Issue for the week of February 15, 2019
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Weeks of February 15-February 24

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of February 15-February 24, 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.

Creation Health Seminar

The Creation Health Seminar presents eight fundamental principles for optimal health of body, mind and spirit using the CREATION acronym. They will meet every Sunday, with the exception of March 3 and 24, starting January 27 through March 31, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Meetings will be held at Laramie County Community College, 1400 College Drive, in the Health Science Building, room 104. This series is free and open to the public, study materials will be available for a minimal cost. For questions or to RSVP, please E-mail BeHealthyCheyenne@gmail.com.

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is Friday, February 15 through Tuesday, February 19. It’s an opportunity to be a citizen scientist by counting the birds in your own backyard. The event is free and particularly fun to do with kids. Information on how to participate and all your data entry is online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ as well as ways to explore the data that is collected. Also, online bird identification is available. If you don’t have feeders in your yard, visit one of the city parks and watch birds for 15 minutes instead. Use this to make a list of birds you can submit online as a checklist. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, visit https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

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.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will have their monthly meeting Friday, February 15, at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor. The program will cover the bad science in movies. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the club, please go to http://www.killerrabbit.co.

Taize Service

Taize service offers quiet and time for reflection this Friday, February 15. Come enjoy quiet singing led by the Sancte Spiritus Taize musicians, with opportunities for stillness and reflection. All are invited to this service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, to find a spot of calmness, serenity and peace. The doors to St. Mark’s will be open to 6:30pm for quiet meditation and the 45 minute service will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall for those who want to hang around!

Fair Ambassadors

Do you have a love and passion for the Laramie County Fair? Looking to gain or build skills that will benefit you in leadership, public speaking and establish yourself as a young adult in the community? Become a 2019 Laramie County Fair Ambassador. Fair Ambassadors will work to promote the events and activities at the 2019 Fair which will include: Television appearances, radio commercials, social media marketing and face to face interactions. For more information, contact Will Luna at (307)633-4672 or E-mail wluna@laramiecountyfair.com.

Shoe Drive

My Front Door aka Wyoming Family Homeownership Program is collecting gently used or new shoes as their fundraiser with a goal of 100 bags. You may bring shoes to their office at 100 West 4th Street or give them a call at (307)514-5831 to arrange for pick up. Help them end poverty one household at a time.

Cross T Cowboy Ministries

The Cross T Cowboy Ministries is up and running at 9141 Yellowstone Road and Pastor Dustin and his wife, Amy, welcome you! Every Sunday coffee is served at 10:00am with service beginning at 10:30am. For questions, call Pastor Dustin at (307)287-7843 or find them on Facebook at CrossTCowboyMinistries or online at CrossTCowboy.com.

Trash/Recycle Pickup for President’s Day

The City of Cheyenne has announced the trash/recycle pickup scheduled for Presidents’ Day Holiday, Monday, February 18, will take place Saturday, February 16. Have your trash and recycle containers out on Saturday by 6:30am. The Solid Waste Transfer Station, 220 North College Drive, Landfill, 1416 Happy Jack Road, and the Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road, will be closed Monday, February 18. For more information, contact the Sanitation Division at (307)637-6440 or visit www.cheyennecity.org.

Valentine Dances

Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dances will be held Saturday, February 16 (father/daughter) and Sunday, February 17 (mother/son). Both dances will run from 6:00pm-8:00pm and be held at the Cheyenne Family YMCA. Pre-purchased tickets are on sale now at $30 and $35 at the door. Ticket price includes one adult plus child/children and covers dinner, dessert, DJ, Christine Kronz LLC photograph, flower and more! For more information, call Chris Shay (307)634-9622 ext. 15. Follow the YMCA on facebook.

Wyoming’s Forgotten Women’s Militia

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society is having speaker Dan Lyon Sunday, February 17, at 2:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Dan’s program titled Wyoming’s Forgotten Women’s Militia is about two companies of teenagers who became Girl Guards at a time when women were exempt from militia service. For any questions, contact Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.

Cheyenne Audubon Program

The Cheyenne Audubon will host Brian Rutledge, National Audubon Society’s vice president and Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative director, to discuss the last fifty years of conservation engagement on endangered species and more than thirteen years dedicated to assuring a future for the sagebrush ecosystem. The program is free to the public on Tuesday, February 19, 7:00pm, in the Sunflower Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, visit https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

Black History in the West

The Laramie County Library will host LCCC history instructor Mary Ludwig Tuesday, February 19, at 6:30pm, in the Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. She will be presenting The Exodusters: Black History in the West, a powerful presentation that will detail the harrowing 1879 migration of over 15,000 black men, women and children as they sought new opportunities in western states. The public is welcome, join the Laramie County Library System in learning about and honoring these incredible Exodusters. For general library information, call (307)634-3561 or visit lclsonline.org.

