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October Events

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Ghost tours

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Oct 24, 25 & 26 and 29 -30. Ghost Frightseeing Tours. 6p & 7:30p. 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 of 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. FEEL FREE TO WEAR COSTUMES!


Haunted House

Oct 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31. Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House. 7-11p all days except Oct 30-31 is from 6-10p. Knights of Pythias, 312 ½ West 17th St. Located in a verified haunted location, haunted house has been voted the best haunted house within 100 miles of Denver. PREVIEW NIGHTS are October 3rd and 4th Dress like a Zombie: $5.00 per person, Not dressed like a Zombie: $10.00 per person, Military members with Military ID: Receive a 10% discount. REGULAR NIGHTS - October 10th and 11th, 17th and 18th, 24th and 25th, 30th and 31st -Halloween night $10.00 per person and Military members with Military ID: Receive a 10% discount. BLACK OUT NIGHT - November 1 $10.00 per person. The cost is $10 per person and groups of six or smaller are recommended for the optimal-scare experience. Children under 8, women who are pregnant and anyone with epilepsy are not allowed into the attraction (the use of strobe lights is extensive). Last, the wait time can get long on busy nights but the queue is indoors, heated and we have plenty of entertainment to keep you on your toes. 307-630-8680.


English Afternoon High Tea

Oct 24 & 25. High Tea on the High Plains. 2 & 4p. Nagel Warren Mansion, 222 E 17th Street. The staff dresses in period costume as they serve finely steeped teas, tea sandwiches and libations (if you so desire). The tea menu is prepared fresh in the Nagle-Warren kitchen the day of the tea. Reservations are required so the mansion staff can prepare the food, set the table and give you the individual attention you deserve. Reservations at 307-637-3333.


cheyenne stampede

Oct 24-26. Cheyenne Stampede v Salt Lake City hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


boo ball

Oct 25. Boo-tification Ball. 6p. Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Boo Ball is a fundraising event held each Oct for the purpose of beautifying the community of Cheyenne. It features a Halloween costume party and contest, a silent auction, a dinner and a dance. Please note that this is a "21 and over" event. $60. Tickets available at the Chamber, 121 West 15th Street Suite 200, The Statement, 1819 Carey Ave., and Party Dreams, 112 West 18th. 


night at the museum

Oct 31. Night at the Museum. 4–7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Families are invited to visit the Museum to meet some of Wyoming’s most famous—and infamous—characters at the Wyoming State Museum’s Halloween celebration, A Night at the Museum. This safe and educational event is for all ages, although children must be accompanied by an adult. children and their families can tour the Wyoming State Museum and make a treat bag along the way.The event is free and features a variety of characters from Wyoming's past including frontier soldiers, lawmen, Governor John Campbell and even President Teddy Roosevelt, just like in the ‘Night at the Museum' movies. 307-777-7021.


Trunk or Treat

Oct 31. Trunk or Treat. 5-8p. DanD Party Corner, 717 Storey Blvd. Games, attractions, popcorn and cotton candy as well as hot dogs, popcorn and beverages. Free. 307-638-0442.


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct 31- Nov 1. Rocky Horror Picture Show. 9 & midnight. Historic Atlas Theater, 211 W Lincolnway. It's the weird and wonderful story of newly engaged couple Brad and Janet when they encounter a problem with their car, only to find real problems in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Come ready to get drenched as audience participation is expected. Cost includes bag of props. 307-638-6543.


November Events

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turkey trot

Nov 1. Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble. 9a Comea House, 1504 Stinson Ave. This fun run for kids benefits the Comea House, which is an emergency shelter for displaced individuals and families. Registration fees are $20 for adults, $10 for children or $30 for families. To register, call 307-632-3174.


Nov 1. YMCA Holiday Craft Fair. 8a-2p. YMCA, 1426 E Lincolnway. The fair features local vendor, artisans, crafters, Holiday wares and crafts. There will be a free continental breakfast and pictures with Santa, music, raffles, and lunch from 11a-2p just in time to kick off the Holiday season. $30. 307-634-9622.


