Issue for the week of March 22, 2019
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Weeks of March 15-March 24

The following articles are for The weeks of March 15-March 24, 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.

44th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner

Holy Trinity Men’s Association is hosting the annual St. Patrick’s Dinner on Saturday, March 16, at Holy Trinity Church, 1836 Hot Springs Avenue. Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-7:15pm or when the food runs out. Come enjoy corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, salad and a cookie at the church or pick up an order to go. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15. For more information, please visit www.holytrinitycheyenne.org or contact Holy Trinity at (307)632-5872.

Cheyenne Audubon Program

A Cheyenne Audubon free public program will be held Tuesday, March 19, 7:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cottonwood Room. Photographer Pete Arnold will talk about his recent trip to Iceland and show photos of the birds and scenery. For information about this and other Audubon activities, visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

Art Uncork’d

This month’s “drink and art” night, Art Uncork’d, at the CFD Old West Museum, 4606 Carey Avenue, will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 5:30pm. No art experience is needed, just come have fun. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Megan Hesser at megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org or (307)778-7289 to reserve your spot.

Farm and Home Show

The Southeast Wyoming Farm and Home Show is scheduled to run Wednesday, March 19, 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Albin Community Center, 430 5th Avenue, Albin. Come and see the newest products and services available for the 2019 season. Exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions and showcase their products. There will be speakers and door prizes throughout the day. Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary lunch will be served from 12:00pm-1:00pm. For more information, call (307)246-3386 or E-mail albincomcenter@gmail.com.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

At any age, there are lifestyle habits that can be adopted to help maintain or even potentially improve healthy aging. Alzheimer’s Association® offers a workshop on healthy living for your brain and body. The workshop will be held at the Laramie County Library on Sunday, March 17, 1:30pm-3:30pm. The program is free and appropriate for the general public. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)287-6569.

Seeking Vendors and Entertainment

Cinco De Mayo Hispanos Unidos Committee is seeking vendors, entertainment, food and merchandise as well as car show participants for this year’s Cinco De Mayo celebration to be held Saturday, May 4, at the Outlaw Saloon, 312 South Greeley Hwy. Interested vendors please call Catrina, (307)286-5155. Car show information, please call Austin, (307)220-1828 and entertainment participants, please call Danelle at (307)256-8823.

Autism Support Group

An Autism Support Group will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30pm-7:30pm, in the Sunflower Room at the Laramie County Library, located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This group is for anyone who knows an autistic child who would like to give or receive support. For information, call Susan Brown at (307)275-2241.

Cheyenne Camera Club

The Cheyenne Camera Club holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, at 6:00pm. The club offers lessons, open discussions and sponsors contests to help photographers enhance their skills. Meetings are open to the public. For more information visit http://cheyennecameraclub.org/ or call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Bee College Workshop

The Wyoming Bee College beekeeping pre-conference workshop and conference will be held at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, Friday-Sunday, March 22-24. The pre-conference, Friday, is offering four different workshops and the main conference with include everything from beginning beekeeping, journeymen to gardening for bees. For more information, go to www.wyomingbeecollege.org.

Caregivers Support Group

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting support groups for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Caregiver Support Groups will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6:30pm, at Primrose Retirement Center, 1530 Dorothy Lane and the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 3:00pm, in the meeting room at Synergy HomeCare, 1720 Logan Avenue. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, call (307)316-2892.

The Ultimate Car Raffle

You could win the grand prize, a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 2.0 or other great prizes with a 1 in 100 chance to win. For 1st prize: $5,000, 2nd prize: $2,500, 3rd prize: $1,000, 4th prize: $500. Ticket prices are $100 and are available for purchase at St. Vincent dePaul Thrift Store, 2112 Snyder Avenue. Only 500 tickets to be sold, drawing will be held Saturday, March 23, need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Catholic School.

