Community Calendar, Aug. 1, 2018


Lions to host Community in the Park

LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie Lions Club will host a Community in the Park celebration, 6 p.m. till dark, tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 1) at the Lingle City Park.

Lingle firefighters will be on hand cooking hamburgers with free-will donations accepted and the Lions will be serving ice crème cones for dessert. The Lingle community pool will host a free swim for children.

Music will be provided by the Goshen Community Band and Jazz Ensemble, the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church Men’s Group and more.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-expired, non-perishable food item for the Goshen County Food Bank and the Lions Club will be accepting usable eyeglasses. 

EWC announces registration day

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College is inviting all students or prospective students interested in enrolling for the Fall 2018 semester to attend a registration day, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, on the main campus in Torrington and at the satellite campus in Douglas. 

Attendees will take the appropriate placement exams, meet with an advisor, meet with a representative from Financial Aid and register for the fall semester. Students are encouraged to sign up to attend. Students interested in attending at the Douglas Campus can contact the campus at (307) 624-7000. Students interested in attending at the Torrington Campus can contact the college at (307) 532-8230.

Night courses for the 2018-19 fall semester begin Monday, Aug. 27, with all other classes beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Will, Betty Rogers topic of presentation

LAGRANGE – Looking for a fresh, free entertaining way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon? 

Come to LaGrange on Aug. 5 for a nostalgic trip down memory lane featuring the “Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the Wit, Betty Rogers.” Will Rogers’ folksy wit and common-sense attitude made him one of the most famous actors and authors in the world in the 1920s and ‘30s.

This entertaining program of quotes, readings, facts, and photos will be presented by Richard and Mary Maturi from Laramie. They will highlight the wit of Will Rogers and how his wife, Betty, was the driving force behind Will’s wit and the family business. The presentation shares how Will Rogers became a master of communication and discusses Rogers’ insight into the human condition and problems of his day. You will find much his insight as applicable today as it was decades ago. 

Their presentation will begin at 3 p.m. in the LaGrange-Bear Creek Unity Library, at 560 Second Street in LaGrange. The library is located in the LaGrange Heritage Square, formerly the LaGrange High School building. 

This program is free to the public. Following the program, the Library Board will serve old time Sarsaparilla (Root Beer) Floats, in keeping with the era. If you have questions, please call Cheryl Grandstaff, (307) 834-2459.

Lions Arts and Crafts Fest

TORRINGTON – The date is quick approaching for the fourth annual Lions Club Arts and Crafts Festival.

Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Pioneer Park, 15th Avenue and West D Street, in Torrington. The event features arts, crafts, food and entertainment through 3 p.m.

The Lions Club is still seeking vendors for the annual fair. Email applications are accepted at [email protected] Cost for vendors is $35 for a 15x10 space and $75 for food vendors.

For more information, call Shari at (307) 575-9244 of Debbie at (307) 630-5713.

EWC to host informational meeting

TORRINGTON – Interested parties are invited to an information meeting and listening session on the proposed addition of a nursing program at the Torrington campus of Eastern Wyoming College.

Two meetings are planned, at noon and again at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in room 101 of the Career and Technical Education Center, 3200 W. C St. in Torrington. College officials wish to gauge regional interest in possible expansion of the Associate Degree in Nursing program currently offered on the Douglas campus. Participants will be asked to share their contact information and to complete a brief questionnaire during the two sessions.

Hawk Springs Hamburger Fry

HAWK SPRINGS – It will be another night of good food and good music on Aug. 8 in Hawk Springs.

From 5 to 7 p.m., join your neighbors at the Hawk Springs Community Center for the Hamburger Fry. This month’s gathering will feature seven flavors of homemade ice cream, in addition to all the other goodies. 

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children age six to 11. Children five and younger eat free. Tickets will be on sale for the 50-50 drawing at $1 each or six for $5. The winner from ticket sales throughout the summer Hamburger Fries will be drawn at 6:30 p.m.

Hawk Spring Hamburger Fries are the primary source of income to fund maintenance and upkeep on the historic Community Center throughout the year.

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