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Community Briefs

Volleyball team to hold mattress fundraiser in gym on Saturday

Boulder City High School’s Lady Eagles volleyball team will hold its second annual mattress fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in the auxiliary gym at the high school, 1101 Fifth St.

For the fundraiser, the gym will be transformed into a showroom, featuring more than 25 mattresses in all sizes and styles. Several name brands, such as Simmons Beautyrest, will be available at 50 percent off traditional retail prices.

All proceeds will benefit the volleyball team.

Story sessions, art club, movie scheduled at Boulder City Library

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

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

■ Movie, 5:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. “Collateral Beauty” will be shown.

■ Art club, 1 p.m. Saturday in the board room.

■ Virtual reality lab, 2:30-5 p.m. Monday, in the board room. For those 10 and older.

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

■ 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.

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

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

Lake Mead rangers to host night hike, special eclipse viewing event

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

■ Ranger hike: “Starry, Starry Night,” Saturday. Join a ranger and learn about the dark skies at the recreation area while hiking along the Historic Railroad Trail. It is an easy 3-mile hike. Participants should bring a flashlight. For details and reservations, call 702-293-8990.

■ Ranger program, solar eclipse viewing, 9 a.m.-noon Monday. The first total solar eclipse in the past 38 years will take place, though it will only be partially visible here. A social telescope and solar eclipse glasses will be available in the outdoor plaza area at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road.

Note: The National Park Service will mark its birthday Aug. 25. Entrance fees to the park will be waived, but fees for camping, lake use and use of concessions still apply.

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

Master gardener to speak about preparations for fall this Saturday

Master gardener Libby Powell will speak on “Getting your vegetable garden ready for the fall” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Boulder City Community Gardens, located on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Colorado Street.

Master gardeners will be at the gardens from 7-10 a.m. and invited people to join them as they prepare for fall gardening.

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.