Issue for the week of February 17, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of February 17-February 23

The following articles are for the weeks of February 17-February 23, 2017. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Dutch Lunch

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, February 21, at Guadalajara, 1745 Dell Range Boulevard, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by 12:00pm, Sunday, February 19.

Cheyenne Girls’ Softball

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services Division would like to announce that preparation has begun for the 2017 Cheyenne Girls’ Softball Recreational League. All interested athletes may pick up registration forms at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Now through Friday, March 16. Registration fees vary on age and date of registration. For more information contact the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423.

ACES Program At LCCC

Students looking to complete their high school equivalency have an opportunity at LCCC, with a new schedule of classes offered through the Adult Career and Education System (ACES). Classes are free and are offered in two sessions, now-March 9 and March 20-May 4. Classes are available for residents 16 years old or older. For more information or to reserve a space for these classes, call (307)637-2450.

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.

Existing Conservatory Now Closed

In conjunction with the expansion and renovation of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the renovation of the older existing Garden’s Greenhouse has begun. Due to the old greenhouse now getting renovated, the growing areas of the greenhouse are closed to the public for safety reasons. However, the offices in the older building remain open to the public, with regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. The operation of the Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens remains unchanged and continues with its regular open to public hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm. For more information, visit www.botanic.org or call the Gardens at (307)637-6458.

Historical Society Meeting

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will meet on Sunday, February 19, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, at 2:00pm. This month’s program will be the history of the Farthing Ranch, presented by Carol Farthing. For more information, contact Mary Jane Palen at (307)635-2151.

Astronomical Society Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting on Friday, February 17, at 7:00pm, in the Pub on the second floor of the Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. For further information about the club visit www.killerrabbit.co.

YMCA Valentine Dances

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host its annual Valentine Dances in February. “Every Girl A Princess” dinner dance, will be Saturday, February 18. This dance is for fathers and daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters or uncles and nieces. “A Knight to Remember” dinner dance will be Sunday, February 19. This dance is for mothers and sons, grandmothers and grandsons or aunts and nephews. Both dances run from 6:00pm-8:00pm, at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway. Pre-purchased tickets are only $25 for one adult plus child/children. For more information, call Chris Shay at (307)634-9622.

Cheyenne Transit

In observance of President’s Day, the Cheyenne Transit Program office will be closed and city buses will not run on Monday, February 20. They will resume their normal schedule on Tuesday, February 21.

Craft Sale and Flea Market

VFW Post 1881, off of Nationway, 2816 East 7th, will hold a craft sale and flea market on Saturday, February 18, 9:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be served. Support our Veterans, reserve a table, $10 each. For questions, call Debbie at (307)221-5552.

Alzheimer’s Workshop for Caregivers

The Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present a 2-part workshop entitled “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers.” Part 1 will take place on Sunday, February 19 and Part 2 will follow a month later on Sunday, March 19. Both will start at 1:30pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Both workshops will be led by Cyndi Simonovich. The programs are free and designed for the general public. For more information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892.

Swimming Classes at LCCC

Laramie County Community College will be having a variety of swimming and water aerobic classes and lessons. The cost and dates vary. For more information on dates and times or to register, call LCCC Life Enrichment at (307)778-1236.

Meet for Crafts

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

Co-Ed Dodgeball League Registration

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services is now taking registrations for a co-ed dodgeball league open to persons 18 and older. Games will start in March and will be played on Monday nights at David R. Romero Youth Activity Center. Registration is open weekdays from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, until Wednesday, March 15. Enrollment may be completed in person, by mail or phone. For more information or to register, call (307)637-6423.

Addiction Help

Is your family member one of the 21 million people currently affected by a drug or alcohol addiction? Are you currently seeking a way to help your loved one? There is hope, join the fight against addiction. Narconon Arrowhead offers free addiction counseling, assessments and referral services to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call 1(800)468-6933 or visit www.narcononarrowhead.org for more information.

Garden Club Meeting

The Prairie Garden Club will be meeting on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Sunflower Room on the second floor. Rhea Halstead will be the speaker. The community is welcome.

Hockey Games To Benefit Alzheimer’s

Join the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association at a Cheyenne Stampede hockey game Friday-Saturday, February 17-18, to raise funds to fuel the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association. The games start at 7:35pm, at the Cheyenne Ice & Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. The Stampede will be auctioning player jerseys, there will be an Alzheimer’s information table and the cheerleaders will be giving away t-shirts. Tickets are available at www.cheyennestampede.com. For more information, contact Janet Lewis at (307)316-2892 or jlewis@alz.org.

Black Studies Symposium

The Sankofa African Heritage, Inc. and the LCCC history department present the 3rd Annual Black Studies Symposium, Friday-Saturday, February 17-18, in the Union Pacific Conference Room at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive. The event begins at 6:00pm on Friday and includes documentaries, movies and presentations. Admission is free and pizza, popcorn and soft drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Jill at (307)635-7094.

