Issue for the week of August 28, 2015
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Weeks of August 28-September 3

The following articles are for the weeks of August 28-September 3, 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: info@wyotraders.com or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Flag Football Needs Referees

The Cheyenne Family YMCA Flag Football program needs referees for the fall season, now through October 3, all games 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.

High School Class of 1975 Reunion

Cheyenne East and Central classes of 1975 are having a 40 year reunion on Friday, August 28, at the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. Free to anyone who comes. Teachers from that time are encouraged to come too. The festivities will continue at the Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue, on Saturday, August 29. Register online for the 29th at http://www.event/d/7rqs2n or call Val Rothwell at (307)433-9712. They would love to have all classmates to come join in.

Closed For Maintenance

The Cheyenne Aquatics Center located in Lions Park, 931 Martin Esquibel Street, will be closed Monday, August 31-Monday, September 7 for post-construction maintenance and the Labor Day Holiday. They will re-open with normal hours on Tuesday, September 8.

Poker Run

The 1st Annual Memory Ride Poker Run for Alzheimer’s Awareness will be Saturday, August 29. Registration is from 9:00am-11:00am at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Kick stands up at 10:00am. $15 per hand, $5 for extra hand. Stops include: Bunkhouse Bar and Grill, 1064 Happy Jack Road, Cheyenne Brewing Company, 115 West 15th Street, Redwood Lounge, 2105 East Lincolnway, Tumbleweed Bar, 4070 Road 211, I-80 Service Road, Burns, WY and American Legion Post 6. Best and worst hand prizes, t-shirts, breakfast, snack bar menu and much more. Live music by Killer Rabbit. For more information, call (307)631-6439. All proceeds benefit the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association Chapter.

Rise Up, Wyoming

Join the National Day of Prayer of Wyoming and the Wyoming House of Prayer on Saturday, August 29, 10:00am-2:00pm, at the Lions Park Amphitheater, 4603 Lions Park Drive, for a sacred assembly. Bring your own chair and snack if desired. For more information, call Sonjia, (307)214-6745 or Gina (307)761-0369. If you would like to purchase an event t-shirt, E-mail Gina Gibson at prayer4ce@aol.com.

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 Kim at (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Poker Run and Benefit

The American Legion Post 6 will be hosting a poker run and benefit for Tim Donley on Sunday, August 30. Registration is at 10:00am at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Wheels up at 11:00am. Grab your wheels and help Tim get up and rolling again. For more information, contact David at (307)275-0930.

Rawlins Round Up In Cheyenne

A reunion potluck will be held Sunday, August 30, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Holliday Park, 19th Street and Morrie Avenue, for anyone who has moved to Cheyenne from Rawlins. Bring $1 per adult for shelter rental, dish to share, personal lawn chairs, non-alcoholic beverages and your own table setting. For more information find Rawlins Round Up in Cheyenne on Facebook or call Shirley Martinez, (307)631-0997.

Cheyenne Camera Club

The Cheyenne Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, on the second floor in the Pub. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (307) 634-0357 or visit www.cheyennecamera club.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.

Tax Refund Program

It is time to apply for the Wyoming Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program. Contact your local Senior Center, Laramie County Senior Services at (307)635-2435 or call The Tax Refund Program at (866)989-8901. Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2015 deadline.

Girls Youth Volleyball

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services would like to announce that preparation has begun for the 2015 Girls Youth Volleyball. The child must be in grades 3rd-6th for the 2015 fall semester. All interested participants may pick up registration forms at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Register now through September 1. Each player will receive a team shirt, team picture, individual picture and a medal. For more information, contact the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services at (307)637-6423.

Exposing Abuse Discussed

How to break the cycle of abuse will be considered at Lifetree Café, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, September 3, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions, please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Toys For Tots Softball Tournament

The first annual Toys for Tots softball tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, September 12-13, at the Brimmer Softball Complex, Pershing Boulevard and Windmill Avenue, and Converse Softball Complex, 3709 Airport Parkway E. All proceeds go to local Wyoming families. Register by Tuesday, September 8. For more information, contact Mike Bell at (307)509-9828.

X-JWC Monthly Meeting

The X-JWC is looking for fun people who want to support their community while making friends and volunteering. The X-Junior Women’s Club (X-JWC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road, 11:30am-2:00pm. X-JWC is dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Fundraising for Friday Food Bag, Comea Shelter and LCCC scholarships are X-JWC’s primary focus this year. If you are interested in finding out more and/or attending a monthly meeting, please contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496.

American Legion Flea Market

The American Legion is having a Family Outdoor Flea Market on Saturday, September 12, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at 2001 East Lincolnway. It is $20 per space. To reserve your spot, call (307)640-1757 or (307)635-2253.

