Wednesday 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., 1124 Elma, Imitate the Image Church; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 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., 302 E. 2nd St., First Methodist Church.

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

TOPS #162, weight loss support, 8:30 a.m., 1868 S. Poplar.

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 our 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.

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A day of fun and outdoor learning for Casper Boys and Girls Club participants is planned at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park. Youngsters from 9-12 years old will learn more about protecting, exploring, and enjoying the rich natural world Wyoming offers.

Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter will host the event, featuring presenters from the Audubon Society, Trout Unlimited, Wyoming Flycasters, The National Historic Trails Center, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, and the BLM. Sessions providing information and activities about birds, fishing, camping, and hiking will be offered with an emphasis on learning by having fun the outdoors.

Area 307 Book Club

Celebrate your love of science fiction, geek out with fellow fans, explore dystopias, discuss post-apocalyptic titles, and discover new worlds at the Area 307 Book Club, a quarterly science fiction book club. The Natrona County Library and Science Zone’s book club continues with Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game.” Meet at The Library at 6:30 p.m. ready to share, listen, and discuss. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Fried chicken at the Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is fried chicken with all the fixings. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m., or until gone. Also enjoy a dessert for $1. Member, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839.

Acoustic country at Gruner Brothers

Singer-songwriter Ian Munsick will perform a special acoustic concert at Gruner Brothers Brewing after the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) performance at 9 p.m.

A native of Sheridan, Munsick calls Nashville home and regularly plays venues from Tennessee to Tongue River. Earlier this year, Munsick and his song “Horses are Faster,” took home the award for best song at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards.

Folks who attend the CNFR performance on Wednesday, June 12 and show their CNFR ticket at Gruner Brothers for the Ian Munsick concert that evening will receive $1 off their first beer (flights not included). Munsick will be at the Visit Casper booth at the events center beginning at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, June 12.

This year’s CNFR is June 9 to 15, 2019, with Casper and the Casper Events Center welcoming 400 cowboys and cowgirls from 100 colleges and universities.

Find more information about Casper at VisitCasper.com and purchase tickets for this year’s CNFR performance at SinclairTix.com.

Cosmic ice cream and games

The Natrona County Library will celebrate summer reading by hosting a cosmic ice cream party for elementary-age students at 2 p.m. Come enjoy an afternoon filled with games and plenty of ice cream treats. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

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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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