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Briefs for Aug. 1 edition

The summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading,” runs through Aug. 8. Call Kimberly Diehm, youth services librarian, at 293-1281 for more information. The Boulder City Library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

■ National Parks present Underwater Archaeology at Lake Mead at 1 p.m. today in the community room. Ages 12 and older.

■ Teen movie event, “The Hobbit,” will be at 1 p.m. Friday. Please call 293-1281 to register. The movie is rated PG-13.

■ “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Movie is rated PG-13.

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

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 event on 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, Monday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or email art@bouldercityhospital.org. An application and a complete list of volunteer job descriptions is available at www.artinthepark.org.

Library hosting tech seminar on eBooks

The library will host a class on how to check out eBooks and put them on an eReader at 1:30 p.m. today. Bring an eReader or laptop for practice.

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.

American Legion monthly meeting Tuesday

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.

Lady Eagles volleyball final open gym Wednesday

The Boulder City High girls volleyball team will hold its last open gym workout Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The program will hold its annual summer camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12-14 with visiting coaches from All American Volleyball.

Team tryouts are from 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19-21. A physical and insurance packet must be filled out in advance. See www. bouldercityvolleyball.com for more information.

National Night Out event Tuesday

The annual National Night Out will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the baseball fields at Veterans Memorial Park. The community safety event is highlighted by a softball game between the local fire and police departments.

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.

Chamber hosting movie in the park

“Oz the Great and Powerful” will be shown at Pratte Field in Veterans Memorial Park on Aug. 10. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. show time. $10 per car entry fee. Bring blankets and chairs. Limited concessions available.

Veterans Home open house Aug. 12

The Nevada State Veterans Home, 1000 Veterans Memorial Drive, will celebrate its 11th year with an open house at 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Food and a tour of the facility will be in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce’s annual August mixer at the home.

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.

Homestead to hold support groups, workshops

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. The Aug. 15 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.

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 thecornergallery@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.

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1 READY TO ROCK: The Rock, Roll & Stroll fundraiser for the Senior Center of Boulder City’s Meals on Wheels program will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The fifth annual event will include a car show, games, food and music by DJ Mike Pacini. For more information, call 702-293-3320.

Best Bets, March 2-8

1 MUSIC MAKER: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ted Sablay will perform at the Boulder Dam Brewing Company from 7-10 Saturday night. A native of Wisconsin, Sablay now calls Las Vegas home. He has spent much of the past 20 years as a touring member and regular collaborator with The Killers. He debuted his first album as a solo artist in 2022. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

Best Bets, Feb. 23-March 1

1 FANTASTIC THEATER: The Young Hearts Theater Group, sponsored by Boulder City United Methodist Church, will present C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy tale “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Admission is free.

Best Bets, Feb. 16-22

1 MORE MOVIES: The Dam Short Film Festival returns for its 19th incarnation and with in-person screenings, but at a new location. Scheduled Thursday through Monday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St., the festival will screen 153 short films in about 30 programs. Tickets are $12.50 per program, $45 for a full-day pass and $150 for an event pass. Visit www.damshortfilm.org for more information.

Best Bets, Feb. 9-15

1 RED CARPET READY: Celebrity couples will be roaming the streets downtown Saturday as the Best Dam Wine Walk hosts its monthly event. Scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with check-in through 6:30 at My 4 Sons Comic Cards, 1308 Wyoming St., the wine walk provides an opportunity to visit local businesses, often after their regular hours. Admission is $25 per person, plus Eventbrite fees, in advance or $30 at check-in.

Film fest returns to in-person schedule

After two years of trying to do everything online, Lee Lanier is ready to welcome live audiences back to the Dam Short Film Festival. The latest edition of the popular festival is scheduled to run Feb. 16-20 in downtown Boulder City.