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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

May 9, playing Park and Links; play of the day is putt-less. Start at 9 a.m. please check in 15 minutes prior to start time.

Park #1A Marsh, Meyer, Stolte; Links #9A Bain, Clark, Santoni; Links #9B Smith, Farmer, TBA; Links #8A Haydel, Boyle, TBA.

Plant sale at CC greenhouse

The Casper College Greenhouse is holding a plant sale that will feature plants grown from heirloom seed stock which have not been genetically modified. The sale will be held selected days.

The sale will include “Connecticut Field” pumpkin, “Buen Guesto do Horno” squash, “Sunrise,” “Purple,” “Pink” and “Bumblebee” cherry tomato varieties, “Tigerella” tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and sugar snap peas.

Two sizes will be available for purchase: small starts, which can stay in their pots for a time before transplanting to the garden, and large starts which are ready to be transplanted. The cost for the small starts is $2 per pot, and the cost for the large starts is $3 per pot. All proceeds from the sale go to the greenhouse budget to care for the resident birds and reptiles and other expenses.

The sale will be held Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the sale will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.

The greenhouse is free and open to the public and is located on the west side of the Loftin Life Science Center on the Casper College campus.

Win a little free library at Crest Hill

Crest Hill Elementary is hosting a Spring Book Festival starting at 5:30 p.m. A major highlight of the event is a raffle and auction for Little Free Libraries that the 5th-grade classes built out of old newspaper dispensers.

The Spring Book Festival is being done in partnership with the Crest Hill PTO. One Little Free Library, a robot design, will be raffled off during the Spring Book Festival. The second Little Free Library, a dragon design, will be auctioned off at the Festival.

Both libraries come with a handful of books and the ultimate winners will have “Little Free Library” stewardship transferred to them. Proceeds go to support the PTO and the school library. Along with the raffle and auction, there will be a free spaghetti dinner.

Crest Hill Elementary was awarded a grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation, through the State Library’s Carol McMurry endowment, to help purchase tools, supplies and computers for research. Students researched Little Free Libraries, as well as the impact libraries have in the community.

Students received the help of a few other local businesses, in the way of supplies, as they began work to transform the old racks into Little Free Libraries. Their libraries are now registered with the Little Free Libraries organization and are included on their world map.

Beekeepers meet

Join area beekeepers to discuss beekeeping strategies and techniques. Natrona County Beekeeping Association meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to those with an interest in honey bees and apiology. Next meeting is in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church, 600 West 21st Street.

SME meets

The Central Wyoming Section of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the Ramkota Hotel, Teton Room. The speaker is Dave Hibbard with Brierly Associates, who will be discussing the progress of the Abandoned Mines Land (AML) program which addresses subsidence related to the Glenrock coal mine beneath the town of Glenrock. The Deer Creek Coal Company operated the mine from 1888 to 1907. The May meeting will include officer elections for the 2019-2020 session, and also the presentation of $1,500 scholarships to four regional high school seniors. The general public is welcome. Cost of the dinner is $25.

Corvette club meets

Central Wyoming Corvettes monthly meeting is at Holiday Inn – East, 721 Granite Peak Dr. Individuals with access to a Corvette are invited to attend the monthly meeting. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. If you would like to learn more, contact on FaceBook or the website www.centralwyomingcorvettes.net. You can also email cwccorvettes@gmail.com.

Final lecture in Tate series

“Late Quaternary Isolation of Mammals on Islands in the Sea of Cortez” is the title of the final lecture for the 2019 Tate Geological Museum Spring Lecture Series. This year’s series looks at what happens when a group of animals becomes isolated. Smith’s lecture, which is free and open to all, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103, in the Wold Physical Science Center located on the Casper College campus.

Guest speaker Felisa Smith, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of New Mexico. As a conservation paleoecologist, she is inherently multidisciplinary and integrates modern, historical and fossil records to investigate pressing environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Over her career, she has worked on organisms from microbes to mammoths but vastly prefers the latter.

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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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