#Whatshappening: Western weekend upcoming, concert, banquet, rodeo, cattlemen meeting & museum programs
It’s a big Western Weekend in the Wind River Country. A Lil’ Rustler rodeo, college rodeo banquet, a big western concert and more… check out the list below:
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 – Fremont County Cattlemen – Riverton
The annual meeting of the Fremont County Cattleman’s Association is planned for Saturday, Feb. 10th at the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairground. Business meeting at noon, Social Hour at 6 p.m., banquet at 7 p.m. Our business meeting will provide an update of the happenings of the Association, the year ahead, and other important information. For tickets call Jim Hellyer 330-5622, Bryan Hamilton 349-2096, Matt Root 840-2970, Joe Crofts 840-4357 or Reg Phillips 450-8840.
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
Feb. 20 – Archaeology talk – Hudson
Chris Finley will give a presentation titled: Archaeology, Surveys, and a Railroad on Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 7:15 p.m at the Hudson Town Hal. In his talk, Finley shares his involvement in documenting cultural resource impacts of a proposed coal railroad in southeastern Montana, a project controversial with environmentalists and members of the Northern Cheyenne tribe.
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
• Riverton Little League Baseball Registration. This year, parents can register their kids online at this link. Last day to register is March 23rd. Each parent will need to create their own account. By clicking the register tab it takes them to the account screen. From there they will enter all of their basic information. Once that is complete they will be able to “add a player” Each player will automatically be sorted into the right division based on their birth date. Parents will be able to upload birth certificates and agree to waivers right online. Online payment is also possible now.
• 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
• Riverton and Lander – Caregiver support group, first Thursday of each month at Wyoming Senior Citizens, 106 West Adams, 11 to 1; Second Thursday of each month at Frontier Home Health, 230 North 1st Street, 11 to 1, Lunch included. Open to all caregivers