Issue for the week of March 27, 2015
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Week of March 27-April 2, 2015

The following articles are for the week of March 27-April 2, 2015. If you would like to be a part of this section stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, email: info@wyotraders.com or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions please call (307)634-8895.

Crafters Wanted

The 5th Annual Gilchrist Spring Craft Fair, Plant and Bake Sale, on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00am-3:00pm, is looking for crafters, $20-$40 per table. Please contact Carrie at (307)399-5843 or Renee at (307)630-1126 for more information or to reserve a table.

Television Give-Away

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children and Premier Rental-Purchase are giving away a 60” LG television. Stop by Premier Rental-Purchase, 1802 Dell Range Boulevard, before the end of May. For every dollar donated, an entry will be placed for a chance to win the television. Please call (307)514-5006 for more information.

The Final Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” is being presented at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway, March 27-29. A dinner theatre night will be held on Friday, March 27. For more information, please call the Cheyenne Little Theatre at (307)638-6543.

2015 Youth Tee Ball

Preparation has begun for the 2015 Youth Tee Ball for children ages 3-6. Child must have turned 3 years of age by December 31, 2014. Registration forms may be picked up at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday through April 17. Registration fee is $50, after April 17 fee will increase to $70. For more information, contact the Leisure Services at (307)637-6423 or visit our website at www. cheyennecity.org.

Scope Raffle

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Quigley-Ford Optics are offering an amazing scope package raffle to benefit the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Tickets are $20 each, a winner will be drawn for every 50 tickets sold. Need not be present to win. Winner will be immediately notified after every 50 tickets are sold. For tickets or information, call Linda Camp at (307)638-4681.

Photography Workshop

A free photography workshop is open to photographers of all ages to attend on Snap! Photography presented by Karen Cotton. Go to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive on Saturday, March 28, 1:00pm to participate in this workshop.

Project Prom

Project Prom will be open at 213 West 18th Street, Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm and Mondays 2:00pm-5:30pm. Donations accepted. Must bring school ID. For more information, call Jean at (307)630-9250.

Free Help Provided

The Senior Companion Program provides visits and other free supportive services such as grocery shopping and home management assistance to homebound, disabled, lonely or frail elderly persons around Wyoming. Senior Citizens over 55 volunteer to serve their peers by visiting weekly and helping with tasks which have become difficult for persons who live alone, but choose to live independently and age in place. Companions also provide Respite services for Caregivers so that they might have a break from care giving for a short time. If interested, please call Nita at (307)634-1010 or 1(877)634-1005 toll free.

Cheyenne Artist’s Guild Happenings

The Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, 1701 Morrie Avenue, in Holliday Park, will be holding an art workshop. Color Mixing for Beginners, Saturday, March 28, 10:00am-3:00pm. The Grand Opening of the new art supply store, The Pallet Room, will take place on Saturday, March 28, 10:00am-2:00pm with supplies at half of retail prices. The Guild is open Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. Please call (307)632-2263 for more information or to register for any workshop.

Film Series

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, will be showing the film “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot” on Sunday, March 29, 1:00pm-3:00pm. This film tells the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Discussion will follow the movie. For more information, contact UUCC at (307)638-4554 or go to uucheyenne.org.

Passion/Palm Sunday Presentation

Ascension Lutheran Church, 712 Storey Boulevard, will host renowned storyteller Pam Faro as she tells the Passion Narrative from the Gospel of Mark during three presentations on Passion/Palm Weekend, March 28-29, Saturday, 5:00pm and Sunday, 8:30am and 11:00am. A free community meal, with an opportunity to meet Ms. Faro, will be held after the Saturday service. For more information, please call (307)634-6575.

Spring Children’s Festival

Laramie County Head Start is hosting a spring children’s festival on Saturday, April 18, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Main Center, 711 Warren Avenue. They want to celebrate children in the community by having a book give-away, fun games and prizes for the family as well as free screening for children 4 months to 5 years old! Community members interested in participating are welcome to host a booth. Please call (307)634-5829 for more information.

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.

Wyoming Windfall

Wyoming Windfall is the catch name of the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. If you would like to see if your name is on the list of owners of unclaimed property, call the Unclaimed Property Office at (307)777-5590 or visit their website at www.wywindfall.gov.

Diesel Tech Scholarship

Students looking to study diesel technology at LCCC will find their educational path looking even better thanks to a recent donation. Wyoming Machinery and Caterpillar teamed up to provide $5,000 each for scholarships in that program. Thanks to the Wyoming legislature, this total was matched by state funds, meaning that the donation actually totals $20,000. For information about supporting students through scholarships, contact the LCCC Foundation at (307)778-1285 or office@ lcccfoundation.edu.

