Community Briefs

Movies, stories among activities planned at library

 

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

Odd Squad reading camp, 10 a.m. today in the community room. Join Vegas PBS for the four-week camp. For those ages 5-9.

Movie, 2 p.m. today in the community room. “Smokey and the Bandit” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

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

Writing workshop, 10 a.m. Monday. The four-week session is for children ages 8-16. Participants will create a variety of writing types including short story, drama, poetry, memoir and graphic novel. Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Teen movie, 2 p.m. Monday the community room. “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

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

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

Hero club, 3 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. Heroes give back is theme of the session. For those 4-11 years old. Learn how to be a hero in the four-week club. Register in the youth department.

Performance, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. Duffy Hudson will perform as Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated soldier, in “To Hell and Back.”

Teen and adult craft, 1 p.m. Aug. 1 in the community room. Quick T-shirt crafts will be presented. For those 12 and older. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required.

Note, the library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.

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

 

Lake Mead to host programs, hike with rangers

 

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

Ranger program: Aquatic invasive species, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the auditorium at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Learn about the harmful impact of aquatic invasive species and how boaters can help prevent them from spreading.

Ranger chat, “Lake Mead Rocks— Geology 101,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 31 at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Learn how the landscape of the recreation area has changed over millions of years from tropical shallow seas to fiery volcanoes.

Ranger program: Full moon hike, July 31. Join rangers from the Lake Mead Institute to watch the full moon appear over the mountains and learn about some constellations. Hike along the Historic Railroad Trail. Not recommended for children younger than 10 because of the hiking distance. Reservations required.

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

 

Emergency Aid needs volunteers to help with operations

 

Emergency Aid of Boulder City, a nonprofit organization that assists residents of Boulder City and those who travel through the community, needs volunteers to assist with its operations.

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

Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of three hours a week. There also are opportunities to help from your home.

Emergency Aid relies on volunteers, grants and private donations to operate.

Additionally, the organization is presenting Christmas in July, a drive for food donations at the Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G. Nonperishable foods may be dropped off at the credit union during business hours. Traditionally, donations to the nonprofit slow down during the summer, according to Emergency Aid officials, and the need for assistance continues to grow.

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

 

Support group for those in grief meets at senior center

 

The Senior Center of Boulder City is offering a Surviving Grief support group that meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the center, 813 Arizona St.

The group is designed to help those struggling with a loss of any kind. The Rev. Sandy Johnson of Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship is leading the group.

For more information, contact the senior center at 702-293-3320 or Johnson at sandy_L_johnson@hotmail.com or 702-293-7240.

 

 

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.

 

American Legion breakfast served Thursday mornings

 

All veterans and their families are invited to the American Legion’s varied-menu breakfast from 6-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Ave., between Boulder Bowl and Grace Christian Academy. There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome.

Legionnaires and eligible veterans are invited to the American Legion meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the hall.

For more information, leave a message at 702-294-6374.

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