Issue for the week of September 23, 2016
Our Community

Weeks of September 23-September 29

The following articles are for the weeks of September 23-September 29, 2016. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Coats For Kids

The 11th Annual Children’s Coat Give-away will be held Friday, October 7th, at 11:00am, at the CFD Public Relations Building, directly behind CFD Old West Museum on Carey Avenue, 4610 Carey Avenue. Bring your child in for a free coat for winter. Contact Jim Lynch at (307)221-1080 or Tom Korthals at (307)631-4157 for more information.

Circle the Greenway Ride

The inaugural Circle the Greenway Ride will be held on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 3:00pm, at the North shelter in Lions Park by the Municipal Pool, 4603 Lion Park Drive. Riders will circle the airport, eight and a half miles for one hour, and circle the park, one and a quarter miles for a 20 minute ride. People of all ages are welcome. All proceeds go to the Cheyenne Greenway Foundation and Airport Fountain Restoration project.

Bark And Wine

The Bark and Wine auction and fundraiser will be held Friday, October 7, from 5:30pm-9:00pm, at the Hereford Ranch, 1101 Hereford Ranch Road. Tickets are available at or at the adoption center, 3619 Evans Avenue. For questions, contact (307)214-6600.

Post 1881 Auxiliary Craft Show

Post 1881’s annual craft show will be held on Saturday, October 8 and will continue monthly on the second Saturday of each month, at 2816 East 7th Street, off of Nationway, next to the Kia dealership, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Please support your veterans by renting a table or space and stop by for lunch and support the vendors. For information, contact Debbie at (307)221-5552.

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact

The Laramie County DUI Impact Panel will meet on Monday, September 26, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Community College CCI Building, 1400 East College Drive, inside Room 130. The mission of the Laramie County DUI Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving, and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. If you are interested in speaking for or being a part of the Impact Panel, please call (307)214-5444 to confirm the schedule.

Free Student Workshop

Unified People’s FCU is teaming up with the Gear Up Program at the Laramie County Community College to offer a free student workshop for upperclassmen in high school and college freshmen. This workshop is to learn about real world money skills and teaches students about budgeting, credit and fraud. This workshop will take place on Saturday, October 1, in room 120, at 1400 East College Drive, and Saturday, October 22, in room 111, at 1400 East College Drive. To RSVP, please contact (307)287-6913.

Life Chain Hour of Prayer

Life Chain 2016 will take place on Sunday, October 2, from 2:00pm-3:00pm, at the corner of Dell Range Boulevard and Powderhouse Road. Life Chain is an international hour of prayer for the nation and a peaceful, prayerful public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of abortion. Participants will stand and pray on sidewalks of major cities across the nation and Canada with 1000’s who support the sanctity of human life. For questions contact Lisa Provance, Right to Life of Laramie County, at (307)221-1686 or

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.

Curt Gowdy Work Party

Cheyenne Audubon has scheduled a work party in which volunteers are invited to help collecting an invasive weed at Curt Gowdy State Park on Saturday, September 24. Participants will leave from the Lions Park parking lot, 4603 Lion Park Drive, between the Children’s Village, the beach house and the picnic shelter at 8:00am or volunteers can meet at the Curt Gowdy Visitor Center, 1264 Granite Springs Road at 8:30am. Return to Cheyenne is scheduled for around 1:00pm. Volunteers should bring clippers, shovels, water and snacks. This trip is free but volunteers must RSVP to Barb at (307)634-0463.

Fall Craft Fair

The American Legion Fall craft fair will be held at 2001 East Lincolnway on Saturday, September 24, from 9:00am-2:00pm. For more information, call (307)631-6439 or E-mail

Fill-A-Bag Book Sale

The Laramie County Library will host a fill-a-bag book sale between Friday, September 23 and Friday, September 30 in the Book Sale Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue on Monday though Thursday between 10:30am-8:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm and Sunday, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Bring in your own reusable bag or shopping bag and fill it to the top for $5 per bag. New books will be put out on Thursday. For any questions, contact Amber McDaniel at or Reese Ruiz at

Parent Leadership Training Institute

The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Laramie County teaches anyone how to become a leading advocate for children and their community. To learn more on how you can claim your voice, PLTI of Laramie County will be holding a free to the public event at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Saturday, September 24, in the Sunflower Room. For more information, please visit the website or contact Jessica Sprouse at

Recycled Treasures Sale

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Recycled Treasures Sale on Saturday, September 24, from 8:00am-2:00pm at Allison Hall, 18th and Warren Avenue. The sales from this huge, church-wide sale will benefit missions both locally and globally. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

Two Day Workshop

The Cheyenne Artists Guild is offering a two day workshop on acrylics on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, from 10:00am-4:30pm at 1701 Morrie Avenue. The workshop instructor is Ms. Jeanie Schlump, she has an MFA from UW and previously taught at LCCC’s Albany County Campus for 13 years. This workshop costs $55 for guild members and $60 for non-members. Those interested can contact Lei at (307)632-2263.

