Issue for the week of September 19, 2014
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Week of September 19-September 25, 2014

The following articles are for the week of September 19-September 25, 2014. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, email: or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Holidaze Craft Fair Seeks Vendors

The Triumph High School Senior Class of 2015 will host a Holidaze Craft Fair on Saturday, October 18. The craft fair will be open from 9:00am until 3:00pm and lunch items will be available for purchase. There is no admission fee. Vendors can reserve a parking space for just $30. Spaces are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Vendors will be able to set up from 7:00am-9:00am on the sale date. Tables and chairs will be available for a small additional rental fee. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich or Valerie Montgomery at (307)771-2500.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will meet Friday, September 19, at 7:00pm in the Botanic Gardens building in Lions Park. This month’s program, “Collision of the Galaxies” will be given by Marv Schutz. The discussion of the Andromeda Galaxy colliding with our own Milky Way Galaxy. Will the Milky Way survive? Astronomy enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, visit their website at ~curranm/.

Formal Swing Dance

The Cheyenne Dancers are hosting a formal swing dance on Friday, September 19, 6:00pm-11:00pm at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. The cost is $5 per person. Attire for the dance is suit and ties for gentlemen and modest ballgowns for the ladies. Please, no strapless dresses, low necklines or backs or mini dresses. Bring a finger food to share. Please call (307)640-6766 for more information.

A Healthy Taste of Cheyenne

Healthworks, formerly Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, is a non-profit health care center located in Cheyenne, providing comprehensive primary care to anyone in the community who needs it, regardless of their insurance or income status. They will host a family-friendly event on Friday, September 19, at the Depot Plaza. “A Healthy Taste of Cheyenne” will feature samples of the best menu items from food vendors around the area. Live music by Boogie Machine and Sean Curtis Band and a variety of fun activities for all ages will be featured as well. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 per child. For details or more information, please call Billie Noble at (307)222-1805.

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.

Lifetree Cafe Helps the Homeless

Lifetree Cafe is collecting gently used clothing and camping gear for distribution to the homeless in our community. Lists of the most needed items are available at every Lifetree Cafe, and each Lifetree Cafe is serving as a collection center for its own community. Donors are encouraged to stop by during any Lifetree event to leave their donations. Lifetree Cafe is located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road. Programs are available every Thursday at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Tamra at (307)630-3036 or

Ambitious Diversities

The Arc is excited and proud to announce a new partnership with Ambitious Diversities; A boutique style new and used resale store that is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, at 1616 East 19th Street, Suite 3. Ambitious Diversities is a non-profit organization devoted to identifying and nourishing the needs of underprivileged individuals through a multi-faceted approach. The Arc of Laramie County and Ambitious Diversities will now be taking donations for the store and those in need of nice, new and gently used, working items. Pick up is available. Please call (307)433-1110 for pick up arrangements.

Call to Prayer for Religious Freedom

The Orthodox Christians and other Religious Leaders from Wyoming and Northern Colorado will gather on Saturday, September 20, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in front of Wyoming’s Capitol building for a peaceful rally to show their support for persecuted Christians and humanitarian relief efforts in the Middle East and in other parts of the world. Join them in a prayer vigil to pray for the peace and comfort of those who are being effected by violence and persecution throughout the world. For more information, please contact Father Jason Dickey at (307)635-5929 or E-mail

Custom Car and Bike Show

Sicc Intentionz Car Club presents its 2nd Annual So Long to Summer Showdown Custom Car and Bike Show on Saturday, September 20 at 300 East 17th Street, on top of the downtown parking garage. Set up is 8:00am-11:00am with the show running 11:00am-5:00pm. There will be awards for first, second and third place in 20 categories with 6 special awards. Sicc Intentionz Car Club is helping restock the Salvation Army pantries by requesting donations of canned goods and non-perishable items from the public. A drive up food drop will be available at the east side of the parking garage on Carey Avenue. For more information, please call Cathy at (307)220-2300.

Yard Sale/Swap Meet

Larry’s Place, a home for our brothers recently released from incarceration, will be having a yard sale/swap meet fundraiser on Saturday, September 20, from 8:00am-4:00pm, at Frontier United Methodist Church, 1888 East Four Mile Road. Call (307)460-1968 for more information.

