June 6, 2013 - 1:04 am
Wednesday Story Time will return to the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., in July. Call Kimberly Diehm, youth services librarian, at 293-1281 for more information.
n Summer reading program “Dig Into Reading” returns at 3 p.m. today. The program’s kickoff with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which is presenting “Explore the World of Dinosaurs,” is open to all ages in the community room.
n Summer movie showings begin with the 2008 movie “Journey to the Center of the Earth” at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the community room. Please bring blankets or chairs.
n Teddy Bear sleepover will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the library community room. Bring your bear to a story and craft time, then leave the bear overnight and pick up the next day.
n A bookend painting event for ages 12-17 starts at 3 p.m. June 13.
Library starts adult summer reading program today
The library is launching its summer adult reading program “Groundbreaking Reads” today for readers 16 and older. Read a book that was groundbreaking to you then tell the library why.
Enter as many books as you would like for drawings throughout the summer.
The first drawing is June 14. Call the library at 293-1281, or stop by the circulation desk for more information. Or visit bit.ly/10YBLAo for more information.
First Thursday talk today
The Boulder City Art Guild and Friends of the Arts present the guild’s First Thursday Artists’s Talk at 6:30 p.m. today at the guild’s gallery upstairs at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.
Guest speaker is Audrey Fox, a painter and sculptor from Las Vegas.
Free fishing day scheduled at state parks Saturday
Nevada state parks are celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by waiving entrance fees and the need for a fishing license Saturday at the water-based parks to encourage families to explore the outdoors. Visit www.parks.nv.gov for more information. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is not a state park and is not participating in this event.
VFW meets 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.
Altered book class
will be Sunday
The Boulder City Art Guild will host an altered book art class from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. No art experience is needed. There is a $20 fee.
Altered book art is taking a book from its original form into a different form by altering its appearance and meaning by cutting, folding and other means. Call Chris at 501-9219 for more information.
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.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Tuesday
The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive, will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the facility’s library.
Guest speaker Carol Martin, state elder rights specialist, will give a presentation on elder abuse and assisted living residents’ rights. The event is free and open to the community.
City Council meets Tuesday
The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 401 California Ave.
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 is also 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.
Public meeting on San Felipe Drive improvements
The city will hold a public meeting to discuss options to improve San Felipe Drive on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. The meeting’s discussion will address the road between Adams Boulevard and Mendota Drive.
Public works representatives will be there to receive public comments on the proposed improvements. Call Skip Spilman, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with any questions.
Democratic Club to host state Sen. Tick Segerblom
The Boulder City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 701 Adams Blvd.
State Sen. Tick Segerblom will provide analysis of the recently completed state Legislature session. The event is open to the public. Contact the club at 530-6604 or email@example.com for additional information.
AAUW meetings third Monday of the month
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 workshops, support groups
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 next workshop is “Progression of the Disease: What to Expect” on June 20.
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.
Republican women on third Thursday at Railroad Pass
To hear local Republican speakers discuss issues of the day, attend the third Thursday lunch of the local Republican Women’s Club beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Railroad Pass banquet room. Cost is $20 and covers tax and tip. RSVP at 393-1228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve spot.
RPEN meets fourth Thursday
Retired Public Employees of Nevada meet at 11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at The Homestead of Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive. Members go to lunch after each meeting at a different local restaurant. Call Bernard at 294-0636 for further information.
American Legion meets
Legionnaires and all eligible veterans are invited to the American Legion meeting at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the American Legion Hall, 508 California Ave., between Boulder Bowl and Grace Church Academy. Call Cmdr. Wayne Curtis at 293-6622 for more information.