Issue for the week of October 28, 2016
Our Community

Weeks of October 28-November 3

The following articles are for the weeks of October 28-November 3, 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.

#GivingTuesday Event

United Way of Laramie County and Black Dog Animal Rescue are having the second annual Laramie County #GivingTuesday. These organizations are seeking nonprofit partners to participate on Tuesday, November 29. Organizations need to develop their #GivingTuesday plans and complete the agency commitment form by Monday, November 14. The form and toolkit can be found at or by contacting, or (307)214-6600, (307)638-8904 Ext. 14.

LCCC Board Meetings

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees will have its November meeting on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00pm, in the Petersen Board Room at 1400 East College Drive. The board’s facilities and finance committee will meet on Wednesday, November 9, at 10:00am, in the LCCC Administration and Finance Conference Room. For more information, contact (307)778-1142.

Craft Bazaar

Johnson Jr. High School student council is hosting their annual Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at 1236 West Allison Road. For more information or to reserve a booth, please contact Ursula Abeyta at (307)771-2640 or

Sponsors Needed

The Salvation Army Third Annual Kettle Kick-off will take place on Friday, November 18, from 12:00pm-1:30pm, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. Sponsors of all levels are needed for this event. Sponsor levels include Table Sponsors for $500, Silver Bell Sponsors for $1,000, Angel Sponsors for $3,000 and Christmas Sponsors for $7,500. For more information, please contact the Cheyenne Salvation Army at (307)634-2769.

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.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The Unity Missionary Baptist Church will be sponsoring a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24, from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the new community house in Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive. There will be a traditional menu and an option of delivered dinners. Donations and volunteers are also needed for this event. For more information or to volunteer, contact (307)634-5643, (307)634-5939, (307)221-2783 (307)634-5527.

Booths Available

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the annual UUCC WinterMart, which will run on Saturday, December 10, from 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand-crafted art work and crafts are welcome to apply. Booths are $55, shared booths are $90. Deadline to rent a booth is Wednesday, November 30. Download the entry form from or call (307)638-4554 or Terry at (307)214-3932.

Christmas Craft Show

A Rural Christmas Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 8:00am-2:00pm, at the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street. Space size is 10’x10’ for $20, vendors must provide their own set up. For more information contact Toni McNamar at (307)547-3303 and leave a message or contact Kim Kranz at (307)631-3903 and leave a message.

Free Addiction Help

Is your family member one of the 21 million people currently affected by a drug or alcohol addiction? Are you currently seeking a way to help your loved one? There is hope, join the fight against addiction. Narconon Arrowhead offers free addiction counseling, assessments and referral services to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call 1(800)468-6933 or log on to for more information.

X-JWC Monthly Meeting

The X-Junior Women’s Club (X-JWC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Raddison Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road, 11:30am-2:00pm. X-JWC is dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Fundraising for Cahill Friendship Park, Children’s Museum and LCCC scholarships are the primary focus this year. For more information, contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496.

Cheyenne 4J Cowboy Church

The Cheyenne 4J, 4 Jesus, Cowboy Church is up and running, located at 9141 Yellowstone in Cheyenne, service is at 10:00am on Sundays. Pastor Bob Cook’s background includes serving as a Marine in Vietnam, 20 years on the rodeo circuit, a big game hunting guide, excellent marksmanship and serving as a pastor for 8 years in Kansas. Cowboys, service men and women, saints and sinners will find this small church very welcoming. For more information, please contact Pastor Bob Cook at (307)996-6527.

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.

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, please contact (307)286-5576.

Kids Coloring Night

Children of all ages are welcome to color tattoo drawings, get air brushed tattoos and show off their Halloween costumes on Friday, October 28, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, at Painted Moth Tattoo and Piercing, 2820 Warren Avenue. Donations are accepted and all proceeds will be donated to the local Shrine Club. For more information, contact (307)514-5099.

Resource Fair

Everyone is invited on Friday, October 28, from 10:00am-1:00pm, to the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, for a resource fair to educate and make aware of the resources available for you and your loved ones. Featured guests include the Family Caregiver Program, Better Health Better You, Senior Companion Program, Kinship Support Services, Wyoming Pace, Wyoming Independent Living, Sunny Solutions, Project Lifesaver, Community Action and Legal Aide. For more information, please call Michele, (307)635-2435 Ext. 16.

Cheyenne Aquatic Center Closure

The Cheyenne Aquatic Center will close at 12:00pm on Friday, October 28. Everyone is welcome to join their staff at the Cheyenne Parks and Recreation’s Annual Goblin Walk. Tickets can be purchased at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street or by calling (307)637-6423. For more information, please call (307)637-6455.

Fall Festival

Yellowstone Baptist Church will be having their Fall Festival on Friday, October 28, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at 9204 Yellowstone Road. There will be a pie contest and chili cook off. For more information contact (307)635-0352 or visit

Halloween Skate

The Cheyenne Ice and Events Center is hosting a Halloween skate on Saturday, October 29, from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Costumes are encouraged. There will be music, contests, candy and more. For more information, call the City of Cheyenne Ice and Events Center at (307)433-0024.