4-H Benefit Bash Fundraiser

Laramie County 4-H will be hosting a new community venue at the M&K Building at the Archer Complex, 3967 Archer Parkway, on Saturday, March 23, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Enjoy a fun time of dinner, bingo, prizes, auctions and various raffles. This is a new fundraising event for Laramie County 4-H. Come support this important community youth program. For information, call Brittany at (307)633-4383.

Christ’s Coffeehouse Open

Do you go to church? If you do, great! If not, why not? Are you ready for something new? Then try this! On Friday, March 15, come to Christ’s Coffeehouse at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive, in Grace Hall. Parking is available on the north side of the building. A relaxed, interactive time of worship, sharing, music and fellowship. All are welcome. There is a provided meal at 6:00pm and service starts at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Income Tax Assistance

Free income tax preparation assistance by AARP by appointment only. Appointments are made by calling (307)635-2435 through April 15, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-2:20pm, at the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. Please bring your Social Security card, picture ID, all tax forms such as the W-2, 1099 and a copy of your 2017 tax return. Designed for low to moderate income. Certain items may be out of scope for tax preparation.

St. Patrick’s Dinner

VFW 1881 Auxiliary, 2816 East 7th Street, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Dinner on Friday, March 15, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Dinner will be held downstairs and is open to the public. Dancing will be held from 7:00pm-9:00pm. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary Relief Fund.

Event Rental Space Available

Event rental space is available. For information, contact Therese, Mount Sinai Congregation, for information. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, (307)634-3052 or leave a message.

Laramie County WIC Office Has Moved

The Laramie County WIC Office has moved to 421 East 17th Street. Residents are invited to an official ribbon cutting/reception that will be held Thursday, April 4, 4:00pm-6:00pm, at the new location with refreshments and drawings. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Anyone interested in learning more about the WIC Program or receiving WIC benefits may call (307)634-6180.

Seeking Vendors

Do you sell food, merchandise, a service or just want to get the word out about a community organization or club? Become a vendor at the Laramie County Fair. Please complete a contract and submit with payment and required documentation to the Fair Office by the dates listed in the contract to be a vendor. For information, visit www.laramiecountyfair.com, contracts may be faxed to (307)634-4511 or E-mailed to fairoffice@laramiecountyfair.com.

Lady Newcomers and Friends Dutch Lunch

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, March 19, at Guadalajara, 317 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday, March 17.

Annual Art Contest

GFWC-XJWC is again promoting art and art appreciation through their Youth Art Contest for grades 3-12 which include students from public schools, private schools and home schoolers in Cheyenne and Laramie County. Only student’s artwork which includes water colors, pen and pencil, oils, color or black and white photography is accepted in this contest. Bring the artwork to the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, on April 25. All entries need to arrive between noon and 4:30pm. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place and Best of Show for each grade level. For more information, please contact Mary Ann at (307)630-7246.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Applications for the 2019 Your Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are available from the Zonta Club of Cheyenne through the website www.cheyennezonta.org. Deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. The goal of the $1,500 YWPA Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the empowerment of women. The application along with instructions for submission may be found on the Zonta of Cheyenne website at www.cheyennezonta.org.

Kiwanis Club Grant

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation’s grant cycle is now open. Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to apply. The Foundation’s purposes are to support children’s programs in the broadest sense, followed by human services, to assist needy persons, particularly young people, to assist worthy youth in attaining vocational excellence and to aid handicapped persons in regaining useful lives. Additional details and application forms may be found at www.cheyennekiwanis.org. The grant cycle ends Friday, March 15.

Cheyenne Arts Projects Workshops

LightsOn! at the Hynds announces the Cheyenne Arts Project, a series of ten visual arts workshops beginning March through June to be presented in the Hynds building art spaces. The public is invited to participate with pre-registration required. A March workshop presented in the Blue Door Arts space, 1608 Capitol Avenue, is Art Box Assemblage with Terry Kreuzer on Friday-Saturday, March 16-17. For information go to www.bluedoorarts.weebly.com or call (307)214-3932.

Wyoming State Historical Society

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will meet on Sunday, March 17, at 2:00pm, in the Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Michael Dixon, Historic Preservation Architect, will present a program that will focus on his experiences and the discoveries made at the Capitol Building during its restoration over the last three years. For questions, call Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.

