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Friday seminar to cover Social Security benefits

A seminar presenting an overview of Social Security benefits will be presented at 10 a.m. Friday at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St.

Barbara Duckett, a public affairs specialist, will moderate the presentation. It will cover benefits such as retirement, survivor, disability and Medicare, as well as online services.

For additional information, call the center at 702-293-3320.


Church’s women’s group sets teddy bear picnic

The Grace Community Church Women’s Association will have a kickoff potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The theme for the afternoon will be a teddy bear picnic lunch, and there will be a special guest speaker from the Boulder City Library.

All are welcome to attend.

The church is at 1150 Wyoming St.

For more information, call Linda Graham at 702-278-6603.


Movie, crafts fill library’s schedule of activities

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

n Teen movie, 5 p.m. today in the community room. “The Duff” will be shown. Bring blankets and snacks.

n Craft hour, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the community room. For all ages.

n Teen time, 2:30 p.m Wednesday in the community room. Those 12 and older are welcome to play games, work on homework or hang out.

n Teen and adult craft, 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the community room. Learn how to make a paper flower pomander. Reservations and a $5 refundable deposit are required.

Note: the library will be closed Sunday.

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


Yoga, ranger talk scheduled at Lake Mead

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

n Sunset yoga, 7 p.m. Friday at Rocky Point Overlook. Join a ranger for yoga and light stretching while enjoying a view of the Boulder Basin. Bring water and a yoga mat. Reservations required.

n Ranger chat, “Public Lands: Treasures of Southern Nevada” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Participants will learn learn about the variety of public lands in the area.

Call 702-293-8990 for reservations or more information.


Democrats to hear about presidential campaigns

The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Representatives from the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns are scheduled to make presentations.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

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


Soggy Doggy ‘pawty’ planned

A Soggy Doggy pool “pawty” Sept. 12 will mark the end of the swim season at the Boulder City pool, 861 Avenue B.

The new event allows the city’s canine residents to enjoy some swim time as the pool closes to people and opens for dogs only.

Boulder City Animal Control and pool staff will be on hand to monitor pets’ safety.

There will be two sessions, one from 9-10:25 a.m. and another from 10:35 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $4 per dog if registered by Wednesday and $6 per dog if registered later.

All dogs must have a current city license and have proof of rabies vaccination upon registration. Additional rules are available at the municipal pool.

The event is sponsored by the city’s parks and recreation department, aquatic and racquetball division, and Boulder City Animal Control.

For additional information, call 702-293-9268.


Classic car, rod show to be held Sept. 12

Boulder City Cruisin’ Association and Tuckers Classic Auto Parts will present its Fall Classic Custom and Rod Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.

All makes and models are welcome. Advance registration is $20.

In addition to the car show, the event features an automotive swap meet and vendor marketplace.

Admission is free.

For more information or to register your vehicle, call Tuckers Classic Auto Parks at 800-544-1955 or visit www.tuckersparts.com/events


Republican women to hear editorial writer

The Boulder City Republican Women’s Club will gather for its monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 17 in the banquet room of the Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Glenn Cook, editorial writer and columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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

Cost is $21 per person. Reservations are required and must be made by noon Sept. 10. They can be made by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.


Volunteers needed for Art in Park

Volunteers are needed to work Art in the Park, a fundraiser for Boulder City Hospital.

Presented by the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, Art in the Park is a two-day fine arts and crafts festival. It will be held Oct. 3 and 4 in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.

Volunteers are needed to begin with setup on Oct. 2 and during the event itself. Available shifts are divided into four-hour sessions.

There are positions for donation and information stations, soft drink and water stations, hospitality, artist check-in and merchandising.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Amy Fraser, volunteer coordinator, at 702-293-0214 or visit artinthepark.org.


Donations sought for Country Store sale

Grace Community Church is accepting donations for its Country Store sale, which will be held in October. Donations can be left at the church, 1150 Wyoming St.

The storeroom is open from 8-10 a.m. Mondays or you can call the church at 702-293-2018 to arrange for donations to be picked up.

Proceeds from the sale are used for missionary projects and church operations.

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