Issue for the week of May 22, 2015
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Weeks of May 22-28

The following articles are for the weeks of May 22, 2015-May 28, 2015. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders.com or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

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.

Introduction to Art Marketing

The Cheyenne Artists Guild in Holliday Park, 1701 Morrie Avenue, will hold a presentation by Forrest King called Introduction to Art Marketing on Saturday, May 23, 10:00am-3:00pm. For more information, please call (307)632-2263 Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5:00pm or Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm.

Charity Lunch Benefit

Warren Federal Credit Unions Dell Range Branch, 3810 Dell Range Boulevard, will have a benefit lunch, face painting and dunk tank with all proceeds to go to the Wounded Warrior Project. The community is invited to join them Friday, May 22, 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information, please call Michele at (307)432-5402.

Spelling Club

Cheyenne Spelling Club meets at the Laramie County Library every Saturday from 1:30pm-2:30pm. Whether you want help mastering everyday spelling, have fun playing with words, or have your eyes set on the Scripps Spelling Bee (kids) or AARP Spelling Bee (over 50), this club is for you. Call (757)706-1873 or visit volca noseven.com/CheyenneSpellingClub.

Youth Short Film Festival

Mystic Key Productions presents the 3rd Annual Cheyenne Youth Short Film Festival on Saturday, May 23, at the Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. It is free to enter and for ages 18 and younger. Follow them on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/CheyenneYouthShortFilmFestival, for additional information about the festival and how to enter.

Classes Offered

Tae Kwon Do classes, kickball league, pickleball league, horsemanship, riding classes, hunter safety course, visual art classes, womens self defense classes, yoga in the park and Tai Chi classes are being offered through the Cheyenne Leisure Services Division. For information on all of these programs, please call the Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423 or stop by the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, weekdays from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Dodgeball Tournament

Guardians Alliance will host a dodgeball tournament to raise funds for Sophie who is suffering with high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 23, 1:30pm-5:30pm, at Romero Park, 1317 Parsley Boulevard. Call Andrew at (307)214-8208 or go to cheyenne.guardians@gmail.com for more information.

Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Meetings are held every Monday evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Guests are welcome to visit any of the meetings to see what the organization is about. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself, and it gives you the opportunity to build your skills in a fun, friendly environment. For more information, call (307)220-1109 or visit http://6633.toastmastersclubs.org/.

Stroke Symposium

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is hosting a free stroke symposium for the public on Tuesday, May 26, 11:00am-1:00pm in the hospitals main auditorium, next to the cafeteria. The hospital is located at 214 East 23rd Street. For more information, please call Kathy at (307)633-7461.

Figure Drawing Class

The Art Corner is hosting The Cheyenne Figure Drawing class that will be meeting every Tuesday from 6:30pm-9:30pm, located at 1726 Capitol Avenue. The class fee is $15 per session. Enjoy sharpening your skills in a fun and supportive group. For more information E-mail Dave at artsygeorgia@me.com.

Senior Expo at the Y

The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, will host a Senior Expo on Wednesday, May 27, 10:00am-3:00pm. There will be a wide variety of vendors who specialize in travel, adventures, activities as well as free health screenings, drug collection, blood pressure monitoring, hearing check and other information that can inspire Senior Wellness. The event will be open to everyone at no charge and will feature continuous classes throughout the day. For more information, call Maren at (307)634-9622 extension 19.

Pepsi and Popcorn

Cheyenne Regionals Hospice Service, Davis Hospice Center, 6000 Sycamore Road, offers the Pepsi and Popcorn support group, Wednesday, May 27, 5:30pm-6:30pm, for people who have experienced a loss. For more information, please contact Lea Grubbs, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, (307)633-7014.

Concert Band Practices

The Cheyenne Civic Concert Band will begin rehearsing for its summer concert season at the Laramie County School District #1 Administration Building Auditorium, 2810 House Avenue, on Thursday, May 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm. All players, regardless of experience, are welcome. There are no auditions. The band will present five concerts at the Brimmer Amphitheater in Lions Park. For more information, please call Sean at (307)771-2105 or Mary at (307)634-7187.

Inattention and ADHD Explored

The challenges of paying attention and coping with ADHD will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, May 28, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions, call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Worship Music Group

All are welcome to join LifeTeen Contemporary Praise and Worship Music Group, Friday, May 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Saint Marys Cathedral, 100 West 21st Street, for a night of praise and worship, testimony by Jeffrey Casteneda, scripture, healing and Eucharistic adoration. For more information, contact Damion Aldana, Worship Leader, at (307)421-9506.

Cheyenne Scrabble Club

The Cheyenne Scrabble Club is a fun group of people of all ages who play Scrabble, Boggle, chess, cribbage and other games, including Trivial Pursuit! Come and join the fun! They meet every Thursday at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 6:30pm-8:45pm, usually in the Cottonwood Room. They provide the games. For information, call Barbara at (307)220-1494.

