Saturday support meetings
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 9:30 a.m., women’s meeting, 500 S. Wolcott; 10 a.m., 342 E. K, ste. 352; noon, 500 S. Wolcott; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Speaker meeting; 8 p.m, 342 E. K, ste. 352; 10 p.m., 1868 S. Poplar. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open. Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: (307) 351-1688.
- Al-Anon: 10 a.m., 4600 S. Poplar, Shepherd of the Hills Church, New Starts.
- Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club, closed meeting; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.
- NAMI: 4 p.m., 133 W. Sixth St. NAMI C.A.R.E. (Consumers Advocating Recovery through Empowerment) Support Group for individuals with mental illness. Info: 234-0440.
- Adult Children of Alcoholics: 1:30-3 p.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott St., Suite 200. Open meeting.
Skating rink open
The David Street Station outdoor ice skating rink is open from noon to 9 p.m. Admission is $5, adults; $4, youth (12 and under); $2, toddler (4 and under). Ice skate rentals for all ages are $3. Following the holiday weekend, regular hours are Thursday and Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. Hours will vary on school breaks and holidays.
Tree lighting, parade at DSS
The holiday season opens with the Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, presented by Distribution Now and Power Service, at 6 p.m,. at David Street Station.
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Fill your day with festive fun. Enjoy shopping downtown during Small Business Saturday and skate around the outdoor ice rink, open noon to 9 p.m. Then, bundle up with your friends and family to help us count down the lighting of the tree.
We held a social media contest to select who will help light the Distribution Now & Power Service Community Christmas Tree. Germaine Wagner was the lucky winner! She and her family will help Mrs. Claus turn on the lights for everyone to enjoy.
Following the Community Christmas Tree Lighting, catch the Downtown Christmas Parade starting at 6:45 p.m., beginning from David Street Station and following East Second Street to the Nicolaysen Art Museum, where more family fun awaits, including writing letters to Santa, visiting with Santa and the parade awards.
Lodge open for soup, chili
Casper Elks Lodge will be open on Saturday for the Christmas Parade and chili cook off after the parade. If you would like to enter the Soup and Chili cook off, the cost is $5 for members, significant other and guest of a member. More information, call 234-4839.
Dance at senior center
Bill Sheeley, DJ, will provide music for dancing pleasure at the Casper Senior Center from 7 to 10 p.m. He plays a wide variety of music to dance to or even to just listen to. Admission is $6 for ages 15 and over and all ages are welcome. Bring a potluck snack, if you like, that will be served about 8:15 and there may even be door prizes available about 9:15.