Outdoor swimming pools are open. Washington Park, 851 S. Jefferson, Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m., adult fitness swim; 1 to 6 p.m., open swim; Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., closed Sunday; Paradise Valley, 5200 W. Iris, Monday through Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Marion Kreiner, 1120 N. Kimball, 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday; Mike Sedar, 781 College Dr., Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Info: 235-8383 or www.casperwy.gov. Daily admission fee for all swimmers at Marion Kreiner and Washington Park Pool is $3.50; Paradise Valley Pool and Mike Sedar Pool is $4.50 per swimmer. Parents and providers are reminded that all children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
Casper Balloon Festival, July 21-23, launches at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Balloon Glow, July 21, 6 to 10 p.m., Fairgrounds; Downtown Balloon Fest (candlestick), July 22, dusk to 10 p.m.
Garden Gait, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22. Tour seven home gardens, sponsored by Natrona County Master Gardeners. Tickets $20, available at Blue Ridge Coffee, Cadillac Cowgirl, Johnny Appleseed, Keefe’s Flowers, Marvel Floral Arts, Nate’s Flowers and the UW Extension Office, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. Addresses and map are part of the ticket.
Wine on the River, 6 p.m., July 26, Jonah Bank patio, West First Street. Enjoy food from local restaurants paired with wines. Auction and raffle. Benefits Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $75 each; www.wyomingsymphony.org/events, call WSO at 266-1478, or at the symphony office, 225 S. David St.
Wolcott Galleria Artisan Market, 5 to 8 p.m., third Thursday of each month, 136 S. Wolcott. Enjoy a fun evening of shopping, featuring local artisans and merchants, in the charming historic setting of the Wolcott Galleria Shopping Mall.
German Stammtisch. Those who enjoy German culture and/or speaking or listening to German being spoken are welcome. Sommer im Park mit Musik, informal potluck picnics, are planned at 6:30 p.m., at Washington Park near the lower playground on the following dates: July 20, 27. The group will again pause in the month of August.
2017 Eclipse Riverfest, noon, August 19, Mike Lansing Field. Admission is free. Commemorative cup and craft brew tasting is $25 in advance, $30 day of event. Event presented by Platte River Trails Trust & The Rotary Club of Casper.
The Science Zone presents Ira Flatow, host of public radio’s “Science Friday,” 7 p.m., on Aug. 20, Wheeler Concert Hall, Music Building, Casper College. Ticket reservations are required prior to the event. Early bird tickets purchased prior to June 1 are $50 general admission, $75 preferred seating. Beginning June 1, $75 general admission, $100 preferred seating. Tickets: thesciencezone.org/ira-flatow.html.
Nic Live!, Nicolaysen Art Museum outdoors, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free. Take a lawn chair. July 20, Scott Ellison; July 27, Steve Frame & His Western Rebels; Aug. 3, Cory McDaniel Duo; Aug. 10, Ten Ton Cadillac; Aug. 17, John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters; Aug. 24, Flagship Romance; Aug. 31, Better Than Biscuits.
Casper Municipal Band concerts, 7:30 p.m., Washington Park bandshell. Free. Intermission entertainment and special concerts include: July 20, Oil City Slickers Barbershop Choir; July 27, Big Band with Alicia Roberts, vocal; Aug. 3, Brass Quintet.
Casper house concerts, potluck at 5:30 p.m., music at 6:30 unless otherwise noted. Bring chair/blanket and potluck dish to share. Suggested donation $10-$15 per person. All money goes to the band, so please be generous. No pets please. July 23: 3 p.m., Cory McDaniel Duo/Mitguards, Linda & Bruce English, 3761 Carmel Dr.; August 26: Tom Catmull, Sue & Gary Berchenbriter, 925 S. Lincoln; September 16: Papa Juke, Wendy & Rick Shumway.
Music & Poetry Nights, 7:30 p.m., Metro; July 24, Todd Scott & Tom Rea; July 31, Rara Avis & Joel Burdess; Aug. 7, Cory McDaniel & Vicki Windle; Aug. 14, Chad Lore & open mic for writers; Aug. 21, Ethan Hopkins & Mike Shay.
The Machine Performs Pink Floyd, August 18, Mike Lansing Field. Gates open 7 p.m., Easyside performs 8 to 9, The Machine, 9:15, one-of-a-kind concert experience including a full laser show. Admission $25 through June, $35 July 1 to August 17, and $45 at the gate. VIP $70, includes special seating section, private bar, and up-close parking. Ticketing through Casper Events Center box office as part of Wyoming Eclipse Festival.
Skillet Unleashed Tour 2017, 7:30 p.m., September 3, Casper Events Center. All ages welcome. All seats are general admission, $38. Online at SinclairTix.com, charge by phone at (800) 442-2256 or in person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017, Dec. 10, Casper Events Center. Tickets: www.SinclairTix.com, by phone at 1-800-442-2256 or in-person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Casper Art Walk downtown & Old Yellowstone District, 5 to 8 p.m., Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2.
Art 321 hosts open ceramics studio every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost $10 per session, instructor present to assist you. Clay available for purchase or bring your own. All other supplies are provided.
Casper College summer musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” McMurry Main Stage, July 19 through 22 at 7:30 p.m.; matinee July 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $10 for students 5-18; online at www.caspercollege.edu/theatre, at the box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 268-2500, or one hour before each performance, for that performance only.
Casper Theater Company, summer walking tours. Call 267-7243 for reservations before 2 p.m., day of tour and you will be told where to meet. Bring a camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. Cost is $25 per person. July 21-22, 28-29: Hauntings tour of downtown, 7:30 p.m. August 11-12, 18-19, 25-26: Sand Bar Murder Tour, 8 p.m.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Casper Events Center. Tickets on sale now start at $28. www.caspereventscenter.com, Casper Events Center Box Office, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by phone at 1-800-442-2256.
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