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

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of November 16-November 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.

Trader’s Shopper’s Guide Early Deadline

Trader’s Shopper’s Guide’s early deadline for the Friday, November 23, issue will be Tuesday, November 20, at 5:30pm. Our office will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 22-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 20. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, November 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 Winter Galaxies. The Winter sky is full of exciting and plentiful galaxies to explore. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the club, visit their website at http://www.killerrabbit.co.

AMEND Craft Show

Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive, will be hosting the AMEND Gift and Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17, from 8:30-2:30pm. Over 19 different and unique vendors. Lunch will be served from 11:00am-2:00pm. All proceeds go to their Pine Ridge mission.

Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market

The Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market will be held Saturday, November 17, from 10:00am-2:00pm, located inside the warm and cozy Cheyenne Depot, 121 West 15th Street. The market will feature locally produced foods and local crafts, including local winter vegetables, local meats, cheeses, goat’s milk, eggs, baked goods, salsa, burritos, barbeque, smoked salmon, kimchi, dumplings, fried rice, fancy peanut and almond butters, jams, jellies, honey, preserved foods, coffee and tea, pies and cheesecakes, natural body care, spice rubs and more.

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.

Kids’ Art Workshop

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, 4606 Carey Avenue, will hold their Kids Saturday Art Workshop on November 17, from 9:30am-11:30am. Cost is $5 for Museum members and $0 for non-members. This month’s activity is a beautiful fall Thanksgiving decoration. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Megan Hesser at megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org, or online at www.oldwestmuseum.org, or (307)778-7289, to reserve your spot.

Cheyenne Audubon Field Trip

The Cheyenne Audubon members invite the public to join them on a free field trip to the Woodhouse Wildlife Management Area west of Cheyenne on Saturday, November 17, to look for wintering birds such as woodpeckers, juncos and hawks. Novice birdwatchers are welcome. Participants will leave at 8:00am from the Lions Park parking lot, 710 South Lions Park Drive, located between the Paul Smith Children’s Village and the new picnic shelter and travel about 20 miles west. They will return to Cheyenne by 12:30pm. Bring water, clothes for changing weather, footwear for walking 1-2 miles, a snack and binoculars if available. Please sign up by calling Grant Frost at (307)343-2024. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, please visit cheyenne audubon.wordpress.com.

“Wine to Water” Free Concert

The concert “Sound Waves’ in the Chancel!” will be held on Sunday, November 18, at 3:30pm, at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. A fun concert featuring music with titles that have something to do with water. Free will offering with all proceeds going to “Wine to Water,” a non-profit organization focused on providing clean water to people around the world. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

20th Annual Artfest Art Show & Sale

The 20th annual RSVP Artfest Art Show and Sale will be held Saturday, November 17 through Thursday, December 20, in the Willow Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This is open to artists age 50 and better, painting, photography or sculpture. Entry is $10 per entry, or 3 for $25 with a maximum of six entries. Cash prizes are $25-$100. This event is sponsored by Southern Wyoming Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the Laramie County Library. For more information or entry forms, please call Lynn or Julie at (307)635-2435.

Adopt a Child for Christmas

Join Lynn Buys Houses for the 4th Annual Adopt a Child for Christmas effort to provide 1000 local kids and 200 local Seniors with Christmas gifts they would not otherwise receive. Sign up is easy, Facebook a personal message to Corey Lynn or E-mail lynnbuyshouses13@gmail.com. A list of needs and wants will be gathered by local school social workers and distributed by mid November. $75 is the limit. Sign up, shop, wrap and deliver to Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park on December 9.

Shakespeare Study Club

Meet Monday evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Senior Center across from the library. No previous study required. Join them for the fun of learning the wonders of language and life through the amazing works of William Shakespeare. Contact Ginny Macey, (307)632-1173.

State Historical Society Lecture

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will hold a lecture entitled “Warriors in Khaki: Indian Doughboys in the Great War,” on at 2:00pm, Sunday, November 18, in the Sunflower Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Doug Cubbison, President of the Wyoming State Historical Society, will be discussing the participation of Native Americans before and during World War I and how their service and sacrifice influenced Indian-Government relationships after the war. For more information, please contact Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.

Thanksgiving Dinner Update

It was recently reported that the annual Cheyenne Community AIM Foundation Thanksgiving Dinner was being held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, November 22. They regret to inform the Cheyenne community that this is not the case due to a major miscommunication regarding this event. There will not be a dinner held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Thanksgiving Day. They wish everyone in the US Military, Veterans and Cheyenne Community a Happy Thanksgiving and a peaceful Holiday Season.

TOPS Club

Meets each Thursday, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, at 507 West 28th Street. This is a nonprofit weight loss support group that discusses how to take off pounds sensibly. For more information or questions, please contact Marion Yoder at (307)514-3455.

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.

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 more information, call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, November 28, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project will be cloth candy canes and wooden square snowmen. For more information, please call Janice at (307)638-0970.

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.

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 more information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, please call (307)316-2892.

Friday Food Bags

The Friday Food Bag Foundation delivers single serve, nutritious, non-perishable food each week to schools in LCSD #1 and #2 for children on free or reduced lunch that may not eat well during the weekend. The cost per bag is $5 with an annual cost of approximately $152,625 for 30,525 bags. Current funding provides only 1 food bag to each eligible child every 5-6 weeks. Friday Food Bag needs your help! For a donation of $225 you can Adopt-A-Bag and ensure 1 child will have a bag every week for a full school year. To donate, please call Jennifer Nelson at (307)421-4955 or donate via PayPal online at cheyenneffb.org.

Animal Foster Care Needed

Cheyenne Animal Shelter has great need for foster care volunteers throughout the year! By opening your home and your heart, you can help them save more lives. Their foster program is at no cost to you. Please contact Bev at (307)632-6655 or E-mail volunteer@cheyenneanimalshelter. org.

Study-Abroad Trip to Ecuador

Laramie County Community College is planning a study-abroad excursion to Ecuador in May 2019 and the community and potential students are welcome to learn more at an informational meeting. This informational meeting will take place at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 29, in the Laramie County Community College Fine Arts Building, Room 147, located at 1400 East College Drive. The trip takes place May 18-31, 2019. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The estimated cost for the experience is $2,875, which includes airfare, lodging and most meals. For more information, please contact Juan-Antonio Bernabeu at (307)778-1166 or jbernabe@lccc.wy.edu.

50th Annual Christmas House

The Botanic Gardens Grand Conservatory, 710 South Lions Park Drive, will be the site of the 50th Annual Christmas House, on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The Paul Smith Children’s Village and main grounds will remain open to the public, but access to the Grand Conservatory will be closed Thursday, November 29 through Sunday, December 2 to accommodate Christmas House festivities. General admission for the Christmas House is $6.50 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.womenscivicleaguechey enne.org/purchase-tickets.

Zonta 5th Annual Art Contest

Zonta of Cheyenne is seeking entries for its 5th Annual Art Contest to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Laramie County area. The theme of this year’s contest is HOPE: The Key to Hope is Awareness. Art in any medium is welcome. Art entries will be displayed at Flydragon Art Studio, 600 West 17th Street, the entire month of January where the general public can help vote for the People’s Choice Award recipient. A reception for the artists, their friends and families and the public will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Art entries may be submitted at Flydragon Art Studio no later than December 29. Entries must include the artist’s name, phone number and E-mail address. For information, contact Kristie Wilson (307)214-4376 or visit https://www.cheyennezonta.org.

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.