Community Calendar, Jan. 25, 2019

NHS closed during shutdown

FORT LARAMIE – Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, Fort Laramie National Historic Site is closed for the safety of visitors and park resources. 

Many other national park sites across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at some sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. This includes the Fort Laramie NHS confluence trail.

Please visit and select “Find a Park” for additional information about access to other parks and sites in this area. However, note that because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

Right to Life Soufflé Breakfast

TORRINGTON – The local Knights of Columbus will host its annual Right to Life Soufflé Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Social Hall, 605 E. 22nd Ave., in Torrington.

Tickets will be available at the door or by calling (307) 532-4594.

The Goshen County Right to Life group meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Brand Room at the county fairgrounds.

Smart Driver course offered

GOSHEN COUNTY – AARP Wyoming will again offer its Smart Driver course, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Senior Friendship Center, 216 E. 19th Ave., in Torrington. 

Successful completion of the Smart Driver course is worth a 10 percent discount on auto insurance in Wyoming.

Cost will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call Susan at the Senior Friendship Center, (307) 532-2796, to register.

Leather class to be offered

TORRINGTON – Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a new date for the Leather Craft Studio, beginning in February.

The class will be offered Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 25. The cost of this class is $60.

Leather craft is the art of making articles from leather that are both useful and decoratively beautiful. Instructor Sandy Hoehn will introduce you to the world of hand tooling, or “carving” leather. You will learn how to use the basic tools and the process for creating tooled leather designs. Although this is a beginner’s class, it is also suitable for more experienced artisans to “brush up” on their tooling skills. Students will be able to make a belt or a fashionable leather bracelet. Sandy will have leather available for purchase. Loaner sets of basic tools will be available for students to use during class, or they may bring their own.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at (307) 532-8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

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