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Golf tourney to raise funds for Guilian Grasso

A golf tournament to benefit Guilian Grasso’s Head Strong G medical fund will be held at 7 a.m. May 10 at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course, 1 Clubhouse Drive.

The tournament, hosted by the Grasso family, helps raise funds to offset medical costs for the 17-year-old Boulder City resident who was injured in a skateboard accident. It also helps celebrate his second year of recovery.

The entry fee is $100, which includes lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

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

Street dance May 9 to benefit senior center food programs

Funds and Fun for Food, a street dance to benefit the food programs at the Senior Center of Boulder City, will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm. May 9 in the street behind the center, 813 Arizona St.

The festivities will include food, games and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event and the sale of food and baked goods will benefit the daily lunches at the center and meals served to those who are homebound.

Admission is $1 and all are welcome to attend.

Republican Women’s monthly luncheon set for May 15

The Boulder City Republican Women will meet Republican candidates for the state comptroller position at its next meeting, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. May 15 in the banquet room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 Nevada Highway, Henderson.

An 11 a.m. social time precedes the meeting.

Reservations are required and must be made by noon May 8. They can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

All interested people are welcome to attend the luncheon meeting.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Movie, 9:30 a.m. today. “Little Miss Marker” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Crafts, 1 p.m. Learn how to make tile coasters, magnets and wall hangers. Reservations required.

n Movie, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. “That Darn Cat” 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.

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

n Talk with a Tech Teacher: 9 a.m to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Set a 45-minute appointment to learn about your electronic device.

n Science Exploration Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 9 in the board room. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6 and their caregivers.

n Children’s Book Week: For children 12 and younger. Show staff in youth services your book and get a prize. Themed days are: Earth, May 12; planets, May 13; stars, May 14; science projects, May 15; and dinosaurs, May 16.

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

Dr. Sketchy’s life-drawing event planned Wednesday

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Boulder City will present a Night of Film Noir from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in The Spillway at Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

The event provides a life drawing experience for artists of all abilities in a nontraditional setting. Participants must bring their own art supplies. A model in a film noir set will be provided.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

It is the local group’s inaugural event. Dr. Sketchy’s, started in 2005, is described as a “cocktail of dames, drinking and drawing” and has more than 100 branches worldwide.

For more information, visit facebook.com/drsketchybouldercitynv.

Performance classes for children offered at park

A performance class for children ages 7-10 is being offered at the ABC Park art center.

Classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The first session will be held June 10 through July 10, with a final performance for family and friends at 11:30 a.m. July 10. Cost is $150.

The second session is scheduled from July 29 through Aug. 21, with a final performance at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21. The fee is $120.

The classes will be taught by Francyl Gawryn, music director, and Linda Nations, theater director.

Gawryn’s resume includes time as music director for Youth Theater Northwest in Seattle, Wash., a music instructor for preschool, elementary school students and youths, and as a professional singer and composer.

Nations has served as director of children’s theater, Kirk of Kildare, in Cary N.C., and as an environmental educator for elementary school students and youths.

Register for the sessions at 900 Arizona St.

Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work in Goldies’ Gift Shoppe and in long-term care at Boulder City Hospital.

Anyone interested should contact the Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary by calling the hospital gift shop at 702-293-4111, visiting the gift shop or downloading an application on the auxiliary’s page on the hospital’s website at bchcares.org.

Democratic Club meets

May 8 at library

The Boulder City Democratic Club’s monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Club members, guests and the general public are invited to attend and meet candidates.

The club encourages citizens to register to vote. The last day to register by mail for the primary election is May 10. Registration status can be checked at http://bit.ly/1pHoMEg.

For additional information, contact the club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Dog obedience class offered by parks department

A dog obedience class is being offered by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Sessions 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.

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 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 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 changes 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.

Lake Mead experiences temporary closure

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.

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, 999 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.

Sponsors sought for HELP’s annual 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 Dr. 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 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, 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.

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.

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.

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 the classes, call the recreation department office at 702-293-9256 or visit www.bcnv.org.

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.

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