Issue for the week of October 12, 2018
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Weeks of October 12-21

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of October 12-21, 2018. 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.

­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.

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.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration for Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, by Kia Motors of Cheyenne, from noon-6:00pm. Families must register children, ages 16 and under, during the month of October. Parents must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate, proof of legal guardianship. The Marine Corps Reserves and Toys for Tots volunteers believe that every child deserves a little Christmas. For more information, please contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, by phone at (678)215-7584 or E-mail Cheyennetoy4tots@aol.com.

Haunted House

The Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312½ West 17th Street, “Nightmare on 17th Street” will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, on October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30 and Halloween on the 31st. Tickets are $10 at the door, military discount with military ID. October 5-6 only $5 if you come in costume. Tuesday, October 30, will be Blackout Night. Groups will be given glow sticks to navigate their way through the dark. Please no one under eight years of age, pregnant ladies, or anyone with heart problems for your safety! For information call (307)778-7609.

Vendors and Sponsors Wanted

The Small Business Hub, a non-profit Cheyenne Business Organization, is seeking sponsors and vendors for the Chey-Fy Comic Expo at the Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue. They want your one of a kind crafts, arts, etc! Visit dcbc307@gmail.com. Space is limited!

Ballroom Dancing

The Cheyenne Dance Club is hosting ballroom dancing to a live band on Saturday, October 13, from 7:00pm-10:00pm at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. Cost is $35 per couple or $20 per single. For more information, please E-mail cheyenennedanceclub@aol.com or call (307)365-7404.

Lady Newcomers and Friends Dutch Lunch

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, October 16, at the Pie Lady, 3515 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday, October 14.

Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo

Saddle Up: The Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo presented by Laramie County Community College will take place Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, at LCCC Arena, 140 East College Drive. Numerous colleges will compete at the event. Rodeo begins at 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday, and at 11:00am on Sunday. $10 General admission; $5 Military, Seniors and Youth (11-17); Free for Children 10 and younger. Friday, October 12, admission is free for all military personnel and their families with a valid military ID. Tickets available at the door. For more information, please visit us online at GoLCCC.com or call (307)778-1373.

All City Childrens Chorus

The All-City Childrens Chorus will begin its 43rd Season entitled ”Timeless,” Saturday, October 13, at 7:00pm, at the LCSD #1 Administration Building Auditorium, 2810 House Avenue. The first concert entitled “Yesterday” is comprised of a variety of pieces including “Memory” from Cats. The ACCC is comprised of two choirs, Lyric Choir and Concert Choir with singers grades four through eight. The choirs are under the direction of Artistic Director Marilyn Collins and Associate Director Debbie Mathews. For more information, contact Mary Ann Fritz at maryann.fritz@laramie1.org or (307)638-1435.

The Addams Family

Cheyenne Little Theatre presents The Addams Family, now through October 21. Featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare! Tickets available through the box office at (307)638-6543.

Sankofa Conference

University of Wyoming President Dr. Laurie S. Nichols is set to speak at the International Africa MAAFA conference, Saturday, October 13, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. Dr. Nichols, an educator, author and scholar, will be speaking at 9:00am in the Union Pacific Room at the Center for Conferences and Institutes. She will address the University Of Wyoming interacting on global education and world technology. Accompanying her will be the 40 member University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale and several international students who will perform traditional dances and songs of Africa. The conference is free including breakfast and lunch refreshments. For more information or ADA seating, please contact Jill Zarend at (307)635-7094 or jillmerry@aol.com or visit www.SankofaAfricaWorld.org.

26th Organ Concert Series at St. Mary’s

International concert organist Gail Archer will perform at 2:00pm, Sunday, October 14, at St. Mary’s. She will perform on the Visser-Rowland Tracker Organ with selections from Bach, Buxtehude, Schumann and other composers. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:15pm at the Cathedral, 2107 Capitol Avenue. Find more information at https://stmarycathedral.com/ or please contact Patrick Stolz at stolz@stmarycathedral.com.

Educational Workshops

Laramie County Community College TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers offer FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, workshops on Tuesday, October 16, 4:00pm-7:00pm, at LCCC Pathfinder Room 208. Please bring both student and parents’ 2017 Tax Return, 2017 W-2 Forms and Social Security Numbers. More workshop times are available at www.facebook.com/cheyenne.eoc.

