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Fine Arts Festival in Boulder City

Fine Arts Festival in Boulder City

The event attracts artists from throughout the region.

More than 130 artists will be on hand for this weekend’s 28th annual Fine Arts Festival at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., in Boulder City.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ren Faire Returns to Boulder City

Ren Faire Returns to Boulder City

The food and fun of the Renaissance era is returning to Boulder City this weekend for the 8th annual Boulder City Renaissance Faire.

The faire will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park Pratte Soccer Field from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature Renaissance Re-enactment Guilds demonstrating life in Europe during the middle ages, including knights, pirates and Shakespearean actors.

Several vendors will be selling their wares from period costumes to food evocating the period.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students, seniors, veterans and members of the military. Kids 4 and under are free.

There are also family packages and three-day passes available.

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to Boulder City

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to Boulder City

Thomas the Tank Engine is returning to Boulder City this weekend.

Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 starts Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The first train rolls out of the station at 9 a.m.

The two-weekend event allows children to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities, including arts and crafts, a bouncy house, live music and storytelling.

Tickets are $16 per person ages 2 years and older and are available through TicketWeb or nevadasouthern.com.

Besides providing a way for little ones to enjoy a ride on their favorite train, the event is also a fundraiser for the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Money raised during the two weekends will go towards improving and adding infrastructure to the museum. 

Public Meetings to be Held on Lake Mohave's Future

Public Meetings to be Held on Lake Mohave's Future

 

The future of Lake Mohave will be the subject of a series of upcoming public meetings hosted by the National Park Service.

Meeting will be held April 9-11 to present alternatives to the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans/Environmental Impact Statement at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The meetings will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the following locations:

Park Service Holds Public Meetings on Lake Mead Recreation

Park Service Holds Public Meetings on Lake Mead Recreation

 

Concerns raised by Native Americans and outdoor enthusiasts over recreation activities in wilderness areas have prompted the National Park Service to seek public input.

Meetings will take place March 18, 19 and 21 to present alternatives and options for wilderness areas at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The meetings will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • March 18: Mohave Community College, Room 2, 3400 Arizona 95, Bullhead City, Ariz.
  • March 19: Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City
  • March 21: James Gibson Library, 100 W Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson

The park service and Bureau of Land Management revised the wilderness management plan/environmental impact statement to address concerns from American Indian tribes and climbers regarding the use of the Spirit Mountain and Bridge Canyon wilderness areas.

RTC Bike Event Registration Opens

RTC Bike Event Registration Opens

 

Registration recently opened for one of the most anticipated cycling events of the year, set for September 2013.

The sixth annual RTC Viva Bike Vegas, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will take place Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event will offer routes for all skill levels, including a 103-mile Gran Fondo, a 60-mile Metric Century, and a 17-mile ride. All routes will begin on the Strip, and the longer routes will ring the valley, taking riders into the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

“We envision making Viva Bike Vegas the ultimate one-day cycling experience on the West Coast,” said Fausto Pinarello, president of Pinarello cycling, the bicycle manufacturer and official sponsor of Viva Bike Vegas.

Great Train Robbery Returns to Nevada Southern Railway

Great Train Robbery Returns to Nevada Southern Railway

The Great Train Robbery is returning to the Nevada Southern Railway in March.

The special train rides features “robbers” trying to rob the train and the “lawmen” working to stop them. The trains depart at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 from the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Boulder City.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children between 4 and 11 years old. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event.

Train riders are encouraged to wear western attire to enhance the atmosphere. Organizers also want to remind people that loud, but fake, gun fire will be heard outside the train.