Issue for the week of January 19, 2018
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Weeks of January 19-28, 2018

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of January 19-28, 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.

Trader’s Free Guide to Cheyenne Magazine

Publicize your event or show in Trader’s Publishing’s Guide to Cheyenne Schedule of Events. If your club, group or organization has a big event scheduled for later this year, get it published free of charge in our 2018-2019 Guide to Cheyenne. This free distribution magazine will feature a schedule of events beginning in April. Please submit your event’s name, location, dates, times, contact name and phone number to: Trader’s/Guide to Cheyenne Events, 2021 Warren Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001 no later than Friday, February 9. Events submitted are subject to space availability. Trader’s Publishing reserves the right to edit all submitted material.

Americanism Essay Contest

The American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary is hosting an Americanism Essay contest for all schools. They are asking students to participate in the contest. Students are asked to write what they feel or believe Americanism is in their schools or community and what they can do to promote Americanism. This is open for all students third grade to High School. The deadline for this contest is Friday, March 30. Please send the student’s essays to the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, attention Unit 6 Auxiliary, or call Linda at (307)256-4138 and she will pick them up.

Taizé Style Worship

A service of contemplative worship in the style of Taizé, stillness, music and prayer, will be held Friday, January 19, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm for silent meditation and service will begin at 7:00pm. For more information, please call (307)634-7709.

Chili Supper Fundraiser

The Cheyenne United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Bowling Association is hosting an All You Can Eat Chili and Hot Dog dinner fundraiser for Cheyenne Youth Bowler Scholarships. The dinner will be held at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, on Saturday, January 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Tickets are available through a Cheyenne USBC Board Member or at the door the night of the event. There will be a cake walk, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. For more information, contact Tammy Followell at (307)214-7268.

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach presents a community support group who will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library located at 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.

Diabetes Prevention and Health Awareness

The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, will host a Diabetes Prevention and Health Awareness Event Friday, January 19, from 6:00am-noon. Join them and Community Health partners to help assess your risk for diabetes and other chronic diseases. Learn how to reduce your risk. Self assessments, vision, blood pressure, body fat screenings, educational material and more will be offered. For more information, please contact Gina Absher at fitness@cheyenneymca.org, or call (307)634-9622.

Women’s March

The 2nd Annual Women’s March will be held Saturday, January 20, at 10:00am. Gather at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street, and march to the State Capitol. There will be a wide variety of speakers and a potluck lunch to follow. For more information, please contact Lori at (307)631-3410.

State Historical Society Meeting

The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will hold a meeting on Sunday, January 21, 2:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Mary Guthrie will speak on Wyoming Women Who Made a Difference. For questions, please call Mary Jane at (307) 635-2151.

Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, January 19, 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.

Craft and Vendor Show

Laramie County Senior Services is holding a craft and vendor show Saturday, January 20, from 10:00am-4:00pm, at the Senior Activities Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. There will be lots of great crafts to browse and buy. For more information, please call (307)635-2435.

Scottish Society’s Annual Supper

The Scottish Society of Southeastern Wyoming’s 34th annual Burns Supper will be held on Saturday, January 27, at the Cheyenne Country Club, 800 Stinner Road. A no-host cocktail hour will begin at 5:00pm, followed by the piping-in of the Haggis at 6:00pm sharp. The Haggis will be addressed and ceremoniously slain, followed by a dinner of your choice, Herbed Salmon or Sliced Roast Beef and vegetable with a dessert selection for $33, tax and tip included. Music will be provided by the Southeast Wyoming Pipes and Drums and Round the Bend. Prepaid reservations must be received no later than Monday, January 22. Payment should be mailed to: The Scottish Society, P.O. Box 21133, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

Dementia Conversations

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning is an educational workshop offered by the Alzheimer’s Association that provides helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present this workshop in the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Sunday, January 21, 1:30pm-3:30pm. The program is free and appropriate for the general public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at (307)316-2892 extension 8295.

Volunteering at the Library

Have you ever considered volunteering for the library? Volunteers play a very important role in making sure Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, achieves its mission. Volunteering provides several benefits for the library and for the volunteers, including personal growth, work experience, job references and community involvement. During this short informative session on Monday, January 22, 4:30pm-5:30pm, in the Sunflower Room, you will learn all about what it means to be a library volunteer, which opportunities are available, next steps and you’ll also get a tour of the library.

