Issue for the week of March 17, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of March 17-March 23

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of March 17-March 23, 2017. 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Swim

The Cheyenne Aquatic Center, 931 Martin Esquibel Street, will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day swim on Friday, March 17, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Wear green and receive $1 off the admission price. No other offers can be combined. For more information, call (307)637-6455.

Mustangs’ Casino Night

The Mustangs baseball teams are having a casino night Saturday, March 18, from 6:00pm-10:00pm, at the Asher Building, 500 West 15th Street. A fun night of casino games for the whole family, tickets only $40 for $10,000 in play money or sponsor a table for $300. There will be a cash bar and silent auction. At the end of the evening, use your winnings towards raffles. Please contact Kari at (307)640-6157 with any questions, donations or sponsorship.

Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting Friday, March 17, at 7:00pm, in the pub on the second floor at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Marcy Curran at (307)635-5944 or visit the club’s website at http://www.killerrabbit.com.

Taize-Style Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, will be holding a Taize-Style service Friday, March 17, at 7:00pm. Quiet singing will be led by the Sancte Spiritus Taize musicians. For more information, call Wanda at (307)634-7709.

Feast at St Joseph’s Table

The Mia Maria Chapter of The Sons of Italy will host the Feast at St. Joseph’s Table at First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street, from 11:00am-2:00pm, on Saturday, March 18. Lunch will be served free of charge. Donations are welcome and will benefit the Friday Food Bag Foundation.

Fly Fishing Film Tour

The 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour will be held Saturday, March 18, at the Cheyenne Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Doors open at 6:00pm and show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 advanced sale or $15 at the door. For tickets, call Bob at (307)287-9455 or purchase online at flyfilmtour.com. Come out for a chance to win one or more of many fine raffle and auction items. Proceeds benefit the Crow Creek Revitalization Project.

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.

GFWC Bingo Fundraiser

The GFWC/X-JWC Club of Cheyenne is sponsoring a fun filled evening of bingo, food and prizes on Saturday, March 18, at Grandma’s Pickle Parlor, 800 South Greeley Highway, doors open at 5:30pm. The cost for a packet of bingo cards is $20 and extra cards will be available for purchase. Pizza and drinks may also be purchased. The bingo money will be divided between the winner and GFWC/X-JWC with the club’s portion being donated to the Cahill Friendship Park, the Children’s Museum and LCCC scholarships. The public is welcome. For more information, call Carol at (307)630-3119.

Recover Wyoming Fundraiser

Applebee’s Grill & Bar, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard, is hosting Short Stacks for a Tall Cause, a fundraising event for Recover Wyoming, on Saturday, March 18, from 8:00am-10:00am. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased by contacting Lana Mahoney at (307)421-7261 or E-mail lanamahoney@recoverwyoming.org.

Laramie County 4-H Carnival

Laramie County 4-H will be hosting their annual carnival on Saturday, March 18, from 12:00pm-5:00pm, at the LCCC Recreation and Athletic Center, 1400 East College Drive. There will be games, food, entertainment and gift basket raffles. All proceeds go to support the Laramie County 4-H program. For more information, call (307)633-4383.

Book Fair and Book Signing

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is celebrating the release of local author Amanda Cabot’s new book, “A Stolen Heart,” with a book fair Saturday, March 18, 9:00am to 9:00pm at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard. Events will include special crafts and story times. Cabot will be signing her book from 10:00am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Marilyn Leach will also be signing copies of her latest release, “Enigma Of Fire.” A portion of sales will benefit the Paul Smith Children’s Village. Tell the cashiers you want to support the book fair. Online sales from March 19-25 will also benefit the Children’s Village, using the ID #12093787. For more information, contact (307)637-6458.

Wyoming State Historical Society

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will meet Sunday, March 19, at 2:00pm in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This month’s program will be presented by Neil Waring and it is on the Civilian Conservation Corps and the building of Guernsey State Park. For more information, please call Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.

Alzheimer’s Workshop for Caregivers

The Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present a 2-part workshop entitled “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers.” Part 2 will be offered on Sunday, March 19. The workshop will start at 1:30pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The workshop will be led by Cyndi Simonovich. The program is free and designed for the general public. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892.

