Friday 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; 8 p.m,. 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 10 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: (307) 351-1688.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8:30 p.m., 302 E. 2nd St., Methodist Church. Web site:

Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott. Info: Candace, 359-6225; Rebekah, 320-6779.

Al-Anon Family: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200, 12-24 Club, all ages welcome. Info: 377-7260 or 258-1444.

International Addictions Program: 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Conwell. Info: 266-5417.

LGTBQ AA/NA: 7 p.m., A 12-Step AA/NA Recovery Group for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and questioning persons meets at the United Church of Christ, located at the corner of 15th and Melrose. Info: 259-5026.

CY honors veterans

CY Middle School would like to honor all veterans at our Veteran’s Day Program. Please plan to arrive at 8:45 a.m. Refreshments will be served and the program should last around 45 minutes. CY is located at 2900 Cyclone Dr. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please call the office at 253-2700.

Schools honor veterans

The following Natrona County School District buildings have events planned to honor veterans.

Friday: Southridge Elementary, recognition assembly, 8:45 a.m.; Natrona County High School, recognition assembly, 8:20 to 8:45 a.m.; CY Middle School, recognition assembly, 9 to 10 a.m.; Dean Morgan Junior High School, recognition assembly, 1:35 p.m.; Evansville Elementary, at Evansville Town Hall, 1:45 p.m.

On Monday, from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m., Sagewood Elementary students will be creating thank you cards for veterans.

Big craft fair at events center

The largest craft fair in Wyoming is the Community Recreation Foundation’s Annual Craft Fair at the Casper Events Center. Doors are open 3 to 8 p.m.

Admission is free, but a $3 recommended donation to support the efforts of the Community Recreation Foundation is appreciated. Strollers are welcome in the wide, shopper friendly aisles and concessions are available throughout the event. Proceeds from the craft fair benefit the Community Recreation Foundation’s scholarship program that provides financial assistance to youth and senior citizens for recreation opportunities and free special events for everyone.

Browse through over 200 unique booths offering a variety of handcrafted items including pottery, wood turned items, tole painting, candles, gem stones, hand-sewn items, jewelry, crochet and knit items, baked goods, candy and even a few home-based business such as Scentsy, Lip Sense and Lularoe.

For more information, please call the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383 or email Lori at

Strength of America banquet

Susie McMurry and the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Wyoming Council, present the Strength of America Banquet at 5:30 p.m. at Ramkota Hotel, 800 N. Poplar.

The reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dr. R. Dana Ono, a board member for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Ono will be speaking about how scouting impacted youth at Heart Mountain Internment Camp.

Reservations start at $100 per person, $175 per couple or tables are available. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 307.234.7329.

Republican women host style event

The Natrona County Republican Women host a Gathering of the Goddessess event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Eggington’s, 229 E. 2nd St.

This is the annual NCRW meeting, style show, membership drive. Dress as the goddess you are — stylish, funky Greek, Roman, whatever makes you feel like a goddess. NCRW is here to celebrate successful women. This year, we are again doing a silent and live auction, along with the style show. All members should attend and bring a new member. Men are welcome and can become associate members. Tickets $50 at the door. Visit the gift shop:; like us on Facebook and use the SHOP NOW button.

Celebrate Recovery every Friday

Celebrate Recovery meets at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Highland Park Community Church, just south of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital on East Second Street. A family meal starts the evening, followed by praise and worship. At 7 p.m. there’s either a lesson from Celebrate Recovery’s planned curriculum or a testimony by a person who has found recovery through Christ. Then, people go to gender-specific small groups until 8:30 p.m. when dessert and fellowship conclude the evening. Child care is available at no cost. For more information, contact Chris at 265-4073.

Red Dog Players at senior center

The Casper Red Dog Players host an hour of rollicking entertainment with audience participation at the Casper Senior Center. Tickets are $12, featuring a dinner theater of chicken Kiev and the two plays, for those 60 or over, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for those under 60.

“Snow Child” is an enchanting folktale for the young, and young at heart, where a peasant couple wish for a daughter at Christmas, and one is born from the snow.

The mean and nasty “Humbug” character is in the popular melodrama format, with plenty of boos and hisses, as the crafty character tries to evict sweet orphan Felicity on Christmas morning. But innocence wins out, and Humbug is transformed into a loving character.

Marine Corps Ball

The annual Marine Corps Ball is 6 to 10 p.m., the Marine Corps birthday, at the Casper Elks Lodge, 108 E. 7th Street. Dinner is fantastic smoked brisket, baked potato, green beans and salad. Tickets are $35 each and include dinner, dance and the traditional cake cutting ceremony. Open to all branches and supporters of the military to help celebrate the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday. Please share the event, invite friends and help pass the word. For questions or inquiries, please text Bert at 259-0795 or email Brian at Guest speaker is Andrew Koenig and the emcee is Dan White.

Friday Melrose music

Coulter and Company Jazz Trio will be at the Melrose Coffee House, 1511 S. Melrose, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The trio performs jazz classics and originals informed by the tradition and influenced by the future. The group entertains audiences in public concerts and private events in and around Casper.

Canadian guitarist Jay Reed, has enjoyed a 20-plus year musical career as an international performer and educator. Bassist Dale Bohren is a native Casperite who has performed nationally and internationally with a variety of artists. Percussionist Ron Coulter regularly performs and teaches internationally in a broad range of musical styles and groups, he has resided in Casper since 2014 and teaches at Casper College. Espresso drinks, teas, and desserts are available.

Audubon hears migration

Wyoming Game and Fish wildlife biologist Stan Harter from Lander will be the guest speaker for the Murie Audubon Society’s 7 p.m., program at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King Blvd. As always, the program is free and open to the public.

Harter will share what Wyoming Game and Fish Department and its partners have learned through recent collaring projects on mule deer in the Lander area and bighorn sheep on and near the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Wyoming Migration Initiative is a model for catalyzing science-based conservation and management of wildlife corridors. Founded in 2012 as a project of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the initiative collects data needed to effectively conserve migratory wildlife. The Wyoming Migration Initiative also produces risk assessments for managers and stakeholders, and uses multimedia storytelling to promote public understanding of large animal migrations.

Youth hockey this weekend

Casper Amateur Hockey Club invites all to watch youth hockey this weekend at the Casper Ice Arena. On Friday, the Squirt A team takes on Park County at 7:15 p.m., followed by the high school team vs Park County at 8:30 p.m.

Deadline to order pastries

The ladies of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church once again offer Baklava and Greek Pastries for sale, just in time for the holidays. We are preparing packages of your choice of one dozen baklava or a variety tin, three each of four different pastries, for only $25. Your order must be placed by no later than Friday.

Pick up your baked goods on Saturday, Nov. 18 between 9 a.m., and noon at the Church Hall downstairs, 1350 East “C” Street. To order, contact Pat Kofakis, 307-237-4470 or email

Proceeds of this Bake Sale go to support the Philoptochos Ladies Society, the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church, which in turn makes grants to worldwide needs of the poor and 10 local charities which further feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, do prison ministry and care for the sick. Place your order now so you can enjoy these delicious pastries or give them as the perfect holiday gift.

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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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