Gems and Jewels for Films

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski will be hosting a 100% profit donation fundraiser for the Cheyenne Youth Short Film Festival on Tuesday, September 27, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This event will provide opportunities to win jewelry, gift certificates prices and more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Ernie November, 217 West Lincolnway. For more information, contact Amy Moon at (307)631-5947.

The Cheyenne Farmers’ Market

The Cheyenne Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday through October 1, from 7:00am-1:00pm, at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. The market benefits Community Action of Laramie County, Inc., America’s poverty fighting network. For more information, visit

Attention Hunters

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting sight-in days open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, from 9:00am-3:00pm at the range. From Cheyenne take I-25 north to Iron Mountain/Horse Creek Road, turn west, left, on Horse Creek Road, continue 3 miles to Telephone Road, turn north, right, on Telephone Road and drive 2 miles to County Road 217, turn right on the dirt road to get to the range and continue to the bench rest house. The cost for this event is $3 per rifle for members and non-members, bring your own ear and eye protection, rifle and ammunition.

Caring Clowns College Course

A Caring Hospital Clown College course is being offered to anyone interested in pursuing this rewarding volunteer service. This is a 7 week, once a week course, beginning Sunday, October 2, from 2:00pm-4:30pm at Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO. The cost of this course is $85. Longmont United Hospital has a very special volunteer service with the Caring Clowns. There are currently eight specially trained clowns who make rounds visiting the patients, staff and visitors at the hospital. For more information or to register call Kathy Shook at, (303)684-0490 or visit

Vendors Needed

Destiny Christian Academy, 215 East 8th Street, will be holding their 6th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-3:00pm. Vendor table spaces are available for $35 or $45 with electricity. Contact Mr. Jenson via text at (307)214-6277 or E-mail

Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting

The next meeting of the Nashville Songwriters Association International Cheyenne Chapter will be on Tuesday, September 27, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, at the Paramount Cafe, 1607 Capitol Avenue. This month they will welcome award-winning, songwriter Bryan Hayes. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring at least 2 lyric sheets and your instrument. For more information or questions, contact Ty Warner at, (307)287-2606 or, visit,

Meet For Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, September 28, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a 4th of July patriotic centerpiece and little angels. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Living History Day

The CFD Old West Museum will host a Living History Day on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00am-4:00pm, at 4610 Carey Avenue. There will be interactive presentations, gallery tours and interactive children’s projects. This event is free to the public. For questions, contact (307)778-7290.

Accepting Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County Inc. is accepting applications for their 2016-2017 Habitat homes. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1721 Ames Avenue, between 9:00am-5:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Deadline for application submission is Monday, October 31.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October starting on Wednesday, October 5, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Families must register children ages 16 and under during the month of October to participate in the program. Parents and guardians must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card and proof of legal guardianship. The Marine Corps Reserves and the many Toys for Tots volunteers believe that every child deserves a little Christmas! For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots coordinator, at (678)215-7584, or E-mail,

Rake Up Cheyenne

Emerging Leaders, a United Way of Laramie County program, have announced their first Rake Up Cheyenne volunteer event for Saturday, October 15. This event is about the community coming together to help the elderly and disabled. Volunteers will form teams to rake up designated locations. Volunteers may form a team by visiting, by Friday, September 30. Community members who are 65 years of age and/or physically unable to maintain their own yard and live within Cheyenne city limits, may apply to have their leaves cleared that day at,, or contact the United Way office at (307)638-8904. For more information about Rake Up Cheyenne or Emerging Leaders program, contact United Way of Laramie County at (307)638-8904 or

Haunted House Orientation

The Knights of Pythias Nightmare on 17th Street haunted house is looking for volunteers for its 2016 haunted house. If you are 16 years of age or older and like scaring people, stop by Haven’s Treasures Flea Market, 312 West 17th Street, to fill out or pick up a volunteer form. Those ages 16 or 17 must have parents signature. An orientation will also be held on Saturday, October 1 at 312-1/2 West 17th Street. For more information or questions, call (307)630-8680.

