Wyoming Calendar for August 14, 2010

2010-08-14T00:00:00Z Wyoming Calendar for August 14, 2010 Casper Star-Tribune Online
August 14, 2010 12:00 am

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Kids Xtreme

* The second annual Wyoming Kids Xtreme Cave Exploration Adventure at Sinks Canyon State Park will be held. Kids will get the change to participate in real cave exploration. Applications available online at http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Kids/index.asp and must be turned in by Aug. 11. Once application is accepted, participants will be notified of their time slot. Info: (307) 777-2416, or email cchris@state.wy.us.

Bike Trail Riding

* From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Glendo State Park Superintendent Dusty Humphreys will teach cycling basics to those interested in learning the techniques necessary to ride on bicycle trails at the Glendo State Park's Two Moon Group Shelter. Class is geared toward the novice bicyclist ages 10 and older. Participants need to provide a bicycle in good working condition, a helmet, gloves and eye protection. Lunch is provided. Free class is limited, register by calling (307) 735-4433 or (307) 836-2334.

South Pass Mine

*Today and tomorrow, Curator of Public Programs Jon Lane will host tours of the Carissa Mine Mill House in South Pass City. Tour will take visitors through the complex workings of the mill and give an overview of the developments at the mine from 1870 to the late 1940s. Tours limited to 20 people per tour, reservations must be made with South Pass City State Historic Site. Participants will be notified of tour times upon registration. Tour is rigorous and participants should be able to negotiate steep terrain and stairs; not appropriate for young children. For reservations: (307) 332-3684, ask for Carissa Tour Reservations. Info: www.southpasscity.com.

BLM Field Trips

* The BLM encourages the public to attend one of the field trips that will be held. Purpose of these trips is to become familiar with some of the key issues and to prepare to make effective comments during the 90-day comment period in early 2011. Departure location and time for each trip will be posted at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/bighorn.html. Info: (307) 347-5100.

* McCullough Peaks: RMP issues to be discussed include the wild horse herd management area, oil and gas exploration/development, recreation, VRM and paleontology.

Laramie County Library

* These events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Laramie County Library's meeting rooms at 2200 Pioneer Ave. Info: (307) 634-3561 or www.LCLSonline.org.

* At 10:15 a.m., Computer Training: The Internet. The community is invited to join this 90-minute hands-on basic introductory session. Class is open to the first 12 participants in the Computer Classroom. Registration required.

* At 11 a.m., Saturday Storytime in the Storytime Room.

* At 3 p.m., Super Mario Bros. Wii tournament for teens in grades 9-12 in the Cottonwood Room.

Cam-Plex

* 1635 Reata Drive, Gillette. Info: (307) 682-0552, (877) 4CAMPLEX, www.cam-plex.com.

* ATV Training at field west of Fox Park Rd. Info: (800) 887-2887.

Sheridan County Library

* At 1 p.m., Book Discussion & Readings with Craig Johnson, featuring his latest book "Junkyard Dogs" in the Inner Circle at Fulmer Library.

Cheyenne Events

* At 3 p.m., English High Tea at Nagle-Warren Mansion. For reservations, call (307) 637-3333.

Beartree Tavern and Cafe

* Centennial. Info: (307) 742-2410 or http://beartreetavernandcafe.com.

* The McRae Band.

WYO Theater

* 42 N. Main St. in Sheridan. For tickets or info: www.wyotheater.com, (307) 672-9084 during Box Office Hours.

* At 8 p.m., Asleep at the Wheel. Tickets cost $27 adult, $25 senior, military, student and children 12 and under. Info: www.asleepatthewheel.com.

Ongoing Events

Indian Guest Artists

* The Grand Teton National Park sponsors a program for visiting American Indian artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum. Artists participating in the program represent tribes from across the United States. Guest artists exhibit daily, Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in the lower level of the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase. Info: (307) 739-3393.

* Through Aug. 15, Jola LeBeau of Eastern Shoshone, beadwork.

Campbell County Library

* Through Aug. 21, the Library Foundation Inc will hold the Wright Branch Library Used Book Sale suring regular Wright library hours. Great deals on books.

UW Events

* Through Aug. 28, popular Wyoming abstract expressionist Neltje is featured in a solo exhibition "Neltje" on display at the UW Art Museum. Info: (307) 766-6622 or www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.

Cheyenne Artists Guild

* Through Aug. 31, National Show on display.

Sheridan County Museum

* Throughout the summer, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the Sheridan County Museum, owned and operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society, will open for the 2010 season. Visitors are invited to shop the many new selections in the Museum Mercantile and view new exhibits. Admission costs are $4 adults, $3 senior citizens, $2 students, and free for accompanied children under 12. Museum memberships at varying levels are available. Info: www.SheridanCountyHistory.org or (307) 675-1150.

