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Democratic club to discuss election results at meeting

The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 tonight at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Results of the recent election will be discussed, as well as issues for the upcoming 2015 legislative session.

Club members, guests and the general public are invited to attend. Call 702-530-6604 or email bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com for additional information.

City’s turkey shoot to be held Tuesday, Wednesday

A turkey shoot for children in first grade and older will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

Tickets available for annual Santa Train at railroad museum

Tickets are now on sale to ride the annual Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St.

Train rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus will depart hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21.

Tickets are $5 per person for anyone older than 1. Advance purchase is recommended as trips usually sell out.

New for this year is an evening Pajama Train, with excursions departing at 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. The nighttime trips will include hot chocolate and cookies aboard the train, stories and visits with Santa.

Tickets for the Pajama Train are priced from $14 to $20, with advance purchase recommended.

For additional information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.nevadasouthern.com.

Emergency Aid to collect donations at credit union

Emergency Aid of Boulder City has been granted permission by Boulder Dam Credit Union to collection donations to support needy residents during the holiday season.

Volunteers are needed to staff the collection station weekdays starting Nov. 21. For more information or to volunteer, call Mike Derby at 702-280-1709, Jack Edwards at 702-300-6187 or Joe Rowe at 702-722-4273.

University Women to gather for potluck Monday

The American Association of University Women will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the basement meeting room off the lobby at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

The pre-holiday get-together will be a potluck; those attending are asked to bring their favorite dish to share. There will be no program.

All AAUW meetings are open to the public.

The group also is preparing for its annual home tour, which is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13.

For additional information, leave a message at 702-290-5592 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Republican Women to hear Fiore at meeting

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 in the banquet room at Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino.

Guest speaker will be Rep. Michele Fiore, who represents District 4 in the Nevada Assembly. They will discuss politics in Nevada.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

Cost is $21. Reservations are required and must be made by noon today. For reservations or more information, call 702-393-1228 or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

See Spot Run sponsors pet food drive for needy

See Spot Run is holding a pet food drive that will benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City. The food will be given to needy Boulder City residents for their cats and dogs.

Donations of canned or dry dog and cat food, as well kitty litter is needed.

The food drive is scheduled from Nov. 20 through Dec. 25.

They can be dropped off at See Spot Run’s dog park at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Donations should be placed inside a large black trash can inside the gate; they will be picked up each evening.

For those who need help with heavy bags, call 702-539-7526 or email seespotrun@bcseespotrun.com.

The nonprofit organization also is sponsoring a fundraising bake sale Friday in front of Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G.

Nevada native to discuss how state influences his art

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum will present “Nevada Native with Daniel Trujilo” for its Third Thursday at the Museum program this month. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Segerblom Theatre inside the museum at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Trujilo spent most of his life in Boulder City, though he now lives in Henderson and was born in Las Vegas. He also worked at the hotel.

He said he has a lifelong fascination with dinosaurs and science fiction, which permeates his art. Earlier this year, he debuted a piece commissioned by the Nevada State Museum.

He will discuss how Nevada influenced his art. Trujilo works in several mediums including oil, acrylic, clay, laser cutters and 3-D printers.

Additionally, he competes in skateboard contests, including several world championships.

Anew Women’s Network will meet Nov. 22

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Christian Center Church, 571 Adams Blvd. This community group is for women whose husbands have died.

The group offers encouragement, friendship and information.

A free lunch will be served.

Contact Fran Jordan at 702-293-0620 or Pastor Marjorie Kitchell at Christian Center, 702-293-7773, for further information.

Red Mountain Choir will perform Nov. 21, 22

Red Mountain Choir will present “Hold On!” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

On stage will be the Garrett Singing Club and musicians Francyl and Marvin Gawryn, Adam Hallam, Lindsay Somerhalder and Bruce and Sharol Thomsen.

Tickets are $10 for adults; children and students are free. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Tickets can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or at the door.

Call Rose at 702-293-5455 for additional information or to join the choir. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the ensemble.

Lend A Hand raffling airplane, helicopter trips

To raise funds for the services it offers to Boulder City senior citizens and to help the disabled remain independent, Lend A Hand is holding a raffle for three sightseeing tours.

The tours are an airplane tour to the Grand Canyon’s west rim, a nighttime helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip, and a helicopter trip to the floor of the Grand Canyon. All tours are for two people.

They have been donated by Scenic Grand Canyon Airlines 5 Star Grand Canyon Helicopter and Serenity Helicopters.

Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Mondays through Dec. 5 in front of the Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G. They also are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at the Lend A Hand office, 400 Utah St.

Winners will be announced at about 5 p.m. during the Santa’s Electric Night Parade festivities. The winner does not need to be present.

For more information, call 702-294-2363.

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

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

n Craft: No-sew book purse, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. For those 12 and older. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit due by 8:30 p.m. today.

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

n Computer class, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. An introduction to Facebook is the topic of the session. Class size is limited to five people. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required. Reservations due by Sunday.

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

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

n Teen holiday craft and movie, 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will be shown.

n Teen and adult recipe exchange, cookies: 1 p.m. in the community room Nov. 22 Participants are asked to bring in two dozen cookies for samples and a copies of the recipes. Reservations required by 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20

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

Myriad special events on tap at Lake Mead

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

n A talk entitled “Lake Mead Rocks: Geology 101” will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday (NOV 16) at the visitor center. Rangers will share information about how the landscape of the recreation area has changed.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information.

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.

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 Saturday.

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

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

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.