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Tuesday 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:

Thrift shop open

The First United Methodist Thrift Shop has completed its winter-spring change over, featuring new and gently used clothing for men, women and children. Also available is a nice selection of kitchen items, including blue ware, crystal bowls, steins, wall art and much, much more.

The shop has extended its hours to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a. m. to 2 p m. on Saturdays. Donations may be dropped off during store hours at 611 W. Collins Drive.

The thrift shop is staffed by volunteers from the United Methodist Church, both men and women. The staff thanks its loyal customers and generous staff for their support. You make it possible to serve the community. Call 234-6611 for more information.

Parkinson’s exercise Tuesdays

Rocky Mountain Therapy is offering a Parkinson’s exercise program on Tuesdays. The group meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building #500.

The exercise class is open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease and focuses on improving balance, endurance, safety and managing symptoms. It is open to all ages and the class can be tailored to meet varying exercise needs. The cost of the exercise class is $5. If you have any questions call 577-5204 and ask for Jerri or Amanda.

Pints for the planet

To celebrate Earth Week, Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter will host a lively social gathering, costume party and nature trivia game from 5 to 9 p.m. at Frontier Brewery, 117 E. 2nd St.

Everyone is encouraged to wear creative costumes that celebrate the natural world — favorite wildlife, a famous naturalist, a natural wonder or location, or some other nature-themed outfit. Best costumes will win fabulous prizes.

Test your knowledge in the nature trivia game, hosted by Doug Soper (well known for the Wednesday evening Geeks Who Drink trivia game nights at Frontier). Frontier Brewery is family friendly and always welcomes outside food.

Sierra Club staff and volunteers will be on hand to visit, answer questions about their work in Wyoming and share opportunities for concerned citizens to get involved to protect Wyoming’s public lands, wildlife, clean air and water and wild places.

For more information contact Debra at

Public open house at private school

Excel Academy Private School, 804 S. Wolcott St., will hold its public spring open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The 2/3 year old classroom will be open, as well as Pre-K and K-8 programs. Families who attend and sign up for the 2018-19 academic year will have the registration fee waived and half-price tuition for the first month of school. For more information, call 237-3963.

Young child celebration

Parents of children ages 3 to 5 are invited to attend the Natrona County Early Childhood Alliance’s “The Week of the Young Child,” celebration event from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyric. Build fun, healthy snacks with your preschooler. Have fun with local musician, Amy Munsell, and local children’s author, Casey Rislov. Each family will receive a free copy of Rislov’s newest book.

Needle Guild meets

The Casper Needle Guild will meet at 7:15 p.m., on Tuesday at the Central Wyoming Senior Center, 1831 East 4th Street. The topic this month will be needlework tools, particularly needles and scissors. Do you have a specialty sewing tool? Please bring it to show and share. For further information, please contact Ann Hudson at 265-5510.

Best grocery shopping apps

Whether you’re pressed for time, sick of coupon-clipping, or can’t seem to remember that one last ingredient, grocery shopping can sometimes feel way more difficult than it should be. Stop by the Natrona County Library from noon to 2 p.m., to learn about some of the best grocery shopping apps you can use to get the best deals. To help ease the burden, the Natrona County Library has rounded up the best list-managing, meal planning, and money-saving grocery store apps to streamline your next shopping trip. Call 577.READ x2 or email for more information.

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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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