Issue for the week of November 24, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of November 24-December 3

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of November 24-December 3, 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.

Christmas Parade

Help bring the magic and joy of the season to many children in Laramie County. Toys For Tots will again collect new, unwrapped toys at the 2017 Cheyenne Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 25, at 5:30pm, in downtown Cheyenne. New toys can also be dropped off at collection sites around Cheyenne now through December 15. Go to Cheyenne Wyoming Toys For Tots website for collection site locations, www.toysfortots.org.

Open House

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will host open houses in November and December for community members who have questions about CRMC’s billing, finance, medical records, MyChart, financial assistance and charity care services. Enroll Wyoming navigators will also be available to help Laramie County residents with general insurance questions or who needs to enroll for insurance on the federal healthcare marketplace. The open houses will be held at CRMC’s East campus, 2600 East 18th Street, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, on November 28, December 5 and 12. No RSVP is required to attend. For more information, please call (307)773-8237.

Special Music Event

Sounds of the Holidays featuring The Wyomingaires, men’s chorus and Cheyenne Harmony, women’s chorus, under the direction of DeAnna Greene, will be performing at the East High Auditorium, 2800 East Pershing Boulevard, on Sunday, November 26, at 2:00pm. Admission is free.

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.

Eastern Star Soup Supper

This year’s Soup Supper will be held on Saturday, November 25, 3:00pm-5:00pm, at the Masonic Lodge Building, 1820 Capitol Avenue, just before the Christmas Parade. They will be serving chili and two varieties of soup with one flavor a gluten-free choice, cinnamon rolls and coffee or hot cocoa. Soup or chili is $3 a bowl, homemade cinnamon rolls are $3 each and hot drinks are $1. Proceeds benefit Eastern Star.

Alzheimer’s Association Dinner

Texas Roadhouse is supporting the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association with a dinner on Tuesday, December 5, from 4:00pm-9:30pm, mention this offer to your server at the time of your visit and Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% of what you spend to the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Wreaths Across America

Civil Air Patrol, Cheyenne Composite Squadron, is participating in Wreaths Across America. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, CAP continues the tradition to remember the fallen U.S. Veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom. This is carried out by coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional cemeteries. Cheyenne wreaths may be purchased online at https://wreaths.fast port.com with search by code: CO0082P, deadline is Monday, November 27. For information, visit www.WreathsAcross America.org or locally, Captain Jan Johnson at j.johnson.cap@gmail.com.

2nd Annual 8-Ball Team Tournament

The 2nd Annual 8-Ball Tournament will be held Friday-Sunday, December 1 through 3, at the Radisson, 204 West Fox Farm Road, beginning at 3:00pm with a full field calcutta, with 15% of monies benefitting Cheyenne Special Olympics. Table sponsorship is available, limited amount, contact, CHAT at (307)433-1110. They are looking for raffle and silent auction items also. Entry deadline is Monday, November 27. For tournament information, please contact Jodi Stensgaard at (307)630-6617. This event is brought to you by the Capital City Pool Players League.

Babysitting Class and Certification

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will provide area youth an opportunity to become certified in skills needed for babysitting. The Super Sitters Class will be held Monday, November 27, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, for young people 10-14 years old. Come to the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, to register. For more information, please contact Chris at (307)634-9622.

Santa’s Little Helpers Charity Lunch

In conjunction with Giving Tuesday, the Salvation Army is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County for their 12th Annual Santa’s Little Helpers Charity Lunch, on Tuesday, November 28, from 11:00am-1:30pm, at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle. In exchange for a donation you will receive a free pulled pork dinner with two sides and a drink. To schedule a delivery visit www.cheyennehabitat.org and click order my lunch. All food costs are covered by Texas Roadhouse, allowing all donations to go directly to Habit for Humanity of Laramie County and the Salvation Army.

Boy Scouts Food Drive

The Cheyenne area Boy Scouts will be collecting food to help stock the pantry of Needs Inc. on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at the following locations: Albertson’s North, 5800 Yellowstone Road, Albertson’s East, 3355 East Pershing Boulevard, Walmart, 580 Livingston Avenue, Safeway, 700 South Greeley Highway and Natural Grocer’s, 5116 Frontier Mall Drive #400. Please help the Boys Scouts and Needs Inc. help those in need by donation of any non-perishable food items at one of these locations.

Double Your Donation

United Way of Laramie County announces their 8th Annual Double Your Donation Matching Funds Challenge. Local companies and individuals have stepped forward to encourage the community to donate and have that donation doubled through a donation. These organizations believe that as a united community we can make long-term changes that produce healthy, educated and financially stable individuals and families in Laramie County. Business leaders in this year’s community challenge are: Andrikopoulos Resources, Inc., Express Employment Professionals, Drs. Robert Prentice and Sandra Surbrugg, McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP, Reiman Corp., Suncor Energy, Town & Country Supermarket Liquors, Wallick and Volk and WYHY Federal Credit Union.

