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Weekend’s Best Bets, May 3

1 SPRING CELEBRATION: The Spring Jamboree returns for two days of family fun. Bicentennial, Wilbur and North and South Escalante parks will be filled with booths and activities. Highlights include the Little Miss and Little Mister Pageant at 9 a.m. Saturday and Bark in the Park at 11 a.m. Saturday. There also will be a classic car show, gem and mineral show, business showcase, antiques, arts and crafts, and climbing wall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.springjamboree.com for more information and a full schedule.

2 TRIVIA PURSUITS:

Trivia nights presented by Geeks Who Drink debuts Thursday at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. Based on quiz contests in pubs in Ireland and the United Kingdom, questions cover everything from celebrities to word play to bad television. Each has two audio rounds, a “Name That Tune”-style round and another of sound bites from movies and TV. Play in teams of as many as six people. Single trivia players can usually be recruited on other teams. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com or https://www.geekswhodrink.com for more information.

3 ODE TO OGRES: Boulder City High School will present its first musical production in its new theater Wednesday, May 9, through Saturday, May 12. “Shrek the Musical” is based on the 2001 animated movie that follows the ogre Shrek and his friend Donkey as they rescue Princess Fiona and bring her to Duloc so she can be wed to Lord Farquaad, so he can become king. Performances will begin at 6 p.m. each day. Tickets are $5 in advance (at the school banker) and $8 at the door. The school is at 1101 Fifth St.

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Best Bets, Nov. 24-30

1 HO HO HOLIDAY: The Santa Express, presented by the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, begins Friday and Saturday excursions this week, continuing through Dec. 17, as well on Dec. 20 and 21. Trains will depart the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., at 4:15, 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. with boarding 15 minutes earlier. Each trip includes a 20-minute ride aboard a vintage railcar and time in the holiday event center to visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children and first class tickets are $50 for adults and $45 for children. For more information or tickets, email nevadasoutherntickets@gmail.com, call 702-580-6074 or visit www.nevadasouthern.com.

Best Bets, Nov. 17-23

1 PANCAKE POWER: Put on your best pajamas Saturday morning and head over to the Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Boulder City Parkway, for the Pancakes & Pajamas event to benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City and the annual Angel Tree project. The menu will feature pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverages. Admission is a gift card, new unwrapped toy or cash donation. The breakfast is scheduled from 8-10 a.m.

Best Bets, Nov. 10-16

1 LOVE AND LEARN: Find a new piece of art to love and learn about how it was created when members of Boulder City Art Guild host their Artists in Action show. More than 20 artists are expected to participate in the show, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. Admission is free. Visit the guild’s website at www.bouldercityartguild.com for more information.

Best Bets, Nov. 3-9

1 MAKING MUSIC: Members of the Red Mountain Choir will “Let it Be” during two performances, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. The show choir from Garrett Junior High will join the group, along with musicians Adam Hallam, Francyl Gawryn, Linda Murphy and Tim Thomas. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Students and children are free; children younger than 5 will not be admitted. Visit www.redmountainmusicco.org for more information.

City ideal place for longtime friends’ first collaboration

Done in the spirit of days gone by when neighborhood children would get together and put on a show in their garage, longtime friends Erik Gloege of Boulder City and Adrian Leon of Los Angeles collaborated on a full-length film that was filmed primarily within the community.

Best Bets, Oct. 27-Nov. 2

1 PET BLESSING: Bring your furry, finned or scaly friends to Wilbur Square Park between 8-11 a.m. Saturday for a special blessing from the Rev. Kimber Govett, pastor of Boulder City United Methodist Church. Pet blessings are traditionally held in October to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who blessed animals. All animals must be leashed and/or in a carrier. There is no cost to participate.

Best Bets, Oct. 20-26

1 HOLIDAY TREAT: Trunk or Treat returns to its original format, with children visiting parked cars to gather Halloween treats, Saturday. Scheduled from 5-8 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, the holiday event, sponsored by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, will include costume and trunk decorating contests, haunted tractor maze, children’s activities and a food truck. Admission is $20 per car without trunk decorations and candy to pass out and $10 per car with trunk decorations and candy to pass out. Visit www.bouldercitychamber.com for more information.

Best Bets, Oct. 13-19

1 COUNTRY STORE: Get ready to shop ‘til you drop. Grace Community Church presents its 75th annual Country Store rummage sale at the church, 1150 Wyoming St. Divided by departments, the sale, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will feature furniture, electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry, holiday and home decor, hardware, appliances and more. It also features baked goods and chili made by church members.

Best Bets, Oct. 6-12

1 FIREMEN AND FLAPJACKS: Boulder City Firefighter’s Association presents its annual pancake breakfast and open house. Scheduled from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the municipal fire department, 1101 Elm St., the morning event will include the opportunity to tour the station, look at firefighting equipment, ask firefighters questions, donate blood and, of course, a free pancake breakfast. Donations are welcome and support the association’s work throughout the community.

Best Bets, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

1 GOT ART?: The city’s four downtown parks will be filled with booths featuring fine arts and crafts when Art in the Park returns. The two-day event, to be held Saturday and Sunday, raises funds for Boulder City Hospital. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the free event. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.