Community Calendar

Halloween Harvest Market
The Halloween Harvest Market will be held Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-3:00pm, at the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway. There will be over 100 vendors, concessions and a free Halloween Carnival for the kids as well as face painting and balloon animals and an indoor Trunk or Treat. Costumes welcomed but not required. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Shrine Club and the Cheyenne Mustangs Youth Baseball.

Veterans’ Rock Stand Down Event
Stand Downs are typically one-day events providing supplies and services to homeless and struggling Veterans and their families with food, clothing, veterinarian care for service animals, eye glass repair, haircuts, bike repair, VA benefits information, Social Security benefits counseling, and many other services. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance abuse treatment, and mental health counseling. These are collaborative events, coordinated among local service organizations, the VA Medical Center, the Department of Labor (DOL), and community based homeless service providers. Veterans’ Rock will be hosting this year’s event at the Forum 619 on South Greeley Highway on Tuesday, October 25. If your organization would like an outreach table, please call 307-514-0035.

2022 Booklovers Bash
Get your tickets now for the 2022 Booklovers Bash featuring bestselling authors Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. The event is Friday, October 21, at Little America Hotel & Resort, 2800 West Lincolnway. Order of events for the day is reception and silent auction at 5:30pm, dinner, live auction, and dessert dash at 6:30pm, talk by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear at 8:00pm. These prolific and renowned authors will bring their insights to Cheyenne for Laramie County Library Foundation’s Booklovers Bash, and the evening promises to be as exciting as the many worlds they write about! Their talk will be accompanied by dinner, silent and live auctions and the infamous dessert dash. RSVP ASAP! Tickets are available at aesbid.org/ELP/LCLF22 for $100 each. Proceeds benefit Laramie County Library System.

Children’s Photo Fundraiser
Family Harvest Church Unashamed Youth will be selling $10 Antiquities coupons for a free photo session and a 10×13 children’s portrait. Coupons will be available until Wednesday, October 26. Portraits will be taken November 11 and 12 and available for pick up first week in December. All clothing and props are provided, you just show up! All proceeds benefit FHC Youth Missions Trip! To reserve your portrait coupon or find out more, text or call Lesa Statham at 307-630-2777.

VFW 1881 Craft and Flea Market Show
Get your shopping done and see the creativeness of the great vendors at the VFW 1881 Craft and Flea Market Show at 2816 East 7th Street, on October 22, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Jewelry, crochet items, candles and lots of unique items. Everyone is welcome to come and support local Veterans. Lunch will be available. Please call Suzie at 307-632-4053 if you have any questions.

Cheyenne Civic Choir Free Concert
The Cheyenne Civic Choir will have a free concert on Sunday, October 23, 3:00pm, at First United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. Come and hear a great concert for free! Call 307-286-6789 for more information.

Kids Halloween Party and Costume Contest
American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a kids Halloween party and costume contest for members and guests, Sunday, October 23, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, ages 3-12 years old, at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway.

Bike Drive for Veterans
Scout Troop 102 and Hayden Davis, eagle scout candidate, will be holding a bike drive Saturday, October 22, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, at Veterans’ Rock for a kick-off to the Veterans’ Stand Down 2022 to be held Tuesday, October 25, at the Forum 619. Accepting gently used or new adult and kids’ bikes. Adult bikes being their main focus. Bike locks and helmets are also accepted. Bikes will be given to veterans in need of transportation at the Veterans’ Stand Down on October 25. This bike drive is part of a grant received from AARP to support veterans in need of transportation. Grant money will be used for needed bike repairs. They would like to thank those who helped donate to the emergency packs. Some emergency packs will be handed out on the 22nd of October. For more information, call Veterans’ Rock, 307-514-0035.

Fall Festival
Family Harvest Church is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 320 West 23rd Street, across from the Library and next to Epic Egg. This fall event is geared towards K-6th graders. Family friendly, free, fun and open to the public. Fall themed games with candy, prizes, crafts and more. For information, contact Alicia Smith at 307-638-8880.

Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House
The Knights of Pythias annual Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House, 312-1/2 West 17th Street, will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, October 21, 22, 28, 29 and Halloween, the 31st. Tickets are $15 at the door, military discount with military ID. Back by popular demand, Monday, October 31, will be Blackout Night. Groups will be given glow sticks to navigate their way through the dark. Please, no one under 8 years of age, pregnant ladies or anyone with heart problems for their safety! Call Brian at 307-214-0322 for more information.

Youth Alternatives 51st Annual Banquet
Jerry Bergson of Boogie Machine and the Boogie Machine group will help Youth Alternatives celebrate its 51st Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Friday, October 28. Doors open at 6:00pm at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. Each year, the Office of Youth Alternatives honors its volunteers for giving their time and talents to assist youth in our community. Volunteers serve as mentors and foster grandparents to positively influence a child’s life in and out of school. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $50/person, which includes live entertainment and dinner. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, call Youth Alternatives at 307-637-6480 or visit in person at 1328 Talbot Court.

