Community Calendar

Haunted House Volunteer Orientation
The Knights of Pythias’ annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House is in need of volunteers, age 16 or older, to work any or all of the shows, which run 7:00pm-11:00pm, every weekend in October through Halloween. If this sounds like a good time, please attend the volunteer orientation Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm, at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street. Volunteer forms can be picked up and turned in at Collectors Hub at 312 West 17th Street. Call (307)630-0083 for more information.

Crafters and Artists Wanted
Calling all crafters and artists. Showcase your ability to create one of a kind products at the Cowboy Christmas Market, Saturday, December 14, 9:00am-4:00pm. For more details, please call (702)575-7951.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies Tryout Clinic
The CFD Dandies will host a tryout clinic on Saturday, September 28, 2:00pm, for those that have not tried out before. Dandy tryouts will be held Sunday, September 29, 9:00am, in the CFD Arena, 4610 Carey Avenue. Please arrive with plenty of time to register and tack your horses. For more information please contact Michelle Hess, Director, (307)630-6367.

Recycled Treasures Sale
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Recycled Treasures Sale” on Saturday, September 28, 8:00am-2:00pm, Allison Hall, 18th and Warren Avenue. The sales from this huge, church-wide sale will benefit missions both locally and globally. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

Cheyenne Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Cheyenne and Laramie County to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The annual Cheyenne Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 28. Registration will begin at 10:30am at Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive, at the South Picnic Shelter. To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/walk. To learn more about the disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800)272-3900.

End of the Trail Kite Festival
The Third Annual Pine Bluffs “End of the Trail” Kite Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 11:00am-3:00pm, in the beautiful Bluffs Recreation Area, 1200 South Beech in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Enjoy watching semi-pro kite fliers from the American Kitefliers Association and the Rocky Mountain Kite Association. There will be stunt kites, sport kites and single line kite flying. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kites to fly! Free kites will be given to the first 100 kids age 14 and under. Show Stopper Kites will be selling kites on site and answering all your kite questions. Limited seating, bring your own comfy outdoor chair. For more information, please contact Sonja Fornstrom at (307)245-3301 or email [email protected]

Cheyenne Audubon Field Trip
Cheyenne Audubon members invite the public to join them on a free field trip to the Woodhouse Public Access Area, Saturday, September 28. Novice birdwatchers are welcome. Participants will leave at 8:00am from Lions Park, from the parking lot between the Children’s Village and the new picnic shelter, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Carpooling may be available. Expect to return about 1:00pm. Participants should bring water, snacks, sunscreen and dress for possible fall weather conditions and some hiking. Please call Grant Frost at (307)343-2024 to sign up for notification of any changes or trip cancellation. Indicate whether you need a ride or can provide a ride.

Gamers Unite!
If you play games, you’re a gamer and the Laramie County Library wants you to join their community. They talk about all kinds of games and most importantly, they play them! Help them establish this club’s direction weekly on Fridays, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Sage Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.

One World Prairie Guitar Contest & Concert
Do you play guitar or any stringed instrument (excluding the piano)? Would you like a chance at a cash prize? Then the One World Prairie Guitar Contest is for you! The contest will begin at 10:00am, on Saturday, September 28, and will include four categories: acoustic, classical, electric, and miscellaneous stringed instrument. A first, second, and third place winner from each category will take home a cash prize. To register, go to lclsonline.org and click on the blue guitar contest button on the home page. After a day of competition, the first place winners of the four categories will each give a half-hour performance. Get ready for the best of local stringed talent! This event is open to all ages in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.

YMCA Fall Craft Fair
The Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, is hosting its Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-12:00 noon. This event helps benefit their Learning Center children. Come start your shopping season with them this year. Whether you are buying for yourself or gifts for others, homemade treats from local crafters can’t be beat. For any questions, call Chris at the Y, (307)634-9622 extension 15.

