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Town Crier: Tuesday's Highlights

Town Crier: Tuesday's Highlights

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Tuesday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 a.m., 917 N. Beech; 8:30 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 10 a.m., 342 E. K, ste. 352; noon, 500 S. Wolcott; 2 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 5:30 p.m., 1124 N. Elma; 5:30 p.m., 342 E. K ste. 352; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 7 p.m., 342 E. K, ste. 352; 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.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

Sharing Meeting: 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A St. upstairs. Non-smoking. Featuring AA and Al Anon participation in the solution.

Merry Christmas, Casper

The staff of the First Methodist Thrift Shop wishes you a blessed season, full of love. The racks and tables are overflowing with beautiful treasures, and have so many Christmas items to add to your seasonal decorating. Men, this is your week. All men’s trousers, jeans, and short- sleeve shirts are half price. Please come shopping Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides fabulous bargains, you will be supporting Holy Cross and Interfaith, as all proceeds go toward their missions. We are located in Beverly Plaza at 2111 East 12th Street.

Casper business workshop

How do you handle conflict with employees, customers or vendors? Work through methods of successful business conflict resolution that will help you with conflict currently affecting your business, or to polish your business conflict resolutions skills for the future. Presented by Rachel Shaw, Jamie Byers and Jaime Carothers of the Central Wyoming HR Association, in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center, noon to 1 p.m., at the Natrona County Library Crawford Room (downstairs). Bring your lunch and learn with us. This workshop is free of charge.

Festival of Trees at fairgrounds

The 31st annual Festival of Trees to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming starts with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., at the fairgrounds Industrial Building. The evening features an auction of fully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, stockings, and other items donated by individuals and local businesses.

A silent auction with online bidding opens the event, along with cocktails and awesome samplings from eateries around Casper. The evening festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and wrap up between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

The goal is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Wyoming’s statewide programs while educating an audience of more than 500 guests about the mission of Special Olympics Wyoming.

Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Tickets will be available at sponsoring banks First Interstate Bank, Jonah Bank and Hilltop Bank.

Sponsorships for this event range from the donation of an auction item up to a $25,000 Platinum level sponsorship. More than 50 individual and corporate sponsors support the event.

Writer’s workshop

Wyoming author and poet, Tom Rea, will lead a writer’s workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the Werner Wildlife Museum.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

The title of Rea’s presentation is “Your Pal the Index Card.” During the workshop, participants will learn how to write concisely and well.

They will also receive tips on how to keep track, when working on a big project, of what they have already learned and where. The workshop is meant mostly for nonfiction writers, but all are welcome.

Rea is editor and co-founder, with the Wyoming State Historical Society, of WyoHistory.org.

He worked for many years in the newspaper business, and his books include “Bone Wars: The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur,” “Devil’s Gate: Owning the Land, Owning the Story,” and “The Hole in the Wall Ranch: A History.”

No prior writing experience is necessary, and snacks will be provided.

The Werner Wildlife Museum is located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street. For more information, contact Patti Finkle, director of museums, at 268-3026 or pfinkle@caspercollege.edu.

Reading the West Book Club

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Galvanized Yankees,” by Dee Brown. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

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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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