Issue for the week of December 2, 2016
Our Community

Weeks of December 2-December 8

The following articles are for the weeks of December 2-December 8, 2016. 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.

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.

Stuff A Truck Toys for Tots Event

Join the 2016 Laramie County Toys for Tots campaign and help stuff a truck with new, unwrapped toys on Friday and Saturday, December 2-3, from 8:00am-7:00pm, in the #1 Properties parking lot near Target, 1660 Dell Range Boulevard. New toys can also be dropped off at collection sites around Cheyenne now through Friday, December 16. Go to the Cheyenne Wyoming Toys for Tots website for site locations, www.cheyenne-wy.toysfortots.org.

Annual Holiday Food Drive for Needs, Inc.

Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow will host an annual holiday food drive on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00am-3:00pm at eight different area grocery stores to collect food donations for Needs, Inc. For locations or questions, call Timothy Lloyd, Boy Scout Food Drive Chairman, at (307)220-4122.

Boxing Tournament

Wyoming Silver Gloves State Boxing Tournament, sponsored by the Cheyenne Boxing Club, will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 2:00pm, at Johnson Junior High, 1236 West Allison Road. Boxing fans are welcome to come support Cheyenne youth. Tickets are $12 and children five and under are free.

All-City Choir Concert

The All-City Children’s Chorus will be presenting its second concert of the season entitled Love on Saturday, December 3, at 4:00pm, at South High School, 1213 West Allison Road. There is an $8 charge for this concert and tickets can be purchased from ACCC choir members, at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (307)771-2275. For questions, contact Mary Ann Fritz at maryafritz@aol.com or (307)638-1435.

Too Busy To Bake Treat and Craft Sale

We are hoping that you will help us run out of cookies again this year in support of the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. The 16th annual handmade crafts, holiday cookies and treats sale will be held Saturday, December 3, 8:00am-3:00pm, at Frontier United Methodist Church, Four Mile and Powderhouse Roads, 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, crafters will also have their wares available to purchase. MasterCard and Visa will be accepted for your convenience, proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club and Frontier United Methodist Church. Please contact Jan at (307)286-4142 with any questions.

Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market

The Cheyenne Depot, 121 West 15th Street, will be hosting an indoor farmers’ market on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be locally produced foods and a selection of local crafts. For more information, please contact (307)640-2665 or bkdahill@gmail.com.

The Room: Donate, Volunteer and Receive

The Room, located in the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street, Burns, Wyoming, distributes nonperishable food and clothing to anyone in need. They are open to anyone who would like to volunteer, donate and/or receive. There are no requirements. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-4:30pm and Friday, 7:30am-12:30pm. For information, call (307)286-5576.

Cheyenne Guitar Society Meeting

If you’re naughty, nice or somewhere in between, join the Cheyenne Guitar Society for their December meeting on Tuesday, December 6, from 6:30pm-8:45pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Bring a tune, bring a friend or just come and join the fun. All styles and skill levels are welcomed. For more information, contact Keith during the workday at (307)634-6621.

Christmas, Jewelry and Bake Sale

The annual St. Mary’s Cathedral Guild Christmas, jewelry and bake sale will be held December 3-4, Saturday from 1:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday from 8:00am-2:00pm, in Hartmann Hall at 100 West 21st Street. There will be a raffle that includes a nativity set, an electric organ and a four night getaway at Steamboat Grand in Steamboat, Colorado. Tickets will be sold in Hartmann Hall during the sale at $1 each or 6 for $5, with the drawing on Sunday, December 4, at 2:00pm. Winners need not be present to win. Proceeds will support malnourished children in the Philippines, a St. Mary’s tuition scholarship, funeral ministries and Guild operating expenses. For more information, contact (307)637-5914.

Pine Bluffs Country Dance

Come and join everyone in Pine Bluffs for a country dance on Sunday, December 4, from 2:00pm-5:00pm, at 309 Elm Street. Everyone is welcome and is encouraged to come and bring their favorite finger food. Dalton Fuller will play country, western, modern, waltz, 2 step, polka, line dancing and more.

