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Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 10

1 GRAB THE SYRUP: Pancakes are on the menu Saturday at the Boulder City Fire Department, 1101 Elm St., as the Boulder City Firefighters Association hosts its annual breakfast. You can also tour the newly renovated fire station, see equipment used to fight fires and meet local firefighters. A blood drive is being held during the event. The breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m.

2 TEMPT YOUR TASTEBUDS: As part of its observance of Mexican heritage month, Boulder City Library is hosting a Mexican food contest Saturday. Entries must be brought to the library no later than 12:15 p.m. to be entered into the competition. Participants must have 24 servings of their dish and bring in 24 copies of the recipe. Judges will be scoring the dishes on taste, not presentation. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, with the an InstaPot going to the first-place winner. The library is at 701 Adams Blvd.; call 702-293-1281.

3 WINE-ING ALLOWED: Come in costume for the Best Dam Wine Walk on Saturday. Scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m., this month’s wine walk will include a costume contest. Check in is at Southwest Diner, 761 Nevada Way. Bella Marketplace will judge the costumes. Tickets are $25 per person or $20 if you bring a glass from a previous event. Visit https://www.bouldercitychamber.com/2019-best-dam-wine-walk.html for more information.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 17

1 SHOP, SHOP, SHOP: Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., presents its 72nd annual Country Store on Friday and Saturday. Items will be sorted into 16 departments, including furniture, clothing, shoes, jewelry, linens and collectibles. A cafe will offer pie, coffee and chili. Proceeds benefit local charities and church missions. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Visit https://bcgrace.org/?page_id=26 for more information.

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Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 3

1 ARTFUL PURSUIT: More than 300 artists from throughout the country will showcase their work during the 56th annual Art in the Park show. Benefiting Boulder City Hospital, the juried show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Bicentennial, Wilbur Square and North and South Escalante parks. There will be entertainment, demonstrations and a raffle. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.artinthepark.org or 702-293-0214.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 26

1 BEST WÜRST: Head over to Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., on Saturday for the 23rd annual Würst Festival presented by the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., the daylong event includes silent and live auctions, the Würst Dam Car Show, presented by the Boulder City Cruisin’ Association, entertainment, a cornhole tournament, a kids play zone and, of course, bratwurst. Proceeds benefit the club’s charitable activities, including the all-night graduation party for Boulder City High School seniors.

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.

Artist’s colorful interpretation of desert wins poster contest

Eric Vozzola, a graphic artist from Las Vegas, won the Dam Short Film Festival’s poster contest with his design featuring geometric elements creating a bright, colorful desert scene with Hoover Dam in the background.

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.