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Best Bets: May 12-18

1 MOVIE MUSIC: Soloists from Vegas City Opera will join the Red Mountain Choir for “Opera in the Movies.” The show, which will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St., will include songs and scenes from “The Godfather,” “Casino,” “Wall Street,” “The Fifth Element,” “Moonstruck,” “Pretty Woman,” “Up,” “The Aristocats” and “The Untouchables.” Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students and children. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Best Bets, May 5-11

1 GET READY TO JAM: There’s practically something for everyone at the annual Spring Jamboree, to be presented Saturday and Sunday by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. Held in four downtown parks, there will be arts and crafts, a car show, a gem and mineral show, entertainment, contests and food. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit springjamboree.com for more information.

Best Bets, April 30-May 4

1 ENCHANTING EVENING: Gather the family and head to the amphitheater at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., to watch the animated film “Encanto.” It tells the story of the Madrigal family, who have special magical abilities, and is filled with catchy songs. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and those attending are welcome to bring comfortable chairs or blankets.

Best Bets, April 21-27

1 ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: Local painter Marion Poett Hoekenga, whose work is on display throughout April in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery, will attend a reception in her honor from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. She will answer questions about her work, which includes watercolors, acrylics and pen and ink drawings. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com or call 702-293-2138 for more information.

Best Bets, April 14-20

1 EASTER HAUNT: See how spooky spring can be during the Easter Egg Haunt, a walk-through event at Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum’s Fright Zone, 1304 Boulder City Parkway. Scheduled from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, organizers promises there will be wicked bunnies and gruesome eggs. Check in at the museum. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at https://bit.ly/3r29qyn.

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Best Bets, April 7-13

1 LET THE BEAT GO ON: A tribute to the late Sander “Sandy” Nelson, a legendary drummer and longtime resident of Boulder City, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event will feature live and recorded music centered on Nelson’s work. Those attending are invited to bring food, beverages and something to sit on.

Best Bets: March 31-April 6

1 HOP ON BOARD: The inaugural Boulder City Bunny Express, presented by the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, will depart from the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Fridays and Saturdays from April 1-16 for two nightly excursions. Train rides are scheduled at 5 and 7 p.m., with passengers asked to arrive 30 minutes in advance. Each trip includes a story and time at the railyard that includes a barbecue sandwich or hot dog, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, historic games, railroad history and chance to visit the gift shop. Tickets range from $25-$40 for children 1-11 and $30-$45 for adults, depending on class of service. They are available online only at https://nevadasouthern.com/upcoming-events.

Best Bets, March 24-30

1 SOUND OF MUSIC: The Red Mountain Choir will present “A Little Night Music” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Joining the choir will be opera soloist Katie Armantrout Ewell and musicians Adam Hallam, Francyl Gawryn and Tim Thomas. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free; however, children younger than 5 are not admitted.

Best Bets, March 17-23

1 HEALTH MINDED: Bicentennial Park will be transformed into a wellness center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for Flow Fest. The day will feature fitness classes, guest speakers, live music and a small-business market. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Boulder City Library. The park is at 999 Colorado St. Tickets are $65 in advance. For more information, visit https://thestudiobc.com.

Best Bets, March 10-16

1 DOWNTOWN CRAWL: The historic downtown area will get some New Orleans spirit Saturday when the Best Dam Wine Walk, presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, hosts a Mardi Crawl. More than 20 businesses are expected to participate. The wine walk is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with the last check-in at 6:30 p.m. at 1308 Wyoming St. Tickets are $25, plus fees, in advance and $30 at the door. They can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com. For more information, call the chamber at 702-293-2034.

Best Bets, March 3-9

1 READ ALL ABOUT IT: Friends of Boulder City Library will host a spring book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the community room at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. A variety of new and used books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles will be available. Proceeds from the sale benefit special events, such as outdoor movies.

Best Bets, Feb. 24-March 2

1 EVERYONE WELCOME: Nevada State Railroad Museum, Friends of Nevada Southern Railway and Nevada Southern Live Steamers are joining forces for an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 601 Yucca St. Those attending will have the opportunity to view the maintenance shop, take a guided tour of the exhibit pavilion, learn about model railroading, tour the trains and ride the steamers. Train rides along the historic Boulder City branch line will be offered at 10 a.m. noon, 2 and 4 p.m. for $10 for adults and $5 for children. Information about volunteer opportunities also will be available.

Best Bets, Feb. 17-23

1 CITY UPDATE: Join Mayor Kiernan McManus and other city officials as he provides his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m. Thursday in the pavilion at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive. A social hour will begin the event at 5 p.m. Then, McManus will speak about the city’s ongoing recovery from the pandemic. Those unable to attend can see the address on the city’s YouTube and Facebook pages starting Tuesday.

Best Bets, Feb. 10-16

1 SPECIAL JOURNEY: Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway and Friends of the Boulder City Police Department are co-hosting a special memorial train ride Friday to benefit the family of Briar Huff, a Metropolitan Police Department officer and former Boulder City marshal, who died Dec. 25 while vacationing in Mexico. Rides are scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m. at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. Tickets are $25 each; additional donations will be accepted. For tickets, visit, www.nevadasouthern.com; for more information, call 702-580-6074.

Film fest brings tale of local’s addiction to ‘Short’ screen

One of Boulder City’s own will be sharing his story of recovery from addiction at the Dam Short Film Festival next week in hopes that it can help others in the same situation.