Taize-Style Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s next Taize-style service will be Friday, February 17, at 1908 Central Avenue. Join them for quiet singing led by the Sancte Spiritus Taize musicians, with opportunities for stillness and reflection. The doors will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation. The 45-minute service will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. This is open to the public. For more information, call (307)634-7709.

Movie Night

The Mount Sinai congregation invites the public to movie night on Sunday, February 19, at 2610 Pioneer Avenue, from 6:30pm-9:00pm. They will be showing the film “Yiddle with his Fiddle.” It is a Yiddish musical with English subtitles. It was filmed in 1936 and is considered one of the best movies in Yiddish cinema. For more information, call (307)634-3052 or E-mail info@mtsinaicheyenne.org.

Free Lecture

The Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society invite the public to a free lecture about the golden-winged manakins of Ecuador. The program will be held Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Speakers Dave McDonald, University of Wyoming professor, and Beth Cable will talk about the lek mating birds and the student and citizen trips they lead to the western slope of the Andes. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, see www.CheyenneAudubon.wordpress.com or contact Mark, mgorges@juno.com, (307)634-0463.

High Plains Audubon Field Trip

The Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society members invite the public on a free field trip to the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00am-12:00pm. Participants will meet at Lion’s Park in the parking lot between the Children’s Village and the beach house and the new restroom where the old community house used to be. The group will depart at 8:00am for the ranch. Participants may also meet the group at the ranch office building, 1101 Hereford Ranch Road, around 8:30am. Please call Mark, (307)634-0463, for more information and to sign up to receive updates to plans incase of bad weather.

Cheyenne Scrabble Club

The Cheyenne Scrabble Club is a fun group of people of all ages who play Scrabble, Chess, Five Crowns, Cribbage and other games. Come and join the fun! They meet every Wednesday at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 6:00pm-8:45pm, usually in the Cottonwood Room. They provide the games. For information, call Barbara at (307)274-2741.

Mule Deer Foundation Banquet

The Mule Deer Foundation Banquet and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday evening, February 25, at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. For tickets contact Carl Moody, (307)631-3486 or Dave Lockman, (307)635-3865 or stop by Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3745 Lincolnway, between 10:00am-3:30pm, on Saturday, February 18.

All-City Children’s Chorus Concert

The Cheyenne All-City Children’s Chorus will present its third concert for the season, “laugh,” at 7:00pm, at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street, on Saturday, March 4. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Fritz, Executive Director, at maryafritz@aol.com or (307)638-1435.

Organic Farming Conference

Registration is now open for the 4th annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference. Sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21-22, at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive. Cost is $50 for both days and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2017organic or contact Rodney at (970)217-3362. Registration can be paid at the door, but seating is limited.

Community Mardi Gras

Triumph High School is holding a community Mardi Gras event Triumph Style. The event is free for the family and will be on Saturday, February 25, from 11:00am-2:00pm, at 1250 West College Drive. There will be a cake walk, jump house, food, prizes and games. Donations will be greatly appreciated and will help support student clubs and activities at Triumph High School.

Veterans Couples Workshop

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, will be providing a Veterans Couples Workshop on Thursday evenings, now through March 23, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, in the lower level auditorium. Couples attend a series of 8 group sessions to learn and practice skills for improving communication and trust. All veterans or military members who are enrolled or eligible for care at the VA Medical Center or Vet Center, their spouse/partner and have been in a relationship for more than 6 months are eligible for this free workshop. For more information, contact Carol Carr at (307)778-7377.

Celebrate Fat Tuesday

The Women of St. Joseph’s CCW invite you to celebrate Fat Tuesday by eating taco plates prepared by them for you! The price for a plate is $7.50, which includes 2 tacos, beans and rice. A single taco is $2.50. Order by 10:00am on Tuesday, February 28, at FatTuesdayTacos@outlook.com. Delivery available, $30 minimum on delivered orders. Pick up orders can be submitted by text or call to (307)634-1338 or by E-Mail. You can also go to their Parish Hall, 608 Evans Avenue, from 11:30am to 6:30pm, on Tuesday, February 28. Call Nancy Hall at (307)634-1338 for more information.

High Plains Gardening Lectures

A lecture series to educate the community about gardening in high altitude as well as windy and low water conditions will be presented Saturday, February 25 and Saturday, March 25, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. These events will include lectures given by a master of their craft. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and can be found using the keyword High Plains Gardening or Laramie County Master Gardeners. Tickets will also be available at Gardening With Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue. For more information, visit www.botanic.org or call (307)637-6458.

Delta Kappa Gamma Annual Book Sale

Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of educators, will begin collecting donations of used books Now through Sunday, February 26, for its 34th annual used book sale. Collection boxes will be available at Albertsons, 5800 Yellowstone Road and 3355 East Pershing Boulevard; Safeway, 700 South Greeley Highway; King Soopers, 3702 Dell Range Boulevard; Natural Grocers, 5116 Frontier Mall Drive; Gold’s Gym, 1616 East Pershing Boulevard and Gardening With Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue. Books on CD, DVDs, games and puzzles are appreciated. The book sale will be on Saturday, March 4, 8:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday, March 5, 9:00am-4:00pm, in the west wing of Carey Junior High School, 1780 East Pershing Boulevard. If you have a large quantity of books, call (307)637-5347 or (307)369-2940 for an appointment for pick up.

