Issue for the week of August 10, 2018
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Weeks of August 10-August 19, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of August 10-August 19, 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.

Super Science Saturday

NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center will hold Super Science Saturday on Saturday, August 18, 10:00am-2:00pm, 8120 Veta Drive. This annual event at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) - Wyoming Supercomputing Center brings kids and adults together to explore hands-on activities, think about new ideas and learn about science. This year’s theme is extreme weather, extreme computing. You must be 14 to tour the facility and wear closed toed shoes, no heels. For more information, contact Mary Waterstreet at maryw@ucar.edu.

Lady Newcomers and Friends Dutch Lunch

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, August 21, at Good Friends, 507 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday, August 19.

Catholic Church Orientation

Curious about the Catholic Church? Do you have questions that you always wanted to ask? Join the St. Joseph’s family at the St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 608 Evans Avenue, on Wednesday, August 22, 6:30pm-8:00pm, for a Q & A session about the Catholic Faith. Free ice cream will be served.

Bunkhouse 5th Annual Car Show

The Bunkhouse Saloon and Steakhouse, 1064 Happy Jack Road, will hold its 5th Annual Car Show on Sunday, August 19, 11:00am-7:00pm. Open to all cars and trucks. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will take place at 3:00pm. There will be door prizes, raffles and BBQ. Live music from 12:00pm noon to 7:00pm with Avenue, Dave Rogers and Up the Creek and Black White Blues. For information, call Rod (970)443-2468 or The Bunkhouse (307)632-6184.

Young Readers Book Party

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, is hosting a book party on Sunday, August 19, 1:15pm-2:00pm, in the Storytime Room. Join them for a celebration of reading with young readers that’s a little bit storytime and a little bit book club. They will read and talk about books, sing, play and learn about books with kids Pre-K through Second Grade.

Adult Vaccines Available

Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles and pneumococcal disease. The specific vaccines adults need is determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines. To find out which vaccines you need and where you can get vaccinated, please visit Laramiecountyhealth.com or call (307)633-4097.

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 (307)778-1212 and mention this program or forms are available at lccc.wy.edu/rediscover.

Capital Chorale Seeking New Members

The Cheyenne Capital Chorale is seeking new members for their non-audition community choir. It’s open to anyone 18 years and older and the primary requirement is just to love to sing! They sing a large variety of music genres. They rehearse on Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm, at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. They usually enter through the north entrance. Their first 2018-2019 season rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please join them a few minutes early to get a folder and welcome packet. On the following Tuesday, September 4, they will be gathering at 6:00pm for a cookie meet and greet to get to know each other better before the rehearsal. Cookies provided. (They never turn down cookies though.) Same location.

Babysitting Class and Certification

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will provide area youth an opportunity to become certified in skills needed for babysitting. The SuperSitters Class will be held Monday, August 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Young people 10-14 years old will learn the fundamentals, safety procedures and basic practical care of children and babies. Space is limited. Come into the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, to register. For details contact Chris at (307)634-9622 ext. 15 or cshay@cheyenneymca.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.

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.

Looking for Horse Loving Volunteers

Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Fall/Winter Sessions. No horse experience is necessary! Just the love of people and horses. They need volunteers during the weekdays from 9:00am-6:00pm. Shifts and times vary. Give their office a call at (307)432-2585 or visit their website at www.ctecriding.org.

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.

Operation Back to School

You can help ensure students in Laramie County receive the supplies they need to start school this fall. Operation Back to School helps kindergarten through college-age students embark on their school journey with the proper materials. Please donate basic supplies to collection spots located in Cheyenne and F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Monetary donations are also accepted, please make checks payable to Needs Inc., Attn: OBTS. For information on how you can make a difference, call Laramie County School District 1 at (307)771-2192 or Needs Inc. at (307)632-4132.

