Issue for the week of October 2, 2015
Our Community

Weeks of October 2-October 8

The following articles are for the weeks of October 2-October 8, 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: or fax: (307)634-8530. Deadline is Tuesdays at 12 Noon. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

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.

Rummage Sale and Open House

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday, October 3, from 8:00am-11:00am, at 1426 East Lincolnway, to generate funds for their pre-school and before and after school programs. Booths are available for $25 each. To reserve a space, download a form from or stop by the YMCA. Coinciding with the sale will be an open house. The Cheyenne community is welcome to “Try the Y” all day Saturday, October 3, with no guest fees. For more information, call the Y at (307)634-9622.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for the High Plains Register’s annual publication is Thursday, October 15. The High Plains Register is a student-produced publication featuring writers and artists from the college, Laramie County community and the High Plains region. For more details and submission guidelines, visit

Help Improve Public Participation Plan

The Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the transportation planning entity for the urban region of Laramie County. The MPO is updating the Public Participation Plan. They have prepared a survey intended to give the public an understanding of the best ways to inform and engage the citizens within the Cheyenne urban area in the transportation planning process. They invite everyone to take the survey. It can be done online at survey or by picking up a paper copy at one of the following locations: the Laramie County Library public bulletin board, 2200 Pioneer Avenue; City Clerk’s Office, City Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Avenue; Laramie County Auto Titles and Licenses Office, 309 West 20th Street; County Planning Office front counter, 3966 Archer Parkway; Cheyenne Transit Office, 322 West Lincolnway; Cheyenne Senior Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. All surveys need to be completed by October 19. For more information, call (307)638-4385.

Head Start Openings

Community Action of Laramie County Head Start currently has openings for children. The classroom openings are available in the center based, full day, full year option, serving children 3 to 5 years old in a classroom. Early Head Start option, serving children prenatal to 3 years old in the home. Call (307)634-5829 for more information. Applications are available at the Laramie County Head Start’s main center, 711 Warren Avenue, east door. Se habla español.

Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraising Dinner

Marine Corps Reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for Tots will be held Friday, October 2, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, at 6:00pm. There will be a fun-filled evening with dinner, live auction and raffles. Monetary donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 59. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson at (678)215-7584 or E-mail Cheyennetoy

Arts Weekend

The Wyoming Arts Alliance invites the arts community to gather for a weekend of inspiration, learning and networking. Kickoff for the event will be noon on Friday, October 2, at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, 201 East 5th Street, Sheridan. Conference activities will continue with an evening reception, art talk and music following everything. On October 3, there will be performing arts people and venues. Courses this year include helping art organizations be responsive to community needs and develop programming choices related to those needs. A complete schedule and registration are currently up on the conference website at www.wyoming Click on Annual Conference.

Literary Connection

Laramie County Community College’s 11th Annual Literary Connection will present authors Allen Kurzweil and George Bilgere. They will lead a free writer’s workshop on Friday, October 2, 9:00am-1:00pm. Then on Saturday, October 3, these authors will share stories, give advice and sign books from 10:00am-4:00pm. Register today at (307)778-1285 or

Life Chain

The Right to Life of Laramie County invite you to join them Sunday, October 4, from 2:00pm-3:00pm, at the intersection of Dell Range and Powderhouse for a Life Chain, a prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for an end to abortion. For more information, call (307)778-8626 or E-mail

Honky-Tonk Nights

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum invites everyone to their annual gala on Saturday, October 3, 6:00pm, Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Cowboy Up for the Museum’s Annual Gala. Think Urban Cowboy and get your 1980’s on. There will even be a mechanical bull to test everyone’s riding skills. All proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum and its year round programming. For more information or reservations, call (307)778-7290 or visit them online at www.oldwest

Treats 4 Tricks

K9s 4 Mobility will be hosting the Fourth Annual Treats 4 Tricks at the downtown Depot, 15th Street and Capitol Avenue, on Saturday, October 3, 3:00pm-5:00pm. Bring your pets in costume and/or have them complete a trick for the judges. There will also be a balloon twister for entertainment.

Vendors Wanted

Vendors/crafters wanted for the 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00am-3:00pm at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Space rental is $20 before Monday, November 2. Call Kelli at (307)634-6224 for more information.

