Community Calendar

Cheyenne Dance Club Big Band Dance
The Cheyenne Dance Club is a non-profit club dedicated to the preservation of Big Band Music and Ballroom Dancing. Come join them for a fun filled evening of listening and dancing pleasure to the sound of the DEKette Orchestra on Saturday, January 8. Not sure how to dance? Take advantage of this month’s pre dance class offering in basic Cha Cha from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Treat yourself and that special someone to a dance lesson, dinner and dance all for one price or choose their a la carte attendance offers. Dance only will cost $35 a couple and $20 for singles. Dance lesson only is $5 per person, this does not include the dance. Dinner and dance will cost $87 for couples and $46 for singles. The dance lesson is free with any dinner meal purchase. The meal choices are London broil, oven roasted chicken or vegetarian. Meal reservations are required by Tuesday, January 4, at 6:00pm. For more information on dinner reservations please contact David Urquidez at (307)630-6093 or email them at [email protected] or [email protected]

Arts Cheyenne
There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at ArtsCheyenne.com.

Animal Foster Care Needed
Cheyenne Animal Shelter has great need for foster care volunteers throughout the year! By opening your home and your heart, you can help them save more lives. Their foster program is at no cost to you. Please contact Bev at (307)632-6655 or email [email protected] org.

Cheyenne Transit
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the Cheyenne Transit Program office will be closed and city buses will not run on Friday-Saturday, December 24-25 and Monday, December 27. Have a safe and happy holiday!

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry
St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, located at 206 Van Lennen Avenue, will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays from December 17-January 2. For more information call (307)275-0567.

Civic League Accepting Grant Applications
The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is accepting grant applications. Nonprofit organizations that support community development and work to improve residents’ quality of life are invited to apply for grants from the GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne. Funding for these grants comes from the annual Christmas House project. For more information and applications, go online to www.womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org and click on the Community Grant Application tab, or contact Community Grant Committee Co-Chairwoman Barbara Kuzma, (307)630-1070 or Co-Chairwoman Kristin Riley (307)287-6848. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America
Explore the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Exhibit on all three floors of the Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, now through January 23, to learn about our identity as rural Americans, who we were, who we are and where we are going. Enjoy a variety of Crossroads events and activities, as well as an art exhibit, Art of the Wyoming Crossroads, featuring work from artists like Joshua Brady, Narissa Kennedy, Danielle Kirby and Steve Knox.

East Park Master Plan Survey
Join the City of Cheyenne Planning and Developing Department to make important decisions regarding the new East Cheyenne Community Park. The 105-acre lot was purchased in April 2020 and is located at 6017 East Pershing Boulevard. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFH3KXQ to provide input via the survey. Survey is open until January 15, 2022.

CFD™ Hall of Fame Nomination
The nomination forms for the 2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame are currently available. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate the person or entity that you believe has helped Cheyenne Frontier Days™ into the “Daddy of ‘Em All”. All nominations must be postmarked by January 19, 2022. Nominations are open to the public, You don’t have to be a member of the CFD™ Old West Museum to nominate and are limited to past and present Cheyenne Frontier Days™ contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, organizations and volunteers. Cheyenne Frontier Days™ plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today. Nomination forms can be found at https://www.cfdrodeo.com/event/hall-of-fame-nomination-forms/.

Margaret Lopez Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Margaret Lopez Alzheimer’s support Group meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month from 6:00pm-7:00pm. They will be held at the Senior Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. There will be parking in the south parking garage for convenient access to the senior center. The support group will be facilitated by Lou Lopez who formerly had support groups. For more information text Lou at (307)640-7578 or [email protected]

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.

American Legion Post 6 Oratorical Contest
The American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway, Oratorical contest, which awards hundreds of dollars for scholarships to advance one’s education, is to be held at 1:00pm on January 15, at the Post. The contest is open to students in the 9th through 12th grades and consists of oratory involving one’s knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. Students are judged on a prepared orientation of 8-10 minutes and an assigned extemporaneous presentation of 3-5 minutes. Prizes of $400, $300 and $200 are awarded to the first, second and third place winners. If you know of any student who may be interested, contact Terry Harbick at (307)635-2253.

