Community Briefs

Free class about kidney health set for Tuesday

Boulder City Hospital, in conjunction with the Senior Center of Boulder City and the Nevada Community Prevention Coalition, is presenting a free class about chronic kidney disease. It will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 813 Arizona St.

During the class, which should last 60 to 90 minutes, the five stages of kidney failure and disease will be discussed.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects nearly 26 million Americans, and many others may be at increased risk. Identifying risk factors early and taking preventive measures can impede the progression of the disease that can lead to kidney failure.

Reservations are required and must be made by Friday. Space is limited to 35 people. For reservations, call Kate at 702-293-4111, ext. 573.

American Legion to learn about Concerned Veterans

The Boulder City American Legion Post 31 will learn about the Concerned Veterans for America Organization during its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Ave.

The group’s mission is to advocate for policies that preserves the freedom and prosperity veterans fought and sacrificed to defend. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded by veterans for veterans.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the post at 702-293-6374.

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 Wii and board game day, 1-2:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. For all ages.

n Movie, 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the community room. “The Lego Movie” will be shown.

n Magician Tony Daniels, 11 a.m. Monday in the community room. For all ages.

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

n Movie, 2 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” will be shown. Bring blankets, comfortable seating and snacks.

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

n Nevada Minerals, 11 a.m. Wednesday in the community room. For children 5-8. Presented by the McCaw School of Mines, the program will include samples of minerals found beneath the Earth’s surface.

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

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 Tuesday 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.

American Legion seeks preferences for blood drive

The American Legion of Boulder City is planning to hold a blood drive in September or October. To determine the best day and time for the event, post members are requesting that interested donors contact them by telephone at 702-293-6374 or email at to state their preferences.

In addition to stating what time or date would be ideal for making blood donations, the post is asking potential donors provide their name and contact information.

For questions about blood donor eligibility, contact the American Red Cross at or call 866-236-3276.

Host families for exchange students sought

Host families are being sought for the fall semester and full school year for students between the ages of 15 and 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. It 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 student participants 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/her own spending money and full health insurance coverage.

To learn more about hosting an exchange student, contact Boulder City representative Dawn Green at, 208-447-8118.

Host families may review prospective student profiles online at Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15.

Lake Mead experiences temporary closure

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

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

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

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.

Walking group meets at Veterans Park

Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship has a walking group that meets at 7:30 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 702-293-7240 or email

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; or Lyons at 792-293-4275 or