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Test site worker to speak at American Legion meeting

American Legion Post 31 will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday at the post, 508 California Ave.

Guest speaker will be Legionnaire Dick Wyman, who will share his experiences of working at the Nevada Test Site in the 1960s.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

See Spot Run holding bake sale Friday at credit union

See Spot Run is having a fundraising bake sale all day Friday in front of Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G. The nonprofit organization operates the dog park at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

■ Will and board game day, 1 p.m. today in the community room. For people of all ages.

■ Graphics club, 3 p.m. Friday in the board room. For junior high school-age students.

■ Craft, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. Those 12 and older are invited to learn how to make a tablet/eReader cover. Advance registration and a $5 refundable deposit are required by 8:30 tonight.

■ 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 and their caregivers.

■ Teen time, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. For those 12 and older. Teens are invited to play games, work on homework or just socialize with each other.

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

Dr. Sketchy’s to hold ‘Gangsta’ Glam’ drawing session

Dr. Sketchy’s will present a “Gangsta’ Glam” life drawing session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Milo’s Cellar, 538 Nevada Way.

Guest model Lily Sprite will pose in a gangsta’-themed setting for the 2½-hour session. Participants must bring their own art supplies.

The session will be in the downstairs cellar.

Admission is $10 at the door.

For additional information, call Lee Lanier at 702-203-1487 or visit www.facebook.com/drsketchybouldercitynv.

Art guild to raffle works by festival exhibitors to fund scholarships

In preparation for its 30th annual Fine Arts Festival to be held April 18 and 19, Boulder City Art Guild is holding a scholarship artwork raffle throughout the month.

A variety of works donated by festival exhibitors will be raffled off, with proceeds being used to provide scholarships to Boulder City High School students who plan to study fine arts in college.

Some of the pieces to be awarded will be displayed at Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G, and guild members will be selling tickets outside in the weeks prior to the art festival.

Tickets for the raffle also are available at the guild’s gallery inside Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

April 12 meeting set by

Boulder City Democratic Club

The Boulder City Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the club at 702-530-6604 or bouldercitydemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Red Mountain Choir’s ‘Masquerade’ on tap April 17, 18

Red Mountain Choir will present “Masquerade” at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

The choir is conducted by Lisa Gillespie, with accompaniment by Ashley Peel.

The Garrett Singing Club, conducted by Pamela Barlow and accompanied by Kendra Howard, will be part of the show.

Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children and students. They can be purchased in advance at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or at the door.

For additional information, call Rose at 702-293-5455 or visit redmountainmusicco.com. You also can visit www.facebook.com/RedMountainMusicCompany.

Lend A Hand to honor volunteers, offers worker training class

This month Lend A Hand will honor its volunteers, offer training for new volunteers and present an educational seminar for senior citizens with low vision or blindness.

The nonprofits’ annual volunteer appreciation day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14.

A training class for those interested in volunteering will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 21. Advance registration is requested.

The forum about low vision is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 23. Advance registration is requested.

All events will be held at the Lend A Hand office, 400 Utah St.

For more information or to register, call 702-294-2363.

Doctor, radio host to address Republican women

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting April 16 at the Railroad Pass Casino and Hotel.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:45 a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Daliah Wachs, who specializes in family medicine and hosts a radio show on KWON.

Cost of the luncheon is $21. Reservations are required and must be made by noon April 9.

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

Lend A Hand, Silver Rider offering shopping trips to Henderson

Lend A Hand has partnered with Silver Rider to provide rides to Henderson for its clients twice a month on Wednesdays.

The two-hour shopping trips will be in the morning, with rides offered for a donation.

This month’s trip are scheduled for April 15, with the bus traveling to the Wal-Mart on Marks Street, and April 29, with the bus traveling to Jo-Ann fabric and craft store, Bed Bath &Beyond and Costco.

For more information or to schedule a ride, call Lend A Hand at 702-294-2363.

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Festival puts emphasis on fine arts

This year’s Art in the Park will put the emphasis on art.

Seen on Scene: At the Soggy Doggy Pool Pawty

Owen Ozborn, 5, gets ready to throw a toy into the pool for Charlie during the Soggy Doggy Pool Pawty at Boulder City Pool on Saturday.

Seen on Scene: At the Würst Festival

Photos by Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Würst Festival brings food, fun downtown

Members of Boulder City Sunrise Rotary invite the community to join them for a day of food, fun and festivities at the 26th annual Würst Festival on Saturday in Bicentennial and Wilbur Square parks.

Thunderbirds amaze spectators with acrobatics

Many oldtimers fondly remember the comic book and television versions of “Superman,” and the astonishment of the anonymous characters when they saw something foreign flying overhead — “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!”

‘Xeric’ plants, trees require less water

Thanks for sending me pictures of your plants. Many homeowners don’t know the names of plants in their yards or landscapes. Most can look at a plant and know if it is a tree, shrub, or flower but not its name much less how often it should be watered and with how much.

Family tradition highlights importance of Constitution

For more than 10 years, the Mitchell-Stankovic family has created a display at the Boulder City Library to commemorate Constitution Week, which will be observed Sept. 17-23.

Weather, location affects fruit production

Q. I have a Washington navel orange and Flordaprince peach tree planted this spring that a local nursery claimed was eight to 10 years old. The peach tree produced lots of small fruit. The orange tree produced tons of flowers but fruit that dropped from it after it flowered. The trees don’t look so good now. Your opinion please?

Nevada’s Yesteryear: Mines spurred trains’ construction

Mining was the main reason Nevada was developed as a state, what with the very rich Comstock Lode at Virginia City and numerous other communities and camps such as Delamar and Pioche. Mining was equally important in California as well and had been since the gold rush there of 1849.

Monsoon season creates perfect conditions for flies

Anyone watching HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld” must be particularly creeped out by our current fly infestation, especially since the show filmed on location at Hoover Dam and Black Canyon this year. For folks not hip to this dystopian neo-Western, flies represent, well, pretty much the end of mankind as we know it.