Issue for the week of March 16, 2018
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Weeks of March 16, 2018-March 25, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of March 16, 2018-March 25, 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.

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach meets 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, please call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, March 16, at 7:00pm, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor. The program for the evening will feature a presentation on Charles Messier, the Messier Objects and doing a Messier Marathon. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the club, visit their website at

Call for Vendors

Gilchrist Elementary PTO presents the 7th annual Spring Market Craft, Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at 1108 Happy Jack Road. The PTO is currently seeking vendors for this event. For more information, please E-mail or call Brittaney at (307)221-0462.

New Season Announcement

The Cheyenne Little Theatre Players will be announcing their 89th performance season Saturday, March 17, at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The organization, founded in 1930, owns and operates The Atlas, as well as The Mary Godfrey Playhouse, and is one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in the U.S. The performance season will include six shows and The Old Fashioned Melodrama. Season tickets will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, please call (307)638-6543, or visit their website at

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is excited to announce the launch of their redesigned website at The website houses a massive amount of information including: A calendar of events, class and program information, gardening resources, information on rental areas, as well as links to volunteer, donate or become a member of the Gardens. For questions or more information, please call (307)637-6458.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

The VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, will be hosting a dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. They will be serving seared corned beef and cabbage, salad and a dessert bar for $11 per person. Proceeds benefit Veterans and their families. For more information, please contact Debbie at (307)221-5552.

Halladay’s Coloring Contest

Halladay’s Paint and Collision Center, 1608 Maxwell Avenue, is holding their second coloring contest from Friday, March 16 through Monday, April 2, at 5:00pm, for ages 5-12. All entries must be picked up and dropped off at the Collision Center, cost is $1 per entry, no limit on entries. They will have three grand prize winners. All proceeds will go to the family relief fund.

Habitat Hero Workshop

Registration is open for the Fourth Annual Habitat Hero Workshop, “Bee Bird Friendly-Learn to garden for bees, birds and butterflies.” It will be held Saturday, March 17, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, from 9:30-4:30pm. The fee for the workshop is $20 which includes lunch plus optional talks before and after at the concurrent Wyoming Bee College conference. Please see https://habitathero2018.brown for complete schedule, talk descriptions and registration. For questions, please contact Mark Gorges at (307)287-4953.

Craft and Vendor Fair

The Children’s Department at First Baptist Church, 1800 East Pershing Boulevard, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Fair, with over 25 vendors, on Saturday, March 17, from 9:00am-2:00pm, in the gym of the Church. All money raised from this event will benefit the Children’s Department.

Bee University Workshop

The University of Wyoming will be holding a bee workshop on Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, from 7:00am-7:00pm, with information on honeybees, beekeeping, improving your current beekeeping skills or gardening for bees. For tickets and event information, please visit 2018wybeeuniversitybeecollege.event, or E-mail Catherine Wissner at, or call (307)633-4480.

Discover Space Exhibit

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, is hosting Discover Space, a hands-on, multimedia exhibit. It’s a traveling science museum. Build your own solar systems on a 42” touch table, learn how telescopes work, try to save Earth from an asteroid impact and much more. Come and experience this unique opportunity. This is open to all ages.

Dutch Lunch

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch Tuesday, March 20, at Dynasty Cafe, 600 West 19th Street, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by Sunday, March 18, at noon.

State Historical Society Meeting

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will hold a meeting on Sunday, March 18, at 2:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Rick Ewig will be speaking on “Settling the Desolate and Sterile Plains” the founding of Cheyenne. For more information or questions, please contact Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.

Driver’s Education

Registration is now open for Laramie County Community College driver’s education classes. Pre-registration is required for Spring classes beginning in March. For information or to register, call the Life Enrichment Office at LCCC at (307)778-1236 or E-mail

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.

Chili Cookoff

The Peppermill Bar and Liquors, 1618 Stillwater Avenue, is hosting a chili cookoff on Saturday, March 24. Enter your best red or green chili, there will be trophies for best chili, 50/50 raffle and prizes, set-up is at 3:00pm. Sign up at the Peppermill, entry fee is $10 and all proceeds go to ProSwing Blue 14U girls softball.

