Issue for the week of September 15, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of September 15-September 24

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of September 15-September 24, 2017. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Back To School Vaccines

Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department is offering school vaccines for Kindergartners and Tdap vaccines for those entering the 7th Grade. Those needing to catch-up on their immunization schedule are welcome too. Please call (307)633-4097.

Suicide Prevention Training

One Son Consultants is a Cheyenne-based firm that works with employers and organizations to provide custom innovative solutions for suicide prevention in the workplace. They will be conducting QPR Gatekeeper training sessions through the end of 2017 and are open to employers who have less than 10 employees. Community members are also encouraged to register. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Training will be held the first and third Thursdays, from 1:30pm-3:00pm. All trainings will be held at the Airport Golf Course Clubhouse, Lower Level Meeting Room, at 4801 Central Avenue. To participate in training on Thursday, September 21, please register no later than Tuesday, September 19. Register by Email at or by phone at (307)286-4111.

My Fair Lady

Tickets are on sale now for “My Fair Lady.” Performances are September 22-October 8 at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing. Call (307)638-6543 or go to for tickets.

Fall Job Fair

Join the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services for their 2017 Fall Job Fair, Wednesday, September 27. Veterans only hours are 3:00pm-4:00pm. The general public is welcome from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The job fair will be held at Storey Gym, 2811 House Avenue. There is no cost to participate. Job seekers are encouraged to dress for interviews and bring resumes. For more information, please call (307)777-3700.

Civil Air Patrol Open House

The Civil Air Patrol Cheyenne Composite Squadron is hosting an open house on Monday, September 18, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, in Cheyenne, at 5500 Bishop Boulevard and in Laramie, Tuesday, September 19, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, at the National Guard Armory, 2901 East Armory Road. The community is invited to join as CAP Cadets and Senior Members share about the Squadron’s mission and roles in Emergency Services, Aerospace and Cadet programs. For more information, visit and

Oktoberfest 2017

The Arc of Laramie County would like to invite you to their Oktoberfest 2017 fundraiser on Saturday, September 23, from 12:00pm-9:00pm, at the Archer Complex, 3921 Archer Parkway. The German celebration will feature food, vendors, games and a brew-off featuring Oktoberfest Brews by Cheyenne’s own Accomplice Beer and Danielmark’s Brewing. Polka music will be provided by Jim Ehrich and The Polka Mates from 1:00pm-4:00pm followed by dancing to the music of Southern Fryed from 5:00pm-9:00pm. All proceeds benefit The Arc of Laramie County, who have proudly been advocates for people with disabilities and their families since 1954. To become a vendor or sponsor, please contact Charity at (307)632-1209.

Free Car Seat Inspections

Safe Kids Laramie County will host free car seat inspections and car seat questions at Kohl’s parking lot, 5232 Rue Terre, on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00am-1:00pm. For more information, please call Victoria at (307)432-2679 or Email

The Cheyenne Writers’ Community

The Cheyenne Writers’ Community will meet on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00am-12:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information, please call Mandie at (307)262-5509.

Rifle and Pistol Club Annual Sight-In Days

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting their annual Sight-In Days on Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Hunters can sight in those days for $3 per rifle with the help of experienced members. Hunters should bring the ammunition they will shoot when hunting, along with ear and eye protection. To reach the club’s outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately 3 miles west of I-25, turn north on Telephone Road for approximately 2 miles and look for the signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For more information, please contact Sue Wilson at (307)638-6473.

First Annual Cheyenne Fall Fest

The first ever Cheyenne Fall Fest will be held at 1461 Obsidian Road in Cheyenne, on Saturday, September 23, 9:00am-5:00pm. There will be over 60 vendors, fresh cider pressed on site, food, games and fresh produce for sale. For information, go to

Vendors Wanted for Oktoberfest

Vendors are wanted for The Arc of Laramie County’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser on Saturday, September 23. For more information, contact Charity at (307)632-1209.

Cheyenne Newcomers Meet for Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is Owl Pine Cones. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Africa MAAFA Remembers Havana

The 6th Annual International Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day will be Saturday, October 7, 8:30am-11:50am, at the Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, in the Pacific Union Rooms for Conferences and Institutes. Conference topics will include visiting, knowing, traveling and reconciling Havana Cuba as well as the screening of Color Code Memories, a current film on Cuban Life in Havana and Santiago de Cuba. The panel will be available to answer questions on How to Visit that Caribbean Paradise in accordance to the New Cuban Initiatives. The event is free including refreshments. For further information, call Jill Zarend (307)635-7094,

End of the Trail Kite Festival

Pine Bluffs is hosting the First Annual End of the Trail Kite Festival on Saturday, September 30, 11:00am-4:00pm, Bluffs Recreation Area, 1200 South Beech, Pine Bluffs. Let’s have some fun with the wonderful Wyoming wind. There will be semi-pro kite flying by American Kitefliers and Rocky Mountain Kite Associations, amateur adult and kids kite flying contest with prizes, free kites for the first 100 kids age 14 and under as well as vendors. For more information, please call (307)245-3301.

Second Annual Bike Event

The Cheyenne Greenway Foundation is hosting a fall bike event to showcase multi-use trails and amenities along the Greater Cheyenne Greenway. The Circle the Greenway bike event will take place at 3:00pm, on Sunday, September 24, beginning at the north shelter at Lion’s Park, near the Aquatics Center. After the ride, participants can enjoy light refreshments and fun activities for the kids and grownups alike. This is a free event with a suggested $10 donation to assist the Cheyenne Greenway Foundation with its mission. Visit to learn more about this event.

