Issue for the week of August 19, 2016
Our Community

Weeks of August 19-August 25

The following articles are for the weeks of August 19-August 25, 2016. 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.

Donations Needed

The Laramie County Senior Center is in need of donations of wheelchairs in good condition and money for kitchen grade appliances for the Senior Center. Donations can be dropped off anytime at 2121 Thomes Avenue. For more information or questions, call (307)635-2435.

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.

Senior Saturdays

Nelson Museum offers a senior Saturday special through August. Seniors 65 and over will be able to visit the Museum, 1714 Carey Avenue, for free from 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information, please call (307)635-7670.

Attention Dads

If you’re a custodial or non-custodial dad with kids under 18 years old, and you’re struggling to make ends meet, Dads Making A Difference wants you! They are currently taking applications to take part in their next program where you can earn NCCER certification in carpentry at no cost. This organization is designed to help fathers who are in need of job and life skills necessary to support themselves and their families. You can stop by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services at 1510 East Pershing Boulevard to pick up an application, or for more information, call (307)777-3454.

Parking Lot Party At the YMCA

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host its annual Parking Lot Party open to the community on Friday, August 19, from 4:30pm-6:30pm, at 1426 East Lincolnway. An entry fee of $1 suggested donation per person covers games, cake walk, music, line dancing and dinner. For more information, call Chris at 307-634-9622 extension 15.

Annual Hillsdale Yard and Bake Sale

The annual Hillsdale Ladies Group yard sale and bake sale will be held Saturday, August 20, from 8:00am-1:00pm, at 4325 Hills Street in Hillsdale. Sales support local scholarships and neighbors in need. There will be lots of great things including furniture, tools, household items and many other treasures. There will also be items from PrairieFinder Collectibles and a must see private western tack sale with beautiful show tack and saddles. For more information, contact Delene at (307)421-5574.

Inaugural Fire Truck Pull

The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be hosting a fire truck pull to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming on Saturday, August 20, at 9:00am, in the K-Mart parking lot, 1840 Dell Range Boulevard. Teams consist of ten people and each team pays a $250 entrance fee to compete. The pull is 15 feet and the winner is based strictly on time. Submit your registration to Tedy Harbaugh with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department at 1910 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001. You can also visit www.specialolympicswy.org or call Tedy at (307)633-4727.

Looking for New Choir Members

The Cheyenne Capital Chorale is looking for new members for their community choir. Their kick off potluck supper is Tuesday, August 23, at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, 800 Southwest Drive, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Rehearsals start Tuesday, August 30, at First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street, at 7:00pm. For more information visit cheyennecapitalchorale.org.

Couples Workshops

Free, 16-hour workshops, for Veteran couples willing to nurture and sustain their relationships. Open to Veterans from every branch of service and every era, it is especially helpful for couples affected by trauma or by the stresses of reintegration to civilian life. The workshops are offered evenings or weekends and in various locations based on demand. Call (307)778-7370 to learn more or to register.

Yoga for the Gardens

Join Jill Lovato for a flow-style yoga practice in the Peace Garden at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive, every Monday at 5:30pm, now through Monday, August 29. Donations go directly to the Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Foundation. For more information, call the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens at (307)637-6458.

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 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 Sunday, August 21. For more information about this or any other programs offered by BDAR, please call (307)214-6600 or visit their website www.bdar.org.

Kruzin 4 Kidz

The Kruzin 4 Kidz fundraiser will be held Saturday, August 27, beginning at 10:00am at High Country Motorsports, 3320 East Lincolnway, making stops at the Bunkhouse, 1064 Happy Jack Road, at 11:00am, Terry Bison Ranch, 51 I-25 Frontage Road, at 1:00pm, the Eagles Nest, 1101 West Lincolnway, at 2:00pm and back at High Country Motorsports, 3320 East Lincolnway, at 4:00pm. All donations pledged and contributed from all sources will be matched up to $12,000 to support to the construction of the all-ages, all-abilities playground at Cahill Park. To donate, mail a contribution to 4746 Moran Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82009, or visit www.gofundme.com/friendshipplay. For more information visit www.cahillplayground.com, call (307)275-2917 or E-mail FriendshipPlayground@gmail.com.

