This week in the Wind River Country: Old West Renactor; Art Show at CWC and more

*Saturday, January 9th* *RIVERTON* - On January 9th, 2016 at 3:00 pm the Riverton Museum *i*s hosting Tom O'Day reenactor*,* Ray Maple. He will be telling stories of the history surrounding one of Wyoming's notorious outlaws. Visit the Wild West with Tom O'Day as he tells stories of cattle rustlin', train robbin', ridin' with Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, and more. Jackie Maple, Ray's wife, is also a reenactor for the infamous horse thief Bronco Nell. This program promises to be both entertaining and educational as these stories bring the 1890's and 1900's to life in a whole new way. "We are so excited for Ray and Jackie to be presenting with us. They are both a wealth of knowledge not only on Tom O'Day, but on Butch Cassidy's gang and other outlaws around the state. Ray will be putting an emphasis on Tom O'Day's time in Fremont county." said Felicity Boepple, the Visitor Services Coordinator. Location: 700 E. Park Ave. Info: 307-856-2665. [image: Inline image 1] *Jackie Maple as Bronco Nell* *Monday, January 11th through February 7th* *RIVERTON -* Central Wyoming College - How the West Was Won, An Homage to the Spirits*. *Selections from a five-year span of work produced by artist and poet, Lynn Smith, will be in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center gallery Jan. 11 through Feb. 7. The art exhibit portrays the spirit world as it stares out from framed works with symbolical presence of the West and what it swept away...intense and beautiful. Smith experiments with a simple filigree style of drawing to create a vibrating body of work. The series asks the viewer to explore the boundaries of history and present day relationships. The pen and ink art exhibit presents 40 works from a nearly 80 piece series that started in 2010. Smith is now living in Lander to be near his daughter and granddaughter. [image: Inline image 4] Lynn Smith has maintained studios and exhibited in California, New York City, Oregon, Seattle, Caracas, Venezuela, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Texas and now Wyoming. *Wednesday, January 13* *RIVERTON - *The Riverton Branch Library and R Recreation’s Film Society is dedicated to the sole purpose of showing and experiencing film and cinema from all genres and decades for adults. We seek to foster a community of avid film lovers. This will run from January through May of 2016, the second Wednesday of every month. The films will be shown in the library Community Room at 8:00 p.m. and a discussion will follow. The first film, Tom Jones, will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 13th. All films are Best Picture winners. Registration is required and you must be 18 years or older. For more information, call the library at 856-3556. [image: Inline image 7] *Wednesdays beginning January 13 through February 17th* *RIVERTON - *Participants in the University of Wyoming Extension Real Food program will learn how to reduce and even eliminate processed or packaged foods and sugar from their diets. The course includes learning how to plan meals shop, and cook using whole, natural ingredients, and to read labels and decipher ingredient lists. Cost is $35, which covers books and materials. To register, call 307-857-3654 or email [image: Inline image 5] *Half of the UW Extension Read Food class time will include hands-on, healthy cooking in the home-ec room. (UW Extension / Pitchengine Communities) * *Friday, January 15 through Sunday, January 17th. * *MIDVALE - *Fifth Annual Midvale Benefit Ice Fishing Derby*.* Register at the Midvale Store, Hwy 134 (Missouri Valley Road) at Eight Mile Road. Half of entry fees and all cash donations go to the family of 4-year-old Tynlee Jacks for medical expenses and travel to Denver for an undiagnosed medical condition. Cash prize and trophies for largest walleye, perch and ling. Prize for the largest sucker/carp too. Fishing begins at noon Friday, Jan. 15th, last weigh in is 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17th. [image: Inline image 2] *Ice fishing at Ocean Lake (Pitchengine Communities) * *Saturday, January 16th* *LANDER-* The Lander Care and Share Food Bank's Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundraiser, 5-7 p.m. at Lander Senior Citizens Center. Local potters have created and painted soup bowls. In exchange for ticket priced, guests get to keep the bowl. Money raised is donated to the Care and Share Foodbank. Tickets are $35 per person at the foodbank, 281 Garfield, from 10:30 to 12:30 Tuesday through Thursday and 5-6 p.m. Thursday. Soup from 14 local restaurants, caterers. For information call 349-5509. [image: Inline image 3] *A delivery from the Food Bank of the Rockies to the Lander Care and Share Food Bank. (Pitchengine Communities) * *Reoccuring * *First Tuesday of each month* *LANDER- Parkinson's people and their caregivers will have a unique opportunity at the January meeting of the Parkinson's Support Group. Dr. Benzi Kluger, a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders, will answer questions via Skype from his office at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Dr. Kluger will talk about non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’sDisease and especially cognitive issues, fatigue, apathy, and behavior. The Fremont County Parkinsons Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Lander Senior Center. Dr. Kluger will speak at the Jan. 5 meeting.* [image: Inline image 6] *Dr. Benzi Kluger will speak on Parkinson's Disease * *LANDER - Saturday Jam sessions at the Lander Bake Shop from 12 – 2. All acoustic instruments, all kinds of music, all ages, all abilities. Come, play, sing, listen! Everyone is welcome.LANDER – Trivia everyThursday at the Coulter Loft, 126 Main Street, 7-10 pmLANDER & RIVERTONSurvivor of Suicide Loss Support Groups - First Tuesday of each month at Riverton Branch Library, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (1330 West Park) and Third Tuesday of each month at Lander Library, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (451 North 2nd). Join with a community of suicide Loss survivors as we share stories of healing and hope. Please contact Sue Rector at (307) 840-0311 or Tauna GroomSmith at (307) 349-4495 for additional detailsLANDER – Narcotics Anonymous. 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 860 South 3rd Street, Lander (meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.)RIVERTON – On Monday each week: Gambler’s Anonymous. Many thousands of people throughout the world who have created problems due to excessive gambling have found the strength to quit by joining Gamblers Anonymous. If gambling is destroying you or someone you care about, you are welcome to attend: 6 p.m., Church of Christ, 39 Gas Hills Road, Riverton.* *Feature Photo: Members of the POWR (Potters of the Wind Rivers) Group: Shawna Pickinpaugh, Deborah Britt, and Cristin Zimmer, “throw” soup bowls for the upcoming Lander Care and Share fundraiser. (Lander Care & Share Foodbank / Pitchengine Communities)* #county10 #news #whatshappening