Community Calendar: May 17, 2017

Father/Daughter Spring Dance
TORRINGTON – Torrington Job’s Daughters Bethel #20 will be hosting a Father/Daughter dance Saturday, May 20, from 6-8pm at the Torrington Masonic Lodge- 2801 Main Street. Fathers, grandfathers, and uncles are also invited. Dress in your favorite spring attire and join us for an evening of fun. Refreshments and games will be provided along with dancing opportunities. The cost is $5 per couple. For more information call Erin Jespersen at (307) 532-7332.

Laramie Co. Master Gardeners tree sale
CHEYENNE – “Grow Wild” at the annual Laramie County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Laramie County Archer Complex (3967 Archer Parkway) Building M. The Archer Complex is east of Cheyenne off Interstate 80.
A wide selection of Wyoming natives, perennials, annuals, vegetable starts and houseplants will be available for purchase. Free garden talks, a wide variety of vendors and community organizations will be available throughout the day.
This is the first year the sale has been held at the Archer Complex, rather than outside at the Depot.
Money raised supports Laramie County Master Gardener educational activities.

Walk to honor veterans
TORRINGTON – May 20 is the deadline to sign up for a planned Memorial Day 5K run/walk to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
Co-hosted by Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP program and McKinley and La’More Creative Consulting, the Honoring Warriors of Freedom event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 29. Walkers and runners will depart from the EWC parking lot, 3200 West C Street, in Torrington.
Participation cost is $25 per person with proceeds from the walk benefiting the Wounded Warriors Project to assist injured veterans and their families. Individuals who register early will receive a participation t-shirt. Walkers and runners may register the day of the event but a t-shirt is not guaranteed.
Registration forms are available and may be dropped off at the Torrington Chamber of Commerce, the GEAR UP office at EWC or by mail to P.O. Box 777, Torrington Wyo., 82240. For more information please call (559) 212-5222 or (530) 559-9913.

Community Blood Drive May 22
TORRINGTON – Residents are invited to give the gift of life and register for a chance to win new Harley Davison motorcycle.
Lincoln Community Complex in Torrington will host a Community Blood Drive Monday, May 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Every donor will be registered to win a new Harley Davidson. Drawing for the motorcycle will be held after June 31.
To schedule an appointment call (307) 638-3326 or visit Sponsor code for the local drive is “Torrington.” Donors may complete the online health history via computer, smartphone or tablet. The questionnaire is not compatible with some devices.
The drive is hosted by United Blood Services. Free cholesterol testing is offered with every donation. For more information, visit

Let’s go to the hop
TORRINGTON – The Friendship Senior Center invites residents to jump back in time with an old-fashioned Throw-back Thursday Sock Hop.
The Senior Center will be jumping from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. As a special treat, Torrington Mayor Mike Varney will relive his days as a soda jerk in his father’s store, providing root beer floats to Sock Hop guests. Additional snacks will be provided by the staff of the Senior Center.
The evening will include a variety of contests, including best costume and Hula Hoop and bubble blowing competitions. Hosted by the AARP of Torrington community group, a free-will donation is requested to support Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness programs in Goshen County.

Activities topic of presentation
LINGLE – The Western History Center will host its next program Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. to discuss its planned summer activities.
Discussion will include information about displays at the museum, archeological and historic site tours and planned activities around the Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse.
The program is free and the public is invited. The Western History Center is located on U.S. Hwy. 26, five miles west of Lingle. For more information, call (307) 837-3052.

New student registration set for EWC
TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College has announced that new student registration will be held for Goshen County students on May 30, 2017 at the main campus in Torrington.  Students will meet with an advisor and register for the Fall 2017 semester.
Students will have the opportunity to begin with the ACCUPLACER placement exams, if needed.  This placement exam is used to ensure placement into the appropriate English, reading and math courses.  There is a fee of $20 for these computer-based exams.  Students should bring a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.
Financial Aid staff will be available to assist students with the financial aid process and preparing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students are encouraged to sign up early for the new student registration session.  To sign up, call Marisol Chavez at 307.532.8230 or visit the EWC website at to sign up online.
Registration for the Summer 2017 session is also currently open.  A complete schedule is available online at

Calling all Betties
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – All the “Bettys” or “Bettes” of the area are invited to the quarterly meeting of The Western Plains Betty Club at Rosita’s, 1205 East Overland in Scottsbluff, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 1. Those attending are asked to bring a “white elephant” to exchange.
If you have questions, call (308) 635-7890 or (308) 247-2344.

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