Future Nurses 5K Run

Nursing students in the Cheyenne community will be raising money and helping promote health by hosting a 5K run on Saturday, August 27, at Lions Park, 600 South Lions Park Drive, at 9:00am and registration beginning at 8:30am. Music, water, snacks and a T-shirt are provided with an entry fee of $35. Those who register early will receive 20% off. If you can’t make the race, you can still show support by making monetary donations, donations of $15 or more will receive a free T-shirt. E-mail futurenurses0827@gmail.com with any questions or if you would like to volunteer. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/203439716683047/.

CAS Encourages Wildlife Safety

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter would like to encourage animal safety during the summer months as it becomes more likely to come across baby animals during these times. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter asks parents to remind their children to never approach any wildlife including baby animals that seem abandoned. If you come across wildlife, contact your local wildlife rehabilitation center, the Cheyenne Pet Clinic, at (307)635-4121. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter Animal Control Officers can also respond to calls regarding baby wildlife, they can be reached daily, from 8:00am-6:00pm, at (307)635-1453.

Archaeology At Sunrise Mine

A guided tour of Powars II will be held on Saturday, August 27, at Miners & Stockemen’s Steakhouse 608 Main Street, Hartville, WY, at 11:30am for lunch on your own and followed by a mine and town tour beginning at 1:00pm. The tour will be three hours and wearing old shoes is recommended. The cost for this event is $20 for adults and $35 for a family. For more information, call George Zeimens, (307)575-2010.

United Blood Services Polaris Giveaway

United Blood Services will be offering a chance to win a Polaris Ranger for blood donors who give at United Blood Services blood center or blood drives through Friday, September 9. To make an appointment, please call (877)827-4376.

One World Prairie Music Festival

Do you love music? Are you sad that Friday Nights on the Plaza are ending? Consider attending the Laramie County Library System’s first music festival, One World Prairie Music Fest, on Friday, September 9, from 4:50pm-9:00pm and Saturday, September 10, from 11:40am-9:30pm in the parking lot of 2200 Pioneer Avenue. There will be 10 bands featured with different musical varieties and food trucks. Cost for this event is free and they only ask that you bring our own chair. This event is sponsored by the West Edge Collective, Cheyenne Guitar Society and the Laramie County Library Foundation. For more information and updates, visit www.facebook.com/events/644165059080379/.

Recovery Celebration

Recover Wyoming will host a recovery celebration on Saturday, September 10, from 2:00pm-6:00pm, at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street Suite 300. There will be music, food trucks, family friendly games, recovery speakers and information booths. For more information or questions, contact Recover Wyoming at (307)421-7261.

Run For the Wall

Veterans Remembrance Memorial Run For the Wall will be held on Saturday, September 10, beginning at 8:00am at Halladay Collision Center Body Shop, 1608 Maxwell Avenue. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Veterans Remembrance Memorial (VRM), a non-profit, is raising funds to have a permanent indoor replica of the Vietnam Wall placed in the Cheyenne VAMC. There will be an all wheels poker run, auction and late lunch. Registration begins at 8:00am, with kickstands up at 9:30am. There will be multiple stops with prize drawings at each stop. The run, awards and auctions will be completed by 4:00pm. For more information, please call (307)631-8590.

Free Dance Time

Free dancing and music time for disabled adults will be held every Wednesday, from 1:00pm-2:00pm, at the Moose Lodge, 1019 South Greeley Highway. For questions or more information, call Helen at (307)632-1790.

Greek Festival

The annual Greek Festival gets underway Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, 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 invites 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.

