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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.

Central Wyoming Fair, Rodeo

  • Crabtree Carnival: Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to midnight, $36 armbands; Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight, $36 armbands.
  • Exhibit halls open 4 to 11 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
  • PRCA Rodeo 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Wednesday, Wrangler Patriot Night; Thursday, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night; Saturday, Finals.
  • Livestock Judging Contest, noon, Friday, the Arena.
  • Junior Livestock Buyers’ Breakfast, 7 a.m., Saturday, outside the indoor Arena.
  • 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Sale, 8 a.m., Saturday, indoor Arena.

Daily gate admission, $5. Grandstand seating for rodeo, $10; reserved seats $13 or $16; chute seats, $20. Parking in lighted lot, $3 per car.

Women motorcyclists in town

The 33rd International Women On Wheels Ride-In, with more than 250 motorcycle riding women, is visiting Casper through Thursday.

“We are thrilled to have Women On Wheels visit Casper,” said Brook Kaufman, CEO of Visit Casper. “As we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming this year, it’s fitting that we’ll welcome a group that extols the virtues of strong women.”

During their time in Casper, Women On Wheels will visit the local Harley Davidson shop, participate in self-guided rides and attend the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo. They’ll also visit local Casper and Wyoming favorites, including David Street Station, Casper Mountain, Devils Tower National Monument and Natural Bridge.

The conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, where Women On Wheels registration will be available for all women riders and their associated support members.

In addition, Women On Wheels is inviting local Casper and Wyoming women to join them for the event, with open registration available at the Ramkota.

More information about Women On Wheels can be found at WomenOnWheels.org.

Weaving workshop

Art 321 is offering a fun weaving workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. You will learn how to make a miniature circular weaving from the wonderful Beth Ann Pillen. This class is for any skill level and only costs $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Call or stop in today to sign up for this class.

Wings of Freedom Tour

Five of the most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft are visiting Casper Wednesday through Friday. Walk-through tours are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and younger. Thirty-minute B-17 or B24 flights are $450 per person. B-25 flights are $400.

Flight training in a P-51 is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour.

Flight training in P-40 is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour.

The Collings Foundation is an educational nonprofit. Proceeds go directly into the continuing operation of the historic aircraft.

Hours are 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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.

Peanuts & NASA

Casper Planetarium supervisor Michele Wistisen will discuss the connection between the Apollo program and Peanuts at 2 p.m., at the Natrona County Library.

Come learn about NASA’s proud association with Charles M. Schulz and his American icon Snoopy. Hosted by the Natrona County Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Marine Corps League

Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. in the library of the Casper Elks Lodge. Questions: Gary 237-7864.

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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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