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P.E.O. chapter’s annual yard sale Friday and Saturday

P.E.O., Chapter K of Boulder City, will have its annual yard sale fundraiser from 7 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday at 540 Bender Court.

Proceeds benefit P.E.O. projects and scholarship funds.

Heatwave sponsors summer league swim team

The BCH Heatwave invites all youth ages 6 and older who would like a chance to learn the four competitive strokes this summer to join them at the Boulder City pool.

Sessions begin June 9 and continue through Aug. 7 and will be from 7-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Cost of the season is $120, plus $38 for the seasonal USA Swimming registration fee.

To sign up or for more information, visit the pool at 861 Avenue B or call 702-293-9286.

Community blood drive starts today at Mormon Church

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

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

Country Store planning summer sale Saturday

Country Store will have its summer sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday 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.

Puttin’ 4 the Kids fundraiser scheduled for Saturday

Puttin’ 4 the Kids, an annual golf fundraiser to benefit before and after school programs for local children, will be held Saturday at Boulder City Municipal Golf Course, 1 Clubhouse Drive.

It is being presented by Jack’s Place Sports Bar in conjunction with the Dan Leach Foundation.

The tournament will begin at 6 a.m. with registration and a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The individual entry fee is $100, which includes green fees, a cart and barbecue lunch.

A variety of sponsorships are available.

For more information, contact Jack Gaal at 702-234-7260 or katieandjack@cox.net; Bob Conrad at 760-900-5042 or bob4golf18@yahoo.com; or David Hawkins at 702-296-3859 or davidh@eagleironco.com

Memories of summer to be presented through song

Red Mountain Music Co. will present “Summer in the City” at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

Produced by Stephanie Bare and Carla Morgan of Just Barely Entertainment, the performance, featuring soloists Francyl Gawryn, Alyson Tobler and more, will showcase songs that turn your thoughts to memories of summers gone by.

Tickets are $10 and free for children and students.

Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the Boulder City Chamber, 465 Nevada Way, beginning Monday. Call Rose at 702-293-5455 or visit www.redmountainmusicco.org for more information.

Sons of Norway to hear chef at Wednesday potluck

The Sons of Norway, Desert Troll Lodge Boulder City/Henderson, will hold a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Road, Henderson.

Guest speaker will be chef Flemming Pedersen. In addition to his retail baker on Water Street in Henderson, he is an instructor at the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Las Vegas and on the PBS program “Chef’s Class.”

All are welcome to attend.

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

Forum puts focus on caregivers and resources

Lend A Hand is sponsoring a Caregivers Forum, presented by the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center, at 3 p.m. June 10 at the library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Those attending will learn about the social services and educational programs available free to caregivers at the center, the opportunity to participate in research as well as other available resources.

The facility focuses on caregivers and families in addition to those with neurocognitive disorders.

The forum is open to the public and will count as an annual retraining class for Lend A Hand volunteers. There is no charge to attend.

Lend A Hand 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.

It is in the midst of 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.

Library schedules variety of activities and events

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

n Movie, 9:30 a.m. today in the community room. “Jailhouse Rock” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Computer class, 1:30-2:30 p.m. today. An introduction to Facebook will be presented. Class size is limited to five people.

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

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 Summer Reading Program kickoff, 11 a.m. June 5 in the community room. Mad Science representatives will be on hand to transform laboratory science into a fun learning experience.

n Movie, 2 p.m. June 6 in the community room. “Meet The Robinsons” will be shown.

n Craft, 1 p.m. June 7, for those 12 and older. Learned to make papier mache fairy light globes. Reservations required.

n Movie, 9:30 a.m. June 9 the community room. The 1931 version of “Dracula” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Vegas PBS: Early Writing Workshop, 6-7 p.m. in the community room. For those 4-8. The program will focus on communicating through pictures, an early writing skill essential to literacy development.

n Astronomy for Everyone, 7 p.m. June 10 in the community room. Kevin Manning, an award-winning astronomer and former consultant to NASA, will be present to discuss the size and scale of the universe, stars and other celestial bodies through hands-on activities and assorted visual aids.

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

Summer basketball camp tips off in June at rec center

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department is presenting a youth basketball summer camp for children in grades 2-8.

The camp, scheduled June 16-Aug. 7, will focus on basketball fundamentals, as well as provide time to play.

Jim Konst, head girls basketball coach at Garrett Junior High, will teach the summer camp.

The session is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the gym at the recreation center, 900 Arizona St. Cost is $15 weekly or $5 a day.

For more information, call 702-293-9256.

Parks department schedules summer program for children

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department is offering children in kindergarten through fifth grade a fun playground program this summer. Summer Parks will include activities such as field trips, arts and crafts, games, sports and special events.

The summer program begin June 9 and continues through Aug. 22. Cost is $9 for a half day and $18 for a full day.

For details call 702-293-9256.

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. A new session will begin 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.

Participants must bring motivational treats and a 15-foot leash.

Call 702-267-7864 for more information.

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 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 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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