Art Show and Sale

The Marilyn, Linda and Friends Annual Art Show and Sale will be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street, during the month of March. Forms and fees to be returned by Friday, February 24 and artwork delivered Monday-Tuesday, February 27-28, 10:00am-4:00pm. Most medias are accepted and everyone is welcome. A reception will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Pick up entry forms at the Cheyenne Civic Center Box Office or E-mail marilynsagebrush@q.com.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser

The Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ invite you to their Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser, “The All Night Strut!” on Saturday, February 25, at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. Doors open at 5:30pm. The show starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 per person. VIP tables starting at $210. To reserve your tickets, call (307)638-6543 or visit www.cheyennelittletheatre.org.

Chili Bingo

The public is invited to come play chili bingo on Saturday, March 4, from 5:00pm-7:30pm, at the Cheyenne Brethren Church, 2600 East 12th Street. This is a health benefit fundraiser for Jerrilyn Vitley. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child, ages 3-12 years. Tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Lori Way at (307)421-2759 for more information.

Laramie County 4-H Carnival

Laramie County 4-H will be hosting their annual carnival on Saturday, March 18, from 12:00pm-5:00pm, at the LCCC Recreation and Athletic Center, 1400 East College Drive. There will be games, food, entertainment and gift basket raffles. All proceeds go to support the Laramie County 4-H program. For more information, call (307)633-4383.

Rally for Women’s Rights

The 3rd Annual Rally for Women’s Rights will be Saturday, March 4, 11:00am, in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court building, 2300 Capitol Avenue. The event is sponsored by Grace United Methodist Women, Zonta Club International and Triumph Z Club. Learn more about violence and abuse of women and children, equal rights for women and the community resources dedicated to helping women, children and all victims of domestic violence.

Chicken Curling Tournament

The Leisure Services Division is holding their 4th Annual Chicken Curling Tournament at the Cheyenne Ice & Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway, on Friday, March 10. Teams of up to four will compete in a double-elimination format for chicken curling glory. Stop by the Ice & Events Center to register your team. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 8 and costs $40 per team. For more information, please contact Taylor Bassett at (307)433-0024.

Father/Son Duct Tape Duel

All elementary school age boys are invited to enjoy an evening of fun with their fathers, uncles or grandfathers at the Wyoming Cares Duct Tape Duel. The event will be held at Storey Gym, 2811 House Avenue, on Saturday, March 18, from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $25 per father/son team and must be purchased before Wednesday, March 15. Tickets are available at Salisbury, PC, 1720 Carey Avenue, Ste. 500, Carpet One, 3424 East Pershing Boulevard and Trader’s Shopper’s Guide, 2021 Warren Avenue. For more information, contact 1(866)996-6564. Proceeds to benefit Wyoming Cares.

Cheyenne Culture Vultures

If you’re interested in or wanting to learn about art and music history, literature and theatre join the Cheyenne Culture Vultures. They meet a couple of times a month to discuss the arts and also visit museums, art galleries and selected events throughout Cheyenne and the surrounding area. Their first meet and greet is Thursday, March 2, in the Sunflower Room, at the Laramie County, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information, visit cheyenneculturevultures.com.

Cheyenne Restaurant Week

Special deals and special meals will be on the menu during Cheyenne’s second annual Restaurant Week scheduled for Sunday, April 2-Saturday, April 8. Participating restaurants will offer unique menus at fixed prices to encourage locals and visitors to try new restaurants and meals. This event is a combined effort of Visit Cheyenne and the restaurant community. Restaurants that would like to participate should contact Laura Levi at Visit Cheyenne, laura@cheyenne.org or (307)778-3133.

The Arc of Laramie County Fundraiser

Texas Roadhouse is supporting The Arc of Laramie County through a fundraising dinner on Tuesday, February 28, from 4:00pm-9:30pm, at 1931 Bluegrass Circle. Let them know you’re with The Arc of Laramie County or present a flyer, if you have one, to your server at the time of your visit and Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% of what you spend to The Arc of Laramie County. Flyers for to-go orders will be accepted as well. For more information, call (307)638-1234.

An Evening With Temple Grandin

Join 4-H and FFA for an evening with Dr. Temple Grandin, an extraordinary woman, professor, author, autism advocate, animal welfare and behavior expert, on Monday, March 27, at 6:30pm, in the Fine Arts auditorium, Eastern Wyoming Community College, 3200 West C Street, Torrington, Wyoming. Tickets are $25 each, proceeds benefit Goshen County FFA, 4-H and The Western History Center. For tickets, call and leave a message at (307)532-3879 or (307)532-3324 in the evenings.