(Teton County, Wyo.) - Here are 5 free things happening in Teton County this weekend: *1. Feathered Fridays: *The National Elk Refuge and Teton Raptor Center have scheduled a series of "Feathered Friday" visits this winter at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. The programs, offered each Friday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., will run weekly from today through March 25. The Visitor Center is located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. Learn more in our recent article, "Free Feathered Fridays starts today."
*2. Canyon Kids at the Trap Bar and Grill:* Today, the Canyon Kids will
play at the Trap Bar and Grill at the base of Grand Targhee Resort from 3-
6 p.m. for some after skiing live music.
*3. Stargazing at the Center for the Arts:* Starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight
at the Center for the arts, Wyoming Stargazing is hosting free public
stargazing event. They will be set up on the large lawn right next to the
Center. During the stargazing events they will be using their giant
Dobsonian Telescope with a 20″ primary mirror to look at planets, stars,
nebulae, galaxies, and more. They will also bring several iPads with the
Star Walk application installed on them so you can explore the heavens
while others are looking through the telescopes.
*4. Ranger-Led Snowshoe Hike:* On Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m., join a
ranger for an educational and fun hike through the snow. Rangers offer
guided snowshoe hikes from the Taggart Lake Trailhead. Programs begin on
December 26 and run through mid-March, 2015, conditions permitting.
Reservations are required, call 307-739-3399 for more details and to make
reservations. Please wear appropriate winter clothing (e.g. hat, gloves,
snow/wind pants, boots, etc.) and don't forget your sunscreen and
sunglasses. Snowshoes are available from the Grand Teton Association for a
suggested donation of $5. Hikes last two hours, ending at 3:30 p.m.
*5. Teton Valley Winter Farmer's Market: *MD Nursery is once again running
their Winter Farmer's Market. The market is held every Saturday until March
12 in Driggs, Idaho.
*BONUS - Spotlight on Eagles and Ravens:* Sunday at 11 a.m., join Craighead
Beringia South Biologist Ross Crandall at the Jackson Hole & Greater
Yellowstone Visitor Center. Crandall will give an overview of his
organization's research, noting how elevated blood lead levels in eagles
and ravens correspond with area hunting seasons.He will also discuss the
voluntary non–lead initiative on the National Elk Refuge and have
ballistics gel on hand to compare fragmentation between copper and lead
bullets. Following the presentation, the Teton Raptor Center will have both
a golden eagle and bald eagle at the visitor center from 12:00 - 2:00 pm so
guests can view the birds up close and learn more about the two iconic
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*Feature Photo: h/t Pixabay / Pitchengine Communities*
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