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Community briefs for Aug. 15

The Boulder City Library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

■ Family story time will be at 7 p.m. today. Gold rush is the theme for the science, crafts, games, Legos and stories.

■ “Magic Tree House Book Club: Hour of the Olympics” reading and activity is 3:30 p.m. Friday. Ages 6-11 welcome.

■ Wii fun and games for all ages will be 1-3 p.m. Monday in the community room.

■ Story time will be Wednesday with ages 2-5 at 10 a.m. and younger than 36 months at 11 a.m.

Homestead to hold support groups, workshops today

The Homestead announces a series of eight workshops aimed at educating the public on aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The workshops will be led by Mary Shapiro, gerontologist and author. All workshops take place at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at The Homestead, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Today’s topic will be “I Love You But You’re Driving Me Crazy.” The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at
11:30 a.m., followed by the Memory Loss Support Group at 1 p.m. All workshops and support groups are free.

Community group meets today with potluck brunch

The Nevada Community Prevention Coalition hosts its meeting and potluck brunch Aug. 15 at the library . Bring refreshments at 10:30 a.m. with meeting at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Pat Spero, secretary to Police Chief Bill Conger, and coordinator of the Boulder City Juvenile Conference Committee. Discussion continues on the next steps the community can take to make the city safe, healthy, drug-free and violence-free. Call Rose Ann Miele at 339-9082 with any questions.

Hospital Foundation seeking Art in the Park volunteers

The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is seeking 250 volunteers to work four- or eight-hour shifts at the 51st annual Art in the Park weekend Oct. 5-6. Volunteers are also needed to work the Art in the Park raffle ticket table at the Boulder Dam Credit Union on Thursdays and Fridays in September. Volunteers working at the event will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirsten C. Ashley at 702-813-8003, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or email art@bouldercityhospital.org. An application and a complete list of volunteer job descriptions are available at www.artinthepark.org.

Nevada State Railroad Museum open weekends

For a larger-than-life train ride, bring the family to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca St. The train leaves the station at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. It’s “all aboard” 15 minutes before departure. Adult fare is $10, children 4 through 11 are $5 and 3 and younger are free.

AAUW meets third Monday

Women of Boulder City are invited to stop in for a monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Boulder Dam Museum meeting room, second floor of the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.

Red Mountain choir practices Wednesdays

Red Mountain Choir will have weekly rehearsals for its fall show at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the LA Water & Power Building, 600 Nevada Way. All who enjoy singing are invited to participate in this nonauditioned adult choir. The concert, “Shall We Dance,” will take place Nov. 22-23. Email redmountainmusic@embarqmail.com or call Rose at 293-5455 to join.

Republican women to host public event Aug. 29

The Boulder City Republican Women invites the public to an open meeting at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. Ruth Faulkner and Daphne Skordas will discuss experiences from the American Legion’s 2013 Girls State Convention. The club will receive an update on the Support Our Troops project, and hear letters from service members who have received packages. Refreshments will be served and no reservations are required. Call the club at 393-1228 for more information.

Day of Dead skulls on sale

The Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., will host the Day of the Dead porcelain skull sale through Oct. 18. For $12, buy, decorate and donate the skull back for a silent auction fundraiser for the guild to be at 6 p.m. Nov. 1. Call 501-9219 or email the thecornergallerybc@gmail
.com for more information.

Hospital gift shop, long-term care seek volunteers

The Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers to work in the Goldie Begley Gift Shoppe and in long-term care. Call 293-4111 and ask for the gift shop, or stop by the gift shop for an application. The application also is available at the hospital website, www.bchcares.org. Click on the “Auxiliary” tab.

Emergency Aid seeking energetic volunteers

Emergency Aid, 600 Nevada Highway, needs volunteers to work in the office and pantry. People skills are a necessity, but computer skills are not. Office volunteers work one or two mornings a week. Pantry workers can pick a few hours during the week. Emergency Aid also is looking for people who have a truck and are willing to pick up deliveries to the pantry, or a pantry assistant to stock produce. Help also is needed checking in clients. Office and pantry hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Call 293-0332 to make an appointment.

Church seeks donations

Grace Community Church is accepting donations of furniture, clothing, housewares and hardware for its Country Store. The storeroom is open at 717 Park St. from 8-10 a.m Monday. For information, call the church at 293-2018.

American Legion pancake breakfast Thursdays

The public is invited to the American Legion’s breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Way, between Boulder Bowl and Grace Church Academy. Legionnaires and eligible veterans are invited to the American Legion meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the hall. Call Cmdr. Wayne Curtis at 293-6622 for more information.

Democratic Club meets second Tuesdays

The Boulder City Democratic Club monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. Members, guests and the public are invited. Please contact the club at 530-6604 or bouldercity
democraticclub@gmail.com for additional information.

VFW meets second Saturday

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars meets the second Saturday of the month with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting at noon at the Senior Center, 813 Arizona St. Call Bob Garlow at 808-4755 for information.

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