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Library to host story sessions craft hour; close for Christmas

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

• Fiction writing workshop, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 21, 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 age 18 or older.

• Lego book club, 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 21, in the community room. For those age 6 and older.

• Drop-in story time, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, in the board room. For those age 5 and younger and their caregivers.

• Youth craft hour, 1 and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, in the board room.

• Baby lap-sit story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, in the board room. For those age 2 and younger and their caregivers.

• Crochet for a cause, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, in the community room. Learn how to crochet a sleeping mat for the homeless out of plastic bags. For those age 12 and older.

• Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, in the board room. For children younger than age 3.

Note: The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas.

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

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 and fish are being sought, along with cat litter.

Donations will be collected every night through Friday, Dec. 22.

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

Preschool to host holiday open house with crafts, carols

Little Lambs Childcare and Preschool, 1401 Fifth St., is holding a Christmas open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22.

There will be caroling, crafts and cookies.

All are welcome.

Winter scenes focus of new art exhibit at guild’s gallery

“Let It Snow!,” an exhibit of various works by members of the Boulder City Art Guild, continues on display throughout December in its gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

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

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.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.