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A crowd of 2,300 listens Saturday during the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra's "Close Encounters of the Symphonic Kind" concert at Washington Park. 

The Natrona County Master Gardeners Farmers’ Market will take place every Saturday to September 28 from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or until sold out) at the Agricultural Resource Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd.

Join Wyoming Food for Thought Project for a City-Wide Food Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teams of volunteers will be hosting donation sites at CY Walmart, CY Albertsons, Hilltop Albertsons, Natural Grocers, and Ridley’s. Food and also financial contributions will be accepted. While all food donated is appreciated and used, the food bag program is always in need of fruit cups, granola bars, cracker packs, tuna, and canned vegetables.

The Casper Doll, Toy, Teddy Bear, and Miniature Show and Sale, a United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) Region 6 event, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ramkota Hotel. Admission is $5, kids free, free parking.

There will be a huge variety of items for sale such as antique, vintage, modern, artist, collectible, as well as clothing, furniture, accessories and many handmade items. The show has sold out of vendor space with 87 tables and a significant wait list.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Let ‘Er Buck Car Wash, corner of 2nd and Southeast Wyoming Boulevard, is hosting an event to benefit the Wyoming Rescue Mission. Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church’s youth group is volunteering. One dollar from every wash sold will be donated to the mission and other donations will also be accepted at the event. The mission is grateful for a local business and church organization coming together to support its purpose.

Youth are invited to learn life skills on the plains on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. August 24, Frontier Medicine, visit with Nic Skalicky and Stacey Moore to see which frontier treatment you would choose (this one is for those with strong stomachs). The Trails Center is free and open to the public.

Sitting at an elevation of 5,150 feet, Casper is the best of the west. A free festival to show it off is noon to 10 p.m., at David Street Station.

Celebrate local businesses, artists, makers and creators. In addition to live music, there will be plenty of food trucks, beer, activities, and local vendors booths.

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The Natrona County Library will offer a “Drawing with Colored Pencils” workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Lynn Jones will discuss techniques and tools for drawing with coloring pencils. Free and open to adults of all skill levels. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 12 participants. Please register by calling 577-7323 or stop by the Reference Desk located on the second floor of the Library.

Fort Caspar Museum’s series of bi-monthly programs called “Hands-on History” continues with “Yes We CAN!” from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the ancient method of preserving fresh produce called pickling and the preservation technique called canning, which was invented in France in the early 19th century to feed troops. Anyone from age five and older are welcome to attend Hands-on History classes. Children ages 7 to 17 may participate unattended, but children ages 5 and 6 years must be accompanied by a participating adult. The cost is $3 for museum members or $5 for non-members, which includes admission to the fort and the museum.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center offers informal, free patio talks beginning at 1 p.m. August 24 is Frontier Medicine, presented by Nic Skalicky.

“Scottish Investors in 19th Century Wyoming: Tales from the Open Range,“ is the topic at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center at 7 p.m., as Phil Roberts, University of Wyoming professor of history, illuminates an interesting aspect of our regional heritage with stories of Scottish-owned open-range cattle companies in 19th century Wyoming.

Everyone is welcome, and admission is free of charge at the Trails Center. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for this special presentation, so come up and meet Professor Roberts. For more information, please call Reid Miller at 261-7781 or Jason Vlcan at 261-7783.

Dance at the Eagles Lodge to Steve Frame and his Western Rebels from 7 to 10 p.m. Potluck snacks will be available after 8 and there may even be door prize drawings after 9. Admission is $6 for ages 15 and older. Dance or just listen to the great music.

The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra presents the third annual Pops in the Park summer concert in Washington Park. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is a family-friendly, all-ages event. Please visit www.wyomingsymphony.org for details about parking, tickets and how to prepare for the concert.

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Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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