Community Calendar: August 23, 2017

Dems to meet
TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Goshen County Library Activity Center. The public is invited to attend.

Coin show, sale set
GERING, Neb. – Numismatists prepare. The 11th annual free coin collectors show returns this month to the Gering Civic Center.
Aug. 26 is the day for two rooms of rare and collectible coins and currency, including bullion gold and silver. Hours for the one-day event are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both the Wildcat and Dome Rock rooms at the Civic Center, located at 1050 M St. in Gering.
This year’s show will host dealers from around the region, including Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. Admission to the event is free.
Special features of the show include registration for a drawing for a chance to win a 1971 U.S. Proof coin set. And beginning collectors, age 10 and younger and accompanied by an adult, will have an opportunity to draw a free U.S. and World coin and stamp packet to add to their collection.
For additional information, contact show sponsor Gibbs Enterprises at [email protected] or (308) 641-6310.

Fort Caspar hosts pictograph, petroglyph workshop
CASPER – The Fort Caspar Museum will host a hands-on workshop Saturday, Aug. 26, to help Wyomingites and others commit their memories of the Great American Eclipse to stone.
The workshop, from 1 – 3 p.m., will run in conjunction with current exhibit, “Rock Art In Wyoming.” The exhibit features pictographs and petroglyphs found in Wyoming.
Pictographs are pictorial symbols painted or drawn on a surface, while petroglyphs are similar symbols that are incised or carved into a surface.
The workshop will explore early examples of both pictographs and petroglyphs, including how another astronomical event was recorded by Native Americans in Wyoming more than 180 years ago.  In 1833, the Lakota people commemorated the Leonid Meteor Shower by drawing pictographs on buffalo skins. These skins were called “winter counts” and were a way Native Americans recorded important events that occurred during a year.
“Rock Art in Wyoming,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Bureau of Land Management, will be on display through Sept. 10.
The program is open to all ages and is free with paid admission to the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Betty Club meeting
GERING, Neb. – All the “Bettys” or “Bettes” or “Betties” of the area are invited to the quarterly meeting of The Western Plains Betty Club at Goonies Bar and Grill, 310 M Street, Gering, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7. Those attending are asked to wear red white or blue.
If you have questions, call (308) 635-7890 or (308) 623-1082.

Free concert
TORRINGTON – North Hills and SONrise Church will host a free, back-to-school concert starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Pioneer Park on West D Street here.
Performing will be Lincoln, Neb.-based Christian rock band VOTA with special guests Foreverlin. The concert is for all students in junior and senior high school and features free food and music.

Auditions announced
TORRINGTON – Auditions for the upcoming Goshen County Community Theater production of The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium on West C Street in Torrington.
Audition materials may be picked up from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the 21st and Main building in downtown Torrington. There will also be opportunities to practice for the auditions that evening.
Calls for seven individuals, plus three, unskilled “gunslingers” who will have one line each are open. There is also need for a singer/narrator who’s able to play old cowboy songs on the guitar. Additional cast members will also be cast.
The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch follows the title character, a “no-good, drunken, brawling nuisance,” through the town of Gopher Gulch. There are few tears when Sneaky Fitch apparently dies, but when he rises from his coffin, the story changes.
For questions, call (307) 575-5983.

Program explores Tibet, China
TORRINGTON – Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 15 centuries, one that will be explored in greater detail in a series of lectures hosted by the University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies.
And, this year, the Eastern Wyoming Fine Arts Auditorium will play host to one of those lectures. At 7 p.m. Sept. 22, author and journalist Mark Jenkins will bring “Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time” to Torrington.
Jenkins, who covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic, will explore the relationships between the two countries, both historically and through the people. Using National Geographic images, Jenkins will reveal the modern lives of the Tibetans, and the Chinese, and the geopolitics that have always connected them, according to a press
The event is free and open to the public.
The UW Office of Academic Affairs, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, Wyoming Humanities Council and the Center for Global Studies at UW jointly sponsor the lecture series.

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