Cheyenne Dance Club

The Cheyenne Dance Club will host an event on Saturday, October 1 in the Yellowstone Room at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road, from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The Dean Beck Orchestra will be featured and there will be Foxtrot lessons from 4:30pm-5:30pm followed by cocktails and dinner for $25. Dance admissions is $35 for non-members. For questions or information E-mail Nancy at or call (307)871-3367.

Blessing of the Animals Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will have a blessing of the animals service on Sunday, October 2, at 2:00pm, at 1908 Central Avenue. Get your animals blessed at the church. Donations may also be brought that will go to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

Remembrance Day

The 5th International Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day will be on Saturday, October 8th, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, in the Union Pacific Conference Rooms at 9:00am. Nakia Wigfall, the former director of Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association, Charleston, South Carolina, will be the principal speaker for the 5th Sankofa International Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored in part by the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming Humanities Council, Visit Cheyenne and the History Department of the Laramie County Community College.

Cardboard Box City Event

Family Promise of Cheyenne is hosting their second annual Cardboard Box City Event on Saturday, October 22, at the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. This is the one day a year community members build a “home” out of a cardboard box and sleep overnight at the Depot Plaza to raise awareness and advocate for local children and their families experiencing homelessness. This is a family friendly event which will have a DJ, games and activities in addition to building the box houses. For additional information, please contact Lori Kempter-Mansell at (307)772-8770 or Email

Episcopal Diocesan Convention

The 50th Annual Episcopal Diocesan Convention will be Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. The host for the convention will be St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and will be held at the Holiday Inn ad Convention Center in Sheridan Wyoming, 1809 Sugarland Drive, Sheridan, Wyoming. For more information, contact Wanda Hughes at (307)634-7709.

Holidaze Craft Fair

The Triumph High School Senior Class of 2017 will host a Holidaze Craft Fair on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at 1250 West College Drive. Admission is free and lunch items will be available for purchase. Vendors can reserve a space for $30 for each 8’ by 4’ space and vendors will set up from 7:00am-9:00am on the sale date. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich or Valerie Montgomery at (307)771-2500.

Poverty Simulation

The University of Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition, Community Action of Laramie County and United Way of Laramie County will host a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, October 18, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. This learning tool has been created as a way to help people understand the realities of poverty. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate in or to observe the poverty simulation. To register as a participant, use the online system at or contact Shawndae at (307)638-8904 extension 10 or Volunteer at or contact the United Way Office at (307)638-8904 extension 14.

Aspiring Writers Meeting

An aspiring writers meeting to share and critique work will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm, Laramie County Library, Windflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.

Halloween Costume Drive

Emerging Leaders, a United Way of Laramie County Program, have announced the second annual Halloween Costume Drive. New and gently used costumes can be donated now through October 13 at several area businesses including, ANB Bank, 1912 Capitol Avenue, Blue Cross Blue Shield, 4000 House Avenue, Blue FCU, 5105 Randall Avenue, College America, 6101 Yellowstone Road #101, CRMC cafeteria, 214 East 23rd Street, First Education FCU, 120 West Carlson Street, Jonah Bank, 2015 Central Avenue, Meridian Trust FCU, 2223 Warren Avenue, Security First Bank, 500 West 18th Street, Sierra Trading Post, 5025 Campstool Road, The Corner Stop, 901 West Pershing Boulevard and Wyoming Machinery, 7819 Hutchins Drive. This drive will help provide homeless and low-income children with the same experiences as their peers. For more information about the drive or Emerging Leaders program, contact United Way of Laramie County, at (307)638-8904 or,

The Great Cheyenne Bed Race and Raffle

Big Brothers Big Sisters presents the Great Cheyenne Bed Race and Raffle to be held on Saturday, October 15, at Carey Avenue and 15th Street, with public voting beginning at 2:00pm and the race beginning at 3:30pm. Beds will be drag raced downtown to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Contestants may enter a 5-person team for a chance to win in three categories that include: most creative, fastest bed and most pledge money raised. For more information or to register as a team, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (307)514-3383 or visit

Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

The 2016 Comea House 5K 17th annual Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble will be held on Saturday, November 5, with the Gobble Wobble at 9:00am and the Turkey Trot at 9:30am at the Comea Homeless Shelter, 1504 Stinson Avenue. This event benefits the Comea Homeless Shelter. Register online at For questions, contact Kristi Ruben at (307)631-5490 or