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Wednesday 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; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 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., 302 E. 2nd St., First Methodist Church, east door, downstairs room 12.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

TOPS #162, weight loss support, 8:30 a.m., 1868 S. Poplar.

Coffee, Tea and Dee

The public is invited to attend “Coffee, Tea and Dee” on the first Wednesday of each month. The dates are December 5, February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2 at the Tate Geological Museum from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The coffee and caffeine-free tea is provided by P. Hawk Coffee Roasters and is free of charge courtesy of the museum. Coffees served include a unique blend, “Pleistocene Epoch Coffee – Mammuthus columbi,” along with special varieties of Rooibos tea.

A free monthly drawing is also held with the winner receiving a Tate coffee mug and half a pound of fresh-roasted coffee from P. Hawk.

The Tate Geological Museum is located on the Casper College campus, and the event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday weaving group

Art 321 has started a new Weaving Group which will meet each Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. There are small table looms available for in-house use or for sale for $20, tax included. If you have ever wanted to learn how to weave or to sharpen existing skills, please bring in some yarn and join our group. There is no need to sign up ahead of time, experienced weavers will be there to help you get started and the cost is $5 per attendee.

Fall, food and fun

Fun fall classes have been set at the UW Natrona County Extension Office. Classes offered are Gifts in a Jar on Wednesday or December 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All classes are hands-on and will be held at the UW Extension Office, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. The cost is $15 for Gifts in a Jar. Call Karla at 235-9400 or email kcase@natronacounty-wy.gov for more information or to sign up.

Pork chops at Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is baked pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and corn. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m. or until gone. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839.

Enjoy Advent at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd has begun its annual celebration of Advent. All are also invited to our Wednesday night services on December 5, 12 and 19, with a social hour at 6 p.m., and worship at 7 p.m. We will have song, word, and brief messages on the meaning of the season.

Good Shepherd Lutheran is located at 51 Primrose Street, behind the Care Center and next to the Paradise Valley Country Club. For more information on the church, check out our website at goodshepherdlutheranchurch.biz, or visit us on Facebook at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Casper.

Compassionate Friends meets

The Central Wyoming Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a non-profit, self-help support organization for parents who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause will have its annual December Candle Lighting Ceremony meeting on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Natrona County Public Library in the Crawford Room in the library’s basement. You may bring a picture of your loved one. Also, if you would like, please bring a treat to share after the ceremony.

Another Compassionate Friends event is The Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, December 9, 2018 Join in this event by lighting a candle in your home at 7 p.m. and letting it burn for an hour until the next time zone lights candles. You will be helping to honor the memories of children who have died, but who will never be forgotten.

For more information please call Gail, 235-0702 or Sheila, 237-0735.

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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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