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ONGOING Empire: A Community of African Americans on the Wyoming Plains: The Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit examines the history of African American ex-slave families who became homesteaders and farmers in the early 20th century. Starting in western Nebraska, they eventually founded the town of Empire, Wyoming. Jan 10-Feb 18, Laramie County Library, info 307-773-7218.


FIRST FRIDAY, ENDING APRIL 3 Karaoke Contest: Winner of Jan, Feb and Mar contests will receive a $20 gift certificate. Three winners will compete on Apr 3 for a $500 grand prize. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200, [email protected].

ONGOING Live Music: Acoustic jam session Thu, live music Fri & Sat. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, free, info 307-422-3200, [email protected].


ONGOING Grand Encampment Museum: Main Gallery and GEM store winter hours most days 10a-4p, info 307-327-5308.


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


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


JANUARY 18-19 Ice Fishing Derby: This event has been held at Saratoga Lake every year since 1983. In 2017, it was voted Best Annual Event in Carbon County. Saratoga Lake, info 307-326-8855.

FEBRUARY 22 Toast to History: Saratoga Museum fundraiser with wine, appetizers, selfie station, silent auction. 6p, Platte Valley Community Center, $25, $45 couple, info 307-710-3226.


JANUARY 13 Book Sale: Library Foundation fundraiser during regular library hours. Bag sale is $15 per bag the first 4 days and $10 per bag the last two days. Goshen County Library.

JANUARY 25 Sagebrush & Roses: This black tie and blue jean gala is an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. Fundraiser for Eastern Wyoming College agriculture programs. 6p, Goshen County Rendezvous Center, $75, info 307-532-8206, ewcsagebrushandroses.com.

SECOND TUESDAYS Lunch-N-Learn: Bring your lunch and questions about social media, human resources and more at Goshen County Economic Development talks. 12-1p, 21st&Main Loft, info 307-532-5162.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Rex Young Rock Club: 7–8p, Senior Friendship Center, info 308-632-5574.




THURSDAYS  Bluegrass Jam Session:6:30p, Occidental Saloon, free, info 307-684-0451.


ONGOING Historical Center: Center open Thu 2-4p, 1250 Front St, free. Historical Group meets 2p first Mon of the month at Clearmont Library, 1p third Mon of the month at Sheridan Library, info 307-758-4430.


JANUARY 18, FEBRUARY 15, MARCH 21 Saturday Farmers’ Market:Come out and enjoy a unique blend of crafts, produce, meats, jams, jellies and community. Always welcoming new vendors. 9a-noon, Gillette College Tech Center, info on Facebook.

JANUARY 11-19 Furniture Rehab Workshop: Northeast Wyoming Furniture Restorers host open hours workshop with demonstrations, mentoring and heated indoor space to work. Enjoy an indoor heated space to refinish, restore, or repurpose furniture or other artifacts. Come and go during hours open. Locked and secure site. Handouts and demonstrations on all aspects of refinishing and chalk paint. Experienced refinishers mentor newcomers. 8a-9p, CAM-PLEX, $90 for nine days, info 307-660-6577, [email protected]

APRIL 24-25 WyoPoets Workshop: Poetry readings and workshops at this annual event. Ramada Plaza, info wyopoets.org.

TUESDAYS Levis and Lace:Square dance club will give modern square dance lessons, 7:30p, Rockpile Community Center, free trial lessons, info 307-660-7207.

ONGOING Ava Community Art Center: Info avacenter.org or 307-682-9133.


ONGOING Hulett Museum and Art Gallery:8a-4p Mon-Fri, free, info 307-467-5292.


ONGOING Library events: Story hour 10a Wed; Book club 1p third Thursdays and 6p fourth Tuesdays. Info 307-756-3232,[email protected].

ONGOING Senior Center Events: Third Thu Birthday and Anniversary Dinner, meat provided, bring a side dish. 5p social hour, 6p dinner; fourth Thu toenail clinic 9a, info 307-756-9550.


FRIDAYS Bingo: 7:30p, VFW Hall, free.

