Issue for the week of May 17, 2019
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Weeks of May 17-27

The following articles are for The weeks of May 17-27, 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.

Water and Wings Gala and Preservation Summit

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board will be hosting their first Water and Wings Gala on Friday, May 17, 6:00pm, located at The Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue. The evening is dedicated to raising funds to complete the second phase of the Historic Airport Fountain Restoration Project. The fountain was built in 1934 to memorialize early aviation history. The event will feature fine dining, silent auction, entertainment and special guest speakers. The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board is also hosting its first Investing in Preservation Summit on Saturday, May 18, 8:00am, at the Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue. The primary objective is to foster understanding of heritage, history and historic places. For further information about the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board, please visit the City’s website at www.cheyennecity.org/index.aspx?nid=216 or find them on Facebook.

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

The Annual Wyoming Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17, at 6:00pm, on the west side of the Wyoming State Supreme Court Building, 2301 Central Avenue. For more information contact Officer Donnie Heiduck, Wyoming State Parks, at donald.heiduck@wyo.gov or Heather O’Connor, Wyoming Highway Patrol, at (307)777-4887.

Volunteers Needed

The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is in need of volunteers for the riding season. All positions available and prior horse experience is not necessary. The only requirement is friendly smiles and a great attitude. If you are interested in working with horses, people with special needs and veterans then this is the opportunity for you! Call the office at (307)432-2585.

Taizé-style Service

The May Taizé-style service will be Friday, May 17, 7:00pm. Come for quiet singing led by the Sancte Spiritus Taizé musicians, with opportunities for stillness and reflection. Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, invites everyone to join them and possibly find a spot of calmness, serenity and peace. The doors to Saint Mark’s will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation The 45-minute service will begin at 7:00pm and as is their custom, will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the parish hall for those who want to hang around. Thank you to those who bless this service with your presence and your prayers. Your gifts encourage them to continue this ministry. This will be the last Taizé-style service this season. They will resume the monthly third Friday service in September.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting this Friday night, May 17, 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 recent imaging of a black hole in a distant galaxy. The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information about the club visit their website at www.killerrabbit.co.

First Presbyterian Church Celebration

The First Presbyterian Church of Cheyenne is “Celebrating the Past - Looking to the Future,” as they reflect on 150 years of following Christ and serving the community. They are looking forward to the celebration weekend of May 17-19 as the church was founded on May 18, 1869. For more information about the planned activities and scheduled events, please visit the church website at www.firstprescheyenne.org or the church Facebook page www.facebook.com/FirstPresCheyenne/.

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.

Annual Cheyenne Mineral, Gem and Rock Show

The 20th Annual Cheyenne Mineral, Gem and Rock Show, hosted by Cheyenne Mineral and Gem Society, will be held May 18-19, Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm, at the Archer Complex Buildings M and K, 3921 Archer Parkway, just south of Exit #370 on I-80 6 miles east of Cheyenne. Adult entry cost is $3, children 12 and under are free. There will be free coloring books for the kids, while supplies last, as well as a special area for kids, fluorescent minerals, jewelry, fossils, cobochons and beads, free gold panning and a flint knapper. There will also be a silent auction, jewelry, fossils, minerals, dealers and grab bags. For show information, please call Jan Shively at (509)953-0634.

Spring Planting Day After Party

Join Rooted in Cheyenne at Danielmark’s Brewery and Tap Room for their 2019 Spring Planting Day After Party on Saturday, May 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm. There will be a live tree auction, a 50/50 raffle and outdoor games. They will have an information booth set up to answer any questions and help others sign up for their fall tree planting in September. This event is free to the public and all are welcome. All proceeds from the live tree auction and 50/50 raffle will go to future tree planting events by Rooted in Cheyenne and support their mission to diversify and maintain the urban forest canopy. For more information visit facebook.com/rootedincheyenne or call (307)637-6428.