Project Prom

Help provide dresses at no charge to girls in need. Opening Saturday, March 25, at 2017 Bluegrass Circle, Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00pm and Thursdays, 3:00pm to 6:00pm. For more information, call Jean at (307)630-9250.

Charitree Donation Drive

The Paul Smith Children’s Village enriches kids lives through interactive learning, however this takes supplies. If you would like to help, here are a few items they need: sidewalk chalk, squirt guns, paint brushes, colored copy or construction paper, watering cans, 5-gallon buckets, and horseshoes. You may drop them off or ship to 616 South Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY, 82001 or at any Charitree box location around Cheyenne by Sunday, March 19, at 4:00pm.

Disability Awareness Walk

Please join Magic City Enterprises for the 6th annual Disability Awareness Walk on Saturday, March 25, at Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard. Registration starts at 9:00am, the walk begins at 10:00am. There will be food, refreshments and Easter basket raffles. For more information, contact Shannon Humphrey, MCE Fundraising Specialist, at shumphrey@mcewyo.org or (307)640-4592.

Sponsor A Hero

Cheyenne Women’s Bowling Association presents Sponsor a Hero-The Bowlers to Veterans Link, on Saturday, April 1, at Two Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson Street, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. Sponsor a Hero by writing your name or your Hero’s name on a pin or ball. Costs range from $1 to $25. Application and pledge forms are available at Two Bar Bowl, Warren Lanes or download from their Facebook page, @CheyenneUSBCWomensBowling. For more information, contact Judy at (307)421-7834, please leave a message or E-mail JVCActivities@gmail.com.

Spring Gardening Lecture Series

Laramie County Master Gardeners are hosting a special guest, Jeff Lowenfels, on Saturday, March 25, at 1:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Mr. Lowenfels is the longest running garden columnist in North America, a noted author, a huge proponent of organics and the most entertaining horticultural speaker on the circuit. The cost is $15. For more information, please contact Deb at (907)302-2228.

Art Contest

Artizen Photo Printing, 1819 Carey Avenue, is hosting the Rogue Unofficial 150th Anniversary Logo Contest on Saturday, March 25, from 5:00pm-8:00pm. All art mediums welcome, all pieces need to be submitted by 6:00pm on Thursday, March 23. For more information, please call (307)514-3404.

Luncheon and Fashion Show

The 18th annual Celebrate Pink Luncheon and Fashion Show entitled “Mad Hatter” will be held Saturday, April 1, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, in the Grand Ballroom, doors open at 11:00am. Tickets are $35 per person or tables of 8 for $250. To purchase, please call (307)778-8833 or visit www.celebratepink.org.

Habitat for Humanity Home Ownership

Interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner? Applications for Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, 2018 homes are available now. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat Restore, 1721 Ames Avenue, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, or on the website www.cheyennehabitat.org. Deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017. If you need additional information or have questions about the application process, please contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or E-mail kate@cheyennehfh.org. Habitat’s mission is to work in partnership with local families in the Cheyenne area to provide safe and affordable housing.

GED Classes

Laramie County Community College is offering Adult Education and High School Equivalency Certificate Preparation classes in a seven-week session, March 20 through May 4. There is no cost for the program. For more information or to reserve a space for these classes contact LCCC’s Adult Career and Education System at (307)637-2450.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP TaxAide program is offering free income tax preparation assistance Monday-Thursday, Now-April 13, 10:00am-12:45pm, at the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, by appointment only. Participants must bring their Social Security card, picture identification, forms W-2/1099 and their 2015 tax return. The program is designed for low to moderate income and certain items may be out of scope for the program. For more information, call (307)635-2435.

30th Annual Bingo Fundraiser

Carpenter School and Community is hosting the 30th Annual Bingo fundraiser to benefit Carpenter and Burns Elementary Schools on Saturday, April 1, in the gym at 4816 Monroe Avenue, Carpenter. Doors open at 3:30pm. To donate a prize or a charitable gift, call (307)286-9630 or visit https://squareup.com/store/CSC-PTO.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Cheyenne After Hours Rotary Club is holding a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser, Saturday, April 1, at 6:00pm, in the Cheyenne Kiwanis Community House at 4603 Lions Park Drive. Tickets are $45 for individuals and $400 to sponsor a table and may be purchased at tinyurl.com/RotaryMysteryDinner. Deadline for registration is March 21. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and Laramie County Unaccompanied Youth Initiative. For questions, call Lori Brand, (307)631-3410 or Jeanie Martinez, (307)631-0694.

