Northwest Wyoming Events

CODY

THIRD SUNDAYS The Wyoming Fiddler Association District #2 Jam: 1–4p, Cassie’s Supper Club, info 307-754-2687.

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

DUBOIS

FEBRUARY 21 National Bighorn Sheep Center Annual Meeting:Join members to enjoy a potluck dinner, learn about our education outreach and hear local bighorn herd updates. 6p, Headwaters Events Center, registration preferred, info 307-455-3429, bighorn.org.

MARCH 7 Early Residents: Steve Banks will present a Wyoming Community Bank Speaker Series program about early Dubois history and the original people who made this town into the community it is today. 7p, Dubois Museum, free, info 307-455-2284.

MARCH 14 Whiskey Basin Collaborative Meeting and Sheep Summit:All-day public meeting focused on local herd includes Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute and the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation. 6-9p, Headwaters Events Center, info 307-455-3429, bighorn.org.

MARCH 21 Let’s Go Sheep Hunting:Join Tory Taylor as he illustrates through slides and stories a 1979 bighorn sheep hunt in the Wind River Mountains. 6:30-7:30p, National Bighorn Sheep Center, info 307-455-3429, bighorn.org.

MAY 10 Deadline to apply for Casting for Recovery July 19-21: Weekend retreat for breast cancer patients and survivors, Absaroka Ranch, free for randomly-selected applicants, must apply by May 10, info 888-553-3500,info@castingforrecovery.org, castingforrecovery.org.

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.

ONGOING – NOVEMBER-MARCH Dubois Wildlife Viewing Tours:See the largest bighorn sheep herd in North America. Binoculars provided. Dress for high altitude. By appointment only, National Bighorn Sheep Center, info 307-455-3429, bighorn.org

LANDER

ONGOING TO APRIL 16 For the Love of Water, Then and Now in Fremont County: Using historic photos and artifacts, the display looks at the importance of water for agriculture, recreation and industry in Fremont County. The exhibit is a joint effort with ATLAS (AT Lander Arts & Sciences), the Popo Agie Conservation District, the Lander Art Center and the Pioneer Museum in Lander. Pioneer Museum, info 307-332-3339.

Winter State Fair photo by Jennie Hutchinson

FEBRUARY 22-23 Wyoming State Winter Fair 2-Day Trade Show:Entertainment, crafts, snowflake prince and princess contest. Lander Community Center, info 307-349-5844, wyomingstatewinterfair.org.

Wyoming State Winter Fair: 2-Day Trade Show Feb 22-23, Lander Community Center; Jackpot Team Roping March 8, 6:30p, Lander Rodeo Grounds; Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding March 9, 7p, LOTRA Arena, Lander Rodeo Grounds, $7; Lander Horse Show March 10, 9a-3p, Arena, Lander Rodeo Grounds. Info info 307-349-5844,  wyomingstatewinterfair.org.

FEBRUARY 23 Lander Unplugged acoustic concert:6-8p, Lander Bake Shop, free, info unplugged.wy@gmail.com.

MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sunday Swing Dancing at the Coalter Loft:6-9p, 126 Main Street, free. Info 307-332-8228.

ONGOING Big River: Adventures of Huck Finn:7-9p March 1, 3, 8 and 9. 2-4p March 2, Central Wyoming College Peck Arts Center Theater, $12, $10 youth and seniors, tickets 307-855-2002, tickets@cwc.edu.

MARCH 8 Wyoming State Winter Fair 2nd Annual JACKPOT TEAM ROPING: Jackpot entries start at 6:30p. Roping Competition 7p. Lander Rodeo Grounds, free. Info 307-349-2002, wyomingstatewinterfair.org.

MARCH 9 Wyoming State Winter Fair Ultimate Miniature Bull (UMB) Riding:This authentic Western sport is gaining popularity as an extreme sport and training aid for aspiring young bull riders. The livestock used, although small in size, buck similar to full size bulls. The UMB was founded for young bullriders, under age 14. 7-9p, LOTRA Arena, Lander Rodeo Grounds, $7. Info 307-349-6400, 307-349-2002, howlrodeobulls.com, wyomingstatewinterfair.org.

MARCH 10 Wyoming State Winter Fair Horse Show:Over 40 classes including: Showmanship, Lead Line, Walk Trot, English Pleasure, English Equitation, Reining, Poles and Barrels. Junior horses 5 years and under, Senior horses 6 years and over. Please bring your own chairs to sit in at the arena. Registration: 7:30a. Shows 9a-3p. Arena, Lander Rodeo Grounds, info 307-349-5844, 307-349-2002, wyomingstatewinterfair.org

MARCH 10 Fremont County Orchestra Symphony Pops: Clarinet soloist Dan Foster performing music by Rossini, Gershwin, Gustav Holst. 7p, Lander Valley High School Auditorium, tickets: $10-$20. Info murdock1@bresnan.net.

