Thursday 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., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 4600 S. Poplar, closed; 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.

Al-Anon: 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200. Douglas: 5 p.m., Congregational United Church, 405 N. 6th St.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 4700 S. Poplar (church basement). Web site:

Learn about file management

The Natrona County Library will offer a File Management class from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn how to perform basic file management skills such as creating, finding, moving, renaming, and deleting files and folders as well as creating shortcuts. Designed for Windows computers. Call 577-READ x2 or email for more information.

Monthly veterans ceremony

The Natrona County United Veterans Council and the staff of the Oregon Trail Wyoming Veteran’s Cemetery conduct a monthly memorial service for those known Wyoming veterans who have died since our last memorial service which was held on October 31 when we honored 91 Wyoming veterans.

This month’s memorial service will be held at noon on Thursday in the Tom Walsh Chapel at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

This memorial service is provided on behalf of a grateful state and nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by each of these veterans.

The veteran’s name, Wyoming community and branch of service is read at roll call. There is a rifle salute, taps and a flag ceremony.

Bar Nunn, CCA host open houses

In an effort to ensure all parents and students are as informed as possible leading up to the Open Enrollment period for the 2018-19 school year, NCSD has announced the schools’ open house schedule. The 2018-19 Open Enrollment window is January 3-17, 2018. Thursday open houses are 4:30 to 6 p.m., Bar Nunn Elementary, 2050 Siebke Dr., and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Casper Classical Academy, 920 S. Beverly.

Please contact individual schools with any questions. The schedule (in English and Spanish) can also be found online here:

‘Season of Giving’ helps pets

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.

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 Thursday, feed the pets to benefit the Casper Humane Society; 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.

Learn to make soup

Join us for fun fall classes at the UW Natrona County Extension Office. Classes still being offered are Soup It Up on Thursday and Gifts-in-a-Jar on December 19. Classes are hands-on and will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UW Extension Office, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. The cost is $10 for the Soup class and $15 for Gifts-in-a-Jar. Call Karla at 235-9400 or email for more information or to sign up.

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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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