Issue for the week of May 7, 2021
Our Community

Weeks of May 7-16

The following articles are for the weeks of May 7-16. 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 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 by calling (307)634-8895 and leaving your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. Our weekly deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Gold Wing Monthly Meeting

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.

VFW 1881 Craft and Flea Market Show

VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, is having a craft and flea market show that everyone is welcome to come and see on Saturday, May 8, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Jewelry, crochet items, candles, blankets and lots of unique items will be available. Lunch will be served so come enjoy and support your local Veterans. Please call Suzie at (307)632-4053 if you have any questions.

Frontier Post 11453

Frontier Post 11453 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm, at Veteran’s Rock, 605 South Greeley Highway, Suite 1. They invite veterans to apply for membership. (307)509-0839, vfw11453.org.

CFD Old West Museum’s Historic Talk and Tea

Join them on Saturday, May 8, at 2:00pm, for tea and talk about the history of CFD Old West Museum’s building. May is Historic Preservation Month and the Museum is teaming up with the Alliance for Historic Preservation to tell some of the stories the Museum building wishes you knew. Do you know all the ways the building has been used over the years? How about the famous people and performances that happened there? Museum curator Michael Kassel will answer some of these questions and more. This event will take place at the Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. There is an admission cost of $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $30 at the door, admission also includes tea and snacks. Tickets available at https://www.cfdrodeo.com/event/historic-talk-tea/. Contact Jean Krause, Education Coordinator, at (307)778-7202 for questions and more information.

South Pass City Summer 2021 Events Announced

South Pass City Historic Site and The Friends of South Pass are happy to announce the return of their signature events at South Pass City. This coming season will feature events and activities for all ages. South Pass City opens May 8, and has a Mother’s Day sale on May 9, with in-store cooking and baking from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. On June 19, they will host a nature walk along Willow and Hermit Creeks. July 10 and 11 will see the return of Gold Rush Days with vintage baseball, gold panning and anvil blasting. Paint the Town Red: Historic Cocktails in a Historic Saloon will be held on July 31 hosted by Backwards Distillery of Casper. The South Pass City Historic Hunt, a scavenger hunt like no other, will be held on August 14. More information is available at www.southpasscity.com/events or call (307)332-3684.

Raise the Roof Fundraiser for the Historic YMCA

A fund raising event to benefit the historic YMCA building in Sunrise, Wyoming, will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Chili and deserts will be served. Your tax deductible donation helps with preservation projects: New roof, electrical, HVAC and plumbing. If you cannot attend, you can still help: (307)575-0333, SHAPPS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Greater Cheyenne Greenway Clean-Up

Spring is here and the City of Cheyenne appreciates the community’s continued support of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway and all of the significant maintenance contributions. The Greenway spring cleaning effort is scheduled for two weekends this year, May 15 through May 23. As usual, boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and gloves are appropriate attire. The Cheyenne Greenway staff can provide trash bags and light weight gloves upon request. Please contact Jeanie Vetter, Greenway and Parks Planner, at (307)638-4379 or email jvetter@cheyennecity.org if you have changes with your contact information, greenway segment preference or you are unable to continue with the program.

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

The food pantry provides weekly groceries to low-income families, seniors, veterans and retirees. The pantry is open Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm, at 206 Van Lennen. Just bring a photo ID and proof of address such as utility bill, rent receipt or medical bill. In addition to a grocery bag, individuals can select fresh produce, bread, eggs/milk when available. If you have questions or problems providing photo ID/proof of address, please call (307)275-0567. Call (307)275-0567 for information; email: stjosepantry@gmail.com or visit their facebook at www.facebook.com/st-josephs-food-pantry

Father/Daughter Social

The annual Father/Daughter Social Dance will be held at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, on Friday, June 4, 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The attire is “Sunday Best” but blue jeans are not appropriate. There will be a DJ providing entertainment, keepsake photographs, raffles, a silent auction and more! Couples will be given meal tickets upon check-in. Be sure to pick up your commemorative certificate with you and your daughter’s name on it at the dance. Current health mandates regarding masks will be followed.

