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Weekend’s Best Bets, Nov. 14

1 MUSICAL GENIUS: Red Mountain Choir will pay tribute to musicians who left indelible marks on the world such as Elton John, the Beatles and the Carpenters during its “Strokes of Genius” concerts, set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way, or at the door. Child and student admission is free; children younger than 5 are not permitted.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Nov. 7

1 ART APPRECIATION: You can admire the talents of local artists while seeing what it takes to create works of art during Boulder City Art Guild’s Artists in Action Holiday Show and Sale on Saturday. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will showcase about 20 artists as they show their works and demonstrate their techniques inside the gym at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. Admission is free.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 31

1 BY THE SEA: Artist Annalea DeFazio will showcase her work featuring glass throughout November in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. She incorporates crystal with an array of objects including seashells, old oil lamps and vintage perfume bottles. The gallery 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. For more information, visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 24

1 I WANT CANDY: The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will present Trunk or Treat on Saturday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Visitors can go trunk to trunk for treats. The event includes costume and trunk decorating contests, games and a haunted hayride. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m., and trunk-or-treating starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle. For more information, visit http://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=210915.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 17

1 SHOP, SHOP, SHOP: Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., presents its 72nd annual Country Store on Friday and Saturday. Items will be sorted into 16 departments, including furniture, clothing, shoes, jewelry, linens and collectibles. A cafe will offer pie, coffee and chili. Proceeds benefit local charities and church missions. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Visit https://bcgrace.org/?page_id=26 for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 15

1 TAKE THE PLUNGE: Get out your swimsuit and plastic Easter baskets, and then head over to the city pool for the third annual Easter Pool Plunge. The swimming pool, at 861 Avenue B, will be filled with eggs and toys for the event, scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $2 per participant, and nonswimmers must be accompanied by someone 12 or older. For details, call 702-293-9286.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 8

1 READY TO ROLL: The third annual Rock, Roll & Stroll to benefit the Senior Center of Boulder City will be held Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The family-friendly event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include rocking in rocking chairs and rolling in wheelchairs. There will be a kids zone and entertainment. Proceeds from the event support the Meals on Wheels program.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 1

1 READY, SET, DIP: Salsas and a variety of other Mexican dips will be samples and judged during the second annual Mexican Chip Dip Competition to help raise funds for Emergency Aid of Boulder City. Sponsored by the Boulder City Elks lodge, the event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the lodge, 1217 Boulder City Parkway. The festivities also will include a silent auction, family activities and hamburger or hot dog lunch.

Weekend Best Bets, Feb. 22

1 REACH FOR THE STARS: Join rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area and members of a local astronomical society to learn about the night sky Saturday in the amphitheater at Boulder Beach in the national park. A discussion about the impacts of light pollution will start the evening at 6:30. A telescope will be set up from 7-9:30 p.m. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

Film fest sees best year yet

The 14th annual Dam Short Film Festival, which ended four days of film screenings and film-related activities Sunday, was the largest to date for ticket sales, attendees and film submissions, according to festival organizers.

Governor promises support for veterans

Veterans’ devotion to serve the nation while in uniform and when they return to civilian life was a recurring theme during ceremonies Monday to pay tribute to their efforts.