Issue for the week of October 18, 2019
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Weeks of October 18-October 27

The following articles are for The weeks of October 18-October 27, 2019. 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.

Fiesta Fried Taco Dinner

The Laramie County Senior Services, 2101 Thomes Avenue, will be having a “Fiesta Fried Taco Dinner” on Thursday, October 24, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The menu will consist of 2 fried tacos, rice and beans, fresh salsa/chips and fry bread, for $5. All proceeds will go to the Laramie County Senior Services’ Nutrition Program. For more information, call (307)635-2435.

Vampire Ball and Bachelor Auction

Are you dying to do something new in Cheyenne this Halloween season? Come let your blood flow at Cheyenne’s 1st Annual Vampire Ball. The night will include dark dessert bar by Mullendore Confectionery, beer and wine sponsored by T-Joes, live music, tarot card reading, witchy wares to browse and/or purchase and 1st ever Vampire Bachelor Auction. Five local vampire Bachelors will be auctioned off to the thirstiest bidder. Bidding will start at $20. Each couple will receive a date night. This is a 21 and up event and in the spirit of Halloween vampires, dress to impress attire is a must. Doors to Asher Upstairs, 500 West 15th Street, open at 9:00pm-1:00am, on Friday, October 18. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Pre-purchased tickets will have reserved seating closest to the bloody action. Tickets purchased at the door are first come, first serve. Reserve your spot at PayPal at laralesley77@gmail.com.

25th Annual Cheyenne Ski Club Chili Cook-Off

Everyone is welcome to the 25th Annual Cheyenne Ski Club Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 19, at 5:00pm, at the Historic Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue. You are welcome to bring chili to share or just eat chili! Learn about the 2019-2020 Ski Club trips: Alpine, nordic, and/or back country. For more information, visit cheyenneskiclub.com or call Brian at (307)275-0072.

Strive 2 Thrive: Emotional Wellness Symposium

Join nine local health and wellness professionals Saturday, October 26, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, at the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, for an afternoon of education and resource awareness about emotional wellness. Explore the interconnectedness of your body, nutrition, pain and movement, and their impact on emotions. Receive support and inspiration to make changes in your emotional health. Take home resources for solutions and therapies to improve mood, mindset and motivation. Enter to win one of three raffle prizes that include holistic services and products. Find them on Facebook @Strive2ThriveCheyenne, where you can meet practitioners and read interesting facts about health and wellness.

Crafters and Artists Wanted

Calling all crafters and artists. Showcase your ability to create one of a kind products at the Cowboy Christmas Market, Saturday, December 14, 9:00am-4:00pm. For details, call (702)575-7951.

Junior Rifle Program

The Cheyenne Rifle & Pistol Club is offering a Junior Rifle Program for kids from 10-18 years old interested in learning marksmanship and safety. The program starts Wednesday, November 6, 2019 and runs through April 2020. Shooters will need to provide their own eye and ear protection. Rifles and ammunition are provided by the Junior Rifle Program. Contact Elvin Wrede at (307)630-7790 or (307)634-8948.

“Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House

Are you ready to get your scare on? The Knights of Pythias 31st Annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, October 18-19, 25-26, 30-31 and November 1. Tickets are $10 at the door, military discount with military ID. Back by popular demand, Wednesday, October 30, will be Blackout Night. Groups will be given glow sticks to navigate their way through the dark. Please, no one under 8 years of age, pregnant ladies, or anyone with heart problems for your safety! Call Brian, (307)214-0322 for information.

Free Alzheimer’s Workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association - Wyoming Chapter will hold a monthly workshop related to seniors, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Strokes in Those Living with Dementia will be the topic on Sunday, October 20, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Register at www.communityresourcefinder.org/ProviderSearch/Search?ProfileDefinitionId=93&location=82001 or call (800)272-3900.

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers Crafts

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, October 23, at 1:00pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a cloth pumpkin and foam turkey kit. For more information, please call Janice at (307)638-0970.

Free Fall Fest

First Christian Church, 219 West 27th, will host a free Fall Fest on Saturday, November 2, 3:00pm-4:30pm. All are welcome! Non-scary costumes are welcome. There will be free pumpkin decorating (1 per family), games, crafts, balloon artist, face painter, special guests: McGruff the Crime Dog, Smokey the Bear, princesses and Spiderman. For more information, please call (307)634-0185.

