Issue for the week of July 24, 2015
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Weeks of July 17-July 30

The following articles are for the weeks of July 17-July 30, 2015. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders.com or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Trader’s Special Two-Week Issue

You are reading Trader’s special two week issue for Frontier Days! The issue runs from Friday, July 17 through Thursday, July 30. Our office will be closed from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24 and will reopen on Monday, July 27 at 8:00am. Deadline for the next issue, Friday, July 31, will be Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30pm.

Spelling Club

Cheyenne Spelling Club meets at the Laramie County Library every Saturday from 1:30pm-2:30pm. Whether you want help mastering everyday spelling, have fun playing with words, or have your eyes set on the Scripps Spelling Bee (kids) or AARP Spelling Bee (over 50), this club is for you. Call (757)706-1873 or visit volca noseven.com/CheyenneSpellingClub.

Yard Sale and Barbecue

Laramie County Fire District #6 Volunteer Fire Department, 144 South Main Street, Burns, is having a yard sale and barbecue starting at 10:00am on Saturday, July 18. There will be slightly used items, furniture, tools, toys, books, movies and so much more. You can’t find anything you want to buy? That is okay. They will also be having a barbecue so there will at least be lunch. Come support your local Volunteer Fire Department.

Seeking Vendors

The Laramie County Fair is currently seeking vendors for the 2015 Fair. Do you sell food, a service or just want to get the word out about a community organization or club? Then join them at the Fair. Several booth sizes and Fair events to choose from. For more information, please contact the Fair office, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm at (307)633-4670 or visit their website and go to www.laramiecountyfair.com under the “Get Involved” tab.

U.S. Navy Week at the Library

The Laramie County Library will be a part of the U.S. Navy Week. The main event will be on Friday, July 17, from 8:00am-10:00am. Enjoy a special performance of the national anthem sung by the award-winning Cheyenne All-City Children’s Chorus. Patriotic music will be played by the Navy Band. Following the performance, the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, commonly known as the Leap Frogs, will perform aerial maneuvers into the Library parking lot, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information about this event and other activities going on at the library, visit www.lclsonline.org.

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 there is no childcare available. For information, call (307)460-2792 or go to www.themeetingplaces.org.

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 www.k9s4mobility.org or E-mail info@k9s4mobility.org.

Tuesday Farmers’ Market

The Tuesday Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday, now through October 13, 3:00pm-6:30pm, weather permitting, in the parking lot of Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard, west of Sears. The Tuesday Farmers’ Market brings the best in local and regional farm products, locally prepared foods and handmade farm crafts, including local vegetables, Colorado tree fruits, meats, eggs, honey, jams, salsas and sauces, granola, spices and rubs, fresh baked goods and natural body care. For more information, please contact Jackie at (307)635-0749 or visit their website at www.tuesdaymarket.org.

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.

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-5:00pm. Beginners are welcome and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, dobros, etc. Call (307)214-5023.

Donate Blood, Win a Trip to Hawaii

United Blood Services is excited to offer the ultimate vacation prize package to one lucky winner: two airfare vouchers to Hawaii and accommodations for a five-night hotel stay. Donors will be automatically entered to win now through September 11. A finalist will be drawn each Monday from the week prior. To make an appointment, please call (877)827-4376 or go to www.UnitedBloodServices.org.

Wildlife Fundraiser

The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation raffle for two HuntSweeps, hunts of a lifetime, includes a Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner’s Tag, license fee and $1000 for expenses. For tickets, call (800)786-5434 or go to wyomingwildlife.org. The drawing will be held on Friday, July 31, at 3:00pm.

Revival at Yellowstone Baptist

Brother Craig Hobbs will be the guest speaker at a Revival at Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road, on Sunday, July 19, 11:00am and 6:00pm. Craig is a powerful preacher who is unique that he never uses notes, but quotes the scriptures from memory. Brother Hobbs loves the Lord and is a wonderful speaker! For more information, please call Pastor Bob at (307)635-0352.

Soccer Registration

Registration for the 2015 Cheyenne Soccer Club Fall and Full Season is available online at www.cheyennesoccer.com. Soccer registration has been extended until Sunday, July 19, without a late fee. Limited scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. Practices may begin the week of August 24. Season runs September 12-October 31. For additional information, please call (307)635-4625.