Vendors & Sponsors Wanted

ARC of Laramie County is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 2015 Oktoberfest taking place from 10:00am-10:00pm, on Saturday, September 26, at the Laramie County Archer Complex, 3966 Archer Parkway. Call Arkansas LeMarr at (307)632-1209 for more information.

Children’s Miracle Network Events

The Children’s Miracle Network 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.

The Empty Dish Program

The Black Dog Animal Rescue is hosting a monthly distribution day for its newly restructured 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 to feed their dogs and cats. Persons wishing to qualify for assistance must complete an application and demonstrate proof of need. Program qualifications are listed online at www.bdar.org. All distributions will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on the following dates: September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20. For more information about this or any other programs offered by BDAR, please call (307)214-6600 or visit their website.

Cheyenne Transit

In observance of Labor Day, the Cheyenne Transit Program office will be closed and Cheyenne city buses will not run on Monday, September 7. Buses will resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, September 8.

Annual Site-In Days

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club will hold its annual “Sight-In Days” for the public on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13 and September 26-27, from 8:00am-4:00pm. Hunters can sight in those days for $3 a rifle with the help of experienced club members. Hunters should bring the ammunition they will shoot when hunting, along with ear and eye protection. To reach the club’s outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately 3 miles west of I-25. Turn north on Telephone Road for approximately 2 miles and look for the signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For more information, contact Sue Wilson at (307)638-6473.

Garage Sale

The AmVets Post 10 is having a garage sale on Saturday, September 12, from 10:00am-3:00pm, at 3839 East Lincolnway. All the profits from the garage sale will be donated to help the Veterans. Donations are being accepted. For additional information, please contact Joy at (307)630-8892.

LCCC Board Meetings

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings at 7:00pm on Wednesdays, September 9 and 23, in the Petersen Board Room, at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive. The board’s Facilites and Finance Committee will meet at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 16, in the LCCC Administration Building’s conference room, 1400 East College Drive. All meetings are open to the public.

The Wyoming Parkinson’s Project

The Wyoming Parkinson’s Project invites the public to an engagement luncheon that will be held to generate interest and talk about the opportunities for the group as they move forward. The meeting will be held on Friday, September 11, from 11:30am-1:30pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2229 Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming. Please E-mail wyomingparkinson project@gmail.com or contact Sandra Herron at (307)274-0057 for more information or to reserve your seat.

Learn To Play Bridge

Free bridge lessons will begin the second week of September at three different locations in Cheyenne. Play once a week on Monday afternoon, Tuesday evening or Thursday evening. The lessons are for beginners of any age and people returning to bridge after some years or social players who want to learn modern bridge. If you need a partner, someone will be there to play with you. For more information, contact Clara at cbunning@bresnan.net, (307)634-2704 or Dave at zwonit@aol.com, (307)635-7247.

Art Reception

There will be an artwork exhibition during this month’s Art, Design and Dine, on Thursday, September 10, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, at the Rotten Apple Gallery, 218 West 18th Street. One of the featured artists, Ludmilla Dranchak, will be raffling 3 free portrait drawings. All other portraits will be 50% off with half of the proceeds being donated to a child in Peru with Compassion International and the other half for a Ukrainian relative. For more information, call (307)920-0009.

Cheyenne Coin Expo

The Cheyenne Coin Expo with US and world coin tokens and currency will take place on September 12-13, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm, at the LCCC CCI Building, 1400 East College Drive. Admission is $1 and that includes a raffle ticket for 1/10 oz. of gold. There will be over 40 tables. For more information, contact Bill Arnold at (307)630-2350 or E-mail wfa1972@aol.com.

Artists’ Lecture

The Cheyenne Artists’ Guild in Holli-day Park, 1701 Morrie Avenue, will be hosting a free lecture demonstration by Mary Morrison on Monday, September 14, at 7:00pm. Refreshments to follow. For more information, please call (307)632-2263 Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm or Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm.

Tailgate Brunch

The Laramie County Democratic Grassroots Coalition is hosting a tailgate brunch on Sunday, September 13, from 11:00am-2:00pm, at 3626 Dover Road. There will be brunch goodies, mimosas, other beverages and games. Wear your favorite football team colors. Guess the total score for all the NFL teams that play on the 13th and you could win a football pool. For more information, call Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or Ken at (307)433-4394.

Adolescents Self Harming Group

Caring young adolescents ages 14 to 19 who are looking to provide and receive support from other like-minded peers are invited to join the Adolescents Self Harming Group. Meetings will be Mondays, 3:30pm-5:00pm starting September 14, at 821 West Pershing Boulevard. Transportation may be available. Most insurances accepted. Please contact Alacia Salak, LCSW at (970)985-9706 or Victoria Hamilton, LPC (307)899-3043 for space availability and additional information.

