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01-SOUTHEAST

CENTENNIAL

MAY 29-LABOR DAY WEEKEND Nici Self Historical Museum: Open 12-4p May 29-31; 12-4p Thu-Mon all summer through Labor Day weekend. 2734 Snowy Range Rd, free, info 307-742-7763.

JUNE 19 Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department 50th Anniversary: Fundraiser and anniversary celebration. Raffle, silent auction, free pig roast. Noon, Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 1, 4 North Fork Road, free, info 307-745-9322.

JULY 2-4 Centennial Valley Art Show and Sale: Artists reception 7-9p Jul 2, Art Show 9a-6p Jul 3, 9a-4p Jul 4. Nici Self Museum, info 307-745-9322, [email protected].

CHEYENNE

MAY 15-16 Mineral, Gem and Rock Show: Exhibits, sales, silent auction and children’s area. 9a-6p Sat, 10a-4p Sun. Archer Complex Building M, $3, 12 and under free, info 509-953-0634.

JUNE 11 Help Us Burn Our Mortgage: Fundraiser for Unaccompanied Students Initiative to pay off $277,000 mortgage and own both Laramie County houses free and clear. Burn the mortgage papers to celebrate that the loan is paid off. 5:30p, Frontier Park, info 307-220-2391, usinitiative.org.

CHUGWATER

ONGOING Live Music: Buffet closed, music venue open for Thursday night jam session and weekend performances. Apr 2 Justin Beasley, Apr 3 Travis & Colby Geile, Apr 9 Thin Smoke, Apr 10 Will Rogers, Apr 16 Rick Flohr, Apr 17 Brian Collins, April 23 Larry Phillips, April 24 Ja’net Eastman, April 30 Lee Robinson, May 1 David Miner, May 7 Almeda Bradshaw, May 8 Ain’t From Here. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200, [email protected].

JULY 16-17 Chugwater Music Fest: Live entertainment, vendors. 10a-5p each day. Chugwater Municipal Park, $20 day, $10 children, info 307-331-9298.

DOUGLAS

APRIL 16-22 Platte River Photography Show: Grand opening 5-7p April 16, show 11a-6p April 17-22. Entries accepted until April 10, entry fee, cash prizes for winners. 206 N. 6th St, info 307-358-2000.

ENCAMPMENT

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

GUERNSEY

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

LUSK

MAY 14-16 Police Kennel Regional Trials: A session will be open for the public. Niobrara County Fairgrounds. Info 307-334-2950.

JUNE 25 Niobrara Alumni golf tournament: Location, Info

JUNE 26 Niobrara Alumni Banquet: Book sale 8a, ice cream social 1p at the library. Free barbecue at Lusk State Bank 11a-1p. Info 307-334-2950.

MEDICINE BOW

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

SARATOGA

MAY 30 Shakespeare at the Museum: Shakespeare acting troupe will perform “Murder for Murder,” a dark comedy. Bring chairs and your beverage. Children are encouraged to come ahead of time and participate in a workshop about plays. 2p, pavilion at Saratoga Museum, free, info 307-326-5511, saratoga-museum.com.

JUNE 23 Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association Dinner: Dinner honors founding members, Platte Valley Community Center. Info 307-326-5511.

AUGUST 21 Gema Sings the Blues: Band will perform as part of Toga Weekend celebration in Saratoga. 7p, Saratoga Museum, $25, $50 for concert and 5:30p meet and greet. Info 307-326-5511, saratoga-museum.com.

ONGOING Saratoga Museum: Tue-Sat 10a-2p info 307-326-5511, saratoga-museum.com.

02-NORTHEAST

BUFFALO

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

CLEARMONT

MAY 8-9 Fiber Fun Weekend at SageRidge: Classes on fiber and fabric dyeing, felting manipulations and meditation. Free primitive camping. 239 Thompson Creek Rd, info 307-217-2594, sageridge.net.

