Issue for the week of November 20, 2015
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Weeks of November 20-November 26

The following articles are for the weeks of November 20-November 26, 2015. 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.

Archery Shoot and Fundraiser

Alta Vista Elementary School, 1514 East 16th Street, will host an archery shoot and fun Fundraiser on Saturday, November 21, 9:00am-2:00pm. There will be games, cake walk, gift basket raffle, food, 50/50 raffle, bounce house, a live auction and fun for the whole family.

COMEA Shelter Fundraiser

A flock of old duck decoys has been painted and decorated as a Fundraiser for the COMEA Shelter by the artists at Indian Paintbrush Studio & Friends Art Gallery and Gift Shop, 1610 Capitol Avenue, in the Hynds Building. Half of the money raised from selling the ducks will be donated to the shelter. The ducks will sell for between $25 and $55 during November.

Funding Opportunity

The Community Grant Committee associated with GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is currently accepting applications from Laramie County Non-profit Organizations that support community development and the improvement of community residents’ quality of life. Funding for these grants comes from the Christmas House Project. For information and application, visit their website, and click on the Christmas House tab or contact the committee chair, Nancy Kaufman, at (307)630-3003.


Cheyenne author Amanda Cabot will be signing copies of “The 12 Brides of Christmas,” a collection of 12 novellas at Barnes and Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard on Friday, November 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm. For more information, please call Barnes and Noble at (307)632-3000.

Tinsel Through Time

The Historic Governors’ Mansion invites everyone to Tinsel Though Time: A Family Holiday. The opening reception will be held Friday, November 20, 4:00pm-8:00pm at 300 East 21st Street. There will be holiday photographs from the collection of the Wyoming State Archives, holiday decor and entertainment and refreshments. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be open through December 24, Wednesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, with special hours on Thursday, December 24, 9:00am-12:00 noon.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will meet Friday, November 20, 7:00pm, at Whispering Chase, 4350 East Lincolnway. The program “How Telescopes Changed Our Understanding of the Universe” will be presented. Astronomy enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, go to or Email

The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place meets every Saturday, at 2:00pm. They are a non-denominational Christian Outreach. The meetings include teaching, discussion, fellowship, worship and healing prayer. All are welcome. They meet at the Laramie Fire Station #2, 1558 North 23rd Street, Laramie. There is no charge and currently there is no childcare available. For more information, please call (307)460-2792 or go to

Taize-Style Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold a Taize-style service on Friday, November 20, 7:00pm. Find a beautiful spot of calmness, serenity and peace. The doors to St. Mark’s will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation. The 45-minute service will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. Please call (307)634-7709 for more information.

Festival of Trees Family Night

Magic City Enterprises presents the 2015 Festival of Trees Family Night on Friday, November 20, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 West 15th Street. Family night is free to the public. View decorated Christmas trees and wreaths, have a unique balloon made, vote for your favorite tree, take a family photo with all the trees and wreaths and guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be free hot cocoa, coffee and cookies. Donations will be accepted for Magic City Enterprises Employment Services. Visit for information.


The 2015 Cheyenne Hills MOPS mart will be held, November 20-21, Friday, 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, at Storey Gym, 2811 House Avenue. There will be over 60 vendors and crafters with something for everyone! Call Melanie at (605)645-6668 for information.

Annual Banquet

The Muley Fanatic Foundation Southeast Wyoming Chapter 3rd Annual Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 21, doors open at 3:00pm in the Little America Grand Ballroom, 2800 West Lincolnway. A variety of firearms, household items, outdoor gear, hunts and artwork will be available in auctions, games and raffles. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm. Only a limited amount of tickets are available and they are selling fast. Contact Jeff at (307)630-6294 or order tickets online at All money raised in Wyoming, stays in Wyoming!

Gift and Craft Fair

On Saturday, November 21, from 8:00am-3:00pm, AMEND will be holding its Fall Gift and Craft Fair. Crafters from Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming will be displaying their wares at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. Lunch will be served from 11:00am-2:00pm. For more information, please call Pam at (307)637-5193.

Holiday Craft Sale and Flea Market

VFW Post 1881, off of Nationway, 2816 East 7th, will hold a holiday craft sale and flea market on Saturday, November 21, 9:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be served. For questions, call Debbie at (307)221-5552.

Cheyenne Audubon Field Trip

The Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society invites all bird watchers on a free field trip Saturday, November 21, to look for waterfowl on lakes along Northern Colorado’s Front Range, beginning with the reservoir at the Rawhide power plant. Participants will leave from the Lion’s Park parking lot between the Old Community House and Children’s Village at 8:00am and return around 2:00pm, but you are welcome to leave the group at any time. Bring lunch, water, binoculars and spotting scope if you have them. Please contact Mark for more information, (307)634-0463 and leave your name and phone number so you can be notified of changes or a cancellation due to weather.

