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#Whatshappening: Eight things to do this week, weekend

*Wednesday, March 30* RIVERTON - The members of VFW Post 3628, American Legion Post 19, 40 & 8 and the DAV Chapter 8 invite all to our "Welcome Home" March 30, 2016, at 611 East Main Street Riverton Wy from 4pm to 6pm. We will have soup sandwiches, chips and drinks. *Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2* RIVERTON - Workshops for Master Gardeners, home gardeners and small scale and specialty crop producers in Wyoming and Rocky Mountain region are part of the Wyoming Master Gardener and Wyoming Farmers Market Association state conference in Riverton on Thursday, March 31, to Saturday, April 2, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The workshops are open to the public. The conference theme is “Gardeners Rendezvous,” said Chris Hilgert, state Master Gardener coordinator with the University of Wyoming Extension. *Thursday, March 31st* DUBOIS - The Dubois Museum hosts a Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program by Senior Archaeologist Dan Eakin from the Wyoming State Archaeologist Office on March 31 at 7 pm at the Headwaters Center in Dubois Wyoming. The program will focus on the research done on the Nez Perce National Historic Trail this part of Wyoming. DUBOIS - It’s that time of year again when bears are waking up and people are preparing to enjoy the great outdoors. As spring arrives, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor enthusiasts to be “bear aware" and take the necessary precautions to avoid conflicts with large carnivores. A workshop on how to avoid conflicts with bears are March 31st in Dubois at the Library from 5:30 to 7:30 and in Riverton on April 7th at Central Wyoming College from 6 to 8 p.m. *Friday, April 1 through April 18th* RIVERTON - The Wyoming Humanities Council Book Discussion Group is happening now with a new series entitled “Journey Stories”. The final book discussion, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood will be held on Monday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverton Branch Library. This dystopian novel is a woman’s story of being enslaved in a world completely controlled by men. Pick your book up at the library and join in on the discussion! For more information, call the library at 856-3556 or Perry Kaufman at 857-5914. *Saturday, April 2 * DUBOIS - Dubois 3rd Annual Fire Department Community Dance at the Headwaters Center. Dancing, free pizza, cash bar. Live music: Jessica O'Neil. Laugh out loud at the hilarious Fireman Tricycle Races! 5:30pm-7:30pm. 307-840-2391, 20 Stalnaker St. duboiswyinfo@gmail.com RIVERTON - Spring Fling Home Business Baxaar at Riverton United Presbyterian Church, 1101 North Broadway. 10 am - 2 pm -Hosted by the RUPC Youth Group- There will be several independent home businesses with a variety of goods, plus home-baked refreshments for a goodwill donation to the Youth Group. Let's kick off Spring! See you there! *Sunday, April 3* RIVERTON -- Riverton Ready to Ride Workshops & Jackpot Rodeo. After 2 days of training, watch a free rodeo starting on Sunday, 11am-1pm, with over 40 riders participating for awards and buckles. Attend a cowboy church service on Sunday morning. CWC Equine Center. North 8th and Gasser Rd. 307-851-5811, facebook.com/readytorideropeyourdreams *Monday, April 4* LANDER - Lander Community Concerts Association presents: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater: Chicago’s dance company will perform choreography infused with ballet, modern, and African dance. Lander Valley High School, 350 Baldwin Creek Rd. 7pm, Tickets $20 adult/$10 student. 307-332-2509, 307-332-6824, montyhettich@hotmail.com, http://landerconcerts.org *Tuesday, April 5th * RIVERTON - Central Wyoming College and Department of Workforce Services are hosting the Fremont County Employment Expo on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Our goal is to connect employers with those seeking employment. With our current high unemployment rate in Fremont County, this is a great opportunity to find a job. New this year - we are hosting free workshops to the public at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:00 PM on resumes, mock interviews, and Wyoming at Work. We are still accepting registrations for employers. This event is free and open to the public. LANDER - Kindergarten Registration and Screening for Fremont County School Dist # 1 will be held on April 5 from 5:30-6:30 for families of 2016-2017 kindergarten students at Gannett Peak Elementary. Kindergarten Registration and Screening by appointment April 8 - 4:00-6:00 p.m. and April 9 - 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. Call Lisa at Gannett Peak for more information 307-332-6690. To enroll your child in Fremont County School District # 1 the following is required at the time of registration: Certified, state-issued Birth Certificate or Passport, Immunization Record, Legal paperwork if applicable (court issued custodial document), Proof of Residency (utility bill, lease etc. in your name showing physical address). A child must be 5 years old on or before September 15 in order to be eligible to attend kindergarten. (Wyoming State Statute 21-4-302).