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An ice skating competition, a Hawaiian-themed outdoor skating party and several fundraisers are on the schedule for Saturday in Casper. Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.

Watch Wyoming’s best figure skaters compete at the Casper Invitational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Casper Ice Arena. Competitors from all divisions will be contending for Cowboy State Game titles in conjunction with United States Figure Skating Association disciplines. For more information, please feel free to contact the Casper Ice Arena at 235-8484.

Wyoming Food for Thought Project hosts Winter Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Good Food Hub, 420 West First Street downtown. Each market will feature locally produced food and handmade goods. Produce, eggs, baked goods and more will be available for purchase from the people who grow and create them.

IRS certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way offices, 350 Big Horn Road, behind True Companies off Poplar St. Customers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis; no appointments will be scheduled.

Poverty Resistance Food Pantry’s Soup Kitchen, 450 S. Wolcott, is open after extensive upgrades. The kitchen will be serving homemade soup, bread and coffee starting at 11 a.m. until soup is gone, every day except Sunday.

David Street Station is hosting a Luau Last Blast from noon to 9 p.m. Those who wear a Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt will receive free ice skate rentals for the day. The $5 adult, $4 youth or $2 toddler admission still applies.

“Challenges and Concerns under Trump’s Foreign Policy,” will be the topic presented by guest speaker Erich Frankland at the luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women’s Forum at the Ramkota Hotel. Democratic Women’s Forum meetings are open to all persons interested in attending, regardless of gender. The reservation deadline for the buffet luncheon has passed, but interested persons may attend the lecture.

The Fireball 500 Club hosts the 2019 Sweetheart Bowl, a four-person members’ only team handicapped tournament at 1 p.m. at Sunrise Lanes. There must be at least one Fireball 500 club member on each team. The entry fee will be $22 per person. All bowlers must be sanctioned.

Beans and Jeans + Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at the Casper Shrine Club, 1501 W. 39th St. The evening is hosted by Kheta Court #59. Tickets can be purchased pre-sale or at the door. All ages welcome. Ticket prices are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children under age 10 are $5, children under age 5 are free. Ticket prices include choice of homemade, traditional ham and beans with cornbread and dessert or chicken kabobs with sides and dessert. The $1 Karaoke Contest starts at 7 p.m. Registration is open until 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Caillouet, radio host, author and outdoor writer is the speaker for the 2019 Sportsman’s Banquet to benefit Casper Youth for Christ at 6 p.m. at the Link, 353 West A. Street. For more information, please call 235-6650. Proceeds from this event help homeless, incarcerated and at-risk youth in the community through our various outreach programs. Tickets are $35 each and table sponsorship (seats eight, with entree/dessert) is $250. The gun drawing raffle is $300.

Sweetheart Ball Dinner and Dance is in the Casper Elks Lodge ballroom. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the menu is prime rib and/or crab legs. Price will be determined when food is ordered. This will include a $5 drink ticket. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. Sign up at the bar. For more information call 234-4839 or 237-2432.

Bring a list of your favorite dance songs for DJ Machelle Holloway to play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge. All ages are welcome, $5 per person over 14. Potluck snacks will be available after 8 and there may be a drawing for door prizes after 9. Come enjoy the fun and good music.

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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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