South and Central Wyoming Events


DECEMBER 8 Christmas in Centennial:Breakfast with Santa at 8:30a at Mountain View Hotel, reservations recommended 307-742-3588. Free arts and crafts show at the Centennial School from 9a-3:30p. More events include: Santa’s Workshop at the library, Christmas Carols from the Melodees and a special Christmas cancellation at the Centennial Post Office Elf Station. Info

FEBRUARY 11-15 Pokes ‘n Plainsmen:This collaborative evening of scenes, songs, and dances showcases performers from UW Theatre and Dance and Laramie High School. 7:30-8:30p, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre, $14, $11 senior, $7 student, info 307-766-2160.


FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS Winter Farmer’s Market: Local vegetables, coffee, meat, eggs, crafts and more. Dec 1, 15, Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4. 10a-2p, Cheyenne Train Depot Lobby, info 307-640-2665,


DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Live Music: The Dakota Country Band will play at the Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200,

FIRST FRIDAYS Karaoke Contest: Take a chance at fame & fortune, and a $500 grand prize. First three contests Jan 4, Feb 8 and Mar 1. Finals will take place Apr 5. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200.

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: Todd Douglas, Dawn Copas, Don Rogers, My Buddy Holly, Chris Hoff, Wes & Darcy are performing various nights in December. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200,


ONGOING Grand Encampment Museum: Main Gallery and GEM Store is open most weekdays, Mon-Friday 10a – 4p, info 307-327-5308


DECEMBER 16 Victorian Christmas at the Fort:Visit the commanding officer’s quarters for children’s activities, pictures with Santa and refreshments. 2-5p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5, 12 and under free. Info 307-782-3842,

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.


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.


DECEMBER 6-9 The Nutcracker:The classic ballet is a favorite family holiday tradition. Dec. 6, 7, 8 7:30p, Dec. 9 2:30p, University of Wyoming Arts & Science Auditorium, $16, $13 senior, $8 student, info 307-766-2160.


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


SECOND TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:30p, Community Hall, info 307-399-4751.


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, 307-787-6378.


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


JANUARY 19-20 Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby:Cash prizes will be awarded in categories such as largest fish, trophy trout and largest sucker fish. Small Fry Derby for children under 14. Saratoga Lake, $35, $10 Small Fry, info

FEBRUARY 9 Snowmobile Rally:Fundraiser for Platte Valley Search and Rescue begins in Ryan Park and ends at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort. Live music, food, poker, auction and prizes. Info

FEBRUARY 16 Toast to History:5th Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser for Saratoga Museum.6-9p, Platte Valley Community Center, advance purchase $45 couple, $25 single. $30 per person at the door. Info 307-326-5311.


SECOND TUESDAYS Business Roundtables: Topics are: Alternative Wellness Flu Season on Jan 8 and Multi Generational Workforce on Feb 12. Meetings from 12-1p with lunch provided. 2042 Main Street, info 307-532-3879.

SECOND TUESDAYS Coffee with Local Commissioners:8-9a, free, Java Jar, info 307-532-5162.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group: 1p, free, chapel at Torrington Community Hospital, info 534-7039.

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.

THURSDAYS Torrington Farmer’s Market: Open through October, 4-6p, Northwest corner of the City Park West.