Issue for the week of October 17, 2014
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Week of October 17-October 23, 2014

The following articles are for the week of October 17-October 23, 2014. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Astronomical Society Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will meet Friday, October 17, 7:00pm, in the Botanic Gardens building in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Marcy Curran will do a program on building a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. The HR Diagram is a useful tool for astronomers to plot stars by their luminosity and spectral class. The HR Diagram can be used to determine the temperatures, diameters and the brightness of stars. Astronomy enthusiasts are welcome. For information, go to

Thank You Teachers

Transformations Wellness Holistic Spa wishes to thank every teacher for their service to our community. If you are employed in the field of public education in Laramie County, stop by 3720 Whitney Road to receive a voucher for a free one hour massage or spa service. Call (307)640-2496 or go to www.transfor for more information.

Crafters Needed

Come join the fun making crafts at Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Supplies are available or bring your own. Mondays, 1:00pm-3:00pm; Thursdays, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th of the month, 6:00pm-8:00pm and Fridays, 9:00am-11:00am. Open to members and guests. Contact Marti at (307)635-2253 for more information.

Haunted House

The Knights of Pythias annual Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House runs October 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31 with an all-new Blackout Night on November 1, from 7:00pm-11:00pm at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street. Tickets are $10 at the door. Military get 10% discount with ID. Please, no one under the age of 8 years old or pregnant ladies allowed. Call (307)630-8680 or (307)778-7609 for more information.

Costume Sale

Cheyenne Little Theatre is selling excess costumes and vintage clothing at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Boulevard. The sale will take place October 17-19, Friday noon to 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday noon to 5:00pm. There will be kids and adult costumes, vintage chic, nostalgia, dance wear for kids and teens as well as wedding gowns.

Dances of Universal Peace Returns

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes, will offer movement meditation as circle dances, using chants, mantras, songs and sacred phrases from world wisdom traditions on Friday, October 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm. No experience or partner needed. All ages. Dances will be led by Grace Marie. A suggested donation of $5-$10 is requested. For further information, call Kathleen (307)421-4496 or UUCC at (307)638-4554 or

Flu Shot Clinic

There will be flu shot clinics with free flu shots for all enrolled veterans and VA employees. On Saturday, October 18, from 8:00am-12:00 noon, the clinic will be held at 2509 Research Boulevard in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Non-Profit Night

The City of Cheyenne Ice & Events Center is holding their first non-profit event on Saturday, October 18. Peak Wellness will be the featured facility from 12:15pm-2:15pm with information about the many great things their organization does. Come on out for skating, laser tag or even mini-golf! A portion of all drop-in activity proceeds will go directly to Peak Wellness.

How Money Works

How do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay my debt years sooner using the same amount of money? What are the three Ds of investing, and how do they work? How does my life insurance policy really work? Why do people own financial products, but do not have a strategy? Come and learn all of these investment strategies and more, a considerable knowledge advantage in the race to financial freedom. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served. This seminar will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue on Saturday, October 18, 10:00am. For more information, please call (307)640-2864 or E-mail

Country Western Swing Dance

There will be a Country Western Swing Dance on Saturday, October 18, at the Old Community House in Lions Park, 600 South Lions Park Drive. The cost is $3 per person. Bring a smile and a snack to share! Dance Country Swing, couple dances, line dances, waltz and polka. No alcohol, tobacco products, profanity, firearms, inappropriate clothing or behavior will be permitted. Please call (307)640-6766 for more information.

Vendors Wanted

Destiny Christian Academys Craft Fair fundraiser will be held November 15, 8:00am-3:00pm. Make them your first stop. Vendors are wanted. Contact Jeanetta at or call (307)640-7500.

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.

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 register.

Basics of Alzheimers Disease Taught

The newly established Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimers Association will present a workshop on the Basics of Alzheimers on Sunday, October 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This program is designed for the general public. For more information, please call the Alzheimers Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)287-6569.

Get Pampered

Cheyenne Regional Cancer Services is hosting a free womens spa night on Monday, October 20, 5:30pm, 310 East 24th Street. There will be facials, massages, manicures and refreshments for women undergoing cancer treatment at Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center. Please RSVP to Barb Lawyer at (307)633-6863.

Caregiver Support Groups

For any caregiver of an adult, anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or caring for a person with dementia, Parkinsons, Alzheimers or any related disease. Two convenient times at Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc., 3120 Old Faithful Road Ste 200, 6:00pm-7:00pm, first and third Monday of the month. Facilitated by Lou Lopez, call (307)778-8434 or call Penny at (307)634-1010.

Historical Society Meeting

The Laramie County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, October 19, 2:00pm, inside the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. John Keck will speak on the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Please call Mary Jane Palen for more information, (307)635-2151.

Dutch Lunch

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, October 21, 11:30am, at Good Friends, 507 East Lincolnway. Call Vicki at (307)638-2285 to RSVP by noon on October 20.

