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Lizards, snakes focus of talk at museum tonight

Mojave Desert reptiles will be the focus of the third Thursday talk at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum at 6 tonight.

Bob McKeever, who studied biology at New Mexico State University and is a self-trained herpetologist and nature photographer, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about lizards and snakes native to the Mojave Desert.

McKeever also is a former national park ranger who had assignments at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and White Sands National Monument.

The talk, which is part of the museum’s Wild Nevada series, will be presented at the museum, 1305 Arizona St. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 702-294-1988.

Republican Women club’s monthly luncheon set

The Boulder City Republican Women will meet Republican candidates for judicial positions in local district and family courts at its next meeting, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today in the banquet room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 Nevada Highway, Henderson.

All interested people are welcome to attend the luncheon.

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

Library schedules variety of activities, events, movies

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

n Wii and board game day, 10-11:30 a.m. today in the community room. All ages are welcome.

n Computer Basics: Windows, 1:30-2:30 p.m. today. Participants will learn the basics of the Windows operating system. Class is limited to five people. Reservations required.

n Movie, 10 a.m. Friday. “Despicable Me 2” will be shown in the community room. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Magic Tree House book club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday in the community room for children 6-11. “Twister on Tuesday” will be featured.

n Movie, 1-2:45 p.m. Saturday. “Oceans 11” from 1960 will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Also April 29.

n Introduction to the Internet: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Class is limited to five people. Reservations required.

n Talk with a Tech Teacher: 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Make an appointment to learn more about your technological devices.

n Toddler storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the board room. For children younger than 36 months. Also April 30.

n LEGO challenge, 4-5 p.m. April 24 in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 or older.

Call 702-293-1281 for details.

Retired Public Employees to host Justice James Hardesty

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold its monthly membership meeting at 11 a.m. April 24 at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty will discuss the Nevada Intermediate Court of Appeals Amendment.

Members will go to an area restaurant after the meeting for a no-host lunch.

All public employees, working or retired, are welcome to join. For further information, contact president Bernard Paolini at bernardpaolini@cox.net.

Community Club plans end-of-year luncheon April 24

The Community Club will have its end of the year luncheon at 12:30 p.m. April 24 at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. During the afternoon, new officers will be installed and Fran Haraway from the Boulder City Library will speak. Cost is $9 per person. For reservations, call Beverly Parry at 702-293-7623.

Events to raise funds for 17-year-old Guilian Grasso

Guilian Grasso’s third annual Helmet Up 5K fun run or one mile walk will be held April 26 at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event, hosted by the Grasso family, friends and Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, helps raise funds for Head Strong G, which helps offset medical costs for the 17-year-old Boulder City resident who was injured in a skateboard accident.

There is a $35 registration fee. Children 12 or younger can participate for free; but if they would like an event T-shirt, there is a $15 fee. Check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the fun run and walk are set to start at 8 a.m.

Online registration is available at active.com. For additional information, contact Kayla Grasso at 702-232-2135.

Lopez Memorial Tennis Tournament 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. Registration through 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 today.

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.

Mobile home park plans community sale April 26

Gingerwood Mobile Home Park will hold a community sale from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the park, 1300 Gingerwood St.

Household items, clothes, furniture, tools and crafts will be sold. There also will be a bake sale, hot dogs and soft drinks. Proceeds from the sale benefit the community’s club, which provides activities and events for residents.

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, a volunteer organization, is housed at the Department of Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way.

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Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.