Holiday Bazaar Craft Fair In Chugwater

Holiday Bazaar Craft Fair at the Community Center, 311 2nd Street, Chugwater, Saturday, November 21, 10:00am-6:00pm. Crafters and home-based businesses are welcome to join. Call Linda at (307)422-3493 for more information. There will be a Souper Supper and Pie Auction in conjuction with the Bazaar Craft Fair, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Pie sampling prior to bidding. They extend a warm welcome to everyone to shop handmade items for Christmas, have a hearty meal and take home delicious homemade pies for the holidays.

CAS Seeking Food Donations

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is seeking donations of Iams and Purina One brand foods for shelter dogs. The shelter has these specific requests because higher quality food means the supply lasts longer. Donations may be brought to the front desk of the shelter or contributions can be made by clicking the donate “heart” on the left hand side of the shelter Facebook page. For more information, contact marketing coordinator, Niki Rose at (307)278-6195.

Men’s Health Event

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is hosting a men’s health outreach on Saturday, November 21, 8:00am-11:00am, in the main lobby of the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center, 310 East 24th Street. Free cholesterol, testosterone, glucose and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests will be offered. For additional information, please call Barbara Lawyer at (307)633-6863.

Citywide Leaf Pickup

The citywide leaf pickup is scheduled for Saturday, November 21. Residents need to have their bagged leaves on the front curb by 6:30am on Saturday, November 21. The landfill no longer accepts grass, leaves or any other yard waste. These items need to be taken to the Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road. For questions about the leaf pickup program or the compost program, call the Sanitation Division at (307)637-6440.

House Concert

Jim Scott will perform on Sunday, November 22, at 115 West 27th Street, 4:00pm-6:00pm, including Pete Seeger songs. Jim Scott transforms any size audience into an intimate gathering with a guitar skill and disarming presence that inspires and educates. To hear some of his music and for more information about Jim Scott go to Please Email an RSVP to or call (307)630-5169.

Around the World in the Chancel

The concert “Around the World in the Chancel!” will be presented on Sunday, November 21, 3:00pm, at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. Enjoy music with an international flare featuring the Cheyenne Brass, the Capital City Brass and the Cheyenne Capital Chorale. A freewill offering will be taken.

RSVP ArtFest

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will host the RSVP ArtFest in the Cottonwood Room on Saturday, November 21, with workshops and a reception. Dan Hayward will present a photography workshop from 10:30am-12:00pm. Watercolorist Joy Keown will present a fine art workshop from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Enjoy refreshments when the winners of the art show are announced from 3:30pm-4:30pm. For information, please call (307)634-3561.

Shakespeare Study Club

Meets Monday evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Senior Center across from the library. No previous study required. Join them for the fun of learning the wonders of language and life through the amazing works of William Shakespeare. Contact Ginny Macey, (307)632-1173.

Senior Companion

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult, age 21 and over, who may need help in order to remain living independently 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.


Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Meetings are held every Monday evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Guests are welcome to visit any of the meetings to see what the organization is about. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself, and it gives you the opportunity to build your skills in a fun, friendly environment. For more information, call (307)220-1109 or visit

Transit Program Holiday Schedule

The Cheyenne Transit Program offices will be closed and buses will not run on Thursday-Friday, November 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, call (307)637-6551.

Community Dog Training Talks

Wyoming Service Dogs is sponsoring Community Dog Training Talks, no dogs, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Tuesday, December 1, 6:00pm-7:00pm. The topic for discussion will be why every dog should be taught a strong recall and a retrieve. In addition, they will be making tug toys out of fleece. There is no cost for these talks. No sign-up is necessary. Call Mary at (307)290-0069 or Marchia at (307)630-0420 for more information.

District Al-Anon Meeting Schedule

Al-Anon and Ala-Teen meetings are now being held. For times and locations visit If you have questions please contact Margaret, (307)632-9749, Shirley, (307)631-4877, Nancy, (307)638-0078 or Bill, (307)630-2350. Ala-Teens and newcomers are welcome to all the meetings.

Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament

The State of Wyoming Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament, sponsored by Cheyenne Amateur Boxing Club, will be held on Saturday, December 19, at Storey Gym, 2810 House Avenue, 5:00pm.

Chili Supper and Bingo Night

Triumph SkillsUSA is hosting a chili supper and community bingo night on Thursday, December 3, at Triumph High School, 1250 West College Drive. Dinner will be held at 5:00pm and bingo will begin at 6:00pm. For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich at (307)771-2500 or Email

K9s 4 Mobility

This organization is looking for volunteers to raise and train puppies who have the potential to become Assistance Dogs for persons who are blind or physically disabled. Some puppies are 8 weeks of age, while those from the rescue or shelter may be between 8 months to 1 year old. Training involves basic obedience, house manners and socialization in public situations. For more information, call Michelle at (307)222-9597, visit online at or Email

Combat Veteran Bible Studies

This group is a faith-based and practical step-by-step program to help combat Veterans reconnect with hope. Featuring “The Combat Trauma Healing Manual,” the group offers spiritual solutions for those struggling with PTSD. Please call (307)778-7377 to learn more or to register.