APRIL 11 Lander in 1919:An illustrated talk on what life was like in Lander 100 years ago. Join the staff of the Pioneer Museum for this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program at 7p, Pioneer Museum, free, info 307-332-3339.

ONGOING Weekly Family Ice Skating at City Park:Concessions onsite. Mon-Fri 10a-5p, Sat-Sun 12-5p. Night skates on Wed 7-9p and Sat 7-10p. 405 E. Fremont. Skate rentals $2.50, admission $1.50. info 307-332-4647.

MEETEETSE

TBA- Sip ‘N Paint: Taught by local artists. Join the talented and not-so-talented participants as they create “masterpieces”, while enjoying wine specials or other beverages with the camaraderie of your friends and neighbors. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

MAY 3-4 Spring Garage-a-Rama: First of two community-wide garage sales with lots of treasures and one-of-a-kind finds. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

MAY 4-5 May Days in Meeteetse, Open Water Fishing Derby: Fishing on the Upper & Lower Sunshine Reservoirs. 3-person teams compete for cash prizes and Biggest Fish prize on the Upper & Lower Sunshine Reservoirs in Meeteetse. There is also a Small Fry contest for kids 12 & under. Fish from boat or bank. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

JUNE 1 2019 Party in the Pasture Rodeo: 2nd rodeo in the Big Horn Rodeo Circuit. Full rodeo including event for kids. 4p, Meeteetse Rodeo grounds. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

JULY 19 2019 Taste of Meeteetse: Taste some of Meeteetse’s local cuisines and vote with money as you stroll our local Boardwalk and visit with locals. Proceeds go to local organizations. 4-6p. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

JULY 20 2019 National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration: Old-fashioned ranch rodeo followed by a free BBQ and entertainment in the backyard of Oasis Motel. Live band, auction and recognition of local Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees. 1p, Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 2 2019 107th Labor Day Celebration: THIS IS OUR BIG ONE FOLKS! A full weekend of activities including local artisan’s craft faire, music, parade, rodeo, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, Chatelaine Quilt Display, book signing, kids stick rodeo and much, much more! A not-to-miss Event! Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

SEPTEMBER 2019
Fall Garage-a-Rama:
Community-wide garage sale with lots of treasures and one-of-a-kind finds. This event is in conjunction with the Black-Footed Ferret Celebration above. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

DECEMBER 14 2019
Christmas in Meeteetse: 
Every year, this event gets bigger and better. A huge Craft Fair with extra-fun activities at Santa’s Workshop for kids, visit with santa, with photos, carriage rides all over town, games, memory tree lighting, outdoor activities including a bonfire, beer garden and good food. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

RIVERTON

MARCH 9 Rabbit Hide Painting: Kids learn to paint artwork on rabbit pelts, inspired by story-telling through petroglyphs. 2p, Riverton Museum, $4, registration required, limit 12 participants ages 8 and up. Info 307-856-2665.

MARCH 14 Carol L. Deering: Poet:Local poet Carol L. Deering will present her first published book of poems in this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program. 6:30p, Riverton Museum, free, info 307-856-2665.

APRIL 13 Paint a Bird House: Hands-on activity inspired by traditional Native American practices.  2p, Riverton Museum, $4, registration required, limit 12 participants ages 8 and up. Info 307-856-2665.

ONGOING Weekly Ice Skating: Rink is open during daylight, closed if the temperature is below zero. Thu 3-6p, Fri 3-9p, Sat 12-9p and Sun 12-5p. Tonkin Stadium open-air ice rink. Skate rentals $3, info. rrecreation.com.

SOUTH PASS CITY

RESUMES MAY 2, 2019 South Pass Guided Evening Trail Walks: Reservations recommended. Saturdays at 5:30p. 125 South Pass Main St, $2 WY Residents, $4 visitors, under 18 Free. 307-332-3684, info@southpasscity.com, southpasscity.com/carissa.html.

TEN SLEEP

FIRST THURSDAYS Acoustic Open Mic Night:7p, Ten Sleep Brewing Co., info tensleepbrewingco.com.

THIRD THURSDAYS Open JAM Night:7p, Ten Sleep Brewing Co., info tensleepbrewingco.com.

THERMOPOLIS

SECOND FRIDAYS ArtStroll: Stroll on Broadway Street in Historic Downtown Thermopolis. The theme for March 8 is “Young at HeART”, 5-8p, info 307-864-3002, gatherer@panix.com.

MARCH 14-16 CWCC Cutting: Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info thermopolischamber.org.

MARCH 16 Freedom Ball: 1950s sock hop theme, Thermopolis VFW Post #2281, $5, info thermopolischamber.org.

MARCH 17 Bow Hunter’s Shoot: Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info thermopolischamber.org.

MARCH 23 Chamber Banquet: 98th annual event. 5:30p, Hot Springs County Fair building, info thermopolischamber.org.

APRIL 6 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet: Doors open at 5p, dinner at 7p, Hot Springs Country Fair building, info thermopolischamber.org.