Issue for the week of January 21, 2022
Our Community

Weeks of January 21-January 30

The following articles are for the weeks of January 21-January 30. 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 Office Hours

Trader’s regular 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. Our deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday.

One World Prairie Guitar Contest Concert

Laramie County Library will host the third annual One World Prairie Guitar Contest in the Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, on Saturday, January 22. Musicians of all ages are invited to compete in any of the contest’s five categories: Acoustic, classical, electric, miscellaneous stringed instrument excluding piano and 12 and under. The contest will conclude with a celebratory One World Prairie Guitar Concert consisting of performances by the winners at 6:00pm in the Cottonwood Room. The annual event is presented in partnership with the Cheyenne Guitar Society and is funded by the Laramie County Library Foundation through an anonymous donor with a passion for arts, music and the Laramie County community. Laramie County Library System encourages interested musicians to register for the contest online at https://lclsonline.org/one-world-prairie-guitar-contest/. The contest and concert are open to the public at no cost.

Winter Yoga at the Gardens

Join Jill Lovato, E-RYT500 and owner of Blossom Yoga, for four weeks of gentle yoga in the beautiful and inspiring Shane Smith Grand Conservatory, 710 South Lions Park Drive. They’ll meet Mondays at 9:00am beginning January 24. Cost is $55 for Cheyenne Botanical Garden members and $65 for nonmembers.

Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop, to be held Saturday, January 29, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. The theme is “How to Nurture the Prairie in Town and Country.” The $25 registration fee includes lunch and a take-home winter native seed sowing sample. Morning lectures can be attended virtually for free. Schedule and registration are available at rockies.audubon.org/events/how-nurture-prairie-town-and-country. For questions, please call Mark at (307)287-4953.

Cheyenne Mahjong Tournament

The Senior Activity Center is hosting a Mahjong Tournament at the Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, on Friday, February 11. A $20 fee covers refreshments, lunch and prizes. Pre-register by Friday, February 4, at the Senior Center.

2022 Annual Gun Show

Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club, 2621 East 7th Street, will host their 2022 Annual Gun Show on January 29-30, Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm. There will be guns, ammo, knives, reloading equipment and so much more, everything from new to collectable. Concession stand open during the show. $5 admission, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Bob Mathews at gunshow@cheyennerifleandpistolclub.com. Tables are still available.

Virtual Bingo with Laramie County Library

Join the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, for a fun night of BINGO on January 28, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Pick up a BINGO kit at the second floor Ask Here Desk beginning January 21. Space is limited, so RSVP soon at lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive the Zoom link. This event is for children and families.

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.

City Provides New Webpage for Animal Control

The public can access a new webpage for all things concerning Animal Control at www.cheyennecity.org/animalcontrol. The page features hours of operation, contact information and the mission of the animal control division. The page also includes a link to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s Lost and Found Pets webpage. Call (307)637-6206 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Sunday or (307)637-6524 outside of normal business hours.

Fundraiser for Day of Giving

Buy a $12 ticket for a lunch of BBQ pulled pork, corn, Caesar salad and rolls at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, on February 3, between 11:00am and 1:00pm. $6 of each ticket sold will go entirely to help Day of Giving make purchases for ten area agencies working with clients in great need. Lunch pick up is available at the restaurant and deliveries can be scheduled for orders of five or more meals. Call or text Jeanne at (307)630-2035 for tickets by January 27.

Art Uncork’d: Lithography with Jim Jereb

The CFD™ Old West Museum is pleased to announce Art Uncork’d: Lithography with Jim Jereb on Thursday, February 10, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Enjoy an evening of food and drink while learning the technique of lithography. Beginning with some examples and a brief historical overview, participants will then create their own lithographic image on the contemporary polyester plate and will have the opportunity to print onto a variety of papers. Bring a sketch or reference photo if desired and dress for making art! No experience necessary and materials will be provided. Fees include: Supplies, hors d’oeuvres and libations. Tickets are limited and are selling fast, $40 per person for members, $50 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets please visit https://cfdoldwestmuseum.org/products/art-uncorkd-with-jim-jereb.

Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club Taking Applications

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club is taking applications for new members for 2022. No waiting list. Orientations run through the end of March. For new member application see their website at cheyennerifleandpistolclub.org. If interested please go to their indoor range, 2621 East 7th Street, Tuesdays in January, 9:00am-11:00am or 6:30pm-7:30pm, or email for questions.

CASA of Laramie County Training

CASA of Laramie County recruits and trains community volunteers to be advocates for children who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect. These dedicated advocates get to spend time with the child(ren) they are working with so they can advocate for their best interest. Advocates are dedicated to helping these precious kiddos find safety, permanency and ensure their voices are heard throughout the juvenile justice system. But they need you! There are over 60 kids who need an advocate to be their voice. Starting February 1, CASA of Laramie County will be holding training for new volunteers, the time commitment to be a CASA advocate varies but is usually 5 hours per month. If you are interested or have questions email Sarah Urbanek at surbanek@casalc.org or call (307)222-1902.

Storytime at Wyoming State Museum

The Laramie County Library is taking storytime to the museum Saturday, February 5, 10:00am-1:00pm! Head on over to the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue, for their Family Day event to participate in one of the early literacy storytimes and other fun activities. Visit the Wyoming State Museum’s website at https://wyomuseum.wyo.gov/ to register for the event. This month’s family day theme is Animal Olympics!

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel will be held January 31. The panel is held at LCCC in the Center for Conferences, room 130, start time is 6:30pm and cost is $40 cash at the door. All college campus COVID rules must be followed. Websites for the most up to date information are duivip.org or duivictimimpactpanel.org. Additionally you can contact them with questions or concerns at (307)214-5444 or duivip@live.com. Over the last year everyone has been forced to learn the true value of social media interactions. The DUI Board Members would like to emphasize how strongly they believe the in-person panel is to have a more profound effect on individuals than a video could ever provide. They are able to clearly see the difference of that impact when monitoring reactions to their speakers live versus when they need to share a pre-recorded video from those same speakers. Their speakers have provided a valuable resource to this community since 1994. Please feel free to join them for one of their online panels at no cost!

Sacred Concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The Martin Luther College Choir of Minnesota presents a sacred concert at 6:30pm, Saturday, February 26, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4776 Mountain Road. The concert, titled “From Age to Age,” features a selection of choral music representing various composers and styles.

Elementary School Art Show

Enjoy wonderful art created by K-6 students in Laramie County School District #1, from February 11 through April 4! Visit all three floors of the library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, to see the creative wonders!

Our Community Article Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit organization or club have an event coming up that you would like publicized? Submit a paragraph with who, what, when, where and contact information and we’ll put it in Trader’s “Our Community” section at no charge on a space available basis. The deadline is Tuesday at noon. For more information, call (307)634-8895.

Valentine’s Day Crafting

Do you like crafts? Want to make something special for Valentine’s Day? On February 11, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, come join the Laramie County Library and make a fun Valentine’s Day craft that you can keep for yourself or give to others! The Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, is limiting attendance capacities in an effort to safely host in-person events, please RSVP online at lclsonline.org/calendar/ to reserve a spot for this event, please note you must be signed up in advance in order to attend. This event is for families

Alliance of Therapy Dog Testing

Alliance of Therapy Dogs is in need of more teams in the Cheyenne area to serve the communities needs. If interested in finding out whether or not your dog could become a therapy dog, go to the website at www.therapydogs.com, click on Join, Become a Member and follow the steps on that page or contact the office at (307)432-0272 or stop by and pick up paperwork at 1919 Morrie Avenue.

Virtual Family Trivia: Cartoon Mania!

On Saturday, February 12, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, grab the family and test your wits at our special Laramie County Library’s Virtual Family Trivia Event! This event is best for families with children age 3 and up! Please RSVP online at lclsonline.org/calendar with the Zoom link.