Issue for the week of February 5, 2016
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Weeks of February 5-February 11

The following articles are for the weeks of January 29-February 4, 2016. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Trader’s Shopper’s Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: or fax: (307)634-8530. Deadline is Tuesdays at 12 Noon. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Art Show and Sale

Entry forms are now available for the annual “Marilyn, Linda and Friends” art show and sale to be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center through the month of March. Forms and fees are due by Friday, February 19, and delivery of artwork on Friday-Saturday, February 25 and 26, 10:00am-4:00pm. This is a non-juried show and everyone is welcome. Entry forms and information are available at the Civic Center box office, 510 West 20th Street, (307)637-6363. You can also E-mail or or call Marilyn at (307)630-7106 or Linda at (307)634-9139 for more information.

Trader’s Free Guide to Cheyenne Magazine

Publicize your event or show in Trader’s Publishing’s Guide to Cheyenne Schedule of Events. If your club, group or organization has a big event scheduled for later this year, get it published free of charge in our 2016-2017 Guide to Cheyenne. This free distribution magazine will feature a schedule of events beginning in April. Please submit your event’s name, location, dates, times, contact name and phone number to: Trader’s/Guide to Cheyenne Events, 2021 Warren Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001 no later than February 12. Events submitted are subject to space availability. Trader’s Publishing reserves the right to edit all submitted material.

Give Kids a Smile Day

Give Kids a Smile Day will be held on Saturday, February 6, 8:00am-2:30pm at the LCCC Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1400 East College Drive. For details or to register a child, please contact the Wyoming Delta Dental Foundation at (307)632-3313.

Recruiting Volunteers

Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, is recruiting volunteers for a program called No Veteran Dies Alone. Volunteers are needed for program coordination, clerical support, patient and family support. Extensive training will be provided. Contact the Voluntary Service Office at (307)778-7550 extension 7317.

Free Tax Preparation Service Site Opening

Free tax preparation, for those who qualify and information about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is available at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, CCI Room 144, through April 13, Monday and Wednesday, 5:00pm-7:30pm and through April 9, Saturday, 9:00am-11:30am. Basic income tax preparation services and electronic filing will be available through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. If you would like more information about the VITA program, contact United Way of Laramie County at (307)638-8904. For more information about EITC, contact Tom Patras, Internal Revenue Service at (307)633-0866.

Swimming Classes at LCCC

Laramie County Community College will be having a variety of swimming classes and lessons. They offer aerobic exercises, strength training, core stability movements and aquatic kick boxing. They also have water aerobics for children and family water exercise. The cost and dates vary. For more information on dates and times or to register, call Karin at (307)778-1236.

Art on the Y Wall

The YMCA is looking for donations of artwork for their Silent Art Auction during the month of February that benefits the 60th Annual Support Campaign “We’re More than a Gym, We’re a Cause”. Artists can donate anytime at membership services. Proceeds benefit their Scholarship programs and so much more. For more information, contact Chris at cshay@cheyen or (307)634-9622.

Crafters Needed

The Comfort Inn Suites Valentine’s Day craft show will be held on Saturday, February 6, 9:00am-2:30pm, at 201 West Fox Farm Road. Booth rental is $15 per space. Proceeds to benefit the Guild Center. Call Lisa at (307)221-4430 for more information.

Pine Bluffs Country Dance

Dalton Fuller will play music at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center, 309 Elm Street, on Sunday, February 7, 1:00pm-5:00pm. They will start music at 1:00pm this Sunday so folks that want to leave early for the Super Bowl can do that. A donation will be accepted at the door for the dance and they request that everyone bring a favorite finger food for a snack following the dance at 5:00pm. Dalton plays country, western, modern, waltz, two step, polka, plus line dance and many favorite music requests.

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Donate Used Books for DKG Book Sale

Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of educators, will collect used books through February 28, for their 33rd annual used book sale. Collection boxes are only in the Albertson’s store on Yellowstone this year, 5800 Yellowstone Road, both Safeway stores, 469 Cole Center and 700 South Greeley Highway, King Soopers, 3702 Dell Range, Natural Grocer’s, 5116 Frontier Mall Drive, #400 and Gold’s Gym, 1616 East Pershing. Books on CD, videos, DVDs, games and puzzles are appreciated. Old texts and encyclopedias do not sell. Please recycle them elsewhere. The book sale is March 5-6, Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm at the west wing of Carey Junior High School, 1780 East Pershing. Proceeds provide scholarships for college students planning careers in education, for current educators who wish to further their education and educational programs for children. For more information or for pick up of a large quantity of books, call (307)637-5347 or (307)632-0209.

