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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

August 15, play of the day is criss-cross. Playing Highlands and Links, 8 a.m. start. For changes or additions please call pro shop at 233-6620

High #1 Pfiefer, Shogren, Watters; Links #9A Bain, Meyer, Clark; Links #9B McCarrel, Warren, Farmer; Links #8A Marsh, Fancher, Santoni; Links #8B Dona, Ortiz, Sanford; Links #7A Ellis, Balas, Boyle; Links #7B Hill, Neuberger, TBA; Links #6A Benardis, Stolte, TBA.

Red Hatters lunch

The August luncheon for Red Hatters will be at the Yellowstone Garage, 355 W. Yellowstone Hwy., at 11:30 a.m. Please plan to attend. This will be a luncheon and also a business meeting for the convention, which is in Casper. Please call Ellen Jevne at 259-2535 or Naoda Adams at 259-0235 to confirm your reservations.

Collectors hold picnic

The Antique Collectors and Vintage Club will hold its annual picnic for members and their guests at 5:30 p.m. at the Isaac Walton League Clubhouse, located near Fort Caspar. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share and meat will be provided by the club. An area will be designated for “Show and Tell” items, in lieu of a formal program. Club members are encouraged to attend as the evening allows a chance to visit.

The Club’s September 19 meeting will feature a program by Ed Spears on “Savage Arms Model 99” rifles. Regular meetings are held at the Senior Citizen’s Center on 4th Street. Mark your calendar, the public is welcome!

The Club is planning its October 5 and 6 Antique & Collectibles Show to be held at the fairgrounds. For more information or if you would like to have a booth, please call Rick at 797-6402.

Free Pet Fest in park

Join the Casper Recreation Division and the Community Recreation Foundation in celebration of the furry, slimy, feathered or scaly loved ones in your life at the 2019 Pet Fest. The Pet Fest will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Highland Park behind the Casper Family Aquatics Center. Pets must be under control and on a leash or in a kennel and must be accompanied by owner at all times.

This free event is open to all pets and their people and will include a Best Pet Costume Parade, Doggie Dash and some fun Doggie Olympics activities. Dogs will be rewarded for licking peanut butter off a spoon the fastest, lying down and staying the longest and a canine version of musical chairs.

In addition to the contests for pets and their owners, pet-related vendors will be there to show their wares, provide information and have demonstrations throughout the event. Prospective vendors may contact Lori Spearman by phone at 235-8473 or email, lspearman@casperwy.gov.

For additional information, please call the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383.

Lego model contest this week

Toy Town is holding its 32nd annual Lego contest through Friday with judging on Saturday.

Contestants need to construct a model from LEGOS (only) at home and bring it to Toy Town’s location, 130 S. Wolcott St., downtown Casper. Models will be accepted during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday. Models should not exceed 24” by 24” at the base.

The age groups are 6 and under, 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13 and older. First, second and third prizes will be given out for each age group. An overall “Best of Show” will be given out.

There are certificates and goodies for each entrant.

Entries are judged on creativity, stability, color, unique use of bricks and more.

For more information, contact Toy Town at 235-0550.

Wildlife photographer hosts discussion

Wildlife photographer Chris Luse will share his best wildlife shots and discuss the photographic equipment he uses in the field during his presentation “Stalking the Perfect Picture: The Art of Wildlife Photography” at 7 p.m. The talk, which will also include his photographic encounters and experiences with wild animals is part of the Werner Wildlife Museum’s Wildlife Study Series.

Luse began his photography career at the age of 17 and attended both Casper College and Florida State University where he received a degree in fine art photography. A certified Canon instructor, Luse is the general manager of Wyoming Camera Outfitters where he teaches weekly photography classes. Luse is also the president of the Wyoming Photo Fest; a yearly photo contest billed as Wyoming’s largest.

“Stalking the Perfect Picture: The Art of Wildlife Photography” is free and open to the public. The Werner Wildlife Museum is located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street. For more information, call the museum at 235-2108 or email indiahayford@caspercollege.edu.

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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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