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends
Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet Monday, October 24, at 11:00am, for games and no-host lunch at Perkins, 1730 Dell Range Boulevard. If interested, call Jean at 307-634-1843. They will also meet Wednesday, October 26, at 12:00pm, at Perkins for Pinochle and no-host lunch. If interested, call Edith at 307-638-0306. Other activities include, Bunco, Canasta, Mahjong and Arts and Crafts.

CFD™ Old West Museum Paranormal Tours
The CFD™ Old West Museum is pleased to announce Paranormal Tours of the Museum with Haunting Across America. The opportunity to say hello to their spooky spectres will occur on October 28, tours begin at 6:30pm. See what’s lurking within their walls this October! Tickets are $20/person and are limited. Visit the event calendar at: www.oldwestmuseum.org/event-calendar to get tickets and find out more information.

WYPOFS and Moms for Liberty Free Movie Night
Wyoming Principles of Freedom (WYPOFS) and Moms for Liberty are hosting a free movie night October 22, 4:00pm, at Salt Life Christian Fellowship, 4406 14th Street, Sun Valley. The movie is Whose Children Are They with a surprise guest speaker. Bring a friend.

St. Paul’s Fall Turkey Dinner
2022 St. Paul’s Fall Turkey dinner will take place on Sunday, October 23, 11:00am-1:00pm, at the Pine Bluffs Community Center, 708 Lawson. Cost $15 for adults, $5 children 6-10, children 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund and other charitable works.

Laramie County Toys for Tots Registration
Registration will be held every Wednesday in October at VFW 1881, just off Nationway, lower ballroom, from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Date and time for toy shopping will be on a first come basis, so register early! For further information, contact Wendi Henderson, Laramie County Toys for Tots Coordinator, at 678-215-7584. Every child deserves a little Christmas.

Prairie Garden Club Meeting
Prairie Garden Club will host a meeting on “Soil Management and Principles of Wyoming Gardens and Landscapes” at the Laramie County Library Sunflower room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Bring a soil sample from your garden in a baggie, Thursday, October 27, from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Guest speaker Brian Sebade, UW Extension Educator. For more information, 307-221-1686.

Free Community Trunk or Treat
CrossPoint/Cheyenne Alliance will host a free community trunk or treat with chili on Sunday, October 30, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. No catch, just safe fun for the kids. They are located at 3501 Forest Drive, next to East High School and Carey School. See everyone soon!

Call for Crafters and Artists
WinterMart 2022 is looking for crafters and artists to participate in a holiday craft event on December 16 -17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne. Only handcrafted work will be accepted. Booths are $60 for a single and $100 for shared booths. Contact or call Terry Kreuzer for questions or more information at 307-214-3932 or email [email protected]

2nd Amendment and Equal Protection Presentation
Please join Wyoming Principles of Freedoms (WYPOFS) for a presentation regarding 2nd Amendment and Equal Protection issues with Erin Erhardt from Mountain States Legal Foundation. Discussion and Q&A will follow. Salt Life Christian Fellowship, 4406 East 14th Street, Monday, October 24, at 6:00pm. Call 307-630-7714 for additional information.

Holiday Craft Fair and Soup Luncheon
Eastern Star Harmony Chapter 53 Holiday Craft Fair and Soup Luncheon will be held at the Masonic Temple Gym, 1820 Capitol Avenue, on November 26, 9:00am-3:00pm. They are looking for crafters and vendors who would like to participate. To request an information packet and registration form email Kim Lamb at [email protected] or text 307-640-3485 and leave a name and address to have the packet mailed.

Holy Trinity Church Golden Harvest Bazaar
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1808 Hot Springs Avenue, is holding a bazaar on November 11-12, Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-3pm. Fabulous handmade items of wood, fabric and more, gently used unique treasures, delicious baked goodies, raffles, handmade quilts and more. A turkey luncheon will be served Saturday from 11:00am until it is gone. Lunch is $11 for adults, $5 for children 5-12. For further information, please contact Kathy Page at 307-514-0794.

