(Jackson, Wyo.) - It is really starting to look and feel like winter around the county, so here are some fun and FREE winter things to do in the area this weekend: *1. Winter Wonderland Family Day:* Families will have fun celebrating the holidays with activities and crafts at the library. Children can decorate gingerbread men, watch a calligraphy demonstration in the Gallery, receive a personalized bookmark, and more. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Teton County Library. More information is available in Buckrail's recent article, "Tomorrow's Winter Wonderland Family Day offers cookies, calligraphy and more."
*2. Home for the Holidays Event:* From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, join
the Animal Adoption Center, PAWS of Jackson Hole and local shelters to
adopt, celebrate or donate to animals in need. During the event, families
can meet adoptable cats and dogs from the Jackson/Teton County Animal
Shelter, Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter, Animal Humane Association
of Star Valley and the Animal Adoption Center. If you can’t adopt, the
organization asks that you drop by with a NEW toy, bed, treat or unopened
bag of food during our annual toy and supply drive for homeless pets.
*3. Holiday Gift Show:* Held at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community
Center, the Holiday Gift Show features gifts from local artists Valerie
Seaberg, Laurie Thal, Meggan Stordahl and Carolyn Little, Jenny and Sam
Dowd, Nancy Carson, Sharon Rudd, Diane Awuv, Clairey Grubbs, Abby Paffrath,
Kristen Simpson, Diane Benefiel and Dee Parker, Nancy Hogenson, and Siobhan
Elder. The Holiday Gift Show is on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the
Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center, 5655 Main Street in Wilson.
*4. Chanukah Menorah Lighting:* On Saturday at 7 p.m. in Town Square, the
Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole will be honoring Chanukah. The
community is invited to a giant Menorah lighting, sing Chanukah songs and
hear the story of Chanukah. Chanukah treats such as hot potato latkes,
doughnuts filled with jelly (Sufganiyot), chocolate Chanukah gelt and hot
chocolate will be served while Chanukah Menorahs and dreidels will be
available for one and all.
*5. Locals Appreciation Party at the Silver Dollar Showroom:* From 7:30 -
11 p.m. on Saturday night, this event features Live music with 6 Foot 2 and
raffle prizes include a Full Season Pass to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort,
plus snowboards and other give-aways.
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*Feature Photo: Photo from last year's Teton County Library holiday event.
h/t Teton County Library / Pitchengine Communities*
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