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1 TRICKS & TREATS: This family-friendly circus extravaganza “celebrates all things ghoulishly delicious” and features circus artists who perform physical feats and comedy. It will be held at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. The event runs from today, Oct. 19, to Sunday. Show times at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door.

2 NIGHTMARE AT THE MUSEUM: Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum, 1301 Boulder City Parkway, has become haunted this month. Visitors get a chance to see what the monsters do in the dark with a lights-out flashlight tour of the museum’s creature collection. Tours are at 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until Oct. 31. Tickets are $10 at the door.

3 ZOMBIE WALK: Be one of the zombies who invades downtown Boulder City on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the seventh annual Zombie Walk. Tickets are $5, and all the money raised will benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City. It will be a night of “ghoulish fun, music and mayhem,” as zombies travel through the historic district. It will feature live music from Walter Landing, Megan Betley, The Legendary Boilermakers and Our Finest Hour. Other activities include a zombie photo booth, raffles, prizes, zombie juice sangria and other select cocktails. Makeup artists will also be there to paint faces for a small donation, starting at 4 p.m. at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way. The Brewpub is co-sponsoring the charity event along with Zombie Squad and Ninkasi Brewing.

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Best Bets, Nov. 25-Dec. 1

1 ART GALLERY: Join Alan Stevens, co-owner of the World Famous Coffee Cup Cafe, for a one-night-only showing of his artwork. The gallery opens at 6 p.m. Friday at Forge Social House, 553 California Ave. Prints of his artwork will be available, with proceeds from sales benefiting the Shane Patton Foundation.

Santa visits highlight holiday activities

If the holiday season seems a little brighter in Boulder City this season, it’s probably from the smiles on locals’ faces as traditional events return.

Best Bets, Nov. 18-24

1 PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS: To help get you in the spirit for the upcoming holidays and raise funds for the annual Angel Tree, which provides gifts to children and seniors in need, Boulder City Elks, Lodge 1682, will serve breakfast in exchange for a donation of an unwrapped gift for children, gift card or cash. Pancakes and Pajamas is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. The morning menu will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, mimosas and bloody Marys. There will be a raffle and entertainment by Four Basic Guys, a barbershop quartet from Basic High School. The lodge is at 1217 Boulder City Parkway.

Best Bets: Nov. 11-17

1 GLOW WITH THE FLOW: The Best Dam Wine Walk returns to the downtown area from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. This month’s event is a Glow Walk. Check in, at 1308 Wyoming St., closes at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance (plus fees at eventbrite.com) or $30 at the door. For more information, call 702-293-2034.

Best Bets: Nov. 4-10

1 POP THE CORN: Head over to the amphitheater at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., to enjoy a movie under the stars. “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The animated movie tells the story of a warrior named Raya who searches for the last dragon living in a realm called Kumandra.

Best Bets, Oct. 28-Nov. 3

1 PRAYERS FOR PETS: Boulder City United Methodist Church will hold a special pet blessing at Wilbur Square Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Pet blessings are traditionally offered in October in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who blessed animals and cared for all creation. There is no cost to participate, but those attending should bring their pets on leashes or in carriers.

Best Bets, Oct. 21-27

1 SWEET STUFF: It’s like being in a parade with prizes. Locals are invited to drive through Veterans’ Memorial Park for the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trunk or Treat. Businesses will be stationed along the main road through the park and pass out goodies to those driving by. The annual event is planned from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and costs $10 per vehicle to participate. Visit https://www.bouldercitychamber.com for more information.

Best Bets, Oct. 14-20

1 BOOKS AND MORE: The Boulder City Library is the place to be this week. Festivities start Friday with an open house and movie in the amphitheater. Starting at 5 p.m., visitors will be able to tour the facility, including a stop in the basement, and meet trustees while learning about services available. At 6:30 p.m. “Casper” will be shown in the amphitheater. On Saturday, the Pentagogical Brass Band will perform in the amphitheater at 2 p.m. and Tonks and the Aurors, the “Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock,” will take the stage at 6 p.m. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

Chautauqua brings ‘Humorists’ to stage

Be prepared to laugh out loud when Boulder City Chautauqua returns with a tribute to “Great American Humorists.”

Dam good TV

Hoover Dam will be featured on “How America Works” Monday night on Fox Business Network. The hour-long show, narrated by Mike Rowe showcases people who work around the clock to keep the nation’s infrastructure in working order, is part of a new network prime-time lineup.