Cocoa with Santa
Santa Claus visits the Paul Smith Children’s Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive, on Friday, December 7, from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, December 8, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. There will be photos with Santa, crafts, hot cocoa and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Honoring Pearl Harbor Survivors
The VFW Post 11453 members and guests are honoring the men and women who survived and died during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, this December 7, at First Christian Church, 219 West 27th Street, with dinner starting at 6:00pm. The post plans to honor Roland Thomas and Clarence Varos, both from Cheyenne, who served at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack. The post will also celebrate the winners of the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy contests, which were open to local 6th-8th grade students and 9th-12th grade students and the Post’s Teacher of the Year recipient. All those planning to attend this year’s dinner and tribute are asked to RSVP to Post Commander Jim Rish at (307)274-2952 or email@example.com.
The Mall of SVdP is looking for people to volunteer 2-5 hours per week. Applicants must be able to pass a background check. Stop by 2112 Snyder Avenue or call (307)514-0365 for more information.
First Christian Church, 219 West 27th Street, will be hosting a PJ party on Friday, December 7, from 5:30pm-8:15pm for kids 12 and under, age 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult, this is their gift to parents and caretakers. They will have dinner, crafts, games, story and the movie “The Small One!” You must make a reservation. For information, call (307)634-7878 or visit www.cheyennefcc.org.
Stuff a Sleigh
Join the 2018 Laramie County Toys for Tots campaign and help Stuff a Sleigh with new, unwrapped toys Friday-Saturday, December 7-8, from 10:00am-6:00pm, in front of Menard’s, 4355 Windmill Road. New, unwrapped toys can also be dropped off at collection sites around Cheyenne now through December 14. Go to www.toysfortots.org for local collection site locations.
Trolley Holiday Light Tours
Behold the spectacular holiday light displays throughout Cheyenne aboard a charming Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley. Drive through the neighborhoods with beautifully decorated homes and yards, enjoying it all from the warmth of the trolley. The tours run Wednesday, December 12 through Monday, December 24, at 6:00pm and 8:00pm nightly. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children and should be purchased in advance at the historic Depot lobby, 15th Street and Capitol Avenue or by phone with a credit card at (307)778-3133. Tours depart from the Frontier Mall at the west side entrance near the former Sears. If you are interested in chartering the whole trolley for a group, please contact Jill at (307)778-3133.
Tree of Remembrance
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Hospice and the CRMC Foundation held the 23rd annual Tree of Remembrance lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 1, inside Frontier Mall near Dillard’s West. “The tree offers the community a chance to celebrate the many ways that others have impacted and blessed our lives,” said David Stratton, CRMC’s hospice chaplain. “It’s also a way to celebrate the season by remembering and honoring those in our lives who we have lost but who continue to hold a very special place in our hearts.” Hospice volunteers will be handing out doves at a booth near the tree through Sunday, December 23. There is no cost to place a dove on the tree, a donation can be made to the CRMC Foundation, with all proceeds to be given to CRMC Hospice. For more information about the tree or to request a dove, please contact the CRMC Foundation at (307)633-7667 or stop by the tree between 11:00am-8:00pm or during Frontier Mall hours through Sunday, December 23.
Christmas at Cheyenne Artist’s Guild
Don’t forget there is holiday shopping available at the Cheyenne Artists’ Guild and Gift Shop, 1701 Morrie Avenue. They have gifts ranging from $5-$999. They are open Tuesday-Friday, noon-5:00pm or Saturday, 1:00pm-2:00pm. For more information, please call (307)632-2263.
Cowboy Christmas Fundraiser
The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center and Simplicity 307 Vendor & Event are proud to announce their Cowboy Christmas Show to be held on Saturday, December 8, from 10:00am-5:00pm, at the AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway. Join them for a day of fun, shopping, raffles, Santa and more! Proceeds will help raise funds for The Cheyenne Equestrian Center. Santa will be at this event from 11:00am-2:00pm. Lots of crafters and vendors. For more information please contact Michelle Shimmin at Simplicity307vendorandevent@gmail.com.
Adopt a Child for Christmas
Join Lynn Buys Houses for the 4th Annual Adopt a Child for Christmas effort to provide 1000 local kids and 200 local Seniors with Christmas gifts they would not otherwise receive. Sign up is easy, Facebook a personal message to Corey Lynn or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of needs and wants will be gathered by local school social workers and distributed by mid November. $75 is the limit. Sign up, shop, wrap and deliver to Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park on December 9.
Blue Christmas Service
First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street, will hold a Blue Christmas Service on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:00pm. This will be a healing service with scripture, prayer, music and a message for those experiencing grief or loss during the Christmas Season. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.
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 one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.
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.
Virginia Dale Christmas Party
The Virginia Dale Community Club Christmas Party will be held Sunday, December 9, from 12:30pm-4:00pm, at the Club House. A Potluck dinner will be followed by a Holiday skit, Christmas Carols and a $2 gift exchange. Canned foods and warm work clothes will be gratefully accepted for Harvest Farm in Wellington, CO. For information and directions, please visit www.virginiadalecommunityclub.org.
The Christmas Cantata “Come Now to Bethlehem” will be presented by the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, at 108 East 18th Street, on Sunday, December 9, at 8:30am and 10:00am. Experience a beautiful retelling of the Christmas Story through music and word! For more information, please call (307)632-1410.
Annual See’s Candy Sale
Mount Sinai Synagogue, 2610 Pioneer Avenue, Sisterhood’s Annual See’s Candy Sale will be held now through Monday, December 24, Monday-Thursdays only, from 10:00am-4:00pm. For information, call (307)634-3052.
Aspiring Writers’ Meeting
An aspiring writers’ meeting to share and critique work will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm, Laramie County Library, Windflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.
