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Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 20

1 THIS IS YOUR LAND: Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday by visiting the nearest location: Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Admission to the park will be free, though fees for lake use and camping will not be waived. The day is designated for people to enjoy public lands and to promote their conservation.

2 IN THE SPOTLIGHT: “Music of Your Life,” a concert of soloists, will be presented by Red Mountain Music Co. at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Tickets are $10 for adults; students and children older than 5 will be admitted free. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

3 GRAB A CUPPA: As part of its Adulting 101 series, Boulder City Library will explore the world of tea at 1 p.m. Saturday. Learn more about the world’s most popular beverage and go beyond the basic tea bag. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the library at 702-293-1281 or stopping by the information desk.

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Best Bets: May 26-June 1

1 FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD: The 18th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge returns to Bicentennial and Wilbur Square parks on Friday and Saturday. In addition to the barbecue challenges for adults and children, the festivities include a car show, entertainment and vendor marketplace. New this year is a steak cook-off. Hours are 1-11 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Best Bets: May 19-25

1 THEY HAVE HEART: First responders will be honored when Boulder City Hospital Foundation hosts its 11th annual Heart of the Community Gala on Saturday in the pavilion at Boulder Creek Golf Club. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and include silent and live auctions. Those who are unable to attend can bid on silent auction items at https://HospitalGala22.givesmart.com. For more information, visit https://bchcares.org/heart-community-gala or call 702-293-0214.

Best Bets: May 12-18

1 MOVIE MUSIC: Soloists from Vegas City Opera will join the Red Mountain Choir for “Opera in the Movies.” The show, which will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St., will include songs and scenes from “The Godfather,” “Casino,” “Wall Street,” “The Fifth Element,” “Moonstruck,” “Pretty Woman,” “Up,” “The Aristocats” and “The Untouchables.” Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students and children. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted.

Best Bets, May 5-11

1 GET READY TO JAM: There’s practically something for everyone at the annual Spring Jamboree, to be presented Saturday and Sunday by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. Held in four downtown parks, there will be arts and crafts, a car show, a gem and mineral show, entertainment, contests and food. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit springjamboree.com for more information.

Best Bets, April 30-May 4

1 ENCHANTING EVENING: Gather the family and head to the amphitheater at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., to watch the animated film “Encanto.” It tells the story of the Madrigal family, who have special magical abilities, and is filled with catchy songs. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and those attending are welcome to bring comfortable chairs or blankets.

Best Bets, April 21-27

1 ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: Local painter Marion Poett Hoekenga, whose work is on display throughout April in Boulder City Art Guild’s gallery, will attend a reception in her honor from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the gallery inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. She will answer questions about her work, which includes watercolors, acrylics and pen and ink drawings. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com or call 702-293-2138 for more information.

Best Bets, April 14-20

1 EASTER HAUNT: See how spooky spring can be during the Easter Egg Haunt, a walk-through event at Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum’s Fright Zone, 1304 Boulder City Parkway. Scheduled from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, organizers promises there will be wicked bunnies and gruesome eggs. Check in at the museum. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at https://bit.ly/3r29qyn.

Best Bets, April 7-13

1 LET THE BEAT GO ON: A tribute to the late Sander “Sandy” Nelson, a legendary drummer and longtime resident of Boulder City, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. The event will feature live and recorded music centered on Nelson’s work. Those attending are invited to bring food, beverages and something to sit on.

Best Bets: March 31-April 6

1 HOP ON BOARD: The inaugural Boulder City Bunny Express, presented by the Friends of Nevada Southern Railway, will depart from the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Fridays and Saturdays from April 1-16 for two nightly excursions. Train rides are scheduled at 5 and 7 p.m., with passengers asked to arrive 30 minutes in advance. Each trip includes a story and time at the railyard that includes a barbecue sandwich or hot dog, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, historic games, railroad history and chance to visit the gift shop. Tickets range from $25-$40 for children 1-11 and $30-$45 for adults, depending on class of service. They are available online only at https://nevadasouthern.com/upcoming-events.

Best Bets, March 24-30

1 SOUND OF MUSIC: The Red Mountain Choir will present “A Little Night Music” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St. Joining the choir will be opera soloist Katie Armantrout Ewell and musicians Adam Hallam, Francyl Gawryn and Tim Thomas. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free; however, children younger than 5 are not admitted.