Cardboard Box City
The 5th Annual Cardboard Box City will be held on Saturday, September 7, in the Depot Plaza, 1 Depot Square. The Cardboard Box City will be held to raise awareness and resources for Family Promise of Cheyenne so that they can help families in our own community regain their independence. Family Promise of Cheyenne is a non-profit shelter that offers assistance to homeless children and their families. Houses will be built from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Alpacaglobo Balloons will entertain from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Dinner will be held at 5:30pm and there will be guest speakers, activities and an outdoor moving beginning at 6:00pm. For sponsorship, please contact Lori at (307)772-8770 or [email protected]
Democrat Garden Party and Cake Walk
Come and celebrate the final days of summer at the Laramie County Democrats Grassroots Coalition’s garden party and cake walk on Sunday, September 8, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at Joe’s Garden, 3626 Dover Road. Light hors d’ouevres and desserts, as well as iced tea and lemonade, will be served. Attendees are invited to bring a cake to donate to the cake walk. Joe Corrigan will conduct tours of his award-winning garden and give tips for next year’s growing season. Admission is $15. All proceeds go to local Democratic Party candidates running for office in the 2020 election. Come out September 8 to meet and mingle with your fellow Democrats. For more information, call Michael Shay (307)241-2903.
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.
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.
Sight In Days
The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club will hold its annual Sight-in-Days for the public on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hunters and sportspersons can sight in those days for $3 per rifle with the help of experienced club members. Bring ammunition you will shoot during the hunt along with eye and ear protection. To reach the club’s outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately three miles west of I-25. Turn north on Telephone Road for approximately two miles and look for signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For details, call Ken Roylance at (307)631-3722.
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 September Meeting
The Cheyenne Engineers Club will be meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 5:30pm, at the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Social time is at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:00pm. The program will feature WYDOT’’s Manager of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vince Garcia, who will present an update on the ongoing Connected Vehicle Research Project. Please confirm your attendance by emailing your RSVP to Tony Laird at [email protected] by Friday, September 6.
Cheyenne After Hours Rotary Information Fair
Cheyenne After Hours Rotary will hold an Information Fair on Tuesday, September 10, from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Everyone who is interested in what Rotary International has to offer is welcome to attend and enjoy appetizers and a no-host cash bar. For more information, contact President Judy Fossum Mattern at (307)421-8817.
Adult Fall Basketball League Registration
The City of Cheyenne’s Community Recreation and Events Department is currently accepting team registrations for its 2019 Adult Fall Basketball League slated to begin on Monday, October 7. Registration packets are currently 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 will close Tuesday, September 10. The team fee is $400 plus a $20/player fee. All fees must be paid in full at time of registration, or registration forms will not be accepted. For more information, call (307)637-6423.
“Fall In” Career Fair
Attention job seekers! Come dressed for an interview and bring your résumé! The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Cheyenne Workforce Center, Laramie County Community College, Career Services and National Guard Employment Support Program invite everyone to a career fair on Thursday, September 12, 11:00am-11:30am for veterans only and 11:30am-2:00pm open to the public. The fair will be held at the Laramie County Community College, Recreation and Athletics Center, Multipurpose Room, 1400 East College Drive. For more information, please visit tinyurl.com/y3qfcbbb.
Caregivers Support Group
The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce a support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 1:00pm, at Pointe Frontier Senior Living, 1406 Prairie Avenue. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For more information, call (307)421-6227.
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.
The Cheyenne Artwalk takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00pm-8:00pm. There are various locations and featured artists. Please visit cheyenneartwalk.com for full details.
Brown Bag Book Club
This book club for grades 4-6 will meet twice during the month of September, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Sage Room. The first half of the book will be reviewed on Thursday, September 12 and the second half on Thursday, September 26. Join the discussion even if you miss an earlier session! Participants can bring a “brown bag” meal. Desserts and drinks will be provided. The book to read is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, described as a cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum. The author uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will be enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this library experience.
Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society
There were 19 prisoner of war camps in Wyoming housing Italian and German POWs during World War II. As the years pass, memories of these parts of history are not always remembered. Ellen Oriano Thompson will share her personal story, “An Unlikely Cowboy—a Love Story,” at this month’s meeting of the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society on Tuesday, September 10, in the Sunflower Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. She will reveal how she discovered that her father was an Italian prisoner of war at Fort Francis E. Warren—a story of war, love, immigration, commitment and discovery. Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is open to the public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15pm with a short business meeting/ the program starts at 7:00pm. For more information, call (307)630-0924.
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.
Autism Support Group
An Autism Support Group will meet on Friday, September 20, from 4:30pm-5:30pm, in the Windflower Room on the third floor of the Laramie County Library, 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.
Rooted in Cheyenne Fall Planting Day
Join Rooted in Cheyenne on Saturday, September 21, as a volunteer, or order a tree to have planted for $50/tree. Volunteers can choose to plant trees in the morning, 7:30am-11:30am, or in the afternoon, 12:30pm-4:30pm. All volunteers will be able to join together from 12:00pm-12:30pm for lunch provided by GOALZ Restaurant Group, and will be provided one free drink for use at the after party located at Danielmark’s Brewery, 209 East 18th Street, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. They ask that volunteers be age 12 and up for safety reasons. To order a tree, or sign up as a volunteer, go to https://rootedincheyenne.com/.
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.
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.
Blue Jeans Ball
Join the Wyoming FFA Foundation at their Blue Jeans Ball, Saturday, September 21, at the Events Center at Archer, 3967 Archer Parkway. The social hour and games start at 5:00pm, with dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 for one, $90 for two, $500 for a table of six, or $1,000 for a table of eight and special event recognition. Tickets are anticipated to sell out, so buy them early! Limited tickets available at the door. Business or sponsor tables available. Purchase tickets at www.wyoffa foundation.com/blue-jeans-ball or call (307)851-4392 or contact your local FFA Chapter and Alumni groups! Don’t forget to bring cash for cocktails and games. Contact Oaklee Anderson at (307)851-4392 or [email protected] for any questions or to donate an auction item.
Rooted in Cheyenne Fall Planting Day After Party!
Join Rooted in Cheyenne at Danielmark’s Brewery and Tap Room, 209 East 18th Street, for their 2019 Fall Planting Day After Party on Saturday, September 21, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. There will be a live tree auction, a 50/50 raffle, and outdoor games. They will have an information booth set up to answer any questions and help others sign up for Rooted in Cheyenne’s spring tree planting in May of 2020. This event is free to the public and all are welcome. All proceeds from the live tree auction and 50/50 raffle will go to future tree planting events by Rooted in Cheyenne and support their mission to diversify and maintain our urban forest canopy. For information, visit https://www.face book.com/rootedincheyenne or call (307)637-6428.
Vendors Wanted for Oktoberfest
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.
Interfaith March for Peace and Justice
The Interfaith March for Peace and Justice is a peaceful, non-partisan event intended to affirm freedom of religion and equal justice for all. They find ways to collaborate across faith traditions and between communities of conscience in order to publicly re-assert these values as the foundation of a just, open and sustainable society. The march will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2:00pm-4:30pm, from the Depot, 121 West 15th Street, to the Capitol, 200 West 24th Street. Contact Joe at [email protected] for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer Volley Ball Referees Needed
The Cheyenne Volleyball League is looking for volunteer referees. Pay is $5 per game. Games are played Tuesday and Thursday. Please email chey [email protected] for more information.
2019 Wyoming Arts Summit Registration
Registration is now open for the Wyoming Arts Summit, Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9, at Little America Hotel and Resort, 2800 West Lincolnway. Hosted by the Wyoming Arts Council, this bi-annual summit is an opportunity for individuals to come together, learn from one another, and empower the states creative sector. The summit offers professional development sessions for artists and arts advocates, administrators, and educators, and will highlight many of Wyoming’s talented visual, performing, and literary artists. There will be keynote speakers, a variety of interdisciplinary and discipline-specific workshops, sessions, and presentations will be offered. Educators will be able to earn up to 1 PTSB credit. The summit will also feature music showcases, receptions, and networking opportunities. Early bird registration is available now through Monday, September 30. Register online at https://2019artssummit.eventbrite.com/.
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, call Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.