Issue for the week of September 13, 2019
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Weeks of September 13-22

The following articles are for The weeks of September 13-22, 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.

West Edge Collective’s Free Concert

City event coordinators expect more than 4,000 people to attend the free concert at West Edge Collective featuring The Sugarhill Gang and The Furious Fives’ Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio. The free concert begins at 6:00pm, Friday, September 20, at 707 West Lincolnway. A variety of local food trucks will be on site and alcohol will be available for purchase for attendees over 21. For information, visit Facebook.com/WestEdgeCollective.

Rooted in Cheyenne Fall Planting Day After Party!

Join Rooted in Cheyenne at Danielmark’s Brewery and Tap Room, 209 East 18th Street, for their 2019 Fall Planting Day After Party on Saturday, September 21, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. There will be a live tree auction, a 50/50 raffle, and outdoor games. They will have an information booth set up to answer any questions and help others sign up for Rooted in Cheyenne’s spring tree planting in May of 2020. This event is free to the public and all are welcome. All proceeds from the live tree auction and 50/50 raffle will go to future tree planting events by Rooted in Cheyenne and support their mission to diversify and maintain our urban forest canopy. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/rootedincheyenne or call (307)637-6428.

Boot Loot Promotion Coming to Downtown

In an effort to encourage more shopping in downtown Cheyenne, twenty downtown businesses have partnered with Downtown Cheyenne on a first-ever “Boot Loot” promotion. There will be monthly drawings over the next four months that can be spent in participating downtown businesses. In order to be eligible to enter the drawing, a minimum of $20 must be spent in a participating business. The first “Boot Loot” drawing for $1,000 “cash” will take place on Monday, September 16. For more information, contact The Cheyenne DDA office at (307)433-9730 or email ddaadmin@downtowncheyenne.com.

Vendors Wanted for Oktoberfest

The Arc of Laramie County is excited to announce the return of Oktoberfest at the Laramie County Fairgrounds Archer Complex on Saturday, September 21. This event welcomes vendors of all types, they would really enjoy having everyone at Oktoberfest and would like to extend an invitation to everyone to join them. Call (307)632-1209 for more information.

Autism Support Group

An Autism Support Group will meet on Friday, September 20, from 4:30pm-5:30pm, in the Windflower Room on the third floor of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This group is for anyone who knows an autistic child who would like to give or receive support. For more information, please call Susan Brown at (307)275-2241.

Monthly Sewing Circle

Join the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ to learn and practice the art of sewing at 1517 Walnut Drive. This is a sewing outreach ministry that meets on the third Saturday each month at 11:00am. Contact them at (307)251-1261 or (307)630-1725.

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends

Are you new to Cheyenne or would you like to meet new ladies? Do you enjoy playing games, reading books, making crafts, parties, etc? If so, call Linda at (307)630-8503 or Mary Beth at (307)214-6293 for more information.

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.

Barbecue for Cancer Survivors

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center is hosting a barbecue for cancer survivors on Saturday, September 14, 11:00am-1:00pm, on the Cancer Center’s back patio, 310 East 24th Street. Parking is available in the center’s parking lot or the hospital’s north parking garage. The barbecue is free of charge, and no RSVP is required. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend. “Having this barbecue is one way for us to reconnect with the many people in our community that we’ve come to know and care for and to celebrate their survivorship,” said Barbara Lawyer, CRMC’s oncology program manager. For more information, call Barbara at (307)633-6863.

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.

Open Mic Night

Come read your own poetry or the work of another poet, or come enjoy listening to some great poetry. This is a family-friendly event, so no explicit language or graphic content. This event occurs the 2nd Sunday of every month, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard. For more information, please contact Mandie at (307)262-5509.

Local Author Day

On Saturday, September 14, from 10:00am-4:00pm, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will host the third annual Local Author Day in the gallery of the library. Authors local to the region will be at the library throughout the day to promote their published works. Community members are invited to come meet the attending authors and purchase their novels, books and collections. Laramie County Library System is thrilled to celebrate local talent by participating in the Cheyenne Arts Celebration and by showcasing the authors who add to the creative fabric of Laramie County.