SECOND & FOURTH WEDNESDAYS GiGi’s Closet: Providing free gently-used clothing for the family. 9a-1p, First United Methodist Church, info 307-746-4119.


JANUARY 25 Chili Cookoff: Recluse Community Trust fundraiser with live music and dance to follow cookoff. 5-7p, 110 Greenough Rd, $150 to enter cookoff, $10 to attend. Info on Facebook “Recluse Community.”


JANUARY 5 Classic Western Film Series, Paint Your Wagon: 2p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $12.50, $7 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

JANUARY 11 Met Live in HD, Berg’s Wozzeck: 10:55a, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $21 $11 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

JANUARY 12 Classic Western Film Series, Rustlers Rhapsody: 2p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $12.50, $7 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

JANUARY 14 Bolshoi in Cinema, Raymonda: 6p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $16, $11 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

JANUARY 19  Classic Western Film Series, Sheep Man: 2p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $12.50, $7 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

JANUARY 23 National Theatre Live, All My Sons: 6:30p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $16, $11 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

JANUARY 23 Nicole Foran Artist Talk & Exhibition Opening: 4-6p, Whitney Center for the Arts, info 307-670-0360.

FEBRUARY 2 Mark Bergman recital: 2p, Whitney Center for the Arts, info 307-670-0360.

FEBRUARY 6 A Far Cry: Boston based Grammy-nominated string orchestra will perform. 7p, Whitney Center for the Arts, $35, $25 senior, $10 student, info 307-670-0360.

FEBRUARY 27 Aaron Treeher Artist Talk & Exhibition Opening: 4-6p, Whitney Center for the Arts, info 307-670-0360.

JANUARY 26 Classic Western Film Series, Union Pacific: 2p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $12.50, $7 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

FEBRUARY 1 Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular: 10a, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $12.50, $10.50 senior & military, $7 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

FEBRUARY 8 Met Live in HD, The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess: 10:55a, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $21, $11 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

FEBRUARY 9 The Peking Acrobats: 7p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $30, $26.50 senior & military, $14.50 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

FEBRUARY 18 Llama Llama Live! 6p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $14.50, $12 senior & military, $9 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

FEBRUARY 20 National Theatre Live, The Lehman Trilogy: 6:30p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $16, $11 student, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.


TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Sip ‘n Walk Living History Tours: Adults & children welcome,6:30p Jul 9-Aug 28, meet at Crook County Courthouse Gazebo. Group rates available, info 307-283-3666.

ONGOING Library Events: Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers 10:30a Wed; Lunch Bunch book discussion group 11a fourth Thu; UFOs (Unfinished Objects) 6-8p last Mon. Crook County Library, info 307-283-1006 or [email protected]


JANUARY 22 Chicken and Noodles Dinner: Fundraiser for Upton Senior Center. 5-7p, at the center, $8, info 307-468-2587.

JANUARY 25 Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet: 6-12p, Upton Community Center, info 307-468-2642.

WEDNESDAYS All You Can Eat Buffet: Drinks and desserts included, 5-8p, Upton Golf Course, $10, $7 seniors, info 307-468-2847.

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS Zumba: 4p, Senior Center, $5, info 307-391-0223.

ONGOING Indoor Archery: Mon-Sat 5-9p, also 9a-12p Sat, 2741 Hwy 116N, $10, info 307-468-2506.

ONGOING Senior Center Activities: Lunch is served at noon Mon-Fri, $4, call for reservation before 9a. 307-468-9267. Stop by Tuesday mornings for coffee and treats, with an exercise program at 9a. Seniors welcome Thu and Fri from 1-4p. Potluck at 5:30p third Mondays. Ask about medical equipment loans. 1113 2ndSt., info 307-468-9251.




ONGOING Cody Country Art League Gallery:9a–5p Mon-Fri, 836 Sheridan Ave, info 307-587-3597.


JANUARY 25 Dubois Soupenanny: Soup and bread cookoff competition includes prizes for taster’s choice, 5p. Hootenanny follows at 7p with area musicians performing. Bake sale throughout the evening. This event supports Headwaters, Needs of Dubois and Kiwanis of Dubois. Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, $5, under 6 free, info 307-455-3534.

