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View nostalgic collections

Come see a Christmas/Winter collection at Central Wyoming Senior Services, 1831 E. 4th St. during December and January. Besides dolls, bears and other memorabilia, be sure to see the large wreath with 177 miniature Hallmark ornaments. The display is a small part of Floyd and Janet Fields’ collections.

Senior dance Saturday

Senior Dance from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday at the Eagles Hall, 306 N. Durbin St., will feature dance or listening music from SwingSounds Band. SwingSounds Band has been entertaining Casper for over 20 years. Potluck snacks at 8 p.m., and door prize drawings at 9 p.m. Admission $5 per person, under 15 free. Come down and dance or listen to some great music in a great environment.

Jam session at Eagles Sunday

Jam Session at the Eagles Lodge is 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday. All talents invited to join on stage and entertain or come dance and listen to the music. Eagle Riders Club will be preparing juicy hamburgers with the fixin’s for your hungry enjoyment. Come down and join in on the fun and food. You never know who might show up. See you there.

Open call December shows at Art 321

Art 321/Casper Artists’ Guild would like interested artists to know about and have time to plan for our two upcoming Open Call December Shows: One is “The Magnet Show,” anything magnet or affixed to a magnet and the other is “Affordable Art Gifts,” (priced at $150 or less.) These are great opportunities for artists to sell works prior to the holidays. If people are buying things for gift giving, we will take them off the gallery walls at the time of purchase.

Thanks to drug-testing businesses

The Natrona County Prevention Coalition is celebrating 15 years in the community, preventing substance abuse and promoting positive and healthy choices for local youth and families. In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the Natrona County Prevention Coalition will be recognizing the many businesses that drug test their employees with certificates of appreciation.

Thank you to the many businesses in our community that provide employees a safe, drug free work setting and contributing to a healthy and positive community. Thank you for drug testing.

To view a list of drug free businesses in our community, or to add yours to this list, please visit ncpreventioncoalition.net/our-work/. Additionally, please visit the website for more information about the Natrona County Prevention Coalition and our mission.

Festival Choir concert

Singers are invited to participate in rehearsals for the annual Festival Choir & Orchestra Concert, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. The choir will present a variety of works, including “Four Carols for Christmas,” arranged by Fred Taylor, a setting of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” arranged by Dan Forrest, “Mary, Did You Know” and the Rene Clausen arrangement of “O Holy Night.”

Oil City Slickers rehearse

The Oil City Slickers Barbershop Chorus has returned to a rehearsal time of 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 7th and Wolcott. If you like to sing, now would be a good time to join as the chorus prepares for the Christmas season of celebration with four-part harmony. Contact Steve at 472-4722 or Bob at 267-2673, or just come to the back door of the church on Thursday evening.

Senior fun

Free to people 60 or older at the Casper Senior Center at 1831 East 4th Street, on Monday mornings at 10:50 a.m. on the dance floor. Join the easy clogging group of Joyce’s Senior Stompers. It is moderate, easy, balanced clogging giving us great exercise for developing flexibility, helps coordination, increases endurance and strength and helps exercise our brain by learning different dance routines, helps increase lung capacity, burn calories, relieve stress, and it is fun with a great group of people. For more info, call Joyce at 237-4908.

Chad Prather Dec. 29

Comedian and armchair philosopher Chad Prather brings his Star Spangled Banter Tour to the Casper Events Center Summit Room at 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Eighteen and older are welcome. Tickets are $26 in advance, $29 day of show, with early bird tickets only $20. Meet and greet tickets are $76. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.

Prather is known for his way with words. He is a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician and observational humorist. He is often referred to as “the modern day Will Rogers.”

Tickets will be available online at www.SinclairTix.com, charge by phone at 577-3030 and 800-442-2256 or in person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center or statewide SinclairTix outlets.


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Red Butte at Melrose Friday

Red Butte will be sending the Melrose Coffee House into its winter break from 7 to 9:30 p.m., this Friday at 1511 S. Melrose.

Red Butte has a unique good-time, hard-time, old-time acoustic music style, featuring Dale Krasovetz (washboard), Greg Kearns (bass) and singer/song writers Chris Weydeveld (guitar and banjo) and Jerry Mitchell (guitar and harmonica), creating songs inspired by the men, women and landscape of Wyoming.

