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Democratic Club’s monthly meeting tonight at library

The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. A representative from the Consolidated Campaign will discuss organizing for the November election.

All are invited to attend and meet candidates who are present.

For additional information, call 702-530-6604 or email bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Wine walk, movies in park on tap Saturday

Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will present a wine walk and dinner and a movie in the park Saturday.

The wine walk, held in the city’s downtown district, is 4 to 7 p.m. Participants start at the chamber office, 465 Nevada Way, where tasting glasses may be purchased and a map of locations obtained. The cost is $25 per person or $45 per couple.

The movie “Captain Phillips” will be shown in Bicentennial Park, 400 Colorado St., between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m., depending on when the sun sets.

At 6 p.m., a barbecue dinner will be served by Fox Smokehouse BBQ, with beverages provided by Dr. Eldon Clothier. Cost is $15 per person, with reserved seating for those dining and watching the movie. For those who want to do both the wine walk and dinner and a movie, tickets will be sold at the wine walk. They are $35.

For additional information, contact the chamber office at 702-293-2034.

Church sponsors food drive to help Emergency Aid

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boulder City are conducting a food drive for Emergency Aid of Boulder City. Last weekend, church members distributed orange plastic bags to residents requesting that they be filled with nonperishable food items.

Filled bags will be collected starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Residents are asked to place the bags in front of their homes, where they can easily be seen. Additional bags and/or boxes of nonperishable food are welcome.

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is particularly in need of canned meats, soups, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, hot and cold cereal, baby food, diapers, and personal hygiene items. Glass items are discouraged.

Donations to Emergency Aid allow the organization to continue to feed Boulder City families in need.

VFW post, auxiliary to hold monthly meeting

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 36, and its auxiliary will have their monthly meetings at noon Saturday at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

A lunch at 11:30 a.m. will start the session. For more information, contact Bob or Sue Garlow at 702-808-4755.

Documentary about desert tortoise to be shown

Boulder City Museum and Historical Association invites area residents to attend a screening with Ellen Seldin of her documentary film, “60 Million Years.” The film is about the Mojave Desert tortoise as told by U.S. Geological Survey scientists that have studied the unique desert dweller for several decades.

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., and will be followed by a discussion.

The group’s monthly third Thursday event will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the museum. Guest speaker will be Mark Boatwright of the Bureau of Land Management, who will discuss Southern Nevada Rock Art. For more information visit www.BCMHA.org.

Initiative topic for Association of University Women

The Boulder City Branch of American Association of University Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Ruben Murrillo, president of the Nevada Education Association, and Annette Magnus, executive director of Progress Now Nevada, will be the guest speakers. They will discuss The Education Initiative.

Meetings are open to the public and held in the Gene Segerblom meeting room. For additional information, leave a message at 702-290-5592 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Sewing group to resume weekly sessions Monday

The sewing group that meets at Hope Church, 850 Avenue B, will start its fall classes Monday. They will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each week.

Those who already have sewing projects or equipment are welcome to bring them. If not, the instructors have projects planned.

Each session will begin with a short devotional from the book “Life of a Jesus Follower.” All are welcome to attend; enter at the back of the church. There is no cost to participate.

Community blood drive scheduled for Sept. 18

A Boulder City community and Boulder City Hospital blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the chapel gym at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Those wishing to donate should schedule an appointment at www.unitedbloodservices.org, using the sponsor code bouldercity or contact Lee McDonald at 702795-8335.

Republican Women to gather for luncheon Sept. 18

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will have its monthly meeting Sept. 18 in the banquet room at the Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Guest speakers will be Ron Knecht, state controller candidate, and judicial candidates on the November ballot.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

Cost is $21 per person. Reservations are required and must be made by noon today. They can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Lend A Hand offering seminar about diabetes

Lend A Hand is hosting a free seminar for diabetics at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s diabetes team will present a program that was developed by the Stanford School of Medicine for people with Type 2 diabetes to complement their current medical treatment. There will be handouts and information on all the diabetic programs the hospital offers.

There also will be information available from Boulder City Hospital on their diabetic programs.

For more information, call the Lend A Hand office at 702-294-2363.

Retired Public Employees’ monthly meeting set

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

During the session, members will hear about candidate interviews held in August. They also will discuss the Sept. 23 annual conference at the Hacienda.

A no-host lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting.

For additional information, contact Joan at rpen_jgreenberg@yahoo.com or call Bernard at 702-294-0636.

State race, judicial candidates to attend forum

More than a dozen candidates for statewide offices and judicial positions are expected to attend a forum from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Multipurpose Building, 1204 Sixth St.

The judge positions are nonpartisan races and local residents are invited to meet these candidates and speak with them on a one-on-one basis. Additionally, each candidate will be given several minutes to speak to the audience.

Those expected to attend are Erin Bilbray, Congressional District 3; Robert “Bob” Goodman, candidate for governor; Mary Beth Scow, Clark County Commission District G; Andrew Martin, controller; district court candidates Carolyn Ellsworth, Department 5; Christine Guerci-Nyhus, Department 8; Nicholas Perrino, Department 20; Jim Crockett, Department 24; and Jeffrey Rugg, Department 30; and district court family division candidates Rebecca Burton, Department C; Denise Gentile, Department F; Cheryl Moss and Travis Shetler, Department I; Monti Jordana Levy, Department N; and Lisa Brown, Department T.

The forum is sponsored by the Boulder City Democratic Club, which also is providing dinner. There is a suggested donation of $5.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 702-530-6604.

Community Club to kick off season with lunch

The Community Club will hold its annual kickoff luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Vinny’s Pizza, 1632 Nevada Highway. Guest speaker for the session is Barb Agostini, registrar at Boulder City High School.

Guests are welcome to attend.

Cost for the Italian buffet lunch is $10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Beverly Parry at 702-293-7623 after 1 p.m.

Chocolate, wine tasting to aid AAUW scholarship fund

The American Association of University Women will hold its semiannual chocolate and wine tasting Sept. 20 at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The festivities are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. and will benefit the group’s scholarship fund.

Tickets are $10 and includes an engraved wine glass. They can be purchased at the hotel.

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.

Dogs invited to participate in Bark for Life relay

Boulder City United Methodist Church and the American Cancer Society will sponsor Bark for Life, an event that encourages families to bring their canine companions to walk with them to raise funds to find a cure for cancer.

The walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

A miniature version of the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, the event will include an opening ceremony, survivors’ lap for canine and human cancer survivors, costume contest for dogs and owner-dog look-alike contest.

There also will be music, food booths and information from local animal service providers.

Registration is $20 per dog and includes a Bark for Life bandana and bag filled with canine treats and offers.

To register or obtain more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/barkbouldercitynv.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Magic Tree House Book Club, 3:30 p.m. Friday in the board room. “High Tide in Hawaii” will be the theme. For those 6-11.

n Movie, 1:15 p.m. in the community room. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will be shown. Snacks and drinks are permitted.

n Family story time, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room.

n Science Exploration Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the community room. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6.

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

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 by Francyl Gawryn.

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.^

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.