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Chocolate, wine tasting to aid scholarship fund

The American Association of University Women will hold its semiannual chocolate and wine tasting Saturday 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 include an engraved wine glass. They can be purchased at the hotel.

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. today 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 Tuesday’s 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.

Community blood drive scheduled for today

A Boulder City community and Boulder City Hospital blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. today 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 702-795-8335.

Republican Women to gather for luncheon today

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will have its monthly meeting today 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.Call 702-393-1228 for more information.

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. today 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.

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. Saturday 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. The contests are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will be judged by Mayor Roger Tobler and Judge Victor Miller.

Also on tap will be fly ball and flying disc demonstrations at 9:30 a.m by Silver Stars and at 10:30 a.m. by Atomic Dogs, respectively. The event will include 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.

Lend A Hand offering seminar about diabetes

Lend A Hand is hosting a free seminar for diabetics at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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.

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.

Support group for widows to begin Sept. 27

A community group, Anew Women’s Network, is forming for women whose husbands have died. It will hold its first meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Assembly of God Church, 1100 Adams Blvd. Offering support and friendship, the group will continue to meet on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, call Fran Jordan at 702-293-0620 or Pastor Marjorie Kitchell at Christian Center, 702-293-7773.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

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

n Movie, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be shown in honor of banned books week. Snacks and drinks are permitted.

■ Tech teacher, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Stop at the reference desk and sign up for a 45-minute one-on-one tutoring session with the library’s technology specialist. A $5 refundable deposit is required.

■ Craft hour, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the community room.

■ Lego challenge, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

■ Craft, Oct. 4. Make apples, pumpkins and vases out of books. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required. The registration deadline is 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1.

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

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.

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.

Free entry to Lake Mead marks Public Lands Day

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a variety of special events happening in the coming weeks. These include:

n Fee-free day, Sept. 27. Entrance fees at the recreation area is waived for National Public Lands Day.

n Lake Mead 50th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 11.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information.

Cheer program on tap at recreation center

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department is offering a cheerleading program for children in kindergarten and older. It meets from 6-7 p.m. Fridays in at the recreation center, 900 Arizona St.

Participants will learn teamwork, skills for tryouts and basic techniques. Sandi Wachtel is teaching the course.

The group will participate in Santa’s Electric Light Parade Dec. 6. Children must take the Nov. 7 to Dec. 5 session to be in the parade and there is a $25 uniform fee.

The fee is $27 for the months of September, October and February; $36 for January and $45 for November and December.

Additionally, a cheer camp is planned for 8-10 a.m. Oct. 31 with a performance at 10 a.m. The cost is $18.

For more information or to register, call the parks and recreation department at 702-293-9256.

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.

Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

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.