League of Women Voters Forum

Back-to-back forums will be held on Thursday, October 23, Laramie County Commissions hearing room on the third floor of the Historic Courthouse, 310 West 19th Street in Cheyenne for candidates for superintendent of public instruction and governor. The superintendent forum will begin at 5:30pm and the gubernatorial forum at 7:00pm. For information, go to

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, October 22, 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a sock turkey. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Fall Gift & Craft Sale

Grace United Methodist Church will be holding their Fall Gift and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 15, in Grace Hall at 2950 Spruce Drive, from 8:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be served. For questions or to receive a registration form to participate, contact Pam Pallak at (307)637-5193.

Tools for Small Business Management

Learn to interpret and use your financial statements to boost profit margins in a free interactive workshop for small business owners. Score is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is offering this workshop on October 22, 6:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Rob Dickerson, CPA, will be the presenter. To register, please contact them at (307)773-7200, go to www.Library2, call (307)632-1588 or visit

Flea Market and Craft Sale Tables

Get your table now for the monthly flea market and craft sale at Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway on Saturday, October 25, 9:00am-3:00pm. Table rent is $20. Lunch will be available. Help benefit the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for Cheyenne High School students. Contact Marti at (307)635-2253.

Sloppy Joe Feed and Hay Ride

A fall sloppy joe feed and hay ride will be held on October 25, 5:00pm-8:00pm, at the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street, for $4 per person. For more information, contact Sophia at (307)286-5576.

The Perils of a Double Life Discussed

The high cost of living with a lie will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, on Thursday, October 23, at 7:00pm. The event, titled Living a Lie: The Perils of a Double Life, features the filmed story of a woman who discovered after 30 years that her husband had been living a double life. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Tamra at (307)630-3036 or

Cheyenne Aglow Lighthouse Meeting

Cheyenne Aglow Lighthouse monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21, at Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Third Floor, Windflower Room at 6:30pm. Aglow meetings are where Christians can meet without denominational boundaries. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Amanda, (307)514-4201.

Funding the Future

Several community banks in Cheyenne are sponsoring a presentation at Triumph High School on Thursday, October 23. Using the power of a live rock performance Gooding, the main band, inspires young people with lessons of finance and discipline to help them see their own dreams as possibilities. Funding the Future is an educational organization that works to improve financial literacy of students. For more information, go to

Crafters and Vendors Needed

Seeking crafters and product vendors for St. Peters Church Fall Bazaar, 252 Dell Range, Saturday, November 8. Contact Susan at (307)630-6469 or Diane at (307)630-0769.

Culvers Fundraiser for MOPS

Drive through or dine in and Culvers on Dell Range will donate 10% of all sales between 5:00pm-8:00pm to support First Baptist MOPS and MomsNext. Enjoy dinner out or an ice cream treat to support MOPS Moms at Culvers on Monday, October 27.

Cheyenne Audubon Free Lecture

The Cheyenne - High Plains Audubon Societys free lection on Tuesday, October 21, will feature Alex Brazeal, a Pheasants Forever Farm Bill biologist. He will be talking about his work assisting landowners in southeastern Wyoming in designing, developing and funding wildlife habitat improvement on private land. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm in the Sunflower Room of the Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information please call Mark at (307)634-0463 or visit http://home.

Safety Week

Operation KidSafe Free Child Safety Weeks are happening all across the U.S. and Canada. An event has been scheduled in Cheyenne at Halladay Nissan, 1880 Westland Road, October 20-25, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-6:00pm and Saturday, 8:30am-5:00pm. The program is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit, a Bio-Document, that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. For information, contact Operation KidSafe International (866)-962-5487 or E-mail operationkidsafe22@

Attention Vendors

The annual Sankofa Institute scholarship fund drive offers vendors an opportunity for the holidays. Take advantage of this community wide sales gathering on Saturday, November 15, 8:00am-4:00pm at the Knight of Columbus Hall, 507 West 28th Street. This bazaar combines flea market, rummage sales and a holiday outlet in one setting. The Sankofa Institute scholarship drive supports students having financial difficulty while studying here and abroad. Apply early for a vantage point space. Live entertainment. The Sankofa is a 501(c)(3) public charity. For application or information, contact Jill Zarend, (307)632-3932 or

Cheyenne Audubon Free Field Trip

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society members invite the public for a free trip on Saturday, October 25, to tour the location for the new education project of the Laramie County Conservation District with Matt Ley, water specialist. Participants will meet at 8:00am at the entrance to the Sierra Trading Post parking lot, 5025 Campstool Road, before continuing east on Campstool to the site. For more information, please call Mark, (307)634-0463 or visit

Alzheimers Holiday Bazaar

The Alzheimers Holiday Bazaar, Craft Show and Flea Market, hosted by Team Memory Makers, will take place on Saturday, November 1, from 9:00am-2:00pm at the American Legion Post 6 Ballroom, 2001 East Lincolnway. Shop early for the holidays, make some money and fight against Alzheimers at the same time! Reserve your spot before October 17 for $20 for an 8 table and 2 chairs. For information, call Kelli at (307)634-6224 or Shonna at (307)631-6439 or E-mail chey Money from table sales goes to the Alzheimers Association.