All-City Children’s Chorus Concert
The All-City Children’s Chorus will be presenting its second concert of the 2018-19 Timeless season entitled “Today” on Saturday, December 8, at 4:00pm, at South High School, 1213 West Allison Road. ACCC consists of around 100 singers in grades 4-8 from 16 different LCSD#1 elementary schools, St. Mary’s, Burns and Carpenter Elementary schools, WYVA and home school in addition to singers from the three LCSD#1 Junior High Schools. “Today” will consist of a variety of songs from some familiar songs to some new. There will be a $10 charge for this concert. Tickets may be purchased from ACCC choir members, at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling the ACCC answering machine at (307)771-2275 to leave your name, number and how many tickets you would like at “Will Call”, or available at the door for purchase. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Fritz, Executive Director, at email@example.com or call (307)638-1435 and leave a message.
Free Film Screening
A free screening of the documentary “Dark Money” by Kimberly Reed, will be held on Sunday, December 9, at 1:30pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. It is a political thriller and examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: The influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Brought to you in partnership with Wyoming PBS. A discussion facilitated by Dave Markum, Political Science instructor at Laramie County Community College will follow the screening. For more information, please contact (307)421-0800.
Christmas Library for All Event
On Tuesday, December 11, at 11:00am, in the Cottonwood Room, the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will be running a special Library for All Event. Library for All is a program that is catered specifically to adults with disabilities and this month they are mixing things up with a Christmas-themed puppet show put on by award-winning ventriloquist Meghan Casey of Rocky Mountain Puppets. There will be popcorn and sugar-free hot chocolate for attendees to enjoy during the show. For information, contact Robin Papaleka, Adult Programming Coordinator, at (307)634-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Post 11453
Frontier Post is a non-drinking, non-smoking Veterans organization that meets the 2nd Tuesday each month, 7:00pm, at the Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 South 1st Avenue. Frontier Post invites eligible veterans to apply for membership. (307)509-0839, vfw11453.org.
Eagles Auxiliary #128 members meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Thomes Avenue, 2nd and 4th Mondays, officers at 6:00pm, regular meeting 7:00pm.
Cheyenne Engineers Club Meeting
The Cheyenne Engineers Club will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 11, at the Red Lion Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Social time is at 5:30pm with dinner to follow at 6:00pm. The special guest speaker is Bill Wilson, P.E., from WYDOT, who will give a talk on roadside safety, barriers and crash testing. Please RSVP by Sunday, December 9, to Keith Fulton at email@example.com, for an accurate dinner head count, remember if you RSVP and are unable to attend, you may need to pay for your dinner.
Call for Vendors
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the 11th Annual UUCC WinterMart, which runs Friday, December 14th, from 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, December 15, from 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand-crafted art work and crafts are welcome to apply. Booths are $60, shared booths are $100. Deadline for entry form is Friday, December 14. You can download the entry form from www.UUcheyenne.org or call (307)638-4554, Terry at (307)214-3932 or Kathleen at (307)421-4496.
Classical Glass Corvette Club
The Classical Glass Corvette Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at Uncle Charlies, 6001 Yellowstone Road, upstairs in the loft. The meetings start at 7:30pm and are open to all Corvette enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.classicalglass.org or call Steve at (307)514-3602.
Come, see and be a part of the Marine Corps League on the 2nd Thursday of every month, at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, at 6:30pm.
Monthly Sewing Circle
Join the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ to learn and practice the art of sewing at 1517 Walnut Drive. This is a sewing outreach ministry that meets on the third Saturday each month at 11:00am. Contact them at (307)251-1261 or (307)630-1725.
Annual Hillsdale Christmas Parade
Experience a Christmas celebration in a small town setting Saturday, December 15. Come and watch the parade of lights, horses, wagons, old cars and enjoy the chili feed and a visit from Santa! Parade starts at 5:00pm at the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department. The chili feed is held immediately following at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 4325 Hills Street in Hillsdale. All donations go toward helping our neighbors in need and scholarships for local high school students. For general inquiries or if you are interested in participating in the parade, please call Delene Gillespie at (307)421-5574.
Christmas Bells of Cheyenne Concert
Come and enjoy the sounds of the season at the annual Christmas Bells of Cheyenne Concert! This concert will feature different church hand bell choirs from around Cheyenne and will be on Saturday, December 15, at 4:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.
Art on the Y Wall
The Cheyenne Family YMCA is pleased to display the works of Kit Richards during the month of December, with a reception being held on Monday, December 17, at 10:30am. You can view her artwork during YMCA regular business hours. Kit’s work might be considered an abstract expressionist who experiments with colors, fabric and texture. If you would like to feature your art at the YMCA, please contact Chris Shay at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (307)634-9622.
Taizé Style Worship
Please join St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, for a Taizé-style service on Friday evening, December 21, at 7:00pm. Come for quiet singing led by the Sancte Spiritus Taizé musicians, with opportunities for stillness and reflection. The doors to St. Mark’s will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation. The service will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.
Free Cookie Decorating
The Mayor’s Youth Council and Special Friends program, in conjunction with the Paul Smith Children’s Village, will host a cookie decorating activity at the Paul Smith Children’s Village, 710 South Lions Park Drive, from 1:00pm-2:30pm, on Saturday, December 15. Children and their parents are invited to join in decorating cookies, coloring pictures and participating in children’s holiday games. Cookies, frosting and decorations will be provided. This is a free event and open to the public. For more information on this event, Mayor’s Youth Council or Special Friends, please call Jan Spires at (307)637-6251.
People Impacted by Incarceration
Bethel Outreach will meet every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This group is for you if you have been released from prison and need help or if you have someone you love who has been incarcerated and don’t know what to do! Call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.