Issue for the week of November 25, 2022
Our Community

Weeks of November 25-December 4

The following articles are for the weeks of November 25-December 4. 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 to 307-634-8895 and leave your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. Our office will be closed Friday, November 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The deadline for classified advertising is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Chili and Soup Supper

The Masonic Temple, 1820 Capital Avenue, on the parade route, will host a chili and soup supper on Saturday, November 26, 3:30pm until the end of the parade or all is sold out. They will have chili, soup and cinnamon rolls with hot chocolate or coffee. Eat in the dining room or take with you.

Holiday Craft Fair and Soup Luncheon

Eastern Star Harmony Chapter 53 Holiday Craft Fair and Soup Luncheon will be held at the Masonic Temple Gym, 1820 Capitol Avenue, on November 26, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Heroes Holiday Market at Archer Complex

Heroes Holiday Market 2022 will be held on Saturday, November 26, 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Archer Complex, 3801 Archer Parkway. During the market, shop unique gifts from over 65 vendors and bring the kids for pictures with Santa between 11:00am-1:00pm. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to Simply Heroes, a non-profit organization that benefits local first responders, veterans and front-line workers.

Youth Alternatives ‘Mentor Up’ Campaign

The Office of Youth Alternatives Special Friends and Foster Grandparent Programs are continuing the Mentor Up Campaign through the end of the calendar year! The campaign aims to bring in 30 new adult mentors who will intervene in the lives of youth who are at an impressionable age and need a positive role model within the Cheyenne community. To learn more about making a difference in a youth’s life and how you can become a part of the Mentor Up campaign, please call or email Devyan Paiz for Special Friends mentoring inquiries at 307-637-6480 or dpaiz@cheyenne city.org. For Foster Grand Parent inquiries, please contact Allyson Montgomery at 307-637-6480 or amontgomery@cheyennecity.org.

VFW Craft and Flea Market Show

VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, will host a craft and flea market show on Saturday, November 26, 9:00am-3:00pm. Get your shopping done and see the creativeness of their great vendors. Jewelry, crochet items, candles and lots of unique items. Everyone is welcome to come and support our local Veterans. Lunch will be available. Come and enjoy. Tables are available for $10 each. Call Suzie at 307-632-4053 with questions.

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

GFWC X-JWC, volunteer service organization, is holding its Texas Roadhouse fundraiser Sunday, November 27, 11:00am-1:00pm, 1931 Bluegrass Circle. Ticket holders may dine in or take out. The menu will contain barbecue pulled pork, corn, Caesar salad, rolls and drink. Proceeds will benefit K9s for Mobility. Call Karen at 307-640-5804 for information and tickets.

Coat Drive and Pet Drive

The Spirit of Giving campaign will hold a Coat Drive and Pet Drive during the month of December. They will collect new and gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and pet supplies. Members of the community will be able to drop off these items in the lobby of the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway, 8:00am-8:00pm, December 1-17.

Cheyenne Elks Craft Sale

The Cheyenne Elks Club is hosting its second annual Winter Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday, November 26. The sale will take place from 9:00am-3:30pm at the Cheyenne Elks Lodge #660, 100 East 17th Street. The vendors will have a variety of items available to purchase including but not limited to: Handmade crafts, books, holiday decor, dog-bone wreaths, pottery, jams and jellies, jewelry, children’s items, greeting cards and more. Lunch will be available to purchase.

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panels

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panels will be held November 28. All panels are held at LCCC in the Center for Conferences, room 130, 1400 East College Drive, start time is 6:30pm and cost is $40 cash at the door for those required to attend. All college campus COVID rules must be followed. Websites for the most up to date information: duivictimimpactpanel.org or duivip.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 panels 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!

Breakfast with Santa

Laramie County Events will kick off the Christmas season with the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10, at the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway, with 2 seating times, 8:30am and 10:00am. The event is completely free and open to the public, though, reservations are required. A merry breakfast will be served with Santa himself in attendance for photo-ops. Registration will open Friday, December 2, 9:00am, at laramiecountyevents.com.

Call for Crafters and Artists

WinterMart 2022 is looking for crafters and artists to participate in a holiday craft event on December 16-17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne. Only handcrafted work will be accepted. Booths are $60 for a single and $100 for shared booths. Contact or call Terry Kreuzer for questions or more information at 307-214-3932 or email tkreuzer@terrykreuzer.com.

Craft Show and Canned Food Donation

The Second Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show and Canned Food Donation will take place Saturday, December 3, 9:00am-3:00pm at Archer M/K Building, 3801 Archer Parkway, entrance 1.

Lip Balm and Salve Making

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive, will host a lip balm and salve making program on Thursday, December 8, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Preregistration is required at https://m.bpt.me/event/5347909.

Cowboy Christmas Market

The Cowboy Christmas Market 2022 is a two-day event on December 10-11, 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway. Local artisans offer unique handcrafted items and more well-known brands. This is the biggest event of the year with over 200 vendors, concessions, pictures with Santa and his red truck, and more! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Shriners.

Red Kettle Kickoff Luncheon

Plans are well underway for the upcoming 8th Annual Red Kettle Kickoff luncheon! The event will be from 11:30am-1:00pm, Friday, December 9, at Little America Hotel and Resort, 2800 West Lincolnway. Please contact Stacey Romine at stacey.jteasley@farmersagency.com for information.

Art Uncork’d Holiday Craft Edition

The CFD™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, is pleased to announce Art Uncork’d: Holiday Craft Edition. Let the holiday cheer guide your creativity while you paint a custom canvas bag alongside a master artist on Thursday, December 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.oldwestmuseum.org/event-details/art-uncorkd-holiday-edition.

