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Community Briefs

Flag retirement ceremony to be held Saturday at cemetery

The Valley of Fire Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will present its 23rd annual unserviceable flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd.

The ceremony is held to properly dispose of flags that are beyond repair.

Participants will include American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Women Veterans of Nevada, Sons of the American Revolution, Wounded Warriors, Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, Scottish American Military Society, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Children of the American Revolution, Rancho High School Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps and singers from Green Valley High School Madrigals.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 7 from Boulder City are collecting old and tattered flags for the ceremony. Flags can be dropped off at the American Legion hall, 508 California Ave. Additionally, the Scouts will pick them up at people’s homes. There is no charge for this service, but donations are welcome.

For further information or to arrange for a flag to be picked up, contact Boy Scout Troop 7 at 702- 303-5558 or email BCTroop7@gmail.com.

All are welcome to attend the flag retirement ceremony. There is no charge.

American Legion monthly meeting to be held Tuesday

American Legion, Post 31 of Boulder City, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion hall, 508 California St.

All interested people are welcome.

Rose care topic for garden club speaker Wednesday

The Boulder City Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday (May 6) at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Guest speaker will be Marie Kaplan, a consulting rosarian and master gardener, who will talk about “Growing Roses in Southern Nevada, Part 2.” She will focus on proper fertilization and rose diseases.

All interested people are welcome to attend. For more information, call Libby Powell at 702-293-9064.

Democrats set meeting, to hear about state Legislature

Boulder City Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Plans will be finalized for its May 21 party at Chilly Jilly’z, 1680 Nevada Highway. Annette Magnus and Blanca Gamez of Battle Born Progress will be thee to speak about their experiences at the Legislature and future endeavors.

Appetizers and soft drinks will be served, and there will be a cash bar.

Beginning meditation class being offered by church

Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship is offering a basic meditation class starting Wednesday and continuing on Wednesdays for the next three weeks.

The class, led by the Rev. Terri Hubbard, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St.

According to Hubbard, meditation has numerous benefits including decreasing anxiety and stress; increasing memory and improving attention; decreasing pain and inflammation; boosting immune function; increasing life satisfaction and positive emotions; helping you sleep; and deepening your connection with God.

For more information or to register, email at invitingspirit@gmail.com.

Worship on Wednesday adding Taizé service

Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church continue their weekly Wednesday night worship, or WOW (Worship on Wednesday), and will be adding a Taizé service on the first Wednesday of each month beginning this week.

The Taizé service will include sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence and liturgical readings. There is no preaching.

The 6:45 p.m. service is at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St.

Traditional Wednesday worship is a combination of contemporary praise music, prayer and a short reflection. The Revs. Sandy Johnson and Jim Lyons lead worship with musical direction by Francyl Gawryn.

For more information, call Johnson at 702-293-7240 or visit the fellowship’s website at www.bouldercityumc.org or Lyons at 702-293-4275 or visit the church’s website www.stchristopherschurch.org.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Lego challenge, 3:30 p.m. today in the community room. The session is designed for those 6 and older.

n Anime club, 3 p.m. Friday in the board room. For those in junior high school grades.

n Book signing, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Actress Cynthia Pepper, who starred as Margie in “Margie,” Jean Pearson in “My Three Sons” and Pfc. Midge Riley in “Kissin’ Cousins,” will sign copies of her book “Pigtails, Presley and Pepper: A Hollywood memoir.”

n Teen and adult craft, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. Bubble painting is planned. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required by 8:30 p.m. Thursday. For those 12 and older.

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

n Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the board room. For children younger than 36 months and their caregivers.

n 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.

Cleanup day May 9 at dog park

A cleanup day is planned from 8-11 a.m. May 9 at the See Spot Run dog park at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

The hours were changed because of the increasing temperatures in summer.

All interested people are welcome.

Republican women to hear police chief, council candidate

Boulder City Republican Women’s club will have its monthly luncheon meeting May 21 in the banquet room at the Railroad Pass, 2800 Nevada Highway, Henderson.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

Guest speaker for the day will be Boulder City Police Chief Bill Conger. Additionally, Boulder City Council candidate Linda Graham will speak.

Cost is $21. Reservations are required and must be made by May 14. They can be obtained by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

All interested people are welcome.

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 trips are scheduled for May 13, with the bus traveling to the Wal-Mart on Marks Street, and May 27, with the bus traveling to Hobby Lobby, Target and other stores in that area.

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

Yard sale May 16 to benefit high school’s band

Boulder City High School band will hold a fundraising yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at the school, 1101 Fifth St.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door; however, reservations are requested by May 18.

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