Sankofa Bazaar and Auction

The Annual Sankofa African Heritage Scholarship Bazaar and Auction will be held Saturday, September 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 507 West 28th Street, from 8:00am-3:00pm. Take advantage of the sales and bargains for the holidays with musical instruments, violin, flute, clarinet, Spanish guitar, antiques, three certified .999 silver, the year 2000 proof, $100 plates, more than 500 videos, CDs, DVDs, cameras, new winter white Levi’s and sweats, oil paintings, household commodities and much more. This sales outlet benefits the Sankofa Scholarship fund, a 501 c (3) public charity, donations are appreciated. Vendors are wanted and all vendors will receive 1 table and 2 chairs for $25 or 2 tables and 3 chairs for $35. Vendor set up is on Friday, September 9, from 4:00pm-6:00pm and 7:30am on Saturday, September 10. For applications or questions, contact Jill, (307)632-3932 or E-mail jillmerry@aol.com.

The Cheyenne Farmers’ Market

The Cheyenne Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday through October 1, from 7:00am-1:00pm, at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. The market benefits Community Action of Laramie County, Inc., America’s poverty fighting network. For more information visit www.calc.net.

American Legion Post 6 Music Night

80’s music, The Ronnie Raygun Band, Boogie Machine, will be playing at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, on Friday, September 16, from 8:00pm-12:00am. Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple. Dinner is from 6:00pm-7:00pm and is included with your ticket purchase. Everyone is welcome. For more information, stop by 2001 East Lincolnway, call (307)631-6439 or E-mail alpwy6@gmail.com.

Children’s Miracle Network Car Show

Children’s Miracle Network is in need of vendors and crafters for a car and motorcycle show on Saturday, September 10, at Frontier Park, 8th and Carey Avenue, from 9:00am-2:30pm. Vendor fees are donation only, vendors can set up inside the exhibit hall or outside with the show. Vendors must be approved by Wednesday, September 7. Tables, chairs and electricity are available indoors, space is limited and priority is first come first serve. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. For additional information, please call (307)274-1433, or E-mail 2016cmnevent@att.net or like them on Facebook at facebook.com/CMNHCarMotorcycleshow.

Free Lawn and Garden Advice

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension Office Horticulturist will be offering free lawn and garden advice all summer, from 8:00am-5:00pm. They will answer questions or concerns you have about your garden, lawn, trees, etc. Contact the Extension Office (307)633-4383 and ask for Catherine.

Learn How to Better Manage Your Health

The Laramie County Senior Citizens Activity Center will host a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop at Whispering Chase, 4350 East Lincolnway, from 9:00am-11:30am, Fridays, September 9 through October 14. Register now at rsvp-betterhealthbetteryou.com or call the Laramie County Senior Activity Center at (307)635-2435 ext. 11.

LCCC Aqua Program

The LCCC Aquatics Program will be offering classes on swimming lessons for kids, children’s water aerobics, family water exercise and adult swimming lessons throughout August and September. These classes will challenge strength, flexibility and muscle tone through full range of motion exercises. Anyone interested in registering for these classes may contact (307)778-1236.

Stained Glass Classes

The Cheyenne Recreation Division is offering stained glass classes throughout the summer, with multiple classes for multiple age groups. Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays with varied time options. Register at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, on weekdays from 8:00am-5:00pm. Enroll by mail, drop off or phone. For more information, contact the Recreation Division at (307)637-6423.

No Veteran Dies Alone Training

The Cheyenne Veteran Affairs Medical Center will conduct its annual No Veteran Dies Alone training on Thursdays, now through Thursday, September 15, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, in the Medical Center’s auditorium, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard. This 20 hour training program prepares volunteers in honoring veterans, meeting the emotional needs of those who would otherwise be alone as well as providing family members with support. Those interested in participating in this training should contact the Cheyenne VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Services at (307)778-7317 or Chaplain Services at (307)778-7377.