Issue for the week of January 20, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of January 20-January 29

The following articles are for the weeks of January 20-January 29, 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.

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.

Taizé Style Service

The next Taizé-style service will be Friday evening, January 20, at 7:00pm, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue. The doors will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Please call (307)634-7709 for more information.

Larry’s Place, Inc. Needs Volunteers

Larry’s Place, Inc., is a nonprofit foundation that helps rehabilitate and reintegrate ex-offenders back into society upon their release from prison. They, in cooperation with W.D.O.C., Bethel Outreach and Comea House, are seeking donations and recruiting volunteers to assist with teaching driving, shopping, cooking and general tutoring of life, work and social skills at a sign-up meeting on Saturday, January 21, 1:00pm-5:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information, call Joan (307)635-3431.

Astronomical Society Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, January 20, at 7:00pm, at the Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the second floor pub. The program will cover the basics you should know before using a telescope. For more information, contact Marcy Curran at (307)635-5944 or visit www.killerrabbit.co.

ACES Program At LCCC

Students looking to complete their high school equivalency have an opportunity at LCCC, with a new schedule of classes offered through the Adult Career and Education System (ACES). Classes are free and are offered in two sessions, now-March 9 and March 20-May 4. Classes are available for residents 16 years old or older. For more information or to reserve a space for these classes, call (307)637-2450.

Veterans Couples Workshop

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, will be providing a Veterans Couples Workshop on Thursday evenings, January 26 through March 23, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, in the lower level auditorium. Couples attend a series of 8 group sessions to learn and practice skills for improving communication and trust. All veterans or military members who are enrolled or eligible for care at the VA Medical Center or Vet Center, their spouse/partner and have been in a relationship for more than 6 months are eligible for this free workshop. For more information, contact Carol Carr at (307)778-7377.

Robert Burns Supper

The Scottish Society of Southeast Wyoming will be hosting its 33rd annual Robert Burns Supper on Saturday, January 21, at the Cheyenne Country Club, 800 Stinner Road. A no-host cocktail hour will begin at 5:00pm. At 6:00pm, the haggis will be piped in, addressed and ceremonially slain with dinner to follow. The evening will feature music by the Southeast Wyoming Pipes and Drums, readings of Burns’ poetry and several speeches. Raffle tickets will also be sold. The cost for the dinner is $30 each. For more information, please check the Society’s Facebook page or call (307)634-6856.

Senior Housing

Affordable senior/disabled housing is accepting applications at Holy Trinity Manor, 2516 East 18th Street, Cheyenne, (307)778-8850 and Saint Anthony Manor, 211 East 6th Street, Casper, (720)639-7605. Please call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Aspiring Writers Meeting

Meet with other aspiring writers to share and critique your work on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, at 1:30pm, in the Windflower Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information contact, Roy at (307)274-7797.

Trader’s 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 2017-2018 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 Friday, February 10. Events submitted are subject to space availability. Trader’s Publishing reserves the right to edit all submitted material.

Foundations of Faith Nursing Courses

Registered nurses are welcome to Foundations of Faith nursing courses, online Monday evenings, from 6:00pm-8:30pm, from Monday, January 23 to Monday, April 24 and conclude with in-person sessions Friday to Saturday, May 5-6, in Cheyenne. The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to use the nursing interventions of education, counseling, advocacy, referral, resources and volunteers to provide health promotion and education, disease prevention and wholistic health of the body, mind and spirit to their faith community or nursing practice with the intentional focus of spiritual health. Contact Amanda Hubbard at the Wyoming Health Council for information at (307)632-3640 or E-mail ahubbard@wyhc.org. You can also visit their website at www.wyhc.org.

Cheyenne Day Of Giving

Join us for lunch to benefit Cheyenne Day of Giving on Thursday, January 26, from 11:00am-1:00pm, at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle. Tickets are $10 and the menu will include barbecue pulled pork, corn, Caesar salad, rolls and a drink. Deliveries can be scheduled. Call or text Amy at (307)286-1502 for tickets by Wednesday, January 18, or purchase at the door. Visit www.cheyennedayofgiving.com for more information.

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers & Friends

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, January 25, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive, at 1:00pm. The project is variety and Valentine cards. For more information on the craft meeting, contact Janice at (307)638-0970.

Cheyenne Rifle And Pistol Club Gun Show

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club, 2621 East 7th Street, will be holding its annual gun show Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, 8:00am-5:00pm and 9:00am-3:00pm. The show will feature guns, knives, reloading equipment and much more. For more information, contact Mike Christmann at (307)640-0033 or visit www.cheyennerifleandpistolclub.org.

Audubon Society Free Field Trip

Members of the Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society invite the public to join them on a free half-day field trip to the Woodhouse Wildlife Management Area located 20 miles west of Cheyenne and 5 miles north of Happy Jack Road on Saturday, January 21. Participants will depart from the Lions Park parking lot at 8:00am and should expect to hike 3 to 4 miles and should dress in layers for winter weather. To register, contact Mark at (307)287-4953. Visit www.cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com for more information.

January Object Of The Month

The January Object of the Month at the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue, is a commercially made Sioux men’s leather beaded belt featuring an image of “Buffalo Bill” Cody. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Cody’s death. His adventures as a famed frontiersman, scout, bison hunter and showman made him a legend long before his passing and has only increased since then. The museum is open 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, contact Nathan Doerr at (307)777-7021.

