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Bowling to help families whose children have cancer, antiques, crafting special Easter eggs and learning to fly fish are among activities in Casper on Saturday. Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.

The Casper Antique & Collectors Club Super Flea Market is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Industrial Building. Admission is $2.50. Bargains for every room of the house or to give as gifts. Sponsored by the Casper Antique & Collectors Club.

Free tax preparation assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 350 Big Horn in Casper. This is a first come, first serve program, no appointments will be scheduled. Individuals must take their social security card, photo identification and the appropriate paperwork listed at

The 20th annual “Bowl for Jason’s Friends Foundation” is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at El Mark-O Lanes. Drop by to browse the silent auction of wonderful items and then stop back throughout the day to check your bids. Bowlers who bring at least $75 in pledges will receive a T-shirt. All proceeds go to Wyoming families with children fighting childhood cancers and spinal cord tumors.

Learn the ancient art form of decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs using wax resist and special dyes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Casper Recreation Center. Step by step instruction will be given to create a one of a kind traditional Pysanka (decorated egg) with geometric patterns and pictures. All supplies are furnished. Bring a sack lunch or purchase food at the Ice Arena snack bar. Registration fee is $20 for non-members and $18 for those with a Recreation Center pass.

The First Saturday study from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 3030 S. Poplar, will be on the 12 Apostles of Jesus: Who were they and why did Jesus choose them?

The Fort Caspar Chapter, NSDAR will hold its March meeting at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 4600 S. Poplar Street. Brunch will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by a presentation by Tom Rea entitled “ History at our Fingertips:,” and a short business meeting. Chapter members and prospective members are warmly welcome to attend. For more info, contact Susan at 577-7146.

Excel Academy Private School holds an indoor yard sale and benefit bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 804 S. Wolcott St. All items must go.

The Wyoming Fly Casters is hosting its annual Cabin Fever event from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Casper Recreational Center, 1801 East 4th Street. Members of the fly casters will be available to provide instruction on fly casting technique and preliminary fly tying. You may bring your own rods and reels or borrow one from the fly casters who will have them available for the educational event.

The Natrona County Library will host an adult crafting program from 2 to 3:30 p.m., where participants will re-purpose old jeans by hand-sewing their choice of a small denim project: a flower snap-on, button bracelet, or snap-on key chain. All supplies provided at no cost.

The Casper College Thunderbirds will host a first-round Region IX Tournament game at 5 p.m., as they take on the Western Wyoming Mustangs in the “Swede” Erickson Thunderbird Gym. Tickets are $4 for adults 18 and over, $3 for seniors 60 and over, $2 for students 13-17, and free for those 12 and under. All current Casper College students can attend the game for free by presenting their current Casper College ID.

A senior dance with music by SwingSounds is set from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Eagles Hall, 306 N. Durbin St. Potluck snacks are served at 8 p.m., and door prize drawings at 9 p.m. Admission is $5, under 15 are free. All are welcome.

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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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