Short Stacks for a Tall Cause

Everyone is invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser to support Family Promise of Cheyenne at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range, Saturday, February 6, 8:00am-10:00am. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from Family Promise of Cheyenne at (307)772-8770.

Friendship Force Meeting

The Friendship Force Chapter of Cheyenne will be meeting on Monday, February 8, at Casey’s Club, 507 West 28th Street, starting at 6:00pm with a potluck dinner. There will be a general business meeting, a discussion about future incoming and outgoing exchanges. Anyone interested in learning more about the organization or the program is invited. For more information about the Friendship Force or the meeting, call (307)635-6050, Barbara Guilford at (307)634-0309, Tim Bolin, Vice President at (307)634-9300 or visit friend

Wake Up To Women’s Heart Health

The Cheyenne Regional Heart & Vascular Institute is hosting its 7th Annual Wake Up To Women’s Heart Health on Saturday, February 6, 8:00am-2:00pm, in Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s main auditoriums, 214 East 23rd Street. Guests are encouraged to wear red clothing or accessories to show their support for women’s heart health. The $25 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and a tote bag. Door prizes will also be given away. For more information or to RSVP, call (307)432-2677. Walk-ins will also be accepted at no additional charge if space is available.

Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Reception

Everyone is invited to a reception honoring the 2015 inductees to the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, on Saturday, February 6, 11:00am. The 2015 Inductees to be honored will be Laddie Guy “Lad” Smith, John Shelby Bell and James Newell “Jimmie” Robbins, all from the Albany County Region and Alfred F. “Al” Scoon and William A. “Billy” Scoon from the Laramie County Region. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction of cowboy/western items and food and beverages. For more information, contact Brandy at (307)640-4910, Rob at (307)637-3946, Debi at (307)630-3281 or in Laramie, Sharleen at (307)399-6205, Guy Warpness at (307)760-8777 or Shawna at (307)760-1579.

Free Income Tax Preparation by AARP

AARP TaxAide will be available by appointment only, through April 14, Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-1:15pm, at the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. Please bring a Social Security Card, picture identification, last year’s return forms, and forms W-2 and 1099. The program is designed for low to moderate income and certain items may be out of scope for tax preparation. To make an appointment or for assistance, please call (307)635-2435.

March Madness

March Madness is for children 3-12 years old. The basketball season runs March 5-April 30 with registration deadline of Monday, February 8. For information, call Chandra Watson, Sports Coordinator, (307)634-9622 or E-mail

Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Francis E. Self American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, on Tuesday, February 9, 5:30pm-9:00pm. Soup and salad will be served followed by a male beauty pageant. Come see the post members strut their stuff and vote for your favorite. Proceeds to benefit the post repair fund. For more information, call Betty at (307)631-9038.

Cheyenne Newcomers Meeting

The Cheyenne Newcomers will meet for free Tripoli and hors d’oeuvres on Sunday, February 13, at 1:00pm, at Cheyenne Evangelical Church, 7006 North College Drive. Everyone is welcome. Bring $2.00 in pennies for Tripoli. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information and to RSVP.

Leading a Switch Workshop

The “Leading a Switch” workshop presented by Susan Heath Hays is a free event sponsored by Healthier Laramie County and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on Thursday, February 11, in the Big Horn conference room at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Registration is at 8:30am with light breakfast and refreshments. The event begins at 9:00am and concludes at 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Contact Jessica Sprouse at (307)773-8241 or E-mail jessica@laramiecounty for more information.

Annual Art Competition

The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Clinics would like to invite regional Veteran artists, authors, thespians, musicians and speakers to show their work during the Creative Arts Competition on February 25-26 at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Entry forms must be submitted by Friday, February 12. Veterans interested in competing may register at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, by contacting Shelley Shively at (307)778-7550 ext. 7483 or Sam House at (307)778-7523.

Cheyenne Transit

In observance of President’s Day, the Cheyenne Transit Program office will be closed and Cheyenne city buses will not run on Monday, February 15. Buses will resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, February 16.

Free Pancake Supper

Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church, corner of Henderson and East Pershing, 2602 Deming Boulevard, will hold a free pancake supper on Tuesday, February 9, 5:30pm-7:00pm. For more information, please call 307-630-9852.

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Meeting

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board will meet via conference call on Thursday, February 11, beginning at 9:00am. This meeting will focus on general business and review and update of the draft communication plan. Cultural Trust Fund board meetings are open to the public. Public comment will occur at 10:00am. To participate in the conference call, call toll free at (888)601-7276 or dial in to (307)274-4702. People in Cheyenne are invited to join the board in the 3rd floor conference room of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue. A draft agenda is available on the Cultural Trust website, Please contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée, at re or by calling (307)777-6312 with any questions.