YMCA Halloween Party

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is hosting its third annual Halloween event on Friday, October 28, from 1:00pm-3:30pm, at 1426 East Lincolnway. Admission is a $1 suggested donation per person and includes amusements, games, photo booth, costume contests and lunch. For more information, please call Chris Shay, (307)634-9622.

Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser Event

Alliance of Therapy Dogs in Cheyenne will be hosting a Halloween event on Saturday, October 29, from 4:00pm-7:00pm, at the Pioneer Park Center, 1331 Talbot Court. Everyone is invited to bring their animals and celebrate Halloween with games, food and costume contests. All money raised will go back into the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. For more questions, contact (307)432-0272.

Halloween Dance Party

There will be a Halloween dance party with Boogie Machine on Saturday, October 29, from 8:00pm-12:00am at The American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Tickets are $25. There will be costume contests, drink specials and much more. For more information, call (307)635-3696 Ext. 11.

Trolley Fright-Seeing Tour

Get into the spirit of Halloween with Cheyenne Street Railways Fright-Seeing Ghost Tours on Friday, October 28 and Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 for ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Depot Visitor Center, 121 West 15th Street, or you can purchase them over the phone at (307)778-3133.

Gifts Of The World Bazaar

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 218 East 19th Street, will be hosting their annual fair trade fair on Saturday, October 29, from 9:00am-3:00pm. There will be products from all over the world, food samples, jewelry, bath products and more. For more information, contact Regina at (307)214-9344.

Organ Recital

Dr. Steven Hoffman will be presenting an organ recital of improvisations and the final Sundays of the church year. Admission is free and seating is open. The recital will take place on Sunday, October 30, at 3:00pm, at the Cathedral of St. Mary, 2107 Capitol Avenue. For more information, contact (307)635-9261 Ext. 2021.

Tour The Tower

On Sunday, October 30, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, historic tours will be given at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue. Children under the ages of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and open to the public, donations are encouraged. For information, contact (307)634-7709.

Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House

Nightmare on 17th Street, presented by The Knights of Pythias, will be held October 28-31, from 7:00pm-11:00pm, at 312-1/2 West 17th Street. Admission is $10 and a military discount is offered. No one under the age of eight will be admitted. For more information, please call (307)630-8680, (307)778-7609 or visit

Free Concert

The Cheyenne Brass Quintet is offering a free concert on Sunday, October 30, at 2:00pm, at St. Paul’s Church, 218 East 19th Street. Enjoy this concert of various styles and performances. For more information, please contact (307)632-9212.

Film Presentation

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne will be showing a screening of the film “Defying the Nazis, The Sharp’s War” on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00pm, at 3005 Thomes Avenue. This film is recommended for ages 12 and up and an alternate film will be showing for younger children. For more information, call (307)638-4554 or visit

Trunk or Treat

The Fraternal Order of Eagles invites children of all ages to their annual Trunk or Treat event at 1600 Thomes Avenue on Monday, October 31, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This event is open to the public.

Car Seat Checkup

Safe Kids Wyoming, in partnership with AAA, will be holding a car seat checkup event on Saturday, October 29, at AMR, 2542 Old Happy Jack Road, from 10:00am-1:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to have their children’s seats checked and know the proper laws of child restraints. For more information, call (307)432-2679 or visit

Fall-A-Balujah Community Event

First Baptist Church, 1800 East Pershing Boulevard, is hosting a Fall-A-Balujah, a safe alternative to Halloween, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, on Monday, October 31. There will be food, candy and fun. This event is free, however, you may bring donations of nonperishable foods to be given to the Salvation Army. For more information, contact Sue or Angela at (307)632-9334.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Lunch

Citizens of Laramie County caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s or dementia are invited to a free lunch on Friday, November 4, from 11:00am-1:00pm, at 2001 East Lincolnway. Reservations required and due by Monday, October 31, by 5:00pm. Reserve by E-mailing or calling (307)316-2892.

Holiday Food Drive

The Room will host their annual holiday food drive from now until Monday, November 21. Donations are being accepted at the Town Hall in Burns, 327 South Main Street, Burns, WY. This food drive will collect food for all schools in the Pine Bluffs, Burns, Carpenter and Albin school districts. For more information or questions, contact (307)286-5576.

Accepting Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County Inc. is accepting applications for their 2016-2017 Habitat homes. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1721 Ames Avenue, between 9:00am-5:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Deadline for application submission is Monday, October 31. For additional information about the application process, please contact Kate at the Habitat For Humanity office at (307)637-8067 or E-mail

Cheyenne Guitar Society Meeting

The next Cheyenne Guitar Society meeting will be Tuesday, November 1, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Sunflower Room on the third floor. Setup will start at 6:30pm. All skill levels and genres are welcome to play until around 8:50pm. Any questions, call Keith at (307)634-6621 during the day.

Chess Club For Kids

Beginners and advanced chess players in kindergarten through sixth grade are all welcome to weekly lessons on Wednesdays in November, beginning Wednesday, November 2 through Wednesday, November 30, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 4:00pm-5:00pm. For more information, contact (307)634-3561.

