Community Calendar

Wyoming Principles of Freedoms
Come and meet the County Assessor, Ken Guille, on Monday, January 30, 6:00pm, at Salt Life Christian Fellowship, 4406 East 14th Street. Mr. Guille will be giving a presentation and teach how mill levies are assigned and what the charges are on property tax assessments. He will share what exemptions people can receive. There will be a question and answer time. For questions, please email [email protected]

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel
Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel will be held January 30. All panels are held at LCCC in the Center for Conferences, Room 130, 1400 East College Drive, start time is 6:30pm and cost is $40 cash at the door for those required to attend. Websites for the most up to date information are duivictimimpactpanel.org or duivip.org. The Mission of the Laramie County DUI Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. Panel members share their life stories regarding the issue of impaired driving in the hope of preventing life altering tragedies from continuing to occur. The panel is normally held on the last Monday of every other month and is open to the public. If you are also interested in speaking for or being a part of the Impact Panel, please call 307-214-5444 to confirm the schedule.

Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council
The Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council invites professionals in the area to consider becoming a member. The SEWEPC is made up of dedicated professionals in the legal, accounting, financial services, trust and foundation professions working with clients to help them with their estate planning needs. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Everyone has an estate, and they want to be able to dispose of their “things” according to their wishes. The Council helps bring different disciplines together for the common good of the client. Meetings are held monthly September-May, the last Tuesday of the month, at noon at the Office Bar and Grill, 1600 East Pershing Boulevard unless otherwise announced at hosted location. Each meeting features a top speaker and membership provides more exposure. Learn more about both estate planning services and membership at sewepc.org.

Wake Up to Heart Health
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Services and the CRMC Foundation will host their 14th annual “Wake Up to Heart Health” event on Saturday, February 4, 9:00am-1:00pm, at the Blue Community Events Center, 2401 East Pershing Boulevard. The focus of this year’s event is to “Eat Well, Move More, Live Longer.” There is a $25 fee to register. A portion of the proceeds will be used to buy an automated external defibrillator (AED) to be placed in the community. The AED will be purchased in partnership with the local Mended Hearts chapter. Registration is taking place online at cheyenneregional.org/wakeup or by calling 307-633-7667 or emailing [email protected] The deadline to register is January 31.

Dandies Clinic and Tryouts
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Dandies will be conducting a clinic on Sunday, January 29, at 5:00pm, at the Laramie County Community College Arena, 1400 East College Drive. It is highly recommended that interested candidates attend the clinic. Dandies Tryouts will be conducted on Sunday, February 5, at the LCCC Arena. Interviews begin at 3:00pm and horsemanship evaluations begin at 5:00pm. The horse used at tryouts must be the horse intended for the entirety of the program year. All applicants must sign waivers and wear helmets if they are under the age of 18. Clinic and tryouts are open to high school women ages 14 to 19. Must be age 14 by June 1, 2023. Questions can be referred to Halley Redman at email [email protected]

Our Lady of Peace Shrine Commemorative Brick Sale
Remember a loved one who has passed away by ordering a personalized brick. Buy two bricks and get one free! Each brick is $100. This deal will end February 1, 2023. Orders must be postmarked February 1, 2023 to receive this offer. Bricks are sold as part of a fundraising project to maintain the shrine. For an order form, please visit their website, ourladyofpeaceshrine.com. For more information, please call Julie 307-631-4606.

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends
Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for canasta and no-host lunch on Wednesday, February 1, 12:00pm, at Uncle Charlie’s, 6001 Yellowstone Road. If interested, call Vonda at 307-514-6081. Some of their other activities include bunco, crafts, games, mahjong and pinochle. If interested, call Linda at 307-287-8724.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne
The Healing Rooms of Cheyenne are open to anyone in need of prayer for healing and/or an encouraging word. They are open every Thursday, from 6:30pm-7:30pm, at the Moment Wellness Studio, 1020 East Pershing Boulevard. Call 307-206-4330. Everyone is welcome.

Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation Grants
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation’s 2023 grant cycle opens February 1. Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to apply for funding support. The Foundation’s purposes are to support children’s programs in the broadest sense, followed by human services, to assist needy persons, particularly young people, to assist worthy youth in attaining vocational excellence, and to aid handicapped persons in regaining useful lives. Additional details and the 2023 application can be found on the club’s webpage, www.cheyennekiwanis.org. The grant application deadline is March 17.

Art Uncork’d with Melissa Cullen
The CFD™ Old West Museum is pleased to announce a special Valentine’s edition of their after-hours event, Art Uncork’d, featuring needle-felting artist Melissa Cullen. Join them at the CFD™ Old West Museum’s Carriage Hall, 4610 Carey Avenue, on Thursday, February 9, 5:30pm, to create adorable needle-felted gnomes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. To purchase tickets, please visit: www.oldwestmuseum.org/event-details/art-un corkd-with-melissa-cullen.

