Issue for the week of February 20, 2015
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Week of February 20-February 26, 2015

The following articles are for the week of February 20-February 26, 2015. If you would like to be a part of this section stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, email: info@wyotraders.com or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions please call (307)634-8895.

Taizé Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Chuch, 1908 Central Avenue, will be hosting a service of contemplative worship, in the style of Taizé, on Friday, February 20. Doors open at 6:30pm for silent meditation and the service begins at 7:00pm.

Jean Day Fundraiser

The Friday Food Bag Foundation will have a Jean Day Fundraiser on Friday, February 20. Funds raised will be donated to the Friday Food Bag Foundation in memory of Georgiana Stewart of First American Title. Please send all donations to Luanne Roberts’ attention at First American Title, 4515 East Lincolnway, Suite C. Checks can be made payable to the Friday Food Bag Foundation. Please contact Luanne Roberts for any questions at (307)637-8444.

Seedling Trees

The Laramie County Conservation District now has seedling trees available for purchase. Pick up a tree order form at the district office or call (307)772-2600 for more information. You can also access an order form by clicking the Seedling Trees link on their website, www.lccdnet.org. They are located east of Cheyenne, 11221 U.S. Hwy 30. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 7:30am–4:00pm.

Hoop Dancer to Perform

Please join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne to partake in a wonderful evening of Native American Hoop Dancing on Friday, February 20, 6:30pm. A suggested donation of $7 per person will be accepted at 3005 Thomes Avenue. For more information, please call UUCC at (307)638-4554 or go to uucheyenne.org. For more about the dance, go to https://www.facebook.com/hoopinitdakotastyle.

African Hand-Drumming

Join the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens for an interactive demonstration of African Hand-Drumming presented by the Wyoming African Students Association at the Paul Smith Children’s Village, Saturday, February 21 at 1pm. Cost is $1 per child. Please contact Education Horticulture Assistant, Baily Hallwachs at (307)637-6458 if you have any questions.

Wyoming Windfall

Wyoming Windfall is the catch name of the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. If you would like to see if your name is on the list of owners of unclaimed property, call the Unclaimed Property Office at (307)777-5590 or visit their website at www.wywindfall.gov.

Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society meets Friday, February 20 at 7:00pm in the Botanic Gardens building in Lions Park. The program will be “Telescopic Filters” presented by Rob Courtierr. Astronomy enthusiast are welcome.

First Black Studies Symposium

The Sankofa African Heritage Awareness, Inc. and the LCCC History Department offer an opportunity to view and discuss African American life via a prized international collection of more than 150 periodicals, pamphlets, rare books, posters, pictures and film. This American history immersion seminar, The Other Side of the Mountain, is Saturday, February 21, 8:30am–12:30pm at the Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive in the Union Pacific Conference Room. There is no admission charge but donations are accepted. For further information, please call James Peebles at (307)635-7094 or jillmerry@aol.com.

Volleyball Tryouts

AAU Thunderbird Volleyball tryouts will be held Sunday, February 22 at East High Gymnasium from 1:00pm-3:00pm. We will have multiple age teams, grades 5-12, but will be determined after tryouts. For more information contact Coach Box at (307)214-3834 or boxd@laramie1.org.

Monthly Meeting

Aglow Lighthouse monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 23, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Aglow meetings are where Christians get together without denominational boundaries. For more information please call Amanda, (307)286-5272.

Indoor Garage Sale

The Laramie County Fire District #6 Association will be holding an indoor garage sale on Saturday, February 21, 8:00am–2:00pm at the Burns Fire Station, 144 South Main Street.

YMCA Valentine Dances

The Annual YMCA Valentine Dances will be held at the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway. “Every Girl A Princess” will be held Saturday, February 21 and “A Knight To Remember” will be held on Sunday, February 22, with both dances from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Pre-purchased tickets are $25 for one adult plus child/children or $30 at the door. Tickets cover dinner, dessert, DJ, photograph, raffles and more! For more information, call (307)634-9622.

