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Weekend’s Best Bets

1 Matters of the art: Fine arts and gift items by about 75 Southwestern artisans will be showcased at the 32nd annual Spring Art Fest presented by Boulder City Art Guild in Bicentennial Park on Saturday and Sunday. There also will be entertainment throughout the festival, as well as food vendors, hands-on activities for children and a raffle. The event begins at 10 a.m. both days and ends at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

2 FARMER’S DOG: Bingo, that is. See Spot Run, which operates the local dog park, will present Bow Wow Bingo, a evening of playing bingo accompanied by dinner and a silent auction. The first-time event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday on the patio at Chilly Jilly’z, 1680 Nevada Highway. Tickets are $35 a person or $60 for a couple. Those who donate some dog or cat food (for Emergency Aid of Boulder City) will receive an extra bingo ticket.

3 RAISE A GLASS: To raise money for scholarships, members of the local branch of American Association of University Women will host an evening of chocolate and wine tasting. The event will be held on the patio of the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. A $10 donation to the club provides unlimited wine and chocolate, as well as a souvenir glass.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 22

1 CREATIVE COOKING: Head over to the Boulder City Library to learn how to make delicious meals without an oven during its No Oven August class at 2 p.m. Saturday. The class size is limited, and it’s intended for those 16 and older. There is no cost, but participants are required to register at the information desk at the library, 701 Adams Blvd. For additional information, call 702-293-1281.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 15

1 CORNHOLE COMPETITION: Boulder Dam Brewing Co. will hold an end-of-summer tournament. The double-elimination cornhole tourney begins at 8 p.m. The event also includes entertainment with a live DJ, raffles and prizes. There is a $20 per person or $40 per team entry fee. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 8

1 ARTISTICALLY SOUND: Artist Dawn Lockett, who creates acrylic paintings on recycled vinyl albums, will be feted at a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday inside the Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Those attending will have the opportunity to view Lockett’s work and ask her questions. The exhibit of her art continues throughout August in the gallery. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 1

1 BON APPETIT: Sunday kicks off the inaugural Boulder City Best Dam Restaurant Week, allowing local eateries to showcase some of their best dishes. A variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options will be provided, ranging from $10 to $40. More than a dozen restaurants have signed up. Visit https://www.bouldercitychamber.com/bc-best-dam-restaurant-week.html for additional information and links to restaurant menus.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, July 25

1 BOWLED OVER: Knock down some pins and get some exercise while having fun. Head over to Boulder Bowl, 504 California Ave., for a game or two. The alley is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 702-293-2368 for lane availability.

Weekend’s Best Bets, July 18

1 HISTORY THROUGH SONG: Folk singer and storyteller Adam Miller will present his award-winning show, “Woody Guthrie: When the World’s on Fire,” at 3 p.m. Friday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. One of the premier autoharpists, Miller will weave tales of Guthrie’s life with song. Guthrie wrote more than 1,000 songs, including “This Land is Your Land.” The concert is free. Call 702-293-1281 for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, July 11

1 ON THE MOVE: The Moves Collective performs Friday night at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. Based in Ocean Beach, California, the funk-heavy jam band has played clubs and festivals across the country, striving to remind listeners to “move in the moment” through their songs and stories. The high-energy ensemble thrives on its interaction with its audience. The performance begins at 8 p.m. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, July 4

1 HAVE A DAMBOREE GOOD TIME: Festivities to celebrate our nation’s independence start early today (7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in Bicentennial Park) and continue until well after sundown. They include a parade through downtown, which starts at 9 a.m.; midway games, food and fun in Broadbent Park, which begin immediately after the parade; and festivities in Veterans’ Memorial Park, which begin at 4 p.m. The fireworks show is planned for 9 p.m. For a full schedule, visit http://bit.ly/2LipTu4.

Weekend’s Best Bets, June 27

1 SHOOT FOR THE STARS: Join rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area to hear stories about the stars. Then, gather ’round the telescopes to view Saturn, Jupiter and other celestial objects. The program begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.