Community Calendar March 15, 2019

PEO hosts Parade of Tables

TORRINGTONHats off to Mothers is the theme of the sixth annual PEO Parade of Tables, set for Saturday, May 11, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Social Hall of St. Rose Catholic Church, 620 E. 22nd Ave., in Torrington.

The day will feature afternoon tea, with seating at any of 30 tables, set with family heirlooms, personal treasure, holiday memories and more. Anyone interested in designing one of the tables may contact Donna Cay at (307) 532-3222. Raffle tickets will also be available for $1 for a chance at a 50/25/25 drawing.

Tickets go on sale March 15 at $18 each. Contact Farm Girls Boutique, 2042 Main St., or Nita Gable, (307) 532-5257, for tickets.

Soup supper set

HAWK SPRINGS – The community of Hawk Springs will host its annual Chicken Noodle and Chili Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Community Building in Hawk Springs.

Chili and chicken noodle soup, desserts and drinks will be available, for a free-will donation. All donations received go to support the upkeep and preservation of the Hawk Springs Community Building.

Steel Magnolias to hit GCT stage

TORRINGTON – Enjoying a 30th anniversary revival around the country, Steel Magnolias is coming to the Goshen Community Theater stage in March.

Featuring six local performers, shows are scheduled at 7 p.m. March 21-23 and March 28-29 on the Fine Art Auditorium stage at Eastern Wyoming College. Matinees are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 and Saturday, March 30.

The opening night performance March 21 will be followed with a reception, catered by The Bread Doctor.

Tickets will be available at the door. Children 5 and younger receive free admissions, kindergarten through grade 12 and seniors, $7, adults $9, college students with identification will be admitted for $3. GCT will host a special Community Night performance of Friday, March 22, with all seats $5.

Steel Magnolias explores the bond shared between a group of Southern women in a small community and how they cope with adversity. 

The GCT production features Madison Bloodgood, Marci Shaver, Diona Savoy-McDaniels, Lacy Gonzalez, Teresa Bloodgood and Torry Wilson. Carolyn McBurney directs the play and brings some new ideas and staging to the show.

Game and Fish seeks public comment

LARAMIE – Torrington will be one of five host sites as Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials seek public comment on hunting seasons and regulations.

WGF officials will be at the Platte Valley Bank Community Room, 2201 Main St., in Torrington at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to gather input on proposed big game, wild turkey, upland game bird, small game, wild bison, migratory game bird and light goose conservation order hunting seasons and the general hunting regulation.

In addition to the meetings, written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, both at the public meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Dept., Regulations 3030 Energy Lane, Casper 82604. Comments may also be submitted online at

Copies of the proposed regulations are available on the department website. All written comments will be submitted to the commission before the public hearing, set for April 23-24 in Riverton.

Women’s Vote topic of presentation

GOSHEN COUNTY – The history of women voting in Wyoming will be the topic of a presentation this month, hosted by the Western History Center.

Wyoming: Home of the Women’s Vote will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Community Room at Platte Valley Bank, 2201 Main St., in Torrington. Andrea Sun-Zink, a member of the Governor’s Council, will present the program.

Sun-Zink joined the Governor’s Council for the Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration in 2016. A Casper native, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in economics and finance in 2005, going to work in banking. She currently is in charge of bookkeeping and circulation for the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, a weekly ag-based newspaper.

Spring Garden Conference set

TORRINGTON – Members of the Goshen County Master Gardeners group will host a Spring Garden Conference, set for Saturday, March 30, at the Goshen County 4-H Building on the fairgrounds campus in Torrington.

Kicking off at 9 a.m., the conference will host a variety of garden experts, including Jane Dorn, author and native plant expert, who will talk about plant varieties to attract bees and a host of other native pollinators to the home garden. Additional morning sessions will address the different native pollinators and what effect pesticides have on those species.

During the lunch break, a panel discussion with local producers on growing giant pumpkins will be presented, with free seeds available for conference participants. The afternoon session will feature a pruning workshop by UW Extension Horticulture Specialist Chris Hilgert, discussing and demonstrating pruning techniques for a variety of fruit trees, and more.

Cost for the conference is $25, which includes lunch and the afternoon workshop. Space is limited to 20 participants in the pruning workshop, so early registration is recommended.

To preregister, go to For more information, or to RSVP to pay at the door, please contact Caleb Carter at the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436 or at [email protected].

Spring book sale set

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Public Library Foundation will host its annual Spring Book Sale, March 30 to April 13, at the Library Annex, 2017 East A St., in Torrington.

A wide selection of books will be available at full marked price from March 30 to April 4. Books will go on sale at half price from April 5 to 9 and the popular Bag Sale will close out the annual event, from April 10 to 13.

Sale hours will be Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

County Task Force offers training

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault will offer training in April to address the ofttimes-widespread confusion and misinformation surrounding the dynamics of abusive relationships.

The training will be offered in two parts, beginning April 1. Part one will discuss the dynamics of abusive relationships, including domestic violence and sexual assault, carrying on to child abuse, elder abuse and stalking. 

The second part of the 40-hour training continues in May, covering the legal process, victim advocacy and local resources. Students completing both portions of the training will be gain certification as program volunteers.

The training is free, but pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient class materials for all students. For more information or to register, contact the Task Force office during regular business hours at (307) 532-2118.

EWC to host Business After Hours

TORRINGTON – In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Eastern Wyoming College will be hosting a Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in the Career and Technical Education Center building located at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

The event is free and open to the public.

Moisture monitoring topic of seminar

ALBIN – Monitoring moisture levels in soil will be the topic of an upcoming seminar, hosted by University of Wyoming Extension Service.

Vivek Sharma, irrigation specialist with the Extension, will present an overview of his current research. Caleb Carter, extension educator based in Goshen County, will talk about ways to incorporate soil monitoring technology into an irrigation strategy.

Following a luncheon, representatives of several companies which make different soil moisture monitoring devices will be available to answer questions.

The seminar is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the Albin Community Center. Cost is $15, which includes lunch.

To RSVP for a lunch count or for more information, please contact Caleb Carter at the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436 or at [email protected].

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