Thursday 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., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 4600 S. Poplar, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open. Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: 307-351-1688.

Al-Anon: 7 p.m., A New Beginning, WBI, 2521 E. 15th.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 4700 S. Poplar (church basement). Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

Nic Anon: 6 p.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott. Call Pam M., (307-577-0518), or Todd A. (cell, 307-248-3089.)

Muni ladies golf pairings

July 11, Park and Links. Play of the day is two holes back to par. Start at 8 a.m. For changes or additions, please call pro shop at 233-6620.

Park #1 Benardis, Webb, Santoni; Links #9A Dona, Shogren, Clark; Links #9B Wheatley, Warren, Farmer; Links #8A Ellis, Chadwick, Boyle; Links #8B Bain, Meyer, Heberlein; Links #7A McCarrel, Neuberger, Balas; Links #7B Haydel, Pfiefer, TBA; Links #6A Smith, Stolte, TBA.

Active Aging July hikes

The Active Aging part of AARP’s CAT led by Diana Nooney Hough has set the July dates and times for hiking fans. All are welcome. For further information please call Diana at 259-2783. July 11, Soccer Complex, 8 to 9 a.m. (park north of fields).

Central Wyoming Fair, Rodeo

  • Crabtree Carnival: Thursday, 4 to midnight, $36 armbands; Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight, $36 armbands.
  • Exhibit halls open 4 to 11 p.m., Thursday; noon to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
  • PRCA Rodeo 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Thursday, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night; Saturday, Finals.
  • Livestock Judging Contest, noon Friday, the Arena.
  • Junior Livestock Buyers’ Breakfast, 7 a.m. Saturday, outside the indoor Arena.
  • 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Sale, 8 a.m. Saturday, indoor Arena.

Daily gate admission $5. Grandstand seating for rodeo $10; reserved seats $13 or $16; chute seats $20. Parking in lighted lot, $3 per car.

Women motorcyclists in town

The 33rd International Women On Wheels Ride-In, with more than 250 motorcycle riding women, is visiting Casper through Thursday.

During their time in Casper, Women On Wheels will visit the local Harley Davidson shop, participate in self-guided rides and attend the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo. They’ll also visit local Casper and Wyoming favorites, including David Street Station, Casper Mountain, Devils Tower National Monument and Natural Bridge.

The conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, where Women On Wheels registration will be available for all women riders and their associated support members. In addition, Women On Wheels is inviting local Casper and Wyoming women to join them for the event, with open registration available at the Ramkota.

More information about Women On Wheels can be found at WomenOnWheels.org.

Wings of Freedom Tour

Five of the most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft are visiting Casper through Friday. Walk-through tours are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and younger. Thirty-minute B-17 or B24 flights are $450 per person. B-25 flights are are $400. Flight training in a P-51 is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour. Flight training in P-40 is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. The Collings Foundation is an educational nonprofit. Proceeds go directly into the continuing operation of the historic aircraft.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Summer meals for kids

Natrona County School District will provide free summer lunches Monday through Friday for anyone 18 and younger at the following sites this summer:

  • Casper Recreation Center, 1801 E. 4th St., to August 23, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club, 1701 E. K St., to August 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club Paradise Valley, 22 Magnolia, to August 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club Verda James, 701 Carriage Ln., to August 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Midwest School, 256 Lewis St., to August 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • YMCA Cottonwood, 1230 W. 15th, to August 30, 11 a.m. to noon.

City splash pad, pools open

Marion Kreiner Splash Pad is open. With water cannons, dump buckets, overhead and ground sprayers, city staff anticipates the new splash pad to be an exciting addition to the community. Marion Kreiner Splash Pad normal operating hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Marion Kreiner Swimming Pool hours are Monday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Mike Sedar Aqua Park’s hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Washington Pool’s hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. for adult lap swimming and individual water exercise followed by 1 to 6 p.m. for open swimming. Open swim is on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. and the pool is closed on Sunday.

Paradise Valley Pool’s normal operating hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. for open swim. Paradise Valley will have two lap swim lanes available all day for lap swimming and individual water exercise.

Tech Petting Zoo

The Natrona County Library will host a Tech Petting Zoo for teens entering grades 7-12 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Teens can try out some gadgets they might be curious about but haven’t owned or tried out. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Christmas in July for women’s center

In an effort to raise money for a new Women’s Transitional Living Program, WY Step Up, The Salvation Army will place its signature Red Kettles throughout the Casper community through Saturday. Funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $75,000 for the new program.

Additionally, community members are invited to join The Salvation Army in celebration on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Center of Hope, 441 S Center St. Enjoy food, learn more about WY Step Up and see what The Salvation Army is doing in the community. The event is hosted by Probation and Parole, Joshua’s Storehouse, The Salvation Army and other community partners.

WY Step Up is focused on helping women transition out of prison and into the community. The program will help break the cycle of women who so often return to the lifestyle that resulted in them going to prison. The goal is to work with the Casper community to help the women become self-sufficient and productive members of the community.

Red Kettles will be placed at Walmarts, Sam’s Clubs and select Albertson’s in Casper daily until Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

On Friday, the Casper office of the Department of Probation and Parole and the Wyoming Department of Corrections Reentry Program will compete for donations at both Casper Walmarts. Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000 for WY Step Up.

For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit casper.salvationarmy.org

Racca’s helps CAP

Do you hunger to help a nonprofit and for some yummy Italian food? Come help out Community Action Partnership of Natrona County from 5 to 9 p.m. Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, 430 S. Ash St., will donate 20 percent of qualifying purchases to the agency that aids the homeless, those needing housing free or low-cost health care and those who can use help in securing employment and budgeting. For more information call CAPNC at 232-0124.

Corvette group meets

Central Wyoming Corvettes monthly meeting is at the Holiday Inn, 721 Granited Peak Dr. There is no cost, unless you purchase dinner at 6 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you would like to learn more, contact the group on Facebook or the website, www.centralwyomingcorvettes.net. You can also email cwccorvettes@gmail.com. This month’s charity drive is Mimi’s House.

Drumming circle

The Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper, 1040 W. 15th St., 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. At 7 p.m. Brenda Evans will lead a Meditation Drumming Circle. No experience is necessary, and world instruments are available to share during this free and free-flowing drumming circle.

No muni band concert

There is no muni band concert on Thursday as members want the community to enjoy and support the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo. Concerts resume Thursday, July 18, at the Washington Park band shell at 7:30 p.m.

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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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