Issue for the week of September 22, 2017
Our Community

Weeks of September 22-October 1

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of September 22-October 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.

Home Ownership Deadline Extended

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County has extended the deadline to apply for home ownership to Tuesday, October 31. They are seeking 2 more successful applicants, to apply visit, and click on the home ownership banner, call the office at (307)637-8067, or stop by the headquarters and ReStore at 1721 Ames Avenue to pick up an application.

Master Gardener Fall Bulb Sale

The Laramie County Master Gardeners are now hosting their 2017 Fall Bulb Sale. Color coordinated bulb selections proven to grow in Laramie County are featured. Deadline for ordering is Friday, September 22. For ordering information and viewing the bulb selections go to and click on the What’s Hot Box - 2017 Fall Bulb Sale or contact Kathy Shreve at

2017 Halloween Costume Drive

United Way and Emerging Leaders invite everyone to donate new or gently used kids costumes no later than Thursday, October 12. Helping families celebrate special occasions is important. It’s about giving homeless and low income families a chance to spend time with their children outside of the stress of their everyday lives and giving disadvantaged children the same experiences and childhood memories as their peers. Please call (307)638-8904 for more information.

Oktoberfest 2017

The Arc of Laramie County would like to invite you to their Oktoberfest 2017 fundraiser on Saturday, September 23, from 12:00pm-9:00pm, at the Archer Complex, 3921 Archer Parkway. The German celebration will feature food, vendors, games and a brew-off featuring Oktoberfest Brews by Cheyenne’s own Accomplice Beer and Danielmark’s Brewing. Polka music will be provided by Jim Ehrich and The Polka Mates from 1:00pm-4:00pm followed by dancing to the music of Southern Fryed from 5:00pm-9:00pm. All proceeds benefit The Arc of Laramie County, who have proudly been advocates for people with disabilities and their families since 1954. To become a vendor or sponsor, please contact Charity at (307)632-1209.

Free Car Seat Inspections

Safe Kids Laramie County will host free car seat inspections and car seat questions at Kohl’s parking lot, 5232 Rue Terre, on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00am-1:00pm. For more information, please call Victoria at (307)432-2679 or Email victo

Think Halloween!

Hands in Harmony Costume Closeout just in time for Halloween with 31 years of costumes from $1 to $5. Also accessories, noses, mustaches, inflatable guitars, etc. The sale is at First Christian Church, 219 West 27th Street, on Tuesday, September 26, 3:00pm-7:00pm. Call (307)632-2685 for more information

My Fair Lady

Tickets are on sale now for “My Fair Lady.” Performances are September 22-October 8 at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing. Call (307)638-6543 or go to for tickets.

The Cheyenne Writers’ Community

The Cheyenne Writers’ Community will meet on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00am-12:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information, please call Mandie at (307)262-5509.

First Annual Cheyenne Fall Fest

The first ever Cheyenne Fall Fest will be held at 1461 Obsidian Road in Cheyenne, on Saturday, September 23, 9:00am-5:00pm. There will be over 60 vendors, fresh cider pressed on site, food, games and fresh produce for sale. For information, go to

Stem Cell Benefit for Shawn Brown

Shawn Brown has been accepted to undergo spinal cord stem cell injections in Panama. His friends and family are hosting a benefit on Saturday, September 23, from 1:00pm-5:00pm, at AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, to help with expenses. There will be food, cash bar, music silent and live auctions and 50/50 raffles.

Rifle and Pistol Club Annual Sight-In Days

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting their annual Sight-In Days on Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Hunters can sight in those days for $3 per rifle with the help of experienced members. Hunters should bring the ammunition they will shoot when hunting, along with ear and eye protection. To reach the club’s outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately 3 miles west of I-25, turn north on Telephone Road for approximately 2 miles and look for the signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For more information, please contact Sue Wilson at (307)638-6473.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Wyoming State Advocates in Leadership are holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, September 30, from 5:00pm-9:00pm, at American Legion Post #6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 kids 3-12 years and under 3 eat free. There will also be 50/50 raffles, silent and live auctions. Tickets or reservations can be made in advanced by calling Wyoming State Advocates in Leadership at (307)286-8637 or (307)421-2465.

