Week of April 18, 2014  

Community News

Week of April 18-April 24, 2014
The following articles are for the week of April 18-April 24, 2014. If you would like to be a part of this section stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, email: info@wyotraders.com or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions please call (307)634-8895.

National Drug Take Back Program
On Saturday, April 26, members of the community will have the opportunity to safely discard unused and/or expired prescription medications. The Laramie County Sheriffs Department be collecting at three locations: Laramie County Fire District #2 at 5800 North College Drive; Town and Country Pharmacy at 514 South Greeley Highway; and Pine Bluffs Town Hall at 200 Main Street. Items that cannot be accepted include needles and sharps, illicit narcotics, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, pressurized canisters, and chemotherapy or radioactive substances. Call Lieutenant Kevin James with questions at (307)633-4773.

Burns Egg Hunt
Laramie County Fire District #6 will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at the old elementary school playground, located at the corner of Main and 4th Streets in Burns, beginning at 10:00am. For more information, call Annette at (307)640-1097.

Astronomical Society
The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will meet Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm inside the Botanic Gardens building, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Marcy Curran will present a program on deep sky objects. For more information, please visit http://home. bresnan.net/~curranm/.

Taco Fundraiser
For $8, you can get dinner and help support the Afflerbach Elementarys 5th/6th Grade Trailblazers Math & Science Camp Trip. The taco dinner will be held on Saturday, April 26 at the Airport Golf Course dining room, 4801 Central Avenue, from 4:30pm-8:00pm. There are three seating choices to choose from: 5:00pm, 6:00pm or 7:00pm, with seating limited to 100 diners per hour. The menu consists of two tacos, rice, refried beans, chips and fresh salsa. Please purchase tickets in advance by Friday, April 18, by calling Mrs. Fuller at (307)640-1334. For more information on the dinner, please call Lilli at (307)421-5051.

Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter Egg Hunt open to the entire community, featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny, will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the Cheyenne VAMC building, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, beginning at 10:00am. It is presented by the LCCC Human Services program in partnership with the Veterans Administration. For more details, call Tehla at (307)421-2465.

Earth Day
Lets G.O. (Get Outside) Day happens at the Paul Smith Childrens Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive, on Saturday, April 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Featured activities include a soil and seed egg hunt, ecosystem tag, seed bombs, plant necklaces, sunflower planting and more. Recycle a bottle cap for your admission to help create an Earth Day Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mosaic. For more information, call Ashley Rooney at (307)777-6560.

Armed Forces Banquet
The Air Force Association, Cheyenne Cowboy Chapter 357, will host the Armed Forces Banquet on Friday, May 16 at the Holiday Inn, located at 204 West Fox Farm Road. Cocktails will begin at 6:30pm and dinner begins at 7:00pm. Major General Jack Weinstein, Commander, 20th Air Force and Task Force 214, will be the guest speaker. Cost is $300 for a corporate table or $25 per individual. Please RSVP by May 10 to afa357@gmail.com.

Military Retiree Appreciation Day
Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be Saturday, April 19 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the 90th Medical Group Center inside Building 160, 6900 Alden Drive, on F.E. Warren Air Force Base. There will be an opening ceremony, guest speakers, breakfast, base and medical organization booths, and lunch. Military organization representatives and a VA representative will be present to answer questions. Base services for ID cards, survivor benefit counselors and retiree pay issue representatives will also be available. All retirees are asked to attend to be updated on new changes. For details, call Mike Archer, Retired Activities Director, at (307)773-2309 or (307)778-7981.

Tween Night Games
Ever wondered what the Laramie County Library is like at night? Now you can find out during our after-hours games on Friday, April 18, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, inside the librarys Willow Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Join us for excitement in the dark as you compete in a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, survive Zombie Tag and much more! This event is for grades 3-6. To sign up, call (307)634-3561.

