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High school alumni to meet for lunch today

Boulder City High School alumni luncheons are held at The Restaurant in the Boulder Dam Hotel at noon the third Thursday of each month. Graduates who have held their 50th reunion celebrations are invited to attend.

Concert pianist and vocalist Peggy Wood Bull, who graduated from BCHS in 1960, will perform in the lobby after today’s luncheon.

Author to be Republican Women’s guest speaker

Boulder City Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting today (Feb. 19) at Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway. The session will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:45.

Guest speaker will be noted author Loren Spivack of Massachusetts.

For more information or reservations call 702-393-1228.

Community blood drive to be held today at church

A blood drive sponsored by the Boulder City community and Boulder City Hospital will be held from 1-7 p.m. today in the chapel gymnasium at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

Appointments can be scheduled online at www.unitedbloodservices.org, using the code bouldercity, or by calling Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335.

Desert Sands Pottery focus for museum program

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum will present Desert Sands Pottery with Dan Bunch as its Third Thursday at the Museum program at 6 tonight.

Desert Sands Pottery was owned and operated in Boulder City by Arthur Evans and his family. They used ordinary desert clay gathered from the area and colored it with mineral pigments from the hills of Nevada and Arizona.

Bunch is an avid collector of Desert Sands Pottery and plans to write a book about it in the next year.

He began working for the Bureau of Reclamation in 1967 and has been involved in the community as a director of the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association and director and president of the Senior Center of Boulder City.

The meeting will be held in the Segerblom Theatre at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Chamber executive to address Community Club

The Community Club will have its February potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Multiuse Building, 1204 Sixth St. Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Jill Rowland-Lagan, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce.

Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Beverly Parry at 702-293-7623 after 1 p.m.

Support network for widows to meet Feb. 28

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The group for widows meets on the fourth Saturday of each month to provide friendship, encouragement and resources. A free light lunch is included. Contact Fran Jordan at 702-293-0620 or Pastor Marjorie Kitchell at Christian Center Church, 702-293-7773, for more information.

Painting party to benefit Lend A Hand

Lend A Hand invites area residents to unleash their creativity while supporting the nonprofit organization with a Vegas Painting Party event March 6.

The event provides an opportunity to paint an original picture in a relaxed, social setting under the guidance of a professional. The evening’s festivities are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. at Lend A Hand, 400 Utah St. The cost is $40 per person and includes all supplies.

For reservations, visit www.vegaspaintingparties.com.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

■ Bedtime Math Club, 3:45 p.m. Friday in the community room. The program features hands-on math games. For children in kindergarten through second grade.

■ Graphics club: 3 p.m. Friday in the board room. The book club focuses on graphic novels, manga and comics. For those in junior high school.

■ Book-based potluck club: 5:30 p.m. Friday. Read or list to any mystery that contains recipes and prepare one item to share. Bring a list of ingredients. For those 12 and older. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required.

■ Teen Advisory Group, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. Help decide what materials the library should purchase, design programs for teens and assist with maintaining a new website for teens. For those 12-18.

■ Movie, 1 p.m. Monday in the community room. “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

■ Craft, recycled T-shirt rug, 1 p.m. Feb. 28. A supply list is available at the reference desk. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are due at least 48 hours in advance. For those 12 and older

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

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

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

Ranger to discuss desert life at Lake Mead visitor center

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a variety of special events happening in the coming weeks. The next one is “The Mojave Desert: A Magical Land,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center on Lakeshore Drive. Participants will learn about the animals and plants that call the Mojave Desert home, including bighorn sheep and beavertail cactus.

Call 702-293-8990 for information.

Wellness focus of free talk by hospital at senior center

“Wellness: How to Build a Balanced and Wellness-Centered Life” will be presented at the Senior Center of Boulder City at 10 a.m. Feb. 27. It is free and designed for those 50 and older.

The presentation is part of a series offered monthly at the senior center in collaboration with Boulder City Hospital through a grant from the Nevada Community Prevention Coalition.

Reservations are requested and can be made at the senior center or by calling 702-339-9082.

Historical association’s education curator to speak

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Guest speaker will be Kim Reddin, curator of education for the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association.

Members will gather at a local restaurant for lunch after the meeting. For additional information, contact Bernard at bernardpaolini@cox.net or call 702-294-0636.

Emergency Aid needs volunteers to help with operations

Emergency Aid of Boulder City, a nonprofit organization, needs volunteers to assist with its operations.

Emergency Aid operates a food pantry and provides financial assistance to those in need. It is open 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday at the old Los Angeles Water and Power Building, 600 Nevada Way.

For information, call 702-293-0332 or email emergencyaid@lvcox.mail.com.

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