Nov 1. Family Days: Decorative Arts in Hunting and Fishing. 10a.–2p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Join in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Art of the Hunt through a variety of decorative arts, from antler crafts to quilting and everything in between. Free. 307-777-7021.


Nov 1. Winter Farmers’ Market. 10a-2p. Depot Lobby, West 15th Street and Capitol Ave. shop for late-season vegetables and other foods and products cultivated and produced in the region. 307-632-3905


Nov 7-8. Cheyenne Stampede v Colorado Jr. Eagles hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Nov 13. Art, Design & Dine Art Walk. 5-8p. Participating galleries include: Artful Hand Studio, 302 E 1st Ave.; Art Corner Co-op; Cheyenne Artists Guild, 1701 Morrie Ave; Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, 1506 Thomes Ave; Deselms Fine Art, 300 E 17th St; Flydragon Studio, 1822 E 16th St; FrameMaster, 137 Kornegay Ct; Iron Sharpens Iron, 5807 Sunset Dr; Nagle Warren Mansion, 222 E 17th St; Rotton Apple Ink, 218 W 17th St; Sierra Hills Assisted Living, 4606 N College Dr; Taste of the Tour, The Paramount Cafe, 1607 Capitol Ave; WYO Art Factory, 1506 Thomes Ave Suite F. Free.


Nov 13. Thursday Night Lecture Series: Remembering, Preserving, & Celebrating: Wyoming’s Hispanic History. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. A panel of presenters will explore the Hispanic Culture in Wyoming and the contributions made to Wyoming’s history by generations of the State’s Hispanic residents. Participants will also learn about some of the traditions and customs the community brought with them to Wyoming, including those associated with Diez y Seis de Septembre and Dia de los Muertos. Discover everything that goes into these holidays of remembering, honoring, and celebrating loved ones and cultural traditions. Free. 307-777-7021.


Nov 14. Cheyenne Stampede v Casper hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Nov 14-16. Moonlights & Magnolias. 7:30p Fri-Sat & 2p Sun. Historic Atlas Theater, 211 W Lincolnway. It’s 1939 and Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of Gone with the Wind because the script just doesn’t work. While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion the screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time: “Gone With the Wind.” 307-638-6543.


Nov 21. Tinsel Through Time: Christmas at the Mansion Opening Reception. 4-8p. Historic Governor’s Mansion, 300 E 21st St. The staff has taken six weeks to decorate the mansion for Christmas in early 20th Century style. Come celebrate this beautiful transformation and enjoy the holiday exhibit (along with some great treats to eat and drink). Free. 307-777-7878.


Nov 21-Dec 20. Historic Governor’s Mansion “Decking the Halls!” 9a-5p Wed-Sat. Enjoy the glitter, lights and decor that dress the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion during the “Tinsel Through Time: Dressing for the Ages” exhibit. Step back into time to learn about holiday traditions, historic decorations, party wear and fun holiday facts! New to the exhibit are holiday and party wear through the ages: From the Edwardian period of the early 1900s to the Groovy 1960s, clothing styles have changed dramatically. Enjoy the changes in styles as you tour the Mansion. 307-777-7878 


Nov 22-Dec 30. 1000 Faces of Santa. 10a-5p. Paul Smith's Children Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive.One of the largest, rarest, unique collections of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century. The collection belongs to Thom Wise, a world traveler. 307-637-6349


Nov 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 and Jan 2-3. Holiday Afternoon Tea. 1:30p & 3:40p. Nagle-Warren Mansion, 222 E. 17th St. The historic home is decked out in traditional Victorian fashion with holiday music on the antique concert grand piano. The tea menu fills a 12-foot dining room table and is served by costumed waitresses. You will sit at individual tea tables set with fine English china and silver service. Holiday Tea is served Friday and Saturday with the first seating at 1:30 p.m. and the last seating at 3:40 p.m. The price is $18.95 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and a credit card number will be requested in order to hold the reservation. Make reservations at 307-637-3333.


