Artfest at the Library
The annual Artfest, sponsored by Southeast Wyoming Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), returns to the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Enjoy art and photography created by area residents, located throughout the library. See a piece you’d like to buy? Contact RSVP at (307)635-2435. Check out the artwork during library hours from November 15-December 22.
Cheyenne Astronomical Society Meeting
The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting this Friday, November 15, 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor. The program for the evening will be on telescopes, covering basic information on telescopes plus explore things to consider if you want to buy a telescope. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information about the club, visit their website at www.killerrabit.co.
Alzheimer’s Assocation Workshop
The progressive nature of Alzheimer’s disease and many other chronic diseases often leads to a deterioration of many functions. Caregivers may find that their loved one needs help with basic activities of daily living (ADL) and that they need some guidance. The Alzheimer’s Association Wyoming Chapter will present a free workshop for those caring for anyone with a chronic condition. Presented by registered and licensed occupational therapists from CaringEdge, the workshop will focus on how caregivers can safely assist with activities of daily living (ADLs). The workshop is free and open to the public and will be presented on Sunday, November 17, 1:30pm, in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information on this and other upcoming workshops, please call the Wyoming Chapter at (307)287-6569.
Prairie Garden Club Meeting
The Prairie Garden Club will meet on Saturday, November 16, 10:00am, at the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens Gathering Room, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The club will get together to create rock painting decor. A $5 fee will be charged for supplies. For more information, please call (307)256-0775.
Funding Opportunity for Non-Profits
The Community Grant Committee associated with GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is currently accepting applications from Laramie County non-profit organizations that support community development and the improvement of community residents quality of life. Funding for these grants comes from the Christmas House project. For information and applications, visit online at www.womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org and click on the Community Grant Application tab or contact the committee Chair, Deb McCann, at (307)631-0352 or Co-Chair, Barbara Kuzma (307)630-1070. Deadline is January 17.
Lady Newcomers and Friends Pie Social
Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends is having a pie social on Saturday, November 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm, at the Evangelical Free Church, 7006 North College Drive. They will eat pie, have speakers and play games. Come have fun and see what they are all about. If you have any questions, please call Linda at (307)287-8724.
The Cheyenne Violin Duo will present a concert of mostly Baroque music on Sunday, November 17, at 3:00pm in the afternoon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown Cheyenne, 1908 Central Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public but donations for the Unaccompanied Students Initiative of Cheyenne will be gratefully accepted. The Unaccompanied Students Initiative is a program that provides housing for high school students in the Cheyenne area who would otherwise have no home during the years of their high school studies. For more information, email [email protected] or phone (307)214-2359.
Wyoming State Historical Society Meeting
The Laramie County Chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society will meet on Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm, in the Sunflower Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Rodger McDaniel will speak about his book “The Man in the Arena: The Life and Times of U.S. Senator Gale McGee.” For questions, please call Mary Jane at (307)635-2151.
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.
Winter Volleyball League Registration
The City of Cheyenne’s Community Recreation and Events Department will soon be accepting team registration for its 2020 Winter Volleyball League which will begin on Saturday, January 21. Registration packets are available at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, from 7:30am-4:30pm or online at https://cheyennerec.org/cheyenne-recreation-division/. Registration closes Thursday, December 19. Registration fees are $300 per team and a $20 player fee, all fees must be paid at time of registration. If you don’t have a team and want to be placed on the free agent list, call Scott Redman at (307)637-6408. The list is shared with existing team representatives.
Lady Newcomers and Friends Dutch Lunch
The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, November 19, at Old Chicago, 1734 Meadowland Drive, at 11:30am. Call Mary Crawford at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday, November 17.
Free Mulch Giveaway
The City of Cheyenne’s Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road, will provide free single-grind wood mulch to residential homeowners November 19-23. The Compost Facility is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. For more information about the Compost Facility, call (307)632-5518 or the Sanitation Department at (307)637-6440.
The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place meets every Saturday, at 2:00pm. They are a non-denominational Christian Outreach. The meetings include teaching, discussion, fellowship, worship and healing prayer. All are welcome. They meet at the Laramie Fire Station #2, 1558 North 23rd Street, Laramie. There is no charge and currently there is no childcare available. For more information, please call (307)460-2792 or go to www.themeetingplaces.org.
Tinsel Through Time: Stories of Christmas
An opening reception for the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion Tinsel Through Time annual Christmas exhibit is scheduled for Friday, November 15, at 4:00pm. This year’s theme is “Stories of Christmas” and features certain rooms of the house decorated based off timeless Christmas tales. The reception is free and open to the public. Following the opening reception, the mansion will be open to the public until Saturday, December 21. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. For questions, call (307)777-7878.
Cheyenne Lady Newcomers Crafts
Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for crafts on Wednesday, November 20, at 1:00pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive. The projects are a clothes pin reindeer necklace and puzzle wreath. For more information, please call Mary Crawford at (203)650-1938.
Toys for Tots Final Registration Day
A make-up registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held on Saturday, November 16, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Families must register children to participate in the program. Families must bring a DFS printout from the past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate, proof of legal guardianship. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys For Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584.
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.
