Issue for the week of April 21, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of April 21-April 27

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of April 21-27, 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.

DADS Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the DADS program, where you can earn a Class A CDL, a certification in heavy equipment operation and life skills needed to better provide for your family. You can pick up an application at the Cheyenne Workforce Center, 1510 East Pershing Boulevard or call (307)777-3717 or (307)777-3454.

Laramie County Head Start

Laramie County Head Start is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. The services offered are Pre-school classrooms and Home Based options for birth to age 5. Services provided to low income families, also pregnant moms with a home base visit. This coming year they have changed all classrooms to 7 hour days. You may pick up an application at 711 Warren Avenue, or call (307)638-5829 for more information.

Thinking Money Exhibit

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will be celebrating their new exhibit, “Thinking Money” for the entire month of April on the 2nd floor of the library. It is designed to increase and implement money management tools to pave the way for a successful financial future. In addition to the exhibit there are several different activities for tweens, teens and their families to enjoy. For more information, please contact the Laramie County Library at (307)634-3561.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, April 21 at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor, at 7:00pm. The topic for this event will be “Operating Your Telescope Remotely.” This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the clubs website at http://www.killer rabbit.com.

Taize Style Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, will be holding a Service in the style of Taize on Friday, April 21, at 7:00pm, doors will open at 6:30pm. It will feature stillness, music and prayer. The service is open to the public. For more information, please call (307)634-7709.

Save the Date

The Cheyenne Firecracker 5K and fun run, benefitting Needs, Inc., will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. To register visit www.CheyennneFirecracker5K.com.

Retirement Banquet

Pastor Ernest J. Fitzhugh of Unity Missionary Baptist Church is announcing his anniversary and retirement. A banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, 6:30pm, at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road, tickets are $25. An anniversary celebration will begin on Sunday, April 23, during the 11:00am service at Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 1340 West Leisher Road, and continuing at 4:00pm at Second Baptist Church, 2403 Snyder Avenue. Speakers will be: Reverends Frank Davis, Aurora, Colorado, William Pierce, Casper, Wyoming and Acen Phillips, Aurora, Colorado. For more information, please call (307)214-5647 or 307-286-3927.

Feline Spay Day

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is offering spay and neuter surgeries for 25 cats on Saturday, April 22. The cost per cat is only $25 and includes the surgery, microchip and rabies vaccination. Sign up by coming into the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, 800 Southwest Drive, during daily business hours of 8:00am-6:00pm, no phone reservations will be taken. For more information, please call the Shelter at (307)632-6655.

Pancake Breakfast

Cheyenne Lions Club will be holding a Flapjack Fundraiser to support their project fund at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard, on Saturday, April 22, from 8:00am-10:00am. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon and coffee or orange juice, tickets are $7. To purchase, call Jim at (307)634-6425 or Howard at (307)286-0377.

Records to be Destroyed

Stride Learning Center will be destroying records after Friday, April 21, of the children who left during the 2010-2011 school year. Parents or guardians who would like these records, please call Stride at (307)632-2991.

Field Trip

The High Plains Audubon Society invites the public on a free field trip Saturday, April 22, to view Sharp-tailed Grouse leks. Participants will leave at 5:00am from the Pilot Travel Center at the Campstool Road Exit on I-80 and expect to return to Cheyenne by 9:00am. For more information and to register, contact Mark Gorges at (307)287-4953 or mgorges@juno.com.

Historical Society Meeting

The Laramie County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, April 23, at 2:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The speaker will be Marietta Dinneen, talking about Mrs. Boice’s Tea Wagon, a vehicle used in the very first Frontier Days Parade. For more information, please call Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.

Jump into Jewels

Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 signature fundraiser, “Jump into Jewels” will be held Saturday, April 22. They have transformed a model home, located at 3518 Thomas Road, into a women’s boutique filled with gently used jewelry and accessories. It will be open from 10:00am-4:00pm. A champagne brunch preview party will be held from 10:00am-noon, a $15 entry ticket is required and may be purchased at the Habitat ReStore, 1721 Ames Avenue, Donna’s Wear It Again Apparel, 1612 Central Avenue or www.cheyennehabitat.org. There will also be a special promotion starting at 4:00pm. For more information, please call the Habitat ReStore, (307)637-8067 or E-mail info@cheyennehfh.org.

The Empty Dish Program

The Black Dog Animal Rescue is hosting a monthly distribution day for its pet food and supply pantry program, The Empty Dish. Once per month the BDAR Adoption Center, 3619 Evans Avenue, will open on Sundays for distribution days. Persons in need of assistance feeding their pets for the month may drop-in during distribution hours and receive approximately half the monthly amount of food needed. Program qualifications are listed online at www.bdar.org. All distributions will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm, on Sunday, April 23. For more information, please call (307)214-6600 or visit their website www.bdar.org.

Bicycle and Necktie Roundup

GFWC/X-JWC and VFW Post 11453 are co-sponsoring a Bicycle and Necktie Roundup on Saturday, April 22, at the American Legion Post 6 parking lot, 2816 East 7th Street, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. They are accepting bicycles in any condition as well as neckties, new or old, to be used to tie up sleeping bags. There will also be a bake sale at the event. All proceeds will go to the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless. For further information, please contact Trish at (307)637-0131.

Wild West Gardening Conference

The Laramie County Master Gardeners and the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Extension office will host a two-day multi-track gardening program for beginners to advanced gardeners. The Wild West Gardening Conference will be held on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, in the Pathfinder Building. The conference will feature speakers, workshops and classes. For registration and schedule, visit www.eventbrite.com, click on Wild West Gardening or www.wyoextension.org/wildwestgardening/.