Cancer Support

Cheyenne Regional’s Cancer Center offers a Women’s Cancer Support Group on Monday, July 20, from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Cancer Center, located at 310 East 24th Street. The group is for caregivers of women with cancer. For details, call Barb at (307)633-6863.

Shakespeare Study Club

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

Walk of Grace

Grace for 2 Brothers is holding their 6th Annual Walk of Grace 2015, suicide awareness walk and remembrance ceremony on Sunday, August 9, Lions Park Amphitheater, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Check in will occur at 10:00am and the walk will begin at 11:30am. Register by July 20 and receive a free shirt. The walk is free and lunch will be provided. Both individual walkers and teams can register at www.gracefor2brothers.com.

Think You’re Fast?

The Cheyenne Shootists’ is the first official Cowboy Fast Draw Association affiliated club in the city of Cheyenne and state of Wyoming. They are looking for folks interested in joining. Cowboy Fast Draw is one of the fastest growing and fastest shooting sports in the world. Their motto is “Safety first, fun second and competition third.” Contestants with a spirit and love of the Old West meet, shoot using an alias name, dress in late 1800’s attire, strap on a holster, draw and shoot a .45 caliber revolver at lightning speed to claim bragging rights as the fastest gun around. This is a family sport. For more information, check out cheyenneshootists.com, cowboyfast draw.com or call Dipshot Dutch, alias Len Peters at (307)286-7751 or Fightin’ Joe Baker, alias Jerry Baker at (307)220-5222.

Toastmasters

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 http://6633.toastmastersclubs.org/.

Books and Succulents

Make a succulent planter out of an old hard back book on Monday, July 20, 6:00pm-9:00pm. This is a really elegant piece for your home. Listen to an expert from the Botanical Gardens speak about succulents while you work. Space is limited so sign up at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, (307)634-3561.

Art on the Y Wall

Artist of the Month at the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, for July 2015 is Ludmilla Dranchak. Ludmilla will have artwork for sale all month and can be viewed during regular YMCA hours. A free artist reception will be held on Friday, July 24, 5:00pm-6:00pm and is open to the public. For more information, please call Chris at (307)634-9622.

Ambitious Diversities

The Arc is excited and proud to announce a new partnership with Ambitious Diversities; A boutique style new and used resale store that is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, at 1616 East 19th Street, Suite 3. Ambitious Diversities is a non-profit organization devoted to identifying and nourishing the needs of underprivileged individuals through a multi-faceted approach. The Arc of Laramie County and Ambitious Diversities will now be taking donations for the store and those in need of nice, new and gently used, working items. Pick up is available. Please call (307)433-1110 for pick up arrangements.

Old School Reunion

The Old School Reunion III will be held July 22-25, Wednesday-Saturday. There will be a golf day, meet and greet and talent show, banquet and dance and a picnic. Please call Paulette, (307)634-9530 or Ted, (307)221-2783 for more information. Tickets can be purchased at Tyrone James’s Salon “Hats Off,” 1651 Carey Avenue, #9 or contact Bill Hairston on Facebook, Old School Reunion III Event Page or E-mail hairstonw@aol.com.

American Legion Post 6 Block Party

The American Legion Post 6 will be hosting a block party on Wednesday, July 22, from 12:00pm-4:00pm, at 2001 East Lincolnway. Open to American Legion members and guests. Call (307)635-3696 for more information.

Ways to Invigorate Life

Practical tips for adding meaning and purpose to life will be explored at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, July 23, at 7:00pm. The program, titled “Stuck in a Rut? Get Unstuck One Step at a Time,” features a filmed interview with Kenyon Easton. Admission to the event is free. For questions, please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the USAF Thunderbirds air show at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, on Wednesday, July 22. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be available during two days. The practice day starts Tuesday, July 21, at 11:30am, with a free barbecue for volunteers and their families. After a briefing at 12:15pm, the volunteers can watch the Thunderbirds’ practice flight, which starts at 2:30pm. Volunteers must arrive by 6:00am on Wednesday, July 22, for the official show. Their main duties include giving directions and answering questions for spectators at the event. Those interested should contact Kim Adams at (307)778-1382 or kadams@lccc.wy.edu.

