Monday's Highlights

Monday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 a.m., 917 N. Beech; 8:30 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 10 a.m., 328 E. A St.; noon, 500 S. Wolcott; 2 p.m, 917 N. Beech; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 6 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 6 p.m., 456 S. Walnut; 7 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 8 p.m., 328 E. A. 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: Noon, 701 S. Wolcott, St. Mark’s Church, main entrance, left to library.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 302 E. 2nd, Methodist Church; 8 p.m., 4700 S. Poplar (church basement). Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

Nicotine Anonymous: 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club. Info: Pam M., 577-0518.

Teen Addiction Anonymous: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club Teen Center. Info: 258-7439.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott St., Suite 200.

Children's Christmas party

Children's Christmas Party at the Casper Elks Lodge BPOE #1353, 108 East 7th St. (corner of Center and 7th St.) is 10:30 a.m. to noon on Christmas Eve. Bring the children down to play some games and sing Christmas carols and see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. All children receive a sack of goodies. This is open to the public.

Hogadon holiday hours

The City of Casper’s Hogadon Basin Ski Area will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas Holiday. The ski area will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Wednesday 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.

Twelve Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas Store is open at 1743 East Yellowstone. This is the 45th year for the arts consignment and many new items will be featured. There are several new consignees and most previous ones have returned. A large percentage are from Wyoming by Wyoming artists.

Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions is the charity for this year, and the sale of ornaments on the charity tree will be 100 percent donated to hospice. Raffle tickets will be sold for three goodie baskets and those proceeds also go to hospice.

The store is also participating in downtown Casper's passport merchant program. When $15 is spent in the store, the card gets stamped. When the card is full, the holder will deposit it and be eligible for prizes.

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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.

Tom and Jerry party

All Elk members and guest are invited to the annual Tom and Jerry Party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information call 234-4839.

Christmas services at St. Mark's

Christmas services at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Seventh and Wolcott will include Holy Eucharist at 4 and 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, morning prayer services will be held at 10 a.m. For further information, call the church office at 234-0831.

Christmas Eve at OSL

Join Our Saviour's Lutheran, 318 6th St., on Christmas Eve to celebrate Christ’s birth with joyous worship with candlelight, special music, and Holy Communion: 5 p.m. worship with children and families in mind; 7:30 p.m. mid-evening worship; 11 p.m. a special late night service. All are welcome and invited.

Christmas Eve at St. Stephen's

Christmas Eve Service, 5 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4700 S. Poplar. Questions please leave a message at 265-4105 or call/text the Rev. Temple Heatherly at 247-9609.

Christmas Eve at Christ Episcopal

The Nativity will be celebrated at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W. Cedar, Glenrock, with a hymn-sing at 6:45 p.m. and a candlelight service of Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcomed at this joyous celebration and the Christmas party that follows. Join the little log church in Glenrock--the Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Christmas Eve at Shepherd of the Hills

A Service of Worship for Christmas Eve will be held in the sanctuary of Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

The traditional candle-lit service features congregational and choral music, prayers, readings from Scripture and a brief sermon by the Rev. Lynn Williamson, pastor. All are welcome to the Table for the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper. There is no nursery service. Children of all ages are welcome in the service.

Following the service, there will be a time of food and fellowship.

Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, the only Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in Casper, is located at 4600 S. Poplar, on the southwest corner of Poplar and Wyoming Boulevard. For directions or more information, call 235-3536.

Cornerstone E Free schedule

Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 4100 Casper Mountain Road, welcomes everyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with them. The traditional Christmas Eve candlelight services will be at 4 and 5:30 p.m. with nursery provided. All services will include the music and message of Christmas. For more information call the church office at 235-6363 or visit the website at cornerstonefree.org.


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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