Volunteers Needed

Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is looking for volunteers, training is available, no horse experience is necessary. CTEC Annual Volunteer training will be Saturday, March 28, 9:00am, IBMC College Campus, 1854 Dell Range. Call (307)432-2585 for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Great Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00am in Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive, near the amphitheatre. Sponsored by Great Clips to benefit Cheyenne Stars Baseball, there will be door prizes, give-aways, ice cream and more.

Matinee for the Museums

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a “Spoon Full of Sugar.” “Mary Poppins,” the classic film, will be shown at the Wyoming Theater, 126 East 20th Street, in Torrington, on Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm. The doors will open at 1:30pm. All proceeds benefit the Western History Center and the Homesteaders Museum. For tickets, please call (307)532-5612 or (307)837-3052.

Free Easter Egg Hunt

The VFW Post 4343, 3216 South Greeley Highway, will hold a free children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28, 1:00pm. There will be refreshments and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. For more information, please call (307)632-0950.

Easter Cantata

The Cantata “The Passion and the Promise” will be presented by the FUMC Combined Choirs and Orchestra on Sunday, March 29, 8:30am, 9:45am and 11:15am, at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. Come and enjoy this beautiful retelling of the events leading up to Easter. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

March Senior Wellness

The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, will be hosting the monthly Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, April 1, at 12:00 noon. Lesley Osen with the State Attorney General’s Office will speak on fraud aimed at seniors in particular. For more information, please call (307)634-9622 ext. 19 or go to seniorwellness@cheyenneymca.org.

Month of the Military Child

Members of the community are invited to attend this kick-off to celebrate April as Month of the Military Child on Wednesday, April 1, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Cheyenne Depot, 121 West 15th Street. Military and elected officials will be present, as well as several community organizations, with activities and information. Free pizza, cake and drinks. For more information please call Brittany at (307)633-4383.

Lego® Guy at the Library

Curtis Mork, The Lego® Guy, presents two awesome workshops! Build the tallest tower you can in the Towering Heights challenge, or build your own Lego® vehicle in a step-by-step workshop. Stop by the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Thursday, April 2, 1:00pm-3:30pm for these fun activities.

Easter Service

The Cheyenne Christian Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) would like to invite all motorcyclists in the Cheyenne area to attend their annual Easter service which will be held at the Community House in Lion’s Park across from mini golf at 2:30pm on Easter Sunday, April 5. Please remember motorcyclists are everywhere, please watch out for them.

Kindergarten Screening

Do you live in Laramie County School District #2 and have a child who is 5 years old or will be 5 years old by September 15, 2015? If so, Carpenter Elementary School invites you to bring your prospective kindergartener for screening Thursday, April 2. Please call the school office at (307)245-4180 to set up an appointment for your child to be screened. All children being screened will need to bring their birth certificate, social security card and a current immunization record on that day.

Easter Egg Hunts

The Leisure Services Division is holding two great Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 4. At 10:00am, the 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place in Holliday Park for children ages 2-6. In the event of bad weather during the outdoor hunt, an Easter Egg Giveaway will be hed at the Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard at 10:00am. The 4th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 2-10, will take place at the Municipal Pool, 931 Martin Esquibel Drive, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Tickets are on sale at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street and the Cheyenne Aquatics Center, 931 Martin Esquibel Drive. Be sure to come out for a fun filled day with the Easter Bunny! For more information, please call (307)637-6423.

Religious Discussions Explored at Lifetree

How to live out faith without being a jerk will be discussed at Lifetree Café, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00pm. The program, titled “How to Be True to Your Faith (Without Being a Jerk): Confessions of a Religious Ethicist,” gives practical skills for having religious conversations ina way that engage people instead of pushing them away. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Yard Waste Program Resumes

The City’s Yard Waste Program resumes on Wednesday, April 1, for the season. Those residents enrolled in the program will have their yard waste containers picked up the week starting on April 1. Billing will also start on April 1. The program will end mid-November. Do not place branches, limbs or brush in the yard waste container. Only grass, leaves and garden waste are allowed in the container. For more information on the program, call the Sanitation Division at (307)637-6440.

Shrimp Feed

The Knights of Columbus will be holding Jack Grant’s Annual Shrimp Feed on Saturday, April 4, 11:00am-1:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 507 West 28th Street. Everyone is invited. For more information, call John at (307)631-1764.

Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Easter celebration with an Easter Egg Hunt with Laramie County Fire Department #6. Kids 10 and under are invited to the Burns Town Hall with their own Easter baskets, 327 Main Street, Burns on Saturday, April 4, 10:00am-1:00pm. For more information, call (307)640-1097.

Twilight Golf

Ladies Twilight Golf registration will be he held Tuesday, April 7, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Airport Golf Course. League is open to all working women and prior members who have continually maintained their membership. League membership fee is $30. Contact Katie Baumhover at (307)286-8842 or Joey Van Schaik at (307)514-2027 for more information.

