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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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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.

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