Cheyenne Egg Hunts
The Cheyenne Leisure Services Division will host two Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 19. At 10:00am, the 36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place in Holliday Park, open to children ages 2-6. Children will be divided into age groups. Plastic eggs containing candy will be scattered in each age groups area. Participants should bring their own Easter Egg Baskets to carry their goodies. There is no fee for this egg hunt. In the event of bad weather, an Easter Egg Giveaway will be held at the Pioneer Park Center, 1331 Talbot Court, at 10:00am. The second hunt is the 3rd Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 2-10, and it will take place at the Municipal Pool, 931 Martin Esquibel Drive, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Plastic eggs will be floated and sank throughout the indoor pool, allowing participants to collect as many eggs as they choose, to turn in for an Easter Goodie Bag. Tickets for this event are on sale at the Municipal Pool and at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street and are limited. Start times for the hunt are as follows: 2-3 year olds at 5:00pm, 4-5 year olds at 5:30pm, 6-7 year olds at 6:00pm, and 8-10 year olds at 6:30pm. For details, contact the Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423.

Indoor Egg Hunt
Join Karousel Kids at 3411 East Pershing Boulevard on Saturday, April 19, for their 4th Annual Indoor Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00am-4:00pm. Bring your own basket. No purchase is necessary and the event is free and open to all. For details, call the store at (307)638-2350.

Senior Housing
Affordable senior/disabled housing is available at Holy Trinity Manor, 2516 E. 18th St., Cheyenne, (307)778-8850 and St. Anthony Manor, 211 E. 6th St., Casper, (307)237-0843. Please call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Easter Art Show Reception
The 52nd Annual Easter Art Show Reception will be held at the Cheyenne Artists Guild, located at 1010 Morrie Avenue in Holliday Park, from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, April 20. Over 130 paintings and photographs, along with some hanging fiber art, will be on display by artists from the Cheyenne Artists Guild, and other artists from Cheyenne and the surrounding area. The art show will be open every day for the rest of the month from 12:00pm-5:00pm Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturdays. For more information or questions, please give Helen a call at (307)632-6114.

Easter Mini-Musical
On Sunday, April 20, Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road, will present The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, a musical created by Johnathan Crumpton and Luke Gambill. It will be presented at the morning worship service from 11:00am-12:00pm. For more details, call (307)635-0352.

TechKnow: Create a Video Game
On Monday, April 21, the first of three sessions on how to create your own video game will be featured at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, inside the Sage Room, from 3:30pm-5:00pm. People in grades 7-12 can learn how to make their own video game from Tyler Doak, the creator of Aces Wild: Manic Brawling Action. Space is limited, so sign up now online at http://yosevents.eventbrite.com/.

Aglow Lighthouse
The next Cheyenne Aglow Lighthouse meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 22 inside the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, at 6:30pm. Aglow is where Christians can get together without denominational boundaries. Everyone is welcome. For details, call Amanda at (307)514-4201.

Lady Newcomers and Friends
Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, April 23, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. This months project is cloth flower pins. For more information, call Janice at (307)638-0910.

Prescription Discount Card
The Laramie County Prescription Discount Card helps consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. Cards may be used by all Laramie County residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage and are accepted by most of the pharmacies in Laramie County. Call the Laramie County Centralized Pharmacy at (307)637-7000 for more information.

SEEK Registration
Summer Educational Experiences for Kids (SEEK) is for ages 5-12 and will begin registration on Tuesday, April 22, for its summer program that takes place at Laramie County Community College, located at 1400 East College Drive. There are two weeks of the program, each with a morning and afternoon session. The first session is from June 16-20 with registration deadline of June 6, and the second session is from July 14-18 with registration deadline of July 3. Kids can enroll in a different class for each session and experience four different fun-filled, educational and entertaining topics over the summer. This year, there are more than 50 different programs from which to choose. Classes are $65 each. For a complete list of classes, visit lccc.wy.edu/ workforce/LifeEnrichment/SEEK. Register by calling (307)778-1236 or visit lccc.wy.edu/SEEKregistration.