Cheyenne Audubon Program
The Cheyenne Audubon free public program is Tuesday, November 19, 7:00pm, Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Dusty Downey, conservation ranching program lead for Audubon Rockies, will discuss how ranchers can help beleaguered grassland birds and have their beef sold for a premium as Audubon certified “Grazed on Bird Friendly Land” — and where bird-friendly consumers can find it. Downey grew up on and resides with his family on a working ranch in northeastern Wyoming. For more information see rockies.audubon.org/ranching.
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 details, call (702)575-7951.
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.
Community Living Skills Workshop
Budgeting and Finance is the seventh section of the Community Living Skills Workshop being held Thursday, November 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm, at 1609 East 19th Street. The eleven-week workshop grounded in the Independent Living Philosophy explains how identifying skills someone with a disability currently has and others they want to build on can help them live a more independent life. Budgeting and Finance is an overview of budgeting terms and philosophy with helpful tips on being successful within a budget. For information and to register, call Joell Austin, (307)637-5127.
Shop with a Hero Registration
Heroes who would like to participate in Shop with a Hero on Tuesday, December 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm, need to register by Friday, November 22. To register for the event, email [email protected] Heroes are welcome to bring their vehicles and park them out front for the children to view. Please let her know if you are bringing a vehicle when you register. Heroes will need to arrive at 4:30pm, Tuesday, December 3, for check in and to be paired with their foster child. Last year there were 60 foster children and 115 heroes participated. Thank you for your support.
Stuff a Sleigh
Help the 2019 Toys For Tots campaign bring Christmas joy to many children in Laramie County by donating new, unwrapped toys at the Stuff a Sleigh, Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, 10:00am-6:00pm, in front of Menard’s, 4355 Windmill Road. For other local donation collection site locations, go to www.toysfortots.org.
Cheyenne Audubon Field Trip
Cheyenne Audubon members invite the public to join them on a free field trip to the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, Saturday, November 23, to brush up on winter birds for the upcoming Christmas Bird Count. 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. This is a walking field trip, 1-2 miles. Expect to return by noon. Participants providing their own transportation may leave at any time. Please call Grant Frost, (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. For more information about this and other Audubon activities, visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.
Tween Make-It Monday
Christmas is coming and the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, has a fun gift you can make. Create and decorate your own mini-stockings to give to your BFFs. Then, you can fill the stockings with trinkets or candy to make the gift even merrier. The fun, for grades 3-6, will happen Monday, November 25, 4:00pm-5:00pm, in the Early Literacy Center.
2020 Habitat Home
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County is currently accepting applications for their 2020 Habitat home. Deadline for application submission is Friday, November 29. Call (307)637-8067 for an appointment to pick up an application at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, 1721 Ames Avenue, corner of 18th and Ames Avenue, open Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:30pm. For additional information or questions, contact Kate or Pat at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or email [email protected]
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.
Call for Entries
The call for entries for Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is now available on CaFE, www.callforentry.org. The entry deadline is Saturday, November 30. The exhibit is open to artists currently working and living in Wyoming. There is no fee to enter. This program is managed by the Wyoming State Museum. Questions may be directed to Kristy Griffin, Museum Registrar, [email protected] (307)777-5426. The juried exhibition will be on display from February 20 through August 13 at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Help bring the magic and joy of the season to many children in Laramie County. Toys For Tots will again collect new, unwrapped toys at the 2019 Cheyenne Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 30, at 5:30pm, in downtown Cheyenne. New toys can also be dropped off at collection sites around Cheyenne now through December 13. Go to www.toysfortots.org for collection site locations.
Shop with a Hero
Shop with a Hero on Tuesday, December 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at the Walmart, 2032 Dell Range Boulevard. Check in at Layaway and be paired with a Hero. Heroes will be given a gift card to help the children through the check out process. Children are encouraged to buy at least one present for themselves. Snacks and drinks in the lounge after shopping, families may wait in the lounge while children shop. Santa will make an appearance for selfies with Santa. Children may check out the vehicles parked out front once they have completed their shopping.
Photo Contest and Exhibit
The Community Recreation and Events Department “Standing Out” Photo Contest and Exhibit will be held January 9-February 12 at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street. The “Shadows” theme is designed to showcase the beauty/illusion of what shadows cast upon the eye and imagination. Photographers may enter in a variety of categories. The contest is limited to the first 150 photos. Cash awards and rosette ribbons will be awarded. A reception will be held Sunday, January 8, 5:30pm-7:00pm, at the Cheyenne Civic Center, hosted by the City of Cheyenne Programs and Facilities Division. Brochure/entry forms with detailed information may be picked up at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Registration will be held from December 2-January 3. Register from 7:30am-4:30pm at the Kiwanis Community House. Photo drop-off will be Friday, January 6, from 1:00pm-7:00pm, at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th. Questions may be directed to the Program and Facilities Division at (307)637-6423.
Call for Vendors for UUCC WinterMart
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the 11th Annual UUCC WinterMart which runs December 6-7, Friday, 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand-crafted art work and crafts are welcome to apply. Download the entry form from www.UUcheyenne.org or call (307)638-4554, Terry at (307)214-3932 or Kathleen at (307)421-4496.