Veterans Couples Workshop

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, will be providing a Veterans Couples Workshop on Thursday evenings, now through March 23, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, in the lower level auditorium. Couples attend group sessions to learn and practice skills for improving communication and trust. All veterans or military members who are enrolled or eligible for care at the VA Medical Center or Vet Center, their spouse/partner and have been in a relationship for more than 6 months are eligible for the workshop. For information, contact (307)778-7377.

Spring Grants

This year the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund spring grants have a postmark deadline of Monday, April 3, for projects, events and activities beginning after Saturday, July 1. Applicants must be a Wyoming nonprofit or governmental organization. Applications are available at www.wyoculturaltrust.com. For additional information contact Renee Bovee at (307)777-6312.

Cheyenne Hands in Harmony

Hands in Harmony will be holding an inventory sale on Friday, April 7, from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday, April 8, from 8:00am to 2:00pm, at First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street in the Allison Hall. There will be 31 years of costumes, props, backdrops, sound equipment and much more with wall to wall bargains to help HiH with outstanding financial obligations.

BDAR’S Thankful Thursday

Black Dog Animal Rescue is hosting its annual Thankful Thursday event on Thursday, April 20, in Cheyenne at AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway. It is open to anyone over the age of 21 and will feature a well stocked “hot dog bar” for $5 a plate. Thankful Thursdays occur throughout the year in support of various non-profits. BDAR is seeking donations of goods and services for this year’s auction. If you or your business would like to donate in support of their vision to better the future for pets and people of Wyoming, please call (307)214-6600 or E-mail Britney at britney.wallesch@bdar.org.

An Evening With Temple Grandin

Join 4-H and FFA for an evening with Dr. Temple Grandin, an extraordinary woman, professor, author, autism advocate, animal welfare and behavior expert, on Monday, March 27, at 6:30pm, in the Fine Arts auditorium, Eastern Wyoming Community College, 3200 West C Street, Torrington, Wyoming. Tickets are $25 each, proceeds benefit Goshen County FFA, 4-H and The Western History Center. For tickets, call and leave a message at (307)532-3879 or (307)532-3324 in the evenings.

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. 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 them out online at wyobbbs.org.

Restaurant Week

Special deals and meals will be on the menu during Cheyenne’s 2nd annual Restaurant Week scheduled for Sunday, April 2-Saturday, April 8. Participating restaurants will offer unique menus to encourage locals and visitors to try new restaurants and meals. This event is a combined effort of Visit Cheyenne and the restaurant community. For more information, contact Laura Levi at Visit Cheyenne, laura@cheyenne.org or (307)778-3133.

Matinee for the Museums

Wyoming Theatre in Torrington will present “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, on Saturday, April 8. Doors open at 1:30pm. Tickets are $15, and include snacks and drinks. Proceeds benefit the Homesteaders Museum and Western History Center. For information or to purchase tickets, visit the Torrington Chamber of Commerce, 333 Kennedy Drive, #101, or call (307)575-0333 or (307)575-1745.

Jump Into Jewels Fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity is collecting items for the 2017 Jump Into Jewels fundraiser. Drop off donations of jewelry, watches, handbags, belts and scarves at Habitat ReStore, 1721 Ames Avenue. For information, call (307)637-8067 or E-mail kate@cheyennehfh.org.

Wild West Gardening Conference

The Laramie County Master Gardeners will host The Wild West Gardening Conference on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, in the Pathfinder Building. The conference features speakers, workshops and classes. For registration and schedule, visit www.eventbrite.com, click on Wild West Gardening or www.wyoextension.org/wildwestgardening/.

Better Health=Better You

Join the Southern Wyoming Senior and Volunteer Program for a Better Health=Better You Workshop at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, in the Sage Room, Thursdays, now through April 6, from 2:00pm-4:30pm. The six week program teaches Chronic Disease Self-Management. Learn techniques to deal with the pain, fatigue and difficult emotions that often accompany a chronic illness. Register by calling the Laramie County Senior Activity Center at (307)635-2435, Extension 11 or You can register online at www.rsvp-betterhealthbetteryou.com.

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 First Baptist Church, 1800 East Pershing Boulevard. For more information, call (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.