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:

Free memory screening

Memory screenings, free and open to the public, will be offered by Wyoming Dementia Care from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Casper Senior Services (The Casper Senior Center).

Star Lane parent teacher conferences

Star Lane Center’s Parent Teacher Conferences are 4 to 6 p.m., on Thursday and again on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the school, 3000 Independence Court.

Pathways parent teacher conferences

Pathways Innovation Center is hosting its Parent Teacher Conferences from 4 to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday and again on Tuesday, Nov.14 at the school, 3000 Independence Court. Watch for future information about community open houses for the general public to come and get a tour of the school.

Thankful Thursday helps Food for Thought

Thankful Thursday will benefit Wyoming Food for Thought Project. The event will be held at The Beacon Club from 5 to 8 p.m. Thankful Thursday events are hosted by Rodeo Rick of Townsquare Media and they aim to raise money and awareness for charities that make an impact on Natrona County and the surrounding areas. There will be food and drink specials, a live auction, a 50/50 raffle, and a chance to win $500 cash.

Wyoming Food for Thought Project is a nonprofit organization that seeks a local solution to hunger. One of its main programs is the Weekend Food Bag Program that feeds over 550 children in Natrona County each weekend. All proceeds from this Thankful Thursday will stay local.

Wyo Women in Ag meet

The 24th annual WY Women’s Ag Symposium is set for Thursday and Friday at the Ramkota Hotel. With the mission of recognizing women’s important role in agriculture, their unique interests and needs to build a network of support, the Symposium promises a full day of informative sessions.

The event opens at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Keynote speaker Kevin Ochsner will speak at 6:30 p.m. on “Connecting and Communicating with Consumers.” The evening event is free and open to all.

The conference kicks off at 8 a.m., Friday with registration and coffee. Keynote speaker Amanda Radke will discuss “Dynamics of Multi-Generational Operations” at 9:15 a.m. Breakout sessions begin at 10:45 a.m. with topics including Myth Busters, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Drones in Agriculture. Following the Breakout session, lunch will be served at noon.

Afternoon breakouts will feature current hot topics including Sepsis (when to call the doctor), Sheep Industry Trends, Ag Diversification, and Making Your Voice Heard.

One highlight of the WY Women’s Ag Symposium is the diverse trade show, which allows women to shop a variety of goods crafted and sold by people from around the state. Registration is $30 and Friday lunch is included in the registration fee. For more information or to register, visit

Middle school music concert

A very special event will be happening this week in Casper. Some middle school musicians will gather for two days for the annual Middle Level Music Clinic. Students from Centennial, CY, Dean Morgan, Casper Classical Academy, Frontier Middle School, St. Anthony’s, Woods, Midwest, and Poison Spider have rehearsed together for two days. The finale is a free public concert at 7 p.m., in the Kelly Walsh Auditorium.

Oil City Slickers rehearse

The Oil City Slickers Barbershop Chorus has returned to a rehearsal time of 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 7th and Wolcott. If you like to sing, now would be a good time to join as the chorus prepares for the Christmas season of celebration with four-part harmony. Contact Steve at 472-4722 or Bob at 267-2673, or just come to the back door of the church on Thursday evening.

Beekeepers meet

Thinking about become a beekeeper? Or do you already have hives? Come learn about bees and meet area beekeepers. Natrona County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m., in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church, 600 West 21st Street.

Deadline for adult hoops

The Casper Recreational Leagues Association (CRLA), in conjunction with the City of Casper Recreation Division, is offering men’s and women’s basketball leagues that will begin play on Nov. 27. Team packets including registration forms, league rules, season dates, fees and other important information are available in the Casper Recreation Center lobby or at

All teams interested in participating in this year’s men’s and women’s basketball league must register no later than Thursday at the Casper Recreation Center, 1801 E. Fourth St. Any individuals wishing to join a team may enter their names and contact information on a Potential Players List located at the Recreation Center’s reception counter. This information will be made available to existing teams.

For additional information, contact the City of Casper Recreation Division at 235-8383.

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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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