Vendor Space Available for Cheyenne Elks Craft Sale
The Cheyenne Elks Club is hosting its second annual Winter Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday, November 26. They are looking for vendors who wish to participate in this event. The sale will take place from 9:00am-3:30pm at the Cheyenne Elks Lodge #660, 100 East 17th Street. They are looking for artisans, crafters and vendors who wish to sell their products or services. If you would like to participate as a vendor in this event, or if you have questions, please contact Denise Parrish at [email protected]

Western Frontier Traders Accepting Applications
Western Frontier Traders is accepting applications for their fall craft show in Burns, Wyoming. This show will be held on November 12. For an application, please contact Toni at 307-630-5557 or [email protected]

TOPS Club
TOPS 0117 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday at the VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, Nationway Frontage Road. Weigh-ins are from 8:00am-8:45am and meetings are from 9:00am-10:00am. TOPS provides tools, information and support to be successful in losing weight. The program focuses on health as well as weight loss. For more information, email Pam, the leader, at [email protected]

Early Voting 2022 Election
Early voting for the November 2022 election is underway in the atrium of the Laramie County Governemental Complex, 309 West 20th Street, Monday-Friday, now through November 7. Polls are open 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday except for county holidays. Persons not currently registered may register and vote on the same day. No time to vote during the week? You can vote early on Saturday, October 22 in the Town of Burns. Stop by the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street. Polls are open from 9:00am-2:00pm. Registered voters in Laramie County can vote at home by absentee mail ballot. To request yours, call 307-633-4242 or email [email protected] You must provide your name, residence and mailing address, and date of birth. Allow 7-10 days for your ballot to arrive. Ballots must be returned to the county clerk’s office not later than 7:00pm on November 8 in order to be counted. Laramie County voting options, locations, and ballot information at elections.laramiecountyclerk.com/. Be ballot ready by checking out your sample ballot by entering your address at tinyurl.com/5bt4hnfs.

Our Community Article Deadlines
Does your not-for-profit organization or club have an event coming up that you would like publicized? Submit a paragraph with who, what, when, where and contact information and we’ll put it in Trader’s “Our Community” section at no charge on a space available basis. The deadline is Tuesday at noon. For more information, call 307-634-8895.

Alliance of Therapy Dog Testing
Alliance of Therapy Dogs is in need of more teams in the Cheyenne area to serve the community’s needs. If interested in finding out whether or not your dog could become a therapy dog, go to the website at www.therapydogs.com, click on Join, Become a Member and follow the steps on that page or contact the office at 307-432-0272 or stop by and pick up paperwork at 1919 Morrie Avenue.

Ladies 55+ Are You New to Cheyenne?
Or are you just tired of being cooped up due to COVID or other restrictions? Do you think you might be interested in joining a group of women who meet for lunch twice a month at various restaurants in the Cheyenne area? Or occasionally take a day-trip to an agreed-upon interesting/fun destination, for strictly social purposes? If so, please feel free to call one of the ladies listed below, for more information. Eileen at 307-287-1881 or Dorothy at 307-635-6132.

Veteran’s Rock “Ensure the Future” Fund
Veteran’s Rock is experiencing growing pains, how wonderful is that! They have become so busy, their volunteers can no longer sustain the activities and goings-on each day brings. They have made a decision to hire a Program Director, someone who can help with all the day to day stuff, lead fundraising, outreach and writing grants. However, they do not have the funding to do this right now. They have opened an account for this very purpose. If you can help with their Veteran’s Rock “Ensure the Future” fund, they will most definitely appreciate every penny. Please make a donation to Veteran’s Rock, 605 South Greeley Highway Suite 1, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007. For more information call 307-514-0035. We love our Veterans.

Youth Alternatives Special Friends Program
The Office of Youth Alternatives Special Friends Program is looking for adult mentors that are 18 years and older to act as positive role models to youth in a one-to-one mentoring relationship, qualifications do apply. For additional questions and information, individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480.

The Pantry is Empty
Prior to the pandemic, Needs Inc. served around 31 households per day. Currently, they are serving more than 100 households each day and the need for their services continues to grow. This unprecedented demand for food and clothing assistance is forcing them to burn through their reserves quickly. They are committed to providing food for families and individuals in Laramie County but they need help to do it. Please consider donating to the Needs Inc. WyoGives Campaign. Thanks to generous match sponsors, they have the opportunity to double, triple or even quadruple every donation. Be a hunger hero and donate now at www.wyogives.org/organizations/needs-inc-158679a9-30e5-4a4e-873b-52af7d4d206f!

Help Veterans’ Rock Help Veterans in Need
Veterans’ Rock is a non-profit organization created solely to help veterans in need and their families. The community has certainly stepped up to help them and they say thank you! They are so full of wonderful things for our veterans, they only have room for small amounts of things at a time. If you would like to donate to Veterans’ Rock, please call ahead of time to see if they can take the donation. They accept small apartment size kitchen tables and chairs, small dressers, night stands, TV trays, recliners and love seats, all must be in good condition and clean. They are located at 605 South Greeley Highway. For more information, please call 307-514-0035.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program
The Office of Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for tutor/mentors that are 55 years and older to work with children who need extra support in a supervised classroom setting. Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of children in our community and earn an average of $300 per month of a non-taxable stipend. Some qualifications apply. Individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480 for information.

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