Nov 29-30. Holiday Mart. 1-5p Fri & 10a-5p Sat. Cheyenne Depot Lobby, 121 W. 15th St. This is a juried craft show, so only the best arts and crafts will be on display. During the craft show enjoy coffee, cocoa and the company of special guest, Santa Claus. 


Nov 29. Christmas Parade. 5:30p. Downtown on Capitol and Carey Avenues. The parade features more than 100 brightly illuminated floats, horse drawn wagons, bands, clowns, antique autos, dancers, performers and colorful marching groups. The parade lasts over an hour and is considered one of the finest Christmas Parades in the Rocky Mountain area. cheyennechristmasparade.com 307-638-3388.


Nov 29. A Tuba Christmas. 1p. Historic Depot Lobby, 121 W. 15th Street. Ring in the holidays BIG with a rousing concert of nothing but tubas!


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Dec 1-24. A Thousand Faces of Santa. 9a-5:30p Tue-Sat. Children's Village at the Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. This large, rare and unique collection of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century and from all over the world is displayed in the Discovery Lab at the Children’s Village. It's part of the Thom Wise Collection and has been featured on HGTV. Free. 637−6349


Dec 1-Feb 28, 2015. Hemi Lighted Forest Of Hope. After dark to 10p. With over 600 lighted Christmas Trees in a wonderful Wyoming setting and a trackless train, this gift of love started out of a desire to bring attention to the Hemisperectomy Foundation, and now also blesses the Cheyenne community. Hay rides, train rides most every night (no train rides and hay rides on nights when the University of Wyoming Ladies Basketball team plays at home). Admission is by donation. Hay rides are free, but train rides are $1. Hot chocolate is always on for those who do the hay rides. 6565 Ashley Drive. 307-630-6641 


Dec 4. Cirque Dreams HOLIDAZE. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th St. Now in its fifth year, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face” proclaims the Erie Times News about this “Broadway-worthy spectacle.”  307-637-6363.


Dec 5. Cheyenne Stampede v Roughriders (Boulder) hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Dec 5-6. Christmas House. 9a–7p Fri & 9a-5p Sat.. residence will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with magnificent decorations; handmade, unique gift items; artwork; and delicious baked goods, almost all of which will be available for purchase during the Christmas House. $6 for adults, 5 years and younger free. 


Dec 5-7, 11-14, 19-21. Miracle on 34th Street. 7:30p Thu-Sat & 2p Sun. Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Blvd. This Christmas Classic tells the story of a kindly old man named Kris Kringle who insists that he is the real Santa Claus. 307-638-6543.


Dec 6. Family Days: Celebrate Winter Holidays. 10a.–2p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Join in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about the many winter holidays brought to Wyoming from around the world. Family Days is a FREE program that provides children and their families with fun and educational opportunities to explore Wyoming’s natural and cultural resources. Free. 307-777-7021.


Dec 6 & 13. Children’s Holiday Tea. 2p-3:30p. Historic Governors’ Mansion, 300 E 21st St. Children ages 5-10 and their parents enjoy tea in the sunroom. Kids will enjoy storytime with one of Santa's helpers, craft a wish list to send to Santa and enjoy tea, hot chocolate and snacks. Free. RSVP required. 307-777-7878


Dec 7. Adult Holiday Tea. 2p-3p. Historic Governors’ Mansion, 300 E 21st St. Featuring Nancy Weidel presenting Christmas In The 1950s. Tour the mansion fully decorated, and enjoy tea in the sunroom. $20. RSVP required. 307-777-7878


Capitol Chorale

Dec 7. Yuletide Tapestry Concert. 7:30p. St Mary's Cathedral, 2107 Capitol Ave. The Cheyenne Capitol Chorale will perform the Yuletide Tapestry that includes a wide range of Christmas literature to celebrate the beauty of the season. Free. 307-637-5044. 