Monthly Luncheon

Laramie County Cowbelles monthly luncheon meeting will be held on Monday, February 23 at the Historic Plains Hotel, at noon. If you would like to attend please RSVP by contacting Carole Goertz, (307)547-3423 or cgoertz54@hotmail.com no later than February 20.

Meet For Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts Wednesday, February 25 at 1:00pm at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a St. Patrick’s shamrock. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Chili Supper and Community Bingo

The Triumph SkillsUSA Chapter will host a chili supper and community Bingo night on Thursday, February 26 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Dinner is $5 per person and will be served from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Bingo will begin at 6pm and is free and open to public. For more information please contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich at Triumph High School, (307)771-2500 or by email at teachwyo@yahoo.com.

Bunco Night Fundraiser

Cheyenne MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is hosting a Bunco Night at First Baptist Church, 1800 East Pershing Boulevard, on Friday, February 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Open to families, there is a $5 per person donation to MOPS. Childcare will be provided on-site for an additional cost with RSVP by Monday, February 23. Please call Lesa at (307)630-2777 for more information.

2nd Annual Banquet

Mule Deer Foundation is hosting it’s 2nd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on Saturday, March 7, at the Cheyenne Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Doors will open at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:30pm. For more information, to become a sponsor or to reserve your ticket contact Dave at (307)635-3865 or (307)631-3406.

Concert

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 2107 Capitol Avenue , invite you to an evening of music and marriage enrichment with Tajci on Friday, February 27, 7:00pm. Admission is free. For more information go to tajci.net or idobelieve.com.

Spirits of Mardi Gras

The Church of the Holy Trinity will be hosting its 3rd Annual “Spirits of Mardi Gras” tasting event to help support youth programs in the parish. This tasting event will be held on Saturday, February 28 at Little America. The event will begin at 6:00pm for those who have purchased VIP tickets and 7:00pm for general admission. To purchase tickets or if have any questions, please contact Holy Trinity at (307)632-5872.

4-H Carnival Fundraiser

There will be games, food and raffle tickets for sale at the 4-H Carnival Fundraiser on Saturday, February 28, 1:00pm-6:00pm in the LCCC Multi-Purpose Gym, 1400 East College Drive. The admission and entertainment are free. All proceeds go to support the Laramie County 4-H program. For more information, contact the UW Extension Office at (307)633-4383.

Board Meeting

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Board will meet in Cheyenne on Friday, February 27 at Little America, Casper room, from 8:00am-3:30pm. A copy of the board agenda is available on the Cultural Trust website, wyoculturaltrust.com. For more information about this meeting contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée, at (307)777-6312 or via email at renee.bovee@wyo.gov.

Ice Festival Canceled

Due to the recent unseasonably warm weather and the extended forecast for continued mild temperatures, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails has cancelled this year’s Wyoming Kids eXtreme Ice Festival scheduled for Saturday, February 28. The agency looks forward to the possibility that the event will return next year and that the 7th Ice Festival will be bigger and better than ever.

Girls Softball League

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services Division has begun setup for the 2015 Cheyenne Girls’ Softball Recreational League. Registration forms may be picked up at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, 8:00am–5:00pm, Monday– Friday. Registration is now through March 13. For more information, please call (307)637-6423.

Circles Wyoming

Can you give one Wednesday to help someone on the journey out of poverty to become self-sufficient? If you have a heart to help others, Circles Wyoming invites you to consider being an Ally. To learn more, contact Community Coordinator Chad Werner at (307)634-3333 or werner@circleswyoming.org. For information on Circles Wyoming, please visit www.circleswyoming.org.

Youth Rodeo

The 6th Annual Torrington Elks Little Britches Rodeo takes place at 8:00am both Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22. The rodeo is for contestants ages 5 to 18 years competing in 31 events over 5 divisions for points and prizes. Contestants must pre-enter by March 11. Entries, memberships and scholarship details and applications are available at www.torringtonlbr.com.

