#Whatshappening in Cheyenne this weekend

Here's a list of some of the local events going on this weekend in Cheyenne! Events: Oct 16-Feb 28 from 6:30-9PM Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope 6565 Ashley Dr. Over 600 lighted Christmas trees in a wonderful Wyoming setting, viewed from a trackless train! Hay rides and train rides almost every night (no rides on nights the University of Wyoming Ladies Basketball team plays at home); rides and hot chocolate are free, donations accepted. The Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope was started to bring awareness to the Hemispherectomy Foundation; a tree is lit for each child who has undergone hemispherectomy brain surgery. For more information, call 3070-630-6631. Friday, October 16 at 7PM “Memories in the Making” Art Auction presented byThe Alzheimer’s Association Wyoming Chapter Wyoming Arts Center, in the Asher building, 500 West 15th Street The work of more than two dozen Wyoming artists will be on display and up for bid. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at FirsTier Bank, 1508 Stillwater Avenue, online at, by calling (307)316-2892 or from any Alzheimer’s Association Wyoming Chapter Board Member. Oct. 16-17 Wyoming Latina Youth Conference The banquet will take place Friday, October 16, 6:30pm, at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 West 15th Street. Open to the public. Workshops will take place Saturday, October 17, from 7:30am-4:30pm, at LCCC Conference Center, 1400 East College Drive. That evening the Noche de Alegria, “Night of Joy,” will be at the Historic Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue, starting at 6:30pm. Registration is $40 per person, it includes the banquet on Friday, breakfast and lunch at workshops on Saturday and admittance to Noche de Alegria. To register, call (307)920-0085. Oct 16-17 Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House 7-11PM 312 ½ West 17th St. The Knights of Pythias' annual haunted house features some of the creepiest moments you'll experience all year. Come ... if you dare! $10 per victim (cash only). Tickets at the door. Pregnant women, the faint of heart and anyone younger than 8 are not allowed. For more information, call 307-630-8680 or go online. Oct 17 starting at 6 & 7:30pm Ghost Frightseeing Tours (Haunted Trolley Tours) Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. It's Ghouls Gone Wild with the Terror on the Trolley as the Cheyenne Street Railway and the Paranormal Hunting Observation Group band together to investigate local hauntings! These 90-minute tours illuminate the spirits who once inhabited the vast prairie and our Wild West town. Wear your Halloween costumes. Departing from the historic (and haunted) Depot at West 15th Street and Capitol Ave. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 2-12 years old. Reservations are required. Tickets go on sale October 1 and VANISH quickly. 307-778-3133 or Saturday, October 17, 5PM Bingo Fundraiser Grandma’s Pickle Parlor, 800 South Greeley Highway The X-Junior Women’s Club of Cheyenne is sponsoring a fun filled evening of Bingo. The cost for a packet is $20 and extra cards will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Drinks and snacks are also available for purchase and there will be door prizes. The Bingo money will be divided between the winner and X-JWC. The proceeds will be donated to the Comea Shelter, Friday Food Bag and LCCC Scholarships. Questions, call Carol at (307)630-3119. Saturday, October 17, 9AM-4PM Craft Fair and Chili Cook-off The Cheyenne Alliance Church 5200 Ridge Road There will be chili, handmade gifts, jewelry of many styles, candles, blankets, pillows, wreathes and much more! For more information, call (307)635-1014. Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18; 10AM-2PM Pastel Workshop Mike Beeman’s Pastel Workshop will be held at the Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, 1701 Morrie Avenue Learn techniques of using pastels in a painterly style. There will be one-on-one assistance on blocking in, simplifying and working with edges. Please call (307)632-2263 for information and to sign up. Oct. 16-18 Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Laramie County Community College Arena, 1400 E College Blvd. More than 400 rodeo competitors from 13 colleges and universities head to Cheyenne to take part in this rodeo, with the top three winners in each event heading to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. The students will compete in saddle bronc, bareback riding, bull riding, tie -own roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaways roping, barrel racing and goat tying. Slack is free and is at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call 307-778-1291 or go online.