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Weekend’s Best Bets

HEATED BATTLE: Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society team event to raise funds to fight cancer, will hold a kickoff event for its 2016 campaign at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Saturday. The Stew & Brew will feature local residents vying for the title of best chili, soup or stew. There is a $10 fee to enter the contest and taste tickets will be sold for 50 cents each. The dish with the most tickets wins. The festivities are scheduled for 1-4 p.m. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-702-379-1459 for more information.

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ARTFUL ENDEAVOR: The Boulder City Art Guild has partnered with Hoover Dam Lodge for an exhibit titled "Southern Nevada Desert Flora & Fauna." The works by 16 guild members will be displayed at the hotel and casino through Feb. 29. A reception in their honor will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the resort, 18000 U.S. Highway 93.

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ROCK ON: Join rangers to learn more about the rocks and land formations at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Talks are scheduled at 11:30 and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

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Best Bets, March 9-15

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.