Issue for the week of June 22, 2018
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Weeks of June 22, 2018-July 2, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of June 22, 2018-July 2, 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.

Community Quilt Raffle

Anne Aquin is coordinating the creation of a handmade quilt to be raffled off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 15, at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Tickets for the quilt raffle are available for $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. The quilt will be on exhibit at the Positive Aging Film Series at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, at 1:30pm on Friday, June 22, with tickets available. Raffle tickets will also be available at the Alzheimer’s Association tent at Cheyenne Super Day at Lions Park, Saturday, June 23, from 10:00am-4:00pm, or purchase tickets directly at the office of the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 Dell Range Boulevard, Suite 200. For more information, please call (307)316-2892.

Vacation Bible School

First Christian Church, located at 219 West 27th Street, will hold a Multi-Generational Vacation Bible School, for ages 3 through adult. Join them for a program called “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,” Tuesday-Thursday, June 26-28, 5:30pm-8:00pm. There will be a light dinner and fellowship at 5:30pm. The Vacation Bible School is free but donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of food. For registration form and more information, please check their website at www.cheyennefcc.org or you can call Teresa at (307)635-3102.

100th Annual Convention

The American Legion, Department of Wyoming, will hold their 100th Annual Convention, through Saturday, June 23, at Red Lion Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road, at 9:00am. Members of the Legion, Auxiliary Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders, also those wishing to join are invited. There will be additional activities at the Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. For information, please call 307-635-3696.

Sunrise Mine Tour

A guided tour of Powars II will be held Saturday, June 23, by the Paleoindian Red Ochre Mine and Historic Town of Sunrise Mine Tours. It begins at 11:30am with lunch on your own at Miners & Stockman’s Steakhouse, Hartville, Wyoming. A 3-hour mine and town tour leaves at 1:00pm, it is $20 for adults or $35 for families. There will also be a no-host BBQ at Miners & Stockman’s Steakhouse following the tour. Proceeds benefit the Western History Center. For more information, please contact George Zeimens at (307)575-2010.

Pull Tab Donations Benefit Shrine Club

The Cheyenne Shrine Club, in the Memory of Tom Tammen, is asking for donations of pull tabs from aluminum cans. After being recycled, the funds generated will go to the Cheyenne Shrine Club Travel Fund which is used solely to send Shrine Kids and parents to either Salt Lake City or to one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

Aspiring Writers’ Meeting

An aspiring writers’ meeting to share and critique work will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:30pm, Laramie County Library in the Windflower Room, located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Please contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.

Children’s Summer Camp

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is offering two fun-filled, full-day educational summer camps, June 25-29 or August 13-17. Cost per student per camp: $130 for Museum members, $60 for afternoon only: $160 for non-Museum members, $80 for afternoon only. Camps run Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm for afternoons only. Pre-registration is required, bring your own sack lunch, space is limited. For more information, please contact Megan Hesser, Arts & Education Coordinator, megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org, call (307)778-7289 or visit their website www.oldwestmuseum.org.

Duplicate Bridge Games

Duplicate bridge with or without a partner will be played on Tuesdays, at the Burke Senior Center, 2102 Thomes Avenue, at 6:15pm, or at 12:15pm on Fridays, at the VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street. There will be a practice session held an hour prior. This event is free to the public.

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

Frontier Park 4th of July Celebration

The following is a schedule of events for the 4th of July Celebration at Frontier Park. Car show at 12:00pm, youth entertainment at 2:30pm, 5:00pm grandstands open, live entertainment featuring the Country Club Band at 6:00pm and at 9:35pm fireworks. There is free admission and parking. For the safety of all that attend, the following items are prohibited: Fireworks, coolers, animals other than service animals.

Art Exhibit

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum will feature “A Paul Gregg Exhibit; Caught In Cartoons!” He is a Denver Post illustrator, who captured the humor and energy of Cheyenne Frontier Days™. The exhibit runs until Friday, July 6. Regular Museum admission is required, senior and military discounts available.

Poker Run

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will host an All Patriots Poker Run on Saturday, July 7, beginning at High Country Motorsports, 3320 East Lincolnway. Registration is from 9:30am-10:30am, last bike out at 11:00am. Cost is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger. There will be live music, food, prize raffles and a 50/50 raffle.

Attention Freelance Artists

The VFW Post 4343 is looking for artists who would like to volunteer to paint military, military family murals on the outside of their building. The mural work would need to be donated, but the artists are invited to sign their work. For more information, please contact VFW 4343, 3216 South Greeley Highway or call (307)632-0950.

