Issue for the week of February 16, 2018
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Weeks of February 16-25, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of February 16-25, 2018. 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.

Cheyenne Amateur Boxing Club

The Cheyenne Amateur Boxing Club is open for registration for males or females ages eight and up. Practices are held at Storey Gym, 2811 Evans Avenue, 2nd floor on the east side of the building, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please bring birth certificate, two snapshots, parent to sign forms, copy of current physical. The training is Olympic style boxing and is open to those interested in learning the art of boxing, staying in shape and do not wish to compete. For information, call Mark at (307)631-7540.

Worship Service Times

The Holy Temple of God and Christ has moved from 567 West 5th Street to 1517 Walnut Drive. Sunday School will be held from 9:30am-10:30am, with Sunday Worship beginning at 11:00am. Bible study is held every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm and Prayer group on Fridays from 6:00pm-7:00pm. For more information, please call (307)630-1725.

Taizé Style Worship

A service of contemplative worship in the style of Taizé, stillness, music and prayer, will be held Friday, February 16, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm for silent meditation and service will begin at 7:00pm. For more information, please call (307)634-7709.

Friday Fish Fry

Allen Chapel Young Peoples Division, 917 West 21st Street, will hold a Lenten season fish fry every Friday, from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm. Delivery is available during the lunch hour with a 3 meal minimum. Meal includes: 2-piece catfish with hushpuppies and a side, either fries or coleslaw for $10, plus $1 beverages and $2 dessert of the day. For more information, please call (307)632-1489.

Father-Daughter Mother-Son Dances

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host its annual RE/MAX Capitol Properties sponsored Valentine’s Father-Daughter dance on Saturday, February 17 and Mother-Son dance on Sunday, February 18. Both dances will run from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1429 East Lincolnway. Pre-purchased tickets are $25 or $30 at the door, for one adult plus child/children and covers dinner, dessert, DJ, photograph and more! For more information, please call Chris Shay at (307)634-9622.

Walking Club

Looking to start a weekly walking club, maybe walking down country roads exploring the countryside around Cheyenne, starting in May. If you are interested and you are in good health, please contact Chuck at (307)757-0586 or E-mail A great way to make new friends and get in shape.

Dutch Lunch

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch Tuesday, February 20, at Poor Richards, 2233 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday February 18.

Driver’s Education

Registration is now open for Laramie County Community College driver’s education classes. Pre-registration is required for Spring classes beginning in March. For more information or to register, please call the Life Enrichment Office at LCCC at (307)778-1236 or E-mail

Glass Art Celebration

Wyoming’s largest glass art show, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Glass Art Celebration, is on exhibit Wednesday-Sunday, February 14-18. Show hours are 10:00am-5:00pm, in the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Grand Conservatory, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Admission is free to the public. The public is asked to choose a favorite art piece during the exhibit, and winners will be announced on Sunday, February 18.

History of Christianity

Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church of Cheyenne is hosting “Christianity: a March Through Time: From Bethlehem to Cheyenne, An Orthodox Perspective” with Father Christopher Xanthos presenting on two Sundays, February 18 and 25, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Plan on attending both Sundays, since it is a sequence, but if you can only attend one, please do. For more information, please call (307)514-5347.

Black Studies Month Film Screenings

Sankofa African Heritage and the History Department of Laramie County Community College presents African-American Black Film Exposition. Three shocking, revealing, daring and factualizing films will be screened in February. All screenings will be held at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, Rooms for Conferences and Institutes. All screenings are free. For screening dates, times and more information, please contact Jill Zarend, (307)635-7094,

Union Pacific Steam Shop Tours

Union Pacific, Visit Cheyenne and the Depot Museum announced a Steam Shop tour for February. The tour date is on Friday, February 16. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the Depot Visitor Center, located at 121 West 15th Street, or by calling (307)778-3133. The tour includes admission to the Cheyenne Depot Museum and trolley transportation to the Steam Shop where Union Pacific workers show work on the steam engines. For more information, please visit

Epilepsy Seminar

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, 214 East 23rd Street, is hosting a free seminar on Wednesday, February 21, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. They will explore multiple treatment options in addition to medication with an open dialogue with peers, health providers and health service professionals in the area. Registration is required for this free event. Please visit or call Wendy Kogel at (303)377-9774.

Cheyenne Audubon’s Free Program

The Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society members invite the public to a talk about stressors on nesting raptors and what they mean in Wyoming on Tuesday, February 20, at 7:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or contact Mark, (307)634-0463,

Lady Newcomers and Friends Craft Meeting

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts Wednesday, February 28, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a hodgepodge can. For more information, please call Janice at (307)638-0970.