Holiday Craft Show

The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, is hosting its annual Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, September 30, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Booths are still available starting at $30 each. For more information or to registration call Chris at the YMCA at (307)634-9622.

Canning Workshop

Julie Balzan, the UW Nutrition and Food Safety expert will hold a canning workshop on Saturday, September 30, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, in the Pathfinder kitchen, Room 417 of Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Those interested should bring their recipes, fresh food, food prep equipment and canning utensils.

Haunted House Volunteer Orientation

The Knights of Pythias Annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House will hold a volunteer orientation on Saturday, September 30, 1:00pm, at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312½ West 17th Street. Volunteers, ages 16 or older, are needed to work any or all of the shows. Volunteer forms can be picked up and turned in at Haven’s Treasures, 312 West 17th Street. Call (307)630-0083 for more information.

Rare Public Tours of Union Pacific

Rare public tours of the Union Pacific Steam Shop and the Big Boy engine under renovation are available through November. Public access to the Steam Shop is normally available only once a year during Cheyenne Depot Days in May. The fall tours will start at 12:30pm on various Friday afternoons, September 15 and 29, October 13 and 27 and November 10 and 17. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased in the Depot Visitor Center or by calling (307)778-3133. Advance reservations are required.

Our Community Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit club or organization have an event coming up that you would like publicized? Submit a paragraph with who, what, when, where and contact information and we’ll put it in Trader’s “Our Community” section at no charge on a space available basis. The deadline is Tuesday at noon. For more information, call (307)634-8895.

Local Author Signing Day

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, is holding a Local Authors Signing Day on Saturday, September 16, from 10:00am-5:00pm. Local authors of all genres will sign and sell their books at the Library. If you are a local author who has not yet reserved a free table, please contact Robin Papleka at (307)773-7219.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting Friday, September 15, at 7:00pm, in the pub on the second floor, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. The program will feature a video on the Voyager Spacecrafts. This meeting is free and open to public. For further information about the club visit their website at

Walk Across Wyoming Ice Cream Social

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, will be hosting an ice cream social on Friday, September 15, at 3:00pm, at the main entrance, to celebrate Dr. Teresa Humphries-Wadsworth’s completion of her walk across Wyoming to bring awareness of Suicide. For more information, please contact Sam House at (307)778-7523.

Quilts Along the Platte Quilt Show

Quilts Along the Platte Quilt Show will be held at the Goshen County Fairgrounds in the Rendezvous Center, Torrington, Wyoming, Friday-Sunday, September 15-17. Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am-3:00pm. They will have 150 quilts on display, as well as vendors, demonstrations and their Opportunity Quilt. For more information, please call Pat Weitzel at (308)631-9443.

Hero Appreciation Day

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, will be celebrating all of Cheyenne’s heroes with free food, fun and song on Saturday, September 16, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at the main entrance. For more information, please contact Sam House at (307)778-7523.

Accepting Donations

The Thrift Store at 3020 Henderson Drive is accepting donations. All proceeds from the sale of donated items and monetary donations benefit the Sacred Earth Farm Animal Sanctuary. Please stop in for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Cheyenne and southeast Wyoming residents to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 16. Registration starts at 8:00am, at Holliday Park, 19th and Morrie Avenue. To start or join a team, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at To learn about the disease and resources, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers Lunch

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, September 19, at Good Friends Restaurant, 507 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday, September 17.

Alzheimer’s Monthly Education Programs

The Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is starting their series of monthly Community Education programs beginning Sunday, September 17, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Willow Room, with a presentation on Seniors & Fraud by Bob Maguire. The program is free and open to the public. For information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892.

Free Barbecue for Cancer Survivors

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center is hosting a free barbecue for cancer survivors on Saturday, September 16, 11:00am-1:00pm, at the Cancer Center, 310 East 24th Street. Family members and caregivers are also invited to attend. Free makeovers will also be available for women survivors. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is catering the meal, which will be served in the Cancer Center’s east patio and garden area. No RSVP is required. For more information, call 307-633-6863.

Rally Day Celebration

First United Methodist Church is hosting a Rally Day celebration on Sunday, September 17, from 11:00am-2:00pm, at the Lion’s Park Amphitheater. They will celebrate 150 years with a country-style church service at 11:00am followed by a family picnic and old fashioned carnival. The carnival will include games, lemonade, a dunk tank, pie judging contest and much more. This is open to the public, please bring a picnic lunch and blanket or chairs. For more information, please contact Angela Sellers-Swanson at (307)632-1410.

Master Gardener Fall Bulb Sale

The Laramie County Master Gardeners are now hosting their 2017 Fall Bulb Sale. Color coordinated bulb selections proven to grow in Laramie County are featured. Deadline for ordering is Friday, September 22. For ordering information and viewing the bulb selections go to and click on the What’s Hot Box - 2017 Fall Bulb Sale or contact Kathy Shreve at

Annual Volunteer Garage Sale

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Volunteers are hosting a huge CRMC Volunteers Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, September 16, 7:00am to 1:00pm, at 2600 East 18th Street, corner of Hot Springs and 18th. Proceeds benefit CRMC Volunteer Projects.

Cheyenne Audubon Society

The Cheyenne Audubon Society will host a public program, “Birds of the Serengeti,” Tuesday, September 19, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue at 7:00pm. Local photographer, Pete Arnold, will share photos of the birds and culture from his trip to East Africa last winter. The program is free and open to the public. For more information see the chapter’s September newsletter at or contact Mark at (307)634-0463.