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Red Mountain Choir’s ‘Bright Side’ performance set

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

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.

Retired Public Employees to hear about fraud

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada meets at 11 a.m. today 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.

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.

Trinkets and Treasures sale planned by club

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

Chili cook-off at Callville Bay Saturday

Callville Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will hold its annual chili cook-off Saturday. 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. Friday.

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

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. Saturday.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see works in progress and techniques such as bronze pouring, marble and stone carving and metal work.

Many of the participating artists have pieces on display in Boulder City.

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.

Red Cross disaster team to hold training

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Boulder City area to train to become disaster action team members. A training class will be at 8:45 a.m. Monday at Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

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 the family with housing, food, shelter and emotional support.

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.

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

Sons of Norway potluck dinner set for Wednesday

The Sons of Norway, Boulder City/Henderson Desert Troll Lodge, will hold a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the multiuse building in Broadbent Park, 1301 Fifth St. Anyone with an interest in Scandinavian history, culture or genealogy is welcome.

Call Bob at 702-338-4918 for more information.

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 Saturday, along with a $25 booth fee.

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

Nominations 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.

The competition is open to those who are 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 Monday. The award will be presented in May.

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.

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.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

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

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

Additionally, an open craft time has been scheduled for 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.

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 division: 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 held 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.

Performing arts program for children offered

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s children’s performing arts program, Rising Stars, begins a new session Tuesday. Open to children 4 and older, it will be from 3-4 p.m. in the multiuse building in Broadbent Park, 1301 Fifth St.

It will focus on singing, dancing and performing skills.

Sessions continue on Tuesdays through May 13 and will conclude with a May 17 performance at the BC’s Got Talent show.

Cost is $50 per child, plus a $10 T-shirt fee for new students. A $5 discount is provided for a second child in the same family.

For more information or to register, call the parks department at 702-293-9256.

Fishing class to be at Veterans Memorial Park

A fishing workshop designed to teach those 8 and older responsible fishing practices will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at the fishing pond in Veterans Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

Participants will learn knot tying, line rigging, baiting, casting and reeling techniques.

Cost is $25 per person and includes bait and tackle. A limited number of fishing rods will be available.

Participants 12 and older and non-Nevada residents must have a current Nevada fishing license, which can be obtained by visiting www.ndow.org.

For more information or to register, call the parks department at 702-293-9256.

Dog obedience class to begin April 7

A dog obedience class is being offered by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. It will begin April 7. Others are set to begin May 19 and July 14.

The six-week course is designed for those 10 and older, with children 10-14 requiring an adult to participate. It will teach five basic obedience commands.

Classes will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the multiuse building at Broadbent Park, 1301 Fifth St. Dogs should not be brought to the first session.

Cost is $50 per session.

Participants must bring motivational treats and a 15-foot leash.

Call 702-267-7864 for 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 suffer from 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 one-tenth 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, miscellaneous items and a bake sale.

All proceeds will benefit church outreach programs.

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 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.

Lopez Memorial Tennis tourney scheduled

The second annual Jimmie Lopez Memorial Tennis Tournament will be April 26 at the city’s tennis courts in Broadbent Park, 1301 Fifth St. Tournament play will be divided into several age divisions.

Participants need to be at the tennis courts by 7 a.m. Play is set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

A $15 entry fee is requested by April 8. Late registrations and those the day of the tournament will be $20.

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

Science Day on tap at Cooperative Extension

4-H, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension youth development program, invites residents to its 4-H Science Day April 17.

The day’s events, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will include hands-on activities and demonstrations on rocketry, chemical reactions, electricity, geocaching and wind energy.

Science Day will be at the Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.

Lutheran church holding weekly Lenten services

Members of the community are invited to attend 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 of 3 and 5 to Spanish, German, Italian and French.

It will be offered from 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in 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 2014-2015 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.

To 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 is temporarily closed through June 30 during the construction of a 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.

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 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 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.

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.

Fitness classes for children offered at recreation center

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of fitness classes for children, including Zumbatomics, jujitsu, tennis, belly dancing and Mindful Yoga for kids.

For more information on these or any of classes, call the recreation department office at 702-293-9256 or visit www.bcnv.org.

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 offer 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 lead the service, with music direction by Bonnie McIntyre.

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.

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