GILLETTE

JUNE 19 A Story Nearly Told: Histories of a Wyoming Homestead: Presentation and book signing by Christine Scoggan Gillette, niece of the late Olive Marquiss and Dick and Lucille Dumbrill. Using memoirs and letters, the author gives us a glimpse into this family’s experiences homesteading on the Wyoming prairie. 1p, Campbell County Rockpile Museum, info 307-682-5723, rockpilemuseum.com.

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.

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

HULETT

JUNE 12-13 Hulett Rodeo: Parade 10a Sat, slack 10a Sun. NRCA & WRA approved rodeo starts at 1:30p. Kids’ events. Lunch and beer on the grounds. $10, $5 kids 14 and under, 7 and under free. Info 307-467-5668, 307-467-5929, rodeohulettwy.com.

JULY 10 Jubilee Days: Chuckwagon breakfast, parade, barbecue, evening dance, kids’ events. Various locations around town. Info 307-756-9300.

AUGUST 11 RibFest: 11a-5p, location TBA, info 307-756-9300.

SEPTEMBER 11 Heritage Roundup: Fundraiser for West Texas Trail Museum. Chuckwagon supper, silent auction, live music. Time, Location, info 307-756-9300.

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

ONGOING Senior Center Events: Carry-in dinner 12:30p third Sun. Rolls and coffee 9a Thu. 145 Main Street, info 307-467-5743.

MOORCROFT

JULY 10 Jubilee Days: Chuckwagon breakfast, parade, barbecue, evening dance, kids’ events. Various locations around town. Info 307-756-9300.

AUGUST 11 RibFest: 11a-5p, location TBA, info 307-756-9300.

SEPTEMBER 11 Heritage Roundup: Fundraiser for West Texas Trail Museum. Chuckwagon supper, silent auction, live music. Time, Location, info 307-756-9300.

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.

ONGOING GiGi’s Closet: Providing free gently-used clothing for the family. 9a-1p, 2nd and 4th Wed, First United Methodist Church basement entrance, info 307-746-4119, Facebook.

SHERIDAN

APRIL 20, 21 Banff Mountain Film Festival: 6:30p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

APRIL 29 National Theatre Live, Cyrano De Bergerac: 6:30p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, $16, $10 students, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

MAY 7 Brass Transit: Band plays tribute to music from the group Chicago. Live and online, 7:30p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

MAY 14 Larry Mitchell in Concert: Live and online, 7:30p, WYO Performing Arts & Education Center, info 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

SUNDANCE

APRIL 10, 17  Wellness blood draw: 7-10a, Sundance School Central Office, 122 Hwy 585, info  307-283-3501.

APRIL 10, 17 Fundraising breakfast: To benefit Sundance Senior Citizen Center, 7-10:30a, 220 N 2nd St, info 307-283-1711.

UPTON

APRIL 14 Chicken and Noodles Dinner: Fundraiser for and at Upton Senior Center, 5-7p, $8, $5 children, info 307-468-2587 or 307-468-9262.

APRIL 19 Card elimination with carry-in dinner: 5:30p, Upton Senior Center, info 307-468-9251.

JUNE 1-JULY 23 Summer Reading Program: 12-5p Mon-Fri, Upton Branch Library, info 307-468-2324.

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.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Indoor Archery: 12-8:30p, Goose Landing, $5, info 307-468-2506.

ONGOING Outdoor Archery: 12-5p, Goose Landing, $5, info 307-468-2506.

ONGOING Upton Gun Club Events: 5-Stand Shotgun Course, 5p $5; Trap Shooting, $5, 5p. 2579 State Hwy 116N, info 307-281-9980, [email protected]

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 2nd St., info 307-468-9251.

  

03-NORTHWEST

CODY

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

DUBOIS

APRIL 22 Swift Fox Ecology, Distribution and Trends in Wyoming: Virtual presentation on swift fox monitoring and studies by Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist. 7p, Dubois Museum, free, info 307-455-2284. PHOTO BY MARK GOCKE, WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

MAY 1-2 Dubois Weapons Collectors Gun Show: Raffle, refreshments. 8a-5p Sat, 9a-3p Sun. Headwaters Center, info 307-851-2522, [email protected].