National Head Start Awareness Month

This year, Laramie County Head Start joins Head Starts across the nation in celebrating their 50th birthday! In honor of this occasion, they are hosting a free screening day at 711 Warren Avenue, on Friday, October 24, from 9:00am-11:00am and from 1:00pm-4:00pm. They are offering developmental screenings for children 2 months-5 years old! This is open to the public and free of charge. For more information call (307)634-5829.

Supersitters Class

This class is for 10-14 year olds ready to learn the fundamentals of babysitting. The next class is Saturday, October 25, 9:00am-noon. Students will be educated in the fundamentals of safety procedures and basic practical care of children and babies. Space is limited. Come into the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, to register. For more information, call (307)634-9622 extension 15 or cshay@

Methamphetamine Training

A formal training on how to recognize Methamphetamines and other drug making materials is appropriate for all landlords and their maintenance staff. The training will be conducted at the Kiwanis Community House, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The training will be held on Monday, October 27, at 6:00pm. The training is free, however, please RSVP to due to space limitations.

Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkins are here! First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 108 East 18th Street, will be open beginning now through October 31 or when sold out. Children and adults can stroll through the pumpkin patch and pick out their favorite pumpkin, small or large, smooth or with character. Proceeds help the FUMC Youth attend conventions and missionary events.

Pistol Shooting Skills Program

Develop needed skills for accuracy and precision with the NRA Basic Pistol Qualification Course, which will be offered November 9, 2014 through April 19, 2015. to sign up for the course, go to http://chey, fill out the form and one of the instructors will contact you. For more information, call (307)634-8948.

Youth Video Contest

Wyoming youth ages 8-18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second annual Wyoming Outside Video Contest. Contest rules and an application form are available on the WY Outside website, Entries are due by 5:00pm on October 31. For more information on WY Outside, or to find out how you or your agency can become involved, please contact WY Outside Administrative Coordinator, Ashley Rooney at (307)777-6560 or

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration will be held every Wednesday in October, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, lower ballroom, from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. Families will need to bring the following current documentation from the last month: DFS printout, proof of all household income, proof of Laramie County residency, a state ID, drivers license or military ID, childrens Social Security Cards and legal guardianship paperwork if applicable. For further information, please contact Wendi Henderson, USN (Ret), Cheyenne Region (Laramie County) Toys for Tots Coordinator at (678)215-7584 or E-mail

Christmas Cruise for Kids

Classic Chevys of Cheyenne will hold a Christmas Cruise for Kids on Saturday, November 8. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child for Christmas. All toys are donated to the Salvation Armys Operation Happy Christmas. They will meet at the Super Wal-Mart parking lot, 2032 Dell Range Boulevard at 10:00am. At approximately 11:30am, they will cruise over to the Old Community House in Lions Park for chili. Dash plaques will be given to the first 80 participants who bring a toy. For more information, contact John Arciniega, (307)632-9779.

Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

Come run, walk or stroll in the 15th annual COMEA homeless shelters Turkey Trot and the Gobble Wobble fun run for kids. The Gobble Wobble is at 9:00am and the Turkey Trot 5k begins at 9:30am on November 1, 2014 at COMEA House, corner of West Lincolnway and Stinson Avenue. This is a major fund-raiser for COMEA, which provides beds, meals and case management for homeless men and women. Follow the Cheyenne Greenway along Crow Creek, stretch your legs and support COMEA. For information about sponsorships, contact Tim Kingston at (307)638-8885, kingston@rockymtn or Marguerite Herman, (307)638-1468, marguerite.

Second Annual Banquet

Saturday, November 15, doors open at 4:00pm at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, for the Muley Fanatic Foundation Southeast Wyoming Chapter Second Annual Banquet. A variety of firearms, household items, outdoor gear and artwork will be available in auctions and games/raffles. Tickets are $60 for single, $100 for couples, $25 for youth ages 10-17 and kids 9 and under are free. Sponsor tables of 8 people are $800. A collection of used hunting gear and clothing will be taken at the banquet. Bring your old gear for a discount on raffle tickets. All money raised in Wyoming stays in Wyoming. Please contact Megan at (307)631-1250 or visit www.muley

Trunk or Treat

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is hosting a free Trunk or Treat event in the back parking lot at 1600 Thomes Avenue on Friday, October 31, 6:00pm-8:00pm. All Cheyenne area children are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please call Shannon at (307)640-2303.