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Volunteers Needed for Lake Mead Cleanup Efforts

Volunteers Needed for Lake Mead Cleanup Efforts

Park rangers need help cleaning up Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Rangers will take adventurous volunteers on the OZ boat to clean up around the lake. Volunteers will enjoy a boat ride to a selected cove while they assist park rangers with two-to-three-hour litter-removal effort.

Many dates for Operation Zero program are available from March 3 to May 19 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The OZ program is best suited for groups of six to 10 people. Park officials call it a great program for business groups, church groups and other organizations.

Food for Fines Offered at Library

Food for Fines Offered at Library

 

The Boulder City Library is offering a way for people to give to those in need and erase overdue fines.

The library is accepting non-perishable food in exchange for overdue-fine forgiveness until Saturday. Each food item counts for $1 in fine relief. The offer is good up to $10. People can bring their library card, overdue materials and a food item to the circulation desk of the library. Foods such as packaged macaroni and cheese, canned soups, peanut butter and tuna are encouraged.

The food is going to the Boulder City Emergency Aid’s Food Pantry. The pantry is receiving more and more requests from people needing help. Lost or damaged items must still be paid for. 

Santa Train Sets Off Saturday

 

A tradition of the holiday season starts chugging again this weekend.

The Santa Train in Boulder City opens Saturday. The train runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18.  It leaves the station every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The ride is a half-hour down the historic tracks of the Boulder Branch Line.

Besides the train ride, there is a toy train exhibit, an 1875 Eureka steam locomotive on display and Santa’s mailbox plus food and cocoa is for sale. The train leaves from the Nevada State Railroad Museum Depot which is on Yucca Street off U.S. 93 in Boulder City. This is a popular event so visitors are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before departure.

Gingerbread Competition Set for Friday

Gingerbread Competition Set for Friday

It will be a gingerbread extravaganza this weekend at the second annual Boulder City Gingerbread House Competition.

The competition starts Friday at the Boulder City Recreation Center. Besides a display of extraordinary gingerbread creations, there will be a Christmas fair with arts and crafts vendors. This year there will also be live music, food and beverages.

The theme of this year’s competition is “America: Then and Now.” There is also a raffle and auction. The auction proceeds will go to Family Promise, the Boys and Girls Club of Boulder City and the Boulder City Senior Center.

Competition and fair hours:

  • Friday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Holiday Craft Bazaar Planned

 

Homemade food and crafts will be up for sale at the annual St. Christopher’s Harvest Bazaar.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 12 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona Street. The items for sale are from the Episcopal Church Women of St. Christopher’s.  

The focus is on seasonal items so people can start holiday shopping early.

Pink Friday to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

Boulder City will be going passionately pink for the cure Friday.

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the event to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The program starts at noon at City Hall. There will be a box lunch fundraiser at Bicentennial Park. People can buy a lunch at the park or have it delivered to their office. Order forms are available at the chamber offices. Lunches are $10, but there is no charge for delivery.

Several chamber member businesses will be offering specials including Boulder Dam Brewing Company. The brew pub will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every drink it sells from noon until close on Friday.

Residents should also be on the lookout for people who are part of the bicycle scavenger hunt around Old Town, and people on motorcycles for the scavenger hunt around the whole Boulder City area. The hunts start at 4 p.m., with awards being presented at 5:45 p.m.

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.