Issue for the week of January 30, 2015
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Weeks of January 30, 2015-February 5, 2015

The following articles are for the weeks of January 30, 2015-February 5, 2015. 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.

Publicize Your Event or Show

If your club, group or organization has a big event scheduled for later this year, get it published free of charge in our 2015-2016 Guide to Cheyenne. This free distribution magazine will feature a schedule of events beginning in April. Please submit your events name, location, dates, times, contact name and number to: Traders/Guide to Cheyenne Events, 2021 Warren Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001 no later than February 13. Events submitted are subject to space availability. Traders Publishing reserves the right to edit all submitted material.

Create for Comea House

Create artwork to help support the Comea House. Go to Graffitos, 3317 West Lincolnway, Shake It Up, 315 West Lincolnway, Fly Dragon Design and Art Studio, 1822 East 15th Street or Wyoming Art Factory, 1506 Thomes Avenue, Suite F before February 20 and create an art piece to be sold at the Empty Bowls fundraiser on February 27. Call (307)631-5547 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, They are located east of Cheyenne, 11221 U.S. Hwy 30. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm.

YMCA Programs

Beginning Monday, February 2, the YMCA gym will be reserved for full court Adult Pick-Up Basketball games Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm. Participants should call the YMCA at (307)634-9622 to sign up. The monthly Brown Bag Lunch series will be held on Wednesday, February 4, at noon. Financial Aid is for Everyone will be the topic. Call (307)634-9622 extension 19 for more information. Register now for March Madness for children 3-12 years and tumbling for children 3-8 years. The registration deadline for both activities is February 8. Call (307)634-9622 for more information.

Baroque-style Concert

The concert I Can ‘Handel the Chancel! will be on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. Enjoy an afternoon of Baroque-style music. A free will offering will be taken.

Last Wish for Life Needs Volunteers

Cancer has touched most all of us in some way and Last Wish for Life, a non-profit organization formed by barrel racers who want to give back, needs your help to make these deserving people with terminal cancer realize a dream or wish come true. Last Wish for Life is the same concept as Make a Wish foundation for children, but will be for adults with any type of cancer. They are asking for your generous ideas, expertise and help in making a cancer recipients last wish in life come true. The recipients chosen will be presented their money at an annual barrel race, scheduled on July 18, at Spicers Arena at Eaton, Colorado. For more information, please contact Kay Gore at (307)322-9026, leave a message and your call will be returned.

7th Annual Bunco Fundraiser

The X-JWC, X-Junior Womens Club, of Cheyenne is holding their 7th Annual Bunco Fundraiser on Friday, January 30, 5:30pm-8:30pm in the Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue. If you would like to come out for a whole lot of fun, a chance at 50/50, have some dinner and play Bunco, all for a good cause for only $12, call Phyllis at (307)635-2574 for reservation forms and more information. X-JWC is a member of the General Federation of Womens Clubs.

Recruiting Volunteers

Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, is recruiting volunteers for a program called No Veteran Dies Alone. Volunteers are needed for program coordination, clerical support, patient and family support. Extensive training will be provided. Contact the Voluntary Service Office at (307)778-7550 extension 7317.

Membership Drive Concert

The American Legion Post 6 is hosting a membership drive concert featuring Thomas Martinez on Friday, January 30. There will be a social hour and finger foods from 6:00pm-7:30pm, concert 8:00pm-midnight. Members pay $5 and nonmembers pay $10 at the door. For more information, please call (307)635-3696 ext 10 or 11.

Give Kids a Smile Day 2015

Give Kids a Smile Day 2015 will provide free dental care to underserved children ages 2-17 in Laramie County on January 31, at the LCCC Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1400 East College Drive. Local dentists will provide exams, cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments and appointments for additional dental care if necessary. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Wyoming Delta Dental Foundation at (307)632-3313. Walk ins are welcomed but appointments are preferred. This day is not meant to serve children already covered by dental insurance, Medicaid or Kid Care CHIP.

Fish Fry and Chicken Dinner

The pastor and members of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 917 West 21st Street, will hold a fish fry and chicken dinner on Saturday, January 31, 11:00am-3:00pm or until all is sold out. The dinners include fried fish or chicken, 2 side dishes, bread and dessert for a small donation of $12 per dinner. They will also deliver orders for 5 or more for no charge. There will be a free drink for those who eat in. All are welcome. For more information, please call (307)632-1480.

