(Art in the Afternoon is Sunday! See below for more details. Photo provided)

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Let one of Fremont County’s busiest weekend’s begin! Below is a list of the many things happening throughout the county this weekend. Brave the cold, and enjoy some time out on the town. For more information on these and others, visit County10.com’s events calendar here.

NOTICE: “Horse Drawn Wagon Rides With Santa” scheduled for Saturday at the CWC Equine Center is cancelled due to the cold weather.

 

Friday, Dec. 6

9th Annual Festival of Trees - Friday night preview is from 3-5 p.m. at Fremont Hall and the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. Family night is from 6-8 p.m. Costs vary. For more information, call 856-5576 or email ckeele@ces-usa.com. The fun continues Saturday.

Light Up Lander - The fun at Centennial Park in Lander starts at 5 p.m., and the 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street will be closed to foot traffic only during the festivities. Read more about the event here.

Positively Ballet presents the Nutcracker - Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. “Miniature Sweets” production of the Nutcracker are $10/person or $25/family and are available from Positively Ballet dancers or Wyoming Quilts at 305 Main in Lander. Portions of the proceeds will go to the Lander Community Center. The performance is at the LVHS auditorium. For more information, contact Tricia Lawrence at 349-6507 or positivelyballet@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Colleen Drury Open Studio - Colleen Drury will present new work and hold demonstrations at her studio in Kinnear (78 Lakeview Drive) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Discounts will be available on certain items as well.

Riverton Christmas Craft Festival - The Riverton Christmas Craft Festival, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature artists from all over Wyoming. It is located this year at St. Margaret’s Gym at North 7th East and East Park. For information, call 856-1423.

Riverton United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar – The homemade crafts, candy and baked goods fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

American Legion Auxiliary Holiday Sale – The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lander VFW. Santa will be there, and proceeds from the sale will go to support Veteran’s programs.

Lander Senior Center Craft Fair – Browse and purchase homemade wares from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lander Senior Center.

3rd annual Nativity Walk - Enjoy a walk through a number of Nativity Scenes, live music, warm beverages and a small craft fair at the United Presbyterian Church in Riverton from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Frankenstein performance - Live streamed performance of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley, will be held at the Lander Library at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

9th Annual Festival of Trees - VIP entrances at Fremont Hall at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is at 6:30 p.m., followed by general entrance at 7 p.m. For more information, call 856-5576 or email ckeele@ces-usa.com.

Positively Ballet presents the Nutcracker - Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. “Miniature Sweets” production of the Nutcracker are $10/person or $25/family and are available from Positively Ballet dancers or Wyoming Quilts at 305 Main in Lander. Portions of the proceeds will go to the Lander Community Center. The performance is at the LVHS auditorium. For more information, contact Tricia Lawrence at 349-6507 or positivelyballet@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

Art in the Afternoon – The Lander Art Center’s annual art fair at the Nobel Hotel is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry is $2, and proceeds benefit the Art Center. A members only preview will be held from 9-10 a.m. Read more about it here. For more information, call 332-5772.

All Girl Rodeo Jackpot - Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying, breakaway, mixed team roping, 2 Rodeo Dr. in Lander from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Riverton Library Open for Finals Weeks - The Riverton Branch Library will be open from noon until 4 p.m. for high school finals week. All library services will be available, and free coffee from Java Java will be served. Please call the library with any questions at 856-3556.

Lander Community Concert Association Christmas Home Tour - Ticket prices will be $10 and there are 6 homes to tour this year. The Chamber of Commerce has tickets as well as Marvin Brown before Sunday. Tickets can also be purchased at any of the 6 homes on Sunday between 1-4pm. See the list of homes on the calendar here.

Lander Economic Development Presentation - Local business owners Mike Lilygren and Cade Maestas will be giving a presentation on a new Economic Development push in Lander at 5:30 p.m. at the Cowfish. Presentation followed by an open forum. All interested parties are invited. Appetizers provided by LEADER. Cash bar available. Childcare provided.

Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting – The Fremont County lighting will be at 7 p.m. at Jason’s Park at 110 S. First Street in Riverton. The lighting is for supporting those who have lost a child, grandchild or sibling. Please bring a candle to light and/ or a Christmas ornament to hang on the nearby tree. For more information please contact local Chapter Leader Val Cardenas at 307-240-1597.