MAY 18 Mason Draw Adventure Trek: Mason Draw is a great rock hounding area, but there is plenty of other interesting geology to see as well. Moderate hiking, bear spray, bug spray, and lunch required. Social distancing encouraged. 9a-2p, Dubois Museum, $10, reservations required, 307-455-2284. PHOTO COURTESY OF DUBOIS MUSEUM

MAY 26 Lewis “Chesty” Puller Gallery Opening: New 45,000 sq. ft. gallery highlights Vietnam and Korean Wars. 10a-5p Wed-Sun, National Museum of Military Vehicles, $15, $10 youth, free entry for veterans, info 307-455-3802, nmmv.org.

MAY 27 Buckskins and Ballgowns: A History of Fashion and Dress Out West, 1920-1940: Virtual presentation will unpack the history of the vacation wardrobe in the American West and will consider the outfits, those who wore them, the etiquette and dress codes surrounding their wearing. 7p, Dubois Museum, free, info 307-455-2284. PHOTO COURTESY OF DUBOIS MUSEUM

THIRD WEDNESDAYS Wyoming Health Fairs Monthly Wellness Screen/Blood Draw: 7-10a, Dubois Medical Clinic, appointments encouraged, info 307-455-2516, whf.as.me/dubois.

ONGOING Library Activities: Family Movie Night 6p Apr 24, 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.

ONGOING Guided Bighorn Sheep Tour: Make a reservation today for tour with optional hiking and bag lunches. Binoculars and transportation included. National Bighorn Sheep Center, 10 Bighorn Lane. Group rates available, info 307-455-3429, Bighorn.org.

HYATTVILLE

MAY 30 Cowboy Carnival: 5k run, sharpshooter contest, BBQ lunch, pie contest, art sale, quilt show, live music, sheep dog competition, kids’ activities. Info hyattville.org. ART BY SANDY GILLESPIE

LANDER

APRIL 16 Lander Art Center Member’s Show: Meet the artists at soft opening featuring all new work by local area artists. 4-6p, show on display during center hours starting Apr 17. Lander Art Center, free, info 307-332-5772, landerartcenter.com.

APRIL 24 Sheep Shearing Day: Explore the history of the sheep industry in Wind River Country. Witness sheep shearing, pet sheep, make crafts from sheep’s wool, buy products made from sheep’s wool and lots more. 1-3p, Pioneer Museum, free, info 307-332-3339. PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER MUSEUM

MAY 13 Wyoming Outlaws: Ray Maple, historian and re-enactor, will present tales of Butch Cassidy, Tom O’Day and other Wyoming bad men, while weaving what life was like on the Wyoming Frontier. 7p, Pioneer Museum, free, info 307-332-3339. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAY MAPLE

MAY 14-28 Abraham: Out of One; Many: Abraham, an historical spiritual figure of significance within three faiths: Islam, Christianity and Judaism, whose followers are all referred to as children of Abraham, has much to teach us about embracing the other and welcoming the stranger. Exhibition of 15 pieces of art. Pioneer Museum, info 307-332-3339, fremontcountymuseums.com/the-lander-museum.

MAY 15 Lander Historic Walking Tour: Adventure Trek will take a look at some of the historic lander buildings and building sites that helped shape the community. 10a, Chamber of Commerce, 25 people maximum, reservations required 307-332-3339. PHOTO COURTESY OF FREMONT COUNTY PIONEER MUSEUM

MAY 20 Lander in 1921: illustrated talk on what life was like in Lander over 100 years ago. 7p, Pioneer Museum, free, info 307-332-3339.  PHOTO COURTESY OF FREMONT COUNTY PIONEER MUSEUM

MAY 22 Historic Plants Day: Children will learn about some of the important crops in Lander’s early agricultural history and plant a vegetable in their own decorated planter that they can take home. 1-3p, Pioneer Museum, $5, limit eight, registration required 307-332-3339.

MAY 22 Wyoming Outdoor Weekend: Hybrid event of trade shows and online raffles. Showcases events and activities for those who shoot, fish, hike, bike, climb or generally enjoy the outdoors. Social distancing observed. Virtual raffles precede events. 4:30-7:30p, Community and Convention Center, info 307-438-9728, wyomingoutdoorweekend.com.

