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Wyoming Calendar for December 29, 2013

Wyoming Calendar for December 29, 2013

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December 29, 2013

UW Events

* Through Jan. 1, UW business and administrative offices are closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and winter break. Regular business hours will resume Jan. 2.


Ongoing Events

Cheyenne Events

* Through Dec. 30, 1000 Faces of Santa at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lions Park Dr. Info: (307) 637-6349.

* Through Feb. 28, Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope at 6565 Ashley Dr. Best to view after dark. Hay and train rides most every night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Hay rides free, train rides $1. Info: (307) 630-6631,

WYO Theater

* 42 N. Main St. in Sheridan. For tickets or info:, (307) 672-9084 during Box Office Hours.

* Through Jan. 1, closed for the holidays.

Laramie County Library

* These events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Laramie County Library's meeting rooms at 2200 Pioneer Ave. in Cheyenne. Info: (307) 634-3561 or

* Through Jan. 7, Santas Exhibition of Craig Kirkwood's wood carved Santas and collection of antique Christmas cards and books in the 1st Floor display cases.


Coming Up

Laramie County Library

* These events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Laramie County Library's meeting rooms at 2200 Pioneer Ave. in Cheyenne. Info: (307) 634-3561 or

* Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., New Year's at Noon for children, teens, and families in the Storytime and Sage Room.

* Dec. 31, library closes at 6 p.m.

* Jan. 1, libraries closed for New Year's.

Cheyenne Events

* Dec. 31, 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Ball Drop at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza. Free. Info: (307) 778-3133,

* Jan. 3-4, 1:30-3:40 p.m., Holiday English High Tea at the Nagle-Warren Mansion, 222 E. 17th St. Cost is $18.95. Make reservations at (307) 637-3333.

* Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Family Days program at the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Learn about Wyoming's most famous and infamous residents. Free. Info: (307) 777-7021.

* Tues-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyoming Current Governor's Resident, 5001 Central Ave. Sits on nine acres of bird habitat. Free. Info: (307) 777-7398.

* Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyoming National Guard Museum is open. Located at 624 E. Pershing Blvd. Free admission. Info: (307) 638-9481.

* Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Thursday Night Lecture presentation of "Another Tale of Two Cities" with Jack Studley at the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Info: (307) 777-7021.

* 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m., Knights of the Turntable at Phoenix Books and Music, 1612 Capitol Ave. Free. Info: (307) 632-3476.

Sheridan County Library

* Info:

* Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m., Baby Story Time at Fulmer Library.

* Wednesdays, 10 & 10:30 a.m., Preschool Story Time at Fulmer Library.

* Wednesdays, 3 p.m., Pre-School Story Time at Story Library.

* Thursdays, 10 & 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time at Fulmer Library.

UW Events

* Jan. 1, 2 p.m., Cowboy basketball vs. Western State, Arena-Auditorium. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

* Jan. 4, 2 p.m., Cowgirl basketball vs. Nevada, Arena-Auditorium. Tickets cost $13 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

First Day Hikes

* Jan. 1, Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trials will be doing First Day Hikes, as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. Park staff and volunteers will lead the hikes, averaging 1-2 miles or longer depending on the location. Participants urged to wear adequate clothing; coffee and hot chocolate provided along with a bon fire at most locations. Kids and family friendly event, leashed dogs welcome. Entry fee to participating parks waived. RSVP requested but not required. RSVP to Info:, (307) 777-6323.

* At 10 a.m., Bear River State Park. Meet at the Bear River Shelter. Distance will vary upon participant's abilities.

* At 10 a.m., Edness K. Wilkins State Park. Two walks; one will be wheelchair accessible and the other on natural surface on the nature trail. 2 miles.

* At 10 a.m., Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, 1 mile hike on the Deer Path trail.

* At 10 a.m., Guernsey State Park, hike beginning at the Yurts.

* At 1 p.m., Fort Bridger State Historic Site, 1 mile hike/walk. Meet at the entrance booth.

* At 1 p.m., Curt Gowdy State Park. Up to 4 miles on a trail. Meet at Aspen Grove Trail head.

Center for the Arts

* 265 Cache St., Jackson. Box office: (307) 733-4900, (877) 733-4901 or Info: or

* Jan. 4, 5 & 8 p.m., An Evening with Ira Glass at the Center Theater. Tickets: $55 orchestra and first 2 rows of balcony, $30 balcony 3rd row and beyond. 8 p.m. sold out.

* Jan. 9, 7 p.m., The Met: Live in HD showing of Verdi - Falstaff at the Center Theater. Tickets: $20 adults and $12 students.

* Jan. 19, 4 & 8 p.m., GFour Productions presents Menopause The Musical in the Center Theater. Tickets: $45 reserved seating.

* Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Last of the First Skiers with Mark Jenkins presentation in the Center Theater. Free and open to the public.


