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.

Casper Children’s Chorale holiday raffle

Casper Children’s Chorale is holding its holiday raffle. Ticket sales for the raffle will be from November 7 to December 12. Tickets are $10 each. Grand prizes are cash, $750, $500 and $250.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting any Casper Children’s Chorale member. The drawing will take place during the holiday concert at Highland Park Community Church. Raffle winners do not need to be present to win.

Food closet schedule

The food closet for people in need at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Seventh and Wolcott, will be open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the first and third Sundays from 10:30 a.m 11:30 a.m.

Health care pros hear author

Niki Kapsambelis, author of “The Inheritance,” will speak to health care professionals from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Goodstein Foundation Library at Casper College. Registration begins at noon. The is event is free, and free continuing education credits are provided by the University of Wyoming Center on Aging. The presentation is sponsored by Wyoming Dementia Care.

The DeMoe family has early-onset Alzheimer’s. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer’s research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments—and possibly a cure.

Kelly Shipley, a licensed clinical social worker with CWCC will make a presentation at this event following the author and the DeMoe family members. Refreshments will be served following the discussion and presentations.

Dean Morgan conferences

Dean Morgan hosts Parent Teacher Conferences from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Please report to the appropriate grade level hallway to begin. Grade 6 Middle Floor, Grade 7 Bottom Floor, Grade 8 Top Floor. Refreshments will be served.

Final Cruise and Dine

Cruise and Dines sponsored by the Central Wyoming Corvettes (a nonprofit organization) will conclude for the season. Bring your Corvette and meet at White’s Chevrolet at 6 p.m. and take a short cruise with several other Vettes to a local restaurant for dinner. Guests or new members are always welcome. See us on Facebook or visit our website.

Important author talk open to public

Join Niki Kapsambelis (author of “The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease”) and Robin and Steve McIntye (daughter and surviving spouse of Lori DeMoe McIntye) as they discuss the Demoes’ tale, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies, and the roles of caregiving for persons living with dementia at 6 p.m., at the Natrona County Library.

Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including the author, the DeMoe family members, and Wyoming Neurologic Associates Dr. David Wheeler, M.D., Ph.D., and chairman of Wyoming Dementia Care. Free, open to the public, and refreshments provided. Seating is limited, available on a first come, first served basis. Copies of Kapsambelis’ book will be available for purchase, which she will sign following her talk. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to Wyoming Dementia Care.

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. Students are welcome. Toastmasters is a national/international organization aimed at self-improvement. Review their website at toastmasters.org. 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.

Reading the West book discussion

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum will host a book discussion series noting all things Western, from rugged heroes and horses to books that ride off into the sunset. The 6:30 p.m. discussion at the Fort Caspar Museum is “The Darkest Night: Two Sisters, a Brutal Murder, and the Loss of Innocence in a Small Town,” by Casper native Ron Franscell. The discussion is free and open to the public. Call 577.READ x2 or email reference@natronacountylibrary.org for more information.

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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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