All Fired Up 2nd Annual Car Show

Peppershaker’s Inc. All Fired Up 2nd Annual Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 20, from 10:00am-2:00pm at 807 South Greeley Highway. This 1920’s to 1980’s car and truck show has a $20 entry fee. The first 25 entries will receive a plaque. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for a donation. All proceeds benefit Laramie County Fire District #1. For more information, please call (307)635-7205.

Cheyenne Aglow Lighthouse Meeting

The Cheyenne Aglow Lighthouse monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23, at Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, third floor, Windflower Room at 6:30pm. Aglow meetings are where Christians can meet without denominational boundaries. Everyone is welcome, please join them! For more information, please call Amanda at (307)514-4201.

Meet for Crafts

The Cheyenne Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, September 24, at 1:00pm at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is Little Angel Bells. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Annual Sight-In Days

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club will hold its annual “Sight-In Days” for the public on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 8:00am-4:00pm. Hunters can sight in those days for $3 per rifle with the help of experienced club members. Hunters should bring the ammunition they will shoot, along with ear and eye protection. To reach the club’s outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately three miles west of I-25. Turn north on Telephone Road for approximately two miles and look for the signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For details, call Ken Roylance at (307)631-3722.

Handwriting Secrets Revealed

What your handwriting reveals about you will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe on Thursday, September 25, at 7:00pm, at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Tamra at (307)630-3036 or wyohusker1@

Jammin’ Jim Entertains

On Thursday, September 25, Jammin’ Jim will be at Whispering Chase Retirement Community to entertain with song, guitar and piano. Jim is a fun guy and keeps his audience involved, laughing and tapping their toes. The party will start at 4:00pm and the public is invited. Come and see the exciting activities at Whispering Chase Retirement, Community, 4350 East Lincolnway. Call (307)632-1113 for more information.

Novel Writing University

The Laramie County Library is sponsoring Novel Writing University, six classes designed to help aspiring writers hone their novel-writing skills. All classes will be held in the Cottonwood room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm beginning September 23. Joanna Kennedy, Mary Gillgannon and Amanda Cabot, three of Cheyenne’s multi-published novelists will present a series of courses covering everything from effective beginnings to resonant endings, from the art of revision to strategies for successful submissions, from choosing the right genre to evaluating traditional vs. self-publishing routes. If you’ve ever dreamt of writing a novel, you won’t want to miss this program. For more information, contact the library at (307)634-3561.

Cheyenne Scrabble Club

The Cheyenne Scrabble Club is a fun group of people of all ages who play Scrabble, Boggle, chess, cribbage and other games, including Trivial Pursuit! Come and join the fun! They meet every Thursday at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 6:30pm-8:45pm, usually in the Cottonwood Room. They provide the games. For information, call Barbara at (307)220-1494.

Craft Fair Seeking Vendors

The Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Auxiliary #128 is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00am-3:00pm. To rent a space, please contact Laurie at (307)275-6895 or (307)635-3689 or Shannon at (307)640-2303.

Crafters Wanted

Space is available for reservation for the Burns Christmas Craft Sale on November 22. Please call Toni at (307)547-2206 or (307)630-5557 for information or to reserve your table.

Recycled Treasures Sale

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Recycled Treasures Sale on Saturday, September 27, from 8:00am-2:00pm at Allison Hall, 18th and Warren Avenue. The sales from this huge, church-wide sale will benefit missions both locally and globally. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

2nd Annual X-JWC Bingo Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 27, at 5:30pm, at Grandma’s Pickle Parlor, 800 South Greeley Highway, the X-JWC of Cheyenne is sponsoring a fun filled evening of bingo. The cost for a packet is $20 and extra cards as well as snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The bingo money will be divided between the winner and X-JWC. There will be door prizes. The X-JWC proceeds will be donated to Comea Shelter, Friday Food Bag and LCCC scholarships. The event is open to the public. Please call Carol at (307)630-3119 for any questions.

