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Community Briefs, Feb. 7

Support group to learn about spousal benefits

Anew Women’s Network, a support group for widows, will hold its February meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Clinton Johnson, benefit service officer for Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City. He will speak about benefits for surviving spouses of veterans. A light lunch will be served.

Community alliance schedules candidate forums

The Boulder City Community Alliance is hosting two forums to hear from candidates running for mayor and City Council.

The candidates running for mayor will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Ave. They will answer questions provided in advance and will be available to meet with community members one-on-one after the forum.

City Council candidates will appear at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the American Legion Hall. They will answer questions and will be available to meet with community members after the forum.

The alliance is seeking questions for the candidates. Questions for the mayor candidates are due today,, Feb. 7, and those for council candidates are due Feb. 18. Email questions to bccommunityalliance@gmail.com.

Potter trivia night set at library

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

■ Harry Potter night, 6 p.m. today, Feb. 7, in the community room. For those 10 and older. There will be trivia, activities and more.

■ Drop-in story time, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the boardroom. For those age 5 and under and their caregivers.

■ Cheap and easy date night, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the community room. For those 16 and older. Learn how to have a fun date night on a budget.

■ Guitars 101, noon Saturday, Feb. 9, in the boardroom. Bring your own guitar to learn how to play basic chords.

■ Youth arts and crafts, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the boardroom.

■ Drop in coding, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the boardroom. For those 8 and older.

■ Microfilm class, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, by the information desk. Learn how to use the new microfilm machine to conduct research.

■ Baby lap-sit story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the boardroom. For those 24 months old and under and their caregivers.

■ Crochet for a cause, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the community room. Learn how to make a sleeping mat for the homeless out of plastic bags.

■ Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the boardroom. For children 2-3 years old.

■ Chess club, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the community room.

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

Retired public employees to hear city manager

The Boulder City Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m.Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. The guest speaker will be City Manager Al Noyola.

After the meeting, members will go to a local restaurant for a no-host lunch.

For more information, contact Bernard Paolini at bernardpaolini@cox.net or call 702-294-0636.

Fire chief to speak at Republican’s meeting

The Boulder City Republican Women will gather for its monthly luncheon meeting Feb. 21 in the banquet room at Railroad Pass Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Boulder City Fire Chief Kevin Nicholson.

Cost is $23 per person. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Feb. 14, and can be obtained by calling 702-393-1228 or emailing bcgop@yahoo.com.

Democrats to hear from candidates

Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

The club has invited some of the candidates running for mayor and City Council to speak.

Members also will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with refreshments.

For more information, call 702-530-6604.

Rosie Roll scheduled for Feb. 22

Beta Sigma Phi, a philanthropic sorority, will host its third annual fundraising Rosie Roll onFriday, Feb. 22.

Nine Boulder City bars and restaurants will participate in the pub crawl-like event. The Rosie Roll will start at 6 p.m. at 2 Wheels, which will serve complimentary appetizers until 7 p.m. Also participating are Backstop Sports Pub, Boulder Dam Brewing Co., The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, Jack’s Place, Maxx’s Food & Drink, Milo’s Cellar & Inn, Southwest Diner and The Tap.

A $20 donation includes a wristband for appetizers and tickets for a preselected drink at each location.

Ticket packets may be obtained at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or from a host.

Painter’s work on display in gallery

Boulder City Art Guild will present paintings by Charme Curtain in its gallery throughout the month of February.

Her work includes interiors, landscapes, portraits and animals. She said that she draws or paints every day and her subjects will usually determine whether she uses a realistic approach or provides the opportunity to offer her perception of the subject.

Curtain paints in oils and acrylics, which, like her approach, are “chosen” by the subject.

The gallery is inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.bouldercityartguild.com.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.

Local business funds memorial bench at King

For over a year, the staff at Martha P. King has been working with the Giamanco family to create a memorial bench for their little girl, Emilee.

A river runs through it

To say that Kathleen Wood knows the portion of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach like the back of her hand is definitely an understatement.

All for a good cause

For decades, the Injured Police Officer’s Fund has been there to help provide support to Southern Nevada officers in their time of need.

For Mills, it’s been a wild ride

In the 35 years since he got on his first BMX bike, Ryan Mills has seen his fair share of tail ships, crankflips and nac nacs.