Community Calendar

Gospel Jam Cheyenne
Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 30. The Cross-T Cowboy Church, at 9141 Yellowstone, will again host Gospel Bluegrass singers and experienced and beginner musicians. Arrive early, 12:30pm-1:30pm, and enjoy lunch at no charge. Musicians may “open jam” until 1:30pm. From 1:30pm-3:30pm, musicians will play their favorite Gospel songs with a bluegrass flair. Bring the family! For information, call Pastor Dustin Ruppert at (307)287-7843.

TOPS Club
Meets each Thursday, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, at 507 West 28th Street. This is a nonprofit weight loss support group that discusses how to take off pounds sensibly. For more information or questions, please contact Marion Yoder at (307)514-3455.

Inclusion Solution Art Group
Ambitious Diversities Thrift Store and Food Bank has an Inclusion Solution Art Group on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1:00pm-2:30pm, with Mr. Sam at 3908 West 5th Street, in the art room. This is an art group for adults with different abilities and their supporters. Everyone is welcome and a $1/person per group donation is suggested. Come join the fun for a few hours of getting lost in art. For more information call the store at (307)514-3850. Ambitious Diversities is a 501(c)3 charity.

2019 CFD Western Art Show & Sale
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show opening reception is Thursday, July 18, from 3:00pm-9:00pm, at CFD Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, and is an invitational show which features the nation’s top Western artists presenting original art that celebrates the heritage and the future of the American West. The event kicks off with a sneak peek of the Carriage Hall filled with exclusive, never before shown art, then hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Governor’s residence, after the cocktail hour you are returned to the museum where “Jump the Gun” sales begin, followed by dinner and ending with a live auction. Tickets can be purchased at www.cfdartshow.org or by calling (307)778-7289 and cost $160/person for open seating and $130/person for CFD volunteers, museum volunteers and members. Also, reserved tables for ten people are available for $3,500. Advanced reservations required for the opening reception. This art show has become the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s largest fundraiser supporting Arts Education, Exhibits, Collections and Operations.

Tim Sheen Benefit Roping
A benefit roping will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the UW Hansen Arena, 306 WY-230 in Laramie, Wyoming. Entries will be taken at 10:00am with roping beginning at 11:00am. All ropings are cash only. There will be saddle roping and #11. All proceeds will benefit Tim Sheen. For more information or questions, please contact Kyle Sheen at (307)399-3574.

Wild Horse Ministries
Cross-T Cowboy Ministries proudly presents Wild Horse Ministries coming from Trout, LA. The ministry will be held Thursday, July 18, at Saddle Tramps Arena, 9141 Yellowstone Road. There will be a meal (donation) from 4:45pm-5:45pm, followed by the presentation by Paul Daly from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Paul Daly of Trout, LA will break a horse that has never been saddled, let alone rode. He will do it all while talking about how God came into his life. Daly uses his testimony to teach the horse what is expected. Come see what happens! For more information, call Pastor Dustin Ruppert at (307)287-7843.

Wyoming Senior Olympics Registration
Still competitive at 50? Then the Wyoming Senior Olympics are for all you fit at 50 folks to go for GOLD. The games feature 18 sports including swimming, track and field, pickleball, tennis, golf, and so much more. To register visit www.wyse niorolympics.com or pick up a paper application at the Laramie County Senior Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue or at the David R. Romero Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard, the deadline is Friday, July 19. The Wyoming Senior Olympics will be held in Cheyenne Thursday-Saturday, August 8-10, with an anticipated 500 athletes competing.

Cozmicon
Goshen County proudly presents the First Annual Cozmicon, a two day gathering of the greatest Cozmic heroes in the Universe in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing! The event is Saturday, July 13, from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, July 14, from 12:00pm-4:00pm, at 21st and Main in Torrington, WY, behind the Java Jar. There will be costumes, food, souvenirs, presentations, a real-life Meteorite from the Denver Museum and a once in a lifetime talk given by local teacher and NASA NEAT Educator Mr. Roger Spears. Event is free and open to the public. Feel free to wear your favorite Superhero costume as there will be a costume parade Saturday afternoon.

