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Artist who worked at film studios to speak tonight

The Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery will present it’s first Thursday talk at 6:30 p.m. today in the gallery at Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Guest speaker will be Tommy Tucker, a painter, sign writer and muralist. Tucker studied with Hudson Valley Artists and in New York, Indianapolis, Yale and University of Southern California.

As a sign writer for 31 years, he worked for all the major studios in Hollywood. Additionally, his murals can be seen at the Indiana University School of Law and USC’s law school.

A question-and-answer session will follow Tucker’s presentation.

There is no cost, and all are welcome.

For more information, call 702-501-9219 or email thecornergallerybc@gmail.com.

Auditions on tap Saturday for ‘BC’s Got Talent’ show

Auditions will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St., for the annual “BC’s Got Talent” show, which will be May 17.

Competition will be in two age division: Children 16 and younger and those 17 and older. Cash prizes will be awarded in both divisions.

There is a $10 entry fee.

Applications to audition are available at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way.

The show is sponsored by the Boulder City Friends of the Arts and Boulder Dam Credit Union.

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

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. Saturday 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.

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 Saturday.

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.

Basic obedience for dogs class to begin Monday

A dog obedience class is being offered by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. It will begin Monday. 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, 1204 Sixth 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.

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 Tuesday. 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.

Free estate planning seminar will be held April 10

Lend A Hand and Vegas PBS will present a free seminar about estate planning, “The Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 10 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Advanced registration is requested. For reservations, call Diana Morgan at 702-799-1010, ext. 5415.

Democratic club to hear candidates April 10

Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Candidates for offices in the 2014 primary election are expected to speak on current issues.

Additionally, the club recognizes its new board members: Kiernan McManus, chairman; John Alcala, chairman-elect; Rose Ann Miele, treasurer; and Kathleen Kimball, member-at-large.

All interested people are welcome.

For more information, call 702-530-6604 or email bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Lend A Hand to recognize volunteers April 15

Lend A Hand will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15 at its office, 400 Utah St.

All interested people are welcome to join the celebration.

Republican Women club’s monthly luncheon set

The Boulder City Republican Women will meet Republican candidates for judicial positions in District and Family courts at its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. April 17 in the banquet room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 Nevada Highway, Henderson.

All interested people are welcome to the luncheon meeting.

Reservations are required and must be made by noon April 10 by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Performing arts program for children offered

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s children’s performing arts program, Rising Stars, recently began a new session. Open to children 4 and older, it will be from 3-4 p.m. in the multiuse building in Broadbent Park, 1204 Sixth 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.

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 festival to be April 12-13

Boulder City Art Guild will present its 29th annual Fine Arts Festival April 12-13 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.

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 3-5 to Spanish, German, Italian and French.

It will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 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.

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.

Lake Mead experiences temporary closures

Portions of Wetland Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area are 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.

Additionally, Virgin River Basin is closed through May 12. The closed area includes the northern tip of the recreation area where the Virgin River meets Lake Mead. A map of the closed area is available at www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/2014impoundment.htm.

The Bureau of of Land Management, Southern Nevada District Office, and National Park Service are taking steps to resolve a long-standing cattle trespass on federal lands. The closure is needed to ensure the safety of the public, federal employees and contractor personnel as unauthorized cattle are gathered.

Emergency Aid seeks volunteers to work in office

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is seeking volunteers from 9-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed to work in the office, assist clients or help with small office-type projects. The ability to work on a computer would be beneficial.

Emergency Aid is housed at the Department of Water and Power Building, 600 Nevada Way.

Emergency Aid is an all-volunteer organization.

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.

HELP accepting sponsorships, entries for golf tourney

HELP of Southern Nevada will present its 20th annual Golfers’ Roundup fundraiser and is seeking sponsorships for the tournament.

The event will tee off at 8:30 a.m. June 24 at Cascata Golf Course, 1 Cascata Drive. The entry fee is $350 for an individual or $1,400 for a team of four. Sponsorships are available starting at $1,500.

The nonprofit organization helps those in need, including the homeless or those in a crisis situation.

For additional information, contact Abby Quinn at 702-836-2130 or aquinn@helpsonv.org.

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 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 families 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, 813 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.

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.

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 on the third Thursday of each month. The groups will meet 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.

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