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Weekend’s Best Bets, Jan. 17

1 CARING COMMUNITY: Join your fellow residents to show your pride in Boulder City by helping clean up a stretch of Boulder City Parkway. The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the quarterly cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Participants will meet in the parking lot in front of Medolac at the corner of Buchanan Boulevard and Boulder City Parkway. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes.

2 ARTFUL PURSUITS: The Boulder City Art Guild is showcasing photography by Ann Boulais and pottery by Bill Buris in its gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.

3 BLUES ‘N’ BENEFIT: A mix of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae, rumba and soul will fill the air when the Full Throttle Blues Band performs Saturday at Jack’s Place. Influences from greats such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Eric Clapton and ZZ Top can be heard in their performance, which is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. at the bar and grill, 544 Nevada Way. The evening will double as an informal benefit for legendary drummer and local resident Sandy Nelson, who was displaced from his home by a fire. Visit www.jacksplacebc.com or call 702-293-2200 for more information.

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Best Bets, Oct. 21-27

1 SWEET STUFF: It’s like being in a parade with prizes. Locals are invited to drive through Veterans’ Memorial Park for the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trunk or Treat. Businesses will be stationed along the main road through the park and pass out goodies to those driving by. The annual event is planned from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and costs $10 per vehicle to participate. Visit https://www.bouldercitychamber.com for more information.

Best Bets, Oct. 14-20

1 BOOKS AND MORE: The Boulder City Library is the place to be this week. Festivities start Friday with an open house and movie in the amphitheater. Starting at 5 p.m., visitors will be able to tour the facility, including a stop in the basement, and meet trustees while learning about services available. At 6:30 p.m. “Casper” will be shown in the amphitheater. On Saturday, the Pentagogical Brass Band will perform in the amphitheater at 2 p.m. and Tonks and the Aurors, the “Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock,” will take the stage at 6 p.m. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd.

Chautauqua brings ‘Humorists’ to stage

Be prepared to laugh out loud when Boulder City Chautauqua returns with a tribute to “Great American Humorists.”

Dam good TV

Hoover Dam will be featured on “How America Works” Monday night on Fox Business Network. The hour-long show, narrated by Mike Rowe showcases people who work around the clock to keep the nation’s infrastructure in working order, is part of a new network prime-time lineup.

Boulder City Nuggets: Special effects artists, scare actors relish making people scream

Call it returning the favor. Ever since they secretly watched their first monster/horror movies when they were young boys, frightening people has become a way of life for three scare actors and special effects artists at Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum, including its namesake.

Best Bets, Oct. 7-13

1 FIREMEN’S FLAPJACKS: Join members of the Boulder City Fire Department for their annual pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the station, 1101 Elm St. In addition to the breakfast, those attending will have the opportunity to view firefighting equipment, tour the station and talk to firefighters about their work. United Blood Services will be on-site for those wishing to donate blood; email bcfirefightersassociation@gmail.com or call 702-241-3435 to sign up. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted and given to the Boulder City Firefighter’s Association to support its community service efforts.

Best Bets: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

1 ARTFUL PURSUITS: More than 300 fine artists and crafters will show their wares during the 57th annual Art in the Park, a fundraiser for Boulder City Hospital. The two-day event will be held in Bicentennial, Wilbur Square and North and South Escalante parks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There also will be live music and a food court. This year’s event also pays tribute to “health care heroes.” Admission is free. Visit https://bchcares.org/art-in-the-park for more information.

Best Bets, Sept. 23-29

1 EAGLES’ PRIDE: Celebrate homecoming at Boulder City High School. Highlights include daily spirit events on campus, a parade through downtown starting at 6 p.m. today, and Friday’s football game against longtime rival Pahrump Valley starting at 7 p.m. A dance on campus Saturday evening concludes the festivities.

Best Bets, Sept. 16-22

1 FROM JAZZ TO COUNTRY: Spend the evening with musician Michael Perry at Cleveland’s Lounge, located downstairs at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Listening to Perry is like stepping back into the days of old Las Vegas; he performs music from multiple genres including standards, oldies, classic rock, pop and country. Most recently, he was the lead singer for Journey2Boston and Mimic and performed with the southern rock band Second Helping, along with Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Roger Fisher of Heart. His performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Best Bets, Sept. 9-15

1 STARS, STRIPES AND SYRAHS: The Best Dam Wine Walk returns to the historic district downtown Saturday. Those attending are encouraged to dress in their finest patriotic attire; prizes will be awarded. Check-in is from 4-6:30 p.m. at My 4 Sons Comics Cards & Games, 1308 Wyoming St. and the festivities continue through 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance through eventbrite.com.