Father and Son Duct Tape Duel

Wyoming Cares Father and Son Duct Tape Duel will be held on Saturday, March 10, at Storey Gym, 2810 House Avenue, from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Open to all elementary school boys and their fathers, uncles or grandfathers. Activities will include food, T-shirts, keepsake photos and a variety of materials and duct tape to create your “duct tape wonder.” Tickets are available at the following locations: Trader’s Shopper’s Guide, 2021 Warren Avenue, Carpet One, 3424 East Pershing Boulevard, Salisbury P.C., 1720 Carey Avenue Suite 500 and must be purchased by Tuesday, March 6. For information or scholarship eligibility, call (307)237-7035.

Annual Art Show and Sale

The Marilyn, Linda and Friends Annual Art Show and Sale will be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street, during the month of March. Forms and fees need to be returned by Tuesday, February 27, and art work delivered Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27 and 28, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Most medias are accepted and everyone is welcome. Reception to be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Pick up entry forms at the Civic Center Box Office or E-mail, subject: Art Show. For more information, please contact Linda at (307)634-9139, Marilyn at (307)634-1517 or (307)630-7106, or the Cheyenne Civic Center at (307)637-6363.

Americanism Essay Contest

The American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary is hosting an Americanism Essay contest for all schools. Students are asked to write what they feel or believe Americanism is in their schools or community and what they can do to promote Americanism. This is open for all students third grade to High School. The deadline for this contest is Friday, March 30. Please send the student’s essays to the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, attention Unit 6 Auxiliary, or call Linda at (307)256-4138 and she will pick them up.


Laramie County Community College is hosting STEM Day Wednesday, February 28, at 9:00am. This is open to High School juniors and seniors, as well as interested community members. Participants can learn more about STEM-related careers in science, technology engineering and math, with special presentations, hands-on activities, lunch and a career fair. This event is free, but space is limited. To register and learn about the event, visit or call (307)637-1154.

State History Cash Grants

The Wyoming State Historical Society offers cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history. The grants, ranging from $100-$1500 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee. Application and rules are available at the Society’s website at, then selecting “Homsher Endowment.” If you do not have access to the web, please contact the Wyoming State Historical Society at (307)322-3014 or to receive a copy of the application. All applications must be submitted electronically and are due by Wednesday, February 28.

Free Tax Preparation

AARP TaxAide is offering free tax preparation by appointment only, Monday through Friday, now through April 12, at the Senior Activity Center located at 2101 Thomes Avenue, from 10:00am-1:15pm. You will need to bring the following: Social Security Card, picture identification, W-2 and 1099. You must bring a copy of last year’s tax return. Call (307)635-2435 for tax preparation or assistance.

Senior Companion

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who needs help in order to remain living at home. Senior Companions are volunteers over 55 who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks which are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own. The program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. (307)634-1010 or toll free (877)634-1005.

Delta Kappa Gamma Book Sale

Delta Kappa Gamma will collect used books now-March 6, for their used book sale. Collection boxes will be located at Albertson’s, 5800 Yellowstone Road and 3355 East Pershing Boulevard, Safeway, 700 South Greeley Highway, King Soopers, 3702 Del Range, Natural Grocers, 5116 Frontier Mall Drive, Golds Gym, 1616 East Pershing and Gardening With Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue. If you are unable to deliver books, have a large quantity and live within a 10 mile radius, call (307)637-5347 or (307)369-2940 for an appointment. Books on CD, DVDs, games and puzzles are appreciated. Old textbooks, condensed books and encyclopedias do not sell, please recycle them elsewhere. The book sale is March 10-11, Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, 9:00am-3:00pm, at Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard.

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. If you have been recently released from prison, need help finding a job, getting to work, continuing your education, finding a place to live or if you have someone you love who has been recently incarcerated and don’t know what to do, this group is for you! For information, please call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

Jump into Jewels

Donations for Habitat for Humanity’s signature fundraiser, Jump into Jewels, are being collected. New or gently used jewelry, purses, belts, scarves, hats and jewelry boxes are needed. Donations can be dropped off at the Habitat ReStore, 1721 Ames Avenue or Donna’s Wear It Again, 1600 Central Avenue. Proceeds from Jump into Jewels help fund Habitat’s 2018 Women Build Home. Join them Saturday, April 28, for a day of shopping, food and fun. For information, call the Habitat ReStore at (307)637-8067 or E-mail