Weekend Happenings — October 16-18

Friday, October 16

Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope: 6:30-9 p.m. – 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.

Cheyenne Astronomical Society: 7 p.m. – Botanic Gardens conservatory, 4500 Carey Ave. View and learn about the stars at the Botanic Gardens. Star viewing occurs when the skies are clear. Open to the public. 637-6458.

Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House: 7 -11 p.m. – Knights of Pythias, 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. Tickets at the door. Pregnant women, the faint of heart and anyone younger than 8 are not allowed. 307-630-8680 or go online.

Saturday, October 17

NPC Wyoming Yellowstone Body Building Competition: 6 p.m. – Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th St. National Physique Committee competition; categories include body building, bikini, fitness, physique, and figure. Pre-judge events 11am, actual event 6pm . $30. For more information, call 307-637-6363 or go online.

Ghost Frightseeing Tours (Haunted Trolley Tours): 6 and 7:30 p.m. – 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 cheyennetrolley.com.

Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House: 7 -11 p.m. Knights of Pythias, 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. Tickets at the door. Pregnant women, the faint of heart and anyone younger than 8 are not allowed. 307-630-8680 or go online.

Sunday, October 18

Capital Chorale Concert – Heart of Life.: 3 p.m. – First United Methodist Church, 108 E. 18th Street. For more information, call 307-632-1410.