Punt, Pass and Kick

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services hosts a USA Football Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on Thursday, September 25, at 5:30pm at Pioneer Park Field, 1331 Talbot Court. Registration will begin at 5:00pm. The competition is free and open to boys and girls, ages 8-15. Entry forms are available online at or on the day of the competition. The USA Football Punt, Pass and Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is as of December 31, 2014. The top finisher from each of eight age groups will advance to the Sectional competition. The top four scorers from the pool of Sectional champions advance to the Denver Broncos Team Championship. For competition information, call the Leisure Services at (307)637-6423 or

Volunteer Orientation

The Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street, will hold an orientation for haunted house volunteers at 1:00pm on September 27. Volunteers, age 18 and older who would like to work any or all of the shows on October 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30 and 31 as well as a Blackout Night on November 1, from 7:00pm until 11:00pm, are invited to attend. Volunteer forms can be picked up and turned in at Haven’s Treasures, 312 West 17th Street. Please call (307)630-8680 or (307)778-7609 for information.

Remote Control Airshow

The Kimball Kamakazee Klub is hosting a Remote Control Airplane Fun Fly on Sunday, September 28, at the Kimball County Airport R/C field, in Kimball, Nebraska. The field is 3 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Kimball’s only stoplight. All R/C pilots are invited to participate. There are no entry fees, no prizes, just a great day to fly. Planes will be in flight and on display for spectators to enjoy. The event is open to the public free of charge. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is limited site seating, so bring your lawn chair. If you are a pilot, spectator or just want more information, please contact Rick Kirby at (308)235-3338 or (308)235-5801 or E-mail

Spiritually Engaged from Here to Tibet

“Spiritually Engaged from Wyoming to Tibet” will be presented by Matteo Pistono at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, on Sunday, September 28, at 10:30am. A writer, photographer, practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and author, he is also the founder of Nekorpa (, a non-profit founda-tion working to protect sacred pilgrimage sites around the world. For forther information, contact UUCC at (307)638-4554, for more information about Matteo, go to

Winter Coat and Jacket Collection

The Z Club of Triumph High School is collecting winter coats and jackets in good condition to be donated to the community coat drive. Students will be collecting items until September 30. Donations can be dropped off at Triumph High School Monday-Friday between 7:30am and 3:30pm. Pickup of 5 or more items can be arranged by contacting Dr. Aldrich or JoLynn Murphy at Triumph High School by phone at (307)771-2500. Z Club is the high school organization of Zonta International of Cheyenne. Z Club seeks to educate and advance issues of human rights.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration will be held every Wednesday in October, starting on the 1st, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, lower ballroom, from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. Families will need to bring the following current documentation from the last month: DFS printout, proof of all household income, proof of Laramie County residency, a state ID, driver’s license or military ID, children’s Social Security Cards and legal guardianship paperwork if applicable. For further information, please contact Wendi Henderson, USN (Ret), Cheyenne Region (Laramie County) Toys for Tots Coordinator at (678)215-7584 or E-mail

Chili Supper and Bingo Night

Triumph SkillsUSA will host a chili supper and community bingo night on Thursday, October 2. Dinner is $5 per person for everyone over age 1 and will begin at 5:00pm. Bingo will begin at 6:00pm. Everyone attending will receive 3 free bingo cards and may purchase more at the door. Home party sales company representatives will have items on display. The bingo game prizes have been donated by these sales representatives. For more information or to represent a company, please contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich at (307)771-2500 or by E-mail at Aldrich

Cajun Fest

The 3rd Annual Cajun Fest, a “let the good times roll” fundraiser in support of Recover Wyoming, will be held on Saturday, October 3, at 5:30pm at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park. The event includes silent and live auctions, Cajun food and music, as well as the sharing of recovery stories by several speakers. Single tickets are $45, sponsor tables of eight are available for $500. The goal of Recover Wyoming is to walk alongside a person in recovery and act as a guide through the challenges of early sobriety, resulting in long-term recovery. For more information on the Cajun Fest and Recover Wyoming, call the Recovery Center at (307)421-7261 or visit the website at

Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraiser

Marine Corps Reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for Tots will be held Friday, October 3, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway next to the Kia Dealer. The cost is $5, kids 5 and under are free. There will be a fun filled evening with dinner, live auction and raffles. Monetary donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 59. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson at (678)215-7584 or E-mail Cheyennetoy4

From Darkness Into the Light

The 2nd Annual From Darkness Into the Light program will be held on Saturday, October 4, at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. The evening devoted to innovations in the battle against blindness and services for people with visual impairments will begin with a social and expo at 5:00pm followed by dinner at 6:00pm and a program at 7:00pm. The expo will feature equipment and services for persons with visual impairments. There will be door prizes and a live auction. Persons with visual impairments and accompanied by 1 guest are complimentary. Tickets are $25 each, a table of 8 for $200 and a table of 6 for $150. Proceeds benefit the Wyoming Lions Early Childhood Vision Project. For more information, tickets, donations or exhibit contact, call Dave Orr at (307)631-5423.

