1 ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: The 55th annual incarnation of the juried fine arts show, a fundraiser for Boulder City Hospital, will fill several downtown parks Saturday and Sunday. The show, to be held in Bicentennial, Escalante and Wilbur Square parks, also features fine and traditional crafts. There also will be live demonstrations and entertainment. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and admission is free. More information is available at http:// bchcares.org/foundation/art-in-the-park.
1 IT’S THE WURST: Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club brings back its annual Wurst Festival for its 22nd incarnation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. In addition to grilled bratwursts, the event includes silent and live auctions, a car show, cornhole tournament and live music. There also will be a beer garden and food trucks. Proceeds benefit the all-night graduation party for Boulder City High School. Admission is free.
1 THIS IS YOUR LAND: Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday by visiting the nearest location: Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Admission to the park will be free, though fees for lake use and camping will not be waived. The day is designated for people to enjoy public lands and to promote their conservation.
1 LIVING HISTORY: Immerse yourself in American history when Boulder City Chautauqua presents “Shapers of Modern America” on Saturday. Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler will portray Gen. John J. Pershing at 1:30 p.m. and President Theodore Roosevelt at 6:30 p.m. Performances will be in the historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. Tickets are $15 per show and can be bought at Ace Hardware, 541 Nevada Way; Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.; or the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way. For more information, call 702-293-7853 or visit www.bcchautauqua.org.
1 WINE NOT?: After a summer hiatus, the Best Dam Wine Walk returns to downtown from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. “Masquerade” is the theme of this month’s event; mask judging will take place by Boulder Dam Brewing Co. in Hotel Plaza. There will be more than 20 participating locations. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Check in is at Grace Christian Academy, 512 California Ave., and continues through 6:30 p.m. Details available at http://bit.ly/2w8fKHZ.
America in the early 1900s was a nation in the midst of changes. The country was continuing to expand and add states. Transportation was evolving as Henry Ford introduced his Model T and the Wright brothers took their first flight. Geopolitical maneuvering ultimately resulted in the start of World War I.
1 TIME TRAVEL: Take a walk through the past while learning about the people and events that shaped Boulder City on a visit to the Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum. Filled with exhibits and interactive displays, the museum focuses on the early days of Boulder City and the construction of Hoover Dam. It is housed inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The museum is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
1 CELEBRATION: Lake Mead National Recreation Area will help celebrate the National Park Service’s 102nd birthday Saturday. Rangers will be at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road, to answer questions about the park or others in the National Park Service system. The celebration kicks into high gear at 12:30 p.m., when birthday cake will be served.
1 ARTISTIC VIEW: Boulder City Art Guild will honor its August artist of the month, Donavon Lockett, during a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at its gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Lockett is a photographer and will showcase his work featuring the trees of Mount Charleston. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.
1 HAUNTINGLY SWEET: The folk/rock/alt/country quartet The Unwieldies will perform at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery on Saturday night. The Las Vegas-based ensemble takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., performing tunes that haunt or charm you with their sweetness. The Dillinger is at 1224 Arizona St. Call 702-293-4001 or visit www.thedillinger.com for more information.
1 TREE SHUTTERBUG: Photographs of the “Trees of the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area” by Donavon Lockett are on display throughout the month in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The galley is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.
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You’d think being belted in and sitting in a helicopter with its door open when it’s airborne as your left leg rests on a gun mount outside and you’re holding a machine gun would make you nervous. But it didn’t.
The opportunity to hear firsthand about potential national policies is drawing locals’ attention as the fourth of 20 Democratic presidential candidates visited town last week.
Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review