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Chamber sponsoring free shred day today

Boulder City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free shred day today in the parking lot at Albertsons, 1008 Nevada Highway. The shredding service will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon.

For additional information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 702-293-2034.

Recreation topic for Community Club speaker

The Community Club will hold its October luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today at the Multiuse Building, 1204 Sixth St. It will be a potluck. Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Patty Sullivan of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Retired Public Employees’ monthly meeting today

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet at 11 a.m. today at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker is Rose Ann Miele of the Nevada Community Prevention Coalition, whose mission is to promote the collaboration toward individual, family and community wellness in rural Clark County.

Members will gather for a no-host lunch after the meeting at a local restaurant.

If you have questions or suggestions for lunch or speakers, contact Joan at rpen_jgreenberg@yahoo.com or call Bernard at 702-294-0636.

Support group for widows will meet Saturday afternoon

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian Center Church, 571 Adams Blvd. This is a community group for women whose husbands have died.

The group meets the fourth Saturday of every month to provide encouragement and friendship, as well as share information.

A free lunch will be served.

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

Senior Center gift shop holding card sale

The gift shop at the Senior Center of Boulder City will have a crazy Christmas card sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31.

The Christmas cards will be priced at 10 cents each or 12 for $1.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression focus of seminar

The Senior Center of Boulder City and Boulder City Hospital will present a seminar about what to do after getting a diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or depression at 10 a.m. Friday at the center, 813 Arizona St.

The seminar is designed for those 50 and older. It will feature support organizations, those who are managing their diagnosis and those who have supported family members with an illness.

Advance registration is requested and can be done by calling 702-293-3320 or visiting the front desk at the senior center.

The seminar is funded through a grant from the Nevada Community Prevention Coalition.

Free tai chi classes begin Saturday at Broadbent Park

A local tai chi master is offering free classes at 9 a.m. Saturdays in Broadbent Park, 1301 Fifth St. Classes will begin this week.

“This is not your grandfather’s tai chi,” said Dale Napier, sifu or master who will be teaching the class. “We employ physical strengthening and conditioning, and emphasize self-defense applications. Tai chi chuan is not just for seniors anymore. In fact, it never was.

For more information, visit www.elementaltaichi.com or call Napier at 702-478-9413.

Haunted house, carnival at rec center Wednesday

To celebrate Halloween, Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department will present a haunted house and carnival Wednesday at the recreation center gym, 900 Arizona St.

The carnival will be held from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets for each game are 75 cents.

The haunted house will be open from 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

Those attending are welcome to wear costumes. For more information, call 702-293-9256.

Sons of Norway to present lutefisk, meatballs dinner

The Sons of Norway, Desert Troll Lodge of Henderson/Boulder City, will present a traditional lutefisk and meatballs dinner Nov. 1.

The Scandinavian celebration gets underway at 4 p.m., with dinner served at 5 p.m. The evening’s menu will include Scandinavian meatballs, lutefisk, pork roast, potatoes, vegetables and lefse, a flat potato bread.

Lutefisk is cod prepared in a traditional Scandinavian manner.

Additionally, there will be homemade Norwegian cookies and aquavit, the traditional liquor of Norway, will be available at the bar.

The festivities are scheduled from 4-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1217 Nevada Highway, Boulder City. There will be raffle prizes, door prizes and gifts for children.

A lodge spokesman said the annual dinner usually sells out, so those interested in attending should purchase their tickets early. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for youths 5-12.

For tickets or more information, call Vikki at 702-617-8898 or Bob at 702-338-4918.

Efforts to create local garden club underway

An organizational meeting to create a garden club in Boulder City will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Vicki Yuen, president of Nevada Garden Clubs, will speak on the benefits of creating a garden club and will show a short film about National Garden Clubs Inc.

All interested people are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Libby Powell at 702-293-9064.

City’s turkey shoot for children set for Nov. 18, 19

A turkey shoot for children in first grade and older will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 in the gym at ABC Park, 801 Adams Blvd.

For the shoot, children will be provided with air guns and paper turkey targets. Cost is eight shots for $1. A permission slip for each participant is required.

The contest is sponsored by the city’s Park and Recreation Department, with prizes provided by Boulder Dam Credit Union.

For more information, call the parks and recreation department at 702-293-8256.

Heritage tourney to benefit junior golf programs

The second annual Heritage Group Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Nov. 21 at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course, 1 Clubhouse Drive. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit junior golf programs in Boulder City.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration; tee-off is at 11 a.m. It is a two-person scramble format.

Cost is $100 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a bucket of balls, a cart, dinner and chance to win prizes.

For additional information or to register, call 702-809-3511 or email rich@thgnv.com.

Emergency Aid prepares for annual 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.

City to join statewide 150th birthday singalong

Boulder City will help celebrate Nevada’s sesquicentennial with a statewide singalong of “Home Means Nevada” at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 on the front steps of City Hall.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada 150 Commission invite Nevadans across the state to join together to demonstrate their state pride in an attempt to set a record for the most people in a American state to sing their state song at the same time.

Lyrics and more information is available at www.Nevada150.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.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Library talent show, 3 p.m. today. For those 17 and younger.

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

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. Read “Closed for the Season” by Mary Downing Hahn. For those in grades 6-8.

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

n Lego challenge, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

n Craft, 1 p.m. Nov. 1 the community room. Learn to make stamps out of sponges, corks and bottle lids and use them to make wrapping paper. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required. Reservations must be made by 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Note: The library will be closed Oct. 31 in observance of Nevada Day.

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.

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.

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.