Please tip the band generously and help support the coffee house by purchasing an espresso drink, tea, desserts, and popcorn. Part of the proceeds go to a local charity each year.

Saturday at the museums

There are several holiday events happening at Casper museums on Saturday that will appeal to the whole family.

Holidazzle Day at The Science Zone: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the season and have fun while learning. The Science Zone will have extra activities and workshops, including homemade LED ornaments, melting snowmen, sleigh bell engineering, snowman luminaries, and bobsled races. Don’t forget your picture with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon. All activities are free with regular admission, except pictures with Santa will be $5.

Holiday on the Homestead at The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This celebration will feature an assortment of festive activities, as well as live demonstrations. This year’s theme is “Music and Memories,” and you can operate model railroad trains, see active demonstrations, enjoy yummy treats at the Prairie Sweet Shop, view our gingerbread houses, watch a blacksmith operate, and so much more. Don’t miss the first-ever appearance of Johnny Horizon, the BLM mascot, and take a selfie with him. The celebration is free and open to the public, however, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Wyoming Food for Thought Project.

Christmas Traditions at The Historic Bishop Home: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will stop by for photo opportunities. On display this holiday season at the Historic Bishop Home are dolls throughout the years mingled with the toys of the 20th Century. Enjoy a walk through your childhood and share it with your children and grandchildren. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and How The Grinch Stole Christmas will be read by local celebrities in the attic throughout the day. Hot chocolate, cookies, and Wassail hot mulled cider will be served. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $3 per child.

Annual holiday open house at The Tate Geological Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the Tate’s Annual Holiday Open House for a fun shark tooth hunt, face painting, ornament workshop, and Make-and-Take Fossil Casts. Bring your rocks and fossils to the Fossil Rock Show and try to stump the geologist. Take a tour of the Rex Annex too. Everyone receives 10 percent off all purchases in the gift shop and members receive 20 percent off. You can also take a photo with everyone’s favorite holiday dinosaur, Santasaurus. Free admission, as always.

Gingerbread house workshop

The Natrona County Library will hold a Gingerbread House Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday. Families and individuals may stop by at their leisure to build and decorate gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, frosting and candy. Attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited to 50 people at a time. The event is free and open to the public. All building materials and decorations will be provided at no cost.

Tween Cooking Club

The Natrona County Library’s Tween Cooking Club will meet at 4 p.m., on Monday. Using powdered sugar, butter and crushed pretzels, students in grades 4-6 will make no-bake peanut butter thumbprint cookies topped with yummy strawberry jam. All supplies provided at no cost. New members always welcome. Call 577-READ x5 for more information.

Never Too Old Book Club

A book discussion of young adult novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” by Becky Albertalli will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday at Crescent Moon Coffee Stop. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Pick up your free copy of “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” at the Natrona County Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

After school at the library

The Natrona County Library will host a winter wonderland craft program for elementary-age students at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Using twine, buttons, glitter, trinkets and plastic glasses, students will create mini snow globes to hang on their trees. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.

Family LEGO Club

The Natrona County Library’s Family LEGO Club will meet at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 16. Family LEGO Club is a great way to have fun, relax, and spend time together, making this the perfect family activity. The Library will supply a large amount of LEGOs and ideas of what can be created. Family LEGO Club is held the third Saturday of every month. No registration required, open to all ages, new members always welcome. Call 577.READ x2 for more information.

Afternoon book club

An afternoon book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. The group is open to teens in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of “A Wrinkle in Time” in the Teen Zone. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

Children’s party open to public

Children’s Christmas Party at the Casper Elks Lodge BPOE #1353, 108 East 7th St. (corner of Center and 7th St.) from 11 a.m. to noon on SATURDAY, Dec. 23. (Please note change of date). Bring the children down to watch Christmas cartoons, sing Christmas carols and see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Each child receives a traditional sack of goodies. This is open to the public.

Patton receives award

The Casper Children’s Chorale is pleased to announce that its director, Marcia Patton, has been named the 2017 Weiss Outstanding Choral Music Educator. The award was presented during the “Rocky Mountain Festival of Voices: A Choral Collage” at the University of Wyoming on November 10. The award was presented to Mrs. Patton for her amazing work as a Wyoming music educator and with the Casper Children’s Chorale. In addition to this honor, the Casper Children’s Chorale has been invited to perform with the University of Wyoming’s Collegiate Chorale at the November 2018 “Festival of Voices” in Laramie.

