22nd Annual Tree of Remembrance
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Hospice and the CRMC Foundation are hosting the 22nd Annual Tree of Remembrance inside Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard, near Dillard’s West. Community members are invited to place paper doves on the tree with written notes to remember or honor family members and friends. There is no cost to place a dove on the tree, although a donation can be made to the CRMC Foundation, with all proceeds to be given to CRMC Hospice. For more information about the tree or to request a dove, please contact the CRMC Foundation at (307)633-7667, or stop by the tree between 11:00am-8:00pm, now through December 23.
Stuff a Sleigh
Help the 2017 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, December 8-9, from 10:00am-6:00pm, in front of Menard’s, 4355 Windmill Road. For other donation collection site locations, go to the Cheyenne Wyoming Toys For Tots website.
Eagles Auxiliary #128 members meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Thomes Avenue, 2nd and 4th Mondays, officers at 6:00pm, regular meeting 7:00pm.
Documentary Free Showing
The public is invited to a free Zonta Club of Cheyenne sponsored showing of the documentary “Equal Means Equal,” on Saturday, December 9, at the Elks Club Ballroom, 100 East 17th Street. Doors will open at 12:30pm with the film showing to begin at 1:00pm. Discussion will follow, light refreshments will be served with a cash bar available. This event is free and open to the public.
Cheyenne Firefighters Fundraisers
The Cheyenne Firefighters of Local 279 will be selling Christmas trees for charity behind Fire Station #5 off of Dell Range Boulevard, Monday-Friday, from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00am-9:00pm. There are 165 Frasier Fir trees ranging in heights from five-eight feet, and cost between $45-$65. They are also asking for donations of new bikes and helmets or money to help families in need during the holiday season. These may be dropped off at Cheyenne Fire and Rescue Headquarters, 716 West 19th Street.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will host an open house in December for community members who have questions about CRMC’s billing, finance, medical records, MyChart, financial assistance and charity care services. Enroll Wyoming navigators will be available to help Laramie County residents with general insurance questions or enrolling for insurance on the federal healthcare marketplace. The open house will be held at CRMC’s East campus, 2600 East 18th Street, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, on Tuesday, December 12. For information, call (307)773-8237.
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.
Frontier Post, VFW Post 11453
Frontier Post is a non-drinking, non-smoking Veterans organization that meets the 2nd Tuesday each month, 7:00pm, inside American Legion Post 6, 2t001 East Lincolnway. Frontier Post invites eligible veterans to apply for membership. (307)509-0839, vfw11453.org.
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.
Adult Children of Alcoholics and people from dysfunctional families meet to share hope and healing, through a twelve step program, on Tuesday evenings, at 7:00pm, at 122 West Lincolnway. For more information, please visit www.adultchildren.org.
Trolley Holiday Light Tours
Behold the spectacular holiday light displays throughout Cheyenne aboard the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley. Drive through neighborhoods with beautifully decorated homes and yards. The tours run Tuesday, December 12 through Sunday, December 24 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm nightly. Ticket costs are $12 for adults and $6 for children and should be purchased in advance at the Visitor Center in the historic Depot Lobby or by phone with a credit card at (307)778-3133. If you are interested in chartering the whole trolley for a group, please call Jill at (307)778-3133.
People Impacted by Incarceration
Bethel Outreach presents a community support group who will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library located at 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.
Classical Glass Corvette Club
The Classical Glass Corvette Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at Uncle Charlies, 6001 Yellowstone Road, upstairs in the loft. The meetings start at 7:30pm and are open to all Corvette enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.classicalglass.org or call Steve at (307)514-3602.
Taize Style Worship
A service of contemplative worship in the style of Taize, stillness, music and prayer, will be held Friday, December 15, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm for silent meditation and service will begin at 7:00pm.
WinterMart Arts & Crafts Sale
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, is hosting the WinterMart Arts and Crafts Sale on Friday, December 15, from 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, December 16, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hand crafted wares from artists and crafts people from the Front Range will be featured. There will be baked goods available. For information, contact Terry at (307)214-3932 or Kathleen at (307)421-4496, or go to www.uucheyenne.org.
