1 ON THE MOVE: The Moves Collective performs Friday night at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. Based in Ocean Beach, California, the funk-heavy jam band has played clubs and festivals across the country, striving to remind listeners to “move in the moment” through their songs and stories. The high-energy ensemble thrives on its interaction with its audience. The performance begins at 8 p.m. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.
1 HAVE A DAMBOREE GOOD TIME: Festivities to celebrate our nation’s independence start early today (7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in Bicentennial Park) and continue until well after sundown. They include a parade through downtown, which starts at 9 a.m.; midway games, food and fun in Broadbent Park, which begin immediately after the parade; and festivities in Veterans’ Memorial Park, which begin at 4 p.m. The fireworks show is planned for 9 p.m. For a full schedule, visit http://bit.ly/2LipTu4.
1 SHOOT FOR THE STARS: Join rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area to hear stories about the stars. Then, gather ’round the telescopes to view Saturn, Jupiter and other celestial objects. The program begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.
1 SPLISH SPLASH: You can take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at noon today at the Boulder City Pool, 861 Avenue B. To help spread the message that swimming lessons save lives, a 30-minute lesson will be taught at more than 600 locations around the world, including Boulder City, during a 24-hour period. There is no cost to participate; registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
1 SEE HAPPY: Paintings, drawings and etchings by Marion “Happy” Hoekenga are featured this month in Boulder City Art Guild’s Gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Hoekenga will be at the gallery from 1-3 p.m. Saturday to speak with people about her art. Refreshments will be served.
1 GO FISHIN’: Grab your rod and reel, then get ready to cast your line for Free Fishing Day on Saturday. As part of National Fishing and Boating Week, locals are welcome to fish for free (no license required) at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., or at Lakes Mead and Mohave. Activities are planned at the park from 7:30-11 a.m.
1 TASTE OF NASHVILLE: Australian singer-songwriter Grayson, who now calls Nashville home, will perform at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Friday. He recently put the finishing touches on his newest album, “Window Dreams,” and last year he released “Margarita,” a country-pop tune about the sweet and salty drink. The free show is from 8-11 p.m. The brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.
1 FINGER LICKING GOOD: The Best Dam Barbecue Challenge returns for its 15th incarnation to Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Friday, with the majority of the competition and activities scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. More than 30 barbecue teams are expected to compete for cash and trophies. Children can compete as well in the Kids Que contest. There also will be a car show, a rib eating contest, food vendors, a kids zone and a marketplace. Admission is free. Visit https://www.bestdambarbecue.com for more information.
1 NORWEGIAN SPECIALTIES: Get a taste of Norway without a passport. Local members of the Sons of Norway will host a Syttende Mai celebration Friday in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event celebrates Norway’s constitution and includes a free-will grill, activities for children and parade that is expected to include a replica Viking ship. The event gets underway at 5 p.m., with the parade starting at 7 p.m.
1 TALE OF OUR CITY: Boulder City’s history and efforts to preserve it will highlight a day full of activities Saturday. Historic Preservation Day begins at 9 a.m. with an informational session at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way, and concludes well after dark at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery’s annual block party on Arizona Street. Events and locations can be visited in any order. For a full schedule, visit http://www.bcnv.org.
1 SPRING IN YOUR STEP: Fun and activities for family members of all ages, the Spring Jamboree returns to four downtown Boulder City parks on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s event is being combined with Get Outdoors Nevada Day and includes other new features such as a dinosaur enclosure, tiny house demonstration and second stage for entertainment. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit springjamboree.com for more information and a schedule of events.
1 READ ALL ABOUT IT: More than 10 local authors are expected to participate in a fair in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Scheduled from 1-3 p.m., the authors will be on hand to discuss their works and writing, and sign and sell copies of their books. Call the library at 702-293-1281 for more information.
1 HOP ON OVER: The grass at Wilbur Square Park will look like it has been covered with sprinkles as multicolored eggs and toys are spread out for Saturday’s 65th annual Easter egg hunt. The free event will begin at 9 a.m. in the downtown park. The Homestead at Boulder City is sponsoring the egg hunt. Those attending should bring their own basket to hold the gathered goodies. The park is at 1100 Colorado St.
1 ART ABOUNDS: Works by Sharon Menary of the Nevada Watercolor Society, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will be among the wares of more than 80 artists from throughout the Southwest exhibiting their works at the Spring Fine Art & Craft Show presented by the nonprofit Boulder City Art Guild. The 34th annual event will be presented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. In addition to arts and crafts, there will be food vendors and a raffle to raise money for the guild’s scholarship fund. Admission is free. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com for details.
1 FIND YOUR FLIPPERS: Grab a waterproof basket and head over to the Boulder City Pool for the fourth annual Easter Pool Plunge. The water-based holiday egg and treasure hunt begins at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the municipal pool, 861 Avenue B. There will be separate hunts for those 5 and younger, 6-9 and 10-13. Those who cannot pass the city’s swim test must have a responsible person 12 or older within arm’s reach at all times. Cost is $2 per person. Call 702-293-9286 for more information.
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Seth Moulton came to Boulder City on July 4 to help the community celebrate the nation’s 243rd birthday and share their visions for the future.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cpl. Matthew A. Commons Post 36, of Boulder City presented the colors to kick off the 71st annual Damboree parade through downtown July 4.
A piece of Boulder City’s history has returned home.
Mayor Kiernan McManus, Councilwoman Claudia Bridges and Councilman James Howard Adams were sworn in to their new positions Tuesday leaving McManus’ council seat open.