#Whatshappening: Grab the kids and bring them to the carnival; Love Music? This is your weekend
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – There’s still time to recycle that live Christmas tree… a fun family carnival this weekend, a craft show, the Fremont Symphony, a Robert Burns Dinner and music, lots of music. See below:
Through January 30th – Recycle Live Christmas Trees – Fremont County
Again this year, the fresh or live Christmas Tree recycling program is being offered at the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District. It’s easy to participate. Simply strip your fresh tree of all ornaments, lights and tinsel, etc., and deliver it to one of three locations (no artificial trees, please). Fresh Christmas trees are being accepted at the landfills in Lander and Dubois and at the Riverton Bale Station. There is no cost to leave a tree. The collected trees will be taken to Ocean Lake early next year, tied together and weighted down. When the ice melts the trees will sink to the bottom and become habitat for smaller fish to avoid predator fish. Trees will be accepted through January 30th. Don’t throw your fresh Christmas tree away, recycle it!
Jan. 25 – School Choice Meeting – Lander
Join Lander Classical Conversations in a National School Choice parent information night at the Fremont County Public Library in Lander from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to explore local private and homeschool group options in Fremont County.
Jan. 27 – Robert Burns Supper – Lander
Robert Burns Potluck Supper to be held Jan 27, 2018 6-9pm at the Noble Hotel at 288 Main Street in Lander at the northeast corner of 3rd & Main Street. The entrance to the Noble is on 3rd Street. This event celebrates the life, poetry and legacy of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Hosted by: The Lander Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) Pipe Band.
To sign up to help, perform, setup, or emcee at the event, click on the link below. We need your help!
Jan. 27 – Fremont Symphony – Lander
Fremont Symphony will hold their annual winter fund raiser “The Mid-Winter Musicale and Mingle” on January 27 at 3pm at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lander.
The event features members of FSO performing solo’s and small ensembles. Included in this winter’s performance are:
Our principal clarinetist, Dan Foster performing Gershwin’s Preludes, our 1st and 2nd violists – Tamara Anderson and Alex Engelhart performing Telemann’s Concerto in G for 2 viola’s accompanied by our FSO string section, The Brass Quintet performing pieces by McKie, Bach and Satie, Director of FSO – Rebecca Murdock on the cello performing Suite Francaise by Paul Bazleire, a piece by Lolliet performed by our principal 1st and 2nd violinist, John and Kathy Cundy and principal Flutist, Donna Prevett, a rousing performance of Tarantella by Squire with 3 cellists – Olivia Fowler, Elsi Sheridan and Rebecca Murdock, and Apre Un Reve by Faure – a cello solo performed by Fred Petersen on his 350 year old French Cello!
A reception provided by our bass player, Shallary Sheridan will include wonderful food and drinks for our audience to mingle with the performers and the audience. Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with beautiful notes and fine cusine – on a cold winter day in January 2018!
The concert is free and open to the public. However, donations toward future FSO concerts are greatly appreciated. A donation box will be placed at the door.
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2 – Wind River H.S. Service Week – Pavillion
The 8th annual Wind River High School Service Week begins Monday to benefit Kindergarten student Caleb Stone who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. All proceeds collected this week will go to his travel expenses for physician visits in Casper once a month. The goal of the week is $10,000. Over the past seven years, the community has raised over $70,000 to benefit local families. Monday is Nerd Day, Tuesday is Teacher/Student Look Alike Day, Wednesday is Greek God/Goddess (Togas-dress code must be kept) Day, Thursday is Orange Day. There will be competitions each day among the classes and payments required to stop annoying songs. A silent auction will be held at the home basketball game with Shoshoni on Thursday beginning at 4 p.m.
Jan. 30 – Stage Stop Sled Dog Race – Lander
The Lander leg of the 23rd Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race arrives on Tuesday, January 30. A “Meet and Greet” with mushers, crew and dogs will be held on Lander’s Main Street, 5:30-6:30 pm. No dogs allowed.
The race starts on Wednesday, January 31, 9 am, at Louis Lake parking lot on South Pass Hwy 28. No dogs allowed.
For more information call 343-6130, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website wyomingstagestop.org. Facebook.com/PedigreeStageStopRace
Feb. 4 – Community Concert – Lander
The Lander Community Concert Association presents “I Love A Piano” on Sunday, February 4, 7-9 pm, at the Lander Valley High School auditorium, 350 Baldwin Creek Road. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 students. For more information, call 332-6824 or visit our website at landerconcerts.org
Feb. 10 – Lil’ Rustler Rodeo – Riverton
All kids are welcome to play and learn about rodeo with the CWC Rodeo Team at the college’s Equine Facility from 9 to 11 a.m. Kids can learn to rope, ride, play games and more. The Rodeo Team will then perform an inter-squad rodeo at 1 p.m. For information call Drew at 850-6564.
