Wyoming State Historical Society
The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will be hosting guest speaker, Kerry Skidmore, for a discussion on The Transcontinental Railroad and the Rocky Mountains: “Seeking the Way, Finding the Gangplank”, on Sunday, October 15. The presentation will be held at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 West 15th Street #300, at 2:00pm. For questions, please call Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.
Christian singer Elizabeth Montgomery will be a guest artist at the 8:30am and 10:30am worship services on Sunday, October 15, at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. Mrs. Montgomery has released 9 Christian Music CDs and has performed over 3,000 times around the United States, including singing the National Anthem for the Denver Broncos and singing with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.
Halladay Motors is holding their first ever coloring contest Monday-Friday, October 23-27. You may pick up and drop off entries at Halladay’s Collision Center, 1608 Maxwell Avenue. Cost is $1 per entry, which will go towards a family relief fund to help families in need. Contest is set for ages 5-12 years of age. There will be three grand prize winners from three different age groups. All entries must be turned in by 5:00pm on Friday, October 27. The grand prize winners will be announced on October 30 on their web page halladayautogroup.com.
Annual Halloween Bash
The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, will be holding their annual Halloween Bash on Tuesday, October 31, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. There will be carnival games, haunted house, food, cakewalk and candy. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person and open to all families in the community. They would also like to thank the generous donors that make this event possible: Halladay Motors, Chick-fil-A, Richard Johnson and Richard Steele. If you would like to donate or for more information, call Chris Shay at the YMCA at (307)634-9622.
Fire Safety Open House
Cheyenne Fire and Rescue will end Fire Prevention Week with a fire safety open house, on Sunday, October 15, at the Cheyenne Fire & Rescue Facility, 7222 Commerce Circle, Cheyenne Business Parkway, from 11:00am-3:00pm. There will be demonstrations, kids’ events, photo opportunities and lots more for all ages. For more information, call (307)637-6311.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, in conjunction with the Native Realities exhibit, is hosting a wine and paint night with special guest Donald Montileaux on Thursday, October 19, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Cost is $30 per person for members and $35 for non-members. The fee includes all materials, appetizers, wine and beer. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Megan Hesser at email@example.com or (307)778-7289 to reserve your spot.
LemonAid Raid Virtual 5K
Now through Friday, October 20, the public is invited to register for the LemonAid Raid, a virtual 5K, at http://www. lemonaidraid5K.com/. All proceeds go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures. This event is hosted by Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union.
Laramie County Library’s annual Booklovers’ Bash will be held Friday, October 20, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. This year they are featuring novelist Margaret Coel. The evening begins with a reception and silent auction at 6:00pm, followed by dinner, live auction and dessert dash at 7:00pm and ending with Margaret Coel at 8:00pm. Individual tickets are $85, sponsor tables are $1500 or $2000. For information, please call (307)634-3561.
Trunk or Treat
Magic City Enterprises is having their 2nd Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 31, from 3:30pm-6:30pm at 1750 Westland Road. All ages are welcome. This is a free event and open to the public.
Birds of the Great Plains
The Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society is hosting a free public program “Great Plains, great birds: grassland obligate songbirds of the Northern Great Plains” on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Jacy Bernath-Plaisted of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will be the guest speaker. For more information, please visit https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com or contact Mark at (307)634-0463.
Trolley Fright Seeing Tour
Cheyenne Street Railways will be offering their Fright-seeing Ghost tours on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21 and 27-28. The tour route is different each year, spinning new tales of terror. Tickets are $12 each and are available at the Depot Visitor Center, 121 West 15th Street. Children must be 10 and over and accompanied by an adult.
Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road, will be having their Harvest Festival, Friday, October 27. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm with treats and games from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This is a free event and open to the public. For more information, please call (307)635-0352.
NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Meet Dr. Emily A. Monago, Chief Diversity Officer at University of Wyoming, to speak at the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet: “Providing Diversity Education for Challenging Millennials”, Saturday, October 21, at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Reception is at 6:00pm and dinner following at 7:00pm. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for youth 18 and under. For more information and tickets, please call James Robinson at (307)634-3755 or Rochelle Brooks-Lyons at (307)634-8488.
Bird Watching Hike
The Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society is planning a four-mile birdwatching hike at Curt Gowdy State Park, Saturday, October 21, to Hidden Falls. The trip is free and open to the public. Participants can leave with the group from the Lion’s Park Children’s Village parking lot at 8:00am, or meet at the Curt Gowdy State Park visitors’ center about 8:30am and will be returning to Cheyenne about 1:00pm. For more information, please contact Mark at (307)287-4953.
Gifts of the World Bazaar
St. Paul’s Women’s Ministry is hosting a fair-trade bazaar on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at St. Paul’s, 218 East 19th Street. There will be a variety of handcrafted items, fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate, unique jewelry, bath and body products, accessories and home decor. Purchases help to reduce poverty and give a hand up. Free samples of soups and dip mixes also available. For more information, please contact Regina at (307)214-9344.
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.
Craft Show Vendors Needed
Destiny Christian Academy is looking for vendors for their craft show on Saturday, November 11. It will be held at 215 East 8th Street. For more information, please call (307)635-3759.
Friday Food Bags
The Friday Food Bag Foundation delivers single serve, nutritious, non-perishable food each week to schools in LCSD #1 and #2 for children on free or reduced lunch that may not eat well during the weekend. The cost per bag is $5 with an annual cost of approximately $152,625 for 30,525 bags. Current funding provides only 1 food bag to each eligible child every 5-6 weeks. Friday Food Bag needs your help! For a donation of $225 you can Adopt-A-Bag and ensure 1 child will have a bag every week for a full school year. To donate, please call Jennifer Nelson at (307)421-4955 or donate via PayPal online at cheyenneffb.org.
