Issue for the week of November 8, 2019
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Weeks of November 8-17

The following articles are for The weeks of November 8-17, 2019. 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.

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at ArtsCheyenne.com.

Cheyenne Engineers Club

The Cheyenne Engineers Club will meet on Tuesday, November 12, 5:30pm, at the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Social time is at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:00pm. The program will feature the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities Water Treatment Manager, Clint Bassett, who will present on the water treatment system. Confirm your attendance by emailing an RSVP to Tony Laird at lairdtony@hotmail.com by Friday, November 8.

Pink Boutique Gift Shop Holiday Open House

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, 214 East 23rd Street, will host the Pink Boutique Gift Shop Holiday Open House, November 8-9, Friday, 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm. Proceeds to benefit volunteer projects. For more information contact Arlene.flood@crmcwy.org or call (307)633-7513.

Aspiring Writers’ Meeting

An aspiring writers’ meeting to share and critique work will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm, Laramie County Library, Windflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.

Orphan Sunday

Sunday, November 10, churches across the world are uniting on behalf of every orphan and child in foster care. Will you take a stand for the 440,000 children in the foster care system until there are more than enough foster and adoptive families and more than enough local support systems for these families? God calls his people to share his passion and bring to each child the love of Jesus in both word and deed. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress” (James 1:27). For ways to participate, visit Orphansunday.org.

Gold Wing Monthly Meeting

Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets on the second Saturday of each month. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the meeting begins at 9:00am. Call Jim at (307)634-9176 for location and details.

Adopt a Senior for the Holidays!

The Laramie County Senior Services, 2101 Thomes Avenue, will be having an “Adopt A Senior Challenge” for the holidays. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, November 14, for Thanksgiving, and through Monday, December 16, for Christmas. This would entail inviting them over for the holidays, also picking them up if needed, and returning them home. Some of our seniors have no family and are very much alone for the holidays. Please open up your heart for our seniors. They are all family to someone. Seniors are often forgotten, so this is a way to say they are not forgotten! For more information, please call (307)635-2435 and ask for Lyndia or Michele.

Childhood Language Clinic Concert

On Saturday, November 9, the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Clinic will be holding their Annual Cheyenne Childhood Language Clinic Concert at the Masonic Temple, 1820 Capitol Avenue. The concert begins at 6:00pm with refreshments to follow. The concert will bring the Bob Mathews and the Cheyenne Fiddle Orchestra and Children to play for the children of the Language Clinic and to honor Veterans. Join them for an evening of music, fellowship and fundraising for the Scottish Rite Cheyenne Childhood Language Clinic. For questions, contact the Clinic Director, Cindy Anderson, (307)286-9190, cindyanderson51120@gmail.com or Chair of the Clinic Board, Jerry Hager, (970)988-3940, jhager@frii.com.

A Rural Craft Show

A craft show and free community Thanksgiving meal will be held, Saturday, November 9, at 327 South Main Street, Burns. The craft show happens from 9:00am-2:00pm. The meal begins at 11:00am. This event is held in conjunction with Blessed Hope Baptist Church.

Cheyenne Dance Club Evening

The Cheyenne Dance Club is a non-profit club dedicated to the preservation of Big Band Music and Ballroom Dancing. Join them for a fun filled evening of listening and dancing pleasure to the sound of the DEKette Orchestra on Saturday, November 9, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Little American Resort and Hotel, 2800 West Lincolnway. Basic Tango lessons will be offered from 5:00pm-6:00pm. For more information, contact David Urquidez at (307)630-6093 or email cheyennedanceclub@aol.com.

Funding Opportunity for Non-Profits

The Community Grant Committee associated with GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is currently accepting applications from Laramie County non-profit organizations that support community development and the improvement of community residents quality of life. Funding for these grants comes from the Christmas House project. For information and applications, visit online at www.womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org and click on the Community Grant Application tab or contact the committee Chair, Deb McCann, at (307)631-0352 or Co-Chair, Barbara Kuzma (307)630-1070. Deadline is January 17.