Feb. 10 – CWC Rodeo Team annual Banquet – Riverton
Join the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Rodeo Team at the Fremont County Fairgrounds for their Rodeo and Roses banquet. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $45. Auction and games included. For more information call Karen Huxtable at 307-856-9511
Feb. 10 – Western Concert – Lander
Ned Ledoux is the son of famous country singer the late Chris LeDoux of Kaycee and a true country music star in his own right. Live and silent auctions will be held to help raise funds for the Lander Rodeo Grounds. Doors open at 5:30pm. Music throughout the evening until 10pm. Lander Community & Conference Cente
Feb. 10 – What are those bright lights? – Dubois
The Dubois Museum present a Wyoming Community Bank Speakers Series: “What are Those White Lights in the Winter Sky?” with Tom Harret. 6-8pm. Dress in layers for indoor talk then outside stargazing. Free. 455-2284. 909 West Ramshorn. duboismuseum@gm
Feb. 10 – Murder and Intrigue – Riverton
March 1 – Employment Expo – Riverton
Looking for a Job? Here’s the place to go: The 2018 Fremont County Employment Expo is set for Thursday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College. Resume critique will be available throughout the day.
March 3 – Men Who Cook – Riverton
The 2018 Men Who Cook event is set for March 3rd @ 6:00 pm @ the Fremont County Fairgrounds in the Fremont Center. Men Who Cook is an outreach for the United Way of Southwest Wyoming and the Graduation Matters Riverton group. The goal of the partnership is to raise funds for residents of Fremont County to participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Every participant will receive a brand new, hard-bound book each month from the time they are born until Kindergarten—60 books in all. What a way to jumpstart literacy in Fremont County as we work to help all of our students read “on grade level” by the end of third grade.
March 24 – Craft Show – Lander
The Third Annual Spring Craft Show and Expo Sponsored by World Youth Day is Sat., March 24, 2018, 9AM-3 PM
at Holy Rosary Catholic Church,163 Leedy Drive in Lander in the Boeseke and Knights of Columbus Hall.
Vendors, please contact: Terry Federer, 307-349-0327 or Teresa Federer at 332-9852 or Carol Baron at 332-5129
Ongoing Weekly Events
• Enjoy a real wild mustang horse tour at the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary located on the Wind River Indian Reservation between Lander and Fort Washakie. Learn about Native American horse culture at the visitor center’s interpretative display. See life on a real working cattle, horse and sheep ranch. Wild Horse Sanctuary Private Tours will be offered by appointment only during fall, winter, and spring (Sept. 1 through May 31). Regular summer tours are offered Monday-Friday 10am-2pm, and Saturday 11am-2pm. 8616 Hwy. 287 just north of Lander. Contact the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary for details. *Fall, Winter, and Spring tours are by appointment only: 307-438-3838
• Family Ice Skating at Lander City Park. Skate rentals $2.50,admission $1.50. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat.-Sun. 12-5pm. Night skates on Wed.7-9pm and Sat 7-10pm. Concessions on site. 307-332-4647.40
• Weekly Ice Skating at Tonkin Stadium open air ice rink.Rink is open during daylight. Skate rentals $3: Thurs.3-6pm, Fri. 3-9pm, Sat. 12-9pm, and Sun. 12-5pm. Closed if the temperature is below zero. West Main St. and HillsideDr.
• Indoor Farmers Markets – Countywide: Various location offering a variety of locally raised, grown, and baked foods and crafted goods: eggs, fresh milk, locally raised meats, poultry, baked goods, jams, fermented foods, and handmade fine crafts. Riverton
• FREE Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Judo Classes for kids and adults at Wind River Dojo Anyone looking to get in shape, try something new, or learn how to defend themselves should come check out Wind River Dojo. Patrick Hall, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, and Marcio Barreto, a Judo Brown Belt, are offering FREE classes to both kids and adults at the Lander Air National Guard Armory (31 Leedy Dr.). Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for anyone 6 years or older. We have both a kids program and an adult program. ANG Armory – 31 Leedy Dr., Lander, WY Mondays & Wednesdays – 5:45 – 7:00 pm Saturdays (except every 2nd Sat.) – 9:00 – 11:00 am
• Dining with Diabetes, every Friday evening, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Shoshoni Senior Center, 214 East 2nd Street.
• Wind River Indian Reservation – Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Northern Arapaho Experience Room – A cultural treasure of Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day. Call in advance for a schedule of Arapaho Elders who share Arapaho language lessons and traditional story telling. Held at the Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Highway 789. Call for times: 307-851-5394.
• Lander – The Fremont County Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Lander Senior Center at 2 p.m. after the Parkinson’s Exercise Group. For more information, call the Senior Center at 332-2746, Marjane Ambler at 332-3732, or Carol Harper at 332-2907