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Songwriting workshop, club meetings set at library

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

■ “Odd Squad” club with Vegas PBS, 10 a.m. today, July 27, in the boardroom. For those in kindergarten through fifth grade.

■ Lego book club, 1 p.m. today, July 27, in the community room. For those 6-12.

■ Family boogie night, 6 p.m. today, July 27, in the community room. Have fun as a family dancing the night away.

■ Drop-in story time, 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the boardroom. For children 0-5 and their caregivers.

■ Songwriting workshop, 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the community room. Join performer Norman Foote to learn how to write songs.

■ Norman Foote concert, 3 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the community room.

■ After hours game night, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the community room. Play analog and virtual reality games.

■ Family story time, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, in the community room.

■ Melted crayon art, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in the community room. Advance registration required by today, July 27. There is a $5 supply fee.

■ Building club, 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, in the community room. For those 0-5.

■ Virtual reality lab, 1-4 p.m. Monday, July 31, in the boardroom. For those 10 and older.

■ Baby lap-sit story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the boardroom. For those 0-24 months and their caregivers.

■ Crochet for a cause, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the community room. Learn how to crochet a sleeping mat for the homeless out of plastic bags. For those 12 and older.

■ Travel with tea, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the community room. Travel around the world through tea.

■ Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the boardroom. For children younger than 36 months and their caregivers.

■ Positive Action for teens, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the community room. The nationally recognized, evidence-based program improves academics, behavior and character.

■ Lego challenge, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

■ Family boogie night, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the community room. Have fun as a family dancing the night away.

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

Lake Mead rangers to talk about their jobs, fossils

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

■ Ranger program, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Cottonwood Cove campground on Lake Mohave. Join a ranger to learn about the animals and plants that call the Mojave Desert home.

■ Ranger chat, “What Does a Park Ranger Do?,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, July 31, at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Celebrate World Ranger Day and what rangers do daily to keep the recreation area operating. Youths can become Lake Mead junior rangers.

■ Ranger chat: “Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Learn about the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, where Ice Age animals such as the Colombian mammoth, ground sloth, camel, North American lion and saber-toothed cat roamed.

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

Photos of Italy on display in guild’s gallery

Works by photographer Carol Bilodeau will be displayed in the Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery during the month of August. The exhibit, “My Visions of Italy,” includes many sites she recently visited while touring Italy.

A reception in her honor will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 in the gallery inside the historic Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Light refreshments will be served.

Bilodeau has lived in Henderson for the past 13 years. She said her passion for photography started at an early age when she was living in the suburbs of Boston. Later, she continued to pursue iconic and unique images during her travels.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Her photos also are on display year-round in the guild’s gallery and at the guild’s displays at Boulder City Hospital and the Hoover Dam Lodge.

For additional information, visit www.bouldercityartguild.com.

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