Gardening with Altitude

A lecture series to educate the community about gardening in high altitude as well as windy and low water conditions will be sponsored by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. The monthly event runs January to April and will include four lectures, each given by a master of their craft. On Saturday, February 28, Mike Bone will speak on the ins and outs of seed propagation. The lecture will be given from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Visit www.botanic.org or call (307)637-6458 for more information. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Western Spirit Art Show and Sale

The 34th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, which features over 100 western artists from across the country, can be seen March 7- April 19. A preview of the art can be seen online at oldwestmuseum.org/westernspirit.asp. The opening reception for the art show takes place on Saturday, March 7 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. The reception starts at 5:00pm for Museum members and 6:00pm for the general public. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oldwestmuseum.org or by calling (307)778-7290.

Vendor Opportunities

The Cheyenne Depot Museum has vendor opportunities for the following events: Depot Days, May 16-17; Hispanic Festival, June 6; Celtic Arts Festival, June 12-13; Wyoming Brewer’s Festival, June 20-21; Frontier Depot Emporium, July 16-27; and Holiday Mart, November 27-28. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for any of these events please contact us at (307)632-3905 or go to www.cheyenne depotmuseum.org/vendors for more info.

Making an Ordinary Life

Tips for transforming a normal life into a remarkable one are set to be discussed and shared at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, February 26, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions about Lifetree please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

X-JWC Bingo Fundraiser

Wear some green for luck and join the X-JWC of Cheyenne for a fun filled evening of Bingo on Saturday, March 14, 5:30pm at Grandma’s Pickle Parlor, 800 South Greeley Highway. The cost for a packet is $20 and extra cards will be available for purchase. Drink and snacks are also available for purchase. The bingo money will be divided between the winner and X-JWC. There will also be door prizes. The X-JWC proceeds will be donated to Comea Shelter, Friday Food Bag and LCCC scholarships. Open to the public. Questions call Carol, (307)630-3119.

Annual Banquet Awards

Help the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce identify outstanding businesses and professionals with the Small Business, Large Business, Community Service, Chamber Spirit, Emerging Leader and Person of the Year Awards. Nominees will be recognized at the Mission Possible Annual Banquet presented by WINHealth on Friday, March 20 at Little America Hotel and Resort.

Project Prom

Project Prom will be opening its doors this year at 213 W. 18th Street in downtown Cheyenne. Beginning Saturday, March 14 the store hours will be Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm and Mondays 2:00pm-5:30pm through the first of May. Donations in good condition are accepted. Project Prom provides dresses to girls in need, High School ID required. For more information, call Jean at (307)630-9250.

Art Workshop

Mike Beeman will be giving a two day workshop, “Painting with Pastels”, at the Cheyenne Artists Guild on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information or to register, call (307)632-2263.

Annual Art Show

Entry forms are now available for the Marilyn, Linda and Friends Annual Art Show, to be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center during the month of March. Everyone is welcome. Entry forms are available at the box office at the Cheyenne Civic Center, by email at marilynsagebrush@q.com, online at www.cheyenneciviccenter.org or by phone, Marilyn (307)630-7106, Linda (307)634-9139 or Cheyenne Civic Center (307)637-6363.

Donate Used Books

The 32nd annual Delta Kappa Gamma Used Book Sale will be in the former State Liquor Division Warehouse on Campstool Road across from the refinery. The book sale is Saturday, March 7, 8:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, March 8, 9:00am-4:00pm. Proceeds provide scholarshops for college students planning a career in education, educational programs for children and for current educators who wish to further their education. For more information, contact (307)637-5347 or (307)632-0209.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

If you are a young woman who volunteers in the community and is active in student or local government, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne invites you to apply for an award to recognize your dedication to public service. Applications for the award may be found on the Zonta International’s website at www.zonta.org. The deadline for submitting applications is March 19, 2015. For additional information, see Zonta Club of Cheyenne’s facebook page or contact Denise Parrish at (307)286-1463 or denisewyo@aol.com.

