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01-SOUTHEAST

CENTENNIAL

JUNE 20 Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department Open House: Family-friendly fundraiser with pig roast, silent auction and raffle. Noon, Centennial Fire Department, free, info 307-745-9322.

JULY 4-5 Centennial Valley Art Show and Sale: Benefit for the Centennial Valley Historical Association. 9a, Nici Self Museum, free to attend, info 307-745-9322.

ONGOING Nici Self Museum Hours: Museum open on Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24, 25 and 12-4p Thu-Mon to Labor Day weekend, 12-4p Sat-Sun in September. Nici Self Museum, free, info 307-742-7763, niciselfmuseum.org.

CHUGWATER

JUNE 20 Chugwater Chili Cookoff: Annual event with ranch rodeo, live music, car/tractor show, games, vendors and chili to raise funds for the Chugwater Fire Department, Historical Society, FBLA and FFA, Community Center and more. Info 307-715-9518, [email protected]

AUGUST 14-15 Chugwater Music Fest: Showcase musicians in an outdoor tent, food and vendor booths. 10a-5p, Staats Park, $20, $10 kids each day. Info 307-331-9298.

ENCAMPMENT

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

HARTVILLE

JUNE 20 Sunrise Mine Tours: Three-hour mine and town tour, barbecue lunch to benefit the Western History Center. Gates open at 11:30, tour leaves at 1p. Meet at Sunrise Mine, $20, $35 family, no credit cards. Info 307-575-2010.

GUERNSEY

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

LUSK

May 19 Blood Drive: 1:30-6:30p, Niobrara County Fairgrounds, info 307-334-2950.

JUNE 27 Alumni Weekend: With BBQ, book sales and ice cream social. Info 307-334-2950.

MEDICINE BOW

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

SAVERY

JULY 18 & 19 Ride the Divide: Tractor ride between Savery and Riverside crosses Continental Divide via Battle Pass. $70, Yampa Valley Antique Power Club members $50. Info 970-270-2401, littlesnakerivermuseum.com.

AUGUST 15-16 Sheepwagon Exhibit: Food, crafts, music, tours and demonstrations during Little Snake River Museum event. Free, info 307-383-7262, littlesnakerivermuseum.com/sheepwagon.

TORRINGTON

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

 

02-NORTHEAST

BUFFALO

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

CLEARMONT

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.

GILLETTE

JUNE 6 Dance Through the Decades: Family-friendly event with dancing, silent auction and raffles to benefit the Rockpile Museum Association’s paid summer internship program. 5:30p, dinner 6p, Campbell County Senior Center. $40 tickets available at the Rockpile Museum. Info 307-682-5723, [email protected]

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.

SATURDAYS Black & Yellow Theatre: Experience designed to allow guests the opportunity to interact with subject matter, events and people that have shaped the Powder River Basin from pre-history to modern day. 11a-2p, Campbell County Rockpile Museum, free, info 307-682-5723, [email protected], rockpilemuseum.com.

THROUGH DECEMBER Campbell County Women at War: Nearly 350,000 American women served in uniform during the war and the women of northeast Wyoming were no exception. Learn about the unique work of these women, the sacrifices they made, and the impact their service had on the war effort. 9a-5p Mon-Sat, Campbell County Rockpile Museum, free, info 307-682-5723, [email protected].

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

HULETT

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

MOORCROFT

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.

NEWCASTLE

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.

PINE HAVEN

JUNE 20 Show and Shine: Classic car show, contest, barbecue. 9a, winners announced at 2p. Waters Park, $10 entry fee per vehicle. Info 307-756-9807.

JULY 3 Volunteer Fire Department Independence Celebration Fireworks Exhibition Fundraiser: 8p, Keyhole Reservoir, donations accepted, info 307-756-9807.

SEPTEMBER 5 Pine Haven Days: Parade, picnic, fish fry and other events. 10a–9p, Pine Haven Rd, info 307-756-9807.