Sinks Canyon

* Through Sept. 6, the winning photos from the Sinks Canyon State Park photo contest will be on display at the Sinks Canyon Vistor Center, along with all the entries. Info: (307) 332-3077.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

* 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody. Info: (307) 587-4771, www.bbhc.org.

* Through Sept. 6, Special Exhibition opens to the public. Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Special Exhibitions Gallery.

* Through Sept 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., BBHC open daily.

Bradford Brinton Memorial

* 239 Brinton Rd., Big Horn. Info: (307) 672-3173, brs_bbm@vcn.com, www.bradfordbrintonmemorial.com, and www.BBMandM.org.

* Through Sept. 6, photography exhibition of The Photography of Arthur A. Dailey on display in Helen Brinton Gallery.

Jackson Walking Tours

* Through Sept. 16, every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m., join the historical society for free hour-long walking tours of historic downtown Jackson, rain or shine. Meet in the center of Town Square. Info: (307) 733-9605.

Cheyenne Trolley

* The Trolley's 2010 season happening with tours offered 7 days a week through September. Narrated historic tours take place on weekdays every 90 minutes; weekends offer 2-hour tours. Tickets cost $10 adults, $5 children 2-12.Tickets available at the Visitor Center in the Depot Building. Info: (307) 779-3133.

Coming Up

WYO Theater

* 42 N. Main St. in Sheridan. For tickets or info: www.wyotheater.com, (307) 672-9084 during Box Office Hours.

* Aug. 15-16, 6 p.m., auditions held for "Return to the Forbidden Planet."

* Aug. 19, 8 p.m., Ian Tyson. Cost is $39 per person. Info: www.iantyson.com.

Polka Club

* Aug. 15, the Bighorn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge in Sheridan. Just the Two of Us from Billings will play some music for dancing at 1 p.m. Info: (307) 674-6550.

Outdoor Concerts

* This summer, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Teton Village Association are hosting a free outdoor concert series in the newly completed Village Commons in the mountain base area. Info: (307) 739-2654 or www.jacksonhole.com/concertsonthecommons.

* Aug. 15, Lunkur.

* Sept. 5, JJ Grey & Mofro.

Cheyenne Artists Guild

* Aug. 15, 2 p.m., National Show reception.

* Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m., Lunch Bunch at Pizzeria Venti.

* Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m., new member tea.

* Aug. 31, National Show ends.

* Sept. 11-12, Linda Lilligraven workshop.

Indian Guest Artists

* The Grand Teton National Park sponsors a program for visiting American Indian artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum. Artists participating in the program represent tribes from across the United States. Guest artists exhibit daily, Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in the lower level of the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase. Info: (307) 739-3393.

* Aug. 16-22, DG House of Cherokee, painting.

* Aug. 23-29, Paul Hacker of Choctaw, flutes, knives and pottery.

* Aug. 30-Sept. 5, Josie Bronco of Paiute, beadwork.

* Sept. 6-12, Clyde Hall and Nancy Nacki of Shoshone, beadwork and quillwork.

* Sept. 13-19, Patricia Two Bulls of Ogalala Sioux, beadwork.

* Sept. 20-26. DG House of Cherokee, painting.

* Sept. 27-Oct. 4, Andrea Two Bulls of Ogalala Sioux, beadwork and painting.

Cheyenne Events

* 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Cheyenne Heritage Quilters meet at Creative Ministries, 600 Carlson. Info: (757) 371-6447.

* Tues-Thurs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor's Residence Tours at 5001 Central Ave. Call in advance, (307) 777-7398.

* Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Serendipity Poets at Synergy Cafe, 459 Vandehei Ave. Info: (307) 778-3838.

* Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m., Karaoke Nights at the Drunken Skunk, 1617 Capitol Ave. Info: (307) 778-3134.

* 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Stammtisch lunchtime group for German speakers or learners at Poor Richards. Info: (307) 771-8706.

* Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Indoor Park recreation at the YMCA for parents and kids age 6 and under for free. 1426 E. Lincolnway. Info: (307) 634-9622.

* Fri-Sat, 3 p.m., English High Tea at Nagle-Warren Mansion. For reservations, call (307) 637-3333.

* Fridays, 7 p.m., Storytime for Children at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range Blvd. Info: (307) 632-3000.

* 3rd Friday of each month, 7 p.m., Cheyenne Astronomical Society. View and learn about the stars at the Botanic Gardens. Info: (307) 637-6458.

* 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., High Plains Drafters homebrew club at Uncle Charlie's, 6001 Yellowstone.

* 1st Thursday of each month, 5:45-6:30 p.m., Jewelry Making Workshop for kids ages 8-adults at the YMCA. Info: (307) 634-9622 ext. 18.