Second Annual Bike Event

The Cheyenne Greenway Foundation is hosting a fall bike event to showcase multi-use trails and amenities along the Greater Cheyenne Greenway. The Circle the Greenway bike event will take place at 3:00pm, on Sunday, September 24, beginning at the north shelter at Lion’s Park, near the Aquatics Center. After the ride, participants can enjoy light refreshments and fun activities for the kids and grownups alike. This is a free event with a suggested $10 donation to assist the Cheyenne Greenway Foundation with its mission. Visit to learn more about this event.

Fall Job Fair

Join the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services for their 2017 Fall Job Fair, Wednesday, September 27. Veterans only hours are 3:00pm-4:00pm. The general public is welcome from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The job fair will be held at Storey Gym, 2811 House Avenue. There is no cost to participate. Job seekers are encouraged to dress for interviews and bring resumes. For information, please call (307)777-3700.

Vendors Wanted

The Town of Burns will host a Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, 9:00am-3:00pm, at the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street. If you would like to participate in the show, contact Kim at (307)631-3903 or Toni at (307)630-5557 for information.

Canning Workshop

Julie Balzan, the UW Nutrition and Food Safety expert will hold a canning workshop on Saturday, September 30, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, in the Pathfinder kitchen, Room 417 of Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Those interested should bring their recipes, fresh food, food prep equipment and canning utensils.

Audition Notice

Cheyenne Little Theatre is holding auditions for “Atlas Vaudeville Follies” Mondday-Tuesday, September 25-26, at 6:30pm, at the Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. They are looking for: Musicians, singers, dancers, acrobats, magicians or any quirky acts. Show performances will be in January. This family friendly show is a fundraiser for Cheyenne Little Theatre Players. For questions, please call (307)638-6543, 12:00pm-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Cheyenne Newcomers Meet for Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is Owl Pine Cones. Call Janice at (307)638-0970 for more information.

Recycled Treasures Sale

The women of the First United Methodist Church, will hold their annual “Recycled Treasures Sale” on Saturday, September 30, from 8:00am-2:00pm, at Allison Hall, 18th Street and Warren Avenue. The sales from this church wide sale will benefit missions both locally and globally. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

Simon and Garfunkel Relived

The Cheyenne Concert Association opens its 83rd season on Thursday, September 28, with “A Simon and Garfunkel Experience,” at 7:30pm, in the Central High Auditorium, 5500 Education Drive, with the Guthrie Brothers performing songs, trivia and humor. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please call (307)635-0833 or visit

End of the Trail Kite Festival

Pine Bluffs is hosting the First Annual End of the Trail Kite Festival on Saturday, September 30, 11:00am-4:00pm, Bluffs Recreation Area, 1200 South Beech, Pine Bluffs. Let’s have some fun with the wonderful Wyoming wind. There will be semi-pro kite flying by American Kitefliers and Rocky Mountain Kite Associations, amateur adult and kids kite flying contest with prizes, free kites for the first 100 kids age 14 and under as well as vendors. For more information, please call (307)245-3301.

Accepting Donations

The Thrift Store at 3020 Henderson Drive is accepting donations. All proceeds from the sale of donated items and monetary donations benefit the Sacred Earth Farm Animal Sanctuary. Please stop in for more information.

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

Haunted House Volunteer Orientation

The Knights of Pythias Annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House will hold a volunteer orientation on Saturday, September 30, 1:00pm, at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312½ West 17th Street. Volunteers, ages 16 or older, are needed to work any or all of the shows. Volunteer forms can be picked up and turned in at Haven’s Treasures, 312 West 17th Street. Call (307)630-0083 for more information.

