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Community Briefs

Democratic Club sets July 10 meeting at library

The Boulder City Democratic Club monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. July 10 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The meeting will be in the smaller conference room this month only.

A presentation regarding volunteer needs in Boulder City is scheduled and plans for the upcoming general election will be discussed.

Club members, guests and the public are invited.

For more information, call 702-530-6604 or visit bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

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 runs 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 be at 6:45 p.m.

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

Lake Mead experiences temporary closure

Portions of Wetland Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area are temporarily closed through October for 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.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

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, with a certificate awarded to those who attend all classes.

n Craft time, 1 p.m. Saturday. Bring a craft to work on. Snacks and beverages are allowed.

n Movie, 10 a.m. Monday in the community room. “The Lego Movie” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Movie, 2 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. “The Adventures of Robin Hood” from 1938 will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Preschool story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room. For children 3-5 and their caregivers.

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

n Banned books club, 3 p.m. Wednesday in the board room. For those 12 and older.

n Movie and a craft, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. “The Hunger Games” will be shown and a ceramics and scrapbook cards crafts are planned. For those 13 and older. Reservations are required and must be made by 8:30 p.m. Monday.

n Computer class, 1:30 p.m. July 10. Introduction to the Windows operating system is the topic of the session. Class size is limited to five people. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required.

n Movie and a craft, 5:30 p.m. July 10. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be shown and a ceramics and scrapbook cards crafts are planned. For those 13 and older. Reservations are required and must be made by 8:30 p.m. Monday.

n Science Exploration Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 11 in the board room. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6.

n Magic Tree House Book Club, 3:30 p.m. July 11 in the board room. “Good Morning, Gorillas” will be the theme. For those 6-11. Legos will be provided.

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

Movie at museum takes viewers from ‘Pole to Pole’

Planet Earth’s “From Pole to Pole” will be shown at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, 1305 Arizona St., as part of the museum’s summer reading program.

The episode from the television series takes viewers on a journey around the globe and will include encounters with emperor penguins and polar bear cubs.

The summer reading program is themed “Hiss, Roar, Read.”

For additional information, visit bcmha.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.

Malaria survivor to speak of his work in Uganda

Cameron Thompson, who contracted malaria while on a church trip to Uganda, will share his story at 11:30 a.m. July 20 at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

His appearance is sponsored by the Boulder City United Methodist Church as part of the UMC international mission Imagine No Malaria. Through the mission, churches provide mosquito netting, education and treatment to thousands of people.

A “LemonAid” stand will offer drinks for a donation to Imagine No Malaria following Thompson’s presentation.

All are welcome.

Host families for exchange students sought

Host families are being sought for the fall semester and full school year for students ages of 15 to 18 who will be visiting the U.S. from around the world.

Host families serve as mentors and a home base for the students, who become members of the family and integrate into their hosts’ routines and traditions.

“Every year the state of Nevada plays host to talented, top-of-their-class students with the lifelong dream of studying in America,” said Darlene Benjamin, iE-USA’s area director. “Nevada’s spirit of hospitality and focus on academic enrichment makes it an ideal environment to develop cultural exchange and promote international diplomacy on a local level.”

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. iE-USA is certified by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel and strictly adheres to all U.S. State Department Student Exchange Program regulations and guidelines.

Exchange students undergo an extensive application and orientation process in their home country before being accepted into iE-USA’s program. Each student is responsible for his or her spending money and full health insurance coverage.

To learn more about hosting an exchange student, contact Boulder City representative Dawn Green at d.green@international-experience.net, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15.

Homestead’s series about Alzheimer’s continues

The Homestead of Boulder City will present the sixth in a series of eight workshops about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia at 10 a.m. July 17 at the library in its facility, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Mary Shapiro will lead the session, which its titled “Exploring Options as the Disease Progresses.”

After the workshop, the Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet in the library. The group is designed for caregivers and loved ones of those with Alzheimer’s.

At 1 p.m., the Memory Loss Support Group, designed for those experiencing mild to moderate memory loss, will meet.

Refreshments will be served and care is available during the sessions.

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 6-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Way, between Boulder Bowl and Grace Christian Academy. There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome.

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. Gregory Hall at 702-293-6374 for more information.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.

Local business funds memorial bench at King

For over a year, the staff at Martha P. King has been working with the Giamanco family to create a memorial bench for their little girl, Emilee.

A river runs through it

To say that Kathleen Wood knows the portion of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach like the back of her hand is definitely an understatement.

All for a good cause

For decades, the Injured Police Officer’s Fund has been there to help provide support to Southern Nevada officers in their time of need.

For Mills, it’s been a wild ride

In the 35 years since he got on his first BMX bike, Ryan Mills has seen his fair share of tail ships, crankflips and nac nacs.