Veteran Town Hall Meeting

The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director, Paul Roberts, will hold a Veteran town hall meeting on Thursday, November 3, at 5:30pm, at the Ambulatory Care Atrium, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard. Veterans, families, beneficiaries, congressional delegations, local leaders, media and the general public are all welcome.

November Art Show

The Cheyenne Artists’ Guild is displaying their Annual Member’s Show in the Gallery beginning Friday, November 4, at 1701 Morrie Avenue. It will hang through the end of the 2016 season. The Art Guild is always free and open to the public. For more information, call(307)632-2263.

Warren Top Three Craft and Vendor Fair

Warren Top Three is having their second annual holiday craft and vendor fair on Friday, November 4, from 2:00pm-6:30pm and Saturday, November 5, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at the Trail’s End Event Center, 4907 Randall Avenue, F.E. Warren Air Force Base. There will be many crafters and vendors. Admission is free. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Rachel at

Holiday Bazaar

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is hosting its annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at 1426 East Lincolnway. Vendors can reserve space now at the YMCA. Call Chris Shay for more information at (307)634-9622 Ext. 15 or

Christmas Cruise

The Salvation Army will be having a Christmas Cruise for Kids on Saturday, November 5, in the Super Walmart parking lot, 2032 Dell Range Boulevard, at 10:00am and will cruise over to the David Romero Activity Center, 1316 Parsley Blvd, for chili and desserts at 11:30am. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child for Christmas. Dash plaques will be given to the first 80 participants who bring a toy. For more information, contact John Arciniega at (307)632-9779.

Parent Leaders Recruitment

Do you want to make a difference for your children? The Parent Leadership Training Institute is recruiting parent leaders for the 2016-2017 program year. The Parent Leadership Training Institute teaches anyone how to become a leading advocate for children and their community. Classes begin Saturday, November 5. For more information, visit You can also call Angie Ingram at (307)432-5059 or Jessica Sprouse at (307)773-8241.

Muley Fanatic Foundation Banquet

The Southeast Wyoming Chapter of the Muley Fanatic Foundation is preparing for their 4th annual banquet at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, on Saturday, November 5, beginning at 3:30pm with dinner at 6:30pm. 100% of the money raised stays in Wyoming and 70% stays in southeast Wyoming. Only 500 tickets will be sold and can be purchased by calling (307)630-6294 or visit

Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

The 2016 Comea House 5K 17th annual Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble will be held on Saturday, November 5, with the Gobble Wobble at 9:00am and the Turkey Trot at 9:30am at the Comea Homeless Shelter, 1504 Stinson Avenue. This event benefits the Comea Homeless Shelter. Register online at For questions, contact Kristi Ruben at (307)631-5490 or

X-JWC Fundraiser

X-Junior Women’s Club in partnership with Texas Roadhouse, is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Museum, the Friendship Park at Cahill Park and LCCC scholarships. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, from 11:00am-1:30pm, at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle. The cost for lunch is $12 of which $6 will be donated to X-JWC for community programs and the remaining to cover the cost of the meal. A ticket is required for lunch and must be purchased before Tuesday, November 1. For questions or to buy tickets, contact Karen at (307)638-0811 or (307)640-5804.

Cheyenne Dance Club

The Cheyenne Dance Club will host a dancing and dinner night on Saturday, November 5, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, in the Yellowstone Room at Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. There will be waltz lessons from 4:30pm-5:30pm, followed by dinner and cocktails for $25. Dance admissions is $35 for non-members. For questions, contact Nancy at or (307)365-7404.

Vendors Needed

Destiny Christian Academy, 215 East 8th Street, will be holding their 6th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-3:00pm. Vendor table spaces are available for $35 or $45 with electricity. Contact Mr. Jenson via text at (307)214-6277 or E-mail

Fill The Bus Pet Food Drive

In association with Black Dog Animal Rescue, the Wyoming Aircooled VW Club is hosting a Fill the Bus Pet Food Drive at Petco, 1782 Dell Range Boulevard, on Sunday, November 6, from 10:00am-1:00pm. All proceeds raised through this event will be donated to Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Empty Bowl Pantry Program. For any questions, contact (307)223-2160.

Cheyenne Engineers Club Meeting

The Cheyenne Engineers Club will be meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 5:30pm at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Dinner will begin at 6:00pm with guest speaker, Travis Smith. Confirm your attendance by E-mailing RSVP to by Friday, November 4, before 12:00pm.

Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

Come celebrate the Marine Corps 241st birthday at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, on Thursday, November 10, at 7:00pm. Tickets are $30 each and include dinner, cake, music, door prizes and a silent auction. For tickets and information, call (307)221-0458 or E-mail

Harvest Bazaar

On Saturday, November 12, from 9:00am-2:00pm, a harvest bazaar will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2530 East 18th Street. There will be crafts, baked goods, Christmas vintage items and raffle drawings. A turkey dinner will be served from 11:00am-1:00pm. For more information, contact (307)635-4239.