Fundraiser Chili Contest

The 14th Annual Fundraiser Chili Contest will be held Saturday, August 11, 11:30am-3:00pm, at Station #4, located off Highway 230 between mile markers 39 and 40. There will be door prizes, food, raffles, silent and live auctions and music. To enter your favorite green, red or white chili, call Terry Bridgeman at (307)742-9089. Donations can be mailed to BLVFD Station #4 Associates, 3987 Highway 230, Laramie, WY 82070. For more information, call Teri Schwindt at (307)703-0169 or James Rineheart at (307)745-6024.

Community Garage Sale

The Town of Burns Community Garage Sale will be held Saturday, August 18, 7:00am-1:00pm. Sales will be held at 215 South Main Street and 114 South Luther Avenue. Other addresses will be added later. If you need more information or would like to participate, please contact Toni at (307)630-5557.

Free Community Picnic

A free community picnic will be hosted in the First Congregational Church parking lot, 3501 East Pershing Boulevard, on Saturday, August 11, 11:30am-1:30pm. Free food, games and fun for the the whole family will be provided.

­Gold Wing Monthly Meeting

Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets on the second Saturday of each month. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the meeting begins at 9:00am. Call Jim at (307)634-9176 for location and details.

Aspiring Writers’ Meeting

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

TOPS Club Meeting

TOPS meets each Thursday, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, at 507 West 28th Street. This is a nonprofit weight loss support group that discusses how to take off pounds sensibly. For more information or questions, please contact Marion Yoder at (307)514-3455.

Guardianship Assistance

Kinship providers and family friends, WYKA, Wyoming Kinship Advocacy, has the paperwork necessary for temporary, permanent and guardianship of a child who is nearing 18 and will need a guardian as an adult. Kinship Navigator available. For information, please call Alice at (307)637-6480. This continues to be a free service provided by the Office of Youth Alternatives and Wyoming Kinship Advocacy.

Hillsdale Ladies Group Yard Sale

The Hillsdale Ladies Group Annual Yard Sale will take place at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4325 Hills Street in Hillsdale, on Friday-Saturday, August 17-18, 8:00am-3:00pm. If you want to sell your own stuff, call Delene at (307)421-5574. All proceeds go to local community needs and scholarships.

Car Rally

The North Christian Church, 2015 Tranquility Road, is hosting a car rally, Sunday, August 19, weather permitting. Join them for the 9:00am or 11:00am service. Bring your favorite car, truck, motorcycle, no entry fees, no trophies. The first 40 will receive a dash plaque. Food will be available. For more information, please call John at (307)286-9935.

Children’s Summer Camp

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is offering educational summer camp, 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 sack lunch, space is limited. For information, call Megan Hesser, Arts & Education Coordinator, megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org, call (307)778-7289 or visit their website www.oldwestmuseum.org.

Cheyenne Spirit Spree at the Depot

Join this eclectic group at the Cheyenne Historic Depot for a paranormal and metaphysical event based on Cheyenne’s history. There are several presentations ranging from the Wisdom of Tarot, Ghost Hunting 101, Dowsing, Shamanism and more, along with a Bizarre Bazaar including many intriguing vendors. Learn the haunted history of the depot and some of the women in Cheyenne’s past. Participate in this extraordinary event on Friday evening, August 24, and all day Saturday, August 25, for just $20 registration. To register as a participant or a vendor go to www.kindredspiritsociety.org or contact Jill at jill@cheyenne.org.

Western Art Show and Sale

The 2018 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale opened on July 19, 2018. The CFD Western Art Show and Sale features the nation’s top artists presenting original art that celebrates the heritage of the American West. The 2019 CFD Western Art Show Limited Edition Print is “Patience” by Jan Perkins. This year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale will be open through Sunday, August 19. The CFD Western Art Show is one of the Museum’s largest fundraisers. Thirty percent of all artwork purchase is fully tax-deductible. All proceeds from the Western Art show directly benefit the Museum’s Exhibits, Collections and Education Programs.