Laramie County Community College’s Ludden Library, 1400 East College Drive, is hosting a traveling photography exhibit featuring the extensive work of Edward S. Curtis through the end of October. The exhibit features pieces from Curtis’ “The North American Indian”, a grand work that provides a permanent record of 80 North American tribes through ethnographic notes and more than 1,500 photographs. For more information about the exhibit or the library, please call (307)778-1205 or visit lccc.wy.edu/library.
Cheyenne Camera Club
The Cheyenne Camera Club holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, at 6:00pm. The club offers lessons, open discussions and sponsors contests to help photographers enhance their skills. Meetings are open to the public. For more information visit http://cheyennecameraclub.org/ or call Judy at (307)634-0357.
Free and Fair Elections
Wyoming Promise, a non-partisan group, has brought forth a petition for Free and Fair elections for campaign finance reform. The petition will call for an amendment to the constitution. You may learn more about the initiative at http://wyo mingpromise.org/. To sign a petition please visit North Star Pharmacy and Infusion, 7124 Commons Drive, Suite B, located by Dazbog on Yellowstone and Gardenia, open Monday through Saturday. For more information or to join the group, please call Melody at (307)630-4463.
K9s 4 Mobility Tricks or Treats
K9s 4 Mobility is holding a 5K walk, race at 10:00am on Saturday, October 14, at Lion’s Park beach, behind the boat house, followed by a pet costume and trick contest. Feel free to run or walk with your dogs in costume. Fee for the 5K is $25, pet costume, trick contest is free. Registration is online, at Foot of the Rockies, Jonah Bank or Cheyenne Dog Food Company. Day of the race registration is okay, but shirt size cannot be guaranteed. For more information, please visit k9s4mobility.org.
The Town of Burns will host a Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, 9:00am-3:00pm, at the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street. If you would like more information or to participate in the show, contact Kim at (307)631-3903 or Toni at (307)630-5557.
101st Birthday for Troop 101
Troop 101, Cheyenne and Wyoming’s oldest Boy Scout Troop is celebrating its 101st Birthday. Join them and learn the history of local scouting represented by artifacts and memorabilia from the past century. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Kiwanis Community House in Lion’s Park, Saturday, October 14, from 10:00am-5:00pm. For more information, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312½ West 17th Street, will be the site of a haunted house again this year. The haunting will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays, October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, as well as Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31. Tickets are $10 at the door with a military discount with military ID. Friday, October 13, will be only $5 if you come in costume. Call (307)778-7609 for more information.
Toys for Tots Registration
Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from noon to 6:00pm. Families must register children, ages 16 and under, during the month of October to participate. Parents must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card and proof of legal guardianship. For additional information, please contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or E-mail email@example.com.
Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Party
Murder is on the menu, and everyone is suspect on Saturday, October 14, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #128, 1600 Thomes Avenue. Cocktails will be served 5:00pm-6:30pm, game begins at 6:00pm and dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for a couple. Dinner is included and a free signature drink with ticket purchase. Contact Tracy Urguidez (307)221-1369 or Heather Canarecci (307)220-1430 for tickets.
All-City Children’s Chorus Fall Concert
The Cheyenne All-City Children’s Chorus will begin its 42nd season “Harmony” on Saturday, October 14, at 7:00pm. Its opening concert entitled “Awe” will be held at the Laramie County School District #1 Administration Building Auditorium, 2810 House Avenue. The concert begins with the song “I Want to Teach the World to Sing”. To fit the theme of “Harmony” the choirs will be featuring songs about melody, harmony, singing and music. For questions, contact Mary Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch Tuesday, October 17, at Poor Richards, 2233 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by Sunday, October 15, at noon.
St. Paul’s Fall Dinner
St. Paul’s CCW fall dinner will be held Sunday, October 22, from 11:00am-1:30pm, at the Pine Bluffs Community Center, 708 Lawson Street. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, roll, salads, desserts and a beverage. Cost is $13 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and other charitable works.
Harvest Time Fall Carnival
Harvest Time Christian Fellowship, 4700 Ocean Loop, will be hosting a fall carnival on Saturday, October 28, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. There will be games, bounce house, candy and prizes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit their Facebook page or www.harvesttimecf.com.
SONAR Rock at the Redwood
SONAR Rock at the Redwood is a benefit concert created to help fund animal rescue efforts in states affected by natural disasters over the summer of 2017. This free concert will be held Saturday, November 4, from 5:00pm-10:00pm, at the Redwood Lounge, 2105 East Lincolnway. They will have raffle prizes, Jim Beam drink specials and free food will be provided by Down Home BBQ. A portion of all drink proceeds will be donated to the event.
The Centennial Antique Tractor and Engine Club will host WWII Marine Corps Sergeant Jack Thurman on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00pm in the Archer Complex Community Center Clubhouse, I-80 exit 370, watch for signs. Sergeant Thurman was an elite trained Marine Corps Carlson Raider at Camp Pendleton and survivor of the bloodiest battle on Iwo Jima in 1943 and will be speaking of his personal experiences. This is free and open to the public.
Muley Fanatic Foundation Banquet
The 2017 Muley Fanatic Foundation Southeast Wyoming Chapter Banquet will be held Saturday, November 18, in the Grand Ballroom, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. There will be a variety of games and raffles, including several rifles in the general and bonus raffles from manufacturers. Doors open at 3:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Single tickets are $60, couples $100, youth $25 and 9 and under free, sponsor tables are also available ranging from $800-$1,200, tickets may be purchased online at mffsewy.com or by calling (307)287-0272.