Grown-Up’s Night Out

The evening of December 16 will feature a “Grown-Up’s Night Out” Christmas Dinner and a Movie. Attendees are invited to a Christmas dinner followed by a showing of the classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Tickets for the dinner are $40 per couple. Tickets include a reserved vehicle space (while supplies last) and a sit-down dinner. The drive-in movie is free to attend, vehicle spaces require reservation, as space is limited. “Lawn seating” is free and open to the public with no reservation. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a merry night out as our “lawn” is our concrete floor. Go to https://www.laramiecountyevents.com/grownupsnightout/ beginning December 2, 10:00am, to reserve your spot at the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program

School Year 2022-2023 has begun and volunteers are needed to make a difference for the students. The Office of Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for tutor/mentors that are 55 years and older to work with children in a classroom setting that need extra support. Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of children in our community and earn an average of $300 per month in a non-taxable stipend. Call 307-637-6480 for more information.

Christmas House 2022

The Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne will be presenting the 54th Annual Christmas House at 6701 Big Sky Trail, December 2-3, Friday 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm. Tickets are $6 each, children 5 and under are free. Free parking will be at Calvary Chapel Church, 9209 Ridge Road, along with the Tea Room. Ride the free trolley to and from the church to the Christmas House. Come get your Christmas shopping done.

Indoor Drive-In Movie

A frosty chill will fill the air of the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway, on Saturday, December 17, as guests will be treated to a free viewing of “Disney’s Frozen” during the annual Indoor Drive-In Movie. Vehicle spots are free but limited and require pre-registration at www.laramiecounty events.com/spirit beginning December 2, 10:00am. There will be open “lawn seating” up front, no registration required. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

Request for Proposals for Fort Rustle

Fort Rustle is a village of forts. The Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is seeking to bring a new community event during their dormant season, February through April. They are seeking creative artists, architects, students, construction and tradespersons to design and build forts for visitors to creatively play with, play in, and on. The Fort Rustle request for proposal is available for download at: www.botanic.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Fort-Rustle-RFP.pdf.

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.

Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Have you ever considered volunteering with your dog? If so, please consider joining Alliance of Therapy Dogs. As a member of this national organization, you will have opportunities to volunteer in the community as an insured, certified team that has completed a registration process. This gives you credibility and support while you are volunteering. A working dog is a happy dog. There are many venues open to therapy dog visits and the request for visits are constant. Go online to www.therapydogs.com, click on “Join”, click on “Be A Member” for the requirements. If you still have questions, contact the office 307-432-0272 or email office@therapydogs.com. There are several testers here in Cheyenne waiting to assist with test and observations.

Ladies 55+ Are You New to Cheyenne?

Or are you just tired of being cooped up due to COVID or other restrictions? Do you think you might be interested in joining a group of women who meet for lunch twice a month at various restaurants in the Cheyenne area? Or occasionally take a day-trip to an agreed-upon interesting/fun destination, for strictly social purposes? If so, please feel free to call one of the ladies listed below, for more information. Eileen at 307-287-1881 or Dorothy at 307-635-6132.

Veteran’s Rock “Ensure the Future” Fund

Veteran’s Rock is experiencing growing pains, how wonderful is that! They have become so busy, their volunteers can no longer sustain the activities and goings-on each day brings. They have made a decision to hire a Program Director, someone who can help with all the day to day stuff, lead fundraising, outreach and writing grants. However, they do not have the funding to do this right now. They have opened an account for this very purpose. If you can help with their Veteran’s Rock “Ensure the Future” fund, they will most definitely appreciate every penny. Please make a donation to Veteran’s Rock, 605 South Greeley Highway Suite 1, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007. For more information call 307-514-0035. We love our Veterans.

Youth Alternatives Special Friends Program

The Office of Youth Alternatives Special Friends Program is looking for adult mentors that are 18 years and older to act as positive role models to youth in a one-to-one mentoring relationship, qualifications do apply. For additional questions and information, individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480.

The Pantry is Empty

Prior to the pandemic, Needs Inc. served around 31 households per day. Currently, they are serving more than 100 households each day and the need for their services continues to grow. This unprecedented demand for food and clothing assistance is forcing them to burn through their reserves quickly. They are committed to providing food for families and individuals in Laramie County but they need help to do it. Please consider donating to the Needs Inc. WyoGives Campaign. Thanks to generous match sponsors, they have the opportunity to double, triple or even quadruple every donation. Be a hunger hero and donate now at www.wyogives.org/organizations/needs-inc-158679a9-30e5-4a4e-873b-52af7d4d206f!

Help Veterans’ Rock Help Veterans in Need

Veterans’ Rock is a non-profit organization created solely to help veterans in need and their families. The community has certainly stepped up to help them and they say thank you! They are so full of wonderful things for our veterans, they only have room for small amounts of things at a time. If you would like to donate to Veterans’ Rock, please call ahead of time to see if they can take the donation. They accept small apartment size kitchen tables and chairs, small dressers, night stands, TV trays, recliners and love seats, all must be in good condition and clean. They are located at 605 South Greeley Highway. For more information, please call 307-514-0035.

TOPS Club

TOPS 0117 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday at the VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, Nationway Frontage Road. Weigh-ins are from 8:00am-8:45am and meetings are from 9:00am-10:00am. TOPS provides tools, information and support to be successful in losing weight. The program focuses on health as well as weight loss. For more information, email Pam, the leader, at gwawcusa@aol.com.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program

The Office of Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for tutor/mentors that are 55 years and older to work with children who need extra support in a supervised classroom setting. Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of children in our community and earn an average of $300 per month of a non-taxable stipend. Some qualifications apply. Individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480 for information.