Free Audubon Birding Classes
High Plains Audubon Society is offering free beginning birding classes at the Paul Smith Childrens Village, located at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The first class will be Thursday, April 24 from 4:00pm-5:30pm. The second class will be on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Students can choose to attend one or both sessions. Each session will include learning in the classroom as well as outdoors in Lions Park. Children accompanied by adults are welcome. Birdwatchers interested in refreshing their skills or learning about local birds are also welcome. Register by calling either the Childrens Village, (307)637-6349 or instructor Dennis Saville at (307)632-1602. Registration is free and open to the public. For more details, visit http://home.lonetree.com/audubon.

Mens Cancer Support
Cheyenne Regionals Cancer Center is offering a Mens Cancer Support Group beginning Thursday, April 24 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Cancer Center, located at 310 East 24th Street. The group is for men young and old who are in cancer treatment or are cancer survivors. Cancer survivor Rob Johnson will facilitate the meeting. For details, call (307)633-7811.

Chocolate Culinary Competition
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club will hold its 18th Annual Chocolate Indulgence Fundraiser on Friday, April 25 at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, beginning at 6:00pm. It features several local competitors vying for cash prizes and plaques honoring Cheyennes Best Chocolatiers. Attendees will have the task of judging samples and determining the Peoples Choice award winner. Local celebrity judges will determine the overall first and second place winners. Admission is $15 per adult and $5 for kids ages 3-10. Children under 2 are free. Proceeds will benefit numerous youth programs in Cheyenne. Tickets are available at Niemann Music, Bouquets Unlimited, Wyoming Trophy & Engraving, the Chamber of Commerce and at the door. For details or to purchase tickets online, visit www.ChocolateIndulgence .org.

Bike Plan Public Meeting
There will be a public meeting on Thursday, April 24 at the Kiwanis Community House, 710 South Lions Park, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Engineers and planners will be available to answer questions about the proposed on-street bicycle plans for 12 streets. For more information, please E-mail Hendond@ ayresassociates.com.

Spring Auction
Trinity Lutheran Schools Annual Spring Auction will take place on Friday, April 25 at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Supper and silent auction begins at 5:30pm with a live auction follows at 6:30pm. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Ticket prices include the meal. For questions or donations, please contact Marge at (307)635-2802.

Life After An Assault
How to pick up the pieces and go on with life after a crisis will be explored at Lifetree Cafe on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00pm. The program features the filmed story of a woman who was assaulted in her home and the man who attacked her. Participants will discover how both the victim and attacker were able to move on with their lives and eventually reconcile. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting inside Morts Bagels at 1815 Carey Avenue. For more information, call Debbie Earnshaw at (307)701-0945 or info@ lifetreecafe.com.

UUCC Free Movie Night
The Last Fridays Free Movie Night will be Friday, April 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue. Fern Gully__The Last Rain Forest will be shown at 7:00pm for the children. Snacks will be served at intermission at 8:00pm, and An Inconvenient Truth will be shown for adults at 8:30pm. The movies are free and open to all. For details, please call Kayla at (307)214-6543, the church at (307)638-4554, or visit www.UUCheyenne.org.

Knights of Columbus Rummage Sale
The Knights of Columbus Relay for Life teams annual rummage sale will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 508 West 28th Street. Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm on Friday and 8:00am-4:00pm on Saturday. A bake sale will be going on at the same time. Donations can be dropped off on Thursday, April 24 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Hall, but no clothing of any kind will be accepted. The team is also holding a raffle from now until the Relay: First prize is a handmade blanket chest; second prize is $200; third prize is $100; and fourth prize is $50. Tickets for the raffle will be available at the rummage sale. For more details, call Terry Carlin at (307)635-4239, or Jerry or Lorraine Atkinson at (307)634-3242.

