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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

June 13, 8 a.m. start, play of the day is putting competition, playing Park and Links. Please check in 15 minutes prior to start time. For changes or additions, please call pro shop at 233-6620.

Park #1 Wheatley, Ortiz, Stolte; Links #9A Haydel, Shogren, Watters; Links #9B Smith, Chadwick, Santoni; Links #8A Pfiefer, Webb, Clark; Links #8B Dona, Boyle, Farmer; Links #7A Ellis, Hill, Heberlein; Links #7B Cheney, Meyer, Warren; Links #6A Bain, Sanford, TBA.

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.

Summer Animal House Thursday

The Werner Wildlife Museum will join forces with the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center to bring back the popular Summer Animal House for elementary-aged children during the summer months on the second Thursday of each month.

The first Animal House will be held on Thursday and will take a look at “Bird Beaks.” On July 11, children will discover “How Smokey Bear Saves Wildlife.” The series will conclude on August 8 with “Bats, Bats, Bats.”

Naturalists Mike Bardgett, Lance Thorup and Rob Swanson will lead Animal House, and two sessions for each topic will be held at 12:30 to 1 and again from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

All Animal House presentations are designed for elementary school children and their families, but all are welcome. Due to the popularity of Animal House, reservations are appreciated, but walk-ins are never turned away. The Werner Wildlife Museum is located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street and is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To find out more about Summer Animal House or to make reservations, call 235-2108 or email indiahayford@caspercollege.edu.

Tip A Cop

Members of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run from Natrona County will help servers at the Evansville Texas Roadhouse in an effort to collect tips that they will then donate to Special Olympics Wyoming.

The Casper Tip-A-Cop will be held at Texas Roadhouse, 210 Miracle St. Law enforcement will be doing anything they can to assist the Texas Roadhouse employees and 100 percent of the tips placed in the special Tip-A-Cop envelopes on the tables will benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

Books on Tap Book Club

The Natrona County Library’s Books on Tap Book Club will meet to discuss “Circe,” by Madeline Miller at 6:30 p.m. at The Office Bar & Grill. Ages 21+. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Drumming at UU

The Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper 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. Located at 1040 West 15th Street, Sunday services are at 10 a.m. with youth programming and child care available.

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.

Corvette meeting

Individuals with access to a Corvette are invited to attend the monthly meeting at the Holiday Inn, 721 Granite Peak Dr. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. If you would like to learn more, contact on Facebook or www.centralwyomingcorvettes.net. You can also email at cwccorvettes@gmail.com. This month’s charity drive is Hunting with Heroes.

Dems meet

The Natrona County Democrats meeting is 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall. Natrona County Democrats will meet to consider an amendment to the bylaws, (article 2, section g and an appendix addition to article IV). A proposal to host the state convention in 2020 and to consider a proposed Strategic Plan are also part of the agenda.

Muni band season starts

The Casper Municipal Band starts its summer season of concerts at Washington Park each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Concerts last about an hour, with intermission entertainment differing each week. Take chairs or a blanket, sun screen, bug spray — and maybe an umbrella. Enjoy of the truly great Casper summer traditions. Intermission entertainment is Deer Creek Brass Quintet.

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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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