UU Casper events

The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 West 15th Street, just north of the CY Avenue Albertsons. “UU Casper” is a radically-welcoming, doctrine-free church celebrating open hearts and open minds. “UU’s” are people of many beliefs and backgrounds, but who are aligned in the desire to make a difference for the good. Services are Sundays at 10 a.m., and a youth religious exploration program and child care are available. Through the month of December, everyone attending UU Casper services and other events is encouraged to bring cans of soup or other nonperishable foods to donate to Wyoming Food for Thought to fill weekend food bags distributed to local school children.

On December 10, Tammy Dominguez will present “Let It Go… (say what?!),” along with Laura Gossman as service leader.

On December 17, the Religious Exploration Program children and youth will present a holiday service.

“Christmas Eve Service: Music From Around the World,” lead by Rev. Leslie Kee, is scheduled for December 24.

On December 31, Debra Park will lead a discussion forum on the December worship theme “Letting Go/Surrender.”

On January 7, Rev. Leslie Kee will introduce the January worship theme “Journey.”

A special Yuletide service, conducted by Athne Machdane, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. The traditional pagan Yuletide service will include guided meditation, music, dance, and light refreshments.

UU Casper’s weekly coffee talk is held Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and weekly meditation led by Buddhist Stuart Mackenzie is held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about these events or about Unitarian Universalism, visit uucasper.org, email info@uucasper.org, visit us on Facebook, or call Laura at 259-4469.

Children’s story, crafts Saturday

Join us for Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Fremont Story Hour from 3 to 4 p.m., on Saturday. First we will read a children’s book aloud, then participants may make an art project inspired by the story.

This month’s book is “Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale,” by The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. “Coyote was tired of being cold,” begins this traditional tale about the arrival of fire in the northern Wasatch region of the Rocky Mountains.

After hearing the story, participants may make a paper “Fire Safety” Christmas tree. This tree is a fun way to remind families how to keep their homes safe from fires, including those caused by Christmas trees.

No reservations are required and all supplies will be provided. The workshop is open to all ages and is free with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Fort Caspar Museum’s hours in December are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission prices are $1.50 for adults; $1 for youth (ages 13-18 years); and free for children (12 years and younger) and for museum members.

Downtown plans events

The Casper Downtown Business Association has released its December schedule, which includes Santa’s Workshop and Shop Late ‘Til 8 on Thursdays. Market Square, 232 E. Second St., will be the location. All Santa’s Workshop activities are free, with the exception of the fundraiser Dec. 16.

Special needs children are welcome at the workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, and all children will be welcome from noon to 4 p.m. Puppies with Santa is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16. Photos are $10, with money going to the Casper Humane Society. All children are then welcome from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16.

Numerous downtown merchants will take part in “Late ‘Til 8,” staying open until 8 pm. on Thursdays in December.

Bishop Home ready for holidays

The Historic Bishop Home, 818 East Second Street, is all dressed for the holidays. The historic toys have returned with special emphasis on the Madam Alexander dolls and their relationship to the childhood favorite book by Lousia May Alcott, “Little Women.” The bears are having a tea party in the parlor, and the Second Floor Gallery features the children of the family. The attic has board games and many other toys that will bring back memories to share with children and grandchildren. The home is open for touring Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The home is located between Jefferson and Lincoln. Parking is available behind the home in a lot off Lincoln Street. For additional information, visit www.cadomafoundation.org; www. Facebook/Cadoma foundation; or call 237-2443.

Holidays at the Casper Planetarium

Bring your family to the Casper Planetarium this holiday season. In addition to the shows listed below, the Planetarium gift shop is a great place to find science-themed toys and books for kids, affordable stocking stuffers, and fascinating all-ages gifts from kinetic sculptures to lava lamps. For more info, visit casperplanetarium.com or find us on Facebook. The Planetarium will be closed Dec. 25 to 29.

“Season of Light” is a holiday show that traces the history of many enduring holiday customs, from Yule logs to luminarias. Discover how celestial phenomena play a part in the winter traditions and cultures of many peoples. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Showings: 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 19 to 22, as well as 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, 23, and 30.

“Black Holes” lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons. They can devour a star and capture light itself. Learn how black holes are formed, where they’re found, and what makes them unique. Recommended for 7th grade and up. Showings: 8 p.m. on Dec. 16, 23 and 30.

