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A camp for tiny carolers, a fun day at the toy store and building a mini fort make Saturday a day for the little people in central Wyoming. Here is a summary of activities, as provided to the Star-Tribune.

The American Red Cross of Wyoming Disaster Action Team Basics training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Casper Red Cross office, 318 West B Street. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Casper Disaster Program manager Gehrig Haberstock at 251-2231;

The Polymer Clay Magnets workshop at Art 321 is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructors Connie Atkinson and Lori Wormus will introduce you to multiple techniques including mixing colors, forming and rolling out the special clays as well as caning. The cost of the class is $30 and is open to people of all ages who are interested in learning to use this versatile medium. As a bonus, participants may submit their finished pieces to the December Magnets Show. Hurry, this class is limited to eight students.

ToyTown, 130 S. Wolcott, is hosting a Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be fun stations where children and adults can play. Play games and play with toys all day long. Some of the fun stations will be “Rock Painting,” “Simple Sewing,” Shrinky Dinks,” explore science experiments with “Snap Circuits”and many more.

The Casper Amateur Hockey Club is hosting a USA Try Hockey for Free on-ice session from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the Casper Ice Arena for kids 4 to 8 years of age. Pre-registration for the event is required at For more information regarding the equipment needed to participate, the event or CAHC hockey, please contact Diane at

Casper Children’s Theatre presents Little Carolers Camp, open to children 4 years old to second grade. Rehearsals are November 10, 17, December 1 and 8, with a dress rehearsal on Dec. 14. Students will learn songs and choreography to feature in the stage production of Gift of the Magi, December 15, 20, 21, and 22. All rehearsals are 10:30 a.m. to noon at the old YMCA. Cost to register is $100. To sign up and for more information please contact:

Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association will conduct this year’s last meeting at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse at 1356 N. Center Street. The agenda includes open house on the Friday to Sunday following Thanksgiving Day; December at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center where the club will be in attendance from Thursdays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; setting a meeting date for January and several other items. For more information, call Nathan at 258-7869, Homer at 266-6439 or Harry at 235-4590.

Fremont Family Funday is drop-in from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fort Caspar Museum. The topic of this month’s hands-on workshop is “Build a Mini Fort.” Kids will come up with their own fort design and may choose popsicle sticks or toothpicks for their building materials. Drop in any time between 1 and 3 p.m. No reservations are needed. This program is open to all ages and is free with paid museum admission, which is free for children ages 12 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wyoming Food for Thought Project’s first-ever Pasta Fest is 4 to 6 p.m. at True River Cross Commons, 465 North Poplar. Artist Emily Tomlin created 100 handmade bowls to fill with pasta. For just $35, each attendee will receive a free drink from the bar, hosted by Urban Bottle, and unlimited pasta. Pasta Fest’s major sponsors are Shane and JoAnn Skeim-True, Artisan Alley and Chickoree Trade Co.

The Postcards & Pint-Sized Art event is at Art 321 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and available at the door. Food, live music and the unrivaled emcee talents of Clint Saunders are all yours.

The Casper College RedStone Recital and Gallery Series presents an evening of art and music. Opening at 6:30 p.m. the Zahradnicek Gallery in the Music Building will feature an exhibition by Casper College alumnus Casey Hanson, displaying her photographs titled “A Path to Find Her.” Hanson will present an artist talk and hors d’oeuvres will be served. At 7:30 p.m. in the Casper College Wheeler Concert Hall, a recital featuring Brazilian and French music will be presented by Sara Lima, flute; Glêsse Collet, viola; and Theresa Bogard, piano. A reception will follow the recital. General admission tickets, are available online at for $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Join the dance with Larry Neef and the Jackalope Ropers from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Casper Senior Center. All ages are welcome, fee is $5. Break for potluck snacks after 8 and door prize drawings after 9. Vern and Rubin are adding their music mastery to Larry’s.

Casper Theater Company is presenting “The Housekeeper,” a comedy by James Prideaux, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.,on Sunday. Barb Schell and Dave Ernst will star in this two-person play delivering humor and passion to a grumpy writer and a make believe housekeeper. Tickets are available online, at the Casper Senior Center, 1841 E. 4th St, or at the door, for $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Parental discretion is advised.

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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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