International Museum Day

Join the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum in celebrating International Museum Day, Saturday, May 18, 9:00am-5:00pm. In observance of the 2019 International Museum Day, the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is offering free admission to the general public. The Old West Museum is located at 4610 North Carey Avenue in Frontier Park. For more information, please call (307)778-7290, email them at morgan.marks@oldwestmuseum.org or visit them online at www.oldwestmuseum.org.

Cheyenne Audubon Big Day Bird Count

Cheyenne Audubon members invite birdwatchers of all experience levels to count birds Saturday, May 18, for the Cheyenne Big Day Bird Count. Travel with the group to local birding hotspots: Lions Park, Wyoming Hereford Ranch and the Grasslands Research Station, or bird the Cheyenne area on your own. Attend the tally party Sunday, May 19 or report your bird sightings to Mark at (307)287-4953 or mgorges@juno.com. For more details visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/ or contact Mark.

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach will be meeting the first, second and fourth Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Cheyenne Discipleship Center, 1651 Carey Avenue Suite #2. 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, please call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

Downtown Housing Tour

“Livin’ It Up in Downtown” is a tour of selected downtown urban-living residences slated for this Sunday, May 19, 1:00pm-4:00pm. The Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority is hosting this tour which features a variety of downtown housing options to help raise awareness of, and interest in, living downtown. The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board is partnering on this event to celebrate National Preservation Month. The selfguided downtown housing tour is free and open to the public. More information can be found on Facebook at “Cheyenne Downtown Housing Tour” or contact the DDA office at (307)433-9730 extension 4 or vicki@downtowncheyenne.com.

National Public Gardens Week

National Public Gardens week continues through May 19. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive, will highlight many of its services and practices that advance its mission and the mission of National Public Gardens Week. Join them in celebrating spring and the significant roles the CBG plays in the community. Check www.botanic.org for more information on times and costs for classes and workshops.

Tending to Changing Relationships

Parents and children. Spouses. Siblings. Friends. All of these relationships change — sometimes dramatically — when one of the partners is living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association® is presenting a free workshop this Sunday, May 19, 1:30pm-3:30pm, in the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This workshop is intended to help people in these relationships better navigate the changing partnership. The program is free, appropriate for the general public and registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892 extension 8295.

Healing and The Mind

Dr. Ken Kranz will present the program Healing and The Mind, The Role of Spirit, on Sunday, May 19, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This presentation will explain some ways that we can use our mind to change our health. We all have the capacity to fully engage our mind, join them and learn how. This event is free and open to the public.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County’s 28th summer build season is underway. Volunteer shifts are available on Thursdays between 8:00am-noon, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00am-noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator, Pat McIlwain, at pat@cheyennehfh.org or (307)637-8067. Volunteers are needed for construction of the home as well as providing meals to the volunteers.

Gospel Jam Cheyenne

The monthly music jam scheduled for the last weekend of the month at the Cross-T Cowboy Church, located at 9141 Yellowstone, will be held from 1:30pm-4:00pm, Sunday, May 19, one week earlier than usual, due to the Memorial Day weekend. The format will be changed for this special event. Musicians will share gospel-bluegrass and country music. The audience will be provided music books to sing-a-long. All present will have the opportunity to fellowship and enjoy a potluck meal. For more information, call Pastor Dustin Ruppert (307)287-7843.

Just Surviving to Thriving

Music is good for the soul. This workshop will ask what we need to thrive and will showcase how clinical music therapy can enhance healing and development. Presented by Tyler Cessor, Director of the Wyoming Center for Creative Music and Nathan Fry, Board-Certified Music Therapist, at the Laramie County Library, Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Monday, May 20, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

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.