Denver Broncos Basketball Game

The Cheyenne Frontier Lions Club is sponsoring a basketball game between former members of the Denver Broncos and Cheyenne Firefighters on Friday, April 28, at South High School Gym, 1213 West Allison Road, at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 for a family, $9 for adults and $4.50 for youth. Proceeds from the game go to Lions support of projects to the visually impaired.

Afternoon Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, April 26, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a hanging ornament made from Christmas cards and a little snowman. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Prairie Garden Club

The Prairie Garden Club will be holding a meeting entitled “Habitat Heros” on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Sunflower Room. For more information, please call (307)286-0759.

Kindergarten Screening

If you have a child who is five or will be five years old by September 15, 2017 and you live in Laramie County School District #2, Carpenter Elementary, 4816 Monroe Avenue, is holding kindergarten screening on Thursday, April 27. Call the school at (307)245-4180 to set up a screening.

Indoor Sale

The Son Rise Church of the Nazarene, 2811 East 13th Street, of Cheyenne is holding an indoor sale Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, from 8am-2pm. Please enter through the east side of the building. All proceeds will benefit the children and teen activities. For more information, please call (307)640-3261.

A Prepper Show

A Prepper show will be held at the VFW 4343, 3216 South Greeley Highway, on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, from 8:00am-5:00pm. For the people of this and surrounding communities to get and be prepared, there will be classes on sewing, welding with a cutting torch and medical preparedness. For more information, contact Brett Robinson at (307)840-3354.

Free Document Destruction

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be hosting free document destruction on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00am-11:00am, at 218 East 19th Street, in the West parking lot. A thru Z will be doing the document destruction, maximum limit is 1 or 2 boxes or bags.

Spring Pops Concert

The Laramie County Community College Music Department is having a free concert on Sunday, April 30, at 7:00pm, at South High School, 1213 West Allison Road. It is featuring The LCCC Large Ensemble performing Spring Pops.

5K Run-Fun Walk

The First United Methodist Church is holding a 5K Run, Fun Walk in celebration of 150 years of Methodism in Wyoming, on Saturday, April 29. Check-in is at 7:15am and the race starts at 8:00am. Participants will gather north of the Dinneen building, 17th and Pioneer Avenue. The entry fees are: $25 pre-registration or $30 the day of the race. Each participant will receive a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at fumccheyenne.net, raceentry.com/race-reviews/fumc-sesquicentennial and at Foot of the Rockies.

Destiny Christian Academy Fundraiser

Destiny Church, 711 Warren Avenue, is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, petting zoo, face painting and games. Tickets are 4 for $1 at the door or get 10 extra tickets for buying from a student, earn a bonus ticket for each non-perishable food item you bring. Tickets are used for games and food. For more information, call (307)635-3759 or E-mail dcacheyenne@gmail.com.

Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the Trail’s End Club, 4907 Randall Avenue, on F.E. Warren Air Force Base on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Coffee, juice and pastries will be served, as well as lunch from 11:00am-3:00pm. Several vendors from veterans’ organizations and Base medical representatives will be available to assist retirees. For further information, please contact Mike Archer, USN Retired, Retired Activities Director at (307)773-2309 or (307)778-7981.

Benefit and Poker Tournament

There will be a benefit held for James Todds’ family, which includes 4 young children, on Saturday, April 29. The poker tournament will begin at 2:00pm, with a 1:30pm sign in, cost is $30 buy-in plus a $20 charity add-on. A live auction, raffles and dinner will begin at 6:00pm, admission is free and donations will be accepted. A James Todd Memorial Fund has been set up at the Bank of the West, donations are accepted at any branch. For more information, please contact Mary Archer at (307)778-7981.

National Day of Prayer

The Cheyenne National Day of Prayer Committee invites you to attend a National Day of Prayer on Wednesday, May 3, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, at the Lions Park Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Seating is limited, please plan to arrive early. For more information, please E-mail Sonjia at cheyennendp@gmail.com.

Home Ownership

Interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner? Applications for Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, 2018 homes are available now. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat Restore, located at 1721 Ames Avenue, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, or on the website www.cheyennehabitat.org. Deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017. If you need additional information or have questions about the application process, please contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or E-mail kate@cheyennehfh.org. Habitat’s mission is to work in partnership with local families in the Cheyenne area to provide safe and affordable housing.

Culinary Competition and Fundraiser

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club is holding their 21st Annual “Chocolate Indulgence” fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, at 6:00pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3-10 and kids 2 and under are free. Ticket purchase and more information is available online at www.Chocolate Indulgence.org.

Kentucky Derby Party-Fundraiser

Grace for 2 Brothers is hosting their first annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6, from 2:45pm-5:00pm, at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm. There will be a “best hat” competition, 50/50 raffle, a free champagne toast and a race to build the most extravagant hat. Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.

HOPE Hosts The Harlem Ambassadors

The Hispanic Organization For Progress and Education, HOPE, is hosting a charity basketball game, The Harlem Ambassadors vs The Hoope Squad, on Wednesday, May 10, at 7:00pm, in the South High School Gymnasium, 1213 West Allison Road. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on game day. Students and seniors are $9. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpaper tickets.com/event/2899188. For more information, call (307)632-4667, info@hopechey enne.org or visit www.hopecheyenne.org.

Kinship Caregivers

An informational meeting will be held Friday, May 5, at the Special Friends Building, 1320 Talbot Court, beginning at 6:30pm, to learn about and discuss De Facto Custody Law, how it works and why it matters. For more information, please contact Annie (307)290-0681, Dianne (307)421-9804 or Alice (307)637-6223.

Self-Help Group

People who are dealing with panic attacks, anxiety and skipped heartbeats may be interested in helping create a new self-help group. Nothing is for sale. For more information, please contact Ron at (307)638-7010.