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Retired public employees to mark holiday season

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will celebrate the holiday season at its December meeting, scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Dec. 7, at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

Christmas party planned by Anew network

Anew Women’s Network, a group for widows, will hold a Christmas party at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. A light lunch will be served.

For additional information, contact Fran Jordan at 702-371-5932.

Winter scenes are focus of new art exhibit

“Let It Snow,” an exhibit of various works by members of the Boulder City Art Guild, will be on display throughout December in its gallery.

The show features members’ interpretations of the winter theme. Works in a variety of mediums will displayed.

The public is invited to an artists reception, to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. In the gallery, located in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Light refreshments will be served.

After the reception, the gallery will remain open for the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce’s wine walk, which begins at 4 p.m.

Republican women to install 2018 officers

Members of the Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will gather for their December meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the banquet room of the Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

The afternoon program will include members’ rendition of the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and a book signing by Merrianne Metzger, who wrote a new children’s book, “Santa’s Last Stop.”

Additionally, officers for 2018 will be installed, with Lori Piotrowski, president of the state organization, leading the ceremony.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

The cost is $21 per person; reservations are required and must be made by noon today, Dec. 7.

For reservations or more information, call 702-393-1228 or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

Community blood drive scheduled

A Boulder City community blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the gymnasium of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 916 Fifth St.

All donors will receive Hero Reward points redeemable for a variety of gifts through United Blood Services.

To schedule an appointment, visit www.bloodhero.com, using the code bouldercity, or call Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335.

Gingerbread library craft planned along with story sessions

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

■ Fiction writing workshop, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 7, in the community room. The class is a combination of instructor lecture, class discussion and short writing assignments. Class size is limited to 14 participants, who must be 18 or older.

■ Lego book club, 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 7, in the community room. For those 6 and older.

■ Drop in story time, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the board room. For those infant to age 5 and their caregivers.

■ Warriors book club, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the board room. For those in grades 5-12. Discuss the Warriors series by Erin Hunter.

■ Gingerbread library building, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the board room. Sign up at the youth department or call 702-293-1281.

■ Teen advisory group, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the community room. For those ages 12-18.

■ Baby lap-sit story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the board room. For those newborn to 24 months old and their caregivers.

■ Crochet for a cause, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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, Dec. 13, in the board room. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers.

■ Positive Action, 3 p.m. Wednesday3 in the board room. For those 12-18.

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

Lake Mead hosting holiday open house

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

■ Holiday open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Enjoy the Desert Discovery Center and ranger chats throughout the day. There will be discounted items in the visitor center park store.

■ Hoover Dam Marathon, Sunday. Around 600 athletes are expected to participate in the event that starts at Boulder Beach and runs along the River Mountains Loop and Historic Railroad trails. Visit www.bbscrun.com/hoover-dam-marathon for more information.

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

Raffle for tours to benefit Lend a Hand

There are just a few more days to purchase raffle tickets from Lend a Hand of Boulder City for its drawing for tours of the Grand Canyon and the Strip.

Proceeds from the raffle will aid the nonprofit, which assists local senior citizens and disabled residents.

Among the prizes are an airplane tour of the Grand Canyon, a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with a landing and picnic lunch in the canyon, and a night helicopter trip over the Strip.

Tickets cost $5 each and will be sold now through Friday, Dec. 8.

They can be purchased at the Lend a Hand office, 400 Utah St., or by phone at 702-370-7585.

Handbell concert scheduled for Dec. 17

Harmony Handbells will perform traditional and popular Christmas music during a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

The concert, sponsored by Boulder City United Methodist Church, will feature full-choir, small-group and solo pieces.

There is no cost to attend, but a free-will offering will be taken.

See Spot Run seeks donations

See Spot Run is collecting pet food for those in need. The donations will be given to Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Donations can be put inside a black container at the dog park. All items must be in their original packaging and within their expiration date. Items such as food for cats, dogs, birds or fish are being sought, along with cat litter.

Donations will be collected every night and will be accepted through Dec. 22.

They also can be brought to Professional Pet Room and Groom, 707 Canyon Road, No. 105a.

Farmers market continues year-round

The new farmers market that recently debuted in the parking lot near Chilly Jilly’z in the Boulder Dam Plaza at the western edge of town will continue year-round each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will feature about 10 vendors.

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