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P.E.O. Chapter K to host holiday boutique

Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter K of Boulder City will host its annual holiday boutique from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. There will be jewelry, handmade crafts, plants, antiques, a bakery and raffle.

Proceeds benefit Philanthropic Educational Organization projects and scholarships.

Democratic club will meet tonight at library

The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 tonight at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Issues and plans for the upcoming general election will be discussed.

Club members, guests and the general public are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Homestead to hold Oktoberfest event Friday

The Homestead at Boulder City, an assisted living and memory care facility, will celebrate Oktoberfest at 10 a.m. Friday.

Festivities will include music by the comedy polka band The Dummkopfs, pretzels and nonalcoholic beer.

All are welcome to attend.

The Homestead is at 1401 Medical Park Drive.

For more information, call Curt at 702-294-8720.

Firefighters to host annual pancake breakfast

Boulder City Firefighters Association invites the community to attend its annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the fire station, 1101 Elm St.

Besides breakfast, firefighters will be on hand to answer questions, offer tours of the station and explain the equipment on display.

There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome. Donations are used by the firefighters to support various local organizations.

Laxalt to address Republican Women’s Club

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon Oct. 16 at Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Adam Laxalt, a candidate for attorney general.

Cost of the luncheon is $21. Reservations are required and must be made by noon today. They can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Lend A Hand to help sponsor program about chronic disease

Lend A Hand of Boulder City, in collaboration with Dignity Health and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, will present a free chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford School of Medicine.

The six-week workshop begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 25. The two-and-a-half-hour sessions are scheduled from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Lend A Hand office, 400 Utah St.

Anyone who suffers from a chronic disease or is caretaker for someone with a chronic disease is welcome to attend. Topics to be discussed include techniques for dealing with the disease, exercise to improve strength, decision-making tools, communication skills and nutrition.

To register, call Lend A Hand at 702-294-2363.

Rotarians to hear of surgeries for cleft lips, palates

The Rotary Club of Boulder City will learn about the international service club’s missions to India to provide cleft lip and palate surgery to needy children.

Robert and Paulette Schulte of Upland, Calif., Rotary District 5300 Rotaplast co-chairman and his wife, will give the presentation during the club’s noon meeting Wednesday at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive.

The Schultes were nonmedical volunteers in Delhi, India, with Rotaplast International, the club’s branch that provides the free surgery and therapeutic care, and works with Rotarians to educate families and communities about the service.

Cost of the lunch is $12. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Emergency Aid to accept names for Angel Tree

Emergency Aid of Boulder City is gearing up for its annual Angel Tree project that provides gifts during the holiday season for local children who would otherwise not have their wish lists filled.

Parents wishing to place their children’s names on the tree must live in Boulder City. Emergency Aid will sign up participants from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday Oct. 27 through Nov. 26. Children from newborn to 18 can be registered for the program.

Boulder Dam Credit Union will again house the tree with the children’s names. It will be set up Nov. 17.

Community Club plans potluck for October meeting

The Community Club will hold its October luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Multiuse Building, 1204 Sixth St. It will be a potluck.

Patty Sullivan of the Parks and Recreation Department will speak.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Beverly Parry at 702-293-7623 after 1 p.m.

Art guild marks state’s birthday with exhibit

Boulder City Art Guild’s current exhibit, “Happy Birthday Nevada, 150 Years,” celebrates the state and its colorful history, with guild members showing works inspired by Nevada throughout the years. It continues through Nov. 15.

The guild’s gallery is at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

A reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Cake and ice cream will be served.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Lions club hosting golf tournament on Oct. 19

Boulder City Lions Club is presenting a fundraising golf tournament Oct. 19 at Boulder City Municipal Golf Course, 1 Clubhouse Drive.

The best ball tournament begins at noon. The $100 entry fee includes a golf cart and awards ceremony.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Lions’ various charities, including its efforts to provide eyeglasses to those who cannot afford them.

Sponsors also are needed.

For more information, call Walter Stocker at 702-688-2109.

Grace’s annual Country Store to be held Oct. 17, 18

Grace Community Church will open the doors for its annual Country Store at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at the church, 1150 Wyoming St., and in the American Legion Hall, 508 California Ave. The sale will continue from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 18.

The church has sponsored the rummage sale to raise money for church projects and Christian missions for 67 years. Work on the sale began months ago as volunteers started collecting and sorting the many donations it receives.

New this year will be vintage, collectible and high-quality merchandise, which will be showcased in the chapel facing California Avenue.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Computer class, 1:30 p.m. today. Basics with the keyboard and mouse will be taught.

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

n Movie, 5:30 p.m. Monday in the community room. “Superman” from 1978 starring Christopher Reeve will be shown. Snacks and drinks are permitted.

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

n Computer class, 6:30 p.m. today. How to use Windows 7 will be taught. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required. Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. Sunday.

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

n Junior high book club, 3 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom. For children in grades 6-8. They should read “The Familiars” by Adam Jay Epstein.

n Crazy 8s math club, 4 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. For those in kindergarten through second grade. Reservations requested.

n Family story time, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. There will be science, crafts, games, Legos and stories.

n Library board of trustees, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom.

n Mystery potluck club, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Participants are asked to read any mystery that contains recipes and prepare a dish from that book. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required. Reservations must be made by 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Call 702-293-1281 for details.

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.

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.