Worldwide Photo Walk

Hosted by the Terry Bison Ranch, the 2015 “Worldwide Photo Walk” will take place on Saturday, October 3. The free event is designed to bring together a group of photographers on one day for a short period of time to shoot a specific area. Participants will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, October 3, at the Trading Post on the Terry Bison Ranch grounds. At 12:30pm, photographers are invited to share their work during a no-host luncheon at the Senator’s Steakhouse. To register for the local walk, visit For more information, contact Tamara Rodgers at or (307)640-1661.

Scrap Metal Drive

The Nuclear 4-H Club wants your trash! Almost anything made of metal. Sorry, no refrigerators, glass, plastic, tires or closed tanks. They are also in need of car batteries, brass, copper and motors! Clean your yard and your garage and help the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics teams. Drop off at the scrap metal drive on Saturday, October 3, at Burns Jr./Sr. High School, 524 East 4th Street, Burns, from 8:00am-2:00pm. Aluminum cans and steel items are accepted after that date until the bins are full. Call Lara Shook at (307)630-9058 for other options. Thank you Ruben’s Metal, Burns Jr./Sr. High School and the whole community for helping the robotics teams.

Comprehensive Plan Update

The Laramie County Planning and Development Office is updating the Comprehensive Plan for the County and will be holding a round of public meetings to gather public input. Public meetings are scheduled from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Monday, October 5 at the Commerce Building, 215 Main Street, Suite C, Pine Pluffs and 6:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday, October 7 at the Community Center, 530 5th Avenue, Albin, Wyoming in the gym. Topics to be discussed will include water, agriculture, public services, emergency services, roads and development. For information, please call (307)633-4639.

Halloween Event

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is hosting a Halloween event on Friday, October 30 from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at 1426 East Lincolnway. Admission is only $1 per person and includes amusements, games, photo booth, hot dog, chips and soda. For more information, call the Y at (307)634-9622.

Pastor and Wife’s Anniversary

All are invited to attend the 11th year anniversary of Pastor Jewel and Emma Thomas, serving as the leaders at New Hope Church of God in Christ. The service will be Sunday, October 4, 4:00pm. The church is located at 1310 Cleveland and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Shirley at (307)640-2102.

LCCC Board Meetings

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular board meetings at 7:00pm on Wednesdays, October 7 and 28, at 1400 East College Drive, in the Petersen Board Room. The board’s Facilities and Finance Committee will meet at 10:00am on Monday, October 12, in the LCCC Administration Building’s Administration and Finance Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public.

Chili Cooks Wanted

The Laramie County Fire District 3 Albin Station Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday, November 7, at 4:00pm, at their fire station in Albin, WY. Bring the whole family for some friendly competition, prizes, games and fire safety activities for the kids. Applications may be acquired by E-mail, or on their Facebook page and are due by Monday, October 5. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of rescue equipment.

Gun Raffle

The Disabled American Veterans Guthrie-Beck Chapter 2 Wyo is raffling a 45 cal Kimber® Crimson Ultra pistol or equal value in Sportsman Warehouse gift card. Tickets are 1 for $5 or a book of 5 for $20. The drawing will be held Monday, November 2, at the the DAV chapter, 1119 Converse Avenue, need not be present to win. All proceeds will be used in the local area. Contact Larry at (307)630-4316 for more information or to purchase your tickets.

Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Guitar Society will hold it’s monthly meeting Tuesday, October 6, at Wyoming Bank and Trust, 5827 Yellowstone Road, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The public is welcome, as well as all genres of music and skill levels. For further information, contact Keith during business hours at (307)634-6621.

All-City Children’s Chorus in Concert

The All-City Children’s Chorus is celebrating its 40th season this year. The season is entitled “Seasons in Song” and will feature four concerts. The first concert will take place on Sunday, October 4, 4:00pm, at the LCSD#1 Administration Building Auditorium, 2810 House Avenue.

Laramie County 4-H Open House

Please join Laramie County 4-H for an Open House at LCCC in the CCI building, 1400 East College Drive, on Tuesday, October 6, 5:00pm-7:00pm, to celebrate National 4-H Week and learn more about 4-H. There will be project demonstrations, question and answer session, information on the program, a science experiment for youth of all ages and light refreshments. For more information, call (307)633-4383.

Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo

The Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo will be held at Laramie County Community College indoor arena, 1400 East College Drive, on Friday-Sunday, October 9-11. For tickets and schedule information, call (307)778-1152 or visit Proceeds from the rodeo will be put toward a scholarship fund established in memory of Shawn Dubie.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October starting on the 7th at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Families must register during the month of October to participate in the program. The Marine Corps Reserve and many volunteers who make Toys for Tots possible year after year believe every child deserves a little Christmas and they are there to help make that possible. For further information, contact Wendi Henderson at (678)215-7584 or E-mail Cheyenne

YMCA Holiday Bazaar

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is hosting its annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar on Saturday, November 7, 10:00am-2:00pm. Over 40 booths are available. The deadline for promotions is Friday, October 9. Registration can be done in person at the YMCA at 1426 East Lincolnway. Call the YMCA for more information, (307)634-9622 extension 15.

Cheyenne Dance Club

The Cheyenne Dance Club will hold its first dance on Saturday, October 10, in the Yellowstone Room, Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. There will be free Fox Trot lessons with Dave Urquidez from 4:30pm-5:30pm. For questions, please call Jeannine at (307)635-7988. The social hour is at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm. Reservations are needed by October 7, please call Cathy at (307)632-7460. Ballroom dancing is from 7:00pm-10:00pm with the Dean Beck Orchestra. See CDC Facebook page for more information.

Crafters Wanted

The Stage Stop Gift Shoppe, in Chugwater, Wyoming, will be holding a Fall Harvest Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday, October 30-31, from 10:00am-3:00pm, both days to include a bake sale. There will be a $10 fee for a table, per crafter for both days. Crafters and artists interested in participating can contact the Chugwater Town Hall at (307)422-3493.

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.

Dutch Lunch

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, October 20, at Mondello’s, 1507 Stillwater Avenue, at 11:30am. Call Vicki at (307)638-2285 to RSVP by noon, October 19.

International Africa Remembrance Day

Sankofa African Heritage Awareness, Inc. presents the Fourth International Africa MAAFA (the scattering) Remembrance Day. This event is Saturday, October 10, at the Laramie County Community College, Rooms for Conferences and Institutes, 1400 East College Drive, 9:00am-12:35pm. For information, contact James Peebles, (307)635-7094 or E-mail jillmer

LifeChoice Annual Walk/Run

LifeChoice Pregnancy Care Center is hosting their annual Walk/Run on Saturday, October 10, at Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive, beginning in the Old Community House. Registration begins at 8:00am and the Walk/Run will begin at 9:30am. Call (307)632-6323 for more information.

Haunted House

The Knights of Pythias’ annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House runs Fridays and Saturdays, October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31, from 7:00pm-11:00pm, at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Call (307)220-5412 or (307)778-7609 for more information.

Craft Sale and Flea Market

The VFW Post 1881 will be hosting a craft sale and flea market on Saturday, October 10, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at 2816 East 7th Street. Contact Connie Simmers, (307)634-0257 or Debbie Adsit, (307)221-5552 for more information.

Fall Concert

The Cheyenne Youth Symphony invites the community to attend their free fall concert on Saturday, October 10, at 7:00pm, in the South High School auditorium, 1213 West Allison Road. They perform a variety of styles at each concert consisting of classical, folk, ethnic and pop. Visit for more information.

Pastel Workshop

Mike Beeman’s Pastel Workshop will be held Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18 at the Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, 1701 Morrie Avenue. Learn techniques of using pastels in a painterly style. There will be one-on-one assistance on blocking in, simplifying and working with edges. Please call (307)632-2263 for information and to sign up, Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm or Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm.

History Presentation

The Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society will be meeting on Tuesday, October 13, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Sunflower Room. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a social and short business meeting, followed by Wyoming native, Karen Wamhoff Schutte’s presentation on the research she did on her Volga German family for her second book, “The Seed of the Volga,” at 7:00pm. For questions or more information, call Wendy at (307)630-0924.

