Issue for the week of July 13, 2018
Our Community

Weeks of July 13, 2018-July 23, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of July 13, 2018-July 23, 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.

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, located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting

Adult Children of Alcoholics and people from dysfunctional families meet to share hope and healing through a twelve step program, on Tuesday evenings, at 7:00pm, at 122 West Lincolnway. For more information, please visit www.adultchildren.org.

Duplicate Bridge Games

Duplicate bridge with or without a partner will be played on Tuesdays, at the Burke Senior Center, 2102 Thomes Avenue, at 6:15pm, or at 12:15pm on Fridays, at the VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street. There will be a practice session held an hour prior. This event is free to the public.

Food Pantry Donations

The True Vine Community Church assists many families that are homeless, low income and elderly. They are currently low on funds and the food pantry is bare. They are asking the community to assist in restocking the food pantry with non-perishable items. For more information, please contact the True Vine Community Church at (307)632-6496.

Cheyenne Scrabble Club

The Cheyenne Scrabble Club is a fun group of people of all ages who play Scrabble, Chess, Five Crowns, Cribbage and other games. Come and join the fun! They meet every Wednesday at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 6:00pm-8:45pm, usually in the Cottonwood Room. They provide the games. For information, call Barbara at (307)274-2741.

Mustangs Baseball Tryouts

Mustangs Baseball will hold tryouts on the following dates for the following ages: Monday, July 16, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, for 11 and 12 year olds, at Powers Field, 4698 Windmill Road. Tuesday, July 17, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, for 8, 9 and 10 year olds, at Pioneer Park, 1331 Talbot Court. Tuesday August 7th, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, for 15-18 year olds at Powers Field. Tuesday, August 7th, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, for 13 and 14 year olds at Powers Field. All tryouts are free, age determined as of April 30, 2019. Makeup tryouts to be announced at a later date. For more information or questions, please call Rick Thompson at (307)214-0900.

Here It Comes! The Two-Week Issue

Trader’s special 2-week issue for Frontier Days! Your ads will receive 2 weeks exposure for the price of one! The issue runs from Friday, July 20 through Thursday, August 2. Our office will be closed Monday-Sunday, July 23 through July 29 and will reopen Monday, July 30, at 8:00am. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 18. Trader’s Shopper’s Guide hopes everyone has a wonderful Frontier Days celebration!

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. If you have been recently released from prison, need help finding a job, getting to work, continuing your education, finding a place to live or if you have someone you love who has been recently incarcerated and don’t know what to do, this group is for you! For information, call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

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. Please call Jim at (307)634-9176 for location and more details.

Old Fashioned Melodrama

Cheyenne Little Theatre presents the Old Fashioned Melodrama “The Great Muffin Caper”, at the Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway, through Sunday, August 5. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (307)638-6543 or visit www.cheyennelittletheatre.org.

Democrats Grassroots Summer Picnic

Laramie County Democrats Grassroots Coalition Summer Picnic will be held, Saturday, July 14, 3626 Dover Road, from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Join them for summer fun, favorite foods, auction and fundraising opportunities for a $15 donation. All democratic candidates have been invited to speak and be available for questions. Bring a side dish if you can. For more information, please contact Joe at (307)630-6192.

Western Art Show and Sale

The 2018 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale opening reception will be held Thursday, July 19, at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at cfdartshow.org or by calling (307)778-7202. Tickets are $160 per person for open seating or $130 for CFD and Museum Volunteers and Museum Members, they are also offering reserved tables for ten people for $3,500. Advanced reservations are required for the Opening Reception. For more information, please call (307)778-7202.

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.

Senior Companion

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who needs help in order to remain living at home. Senior Companions are volunteers over 55 who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks which are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own. The program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. (307)634-1010 or toll free (877)634-1005.

Opening Day Celebration

There will be a special opening day celebration at Frontier Park for the Daddy of ‘em All on Frontier Friday, July 20, from 10:30am-4:00pm. $25 per person allows access to unlimited carnival rides, discounted menu items at designated food concessions, a vendor scavenger hunt, musical entertainment, wagon rides and an all new Wild West Show from 2:00pm-3:00pm. There will be a ribbon-cutting to kick off the 122nd Daddy of ‘em All at 10:30am. The first 100 people through the front gate will receive a free carnival armband for later in the week. Tickets for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Opening Day Celebration can be purchased at the ticket office, located at 1210 West 8th Avenue, by calling (307)778-7222 or at www.cfdrodeo.com.

Vendors Wanted for Oktoberfest

The Arc of Laramie County is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 2018 Oktoberfest taking place on Saturday, September 22, from 12:00pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Fairgrounds, Archer Complex. For more information, please call Charity Moore at (307)632-1209.