Super Read-a-Thon

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, kicks off the super-powered summer reading program on Saturday, May 30, 11:00am-1:00pm. Join them for the opening celebration by reading for a chance to win prizes, participate in reading challenges and more. Feel free to bring a comfy chair or pillow to hunker down and read. Lunch will be provided, as well as reading power snacks.

Garden Sale Fundraiser

There will be a garden sale fundraiser on Sunday, May 31, 11:45am, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue. Come shop for goodies for your yard and garden. There will be perennials, seeds, gardening books, tools, pots and of special interest, organic heirloom tomato plants for sale, all at great prices! For further information, call Birgitt, (307)214-7425 or Sandi, (307)630-5856.

Plant Pandemonium

Everyone is invited to the Paul Smith Childrens Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive, for Plant Pandemonium on Saturday, May 30, 9:00am-12:00pm to plant the Childrens Village for the 2015 summer season. Please bring a trowel. Visit their website at www.botanic.org for a schedule of events or call (307)637-6349 for more information.

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic

Denkai Animal Sanctuary, 215 First Street, Eaton, Colorado, is hosting low-cost vaccination clinics on Saturdays, May 30 and June 13, 10:00am-3:00pm. For more information, please call (970)454-3353.

Grants Available

Grants up to $2,000 are currently available to the states citizens and organizations from the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) with funds received from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The deadline to apply for the grants is June 3. Applications and grant guidelines are available on the SHRAB Webpage at http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/SHRAB/index.aspx. Grant applications may either be E-mailed to Michael.strom@wyo.gov or mailed to the Wyoming State Archives, Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

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.

Burns Day Parade and Craft Show

The Burns Day Parade will be Saturday, June 6, in conjunction with the Burns Day Craft Show. If you would like to participate in the parade, contact Toni at (307)547-2206 with your name, organization and phone number. For more information on the craft show or for a registration form, call Kim at (307)631-3903 or Toni at (307)630-5557.

Retirement Party

Everyone is invited to a celebration in honor of Lucie P. Osborn, County Librarian, for more than 30 years of service to the Laramie County Library System. The party will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm with comments at 6:00pm, at the Laramie County Library System, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cottonwood Room. For more information, call (307)634-3561.

Beekeepers Meeting

An organizational meeting for a Southeast Wyoming Beekeepers Association will be held Tuesday, June 2, 7:00pm, in the Cheyenne branch of the Laramie County Library, Sage Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. It is open to the public to form a non-profit organization. A survey for all levels of interest can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSRTP32.

Crown Bar Classic

The 1st Annual Crown Bar Classic 4-person scramble will be held on Sunday, June 7, at the Airport Golf Course, 4801 Central Avenue. There will be free food and drinks awarded to the entrants who attend the events which include the calcutta and awards barbecue at the Crown Bar, 222 West Lincolnway. The tournament calcutta will be held Saturday night, June 6, with 10% of the total calcutta pool going to the Stride Learning Center. Sponsors are still being accepted. For more information, please call (307)778-9202.

Family Adventures Explored

How to have family adventures will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, June 4, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions, please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Wild Horse Race Entries

Cheyenne Frontier Days 2015 Wild Horse Race entries will be taken on Friday, June 5, 9:00am-4:00pm, at CFD Headquarters, 4610 Carey Avenue or by calling (307)778-7208. Contact Dave Marker (307)421-2903 or Jason Bain (307)996-6790 for more information.

Book Signing

Amanda Cabot will be having a book signing on Saturday, June 6, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm at Barnes and Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard. The signing will be in conjunction with a Book Fair to benefit the Paul Smith Childrens Village. For more information please call the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, (307)637-6458.

Slideshow of Old Cheyenne

Cheyenne historian Richard Ammon, will talk about Cheyenne history you have probably never heard before and present a slideshow of historic pictures on Sunday, June 7, at 2:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information, please call (307)637-6200.

Pilgrims Progress: A Guided Tour

The Pilgrims Progress, written by John Bunyan over 300 years ago, is one of the most widely-circulated books ever to be published in the English language. A book study will be started on Sunday, June 7, as Dr. Derek Thomas leads you through a guided tour of this allegorical work, showing that Christians have as much to gain from this book today as they did hundreds of years ago. The study will be held at 9:15am-10:15am, Sundays, June 7-August 23, at Northwood PCA Church, 4723 Griffith Avenue. Call or E-mail questions to (307)637-4817 or church@northwoodspca.org.

Belt Sander Racing

Dust off that old sander and see what it can do on a 35 dragstrip on Wednesday, June 10, 5:30pm, at Capital Lumber, 1222 Dunn Avenue. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and most creative. Stop by the store for more information or to register.