* 1635 Reata Drive, Gillette. Info: (307) 682-0552, (877) 4CAMPLEX,

* Jan. 13, 7 p.m., Moscow Nights and Golden Gates at the Heritage Center. Tickets: $6 adults, $4 seniors/military/youth.

* Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., We're Going on a Bear Hunt children's musical at the Heritage Center. Tickets: $6 adult, $4 military/senior/youth.

* Jan. 24, 7 p.m., The Good Lovelies music performance at the Heritage Center. Tickets: $6 adult, $4 seniors/military/youth.

Campbell County Rockpile Museum

* 900 W. 2nd St., Gillette. Info: (307) 682-5723,

* Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mad Science Day for children ages 6-12 will be held.  Morning of wacky experiments and crazy chemical reactions. Reservations required, space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call to reserve your spot.
















Ft. Phil Kearney

* Fort Phil Kearney State Historic Site is located three miles off I-90 at Exit 44. Info: (307) 684-7629.

* The Interpretive Center at Fort Phil Kearney State Historic Site will begin summer hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The fort grounds and Fetterman Battlefield are currently open daily.

Historic Ivinson Mansion

* The Historic Ivinson Mansion at 603 Ivinson Ave. in Laramie are having tours. Winter hours go through May; they are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rates are $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $4 for students, $20 for families, $6 for AAA members, and children 6 and under are free. Info: (307) 742-4448.

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Park

* The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Park is located at 975 Snowy Range Road in Laramie. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 12-17, and anyone under 12 gets in free. Hours are Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (307) 745-3733 or

Panic Relief Inc.

* A panic and anxiety group is now forming in Newcastle, featuring programs every Monday from noon-1 p.m. and every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program is geared to help anyone suffering from panic, anxiety, and agoraphobia to cope with these disorders. Info: (732) 940-9658.

Parent-education seminars

* The Wyoming Children's Access Network provides parent-education seminars for divorcing, separated and never-married parents. The seminar is provided monthly in Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Jackson, Lander, Laramie, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Torrington, and now Afton, Pinedale and Worland on a quarterly basis, and provides information about the impact of parental conflict on children and teaches the parents skills to help with the difficult transition. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other adults close to the children are welcome to attend as well.There is a nominal fee for the seminar that may be waived upon request, based on need. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. Info: Wyoming Children's Access Network at (866) 726-3700.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

* Breastfeeding Information and Help. Call the Lactation Team at Cheyenne Regional at (307) 633-7896 or email

* Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Program. Individual instruction available for all types of diabetes. Group education available for Type 2 diabetics. Information: (307) 432-6483 or (307) 633-6055.

* The Safe Kids Wyoming Child Safety Seat Inspection Station. Located at 214 East 23rd Street - across from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center's parking structure. Please call for an appointment: (307) 633-7527.

* Adult Crossroads Bereavement Group. Pre-registration is required. Information: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center's Hospice Services at (307) 633-7016.

* Laramie County Prescription Discount Card. Helps consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. Cards may be used by all Laramie County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage and are accepted by most of the pharmacies in Laramie County. Call the Laramie County Centralized Pharmacy at (307) 637-7000 for more information.

* Prescription Assistance Program. Helps low-income area residents obtain medications for chronic health problems. Eligibility based on pharmaceutical company guidelines. Screening may require patients to provide proof of income and assets. Referrals from physician offices can be made by calling (307) 633-7025.

* Free Mammogram & Pap Smear. No insurance? You may be eligible for this free program. Includes: pelvic exam, pap smear, clinic breast exam and/or mammogram, limited diagnostic tests and, in case it becomes necessary, access to breast or cervical cancer treatment. Call (307) 633-7767 or (307) 633-6862. Laramie County Cancer Resource Coordinator Pilot Project is funded by the Wyoming Department of Health, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

* Free Colonoscopy. No insurance? Or your insurance won't cover the cost of a colorectal screening? If you are over 50 years of age, you should get screened. You may be eligible for a free colonoscopy. Call (307) 633-7767 or (307) 633-6863. Laramie County Cancer Resource Coordinator Pilot Project is funded by the Wyoming Department of Health, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

* "Fitness for Two" and "Fitness for Two with Wheels". "Fitness for Two" is a prenatal exercise class providing supervised workouts, fitness and educational information, a safe workout environment and interaction with other prenatal women. "Fitness for Two with Wheels" is a stroller class designed to help moms of young babies stay in shape. For more information on class days/times or to enroll, please call Cheyenne Regional's Health & Fitness Center at (307) 778-5500.

* Online Childbirth Education. You can learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. There is an option to Ask-a-Nurse via an email link to access an experienced Labor and Delivery nurse to answer questions. You will receive an access code and log-in instructions once you register. Call or email to register: (307) 633-7576 or


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