Scrappy Crafters Meeting

Scrappy Crafters will meet on Saturday, September 14, noon until 4:00pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm for no charge. Bring what you are working on along with a friend or chocolate or just you. They have all kinds of folks who bring all sorts of crafts. Those who knit, crochet, card making, scrapbooking, jewelry makers, coloring books and some just come for the company. Some are currently working on a Hats for Homeless project and if you crochet or knit you can work on that and if you don’t know how to crochet, they have people to teach you. Just bring a skein of yarn and a size H crochet hook. All are welcome, yet adults only please.

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, please visit http://chey ennecameraclub.org/ or call Judy at (307)634-0357.

YMCA Fall Craft Fair

The YMCA is receiving registrations for artisans, vendors and crafters for the 2019 Fall Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will be held Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-noon. This event helps benefit their Learning Center children. Booths are available starting at $35 each. This year, they will have bigger booth sizes. Registration can be done in person at the YMCA at 1426 East Lincolnway. For questions, call Chris at the Y, (307)634-9622 ext. 15.

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.

West Edge Wildlife Habitat Update

The Cheyenne Audubon free public program will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 7:15pm, Sunflower Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Project leader, Nancy Loomis, will have an update on Cheyenne’s West Edge District’s Community Wildlife Habitat Project. There are four parts: The Perennial Planter Project, conversion of Laramie County Library’s detention pond, the Civic Commons Park riparian zone and St. Mary’s school wildlife habitat area. This West Edge neighborhood project is registered through the National Wildlife Federation’s “Garden for Wildlife” program and volunteers are working to make it a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

Rooted in Cheyenne Fall Planting Day

Join Rooted in Cheyenne on Saturday, September 21, as a volunteer, or order a tree to have planted for $50/tree. Volunteers can choose to plant trees in the morning, 7:30am-11:30am, or in the afternoon, 12:30pm-4:30pm. All volunteers will be able to join together from 12:00pm-12:30pm for lunch provided by GOALZ Restaurant Group, and will be provided one free drink for use at the after party located at Danielmark’s Brewery, 209 East 18th Street, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. They ask that volunteers be age 12 and up for safety reasons. To order a tree, or sign up as a volunteer, go to https://rootedincheyenne.com/.

Senior Companion Program Needs You

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who may need help in order to remain living independently 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.

Blue Jeans Ball

Join the Wyoming FFA Foundation at their Blue Jeans Ball, Saturday, September 21, at the Events Center at Archer, 3967 Archer Parkway. The social hour and games start at 5:00pm, with dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 for one, $90 for two, $500 for a table of six, or $1,000 for a table of eight and special event recognition. Tickets are anticipated to sell out, so buy them early! Limited tickets available at the door. Business or sponsor tables available. Purchase tickets at www.wyoffafoundation.com/blue-jeans-ball or call (307)851-4392 or contact your local FFA Chapter and Alumni groups! Don’t forget to bring cash for cocktails and games. Contact Oaklee Anderson at (307)851-4392 or oaklee@wyoffafoundation.com for any questions or to donate an auction item.

Interfaith March for Peace and Justice

The Interfaith March for Peace and Justice is a peaceful, non-partisan event intended to affirm freedom of religion and equal justice for all. They find ways to collaborate across faith traditions and between communities of conscience in order to publicly re-assert these values as the foundation of a just, open and sustainable society. The march will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2:00pm-4:30pm, from the Depot, 121 West 15th Street, to the Capitol, 200 West 24th Street. Contact Joe at ramirezpat99@yahoo.com for information.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies Tryout Clinic

The CFD Dandies will host a tryout clinic on Saturday, September 28, 2:00pm, for those that have not tried out before. Dandy tryouts will be held Sunday, September 29, 9:00am, in the CFD Arena, 4610 Carey Avenue. Please arrive with plenty of time to register and tack your horses. For information contact Michelle Hess, Director, (307)630-6367.