Senior Living Options

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting a free workshop entitled Senior Living: Long-Term Care Solutions, to inform attendees about the wide array of available options. The workshop is Sunday, February 17, from 1:30pm-3:30pm, in the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The program is free, appropriate for the general public and registration is not required. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892 ext. 8295.

Cheyenne Sub Vets of USSVI

Do you wear dolphins? If you are qualified in submarines or served in submarines, United States Submarine Vets, Inc., would like you to join them at a meeting Saturday, February 16, at 11:00am, with a social hour (sea story time), followed by a business meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at John’s, 1425 West College Drive. For more questions, contact Mike at mjwillis@Q.com or Ed at cheyeddie@bresnan.net. Please, do not park on the road, plenty of parking in the back area.

Caregivers Support Group

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce an additional support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Caregiver Support Group will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6:30pm, at Primrose Retirement Center, 1530 Dorothy Lane. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For more information, please call (805)245-4352.

Updated City Council Committee Meetings

Due to Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 18, the Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 19, at 11:00am and the Public Services Committee will meet Wednesday, February 20, at 12:00pm. Meetings will be held in room 104 of the Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Avenue.

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

The Snow Queen Audition

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Snow Queen Monday, February 25, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at St. Mary’s School, 2200 O’Neil Avenue. Those auditioning should arrive at 12:45pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Cheyenne 798 Toastmasters Club

The Cheyenne 798 Toastmasters Club meets each Wednesday, at 6:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This is a nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective and confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about meetings or joining the club visit www.Cheyenne798.toastmastersclubs.org and follow @TCheyenne798 on Twitter, @Cheyenne798toastmasters on Instagram or Cheyenne 798 Toastmasters on Facebook.

Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

The Cheyenne Branch of the NAACP Chapter 4801 will hold its annual Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday, February 23, 6:00pm, at the Red Lion Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for youths 18 and under. The speaker is Jonathan McMillian, Founder and Director of “Be Better Than Average”. For more information and tickets, contact Rochelle Brooks-Lyons, (307)637-8488.

Seeking Vendors

Do you sell food, merchandise, a service or just want to get the word out about a community organization or club? Become a vendor at the Laramie County Fair. The Fair hosts approximately 20,000 people over a 10 day period. If you wish to be a vendor, please complete the contract and submit with payment and required documentation to the Fair Office by the dates listed in the contract. For information and to print out a contract, visit www.laramiecountyfair.com, contracts may be E-mailed to fairoffice@laramiecountyfair.com, or faxed to (307)634-4511.

Art at the Y Featuring Laurie Christensen

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is displaying the original paintings of Laurie Christensen during the month of February. To feature your art at the Cheyenne Family YMCA contact Chris Shay at cshay@cheyenneymca.org or call (307)634-9622.

Healing and the Mind

Healing and the Mind: How We Attract Good Health is a free presentation, led by Dr. Ken Kranz, exploring the mind and its different aspects, some of its capabilities, how we can use our mind to change our future and how we have become who we are today. The free and open to the public presentation is Sunday, February 24, 1:30pm-2:30pm, in the Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. No reservation required.

The Ultimate Car Raffle

Buy a ticket for the Ultimate Car Raffle and you could win the grand prize, a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 2.0 or other great prizes with a 1 in 100 chance to win. For 1st prize: $5,000, 2nd prize: $2,500, 3rd prize: $1,000, 4th prize: $500. Ticket prices are $100 and are available for purchase at St. Vincent dePaul Thrift Store, 2112 Snyder Avenue. Only 500 tickets to be sold, drawing will be held Saturday, March 23, need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Laramie County Fire District #1 Volunteers

Laramie County Fire District #1 (LCFD#1) is looking for volunteers to join the department. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a firefighter, now is your chance. You don’t need experience to join, just a dedication to your community. The spring academy begins in March and the deadline to apply is Monday, February 25, at 5:00pm. For information or to apply visit www.lcfd1.com/copy-of-volunteering.

Annual Used Book Sale

Delta Kappa Gamma will collect used books now through February 25 for the 36th annual used book sale. Collection boxes are in Albertson’s at 5800 Yellowstone Road and at 3355 East Pershing, Safeway at 700 South Greeley Highway, Natural Grocers, 5116 Frontier Mall Drive and Golds Gym, 1616 East Pershing. Please note that there will be no collections at King Soopers. If you are unable to deliver books, have a large quantity and live within a 10 mile radius, call (307)637-5347 or (307)369-2940 for an appointment.