Advisory Board Members Wanted

Wyoming State Advocates in Leadership is looking for business professionals, social workers and service providers to be apart of WYSAILS’s Advisory Board. The meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Willow Room. If interested, call (307)286-8637 or E-mail wyosail@outlook.com.

Christmas Cantata

The Christmas Cantata, Go Sing It on the Mountain, will be presented by the First United Methodist Church Orchestra and Combined Choirs on Sunday, December 4, at 8:30am and 9:45am, at 108 East 18th Street. Come and experience a beautiful retelling of the Christmas Story through music and word. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

Cheyenne Capital Chorale Concert

Cheyenne Capital Chorale will be hosting its annual Christmas concert, Goodness & Light, on Sunday, December 4, at 7:30pm, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 100 West 21st Street. This event is free for all those who wish to attend. For more information, please contact (307)635-9261.

Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange

The Cheyenne Artists’ Guild invites members and guests to attend their annual Christmas Potluck and Chinese Gift Exchange on Monday, December 5, at 6:00pm, at 1701 Morrie Avenue Bring your favorite dish to share and join them for a small meeting and gift exchange. Bring a small $5 gift wrapped with a note for a man or woman. The annual Christmas members show will be on display Tuesdays-Fridays from 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. For more information contact (307)632-2263.

Book Launch Party

Recover Wyoming will be hosting a launch party for their recently released book, Watch My Rising: A Recovery Anthology, on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the Asher Building, 500 West 15th Street. Anthology authors and guest speaker will read from the anthology, which contains 37 stories and poems gathered from across the United States and several countries. The book is available at Recover Wyoming, 122 West Lincolnway, or through amazon.com. For more information about programs at Recover Wyoming, call (307)421-7261.

ARC Night Event

Join the Cheyenne Stampede and the ARC on Friday, December 9, at 7:35pm, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway, for a night of fun at the Cheyenne Stampede home game against the Superior, Colorado Roughriders. Tickets are discounted to $5 and must be purchased in advance at the ARC office, 1302 Crook Avenue. For more information, call (307)632-1209.

Two Night Festival Tickets On Sale

The CFD Volunteer Crisis Fund is pleased to announce their 10th annual fundraising dinner and auction on Friday and Saturday, February 17-18 of 2017. This is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Volunteer Crisis Fund and has sold out each of the previous years. There will be concert performances and tickets are on sale now for $18 for Friday’s concert, and $55 for singles for the concert and dinner on Saturday. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the concert will begin at 9:00pm. Tickets are available at the CFD Ticket Office, 1210 West 8th Avenue.

Suicide Prevention Efforts

Grace For Two Brothers Foundation is gearing up for a new year of suicide prevention efforts in Cheyenne and the surrounding communities. They also encompass support for survivors of suicide loss including a monthly support group and survivor packets distributed by the Laramie County Coroner’s Office. They are looking to add new Prevention Partners to help fund projects in 2017. There are many incentives to partner with Grace for Two Brothers Foundation, including saving lives in the community. To schedule a time to meet and discuss how your organization can get involved as a prevention partner, please contact Rhianna Brand at rhianna.brand@gracefor2brothers.com.

Hands In Harmony Christmas Show

Hands in Harmony will present 31 Years of Christmas Memories, as their annual free Christmas show on Sunday, December 18, at 4:00pm, in the Central High School Auditorium, 5500 Education Drive. This 2016 show will be a Christmas reunion show, featuring songs and performers from 1986 through 2016. The reunion dinner will be held following the performance to honor all the years, volunteers, members and the alumni. For dinner prices, details or more information, contact Tina Warren at (307)635-8548 or Martha Borgaard at (307)632-2685.

CFD Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame showcases individuals, livestock and organizations who have made distinctive contributions to this event. Nominations are open to the public and must be postmarked by Saturday, December 31. Nomination forms are available at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, or can be submitted by letter, explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Hall of Fame. Call the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum at, (307)778-7290, or visit www.oldwestmuseum.org/hall-of-fame for more information.