2021 Cheyenne Mineral, Rock and Gem Show

The annual 2021 Cheyenne Mineral, Rock and Gem Show will be hosted by the Cheyenne Mineral and Gem Society on May 15 and 16, at the Archer Complex Building M on Saturday, from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $3, and comes with a sample of Wyoming petrified wood. Children 12 and under are free. There will be Flint Knappers and food by Brodelle’s BBQ. For more show information contact Jan Shively at (509)953-0634.

Extension Garden Seminar Series

On May 17, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, the Laramie County Extension Office is hosting the first session of Extension Garden Seminar Series. The topic is preparing your garden, taught by Laramie County Horticulturist Catherine Wissner. The session will be held at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, in the Pathfinder Building Room 409. Pre-registration required. Contact Joan at (307)633-4383 or Jschae14@Uwyo.edu for information. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/extgarden21.

2021 Fur Ball “Hawaii Fi-Do” Announced

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter has announced the 2021 Fur Ball theme as “Hawaii Fi-Do” and will be held virtually online from June 21-26. Registration for a bidder number is free but sponsorships and gala event boxes are available. The auction will feature a variety of items including hard-to-find items, experiences, pet adoption packages and more. To donate an auction item, contact Karen Staples, Donations Coordinator, at (307)271-5962. To register or to learn how you can support the nearly 6,000 animals that come through the doors of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter every year, log on to Cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

Superday Scheduled for Saturday, June 26

The City of Cheyenne and the Superday Presenting Sponsor, HollyFrontier Renewables, are excited to announce that 2021 Superday will be held Saturday, June 26, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the south end of Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive. This event will be spread out around the park to continue being mindful of social distancing. Registration and applications for food vendors, community vendors, 5K Tour de Prairie, Chalk Art Festival and the Volleyball Tournament can be found at www.CheyenneRec.org/Superday.

The Seed Library of Laramie County is Open

The Seed Library of Laramie County is open and ready to grow for the 2021 growing season. Community members are invited to check out up to 20 packets of seeds from the Seed Library at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. There are over 150 varieties of flowers, herbs and vegetables to choose from and every seed has been carefully chosen for its ability to thrive in Wyoming’s climate. The seeds are free to Laramie County residents and do not require a library card. To check out seeds, review the catalog and fill out an online order form at https://lclsonline.org/seed-library-order-form/. The seeds may be picked up at the third floor Ask Here Desk at Laramie County Library or by using the Library’s curbside pick-up service. The Seed Library of Laramie County is a joint project between Laramie County Library System and Laramie County Master Gardeners. To learn more, visit https://lclsonline.org/seed-library.

Big Brothers Needs Volunteers

Do you enjoy hunting, fishing and sports? Building things? Would you like a buddy to tag along with you? Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you! The organization is currently experiencing a lack of male volunteers. Find a buddy to hang out with, mentor and build a friendship. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of options for involvement, flexibility to fit your schedule and freedom of choice in your activities. For additional details about volunteering, please call (307)514-3383 or check them out online at wyobbbs.org.

Laramie County Library Now Offering Libby App

Laramie County Library System is now offering the Libby app by Overdrive for ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, videos and comics. The easy to use app provides library cardholders with access to a suite of digital material from their phones, tablets, computers or other ereader devices. Libby works with Apple iOS 9+, Android 5.0+, Windows computers, Mac computers and Chromebooks. The free app provides access to thousands of items in Virtual Library of Wyoming’s digital collection. All of Laramie County Library System’s digital items can be checked out on Libby for 14 days, excluding videos which can be checked out for 7 days. Up to 10 items can be checked out at a time and Libby automatically returns items so that users do not have to worry about late fines. More information on Libby, along with helpful instructions for use, can be found at https://lclsonline.org/services/libby/, or contact Kasey Mossey, Communications Coordinator, at (307)773-7255 or email kmossey@lclsonline.org.

Our Community Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit club or organization 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.