Jam Cheyenne
The “Jam-Cheyenne” will be held Sunday, September 29, from 1:00pm-2:30pm and will feature old Gospel songs played with a Bluegrass or Country style. Come and “play-a-long” and/or “sing-a-long.” The Jam is acoustic only, except for piano and bass. The Cross T Cowboy Ministries, located at the Saddle Tramps Arena turnoff, 9141 Yellowstone Road, hosts the monthly event. Bring the family! Lunch will be provided from 12:00pm-1:00pm, free of charge. For information, call Pastor Dustin Ruppert at (307)287-7843.

Animal Blessing at St. Mark’s Church
This Sunday, September 29, join St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, outside of 1908 Central Avenue, at 2:00pm, for the Animal Blessing in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi. All animals are welcome and will receive a blessing, certificate, and treat. All donations will go to the local animal shelter. Contact the church for more details, (307)634-7709 or [email protected]

Toys for Tots Registration
Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October starting on October 2 at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Families must register children, ages 16 and under, during the month of October to participate in the program. Parents/guardians must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate, proof of legal guardianship. Parents who register early will receive the best shopping day options. The Marine Corps Reserves and the many Toys for Tots volunteers believe that every child deserves a little Christmas. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or email [email protected]

Vendors/Crafters Needed for AMEND Craft Fair
Vendors are needed for the AMEND Craft Fair at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The craft fair will be Saturday, November 23, from 8:30am-2:30pm. The last 8 years have raised $1,000 to support AMEND programs and sales at the show continue to grow. Space is limited and fills up fast. The last 4 years were full by late September. For questions, call Pam Pallak (307)637-5193.

Get Your Flu Shot Today in Cheyenne
Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for ages six months and older. They currently offer egg free, preservative free, Fluzone, and High Dose. The influenza virus is a very contagious and potentially serious, even deadly, disease. The CDC recommends everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine this year. Those individuals at high risk of serious complications from influenza, babies, young children, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions, are encouraged to get the flu vaccine by the end of October. Protection develops about two weeks after the vaccination. Get vaccinated today to reduce the spread of influenza to family members and others in the community. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. A flu clinic will be held on Thursday, October 3, 7:00am-6:00pm, at 100 Central Avenue. Please call (307)633-4000 with any questions.

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.

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 information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, call (307)316-2892.

Crafters Needed for Destiny Church Fair
The Ninth Annual Craft Fair at Destiny Church Gym, 711 Warren Avenue, will be held Saturday, November 2, 9:00am-3:00pm. Tables cost $35 or $45 with power. Registration is due Friday, October 25. For more information, please call Destiny Christian Academy at (307)635-3759.

Thankful Thursday Benefit
Come to a Party with a Purpose fundraiser at AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, to help Laramie County Senior Services continue to create an environment that encourages inner fulfillment, physical enhancement and social belonging, along with providing well-balanced meals for the senior and disabled population of Laramie County. This Thankful Thursday will take place on October 3 with food and drinks beginning at 4:30pm and the live auction at 6:30pm. There is no cover charge. Free wristbands for drawings will be passed out for a chance to win cash and prizes. This event features card games, a 50/50 raffle and a live auction. Call (307)635-2435 with questions.

MAAFA Remembrance Day Conference
Sankofa African Heritage presents Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day Conference: Wake Up America and Speak! Nate Breen, Local School Board District #1 and Wyoming State Board of Education Trustee, to address the Eighth International Africa MAAFA Conference, 9:00am, Saturday, October 12, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. Nate Breen will discuss Civic Education and Educating to Respect Differences. The conference panel board includes Dr. Mohamed Salih, (Un) Welcome to America, Historical Immigration Practices and Dr. James Peebles, The Great American Dilemma, Racial Discrimination versus Racist Ideas. The event is free including refreshments. There will be folk culture dances, drumming and more. For more information, contact Jill Zarend (307)635-7094, [email protected] or visit www.SankofaAfricaWorld.org. Sponsored in party by: LCCC Department of Student Engagement & Diversity, Think WY-WHC, Visit Cheyenne.