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 more details, please call (702)575-7951.

Vendors/Crafters Needed for AMEND Craft Fair

Vendors are needed for the AMEND Craft Fair at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The craft fair will be Saturday, November 23, from 8:30am-2:30pm. The last 8 years have raised $1,000 to support AMEND programs and sales at the show continue to grow. Space is limited and fills up fast. The last 4 years were full by late September. For questions, call Pam Pallak (307)637-5193.

Cheyenne Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Cheyenne and Laramie County to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The annual Cheyenne Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 28. Registration will begin at 10:30am at Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive, at the South Picnic Shelter. To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/walk. To learn more about the disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800)272-3900.

Haunted House Volunteer Orientation

The Knights of Pythias’ annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House is in need of volunteers, age 16 or older, to work any or all of the shows, which run 7:00pm-11:00pm, every weekend in October through Halloween. If this sounds like a good time, please attend the volunteer orientation Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm, at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street. Volunteer forms can be picked up and turned in at Collectors Hub at 312 West 17th Street. Call (307)630-0083 for more information.

One World Prairie Guitar Contest & Concert

Do you play guitar or any stringed instrument (excluding the piano)? Would you like a chance at a cash prize? Then the One World Prairie Guitar Contest is for you! The contest will begin at 10:00am, on Saturday, September 28, and will include four categories: acoustic, classical, electric, and miscellaneous stringed instrument. A first, second, and third place winner from each category will take home a cash prize. To register, go to lclsonline.org and click on the blue guitar contest button on the home page. After a day of competition, the first place winners of the four categories will each give a half-hour performance. Get ready for the best of local stringed talent! This event is open to all ages in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.

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 tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

End of the Trail Kite Festival

The Third Annual Pine Bluffs “End of the Trail” Kite Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 11:00am-3:00pm, in the beautiful Bluffs Recreation Area, 1200 South Beech in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Enjoy watching semi-pro kite fliers from the American Kitefliers Association and the Rocky Mountain Kite Association. There will be stunt kites, sport kites and single line kite flying. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kites to fly! Free kites will be given to the first 100 kids age 14 and under. Show Stopper Kites will be selling kites on site and answering all your kite questions. Limited seating, bring your own comfy outdoor chair. For more information, please contact Sonja Fornstrom at (307)245-3301 or email sfornstrom@pinebluffswy.gov.

Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraising Dinner

The Marine Corps Reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for Tots will be held Friday, October 4, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, by Kia, at 6:00pm. This will be a fun filled evening with chili dinner, live auction and raffles. Monetary donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 59. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or email Cheyennetoy4tots@aol.com.

Vampire Ball and Bachelor Auction

Are you dying to do something new in Cheyenne this Halloween season? Come let your blood flow at Cheyenne’s 1st Annual Vampire Ball. The night will include dark dessert bar by Mullendore Confectionery, beer and wine sponsored by T-Joes, live music, tarot card reading, witchy wares to browse and/or purchase and 1st ever Vampire Bachelor Auction. Five local vampire Bachelors will be auctioned off to the thirstiest bidder. Bidding will start at $20. Each couple will receive a date night. This is a 21 and up event and in the spirit of Halloween vampires, dress to impress attire is a must. Doors to Asher Upstairs, 500 West 15th Street, open at 9:00pm-1:00am, on Friday, October 18. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Pre-purchased tickets will have reserved seating closest to the bloody action. Tickets purchased at the door are first come, first serve. Reserve your spot at PayPal at laralesley77@gmail.com.

Volunteer Volley Ball Referees Needed

The Cheyenne Volleyball League is looking for volunteer referees. Pay is $5 per game. Games are played Tuesday and Thursday. Please email chey ennevolleyballleague@gmail.com for more information.