June begins with a blast of activities, including free plane flights for youth, a neighborhood garage sale and a commencement. Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.

Cars and Coffee returns to Casper’s Eastside City Brew from 8 to 10 a.m. continuing throughout the summer. There’ll be plenty of parking, good brew and gearhead conversation. Come early for the best parking spot.

Huge multi-family community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sunrise Hills subdivision between Wyoming Boulevard and Goodstein Drive, and Casper Mountain Road and South Oak Street. See all the participating address and descriptions of what is available at Facebook events, 464441617660841.

The Community Recreation Foundation will be hosting the 24th Annual Kid’s Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yesness Pond, 4100 SW Wyoming Boulevard. This free event is for kids age 14 and under, accompanied by their parents. Due to the popularity of this event and limited space, families with last names beginning with the letter A through M fish from 9 a.m. to noon and families with last names beginning with the letter N through Z fish from noon to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be goody bags for all fishing participants, no one leaves empty-handed.

Join the folks at Grant Street Grocery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a tasting around the store. Free to attend, food available for purchase.

Join volunteers for the Spring Cleanup of the Platte River Trails at 8:45 a.m. at the Tate Pumphouse for registration. Wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and bring along a pair of gloves. All other supplies are provided.

The Casper Humane Society Super Garage Sale is at 1743 E. Yellowstone Highway. Sale hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., (free admission); and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (free admission) – with the final box sale (everything you can fit in one box for $5/box) from 2 to 4 p.m.

Join True Care Women’s Resource Center for its annual walk at the North Casper Athletic Complex, across from the Boys and Girls Club. The walk is a non-athletic, two-mile event and begins at 9 a.m. Folks of all ages and abilities, including families with kids in strollers and folks in wheelchairs, are encouraged to register as sponsored walkers. All walkers who get $250 in sponsorship receive a free T-shirt. A free pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

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The First Saturday study at Bethel Baptist Church, 3030 S. Poplar, will be on the Trinity or the Trinitarian Concept of God in the Bible. Class starts at 9 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Studies are always relaxed with discussion and questions encouraged.

The Babysitting 101 class for ages 11 to 14 is at the Casper Recreation Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Babysitting 101 is a fun, interactive class that trains the emergent babysitter in important topics. Students will learn solutions to the most common problems babysitters face and how to perform basic first aid. They also get to make and fill their own babysitting bag to use on the job and will receive first aid information and a resource guide. The cost of the class is $21 for those without a Recreation Center pass and $19 for those with a Recreation Center pass. Registration can be completed online at www.activecasper.com, by calling 235-8383 or by stopping at the Rec Center at 1801 E 4th St.

The Casper EAA is sponsoring Young Eagle flights, Ford Trimotor flights and breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Young Eagle airplane flights are free for young people ages 8 to 17. Rides are first come, first served. No advance reservations are needed. The location of the Young Eagles event is the Good Warbird Museum, Hangar 1, 8220 Fuller Street (two blocks north of the airport terminal).

The summer opening of the Hilltop Bank Splash Pad at David Street Station is Saturday. The splash pad will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all summer long.

The 2019 Adult Learning Center at Casper College High School Equivalency Commencement is at 11 a.m. in the Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym. Both the ceremony and a reception following the ceremony are free and open to the public. This year’s commencement speaker is Albert SixFeathers, a graduate of the Adult Learning Center and Casper College. SixFeathers entered the ALC in August of 2016 and obtained his High School Equivalency Certificate in less than a semester. He then entered the Casper College Paralegal program, and received his associate degree two weeks ago. He served as a congressional intern for Senator John Barrasso during the summer of 2018.

The Casper Marathon is proud to announce guest speaker Jacqueline Hansen will speak during the pre-race spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. at the Ramkota. The public is welcome to hear this women’s running pioneer and her amazing story. In 1975, she was the first woman to go below 2:40. In 1978, she set several American records at the 50-mile AAU Championship track race. Dinner tickets are $15.

The Casper Theater Company, 735 CY Avenue, presents “A Red Plaid Shirt,” a comedy about two retirement age couples, through Sunday. Saturday performance is 7:30 p.m. and Sunday is at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.caspertheatercompany.net, the Casper Senior Center, and at the door for $15 adults and $10 for seniors and students.

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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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