Issue for the week of November 21, 2014
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Week of November 21-November 27, 2014

The following articles are for the week of November 21-November 27, 2014. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

WinterMart Arts & Crafts Sale

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the Annual UUCC WinterMart which runs December 19-20, Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand crafted artwork and crafts are welcome to apply. Booths are $55, shared booths $90. Deadline for entry form is December 12. Download the entry form from or contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or Shelley at UUCC, (307)638-4554 for information.

Chicken Wing Cook Off

Join the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1600 Thomes, for a chicken wing cook off for Toys for Tots. The public is invited to taste or compete on Saturday, November 22, 4:00pm-6:00pm. The cost to enter is $10 or a toy valued at $10 or more. Prizes will be given for the best wings. To enter, please contact the Eagles Lodge by noon on November 22, (307)638-9934.

Early Deadline

Traders Shoppers Guides early deadline for the November 28 issue will be Tuesday, November 25, at 5:30pm. Our office will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Festival of Trees

Join Magic City Enterprises for the 2014 Festival of Trees Free Family Night on Friday, November 21, 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Historic Depot, 121 West 15th Street. View beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. Visit the ornament making station and vote for your favorite tree for the Peoples Choice award. Take family photos with all of the beautiful trees, wreaths and with guests Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy hot cocoa, coffee and cookies provided by Security 1st Bank. Donations accepted for Magic City Enterprises Employment Services.

Vendors, Reserve Your Table Now

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, 2001 East Lincolnway, will be held on Saturday, December 6, 9:00am-3:00pm. Table rent is $20. Money from table sales goes to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for Cheyenne High School students. Contact Marti, (307)635-2253 for more information.

Twelve Days of Guns and Gear!

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation invites you to take part in their 14th Annual Month of Guns and Gear Giveaway. All proceeds from this event will go to conserve wildlife, habitat and other outdoor opportunities. They run programs and projects that support wild animals and places in Wyoming. Order online at or call 1(800)786-5434. Drawings have already commenced and tickets are accepted until 3:00pm on December 23. Items will be given away in the order presented. All winners will be notified by telephone after each days drawing.

Clothing Needs

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is in need of mens jeans size 34-42, mens coats sizes M-2XL, gloves, hats and scarves. They would also like to have new mens flannel shirts, sizes M-2XL, to be handed out as Christmas gifts. The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless provides a day shelter for the homeless individuals and provides them with basic clothing needs. Please bring donations to 907 Campbell Avenue. Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Saturday and 9:00am-1:00pm on Sunday. For further information, call (307)634-8499.

December Art Show

The Cheyenne Civic Center invites all artists to participate in the upcoming December art show. For more information, contact the box office, (307)637-6363 or

Tinsel Through Time

Enjoy the glitter, lights and decor that dress the Wyoming Historic Governors Mansion during the Tinsel Through Time: Presents Under the Tree opening reception, November 21, from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The exhibit runs November 22-December 23, Wednesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm and December 24 from 9:00am-12:00 noon. Please call (307)777-7878 for more information or go on online to for a full calendar of holiday events at the Wyoming Historic Governors Mansion.

Winterfest Annual Craft Sale

Winterfest annual craft sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 507 West 28th Street, November 21-22, Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm. Unique handmade items and gifts will be available.

Non-Profits at the Ice and Events Center

The City of Cheyenne Ice and Events Center is holding a non-profit event on Saturday, November 22. Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program will be at the facility from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm with information about the many great things their organization does. Come on out for skating, laser tag or even mini-golf! A portion of all drop-in activity proceeds will go directly to Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program.

Father Factor Holiday Craft Show

The Father Factor holiday craft show will be held on Saturdays through December 20, from 8:00am-5:00pm. All vendors are invited to the new Comfort Inn & Suites at 201 West Fox Farm Road for this fundraiser for Father Factor. Space is available while it lasts at $25 per space or 2 spaces for an additional $5. There will be baked goods, great authentic Mexican food and hand crafted goods. Contact Damion Aldana at (307)421-9506 or Lisa at Comfort Inn & Suites at (307)514-6051 or (307)221-4430.

Astronomical Society Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society meets Friday, December 21, 7:00pm, in the Botanic Gardens building in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The program will be Meteor Showers. A meteor shower is a spike in the number of meteors or shooting stars that streak through the night sky. Astronomy enthusiasts are welcome. For information visit their website at http://www.killer or call MJ at (307)634-2755.

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 volcano Club.

