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If you have a Local Brief you’d like to submit, send it to, bring it to the office at 320 Grand Ave. or fax it to 721-2973. Include who, what, when, where, why and how in the brief, as well as the cost and where to go for more information, if applicable. Word limit for briefs is 125 words. Submitting information for briefs does not preclude us from possibly writing a story on it. All submissions will be edited for grammar, style, spelling, libel and length. The deadline is 4 p.m. for the next day’s publication. Contact Peter Baumann at 755-3328 or for more information.

Business executive to meet with UW MBA students today

A results-oriented executive with more than three decades of extensive business experience in a diverse range of industries is set to speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration students at 10:30 a.m. today in the College of Business, according to a news release.

Karen Bard will share her vast knowledge of business/technical strategies and commercial/financial orientation – decision making, uncertainty and risk analysis — as part of the MBA Program’s Executive Speaker Series.

The MBA Program’s Executive Speaker Series this spring allows UW MBA students the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions and receive real-world learning experiences from a group of diverse industry leaders, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, financial service representatives and sports industry executives, the release states.

Contact Tanner Parmely at 766-2449 or for more information.

Boy Scout troops to host pancake breakfast

Boy Scout troops 136 and 137 plan to host the 33rd annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in Wilson Hall at First United Methodist Church, 1215 Gibbon St. Tickets are $4 for all-you-can-eat pancakes.

Moose Lodge to host bingo

The Laramie Moose Lodge is going to host a bingo game Feb. 17 at the Lodge, 409 S. Third St., according to a news release. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will begin at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for dinner and snacks. Packets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and additional packets are $15. A $500 jackpot will be given away if a minimum of 100 packets are sold. Anyone bringing in individually packaged food items to donate for the Backpack Program will get an additional game paper. Packet tickets can be purchased at the Moose Lodge, from a member or by emailing prior to Feb. 17.

Woman’s Club to feature Dr. Shawn Palmer at meeting

The Laramie Woman’s Club is set to feature Dr. Shawn Palmer speaking on Women’s Health during a meeting at noon today.

The group is currently meeting at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 431 S. 21 St., because of the renovation of the Alice Hardie Stevens Center. Call Lynda Hidalgo at 760-7260 for more information.

Event to raise funds for local foster children

The public is invited to a sweet fundraiser to provide Laramie foster children with the birthdays they deserve, according to a news release. Frosting for Fosters is from 3-6 p.m. today at the Albany County Public Library, 310 S. Eighth St., and will feature cupcakes for frosting for $1 each or $3 for four, with all the supplies necessary, as well as all sorts of other activities.

All proceeds go to provide birthday celebrations to children in foster care, the release states.

Contact Hannah Fields at or 307-421-2360 or go to for more information.

Pizza Across America coming to Laramie Soup Kitchen

The Laramie Soup Kitchen is partnering with an organization called Slice Out Hunger for an event on National Pizza Day called Pizza Across America, according to a news release. From 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, food from local pizzerias will be donated — anywhere from 5-10 pizzas from each restaurant. Businesses donating pizza include Papa Murphy’s, Alibi Pub, Toppers, Mr. Jim’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Napoli’s, Grand Avenue Pizza, Roxie’s on Grand, Papa John’s and Cowbar & Grill. This pizza will go to serve the soup kitchen’s daily 80-100 guests. All are welcome to stop by and eat.

Developmental Preschool brings 2nd annual talent contest to Laramie

The second annual, all-ages Talent for Tots talent contest presented by Developmental Preschool and Day Care Center is hosting talent auditions from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the preschool, 1771 Centennial Drive.

The qualifying contestants will hit the stage at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Albany County Fairgrounds Activities Building for the talent contest finals. Tickets are available for $15 per adult, $5 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Ticket holders can enjoy an inclusive dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar while watching the final contestants compete for prize money and the People’s Choice Award.

Developmental Preschool and Day Care Center is a nonprofit organization that provides developmental services, child care and a sliding-fee scale for low-income families, according to a news release.

As a nonprofit, fundraiser events, such as Talent for Tots, allow Developmental Preschool to better serve the children of Albany County.

Auditions for the Talent for Tots talent contest are free. Call 742-3571 to schedule an audition appointment or to submit a video audition. Walk-ins are welcome during the auditions. Go to for more information.

Trattoria Promessa fundraiser set for Saturday

Family Promise of Albany County is planning an Italian dinner fundraiser for 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St.

Trattoria Promessa will featured Italian-themed hors d’oeurves, dinner and wine, as well as a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Go to or contact Patricia McDaniel at or 307-631-7918 for tickets or more information.

Women’s group to screen movie at social gathering

A social gathering of the Mary and Martha Women’s group of St. Paul’s Newman Center is set for 6 p.m. Saturday in Bishop Newel Hall at the church, 1800 Grand Ave., according to a news release. The group will be watching the movie “The Reluctant Saint: St. Joseph of Cupertino.” This movie is a heartwarming, lighthearted and amazing true story of a humble Franciscan friar who rose to sainthood, the release states. All women are invited to bring snacks to enjoy during the movie. All Catholic women who attend St. Paul’s Newman Center are welcome to attend.

Annual Chocolate Fiesta to return

All things chocolate will be available during the 33rd annual Chocolate Fiesta from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 1402 Gibbon St.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, an assortment of cookies, cakes, bars, fudge, candy, muffins, pies, cupcakes and more will be available for purchase, according to a news release. Coffee from Dazbog will also be provided by Huckleberry’s Café. A silent auction will feature the works of local artists.

The event is sponsored by the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, and all proceeds will go to Hospice of Laramie.

Call Rebecca Roberts at 760-6513 for more information.

Cat adoption event set for Saturday

The Laramie Animal Welfare Society is planning to host a “Caturday” adoption event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Second and Russell streets. There will be adult cats available for adoption for a $45 fee and kittens available for adoption for a $60 fee, which includes spay/neuter. Participants are encouraged to get applications completed early, and preapproval is required to take an animal home, according to a news release. Cash, checks or PayPal (via phone) payments are accepted.

No credit cards will be taken. Go to and find the adoption page for applications. Call 745-4586 or email for more information.

FeBREWary Fest scheduled for Saturday

The public is invited to try Laramie’s best homebrews, ciders and food from local eateries, along with music provided by Moral Panic. FeBREWary Fest is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday in the South Gym of the Laramie Plains Civic Center, 710 Garfield St. Tickets are $25 each, and proceeds will benefit Hospice of Laramie, according to a news release.

Tickets can be purchased at


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