Community Calendar: May 1, 2018

National Day of Prayer

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Courthouse grounds will play host again this year to the National Day of Prayer observance.

Interested parties are asked to gather on the south lawn of the courthouse along East 20th Avenue at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 3, for the annual observance. Prayer topics will include government, the military, media, businesses, education, youth and the family.

The modern National Day of Prayer was authorized by Congress in 1952.

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.

Local artists sought

TORRINGTON – The Southeast Wyoming Art Association is seeking artists for participation in its annual show here.

Interested artists may bring their artwork for consideration for the show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, to The Loft at 2042 Main Street in Torrington. Entry fee for professional, advanced amateur and amateur divisions is $7 per entry and teen division, $4 per entry. 

Categories include oil/acrylic, water color/mixed media, drawing (including pencil/charcoal/colored pencil and etching), sculpture and any others not listed. There is no limit on the number of entries per artist. 

All entries must be original work, not shown previously and created within the last three years. Two-dimensional pieces must be framed with suitable hangers and artist identification on the back.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category within the divisions. In addition, gift certificates donated by local merchants will be awarded to entries selected by the merchants

The group will host an opening reception, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, where the public may meet the judge, professional artist Tim Collins of Laramie, and view winning entries in the show. The show will remain open from Monday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, through 12 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Artists may collect their entries from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

GoCo Cattlewomen set meeting

TORRINGTON – Goshen CattleWomen will meet at 12 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Platte Valley Bank Community Room for a catered box lunch. Cost $10. Please call Donna Cay Heinz, (307) 532-3222, for reservations. 

The program will include installation of officers and Goshen County Make-It-With-Wool winners.

Benefit dinner

TORRINGTON – The Torrington Elks Lodge will host a benefit enchilada dinner this week for a local man battling cancer.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for the Jack Bower Cancer Fund benefit, scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the lodge in Torrington. The event will also feature a silent auction as well as a “gift card table” for the fund. 

Tickets are available at various locations around the community or by calling
(308) 641-6428.

Torrington Alumni reunions weekend

TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School Trailblazer Alumni Reunion is scheduled for June 1-3.

All alumni and friends are invited to attend lunch, banquet and brunch that weekend. This reunion includes classes from 1938 - 1968. Registrations are due by May 10. If you did not receive a letter or know of someone who would like information; contact Donna Cay Heinz, secretary: (307) 532-3222, or [email protected]

THS classes of 1963 and 1964 will host their reunion at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Cottonwood Country Club in Torrington. Cost is $20 for singles and $40 per couple, with a cash bar provided.

To register, send RSVP and checks to:

Class of 1963: Donna Hattan, 3288 Buena Vista Rd, Torrington, Wyoming 82240

Class of 1964: Angie Chavez, 13008 Road 43, Torrington, Wyoming 82240

Cirque excursion announced

TORRINGTON – Tickets are on sale now for a trip to see the show, Cirque du Solei Corteo, set for Saturday, June 2, at the Busweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo.

Canadian company, Cirque du Solei, is the largest production entertainment company in the world. The show, Corteo – which translates from the Italian to “Procession” – follows the story of a clown as he imagines his funeral procession. A total of 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors portray the life and memories of the clown in an imaginary carnival setting.

The bus will leave the Eastern Wyoming College campus at 10 a.m. for the 3:30 p.m. show. Cost for the trip, hosted by the EWC Community Education office, is $70. Registration and payment deadline is May 10 by calling the Community Ed office at (307) 532-8213 or (307) 532-8323, or visiting in person on the campus at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

Democratic Convention set

TORRINGTON – Goshen County Democrats will host their regular County Convention, set for May 19, in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Wyoming College here.

Registration is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with a regular business meeting set to immediately follow. Residency in Goshen County is required to be a voting member of the convention. Voting delegates must also be a registered Democrat at least 15 days prior to the convention, by May 3.

The convention agenda includes election of State Convention delegates, adoption of the county platform and resolutions, election or appointment of precinct committee members and introduction of discussion of candidates for the 2018 election. The Wyoming State Democratic Convention is scheduled for June 9 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

“Important issues locally, statewide and nationally affect all,” party vice-chair Dorothy Schild wrote in a press release. “Democracy is being challenged and it is our obligation as citizens to protect and preserve it.”

Goshen County Democrats invite all interested parties to attend the convention.

The Lingle Guide welcomes submissions for the weekly Calendar of Events.

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