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.

Jewelry making at Art 321

Sizzix Jewelry designer, Lindsey Serata, will be leading a fun jewelry-making workshop at Art 321 on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a participant, you will be using a wide variety of materials and die-cutting tools to make trendy and attractive jewelry to wear yourself or give as special gifts.

To make this great workshop available to more people, we are offering special one or two-day pricing. Participants will be completing two different jewelry projects each day, so registration for anyone to attend both days is $75 plus a $15 supply fee. If you can only attend one day, you may do so by paying $40 plus a $10 supply fee. Samples of some of Lindsey’s jewelry designs are on display at Art 321.

As a student in this workshop, you are included in a drawing for a Big Shot Studio machine. These machines emboss, cut leather, metal, paper and more. Come in soon to reserve your spot for this amazing opportunity.

Teen movie marathon

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to attend a double feature at noon at the Natrona County Library. Both films, rated PG-13, feature a group of intergalactic criminals who, in volume one, are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. In volume two, the Guardians must fight to keep their new-found family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 577-READ x101 for more information.

Habitat hosts info session

A brown bag discussion to learn more about the Habitat for Humanity application process will be held at noon in the Market Square Building, 232 E. 2nd St., Ste. 204. The discussion will include what information is needed to apply questions will be answered. The next application cycle is January 2 to February 2, so this is a great opportunity to get ready to apply.

No advance registration is required. For more information call 234-1348 or e-mail Kelly Cooper at

Habitat for Humanity Heart of Wyoming is an equal opportunity lender.

Flu vaccine clinic

A public walk-in vaccination clinic is set from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Casper Senior Center, 1831 E. 4th St. This is the final walk-in clinic of the season put on by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department. All forms of insurance are accepted. Prices are influenza, $25, and VFC (Vaccines for Children) eligible influenza, $20. Pneumonia vaccines are also available at the public clinic. Those unable to attend the clinic may make an appointment at the public health clinic by calling 577-9757.

Crafters Guild craft fair

The 7th annual food drive/fundraiser for the Casper Humane Society, the Crafters’ Guild annual craft fair, is open from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday at the Parkway Plaza. Admission is $1 or a pet product. All door proceeds to benefit the Casper Humane Society. Come help the furry friends and meet some of the pets ready for adoption.

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.

Are we alone in the universe?

Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered over the last two decades. How can we determine which of these might be suitable for life? Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, will discuss techniques and missions that could detect life on these worlds, finally answering the question, “Are we alone in the Universe?” This presentation at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium will be live-streamed directly onto the dome of the Casper Planetarium. Casper audiences will hear Dr. Kaltenegger and see the full-dome visuals just as if they were at the Chicago event, and will be able to participate in the Q & A session via text.

The event is 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Casper Planetarium; free admission, but seating is limited, so arrive early. Level of the material is appropriate for teens and adults. The Planetarium Gift Shop will also be open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with refreshments, hands-on demos of cool science toys, and a 10 percent discount off all purchases made that evening.

Cory McDaniel Duo at Melrose

Cory McDaniel’s duo is back at the Melrose Coffee House, 1511 S. Melrose, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Come enjoy their sound and wonderful stage presence along with the awesome crowd that frequents the coffee house. As always, one can expect some special guests on stage, some laughter and good desserts, espresso drinks and friendship.

Don’t forget to tip them generously. They do so much for our community, it’s the least we can do for them.

Watch hockey this weekend

Casper Amateur Hockey Club invites all to come and watch some youth hockey this weekend at the Casper Ice Arena. On Friday, the Squirt A team takes on Cheyenne at 7:15 p.m., followed by the Bantam A team vs Gillette at 8:30 p.m.

Edgar Allan Poe closes

Join Stage III Community Theatre for “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe,” featuring four tales from the original master of horror. The tales include “The Telltale Heart,” “The Black Cat,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Raven.” Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and are available in advance at The Cadillac Cowgirl, online at, and at the door starting one hour before each performance. Stage III is located at 904 N. Center in Casper. Supported in part by an award from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

Deadline to sponsor holiday lighting

Keep Casper Beautiful is seeking sponsors for the 2017 lighting of Conwell Park, known as Holiday Square. Last year, with the help of sponsors, Keep Casper Beautiful was able to help add a light show and enhance the lighting event. With the help of community sponsors, the light show will be enhanced and displays will be added, as well as an official countdown clock. Sponsorship levels start at $100 and must be received by Nov. 3. In addition to sponsors, Keep Casper Beautiful is also seeking food vendors for the lighting event on Nov. 19. Vendor spaces are free but limited. Sponsorship levels and more information can be found at

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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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