Seedling Trees

The Laramie County Conservation District now has seedling trees available for purchase. Pick up a tree order form at the district office or call (307)772-2600 for more information. You can also access an order form by clicking the Seedling Trees link on their website, www.lccdnet.org. They are located east of Cheyenne, 11221 U.S. Hwy 30. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm.

Recovery Coach Training

Recover Wyoming is excited to announce their upcoming Recovery Coach Training. Consider making a difference in someone’s life by training to become a Recovery Coach. Call (307)421-7261 or go to the Recovery Center, 1603 Capitol Avenue, Suite 405, for information and to pick up an application or download the application from their website, www.recoverwyoming.org. Recovery Coach Training applications are due July 31.

Western Art Show

The Cheyenne Artists’ Guild is holding a Western Art Show during the month of July. The show is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm at 1701 Morrie Avenue in Holliday Park. A reception for the show will be held on Saturday, July 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Youth Tackle Football

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services would like to announce that teams for the 2015 Youth Tackle Football Program are filling up fast. The participant must be entering into 3rd-6th grade in the fall of 2015. Divisions will be 3rd and 4th, and 5th and 6th grades, all players will be placed on teams according to their school triad. All players must bring in their current report cards to verify which grade school they currently attend. Players will be placed on teams based on grade school enrollment. All interested participants may pick up registration forms at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Registration ends on July 28. For information, call the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services at (307)637-6423.

C.J. Box Book Signing

Listen to C.J. Box read from “Badlands,” his newest Cassie Dewell novel at Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Tuesday, July 28, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Copies can be bought to be signed after purchase.

Western Art Show & Sale

The Carol Ludwig Loyer Memorial Western Art Show and Sale, hosted by the Virginia Dale Community Club, will take place Friday, July 24, from 12:00pm-8pm and Saturday, July 25, from 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station, 844 County Road 43F, Virginia Dale, Colorado. A portion of the Artists’ proceeds goes towards the restoration of the Stage Station. From 4:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, Ten Bears Winery in LaPorte, Colorado and the Mouco Cheese Company of Fort Collins will provide free samples of wine and cheese. On Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm, brats will be available for purchase and there will be a free beer tasting provided by Horse and Dragon and the New Belgium breweries of Fort Collins. Visit www.virginiadalecommunityclub.org or call Bill at (307)634-8818 or Richard at (970)430-1798 for information. Interested artists can call Daphne at (970)227-2553.

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 421 East 4th Street, corner of Van Lennen and 4th Street. For more information, call (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.

Gardening and Grub

A lesson in healthy eating, harvest habits and the culinary arts will be given at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive, on Tuesday, July 28, 1:00pm. For more information, go to www.botanic.org or call (307)637-6458.

Accepting Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. has begun accepting applications for their 2016 Habitat homeowner. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1805 Ames Avenue, corner of 18th and Ames Avenue, and on their website www.cheyennehabitat.org. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:30pm. Deadline for application submission is September 30. If you require additional information or have questions about the application process please contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or E-mail info@cheyennehfh.org.

Transgender’s Journey Shared

The filmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, July 30, at 7:00pm. The exclusive film follows a man who says he knew at the age of 4 that he was really a girl in a boy’s body. The film examines issues surrounding transgenderism such as workplace complications and spiritual implications. Admission to the event is free. For questions, call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

District Al-Anon Meeting Schedule

Al-Anon and Ala-Teen meetings are now being held. For times and locations visit www.wyomingal-anon.org. 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.

Eastern Star Parade Day Breakfasts

The Eastern Star will, once again, provide breakfast for purchase on parade days, Saturday, July 18, Tuesday, July 21, Thursday, July 23 and Saturday, July 25. The breakfast will include burritos, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and more. Breakfast will be available from 7:00am-9:00am at the Masonic Temple, 1820 Capitol Avenue.

Zumba Dance Party

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host a Zumba Dance Party on Saturday, August 1, 10:00am-1:00pm. The party is for the whole community, there will be a silent auction, snacks and fun. Come to the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway to purchase tickets. For more information, please call Lindsay Morse at (307)634-9622 ext. 19.

