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Bennett’s art on exhibit in guild’s gallery in hotel

The work of Jan Bennett will be featured at the Boulder City Art Guild gallery through June 27. Bennett paints in oils and watercolors. Her subjects include traditional and Western items and scenes.

Bennett will be honored during a reception from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. All are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be served.

The gallery is in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Democrats set meeting, to hear about state Legislature

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

Plans will be finalized for its Spring Forward to 2016 party May 21 at Chilly Jilly’z, 1680 Nevada Highway. Annette Magnus and Blanca Gamez of Battle Born Progress will be there 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.

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

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 today. They can be obtained by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Saturday yard sale 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. Saturday at the school, 1101 Fifth St.

Library schedules variety of activities, events

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

n Science Exploration Club, 3 p.m. Friday in the community room. Explore science through stories, experiments and crafts. For children 3-6.

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

n Recipe exchange, 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room. “Cold food to chase away the summer heat” is theme of the recipe exchange. For those 12 and older. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are due by 8:30 p.m. today.

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.

Constellation tour, yoga among activities on tap at Lake Mead

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

n Ranger chat: Outdoor Fun, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. Ideal for children to learn more about activities at the national recreation area and how to get in touch with nature.

n Night sky constellation tour, 7 p.m. Saturday. Join the Lake Mead Institute at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn about constellations and the stories behind the stars. There will be no moon visible, making the skies along the Historic Railroad Trail darker. Reservations are requested.

n Sunset yoga, 7 p.m. Saturday. A session for practitioners at all levels will be held at the Rocky Point Overlook. Those attending are asked to bring a mat. Reservations requested.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information or to make reservations.

Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers for gift shop, long-term care

Volunteers are needed to work in Goldies’ Gift Shoppe and in long-term care at Boulder City Hospital.

Anyone interested should contact the Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary by calling the hospital gift shop at 702-293-4111, visiting the gift shop or downloading an application on the auxiliary’s page on the hospital’s website at bchcares.org.

Artist Jordan to discuss her work at museum seminar

Boulder City artist Lynne Jordan will discuss her work at 6 p.m. May 21 as part of the Third Thursday at the Museum series presented by the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Jordan grew up as the daughter of a park ranger and spent much of her youth in the country’s national parks. She studied art at the University of Oregon, New Mexico State University and at the Lesnick Art Studio in Las Vegas.

She works in oils, watercolors and pastels, as well as a technique she calls pyrographic sculpture that involves woodburning on pieces of driftwood.

Jordan has won numerous awards for her work.

All interested people are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

For more information, call 702-294-1988.

Anew network for women to meet May 23

Anew Women’s Network will meet at 2 p.m. May 23 at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The group offers support and fellowship for widows.

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

Consultant offers free assistance with computers

Boulder City resident Beverly Burke, owner of BSB Consulting that specializes in marina and resort management, is offering her services to area senior citizens who are having computer difficulties.

She said she welcomes calls to “rant, rave, cry, scream or just yak.”

There is no cost.

Call her at 702-293-0769.

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