Wednesday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 a.m., 917 N. Beech; 8:30 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 10 a.m., 328 E. A; noon, 500 S. Wolcott; 2 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 5:30 p.m., 1124 Elma, Imitate the Image Church; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open. Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: (307) 351-1688.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

TOPS #162, weight loss support, 8:30 a.m., 1868 S. Poplar.

Final Quilts of Valor

The Central Wyoming Chapter of Quilts of Valor meets from 1 to 4 p.m. for the final time this year to sew at the Central Wyoming Senior Services Center, 1831 E. Fourth St. Quilts of Valor are made by volunteers. Donated fabrics, supplies or monetary donations are appreciated. The chapter awards quilts to veterans who reside in the Central Wyoming region. Dues are $5 per year, and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Yung Hui Torske at 258-5578, Sandy Elliott at 307-554-0331 or any chapter member.

Learn about PowerPoint

The Natrona County Library will offer a Microsoft PowerPoint class from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn how to make an engaging presentation. Topics include design, text, graphics, transitions and animations, slide customization, audio, handouts, and how to set up a slideshow in order to present it. Call 577-READ x2 or email reference@natronacountylibrary.org for more information.

Free workshop at the Nic

Calle Sur Workshop: 4 to 5:30 p.m., playing South American Panpipes. Free. Panamanian-Colombian duo Calle Sur brings to life the rich diversity of Latin American music. In this workshop, musicians Karin Stein and Ed East will demonstrate the basics of playing panpipes and teach two traditional South American tunes. Instructors will provide panpipes for students to borrow for the duration of the workshop. An Artcore concert will follow at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Restoration Church.

UU potluck on the road

The Unitarian Universalist Casper community holds its monthly Care N Share potluck at Food for Thought, 900 St. John. You may come at (or anytime after) 4 p.m. to help pack weekend food bags, or come just for the potluck at 6 p.m. Meet the Food for Thought staff, help out, tour the FFT facilities, gardens, and the James Reeb Memorial Playground, and enjoy great food and good company. Bring a dish to share if you like, and donations of soup, cereal, or peanut butter are appreciated.

Chicken wings at the Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is chicken wings and fixins. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m. or until gone. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839.

Car club elects officers

The most important meeting of the year for the Oil Capitol Auto Club is Wednesday at Z’s Classics on East Yellowstone. The meeting will be a pot luck so members are asked to bring a dish with dinner beginning about 6:15 p.m. The meeting will begin after dinner and the main item on the agenda is the election of officers. All members are urged to attend because the meeting will shape the coming year for the OCAC. Now is the time to do your bit. Questions may be directed to Jerry Russell at 577-7119.

Archaeologists hear about dogs

The monthly meeting of the Casper Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society is 7 p.m., on the ground floor of the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King Blvd. Please use the entrance on the east side of the building.

Following a brief business meeting, Rachael Lea Shimek from the University of Wyoming will be the guest speaker. Her presentation is titled: “Dogs in the Dirt: The Archaeology of (Hu)Man’s Best Friend.” She received a B.S. in Anthropology and a GIS Certificate from Iowa State University in 2012, an M.A. in Anthropology from University of Wyoming in 2014, and is currently a Ph.D. student at UW. She is also the assistant curator at the UW Archaeological Repository and president of the June Frison Chapter, Wyoming Archaeological Society.

Visitors and potential new members are welcome. Please contact Mavis Greer, chapter president, at mavis@greerservices.com if you have any questions.

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Middle school music clinic

A very special event will be happening this week in Casper Some middle school musicians will gather for two days for the annual Middle Level Music Clinic. Students from Centennial, CY, Dean Morgan, Casper Classical Academy, Frontier Middle School, St. Anthony’s, Woods, Midwest, and Poison Spider Schools will rehearse together for two days and perform a concert.

The clinic will take place at Kelly Walsh High School from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

A public concert will end the event at 7 p.m., on Thursday in the Kelly Walsh Auditorium. Please come and see first-hand what these musicians are achieving together through music.

Reserve for poverty Forum

“Paradise Lost — Next Generation,” is the title Deanna Frey has chosen for her talk at the Democratic Women’s Forum luncheon at the Ramkota Hotel on Saturday. Reservations for the Saturday buffet should be made by Wednesday. Please call Jerre at 234-8625.

The Democratic Women’s Forum meetings are open to anyone interested in attending, regardless of gender.The Seton House director will discuss the barriers that Wyoming people encounter when trying to overcome poverty, barriers of food insecurity, housing and education.

Frey came to Casper as the Seton House executive director two years ago, following a stint as chairperson for the Gosar for Governor campaign. Most of her career has revolved around advocacy for children and families.

Learn to make homemade soup

Classes are taught at UW Extension, 2011 Fairgrounds Road in Casper. A materials fee covers the costs of food and supplies, and participants will take home the products of their efforts. Class sizes are limited. Soup It Up is Nov. 8 or Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants make a variety of homemade soups. Materials fee is $10. To reserve a space or request more information, contact Karla Case at 235-9400 or kcase@natronacounty-wy.gov.

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Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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