16th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
Mark your calendars! The Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department Station #4 will be hosting it’s 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, August 10, 11:00am-3:00pm. Station #4 is located at 3987 Highway 230, between mile markers 39 and 40. Featuring door prizes, silent auction, live auctions, raffles, food, music and fun for all. Admission is free. To enter your red, green or white award winning chili, contact Terry Bridgmon at (307)742-9089. If you can’t join them, but would like to make a monetary donation, please mail checks to BLVFD Station #4 Associates at 3987 State Highway 230, Laramie, WY 82070. Questions, please contact Terri Schwindt (307)703-0169 or James Rinehart (307)760-3800.
Cheyenne Business Network
Enjoy a lunch time meeting, networking with individuals and business owners. Business building while building new client relationships. Plan lunch at Domino’s Pizza, 511 East Pershing Boulevard, on Tuesday, August 13, 11:30am-12:30pm. For more information, contact Susan L. Talafous at (307)274-4346 or email [email protected]
Cheyenne Trap & Skeet Club Player Registration
The Cheyenne Trap and Skeet Club is now accepting registrations for its fall league. The league starts Wednesday, August 14. Join a team or start one of your own! Teams are comprised of five participants and two alternates. Each individual will shoot a total of two rounds of trap per week. Teams are encouraged to have a company or business provide sponsorship if possible. The Cheyenne Trap and Skeet Club is a non-profit organization that supports various local charities. To learn more or to register, visit www.cheyennetrapandskeet.club.
Kiwanis FFA Sale of Champions
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club invites all Laramie County Youth Supporters to the 55th Annual, Kiwanis FFA Sale of Champions to be held Friday, August 9, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. A free dinner for the first 60 buyers begins at 5:30pm and the livestock sale will begin at approximately 7:00pm. The livestock auction is the highlight of a year of hard work and dedication for Laramie County FFA members. For more information please contact Kevin Burkett, Cheyenne Kiwanis Agriculture Committee, (307)631-3887.
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. Please call Jim at (307)634-9176 for location and more details.
Children’s Summer Camp at Old West Museum
This year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, is presenting a week-long, fun-filled, full-day educational summer camp. 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 by learning from cowboys, ranchers and mountain men. In addition, there will be herd dog demonstrations and wagon rides. Register today by contacting Jean Krause at [email protected] or by calling (307)778-7289.
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 information visit http://cheyennecameraclub.org/ or call Judy at (307)634-0357.
Men’s and Women’s Volleyball League
The City of Cheyenne’s Community Recreation and Events Department is currently accepting team registrations for the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Volleyball league scheduled to begin Monday, September 23. Registration packets are currently available at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, from 7:30am-5:30pm or online at cheyennerec.org/cheyenne-recreation-division/. Registration will close Wednesday, August 14. For more information, please call (307)637-6423.
“Cheyenne Birds” Book Signing
“Cheyenne Birds by the Month” author Barb Gorges and bird photographer Pete Arnold will be signing copies of the book on Saturday, August 10, 1:00pm-5:00pm, at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range Boulevard. Barb’s talk, “What Birds Want from Your Backyard,” followed by Pete speaking about wild bird photography will take place at 1:30pm. For more information about the book, please see yuccaroadpress.com/.
Don Sands Memorial Get-Together
Celebrate Don Sands and appreciate some street rods on Thursday, August 15, from 1:30pm-4:00pm, at Uncle Charlie’s, 6001 Yellowstone Road. Bring your pictures and memories of Don to share with those attending. Also, as part of the memorial, bring your street rod or late model street machine. For more information, call Jack (970)218-6783 or Jim (307)631-2753.
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.
August Art at the Y: Artist Denise Patton
The Cheyenne Family YMCA invites the community to meet downtown Mural Artist Denise Patton at an Artist Reception on Friday, August 16, from 5:00pm-6:00pm, at the Y, 1426 East Lincolnway. Her mural was commissioned by Downtown Cheyenne for the Military scene in support of the long relationship between the City and the Military. Denise paints with watercolors, oils, pastels or in contemporary multi-media. If you would like to feature your art at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, contact Chris Shay at [email protected] or by phone at (307)634-9622.
Ales for Alzheimer’s
Ales for Alzheimer’s is a party to raise awareness of dementia and raise funds for the Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. It was cancelled in June due to rain, but has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 17, 4:00pm-8:00pm. Enjoy a live band, live auction, food, draft beer, non-alcoholic beverages and other fun activities at Peppermill Bar, 1618 Stillwater Avenue. Admission is free and kids are welcome with an adult. Raise funds and awareness for the fight to #ENDALZ! For more information, please call Janet at (307)287-6569.
Senior Companion Program Needs You
The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who may need help in order to remain living independently at home. Senior Companions are volunteers over 55 who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks which are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own. The program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. (307)634-1010 or toll free, (877)634-1005.
FREE Birdwatching Hike to Snowy Range Area
Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society members invite the public to join them Saturday, August 17, on a free, all-day birdwatching hike in the Snowy Range, beginning at Brooklyn Lake and following the Sheep Lake Trail. Participants will leave at 7:00am from Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive, from the parking lot between the Children’s Village and the new picnic shelter. Expect to return late afternoon. The hike will be about 3 miles round trip at over 10,000 feet. Participants must wear sturdy shoes and bring lunch, snacks, water, bug spray and clothing layers for rain and cold. Those interested in going must register with Grant Frost (307)343-2024 to be notified of any trip changes. Some carpooling may be available. Please let Grant know if you will need to carpool or if you have room for additional passengers.
