Community Calendar: March 28, 2018

‘Way We Worked’ grand closing set

TORRINGTON – The Homesteaders Museum here will play host to a “Grand Closing” presentation to bid farewell to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service show, The Way We Worked.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the museum, 495 Main Street, in Torrington. Author and inspirational speaker Preethi Fernando of Loveland, Colo., will talk about “Amazing Women” during the event. Fernando is the author of 17 Women Who Shook the World.

For more information, visit the museum on Facebook, or call (307) 532-5612. The Way We Worked is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and Homesteaders Museum with cooperation from the U.S. National Archives and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

Scholarship deadline approaching

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – April 1 is the next deadline to file applications for a variety of scholarships offered by the Oregon Trail Community Foundation here.

OTCF annual awards dozens of scholarships to high school and college students around the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming region. In 2017, the Foundation award some $85,000 in regional scholarships.

Downloadable applications are available by visiting For additional information, contact school guidance counselors, college financial aid offices or the OTCF at (308) 635-3393.

Library Spring Sale

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Library Foundation will host its annual Spring Book Sale, April 7 – 21, at the Goshen County Library Annex at 2017 East A St. in Torrington.

Sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. A variety of quality used books will be on sale, full price, from April 7 to April 14. Shoppers will get the opportunity of “fill-a-bag” with books from among the unsold selections from April 16 – 21. 

For more information, call (307) 532-3411.

Weather spotter class offered

TORRINGTON – The National Weather Service in conjunction with Goshen County Emergency Management will offer a Weather Spotter Class here.

The class will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Torrington Fire Hall, 2001 W. C St. in Torrington. Attendees are requested to park on the side streets the evening of the class.

While the target audience is first responders, this class is open to the public.

April 10 has been designated Severe Weather Awareness Day in Goshen County.

Also on that Tuesday, Goshen County Emergency Management will be testing outdoor warning sirens around the county and in the communities of Fort Laramie, Lingle, Yoder, Hawk Springs and LaGrange. Testing is scheduled from 10 – 10:30 a.m.

For more information about severe weather safety and preparedness, visit the National Weather Service website at:         

Mobile Food Pantry in Torrington

GOSHEN COUNTY – Torrington will host the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Pavilion on the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

There are no qualifications required to participate in the food pantry distribution.

Volunteers are needed for two shifts, from 1 to 4 p.m. for setup and distribution and 4 to 7 p.m., for distribution and to assist with cleanup. To sign up in advance to volunteer, please go online to

Job Expo returns to EWC

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College will host its annual Job Expo, set for Tuesday, April 17, in the Petsch Center Gymnasium on the campus in Torrington.

The Expo will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register a business or company, or for additional information, contact Jo Ellen Keigley at (307) 532-8288.

EWC will also host a pre-expo job workshop, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. The workshop will go over resume planning and writing. Contact Donna White at (307) 532-8323 to register or for more information. The workshop is free and the public is invited.

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