LaBlast Dance Class
If you are looking for a New Year’s Resolution the CFD™ Old West Museum has just the thing for you! Starting on January 15, the CFD™ Old West Museum will hold LaBlast Dance Fitness classes with Tina Borgaard every Saturday at 10:00am through the end of March. Whether you want a reason to get out of the house or some fun motivation to help you with your resolution, the Museum is here for you. This dance fitness program is based on ballroom dances that have been seen on Dancing with the Stars. It is partner-free, includes all components of fitness and uses a wide variety of music. Dance your way into the new year and the new you at the CFD™ Old West Museum, only $10 per person per session. More information can be found at www.oldwestmuseum.org.
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 more questions, please call Mark at (307)287-4953.
CFD™ Hall of Fame Nomination
The nomination forms for the 2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame are currently available. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate the person or entity that you believe has helped Cheyenne Frontier Days™ into the “Daddy of ‘Em All”. All nominations must be postmarked by January 19. Nominations are open to the public. You don’t have to be a member of the CFD™ Old West Museum to nominate and nominations are limited to past and present Cheyenne Frontier Days™ contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, organizations and volunteers. Cheyenne Frontier Days™ plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today. Nomination forms can be found at https://www.cfdrodeo.com/event/hall-of-fame-nomination-forms/.
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.
Registration for Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball
Registration for the City of Cheyenne Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball League will run through February 17. Late registration will run from February 18 through March 3 where a $50 late fee will be applied if space is available. The cost of the league is $150 per team. The season starts March 28 and will run tentatively until May 26. Each team is guaranteed 8 games, with games being played at the Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Contact Dave Contreras at (307)637-6425 or [email protected] should you have questions.
Civic League Accepting Grant Applications
The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is accepting grant applications. Nonprofit organizations that support community development and work to improve residents’ quality of life are invited to apply for grants from the GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne. Funding for these grants comes from the annual Christmas House project. For more information and applications, go online to www.womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org and click on the Community Grant Application tab, or contact Community Grant Committee Co-Chairwoman Barbara Kuzma, (307)630-1070 or Co-Chairwoman Kristin Riley (307)287-6848. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.
American Legion Post 6 Oratorical Contest
The American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, Oratorical contest, which awards hundreds of dollars for scholarships to advance one’s education, is to be held at 1:00pm on January 15, at the Post. The contest is open to students in the 9th through 12th grades and consists of oratory involving one’s knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. Students are judged on a prepared orientation of 8-10 minutes and an assigned extemporaneous presentation of 3-5 minutes. Prizes of $400, $300 and $200 are awarded to the first, second and third place winners. If you know of any student who may be interested, contact Terry Harbick at (307)635-2253.
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.
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.
The Cheyenne Camera Club Bi-Monthly Meetings
The Cheyenne Camera Club meets bi-monthly on the first and third Thursday at 6:00pm at the RE/MAX Capitol Properties office, 4000 Central Avenue, parking is available on 7th Avenue. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the club. For information call Judy at (307)634-0357.
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.
Margaret Lopez Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Margaret Lopez Alzheimer’s support Group meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month from 6:00pm-7:00pm. They will be held at the Senior Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. There will be parking in the south parking garage for convenient access to the senior center. The support group will be facilitated by Lou Lopez who had support groups formerly. For information text Lou at (307)640-7578 or [email protected]
East Cheyenne Community Park Open House
An open house for the East Cheyenne Community Park will take place Thursday, January 20, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, at the Saddle Ridge Elementary School gymnasium, 6815 Wilderness Trail. The open house is intended to get neighborhood input for the East Cheyenne Community Park Master Plan project. At the meeting, you can learn more about the project, timeline, process moving forward and provide your thoughts and ideas. An online survey is available until January 15 to provide input on the park’s future at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFH3KXQ. If you have any questions, please contact Jeanie Vetter, Parks and Greenway Planner, at [email protected]
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.
Alliance of Therapy Dog Training
Alliance of Therapy Dogs is in need of more teams in the Cheyenne area to serve the communities needs. If you are interested in finding out whether or not your dog could become a therapy dog, you can go to the website at www.therapydogs.com, click on Join, Become Member and follow the steps on that page. You can also contact the office at (307)432-0272 or stop by and pick up paperwork at 1919 Morrie Avenue.
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.
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 [email protected] 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!