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Democratic club to discuss primary election results

The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The results of the primary 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 are needed.

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

Memories of summer to be presented through song

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

Produced by Stephanie Bare and Carla Morgan of Just Barely Entertainment, the performance will feature soloists Francyl Gawryn, Alyson Tobler and more and 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 redmountainmusicco.org 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. Saturday 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars’ monthly meeting Saturday

Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold its monthly meeting at noon Saturday at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. Lunch at 11:30 will precede the meeting. For additional information, contact Bob Garlow at 702-808-4755.

Movies in Park series begins with ‘Monsters University’

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will kick off its summer Movies in the Park series Saturday. “Monsters University” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Bicentennial Park, 400 Colorado St. There is no cost to attend.

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 continues through Aug. 22. Cost is $9 for a half day and $18 for a full day.

For details call 702-293-9256.

St. Christopher’s changes summer worship hours

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church announced new summer hours for Sunday worship. Celebration of the Holy Eucharist will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday through Aug. 31. Shared Wednesday night worship with United Methodist Church will continue at 6:45 p.m.

St. Christopher’s is at 812 Arizona St. For further information, contact the parish office at 702-293-4275.

Adult summer reading program returns to library

The adult summer reading program at Boulder City Library has returned, marking its third year. Open to adults of all ages as well as 16 and 17 year olds, the program is themed literary elements.

To participate, readers are asked to turn in entry slips at the reference desk. There will be three drawings for prizes, with entry deadlines at 5 p.m. June 26, July 18 and Aug. 11.

No registration is required. Participants are just asked to read a book or ebook, or listen to an audiobook, then get an entry slip at the circulation desk and return completed slips at the reference desk. Participants can turn in entry slips for as many books as they read.

People can only win once per drawing, and only one reading entry per drawing will transfer to the grand prize drawing.

Additional entries will be available at library adult events and some teen events. Fliers that list eligible programs are available at the circulation desk and on the library’s website, bclibrary.org/adult-summer-reading-program/. Program entries for the grand prize drawing are unlimited.

This year’s programs include the story of Robin Hood. Five Robin Hood movies will be shown.

Additionally, there will be several craft classes: book purses, paper flowers, clothespin picture holders, scrapbook cards, gift bags and duct tape crafts. New this year will be a mystery potluck club. Many mysteries have recipes included in them and participants are invited to read at least one of them and bring a dish from the book to a potluck dinner.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Martha Speaks Reading Buddies, 10 a.m. today 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 Movie, 2 p.m. today 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. Friday in the board room. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6.

n Movie, 9:30 a.m. Monday in the community room. “Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Vegas PBS presents Math and Measurements 6-7 p.m. Monday in the community room. For those 4-8.

n Storyteller Indiana Bones, 3 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. The Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and performing artist will combine archaeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore to present his tales.

n Computer class, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Internet safety for adults is the topic of the session. Class size is limited to five people. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required.

n Craft hour, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the community room. Fish crafts are on tap.

n Recycled robots/rockets crafts, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. For those 6 and older.

n Board of trustees meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

n Teen chess tournament, 2 p.m. June 19. Reservations are required and can be made in the youth department.

n Lego challenge, 4-5 p.m. June 19 in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

Call 702-293-1281 for details, reservations or 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 Friday. Send checks, payable to NVAL, to P.O. Box 60464, Boulder City, NV 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.

Wildlife artist 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 in the Segerblom Theatre inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Call 702-294-1988 for more information.

Golf program for children scheduled

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 ages 6-10 will meet June 16-20.

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

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

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 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is scheduled 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, 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.

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 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 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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