#Whatshappening: Wild West Winter Carnival begins; Ice Fishing Derby; Soup Bowl dinner and more
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The annual Wild West Winter Carnival in Riverton begins in earnest this weekend along with the season’s first Ice Fishing Derby at Ocean Lake and a free film at the Lander Library. Check out the details 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. 11 – Night Parade – Riverton
The annual Wild West Winter Carnival swings into action this weekend with a Night Parade through downtown on Jan. 11th, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13th – Soup Bowl fundraiser – Lander
Lander Care and Share Food Bank presents its annual Soup ‘n More fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. at the Lander Senior Center, 205 South 10th Street. The soup is served in bowls made locally by the Potters of the Wind River (POWR) group. Each ticket-holder can choose their own bowl (to keep) as well as enjoy soups donated by local restaurants. Tickets are $35
Jan. 15th – MLK Equality Walk – Riverton
Everyone is invited to Business After Hours on Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Bhava Shala Community Space, 111 S. St., Lander. Come and enjoy good conversation with friends and neighbors, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
Everyone is invited to Business After Hours on Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Central Bank & Trust, 220 N Federal, Riverton. Enjoy delicious food to satisfy your after-work cravings, good conversation, and entertainment.
Jan. 19 – Trails Advisory Meeting – Dubois
A meeting of the Wyoming Trails Advisory Council will be held, January 19, at 9 a.m. at the Headwaters Art and Conference Center in Dubois. Agenda items include discussion of land use planning, approval of Recreational Trails Program and the Trails OHV Partnership grants. The Wyoming State Trails Advisory Council is a ten-member recreational trail advisory committee appointed by the Governor to advise the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources regarding trail policies, functions and priorities. Persons with questions concerning the meeting are asked to call 777-6491.
Jan. 20 – Photography Workshop – Riverton
An Outdoor Photography Workshop will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 1:00-4:00pm at the Riverton Branch Library. The workshop will be taught by professional photographer Amanda Fehring. Amanda has shown her photos in New York City galleries and specializes in outdoor photography. Visit Amanda’s website at www.amandafehring.com. This is a free workshop for ages 13 and up. Call the library at 856-3556 for more information and to register for the workshop.
Jan. 22 – Community Concert -Lander:
The Lander Community Concert Association presents “Pavlo,” a special Mediterranean flavored concert on Monday, January 22, 7 pm, at the Lander Valley High School auditorium. Tickets are $20 adults, $10
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. 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
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.
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