Free Training Offered at LCCC
ACT NOW! (Achieve Career Training Now!) is currently accepting applications for free training and certifications in high-demand occupations. Trainings start in August and most can be completed in six months or less. Additionally, qualified individuals may receive financial support for their training. ACT Now! is part of Laramie County Community College’s School of Outreach & Workforce Development, which offers career training outside the more traditional academic structure of the college. Students can obtain career training in such fields as medical, information technology, advance manufacturing, education, or business and finance. To apply or to learn more about this opportunity, contact the ACT Now! team at (307)772-7351 or [email protected] Information is also available at lccc.wy.edu/workforce/actnow.
YMCA Fall Craft Fair
The YMCA is receiving registrations for artisans, vendors and crafters for the 2019 Fall Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will be held Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-noon. This event helps benefit their Learning Center children. Booths are available starting at $35 each. This year, they will have bigger booth sizes. Registration can be done in person at the YMCA at 1426 East Lincolnway. For questions, call Chris at the Y, (307)634-9622 ext. 15.
Caregivers Support Group
The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting support groups for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Caregiver Support Groups will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6:30pm, at Primrose Retirement Center, 1530 Dorothy Lane and the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 3:00pm, in the meeting room at Synergy HomeCare, 1720 Logan Avenue. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For more information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, please call (307)316-2892.
14th Annual Yard Sale
The Hillsdale Ladies Group is having their 14th Annual Yard Sale on Friday-Saturday, August 16-17, from 8:00am-3:00pm, at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4325 Hills Street, Hillsdale, WY. There will be many private sellers and proceeds will go to local community needs and scholarships.
Fraternal Order of the Eagles #128 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bingo fundraiser benefiting Cheyenne East High Cheerleading on Saturday, August 24, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Thomes Avenue. $20 for five games, three cards per game. Prizes include gift baskets, art, gift cards and more! Please contact Heather Canarecci at (307)220-1430.
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]
2019 Plein Air in the Parks Artist Registration
Plein Air in the Parks is a collaborative weekend event presented by Wyoming State Parks, the Wyoming Arts Council, and the Lander Art Center. It takes place Thursday-Sunday, September 12-15, at Sinks Canyon State Park, Lander, WY. This painting and drawing competition pairs talented artists with beautiful locations and offers cash prizes to top participants. Registration for youth and adult categories is now open and available online at 2019pleinairintheparks.eventbrite.com. Early bird registration is available now through August 15 and is $35 for artists. Regular and walk up registration after August 15 will be $50. A reduced rate for college students is available for $15 and a youth division rate for those under the age of 18 is available for $5. Artists will have the option of selling pieces produced at the event during the reception. The public is invited to attend a reception on Sunday, September 15 and cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, $250 cash award, and purchase artwork produced during the event. For full rules and regulations, visit wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-program/plein-air. For more information, contact Rachel Clifton, Wyoming Arts Council, at (307)777-5305 or [email protected] or Jamie Simonson, Sinks Canyon State Park, at (307)332-3070 or [email protected]
Noon Lions Bowling Fundraiser
The Noon Lions Club is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Lions Bowl. Come play three games of Crazy No Tap bowling at 2 Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson, on Saturday, August 17, starting at 1:00pm. It’s a lot of fun regardless of your bowling skill, if any! Cost is $10 and shoe rental is included! Door prizes! Silent auction! Fun! All proceeds go to Lions Club signature projects. For more information, call Barbara at (307)274-2741 or check out cheyennenoonlionsclub.org/.
Aspiring Writers’ Meeting at the Library
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.
The Arc of Laramie County is excited to announce the return of Oktoberfest at the Laramie County Fairgrounds Archer Complex on Saturday, September 21. This event welcomes vendors of all types, they would really enjoy having everyone at Oktoberfest and would like to extend an invitation to everyone to join them. Call (307)632-1209 for more information.
Western Explorations Art Exhibition Reception
A reception for the exhibition, “Western Explorations: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, 2018 and 2019” will be held on Thursday, August 15, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at University of Wyoming Art Museum, Centennial Complex, 2111 East Willett Drive, Laramie, WY. The reception is free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council’s Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents and visitors the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by the Wyoming artists who were selected as Visual Arts Fellowship recipients. The exhibition is hosted every two years by major arts venues around the state.
2019 Cheyenne Marathon Registration
The Platte Valley Bank 2019 Cheyenne Marathon – Run the Legend has returned and registration is open. Race day will be Sunday, September 15. The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club and Platte Valley Bank are partnering to plan this year’s event and look forward to surpassing last year’s efforts to raise more than $26,000 for local non-profit organizations who support youth in Laramie County. To register for the 2019 race, visit www.cheyenne.org/race, early-bird registrants will receive a discount. For more information, contact Lisa Taylor with the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club at [email protected] or (307)212-2303 or Amy Doll with Platte Valley Bank at [email protected] or (308)633-9306.
People Impacted by Incarceration
Bethel Outreach will be meeting Tuesday, August 13, from 6:30pm-7:30pm. 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.
Last Minute College Prep
Do you want to start college this fall or spring? Come join TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) for a Last Minute College Prep Workshop! EOC can help with applying to college, paying for transcripts, filling out the FAFSA, and much more. Teens and adults are welcome at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cottonwood Room, Tuesday, August 13, 5:30pm-7:00pm.
“Inspired by The Circus!” Concert
The Cheyenne Civic Concert Band will present a concert titled “Inspired by The Circus!” on Thursday, August 15, at 7:00pm, at the Brimmer Amphitheater in Lions Park, 4639 Lions Park Drive. The program will include music by King, Fillmore, Sousa, and many more. Bring the family and chairs and enjoy this free, outdoor concert presented by talented Cheyenne musicians. For questions, call (307)634-7187 or (307)630-7129.