Veterans Day Flags

Monday, November 11, is Veterans Day and, as always, will be celebrated on the 11th month of the 11th day, starting at 11:00am. The ceremony will be held in The American Legion Post 6, located at 2001 East Lincolnway. Also, on Saturday, November 9, they will be placing U.S. flags on the graves of all deceased military veterans who served our country. They will start precisely at 9:00am. The flags will then be removed on Saturday, November 16, at 9:00am. If you are interested in helping with this honorable project, please contact the American Legion’s flag chairman, Russell L. Telander, at (307)638-2526.

Cheyenne Transit Closure

In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday, the Cheyenne Transit Program office will be closed and city buses will not run on Monday, November 11. Thank you for your service.

Derbyopoly Derby Mixer

Cheyenne Roller Derby’s Annual Homecoming Mixer is the final bout of the season. The audience controls the game. Lines will alternate between adult and junior skaters. It is the most fun bout of the year for the crowd. The event will take place Saturday, November 9, at Roller City, 5506 Weaver Road, doors open at 6:00pm and the action starts at 6:30pm. For more information, call Amanda at (307)256-9745.

Friendship Force International Meeting

The Friendship Force International (FFI) Chapter of Cheyenne will have a dinner meeting on Monday, November 11, at Casey’s Club, 507 West 28th Street, starting at 6:00pm. The entrance is on the west side next to the parking lot. Members and the public are invited to bring a covered dish and their own place settings, and join the group. There will be a general business meeting, and a discussion about the club’s outgoing journey to Japan in 2020. The program will be presented by John Lee, who will talk about his trip to Mongolia and Siberia. Anyone interested in learning more about the organization or the program is invited. For more information about the Friendship Force or the meeting, call (307)631-1764 or visit the website friendshipforcecheyenne.org.

Senior Wellness Showcase

The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, is having a Senior Wellness Showcase Week November 11-15. The Y is free to all those 55 years old and older to see what they have to offer the seniors. Enjoy the classes, speakers and socials that members get to experience. The event includes HMI $15 A1c test, coffee social, fitness classes, annual Thankful Dinner Potluck, speakers on mental health, aging, memory and nutrition. Go to their website at www.cheyenneymca.org for full schedule and times or call Donna at (307)634-9622 extension 19 for more information.

Holiday Poinsettia Sale

Show your support for Laramie County Senior Services by purchasing a poinsettia plant for $19 each. These beautiful red poinsettias will come in a foil wrapped 6-1/2” pot. They are large, approximately 15”-17” at the widest bloom. The poinsettias will be available for pick up the week of Tuesday, November 12, at 2101 Thomes Avenue or at the town clerk’s office in Burns. Please pre-order by calling (307)635-2435. Proceeds will benefit Laramie County Seniors. Order early, limited supply!

Veterans Day Ceremony

Francis E. Self, American Legion Post #6, is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, at the American Legion Post #6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Seating should be completed by 10:45am so that the ceremony can begin at 11:00am. Colonel Damian Schlussel, 90 SFG/CC, will be the featured speaker.

Free Mulch Giveaway

The City of Cheyenne’s Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road, will provide free single-grind wood mulch to residential homeowners beginning Tuesday, November 12. The City will be offering this from November 12-16 and again November 19-23. The Compost Facility is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. For more information about the Compost Facility, call (307)632-5518 or the Sanitation Department at (307)637-6440.

Genealogical and Historical Society Meeting

Cheyenne notable, “Boyd Briggs—World War I Pilot and Flight Instructor,” is the topic of the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society’s program on Tuesday, November 12, in the Sunflower Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is open to the public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15pm with a short business session, with the program starting at 7:00pm. For more information, please call (307)630-0924.

City Council Meeting

Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, November 11, next week’s City Council meeting will take place Tuesday, November 12, 6:00pm, in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Avenue. City Council meetings are streamed live on the City’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Periscope pages for those unable to attend.

Cheyenne Day of Giving Fundraiser Lunch

Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, will host a lunch benefit for the Cheyenne Day of Giving on Tuesday, November 19, 11:00am-1:00pm. Call Jessica, (307)637-3552, or text or call Amy, (307)286-1502 for more information. The menu will include barbeque pulled pork, corn, caesar salad, rolls and a drink for dine-in orders. Deliveries can be scheduled for orders of 5 or more. Buy your tickets by Tuesday, November 12. Go to www.cheyennedayofgiving.org for more information.

