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Meeting of the Historical Society

The Natrona County Historical Society meets Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room of the Natrona County Library. The program will be moderated by Cindy Bower, who has been teaching Leaving a Legacy of Stories courses in Central Wyoming as well as online workshops for several years. She will give you ideas on how to pass on priceless memories. So bring a notepad and pen to jot down ideas!

Future programs and plans for the summer hike will also be discussed. The session was due to end around 8:00 p.m

Guests are always welcome!

NARFE meeting on Tuesday

Casper Chapter #358 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold a business meeting on Tuesday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. After lunch in the dining area, the meeting will take place in the meeting room at the Casper Senior Center at 1831 East 4th Street, Casper.

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This will be a meeting to discuss the election of new board members. If no one is running for office, the chapter will discuss what to do next.

Windy City Striders Winter Run Series is canceled

It’s time for the Casper Windy City Striders Annual Winter Race Series. Die-hard runners are invited to take part in the three-race series. Each race will increase in distance.

The first race will be a 5K, starting on January 29th at the Tate Pumphouse. Registration day begins at 8am at the Pumphouse. Check-in ends at 8:45am and the race starts at 9:00am

Save money and register for all three races by January 29th and receive a Winter Series 2022 memorabilia. Attending all three races at the same time saves $5 off the member or non-member price for all three races

We’ll be placing orders after the first race, so sign up for the full series if you want one!

https://www.raceentry.com/races/winter-series-no-1/2022/register

The second race will be a 4 mile run on February 19th at the YMCA (Yes. We will be running up the Mountain Road Trail)

The third race is The Run for the Green 5km/10km at David St Station on March 19th.

All races start at 9am

Don’t forget to register for 2022! Save money on all club races and get a 2022 membership item.

PFLAG schedules meeting

Please join us on Saturday, January 29th from 1pm to 3pm in Stage III to help the Casper PFLAG chapter start the new year. We are reaching out to friends, families, allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community to help us build new partnerships and programs for the Casper community.

PFLAG is the first and largest national organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBGTQ+) people, their parents and families and allies.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please email: [email protected]

Events with antique club sets

The Casper Antique and Collector’s Club (CACC) recently donated more than $10,000 to Wyoming state museums and local organizations. One of the club’s goals is to preserve local, state and regional western history for future generations and believes our museums play a large role in fulfilling that mission.

Funds will be raised through sponsorship of three super flea and fundraiser shows in March, May and October. The next show is March 5th and 6th at the Natrona County Fairgrounds.

The hard work and dedication of the club members and vendors who attend the shows, along with the patrons who walk through the doors, make these donations possible. New club members and dealers are always welcome. The club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Casper Senior Center.

The CACC will be hosting its Christmas dinner this month in lieu of a general membership meeting. Members, if you have not signed up for dinner please call Carol at 259-3242.

The CACC wishes all citizens of Casper a Merry Christmas and best wishes and happy collecting in 2022! We appreciate your support! The CACC is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.

Model railroaders back in the clubhouse

We have now returned to our clubhouse. For 2022, our presence times are Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday evenings 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and we have some wide aisles along with step stools for better viewing for the younger set.

Everyone is invited to bring their own locomotive and drive it through the system or to drive one of our trains. We would be happy to show you how the real railway works.

We are currently compiling an inventory of our stock and some may be available for purchase. We continue to accept donations of all kinds and if it doesn’t fit into our scheme we will find a home for it.

We are also continuing to redesign parts of the facilities. During your visit you may get ideas on how to make your own modifications to your own layout. You may even be asked to join the club. We have an open registration policy.

We thank all residents of this area for their continued support. Who could we show our model trains to if we were ignored? So come visit us.

We hope that the restrictions imposed by the COVID bugs will allow us to resume some meetings this year. For now we will have last year’s officers: Nathan Lange as President 307-258-7869, Harry Buhler as Treasurer 307-235-4950 and Homer Whitlock as Secretary 307-266-6439.

Caps 4 children

The big holidays are a reminder and we can return to our usual schedule for Caps 4 Kids meetings. Therefore, plan your participation on Wednesday, January 26th. We meet at the Senior Center at 1831 East 4th Street in Casper. We start around 12:30 or 1:00 and knit and crochet as long as our schedules allow.

We have received new yarn donations. Come and choose colors you enjoy working with. Some patterns are available for you.

Please call the Senior Center at 307-265-4678 if you require additional information. Hope to see you there!

Meeting at the Casper Garden Club

The Casper Garden Club meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am at the Casper Senior Center. Educational program with friendship and community. Member of the Wyoming Federation of Gardeners.

The regulars’ table meets monthly

The Casper German Stammtisch meets monthly on February 17th, March 10th, April 21st and May 19th at 6 p.m. in the Gruner Brothers Brewery.

Established in 2003, our Stammtisch is an informal, hostless gathering for anyone interested in most things German and German-American, from history to cars, food, vacations and more. Both English and German are spoken.

I hope you will join us! Contact Margo Perry at 307-265-3696

Casper Doll Collectors Club at the Senior Center

The Doll Collectors Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month from November through May at the Casper Senior Center at 1831 E. 4th St.

New members are welcome free of charge. For more information call Janet at 307-234-4044.

Updated Toastmasters information

Visit or join Casper Toastmasters Clubs to improve your speaking skills. Toastmasters can provide you with skills to open up a world of opportunity through effective communication, whether you are a professional, student, parent, retiree or any other situation. You can achieve professional and personal goals by developing your leadership skills. Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women with their self-paced learning-by-doing program, Pathways. Go online to learn more at Toastmasters.org. Local contacts to check out are:

  • Toastmasters Morning Tour, First and Third Mondays, 6:30am to 7:45am, Perkins Restaurant, [email protected]
  • Pioneer Club 97, First and Third Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Coldwell
  • Bank Building, [email protected]
  • Pathfinder Club, second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Casper Family YMCA and Zoom, [email protected] in the morning or before at the lodge. For more information, call 234-4839.

Central Wyoming Quilts of Valor

Every Wednesday, the Central Wyoming Quilts of Valor welcomes all quilters and long arm quilters. Crossroads Quilters is a chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, a national charity. We meet on Wednesdays from 1-4pm at the VFW on the Bryan Stock Trail in Caper to make quilts for loan to war-affected service members and veterans. Cloth, cotton wool and quilt are provided.

If you have served or know someone who has served, to be recognized in Quilt of Valor, please contact Jenny Vass at 307-259-8321 or Cyndi Adams at 307-262-2701. We are also looking for new members and welcome back old members – especially people who sew.

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