NOVEMBER-MARCH Guided Wildlife Viewing Tours: Hours-long guided tours include biology, history and photo opportunities. Bag lunches available on request. National Bighorn Sheep Center. Register 48 hours in advance 307-455-3429. PHOTO BY BILL SINCAVAGE

ONGOING Library Activities: Lego Club for grades K-5, 3:30p Tuesdays; Story Time for birth-5 years 10:30a Fridays; and Lego Duplo Club for toddlers and preschoolers 11a Fridays. Dubois Public Library, info 307-455-2992.


JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 21 Red Desert Audubon Art Show: Opening reception 6-8p Jan 10. Art show ongoing Tue-Thu 10-6p, Fri-Sat 10a-4p. Lander Art Center, info 307-332-5772, landerartcenter.com.

FEBRUARY 4-5 Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race: Feb 4 meet and greet on Lander’s Main Street 5:30-6:30p. Lander Bake Shop hosts the 2019 Pedigree Stage Stop movie. Feb 5 race 9-11a at Louis Lake parking lot on South Pass Hwy 28. Do not bring dogs. Info 307-343-6130, facebook, wyomingstagestop.org/stages/lander-wy.

JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 1 Wyoming State Winter Fair: Trade show features vendors from around the region, Fri 2-8p, Sat 10a-8p. Lander Community Center, info 307-335-5585.

HORSE SHOW DATE CHANGED TO FEBRUARY 8-9 Wyoming State Winter Fair: Horse Show includes over 40 classes: showmanship, lead line, English equitation, poles and barrels and more. Registration 7:30a, shows 9a-3p, Lander Rodeo Grounds. Info 307-349-5844, wyomingstatewinterfair.org.

MARCH 1 Student Select Art Show: Tue-Sat, Lander Art Center, free, info 307-332-5772, landerartcenter.com.

SATURDAYS TO MAY 25 Winter Farmers Market: Local seasonal produce, dairy, baked goods, locally raised meat, coffee, art and crafts. 1-3p. Lander VFW, info [email protected]

SUNDAYS Swing Dancing at the Coalter Loft: 6-9p, 126 Main St. Free, info 307-332-8228.

ONGOING First Friday: New artist and local musician each month. Art show reception 5p, music 6p. Middle Fork Restaurant. Info 307-335-5035, facebook.com/MiddleForkCafe.


FEBRUARY 14-16 Ice Melter Mini-Z Remote Controlled Car Races: National Contest at the Wind River Hotel Casino. Fri set up and practice. Sat qualifiers 10a-3p. Sun Last chance qualifiers and finals 9a-3p. Regional racers compete for prizes. 10269 Hwy 789, info 307-840-3761, [email protected]attsart.com.

THURSDAYS Music Jam: Sing or play folk, classic, country, bluegrass, old time rock n’ roll and more. 6:30-8:30p, Brown Sugar Roastery, free, info 307-856-2518.


SECOND SUNDAYS Open Mic Night: All ages welcome, winter hours 3-5p, Ten Sleep Brewing Co., info tensleepbrewingco.com.

THIRD THURSDAYS Jam Night: All ages welcome, winter hours 7p, Ten Sleep Brewing Co., info tensleepbrewingco.com.


ECOND FRIDAYS ArtStroll: Stroll on Broadway Street in Historic Downtown Thermopolis. The theme for Sept 13 is “Get Your Chalk On.” Info 307-864-3002, [email protected]



JANUARY 25 Evanston Area Community Foundation Fundraiser: 7p, Old Post Office, info 307-679-6549.


TUESDAYS Bingo: 6p, American Legion Hall, info 307-780-5489.


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


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

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon:For business owners and individuals alike. $15/plate, noon, Mountain View Town Hall, RSVP [email protected], 307-787-6378.

ONGOING Community Classes: Fitness, computer, workforce and kid’s classes are available. Valley Learning Center, times and prices vary. Info valleylearningcenter.coursestorm.com or 307-782-6401.