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Pet food, litter sought for animals in need

See Spot Run will be collecting pet food and kitty litter for Emergency Aid of Boulder City, which helps needy residents.

The pet-friendly organization that runs a dog park, is seeking donations of cat, dog and bird food, along with kitty litter. All donations must have expiration dates and be unopened.

A container for donations is placed inside the main entrance to Veterans Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. They will be accepted through Dec. 22.

Donations will be collected daily at dusk.

For more information, call 702-539-7526 or email see.spot.run@cox.net.

Democratic Club to hear of ProgressNow Nevada

Members of the Boulder City Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the meeting room of the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Annette Magnus, executive director of ProgressNow Nevada and ProgressNow Nevada Action.

The group regularly meets the second Thursday of the month. All interested people are welcome.

For more information, call 702-530-6604 or visit www.bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Republican Women to mark holiday, install officers

Boulder City Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the Railroad Pass Hotel Conference Room, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Norma Barth will present a special Christmas musical program. Also, officers for 2014 will be installed. They are Lori Piotrowski, president; Sharon Peterson, first vice president; Beverly Mazza, second vice president; Elizabeth Younggren, treasurer; Vicki Keller, recording secretary; and Nancy Gildner, corresponding secretary.

All interested persons are invited.

University Women to host annual home tour

The Boulder City branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its 38th annual Home Tour from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the tour benefits the group’s local scholarships.

Tickets are $10 each and are available from AAUW members and at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

For more information, call 702-294-4204 and leave a message.

Youth choir to celebrate season with concert

Red Mountain Youth Choir reminds us “’Tis the Season” with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St. This will be conductor Pamela Barlow’s final concert with these children.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children and students. They can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or at the door.

For more information, call Rose at 702-293-5455.

Ring in Christmas season with handbell concert

The Harmony Handbell Choir under the direction of Janet Ty will present a concert of Christmas music at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

The concert is hosted by the Boulder City United Methodist Church.

Harmony is a community group of 13 experienced ringers from throughout the Las Vegas Valley and includes Barbara Paulsen of Boulder City.

Lake area events scheduled through Sunday

Several special events are planned at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area through Sunday. These include:

n Lake Mead Institute guided hike: To be held Saturday, the hike will touch on safe hiking practices, map reading and Leave No Trace principles.

This event is presented through Lake Mead Institute in partnership with Outside Las Vegas Foundation and Western National Parks Association. Registration is required. Call 702-293-8990 for more information and to register.

n Calico Racing Hoover Dam Marathon: Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the event is expected to attract nearly 900 runners, who will race through the recreation area along the River Mountains Loop and Historic Railroad trails. The marathon will start and finish at Boulder Beach.

For more information, visit calico racing.squarespace.com/hoover-dam-marathon-12-marath/.

n Dock of Lights: Callville Bay Marina will host the event Saturday featuring decorated boats from 16 to 65 feet long. They will be tied along the courtesy dock; children of all ages can visit Santa Claus on his boat to tell him their holiday wishes.

Anyone may enter a boat in the event; each boat entry will receive two tickets for the buffet in the lounge. For more information, contact Brent Thompson at 702-281-0304.

n Navajo rug and jewelry show; Hubbell Trading Post, the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation, will bring a collection of hand-woven rugs and silver and turquoise jewelry to the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Special rug talks with Hubbell Trading Post trader Edison Eskeets and master weaver Brenda Spencer will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. They will describe the history, symbolism and artistry of the rugs.

Eskeets also will discuss how the rugs are created and how to choose and care for them. Like the weavers, no two rugs are alike, but each evokes a sense of place and incorporates traditional designs and colors. As Eskeets says, “Every Navajo rug conveys an important story.”

It takes a weaver 400 hours to produce a 3-by-5-foot rug. Throughout the day, Spencer will demonstrate traditional weaving techniques.

The free show is supported by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service.

For more information, visit www.wnpa.org or call 702-293-8990. Proceeds from the event help WNPA provide direct support to 66 partner parks across the West.

Cox to rebroadcast annual holiday parade

In case you missed Saturday’s Santa’s Electric Night Parade, it will be rebroadcast on Cox Communications’ Channel 96/1096 HD.

The parade will be rebroadcast on Channel 96 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 and 24.

Local church leads ‘Blue Christmas’ service

The Christmas season can be a difficult time of year for many people. Boulder City United Methodist Church will lead a special worship at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday entitled “Blue Christmas.”

The service gives space to the sadness and grief that can accompany the Christmas season and is designed to remember those who are not with us this year and acknowledge that Christmas isn’t always a happy and joyful time.

The service will be at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-293-7240 or visit the church website at www.bouldercityumc.org.

Community Prevention Coalition to host holiday party on Dec. 21

The Nevada Community Prevention Coalition and Boulder City will host a holiday party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the multipurpose building, 1204 Sixth St. in Broadbent Park.

There will be food and prizes and music provided by the band Sibling Rivalry. Residents of all ages are welcome to this free event promoting collaboration toward community wellness.

Reservations are requested by Dec. 19 and can be made by emailing roseann.miele@nv-cpc.org.

Annual Santa Train slated

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is selling tickets for its 12th annual Santa Train, which is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 21 and 22. Tickets are $5 per person.

For more details, call 702-486-5006. The museum is at 600 Yucca St.

January musical show to benefit area charities

A musical celebration, the Boulder City Circle Show, will be presented at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1319 San Felipe Drive.

The holiday concert will feature songs performed by Phil Marcus Esser, Charlie Shaffer, Arno Marsh, Bob Baker, Bruce Harper, Greg Langley, Nancy Porter, Paul Klouse, Francyl Gawryn, Terri Cola, Susan Slykerman, Lois Foree and drummer Sandy Nelson.

Proceeds from the show will benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City and Lend A Hand.

Doors will open at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Plaza Realty, 581 Hotel Plaza, or by calling 702-293-2440.

For additional information, call Peggy Caspar at 702-293-9984.

Walking Group meets at Veterans Park

Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship has a walking group that meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Veterans Memorial Park. Group members walk 30 minutes before they begin their day.

Everyone is invited to come out and improve their health and make new friends. They meet at the duck pond next to Pratte Field.

For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-293-9240 or email sandy_L_johnson@hotmail.com.

Association of University Women BC branch to meet

The Boulder City Branch of American Association of University Women meets the third Monday of each month in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Meetings are open to the public and held in the Gene Segerblom Meeting Room in the Boulder Dam Museum &Historical Society.

Library will host craft sessions, variety of events

Boulder City Library, 701 Adams St., has a variety of events and activities scheduled this month. These include:

n Craft hour 10-11 a.m. Dec. 18 in the board room. It is open to all ages.

n Teen holiday craft from 3-5 p.m. today in the board room. The crafts can be given as gifts. Reservations are required for this session.

n Lego challenge for children 6 and older from 4-5 p.m. Dec. 19 in the community room. Legos will be provided.

n The movie of the month, “White Christmas,” will be shown at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 in the community room. Those attending are welcome to bring chairs and blankets.

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

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