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Community Briefs

Highway art topic for museum’s monthly program

Lucy Joyce from the Nevada Department of Transportation will discuss highway art at the monthly Third Thursday at the Museum program at 6 tonight inside the Segerblom Theatre at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, 1305 Arizona St.

Joyce is NDOT’s landscape architect supervisor and helped launch the landscape and aesthetics program. She will discuss plans for the two phases of construction for the Boulder City bypass.

Call 702-294-1988 for information.

Program about suicide prevention on tap at hospital

Boulder City Hospital Foundation will present a suicide prevention program at 7 tonight in the training room at the hospital, 901 Adams Blvd.

All interested people are welcome to attend. There is no cost, but advance registration is requested. Call 702-293-0214 to register.

Las Vegas councilman to speak at Republican’s meeting

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. today at the Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Guest speaker will be Bob Beers, a Las Vegas councilman who plans to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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

Call 702-393-1228 for information.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Teen Advisory Group, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. For those 12-18. Participants will help decide what materials the library should purchase, design programs for teenagers and help maintain a new website for teens.

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 Science Exploration Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the boardroom. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6.

n Teen and adult craft, 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the community room. Participants will make a book page wall art mosaic. For those 12 and older. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required.

Note: The library will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

Emergency preparedness is topic for Retired Public Employees

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 22 at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive.

Guest speaker will be Henderson emergency management officer Yuri Graves, who will discuss emergency preparedness.

A no-host lunch at an area restaurant will be held after the meeting.

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

University women to learn about human trafficking

Human trafficking will be the discussion topic when the American Association of University Women meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1301 Arizona St.

The group will gather in the lower level meeting room, accessible from the lobby.

The meeting is open to the public.

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

Community Club’s appreciation luncheon set for Jan. 22

The January meeting of the Boulder City Community Club will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Boulder Creek Golf Course, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive. It will be the club’s annual appreciation luncheon. For reservations, call Beverly Parry after 1 p.m. at 702-293-7623.

Coalition to make plans for upcoming weeklong event

Nevada Community Prevention Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. During the session, plans will be discussed for a weeklong event slated April 6-10 to spread positive messages throughout the city.

Myriad special events on tap at Lake Mead recreation area

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

n Ranger program, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. “The Mojave Desert: A Magical Land” will focus on the animals and plants found in the desert.

n Sunset sing-along, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder Beach amphitheater. Join Mike Kershaw, who will play the guitar and lead participants in familiar children’s songs, popular songs and some original pieces.

n Free entrance, Monday. Entrance fees to the recreation area will be waived for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, lake use and concessions apply.

Call 702-293-8990 for information.

Therapist to address members of widows’ support group

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Special speaker for the session will be Merlelynn Harris, a licensed marriage and family therapist from Harris Counseling.

The group is for widows; it meets the fourth Saturday of each month to provide encouragement, friendship and information.

A free light lunch will be served.

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

Red Mountain Choir to begin rehearsals for spring concert

Red Mountain Choir will hold rehearsals for its spring concert, “Masquerade,” from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday starting Feb. 5. Rehearsals will be held at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

The choir will perform April 17 and 18.

Anyone 15 and older who enjoys singing is welcome to participate.

Email redmountainmusic@embarqmail.com or call Rose at 702-293-5455 for more information.

Artist/naturalist to help lead trip through Grand Canyon

Boulder City resident and artist/naturalist Sharon Schafer will join University of Nevada, Las Vegas geologist and professor Peg Rees in a weeklong exploratory rafting trip of the Grand Canyon. The eight-day trip is presented by the university’s continuing education program and facilitated by a National Park Service concessionaire.

Participants will travel about 200 miles and learn about the area’s natural and cultural history and geologic evolution.There will be short hikes each day to explore the region’s river, waterfalls and caverns. Nights will be spent camping along the river.

The trip begins with a bus trip to a hotel near Marble Canyon, where participants will spend the night before starting the raft trip. After the journey, the group will travel by helicopter from Whitmore Wash to the canyon’s rim and catch a plane back to Las Vegas.

The course/trip is scheduled July 20-27 and costs $3,295 (double occupancy tent). An $825 deposit will hold a spot until March 10, when the remaining fee is due.

The fee includes round-trip transportation, one-night hotel lodging, all meals and beverages while on the river (except for sodas and alcohol), two-person tents, all camping gear and dry bags.

For additional information, call 702-895-5224 or email charlee.zingraf@unlv.edu.

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