Call for Vendors

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the 11th Annual UUCC WinterMart which runs December 6-7, Friday, 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand-crafted art work and crafts are welcome to apply. Download the entry form from www.UUcheyenne.org or call (307)638-4554, Terry at (307)214-3932 or Kathleen at (307)421-4496.

Warriors in Khaki

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society is meeting Sunday, October 20, at 2:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The speaker Doug Cubbison, Wyoming State Historical Society President, will be discussing Warriors in Khaki: Indian Doughboys in the Great War. The meeting is free and open to the public. For questions, call Mary Jane (307)635-2151.

Crafters Needed for Destiny Church Fair

The Ninth Annual Craft Fair at Destiny Church Gym, 711 Warren Avenue, will be held Saturday, November 2, 9:00am-3:00pm. Tables cost $35 or $45 with power. Registration is due Friday, October 25. For more information, please call Destiny Christian Academy at (307)635-3759.

After Hours Tween Mystery at the Monster Mansion

The Count is throwing his annual dinner party, Friday, October 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the “Monster Mansion, Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, and kids grade 3-6 are invited. The night will turn spooky when celebrated author Frankie Shelley disappears. Follow the clues that could lead you to the truth of what happened and you could escape the mansion unscathed. Finger foods and potions will be served and be sure to wear your spiffiest, spookiest costume for a chance to win a prize. After hours events require a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian.

Children’s Halloween Party

American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary, 2001 East Lincolnway, will host a children’s Halloween party on Saturday, October 26, 1:00pm-3:00pm. The party is set for children 10 years and younger. RSVP to Susan at (307)631-5735.

St. Paul’s CCW Fall Dinner

St. Paul’s Council of Catholic Women Fall Dinner will be held Sunday, October 27, 11:00am-1:00pm at the Pine Bluffs Community Center, 708 Lawson, in Pine Bluffs. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, rolls, salads, desserts and a beverage. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and other charitable works.

Bring Your Own Craft

Wyoming Independent Living is hosting a crafting group for people with disabilities where consumers can bring their own craft projects and learn how to use accommodations if needed. The group is meeting Wednesday, October 23, from 2:00pm-3:30pm, at 1609 East 19th Street.

Thankful Thursday Benefit

Come to a Party with a Purpose fundraiser at AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, to help Wyoming 211. Wyoming 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, health and human services information and referral system. Their goal is to improve the health and welfare of people in Wyoming by connecting them to appropriate services. This Thankful Thursday will take place on October 24 with food and drinks beginning at 4:30pm and the live auction at 6:30pm. There is no cover charge. Free wristbands for drawings will be passed out for a chance to win cash and prizes. This event features card games, a 50/50 raffle, and a live auction. Call (307)635-2435 with questions.

First Annual Small Business Trunk or Treat

Everyone is invited to the First Annual Cheyenne Small Business Trunk or Treat. Small businesses from all across Cheyenne are coming together to create an evening of fun. There will be a haunted house, race cars to check out and do photo ops with, plus much more! The event will take place Thursday, October 24, 4:00pm, at 519 West Wallick Road. The entire evening is free and open to the public.

Community Living Skills Workshop/Self Advocacy

Self-advocacy is the third section of the “Community Living Skills Workshop” which is an eleven week workshop by Wyoming Independent Living. The workshop grounded in the Independent Living Philosophy explains how identifying skills someone currently has and others they want to build on can help them live a more independent life. This workshop is Thursday, October 24, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, at 1609 East 19th Street, and introduces tips on how to advocate for oneself. Contact Joell Austin, (307)637-5127 for information and to register.

Front Range Lakes Waterfowl Viewing

Cheyenne Audubon members invite the public to join them on a free field trip to the Front Range lakes north of Loveland, Colorado, Saturday, October 19, to look for migrating waterfowl. Novice birdwatchers are welcome. Participants will leave at 8:00am from Lions Park, from the parking lot between the Children’s Village and the new picnic shelter, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Carpooling may be available. The trip includes the Rawhide Power Plant overlook, a short break at Wellington, Colorado, Fossil Creek Reservoir near Windsor, Colorado, and small reservoirs in between. Expect to return about 2:00pm. Participants should bring water, lunch or pick it up at the Wellington convenience store, sunscreen and dress for possible fall weather conditions and easy walking at Fossil Creek. Call Mark Gorges at (307)287-4953 to sign up for notification of any changes or trip cancellation. Indicate whether you need a ride or can provide a ride. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, visit https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

Now Accepting Women’s Leadership Awards!

