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.

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.

Bubbles, Baubles ‘n Beans

Meals on Wheels celebrates its 20th annual Bubbles, Baubles and Beans fundraiser at the Industrial Building at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds. Come sip, sample and delight in great food, raffle prizes and company as part of the evening’s festivities. Doors are open from 4 to 8 p.m. Sample up to 27 different chilis and soups from many different local restaurants, business and chefs plus refreshing beverages from Pepsi and Budweiser. Finish up with some delicious ice cream to cool your taste buds. In addition to delicious food and drinks, there will be several fabulous raffle packages to choose from. Just buy a $5 raffle ticket (or several) and pick the raffle package you want a chance of winning.

Admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids age 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Meals On Wheels office, Party America, The Cadillac Cowgirl, Porter’s Mountain View Supply, Hilltop National Bank (Country Club Location), First Interstate Bank (downtown location) and Blue Ridge Coffee.

During the event there is also Pot o’ Beans reverse raffle. Just 300 beans are in the pot to raffle off, with cash prizes for the evening totaling $10,575. Buy a bean for just $100 and your bean could be worth up to $5,000. There are 29 additional chances to win between $125 and $600. Your $100 raffle ticket purchase will help provide home delivered meals to a homebound senior in Natrona County for approximately one month.

Food available to federal families

Poverty Resistance Food Pantry, 450 S. Wolcott, issues an open invitation to federal workers and others affected by the shutdown. As the government shutdown continues, volunteers expect to see an increase in families struggling with unexpected income loss. Poverty Resistance is delighted to help federal employees, contractors and others affected by this shutdown. This includes folks who don’t get their food stamps on time, folks whose tax returns are not processed on time, and others who may be indirectly affected by the shutdown. Poverty Resistance is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Sunday. For more information, PM Mary Ann Budenske on Facebook.

Spring shows at Planetarium

New shows are playing at the Casper Planetarium. Toggle the Flying Robot takes you on an adventurous, interactive tour of the solar system in “Planetary Visions,” playing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons at 4:15. Discover the secrets of the most important star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in “The Sun, Our Living Star,” playing Saturday nights at 7 p.m. (except for the first Saturday of each month, when an extended live tour of objects to look for in the night sky is presented). Be surprised by how much the ancients knew about science in “Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity,” playing Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for all shows; cash or check only, no cards please. Find details about all the shows and more at casperplanetarium.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.

Supper club at Elks

Supper club in the Casper Elks dining room is Friday. Enjoy a complete dinner at 6:30 p.m. Choose from prime rib, $19; walleye, $15 and the chef’s special deep fried pork chops, for $10. Dinner includes one trip to the salad bar, potato, roll and dessert. Please make your reservations by calling the lodge at 234-2432 or sign up at the bar. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information call 234-4839.

Incorrigibles at Melrose

Tom Coryell and the Incorrigibles open the spring season at Melrose Coffee House, 1511 S. Melrose, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Coryell and the band have shared the stage with such notables as The Marshall Tucker Band, The Subdudes and Casper’s own Tremors.

Remember to tip the band. Espresso drinks, desserts and popcorn available with part of the proceeds going to various local charities.

Skate night for teens

David Street Station hosts a skate night just for teens from 8 to 10 p.m. DJ Nyke will be mixing up today’s hits for a fun night out.

Teens can ice skate, dance and hang out with their friends during the event created just for them. There will be a fire pit and heat lamps up and running but be sure to bundle up. For a warm drink or treat, check out any of the local restaurants or coffee shops like Metro Coffee, Yellowstone Garage, Racca’s, The Branding Iron, the Rialto Soda Fountain, Crescent Moon Coffee Shop and more.

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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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