Annual Hillsdale Christmas Parade

Experience a Christmas celebration in a small town setting on Saturday, December 10, come watch the parade beginning at 5:00pm at the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department. There will then be a chili feed held at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4325 Hills Street, in Hillsdale. All donations go toward scholarships for local high school students and to our neighbors in need. For general inquiries or to participate in the parade, please call Delene Gillespie at (307)421-5574.

Friendship Force Meeting

The Friendship Force Chapter of Cheyenne will be meeting on Monday, December 12, at The Rib and Chop House, 400 West Lincolnway, starting at 5:30pm. Members and guests will order from the menu and reservations are required by Monday, December 5. Anyone interested in learning more about the organization or the program is invited. For more information about the Friendship Force or to make reservations, call (307)632-6547 or visit them at www.friendshipforcecheyenne.org.

See’s Candy Sale

Mount Sinai Sisterhood will be selling See’s Candy through Christmas, Sunday, December 25, at 2610 Pioneer Avenue. The gift shop will be open Sunday-Thursday, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Family Holiday Portraits

Portraits are being offered at Harmony Hearth & Home, 922 West Lincolnway, between now and Saturday, December 17, for a minimum $20 donation to benefit Safehouse Services. Portraits will be delivered via E-mail from Keehn View Photography. Call to schedule, (307)638-4543.

Hospice Bereavement Winter Workshops

The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s hospice bereavement program is offering free workshops to help adults and children cope with grief during the holiday season and into the new year. All workshops will be free and held at the Davis Hospice Center, 6000 Sycamore Road. On Saturday, December 10, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, a workshop will be held for children ages six to 18 years old and their caregivers. Participants will be able to share and receive support, have a chance to reflect on their loss and will participate in several age appropriate activities to honor the memory of their loved one. On Monday, January 23, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, a workshop will be held for adults and will focus on helping participants process their grief by reflecting and writing. Pre-registration is required by the day before each workshop, register by E-mailing Jennifer.barnthouse@crmcwy.org or by calling (307)633-7014.

Community Night

Support the ARC of Laramie County by eating at Five Guys®, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard, on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Five Guys® will donate 20% of your purchase to the ARC of Laramie County. Identify yourself as part of the ARC of Laramie County at the time of your purchase for your transaction to count.

Crime Stoppers

Cheyenne Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Medicap Parmacy. On Thursday, October 6, at 10:50am, three dark complected males entered the pharmacy and began shooting. The three suspects fled the scene and may be driving a white Chevy Lumina. If you have information about this or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers Silent Witness at 638-TIPS or go to www.silentwitnesslaramiecounty.com. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. The caller ID system is not installed on the Silent Witness phone lines.

Seeking Art Entries

Zonta of Cheyenne is seeking entries for its third annual art contest to raise awareness of human trafficking in the Laramie County area. Art in any medium is welcome and entries must be submitted no later than 6:00pm on Friday, December 30, to 600 West 17th Street with the artist’s name, phone number and E-mail address. The theme this year is Human Trafficking: Can You See It? Two cash prizes of $200 each are being offered, one for artists 17 or younger and one for artists 18 and older. Art entries will be displayed at Flydragon Art Studio during the month of January and a reception for the artists, their friends and families and the general public will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, at 600 West 17th Street.

Children’s Christmas Program

Yellowstone Baptist Church of Cheyenne presents Gloria! Christ Has Come, by Sue C. Smith and Mason Brown. This will also include a children’s Christmas program. Family and friends are invited. Join them at 9204 Yellowstone Road, on Sunday, December 18, at 11:00am, during their Sunday worship service.

Thank You for Supporting Post 11453

Cheyenne’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11453 has hosted about a dozen Buddy Poppy drives at Cheyenne merchants throughout 2016. This year’s Poppy drives have been tremendously successful, every cent will be put to use to support Veteran programs, Veterans themselves and their families. They would like to take this opportunity to thank the great people of Laramie County for their continued support. They look forward to seeing you in 2017 and in the meantime, visit their new website at www.vfw11453.org.