Sunday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 10:15 a.m., 917 N. Beech; noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 6:30 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 6:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 8 p.m., 328 1/2 E. A. Douglas: 1 p.m, Douglas, 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back), women’s meeting; 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; 6:30 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 15th & Melrose at the church. Web site:

Nicotine Anonymous: 5 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club. Info: Pam M., 577-0518.

Cowboy State Games on mountain

The Cowboy State Games hosts nordic ski competition at the Casper Mountain Biathlon Club. The race is also a USSA NRL & Citizen Race in both freestyle and classic competition and will be a 4.5 kilometer distance. For specific information, see or

Elks open

for breakfast

Sunday breakfast at the Casper Elks Lodge is open to the public every Sunday, 8 to 11 a.m. The Jan. 21 breakfast is a benefit for Evansville Elementary and its Teton Science School field trip. 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. For more information, call 234-4839.

Church has new name, services

Beginning Sunday, Grace Reformed Church at City Park (formerly known as First Presbyterian Church) will hold two worship services each Sunday. The morning service will continue to be held at 9:30 a.m., in the church’s sanctuary, while the new evening service will be held at 6 p.m., in the church parlor. It is hoped that the evening service will be a help to those who are not able to attend a morning service, and at the same time, that it will be an opportunity for all to complete the Lord’s Day in worship. Grace Reformed is located at 804 S. Wolcott, on the south side of City Park. You can learn more about the church beginning January 14 on the renamed Facebook page, Grace Reformed Church at City Park, and at the new website,

UU hears

about King

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 child care and a youth religious exploration program are available. The RE youth are currently learning about “Neighboring Faiths.”

Sunday, Melody Haler will present “A 50th Year Memorial Honoring American Icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Dr. King was not only a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, he was a champion representing all oppressed people. This will be reflected through excerpts of his speeches during a multimedia presentation interspersed with important songs from the time period.

Chamber music at college

The Casper Chamber Music Society presents percussionist and Casper College instructor Ron Coulter and Canadian guitarist Jay Reed. Coulter will perform solo percussion compositions for the first half of the concert and will joined by Reed on the second half as the free-jazz duo, Drm&Gtr. The concert will feature original compositions by Ron Coulter and Jay Reed.

The performance is at Casper College’s Wheeler Concert Hall at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Students of all ages are admitted for free, seniors (60+) $8 and adults are $10. Season tickets are also available at $35 for seniors and $50 for adults.

Ron Coulter is instructor of percussion and world music at Casper College and has presented at more than 90 colleges and universities internationally.

Canadian guitarist Jay Reed completed the Mohawk College Applied Music program studying with some of the best jazz musicians in Canada. Upon receiving his diploma, he began performing as a leader and sideman in the Toronto area for the next 20 years, performing well over 1,000 gigs.

Monthly jam session at Eagles

Monthly Jam Session is 4 to 8 p.m., at the Eagles Hall, 306 N. Durbin St. Come down and join in the fun. No admission fee but donations are always accepted for the Eagle charities. Join in on stage or just have some dancing and listening pleasures. You never know who might show up. All talents are accepted on stage. Eagle Riders will be cooking hamburgers to fill your tummies and they are good.

Murder mystery

at Backwards

Murder Mystery, Murder at the 1980s Prom, is at Backwards Distilling Company from 6 to 9 p.m., sponsored by Rotaract of Casper Young Professionals. Tickets are $30 single, $50 couples.

Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres. Specialty libations are available for purchase from the amazing Backwards staff.

All proceeds help Rotaract endow its scholarship at Casper College and fund the grocery delivery project.

Costumes are highly encouraged, but not mandatory. Roles in the game as well as investigators are available. Guests must be 21+.

Register using the link:

Baha’i faith fireside

Everyone interested is invited to a Baha’i Faith fireside discussion at 6 p.m. The topic is “Imagine the Earth as One Country.” One of the core teachings of the Baha’i Faith is Unity of Mankind. Participants will talk about how this can be accomplished while preserving national sovereignty and individual freedom. RSVP to Dan at 307-251-3741 for directions.

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Community News Editor

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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