The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who needs help in order to remain living 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.
Cheyenne Trolley Season
The Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley has begun its 31st season. Tours are offered seven days a week. The weekday 90-minute narrated trolley tours allow passengers to get on and off at Cheyenne’s great attractions. The weekend 2-hour tours include a free stop at the Cheyenne Old West Museum. Prices are $12 for adults, $6 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the Depot lobby or call the Depot Visitor Center at (307)778-3133.
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.
The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is in need of volunteers. You do not need any horse experience. All positions available from horse handling to working with special needs. For more information, please call (307)432-2585 or visit their Facebook page or website.
Spring Craft Sale
VFW Post 1881, 2817 East 7th Street, is holding a Spring craft sale on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Proceeds help to support Veterans and their families. Stop by and see their Vendors for Mother’s Day gifts.
29th Annual Plant Sale
The Laramie County Master Gardeners will hold their 29th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12, at the Archer Complex, Buildings M and K, 3967 Archer Parkway. They will also be holding numerous free mini classes from 8:30am-3:00pm. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, please visit lcmg.org.
Annual Casino Night Fundraiser
Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 3425 Christensen Road, is holding their Annual Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, May 12, from 5:00pm-10:30pm. Cost is $50 per person at the door, $40 in advance, $250 per table. They will have: Blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, raffles and a live auction. This event benefits special needs population, veterans and their families and troubled youth and adults in the community through horse therapy. For more information or tickets, please call (307)432-2585 or visit www.ctecriding.org or Facebook.
Annual Gilchrist Spring Market
The Annual Gilchrist Spring Market, Craft, Plant and Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at Gilchrist Elementary School, 1108 Happy Jack Road. Shop for last minute Mother’s Day gifts from our talented vendors, enjoy tasty baked goods, take home a few plants for your house or garden. There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brittaney at (307)221-0462.
Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
The 26th Annual Letter Carriers and United Way Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 12. Help get the Laramie County food pantries stocked for the spring and summer. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided by the local Salvation Army. If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to Amber Still at email@example.com or (307)757-7391.
Lady Newcomers Dutch Lunch
Cheyenne Lady Newcomers will meet for dutch lunch Tuesday, May 15, at Poor Richards, 2233 East Lincolnway, at 11:30am. Please call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by Sunday, May 13, at noon.
Eagles Auxiliary #128 members meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Thomes Avenue, 2nd and 4th Mondays, officers at 6:00pm, regular meeting 7:00pm.
The Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society and author and world birder, Noah Strycker, invite birdwatchers to help Mr. Strycker find 100 bird species in Southeast Wyoming on Tuesday, May 15. The field trip will begin at 6:00am at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch and will include Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Laramie Plains lakes, Sybille Canyon and Gray Rocks and Guernsey Reservoirs. Participants may join for all or part of the day. The trip is free and open to the public. Please register by sending your name and cell phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com.
Senator Simpson Symposium
The Wyoming Alliance and Wyoming Promise will hold a live streaming of Senator Simpson’s symposium in Sheridan on Thursday, May 17, from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Learn what you can do to get the unlimited spending out of politics. For more information, please call (307)630-4463.
Spring Craft and Vendor Event
The Laramie County Senior Center is hosting a spring craft and vendor event at Heritage Court Apartments, 3912 Gregg Way, on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm. All proceeds will benefit the Laramie County Senior Center.
“Click It or Ticket” Event
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will be holding the 2018 “Click It or Ticket” National May Mobilization Media Awareness Event on Tuesday, May 15, at 10:00am, in the lobby of the Cheyenne Police Department, 415 West 18th Street. Wyoming, Laramie County and Cheyenne law enforcement officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear seat belts as part of the nationwide National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization from Tuesday, May 15, through Monday, June 4. There will be many guest speakers including Governor Matt Mead.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, 4610 North Carey Avenue, will be offering free admission on Friday, May 18, from 9:00am-5:00pm, for International Museum Day. For information, call (307)778-7290, E-mail email@example.com or visit www.oldwestmuseum.org.