Bluegrass Jam

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, is having a Bluegrass Jam on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month, from 1:00pm-5:45pm. Beginners are welcome and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, dobros, etc. Call (307)214-5023.

Public Church Service

Everyone is welcome to attend a public Church service Sunday, July 22, at 10:30am, in the Clear Creek Park, 251 Southwest Drive, by the caboose. A light lunch will be served afterward. Please RSVP to Matt and Corinna Seeley at (307)421-0690 or Jim and Mary Theller at (307)421-7784.

Wreaths Across America

Civil Air Patrol, Cheyenne Composite Squadron, is participating in Wreaths Across America each December on National Wreaths Across America Day. The Cheyenne Squadron is kicking off the 2018 Wreaths across America with Christmas in July. Each wreath sponsorship costs $15 with $5 coming back to the Cheyenne Squadron, corporate sponsorship is also available. Their mission continues the tradition to remember the fallen U.S. Veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom. This is carried out by coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional cemeteries in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Cheyenne wreaths may be purchased online at https://wreaths.fastport.com with search by code: CO0082P, deadline is Monday, November 27. For more information, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org or locally, SM LuWanna DePorter, deporterclan4@yahoo.com.

ReBooting Cheyenne’s Big Boots

The Cheyenne Depot Museum and Visit Cheyenne are collaborating to “reboot” Cheyenne’s Big Boots program by offering the opportunity for organizations and individuals to purchase and custom design their eight-foot-tall boot. Each new big boot costs $5,000 which includes the boot itself, custom design and painting, a protective sealant and boot delivery. The purchaser gets to choose an artist from a list of new artists eager to create new boots and then work directly with the artist on a one-of-a-kind design. For information about the program, visit www.cheyennebigboots.com.

Bullpen Poker Run

WaldenColorado.com and North Park Area Chamber of Commerce are holding a poker run on Saturday, July 21. The event begins at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, 4250 Byrd Avenue, Loveland, CO, in the parking lot. Registration is from 11:00am-1:00pm, there is a $25 registration fee. The finale takes place at 4:00pm, at Mansker Station, 35151 Highway 14, 1.4 miles east of Walden, with a live band and prizes. Register online at WaldenColorado.com.

Memorial Golf Tournament

The 5th Annual Mike Schmitt Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, August 4, at the Cheyenne Airport Golf Course, 4801 Central Avenue. This is a four person scramble. Cost is $80 per person, sponsor a team for $300 or a hole for $100. Check in begins at 11:30am and a shotgun start at 12:30pm. Registration deadline is Friday, July 27. To register or for questions, contact mikesfoundation@gmail.com or call or text Tammy at (307)286-2724.

Adult Scholarship Program

Laramie County Community College is introducing Rediscover LCCC, an adult scholarship program to complete a college degree or certification in several fields, available for three academic years, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021. Scholarships cover all tuition and fees at Laramie County Community College for qualifying adults in specific programs for up to two years or four semesters. To apply for Rediscover LCCC, please call (307)778-1212 and mention this program or go to lccc.wy.edu/rediscover to find application forms.

Grace for 2 Brothers Walk of Grace 2018

Grace for 2 Brothers, an organization dedicated to the advocacy of suicide prevention through awareness and education, will hold their annual suicide awareness and prevention walk on Sunday, August 12, registration is at 10:00am, at the Lions Park Amphitheater, the walk will begin at 10:00am followed by a ceremony and free lunch. The Walk of Grace is a free event. They welcome and appreciate donations and many teams elect to fundraise on behalf of Grace to support their many community services. Team registration may be done online at https://tinyurl.com/walkofgrace18, before Wednesday, July 25 individual registration may be done the day of the event. This event is free and open to all ages. For information, visit gracefor2brothers.com.

Alzheimer’s Bowling Fundraiser

An Alzheimer’s bowling fundraiser will be held Saturday, August 11, at Two Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson Street, check-in at 10:30am. Entry fees before Tuesday, July 31, are $25 per person or $80 per team of four, late entry and walk-ins are $30 per person or 4 person team $100. Pre-order T-shirts are available. There will be bucket raffles, giveaways, prizes, horseshoe drawing and more. Participants are encouraged to wear purple in support of Alzheimer’s. All proceeds benefit Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association. For information or to register, call (307)631-6439 or (307)286-0261.

Our Community Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit club or organization have an event coming up that you would like publicized? Submit a paragraph with who, what, when, where and contact information and we’ll put it in Trader’s “Our Community” section at no charge on a space available basis. The deadline is Tuesday at noon. For information, call 307-634-8895.