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Weekend’s Best Bets, Nov. 15

1 COME LISTEN TO A STORY: Friends of Nevada Southern Railway will host its monthly Story time train rides Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. Boulder City author Rhonda Gatlin will be reading her new book, “Aggie’s Purple Hands.” In addition to the story, there will be a wooden Christmas ornament craft. Trains will depart the depot at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. The fare is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-11 and free for children 3 and younger. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Additional information is available at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfNevadaSouthernRailway.

2 THINK PINK: Help raise funds for Susan G. Komen For the Cure to fight breast cancer at Boulder Dam Brewing Co.’s first beer pong for breast cancer tournament Saturday. The double-elimination event begins at 9 p.m. and will feature live music with Second Echo. Each entry includes beer for the games and a free drink ticket. Admission is $20 a person or $40 a team. The Brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-4739 for additional information.

3 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY: The Boulder City High School Rodeo will be held Friday through Sunday at the Boulder City Horseman’s Association, 1 Corral Road. Competition is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The family-friendly event will feature high school athletes competing in bull riding, team roping, breakaway, steer riding, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and rifle shooting. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/853339181540374.

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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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After two years of trying to do everything online, Lee Lanier is ready to welcome live audiences back to the Dam Short Film Festival. The latest edition of the popular festival is scheduled to run Feb. 16-20 in downtown Boulder City.