Community briefs

High school music

department concert Tuesday

The Boulder City High School music department invites area residents to an evening of music. The concert choir, orchestra and symphonic band will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s auditorium, 1101 Fifth St.

Donations will be accepted.

City recreation workshop

to introduce pickleball

The Parks and Recreation Department will introduce the sport of pickleball during a 9 a.m. workshop Saturday on the basketball court at ABC Park, 801 Adams Blvd.

Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and pingpong.

Paddles and balls will be provided, along with basic instruction.

Starting Saturday, equipment will be available to check out at the fitness center and nets will be available at the court in ABC Park.

For additional information, call the recreation department at 702-293-9256.

Reducing pain of arthritis topic of free program

“Put Pain in its Place — How to Get Osteoarthritis Under Control” is title of an educational program to be presented at 10 a.m. today by Boulder City Hospital. The session will be held at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

The goals of the program are to provide older adults with knowledge about osteoarthritis pain and to prepare them with strategies to relieve it.

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation aims to reduce the number of people suffering from arthritis-related disability by 20 percent by the year 2030.

Class material is limited to the first 25 people. Reservations are required by Friday and can be made by calling the hospital’s rehabilitation department at 702-294-5726.

Tonight’s museum talk to

focus on desert mammals

“Desert Mammal: Adaptations and Distribution of Small Mammals in Southern Nevada” will be the title of the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum’s Third Thursday at the Museum presentation this month. It will begin at 6 tonight in the Segerblom Theatre inside the museum, 1305 Arizona St.

Guest speaker will be Lois Merkler, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in wildlife science from the Oregon State University. She also has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from UNLV. She currently teaches biology and ecology at the College of Southern Nevada.

Merkler has spent the past 10 years visiting mountains throughout the Great Basin and Mojave Desert surveying mammal diversity.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

For more information, contact the museum at 702-294-1988.

Republican Women to gather for luncheon today

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

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

Call 702-393-1228 for more information.

Lend A Hand sets training class for new volunteers

Lend A Hand is having a volunteering training class at 9 a.m. Tuesday at its office, 400 Utah St.

The nonprofit organization helps senior, disabled and handicapped residents of Boulder City, driving them to appointments across the Las Vegas Valley and providing help, respite and companionship for them to help them remain in their homes.

Additionally, Lend A Hand is presenting a fundraising nonevent, inviting local residents to stay at home in their pajamas and send donations by check or online.

For more information about the class, volunteer opportunities or the fundraiser, call 702-294-2363 or visit www.lendahandbouldercity.org.

Sons of Norway schedule

Saturday celebration

The Sons of Norway, Desert Troll Lodge of Boulder City and Henderson, will hold its Syttende Mai celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday in a gazebo near the splash park at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

There will be food, a parade and games for children.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Bob at 702-338-4918.

Orphans from Uganda

to perform at church

The Ugandan Orphans Choir, a group of 10 children from Uganda, will perform at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St.

The children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s sponsorship program and now are visiting to spread that hope across the United States. The choir has performed nationwide at churches, schools, Disneyland, on the steps of the White House and Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.

The choir will perform traditional African songs and dances.

The Ugandan Orphans Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which has been dedicated to empowering children in the developing world since 1981.

County clerk, court

candidates at event Sunday

Area residents are invited to “Bring Your Ballot” to the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., from 2-4 p.m. Sunday for a special event with several candidates.

Among those participating will be Lynn Goya, a candidate for county clerk, and judicial candidates for family and district court positions.

Country Store to hold summer sale May 31 at Grace Church

Country Store will have summer sale from 7 a.m. to noon May 31 on the campus of Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St.

The sale will feature a variety of used housewares, hardware and furniture.

Grace Community Church has sponsored the huge rummage sales known as Country Store to raise money for church projects and Christian missions for 66 years.

The summer sale was started in recent years because the volume of items donated for the fall event overflowed from the church’s storage area.

The 67th Country Store in the fall will be held Oct. 17 and 18.

Library schedules variety

of activities, events

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

■ Children’s Book Week continues: For children 12 and younger. Show staff in youth services your book and get a prize. Themed days are: science projects, today; and dinosaurs, Friday.

■ Movie, 9:30 a.m. today. “Casablanca” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

■ Computer class, 1:30-2:30 p.m. today. Learn job-hunting skills with JobNow. Class size is limited to five people.

■ Magic Tree House book club, 3:30 p.m. Friday in the board room. “Earthquake in the Early Morning” will be read. For children ages 6-11.

■ Movie, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. The 1961 version of “The Parent Trap” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

■ Movie, 10 a.m. in the community room. “Monsters University” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

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

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

■ Family storytime, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. There will be science, crafts, games, Legos and stories.

■ Volunteer opportunities, 3 p.m. May 22 in the community room. An informational session for those 12-17 who would like to volunteer at the library for the summer reading program.

■ Movie, 1 p.m. May 24 in the community room. The 1998 version of “The Parent Trap” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

■ Lego challenge, 4-5 p.m. May 29 in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

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

Community blood drive will be held May 29

The Boulder City Community blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. May 29 in the gymnasium at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Those wishing to make a donation should make an appointment at www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter the sponsor code BOULDERCITY or call Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335.

Performance class for children on tap 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.

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 Monday 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.

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 the 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.

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.

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 Rev. Sandy Johnson and The Rev. 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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