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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: http://www.urmrna.org.

Wyoming Literacy Day

Nearly 8,000 books will be distributed to first-graders at Wyoming Reads literacy celebrations held in each of the state’s 23 counties.

First Lady Carol Mead will be a special guest at the 20th annual Natrona County celebration, held at the Natrona County Library and Nicolaysen Art Museum with over 1,200 Natrona County first-graders in attendance from public, private, and home schools. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m.

In addition, 250 Natrona County first-graders will receive their first library card. Celebrity readers from the community will be stationed at the library to read books to the children, who will also enjoy a picnic lunch and a special fairytale about “The Good Queen Sue” — a tribute to Sue Jorgensen, in whose memory this event was established.

The fairytale is presented as a play performed at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, featuring students from the Natrona County High School Theatre department. Music will be provided by Richard Turner from the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

Republican women hear candidates for governor

Natrona County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Parkway Plaza in the ballrooms. Our guest speakers will be the 2018 gubernatorial candidates. Candidates in attendance will each get five minutes to speak and then it will be open to the group for questions and answers (time permitting). NCRW will install its new president, Kimberly Walker at this meeting. The cost is $20 per person. Republican Women is open to any registered Republican in Natrona County.

AAUW readers meet

The AAUW Reader’s Favorites book club will meet at the “new” Lilacs and Lavender Tea Room, 242 S. Kenwood, at noon. Muriel McNeely will review “Lilac Girls,” by Martha Hall Kelly after a no-host lunch.

Colored pencils

The Wyoming Colored Pencil Society’s next meeting will be at 1 p.m. at Art 321. All people interested in colored pencil art techniques are invited. The cost is $5 and everyone is encouraged to bring recent projects to show and some in-progress artwork to work on during the session. We promise you will gain helpful knowledge and meet great artists who can help you further your artistic understanding and skills.

Special evangelist

Calvary Baptist Church 1800 S. Conwell, hosts special evangelist John Van Gelderen. Through Wednesday, he will speak each evening at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. There will be nursery provided at each of these times. Any questions please call Pastor Jeff at 266-5417.

Needle Guild meets

The Casper Needle Guild will meet at 7:15 p.m., at the Central Wyoming Senior Center, 1831 East 4th Street. This month, we will practice all kinds of knotted stitches, such as waste and away knots, French, Chinese, and Colonial knots, and knotted stitches such as bullions. We’ll also discuss how to prevent and remove unwanted knots! Please bring a practice cloth and embroidery hoop. For further information, please call Ann Hudson at 265-5510.

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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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