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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.

Wyoming picnic in Yuma

The annual Wyoming Picnic in Yuma, Arizona, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at Joe Henry Park. Cost is $5 per person. Fried chicken, entertainment and door prizes will be provided. Bring a dish to share, your own tableware, beverages (no glass) and chairs. Visit online at wyomingpicnic.com or facebook.com/wyoming-picnic-in-yuma.

Serenade your sweetheart

The Oil City Slickers barbershop chorus is preparing to sing valentines for those special people in Casper who are smart enough to call us to request that service. We sing two love songs and have a personalized card and a rose for your special love for $40.

We are still taking appointments for this event on Valentine’s Day so we hope the folks out there will consider this kind way of expressing their love. Call us at 472-4722 or 267-2673 and we will be there to help you.

Free tax assistance offered

United Way of Natrona County will once again partner with Wyoming Free Tax Service and local volunteers to provide free tax preparation.

Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and in partnership with Wyoming Free Tax Service The United Way of Natrona County will offer free income tax preparation to assist residents of Natrona County, earning $65,000 or less in 2018.

IRS certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through April 12 at the United Way offices, 350 Big Horn Road, behind True Companies off Poplar St., from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Portraits at Art 321

If portraits are your thing, or if you would like to improve your portrait drawing or painting skills, please take part in Art 321’s Wednesday morning Portrait Group. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there is a different model and no preregistration is necessary. The cost is only $10 per session and there are plenty of experienced portrait artists there who would be happy to provide suggestions or advice if you request it.

Quilts of Valor meets Wednesdays

The Central Wyoming Chapter of Quilts of Valor “Crossroads Quilters” meet at the Central Wyoming Senior Services Center at 1831 E. 4th Street from 1 to 4 p.m., on Wednesdays. It is a non-profit organization that awards “Quilts of Valor” to military service members and veterans who have been touched by war regardless of the conflict, declared war or otherwise in which they served. QOV’s are lifetime awards, stitched with love, prayers, and healing thoughts. If you have served or know of someone who has served and has not received a QOV or if you have question please contact Linda Tackett at 253-0110 or Jan Whitney at 237-7709.

Knit or crochet toy bears

Knitters or crocheters will create a toy bear to keep or to donate to a local charity. This easy pattern makes an adorable toy bear with baby-friendly, embroidered features. Necessary skills needed for this project include knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.

The class starts at 3 p.m. at Casper College in the Nolte Gateway Center building room 218. Please register online or in person at the Casper College Community Education Dept., 125 College Drive, 268-3401, Contact Person: Jeaneece Schmidt, 268-2099 (day).

Fried chicken at Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is fried chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans and corn. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m. or until gone. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839. All proceeds go to Elks charities.

Free dance lessons

Free dance lessons at The Eagles Lodge, 306 N. Durbin (use the side door) on Wednesdays. Teens and adults are welcome. Learn line dance, country and pop, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., and country swing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn swing, two-step, waltz, cowboy cha cha and more. Learn to dance with Machelle. Call 259-2501 for more information.

Military appreciation night at CC

The Casper College basketball teams will celebrate veterans with a special “Military Appreciation Night,” beginning with the women’s game at 5:30 and the men’s at 7:30.

The T-Birds will take on the Eastern Wyoming Lancers.

The evening will feature free admission for veterans and current military and their guest with valid ID.

In addition to the free admission, the Casper College Veterans Club will hold a 50/50 raffle to benefit their programs, representatives from different military branches will be in attendance, a color guard will perform, and Tech. Sgt. First Class Brandon Rodriguez will perform the national anthem.

Admission for nonmilitary to “Military Appreciation Night” is $4 for those 18 and over, $3 for those 60 and over, and $2 for those aged 13-17. Children 12 and under get in free.

Both games will be held in the “Swede” Erickson Thunderbird Gym on the Casper College campus. For those unable to attend, the game can be viewed on the Casper College athletics website under “Fan Zone” at tbirds.cc.

Archaeologists meet

The monthly meeting of the Casper Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will be held at 7 p.m. at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center at 2011 Fairgrounds Road.

Following a brief business meeting, Dr. Robert Kelly, anthropology professor at the University of Wyoming will speak on: 12,000 years of Prehistory in the Bighorn Mountains: A Preliminary Report on the Archaeological Excavation of Alm Rockshelter.

Since 2005, archaeologists from the University of Wyoming, under the direction of Robert L. Kelly, have been excavating Alm Rockshelter on Paint Rock Creek on the west side of the Bighorn Mountains.

Visitors and new members are welcome. Please contact Mavis Greer, chapter president, at mavis@greerservices.com if you have any questions.

Corvette owners meet

Individuals with access to a Corvette are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Central Wyoming Corvette Owners, beginning with an optional, no-host dinner at 6 p.m., and the meeting at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 721 Granite Peak Dr. This month’s charity drive is for Meals on Wheels Foundation.

If you would like to learn more, contact us on Facebook or email us at cwccorvettes@gmail.com.

After school at the library

Elementary-age children will have a chance to remind their loved ones how much they are by making Valentine’s Day cards with paper doilies at 4 p.m., at the Natrona County Library. Make sure you come with your imagination. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Learn Facebook security

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook Security class from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about Facebook’s basic and advanced security features, including how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-7323 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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