Annual Habitat Hero Workshop
Registration is open for the 9th Annual Habitat Hero Workshop, “Landscaping for Water Realities on the High Plains,” to be held Saturday, February 4, 8:00am, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. It is $25 including lunch, or free via Zoom. Register by February 2 at rockies.audubon.org/events/landscaping-water-realities-high-plains. For the full agenda and speaker biographies, please see cheyenneaudubon.org/2022-habit-hero-workshop.

Wyoming Principles of Freedoms
Mayor Patrick Collins has offered to meet with citizens regarding the annexation of properties in Laramie County. Mayor Collins will answer questions. Wyoming Principles of Freedoms is grateful for his willingness and time to meet regarding this situation. They hope to have some legislators there also who have been supportive of HB0073. The meeting will be Saturday, February 4, at 1:00pm, at Forum 619, 619 South Greeley Highway. Please invite all who may be affected by this and come with any concerns. This will be an orderly meeting.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Red Lion Hotel
Keep your wits about you, and join the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum for a vintage romp through the 1920s during the Bullets in the Bathtub Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday, May 19, 5:30pm, at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Fedoras and flapper dresses are encouraged and get ready to bid on some amazing items as there will be a live auction during the night’s festivities. Tickets are available at www.oldwestmuseum.org/event-calendar.

Valentine’s Day Fundraiser Dinner
A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser Dinner, Friday, February 10, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Prime rib, baked potato, asparagus, salad, roll, beverage and cherry pie will be served for $25 per person or $45 per couple. The fundraiser will benefit the Nutrition program and will be held at the Laramie County Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. Stop in or call 307-635-2435 to purchase tickets.

Romance and Roses Floral Arrangement Class
Bring that special someone with you for a fun evening and work together to create a rose centerpiece for your Valentine’s table. Director Scott Aker will cover the basics of prepping flowers for long vase life and will provide the history and meaning of roses. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5692510 to register to attend the event at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive, Tuesday, February 14, 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is in need of blankets, comforters, sheets and neck ties. These items are used to make sleeping bags for the homeless population of Cheyenne. Deliver clean items to the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless, 907 Campbell Avenue, 307-634-8499.

Registrations for Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball League
Registration for the City of Cheyenne’s Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball League is now open. Early registration is going on now until February 16. Late registration will run from February 17-March 2, where a $50 late fee will be added if space is available. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Please contact David Contreras at 307-637-6425 or [email protected] should you have any questions.

No Veteran Dies Alone Volunteer Program
No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA) Volunteers must complete 20 hours of Specialized Training, taught in a sequence of seven sessions, Tuesdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm, February 14-March 28, in the Cheyenne VA Auditorium, 2360 East Pershing. Volunteers must attend or make-up every session. Training is offered twice a year. To help discern if you are a ‘good fit’ for this special type of volunteering, call Chaplain Carol Carr at 307-778-7377.

Zonta Club Seeking Applicants
Applications for the 2023 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Cheyenne through its website www.cheyennezonta.org. Deadline is March 15. The goal of the YWPA Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector. The recipient of the club’s award will be awarded $1,500. Their application will then be sent to Zonta District 12 and be reviewed for another possible $5,000 reward. The application for the YWPA award along with instructions for submission may be found on the Zonta of Cheyenne website at www.cheyennezonta.org. The local award recipient will be selected no later than April 1.

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 more information, contact Diane Tammen at 307-638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

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]

Request for Proposals for Fort Rustle
Fort Rustle is a village of forts. The Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is seeking to bring a new community event during their dormant season, February through April. They are seeking creative artists, architects, students, construction and tradespersons to design and build forts for visitors to creatively play with, play in, and on. The Fort Rustle request for proposal is available for download at: www.botanic.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Fort-Rustle-RFP.pdf.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program
Start out the 2023 year by helping the children in our community. Volunteers are needed to make a difference for the students. The Office of Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for tutor/mentors that are 55 years and older to work with children in a classroom setting that need extra support. Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of children in our community and earn an average of $300/month in a non-taxable stipend (some qualifications apply). Individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480 for more information.

Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Have you ever considered volunteering with your dog? If so, please consider joining Alliance of Therapy Dogs. As a member of this national organization, you will have opportunities to volunteer in the community as an insured, certified team that has completed a registration process. This gives you credibility and support while you are volunteering. A working dog is a happy dog. There are many venues open to therapy dog visits and the request for visits are constant. Go online to www.therapydogs.com, click on “Join”, click on “Be A Member” for the requirements. If you still have questions, contact the office 307-432-0272 or email [email protected] There are several testers here in Cheyenne waiting to assist with test and observations.

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.

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.

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