Historic Ranch Tour Series
Through a generous partnership with the Marie Jordan Bell Fund and Delta Kappa Gamma, Upsilon Chapter, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is continuing its work to create programs which focus on western culture and ranch life. The Ranch Tour will have a trolley ride from the Museum to the ranch, with a presentation on the history of Laramie County Ranches, ranch life and the ranch’s connection with Cheyenne Frontier Days. The tour includes a picnic lunch on the ranch property. Saturday, August 24, 10:00am-2:00pm, they will visit the Harding and Kirkbride Livestock Company. Tickets are $40 a piece and seating is very limited. Please contact Jean Krause to RSVP: [email protected].org.

Children’s Summer Camp
This year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, is presenting a week-long, fun-filled, full-day educational summer camp. Additionally, they are offering an afternoon-only option if the full-day camp does not work for your schedule. Camp runs Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Fees include art supplies and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Please bring your own sack lunch. Space is limited, register today! August 12-16, cowboy and cowgirl camp will relive the dust and glory of the American West. Learn about the Old West with cowboys, ranchers, mountain men, gold panners, art projects and more. Ages 5-12.

Bagging Up Bucks CTEC Fundraiser
The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center (CTEC) is going to have tons of fun raising funds at the AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, on Saturday, June 29, from 10:00am-5:00pm. There will be bingo, silent auction, a vendor/craft fair and a free taco lunch to say thank you for coming out and supporting CTEC! They are still in search of vendors and sponsors. Contact Heather Romero (The Happy Typist) on Facebook or by email at [email protected], or Ginny Barrett at (307)286-3846, or Anita LaFond at (307)432-2585.

Pull Tab Donations Benefit Shrine Club
The Cheyenne Shrine Club, in the Memory of Tom Tammen, is asking for donations of pull tabs from aluminum cans. After being recycled, the funds generated will go to the Cheyenne Shrine Club Travel Fund which is used solely to send Shrine Kids and parents to either Salt Lake City or to one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For more information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

The Esoteric Healing Powers of Water
Join Dr. Ken Kranz as he explores the Mind, its capabilities and different parts on Sunday, June 30, from 1:30pm-2:30pm, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The event will cover topics such as: How can we use our Mind to improve our health, especially with respect to water? What are the different properties of water that we can use to improve our health? This is free and open to the public. No reservation is required. Bring a friend.

Albin Alumni Banquet
The Albin Alumni Banquet is being held Friday, July 12, at the Albin Community Center, 430 5th Avenue, Albin, WY, with social time at 5:00pm and dinner at 6:00pm. RSVP by Monday, July 1 with payment to Karen Schroeder, 5526 Powderhouse Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Tickets are $18/person if paid by July 1 or $25 at the door. For more information, call (307)630-1602 or (307)632-4941.

New Bedford Square Client Appreciation Fair
The businesses Digestive Health Associates, Farmers Insurance, Brandt Audiology and Webb Orthodontics are hosting a Client Appreciation Fair Friday, June 28, from 3:00pm-6:00pm, at the New Bedford Square parking lot, outside 7212 Commons Circle. There will be free food and beverages, free giveaways, music and games. Event is free and open to the public.

Foster Grandparent Program
Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program is looking for men and women to work with children in schools and human service agencies for an average of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 55 years or older and have a limited annual income. Benefits include a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, a nutritious daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical exam, accident/liability insurance, holidays, annual and sick leave, and training. You can make the difference in the life of a child. Please call (307)634-1265 for an application.

People Impacted by Incarceration
Bethel Outreach will be meeting the first and second Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm, from now until the end of August. Those dates will be July 2 and 9, August 6 and 13. The meetings are held at the Cheyenne Discipleship Center, 1651 Carey Avenue, Suite #2. 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 more information, please call (307)509-9982.

LCFD #1 Residency Program
The Laramie County Fire District #1 (LCFD #1) is seeking college students for its residency program. Applicants selected will receive free tuition for four semesters of college and books. Free room and board is also provided. A two-year commitment is required to be a part of this program. Students must be enrolled in college and be working toward either a Fire Science or EMS related degree. The work schedule is two days on shift and four days off. LCFD #1 is currently looking for up to four resident positions. LCFD #1 has the highest call volume in the county and offers unlimited training for free in a variety of topics: hazmat, rope rescue, technical rescue, hazardous materials. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2019. For more information, contact Division Chief, Stephen Kaiser, at (307)256-2024.

