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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., 1124 Elma, Imitate the Image Church; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 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.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site:

Muni ladies golf pairings

May 17, 9 a.m. start, playing Highlands and Links. Play of they day is “one putt.” Luncheon follows golf. Please check in 15 minutes prior to tee time.

Highlands #1 Boyle, Hansen, Sanford; Links #9A Pfiefer, Schmidt, Orr; Links #9B Haydel, Meyer, Santoni; Links #8A Marsh, Heberlein, Smith; Links #8B Bain, Webb, Fancher; Links #7A Dona, McCarrel, Ortiz; Links #7B Balas, Clark, Farmer; Links #6A Wheatley, Stolte, Chadwick.

Informal artists’ mingle

Art 321 is now hosting an informal Artists Mingle session each Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists are invited to meet one another, network and find new friends. Please bring something you are working on to show others and request valuable feedback if you desire. Plan to share ideas and learn what has — and hasn’t — worked for others. No sign-up is necessary. Just come by and become part of a dynamic community of local artists.

Fiber group at Art 321

Art 321’s monthly fiber group meeting will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Beth Ann Pillen will be teaching a special needle tatting session that will be limited to 10 students. Supply cost is $7 and advanced registration is encouraged since the class size is limited. Please call or come by Art 321 to sign up. No previous experience is needed.

Free reference attorneys

Free Reference Attorneys are available from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Townsend Justice Center, 115 N. Center on the first floor. They are available on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

These attorneys assist self-represented litigants by providing legal information and resource referrals on civil legal matters. Any questions can be directed to Equal Justice Wyoming at 307-777-8383.

Suicide survivors support

A Suicide Survivors Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1032 E. First St., sponsored by the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force. This is a support group that is open to anyone who has been touched by suicide, attempted suicide, or has lost someone to suicide. This group is open to all ages.

DivorceCare on Thursdays

DivorceCare, a divorce recovery seminar and support group, is meeting at Hilltop Baptist Church, 2555 East 2nd, every Thursday evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. until June 21. Child care will be provided through 5th grade.

DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “New Relationships,” “Kid Care” and “Forgiveness.”

For more information call Pastor Rob at 265-6540 or email at

Academy produces drama

Calvary Academy junior and senior high school students of the drama team are doing a production called “Million Dollar Meatballs” by Todd Wallinger on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Conwell. The public is welcome. Tickets cost $3 for adults and $1 for children. Tickets will be available at the door or if you would like, you may call 266-5417 for tickets. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado.

Try square dancing

Casper’s local square dance club is offering a free introduction session to square dancing from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of May for adults of all ages, at the Central Wyoming Senior Citizens Center, 1831 E. 4th St. You may attend any or all sessions with the first session free. To register and for more information call 266-1421.

Free dance lessons at Hangar

Teens and adults are welcome at free dance lessons at the Hangar in Bar Nunn every week on Thursdays. From 7 to 8 p.m. learn line dance. From 8 to 9 p.m. it’s country swing. Machelle is the instructor.

Collectors meet

The Antique Collector’s and Vintage Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the WY Oil & Gas Commission Building, 2211 King Blvd. The public is invited and new members are encouraged to join the club. This month, club members are being asked to bring some item they “collect,” and be prepared to explain their interest for collecting such items without being experts on the collection. The Antique Collector’s and Vintage Club sponsors two antique shows and two flea markets a year in Casper; profits are donated to Wyoming museums and non-profits in the Casper area.

Mark your calendar for the June 21 meeting, which will be a field trip at 6 p.m. to the Good Warbirds Museum, located near the Natrona County International Airport. Details will be published next month; members, guests, and public welcome.

Action team meets

The AARP Volunteer Community Action Team will meet at 7 p.m. at the Casper Senior Center. Discussion will be on the role in these upcoming events — the Platte River Trail Spring Cleanup, the three-day Nic Fest, Adult Movie Nights, AARP sponsored Horseheads baseball game and the visit to Casper by Frank Abagnale, AARP expert on Fraud Watch.

If interested in being a part of any or all of these activities, please attend Thursday night’s meeting. No need to be an AARP member. For additional information please call 307-251-1123.

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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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