The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Short Stacks for a Tall Cause on Saturday, May 19, from 8:00am-10:00am, at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. Tickets are $8, which includes: Bacon, butter, syrup, a beverage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Tickets are available by calling (307)316-2890 or at the door.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Cheyenne Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Beth El Cemetery from 11:00am-noon on Monday, May 28. The community is invited to attend and honor our deceased military personnel. Organizations wishing to present a wreath decoration are urged to arrive earlier to insure registration. Following the ceremony at 1:00pm, a free picnic lunch for veterans, active duty, retirees and their families will be served at VFW Post 1881. Flag decoration of the veteran grave sites will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, May 26. All are welcome to help decorate. Recovery of the flags will be on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 9:00am. Please address any questions to the Quartermaster, VFW Post 1881 at (307)638-8886.
Taizé Style Worship
Please join St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, for a Taizé-style service on Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm. If you are an old friend of Taizé or someone who wants to try it, they invite you to join them on Friday and find a beautiful 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.
Western Dance and Pie Auction
The Virginia Dale Community Club will be holding a western dance and pie auction, Friday, June 8, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Admission is $10 and kids under 12 are free. “Barely Gettin’ By” will be playing live music. The pie auction will be held during intermission. This event is held at the historic 1860 Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station at 844 CR 43F, Virginia Dale, Colorado.
RE/MAX and Blue Federal Credit Union are offering free shredding services on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00am-noon in the Blue Federal Credit Union parking lot, 114 East 7th Avenue. A maximum of 100 pounds or two copy paper-size boxes, no need to remove staples or paper clips. Unacceptable items include: Newspapers, plastic binder clips, magazines and/or trash.
Cheyenne Roller Derby is holding a Military Appreciation bout for National Military Day on Saturday, May 19, at Roller City, 5506 Weaver Avenue. Doors open at 7:00pm. Capidolls will take on the Greeley Slaughterhouse Derby Girls. Tickets are available at Roller City or Ernie November, 217 West Lincolnway, for $10 for civilians, $5 for active and retired military. Tickets at the door will be $12 for civilians and $6 for all active and retired military. Children 12 and under are free.
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.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Register now for the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 16, from 8:00am-6:00pm, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Ames Avenue. The tournament is for ages 10 and up. Cost is $25 per team, up to three players, four if there is a sub. Registration forms are at Ethnic Hair Care, 1804 Capitol Avenue or the YMCA through Chris, 1426 East Lincolnway. For information, contact Bridget (307)287-8420 or William (307)287-3712.
Tin Can Tourists RV Rally
The Tin Can Tourists will host a rally Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, at the Terry Bison Ranch, 51 I-25 Service Road. The term “tin can” refers to vintage trailers, but newer models are welcome. The rally will feature antique tractors and cars too. Friday will be sign-up and set-up with a pre-sunset potluck and meet and greet. Saturday an Open House to enjoy vintage campers will be held from 10:00am-5:00pm. Flea market items are encouraged. A bonfire and buffalo dinner will follow for $15 cash, per person. Space reservations can be made by calling the Terry Bison Ranch at (307)634-4171. For rally information, call Orbie Mungall at (435)730-3840, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit tincantourists.com.
Open House and Craft Show
The Virginia Dale Community Club will be holding an open house and craft show at the 1860 Virginia Dale Stage Station on Saturday, June 9, from 9:00am-4:00pm. There will be local artisans, the general store will have merchandise and books. Raffle tickets will be sold for a queen sized quilt and a Henry Rifle, the drawing for those will be held after a potluck dinner on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm. Lunch will be available from 11:00am-2:00pm. At 1:00pm there will be an appreciation ceremony celebrating the completion of the major restoration of the 1860 Stage Station. Games and more will follow.
Free Fishing Day
In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s “Free Fishing Day,” on Saturday, June 2, daily use fees are waived at all parks and recreation areas that provide angling. Wyoming park locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt Gowdy, Edness K Wilkins, Fort Phil Kearny, Glendo, Guernsey, Keyhole, Seminoe and Hawk Springs. Camping fees are not waived. Fishing opportunities also exist at the following sites: Bear River, Hot Springs, Medicine Lodge and Sinks Canyon. Free Fishing Day is offered annually by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and involves lakes and reservoirs throughout the state. For information, call (307)777-6323 or visit wyoparks.org.
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 http://cheyennecameraclub.org/ or call Judy at (307)634-0357.