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A celebration about the sun and the annual town festival in Glenrock highlight local activities. Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.

Deer Creek Days offers family fun in Glenrock all day long and into the evening. The 5K run/walk begins with registration at 7 a.m. in the McGinley Manufacturing parking lot. The fun/walk starts at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kimball Park. The parade lineup starts at 9 a.m. at the west entrance to town and the parade starts at 11 a.m. Following the parade, an ice cream social will be held at Kimball Park and a Brew Fest with live music will follow the parade from noon to 5 p.m. downtown. A craft fair and vendors will be in Town Park all day. The ranch rodeo is at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the South Rec Complex, along with mutton bustin’. Slack is at 3 and the finals are during the ranch rodeo. Tris Munsick plays a street concert downtown from 8 to 11 p.m.

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

The fourth annual Miles for Gold Color Dash benefiting the Olivia Caldwell Foundation is at 9 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1701 E. K St. The family-friendly 5K also includes a live DJ, dance, push-up and hula hoop contests for prizes and a large vendor show. There will also be raffles for prizes and cash drawings on site. Get splashed with color while you run, walk, bike or stroll along the beautiful North Platte River. The route is stroller-friendly and pets are welcome to join in the fun. Registration is still open. Kids 10 and under are free, plus there are family and group discount rates. Proceeds benefit the Olivia Caldwell Foundation for pediatric cancer research.

The Wyoming Plant Company is offering a garden party project on vertical gardens. The party will be held at 11 a.m. at the Wyoming Plant Company Garden Center, 358 S. Ash St. Vertical gardening means to grow plants on walls and other vertical structures. Party goers will plant succulents that grow vertically as living art. All supplies are included in the $40 fee. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, stop by, go to the Facebook page “Wyoming Plant Company” or call 262-2963.

The 3rd annual Yart Sale is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art 321. Enter from Ash next to Racca’s. This is your chance for some great deals on frames, art supplies, mattes, art books and much more.

The Table hosts Casper’s third annual Summer Solar Festival at the Bart Rea Learning Circle in Amoco Park. The Solabration celebrates the best of Casper in summertime, sunshine, community, music, and wellness. This year’s main event is storyteller and internationally renowned author, don Jose Ruiz, son of don Miguel Ruiz, author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Four Agreements.” There will be three opportunities to hear him. Please see www.thetablecasper.org for details and tickets. Solabration always features great bands. For kids of all ages, The Science Zone brings interactive solar stations to the mix.

“Amazing Encounters,” is the theme for Vacation Bible School at Evansville Baptist Church, 459 Third Street, from Monday through Friday. The church will offer a preregistration rally and free lunch for kids and parents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The free VBS is for boys and girls age three through those who have completed grade six in school.

Stage III Community Theatre closes its season with Frank McGuiness’s moving drama, “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” at 7:30 p.m. The play was inspired by the events of the hostage crisis in Lebanon in the 1980s. This play does contain strong language and is not recommended for children. Tickets are available in advance at the Cadillac Cowgirl, online at stageiiitheatre.org and at the door starting one hour before each performance. Stage III is located at 904 North Center Street in Casper. This show is produced with support from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Bring a list of your favorite dance music for DJ Machelle to play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge. Admission is $6 for anyone 15 or older, all ages are welcome. Potluck snacks will be available after 8 and the plan is plan to have a door prize drawing after 9. Come enjoy the dancing and the 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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