Community Calendar

Ballroom Dancing
The Cheyenne Dance Club is hosting ballroom dancing to a live band on Saturday, January 12, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. For information, please E-mail Cheyennedanceclub@aol.com or call (307)365-7404.

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.

Friendship Force Meeting
The Friendship Force International, FFI, Chapter of Cheyenne will be meeting on Monday, January 14, at Casey’s Club, 507 West 28th Street, starting at 6:00pm with a pot luck dinner. The entrance is on the west side with parking adjacent to the entrance. The public is invited to bring a covered dish and join the group. There will be a general business meeting, and a discussion about future incoming and outgoing journeys. The guest speaker will be Cathie McCallum from the Friendship Force of Northern Colorado and she will share slides and anecdotes from their journey to Bristol, England. For more information about the Friendship Force or the meeting, please call (303)794-8371 or visit friendshipforcecheyenne.org.

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.

Member Meetings
Eagles Auxiliary #128 members meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Thomes Avenue, 2nd and 4th Mondays, officers at 6:00pm, regular meeting 7:00pm.

Master Gardener Program
The University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardener Program is taking applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Program, topics covered: Botany, vegetables, season extension, trees, flowers, irrigation, herbs and much more. This is a 10 week program, they meet every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more information, E-mail Catherine Wissner at cwissner@uwyo.edu.

Art on the Y Wall
The Cheyenne Family YMCA is pleased to display the works of Merle Holguin during the month of January with a reception being held on Tuesday, January 15, from 10:00am-11:00am. You can view her artwork during YMCA regular business hours. Merle was born in the Philippines and raised in Manila. Merle pursued a career in architecture, all the while growing her passion for the arts. If you would like to feature your art at the YMCA, please contact Chris Shay at cshay@cheyenneymca.org or by phone at (307)634-9622.

Native Voices Exhibit
On Tuesday, January 15, at 6:30pm, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Lee Francis IV will help the Laramie County Library System celebrate the opening of the exhibit, “Native Voices: Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”, with a presentation on the impact stories have on people. His presentation will touch on his experiences of hearing, creating and sharing stories throughout his career and lifetime. Artwork from the Creative Indigenous Collective and Native American artifacts will be on display through Wednesday, February 13. For information, please call (307)634-3561 or visit lclsonline.org.

Cheyenne Collared Deer Study
The Cheyenne Audubon free public program is Tuesday, January 15, at 7:00pm, in the Sunflower Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Students in the AP Environmental Science class and Wildlife Club at Cheyenne Central High School teamed up with the Laramie County Conservation District, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Muley Fanatics to put GPS tracking collars on two mule deer in Cheyenne. The students will share what they’ve learned about the deer movement in our urban area. For information about this and other Audubon activities, please visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com.

State of the City Address
City of Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr will give her annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 15, at 10:30am, in the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street. Doors will open to the public at 10:00am. This will be the second State of the City address for Mayor Orr which is scheduled to last roughly 30 minutes. For those unable to attend, a live video stream will be provided through the City of Cheyenne’s Facebook page.

Caregivers Support Group
The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce an additional support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Caregiver Support Group will meet on 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.

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 cheyennecameraclub.org or call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Jump Into Jewels Information Meeting
Habitat for Humanity’s signature fund- raiser, Jump into Jewels, will be held Saturday, April 27. Habitat volunteers will transform a home remodeled by Lynn Buys Houses into a women’s boutique filled with gently used jewelry and accessories. If you’d like to get involved with Habitat for Humanity by lending a hand with Jump into Jewels, an informational meeting will be held Thursday, January 17, 6:00pm, in the Windflower Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Proceeds from Jump into Jewels directly fund Habitat’s 2019 house building efforts. Join them April 27 for a day of shopping, food and fun. For more information, call them Habitat ReStore at (307)637-8067 or E-mail kate@cheyennehfh.org.

TRIO Open House
TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers is holding an Open House on Thursday, January 31, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 College Drive, in the Pathfinder Building Room 432, regarding free college access and success services for residents of Laramie County. TRIO programs assist individuals 9th grade through adult. Services include, academic assistance, applying for financial aid and college admissions assistance. There will also be door prizes and light refreshments. For more information, please call (307)778-4376.

Taizé Style Worship
Please join St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, for a Taizé-style service on Friday evening, January 18, at 7:00pm. Come for quiet singing led by the Sancte Spiritus Taize musicians, with opportunities for stillness and reflection. They invite all to be with them for this service and possibly find a spot of calmness, serenity and peace. The doors to St. Mark’s will be open at 6:30pm for quiet meditation. The 45-minute service will begin at 7:00pm and as the custom, will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.

Winter Hamfest 2019
Winter Hamfest 2019 will be held on Saturday, January 19, 8:00am-1:00pm. New and used ham radio equipment, vendors, prizes, forums and free licensing exams will be available at the Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle in Loveland, Colorado. For more information contact Marcie at www.ncarc.net.

Annual March to the Capitol
Monday, January 21, at 12:00 noon, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial March will begin at the Historic Depot Plaza onto Capitol Avenue proceeding to the Supreme Court Building, where marchers will assemble at the entryway to witness a short program. Principal speaker will be Michael Thomas, a Cheyenne Central High graduate now serving as Chief Deputy Marshal in Seattle, Washington. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available for marchers at 11:00am at the Depot, courtesy of Cheyenne Women’s Civic League, Cheyenne Optimist Club and the X-JWC. For more information, contact Mercedes Hunt, (605)484-0879 or Rita Watson, (307)632-2338.

Habitat Hero Lectures and Workshop
Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are presenting the fifth annual Habitat Hero lectures and workshop on Saturday, January 26, “Native Pollinators and Native Plants: How They Flourish Together.” The lectures begin at 8:30am and the hands-on winter-sowing workshop ends at 4:00pm at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The $20 fee, which includes lunch, can be paid through https://www.brownpapertickets.com/. For information, contact Mark Gorges at (307)287-4953 or mgorges@juno.com. Habitat Hero is a program of the Audubon Rockies regional office of the National Audubon Society which encourages property owners to plant for bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife and to reduce water usage, rockies.audubon.org/whats-a-habitat-hero/.

Annual Gun Show
The Cheyenne Rifle & Pistol Club, 2621 East 7th Street, will hold their annual gun show on Saturday, January 26, from 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, January 27, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. There will be, guns, ammo, knives, reloading equipment and much more, everything from new to collectable. A concession stand will be open during the show. For information, please contact Mike Christmann at (307)640-0033 or mikechristmann@yahoo.com.

Autism Support Group
An Autism Support Group will meet on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30pm, in the Windflower Room on the third floor of the Laramie County Library located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This group is for anyone who knows an autistic child who would like to give or receive support. For more information, please call Susan Brown at (307)275-2241.

Give Kids a Smile Day Free Dental Clinic
There will be a free dental clinic for uninsured children age 2-18 years, without a dental home, on Saturday, February 2, from 8:00am-2:30pm, at the Laramie County Community College, Science Building, Dental Hygiene Clinic. Services available will be: Exams, cleanings, x-rays and fluoride treatments. For appointments, please contact the Wyoming Delta Dental Foundation at (307)632-3313. This event is sponsored by: Southeast Wyoming Dental District, Wyoming Delta Dental Foundation and LCCC Dental Hygiene Program.

People Impacted by Incarceration
Bethel Outreach will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. 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)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

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 information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

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