Shire of Windkeep

Shire of Windkeep, a chapter of the SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism in southeast Wyoming is celebrating its 30th Anniversary on Saturday, October 4, from 10:00am-10:00pm at the Terry Bison Ranch, 51 East I-25 Service Road. They invite friends and especially former members to join them for food, fun and revelry. There is no fee for the event. The shire will be providing some food but would like for participants to bring their meat plus a side dish for sharing. If you wish to help celebrate, please contact Conor MacDougall, (307)221-1375, or Renate Koven, (307)634-9714.

Party In Pink Zumbathon

007 Extreme Fitness, 1216B East Fox Farm Road, is hosting a Party In Pink Zumbathon on Saturday, October 4, from 11:00am-3:30pm. The party will make moves in the fight against breast cancer. All funds donated will go to the Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. There will be a $10 charge at the door with all proceeds going to The Susan G. Komen Foundation. Raffles will be held throughout the event. For more information, please call Karen at (307)222-0010.

Informational Open House

There will be an informational open house to expand your view of 4-H on Monday, October 6, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Community College Health and Science Building, room 113, 1400 East College Drive. Laramie County 4-H offers many other project options than just the traditional agriculture projects. They will be providing information on the 4-H program along with project demonstrations, question and answer sessions and serving light refreshments. Please contact Tansey Sussex, 4-H/Youth Education, sussex@, (307)633-4383.

Nightmare on 17th Street

The Knights of Pythias Annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House will have a sneak preview on October 3 and 4, from 7:00pm-11:00pm. If you dress like a Zombie, admission will be $5, tickets purchased at the door. Regular price is $10. The regular Haunted House runs October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30-31 with a special Blackout Night on November 1. Military will get a 10% discount with ID. Call (307)630-8680 or (307)778-7609 for more information.

Youth Basketball Program

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is registering children for their Fall Youth Basketball program. The ages are 3-12 and the season runs October 18 through December 13. Call Chandra at (307)634-9622 ext. 20 for more information, or register online at http://sports.bluesom

Bootlegger’s Ball

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum will hold their annual Carriage Ball on Saturday, October 4, 6:00pm at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. This sensational, roaring 20’s themed soiree will feature high-energy jazz and swing music by Denver’s Swing Je T’aime. The annual gala and all proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum and its’ year round programming. For more information or reservations, call (307)778-7290 or visit

Financial Wellness Seminar

How do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay my debt years sooner using the same amount of money? What are the three D’s of investing, and how do they work? How does my life insurance policy really work? Why do people own financial products, but do not have a strategy? Come and learn all of these investment strategies and more, a considerable knowledge advantage in the race to financial freedom. Space is limited. Lunch will be served. This seminar will be held at the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 2nd floor in the depot, 121 West 15th Street, suite #204 on Thursday, October 9, 12:00 noon until 1:00pm. For more information, please call (307)640-2864 or E-mail for questions.

Steppin’ Up for Life

LifeChoice Pregnancy Care Center will be holding a Steppin’ Up for Life walk/run on Saturday, October 11, at the Lions’ Park, Old Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Registration begins at 8:00am, the walk/run at 9:30am until 12:00 noon. Hot chili will follow. For more information, contact LifeChoice at (307)632-6323 or go to

Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

Come run, walk or stroll in the 15th annual COMEA homeless shelter’s Turkey Trot and the Gobble Wobble fun run for kids. The Gobble Wobble is at 9:00am and the Turkey Trot 5k begins at 9:30am on November 1, 2014 at COMEA House, corner of West Lincolnway and Stinson Avenue. This is a major fund-raiser for COMEA, which provides beds, meals and case management for homeless men and women. For information about sponsorships, contact Tim Kingston at (307)638-8885, kingston@rockymtnlaw. com or Marguerite Herman, (307)638-1468,