Applications Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 Mayor’s Youth Council for community minded young people who are interested in learning more about City government, civic trusteeship and community leadership. Applications are available at the Urban Planning Office located in Room 309 of the Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Avenue, or online at cheyennecity.org/index.aspx?nid=325. They can also be picked up from social studies teachers and career/counselor offices at the public junior and senior high schools and at the Teen Services desk on the second floor at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 20. For more information, call the Planning Office at (307)637-6251.

Operation Song

Operation Song is a Tennessee-based, not-for-profit program that brings active duty troops and veterans together with professional songwriters in a therapeutic and creative setting to help them tell their stories. These stories are then produced on a CD with these songs. They are opening up this program to the active duty troops and veterans here in Cheyenne. If you have a story to tell or would like to help with the songwriting process, please contact Ty Warner with your name and phone number at operationsongwyo@charter.net.

Free Battery Collection

Boy Scout Troop #221 will once again be collecting household, automotive and medical batteries for recycling in front of King Soopers, 3720 Dell Range Boulevard, on Sunday, March 1 from 11:00am-1:00pm. Early birds can drop off batteries at the box in front of the service desk.

Habitat Hero Workshop

Registration now open for Habitat Hero workshop to be held Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-4:30pm at Laramie County Community College, in the Center for Conferences and Institutes. Register online at www.brownpapertickets.com, key words “Habitat Hero Cheyenne.” The $15 registration fee includes lunch at LCCC, handouts and a digital copy of “Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area.” Walk-in registration will be available only if the workshop is not sold out. More information about the workshop is available at http://home.lonetree.com/audubon/habitatheromar2015.pdf or contact Mark Gorges, (307)634-0463, mgorges@juno.com.

Youth Spring Soccer Registration

Registration for the 2015 Cheyenne Soccer Club Spring Season is available online at www.cheyennesoccer.com. Limited scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. Those registering will be assigned to fill openings on existing teams. Practices may begin the week of April 6. Season runs April 18–May 23. For additional information, please call (307)635-4625.

Annual Bingo

Carpenter School and Community (CSC) will be hosting this year’s annual Bingo fundraiser for Carpenter and Burns Elementary Schools on Saturday, April 18 at 5:00pm at the Carpenter Elementary School. If you would like more information or to donate to this fundraiser, please call Kierstin Butler at (307)286-9630 or email carpentercsc@live.com

Cheyenne Egg Hunts

The Cheyenne Leisure Services Division is holding two great Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 4. At 10:00am, the 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place in Holliday Park, between Morrie and Alexander Avenues. This hunt is open to children ages 2-6, and children will be divided into age groups. Participants should bring their own Easter Egg Baskets to carry their goodies. There is no fee for the event. In the event of bad weather, an “Easter Egg Giveaway” will be held at the Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard, at 10:00am. The 4th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 2-10, will take place at the Cheyenne Aquatic Center, 931 Martin Esquibel Drive, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Tickets go on sale March 23 at the Cheyenne Aquatic Center and the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours early. For more information, contact the Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP TaxAide will provide free income tax preparation assistance, by appointment only, now through April 15, 2015, Monday-Thursday. Assistance is for low to moderate income. Certain items may be out of scope for tax preparation. Please bring your Social Security card, picture ID, last year’s tax return and forms W-2 and 1099 to the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, 10:00am–2:00pm. To schedule an appointment, please call (307)635-2435.

Wags to Wishes Hoedown Gala

Denkai Animal Sanctuary and Dog Adoption will hold their 3rd annual Wags to Wishes Hoedown Gala on Saturday, March 14, 5:00pm-10:00pm, at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado. There will be a western buffet, silent and live auction, entertainment as well as a live band. Contact Denkai at (970)454-3353 for more information.