Community Briefs

Blood drive set for Saturday at Elks Lodge

A community Blood Drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Nevada Highway.

All people interested in donating blood are welcome. Cookies and juice will be provided for donors.

For additional information, call 702-293-2457.

Registration underway for city’s Safekey program

Registration is underway for the Safekey program offered by Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department.

Safekey, which runs Monday through June 4, features before and after school care in the multipurpose room at King Elementary School. The before session is from 7-8:10 a.m. and the afternoon session is from 2:40-6 p.m.

The program is designed for those in kindergarten through fifth grade and includes arts and crafts, games, sports and a daily snack.

Mitchell Elementary School children are escorted between schools by Safekey staff.

Advanced registration is requested and can be done from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. Onsite registration will be accepted during Safekey hours.

Reception for artist Kraft on tap at gallery

A reception for artist Rudi Kraft of Boulder City will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

At noon, Kraft is scheduled to unveil a painting created in honor of Nevada’s sesquicentennial.

Several other new works will be on display at the gallery.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

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

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

n Tech teacher, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. By appointment only; reservations must be made by 8:30 p.m. Monday. Learn about your new electronic device in a 45-minute session. There is a $5 refundable deposit required.

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

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

Myriad special events on tap at Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has several special events in the coming weeks. These include:

n Ranger program, Weather Monsoons, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Participants will learn about the effects of the monsoon season in shaping the landscape. The program will be presented by the Lake Mead Institute.

n Ranger program, Where Did My Water Go?, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. During the program presented by the Lake Mead Institute, participants will learn where water comes from, how it is used and sustainable management practices.

n Free entry day, Monday. In honor of the National Park Service’s birthday, the entrance fee to the national recreation area will be waived. Fees for camping, lake use or concessions still apply.

n Ranger program, National Park Jeopardy, 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Test your knowledge about national parks.

n Ranger program, Underwater Treasures, 2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Participants will learn about the underwater resting place of the B-29 Superfortress that crashed in Lake Mead in 1948. Presented by the Lake Mead Institute.

n Introduction to night photography, Sept. 13. Lake Mead Institute and the Outside Las Vegas Foundation will present the course. Participants must have a single-lens reflex camera with manual settings and a tripod to participate. Water, flashlights and reservations are required.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information.

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 BCPost31@embarqmail.com 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 www.redcrossblood.org or call 866-236-3276.

Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work in Goldie’s 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.

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.

Support group helps family of those with breathing problems

Area residents are invited to 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 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 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 sandy_L_johnson@hotmail.com.

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.

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.

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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