Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Check out Nancy Sindelar's e-newsletter for progressive happenings around Wyoming

Laramie's Nancy Sindelar publishes the best progressive e-newsletter in Wyoming. It's an eclectic mix of postings about peace rallies, Occupy events, indie movie screenings, organizational meetings, speeches, workshops, and almost anything else that appeals to Nancy's activist sensibilities. Outdoor gear swap in Laramie, storm water regulation meeting in Jackson, Occupy Wall Street action in Casper -- just some of the events for this weekend featured in the newsletter. Add your event or subscribe via e-mail at (also see Nancy on Facebook). I pluck a lot of these e-newsletter events for my own blog. Here's a sampler for the first weekend in spring:
Friday & Saturday, March 23rd & 24th, Laramie:  Spring outdoor gear swap. Recycle the old stuff and try something different, get what is needed to enjoy the environment we protect.  Drop off gear 6–8 PM Friday, & 8–10 AM Saturday.  Sale doors open 11 AM to 1 PM, get in line early.  UW Outdoor Adventure program gets 15% commission, seller sets the price. Info:  Dan,, 766-2402,  Free entry for buyers.
Friday, March 23rd, Jackson:  Storm Water Regulation in Wyoming, focusing on the Clean Water Act and storm water discharge, installing BMPs, what works and doesn’t work, inspection/compliance, including changes to the large construction general permit (LCGP).  Lunch provided.  11:30 AM, UW 4H/Extension Bldg, 255 W. Deloney St. Info & RSVP by Wed, March 21st:  Rachel, 733-2110,  Free. 
Friday, March 23rd, Laramie:  Stand Up! For Peace, Now in its 10th year, noting 8 years of war on Iraq and 9 in Afghanistan. Meet experienced and new activists, vets and civilians.  Must not forget there are two hot and innumerable cold wars and occupations going down. The war is never over for those who 'served' New members keep joining, bring a sign or use one of ours.  4:45 - 5:15 PM, 3rd Street and Grand Ave.  Info:  Free Speech!
Date: Friday, March 23rd, Sheridan:  RSVP Deadline for the Friday, March 30th, Festival of Cultures.  Event features Marcos & Sabor, Buffalo Steel Drums, UW Brazilian Dancers, Immoortals Lion Dance, and a special Sheridan College spotlight.  Food includes dishes from South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Philippines, Peru, Morocco, Lebanon, Korea, Finland, and Denmark.  5:30 PM, Sheridan College Golden Dome, 3059 Coffeen Ave.   Info:  Brenda, 674-6446 X 2825.  Tickets:  WYO Theater Box Office, 42 N. Main St.  Cost:  $15. 
March 24th, 1998:  Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William sound destroyed native communities, 1200 miles of shoreline still are soaked with oil, and wildlife is gone.  The required shipboard radar and standby cleanup booms and boats were not available.  The mess is still there, and still it stinks.  Info:  Freedom isn't free.
Saturday, March 24th, Casper:  Occupy Wall Street continues.  The first of Wyoming's Occupations. Bring signs, kids, friends & neighbors.  Noon, Pioneer park, Center & B Sts.  Info:  Free.  
Saturday, March 24th, Jackson:  Occupy Wall Street, snow or shine, for anyone who is fed up with the way our government is no longer representing the 99%, instead siding with corporate greed.  Time, location TBA, followed by General Assembly at a local establishment, TBA.  Info:,  Free.
Saturday, March 24th, PinedaleOccupy Wall Street action for anyone who is fed up with the way our government is no longer representing the 99%, instead siding with corporate greed. Time & location TBA. Info:, Ana, 
Saturday, March 24th, Buffalo:  2012 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live (2011) Titles include:  "Pentecost," "Raju," "The Shore," "Time Freak," and "Tuba Atlantic"  Bennett Street film series.  6 PM, Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks, 7 PM, film, 28 S. Main St.  Info:,  Cost:  $9.
Sunday, March 25th, Laramie:  Stop the War Machine Peace Vigil 6 P.M. County Courthouse, 625 Grand Ave. Now in the 9th year, Stand Up For Peace members have peaceably assembled to petition for the redress of grievances on the steps of the Courthouse, since March 19th, 2003.  Info: Freedom!
Sunday, March 25th, Laramie:  "A Dangerous Method" (2011)  the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud.  Sheridan film festival.4:30 & 7:15 PM, Centennial Theatre, 36 East Alger St.  Info:,, 672 9811,  Cost:  $8.50, $6.50 kids & seniors.  


Anonymous said...

Its, Mike, not cindynan.

Anonymous said...

And thanks for the kind words, Mike.


Michael Shay said...

Oops -- fixed it. Feel free to use any of my blog stuff and you might find some good info at the Wyoming Arts Council blog at