“Stars” is narrated by Mark Hamill. Some stars are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. And new stars are created every day. Explore these powerhouses of our Universe. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Showings: 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 5 to 8 and 12 to 15.

Holiday open house at Bishop Home

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a special open house day is planned at the Historic Bishop Home, 818 East Second Street. Suggested donation on this day is $5 adults, $3 children.

The day features nostalgic “Christmas Traditions,” featuring historic toys, dolls and decorations along with special readings of the “Night before Christmas” and “The Grinch that Stole Christmas,” plus photo opps with Santa Claus, light refreshments and door prizes, too.

Make an ornament at the fort

Come to Fort Caspar Museum on Saturday for Fremont Family Funday hands-on workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to “Make a Holiday Ornament.” There will be several festive designs from which to choose.

This drop-in program runs from 1 to 3 p.m.; no reservations are required and all supplies will be provided. The workshop is open to all ages and is free with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Admission prices in the winter are $1.50 for adults; $1 for youth (ages 13-18 years); and free for children (12 years and younger) and for museum members. Winter hours at Fort Caspar Museum are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the museum at 235-8462, or visit the website at www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.

Christmas parade results

Here are the results of the Downtown Casper Business Association Christmas Parade, held November 25.

Winners were grand prize, MAD Towing; best float, All Trees; best decorated vehicle, Canines for Charity; best walking group, Casper Orthopedics.

As grand prize winner, MAD Towing will have the weighty responsibility of toting the honored guest at the end of the 2018 Christmas Parade.

Elks breakfast starts Sunday

Sunday breakfast open to the public at the Casper Elks Lodge starts again Sunday with the Girl Scouts helping out. On December 17, the benefit breakfast will help Interfaith. The new kitchen looks great. Open every Sunday, 8 to 11 a.m. Serving pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage links, potatoes, scrambled eggs, French toast and omelets to order. New to the menu is build your own breakfast burrito. Also served is toast, juice, tea and coffee. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, 4 and under are free. Come down for the best breakfast in town and see the old crew again. Also, if you have a birthday please let us know and Michael will sing to you. This is open to the public. The Lodge will be open for breakfast only on December 24. For more information, call 234-4839.

Bonfire bonanza

Take a break from the holiday bustle to enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores around a crackling fire with the Casper Girl Scouts and friends, old and new. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a lawn chair or blanket from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday at the Casper Scout House. All grades are welcome. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts $10, adults $5 and tagalongs $5. Register by December 6. Girl Scouts who bring a friend will receive an invite-a-friend patch; new girls will get a Discover Girl Scouts patch and a color-changing stadium cup.

Holiday on the Homestead Saturday

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center’s annual “Holiday on the Homestead” event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday. The celebration is a fun way for visitors to connect to their public lands and America’s natural and cultural heritage.

The celebration is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the local non-profit, Wyoming Food for Thought Project. Needed items include: peanut butter, fruit cups, cereal boxes, ramen noodles, and granola bars. Wyoming Food for Thought Project is an independently run organization founded on the idea that a local solution to hunger is possible.

Contingent upon the weather and while supplies last, the following is a list of activities for the event:

Old Time Family Photos (bring your own camera); ornament making, blacksmith demonstrations, National Pony Express Association, living history, Christmas tree display, live pioneer music, local musicians, handbell choir and Seymour Antelope.

Nic sets workshop

Christmas Ornament Workshop for children at the Nicolaysen Art Museum: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (while supplies last), Dec. 16. Ages 3 and up. Free (members) and $5 (non-members) per child/adult duo. This drop-in activity will make one of kind Christmas ornaments using a variety of art materials. Children might get messy so dress accordingly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Museum Shop will also be open for holiday shopping opportunities.

Drum circle twice a month

Casper Community Drum Circle is pleased to announce that we are beginning our seventh year of music fun for everyone. We meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the second and fourth Saturday of each month (Dec. 9 and 23) at 112 S. Beech, the Kings Corner building. Info: David: 259-0350.

Twelve Days of Christmas open

The 12 Days of Christmas is open for its 44th year at 1743 E. Yellowstone Highway. Regular hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., through Saturday, Dec. 23. Shop the 30 different artisans and crafters displaying this year. Enjoy the quilting, fiber arts and jewelry, along with glass antiques and food items. See crafters from throughout the state displaying their crafts.

