Friday 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; 8 p.m,. 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 10 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: 307-351-1688.

Al Anon: KISS (Keep It Simple Silly), noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club, Fort Caspar Room.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8:30 p.m., 302 E. 2nd St., Methodist Church. Web site: www.urmrna.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott. Info: Candace, 359-6225; Rebekah, 320-6779.

Al-Anon Family: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200, 12-24 Club, all ages welcome. Info: 377-7260 or 258-1444.

International Addictions Program: 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Conwell. Info: 266-5417.

LGTBQ AA/NA: 7 p.m., A 12-Step AA/NA Recovery Group for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and questioning persons meets at the United Church of Christ, located at the corner of 15th and Melrose. Info: 259-5026.

Skate at DSS

David Street Station ice skating hours during Christmas break are through Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.; New Year’s Eve, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; New Year’s Day, noon to 9 p.m. Prices are $5 adults, $4 youth 5 to 12 and $2 toddlers 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, skate helpers and helmets free. Everyone under 12 must wear a helmet.

Trains at Trails

The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association has been invited to participate once again in the festive Holidays on the Homestead at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center during the month of December, 2018. This year will pay tribute to Wyoming: Railroad Territory.

See some of the historic memorabilia that has been graciously donated for exhibition: historic train sets, flags and photos. Also, an expanded Plasticville village will be in the antique Lionel and American Flyer exhibit.

And remember that there will be operating layouts in G, O, HO and N Scales for you to control along with the Brio table for those that are closer to the floor. Run a train with your smart phone.

Some train sets will be sold as raffle items. You will be able to purchase some Lego puzzles, small train sets, club t-shirts and club train cars. This is part of the annual fundraising efforts. There will be door prizes as well.

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Become a Member

Operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday. The National Historic Trails Center is now free for everyone. For further information call Homer 266-6439, Harry 235-4950, Nathan 258-7869 or contact the National Historic Trails Center 307-261-7780. Call for a special day and time.

Hogadon holiday hours

The City of Casper’s Hogadon Basin Ski Area will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Sunday, January 6.

Hogadon Basin is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but will remain open on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 for the holiday break. The ski area will also be hosting a ski with Santa event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Season passes can still be purchased at the ski area or online at SinclairTix.com. Pass holders who purchase their pass online will need to stop at the skier services desk at Hogadon with a valid ID and their email confirmation to pick up their pass.

Additional information on lift ticket prices, lodge rental, lessons and conditions can be found at www.hogadon.net. The ski and road report for Hogadon Basin can also be reached by calling 235-8369.

Skate all day

The Casper Ice Arena hosts Skate All Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $6, which includes skate rental. Participants can come and go throughout the session. Skating supports are available for $3 each. Children 4 years old and under are free with a paid admission.

Carvey intro to easels

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s Carvey at 2 p.m. A staff member will provide an overview of the Carvey software, Easel, in the Tech Center followed by a demonstration of the Carvey in the Creation Station as well as answer any questions attendees may have. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative maker space for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Planetarium holiday shows

Include a visit to the Casper Planetarium in your holiday plans! Two Christmas shows are playing for December. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4:15 p.m. see “The Light Before Christmas.” A kindly old sage rescues two lost children and reads them “The Night Before Christmas;” the two become characters in the poem, learning that the light of Christmas comes from the giver of all good gifts. Saturday evenings at 7, it’s “Season of Light,” a program about the holiday traditions of many cultures, followed by “Cosmic Journey” at 8 p.m., a tour of the universe featuring spectacular photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope.

All shows are $3 per person, cash or check only. The Planetarium Gift Shop is also open before each show, as well as Monday to Friday from 9 to 5, with science-themed toys and gifts for inquiring minds of all ages. The planetarium is located at 904 N. Poplar in Casper; for details about all programs visit casperplanetarium.com.

Celebrate Recovery every Friday

Celebrate Recovery meets at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Highland Park Community Church, just south of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital on East Second Street. A family meal starts the evening, followed by praise and worship. At 7 p.m. there’s either a lesson from Celebrate Recovery’s planned curriculum or a testimony by a person who has found recovery through Christ. Then people go to gender-specific small groups until 8:30 p.m. when dessert and fellowship conclude the evening. Child care is available at no cost. For more information contact Chris at 265-4073.


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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