Albin Alumni Banquet

The annual Albin Alumni Banquet will be held Friday, July 13, at the Albin Community Center, located at 430 5th Avenue, Albin, Wyoming. Social time will begin at 5:00pm with dinner to follow at 6:00pm. Tickets are $18 per person if paid by Sunday, July 1, or $25 at the door. RSVP by Sunday, July 1, with payment to Karen Schroeder, 5526 Powderhouse Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009.

ACOA Meeting

Adult Children of Alcoholics and people from dysfunctional families meet to share hope and healing, through a twelve step program, on Tuesday evenings, at 7:00pm, at 122 West Lincolnway. For more information, please visit www.adultchildren.org.

Senior Companion

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who needs help in order to remain living 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.

100th Anniversary Celebration

Golden Prairie Church, northeast of Burns, Wyoming, is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, July 8. The church is located at 4996 Road 226, 13 miles north of Burns and one mile east on Road 226. Program of worship and memory sharing is from 10:00am-noon. Pastor Jim Brown will be the keynote speaker. Lunch will be provided, followed by activities for all ages. For more information, please call (307)246-3445.

Volunteers Needed

Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is in need of volunteers. If you love to be outside, have a love for special needs children and adults then come on out! No horse experience necessary! Give their office a call at (307)432-2585.

Keeping the Western Spirit Alive

The Cowgirls of the West Museum and Store is dedicated to preserving the role women played in the history and spirit of the west. The museum is full of Cowgirl memorabilia, western culture and history and has a gift store with an interesting collection of western gifts. Admission is always free and is open May-September, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays, 11:00am-3:00pm. The museum is located at 203 and 205 West 17th Street. For more information about the museum or joining the Cowgirls of the West, please call (307)638-4994 or visit www.CowgirlsoftheWestMuseum.com.

Capital City Scamper

The Community Recreation and Events Division is hosting a team challenge inspired by The Amazing Race, on Sunday, July 8. Teams of three will hit the streets of Cheyenne on foot and bicycle to complete various challenges and seek out strategically placed checkpoints. Registration is limited to the first 15 teams. Registrations can be made online at CheyenneRec.org or at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, registration closes Friday, June 29. For more information, please call Events Manager Steve McDonald at (307)637-6423.

Vendors Wanted for Oktoberfest

The Arc of Laramie County is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 2018 Oktoberfest taking place on Saturday, September 22, from 12:00pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Fairgrounds, Archer Complex. For more information, please call Charity Moore at (307)632-1209.

Opening Day Celebration

There will be a special opening day celebration at Frontier Park for the Daddy of ‘em All on Frontier Friday, July 20, from 10:30am-4:00pm. $25 per person allows access to unlimited carnival rides, discounted menu items at designated food concessions, a vendor scavenger hunt, musical entertainment, wagon rides and an all new Wild West Show from 2:00pm-3:00pm. There will be a ribbon-cutting to kick off the 122nd Daddy of ‘em All at 10:30am. The first 100 people through the front gate will receive a free carnival armband for later in the week. Tickets for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Opening Day Celebration can be purchased at the ticket office, located at 1210 West 8th Avenue, by calling (307)778-7222 or at www.cfdrodeo.com.

Adult Scholarship Program

Laramie County Community College is introducing Rediscover LCCC, an adult scholarship program to complete a college degree or certification in several fields, available for three academic years, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021. Scholarships cover all tuition and fees at LCCC for qualifying adults in specific programs for up to two years or four semesters. To apply for Rediscover LCCC, call the LCCC admissions team at (307)778-1212 and mention this program or forms are available at lccc.wy.edu/rediscover.

Graffiti Abatement Program

The Cheyenne Police Department’s Graffiti Abatement Program is continuing to offer a valuable service to citizens to help eradicate graffiti in their neighborhoods. Members of the program have painted over graffiti on hundreds of different properties over the past several years. In most cases, graffiti will be painted over by the Cheyenne Police Department free of charge after a report has been made and the property owner has authorized the abatement. The graffiti hotline, (307)287-3713, is available for people to report graffiti in their neighborhoods. Graffiti may also be reported by using the online Graffiti Report Form on the Cheyenne Police Department website.

New Hours

United Blood Services, 112 East 8th Avenue, will be opening a half-hour earlier. Their new hours are: Closed Sunday-Monday, Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30am-6:00pm; Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm; Friday-Saturday, 7:30am-1:00pm. For questions or to make an appointment, call (877)827-4376 or visit unitedbloodservices.org.