Hall of Fame Nominations
Nomination forms are available at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, online at www.oldwestmuseum.org, or send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame. All nominations must be post-marked by Sunday, December 31, 2017. For more information, please contact Daniek Long, Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cheyenne Little Theatre Players will ring in the holiday season with “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” at the Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. This production will run December 15-17. Ticket costs are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and military, $16 for students and $12 for children 12 and under. Saturday performances include a “dinner theatre” option with ticket cost of $46 for adults, $42 for seniors and military, $40 for students and children $24. Tickets and the dinner theatre menu, are available on-line at cheyennelittletheatre.org or by contacting the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ box office at (307)638-6543.
Food Pantry Donations
The True Vine Community Church assists many families that are homeless, low income and elderly. They are currently low on funds and the food pantry is bare. They are asking the community to assist in restocking the food pantry with non-perishable items. For more information, please contact the True Vine Community Church at (307)632-6496.
Youth Symphony Winter Concert
The Cheyenne Youth Symphony will be holding their Winter Concert on Saturday, December 16, at 7:00pm, in the South High Auditorium, 1213 West Allison Road, followed by a dessert auction. The Cheyenne Youth Symphony performs a variety of styles at each concert consisting of classical, folk, ethnic and pop. Concerts are always free to the community. For more information, please visit their website at cheyenneyouthsymphony.wordpress.com.
The Polar Express Pajama Party
Join the Cheyenne Civic Center, 2101 O’Neil Avenue, for a wintery adventure on Saturday, December 16, at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. The Polar Express will be shown on the 26’ screen in conjunction with a pajama party. Pajamas are encouraged. Hot cocoa will be provided by First Education Federal Credit Union, complementary silver bells will be given out courtesy of W. G. Dale Electric Company, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the halls of the Civic Center posing for photos with kids for an additional cost of $5. Tickets are $2-$4 and may be purchased in person at the Cheyenne Civic Center box office, 510 West 20th Street or online at www.cheyenneciviccenter.org.
Cheyenne Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Cheyenne Audubon will be conducting a Christmas bird count in the Guernsey, Fort Laramie area on Sunday, December 17. People of all birding skill levels are welcome to join in the free field trip for the whole day or return at their convenience if they have their own vehicle. Participants will leave Cheyenne at 7:30am from the parking lot south of the Children’s Village at Lions Park, on South Lions Park Drive. Please contact Mark to sign up and get details, (307)634-0463, email@example.com, or visit the website at https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com.
Double Your Donation
United Way of Laramie County announces their 8th Annual Double Your Donation Matching Funds Challenge. Local companies and individuals have stepped forward to encourage the community to donate and have that donation doubled through a donation. These organizations believe that as a united community we can make long-term changes that produce healthy, educated and financially stable individuals and families in Laramie County. Business leaders in this year’s community challenge are: Andrikopoulos Resources, Inc., Express Employment Professionals, Drs. Robert Prentice and Sandra Surbrugg, McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP, Reiman Corp., Suncor Energy, Town & Country Supermarket Liquors, Wallick and Volk and WYHY Federal Credit Union.
Southern Gospel Christmas Musical
The Yellowstone Baptist Church, 9204 Yellowstone Road, will be holding a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 17, from 11:00am-12:00pm. They will be performing “Beautiful Star,” created by Dave Clark. This event is free and open to the public.
Homeless Person’s Memorial Day
The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless presents National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Join them Thursday, December 21, at noon, at the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. They will honor the homeless men and women that passed away from the Cheyenne community while living in a state of homeless in 2017. The Wyoming Coalition of the Homeless would like to thank their sponsors: Bills DJ, Dan D Party Corner, SMi and Herron Media.
Infant Feeding Support Group
Free infant feeding support group on December 27, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, 100 Central Avenue. All mothers who are considering or are currently breastfeeding their babies are welcome. For more information, please call (307)633-4069. Monthly infant support feeding group offered beginning January 1.
Steam Shop Tours
Union Pacific, Visit Cheyenne and the Depot Museum have announced Steam Shop tours for the winter months. The tour dates are on Fridays, January 12 and February 16. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the Depot Visitor Center, 121 West 15th Street, or by calling (307)778-3133. The tours include admission to the Cheyenne Depot Museum and trolley transportation to the Steam Shop where Union Pacific workers showcase their work on the steam engines. For more information, please visit Cheyenne.org/steamshop.
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 from these grants comes from the Christmas House project. Deadline is Monday, January 15. For information and applications, go to www.womenscivicleagueofcheyenne.org, and click on the Christmas House tab or call 307-630-3003.