Issue for the week of July 21 - August 3, 2017
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Week of July 21-August 3, 2017

The following articles are for the week of July 21-August 3, 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.

Children’s Miracle Network Activities

Children’s Miracle Network will hold their Tenth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, August 19, 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, 8th and Carey Avenues. The show is open to all makes and models. A $20 pre-registration fee will get you a goody bag, dash plaque, T-shirt and printed laminated placard. Pre-registration ends Tuesday, August 1 or a $20 registration can be made the day of the event from 7:30am-12:00pm. A chili cook-off will be also be held from 11:00am-1:30pm for the first 15 teams registered before Saturday, August 12. A vendor and craft fair will take place inside and outside the exhibition hall from 9:00am-2:30pm. Applications must be received no later than Saturday, August 12. Space is limited inside. Priority for setup will go to the first people signed up. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. For additional information, please call (307)274-1433 or email 2017cmnevent@att.net. Like them on Facebook.com/CMNHCarMotorcycleshow for pictures and latest information.

Trader’s Special 2-Week Issue

You are reading Trader’s special 2-week issue for Frontier Days™! The issue runs from Friday, July 21 through Thursday, August 3. Our office will be closed Monday-Friday, July 24-28 and will reopen Monday, July 31, at 8:00am. The next issue will be August 4. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 2.

Chuckwagon Breakfast

The Burns Chapter #47, Order of the Eastern Star, with the help of the entire Laramie County Eastern Star family, will be hosting chuckwagon breakfasts at the Cheyenne Masonic Temple, 1820 Capitol Avenue, on Saturday, July 22, Tuesday, July 25, Thursday, July 27 and Saturday, July 29, at 7:00am until the parade starts. All proceeds benefit local community projects and charities.

Little Theatre Audition Notice

Cheyenne Little Theatre will be holding auditions for “My Fair Lady” on Tuesday-Wednesday, August 1-2, 6:30pm, at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Boulevard. Call backs will be held Thursday, August 3, 6:30pm. The first read through will be held Friday, August 4, 6:30pm. For questions, please call (307)638-6543.

The Cheyenne Writers’ Community

There is a new Facebook group that would like all writers in the area to join, called The Cheyenne Writers’ Community. It’s a place for writers to connect, share events, find writing groups, beta readers, exchange ideas, offer support, etc. They are also in the process of putting together events like a literary open microphone and a quarterly writing event to meet local writers. For additional information, please call Mandie at (307)262-5509.

Senior Companion

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.

Volunteers Needed for Thunderbirds Show

Here is an opportunity to get a great seat for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Show and help thousands of people enjoy the annual event at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and available for training prior to the show. Training will take place on Monday, July 24, 11:30am-4:00pm and the air show will happen on Wednesday, July 26, 6:00am-1:00pm. Contact Kim Adams at (307)778-1382 or kadams@lccc.wy.edu.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting Friday, July 21 at 7:00pm, in the pub on the second floor of the Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, The program for the evening will be “An Eclipse to Remember.” The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information about the club please visit their website http://www.killerrabbit.com.

Purple Heart Recipients Needed

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is looking for five Purple Heart Recipients to ride on their float for combat wounded veterans in the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ parade on Saturday, July 22. Sorry, but the float is not handicap accessible. They support needy veterans. For more information, please contact Larry Cardwell, National Aide-De-Camp, at (307)630-7035.

Parent Leadership Training

Join the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Laramie County Civic Design Team. They are looking for interested community members who care about community, the family and a civic voice. The Civic Design team will serve as a steering committee and advisory board. For more information, call Angie at (307)432-5059.

Cheyenne Day Transit Program Closure

The Cheyenne Transit Program office, 322 West Lincolnway, will close at 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 26, for Cheyenne Day. Buses will run on a normal schedule all day Cheyenne Day.

Christmas in July Toy Drive

Lennox Auto Glass & Detail Center is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit Laramie County Head Start families. The drive started Monday, June 19 and will continue through Monday, July 31, in hope of receiving gifts for 206 students and their families. The community can help by donating new children’s gifts from birth to age 5, toys, hats, gloves, puzzles, games action figures, dolls, also gift cards and cash. Donations may be dropped off at Lennox Auto Glass & Detailing Center, 617 East Pershing Boulevard and you will be entered to win 1 of 2 full details from Lennox. For questions, please call Linda at (307)634-5829 Extension 222. Donations after Monday, July 31 will still be accepted at the Head Start Main Center, 711 Warren Avenue.

Fiesta Dinner and Dance Fundraiser

Laramie County Senior Services will be hosting a Fiesta Mexicana Dinner and Dance fundraising event on Friday, August 4, from 6:00pm-11:00pm, at the Knights of Columbus, 507 West 28th Street. Tickets are available for advanced purchase at 2101 Thomes Avenue and also at the door. The evening includes dinner, dance, raffles and silent auction. For more information, please contact Peggy at (307)635-2435.

Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 Associates will be hosting its annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser, Saturday, August 12, from 11:30am-3:00pm. Located at 3987 Highway 230, between mile marker posts 39 and 40. Admission is free, there will be music, door prizes, raffles and both silent and live auctions. For more information or to enter your award winning chili, contact Teri at (307)703-0169.

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. 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.

