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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.

Trains at trails

The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association is at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center during the month of December, 2018. This year the theme is Wyoming: Railroad Territory.

See some of the historic memorabilia that has been graciously donated for exhibition: historic train sets, flags and photos. Also, an expanded Plasticville village will be in the antique Lionel and American Flyer exhibit.

And remember that there will be operating layouts in G, O, HO and N Scales for you to control along with the Brio table for those that are closer to the floor. Run a train with your smart phone.

Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The National Historic Trails Center is free for everyone.

Hogadon holiday hours

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The City of Casper’s Hogadon Basin 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.

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.

Holiday food pantry hours

Poverty Resistance Food Pantry is open for regular hours Wednesday. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, check the Facebook page, PM Mary Ann Budenske or email her at MBudenske@aol.com.

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.

Planetarium holiday shows

Include a visit to the Casper Planetarium in your holiday plans. Two Christmas shows are playing for December. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 4:15 p.m., see “The Light Before Christmas.” A kindly old sage rescues two lost children and reads them “The Night Before Christmas;” the two become characters in the poem, learning that the light of Christmas comes from the giver of all good gifts. Saturday evenings at 7, it’s “Season of Light,” a program about the holiday traditions of many cultures, followed by “Cosmic Journey” at 8 p.m., a tour of the universe featuring spectacular photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope.

All shows are $3 per person, cash or check only. The Planetarium Gift Shop is also open before each show, as well as Monday to Friday from 9 to 5, with science-themed toys and gifts for inquiring minds of all ages. The planetarium is located at 904 N. Poplar in Casper; for details about all programs, visit casperplanetarium.com.

Follow community news editor Sally Ann Shurmur on Twitter @WYOSAS

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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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