Community Calendar: September 6, 2017

Dance, lessons announced
GERING, Neb. – The Oregon Trail Dance Club will have a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the IOOF Hall, 800 N Street, Gering, for beginner lesson people and their families. A short introductory lesson will follow the dinner and then a regular member dance from 7 – 9 p.m. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come.
The club will host mainstream lessons at 800 N Street, Gering for one and all, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 7 – 9 p.m.
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.

Cattlewomen meeting set
TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Cattlewomen will host their regular meeting at noon on Friday, Sept. 8, at Deacon’s Restaurant in Torrington.

Community pancake breakfast
TORRINGTON – Torrington VFW Post 2918 will host its regular Pancake Breakfast from 8 – 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the post hall, 908 West 25th Ave., in Torrington.
The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Children younger than 12 eat free.
The public is invited.

Grief group forming
TORRINGTON – Dealing with grief and the loss of a loved one will be the focus of a support group forming at the Goshen County Senior Friendship Center here.
Using the GriefShare program model, facilitator Judy Chaffin will lead attendees through the grieving process. Discussions will include recovering from the loss, understanding grief is a normal process and dealing with anger as they move forward to rebuild their lives.
The group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays for 13 weeks, beginning Sept. 14.
For more information, contact Linda Crockett at the Senior Center, (307) 532-2796 or stop by at 216 E. 19th Ave., Torrington.

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 release.
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.

Portable Masterpieces performing in Casper
CASPER – It’s back to Radio Days at Wheeler Concert Hall on the Casper College campus when Portable Masterpieces takes the stage for one night, at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 22.
Portable Masterpieces is a modern iteration of the small orchestras that would provide musical accompaniment to Vaudeville shows a century ago. They’ve performed in vintage opera houses and theaters around the western United States and they’re bringing their show to Casper, featuring ragtime, light classical and radio tunes.
A second performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the WYO Theater in Sheridan. For more information, visit or, or contact the Casper College music department at (307) 268-2685 or WYO Theater box office at (307) 672-9084.

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.

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