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 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.

Pumpkin Fest

Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road is hosting a Pumpkin Fest on Wednesday, October 24, 7:30pm. Bring your own pumpkin and enjoy some pumpkin carving fun. Admission is free. Contact Pastor Ken at (307)635-0352 or (307)331-0835 for more information.

Election Dinner and Q & A Session

Wyoming Alliance, Wyoming Epilepsy Association and WYSAIL are hosting a dinner and moderated Q and A Session with Federal candidates on Wednesday, October 17, in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Gary Trauner and Joseph Porambo for Senate, Greg Hunter, Richard Brubaker and Daniel Clyde Cummings for House as well as incumbents have been invited.

Cheyenne Audubon Society

The Cheyenne Audubon free public program is Tuesday, October 16, at 7:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Photographer Pete Arnold and author Barb Gorges will introduce their new book, “Cheyenne Birds by the Month: 104 Species of Southeastern Wyoming’s Resident and Visiting Birds.” The book will soon be available at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the Wyoming State Museum gift shops. See https://yuccaroadpress.com/blog/. For more information about this and other activities, please visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

Family Fun Day Carnival

The Cheyenne Berean Church, 5716 Powderhouse Road, is hosting a Halloween themed carnival on Saturday, October 20, from 11:00am-2:00pm. Children can play free carnival games and win prizes, feel free to wear your costume. Free lunch will be provided to the first 250 guests. This event allows Family Promise of Cheyenne to provide information on what they do as a non-profit organization educating and raising awareness of how they help homeless families become self-sufficient. For more information, please contact Yana or Lori at (307)772-8770 or E-mail fpcasemanager@hotmail.com.

Kids’ Art Workshop

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is holding their first Fall Saturday Art Workshop on Saturday, October 20, from 9:30am-11:30am. Be sure to wear your favorite cowboy boots to this first one! They will be reading the children’s book “The Magic Boots” by Scott Emerson and illustrated by Howard Post. Then they will decorate their own magic boots. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members, the fee includes all your materials. Upcoming Kids’ Saturday Art Workshops are Saturday, November 17 and December 15. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Megan Hesser at megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org, online at www.oldwestmuseum.org or call (307)778-7289.

Trolley Fright Seeing Tour

The Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley is hosting their Fright-seeing Ghost tours on the evenings of Saturday, October 20, and Friday-Sunday, October 26-28. Tickets are on sale now. The tour is not for the faint of heart and is offered to those age 10 and up, at a cost of $12. Some mature content. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Get your tickets at the Depot Visitor Center, 121 West 15th Street, or you can purchase them over the phone at (307)778-3133.

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, October 24, at 1:00pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is ghost jars and poinsettias. For more information, please call Janice at (307)638-0970.

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.

Fall Festival

Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road, will be having their Fun Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. They will have treats and games. Dinner will be served beforehand at 5:10pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (307)635-0352 or (307)331-0835.

Fall Halloween Party

First Christian Church, 219 West 27th Street, will be hosting a Fall Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, for ages 12 and under. The first 50 families will receive a free pumpkin. There will be games, prizes, balloon artists, face painters, princesses, the Fire Department, McGruff and Smokey the Bear. Please, no scary or gruesome costumes. This event is free and open to the public, but canned food donations are appreciated.

Shriek and Skate

The Cheyenne Roller Derby is holding their annual Halloween Shriek and Skate on Saturday, October 27, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, at Roller City, 5506 Weaver Road. The cost is $10 which includes regular skate rental plus 10 tickets for games and activities. There will be games, prizes, candy, costume contest, bake sale, lots of skating and more fun stuff! More tickets will be available for $.50 each. This event supports the local Roller Derby Team. For information, please call (307)634-7291.

Novel Writing Boot Camp

Five local published authors will offer a Novel Writing Boot Camp at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard, on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Throughout the day, Amanda Cabot, Mary Gillgannon, Liz Roadifer, Joanne Kennedy and Cindy Keen Reynders will offer sessions on what is selling, Indie publishing and the individual writing process. Question and answer time will be held after each session to give audience members a chance to ask questions. For information, contact Cassandra Alvarez at (307)632-3000.