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.

Give chili this month

Wyoming Food for Thought Project has announced its food of the month suggestions for the nearly 1,000 weekend food bags its volunteers prepare for food-insecure school students in Natrona County each week. Often, schools, churches and other groups designate certain collection days for a specific type of food as a donation. The suggested food items may be taken to program headquarters at 900 St. John, but it’s best to call ahead. In December, the suggested food item is canned or microwave-cup chili. For more information, call Cassandra at 337-1703.

Walk-in vaccination clinic

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department will be hosting walk-in vaccination clinics for influenza and pneumonia every Friday, beginning December 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last. No appointment is necessary if you come on Friday for the walk-in clinic. The influenza shot costs $25 per person, VFC eligible influenza is $20, PCV13 is $240, and PPSV23 is $120. We accept all major insurances. Please bring your insurance card and identification card with you. We will also be offering vaccinations by appointment. Call 577-9757 to make an appointment.

Habitat application info discussion

Habitat for Humanity will be taking applications for its home ownership program starting January 2. If you’d like to know more about Habitat for Humanity’s application process, please join us for a brown bag discussion at noon in the Market Square Building at 232 East 2nd Street, Suite 204 on the second floor. No advance registration is required. We’ll discuss what information is needed to apply and answer questions you may have.

For more information or to request an application call 234-1348 or e-mail Kelly Cooper at

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

Craft fair at fairgrounds

What if you could have a Christmas of zero stores, zero malls, zero baking, and zero parties to plan? Get yer kin and come on in to Cowboy Craft Fair at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds from 3 to 8 p.m., on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday where you can take care of it all in one stop. Over 80 vendors, food, entertainment, and prizes. Santa will even join us on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Only $1 admission and all proceeds benefit Casper Missionary Alliance. Join us for the only Vendor Expo that is a party. For more details, visit

Hanging of the greens

It’s time to deck the halls of the Natrona County Library! Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to the “Hanging of the Greens” from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Teen Zone. The fun will begin with a pizza dinner and hot cocoa provided by the Friends of the Library, followed by Christmas music and hanging decorations. Please register in advance by calling 577-READ x101.

Meat shoot at gun club

Rocky Mountain Gun Club will have a meat shoot from 5 to 10 p.m., $5 a round. Meat shoots are the first Friday of the month. Bring your friends and family and have fun shooting clay targets and win some meat. Dress warm, you never know what the weather will be like. Ladies, bring your friends and show off your skills. We are open every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for practice. The club is seven miles north of I-25 on Cole Creek Road. See you there. 235-8067.

Jim Oliver at Melrose coffee

Come see Jim Oliver at the Melrose Coffeehouse, 1511 S. Melrose, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jim backed up JJ Cale, who wrote songs for Eric Clapton, and The Box Tops, who sang “The Letter,” and “Cry Like A Baby.” Jim and Charles really rocked the coffeehouse last time they played. You won’t want to miss this. Tip the band, espresso drinks and treats available for purchase.

Food for Fines in December

The Natrona County Library will hold a Food for Fines drive December 1 to 15. Library patrons may donate nonperishable, non-expired food items to clear all late fees but not lost or damaged fees. All collected food will be donated to Joshua’s Storehouse. Call 577-READ or email for more information.

‘Season of Giving’ collects toys

Spectra Venue Management at the Casper Events Center has teamed up with the Sinclair Casper Refinery and various local businesses to present the first annual Season of Giving. Take a donation of a new toy to the box office on Friday and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. If you need help, staff will come to your car to receive the donation.

Until December 20, the focus will be towards a season of giving, sharing and promoting social good. Each day, people, charities and causes will be highlighted, with the goal of generating fundraising dollars, raising awareness, and spreading holiday cheer in the Casper community.

The Season of Giving schedule is Friday, toy drive to benefit various community organizations; Tuesday, Dec. 5, Big Ticket giveaway winner announcement at Ramkota; Thursday, Dec. 7, Nutcracker ticket donation night; Friday, Dec. 8, Parents Movie Night; Saturday, Dec. 9, Family Movie Night; Thursday, Dec. 14, Adopt A Family; Saturday, Dec. 16, Breakfast with Santa*; Wednesday, Dec. 20, Teen Night.

Season of Giving events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for Breakfast with Santa and has begun.

To learn more about the Season of Giving, how you can get involved or to register for Breakfast with Santa, visit or call the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center at (800) 442-2256.

Follow community news editor Sally Ann Shurmur on Twitter @WYOSAS


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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