Easter Musical

Yellowstone Baptist Church, located at 9204 Yellowstone Road, will be presenting an Easter Program Sunday, April 5, 11:00am during the Worship Service. Please come and join them for this free and enlightening event to celebrate.

Bible Camp

JK Bar Bible Ranch in Glendo is now taking reservations for summer vacation bible camps. Call Justin for more information at (307)331-9950. Visit their website at www.jkbarbibleranch.com.

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 Julia Ortner at (307)632-7084.

Tartan Day

The Scottish Society of Southeast Wyoming will hold its annual Tartan Day on Saturday, April 4, at the Nagle-Warren Mansion, 222 East 17th Street, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Tea and treats will be served. The Pipe Band of Southeast Wyoming will play traditional music. There is no cost. For more information, please call Mara at (307)630-1257.

Charity Basketball Game

The Denver Broncos Charity Basketball Game will be held on Friday, April 10, at 7:00pm at South High School, 1213 West Allison Road. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Cheyenne Frontier Lion’s Club for eyeglasses and exams. Please call (307)640-2207 for tickets.

Junior Barrel Race

2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Junior Barrel Race entries will take place Friday, April 10, 8:00am, CFD™ Headquarters, 4610 Carey Avenue, $50 registration fee. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is limited to the first 30 entries. Open to boys and girls residing in Laramie County only. Participants must be under 13 years of age as of August 1, 2015. For further information, contact Cindy Braden, (307)635-2927.

Bowling Fundraiser

The Second Annual Memory Lanes Bowling Fundraiser sponsored by Team Grandma Ruby/Memory Makers benefitting the Wyoming Chapter Alzheimer’s Association will be held on Saturday, April 11, at Two Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson Street. Check in is at 6:00pm and the fun begins at 6:30pm. Entry forms can be picked up at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue or at Two Bar Bowl. Contact Shonna Wright at (307)631-6439 for details.

Superday 2015

HollyFrontier Corporation Superday will be held on Saturday, June 27. Hours of the event are 10:00am-5:00pm. Anyone interested in contributing to or participating in Superday should contact the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423 or tfeezer@ cheyennecity.org.

Go Casual for a Cause

Each year, the Rotary Club of Cheyenne sponsors a fund drive to eradicate polio worldwide. This year’s event will take place on tax day, Wednesday, April 15. Participants donate $5 for the ability to dress casually to work that day. To receive more information, go to http://www.endpolio.org/ or sign up online at tinyurl.com/Casual2015.

CPR Certification

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is offering the American Red Cross CPR/Adult and Pediatric First Aid and AED certification class on Saturday, April 11, 10:30am-3:30pm. For more information, please call Christy at (307)634-9622 ext. 14.

Remembrance Day

The Sankofa African Awareness, Inc. presents the 4th Annual Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day, Saturday, April 18, LCCC Conference Rooms, 1400 East College Drive, 9:00am-12:30pm, breakfast will be at 8:30am. Admission is free. Please contact James Peebles at (307)635-7094 or jillmerry@aol.com for more information.

Prevent Child Abuse

5k Run for Child Abuse Prevention, Saturday, April 25, Lions Park, 8:00am. Early registration, $25. Event day registration, $30. Children under 18, $20. To register or for more information, go to www.pcawy.org or call (307)637-8622.

Celebrate Pink

The 16th Annual Celebrate Pink Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held in the Little America Grand Ballroom, 2800 West Lincolnway, on Saturday, April 18. Doors open at 11:00am, lunch at 11:45am. To purchase tickets, call (307)640-7126 or email celebratepink cheyenne@gmail.com or visit www. celebratepink.org.

Armed Forces Day Banquet

The Air Force Association Cheyenne Cowboy Chapter 357 invites everyone to attend the Annual Armed Forces Day Banquet on Saturday, May 16. Cocktails will begin at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm. The banquet is being held at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. For more information, please call Stephan at (307)637-5227 ext. 11 or go to afa357@ gmail.com.

Walk for Peace

St. Joseph’s Church is holding their Second Annual Walk for Peace Pilgrimage. A two-day walk to the Lady of Peace shrine in Pine Bluffs on Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14. For more information please call Eva at (307)634-4625 ext. 113, email eestorga@dioceseofcheyenne.org or call Alberto Enríquez at (307)682-3319 ext. 102 or email aenriquez@stmatthews wy.org.

DUI Victim Impact Panel

The Mission of the Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. Panel members share their life stories regarding the issues of impaired driving in the hope of preventing life altering tragedies from continuing to occur. The next DUI Panel held in Laramie County will be on Monday, March 30, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Community College Center for Conferences and Institutes in room 130. The panel is normally held on the last Monday of every other month and is open to the public. If you are also interested in speaking for or being a part of the Impact Panel, please call (307)214-5444 to confirm the schedule.