Fundraiser for Joy Hughes

The Moose Lodge, 1019 South Greeley Highway, is hosting a fundraiser to help Joy Hughes with her medical bills associated with her fight with cancer. There will be an Octoberfest meal, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and bake sale. For donations or information, call Karen at (307)778-3602.

Organ Concert Series

The Organ Concert Series Committee in Cheyenne is hosting organist Ken Cowan on Sunday, October 1, to commemorate the 25th anniversary for the installation of the Visser-Rowland Organ at the Cathedral of St. Mary. This concert is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm with doors of the Cathedral, 2107 Capitol Avenue, open at 1:15pm. For more information, please visit the St Mary’s website,

Roller Derby Homecoming Mixer

The Cheyenne Roller Derby is holding their 1st Homecoming Mixer, “Showcase Showdown” on Saturday, October 7, at 6:00pm. This will be an ‘Audience Choice’ bout and will include juniors and adults. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Roller City, 5506 Weaver Road, or Ernie November, 217 West Lincolnway. Children 12 and under are free. Doors open at 5:30pm. A portion of the proceeds go to the Daniel Zimmerman Memorial Fund.

Historic Homes Walk

The Wyoming Historic Homes Walk is planning a ride on the Cheyenne Street Trolley on Saturday, October 7, with 2 scheduled tours at 9:30am and 11:30am. Both tours will begin at the Depot Plaza on Capitol Avenue. Bill Dubois will show and discuss the architectural residences designed by his grandfather, William R. Dubois. Tickets are $15 for early reservations until 6:00pm Thursday, October 5, and are necessary. Walk-up riders are welcome if room is available at a cost of $20. For reservations, please call Pete Hutchison at (307)433-0745.

Toys for Tots Fundraising Dinner

The Marine Corps Reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for tots will be held Friday, October 6, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, at 6:00pm. This will include a chili dinner, $5 with kids under 5 free, live auction and raffle. Monetary donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 59. For more information, please contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or E-mail

Haunted House

The Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street, will be the site of a haunted house again this year. The haunting will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 as well as Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31. Tickets are $10 at the door with a military discount with military ID. Friday, October 13, will be only $5 if you come in costume. Call (307)778-7609 for more information.

Old West Museum Diamond Flight Gala

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is holding the Diamond Flight Gala to celebrate 70 years of F.E. Warren Air Force Base on Saturday, October 7, at the Radisson Cheyenne, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Festivities begin at 6:00pm with cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner and dancing at 7:00pm. Attire is 1940’s glamour or red, white and blue western wear. Tickets are $100 apiece or 3 table options: $1500 for the Jolly Rogers table, $1250 for the B24s table and $1000 for the Minuteman III table. Limited seating is available, reservations are required. For tickets, please call (307)778-1417 or go online to

Community Fall Festival

First Congregational Church will be holding a Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, in their parking lot, 3501 Forest Drive, across from Okie Blanchard. This event is for all ages and includes contests, pumpkin carving, scarecrow decorating, pie eating and “punkin chunkin,’ along with a craft sale. Chili hot dogs, apple cider, hot choclate, smores and other food will be served free of charge. In case of inclement weather, event will be moved into the church fellowship hall. For more information, please call (307)632-9389.

Fashion Show and Tea Fundraiser

The Cheyenne Optimist Club is holding a fundraiser, “A Fashion in Time Tea,” on Saturday, October 7, from 1:30pm-4:00pm, at the First Christian Church, 219 West 27th Street. This will include a vintage fashion show from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and afternoon tea. Tickets are $40 and are available at I.Qlinary, 1900 Thomes Avenue, and KIA of Cheyenne, 2999 Nationway.

Second Annual Bed Race

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting their Second Annual Bed Race in downtown Cheyenne on Saturday, October 7. Last year was a great success with over 240 spectators, media coverage as well as more than $4,000 raised. The Great Cheyenne Bed Race is their biggest fundraiser of the year. All funds raised through The Great Cheyenne Bed Race will go towards providing children with strong and enduring relationships through Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Contact Catherine at (480)650-4949 for information.