Issue for the week of April 20, 2018
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Weeks of April 20, 2018-April 29, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of April 20, 2018-April 29, 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.

New Caregivers Suppport 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 new Caregiver Support Group will meet on 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 more information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, please call (307)316-2892.

Taizé Style Worship

Please join St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, for a Taizé-style service on Friday evening, April 20, at 7:00pm. Come for quiet singing led by the Sancte Spiritus Taizé musicians, with opportunities for stillness and reflection. If you are an old friend of Taizé or someone who wants to try it, they invite you to join them on Friday and find a beautiful spot of calmness, serenity and peace. The doors to St. Mark’s will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation. The 45-minute service will begin at 7:00pm and as the custom, will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.

­Call for Vendors

Gilchrist Elementary PTO presents the 7th annual Spring Market Craft, Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at 1108 Happy Jack Road. The PTO is currently seeking vendors for this event. For more information, please E-mail gilchristptonews@gmail.com or call Brittaney at (307)221-0462.

Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, April 20, at 7:00pm, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor. The program for the evening will feature a presentation and discussion of some favorite websites that are useful for astronomy. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the club, visit their website at http://www.killerrabbit.co.

Spring Craft and Vendor Event

The Laramie County Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, is holding a Spring craft and vendor show on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00am-2:30pm. For more information, please call (307)635-2435.

Mounted Search and Rescue

The Albany County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mounted Search and Rescue division is holding a five week Desensitizing and Formation class, starting Saturday, April 21 through Saturday, May 19, at 1:30pm. Space is limited, cost is $60. To sign-up visit www.albanycountysar.org or contact Marjorie Daley at (307)460-1883.

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

Project Prom

Project Prom now has short dresses for Promotion and Senior Grads. Long prom dresses for high school girls in need will be available now through Saturday, April 28, at 2017 Bluegrass Circle. Project Prom store hours are Thursdays, 3:00pm-6:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm. Students must bring their high school ID and one guest only please! Donations accepted, but not required. If you have a gently used dress gathering dust in your closet, drop it off or call Jean at (307)630-6430.

Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the 90th Medical Group Clinic, F.E. Warren Air Force Base on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00am-1:00pm. Several vendors from veterans’ organizations as well as Base and medical representatives will be available to assist retirees with appointments, ID cards, pay and benefits. A luncheon will also be served from 11:00am-1:00pm. For information, contact Mike Archer, USN Retired, Retired Activities Director, (307)773-3070 or (307)778-7981, or Captain Herman, USAF, 90th Medical Operations Squadron, DSN (307)773-5423.

Gardening Class

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive, is hosting a gardening class on Sunday, April 22, at 2:00pm. They will discuss how to make the most of your space this summer, learn how to grow anything from your favorite vegetables to cut flowers in their community plots. They will also discuss how to register and enroll in the community garden program. Cost is $5 per person. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (307)637-6458.

Bingo Fundraiser

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, is hosting a bingo fundraiser Saturday, April 28, from 6:30pm-9:00pm. There will be snacks, drinks, laughs and prizes. This is not your ordinary church bingo night. Suggested donations are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 13. Free childcare for those children not playing bingo will be provided. For more information, please contact Joe at (307)630-6192 or Marci at (307)221-4128.

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.

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.

Prairie Garden Club Meeting

The Prairie Garden Club will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, room to be announced. The speaker will be Sandy Dennis and the topic is flower arrangement tool use. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (307)286-0759.

Celebrate Pink Annual Fundraiser

Celebrate Pink will hold its annual fundraiser to help support local breast cancer survivors on Friday, April 27, from 6:30pm-9:30pm, at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The cost is $50 for an individual ticket and $90 for couples. The price includes one free drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be provided. There will be a silent and live auction, games, wine pull and whiskey pull. Proceeds will be used to provide monetary grants to help women undergoing breast cancer treatment. For more information or to fill out an application, please visit www.celebratepink.org. You may purchase tickets by calling (307)778-8833, please purchase tickets by Monday, April 23.

Lady Newcomers and Friends Craft Meeting

Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts Wednesday, April 25, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a rose or bird painting. For more information, please call Janice at (307)638-0970.

Flapjack Fundraiser

The Cheyenne Noon Lions Club is hosting Short Stacks for a Tall Cause at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard, on Saturday, April 28, from 8:00am-10:00am. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased by calling Howard Last at (307)286-0377 or E-mail at howardwyoming@yahoo.com.

Prescription Drug Take Back

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department will be at two locations on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am-2:00pm, to take back any unwanted, unused, prescription or over the counter drugs. The two locations are the Safeway Grocery Store and Pharmacy, 700 South Greeley Highway and Laramie County Fire District #2, 5800 North College Drive. They will not accept any illegal drugs, sharps, thermometers, oxygen containers, radioactive materials, pressurized containers or chemotherapy drugs. For more information, you can contact Lieutenant Kevin James at (307)633-4773.

Cheyenne LEADS Annual Meeting

Cheyenne LEADS is proud to announce that Caitlin Long, 22 year Wall Street veteran, will be the special guest speaker at this year’s Cheyenne LEADS annual Membership Meeting and Banquet to be held Friday, April 27, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. No-host cocktails start at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm. The Banquet is open to the public. For more information, please contact Rachelle Zimmerman at (307)638-6000.

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

­Denver Broncos Charity Basketball

The Cheyenne Frontier Lions Club is bringing the Denver Broncos veterans basketball squad to Cheyenne for an exhibition basketball game on Sunday, April 29, at South High School Gym, 1213 West Allison Road, at 6:00pm, against Cheyenne Firefighters. Tickets are available for sale at the door, family tickets are $20, adults are $9 and youth are $4.50. Proceeds from this event go to help the visually impaired. For more information, please call (307)631-6789.

5K for Crime Victims’ Rights

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and other local organizations are hosting a free 5K run/walk at Lions Park on Saturday, April 28, to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and resources. Agencies and organizations that offer support and assistance to crime victims will host a free informational fair inside the Kiwanis Community House after the race until noon. Pre-registration for the race is available online at cheyenneregional.org or Foot of the Rockies, 1740 Dell Range Boulevard. The first 200 to register will receive a free T-shirt. Race day registration will be from 8:00am-8:45am at the Lions park boathouse. There will be race day giveaways in addition to free water and snacks for participants. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate and strollers are permitted. For more information, E-mail elizabeth.champlain@crmcwy.org or call (307)633-7610.

­Operation Zero Pool Tournament

The Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets MC, WY Chapter E is holding an Operation Zero Fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 1:00pm, at the AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway. Tournament entry fee is $10 and sign-up is on the day of the event. There will also be a silent auction, food and music. All proceeds go towards Operation Zero to help stop veteran suicides.

Friday Food Bags

The Friday Food Bag Foundation delivers single serve, nutritious, non-perishable food each week to schools in LCSD #1 and #2 for children on free or reduced lunch that may not eat well during the weekend. The cost per bag is $5 with an annual cost of approximately $152,625 for 30,525 bags. Current funding provides only 1 food bag to each eligible child every 5-6 weeks. Friday Food Bag needs your help! For a donation of $225 you can Adopt-A-Bag and ensure 1 child will have a bag every week for a full school year. To donate, please call Jennifer Nelson at (307)421-4955 or donate via PayPal online at cheyenneffb.org.

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at ArtsCheyenne.com.