Free Audubon Program

The Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society members invite the public for a talk on the impact of invasive birds on Hawaii, Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00pm, in the Sunflower Room at the Laramie County Library, 220 Pioneer Avenue. For information, please contact Mark at (307)287-4953 or visit

Art Show Entries

The Cheyenne Artists’ Guild is asking for entries for their Easter Spring Art Show. All mediums are welcome, there is a small entry fee and ribbons will be awarded. Drop off your entries Wednesday, March 28 through Saturday, March 31. For more information, please call (307)632-2263.

4-H Fundraiser

The Laramie County 4-H is holding a Carnival fundraiser, Saturday, March 24, from noon-5:00pm at the Laramie County Community College Recreation and Athletic Center, 1400 East College Drive. There will be games, food, entertainment and gift basket raffles. All proceeds go to support the Laramie County 4-H program. For more information, please contact the 4-H office at (307)633-4383.

Eggstra Special Easter Egg Hunt

Briana’s 5th Annual Eggstra Special Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 24, at 11:00am, at Saddle Ridge Elementary School, 6815 Wilderness Trail. This is a unique Easter Egg hunt for children 16 years of age and younger with developmental and/or physical disabilities. There will be a wheel chair hunt area, goodie bags, prizes, as well as Alpacaglobo Balloons, Princesses, Superheroes and a very special visit from the Easter Bunny. In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held indoors. For more information, please E-mail

Prairie Garden Club Meeting

The Prairie Garden Club will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 22, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, room to be announced. The topic is “What is Permaculture and How to use it Yourself,” with guest speaker Devon Henry. For more information, please call (307)286-0759.

Jump into Jewels Needs Donations

Donations for Habitat for Humanity’s signature fundraiser, Jump into Jewels, are being collected. New or gently used jewelry, purses, belts, scarves, hats and jewelry boxes are needed. Donations can be dropped off at the Habitat ReStore, 1721 Ames Avenue or Donna’s Wear It Again, 1600 Central Avenue. Proceeds from Jump into Jewels help fund Habitat’s 2018 Women Build Home. Join them Saturday, April 28, for a day of shopping, food and fun. For information, call the Habitat ReStore at (307)637-8067 or E-mail

Americanism Essay Contest

The American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary is hosting an Americanism Essay contest for all schools. Students need to write what they feel or believe Americanism is in their schools or community and how they can promote Americanism. This is open to students third grade to High School. The deadline for this contest is Friday, March 30. Please send the essays to the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, attention Unit 6 Auxiliary, or call Linda at (307)256-4138 and she will pick them up.

Attention Freelance Artists

The VFW Post 4343 is looking for artists who would like to volunteer to paint military, military family murals on the outside of their building. The mural work would need to be donated, but the artists are invited to sign their work. For more information, please contact VFW 4343, 3216 South Greeley Highway or call (307)632-0950.

Free Tax Preparation

AARP TaxAide is offering free tax preparation by appointment only, Monday through Friday, now through April 12, at the Senior Activity Center located at 2101 Thomes Avenue, from 10:00am-1:15pm. You will need to bring the following: Social Security Card, picture identification, W-2 and 1099. You must bring a copy of last year’s tax return. This program is designed for low to moderate incomes. Call (307)635-2435 for tax preparation or assistance.

Walking Club

Looking to start a bi-weekly walking club, maybe walking down country roads exploring the countryside around Cheyenne, walks will be between six and 12 miles, no dogs, walks are not on the Greenway. We will be starting in May. If you are interested and you are in good health, please contact Chuck at (307)757-0586 or E-mail A great way to make new friends and get in shape.

Cheyenne Amateur Boxing Club

The Cheyenne Amateur Boxing Club is open for registration for males or females ages eight and up. Practices are held at Storey Gym, 2811 Evans Avenue, 2nd floor on the east side of the building, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please bring birth certificate, two snapshots, parent to sign forms, copy of current physical. The training is Olympic style boxing and is open to those interested in learning the art of boxing, staying in shape and do not wish to compete. For information, call Mark at (307)631-7540.

Holy Temple Church of God Service Times

The Holy Temple Church of God and Christ has moved from 567 West 5th Street to 1517 Walnut Drive. Sunday School will be held from 9:30am-10:30am, with Sunday Worship beginning at 11:00am. Bible study is held every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm and Prayer group on Fridays from 6:30pm-7:00pm. For more information, please call (307)630-1725.