Community Calendar: September 20, 2017

Trip dates changed
TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education department has announced a date change for the upcoming bus trip for the Johnstown, Colo., Candlelight Dinner Theatre production of The Music Man.
The trip is now scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21, departing the EWC parking lot at 9 a.m. and returning to Torrington around 7 p.m. Cost for the trip is $70, which includes entrée, beverage and tip.
Deadline for paid registration is Oct. 6.

Market to host watermelon contest
TORRINGTON – The Torrington Farmers Market will host a watermelon-eating contest Thursday at City Park in Torrington.
No advance registration is required. Contestants are asked to check in at the market by 5 p.m. to participate. Watermelons will be provided.
All ages are welcome and prizes will be awarded to the fastest eaters. Keeping with tradition, the contest will be “no hands.”
For more information, contact Caleb Carter at the Goshen County Extension Office, (307) 532-2436 or [email protected]

Historical Society to meet
TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Historical Society will meet Saturday, Sept. 23, to plan for the future.
The meeting will focus on the election of officers and proposed meeting changes. There will not be a program. Lunch will be served at noon at the Torrington VFW, 908 W. 25th Ave., which is handicap accessible.
Cost is $10 for the meal, with RSVP’s due by noon, Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Reservations do not need to be made to attend the meeting that follows.
For more information, or to RSVP, call chapter Vice President Sandra Hansen, (307) 532-3619.

Smart Driver Course offered
TORRINGTON – The Friendship Senior Center in Torrington, in association with AARP, will offer two sessions of the group’s Smart Driver Course, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday Sept. 18, and again Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the senior center in Torrington.
Call Susan at the senior center, (307) 532-2796, to register.

Blazers to honor vets
TORRINGTON – Veterans and those currently serving on active duty are invited to special honorariums during Torrington High School volleyball and football games here Friday, Sept. 22.
The celebration will begin with a push-up contest during the THS volleyball game at 5 p.m. in Willi Gymnasium. Events scheduled during the football game Friday evening include a planned balloon release following the first Blazer touchdown and punching bags. The National Guard will have a tank on display during the game.

Square Dancing set
GERING, Neb. – The Oregon Trail Dance Club will have a Hee Haw Dance  at the IOOF Hall in Gering  from 7 – 9 p.m. Friday, with Lucky calling. There will be PLUS dancing from 6:30-7 p.m.  
On Sunday, Sept. 24, The Oregon Trail Dance Club will have a dance in the old 4-H building in Kimball from 2 – 4 p.m., with pre-rounds beginning at 1:30 p.m. The caller will be Mike Hogan with Lucky cuing. The regular meal will be served following the dancing.

Community Blood Drive
TORRINGTON – United Blood Services is again hosting a Community Blood Drive, set for 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at the Lincoln Community Complex in Torrington.
To schedule an appointment to donate, call (800) 456-7057 or log on and use the sponsor code Torrington.

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.

Community Hospital celebrates 40 years
TORRINGTON – Community members are invited to Torrington Community Hospital for a 40-year anniversary celebration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2000 Campbell Drive.
The event will include a re-dedication of the facility by CEO Shelby Nelson, as well as hospital tours and refreshments.

Pet vaccination clinic set
TORRINGTON – The Veterinary Technology Club at Eastern Wyoming College will host a pet vaccination clinic this month in conjunction with Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter.
The clinic is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the shelter, 980 W 11th Ave., in Torrington. The clinic will operate on a walk-in only basis, with no appointment necessary.
Club members will offer rabies vaccinations for $10, five-way canine vaccinations for $10 and feline five-way for $10. In addition, students will offer nail trimming for $5 and microchipping
for $20.
An additional clinic is set for Oct. 28. For more information, contact club advisor Christi Semmler at (307) 532-8331.

Homeless Collaborative to host conference
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Homeless Collaborative will host the 2017 “Time to Heal” Conference on Homelessness, Oct. 3 and 4, at the Radisson Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm in Cheyenne.
Breakout session topics will include substance abuse and recovery, homeless youth, law enforcement/department of corrections, rural homelessness, homeless with pets, housing vouchers, ESG/Coordinated entry and healthcare.
Guest speakers will include Gov. Matt Mead and former University of Wyoming football standout and professional athlete, Derrick Martin.
For more information and registration, please visit

Flu clinics set
GOSHEN COUNTY – Public health officials have announced several flu inoculation clinics set for October around the county.
Prime flu season in the state starts in late December and continues through May. Goshen County Public Health has the most current, quadravalent flu vaccines in stock, which may prevent infection or reduce the risk of complications if people do get sick.
Flu clinics will be:
• Monday, Oct. 2 – 10:30 – 11 a.m. at LaGrange Senior Center; 1 – 2 p.m. at Yoder Senior Center;
• Tuesday, Oct. 3 – 9 – 11 a.m. at Lingle Senior Center; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Laramie Senior Center;
• Thursday, Oct. 5 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Torrington Senior Center, and;
• Friday, Oct. 6 – Goshen County Public Health.
Open clinics will be offered from 8 –10 am. At the Goshen County Public Health office, 2025 Campbell Drive, Suite No. 1, in Torrington, as vaccine is available.
Medicare recipients are requested to bring their cards with them when receiving vaccination. Costs of inoculations not billed to Medicare is $30, payable at time of service. Receipts will be given, which may be turned in to insurance carrier or employer.

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