Advent Mini Retreat

As Advent approaches, please consider joining St. Marks Church on Saturday, November 22, 10:00am-2:30pm, in the St. Marks Parish Hall, 1908 Central Avenue, for a half-day, mini-retreat Enhancing Your Wellbeing with Spiritual Practices. At this retreat, people will be introduced to a variety of simple spiritual practices with the hope that you find one that will help you to keep a more spiritual focus in the midst of all that occurs during the month before Christmas. To register, please contact Wanda in the St. Marks church office at (307)634-7709. The cost for the mini-retreat is $10, payable that day, to cover the cost of materials and lunch.

Foster Grandparent Program

Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program is looking for men and women to work with children in schools and human service agencies for an average of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 55 years or older and have a limited annual income. Benefits include a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, a nutritious daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical exam, accident/liability insurance, holidays, annual and sick leave, and training. You can make the difference in the life of a child. Call (307)634-1265 for an application.

Citywide Leaf Pick Up

The citywide leaf pick up is scheduled for Saturday, November 22. Residents need to have their bagged leaves on the front curb by 6:30am on Saturday, November 22. The landfill no longer accepts grass, leaves or any other yard waste. These items need to be taken to the Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road. Cub Scout Pack 221 and Boy Scout Troop 221 will be at the Compost Facility assisting City workers. For questions about the leaf pick up program or the compost program, call the Sanitation Division at (307)637-6440.

New Display at the State Museum

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Wyoming State Museum has on display a new traveling exhibit, War on Terror Fallen Warriors Memorial. Developed by the Wyoming Veterans Commission to honor the lives of Wyoming servicemen who have lost their lives in the service to their country since September 11, 2001, the exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Barrett Building indefinitely. The Wyoming State Museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue, hours Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:30pm. Closed on State and Federal Holidays. Admission is free.

Bazaar & Craft Show

St. Christophers Church, 2602 Deming Boulevard, corner of Pershing and Henderson, will have their annual Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday, November 22, 9:00am-3:00pm. A variety of crafters will be there and baked goods will be available for purchase. Come find gifts for those special people in your life. Lunch will be available for purchase and a gift basket and quilt will be raffled. For any more information, please give the church a call at (307)632-4488 or Lynda at (307)634-2953.

DUI Victim Impact Panel

The Mission of the Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. Panel members share their life stories regarding the issues of impaired driving in the hope of preventing life altering tragedies from continuing to occur. The next DUI Panel held in Laramie County will be on Monday, November 24, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Community College Center for Conferences and Institutes in room 130. The panel is normally held on the last Monday of every other month and is open to the public. If you are also interested in speaking for or being a part of their Impact Panel, please call (307)214-5444 to confirm the schedule.

Color the Chancel Brass

The concert Color the Chancel Brass will be held on Sunday, November 23, at 2:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. Both the Capitol City Brass and the Cheyenne Brass ensembles will be joining together in this free concert. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne Has Moved

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, now at 421 East 4th Street, corner of Van Lennen and 4th Street. For more information, please call (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.

Information Desk Volunteers Needed

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is recruiting for Information Desk Volunteers. The goal is to provide information and directions to veteran patients and visitors. The position involves some standing and walking. Volunteers are needed from 7:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Those interested in volunteering need to complete an application packet, 2 TB tests and a background check, all to be provided at no charge to the applicant. Contact Voluntary Services staff at (307)778-7317 for details.

Story Time at the Depot

The Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 West 15th Street, is bringing back Story Time. The first Story Time will be held on Friday, November 28, at 1:00pm. Sponsored by Cheyenne Eye Clinic. Each participating child will receive a book. Anyone interested in sponsoring books can contact the Depot Museum at (307)632-3905.

Free Movie Night

Come join the fun at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, on Friday, November 28, 7:00pm. Bring a pillow or blanket to be comfy watching this months free movie The Iron Giant. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kayla, (307)214-6543.

Hunt for Hunger!

Needs, Inc. and Home on the Range Meat Processing are partnering up to feed the hungry. If you donate 10% of your game to their emergency food pantry, you can save 10% on your processing fee. Limited funds are available to assist with processing. For more information, please call Home on the Range Meat Processing at (307)778-8036 or Needs, Inc. at (307)632-4132.

Chili and Soup Supper

Oak Leaf Chapter #6 O.E.S. is having a chili and soup supper at the Masonic Temple, 19th and Capitol, before the Christmas parade from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Saturday, November 29. There will be chili, chicken noodle and potato soups, cinnamon rolls and either coffee, hot chocolate or water. Adult cost is $6, children under 10 cost $3.

