youngsters ages 3 to 5 to Spanish, German, Italian and French.

It will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in March, April and May at the recreation center and in June and July at the ABC Park administration building.

Cost for the program is $32 per month.

Instructor Beatrice Werner teaches at CSN and has a master of arts degree from the School of Languages of Middlebury College. She speaks five languages and has taught people of all ages.

According to Werner, introducing young children to multiple languages offers a variety of benefits and change change the way their brains are structured by forming connections that otherwise would not be found. Studies have shown that children who have studied a second language do better in seemingly unrelated areas such as math and logic.

For more information, call the recreation department at 702-293-9256.

Registration underway at Grace Christian Academy

Registration for the 2014-15 school year at Grace Christian Academy is underway in the school office.

A $140 nonrefundable registration fee as well as a copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization record are required.

Half-day and full-day kindergarten classes are offered.

The complement the school’s core curriculum, specialty classes include art, physical education, music, music theory, explorations, and technology classes.

Grace Christian Academy, a ministry of Grace Community Church, is at 513 California Ave.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call the office at 702-293-3536 or visit www.gracechristianacademybc.org.

Parts of park’s Wetland Trail to close temporarily

Portions of Wetland Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed through June 30 during the construction of a new grade control structure in the Lower Las Vegas Wash.

The trail head and parking area on Northshore Road along with adjacent areas will be closed to access, hiking and other recreational uses.

The grade control structure will reduce erosion in the Las Vegas Wash to protect the stability of the bridge. It also will reduce sediment transported from erosion in the wash into Lake Mead, as well as protect Lake Las Vegas Dam and outlet works.

Funding for this nearly $2.5 million project is provided by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. The contractor is Wadley Construction Inc. of Las Vegas.

The National Park Service regrets any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause.

Nomination sought for state’s senior of year

The search for Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year is underway.

The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization, established the award last year.

Frank Pati, a 76-year-old Mesquite resident, was honored by Gov. Brian Sandoval and the congressional delegation as the first recipient.

The competition is open to all those who are age 60 and older and have lived in Nevada for five years. The nomination guidelines and forms are available at www.nevshc.org.

The deadline for nominations is March 31. The award will be presented in May.

Writers group meets every Thursday at library

The Boulder City Writers Group meets from 7-8:20 p.m. each Thursday in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Writers of all levels are welcome to attend to learn more about writing and receive feedback on their work.

Membership is free.

For more information, email jenballif@gmail.com.

American Legion breakfast served Thursday mornings

All veterans and their families are invited to the American Legion’s varied menu breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Way, between Boulder Bowl and Grace Christian Academy.

Legionnaires and eligible veterans are invited to the American Legion meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the hall.

Call Cmdr. Wayne Curtis at 702-293-6622 for more information.

Support group helps family of those with breathing problems

Area residents are invited to attend the Friends and Family of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease support group. The group meets at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center, 823 Arizona St.

Bruce Borchard of Vital Care leads the group, which explores ways for better living with COPD, asthma and emphysema. It is sanctioned by the Better Breathers and American Lung Association.

Walking group meets at Veterans Park

Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship has a walking group that meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Group members walk 30 minutes before they begin their day. Everyone is invited to come out and improve their health and make new friends. They meet at the duck pond next to Pratte Field. For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-293-9240 or email sandy_L_johnson@hotmail.com.

Emergency Aid needs help

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is seeking donations. The nonprofit organization’s funding is used throughout the year to provide utility and rental assistance to those in need. For more information or to donate, call 702-300-6187.

Local churches join for weekday worship

Boulder City United Methodist Church and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church have begun a weekly worship called WOW or “Worship on Wednesday.” The 6:45 p.m. worship service is at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., and is a combination of contemporary praise music, prayer and a short reflection. The Revs. Sandy Johnson and Jim Lyons will lead the service.

The service is casual and all are welcome. For more information, call Johnson at 702-293-7240 or visit www.bouldercityumc.org; or Lyons at 792-293-4275 or www.stchristopherschurch.org.

Association of University Women local branch to meet

The Boulder City Branch of American Association of University Women meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Meetings are open to the public and held in the Gene Segerblom meeting room.

For additional information, leave a message at 702-294-42047 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Forensic genealogist to speak at seminar

Forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick will be the keynote speaker at Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar to be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Stan Fulton building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 801 E. Flamingo Road.

Forensic genealogy analyzes photographs, mines databases and uses DNA analysis to reveal family history.

Currently the head genealogist on the Abraham Lincoln DNA project, Fitzpatrick has been recognized internationally for her work on the Northwest Flight 4422 project (Hand in the Snow) and the identification of the unknown child on the Titanic. Fitzpatrick also has authored several best-sellers about genealogy.

Cost of the seminar is $55. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing instruction for the collecting, preserving and publicizing of genealogical, historical and geographical materials.

For further information, contact Jerry Kunzman, vice president of the society, at 702-269-7363 or jamke@cox.net

Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.