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Thursday 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., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 4600 S. Poplar, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech. 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: 7 p.m., A New Beginning, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200. Douglas: 5 p.m., Converse County Library, conference room 2nd floor, 300 E. Walnut.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 4700 S. Poplar (church basement). Web site:

Selling on eBay

The Natrona County Library will offer a Selling on eBay class from 3 to 5 p.m. Library staff will provide an overview of eBay, including how to sell, ship, handle feedback and process transactions effectively and safely. Call 577.READ x2 or email for more information.

Stammtisch schedule

The Casper German Stammtisch, a group that has met for 15 years and is interested in German-American heritage, the German language, history, culture, and fun discussions in both English and German, invites you to join the following events: Stammtisch monthly no-host gatherings, 5:30 p.m. at The Office Bar & Grill (Ash and Collins): Jan. 11.

Final open house at NC

In an effort to ensure all parents and students are as informed as possible leading up to the Open Enrollment period for the 2018-19 school year, each NCSD school has held an open house. The final open house is Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Natrona County High School. The 2018-19 Open Enrollment window ends Jan. 17, 2018.

Beekeepers gather

Thinking about become a beekeeper? Or you already have hives? Join the group to learn about bees and meet area beekeepers. Natrona County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m., in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church, 600 West 21st Street.

Drumming circle at UCC

The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 West 15th Street, just north of the CY Avenue Albertsons. On Thursdays, Jan. 11 and 25, Brenda Evans will be leading a Drumming Circle from 7 to 8 p.m. This free and free-flowing drumming circle welcomes adults and children, and is perfect for first-timers.

New venue for Buddhist teaching

American Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Rinzin, returns to Casper from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., to begin a teaching series entitled “How to Transform Your Life.” Cultivating a positive, peaceful mind and showing kindness to others are parts of the mix. There will be a guided meditation, the teaching and a Q & A. There is a new venue for this class. Class will be at wyOMing Yoga and Massage, 235 W. 1st St. (between Ash and David). Everyone of any religion or no religion is welcome. A $15 donation is requested. Questions? Call Joe at (307) 315-1987.

Reserve for forum lunch

“The Wyoming Legislature: Who and What are Driving it, and Where is it Going?” will be the topic presented by former UW dean and political science professor Maggi Murdock at the Saturday luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women’s Forum at the Ramkota Hotel. Dr. Murdock will provide a look at who currently sits in the Wyoming Legislature, who holds the leadership positions, and what issues have been most salient. Democratic Women’s Forum meetings are open to all persons interested in attending, regardless of gender. Buffet luncheon is served in the Ramkota’s dining room at noon for $15 including tax and gratuity. Reservations are expected by Thursday prior to the meeting, by calling Deb at 307-221-1780.

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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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