Want to Help Others?

Habitat for Humanity in Cheyenne is looking for volunteers with construction or renovation experience to help run the store and help customers determine which tools and supplies they need and how to use them for home renovation projects. If interested, please call (307)637-8067 or send an E-mail to kate@cheyennehfh.org.

Sidewalk Art Celebration

Come out and show off your chalk skills in this competition for all ages on Saturday, August 1, 10:00am-1:00pm. Sign up ahead of time at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Chalk is provided and prizes will be awarded to the first place winners. Sign up alone or as a team. Call (307)773-7225 for information.

Memorial Fundraiser

The Rocky Mountain Beard and Mustache Club presents the Janessa Spencer Memorial Fundraiser on Saturday, August 1. At 10:00am, the Hot Rod Chop Shine and Show will go on until 12:00pm at High Country Harley Davidson, 3320 East Lincolnway. Penny’s Diner will provide breakfast burritos and green chili by donation. Tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be sold. The party moves to the Redwood Bar, 2105 East Lincolnway, at 12:30pm. Outside there will be barbecue dogs and burgers, a bounce house and dunk tank for the kids in the parking lot. A three-legged race, kids class and adult class, will be held at 1:00pm. A silent auction will end at 6:00pm. There will be live music from 3:00pm-6:00pm. A beard and mustache competition will be held at 6:10pm. Contact Jon Puls, Huey, at 307-369-1836 for more information.

High School Class of 1970 Reunion

Attention High School Class of 1970 for Cheyenne Central, East and St. Mary’s! The 45th Class Reunion will be held on August 1 at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. If you are interested in attending, please send an E-mail to ehs70reunion@gmail.com and they will get back to you with the registration information. Please pass the word on to any classmates you know that do not live in the Cheyenne area.

Flag Football Needs Referees

The Cheyenne Family YMCA Flag Football program needs referees for the fall season, August 22-October 3, all played on Saturdays. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and help children grow through mind, body and spirit. Volunteer today! Call Chandra at (307)634-9622 ext. 20 for information.

Cemetary Walk

Meet some of Cheyenne’s famous and infamous characters during the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society’s annual Cemetery Walk on Friday, July 24. This living history presentation begins at the main gate of Lakeview Cemetery off Seymour Avenue and features a number of interesting characters who played large and small parts in Cheyenne’s frontier history. Participants should begin to gather at 9:00am-9:15am. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and sun protection and bring drinking water if desired. Members of CGHS portray in costume many notable residents. Proceeds help fund genealogy book acquisitions. Call Sharon Field at (307)632-6676 for more information.

Lifetree Discusses if Prayer Really Works

The impact of prayer on people’s everyday lives will be explored at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, August 6, at 7:00pm. The program features filmed interviews with two people who pray daily, but in very different ways. Admission to the event is free. For questions, please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department Station #4 Associates Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 15, 11:30am-3:00pm. The event is located between mile marker 39 and 40 on State Highway 230. There will be food, door prizes, raffles, live auction and a silent auction. Contact Terry at (307)742-9089 to enter your red, green or white chili. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to BLVFD Sta. #4 Associates and mail to 3987 State Highway 230, Laramie, WY 82070. Contact Terry at (307)742-9089 to enter chili and Phyllis at (307)742-9097 for questions.

Children’s Miracle Network Events

The Children’s Miracle will hold their eighth annual car and motorcycle show on Saturday, September 12, in Frontier Park, 4610 Carey Avenue, 10:00am-4:00pm. They will hold a chili cook-off in the exhibition hall from 11:00am-1:30pm. The first 15 teams registered before September 9 are in. A vendor, craft fair and swap meet will also be held in the exhibition hall or outside with the car and motorcycle show. Space is limited inside. Tables and chairs are available inside. Priority goes to the first participants to sign up and pay. All participants must be approved and paid before September 9. For more information please call (307)274-1433 or E-mail 2015cmnevent@att.net.

Art Donations Needed

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has scheduled an art auction on Friday, September 16. Artists interested in donating pieces of their art will receive free tickets to the event. Artists are invited to call the Alzheimer’s Association at (307)316-2892 for information