VA Red Coat Ambassador Program

Voluntary Service at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center invites individuals to join their Red Coat Ambassador team to provide personal assistance to Veterans and their families as they come into the Cheyenne VA. This program will give volunteers an opportunity to personally greet Veterans at the VA’s main entrances. To become a volunteer and a positive first impression for Veterans, their families and visitors, call Voluntary Service at the Cheyenne VA, (307)778-7317.

Disability Awareness Walk

Magic City Enterprises is a local nonprofit organization that has served the Cheyenne citizens with disabilities for over 40 years. Each year, MCE proudly hosts the annual “Wyoming Disability Awareness Walk.” They are looking for organizations to join in by participating and/or supporting the Disability Awareness Walk. This year’s walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard, registration at 9:00am and the walk starting at 10:00am. As a sponsor/donor, your business logo will be placed on the t-shirts which each walk participant and volunteer will wear the day of the walk. For more information, please call Susan Brown, (307)637-8869 extension 282.

Startup Weekend Cheyenne

Laramie County Community College and Cheyenne SCORE invite everyone to be part of Startup Weekend, April 26-28. Startup Weekend is an organization formed by the Techstars group back in 2006 in partnership with Google for Startups. They are looking for business professionals to serve as mentors/coaches on Saturday afternoon, April 27, to assist teams in areas they might be struggling with, general business advice and support, or to connect them to local resources. If you know of an amazing entrepreneur in the Cheyenne area, or you fit this description, go to communities.techstars.com/usa/chey enne-wy-usa/startup-weekend/14149 and register. If you would like to be a sponsor of the event and/or offer prizes to the winners, contact Merrie Elsberry, Cheyenne SCORE, to learn about being a sponsor. If you’d like to learn more about the Startup Weekend platform you can visit www.startupWeekend.org. If you have questions, contact the organizing team at cheyenne@startupweekend.org or cheyennescorecounseling@gmail.com.

Cheyenne Filter Build for Water Crisis

Enjoy an evening where you can both learn about the world water crisis and do something to help on Friday, March 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Asher Upstairs, 500 West 15th Street. Attendees will assemble water filters that will be distributed to areas around the world. Come listen to Clay Hess and his recent volunteer work in the Dominican Republic and Nepal. Enjoy live music, wine tasting and connecting with others in the community. Filters can be purchased at the door for $50 or by going to bit.ly/filterbuild.

High School Equivalency Classes

Students looking to complete their high school equivalency have an opportunity at Laramie County Community College with a new schedule of classes offered through the Adult Career and Education Systems (ACE). For more information or to reserve space, contact (307)637-2450.

Race Relations in America

Cheyenne will talk about racism in March. A discussion will be held on Sunday, March 31, from 2:30pm-5:00pm in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This discussion will be an opportunity to share thoughts and ask questions about extremely sensitive and even volatile issues like police injustices, recent protests, racial profiling and white privilege. They may also look at some ramifications of the historical founding of the United States and legacy of slavery. Older teens and young adults are especially welcomed to attend. Free admission. For information, E-mail mariafreedomjonson@gmail.com.

Pull Tab Donations Benefit Shrine Club

The Cheyenne Shrine Club, in the Memory of Tom Tammen, is asking for donations of pull tabs from aluminum cans. After being recycled, the funds generated will go to the Cheyenne Shrine Club Travel Fund which is used solely to send Shrine Kids and parents to either Salt Lake City or to one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For information, call Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

Fair Ambassadors

Do you have a love and passion for the Laramie County Fair? Looking to gain or build skills that will benefit you in leadership, public speaking and establish yourself as a young adult in the community? Become a 2019 Laramie County Fair Ambassador. Fair Ambassadors will work to promote the events and activities at the 2019 Fair which will include: Television appearances, radio commercials, social media marketing and face to face interactions. For more information, contact Will Luna at (307)633-4672 or E-mail wluna@laramiecountyfair.com.