Call for Vendors

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, is hosting the WinterMart Arts and Crafts Sale, Friday, December 11, 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday, December 12, 9:00am-4:00pm. Open to all artists, crafts people and other vendors of only hand-crafted wares. Regular booth is $55. For information, contact Terry at (307)214-3932, Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or visit to download the form. Entries should be received no later than Friday, December 4.

All-City Children’s Chorus Performs

Celebrating its 40th Season, the All-City Children’s Chorus will be presenting their December concert entitled “Joy” on Saturday, December 5, 4:00pm, at the South High School Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased from ACCC members, online at or call the ACCC answering machine at (307)771-2275 to leave your name, number and how many tickets you would like to pick up at “Will Call” or at the door. The singers will be performing both familiar and not so familiar songs expressing the joy of the holiday season.

Christmas Service

Join Meadowbrooke Church as they celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve! The service will be held in the East High School Auditorium, 2800 East Pershing Boulevard, on Thursday, December 24, at 5:30pm.

Too Busy to Bake Treat and Craft Sale

Frontier United Methodist Church and friends is hoping that you will help them run out of cookies again this year in support of the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. The 14th annual handmade crafts, holiday cookies and treats sale will be held Saturday, December 5, 8:00am-3:00pm at Frontier United Methodist Church, 1888 East Four Mile Road. Cookies and treats will be sold by the pound and placed in a free holiday tin of your choosing or choose a pre-packaged tray as they are available. Crafters will also have their wares available to purchase. Please contact Jan at (307)286-4142 with any questions.

Prayer Service

Orthodox Christians from Cheyenne and the surrounding areas will gather on Monday, December 7, 5:30pm, 501 West 27th Street, for a special prayer service devoted to the Mother of God. A very well-known religious icon of the Mother of God (St. Mary) that is associated with miracles and the streaming of myrrh will be visiting Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. A special prayer service will be held on that evening followed by fellowship. For more information contact Father Jason Dickey at (307)635-5929.

Project Linus

The Cheyenne Chapter of Project Linus began in 2001 to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer “Blanketeers.” The group is unique in that they pay no dues and are 100% non-profit, so they turn to the community for help in maintaining their mission. If you are able to help with either monetary donations or acrylic yarn donations (no wool, please), please give Rose a call at (307)701-7703.

Hillsdale Christmas Parade

Experience a Christmas celebration in a small town setting on Saturday, December 12. Come watch the parade of lights, horses, wagons and enjoy the chili feed. The parade starts at 5:00pm at the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department. The chili feed is held immediately following at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 4325 Hills Street. For inquiries or if you are interested in being in the parade, call Delene at (307)421-5574.

Zonta Art Contest

The Zonta Club of Cheyenne is sponsoring its second annual contest. The theme of the contest is Perseverance and Hope: Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. All interested artists are invited to submit pieces no later than December 29, 2015. The art will be displayed downtown in the windows of the Hynds Building during January, 2016, which is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. For more information on this year’s contest, see

Virginia Dale Christmas Dinner

The annual Virginia Dale Christmas Dinner and Program will be held at the 1862 Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station, 844 County Road 4F on Sunday, December 13. The program starts at 12:30pm with a covered dish dinner. After dinner in the Hurzeler House, weather permitting, they will adjourn to the Stage Station for the program by the “Not Ready for Prime Time Virginia Dale Players.” Please dress warmly. There will be an old-fashioned Christmas celebration with carols and a $2 limit for participation in the gift exchange. Please specify child or adult gift. Call Sylvia at (970)495-1828 or Marcie at (970)568-7646 to notify them so they have enough goody bags. For information, go to their website at www.virginiadalecommunity for information about the club and it’s activities.

Cheyenne Youth Symphony Concert

All are invited to attend the Cheyenne Youth Symphony’s Winter Concert followed by a fun, energetic dessert auction on Saturday, December 19, 7:00pm, in the South High Auditorium, 1213 West Allison Road. The Cheyenne Youth Symphony performs a variety of styles at each concert consisting of classical, folk, ethnic and pop. Concerts are always free to the community. Please visit their website at cheyenne

Better Manage Your Health

Learn how to better manage your health at the Cheyenne Family YMCA Saturdays, January 9-February 13, beginning at 12:30pm. The Southern Wyoming Retired and Senior Volunteer Program presents the “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program” at the YMCA. The program, designed by Stanford University, is an evidence based educational workshop conducted in six weeks, for two and a half hours each week. The interactive workshop will help individuals with chronic conditions learn how to improve their health. Register at the YMCA or by calling the Senior Center at (307)635-2435.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne

The Healing Rooms of Cheyenne are open to anyone in need of prayer for healing and/or an encouraging word. They meet every Thursday except holidays, starting at 6:30pm at Sunnyside Baptist Church in the gym, 3411 Cleveland. For more information, call Kim at (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.