The living history program “Cheyenne’s Melting Pot” presented by the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society, begins on Saturday, August 20, at the main gate of Lakeview Cemetery off Seymour Avenue and features interesting characters who played large and small parts in Cheyenne’s Frontier History. This year there will be new figures added and two start times for the two-hour narrated walking tour. The first tour will begin at 9:30am and the second at 10:15am. Participants are invited to attend either of the tours for the cemetery walk. There are no reservations required and there is a $10.00 entrance fee for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. For information, call 307-630-0924.
Weeks of August 12-August 21
The following articles are for the weeks of August 12-August 21. 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.
Edge Fest is kicking off its 7th annual event on Saturday, August 27, with headliner Tones & I, known best for her hit single “Dance Monkey” with supporting acts from TikTok sensation Claire Rosinkranz and Joe P. This free concert is open to all ages, with access to drinks, food trucks and local vendors! Edge Fest is an annual music festival that celebrates live music, food and drink, local vendors, and the historic West Edge of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Colorado’s famous Elvis impersonator, Aaron Black, will be hosted by the Laramie County Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, Saturday, August 20, starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at $25 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Call 307-635-2435 or stop by the Senior Center today. Join them in remembering the King on the 45th anniversary of his passing.
Trader’s office hours are 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are open Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to place an ad outside these hours you may phone in your ad to 307-634-8895 and leave your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. The deadline for classified advertising is 4:00pm Wednesday.
Karaoke will be available, for a free will offering to cover the DJ, at the LaGrange Community Building, 403 M Street, on Friday, August 12, 7:00pm-10:30pm. Plan to join us for an evening of music and fun.
All Girl Scout Alumna and Lifetime Members are invited to celebrate 110 years of Girl Scouting with the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. Stop by Camp Carefree, 7922 Water Plant Road, for an open house on Friday, August 12, between the hours of 5:00pm-9:00pm, to visit with sister Girl Scouts, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, sing songs by a campfire and s’mores. All Lifetime members will receive a special gift for stopping by! There is no cost for this event but please RSVP by visiting www.gsmw.org so that they can plan food and supplies for the celebration.
The City of Cheyenne is seeking applications for membership to the Housing and Community Development Advisory Council. For all interested parties, online and PDF applications are available at www.cheyennecity.org/boards. Applications must be turned in by August 12 by 5pm.
The Laramie County Fair Demolition Derby, presented by Breeze Thru Car Wash, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at the Laramie County Motorsports Park, 3801 Archer Parkway. Follow the sounds of revving engines to the Laramie County Motorsports Park. Cheer on the crashing and hard hits in a yearly Fair favorite. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under and free for children 2 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or on the website www.laramiecountyfair.com.
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.
WYCO Volunteer Fire Department is having their annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 13, 11:30am-3:00pm, at 3987 Wyoming Highway 230, 40 miles west of Laramie. There will be a chili contest, silent and live auction, prizes, raffles and food! Please call 307-703-0405 for more information.
The town of Bushnell, Nebraska, is celebrating Bushnell Day on Saturday, August 20, with a parade, food, crafts, entertainment, cornhole tournament, truck, tractor and semi show and more! For information, contact Jessica Rocha at 308-360-1358.
Join Girl Scouts as they celebrate their 110th birthday! The Girl Scout movement was founded in 1912 with 18 girls who wanted to make the world a better place. At a time when women in the U.S. could not yet vote, these young women were encouraged to embrace their unique strengths and create their own opportunities. 110 years later, Girl Scouts continues to help girls break down barriers. This celebratory weekend, August 13-14, Saturday beginning at 9:00am and Sunday at 10:00am, will include a variety of hands-on activities focused on the outdoors, STEM, life skills and more. Girls will end the day with a campfire, star gazing and campout. Cost is $35 per girl and $25 per adult. Girls must be registered Girls Scouts to attend, but financial assistance is available! For more information, please call Briana Rickman at 406-252-0488 or email email@example.com.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and the Cheyenne Regional Foundation are hosting a wellness retreat for stroke survivors and their families and caregivers on August 14, 8:30am-7:00pm, at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens’ Shane Smith Grand Conservatory, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The retreat features an inspirational talk from Marcus Weiss, a former member of the internationally acclaimed Blue Man Group, an assortment of different activities, a four course dinner from Micro Popup with live music from The Broken Road Band during dinner. Registration is available online at cheyenneregional.org/strokeretreat or by calling 307-996-4602. The fee to attend is $50 per person.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the opening ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. The Torch Run revenues globally are more than $794 million for Special Olympics. In Wyoming, the law enforcement community has raised over $1.5 million since 1987 to support our Special Olympics athletes. For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Wyoming please visit https://sowy.org/letr.
Crosspoint Cheyenne Alliance Church, 3501 Forest Drive, will host a free Community Hot Dog Feed at on Saturday, August 20, 12:00pm-3:00pm. No catch just bring your appetite, kids and fur kids.
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.
The Hillsdale Ladies Group will hold its 18th Annual Yard Sale on August 19-20, Friday, 8:00am-7:00pm and Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm. The sale will take place at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4325 Hills Street. There will be a huge selection of furniture, tools, clothing, toys, books, household items and more. Proceeds from Hillsdale Ladies Group go to local community needs and scholarships for local high school graduates. It’s worth the drive!
This unique event is a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. It’s the ultimate tug of war challenge and a great team-building event! Gather a team and play tug of war with a fire truck. The team with the fastest time will be crowned the Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions! The Fire Truck Pull happens Saturday, August 20, at 8:00am, in the Target parking lot, 1708 Dell Range Boulevard. The public is encouraged to put together teams of ten to fundraise and compete in any of three divisions: Regular, Women’s and Iron Man. Entry fee is $250 per team. To join or donate please go to https://give.sowy.org/ge/truckpull22.
The Cheyenne Kennel Club is pleased to announce their Labor Day Weekend Show September 3-5, Saturday-Monday, at the Archer Complex, 3801 Archer Parkway. They anticipate 900 entries of dogs of all breeds. They also have several out of town vendors of dog supplies scheduled to join their event. The show and vendor area are open to the public, admission to the event is free. Open 8:00am-5:00pm daily. Food trucks will be on site. Find Cheyenne Kennel Club on Facebook or online at www.cheyennekennelclub.com.
Save the date for the 3rd Annual Cars, Cigars and Guitars Under the Stars, the premier charity Classic Car Show in the Tri-State region. The event will take place Saturday, August 20, 3:00pm-8:00pm, at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, 1312 West 8th Avenue. For event tickets, sponsorships and underwriter opportunities, car registration and raffle tickets go to carscigarsguitars.com.
Uncle Bert’s Fishing Derby for Special Olympics has a new date of August 20, at Sloans Lake, Carey Avenue at 8th Avenue. Fees are $15 for adults and $8 for youth. Registration and check in time begins at 8:00am, the derby starts at 9:00am and ends promptly at 1:00pm. Contact Cley@bresnan.net or 307-630-5523 for questions or further information.
The WYPEX 2022 Philatelic Show will be on August 20-21, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Red Lion Hotel Big Horn and South Fork Rooms, 204 West Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne. Buy, sell and trade with 9 dealers from 4 different states. There will be U.S and foreign stamps, postal history, topical stamps, covers, post cards, philatelic supplies and more. Show cachet and cancel available. For information call Bill Arnold at 307-630-2350. Brought to you by the Cheyenne Philatelic Society, PO Box 21201, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003-7024.