Crafters and Artists Wanted

Calling all crafters and artists. Showcase your ability to create one of a kind products at the Cowboy Christmas Market, Saturday, December 14, 9:00am-4:00pm. For details, call (702)575-7951.

VFW Post 11453

Frontier Post is a non-drinking, non-smoking Veterans organization that meets the 2nd Tuesday each month, 7:00pm, at the Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 South 1st Avenue. Frontier Post invites eligible veterans to apply for membership. (307)509-0839, vfw11453.org.

Caregivers Support Group

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce an additional support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 1:00pm, at Pointe Frontier Senior Living, 1406 Prairie Avenue. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For more information please call (307)421-6227.

Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at IBEW Hall

The Laramie County Democratic Grassroots Coalition invite all to a chili cook off fundraiser on Thursday, November 14, 6:00-8:00pm. at the IBEW Local 415 Hall, 810 Fremont Avenue. Tickets are $15. Attendees may enter their homemade food items into 3 categories. Vote tickets will be available at the door for $1 or six for $5. Framed certificates will be awarded to the winners. There will also be a raffle for a bottle of Maker’s Mark Whiskey. Tickets will be $5, or five for $20, must be 21 to win. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the night go to the Democratic Party candidates running in the 2020 election. For more information, please contact Michael Shay, (307)241-2903 or go to Laramiecountydemocrats.org.

Co-Rec Volleyball League Registration

The City of Cheyenne’s Community Recreation and Events Department will soon be accepting team registration for its 2020 Co-Rec Volleyball League which will begin on Saturday, January 21. Registration packets are available now at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, from 7:30am-4:30pm or online at https://cheyennerec.org/cheyenne-recreation-division/. Registration closes Thursday, December 19. Registration fees are $300 per team and a $20 player fee for each player, all fees must be paid at time of registration. If you don’t have a team and want to be placed on the free agent list, please call Scott Redman at (307)637-6408. The list is shared with existing team representatives.

Community Living Skills Workshop

Technical skills is the sixth section of the Community Living Skills Workshop being held Thursday, November 14, 2:00pm-4:00pm, at 1609 East 19th Street. The eleven-week workshop grounded in the Independent Living Philosophy explains how identifying skills someone with a disability currently has and others they want to build on can help them live a more independent life. Technical Skills is an introduction to computers, similar technologies, internet and assistive devices. For information and to register, call Joell Austin, (307)637-5127.

Tinsel Through Time: Stories of Christmas

An opening reception for the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion Tinsel Through Time annual Christmas exhibit is scheduled for Friday, November 15, at 4:00pm. This year’s theme is “Stories of Christmas” and features certain rooms of the house decorated based off timeless Christmas tales. The reception is free and open to the public. Following the opening reception, the mansion will be open to the public until Saturday, December 21. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. For questions, call (307)777-7878.

Call for Vendors

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the 11th Annual UUCC WinterMart which runs December 6-7, Friday, 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand-crafted art work and crafts are welcome to apply. Download the entry form from www.UUcheyenne.org or call (307)638-4554, Terry at (307)214-3932 or Kathleen at (307)421-4496.

2020 Habitat Home

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County is currently accepting applications for their 2020 Habitat home. Deadline for application submission is Friday, November 29. Call (307)637-8067 for an appointment to pick up an application at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, 1721 Ames Avenue, corner of 18th and Ames Avenue, open Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:30pm. For additional information or questions, contact Kate or Pat at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or email kate@cheyennehfh.org.

Toys for Tots Final Registration Day

A make-up registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held on Saturday, November 16, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Families must register children to participate in the program. Families must bring a DFS printout from the past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate, proof of legal guardianship. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys For Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584.

X-JWC of Cheyenne to Hold Fundraiser

X-Junior Women’s Club in partnership with Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and the Unaccompanied Student Initiative. The event will take place Thursday, November 14, from 11:00am-1:00pm. The lunch consists of: Pulled pork, corn, caesar salad, rolls and a beverage. The cost is $12 of which $6 will be donated to X-JWC for the above community programs and the remaining to cover the cost of the meal. Contact Karen, (307)638-0811 or (307)640-5804 for more information.