Big Brothers Needs Volunteers

Do you enjoy hunting, fishing, and sports? Building things? Would you like a buddy to tag along with you? Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you! The organization is currently experiencing a lack of male volunteers. Find a buddy to hang out with, mentor, and build a friendship with. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of options for involvement, flexibility to fit your schedule, and freedom of choice in your activities. For additional details about volunteering, please call (307)514-3383 or check us out online at

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 other- wise 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.

Pine Bluffs Country Dance

Come and join Pine Bluffs and dance to some famous music during the Country Dance on Sunday, December 7, 2:00pm-5:00pm. Dalton Fuller will play at the beautifully restored Pine Bluffs Historic High School Gym, 607 Elm Street. A donation of $5 per person will be accepted at the door for the dance as well as your favorite dish to enjoy a potluck dinner following the dance at 5:00pm. Bring family and friends to enjoy country dancing for all ages.

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center invites community members to learn more about its Patient and Family Advisory Council, which helps guide planning and decision-making at the hospital. Former patients and their family members as well as interested community members are invited to attend informational meetings at the hospital on Wednesday, December 3, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Auditorium A. The auditoriums are located next to the hospitals cafeteria. Started in January 2013, the Council ensures that care at the hospital is patient and family-centered. For more information, please call (307)773-8159 or email lonny.dobler@

Charity Lunch

The 9th annual Santas Little Helpers Charity Lunch will be held at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, on Wednesday and Thursday, December 3-4, 11:00am-1:30pm. Guests will be treated to a free lunch of pulled pork sandwich complete with 2 made-from-scratch side items. Purchase your holiday gift cards at the Texas Roadhouse during the luncheon and 10% of your total purchases as well as any donation made for your lunch will be given back to Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army. Enjoy lunch and get your holiday shopping done while supporting a couple of great causes.

Too Busy to Bake Treat and Craft Sale

They dare you to make them run out of cookies! The 13th annual handmade crafts, holiday cookies and treats sale will be held Saturday, December 6, 8:00am-3:00pm, at Frontier United Methodist Church, Four Mile and Powderhouse Roads. 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. Lunch will be served, for a donation, from 10:30am-2:00pm. MasterCard and Visa will be accepted for your convenience. Proceeds benefit Bethel Outreach Ministries, Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne and Frontier United Methodist Church. Please contact Jan at (307)286-4142 with any questions.

Community Birthday Celebration

Laramie County Head Start is hosting a Community Birthday Celebration for 1, 2 and 3 year olds. The event will be held at Early Head Start, 1520 Rollins Avenue, on Thursday, December 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm. They will have special presentations from early childhood specialists, fun activities, gifts and free screenings for children 4 months to 5 years old. This is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, please call (307)634-5829.

Call for Artists & Photographers

The Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation announces a call for artists and photographers for their 5th Annual Rail Art Show and Sale. This competition is designed to develop artwork and photography that represents the history of railways and how they helped build our nation into the society it is today. The Rail Art Show will also include Paint the Rails, which is an opening reception to be held on May 15, 2015. The show will be offered from May 15-August 1, 2015. Deadline to enter is April 3, 2015. For more information about the Rail Art show or to enter the competition, please contact the Cheyenne Depot Museum at (307)632-3905 or visit

Holiday Art Show

The Cheyenne Artists Guild is currently displaying their Holiday Art Show through the end of December. Their gift shop has been newly remodeled and they are proud to carry Kathy Tarantolas exquisite hand-blown glass pieces. While you are out shopping, go to 1701 Morrie Avenue in Holliday Park to see all of the wonderful art for sale by this talented local group. Hours for the Guild are Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 noon until 5:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm. The Artists Guild is also excited to announce that two of their members, Barbara J. Wolf and Vanda Edington are the featured artists at the YMCA in December with the reception on Friday, December 12, from 5:00pm-6:00pm. For more information, call (307)632-2263 or go to www.cheyenne

Spoken Stories: Passing On History

The Wyoming State Historical Society will spend the next several months tracking down oral histories done in the state of Wyoming. With the help of a grant from the State Historical Records Advisory Board and the historical website, the Society plans to create a database of oral histories that can be made available to researchers online or at libraries, museums, colleges and other institutions around the state. For more information about the project or to provide information about oral histories that you know of, contact project director Barbara Bogart at or Linda Fabian at Society headquarters or (307)322-3014.

Annual Hillsdale Christmas Parade

Experience a Christmas celebration in a small town setting on Saturday, December 13. Come and watch the parade of lights, horses, alpacas, wagons and enjoy the chili feed and a visit from Santa! Parade starts at 5:00pm at the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department. The chili feed is held immediately following at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4325 Hills Street in Hillsdale. For general inquiries or if you are interested in participating in the parade, please call Delene Gillespie at (307)421-5574.