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Weekend’s Best Bets, Feb. 7

1 SHORT SHOWCASE: The Dam Short Film Festival returns for its 15th incarnation today through Sunday at the historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. More than 130 films will be screened in blocks throughout the four days. Tickets are $10 per program and include four to 10 films. Passes also are available. Visit www.damshortfilm.org for more information.

2 GET ROCKIN’: Sunset Ridge performs from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. The Las Vegas-based quartet plays country, Southern rock and Americana. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

3 SLEEPY STROLL: Get your favorite PJs ready for a public appearance when the Best Dam Wine Walk returns to the downtown area Saturday. Check in begins at 4 p.m. at Southwest Diner, 761 Nevada Way. The walk, presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, continues at more than 20 local businesses until 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, or $20 if you bring a glass from a previous wine walk.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, June 20

1 SPLISH SPLASH: You can take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at noon today at the Boulder City Pool, 861 Avenue B. To help spread the message that swimming lessons save lives, a 30-minute lesson will be taught at more than 600 locations around the world, including Boulder City, during a 24-hour period. There is no cost to participate; registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

Weekend’s Best Bets, June 13

1 SEE HAPPY: Paintings, drawings and etchings by Marion “Happy” Hoekenga are featured this month in Boulder City Art Guild’s Gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Hoekenga will be at the gallery from 1-3 p.m. Saturday to speak with people about her art. Refreshments will be served.

Weekend’s Best Bets, June 6

1 GO FISHIN’: Grab your rod and reel, then get ready to cast your line for Free Fishing Day on Saturday. As part of National Fishing and Boating Week, locals are welcome to fish for free (no license required) at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., or at Lakes Mead and Mohave. Activities are planned at the park from 7:30-11 a.m.

Weekend’s Best Bets, May 30

1 TASTE OF NASHVILLE: Australian singer-songwriter Grayson, who now calls Nashville home, will perform at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Friday. He recently put the finishing touches on his newest album, “Window Dreams,” and last year he released “Margarita,” a country-pop tune about the sweet and salty drink. The free show is from 8-11 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, May 23

1 FINGER LICKING GOOD: The Best Dam Barbecue Challenge returns for its 15th incarnation to Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Friday, with the majority of the competition and activities scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. More than 30 barbecue teams are expected to compete for cash and trophies. Children can compete as well in the Kids Que contest. There also will be a car show, a rib eating contest, food vendors, a kids zone and a marketplace. Admission is free. Visit https://www.bestdambarbecue.com for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, May 16

1 NORWEGIAN SPECIALTIES: Get a taste of Norway without a passport. Local members of the Sons of Norway will host a Syttende Mai celebration Friday in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event celebrates Norway’s constitution and includes a free-will grill, activities for children and parade that is expected to include a replica Viking ship. The event gets underway at 5 p.m., with the parade starting at 7 p.m.

Weekend’s Best Bets, May 9

1 TALE OF OUR CITY: Boulder City’s history and efforts to preserve it will highlight a day full of activities Saturday. Historic Preservation Day begins at 9 a.m. with an informational session at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way, and concludes well after dark at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery’s annual block party on Arizona Street. Events and locations can be visited in any order. For a full schedule, visit http://www.bcnv.org.

Weekend’s Best Bets, May 2

1 SPRING IN YOUR STEP: Fun and activities for family members of all ages, the Spring Jamboree returns to four downtown Boulder City parks on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s event is being combined with Get Outdoors Nevada Day and includes other new features such as a dinosaur enclosure, tiny house demonstration and second stage for entertainment. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit springjamboree.com for more information and a schedule of events.

Weekend’s Best Bets, April 25

1 READ ALL ABOUT IT: More than 10 local authors are expected to participate in a fair in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Scheduled from 1-3 p.m., the authors will be on hand to discuss their works and writing, and sign and sell copies of their books. Call the library at 702-293-1281 for more information.

Weekend’s Best Bets, April 18

1 HOP ON OVER: The grass at Wilbur Square Park will look like it has been covered with sprinkles as multicolored eggs and toys are spread out for Saturday’s 65th annual Easter egg hunt. The free event will begin at 9 a.m. in the downtown park. The Homestead at Boulder City is sponsoring the egg hunt. Those attending should bring their own basket to hold the gathered goodies. The park is at 1100 Colorado St.