One-Day Bible Art Camp

Frontier United Methodist Church will be hosting a day filled with fun activities, interactive Bible stories and lots of creative art activities to explore. This one-day Bible Art Camp will be held at Frontier United Methodist Church, 1888 East Four Mile Road, on Friday, August 11. Camp will start at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm with check-in beginning at 8:30am. Camp is available to kids, kindergarten to 6th grade. On the day of camp, all campers will need to bring their own lunches, sunscreen and water bottles. Snacks and t-shirts will be provided. Please register by Monday, July 31, online at frontierumc.org or by calling Daisy at (307)630-6769.

CABA World Series

Cheyenne Mustangs and the City of Cheyenne will be hosting a CABA, Wood Bat World Series, Friday-Saturday, August 4-12. They are currently looking for sponsors and volunteers. For more details, please visit www.cheyennemustangs.com or call (307)214-9796.

Pine Bluffs Alumni Banquet

The 100th Annual Pine Bluffs High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, August 5, at the historic Pine Bluffs High School, 607 Elm Street, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. The social hour begins at 4:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm and the dance will follow. All Pine Bluffs High School alumni and past and present teachers are invited to attend. For questions and to RSVP, please call Linda at (307)640-3591 or send prepaid RSVPs to P.B.H.S. Alumni Assn, PO Box 401, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082. All RSVPs need to be received by Tuesday, July 25.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center and the DAV Transportation Network are looking for local volunteer drivers to assist in taking Veterans to and from their VA Medical appointments. Volunteers will work out of the DAV office at the Cheyenne VA medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard. Those interested in volunteering will need to complete an application, pass a physical/medical exam, TB tests and a background check, all to be provided at no charge to the applicant. If you are interested, call the Cheyenne DAV Transportation Network office (307)778-7550 ext. 7577.

No Veteran Dies Alone Training

The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center will conduct its annual “No Veteran Dies Alone” training on Thursdays, beginning August 3 through September 14, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, in the medical center’s auditorium, located at 2360 East Pershing Boulevard. The facilities 20-hour training program prepares volunteers in honoring veterans, meeting the emotional needs of those who would otherwise be alone at the end of life, as well as providing family members with a brief respite while keeping vigil. Those interested in participating in this training should contact the Cheyenne VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Services at (307)778-7317 or Chaplain Services at (307)778-7377.

45th Reunion Class of 1972

Central, East and St. Mary’s schools will be having a reunion ice breaker and dinner at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road, Saturday, August 5, with a meet and greet from 4:00pm-6:00pm, followed by a dinner and dance from 6:30pm-midnight. For information, E-mail Linda Dunn Bailey at central1972@yahoo.com.

Benefit Garage Sale

Edgewood Aspen Wind, 4010 North College Drive, is hosting a garage sale on Saturday, August 5, from 8:00am-4:00pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase, as well as door prizes. All money raised will benefit the Cheyenne Alzheimer’s walk on Saturday, September 16.

Historic Prices at Nelson Museum

Nelson Museum of the West, 1714 Carey Avenue, in celebration of Cheyenne’s 150 years of history, invites everyone to come and visit with historic prices. Just say “150th” and adults and seniors get in for $2 while children 12 and under are free. The Nelson Museum displays the amazing history of Cheyenne you can’t find anywhere else such as which sheriff in Cheyenne was instrumental in capturing the Ma Barker gang. The museum is open June, July and August, Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information, please call (307)635-7670.

Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society is holding their annual Lakeview Cemetery Walk, “ Tiptoe Through the Tombstones,” on Friday, August 11. The walk will start promptly at 9:30am and participants are encouraged to arrive about 9:00am. This living history presentation begins at the main gate of Lakeview Cemetery off Seymour Avenue. The cost is $5 per individual with children under 10 free. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, sun protection and bring drinking water if desired. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the Special Collections Room of the Laramie County Library. For information, call Sharon at (307)632-6676 or Judy at (307)632-2623.

Outgrown Garage Sale Fundraiser

First United Methodist Church MOPS is hosting an outgrown sale fundraiser on Saturday, August 5, from 9:00am-1:30pm, at 108 East 18th Street. Proceeds from this sale benefit their MOPS group and the moms in the group. Toys, books, clothes, games, etc., anything for kids ages birth-teen are just some of the items for sale. They will not have recalled items such as, cribs or car seats. For question or additional information, please contact Eryn Ohrt at (360)320-2963.

Summer-Long Outdoor Flea Market

Sacred Earth Farm Animal Sanctuary annual summer-long outdoor flea market will be held every Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00am-4:00pm, now through September 17. All proceeds benefit the sanctuary. 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.

Walk for Peace Pilgrimage

St. Joseph’s Church is hosting a 2-day walk, pilgrimage, to Our Lady of Peace in Pine Bluffs, Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. Registration starts at 6:30am with blessing to follow at 7:15am and walk beginning at 7:30am. They will be staying overnight at Burns High School, 524 East 4th Street in Burns. Food, water and showers will be provided. Items to bring are: sleeping bag, comfortable clothing and shoes, no shorts, medication, towels, toothbrush and toothpaste. For more information and questions, please call (307)634-4625.

Home Ownership is Possible

Interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner? 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 August 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 Cheyenne area to provide safe and affordable housing.

New Winter Volleyball League

The City of Cheyenne Recreation Division is excited to announce the newly formed Winter Volleyball League. This league is open to the first 40 men’s and women’s teams and will only be played on Monday nights. The season will start Monday, January 29, 2018. Sign your team up for either competitive or rec divisions. Each team will play 10-12 games. This will not interfere with your co-rec volleyball team. The cost for this new and exciting league is $300 per team plus $20 per player fee. Contact Scott Redman at (307)637-6408 for more information.