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at

Foundations of Faith Nurse Course

The Faith Community Nurse Program is offering the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course for registered nurses. The course is offered online Monday evenings, April 4-June 13 or in person in Cheyenne Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18. Early registration discounts are available through Monday, February 15. To register for the course, contact Amanda Hubbard at (307)632-3640, or online at

Dutch Lunch

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and friends will meet for a dutch lunch on Tuesday, February 16, at the Outback Steakhouse, 1626 Fleischli Parkway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (307)638-8932 to RSVP by noon on Monday, February 15.

Leap Day Book Fair

Leap Day is coming! The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is celebrating the release of local author Amanda Cabot’s new book, On Lone Star Trail, with a Leap Year themed book fair at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard, Saturday, February 20, 9:00am-9:00pm. Events will include special crafts and story times at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Cabot will be signing her book from 10:00am to noon and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. A portion of the sales will benefit the Paul Smith Children’s Village so long as customers tell the cashier they want to support the book fair. Online sales from Sunday, February 21, through Saturday, February 27, will also benefit the Children’s Village if customers enter ID #11810827 at checkout. For more information, contact Tina Worthman at (307)637-6458.

Re-Ride Program

The DDA, Rock on Wheels and Richard Johnson have been working hard on a bike Re-Ride program. There is a need for more bikes. If you donate, they get a tune-up and fresh paint and a new life. Plus you have helped a program that brings with it some super benefits for tourists and residents alike in Cheyenne. If you have an old bike gathering dust, give it a new life. Take it to Rock on Wheels, 900 East Lincolnway, and tell them it’s for the Re-Ride program!

Garage and Bake Sale

The Holy Trinity Catholic Church will be having a garage and bake sale on Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-2:00pm, at 1836 Hot Springs Avenue, in the basement. For additional information, call (307)632-5872.

Tough Conversations Seminar

Unified Peoples Federal Credit Union, UPFCU, is teaming up with Cheyenne area businesses and organizations to help spark long-term planning for folks near retirement age and their families. On Wednesday, February 17, 11:30am-1:00pm, UPFCU is hosting a Tough Conversation Seminar, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The seminar is free and open to the public. There will be limited seating. Please call (307)632-1476 to reserve your seating.

The Cheyenne Dance Club

The Cheyenne Dance Club will hold its next dance on Saturday, February 20, in the Yellowstone Room, Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. There will be slow jitterbug lessons, $10 per couple, with Dave Urquidez, from 4:30pm-5:30pm. The social hour is at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm. Dinner is $50 per couple and reservations are needed by Monday, February 15. Call Cathy, (307)632-7460 to RSVP. Ballroom dancing is from 7:00pm-10:00pm with the Dean Beck Orchestra.

Wall of Wine Event

Saturday, February 20, from 7:00pm-9:30pm, join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue for their 2nd Annual Wall of Wine fundraising event. There will be live entertainment, a lottery and a 50/50 raffle. Also there will be a pizza party for the children. In order to participate in the wine, beer, tea, chocolate lottery bring a bottle of your favorite wine, average price $10-$20 or a six pack of your favorite craft beer, a box or tin of your favorite tea or a box of your favorite chocolate or all of the above. Tickets are $10 for an individual or $25 for a family of four. For more information visit or call Shelley at (307)638-4554.

Learn How to Better Manage Your Health

The Laramie County Senior Citizens Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, will host a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop 8:30am-11:00am, Fridays, February 26-April 1. The workshop is sponsored by the Southern Wyoming Senior and Volunteer program. Register now at or call Amy at (307)635-2435 ext. 11.

Official Ribbon Cutting

You are cordially invited to attend the official ribbon cutting and open house for the new Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility on Friday, February 19, at 1:00pm. The facility, located on the grounds of the Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, boasts 10 beds to treat our nation’s Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or substance abuse. The facility was designed to keep our heroes closer to home and to their families during treatment.

4-H Carnival Fundraiser

The 4-H Carnival Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm-6:00pm, in the LCCC All-Purpose Gym, 1400 East College Drive. Admission is free, there will be carnival games, raffle baskets and food for sale. All proceeds go to support the Laramie County 4-H program.

Meet For Crafts

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, February 24, at 1:00pm, at the Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a bunny butt pot and bunny pin. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

3rd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

Mule Deer Foundation is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on Saturday, February 27, at the Cheyenne Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. It will be loads of fun for the whole family. 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.