Early Childhood Parenting Class

Stride Learning Center is offering a free Early Childhood Parenting Class for parents and guardians of children birth through age 6. Understand why children misbehave, learn positive ways to effectively teach cooperation and discipline and feel more confident in the parenting role. Classes will be Saturday mornings at Stride Learning Center, 5801 Yellowstone Road, from 9:00am-11:00am, October 3 through October 24. Contact Hannah Hess at Stride, (307)638-6100 with questions or to register.

Monthly Meeting

Aglow Lighthouse monthly meeting will be held on Monday, October 12, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, third floor, Windflower Room, at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Aglow meetings are where Christians get together without denominational boundaries. For more information, please call Amanda, (307)286-5272.

Bingo Fundraiser

The X-Junior Women’s Club of Cheyenne is sponsoring a fun filled evening of Bingo on Saturday, October 17, 5:00pm, at Grandma’s Pickle Parlor, 800 South Greeley Highway. The cost for a packet is $20 and extra cards will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Drinks and snacks are also available for purchase and there will be door prizes. The Bingo money will be divided between the winner and X-JWC. The proceeds will be donated to the Comea Shelter, Friday Food Bag and LCCC Scholarships. Questions, call Carol at (307)630-3119.

Muley Fanatic Foundation Banquet

Saturday, November 21, doors open at 3:00pm in the Little America Grand Ballrooms, 2800 West Lincolnway, for the banquet. A variety of firearms, household items, outdoor gear, hunts and artwork will be available in auctions, games and raffles. Enjoy live entertainment by Westbound 40, dinner at 6:30pm and 50 guns to be given away. Early bird ticket packages are available before November 1. Only a limited amount of tickets are available and they are selling out fast. Contact Jeff at (307)630-6294 or order tickets online at All money raised in Wyoming, stays in Wyoming.

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at

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.

NAACP Banquet

Raymond A. Winbush, PhD, is scheduled to speak at the Cheyenne Chapter NAACP Freedom/Leadership Fund Banquet on Saturday, October 17, at 6:00pm. The banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. For tickets and further information, contact James Robinson at (307)634-3755 or

Community Dog Training Talks

Wyoming Service Dogs is sponsoring Community Dog Training Talks, no dogs, Tuesday, October 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Greetings will be the topic on October 20. Learn the body language of dogs and how to keep your dog safe when other dogs approach and to keep him from escalating when there are other dogs around. What is socialization and what is not will also be discussed. For more information, please call Mary at (307)290-0069 or Marchia at (307)630-0420.

Trunk or Treat

Christ Lutheran Church and AKIDemy’s annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 11:00am-1:00pm at 3260 East Nationway. There will be trunk or treating from car to car, games, a cake walk, cookies and punch. For more information, call (307)632-8429.

Meet For Crafts

The Cheyenne Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, October 28, at 1:00pm, at the Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a turkey pin/magnet. Call Janice, at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Cheyenne is looking for volunteers to learn how to facilitate the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop series. The program is a free six-week workshop for adults of any age with any type of chronic health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sickle cell and others. The first training will be held Monday-Friday, October 26-30, in Cheyenne. To register or for more information about this training, call Amy Giglevitch at (307)635-2435 extension 11 or E-mail rsvp_agiglev

Tim Donley Fundraiser

The American Legion Post 6 is having a benefit fundraiser for Tim Donley on Sunday, November 1 ,from 1:00pm-6:00pm, at 2001 East Lincolnway. All monies raised will help the family with medical bills and expenses. There will be a live auction hosted by Alf, food, 50/50 raffle, live music and more. Open to members and accompanied guests. For more information call David, (307)275-0930 or (307)635-3696.

Membership Drive

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 6 is having a fall membership drive at 2001 East Lincolnway during October 2015. If you are the spouse of a veteran who is eligible for American Legion membership, they want you to join a dedicated group committed to helping the community veterans and their families. Many opportunities to help are available. For more information, please call (307)635-3696.

Halloween Party

Tickets are now on sale for the American Legion Post 6 Halloween party on Friday, October 30, from 7:00pm-12:00am, at 2001 East Lincolnway. Members and accompanied guests are welcome. Call (307)635-3696 for more information.