Nativity display downtown

A collection of nativities will be on display in downtown Casper to December 16 at 118 E. Second St., formerly Ayres Jewelry. The display will be open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by as you do your Christmas shopping, and enjoy this lovely Christmas display that the whole family will enjoy. The display is sponsored by First Christian Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Holiday symphony concert Dec. 16

Rich Ridenour joins the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 16, to perform a jolly, holiday show with a comedic flair for audience members of all ages. Featuring Carol of the Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Christmas Time is Here, and Rhapsody in Blue Christmas, this holiday extravaganza is the perfect way to spend a winter night with family and good friends.

Ridenour will play holiday classics as well as some of his own musical arrangements of classical masterworks and today’s popular piano favorites. With hundreds of incredible, original arrangements under his belt, Rich Ridenour has been entertaining audiences for years. His fun and whimsical holiday repertoire is certain to impress even the Scrooges of the world as we gear up for the joyous season ahead.

Tickets are on sale over the phone and in the office. This is the perfect time of year to utilize the “Pick Three” package, which allows you to enjoy three of the WSO’s four remaining fabulous shows at a discounted rate. It even makes a great holiday gift for music lovers. You can also grab your tickets while you’re out completing your holiday shopping at local vendors Hill Music and Wind City Books! Stop into the office, or give us a call for more information.

Reserve your preferred seats by calling 266-1478 or in person at the office, 225 S. David St. Discounts are available for students and seniors (65+). To request transportation to any concert, please give us a call so we can arrange a ride for you through Reveille Rotary of Casper. To see a seating chart or to learn more about the amazing talents gracing our stage this season, please visit http://www.wyomingsymphony.org.

Decorating for Christmas

Join Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W. Cedar in Glenrock, for the 9:30 a.m. service and the Greening of the Church, decorating for Christmas, on Sunday, Dec. 17. All are invited for Holy Eucharist, refreshments, and fun as we hang greenery and candles, decorate our tree, and set up the Nativity. For info, call Deacon Leigh at 258-2524. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Christmas Eve at Christ Church

Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W. Cedar in Glenrock, announces the Christmas Eve schedule: Morning Prayer with Advent music at 9:30 a.m.; Christmas hymn-sing at 6:30 p.m.; and Candlelight service of Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m., followed by a festive reception. Join us Sunday, Dec. 24 for these special celebrations. For info, call Deacon Leigh at 258-2524. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Feast of the Epiphany

All are welcome to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany — the Twelfth Day of Christmas, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming office, 123 S. Durbin. The liturgy will be led by clergy from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and will include the tradition of Chalking the Doors, come and see! Refreshments to follow.

Casper Dance club meets weekly

The Casper Dance Club has classes on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the ballroom at the Casper Senior Center, 1831 E. Fourth. This is for beginners and experienced dancers. Fee is $3 and we do two-step, waltz, East and West coast, cha cha, etc.

Eagles breakfast twice a month

Eagles Sunday Breakfast is back at the Casper Eagles Lodge, 306 N. Durbin, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the first and last Sunday of the month. All proceeds go to the many Eagles charities. For more information, call 235-5130.

StoryTime: TinyTots

It’s never too early to introduce your baby or toddler to the wonderful world of books and reading. Together you will discover the joy of songs, finger plays, simple books and bouncing rhymes. The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime: TinyTots for babies and toddlers is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at both the Main Library and Mills Branch. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, TinyTots instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.

StoryTime

The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ x5 for more information.

Troopers exhibit at fort

Fort Caspar Museum has organized an exhibit to honor one of Casper’s most successful and beloved homegrown efforts, “Troopers: Celebrating 60 Years of the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.” This exhibit will be on view until Nov. 3, 2018.

The exhibit will feature instruments, color guard props, uniforms, photographs and memorabilia obtained from the Troopers organization and from past members.

Information is available at 235-8462 or at www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.

Birthday parties at Nic

Have an art-filled birthday party at the Nic. Visit the website to choose from a variety of age-appropriate art projects. To reserve a party date or for more information, please call 235-5247 or email zgallegos@thenic.org.

