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: http://www.urmrna.org.
Geo Wives Fall Brunch
The Casper GEO Wives (Geologists Wives) will hold its fall brunch from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at The Casper Country Club. Yearly membership dues are $15. The brunch starts off the year catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances. We sign up for our activities including bridge and/or gourmet.
The GEO Wives have a monthly luncheon with programs. For our February luncheon we invite our significant others to join us. The WGA, The SPE and The GEO Wives also host a Christmas party.
We have some great programs lined up for the year: “Fabric Art” at 321 Art, “Holiday Fashions” by Fashion Crossroads, Holiday Music, “Stem Cell Treatment” by Dr. McGinley, “Bone Wars” by Tom Rea, “Identity Theft & Scams” by Gary Trapkus, “Traveling Made Easy” by Terry Porter of World Wide Travel and more musical programs.
GEO Wives membership qualifications: Membership shall be composed of a) paid women members of the Wyoming Geological Association or b) wives of paid members of the Wyoming Geological Association or c) women geoscientists, energy professionals or mining engineers or d) wives of geoscientists, energy professionals or mining engineers or e) widows of geoscientists, energy professionals or mining engineers. Any active member who has met the above criteria and is subsequently divorced may continue as a member.
If you would like more information, please call Joanie at 267-7431.
Elks Old Timers night
Once again the time is here for Old Timers to get together and swap lies, tell true stories, enjoy a good meal and have a libation or two with friends at the Casper Elks Lodge. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner to be served at 5:30 p.m. or thereabouts. Any local Elk members needing a ride may call the Lodge at 234-4839.
Dem men meet
The Democratic Men’s Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Parkway Plaza in the Gourmet Room (near the coffee shop). Attendees can order from the menu. Precinct organizing will be the topic. For more info, call Robert at 307-702-0546.
Rocky Mountain Therapy is offering a Parkinson’s Support Group at 5:30 p.m., at 2546 E. Second St., Building #500. This support group is open to anyone with Parkinson’s or caring for someone with Parkinson’s. This class is tailored for the individual requiring less one-on-one attention and focuses on improving balance, endurance, safety and managing symptoms. The guest speaker is Kira Johnson, Certified Nutritional Therapist. To RSVP, call 577-5204 and ask for Jerri or Jessica.
Toastmaster Clubs seeking members
Toastmasters is a step-by-step program designed to learn how to prepare and deliver presentations (both planned and impromptu) and improve communication and learn leadership skills. Many individuals have advanced in their careers using skills learned in Toastmasters. Students are always welcome. Toastmasters is a National/International Organization aimed at self-improvement and you can review their web site at toastmasters.org. There are three clubs in Casper:
Pathfinder Toastmasters meets weekly Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Arepa Barn Restaurant. For information, contact Frank at 462-6125, or Brandon at 277-0301.
Toastmasters is devoted to providing the opportunity for men and women to develop communication and leadership skills in a mutually supportive learning environment.
Old Book Club
A book discussion of young adult novel “The Thing About Jellyfish,” by Ali Benjamin, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Crescent Moon Coffee Stop on Second Street downtown. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Pick up your free copy of “The Thing About Jellyfish” at the Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.
UU coffee, meditation
The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 W. 15th St., 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 a youth religious exploration program and child care are available.
UU Casper’s weekly coffee talk is held Tuesdays at 10 a.m, and weekly meditation will be held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Evening in the Word Bible study
Evening in the Word nondenominational women’s Bible study begins Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and ends Nov. 7 at Highland Park Church, 5725 Highland Dr., in room 1321. Books are $15.
The lesson is “All Things New, a study on 2 Corinthians,” by Kelly Minter. All women are welcome. Bring your Bible and join us. Babysitting is not available. Call Gwen at 262-0719 with questions.
Heart of Casper
The Heart of Casper Community Bible Study Group will meet for a women’s 10-week Bible study on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m., at Hilltop Baptist Church, located at 2555 E. Second St. The title of the study is “The Power of a Praying Woman,” by Stormie Omartian, in honor of our precious prayer warrior, Jean Brown. The cost of the book is $16. Register at the church on the first night of the study. Call for more information, 267-1351.
Grief Share begins
Grief Share is a support group to support and encourage you during your grief journey. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers stop coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. We will meet weekly at Highland Park Community Church, 5725 Highland Dr., Casper, starting at 7 p.m., in room 1335. There is a $15 fee for the book. For more information please call Vickie Obermueller at 262-8024 or The Healing Place at 265-3977.
Often, friends and family want to help you but don’t know how. That’s the reason for Grief Share. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with your on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
Jersey Mike’s helps Harvey victims
More than 1,300 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations across the country, including the one at 3095 Talon Dr. in Casper, are partnering with the Houston Food Bank and Corpus Christi Food Bank to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.
This two-part program provides needed donations to the two local food banks:
1. Through Sunday, participating Jersey Mike’s locations will donate $1 for every regular-sized #7 Turkey Breast and Provolone sub sold.
2. Through a grassroots program in September, Jersey Mike’s will hand out special cards in local communities nationwide offering a free sub for a $2 donation to the food banks. Cards can be redeemed in participating restaurants from Friday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Dec. 1.