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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.

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:

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.

New shows at planetarium

The summer schedule is in full swing at the Casper Planetarium. All shows are just $3 per person (cash or check, but no cards please). Plan to come a few minutes early and check out the free science exhibits in the lobby. Find details and trailers about all shows at Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 a.m.: “Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder.” Ages 6 and up; Wednesdays & Fridays, 4 p.m.: “Mayan Archeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe.” Ages 8 and up.

Food Truck Friday at pumphouse

Make your way to the Tate Pumphouse by foot, bike or car from noon to 8 p.m. for food trucks and beer. Live music by The Barrel House Band starts at 5 p.m.

There will be several food trucks set up in the parking lot, making great food for lunch and dinner and cold beer available on tap. Bring your ID, cash, and if you have a portable chair, bring that too.

Carnival open

The Crabtree Carnival is open at the Central Wyoming Fair from noon to midnight. Armbands for unlimited rides for kids are on sale Friday from noon to 3 p.m. for $26. Armbands expire at 5 p.m., and the price returns to $36 until midnight. On-site daily armbands are available at Crabtree ticket windows for $36 for adults and kids after 3 p.m.

Fair happenings

Kids Day at the fair is filled with a ton of activity. Pocket pet parade and outrageous poultry show is at 10 a.m., at The Arena. Livestock judging contest is noon at the Arena.

Exhibit halls open at noon.

Tyzen performs on the midway free stage at 2 and 6 p.m. The Round Robin: market/dairy goats, rabbits, market beef, sheep and swine is FFA, 5 p.m., the Arena and 4-H, 6:30 p.m., the Arena. The PRCA rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m., in the outdoor arena.

4-H, FFA exhibits open

Natrona County 4-H and FFA exhibits yaks, emus, and alpacas as projects for the public to see when they tour the 2018 Central Wyoming Fair.

Animal projects at the fair are increasing and will be featuring 71 beef projects, 37 goat projects, 255 swine projects, 143 lamb projects, 217 poultry projects, 97 rabbit projects, 24 alpacas, two yaks, an emu, and more.

Natrona County 4-H has many project areas where their exhibitors can succeed. These projects range from animal and plant sciences, leadership, family consumer science and more. All people have the opportunity to see the representation of the 4-H youth’s dedication during fair week. People can view animals in the Arena Building and general projects in The Hall of Champions.

Natrona County 4-H has existed for over 100 years and teaches youth to develop life skills, acquire knowledge, and work on their own projects. Natrona County 4-H keeps participants active in projects like recreation, visual arts, livestock, shooting sports, crafts, and much more. Natrona County 4-H offers teaching clinics, awards for the competitions, provide State and National Competition opportunities and give scholarships to past members that are going to college.

The proceeds gained from the generosity of the events will help accomplish these services.

(Note: The above was written by 4-H intern Joshua Bliss.)

Kids eat free this summer

Natrona County School District provides free meals to children during the summer.

These summer meals will be served Monday through Friday at the following locations and times:

  • Casper Recreation Center, to August 30, 11:15 to 12:45
  • Boys & Girls Club, Main Branch, to August 24, 11:30 to 12:30
  • Boys & Girls Club, Paradise Valley Elementary, to August 24, 11:30 to 12:30
  • Boys & Girls, Verda James Elementary, to August 24, 11:30 to 12:30
  • YMCA at Cottonwood Elementary, to August 31, 11 to 12:30
  • Midwest School, 11:30 to 12:30

There are no income or registration requirements. Any child under age 18 may come to eat for free. For more information, contact Natrona County School District Food Services at 253-5205.

Adult coloring club

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. for Adult Coloring Club. Coloring books and pages will be available for you to turn into works of art. Colored pencils, pens, crayons, and markers also will be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon.

The Library’s Creation Station, open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m., is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups who can use STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-READ for more information.

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.

Purple Heart Truck Run

The Purple Heart Truck Run is stopping in Casper at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Park near Mike Lansing Field. All veterans, Purple Heart recipients, family members and guests are invited.

The Purple Heart Truck will be donated to a deserving amputee at the Military Order of the Purple Heart National Convention, in Spokane, Washington, July 30 to August 4.

The purpose of the PH Truck Run is to draw attention to combat wounded warriors and the challenges that they and amputees face day to day.

There are Purple Heart chapters in Wyoming (Casper and Cheyenne), that assist patriots/veterans and sponsor events in the community. The Purple Heart Truck Run started in Washington, DC and will conclude in Spokane.

Make a piggy pail out of petals

Come get your design on and create an adorable floral pig with step by step instruction at Keefe’s Flowers, 1745 CY Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Supplies are all included and you take home your handmade flower pig to show off and enjoy. Cost is $35 per participant.

Troopers competitive show

Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps hosts Drums Along the Rockies Casper edition at 7 p.m., at Natrona County High School Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m.; ticket window at the stadium opens at 4 p.m. Joining the Troopers are the Oregon Crusaders, Seattle Cascades and Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, California. Tickets are $20 to $50, seniors 60-plus receive 10 percent discount. Purchase:

KW ’78

The Kelly Walsh High School Class of 1978 40-year reunion is Friday and Saturday. Check out the Class of 1978 Facebook page at For more information, contact Debbie Wood at

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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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