* 1st Saturday of each month, 6-8 p.m., open swim, open gym, games, and special events for the family for free at the YMCA, 1426 E. Lincolnway. Info: (307) 634-6922.

* 1st Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m., Polka Lovers Klub of America at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 E. Lincolnway. Info: (307) 632-2383.

* 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Sons of Italy at Poor Richard's. All Italians invited to attend and join the national organization. Info: (307) 635-5114.

* 2nd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., free lecture series at the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Info: (307) 777-7021.

Sheridan County Library

* Tuesdays, 10 & 10:30 a.m.. The Owl's Nest story time at Tongue River Branch Library.

* Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Baby Story Time at Fulmer Library.

* Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m., Children's Story Time at Clearmont Branch Library.

* Wednesdays, 10 & 10:30 a.m., Pre-School Story Time at Fulmer Library.

* Aug. 18, 4:30 p.m., board of trustees meeting in Fulmer Room at Fulmer Library.

* Thursdays, 10 & 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time at Fulmer Library.

* Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Adult Book Discussion at Tongue River Branch Library, moderated by Norleen Healy.

Cam-Plex

* 1635 Reata Drive, Gillette. Info: (307) 682-0552, (877) 4CAMPLEX, www.cam-plex.com.

* Aug. 17, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Campbell County Primary Election at Central Pavilion. Info: (307) 686-1892.

* Aug. 19, 26, 6:30 p.m., Campbell County Cowgirls/Cowboys at Wrangler Arena. Info: (307) 687-0566.

* Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m., Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jesus Little Levi Rodeo at Wrangler Arena. Info: (307) 660-7192.

* Aug. 21, 5 p.m., Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet at Energy Hall. Info; (307) 686-0471.

* Aug. 24, CCSD Transportation In-service at Central Pavilion. Info: (307) 687-5905.

* Aug. 28, 1-5 p.m., Tractor Pull at Wrangler Arena. Info: (307) 682-8372.

* Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Coal Country Open Banquet at Energy Hall. Info: (307) 680-0211.

* Aug. 28-29, 9 a.m., Cox Productions Team Roping at East Pavilion. Info: (307) 682-9872.

Laramie County Library

* These events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Laramie County Library's meeting rooms at 2200 Pioneer Ave. Info: (307) 634-3561 or www.LCLSonline.org.

* Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Tuesday Night Book Club discussion of Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" at the Starbucks on Dell Range.

* Aug. 18, 2 p.m., Computer Training: E-mailing. The community is invited to join this 90-minute hands-on basic introductory session. Class is open to the first 12 participants in the Computer Classroom. Registration required.

* Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m., Wildlife Film Series: "Pale Male" showing for adults in the Willow Room. Film contains graphic depictions of nature and isn't intended for children.

* Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m., Library Idol for teens in the Cottonwood Room. Fifteen teens will compete for the title of Library Idol, but all teens can come to the competition, cheer on their favorites and vote for the winner. Singers who want to participate can register by visiting the Teen Desk. Regisration required.

* Aug. 21, 10:15 a.m., Computer Help. Register for a 15-minute spot and the team will provide as much assistance as they can, answering any general computer and software questions. For adults in the Computer Classroom. Registration required.

* Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Author Eric Jay Dolin will talk on the history of the fur trade in the United States and his book "Fur, Fortune and Empire." For adults in the Cottonwood Room.

* Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Computer Training: Microsoft Word. The community is invited to join this 90-minute hands-on basic introductory session. Class is open to the first 12 participants in the Computer Classroom. Registration required.

* Aug. 28, 10:15 a.m., Computer Training: Microsoft Powerpoint. The community is invited to join this 90-minute hands-on basic introductory session. Class is open to the first 12 participants in the Computer Classroom. Registration required.

* Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m., Art Flicks: "The Drummer" film showing. For adults in the Cottonwood Room.

Governor's Portrait Project

* Info: (307) 777-6312 or (307) 777-7878.

* Aug. 18, 3 p.m., an unveiling of the six newest official portraits of Wyoming governors will be held during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. Portraits will be on display at the Historic Governor's Mansion, 300 E. 21st St. Visitors can also learn about this year's gubernatorial candidates, and kids 17 and younger can cast their vote in a mock election.

* Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m., public reception for the Governor's Portrait Project at the Historic Governor's Mansion, 300 E. 21st St.

Employer Information Seminar

* Aug. 19, 8:25 a.m., the Wyoming Department of Employment is offering an Employer Information Seminar at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. Various presentations will be provided. Registration is $14 per person, which includes lunch. Deadline to register is noon on Aug. 16. No refunds given after registration deadline. To register: http://doe.state.wy.us/employerseminars. Info: (307) 777-3581 or (307) 777-7672.

