Issue for the week of May 26, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of May 26-June 1

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of May 26-June 1, 2017. 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.

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 more information, call (307)634-8895.

Pay it Forward

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is presenting, “Pay it forward - A little bird told us you did a great thing campaign”, now through Saturday, August 12. Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is a day shelter in Cheyenne servicing the citizens in the most need. All around Cheyenne you will see birdhouses at various local businesses including: A1 Super Signs, 5008 Ridge Road, Brown Shoe Fit, 1802 Dell Range Boulevard #2, Box Shop, 3904 Central Avenue A, Paramount Cafe, 1607 Capitol Avenue, VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard and more. This campaign is to spread awareness about the Coalition and to encourage the community to do good for one another. To enter visit one of the birdhouses and submit how you have or are going to pay it forward along with your contact information. Enter to win a free coffee from Paramount Cafe. For more information, please visit www.wyhomeless.org.

CFD Volunteers Needed

Adults and youth, 12 years and up, are needed to help usher the day time rodeos for Cheyenne Frontier Days. Perks include: Safe parking, volunteer hours, food and drinks, free entrance to the rodeo, discounts on wristbands, scholarship opportunities and more! Training will be provided days before the event. Please call Aldea Bishop at (307)220-2415 or E-mail at abishop1229@gmail.com for more information or questions.

2017 WY Outside Challenge

WY Outside is excited to release the 2017 WY Outside Challenge. This hands-on, outdoor program provides participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2017, then document and submit their accomplishments on a scorecard and with photos. To participate, Wyoming youth and families can visit www.wyoutside.com and download the official scorecard. Scorecards are available online now and will also be distributed at a variety of WY Outside endorsed events. All entries for the 2017 Challenge are due by Sunday, December 31. For more information about WY Outside or the 2017 Challenge, please contact WY Outside Administrative Coordinator, Ashley Rooney, at (307)777-6560 or ashley.rooney@wyo.gov.

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.

Summer Reading Program

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will begin its summer reading celebration, “Build a Better World” on Friday, May 26. You can sign up on their website or at any branch location. You set your own goal and mark off a number each time you read toward that goal. For each five books, days or hours, you complete, you’ll win a prize. The first day to pick up prizes is Friday, June 2. Prizes are available while supplies last. For information, visit LaramieCountyLibrary.org/src/2017.

Kickball League

The City of Cheyenne Recreation Division is now taking registrations for a Co-ed kickball league. The league is open to persons 18 and older. Games will start Monday, June 5 and will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays at David R. Romero Park. Registration is open weekdays from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street until Friday, May 26. Enrollment may be completed in person, by mail or phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. For further information, please call the Cheyenne Recreation Division at (307)637-6423.

Community Gardens

The Seed and Feed Community Garden, on Jackson Street and Ridge Road behind Cheyenne Alliance Church, has small and large irrigated beds available for the growing season. Bed prices are $20 for small and $30 for large, both require a $10 refundable deposit, returned upon a cleared bed in the fall. Reserve beds now by contacting Pat at (307)630-3465 or E-mail for an agreement at pat_ha_975msn.com.

Cheyenne Trolley Season

The Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley has begun its summer tour season. The tour offers a 90 minute narrated tour that includes stops at several top attractions. The Trolley leaves every 90 minutes, from 10:00am-4:00pm, from the Cheyenne Depot, 1 Depot Square Capitol and West 15th Street, Monday through Friday. On weekends, the Trolley’s schedule includes 3 tours on Saturdays at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm and Sundays at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Regular prices are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 2-12 or a Trolley Plus ticket for $19, which includes the Trolley ride plus admittance to three museums. Tickets may be purchased at the Depot lobby or call the Depot Visitor Center at (307)778-3133.

Cheyenne Artists’ Guild Art Show

The Cheyenne Artists’ Guild is hosting an art show featuring transportation of the past, present and future. You may drop off art work, all mediums accepted, from Tuesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 3. For more information, please contact Brenda at (970)222-5660.

Memorial Day Flag Project

The American Legion Post 6 will be placing U.S. Flags on the graves of all military veterans who served our country. The flags will be placed at the 5 Cheyenne cemeteries on Saturday, May 27, and will be removed Saturday, June 3, starting at 9:00am both days. If anyone is interested in helping with this project, please show up at any of the cemeteries or contact Russ Telander at (307)632-3013.

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.

Vendor Opportunity at the Senior Expo

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host its 4th annual Senior Expo on Wednesday, May 31. They are looking for a wide variety of vendors who specialize in travel, adventures, activities and other services that inspire Senior Wellness. Vendors are asked to bring their own tables, spaces are available for $30 each. Vendors should contact Stevie Glor at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, at (307)634-9622 or E-mail Stevie at sglor@cheyenneymca.org.

Home Ownership is Possible

Applications for Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, 2018 homes are available now. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat Restore, located at 1721 Ames Avenue, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, or on the website www.cheyennehabitat.org. Deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017. If you need additional information or have questions about the application process, please contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or E-mail kate@cheyennehfh.org. Habitat’s mission is to work in partnership with local families in the to provide safe and affordable housing.

Summer-Long Outdoor Flea Market

Sacred Earth Farm Animal Sanctuary is kicking off its first annual summer-long outdoor flea market. The flea market will be every weekend from 10:00am-5:00pm, May 27 through September 17. All proceeds benefit the sanctuary. KRRR will be there to start it off right with a live remote and pizza, so bring the family for some fun and food. If you wish to be a vendor, call (307)369-6022. Item donations are badly needed for the thrift store as well. Come to 3020 Henderson Drive.

