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Retired Public Employees to hear author at meeting

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 will be author and illustrator Bill Greenberg, who will discuss self-publishing through Create Space on Amazon.

After the meeting, members will have a no-host lunch at an area restaurant.

For more information, contact Bernard at bernardpaolini@cox.net or call 702-294-0636.

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 tonight in the Segerblom Theatre inside the museum at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Trujilo spent most of his life in Boulder City, although 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 media, 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 Saturday

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 Friday, Saturday

Red Mountain Choir will present “Hold On!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 no 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.

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 and kitty litter is needed.

The food drive is scheduled through Dec. 25.

Donations can be dropped off at See Spot Run’s dog park at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. They 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.

Additionally, the group is offering 2015 calendars featuring local dogs playing at the dog park. The calendars are being sold for $15 each. Proceeds from sales will help the nonprofit maintain and operate the dog park.

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 5 p.m. Dec. 6 during the Santa’s Electric Night Parade festivities. The winner does not need to be present.

For more information, call 702-294-2363.

Seniors invited to tour hospital, see renovations

Boulder City Hospital is offering a tour for local senior citizens of its new renovations. The tour is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1.

Those interested in taking the tour should sign up at the reception desk of the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

VFW to award bike, rocking horse through raffle

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Matthew J. Commons Post 36, will raffle off a new bicycle and solid-wood rocking horse as part of its membership drive.

Post member Arthur Monetti donated the bike, a Next PX 26-inch mountain version with front and rear suspension. The rocking horse was made by post member Mark Westrich.

Tickets can be purchased from members 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 outside of Albertsons, 1008 Nevada Highway.

The drawing will be held at the post meeting/Christmas social, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

The winner does not need to be present and will be notified.

Emergency Aid to collection donations at credit union

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

Volunteers are needed to staff the collection station weekdays starting Friday.

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.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Teen holiday craft and movie, 3:30 p.m. today 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 Saturday. 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

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

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

n Junior high book club, 3 p.m. Wednesday in the board room. for those in grades 6-8. Read “Trash” by Andy Mulligan.

Note the library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving.

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

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 “Wingspan Myths” will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 23) at the visitor center. Rangers will share information about the wing spans of desert birds.

n Turkey Trot. About 1,000 people are expected to race through the recreation area Nov. 27. The 12k travels from Hoover Dam and back along the Railroad Trail. There also are 5k and one-mile courses. Visit www.mountainmanevents.com for details.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information.

Heritage tourney to benefit junior golf programs

The second annual Heritage Group Invitational Golf Tournament will be Friday 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.

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.

Republican Women to hear Fiore at meeting

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

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

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

For more information, call 702-393-1228 or email bcgop@yahoo.com.

New garden club to select name, hear of wildlife habitats

The new Boulder City garden club will hold its second organizational meeting at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Paula Garrett will speak about “Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.”

Additionally, those attending will select a name for the club, create committees and get to know each other.

Refreshments will be served.

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

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.

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.

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