Issue for the week of April 17, 2015
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Weeks of April 17-April 23

The following articles are for the weeks of April 17, 2015-April 23, 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.

X-JWC Birthday Celebration

On Saturday, May 9, the X-JWC will host a birthday celebration to mark the 75th year that X-JWC has been in existence. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road, from 12:00pm-2:00pm, where past presidents and their eight “ninety plus” year old members who are still active in the Club will be recognized. If you are interested in attending, please contact Carolyn, (307)640-1457.

Garden Festival

The Laramie County Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival will be Saturday, May 16 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. Many specialty vendors featuring water wise and pollinator/wildlife friendly plants. For more information, please visit www.lcmg.org.

Pitch, Hit and Run

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services Division would like to announce the 2015 Pitch, Hit and Run competition for boys and girls 7-14 to showcase their skills in batting, base running and throwing. The competition will be held Thursday, May 14, 5:30pm at Pioneer Park Field, 1331 Talbot Court. Registration at 5:00pm. For more information please contact Jeff Grant at Cheyenne Leisure Services Division, (307)637-6423.

Gem & Rock Show

The Cheyenne Mineral and Gem Society is hosting the 16th Annual Cheyenne Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Rock Show which will be Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, May 17, 10:00am-4:00pm,. Admission is $3, children 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult. For show information contact Bob King at (307)632-2702.

Movies in the Park

The Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power Movies in the Park series will be held on Tuesday, June 16, Tuesday, July 14 and Tuesday, August 18 in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive. This is a free event and participants are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chair and be prepared for changes in the weather during these performances. A complete list of movies and locations is available at www.chey ennecity.org. Please call (307)638-4356 or e-mail tfeezer@cheyennecity.org, for more information.

Chocolate Indulgence

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club 19th Annual “Chocolate Indulgence” fundraiser will take place Friday, April 17, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, at 6:00pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3-10, kids 2 and under are free. Proceeds from the event benefit numerous Cheyenne youth programs. Tickets are available at www.chocolateindulgence.org or Niemann Music, 1609 Central Avenue, Bouquets Unlimited, 5709 Yellowstone Road, Wyoming Trophy & Engraving, 1620 Thomes Avenue, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, 121 West 15th Street or at the door.

Local Praise & Worship

Join “LifeTeen Music Group,” Friday, April 17, at 7:00pm, at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 2107 Capitol Avenue, for Worship and Praise, led by Damion Aldana. Testimony by David Ruiz, Scripture, Healing and Eucharistic Adoration. For more information contact Damion Aldana, (307)421-9506.

Meeting and Banquet

Cheyenne LEADS will be hosting its 28th Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet, Friday, April 17, at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. No-host cocktails start at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm. Call (307)638-6000 for more information or to RSVP.

Garage Sale

The Albin community will hold a garage sale on Friday, April 17, 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-12:00pm, at the Albin Community Center, Albin, Wyoming. Any questions, call (307)246-3262.

Theology Pub

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne is continuing the “Theology Pub” on, Friday, April 17, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Albany, 1506 Capitol Avenue. This month’s topic is “Spiritual but not Religious.” For more information call (307)638-4554 or visit uucheyenne.org.

2015 Youth Tee Ball

Preparation has begun for the 2015 Youth Tee Ball for children ages 3-6. Child must have turned 3 years of age by December 31, 2014. Registration forms may be picked up at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday through April 17. Registration fee is $50, after April 17 fee will increase to $70. For more information, contact the Leisure Services, (307)637-6423 or visit www.cheyennecity.org.

Alzheimer’s Workshops

The Wyoming Chaper of the Alzheimer’s Association offers free monthly educational workshops on topics related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The workshops are the third Sunday of each month from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The next two workshops will be, Sunday, April 19 and Sunday, May 17. They are free and open to the public. For more information about the workshops or coping with Alzheimer’s, contact the Alzheimer’s Association Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892.

Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the 90th Medical Group Building, Building 160, on FE Warren Air Force Base, 6900 Alden Drive, on Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-1:00pm. Coffee, juice and pastries will be served. Several vendors from veterans’ organizations as well as base and medical representatives will be available to assist with appointments, ID cards, pay and benefits. A luncheon will be served from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Taize’ Style Service

All are invited to attend a service of contemplative worship in the style of Taize’, Friday, April 17, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue. Services are held the third Friday of every month. Doors open at 6:30pm for silent meditation and service begins at 7:00pm.

3-Part Navigation Series

Sierra Trading Post, 5025 Campstool Road, is hosting “Just Trails: 3-Part Navigation Series.” Part 1: “How To Navigate with a Smartphone” will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. There will be a drawing held for a free TrailDeck plus, participants will receive a coupon for an extra 30% off one item. Part 2: “An Introduction to Using a Map and Compass” will be on Saturday, May 16.

YMCA Spring Sports

Register now for 2015 soccer, t-ball, flag football and/or volleyball at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway or go to sports.bluesombrero.com. Financial assistance available. For more information contact Chandra Watson, Sports Coordinator at (307)634-9622 or sports@cheyenneymca.org.

LIFE Classes

LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) classes take place on Saturdays, April 18 and 25 at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive. Sessions run from 10:00am-3:00pm and include morning and afternoon sessions in addition to lunch with a special guest speaker. To sign up, contact LCCC’s office of Outreach and Workforce Development at (307)778-1236.

Spring Children’s Festival

Laramie County Head Start is hosting a spring children’s festival on Saturday, April 18, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Main Center, 711 Warren Avenue. They want to celebrate children in the community by having a book give-away, fun games and prizes for the family as well as free screening for children 4 months to 5 years old! Community members interested in participating are welcome to host a booth. Please call (307)634-5829 for more information.

Earth Day Celebration

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, in partnership with WY State Parks, will be hosting a free Earth Day celebration for children of all ages on Saturday, April 18, 10:00am-2:00pm at 710 South Lions Park Drive.

Remembrance Day

The Sankofa African Awareness, Inc. presents the 4th Annual Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day, Saturday, April 18, LCCC Conference Rooms, 1400 East College Drive, 9:00am-12:30pm, breakfast will be at 8:30am. Admission is free. Please contact James Peebles at (307)635-7094 or jillmerry@aol.com for more information.

Celebrate Pink

The 16th Annual Celebrate Pink Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held in the Little America Grand Ballroom, 2800 West Lincolnway, on Saturday, April 18. Doors open at 11:00am, lunch at 11:45am. To purchase tickets, call (307)640-7126 or e-mail celebratepinkcheyenne@gmail.com or visit www.celebratepink.org.

Talking Politics

The Cheyenne Tea Party will be meeting Saturday, April 18, 3:00pm-5:30pm at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Cottonwood Room. There will be several guest speakers and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact M. Lee Hasenauer at (307)640-4248.

Crafts

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers will meet for crafts on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:00pm at the Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is decorative paper lantern. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Meeting

The Laramie County Historical Society will host it’s meeting Sunday, April 19, 2:00pm in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The speaker will be Mike Kassel, the executive curator of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. His subject will be Cheyenne Frontier Days™ in 1911. For more information, call Mary at (307)635-2151.

Country Dance

Join Dalton Fuller of Performing Arts Forum, Inc. for a country dance on, Sunday, April 19 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center, 309 Elm Street. A donation will be accepted at the door for the dance. Bring your favorite finger food to share following the dance. For more information, e-mail Dalton at dvfuller@gmail.com.

Health Expo

Step Up Cheyenne will hold it’s 4th Step Up Cheyenne Free Health Expo and Step Up Challenge registration on Tuesday, April 21, from 2:00pm-7:00pm, at Storey Gym, 2810 House Avenue. The health expo is free to the public. Visit with 40 vendors about your health and wellness and join the city-wide weight loss challenge. For complete information go to www.stepupcheyenne.com

Meeting

Aglow Lighthouse monthly meeting will be held on Monday, April 20, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Windflower Room, at 6:30pm. Aglow meetings are where Christians get together without denominational boundaries. For more information call Amanda, (307)286-5272.