All-City Children’s Chorus Concert

The All-City Children’s Chorus will be presenting its second concert of the Harmony Season, entitled “Wonder,” on Saturday, December 2, at 4:00pm, at South High School, 1213 West Allison Road. Tickets may be purchased from an ACCC member, at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling the ACCC answering machine at (307)771-2275 with your name and how many tickets you would like at “Will Call” or available at the door for purchase. For information, contact Mary Ann Fritz, Excutive Director, at maryafritz@aol.com or call (307)638-1435 and leave a message.

Cheyenne Little Theatre Program

The Cheyenne Little Theatre Players will ring in the holiday season with “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” on Friday, December 1, at 7:30pm, at the Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. This production will continue to run December 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17. Ticket costs are $10 for Thursday, December 7, at 7:30pm. Other performances will cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and military, $16 for students and $12 for children 12 and under. Saturday performances include a “dinner theatre” option with ticket cost of $46 for adults, $42 for seniors and military, $40 for students and children $24. Tickets and the dinner theatre menu, are available on-line at cheyennelittletheatre.org or by contacting the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ box office at (307)638-6543.

Too Busy to Bake

The 17th Annual Handmade Crafts, Holiday Cookies and Treats Sale will be held Saturday, December 2, 8:00am-3:00pm, at Frontier United Methodist Church, 1888 East Four Mile Road. Cookies and treats will be sold by the pound and placed in a free holiday tin of your choosing or you can choose a pre-packaged tray as they are available. There will be more than 80 different types of treats. Breakfast burritos are available until they are sold out. Lunch of cabbage pockets or pulled pork sandwiches will be served, for a donation, from 10:30am-2pm. Master Card and Visa will be accepted for your convenience. Proceeds benefit Larry’s Place, Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne and Frontier United Methodist Church. Please contact Jan at (307)286-4142 with any questions.

Recover Wyoming

Recover Wyoming is hosting a reading from “Watch My Rising: A Recovery Anthology” on Tuesday, December 5, in the Sunflower Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, at 7:00pm. The anthology includes poetry and short stories by persons in recovery from addiction and their families. Light refreshments will be provided. This is free and open to the public. For information, please contact Recover Wyoming at (307)421-7261.

Wyoming Promise Petition

Learn more about Wyoming Promise at wyomingpromise.org. To sign the petition you may visit North Star Pharmacy and Infusion, next to Dazbog on Yellowstone and Gardenia. Plan to attend the Wyoming Premier of “Charlie vs Goliath” on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00pm at the Lincoln, 1615 Central Avenue, an award winning film about money in the political process and starring Charlie Hardy, a retired priest that ran for Congress with no money.

Free GED, ESL and Childcare

Wyoming Family Literacy is accepting applications for their program. If you have a child under the age of 8 and are in need of your GED or English as a Second Language, they can help. Call the Cheyenne Center at (307)433-0393 for information.

The Polar Express Pajama Party

Join the Cheyenne Civic Center, 2101 O’Neil Avenue, for a wintery adventure on Saturday, December 16, at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. The Polar Express will be shown on the 26’ screen in conjunction with a pajama party. Pajamas are encouraged. Hot cocoa will be provided by First Education Federal Credit Union, complementary silver bells will be given out courtesy of W. G. Dale Electric Company, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the halls of the Civic Center posing for photos with kids for an additional cost of $5. Tickets are $2-$4 and may be purchased in person at the Cheyenne Civic Center box office, 510 West 20th Street or online at www.cheyenneciviccen ter.org.

Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market

The Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market will be held Saturday, December 2, from 10:00am-2:00pm, located inside the warm and cozy Cheyenne Depot, 121 West 15th Street. The market will feature locally produced foods and local crafts, including local winter vegetables, local meats, cheeses, goat’s milk, eggs, baked goods, salsa, burritos, barbeque, smoked salmon, kimchi, dumplings, fried rice, fancy peanut and almond butters, jams, jellies, honey, preserved foods, coffee and tea, pies and cheesecakes, natural body, spice rubs and more.

Honoring a Pearl Harbor Veteran

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11453 will honor the men and women who survived and died at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1943. Members and guests will have dinner at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 7, at First Christian Church, 219 West 27th Street. The Post plans to honor Roland Thomas, a Cheyenne man who served at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack. All those planning to attend this year’s dinner and tribute are asked to RSVP to Commander Jim Rish at (307)274-2952.

WinterMart Arts & Crafts Sale

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, is hosting the WinterMart Arts and Crafts Sale on Friday, December 15, from 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, December 16, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hand crafted wares from artists and crafts people from the Front Range will be featured. There will also be baked goods available for sale. For more information, please contact Terry at (307)214-3932 or Kathleen at (307)421-4496, or visit their website at www.uucheyenne.org.

Hall of Fame Nominations

Nomination forms are available at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, online at www.oldwestmuseum.org, or send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame. All nominations must be post-marked by Sunday, December 31, 2017. For more information, please contact Daniek Long, Registrar, at daniek.long@oldwestmuseum.org.