Centennial is a happening place! They have meetings, yoga classes and the Dead Dog Bike race just to name a few. Volunteer opportunities and fun events are planed all summer long. Check out the list and come check out Centennial, Wyomig!

Every Sunday--Centennial Valley Community Church Services Sunday School 9-9:45 AM for all ages; Church 10-11:15 AM. Children's church available.

Every Tuesday--Community Yoga Class School Gym @ 6-7:15 PM Beginner's yoga class for all levels. No charge, but a donation jar for those who would like to donate. Participants should bring the following, if they have them: yoga mat, blocks, and one or two blankets. Questions: please let Lane Roth know. For more information visit Lane's website at http://www.HealingMountainMassage.com.

Every Thursday through Monday--Nici Self Historical Museum Open for Regular Summer Hours Museum open noon to 4 Thursday through Monday through Labor Day weekend. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. (If you're interested in helping out at the museum, there is still a need for volunteers. You can reply to this e-mail and I'll refer you.)

4th--Museum Cleanup Day Nici Self Historical Museum @ 9:30 am. Come help clean the museum inside and out for the summer season. The last couple of years, only a couple of people have come out to help with this effort. The museum could really use some additional folks to help for even an hour this year. There are some large things that have blown in during the last couple of winters that take more than one person to move. So if you have an hour to spare on Saturday, your help would be greatly appreciated.

6th--Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department Meeting Fire Station @ 7 PM. Business Meeting, New Members Always Welcome

9th--Snowy Range Men's Service Club Meeting TBD @ 6 PM Social Hour; 7 PM Dinner/Meeting. Guest always welcome.

11th--Centennial Valley Historical Association Annual Meeting Nici Self Historical Museum @ 9:30 AM. All members of the CVHA are welcome and encouraged to attend. Even if you're not a member, come to find out what's planned for your local museum.

16th--Centennial Social Club Meeting Centennial Library @ 7 PM. Program: Welcome Back summer residents. Hostesses: CSC officers. All area women always welcome

18th--Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department Open House Noon to 3 PM, Centennial Fire Station, Highway 130. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of your Centennial department. As always, there will be free food, a raffle and silent auction, and rides on the fire trucks. This year, US Representative Cynthia Lummis will be stopping by, too. Some of the items already donated to the raffle and auction include two season tickets to the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Cultural Program Series for 2011-2012; two tickets to the UW vs. TCU football game in November; an official Major League baseball autographed by Rockies player Carlos Gonzales; and several pairs of tickets to Colorado Rockies games, in addition to some beautiful handmade jewelry.

20th--Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department Meeting Fire Station @ 7 PM. Training Meeting, New Members Always welcome

25th--Dead Dog Bicycle Race This annual race will be coming through town throughout the day.

27th-- Centennial Water & Sewer Board Meeting Centennial School @ 7 PM.

28th--Centennial Book Group Centennial Library @ 7 PM. We are reading Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West. It is the "One Book Montana" title for 2011 and is set in the small town of Willow Creek, Montana. Everyone is welcome to join us for the discussion.

In other news:

Those of you who live in North Fork may have noticed the construction that's begun on Cutacross Road. I received an e-mail from the new owners of that home being built by Deerwood Log Homes. Galyn and Julie Stahl, currently of Laramie, hope to be out here by next spring, and look forward to joining our community.

I also had an e-mail from someone who is offering to do house- and dog-sitting this summer. If you're in need of these services, you can reply to this e-mail and I'll put you in touch.

The forecast for this weekend is "warm" so we all know what that means. The National Weather Service is issuing a hydrologic outlook every couple of days. You can find a link to that outlook on Centennial's forecast page, http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Centennial&state=WY&site=CYS&textField1=41.3&textField2=-106.11

A more local outlook can be found on the library's web page, http://www.centenniallibrary.net/index.html

Finally, if you are in need of sandbags to protect your property before the community effort kicks off, you can contact CVVFD volunteer Eric Gregory. He can be reached at 745-0497, or if you're really lucky and he's not too far up the hill, you can try his cell phone at 760-1653. Remember, if you see water where it shouldn't be, or notice a rapid rise or drop in the river, call Laramie Dispatch at 721-2526. They will contact the proper authorities and page the resources needed to deal with the situation.