Community Calendar: April 17, 2018

USAF Offutt Brass band to perform

TORRINGTON – Offutt Brass, the brass ensemble from the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, will perform at the Eastern Wyoming College Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7.

The six-member ensemble, stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion.  With a wide musical variety of classical, jazz, popular, and patriotic favorites, Offutt Brass showcases the Air Force’s excellence, precision and innovation in every performance. These talented musicians proudly represent the more than 313,000 Air Force professionals around the world who relentlessly protect and defend the freedoms we cherish.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Library Spring Sale

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Library Foundation is hosting its annual Spring Book Sale through April 21, at the Goshen County Library Annex at 2017 East A St. in Torrington.

Sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Shoppers now have the opportunity of “fill-a-bag” with books from among the unsold selections from April 16 – 21. 

For more information, call (307) 532-3411.

Oregon Trail dance

KIMBALL, Neb. – The Oregon Trail Dance Club will host a dance from 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the old 4-H building in Kimball, Neb. Caller will be Bill Henke. Pre-rounds will be at 3:30 p.m. with Lucky calling. Lunch afterwards as always.

Fundraising carnival

TORRINGTON – Stacey Houk Family Enrichment Center of Torrington is organizing a carnival to raise funds and awareness for glycogen storage disease.

The carnival is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Rendezvous Center on the Goshen County Fairgrounds here. Featured entertainment for the afternoon will be DJ Freddie Marquez.

The carnival will also feature games, food and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Salem’s Fund to be given back to the community and to help family members who are affected with GSD.

EWC to host Spring Piano Recital

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College announces a Spring Piano Recital will be held Sunday April 22nd at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium with a reception to follow.

The recital is free and open to the public and will feature EWC students Sydney Hill and Jared Pilkington.

Smart Driver course offered

TORRINGTON – The AARP of Goshen County will host a second Smart Driver Course class during April.

The Senior Friendship Center in Torrington will host the courses, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Smart Driver is a refresher course specifically targeted to drivers 50 years of age and older.

Cost for either course day is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call Susan at the Senior Friendship Center for more information or to register at (307) 532-2796.

Mobile Food Pantry in Torrington

GOSHEN COUNTY – Torrington will host the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Pavilion on the Goshen County

There are no qualifications required to participate in the food pantry distribution.

Volunteers are needed for two shifts, from 1 to 4 p.m. for setup and distribution and 4 to 7 p.m., for distribution and to assist with cleanup. To sign up in advance to volunteer, please go online to

Job Expo returns to EWC

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College will host its annual Job Expo, set for Tuesday, April 17, in the Petsch Center Gymnasium on the campus in Torrington.

The Expo will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register a business or company, or for additional information, contact Jo Ellen Keigley at (307) 532-8288.

EWC will also host a pre-expo job workshop, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. The workshop will go over resume planning and writing. Contact Donna White at (307) 532-8323 to register or for more information. The workshop is free and the public is invited.

Women’s self-defense class offered

TORRINGTON – The Community Education Office at Eastern Wyoming College will host a one-night self-defense class geared specifically toward women in April.

The class is scheduled for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Cost is $20 per session.

The class is designed to increase personal awareness, reducing the chance of being put in a compromising situation at home, in a parking lot or while out. Basic defensive techniques will be demonstrated and opportunity will be provided for practice.

For more information or to register for the class, contact the Community Education office at (307) 532-8213 or (307) 532-8323. Interested parties may also register in person at the Community Education office inside the CTEC building, 3200 West C Street, in Torrington.

Chili, soup supper

HAWK SPRINGS – The Community Building in Hawk Springs will fill with the smells of homemade soup and chili during the spring Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper here later this month.

Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Community Building in Hawk Springs. The menu will include chili, chicken noodle soup, desserts and drinks. Free-will donations will
be accepted. 

All proceeds from the donations will go toward upkeep and preservation of the Community Building.

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