Nominations are being accepted now through Thursday, October 31, for the Women’s Leadership Award. This annual award will be presented to a Laramie County woman who has exhibited exceptional leadership qualities in her professional work and/or services to others. 2019 is a unique year to celebrate women too with its celebration of the 150th year of Women’s Suffrage. The State of Wyoming is the Equality State for its pioneering legislation 150 years ago allowing women to both vote and hold elected office. In celebration of this monumental anniversary, Wyoming Native and Women leader, Senator Tara Nethercott, will be speaking at the Women’s Leadership Award Luncheon presented by State Farm Insurance - Suzanne Cork. Do you know someone who measures up? Submit a nomination on their behalf today! Deadline to submit a nomination is by Thursday, October 31st, 2019. Information to nominate is available at www.CheyenneChamber.org. Finalists will be invited to the Women’s Leadership Award Luncheon on Friday, December 6, where the winner will be announced.

Free Planned Giving Seminar

The Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are hosting a free planned giving seminar in partntership with Thrivent Financial and Hirst Applegate Law Firm on Tuesday, October 22, at 11:30am. Join them in the Gathering Room to learn more about the many ways you can support the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and your other favorite non-proft organizations. There’s so much more than charitable bequests! Whether you’d like to give a little or a lot, there are creative and simple ways to contribute now and into the future. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Jill at jill@botanic.org or (307)637-6396 so there can be an accurate count for lunch.

Anderson Elementary Craft Show!

Anderson Elementary is having their craft show Saturday, October 26, from 9:00am-3:00pm, 2204 Plainview Road. Many crafters and vendors from around the region will be showcasing crafts, gifts, décor, food and much more! For more information, call (307)771-2606.

Funding Opportunity for Non-Profits

The Community Grant Committee associated with GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is currently accepting applications from Laramie County non-profit organizations that support community development and the improvement of community residents quality of life. Funding for these grants comes from the Christmas House project. For information and applications, visit online at www.womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org and click on the Community Grant Application tab or contact the committee Chair, Deb McCann, at (307)631-0352 or Co-Chair, Barbara Kuzma (307)630-1070. Deadline is January 17, 2020.

Caregivers Support Group

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting support groups for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Caregiver Support Groups will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6:30pm, at Primrose Retirement Center, 1530 Dorothy Lane and 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 information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, call (307)316-2892.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Families must register children, ages 16 and under, during the month of October to participate in the program. Parents/guardians must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate, proof of legal guardianship. Parents who register early will receive the best shopping day options. The Marine Corps Reserves and the many Toys for Tots volunteers believe that every child deserves a little Christmas. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or email Cheyennetoy4tots@aol.com.

Trunk-o-Treat

Join the Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road, for a free Trunk-o-Treat on Saturday, October 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm. There will be candy, games, and non-food treats will be available.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting this Friday night, October 18, at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor. The program for the evening will be on the historical connection between Halloween and Astronomy plus show images of some spooky sky objects. The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information about the club visit http://www.killerrabbit.co.

Halloween Day Harvest Festival

The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Health Care System will hold an all-encompassing Harvest Festival on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, from 2:30pm-5:00pm, at the facility at 2360 East Pershing Boulevard. During the family event, children are encouraged to trick-or-treat from Veteran residents and staff, while adults can apply for VA jobs or learn about programs offered through the department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans may also receive their flu vaccination. There will be carnival games, a photo booth, job fair and concession stand where families can buy dinner before their night on the town. Families wishing to attend should park on the east side of the facility near the Circle of Flags and enter through the Community Living Center. Veterans wishing to apply for VA benefits or enroll in VA health care should bring a copy of their DD214 and two forms of identification. Veterans, families, community partners, congressional delegations, local leaders, media, and general public are welcome to attend.

Prairie Garden Club Meeting

The Prairie Garden Club is meeting Thursday, October 24, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, in the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The speaker Jacob Mares will be discussing Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Tree Propagation and Grafting. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (307)221-1686.