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Heatwave sponsors summer league swim team

The BCH Heatwave leaders invite all youth 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.

Boulder City Youth Football will have charity drawing

Boulder City Youth Football will have a prize drawing to benefit its Junior Eagles football program at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive.

An assortment of prizes will be given away during the drawing.

Additionally, registration for the youth football program, designed for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Multiuse Building, 1204 Sixth St.

Visit www.bcjunioreagles.com for more details.

Parks department schedules summer program for children

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department offers 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 begins Monday and continues through Aug. 22. Cost is $9 for a half day and $18 for a full day.

For details call 702-293-9256.

Democratic club to discuss primary election results

The Boulder City Democratic Club has its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The results of the primary election will be discussed as well as preparations for the November general election. Additionally, the club will recognize the recipients of the three $1,000 Boulder Blue scholarships awarded this year.

Plans for the July 4 Damboree will be discussed; volunteers also are needed.

Club members, guests and the general public are invited to attend. Contact the Club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com for additional information.

Forum puts focus on caregivers, resources

Lend A Hand is sponsoring a Caregivers Forum, presented by the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center, at 3 p.m. Tuesday 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.

For more information, call 702-294-2363 or visit www.lendahandbouldercity.org.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Summer Reading Program kickoff, 11 a.m. today 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. Friday in the community room. “Meet The Robinsons” will be shown.

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

n Movie, 9:30 a.m. Monday 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. Monday 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. Tuesday 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.

n Craft hour, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the community room. Everyone is invited to make science-theme crafts.

n Banned Books Club, 3-4 p.m. Wednesday in the board room. A discussion on banned books will be held for those 12 and older.

n Martha Speaks Reading Buddies, 10 a.m. June 12 in the community room. Vegas PBS presents the program to teach new words. For those 4-8. It continues each week through Aug. 7, which a certificate awarded to those who attend all classes.

n Computer class, 1:30-2:30 p.m. today. Simple photo editing with Picasa will be presented. Class size is limited to five people; reservations required by Tuesday.

n Movie, 2 p.m. in the community room. “Thor: The Dark World” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Science Exploration Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 13 in the board room. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6.

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

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.

Golf tourney to benefit veterans at state home

A golf tournament June 28 will benefit the Nevada Veterans Assistance League, which helps meet the social, cultural, recreational and psychological needs of residents at the Nevada State Veterans Home.

The tournament will begin at 7 a.m. with check in and registration; an 8 a.m. shotgun start is planned. Awards and lunch will start at 12:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $125 per golfer, which includes play, use of a car, range galls, bag tag, awards lunch and tee gift.

The deadline to enter is June 13. Send checks, payable to NVAL, to P.O. Box 60464, Boulder City, Nev. 89006.

Bethany offers Vacation Bible School June 22-27

Bethany Baptist Church, 210 Wyoming St., will offer a Vacation Bible School program June 22-27 for children 3 through sixth grade. Scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the program will include Bible stories, games, music, crafts and snacks.

There is no cost to participate.

For additional information, call the church at 702-293-1912.

Veterans of Foreign Wars’ monthly meeting June 14

Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold its monthly meeting at noon June 14 at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. will precede the meeting.

For additional information, contact Bob Garlow at 702-808-4755.

Movies in Park series begins with ‘Monsters U’

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will kick off its summer Movies in the Park series June 14. “Monsters U” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Bicentennial Park, 400 Colorado St.

There is no cost to attend.

Wildlife artist Schafer to discuss her works at museum

“Color, Line and Light: The Secret Language of Nature” will be the topic of the Third Thursday at the Museum presentation at 6 p.m. June 19.

Artist and naturalist Sharon K. Schafer will be the guest speaker. She will discuss her art and photographs, which are on display through Aug. 21.

Schafer has a degree in wildlife management from Humboldt State University and worked as a field wildlife biologist for the Soil Conservation Service, Pacific Gas and Electric and the Bureau of Land Management. She has been recognized by the international Society of Animal Artists and Artist for Conservation and included in their annual members shows.

The presentation will be held in the Segerblom Theatre inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Call 702-294-1988 for more information.

Father’s Day event planned by coalition, Generations Project

The Generations Project and Nevada Community Prevention Coalition will present a Father’s Day open house from 7-10 p.m. June 14 in the gym at ABC Park, 801 Adams Blvd.

The festivities will include music and dancing with DJ Derek James, refreshments and giveaways for dads.

There is no cost to attend and all are welcome. For additional information or to volunteer email generationhawk@outlook.com.

Golf program for children to begin Monday

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department is offering a junior golf program this summer. It will focus on fundamental beginner instruction and fine tune the skills of more experienced players.

The session for children 11 and older is scheduled Monday through June 13. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 will meet June 16-20.

Classes will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Boulder Creek Golf Course, 1 Clubhouse Drive. There is a $20 fee per child.

For information, call 702-293-9256.

Tony Fiorentini, PGA head golf professional, and Rusty Postlewait, PGA director of instruction, will teach the sessions.

Basketball camp on tap 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Emergency Aid needs help

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is seeking donations. The nonprofit organization’s funding is used throughout the year to provide utility and rental assistance to those in need. For more information or to donate, call 702-300-6187.

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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