SUNDANCE

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]

UPTON

ONGOING Upton Gun Club Events: June 2, 9, 16, 5-Stand Shotgun Course, 5p $5; June 3, 10, 17 Trap Shooting, $5, 5p; June 13 Wyoming State Youth Hunter Education Challenge, 7a, $10. 2579 State Hwy 116N, info 307-281-9980, [email protected]

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.

 

03-NORTHWEST

ARAPAHOE

SEPTEMBER 4-6 Northern Arapaho Powwow: Wyoming’s oldest powwow. Friday; 6p Grand Entry. Saturday; 10a youth games, 1p Grand Entry, 5-6 p gourd dancing, 7p Grand Entry. Sunday; 10a parade, 12p feast, 2p Grand Entry and royalty pageant. Arapahoe Powwow Grounds. Left Hand Ditch Road near the Sharp Nose Road intersection. Tentative dates, please confirm in advance 307-332-8548.

CASPER

NOVEMBER 5-6 Innovations in Learning Conference: Opportunity for educators to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments, from kindergarten through higher education. Location TBA. Info Wyoming Department of Education, 307-777-7675.

CODY

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

DUBOIS

JUNE 9 Five Mile Creek Tie Hack Tour: Between 1920 and 1927, tie hacks of the Wyoming Tie & Timber Company operated dozens of logging camps in the dense forests surrounding the base of Ramshorn Mountain. Visitors will see gorgeous views, tie hack ruins, and other historical artifacts from the tie hacking days of Dubois. 9a, Dubois Museum, $10 advance registration, bear spray, bug spray and lunch required 307-455-2284.

JUNE 12-14 Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Races: Calcutta at Outlaw Saloon 8a Fri. Packhorse Race 10a Sat, Ladies’ Race 10a Sun. Dubois Overlook on McKinley Dr. Info 307-455-3134, Facebook.

WEDNESDAYS IN JUNE Kids’ Corner: Education, crafts and loads of fun for the younger ones. 9-10a at the Dubois Museum, 10-11a at the National Bighorn Sheep Center. $3, info 307-455-2284.

ONGOING Library Activities:

Library Activities:  Storytime for birth-5 years 10:30a Fri; Lego Duplo Club for toddlers and preschoolers 11a Fri; book fair 2nd Saturdays; Lego Club for grades K-5, 3:30p April 21, May 5, 19. Dubois Public Library, info 307-455-2992.

ETHETE

MAY 29–30 Chief Yellow Calf Memorial Club Feast and Powwow: Grand Entry times: Fri 7p, Sat 6p. Blue Sky Hall, 506 Ethete Rd. Info 307-438-0863, [email protected].

JULY 17-19 55th Celebration & Indian Powwow: Grand Entry times: Fri 7p, Sat 1p & 7p, Sun 1p. Ethete Road & US 132. Info 307-438-3706. [email protected]

FORT WASHAKIE

JUNE 26-28 Eastern Shoshone Indian Days: Wyoming’s largest powwow. Friday; Grand Entry 7p. Saturday; Indian games 10a, Grand Entries 1p and 6p. Sunday; Parade 10a, feast 12p, Grand Entry 2p. 19 Old Wind River Hwy. Info 307-349-8031.

HUDSON

JUNE 20 Hudson Daze: Old-fashioned Western games, events, car show, skate-board demos and BBQ. 10a-3p, Gold Star Memorial Park, info 307-335-8125, [email protected], Facebook.

MEETEETSE

JUNE 3 History of Conservation in Park County: Park County Archivist Brian Beauvais will cover the history of conservation in Park County to set the stage for new ongoing summer seminar series: Humans and Wildlife Interactions. 6p, Meeteetse Museums, free, info [email protected]

JUNE 6 Legend Rock Tour: Annual tour includes kids’ activities and visit from Joshua Mann of the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Dress for the weather, bring water and lunch. Meet at Meeteetse Museums or Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site at 9a. Tour at 10a. Free. Info [email protected]

JUNE 13, 20 Photography Field Trips: Visit the Double Dee Ranch June 13, Kirwin June 20 with professional photographer. Dress for weather and bring camera, lunch and water. 10a, Meeteetse Museums, $25, pre-registration required. Information 307-868-2423, [email protected]

LANDER

JUNE 4 Wyoming’s Snow Chi Minh Trail: Author John Waggoner traces the history of the I-80 and the Lander folks who helped get it built. 7p, Pioneer Museum, free, info 307-332-3339.