Foo Fighters Sunday

The Foo Fighters bring their Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017 to the Casper Events Center on Sunday. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m., at www.SinclairTix.com, by phone at 1-800-442-2256 or in-person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Obituaries
Charles “Chuck” Dziatkiewicz

Charles “Chuck” Dziatkiewicz: DUBOIS — Private services for Charles “Chuck” Dziatkiewicz, 68, will be held at a later date. He died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Davis Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


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Donate to MOW recipients

Natrona County Meals on Wheels is accepting donations through December 18 to make Christmas bags for meal recipients who may not otherwise have anything else to open on Christmas. Soap, shampoo, lotion, socks, slippers, tissues, blankets, gloves, crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, candy, and snacks are all great ideas. Donations can be dropped off at Meals on Wheels, 1760 E. 12th Street.

Hoops for youth, high school

Registration is now open for the upcoming youth basketball league and the NEW high school basketball league at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. The youth league is open to all boys and girls in kindergarten through 6th grade, while the high school league is for those in grades 9-12.

Games and practices for youth will be at the Boys & Girls Club gymnasiums Monday through Friday evenings. The season begins Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, and ends in March. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, 2018. The cost is $25 per child. All participants must be members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. Annual memberships are $10 per child. You can register at any Club site (Lincoln, Journey, Paradise Valley, or Verda James Elementary or Main Club) in Casper. You can download a registration form at www.bgccw.org.

The high school league will hold games on Saturdays at the Boys & Girls Club with the season beginning on January 20, 2018 and running through March. Registration is $15 per child plus a club membership. Deadline to register is January 10, 2018.

With more than 250 kids expected to register, volunteer coaches are needed to make the season a success. Experience is not required, but a general knowledge of the sport is helpful. Coaching is more than teaching a sport. It’s being a trusted mentor for youth and being able to instill a sense of good sportsmanship in the players.

If you have any questions about the leagues or would like to volunteer to coach, contact Jake Wilson at 235-5694, ext. 3.

Winter markets start in January

Mark your calendars and join Wyoming Food for Thought Project on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, January through May, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Wyoming National Apartments building in downtown Casper. You will get to meet and see all of your favorite Casper vendors, who will be selling everything from holiday gifts, baked goods, body care products, canned goodies, fresh produce, local honey and more.

We accept all forms of payment at our markets, including cash, debit/credit cards, checks, as well as SNAP benefits. We also offer Double Up Food Bucks, an incentive program that offers double the buying power of locally grown produce to SNAP recipients.

For more information on our Winter Makers Market, or to become a vendor, visit our website at www.wyfftp.org or give us a call at 307.337.1703. Vendors who sell handmade, homemade or homegrown items are encouraged to participate.

Support starts again in January

Rocky Mountain Therapy is offering a Parkinson’s Support Group. This support group is open to anyone with Parkinson’s or caring for someone with Parkinson’s. People in support groups usually stay well-informed on the newest and best types of treatments. It can also be an important asset to your survival—a lot can happen when a group of determined people rally around one uniting cause! We will be meeting on the following dates: January 9, March 13, May 8, and June 12. Different topics will be discussed at each meeting. Meetings are held at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building #500 at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you. To RSVP or questions please call 577-5204 and ask for Jerri.

Caregiver support group

This support group is open to anyone caring for someone with a debilitating condition. We will be meeting the following dates: January, 23, March 27, May 22, and June 26. Meetings are held at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building #500 at 5:30 p.m. Different topics will be discussed at each meeting. Meeting and talking with others who are going through the same experiences you are can benefit your well-being by providing an emotional outlet, ideas to help with situations, adapt home/lifestyles you may face with the progression of the illness. We look forward to seeing you. To RSVP or questions please call 577-5204 and ask for Jerri.

#FundaFuture tickets now

Use the power of a hashtag to Fund a Future for youth in Central Wyoming. The 2018 #FundaFuture Reverse Raffle & Auction is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at the Casper Events Center.

The annual Reverse Raffle & Auction features the opportunity to bid on exciting, one-of-a-kind experiences, trips to unique and exotic locales, home and outdoor living packages, and more. In addition, a silent auction will include a variety of items including art, collectibles, and entertainment. Each ticket holder has a chance to win $5,000 cash.

Tickets and tables are available online at bidpal.net/fundafuture18 or by calling 235-4079. Sponsorship opportunities are also available that provide exposure for your business, VIP seating, and more.

Proceeds will support operations of the 10 sites in three counties served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming.

For more information, please contact Lou Bruggman at 235-4079.