Dec 11. Thursday Night Lecture Series: Fingerprints on Wyoming’s Rock of Ages: Clues to the Growth of Continents. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. During this lecture, Professor Frost, Department of Geology and Geophysics at University of Wyoming, explores the geologic history of Wyoming, which spans nearly 4 billion years from the formation of the oldest rocks in the central part of the state to current geologic activity in Yellowstone. Professor Frost will first describe the field and laboratory methods used to decipher this history. Then, using the comparison of a human lifespan, she will make the series of events that created the geologic resources of our state come alive. Free. 307-777-7021.


Dec 11. Art, Design & Dine Art Walk. 5-8p. Dee James and Donna Person are the featured artists for the Cheyenne Artists Guild and will be part of a reception at the Carriage House, 1701 Morrie Ave. Other participating galleries include: Artful Hand Studio, 302 E 1st Ave.; Art Corner Co-op; Cheyenne Artists Guild, 1701 Morrie Ave; Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, 1506 Thomes Ave; Deselms Fine Art, 300 E 17th St; Flydragon Studio, 1822 E 16th St; FrameMaster, 137 Kornegay Ct; Iron Sharpens Iron, 5807 Sunset Dr; Nagle Warren Mansion, 222 E 17th St; Rotton Apple Ink, 218 W 17th St; Sierra Hills Assisted Living, 4606 N College Dr; Taste of the Tour, The Paramount Cafe, 1607 Capitol Ave; WYO Art Factory, 1506 Thomes Ave Suite F. Free.


Dec 13. Cheyenne Stampede v Denver hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Dec 13. Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 500 W 20th St. Ring in the Holidays with the CSO and friends, including the En Avant Dance Studio, All-City Children’s Chorus and more! Great holiday music and more. $10-30. . 307-778-8561 


Dec 14-24. Street Railway Holiday Light Tours. 6 & 8p. Start at the west end of Frontier Mall, 1400 E Dell Range, and go all around town. The best holiday homes are on display around town, with lots of twinkling lights and lawn decorations (who will win the Clark W Griswold Award?). The $10 (adult) and $5 (child) tickets go on sale December 1 and may be purchased with a credit card at 307-778-3133.  307-778-3133.


Dec 31. New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. 11p-1a. Depot Plaza, 121 W 15th St. A fully lit ball is suspended 75 feet in the air and drops at midnight. While waiting for the New Year, people gather in the Depot Plaza to enjoy music. Then, when the ball drops, the plaza fills with sounds of Auld Lang Syne, a laser show, and fireworks. Downtown businesses and nightlife spots get involved to enhance the experience for all who come. 307-778-3133



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Ongoing Events

Music / Dancing

Bunkhouse Bar, 1064 Happy Jack, 632-6184. Y Bar 4 Band plays 7-11p Fri & Sat (no cover). 
Cadillac Ranch, 3307 E Nationway, Rock and electro music starts 9p Wed-Sat.
Crown Bar, 222 W Lincolnway, Live music 7p Fri & Sat, dance music downstairs 9p Wed, Fri & Sat.
Drunken Skunk, 1617 Capitol Ave, Jam Sessions at 7:30p second Thu of month; live bands 9p Fri.
Midtown Tavern, 1303 E Pershing, 638-8703. Live music 8p Fri (no cover).
Outlaw Saloon, 312 S Greeley Hwy, Dancing every night. Line dancing lessons 8p Fri. Live music 8:30p nightly ($5 cover).
Paramount Café, 1607 Capitol Ave. Various performers at 7p Fri.
Redwood Lounge, 2105 E Lincolnway. 4:30-9p Thu. Thankful Thursdays lets you have fun with friends and help people in need with weekly gatherings to raise money for charity through 50/50 drawings and auctions. 635-9096.
Tuskers, 3310 Ridge Road, DJ dance 8p-2a Sat.

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Karaoke

Alf's Pub, 1622 E 19th St. 9p Sat. 
Drunken Skunk, 1617 Capitol, 9p Wed.
Paramount Café, 1607 Capitol Ave. Open Mic at 6p Fri.
Redwood Lounge, 2105 E Lincolnway. 9p Fri.
Suite Bistro, 1901 Central Ave. 8:30p Fri.

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Movies

Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range, 634-9499.
Capitol City Stadium, 3410 Concorde Ave, 638-7469.
Lincoln Movie Palace, 1615 Central Ave, 637-7469. 

