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.

Free tax assistance offered

United Way of Natrona County will once again partner with Wyoming Free Tax Service and local volunteers to provide free tax preparation.

Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and in partnership with Wyoming Free Tax Service The United Way of Natrona County will offer free income tax preparation to assist residents of Natrona County, earning $65,000 or less in 2018.

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., from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Serenade your sweetheart

The Oil City Slickers barbershop chorus is preparing to sing valentines for those special people in Casper who are smart enough to request that service. The group will sing two love songs and have a personalized card and a rose for your special love for $40. They are still taking appointments for this event on Valentine’s Day and hope the folks out there will consider this kind way of expressing their love. Call 472-4722 or 267-2673 and they will be there to help you.

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.

Five-minute bookmarks

Learn how to make a five-minute bookmark using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machines during a drop-in session from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Creation Station. All supplies provided at no cost. The library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Thankful Thursday for Kids Kampus

Casper’s original Thursday night party with a purpose is back and smoke-free at The Beacon Club from 5 to 8 p.m. with great live auctions and raffles, chances to win $500 just for being in the room and a free Tito’s Vodka cocktail to everyone 21 and over. The auction begins about 6:30 p.m. while the fun lasts from 5 to 8 p.m. The nonprofit beneficiary this week is Kids’ Kampus, providing safe and affordable child care.

Beekeepers meet

Sharing the sweetness of honey and beekeeping. Join area beekeepers to discuss the ins and outs of all things bees. Natrona County Beekeepers Association meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church, 600 West 21st Street.

UU hosts drumming

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.

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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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