Craft Show, Flea Market

VFW 1881 Ladies Auxiliary will be having a craft show and flea market on Saturday, January 31, 9:00am-3:00pm at the Posthome, 2816 Nationway. For more information, please contact Connie at (307)634-0257.

Project Prom

Project Prom is accepting donations of gently used, clean formals at Just Dandy, 212 West 17th Street or call Jean at (307)630-9250 for more information. Project Prom provides dresses to high school girls at no charge who otherwise could not afford to go to Prom.

Talking Dogs and Todd Oliver

The Cheyenne Concert Association is sponsoring the kid-friendly, family-friendly show of Todd Oliver and his talking dogs. There will be lots of lively audience participation as well. The show is Saturday, January 31, 7:30pm, at Cheyenne Central Highs auditorium, 5500 Education Drive. Tickets are available at the door. Call (307)635-0833, (307)634-8606 or visit for more information.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne

The Healing Rooms of Cheyenne offer free prayer for healing and encouraging words in two locations, every Thursday at Cheyenne Vineyard, 421 East 4th Street, 6:30pm-8:00pm and every Saturday at Alpine Business Center, 2232 Dell Range Boulevard, Room 212, 10:00am-noon. Everyone is welcome and no appointments are needed. For more information, please call (307)630-5710.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

If you are a young woman who volunteers in the community and is active in student or local government, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne invites you to apply for an award to recognize your dedication to public service. Applications for the award may be found on the Zonta Internationals website at The deadline for submitting applications is March 19, 2015. For additional information, see Zonta Club of Cheyennes facebook page or contact Denise Parrish at (307)286-1463 or

Donate Used Books

Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of educators, will collect used books beginning February 1-March 3 for their 32nd annual used book sale. Collection boxes are in both Cheyenne Albertsons and Safeway stores, King Soopers, Natural Grocers, YMCA and Golds Gym. If you are unable to deliver books and have a large quantity, call (307)637-5347 or (307)632-0209. DKG will pick up within a 10-mile radius. The book sale is Saturday, March 7, 8:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, March 8, 9:00am-4:00pm in the former Liquor Division Warehouse on Campstool Road across from the refinery. Proceeds provide scholarships for college students planning a career in education, educational programs for children and for current educators who wish to further their education.

Discussion About Stem Cell Therapies

The program, titled Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On, includes a film featuring a stem cell procedure as well as an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, who performs procedures using stem cells, will be shown and discussed at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, February 5, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For more information please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Foundations of Faith Nurse Course

The Faith Community Nurse Program is offering the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course for registered nurses. The course curriculum will cover spirituality, professionalism, holistic health and community through 12 online sessions on Mondays, beginning February 2-April 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm and a retreat May 1-2 at St. Christophers Episcopal Church, 2602 Deming Boulevard. Faith Community Nurses integrate professional nursing skills and their spiritual skills to address health concerns through education, early intervention, disease prevention and personal relationships. To register for the course, contact Amanda Hubbard at (307)632-3640, or visit the website at for the registration form. This course is sponsored by a grant from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

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.

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 Womens Club (X-JWC), a member of the General Federation of Womens 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-JWCs 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.

Inter-Tribal Powwow Association

If you would like help to plan an American Indian cultural event, the Southeast Wyoming Inter-Tribal Association will help you. They are a non-profit organization that holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at LCCCs Center for Conferences and Institutes Building, Room 123, 1400 East College Drive. Everyone is invited to attend. Call (307)514-3870 or (307)640-4314 for more information.

Cheyenne Guitar Society Meeting

All you Groundhogs and Hoggets, come out to Cheyenne Guitar Societys February meeting and make sure there are six more weeks of music! They will be meeting Tuesday, February 3, at Laramie County Librarys Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on the first floor. Those who arrive at 6:30pm can help set up chairs and they will play until they are thrown out at around 8:50pm. All skill levels and genres are represented and the public is invited. Its a big room that needs to be filled up. Questions? Call Keith at (307)634-6621 days.