Learn To Skate Program

The City of Cheyenne Ice & Events Center is offering an ice skating program for youth participants. The Learn to Skate Program is offering several classes for different age groups and ice skating levels. Registration dates are ongoing through Monday, September 14, for the first session. The cost of the program varies by session. For more information or to register visit www.cheyennecity.org/index.aspx?NID=1218.

Greek Festival

The annual Greek Festival gets underway September 18-19, Friday from 4:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-8:00pm at the Frontier Exhibition Hall in Frontier Park, 4610 Carey Avenue. The Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church invite everyone to come out and enjoy authentic Greek food, pastries, coffee and beer. In addition, there will be Greek music and several dance groups from the surrounding area. The parishioners as well as the community eagerly anticipate this event. The festive atmosphere provides a great opportunity for family and friends to come out and enjoy a sampling of tempting pastries, kalamari, souvlaki, baklava sundaes, gyros, loukaniko, salad, loukoumathes, pastitsio and authentic Greek beer. There is plenty of free parking and no admission charge. For more information visit www.cheyennegreekfestival.org.

Deafening Silence

Join Recover Wyoming on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00am-12:00pm, on the steps of The State Capitol, 200 West 24th Street, where they will be silently, yet publicly and profoundly, speaking about recovery in the community. For more information or to assist them in making an impact, contact Recover Wyoming at (307)421-7261 or www.recoverwyoming.org.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2015

Hundreds of Cheyenne residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The walk will be held on Saturday, September 19, 8:00am registration, 9:00am opening ceremony and 9:15am walk begins. Gathering will take place at Holliday Park, pavilion near the tennis courts, 19th Street at Morrie Avenue. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call (307)316-2892. For more information call Janet at (307)316-2892 or jlewis@alz.org.

Cajun Fest

The 3rd Annual Cajun Fest fundraiser in support of Recover Wyoming, will be held on Saturday, September 25, at 5:30pm, at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park. The event includes silent and live auctions, Cajun food and the sharing of recovery stories from several speakers. Single tickets are $45, sponsor tables of eight are available for $500. For more information call Laura Griffith, at the Recovery Center at (307)421-7261 or visit www.recoverwyoming.org.

Accepting Nominations

The Wyoming Arts Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be nominated for the award. Nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, October 9. Nomination forms have been sent to those on the WAC mailing list or download a form online at wyoarts.state.wy.us. For more information, call (307)777-7742 or E-mail brittany.perez@wyo.gov.

Golf Tournament

Join the Cheyenne Elk’s 660 for their Annual 2015 Elk’s 660 Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 19, at 12:00pm, at the FE Warren Air Force base, 6110 Golf Course Drive. This will be a 4-person scramble, $75 per person. Teams must have at least 2 Elk members, if you don’t have a team you may still sign up. This is a charitable event to benefit the Nett family. Please contact Jeff Schnur at (307)630-5582 to register or mail your registration, by September 5, to Cheyenne Elk’s 660, C/O Jeff Schnur, 100 East 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

#GivingTuesday

United Way of Laramie County and Black Dog Animal Rescue have partnered to organize an Annual Laramie County #GivingTuesday collaborative. These two organizations are seeking non-profit partners for the first annual collaborative. All Laramie County 501c3 organizations are invited to take advantage of the compounding effect of multiple participating organizations on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. To participate, organizations need to develop their #GivingTuesday plans and complete the agency commitment form by Thursday, October 1. The form and toolkit can be obtained from unitedwayoflaramiecounty.org or by contacting Britney Wallesch, britney.wallesch@bdar.org or (307)214-6600 or Sara Weber, sara@unitedwayoflaramiecounty.org or (307)638-8904 extension 14.

Ladies Day Christian Fellowship

Join the Yellowstone Baptist Church in a Ladies Day Christian Fellowship, “God Can,” on Saturday, October 3, from 11:00am-4:00pm, at 9204 Yellowstone Road. Lunch is provided and all ladies are welcome to attend this free fellowship. RSVP to Amy, (208)514-9442.

Fall Nursing Course Registration

Fall course registration is now open for Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course. The cost is $385 and there is a $100 scholarship for Laramie County RNs. Course dates in-person are, Friday-Saturday, September 25-26 and Tuesday-Wednesday, November 20-21 or online, Monday-Friday, September 28-November 9. All in-person sessions are held in Cheyenne. To register for the course, contact Amanda Hubbard at (307)632-3640, ahubbard@wyhc.org or visit the website at www.wyhc.org.