Scottish Festival

* Aug. 20-21, the Wyoming Highlanders Scottish Society invites proud descendants of Celts to gather at the Jackson Hole Scottish Festival in Jackson. Festival begins at Teton County Fairgrounds Friday night at 5 p.m. Saturday's activities start at 8 a.m. at the Farmers' Market on the Town Square. Admission to the games is $5 each day for adults, children 12 and under enter free. Info: (307) 733-2662 or www.wyohighlanders.net.

Beartree Tavern and Cafe

* Centennial. Info: (307) 742-2410 or http://beartreetavernandcafe.com.

* Aug. 21, 3 p.m., Upland Breakdown. Free concert.

South Pass Mine

* Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug., Curator of Public Programs Jon Lane will host tours of the Carissa Mine Mill House in South Pass City. Tour will take visitors through the complex workings of the mill and give an overview of the developments at the mine from 1870 to the late 1940s. Tours limited to 20 people per tour, reservations must be made with South Pass City State Historic Site. Participants will be notified of tour times upon registration. Tour is rigorous and participants should be able to negotiate steep terrain and stairs; not appropriate for young children. For reservations: (307) 332-3684, ask for Carissa Tour Reservations. Info: www.southpasscity.com.

Heather James Fine Art

* Aug. 21-Sept. 30, new exhibit "American Dynasty: Three Generations of Wyeth" on display at the newly opened Heather James Fine Art Gallery, 172 Center St., Suite 101 in Jackson. Info: (307) 200-6090, jim@heatherjames.com, lyndsay@heatherjames.com, or www.heatherjames.com.

UW Events

* Aug. 21, "Cold War in America: Works from the 1950s-1970s, Selections from the Art Museum Collection" exhibit on display at the UW Art Museum. Info: (307) 766-6622, www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

* Sept. 17, 6 p.m., free public reception held for all fall exhibitions at the UW Art Museum. Info: (307) 766-6622, www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

* Sept. 17, 8 p.m., rock and roll Hall of Fame powerhouse Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dierks Bentley will perform in the UW Arena-Auditorium. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Arena-Auditorium ticket office and box offices at the Wyoming Union and Fine Arts Center. Tickets cost $35, $45, $65 and $125. For tickets or info: 1-800-922-9461 or www.wyomingathletics.com.

Center for the Arts

* Box office: (307) 733-4900, (877) 733-4901 or ticketoffice@jhcenterforthearts.org. Info: info@jhcenterforthearts.org or www.jhcenterforthearts.org.

* Aug. 26, 8 p.m., Herbie Hancock's "The Imagine Tour." Tickets cost $75 orchestra, $60 premium balcony and $50 balcony.

Buddy Walk

* Sept. 4, the 10th annual Wyoming Buddy Walk will take place in Laramie. The purpose of the Wyoming Buddy Walk is to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome and raise awareness about Down syndrome in Wyoming. Activities begin at 2 p.m., and there will be live music, games, refreshment, tours of fire trucks, visits by the UW Cheerleaders and Pistol Pete, and more in Washington Park. Short walk to Tailgate Park on the UW Campus at 4:45 p.m. Pre-registration strongly recommended, by Aug. 13. Pre-registration costs $10 individuals and $25 for a family of four; registration after Aug. 13 costs $15 for individuals and $35 for family of four. Info: (307) 742-6641 or www.wydsa.org.

Out of the Darkness

* Sept. 11, support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Wyoming Out of the Darkness Walk starting at Grinnell Plaza in Sheridan. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Walk begins at 11 a.m. To register, donate or for more info: www.outofthedarkness.org.

Historic Ivinson Mansion

* The Historic Ivinson Mansion at 603 Ivinson Ave. in Laramie are having tours. Summer Tours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Winter hours begin in September and go through May; they are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rates are $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $4 for students, $20 for families, $6 for AAA members, and children 6 and under are free. Info: (307) 742-4448.

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Park

* The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Park is located at 975 Snowy Range Road in Laramie. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 12-17, and anyone under 12 gets in free. Hours are Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: (307) 745-6161.

Panic Relief Inc.

* A panic and anxiety group is now forming in Newcastle, featuring programs every Monday from noon-1 p.m. and every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program is geared to help anyone suffering from panic, anxiety, and agoraphobia to cope with these disorders. Info: (732) 940-9658.

Parent-education seminars

* The Wyoming Children’s Access Network provides parent-education seminars for divorcing, separated and never-married parents. The seminar is provided monthly in Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Jackson, Lander, Laramie, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Torrington, and now Afton, Pinedale and Worland on a quarterly basis, and provides information about the impact of parental conflict on children and teaches the parents skills to help with the difficult transition. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other adults close to the children are welcome to attend as well.There is a nominal fee for the seminar that may be waived upon request, based on need. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. Info: Wyoming Children’s Access Network at (866) 726-3700.

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