Birdwatching Field Trip

The Cheyenne Audubon Society members are hosting a birdwatching field trip on Saturday, January 27, to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge north of Denver. The group will tour the visitor center, drive the 11 mile auto tour loop, hike and look for bison, bald eagles and other birds. This trip is free and open to the public, there is no admission fee for the Arsenal. They will leave from the Children’s Village parking lot in Lions Park at 8:00am, carpooling may be available, and return to Cheyenne about 1:00pm. For more information, please contact Mark at (307)287-4953, and to be on the list to be notified of any changes due to weather.

Cheyenne Newcomers and Friends

Cheyenne Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts Wednesday, January 24, at 1:00pm, at Grace Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The project is a baby chicken decoration. For more information, please call Janice at (307)638-0970.

Early Childhood Parenting Class

A Free Love and Logic early childhood parenting class will be offered Thursday, January 25, 1:00pm-5:00pm, at the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, 100 Central Avenue. They welcome new parents who need processes that allow children to grow through their mistakes. Please call (307)633-4069 to register.

Better Health Better You Workshop

The Better Health = Better You; Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop is a six week program that will be taught beginning Thursday, January 25, 1:00pm-1:30pm at Wyoming Independent Living, 1609 East 19th Street. During the workshop techniques to deal with the pain, fatigue and difficult emotions that often accompany a chronic illness will be taught. Register by calling Wyoming Independent Living at (307)637-5127 or the Laramie County Senior Activity Center, (307)635-2435 extension 11 or online at www.rsvp-betterhealthbetteryou.com.

Recreation and Events Photo Contest

The Cheyenne-Laramie County Employees Federal Credit Union sponsored “Take Your Best Shot” Photo Contest and Exhibit will be held February 1-28 at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street. A reception will be held Thursday, February 1, 5:30pm-7:00pm, hosted by the Cheyenne Camera Club and Cheyenne Community Recreation and Events. Registration is from January 22-26, 7:30am-4:30pm, at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Entry forms with detailed information may be picked up at the Kiwanis Community House. Photo drop-off will be Tuesday, January 30, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Questions may be directed to the Community Recreation and Events Division at (307)637-6423.

Club Meeting

The Prairie Garden Club will hold a meeting Thursday, January 25, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, at The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, room to be announced. The subject of the meeting will be “Tree Pruning and Care” presented by Mark Ellison, City of Cheyenne Forestry Manager. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (307)286-0759.

Gun Show

The Cheyenne Rifle & Pistol Club will hold their annual gun show on Saturday, January 27, from 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, January 28, 9:00am-3:00pm, at 2621 East 7th Street. There will be guns, ammo, knives, reloading equipment and more. Everything from new to collectable. Admission is $5 with children under 12 free. Contact Mike Christmann at (307)640-0033 or visit www.cheyennerifleandpistolclub.org.

Black Studies Month Film Screenings

Sankofa African Heritage and the History Department of Laramie County Community College presents African-American Black Film Exposition. Four shocking, revealing, daring and factualizing films will be screened. “I Am Not Your Negro,” James Baldwin’s unpublished journal on racism in America will be shown Wednesday, February 14, 5:30pm. “500 Years Later” chronicles the struggle of a people who are still fighting for self-determination will be shown, Friday, February 16, 5:30pm. “The Birth of a Movement,” William Monroe Trotter’s battle to mobilize national censorship of “The Birth of a Nation” will be shown Friday, February 16, 7:00pm. “The Birth of a Nation,” formerly titled “The Clansman,” the film that divided America into black and white sanctioned discriminatory practices forever will be shown Saturday, February 17, 9:00am. All screenings will be held at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, Rooms for Conferences and Institutes. All screenings are free. Donations are accepted and appreciated. Please contact Jill Zarend, (307)635-7094 for more information, jillmerry@aol.com, www.SankofaAfricaWorld.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.

Atlas Vaudeville Follies

Journey back in time to the turn of the 20th Century for a night of Vaudevillian Theatre on Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27, at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway, at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 or VIP tables starting at $210. This is a fundraiser for Cheyenne Little Theatre Players. For tickets, call (307)638-6543 or visit www.CheyenneLittleTheatre.org.

Mule Deer Foundation Banquet

The 5th Annual Mule Deer Foundation dinner and banquet fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 24, at the Cheyenne Radisson, 204 West Fox Farm. Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner at 6:00pm. Raffle tickets are: Early bird, $20, $30 after that. First prize gets a choice of Liberty Gun safe or Stoeger semiautomatic 12 gauge camo M3000. There will be games for all ages, raffles, auctions and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the mule deer habitat enhancement and to the Muley youth program. For tickets or more information, please contact Carl Moody at (307)631-3486.