YMCA Summer Day Camp

Registration has begun at YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, for the YMCA Summer Day Camp program that runs from Monday, June 8 to Friday, August 21, for kindergartners through 6th grade. You can choose from a few weeks, monthly or the entire summer. Some of the Summer Day Camp activities include bowling, CFD™, ‘Party in the Parking Lot’, miniature golf, movies, museum trips, outdoor recreation, skating, swimming and Zumba. To learn more, contact Kati Lovett at (307)634-9622 extension 27.

Lecture

“Keeping track of our climate” is the subject of the Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society free public lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 7:00pm in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Guest speaker Nola Doesken is the state climatologist at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University. For more information, contact Barb Gorges at (307)634-0463.

Luncheon

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, April 21, at Old Chicago, 1734 Meadowland Drive, at 11:30am. Call Vicki at (307)638-2285 to RSVP by noon, April 20.

Local Field Trip for Audubon Society

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society members invite birdwatchers of all skill levels on a free bird watching field trip to Pawnee Buttes National Grasslands, Saturday, April 25. Participants will meet at 8:00am in the parking lot in Lions Park, 4603 Lion Park Drive, south of the Children’s Village, next to the old Community House. For more information, contact Elizabeth at (307)649-2477.

Open Mic

April is National Poetry Month and LCCC is celebrating with Open Mic Afternoon. Free and open to the public, the program takes place from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Wednesday, April 22, in the LCCC Student Lounge, located in the College Community Center, 1400 East College Drive. For more information, contact Kristin Abraham at (307)778-1326 or kabraham@lccc.wy.edu.

Harlem Ambassadors

HOPE Cheyenne is hosting a night of family fun on Friday, April 24 at South High School, 1213 West Allison Road, at 7:00pm, with the Harlem Ambassadors vs. HOOPE Squad in a harlem-style comedy basketball game. Call (307)632-4667 for more information or visit www.hopechey enne.org or follow them on Facebook.

Book Signing

Wyoming Conference on Aging will be held Monday, April 27-Thursday, April 30, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. Betty Jean Pearson will be selling several books she has authored about service dogs with all proceeds being donated to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and K9’s 4 Mobility. Books are also available at Amazon. For additional information you can e-mail Betty at pearsonbj@bresnan.net.

Free Shredding

A to Z Shredding will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 218 East 19th Street, on Saturday, April 25 from 9:00am-11am. Free personal document shredding open to the public. Limit of 2 bags or boxes.

Prevent Child Abuse

5k Run for Child Abuse Prevention, Saturday, April 25, Lions Park, 8:00am. Early registration, $25. Event day registration, $30. Children under 18, $20. To register or for more information, go to www.pcawy.org or call (307)637-8622.

Summer Camp Fundraiser

Join the Boy Scouts Troop 101 at Pizza Hut, 4503 Western Way, on Sunday, April 26, from 1:00pm-6:00pm to help them raise money for summer camp. Bid on great items to be auctioned off and enjoy a full buffet with drink. For more information, call Cliff at (307)286-2801 or Diane (307)630-4224.

Accepting Applications

The Cinco de Mayo Committee is accepting applications for vendors, royalty and entertainment for the 2015 Cinco de Mayo Celebration. This year’s event will be held at AMVETS Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, on Saturday, May 2, from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Anybody interested in participating call Linda at (307)635-4369 or visit www.cincodemayocheyenne.com.

Benefit “Drive”

Friends of Greg and Gwen have come together to help raise funds for the Jourgensens to offset the mounting medical expenses related to Greg’s cancer diagnosis and complications from cancer. A Benefit “Drive” to Beat Cancer has been scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at Alf’s Pub and Package Liquor, 1622 East 19th Street, 12:00pm-5:00pm. The benefit includes a 9-hole toilet seat golf tournament, chili cook-off, in-house poker run, bean bag toss contest, 50/50 raffle and live auction. Go Fund Me donations can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/GregJourgensen. For more information, contact Alf at (307)421-5714 or Bobbie at (307)287-4546.

Casino Night Fundraiser

Join the Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center on Saturday, April 25 at 5:00pm at the Laramie County Fair Grounds Archer Complex, 3967 Archer Parkway. For tickets, contact (307)432-2585 or go to www.ctecriding@aol.com.

