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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK: Halloween comes early this year as Trunk or Treat returns Saturday to Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. The annual event brings hundreds of families together, with costumed kids in search of candy and decorated trunks with unique themes. There will activities, including knocker ball, human foosball, a rock wall and a bounce house. Trunk or Treat begins at 5 p.m., and there will be a costume contest and awards for the best trunk at 6 p.m. Parking opens at 3:30 p.m., and there is a $10 entry fee per car. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2eLa67N.

2 AUTUMN ATHLETES : The 11th annual Pumpkinman Triathlon will be held Saturday in Boulder City and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The event is expected to feature more than 2,000 people competing in three distance levels: sprint, Olympic and half. The running portion of the race will take place on the streets of Boulder City, closing down many downtown streets. The swimming portion will be held at Lake Mead, and the bike course will begin at Boulder Beach and follow the River Mountain Loop Trail and Nevada Way to Wilbur Square Park. The park also will be the center of the activities and an expo from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the race, visit www.bbsctri.com.

3 DEALS FOR DAYS: Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., will host its 69th annual Country Store on Friday and Saturday. The church will fill the chapel, its school and nearly every room on the property, as well as the American Legion building next door, with thousands of donated items, from furniture and jewelry to housewares and collectibles. All items have been donated to benefit the church, and anything that doesn’t sell will be donated to The Salvation Army. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 702-293-2018.

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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, Oct. 10

1 GRAB THE SYRUP: Pancakes are on the menu Saturday at the Boulder City Fire Department, 1101 Elm St., as the Boulder City Firefighters Association hosts its annual breakfast. You can also tour the newly renovated fire station, see equipment used to fight fires and meet local firefighters. A blood drive is being held during the event. The breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 3

1 ARTFUL PURSUIT: More than 300 artists from throughout the country will showcase their work during the 56th annual Art in the Park show. Benefiting Boulder City Hospital, the juried show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Bicentennial, Wilbur Square and North and South Escalante parks. There will be entertainment, demonstrations and a raffle. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.artinthepark.org or 702-293-0214.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 26

1 BEST WÜRST: Head over to Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., on Saturday for the 23rd annual Würst Festival presented by the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., the daylong event includes silent and live auctions, the Würst Dam Car Show, presented by the Boulder City Cruisin’ Association, entertainment, a cornhole tournament, a kids play zone and, of course, bratwurst. Proceeds benefit the club’s charitable activities, including the all-night graduation party for Boulder City High School seniors.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 19

1 LIVING HISTORY: Noted pilot Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman and famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau will appear to return to life to share their stories at Boulder City Chautauqua presents “Pioneers of the Sky and Sea” on Saturday at Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. Scholars Juanita Westbrook and Doug Mishler will portray the historic figures at the 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. presentations. Tickets are $15 per performance. A scholars reception is planned for immediately following the afternoon show; tickets are $30 each. A $55 VIP ticket includes a ticket to both performances and the meet and greet event. Tickets are available at Ace Hardware, 541 Nevada Way; Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona Street; or Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way. For more information, call 702-293-7853, email info@bcchautauqua.org or visit http://www.bcchautauqua.org.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 12

1 BRING THE GROG: After a summer hiatus, the Best Dam Wine Walk returns to downtown Boulder City on Saturday with a pirate theme. The wine walk is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m., with check in at Grace Christian Academy, 512 California Ave. Cost is $25 per person, with a $5 discount available if you bring a glass from a previous wine walk. For more information, visit https://www.bouldercitychamber.com/2019-best-dam-wine-walk.html

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 5

1  GRAB YOUR BIBS: Delight your taste buds and head to the Boulder City Elks Lodge at 1217 Boulder City Parkway on Saturday for Boulder City United Methodist Church’s fourth annual Loaves &Lobsters fundraiser. The annual event includes a live Maine lobster dinner, silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 29

1 POP THE CORN: “The Upside” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The comedy, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, explores the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who was hired to help him. Bring blankets and snacks. There is no cost to attend.