South and Central Wyoming Events


MAY 2 Driver Services: Due to technical difficulties in April, WYDOT Driver Services will hold office hours in Baggs in May. 10a-2p, Baggs Public Library, info (307) 777-4013.


ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST, WEEKENDS IN SEPTEMBER Nici Self Museum: Open 12-4p Mon-Thu. Info 307-745-3108.


FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS Winter Farmer’s Market: Local vegetables, coffee, meat, eggs, crafts and more. Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4. 10a-2p, Cheyenne Train Depot Lobby, info 307-640-2665, [email protected]

APRIL 26-27 MAY 2-4 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Play based on the novel, 7:30p all dates, Laramie County Community College Playhouse, $10 free for students, info

MAY 5 America! Laramie County Community College Instrumental Ensembles’ Concert, 3p, Central High School, info

MAY 11 Mother’s Day Concert: Laramie County Community College String Ensemble and Collegiate Chorale, 3p, LCCC Clay Pathfinder Building, info

MAY 18-19 Mineral, Gem & Rock Show: Hosted by Cheyenne Mineral and Gem Society. Exhibits, dealers, free gold panning and silent auction. 9a-6p Sat, 10a-4p Sun, Archer Complex Building M&K, $3, 12 and under free. Info 509-953-0634.


JUNE 15 CHUGWATER CHILI COOKOFF: World-class chili cooking and tasting, live music, ranch rodeo, art show, car/tractor show, games and vendors at this family event. Info 307-715-9518.

THURSDAYS Acoustic Jam Session:Come to play an instrument, sing or listen, 6p, Stampede Saloon, 417 1stSt., free, info 307-422-3200.

FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS Live Music: Jessica Brant will play new music 5-7p April 19. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200, [email protected].


MAY 5, JUNE 2 Silver Spur – Spur Outfitters Sporting Clays Shoot: 9a, Spur Outfitters, LLC, 3224 Unit B Hwy 230, info 307-327-6505,

JUNE 15-16 Encampment Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo: Parade at 9a Sat, Lumberjack championships, rodeo, barbecue lunch. Lions Club Arena, $10, 12 and under free, info 307-327-5429.

JUNE 29 Tale of Two Cities Disc Golf Tournament: 10a – Check in by 9:30a – Encampment Town Park Play 27-hole disc golf in the third annual tournament. There will be first, second and third place awards in division amateur and open classes for competitors. Spectators can register for door prizes and a raffle at this family event. $35 competitor’s fee includes lunch, shirt, and music after the tournament. Spectators can purchase lunch for $8. Info 307-710-2626.

JUNE 29 Summit to Headwaters Music in the Park: Live music for everyone. 6:30p, Grand View Park, free.

ONGOING Grand Encampment Museum: Main Gallery and GEM Store open Mon-Fri 10a–4p, info 307-327-5308.


TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:45p, American Legion Hall, info 780-5489.


THIRD MONDAYS Book Discussion Group: 7p, info 307-575-1384.

THIRD MONDAYS Tri-City Arts Guild: 6:30p, info 307-575-1384.

SUNDAYS VFW Bingo: 1p, VFW Hall, info 307-836-2631.

FOURTH SUNDAYS American Legion Riders: 2p, Crazy Tony’s Bar & Grill, info 307-575-0838.


JUNE 22 Sunrise Mine Tour: Tour Sunrise mine and Powars II archeology site, proceeds benefit Western History Center. Optional lunch at 11:30a, tour at 1p. Meet at Miners and Stockmen’s Steakhouse, $20, $35 family, info 307-575-2010.

FOURTH SUNDAYS Hartville Museum & Community Center:Free music jam for musicians and listeners. Everyone is welcome. Bring snacks and have fun! 4–6p, info 307-836-2288.


MARCH 9 Goose Cook Off: 21st annual event opens to public 5:30p, live auction 7p, Hawk Springs Community Building.


MAY-SEP Historic Jay Em on the Rawhide: Tours available by appointment only. Call 307-735-4364 or 307-322-2839.


APRIL 27 Spring Gala Concert:The UW Department of Music presents its inaugural Spring Pops concert, featuring faculty and student soloists, along with The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble and Studio Orchestra. 7:30p, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, University of Wyoming, $12, $8 senior, $6 student, info 307-766-5222.

APRIL 30-MAY 5 The Robber Bridegroom:Bluegrass musical follows Jamie Lockhart, gentleman by day and rascally robber of the woods by night. 7:30p, 2p May 4, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre, University of Wyoming, $14, $11 senior, $7 student, info 307-766-2160.

MAY 17-19 Spring Outing to Adobe Town: Explore wilderness study area with University of Wyoming museum and collections manager. A high clearance vehicle is required for this overnight trip. Register for time and location 307-272-7136, [email protected].

JUNE 7-9 Wyoming Writers Conference: Open to members and non-members. University of Wyoming Gateway Center Complex. Scholarships available, discounted early-bird registration through May 1. Info


SECOND FRIDAYS Lego Club: 10a–noon, Lyman Branch Library, ages 8 & up, free, info 307-787-6556,


FOURTH TUESDAYS Bingo: 7p, Community Hall, info 307-710-4045.


WEDNESDAYS Storytime: 11a, Uinta County Library, info 307-782-3161.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon: Topics vary each month and are a great wealth of information for business owners and individuals alike. $15/plate, noon, Mountain View Town Hall, RSVP [email protected], 307-787-6378.


TUESDAYS Bingo: 7p, Recreation meeting room, 25¢ per card, 14 games, info 307-245-3301.


APRIL 27 Volunteer Meeting: History-lovers of all ages are invited to find out how they can volunteer during events and long summer hours. 10a, Saratoga Museum, info 307-710-3226.

MAY 25-26 Pig Digger Mud Rally: Mud trucks compete for cash & prizes, camping available. Whistle Pig Saloon/Beaver Liquor. Info

JUNE 15 C.J. Box Book signing: Bring or purchase Wolf Pack for author autograph. 12-1p, Saratoga Museum. Info 307-326-5511.

JUNE 19 Gema Pearl concert: Seven-time Grammy nominated vocalist will perform at museum benefit. 7p, Saratoga Museum, $25, or $50 for meet-and-greet. Info 307-326-5511.

JUNE 29 Exploring Saratoga Cemeteries: Guided summer trek event, meet at the Saratoga Museum, free, donations appreciated. Call for advanced registration 307-326-5511.

JUNE 12 Denim Pocket Craft:earn why denim was important to Wyoming. 1p, Saratoga Museum, $3, advanced registration required 307-326-5511.


MAY 14 Business Roundtable: Financial literacy presentation by Joe Benneick with RBC Wealth Management, 12-1p with lunch provided, 2042 Main Street, free, info 307-532-3879.

JUNE 20 3rd Thursday: Main Street closes to vehicle traffic to make room for vendors and live music. 4-7p, Main Street Torrington, free, info 307-532-3879. Themes: June Vintage; Jul 18 All-American; Aug 15 Made in Goshen; Sep 19 All About Agriculture.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Rex Young Rock Club: 7–8p, Senior Friendship Center.

THURSDAYS TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): 8–10a, Senior Friendship Center, info 307-334-3358.