Garage Sale for Youth

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, is holding a garage sale Saturday, June 3, from 7:00am-4:00pm. There will be items including plant and garden items, plus a bake sale. The proceeds will help fund the church youth activities. For more information, please call (307)421-8092 or UUCC at (307)638-4554.

Breakfast with Author Jim Owen

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host “Breakfast with Jim Owen” Wednesday, May 31, at the Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue, from 6:45am-8:00am. Jim Owen is the founder and Inspiration Officer of the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership. The “Code of the West” from Jim’s first book “Cowboy Ethics” was signed into legislation in 2010 by Governor Dave Freudenthal adopting the Code of the West as Wyoming’s official state code. Mr. Owen will speak to his new book “Just Move! A New Approach to Fitness After 50.” Tickets are $15 each or $100 per table of 8 and may be purchased at the YMCA or by contacting Stevie Glor, Senior Wellness Coordinator, at (307)634-9622 or sglor@cheyenneymca.org.

Statewide Town Halls

Town halls have been scheduled in many Wyoming cities. Cheyenne residents have invited Senators Enzi and Barasso and Congresswoman Cheney to another town hall meeting for questions, answers and feedback. Former CBS news anchor, Dave Lerner will return as moderator. All neighbors, regardless of political affiliation are welcome to join them on Friday, June 2 at Lions Park Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, sign-ups to speak will begin at 5:30pm. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/364976167191740/.

Family Fun Day

The Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway, will be having a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 3, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The cost of a family of four is $48 and an individual is $15, which includes a free small drink and hotdog and all activities. For more information, please call (307)433-0024.

Yard of the Month

The Prairie Garden Club is holding a yard of the month contest for June, July and August. The garden will be judged upon drive by street appeal, various sizes and diverse landscaping. Yards must be in Laramie County and winners agree to open their yard for a 1 day tour. Entry deadline for your yard is June 1. For more information, please contact Lisa at (307)221-1686.

Free Fishing Day

The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are holding their annual “Free Fishing Day” involving lakes and reservoirs throughout the state, on Saturday, June 3. All daily use fees will be waived at all parks and recreation areas that provide angling. Wyoming State Park locations offering free entrance are: Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt Gowdy, Edness K. Wilkins, Fort Phil Kearney, Glendo, Guernsey, Keyhole, Seminoe and Hawk Springs. For more information, please call Wyoming Parks at (307)777-6323.

Existing Conservatory Closed

In conjunction with the expansion and renovation of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the renovation of the older existing Garden’s Greenhouse has begun. Due to the old greenhouse now getting renovated, the growing areas of the greenhouse are closed to the public for safety reasons. However, the offices in the older building remain open to the public, with regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. The operation of the Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens remains unchanged and continues with its regular open to public hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm. For more information, please visit www.botanic.org or call the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens at (307)637-6458.

Poker Run Benefitting Special Olympics

The American Legion Riders are holding a poker run that will run through Southeast Wyoming with 4 stops totaling 170 miles. The ride will take place on Saturday, June 3, starting at 10:30am at the American Legion Post 6, located at 2001 East Lincolnway. The cost is $15 per vehicle or bike and $5 for each additional hand. Proceeds to benefit Special Olympics. For more information, please E-mail rvarga8@gmail.com.

LCCC New Program Open House

Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, will be holding an open house Wednesday, June 7, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, in the Health Science Building, Room 11. Learn all about the college’s new programs: Auto Tech Engine Management, Drivability and Under Car, HVAC, Building Technologies, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Technical Agriculture Operations, Theatre. Faculty from each program will discuss these programs and representatives from the admissions team will help with any questions about applying, registering and more. Plus, prizes and food for everyone who attends. For more information, please call (307)778-1212.

Free GED, ESL and Childcare

Wyoming Family Literacy is accepting applications for their program. If you have a child under the age of 8 and are in need of your GED or English as a Second Language, they can help. Call the Cheyenne Center at (307)433-0393 for information.

Foster Grandparent Program

The Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program is looking for seniors to work with children in schools and human service agencies for an average of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 55 years or older and have a limited annual income. Benefits include a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, a nutritious daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical exam, accident/liability insurance, holidays, annual and sick leave, and training. Call (307)634-1265 for an application.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Have you been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Call AA/A-Anon hotline at (307)632-7706 or go to www.wyomingal-anon.org for information and meetings.

Handbell Ensemble Performance

Rezound! Handbell Ensemble will present their summer tour, Music of Time and Space, at Frontier United Methodist Church, 1888 East Four Mile, on Monday, June 19, 7:00pm. Rezound!, Kansas City’s auditioned community handbell ensemble, presents a unique musical experience acclaimed by international audiences! For more details, go to www.rezound.org or call 1(816)866-RING (7464). Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

United Way Food Truck Rally

United Way of Laramie County is presenting a series of Food Truck Rallies this summer on the second Thursday of each month from June through October, from 11:00am-2:00pm, weather permitting. Participating trucks include: On the Hook Fish and Chips, Happy Taco Hut, Nipa Hut, The Daily Press, Yummy Bunny Ice Cream and Snow Cones and more. An addition to the rallies this year will be entertainment for children and their families. Each month there will be something new to see or do. A portion of the proceeds will benefit United Way of Laramie County. For more information or to volunteer, contact Amber Still or Margaret Dobelmann at (307)638-8904 or http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4eaba623a7fe3-united.

Donations Needed

The Laramie County Senior Center is in need of donations of wheelchairs in good condition and money for kitchen grade appliances for the Senior Center. Donations can be dropped off anytime at 2121 Thomes Avenue. For more information or questions, call (307)635-2435.