Northwest Wyoming Events

CODY

JANUARY 20 Wyoming Fiddler Assoc. District #2 Annual Banquet: Banquet and officer election. 12p, Cassie’s Supper Club, info 307-754-2687.

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 7 Bats in the Wind River Range: Join Wyoming Game and Fish at the Dubois Museum to talk about bats! The basic biology and life history of bats will be discussed, as well as the implications of the recent detection of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in the state. You’ll hear about current work being done in the Wind River Range to find hibernating little brown myotis and learn what you can do to help local bats. This program is part of the Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series and is free and open to the public. 7p, Dubois Museum, free. Info 307-455-2284.

FEBRUARY 8 What are Those White Lights in the Winter Sky: This is a Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program on astronomy presented by Tom Harret. We will begin with class time inside, followed by a trip outside to look at the white lights in the winter sky. Please dress for being inside and out. This program is dependent on weather, so we may be rescheduling! 6p, Dubois Museum, free. If you would like to be notified of a date change please contact the Dubois Museum at 307-455-2284.

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.

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

Pedigree Stage Stop race

JANUARY 29-30 24th Pedigree® Stage Stop Sled Dog Race:Meet and Greet on Main Street 5:30-6:30p Jan 29. Please no dogs. Race begins 9a Jan 30 at Louis Lake parking lot on South Pass Hwy. 28, Info 307-343-6130, facebook.com/PedigreeStageStopRace.

FEBRUARY 16, ONGOING TO APRIL 16 For the Love of Water, Then and Now in Fremont County:Grand opening in the Western Gallery of the Pioneer Museum 4-6p Feb 16. 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

FEBRUARY 9-10 11th Annual Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby: Up to 100 3-person teams compete for cash prizes and Biggest Fish prize on the Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs in Meeteetse. There is also a Small Fry contest for kids 12 & under. Includes an NRA Wall of Guns Raffle on Saturday night. Info 307-868-2454, events@meeteetsewy.com.

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.

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

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.

SECOND FRIDAYS ArtStroll: Stroll on Broadway Street in Historic Downtown Thermopolis. Artists, live music and art activities. 5-8p, info 307-864-3002, gatherer@panix.com.