Cathedral of St. Mary Organ Concert Series
Nathan Laube, an acclaimed international star as a concert performer, recording artist, clinician, and lecturer, is the solo performer of the 27th Organ Concert Series at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Cheyenne, 2107 Capitol Avenue, on Sunday, October 13. Cathedral doors open at 1:15pm and the concert begins at 2:00pm. As with previous organ concerts, a camera feed from the loft will enable everyone in the seats below to watch Laube’s performance on the keyboards and the pedal board.

Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraising Dinner
The Marine Corps Reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for Tots will be held Friday, October 4, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, by Kia, at 6:00pm. This will be a fun filled evening with chili dinner, live auction and raffles. Monetary donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 59. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or email [email protected]

Life Chain
Life Chain 2019 will take place Sunday, October 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm, in Cheyenne, at the corner of Dell Range Boulevard and Powderhouse Road. Life Chain is an international hour of prayer for our nation and a peaceful, prayerful public witness on behalf of the unborn a risk of abortion. Participants will stand and pray on sidewalks of major cities across the nation and Canada. Stand with thousands who support the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. You’ll be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer. For information, call Lisa Provance, Right to Life of Laramie County, (307)221-1686 [email protected]

Get Crabby with a Shriner
Come get Crabby at the Cheyenne Crab Crack, Saturday, October 5, 224 East Iowa Street. Doors open at 4:30pm, serving will begin at 5:00pm. Join the Shriners for an all you can eat crab feast to raise funds for the Masonic Temple Building and the Cheyenne Shrine Club. $40 per person over the age of 12 for all you can eat crab, $20 for ages 5-12 and 5 and under eat free. There is limited seating with a total of 300 seats available. No tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase tickets at Shrinerswyo.org or call (307)634-9219. Helping Shriners who help kids.

Vampire Ball and Bachelor Auction
Are you dying to do something new in Cheyenne this Halloween season? Come let your blood flow at Cheyenne’s 1st Annual Vampire Ball. The night will include dark dessert bar by Mullendore Confectionery, beer and wine sponsored by T-Joes, live music, tarot card reading, witchy wares to browse and/or purchase and 1st ever Vampire Bachelor Auction. Five local vampire Bachelors will be auctioned off to the thirstiest bidder. Bidding will start at $20. Each couple will receive a date night. This is a 21 and up event and in the spirit of Halloween vampires, dress to impress attire is a must. Doors to Asher Upstairs, 500 West 15th Street, open at 9:00pm-1:00am, on Friday, October 18. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Pre-purchased tickets will have reserved seating closest to the bloody action. Tickets purchased at the door are first come, first serve. Reserve your spot at PayPal at [email protected]

After Hours Tween Mystery at the Monster Mansion
The Count is throwing his annual dinner party, Friday, October 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the “Monster Mansion, Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, and kids grade 3-6 are invited. The night will turn spooky when celebrated author Frankie Shelley disappears. Follow the clues that could lead you to the truth of what happened and you could escape the mansion unscathed. Finger foods and potions will be served and be sure to wear your spiffiest, spookiest costume for a chance to win a prize. After hours events require a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian.

Free Alzheimer’s Workshop
The Alzheimer’s Association – Wyoming Chapter will hold a monthly workshop related to seniors, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Strokes in Those Living with Dementia will be the topic on Sunday, October 20, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Please pre-register at www.alz.org/wyoming/helping_you/classes_training/classes or call (800)272-3900.

First Annual Small Business Trunk or Treat
Everyone is invited to the First Annual Cheyenne Small Business Trunk or Treat. Small businesses from all across Cheyenne are coming together to create an evening of fun. There will be a haunted house, race cars to check out and do photo ops with, plus much more! The event will take place Thursday, October 24, 4:00pm, at 519 West Wallick Road. The entire evening is free and open to the public.

Hope Takes Flight Fundraiser
Walk, jog or run to take a stand against domestic violence with 2018 Miss Pure International Classy Wyoming at the Lions Park Amphitheater, 4639 Lions Park Drive, Saturday, October 12, 8:00am. For a minimum donation of $5 you can walk, jog or run. All proceeds to benefit The Wyoming Coalition Against Violence and Sexual Assault. The event starts promptly at 8:00am, please come early. For more information, call Sally Loya at (307)331-4517.

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