Capital Scamper

Registration is going on now for the Capital Scamper. Teams of three will race around Cheyenne with the winner being determined based on a mix of time and success on the challenges. For additional information, please call (307)637-6423. Register your team today, pre-registration ends June 12. Race date is set for July 12.

Vacation Bible School

Ascension Lutheran Church, 712 Storey Boulevard, is holding a summer family event called Hometown Nazareth on June 8-12, 8:30am-12:00pm. This free vacation bible school event is open to kids ages 3 years to 5th grade. For more information and registration forms, contact the church office at (307)634-6575 or call Darlene, (307)632-7011.

Open House and Western Dance

The Annual Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station Open House and Western Dance will begin on Friday, June 12, 7:00pm-11:00pm. An old-fashioned pie auction will be held at intermission. There will also be a craft show, speakers, general store, silent auction, pioneer hands-on exhibits and bake sale on Saturday, June 13. For more information, visit their website at www.virginiadalecommunityclub.org or contact Sylvia at (970)495-1818 or Marcie at (970)495-7646.

Junior Leadership Seeks Applicants

Junior Leadership of Laramie County is accepting applications of junior level students attending high school in Laramie County, including home schooled students, for a seven month leadership program. Applications are available at the high school counselors offices or laramiecountyleadership.org, by calling Linda, (307)421-3955 or Heather, (307)221-0588. Registration deadline is June 30, and completed applications with essays need to be mailed to: P.O. Box 1503, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

How to Use a GPS

Sierra Trading Post will hold the final installment of the Navigation Series by Just Trails on Saturday, June 13, 12:00pm-2:00pm. The series will conclude with instruction on using a GPS to navigate. There will be a drawing held for a free Trail Deck Plus, participants will also receive a coupon for an extra 30% off one item. For more information, go to Sierra Trading Post at 5025 Campstool Road.

Walk for Peace

St. Josephs 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, call Eva at (307)634-4625 extension 113, E-mail eestorga@dioceseofcheyenne.org or please call Alberto EnrĂ­quez at (307)682-3319 extension 102 or E-mail aenriquez@stmatthewswy.org.

Movies in the Park

The City of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department will hold movies in the park on June 16, July 14 and August 18. This free event will be presented by Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power. A complete list of movies and locations is available at www.cheyennecity.org or may be obtained by calling (307)638-4356.

Brewers Festival

Tickets are on sale to the general public for the 20th anniversary of the Wyoming Brewers Festival taking place on June 19-20 in the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne. The two-day event combines live music, craft beer and food to raise funds to support the Cheyenne Depot Museum. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wyobrewfest.com/tickets.

Rod Roundup Benefit Show

Cheyenne Rods and Customs will host their 43rd Annual Rod Roundup Benefit Show at Cahill Park, Dell Range and Friendship Circle, on Saturday, June 20. For more information please call Slade, (307)287-5980 or Joel, (307)631-7119.

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 Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423 or tfeezer@cheyennecity.org.

Funding for Arts Programs

The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for Anytime Grants for projects happening until June 30, 2015. Non-profit organizations can apply for Anytime Grants in the following categories: Artists Across Wyoming Arts Project and Capacity Building. Individuals can apply in the Individual Artist Professional Development category. For more information, please go the http://wyoarts.state.wy.us/grants/any time-grants or call the WAC at (307)777-7742.

Chugwater Chili Cook-Off

The Chugwater Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday, June 20, at Chugwater Town Park. Bring the whole family for food, fun and music at Wyomings State Chili Championship. For more information visit www.chugwaterchilicookoff.com.

Credit Boot Camp

Learn how to revitalize your credit and your planning to get on track to reach your dream of becoming a home owner in a Credit Boot Camp on Monday, June 25, 6:00pm-8:30pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information, go to www.greenpath.org.

Tax Refund Program

It is time to apply for the Wyoming Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program. Contact your local Senior Center, Laramie County Senior Services at (307)635-2435 or call The Tax Refund Program at (866)989-8901. Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2015 deadline.

Wildlife Fundraiser

The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation raffle for two HuntSweeps, hunts of a lifetime, includes a Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioners Tag, license fee and $1000 for expenses. For tickets, call (800)786-5434 or go to wyomingwildlife.org. The drawing will be held on Friday, July 31, at 3:00pm.

Project Linus

The Cheyenne Chapter of Project Linus began in 2001 to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer Blanketeers. Since then, more than 8,000 blankets have been delivered to children in need, in Cheyenne and Laramie County. The group is unique in that they pay no dues and are 100% non-profit, so they turn to the community for help in maintaining their mission. If you are able to help with either monetary donations or acrylic yarn donations (no wool, please), please give Rose a call at (307)701-7703.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne

The Healing Rooms of Cheyenne are open to anyone in need of prayer for healing and/or an encouraging word, they meet every Thursday except holidays, starting at 6:30pm at 421 East 4th Street, corner of 4th Street and Van Lennen. For more information, call (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.