Womens Fly Fishing
Ladies, if you want to learn to fly fish, now is your chance. This free clinic will be held on Saturday, April 26 at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, from 9:00am-3:00pm. The class is free, the food is free and the fun is free. To sign up, please contact Roger at curtgowdytu@gmail.com or (307)287-9455.

YMCA Healthy Kids
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is Saturday, April 26 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at 1426 East Lincolnway. Family Fitness stations and information on T-ball, Summer Hoops, and Cheerleading will be available. Summer Day Camp counselors will be present. You can register for camp and the registration fee will be waived. Participants can swim for free during open swim from 2:00pm-4:00pm. This event is free and open to all families. For more details, call (307)634-9622.

Last Gardening Series Lecture
The Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are sponsoring the final lecture in a series about gardening in high altitude, high wind and low water conditions. This last lecture will be about growing food in the west. It will be on Saturday, April 26 from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Tickets are $15 per lecture and are available at www.brown papertickets.com, at the Botanic Gardens and at the door, if still available. Please visit www.botanic.org or call (307)637-6458.

May Friendship Day
Church Women of Cheyenne will have a luncheon to celebrate May Friendship Day. The theme is We are in Gods hands and we are Gods hands. The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 2, 11:30am, at The Cathedral of St. Marys Hartman Hall, 2107 Capitol Avenue. Mass will be provided at 10:30am for those wishing to attend. Reservations are recommended for the luncheon and cost is $5. Contact Jody Engelman at (307)630-6433 or Jodye 3425@hotmail.com by Saturday, April 26 to make reservations.

Engineers Without Borders Fundraiser
Engineers Without Borders at UW will present the 5th Annual Run Josh Run, beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, April 26 at the Louis Madrid Sports Complex, just off the intersection of Willett and 30th Streets in Laramie. Dan Larson, a UW petroleum engineering student, will attempt to beat last years distance of 64 miles by running 100 miles in one day. The run will benefit Engineers Without Borders development partnership with a primary school in rural Kenya. Proceeds of the charity run will allow four students and one faculty member to travel to Kenya in August for an assessment trip about building a dormitory for schoolgirls there. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/ RunJoshRun or contact Tommy Plunkert at jplunke2@uwyo.edu.

Boys & Girls Club Cut-A-Thon 2014
The Boys and Girls Club presents Cut-A-Thon 2014, going on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, from 10:00am-6:00pm, at Shermans Beauty Salon, 522 East 17th Street. For a donation of $10, receive a wash and cut from an experienced stylist. For a $1 donation, enter our raffle to win a product basket, mani/pedi or color service and haircut. Additional donations are welcome at the salon or Capital West Bank. Call Jesse at (307)287-1806 with questions.

Mothers Day Craft Show
A Mothers Day Craft Show takes place on Saturday, April 26 from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Frontier United Methodist Church, 1888 East Four Mile Road. The sale will feature a silent auction, jewelry, handbags, boots, woodwork, paintings, crafts, cosmetics, candles, soaps, teas, coffees, jams, jellies and lots of other gift-giving ideas. Breakfast and lunch will also be available for purchase. Like them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ MothersDayCraftShow or check out www.frontierumc.org.

Recruiting Volunteers
Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 E. Pershing Blvd., is recruiting volunteers for a program called No Veteran Dies Alone. Volunteers are needed for program coordination, clerical support, patient and family support. Extensive training will be provided. Contact the Voluntary Service Office at (307)778-7550 extension 7317.

Singles Welcome
The Dalton Fuller Band will be playing a country dance at the Historic Pine Bluffs High School, located at 607 Elm Street, on Sunday, May 4 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is $5 per person. Meet other singles and do the two-step, try the cha cha, dance to big band music, or give line dancing a shot. Be sure to bring your favorite dish for the potluck dinner that begins at 5:00pm. For details, please call Dalton, (605)499-8988 or Warren, (307)245-3247.