JUNE 6 Gold Panning Day: Children will pan for gold along Baldwin Creek on the museum grounds and design a bag to store gold. 1p, Pioneer Museum, $4 advance registration required 307-332-3339.

JUNE 5-7 Wyoming Writers Conference: Register early to attend workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as publisher pitches, peer critiques and open mic nights. 1p, Peaks Conference Center at the Inn in Lander, $240 after May 15, info wyowriters.org.

June 12-13 Brewfest and Golf Tournament: Brewfest features 20-plus brewers from Wyoming and surrounding states, live music, vendors 2-7p, City Park. Golf Tournament tee-off 9a-12p for 9-hole scramble, Lander Golf & Country Club. Tickets and info 307-332-3892, landerbrewfest.com, landergolfcourse.com.

JUNE 13 Fremont Area Road Tour Cycling Event: Bike routes between 15-100 miles around scenic Lander nestled up against the Wind River Mountains. Pedal through colorful vistas before a yoga cool-down at Lander City Park, 6:30a-3p, info 307-332-3394. fremontarearoadtour.com.

WEDNESDAYS JUNE 24 TO AUGUST 12 Eagle Spirit Dancers: Lawn chairs and blankets welcome at this outdoor event. 7-8:30p, Museum of the American West, info 307-335-8778, museumoftheamericanwest.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]

SATURDAYS IN APRIL Acoustic Music Jam: A mix of acoustic instruments, voices, ages and levels of ability. No event April 25. 11-1p, Lander Bake Shop, free, info 307-332-3237.

JUNE 5-7 Wyoming Writers Conference: Register early to attend workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as publisher pitches, peer critiques and open mic nights. 1p, Peaks Conference Center at the Inn in Lander, $240 after May 15, info wyowriters.org.

WEDNESDAYS JUNE 24 TO AUGUST 12 Eagle Spirit Dancers: 7-8:30p, Museum of the American West, info 307-335-8778, museumoftheamericanwest.com.

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.

RIVERTON

MAY 23-34 Wyoming Weapons Collectors: 9a, Fremont County Fairgrounds, $6, kids under 12 free with an adult, info 307-742-4630.

TUESDAYS JUNE 2 TO AUGUST 25 Native American Song and Dance: 6-7p, Wind River Hotel & Casino, info 307-840-5805, windriverhotelcasino.com. Does not take place June 23.

JUNE 12–14  Blue Sky Powwow & Expo: Wind River Hotel & Casino, info 307-840-5805, windriverhotelcasino.com.

JUNE 13 Dutch Oven Bread & Homemade Butter: Children’s event puts a modern twist on the cooking techniques of generations past and maybe stretching the limits of what can be cooked in a fire. 2p, Riverton Museum, $5 registration required 307-856-2665.

JUNE 18 Family Documents, Book & Artifact Preservation: Museum staff and volunteers will outline how to create good storage conditions, basic conservation and repairs. Bring your documents and learn to take care of them with us. 6:30p, Riverton Museum, info 307-856-2665.

JUNE 17-20 Indian National Finals Qualifying Rodeos: Over 700 contestants expected for this tour-stop rodeo. Hosted by the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Rodeo, youth rodeo, Indian National Finals Rodeo at Fremont County Fair Grounds. After the rodeo parties at Wind River Casino. $10, kids $5, info 307-349-1168, 307-840-5191, fremontcountyfair.org, windriverhotelcasino.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.

ONGOING Library Events: May programs have been canceled. Summer Reading Program for all ages begins June 1; Safe Kids Fair is tentatively scheduled for June 3. Fremont County Library, free, info 307-856-3556.

