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Weekend’s Best Bets, Nov. 29

1 LIGHT IT UP: Brighten your holiday season with lights as they are switched on for the first time Friday night at Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave’s Christmas house at 1525 Fifth St. and the city’s official Christmas tree in Frank Crowe Park, 537 Nevada Way. Lights at the house on Fifth Street will be turned on at 5 p.m. and Jingle Cat, Santa and Mrs. Claus will preside over the festivities at the park at 6 p.m.

2 LET ’EM BUG YOU: Boulder City Community Club will present its 44th annual Doodlebug Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the city’s recreation center, 900 Arizona St. More than 130 vendors will showcase handcrafted wares and gift items. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will host Santa’s Picture Party inside the old gym offering a chance to have your or your loved one’s photo taken with Santa Claus.

3 ENJOY THE PARADES: Bands, floats, equestrians and cars decorated for the holiday season will travel the streets in the historic downtown area of Boulder City on Saturday for the annual Santa’s Electric Night Parade. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Nevada Way near Wilbur Square Park and ends on Fifth Street. For more parade fun, go to Lake Mead Marina and Las Vegas Boat Harbor for the 42nd annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Lake Mead. The parade departs from the marina at 6:30 p.m.; awards will be presented at the marina at 8:30.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 19

1 LIVING HISTORY: Noted pilot Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman and famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau will appear to return to life to share their stories at Boulder City Chautauqua presents “Pioneers of the Sky and Sea” on Saturday at Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St. Scholars Juanita Westbrook and Doug Mishler will portray the historic figures at the 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. presentations. Tickets are $15 per performance. A scholars reception is planned for immediately following the afternoon show; tickets are $30 each. A $55 VIP ticket includes a ticket to both performances and the meet and greet event. Tickets are available at Ace Hardware, 541 Nevada Way; Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona Street; or Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way. For more information, call 702-293-7853, email info@bcchautauqua.org or visit http://www.bcchautauqua.org.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 12

1 BRING THE GROG: After a summer hiatus, the Best Dam Wine Walk returns to downtown Boulder City on Saturday with a pirate theme. The wine walk is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m., with check in at Grace Christian Academy, 512 California Ave. Cost is $25 per person, with a $5 discount available if you bring a glass from a previous wine walk. For more information, visit https://www.bouldercitychamber.com/2019-best-dam-wine-walk.html

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 5

1  GRAB YOUR BIBS: Delight your taste buds and head to the Boulder City Elks Lodge at 1217 Boulder City Parkway on Saturday for Boulder City United Methodist Church’s fourth annual Loaves &Lobsters fundraiser. The annual event includes a live Maine lobster dinner, silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 29

1 POP THE CORN: “The Upside” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. The comedy, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, explores the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who was hired to help him. Bring blankets and snacks. There is no cost to attend.

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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