Foundation Banquet

The Mule Deer Foundation Banquet and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday evening, February 25, at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. For tickets contact Carl Moody, (307)631-3486 or Dave Lockman, (307)635-3865 or stop by Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3745 Lincolnway, between 10:00am-3:30pm, on Saturdays January 28 and February 11 and 18.

High Plains Gardening Lectures

A lecture series to educate the community about gardening in high altitude as well as windy and low water conditions will be presented Saturday, January 28, Saturday, February 25 and Saturday, March 25, from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This event will include three lectures, each given by a master of their craft. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and can be found using the keyword High Plains Gardening or Laramie County Master Gardeners. Tickets will also be available at Gardening With Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue, by cash or check. For more information, visit www.botanic.org or call (307)637-6458.

LIFE Classes Offered At LCCC

LCCC will be offering LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) classes Saturdays, February 25, March 4 and March 11, from 9:00am-3:00pm, and include morning and afternoon sessions and lunch with a guest speaker. Anyone is welcome to register and there are a number of class options. Cost is $75, and registration will continue until February 17. To sign-up, contact LCCC’s office of Outreach and Workforce Development at (307)778-1236. More information, including a complete schedule of classes is available at lccc.wy.edu/workforce.

Awesome 80’s Prom

Comea Shelter will be hosting an “Awesome 80’s Prom” on Saturday, February 4. There will be dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. You pick the prom royalty! For more information, call (307)632-3174, (208)703-4928 or visit www.comeashelter.org.

Artist Reception

During January, the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, will showcase the work of Merle Sayao and Benny Holguin. The community is invited to a reception on Friday, January 20, 10:00am-11:00am. If you would like to feature your art, contact Chris Shay, at cshay@cheyenneymca.org or call (307)634-9622.

Veterans Art Competition

The Cheyenne VA invites all veterans to submit their artwork for this year’s creative arts festival local competition. Registration and art drop off will be on Wednesday, February 1, from 3:00pm-6:00pm. An artists’ reception and performing arts will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 3:00pm-6:00pm and the art show will be held on Friday, February 3, from 9:00am-noon, at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. All categories of art, creative writing, dance, drama and music created over the past year will be accepted. Entry forms are available at the VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, or visit www.cheyenne.va.gov/news. For more information, contact Zack Bergman at (307)778-7550, Shelley Shively at (307)778-7550 ext. 7483 or Sam House at (307)778-7523.

Water Volleyball Tournament

The Cheyenne Aquatic Center, 931 Martin Esquibel Drive, will be hosting a water volleyball tournament on Sunday, February 12. Check-in is at 7:30am, and the tournament will begin at 8:00am. Co-ed teams of 6 with 2 substitutes can register at the Cheyenne Aquatic Center no later than Friday, February 3. For more information, call the City of Cheyenne Aquatics Center at (307)637-6455.

National Salute To Veteran Patients

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Service invites the community to join in honoring our veterans during the National Salute to Veteran Patients, Monday-Friday, February 13-17, from 10:30am-2:30pm, in the VA Arrowhead Building, Primary Care waiting room, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, to hand out tokens of appreciation or just to say thank you to the veteran patients throughout the hospital. For more information, call Voluntary Service at (307)778-7317.

YMCA Hours Extended

The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, will extend its hours of operation on Sundays from 10:00am-6:00pm. The pool is open to members and the public (guest fees apply) from 10:30am-12:00pm for lap swim and 12:00pm-5:30pm for open swim. Childcare for members is available on Saturdays, 8:00am-4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm-4:00pm. For information, call (307)634-9622 ext. 21 or visit www.cheyenneymca.org.

X-JWC Bunco Fundraiser

The GFWC/X-JWC of Cheyenne will be holding their 9th annual Bunco Fundraiser on Friday, February 10, from 5:30pm-8:30pm, in the Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue. Come out for a whole lot of fun, a chance at 50/50, dinner and play Bunco for a good cause. Tickets are $12. For more information and reservation forms, call Carolyn at (307)640-1457 or Karen at (307)640-5804. X-JWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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, January 23-April 12, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm and January 28-April 8, Saturdays, 9:00am-11:30am. Basic income tax preparation services and electronic filing will be available through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. An Early Bird Drop-Off is also available. If all tax documents have been received early, they can be dropped off at 1007 East Lincolnway for tax preparation on Wednesday, January 18, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Finished returns will be reviewed with the tax payer on Friday, January 20, between 1:00pm-4:00pm. 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.

Bluegrass Jam

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, is having a Bluegrass Jam on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month, from 1:00pm-5:45pm. Beginners are welcome and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, dobros, etc. Call (307)214-5023.

Organic Farming Conference

Registration is now open for the 4th annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference. Sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21-22, at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive. Cost is $50 for both days and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2017organic or contact Rodney at (970)217-3362. Registration can be paid at the door, but seating is limited.

Cheyenne Dance Club Meeting

The Cheyenne Dance Club will meet Saturday, February 4, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, in the Yellowstone Room of the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. The Dean Beck Orchestra will be featured, with Jitterbug lessons from 4:30pm-5:30pm, followed by cocktails, dinner will cost for $25, dance admission is $35 for non-members. For more information, contact Nancy at cheyennedanceclub@aol.com or (307)365-7404.