Prayer Walk

To help advertise the National Day of Prayer a prayer walk will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 11:00am-1:00pm. Meet in the Target parking lot, 1708 Dell Range Boulevard, as close to Dell Range as possible. Participants are welcome to make posters or signs of any size to help advertise. National Day of Prayer will be at the Capitol Rotunda, 200 West 24th Street, on Thursday, May 7 at 12:00pm. For additional information, contact Melissa at (307)286-0899.

Dem’s Derby Day

On Saturday, May 2 from 2:00pm-5:00pm, Laramie County Democratic Grassroots Coalition is hosting a Dem’s Derby Day and Wild Hat Party Fundraiser at Cheyenne’s local Church Hill Downs, 629 Oakhurst Drive. There will be food, mint juleps, games, prizes for the best hat and other fun activities. For more information, contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or Ken at (307)635-6115.

Arbor Day Event

Jeff Dyer, from Outside Influence, will be at Sierra Trading Post, 5025 Campstool Road, Saturday, May 2, 1:30pm-4:00pm, to give advice on how to plan and care for your seedling. The first 100 to attend will receive a free seedling.

Arts and Crafts Sale

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the Annual UUCC Spring in Arts and Crafts Sales which runs Friday, May 8, 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday, May 9, 9:00am-4:00pm. Booths are $55, shared booths $90. Deadline for entry form is Thursday, April 30. Download the entry form at www.uucheyenne.org or contact Terri, (307)214-3932 or Shelley at UUCC, (307)638-4554 for more information.

Birdwatching Class

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society members invite birdwatchers of all skill levels offering a free, two-part birdwatching class on Saturday, May 9 at the Paul Smith Children’s Village in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Both parts are open to the public of all ages and all birding skill levels. The first part begins at 8:00am and the second part begins at 10:00am. For more information contact Mark, (307)634-0463, mgorges@juno.com or visit the chapter website, http://home.lonetree.com/audubon/.

Mother’s Day Tea

The Guernsey Senior Center will be hosting their Annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 8 at 4:00pm at their center, 100 South Wyoming. Please bring your favorite gardening poem. For more information, e-mail guernseyscenter@ymail.com.

Mexican Dinner

Relay for Life Team will be hosting a Mexican Dinner, Friday, May 1, 6:00pm, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 507 West 28th Street. Contact Terry Carlin at (307)635-4239 for more information.

Shrine Circus

The Cheyenne Shriners will be hosting the 2015 Shrine Circus on Saturday, May 16, at 1:00pm and 6:00pm and again on Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm at the LCCC Arena, 1400 East College Drive. Proceeds from the Circus benefit the Cheyenne Shriners Operations. Tickets are available at Town and Country Pharmacy, 514 South Greeley Highway, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, 3757 East Lincolnway, Marv’s Place, 223 West Lincolnway, Marv’s Other Place, 3543 East Lincolnway, Underwood Flowers & Gifts, 2121 Central Avenue and King Soopers, 3702 Dell Range Boulevard.

Armed Forces Day Banquet

The Air Force Association Cheyenne Cowboy Chapter 357 invites everyone to attend the Annual Armed Forces Day Banquet on Saturday, May 16. Cocktails will begin at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm. The banquet is being held at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. For more information, please call Stephan at (307)637-5227 extension 11 or afa357@gmail.com.

Workshop

The University of Wyoming Extension will be hosting a “Living and Growing in Wyoming” workshop at the Laramie County Fair Grounds Archer Complex, 3967 Archer Parkway, on Saturday, May 2, from 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information, call Catherine at (307) 633-4383.

Guernsey Excursion

The Military Affairs Committee invites everyone to join them on Friday, May 22, as they tour Camp Guernsey, Wyoming Military Department’s Joint Premier Training Center, Guernsey, Wyoming. The Guernsey Excursion Trip will leave Cheyenne at 6:30am and return approximately at 5:00pm. Transportation and lunch will be provided. For question, please call, Crystal Mancera at (307)638-3388.

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.

Bible Camp

JK Bar Bible Ranch in Glendo is now taking reservations for summer vacation bible camps. Call Justin for more information at (307)331-9950. Visit their website at www.jkbarbibleranch.com.

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