Jump into Jewels Fundraiser
Jump into Jewels will be held Saturday, April 26 at the G.J. Gardner Homes Custom Builders model home at 3417 Ranchview Drive in the Saddle Ridge subdivision. Donations of jewelry, watches, belts, scarves and handbags are still needed and can be dropped off at Habitat ReStore, 1805 Ames Avenue, or Donnas Wear It Again Apparel, 1609 Capitol Avenue. There will be a Champagne Brunch Preview Party from 10:00am-12:00pm and tickets for this are $15. From 12:00pm-4:00pm, the event is free and open to the public. Tickets for the Preview Party may be purchased at the donation sites, Coldwell Banker The Property Exchange or www.cheyenne habitat.org. Proceeds will go toward building the 2014 Habitat For Humanity home. For details, call (307)637-8067.

2014 Cinco De Mayo
The Cinco De Mayo 2014 Committee is accepting applications for vendors, royalty, entertainment and car shows. This years event will be held at AMVETS Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, Saturday, May 3, 12:00pm-5:00pm. Anyone interested should call Linda at (307)635-4369 or visit www.cincodemayocheyenne.org for more information. For all car show questions, please call Joe at (307)650-0649.

Multiple Sclerosis Walk
Walk MS will take place on Saturday, April 26, at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza. Festivities and registration begin at 9:00am, and the Walk begins at 10:00am. An informational meeting will take place from 9:30am-10:00am. Participants can choose from a one-mile or a three-mile route and lunch will follow for a small fee. There will also be event areas open for participants: Team Village Top 100/VIP Tent, Mission MS Tent, Hospitality Area, a Sponsor Row, Kids Corner, and Pooches Place. For more information, please contact Molly Lavach at (307)433-9590 or visit www.walkmswyoming.org.

Free Screenings
The Cheyenne Skin Clinic, located at 123 Western Hills Boulevard, will have two free screenings in May. There will be a free skin cancer screening during the week of Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9. The Vein Treatment Center will have a day of free vein screening on Wednesday, May 7, from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Appointments are required for either screening and can be made by calling (307)635-0226.

Fine and Performing Arts Festival
The 2nd Annual Inclusion Fine & Performing Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the Atlas Theater, located in downtown Cheyenne at 211 West Lincolnway from 10:00am-11:00pm. This festival is open to all interested participants and in particular, offers a rare opportunity for our communitys developmentally disabled to showcase their talents. The first-hand experience in the creative process allows participants to have a greater understanding of the process and a greater appreciation for the fine and performing arts. The rehearsal and preparation processes provide valuable experience in understanding that practice makes perfect, and that it is okay to not be great at something the very first time one attempts it. The participation of local artists and crafters is also welcome. With the purchase of a display table for $25, artists and crafters can display and sell their own wares while promoting the creative endeavors of many of our communitys very special individuals. Donations of items or services are also welcome, as they will be used in a silent auction to help raise funds for arts and crafts supplies for the continuing creative development of special needs individuals, and also help to raise funds for future events. For more information regarding display tables, participating in the festival, or for more information, call (307)433-1110.

Day of Prayer
The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer Service will be held at the Capitol Rotunda, 24th Street and Capitol Avenue, on Thursday, May 1 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Praise and prayer will be the focus of the service and record attendance is expected, so people should arrive early. The 2014 theme is One Voice, United in Prayer, based on Romans 15:6. For more information, call (307)214-6745 or E-mail sonjiaserda@gmail.com.

Tennis Leagues
The Cheyenne Tennis Association offers tennis leagues for men and women. The mens league will run on Tuesday evenings from May 27 to August 19 at Holliday Park. Womens leagues will play on Thursday evenings, June 5 through August 7, at East and Central High School courts. The cost is $25 for men and $20 for women, plus membership in the Cheyenne Tennis Association. Registration will end for both leagues on Sunday, May 4. Register at www.cheyennetennis.com. For more details, please call Greg at (307)286-2375 for information about the mens league or Sue at (307)635-0490 for womens league details.


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