Friday 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; 8 p.m,. 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 10 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: 307-351-1688.

Al Anon: KISS (Keep It Simple Silly), noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8:30 p.m., 302 E. 2nd St., Methodist Church. Web site: www.urmrna.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott. Info: Candace, 359-6225; Rebekah, 320-6779.

Al-Anon Family: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200, 12-24 Club, all ages welcome. Info: 377-7260 or 258-1444.

International Addictions Program: 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Conwell. Info: 266-5417.

LGTBQ AA/NA: 7 p.m., A 12-Step AA/NA Recovery Group for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and questioning persons meets at the United Church of Christ, located at the corner of 15th and Melrose. Info: 259-5026.

Free tax prep

IRS certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through April 12 at the United Way offices, 350 Big Horn Road, behind True Companies off Poplar St.

Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Customers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis, no appointments will be scheduled. A full schedule of hours of operation along with a list of necessary paperwork required can be found at www.unitedwaync.com or United Way of Natrona County Facebook page. Questions can be directed to 333-6031.

Play pinochle at Senior Center

Pinochle players are wanted. Come on down and join the Pinochle Club on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Central Wyoming Senior Services, 1831 East 4th Street.

Black diamond dinner set

Casper Mountain Ski Patrol’s main fundraiser for the year, The Black Diamond Dinner, is hosted by Keyhole Outdoor Living (5700 Poison Spider Rd.). Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. (cash bar) and a prime rib dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 per couple or $60 for an individual and can be purchased at Mountain Sports, Hogadon Basin Ski Area, or by contacting the patrol at caspermtnskipatrol@gmail.com.

Celebrate Recovery every Friday

Celebrate Recovery meets at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Highland Park Community Church, just south of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital on East Second Street. A family meal starts the evening, followed by praise and worship. At 7 p.m. there’s either a lesson from Celebrate Recovery’s planned curriculum or a testimony by a person who has found recovery through Christ. Then people go to gender-specific small groups until 8:30 p.m. when dessert and fellowship conclude the evening. Child care is available at no cost. For more information contact Chris at 265-4073.

Audubon sees film

Murie Audubon Society will host a recently produced 27-minute documentary titled “Public Lands Heritage: The Ferris Mountains” about the Ferris Mountains Wilderness Study Area in Carbon County, at 7 p.m. at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse located at 4205 Fort Caspar Road. Following the video, presenter Reid Miller of the Bureau of Land Management will describe the use of trail cameras in producing the documentary, and will show several wildlife clips from cameras placed near an active beaver pond. He will test hearing skills with a fun exercise to identify birds from their songs alone, as recorded by several trail cameras in the Cherry Creek watershed, on the north aspect of the Ferris Range. This colorful presentation is intended for viewers of all ages, and as always, is free to everyone.

New performer at Melrose

Melrose Coffee House, 1511 S. Melrose, welcomes a new performer, Kaspen Haley, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Kaspen covers a bit of everything from modern folk, blues, bluegrass, country, rock and original songs with acoustic guitar and drum box.

As always, musicians work for tips, so please tip generously.

Espresso drinks and desserts available for a nominal fee. Proceeds are split between the house to cover costs and to a local nonprofit.

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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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