CFD Parade Applications Being Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for entries in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Grand Parades in downtown Cheyenne on July 20, 23, 25 and 27. To apply, please visit www.cfdrodeo.com/get-involved/ and scroll down to “Parade Participants.” The deadline to apply is Friday, June 28. Because of logistics, late applications cannot be considered. For more information, visit the cfdrodeo.com website, or contact Chris Allen at [email protected] or (307)631-8359 evenings or weekends.

Rotary Club Endowment Grant Applications
The Rotary Club of Cheyenne Endowment Fund committee has announced it is receiving Endowment grant applications for 2019. The Endowment Fund will support local projects which fit the charitable giving mission of Rotary. Grants will be considered for projects that change people’s lives involving Community Health, Education, Humanitarian Projects and Youth and Community Betterment. The deadline is July 1, 2019. To obtain more information and an application with the criteria and eligibility requirements, please contact Rosalyn Baker at (307)630-5466.

$5 Fill-A-Bag Sale
Head into the Book Sale Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14, with a plastic or reusable shopping bag and fill it with books for just $5! All proceeds benefit Laramie County Library System programs.

Blankets For Laramie County Kids
The Blankets for Laramie County Kids, under the umbrella of Laramie County Community Partnership began in 2001 to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer “Blanketeers.” Since then, more than 8,000 blankets have been delivered to children in need, in Cheyenne and Laramie County. The group is unique in that they pay no dues and are 100% non-profit, so they turn to the community for help in maintaining their mission. If you are able to help with either monetary donations or acrylic yarn donations (no wool, please), please give Rose a call at (307)701-7703.

Race Relations in Cheyenne and America
The community will come together to talk about racism in general and to continue discussion about the incidents at McCormick Junior High. The gathering will be for Dialogue 7 on Sunday, June 30, from 2:30pm-5:00pm, in the Willow Room on the first floor of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The discussion will be another opportunity to share thoughts and ask questions about the interpersonal and systemic problems troubling our schools, our city and our nation. Older teens and young adults are especially welcomed to attend. Free admission. For more information, email [email protected]

Cheyenne Transit
To celebrate Independence Day, the Cheyenne Transit Program office will be closed and city buses will not run on Thursday, July 4.

Recycling Services for Non-City Residents
Did you know you can recycle in Cheyenne even if you’re not a City resident? For those who live in the area, but do not have City recycling services, you can still bring recyclable items to the Transfer Station, 222 North College Drive, Monday-Saturday from 7:00am-2:30pm. Individuals who wish to utilize this service can do so by bringing bagged recyclables (up to a 35 gallon bag) at a rate of $0.65/bag. Bagged items will need to be opened and emptied by the customer to be accepted. Once plastic bags are emptied they will be discarded as they are not a recyclable product. Larger quantities are also accepted at the Transfer Station. You may recycle up to three cubic yards of recyclable items at a rate of $6.95 while a $21/ton rate applies. Things that can be recycled are newspapers, magazines, phone books, and catalogs, brown paper bags, cardboard, junk mail, office pack, plastics #1 and #2 ONLY (no plastic bags of any kind), clean steel cans, clean aluminum cans, foil, and pie tins with no food waste. Things not accepted for recycling include glass, plastic bags, styrofoam, diapers, needles, clothes, shredded paper, paper plates, cups, forks, plastic straws, hoses, electronics and tarps. For more information, visit www.cheyennecity.org/236/Recycling.

Short Stacks for a Tall Cause
You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Event to support Small Business Hub on Saturday, June 29, from 8:00am-10:00am. The event will take place at the Applebee’s at 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. Tickets cost $8. To purchase tickets prior to the event, contact Jon Puls at (307)275-1479 or [email protected]

Discover NASA
Starting July 1 through August 15 at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, you can explore “A Universe of Stories” through the hands-on multimedia exhibit “Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space!” It’s a traveling science museum at the Laramie County Library, that gives an inside look at NASA, covering six key areas: Human Exploration, Earth Science, Mars Exploration, Solar System and Beyond, Aeronautics, and Technology. This exhibit is for all ages.

On Going Food Drive
The Purple Pantry Food Bank at Ambitious Diversities Thrift Store has an on going food drive where you can drop off a bag of food at their community food bank and receive a coupon to use in their thrift store. They accept perishable and non-perishable food items, paper products and personal hygiene items. The new food bank hours are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Call (307)514-3850 for more information. They are a 501(c)3 charity.

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