 

JUNE 5 Wyoming Writers Conference: Featuring award-winning poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, marketing and publishing professionals. Both in person and online. 11a, Lander Community and Convention Center, $190 in person, $90 students, $30 online, registration closes May 28, info 307-431-5447.

SATURDAYS Acoustic Music Jam: 11a-1p, Lander Bake Shop, info 307-332-3237.

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.

THROUGH FALL 2021  Native Americans of Wyoming’s Wind River Country: Paintings by Joseph Scheuerle, include members of the Shoshone and Arapaho from the Wind River Reservation. On loan by the Montana Historical Society. On display through the fall of 2021. Lander Pioneer Museum, info 307-332-3339, fremontcountymuseums.com/the-lander-museum.

RIVERTON

APRIL 7 Seed Starting with the Riverton Garden Club: Join the Riverton Garden Club as they discuss the basics of planning a garden, starting seeds, and caring for plants. 6p, Riverton Museum, free, info 307-856-2665.

APRIL 17 Seed Starting for Children: Join the Riverton Garden Club for activities to help your knowledge of plants and plant care grow! All ages welcome. 2-4p, Riverton Museum, $5, reservations encouraged, info 307-856-2665.

MAY 5 Historic Preservation Efforts in Riverton: Presentation will focus on the history and stories about some of the most important and recognizable buildings and homes in Riverton and some of the preservation efforts being made to protect these buildings. 6p, Riverton Museum, free, info 307-856-2665. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVERTON MUSEUM

MAY 22 Historic Riverton Walking Tour: Visit historic buildings and homes in Riverton while learning the stories of the people who lived and worked there. Plan to walk for most of the 2-hour tour. 2p, Riverton Museum, $5, reservations 307-856-2665.

May 28-30 Roasters Rendezvous Coffee Festival: Unlimited coffee sampling, tasty food pairings, coffee cocktails and more. 4-6p, Holiday Inn Riverton Convention Center, $15-$35, info rivertonchamber.org.

WEDNESDAYS Acoustic Music Jam: Join in or listen as musicians and dancers perform. 6:30-8:30p, Holiday Inn Convention Center, free, info 307-856-8100.

SATURDAYS Fremont County Master Gardeners Saturday Market: From 9-11a throughout the winter, Fremont County Fairgrounds Lunchroom, info 307-851-7562.

WEDNESDAYS IN MARCH, APRIL  Library Events: PreK Tales & Tunes (age 3-5) 10:30a, Starlight Storytime (birth-5) 5:30p, Toddler Move & Groove (birth-2) 10:30a, Summer Reading Registration begins June 1. Riverton Branch Library, free, info 307-856-3556 ext 2140.

SHOSHONI

APRIL 17 Ice Races at Boysen State Park: Adult and youth motorcycle races when lake ice conditions permit. There will be concessions but no warming hut. Leashed dogs ok. Registration 8-9:30a, races end 3p. Directions: From Hwy. 26 /789 turn north on Bass Lake Road, turn right on Loop One Road to Fremont Bay. State Park day-use fees: $4 per resident vehicle, or $6 non-resident vehicle. Pay station on Loop One Road. Info 307-851-6291, worra.org, wyoparks.wyo.gov.

SOUTH PASS CITY

MAY 27–30 Carissa Gold Mine Tours: See the pits & shafts where miners labored, then follow the transformation of the ugly grey rock to a gold bar. 2p Thu-Sun. Reservations recommended. $4 WY residents, $8 visitors, under 18 free, info 307-332-3684, southpasscity.com/tours.

THERMOPOLIS

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

 

04-SOUTHWEST

FORT BRIDGER

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

LYMAN

SECOND FRIDAYS Storytime: 11a, Lyman Branch Library, all ages are welcome, 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 kids’ classes are available. Valley Learning Center, times and prices vary. Info valleylearningcenter.coursestorm.com or 307-782-6401.