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Town Crier: Family Stuff

Town Crier: Family Stuff


Bishop Home closed

Due to the pandemic, the Historic Bishop Home is closed temporarily for touring. They are monitoring the situation and will look forward to welcoming guests soon. In the meantime, the house manager is posting on Facebook interesting historical artifacts and stories that she is finding in the home. Currently, she is highlighting stories of the Bishop women and their contributions to the community. Visit www.Facebook/ Bishop Home Museum-Cadoma Foundation to view these posts. For updates on hours and events, please visit or Facebook for the most current information. In the meantime, good health and safety to everyone during this challenging time. For additional questions, call 235-5277.

ARTCORE cancellation

Because of the lack of school district space available, the ARTCORE performance of Ririe Woodbury on March 26 is canceled.

Planetarium closed through April 12

As a part of Natrona County School District #1, the Casper Planetarium will be closed through April 12. In the meantime, you can find links to a variety of astronomical information on their website, When you stop by the Natrona County Public Library, look for their exhibit in the display cases inside the Second Street entrance and learn all about Mars. Stay safe, wash your hands and watch the Planetarium website or Facebook page for updates about dome shows and more.

Foreigner in October

In light of current health concerns, the Foreigner concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 22, 2020. Previously purchased tickets for the March 23 concert will be honored for the rescheduled show. For those unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be made available at point of purchase. Please visit for refund information.

UU Casper services, events online

The Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper is a doctrine-free spiritual community joining together to make a difference for the good and welcoming all who come with open hearts and open minds. Services are at 10 a.m. and until further notice will be held online. Instructions about how to join online services and events will soon be posted at and at Facebook/uuofcasper.

March 29 will be an “Online Discussion Forum Sunday: Possibilities.” Les Brown said, “The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.” Service leaders will be Laura Gossman, and Dottie and Cameron Block.

On April 5, Reverend Leslie Kee will introduce the April theme “Care of the Earth,” (online).

The UU Casper weekly meditation, led by Buddhist Stuart Mackenzie, is held online each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Meditation drumming on Thursday, March 26, and Lunch with TED on Sunday, March 29, have been canceled.

For more events and information, go to or visit UU Casper on Facebook.

Nelly postponed to October

Due to the current state of the nation, the 4/2020 Spring Fest featuring NELLY with Chingy, Twista, Do or Die, and Sloan Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony scheduled for April 29 has been postponed to October 30.

Currently held tickets will be honored for the new date and no action is needed. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.

Artcore postponements

With the loss of the chance for outreach to students and fear of travel on the part of some of the artists, Artcore is moving Conor Jacobson’s recital to November 22, Quarteto Nuevo to August 2 and California Guitar Trio with Montreal Guitar Trio to February 19, 2021. The Colorado Children’s Chorale concert April 21 is canceled.

Sunday breakfasts canceled

Sunday breakfasts open to the public at the Casper Elks Lodge are canceled for the foreseeable future.

Plays postponed

Casper Theater Company wants you, the volunteers and actors to be safe and healthy. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they have made the decision to postpone the upcoming show in April. “Norman Is That You” has been rescheduled for September 19-20-21, 25-26-27. For those of you who have season tickets, you may use them for this show in September.

Hangin’ With Ralph and Gladys, the last show of the season, will be performed June 5-6-7, and has been extended to the next weekend of 12-13-14. The season ticket will be good for both weekends. The performance, on June 5th, only, will be a dinner theater. They look forward to serving you with the best entertainment possible in June. Thank you for being patrons, your understanding, participation and support in the Arts is appreciated. If you have questions please call 267-7243.

Science Zone offers virtual fun

The Science Zone is committed to being an important part of the educational opportunities in the community as they navigate this temporary new world. In order to meet that goal, the Science Zone is offering multiple avenues for free learning activities.

New activities in the “Daily Dose of Science” series will be posted everyday. All activities will be designed around ways that you can use household items and nature to help your students experience science in a new way, together with you.

Interested in how the zoo animals are doing? Make new friends with animal experts Julianna and Dawn every week during Wild Wednesday. They will livestream the animals and offer educational insights about animal adaptations and behavior. Check it out on the Facebook page every Wednesday at noon.

Want more? Join staff microbiologist Dr. Kelsey Phillips for hands-on experiments in the life sciences. In this “Talk with the Doc” series, they will be posting video lessons every Tuesday and Thursday through April 2 (or longer if it’s needed!). These lessons will be partnered with ‘take-home bags’ which will include most needed supplies. Videos will be posted on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Participants will be encourage to share their results in the comments. Dr. Phillips will offer guidance and feedback to families as they complete scientific investigations at home. Take-home bags will be ready to pick up starting Monday morning.


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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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