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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 POOL PAWTY: The Boulder City Pool will host the second annual Soggy Doggy pool party Saturday. Friday marks the last day of the summer for the municipal pool, and to bid farewell to those dog days be sure to bring your favorite furry friend for a jump in the water before the facility is shut down for two weeks of cleaning and preparation for fall and winter. All dog owners will need to bring a Boulder City dog license and proof of up-to-date shots. The Soggy Doggy party will start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The pool will reopen Sept. 26.

2 FINE TIME FOR WINE: The Best Dam Wine Walk returns to the streets of Boulder City on Saturday as connoisseurs and amateurs alike stroll through historic downtown to sample a variety of wines and appetizers. Participants will meet at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce to walk from 4-8 p.m., making more than 20 stops and seeing some of the best the town has to offer. Admission is $25 per person and $45 per couple.

3 ONE-MAN SHOW BIZ : Boulder City Chautauqua returns Saturday to historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St., for a pair of shows that will bring history to life. Doug Mishler performed last year as Henry Ford and this year returns to fulfill the theme of “Great Showmen” as he will bring to life Jack Warner and P. T. Barnum. The two men left marks on American culture that are still present today, and Mishler promises an educational and entertaining portrayal that is not to be missed. Mishler will appear as Warner at 1:30 p.m. and as Barnum at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per show; they can be bought by calling 702-293-0833. Visit www.bcchautauqua.org for more information.

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Best Bets: May 12-18

1 MOVIE MUSIC: Soloists from Vegas City Opera will join the Red Mountain Choir for “Opera in the Movies.” The show, which will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St., will include songs and scenes from “The Godfather,” “Casino,” “Wall Street,” “The Fifth Element,” “Moonstruck,” “Pretty Woman,” “Up,” “The Aristocats” and “The Untouchables.” Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students and children. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Best Bets, May 5-11

1 GET READY TO JAM: There’s practically something for everyone at the annual Spring Jamboree, to be presented Saturday and Sunday by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. Held in four downtown parks, there will be arts and crafts, a car show, a gem and mineral show, entertainment, contests and food. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit springjamboree.com for more information.

Best Bets, April 30-May 4

1 ENCHANTING EVENING: Gather the family and head to the amphitheater at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., to watch the animated film “Encanto.” It tells the story of the Madrigal family, who have special magical abilities, and is filled with catchy songs. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and those attending are welcome to bring comfortable chairs or blankets.

Best Bets, April 21-27

1 ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: Local painter Marion Poett Hoekenga, whose work is on display throughout April in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery, will attend a reception in her honor from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. She will answer questions about her work, which includes watercolors, acrylics and pen and ink drawings. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com or call 702-293-2138 for more information.

Best Bets, April 14-20

1 EASTER HAUNT: See how spooky spring can be during the Easter Egg Haunt, a walk-through event at Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum’s Fright Zone, 1304 Boulder City Parkway. Scheduled from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, organizers promises there will be wicked bunnies and gruesome eggs. Check in at the museum. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at https://bit.ly/3r29qyn.

Best Bets, April 7-13

1 LET THE BEAT GO ON: A tribute to the late Sander “Sandy” Nelson, a legendary drummer and longtime resident of Boulder City, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event will feature live and recorded music centered on Nelson’s work. Those attending are invited to bring food, beverages and something to sit on.

Best Bets: March 31-April 6

1 HOP ON BOARD: The inaugural Boulder City Bunny Express, presented by the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, will depart from the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Fridays and Saturdays from April 1-16 for two nightly excursions. Train rides are scheduled at 5 and 7 p.m., with passengers asked to arrive 30 minutes in advance. Each trip includes a story and time at the railyard that includes a barbecue sandwich or hot dog, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, historic games, railroad history and chance to visit the gift shop. Tickets range from $25-$40 for children 1-11 and $30-$45 for adults, depending on class of service. They are available online only at https://nevadasouthern.com/upcoming-events.

Best Bets, March 24-30

1 SOUND OF MUSIC: The Red Mountain Choir will present “A Little Night Music” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Joining the choir will be opera soloist Katie Armantrout Ewell and musicians Adam Hallam, Francyl Gawryn and Tim Thomas. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free; however, children younger than 5 are not admitted.

Best Bets, March 17-23

1 HEALTH MINDED: Bicentennial Park will be transformed into a wellness center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for Flow Fest. The day will feature fitness classes, guest speakers, live music and a small-business market. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Boulder City Library. The park is at 999 Colorado St. Tickets are $65 in advance. For more information, visit https://thestudiobc.com.

Best Bets, March 10-16

1 DOWNTOWN CRAWL: The historic downtown area will get some New Orleans spirit Saturday when the Best Dam Wine Walk, presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, hosts a Mardi Crawl. More than 20 businesses are expected to participate. The wine walk is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with the last check-in at 6:30 p.m. at 1308 Wyoming St. Tickets are $25, plus fees, in advance and $30 at the door. They can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com. For more information, call the chamber at 702-293-2034.