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Public Golf Courses

Airport Golf Course, 4801 Central Ave, 637-6418. 18 holes. 6a-dark. $22.
Kingham Prairie View Golf Course, 3601 Windmill Rd, 637-6420. 9 holes. 6a-8p. $11. 
Little America Golf Course, 2800 West Lincolnway, 775-8500. 9 holes. 8a-6p. $19.

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Disc Golf

Dry Creek Parkway, Rock Springs and Filmore Ave, 18 holes.
FE Warren AFB, 6709 15th Cavalry Ave. 9 holes.
Mylar Park, 5200 Seminoe Rd, 9 holes.
Romero Park, Ames and Parsley Blvd. 9 holes.

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Outdoor Sports

Vedauwoo, 27 miles west of Cheyenne at exit 329 on I-80. Ancient rock formations perfect for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking and camping.

Curt Gowdy State Park, Located on HWY 210 between Cheyenne and Laramie, the Park is open all year and is a favorite destination for campers and anglers. Curt Gowdy also provides one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the region.

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Family/Kid Fun

Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 W Lincolnway, 433-0024. Laser tag ($6 for 20 minutes), video games arcade and adventure miniature golf (18 holes $5 adults, $4 kids).

Roller City, 5506 Weaver Road, 634-7291. Open skating is 7-10p Fri $6 and 1-3p and 3-5p Sat and 1-4p Sun $5 ($1 off if you bring your own skates). Cheap skate 6p Sun $2. School’s out skating 1-3p Mon & Thu ($4).

Two Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson Street, 634-7918. Open bowling daily.

Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave, 634-3561. lclsonline.org. Open 10a-9p Mon-Thu; 10a-6p Fri-Sat; & 1-5p Sun. 

   Baby Lapsit. 10:15a Fridays. Storytime. 
   Lego Challenge. 4:15p Nov 1 & 18; 4p Fridays, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22; and 3p Saturday, Nov 9. Legos provided. 
   Saturday Storytime. 10:15a Saturdays, birth-5years. 
   Stories on My Own. 10:15a Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3-5 years.
   Storytime. 11a Tuesdays & Wednesdays for 18 mo-5yr. 
   Tales Together. 10:15a Tuesdays & Wednesdays 18 mo-5 years.
Botanic Gardens, Lions Park, 4600 Carey Ave, 637-6349 botanic.org. Open every day from sunrise to sunset.
   Tropical Conservatory, Open 8a-4:30p Monday-Friday; 11a-3:30p Saturdays; closed Sundays and Holidays.
   Stargazing with the Cheyenne Astronomical Society at 7p Third Friday of the Month. Free.
   Walking Gardens, Open dawn to dusk with a rose garden, a Labyrinth, Centuries Garden & more.
Children’s Village, Open 9a-5:30p Tuesday-Saturday; 11a-4p Sunday; closed Mondays and Holidays. For children, with interactive displays & activities. 
   Storytime & Craft. 11a Fridays. $1. Preschool.

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Trivia

Buffalo Wild Wings, nightly, 1740 Prairie Ave. 635-9968.
Jacksons, nightly, 1121 Old Town Lane.
Shadows Pub & Grill, 7:30p Tue. W 15th St. and Capitol Ave, in the Depot.

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Bingo

Moose Lodge, 7p Mondays 635-9579.
AMVETS Post #10, 6p and 7p Fri-Mon 632-2999.

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Chess

Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer, 4:15p Wed. Beginners and Advanced.
Godfather’s Pizza, 5719 Yellowstone Road, all skill levels welcome, 6:30p Thu.

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Swimming

Sloans Lake, Lions Park, 4610 Carey Ave. Open noon to 5 p.m. daily. Free. Lifeguard is on duty. Lake also has paddleboats and canoes for $6 a half hour. 

YMCA, 1426 E Lincolnway, 634-9622. Open swim 3:30p and 7:15p Mon-Fri; 1:30p Sat-Sun. Members free, non-members $10 day.