Red or Green Chili Cookoff

Peppermill Bar and Liquors, 1618 Stillwater Avenue will host a red or green chili cookoff on Saturday, February 7, at 5:00pm. Vote for your favorite chili, $1 per vote. All proceeds go to the Extreme Team softball team. The chili with the most tickets wins. Awards will be given for Peoples Choice first and second place. To enter, call Peppermill at (307)632-9966.

Photo Contest and Exhibit

The Cheyenne-Laramie County Employees Federal Credit Union sponsored Planes, Trains and Automobiles Photo Exhibit will be held February 2-27 at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 501 West 20th Street. A reception will be held February 4, 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Cheyenne Civic Center, hosted by the Cheyenne Camera Club. For more information, please call the Leisure Services Division, (307)637-6423.

MOPS Fundraiser

Texas Roadhouse and MOPS are getting together on Sunday, February 8, 11:00am-4:00pm. Join Mothers of Preschoolers for lunch with this article and Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% of your check to First Baptist Church MOPS. For more information, please call (307)630-2777.

For the Love of Red

Michael Smith will present the program, Faces of Laramie County at 7:00pm on Monday, February 2 for the Cheyenne Artists Guild. They are also displaying a new show For the Love of Red in the Gallery for the month of February. A reception for the artists is planned on Wednesday, February 11, 4:00pm-6:00pm. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Guild hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 noon to 5:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm. The Guild is located in Holliday Park, 1701 Morrie Avenue.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP TaxAide will provide free income tax preparation assistance, by appointment only, from February 3 through April 15, 2015, Monday-Thursday. Assistance is for low to moderate income. Certain items may be out of scope for tax preparation. Please bring your Social Security card, picture ID, last years tax return and forms W-2 and 1099 to the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, 10:00am-2:00pm. To schedule an appointment, please call (307)635-2435.

Fundraiser Benefit

The Burns Day Committee is sponsoring a Valentines Fundraiser Benefit Dance for the Jeremy Micheals family on Friday, February 13, 7:00pm-10:00pm, in the south gym of the Burns Plex at 327 South Main Street. The cost is $5 a person. Dance to Randy Burghardt and High Plains Riders. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided. For more information, call Town Hall at (307)547-2206.

Casino and Comedy Night

Cheyenne Little Theatre presents Hearts and Jokers, a casino and comedy night, Mardi Gras celebration. The evening will be held on Saturday, February 14, 6:00pm cocktails, 7:00pm dinner and 9:00pm comedian Frances Dilorinzo will perform with a live auction following at 10:00pm at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. To purchase tickets, visit or call (307)638-6543.

Ballet 7220 Presents The Wizard of Oz

Wyomings Premiere Ballet Company, Ballet 7220, presents The Wizard of Oz at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street, on Valentines Day weekend, Friday-Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm and February 14 at 2:00pm. Call (307)637-6363 for tickets or visit

Indoor Garage Sale

The Laramie County Fire District #6 Association will be holding an indoor garage sale on Saturday, February 21, 8:00am-2:00pm at the Burns Fire Station, 144 South Main Street. They are accepting donations and all proceeds will go to the LCFD #6. Due to the fact that they are low on space, they reserve the right to refuse any and all donated items. To donate to the garage sale, please call Toni at (307)630-5557 or Ashley at (307)421-9329.

Local Field Trip for Audubon Society

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society members invite birdwatchers of all skill levels on a free birding tour Saturday, February 7, of Cheyennes Important Bird Areas: Lions Park and Wyoming Hereford Ranch. Participants will meet at 8:00am in the parking lot in Lions Park south of the Childrens Village, next to the old Community House. For more information contact Mark at (307)634-0463.

United Way Looking for Partners

United Way of Laramie County, the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County are looking for partners to provide effective, sustainable programming in 2016-2017. Funded programs will help make Laramie County a community that helps its children and youth achieve their full potential. The funding process will be completed in two steps: A letter of intent to apply for funding is due February 13 by 5:00pm. Agencies submitting a letter of intent are then expected to complete the full application due March 2 by 5:00pm. United Way will offer three informational sessions on the RFP process, February 3, 5 and 10, from 10:30am-11:30am, at the United Way office, 1401 Airport Parkway, Suite 220. Qualifying organizations interested in applying for funds can visit the United Way of Laramie County website, to obtain the Request for Proposal document, application requirements and submission guidelines. If you have questions, please call Rod Hottle at (307)638-8904 ext. 15.