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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.

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.

County Republican women to Cheyenne

The Natrona County Republican Women are headed to Cheyenne for a day at the legislature. The morning begins with breakfast at Superintendent Jillian Balow’s office before heading off to the Jonah Bank Building to take in business in both houses of the Legislature. This will be followed by a WFRW board meeting and lunch. This is the February meeting. The next scheduled meeting is March 20, 2018.

Free tax assistance has new location

The Natrona County VITA Program, a United Way of Natrona County initiative, runs Tuesday through Saturday through April 12, 2018. The hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is closed Sunday and Monday. The new location is 350 Big Horn in Casper, located off of Poplar Street close to I-25. This is a first come, first serve program, no appointments will be scheduled. Individuals must bring their social security card, photo identification and the appropriate paperwork with them. For a complete listing of required paperwork, please visit the website listed below. The initiative is supported by funding from the Wyoming Free Tax Service and United Way of Natrona County.

If you have any questions, please call (307) 337-7411 during hours of operation or visit the website, or on Facebook.

Art and music at CC

A pairing of art and music is scheduled for the Casper College RedStone Recital and Gallery Series. The events are free, open to the public, and are presented in tandem with the 2018 Casper College Humanities Festival.

The event begins with the exhibition titled, “Spooky Action at a Distance” in the Mildred Zahradnicek Gallery in the Casper College Music Building. The gallery reception will run from noon to 12:30 p.m. At 12:30, Meghan Rowswell and Maria Rose Wimmer will present an artist talk on their work, inspired by Einstein’s “Spooky Action Theory.”

The music performance begins at 1 p.m. with Colorado lyric baritone Adam Ewing and pianist Adriana Teodoro-Dier in the Wheeler Concert Hall. Ewing has embraced the Humanities Festival theme with a program entitled, “The Fantastic in Poetry and Song.”

Town hall about

Fort Caspar

The City of Casper has requested a town hall meeting with the Fort Caspar Museum Association and the public regarding the city’s proposed seasonal closing of the Fort Caspar Museum. The public meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Fort Caspar Museum.

Con Trumbull, president of the Fort Caspar Museum Association, is the point of contact for the town hall meeting.

Family movie

night and Q&A

As part of the 33rd Annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture, all ages are invited to Family Movie Night from 4 to 8:30 p.m., at the Natrona County Library. The library will feature back-to-back movies and a Q&A panel led by Steven T. Seagle and Jared Bush.

The first film, rated PG, starts at 4 p.m. Set in ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right. At 5:45 p.m. Steven T. Seagle and Jared Bush will discuss their work with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library at no cost. Following the panel discussion, the second film, rated PG, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Call 577.READ x2 or email for more information.

Celebrate Recovery

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.

Jackalope Jump

Be a Below Zero Hero and join friends and neighbors in supporting Special Olympics Wyoming at the 2018 Jackalope Jump fundraiser at 6 p.m., outdoors at the Casper Aquatic Center. Registrants will jump into an icy pool to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support Special Olympics Wyoming.

Jumping is $100 per person or $50 each with a team of five or more. Registration starts at 5 p.m. with the jump starting at 6 p.m. The Aquatic Center will be open for an after-jump party until 8:30 for the jump participants.

Potluck benefits Seton House

The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper events at 1040 West 15th Street, just north of the CY Avenue Albertsons. At 6 p.m., UU Casper will host a Care N Share Potluck benefitting Seton House. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share, as well as cereal or household items to donate to Seton House. Suggested household items include cleaning products, mops, towels, twin-size sheets, pillows, and kitchenware/utensils.

Winter blooms workshop

A Winter Blooms Workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Keefe’s Flowers, 1745 CY Ave. Cost is $45. Learn the art of flower arranging, and take home your beautiful hand-made fresh flower arrangement to show off and enjoy. Reserve your spot via phone or online at

Pat Patton at Melrose

Pat Patton performs from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Melrose Coffee House, 1511 S. Melrose. This is his first time at the coffee house, so all are welcome for cool tunes, hot espresso and other drinks and a warm atmosphere full of wonderful folks.


on civil rights

The first of three films for this year’s 27th Annual Casper College Multicultural Film Festival will be shown at 7 p.m., with a presentation of the 2014 documentary “Freedom Summer.” The showing is free and open to the public.

“Given recent events and actions such as the Black Lives Matter Movement, the DACA debate, and the 50th anniversary discussions of the loss of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the theme seemed appropriate for this year’s festival,” said Erich Frankland, film festival director and chair of the department of political science, history and international studies.

Each film in this year’s festival, according to Frankland, was chosen in consultation with those who would lead the discussion following each film.

Tanis Lovercheck-Saunders, Casper College history instructor, will lead the post-film discussion for “Freedom Summer.”

The Casper College Multicultural Film Festival is free and open to the public. Casper College, the Casper College Foundation, the Casper College departments of political science, history and international studies, and social and cultural studies sponsor the Casper College Multicultural Film Festival.

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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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