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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:

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.

VBS at Restoration

Time Lab Vacation Bible School will be held at Restoration Church, 411 S. Walsh Dr., from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. Children ages 5 to 11 are welcome to join the fun. Register online at or call 235-9100 for more information.

Lego contest at Toy Town

Toy Town is holding its 31st annual Lego contest from Monday to Friday with judging on Saturday.

Contestants need to construct a model from Legos (only) at home and bring it to Toy Town’s location, 130 S. Wolcott St., downtown Casper. Models will be taken during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Models should not exceed 3 feet by 3 feet at the base.

The age groups are 6 and under, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, and 13 and older. First, second and third prizes will be given out for each age group. An overall “Best of Show” will be given out.

There are certificates and goodies for each entrant.

Entries are judged on creativity, stability, color, unique use of bricks and more.

For more information contact Toy Town at 235-0550.

Low vision support Monday

Monday is the next meeting for the Low Vision Support Group at 10 a.m. at the Casper Senior Center. This month’s discussion will be led by Margaret Hein on “Reclaiming Your Kitchen.”

Zak Pullen at Rotary

Zachary Pullen, local Casper artist, will be presenting a progress on the process he uses for creating his unique and acclaimed illustrations to Rotarians and guests at a noon luncheon meeting of the Casper Rotary Club at the Ramkota Inn.

Pullen’s character-oriented picture book illustrations have been well received since first being published in 2004. His titles include: The Toughest Cowboy or How the Wild West was Tamed; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Casey and Derek on Ice; Friday My Radio Flyer Flew, Alfred Nobel: The man Behind the Peace Prize; S is for Story: A Writers Alphabet; and Finn McCool and the Great Fish. He lives in Casper with his wife, Renate and son, Hudson.

Intro to photography

The Nicolaysen Art Museum presents intro to photography for ages 10 to 15 from Monday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Fee is $150 per member child, $200 per nonmember child.

Immerse yourself in the art of digital photography and learn basic technical skills of how to capture great images, compose effective photos, and refine them through digital imaging software. The camp is designed for students of all experience levels.

For more information contact Zhanna G. at or call 235-5247.

Last summer camp at planetarium

Let your kids reach for the stars this summer at the Casper Planetarium’s Astronomy Camp. This summer’s final camp is Observational Astronomy (11 and older) Monday to Friday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The weekly cost is $30 for one-hour camps, $35 for 1-1/2 hour camps, $40 for two-hour camps and $45 for 2-1/2 hour camps.

Tween Monday

Release the dancer or band member within at the Natrona County Library’s DDR and Rock Band party. The Natrona County Library invites tweens entering grades 4 to 6 to come play Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) and Rock Band on the PlayStation 2 at 2 p.m. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Reading between the notes

The Natrona County Library’s summer reading book club will conclude with Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto.” Stop by the library’s second floor service desk to register and pick up your copy, and then meet at the library ready to share, listen, and shop from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Health Department listening session

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is co-sponsoring community health discussions/listening sessions with Wyoming Medical Center as part of the larger Community Health Needs Assessment. Please see the Events page at Casper-Natrona County Health Department on Facebook to respond to a specific event. Monday, 6 p.m. in North Casper at the Boys & Girls Club.

Dance on Mondays

The Casper Dance Club classes are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday nights at the Senior Center ballroom, 1831 E. Fourth. Only $3. Beginners and experienced dancers of all ages are welcome. Two-step, waltz, cha-cha, East and West coast, etc.

Gaffigan at Events Center

Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and author Jim Gaffigan is performing live at the Casper Event Center at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35.50 to $60, available online at, in person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center or by phone at 800-442-2256.


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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