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 more information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

Wyoming BioBlitz

The Wyoming BioBlitz is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature lovers. This year held June 7-9 at Bear River State Park located near Evanston. The event is free and open to the public and registration will close May 25. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period in which the public teams up with biologists to search for and document as many plants, animals and insects as they can find within a certain location. Participants of all ages and interests are welcome. The event is free, though space is limited. Learn more at rockies.audubon.org/bioblitz

Culinary Competition

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual “Chocolate Indulgence” fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 7, at the Red Lion Hotel. The culinary competition and fundraiser will begin at 6:00pm. As is the tradition of the Kiwanis Chocolate Indulgence event, attendees will have the envious task of judging the competitors chocolate samplings and determining the “People’s Choice” award winner. Admission to Chocolate Indulgence is $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 3-10, and kids 2 and under are free. Proceeds from the event benefit numerous youth programs in Cheyenne. Tickets are available online at www.chocolateindulgence.org or in person at Bouquets Unlimited, 5709 Yellowstone Road, Trophy Creative, 1620 Thomes Avenue, and at the door.

Antique Tractor and Pickup Pull

There will be an antique tractor and pickup pull on Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2, beginning at 10:00am, 861 Road 150, Carpenter, Wyoming. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for spectators. 1959 and older tractors and non-diesel pickups are welcome. There is a fee for participants. A food vendor will be on site. Bring your lawn chairs and have a great time. Call (307)649-2449 for more information.

Stroke Symposium

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is hosting a free stroke symposium for the community on Saturday, May 25, 11:00am-2:00pm, in the Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This year’s symposium will offer updated information on common risk factors for stroke, knowing individual risks, stroke prevention strategies, stroke signs and symptoms and the importance of early recognition and intervention. For more information about the stroke symposium, call (307)996-4705.

Race Relations in Cheyenne and in America

The community will come together to talk about racism in general and to continue discussion about the incidents at McCormick Junior High. We’ll Gather 4 Dialogue 5 on Sunday, May 26, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Laramie County Library Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The discussion will be another opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions about the interpersonal systemic problems troubling our schools. Older teens and young adults are especially welcomed to attend. Free admission. For more information, please email mariafreedomjonson@gmail.com.

Memorial Day Ceremony

The Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 27, will start at 11:00am. The observance will be held at Beth El Cemetery, 3345 Seymour Avenue. Also, on Saturday, May 25, at all Cheyenne cemeteries, they will be placing U.S. flags on the graves of all deceased military veterans who served our country. They will start precisely at 9:00am. The flags will then be removed on Saturday, June 1, 9:00am. If you are interested in helping with this honorable project, please contact the American Legion’s Flag Chairman, Russell L. Telander, at (307)638-2526.

Chili’s Benefit Breakfast

On Saturday, June 1, 9:00am-11:00am, Chilis, 1320 Del Range, is sponsoring a benefit breakfast for Sally C, Classy Ms. Wyoming, as she will represent Wyoming at the Pure International Pageant. Her platform is domestic violence and she has been raising funds for the Cheyenne Safehouse. This is an opportunity to help her raise funds to go to the National Contest in Orlando, Florida. Advance tickets are available at Chilis for $10.

Art Workshops at the Hynds

LightsOn! at the Hynds announces the Cheyenne Arts Project visual arts workshop for May 25-26 in the Hynds building art space, 1608 Capitol Avenue. Life rings, spining stories and art from textiles will offered May 25-26, Saturday 9:00am-12:00am and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm, with Georgia Rowswell. Pre-registration is required. Please call or text Terry Kreuzer at (307)214-3932 or email tkreuzer@terrykreuzer.com or www.bluedoorarts.weebly.com for more information.

Virginia Dale Community Events

The Virginia Dale Community will host a western dance with live music by Barely Gettin’ By and pie auction on Friday, June 7, 7:00pm-11:00pm, at the Historical 1862 Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station at 844 CR 43F, Virginia Dale, Colorado. Admission is $10 per person, free for kids under 12. An open house and craft show will also take place on Saturday, June 8, 9:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free to the event but donations of canned food, winter hats or gloves for Harvest Farm in Wellington would be appreciated. There will be historical speaker impersonators including Virginia Slade and Baby Doe Tabor, local artisans, local authors signing books, lunch and baked goods for purchase between 11:00am-2:00pm, wine tasting 12:00pm-3:00pm, raffle tickets for a quilt and Henry rifle and much more. For more information go to www.VirginiaDaleCommunityClub.org or www.face book.com/VDStageStation.