SHOSHONI

JUNE 13 Shoshoni Day: Events all weekend include pancake breakfast at the fire hall, co-ed basketball tournament at the Shoshoni gym, ATV poker run, kids day at the park, Dutch oven dinner with a cobbler contest, dance at the fire hall, turkey shoot at the rifle range. Info 307-856-1164, [email protected], www.shoshoniwychamber.com.

SOUTH PASS CITY

PHOTO BY JENNIE HUTCHINSON ONGOING Carissa Gold Mine Mill Tour: Thu-Sun 2-4p, 125 South Pass Main St. $5, $3 WY residents, under 18 free. No kids under 8. Reservations recommended, 307-332-3684., [email protected], southpasscity.com/tours.

SATURDAYS IN JUNE English Tunnel Mine Tour: One-mile hike and candle tour of a real mine. Reservations required, 11a-1p, 125 South Pass Main St. $3 WY residents, $5 visitors, under 18 free. No kids under 8. Info 307-332-3684. [email protected], southpasscity.com/tours.

THERMOPOLIS

JUNE 11 Singing the good old songs again: Sing along with Jackie Davidson and Gary Brandt, 7p,  Hot Springs State Park pavilion, info thermopolischamber.org.

JULY 1 Air Force Band: 7p, Hot Springs State Park pavilion, info thermopolischamber.org.

JULY 4 River Dance: Dance to the sounds of Blackwater, with a break at dusk to enjoy the fireworks. Hot Springs State Park lower terraces shelter, 8-11p, info thermopolischamber.org.

JULY 26 Romancing the West: Music and video, 7:30p Hot Springs State Park pavilion, info thermopolischamber.org.

AUGUST 20 Pack’n the Mail: 7p, Hot Springs State Park pavilion, info thermopolischamber.org.

SECOND FRIDAYS ArtStroll: Stroll on Broadway Street in Historic Downtown Thermopolis. Info 307-864-3002, [email protected].

04-SOUTHWEST

FORT BRIDGER

MAY 25 Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony: Remember those who lost their lives serving our country through a flag raising ceremony conducted at the flag pole by volunteers from the American Legion and VFW. 8a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842.

JULY 3 Treaty Day: Remembrance of the Treaty of 1868 that was signed at Fort Bridger. 10a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842.

JULY 4 Fourth of July Parade and Kids’ Extreme: Parade through town begins at 11a. Kids’ Extreme at Fort Bridger State Historic Site follows, with games, activities, prizes and refreshments. Free, info 307-782-3842.

JULY 18 Hands on History: Experience history of the fort by participating in quilting, canvas tents, tomahawk throwing, rope making and more. Lunch available for purchase. 10a-3p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5, $3 residents, 17 and under free, info 307-782-3842.

SEPTEMBER 4-7 Mountain Man Rendezvous: Food, shopping, kids’ activities, music, dancing, marksmanship competitions and more. Visitors dressed pre-1840 head-to-toe attire enter free. 8a-5p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5, 12 and under free, info 307-782-3842.

SEPTEMBER 26 Bike Your Park: Bicycle a 2-mile guided path around the fort. 10a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free to participants, info 307-782-3842.

OCTOBER 24 Halloween Trick-or-Treat: Walk a solar lighted path, get spooked by volunteers, receive candy at historic buildings, and end with hot beverages and a hay ride back to your vehicle. 6:30-9p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5, 5 and under free, info 307-782-3842.

DECEMBER 13 Victorian Christmas at the Fort: Visit the Commanding Officer’s Quarters for children’s activities, caroling, pictures with Santa, readings of The Night Before Christmas, historical presentations and refreshments. Sponsored by the Fort Bridger Historical Association. 2-5p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5 or an item for the Bridger Valley Food Pantry per person, 12 and under free, info 307-782-3842.

JANUARY 1, 2021 First Day Hike: Take in history, scenery, and make new friends as you walk one mile around the site with refreshments to follow. 1p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842.

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

LYMAN

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW

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.