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

Friday Night at the Casino
Join the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club for a fun, high-energy night of classic casino games and fantastic prizes for the evening’s high rollers. The fun will take place on Friday, January 7, 5:30pm-9:00pm, at Blue Community Events Center at World Headquarters, 2401 East Pershing Boulevard. The night out will include classic casino games starting at 6:00pm, cash bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ. All proceeds support Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne and its programs benefitting the youth in the community.

The Cheyenne Camera Club Bi-Monthly Meetings
The Cheyenne Camera Club meets bi-monthly on the first and third Thursday at 6:00pm at the RE/MAX Capitol Properties office, 4000 Central Avenue, parking is available on 7th Avenue. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the club. For more information you may call Judy at (307)634-0357.

LaBlast Dance Class
If you are looking for a New Year’s Resolution the CFD™ Old West Museum has just the thing for you! Starting on January 15, the CFD™ Old West Museum will hold LaBlast Dance Fitness classes with Tina Borgaard every Saturday at 10:00am through the end of March. Whether you want a reason to get out of the house or some fun motivation to help you with your resolution, the Museum is here for you. This dance fitness program is based on ballroom dances that have been seen on Dancing with the Stars. It is partner-free, includes all components of fitness and uses a wide variety of music. Dance your way into the new year and the new you at the CFD™ Old West Museum, only $10 per person per session. More information can be found at www.oldwestmuseum.org.

K9s 4 Mobility Looking for Volunteers
This organization is looking for volunteers to raise and train puppies who have the potential to become Assistance Dogs for persons who are blind or physically disabled. Some puppies are 8 weeks of age, while those from the rescue or shelter may be between 8 months to 1 year old. Training involves basic obedience, house manners and socialization in public situations. For more information, call Michelle at (307)222-9597, visit online at www.k9s4mobility.org or email [email protected]

Trader’s Office Hours
Trader’s normal office hours are 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are open Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to place an ad outside these hours you may phone in your ad by calling (307)634-8895 and leaving your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. Our deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday. (We are closed December 25-January 2.)

Kindermusik
Sing, sway, laugh and play with educator Laura Sutton! This event is Saturday, January 8, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The library is limiting attendance capacities in an effort to safely host in-person events. Visit the second floor Ask Here Desk or call the library at (307)634-3561 to reserve a spot for this event. Please note that you must be signed up in advance in order to attend. This event is for kids aged 2 through 5.

Wyoming State Museum Family Day
The Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue, will kick off 2022’s Family Day schedule with “Ice Age” on January 8, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This all-ages event will explore what life was like during the North American Ice Age, when glaciers covered huge portions of the continent in ice as tall as mountains. With games, activities, crafts and up-close encounters with the museum collections, kids and families will learn about Ice Age culture, ancient animals, the domestication of dogs and more! Plus, meet archaeologists from the Office of the State Archaeologist and hear stories from the Laramie County Library. To keep everyone safe, the Museum will require timed registration to participate in this event. Families can find the registration link on the home page of the website https://wyomuseum.wyo.gov/ or go directly to the registration form at https://bit.ly/3ldvhts to register by phone or for information call 307-630-2573. Family Days are sponsored by SCHEELS in Johnstown, Colorado.

Virtual Bingo
Join the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, for a fun night of bingo on January 28 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Pick up your bingo kit at the second floor Ask Here Desk beginning January 21. Space is limited, so RSVP soon at lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive your Zoom link. This event is for and families.

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panels
Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panels will be held January 31, March 28, May 23, July 18, September 26 and November 28. All panels are held at LCCC in the Center for Conferences, room 130, start time is 6:30pm and cost is $40 cash at the door. All college campus COVID rules must be followed. Websites for the most up to date information: duivictimimpactpanel.org or duivip.org. Additionally you can contact them with questions or concerns at 307-214-5444 or [email protected] Over the last year everyone has been forced to learn the true value of social media interactions. The DUI Board Members would like to emphasize how strongly they believe the in-person panels to have a more profound effect on individuals than a video could ever provide. They are able to clearly see the difference of that impact when monitoring reactions to their speakers live versus when they need to share a pre-recorded video from those same speakers. Their speakers have provided a valuable resource to this community since 1994. Please feel free to join them for one of their online panels at no cost!

One World Prairie Guitar Contest Concert
Enjoy an evening of musical performances by the winners of the annual One World Prairie Guitar Contest at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on January 22, from 6:00pm-8:45pm.

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