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Weekend’s Best Bets, Oct. 11

1 SWEET HAUNTS: Trunk or Treat returns Saturday to Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1501 Buchanan Blvd., for a festive, safe way to celebrate Halloween. Gates to the park will open at 3:30 p.m., when trunk decorating starts. Trunk or treating starts at 5 p.m., with costume and trunk decorating contest at 6 p.m. There will be a haunted hayride, bounce house, games, food and more. Admission is $10 per vehicle. The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event, which will be held at the park’s Pratte soccer field. Call 702-293-2034 for more information.

2 WICKED WALK: October’s incarnation of the Best Dam Wine Walk will feature a costume contest as part of the festivities. Check-in starts at 4 p.m. at Southwest Diner, 761 Nevada Way. There will be more than 20 participating locations in the historic downtown area. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 a couple.

3 FIREHOUSE COOKING: Boulder City Firefighter’s Association will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the fire station, 1101 Elm St. In addition to a free breakfast (donations welcome), you will have the opportunity to tour the station, see firefighting equipment up close and meet local firefighters.

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Best Bets, March 9-15

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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