*We screen all incoming kindergarten students and take a photo for a school ID *Thursday, April 7* LANDER - Lander Pioneer Museum. Beginning April 7th at 7:00 pm in the Western Gallery, the Pioneer Museum hosts another Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program by Kent Stockton titled, "Cowboy Poetry by Kent Stockton. Kent Stockton has been writing cowboy poetry since the 1970s, and has been featured at many cowboy poetry gatherings around the west. The program will feature heart-warming tales about cowboys, horses, kids and the wide open landscape they live in. The program will last about an hour. The poetry program is also part of the "One County/Many Voices" series. All ages are welcome and the program is free to the public. RIVERTON - It’s that time of year again when bears are waking up and people are preparing to enjoy the great outdoors. As spring arrives, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor enthusiasts to be “bear aware" and take the necessary precautions to avoid conflicts with large carnivores. A workshop on how to avoid conflicts with bears is in Riverton on April 7th at Central Wyoming College from 6 to 8 p.m. *Friday, April 8* LANDER - April 8-May 28; Lander Art Center Member’s Show: an eclectic mix of local talent. Artist reception is on April 8, 6pm-8pm. Free. Tues. - Thurs. 10pm-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am-4pm. Show runs through May 28. 224 Main St. 307-332-5772, frontdesk@landerartcenter.com, landerartcenter.com *Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10* LANDER - The Grounds of the Lander Pioneer Museum will sprout canvas tents, muskets and U.S. Flags with 35 stars Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10. The Riverton-based Living History group "C Company 6thU.S. Infantry" will stage a historically accurate Civil War soldiers camp at the museum. Kids, families and the general public are welcome to come see demonstrations of camp life, musketry, camp cooking and chat with the soldiers about their life. The camp will be active from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free. The camp is this year's first McDonalds Children's Exploration Series program; a program series dedicated to activities and events for young people and families to learn about Lander and Wyoming history. The next kids and families event at the Lander museum will be Sheep Shearing Day April 23. *Thursday, April 14* DUBOIS - Dubois Museum & Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series: Teton Archaeological Project by Matt Stirn and Rebecca Sgouros—findings from their research. 7pm-8pm. Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker St. 307-455-2284, fremontcountymuseums.com/events *April 14-17th* RIVERTON - CWC’s Theater Showcase, short theater pieces from students, including one-act plays, comic sketches, musical and dance performances. Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, and Sunday 2:30pm. Peck Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. 307-855-2002, 307-855-2217, tickets@cwc.edu, cwc.edu/what/artscenter *Saturday, April 16th * LANDER - 5th Annual Garden Expo! Enjoy a trade show, barnyard and backyard workshops, food concessionaires, arts and crafts, and a kid’s corner. Lander Valley High School, 350 Baldwin Creek Rd. 9am-3pm, 307-332-3114, dianaolson@wyoming.com, popoagie.org LANDER - The Lander Pioneer Museum will host a Trek in conjunction with Makers Space 307: Historic Walking Tour of Lander. See and hear about historic Lander buildings. Meet at 3rd St. and Lincoln St. 307-332-3339, 10am-12pm. fremontcountymuseums.com/events RIVERTON - 4th Annual Trapper Jake Festival: A memorial birthday celebration in honor of the late great mountain-man legend Jake Korrel. Festivities and games from 10am-4pm. Free admission. 307-856-0706, Wind River Heritage Center, 1075 S. Federal. LANDER - Local Taste: featuring Mushrooms! Speakers will introduce the tasty world of fungi! Mushroom hors d'oeuvres served. Sample tasting held at the Middle Fork Restaurant, 351 Main St. 6:30pm-9pm. Cash bar. Tickets $25, localfest.org, stef@wyoming.com, facebook.com/wyominglocalfest RIVERTON - The Riverton Museum hosts a Speakers Series by Robert Martinez titled, “Historical Imagery, Myths and Stories of the West and Arapaho Culture.” 3pm-4pm, 700 East Park, 307-856-2665, fremontcountymuseums.com/events *Wednesday, April 20* LANDER - Lander Community Concerts Association Presents Illusionist Jason Bishop. Magic includes close-up sleight of hand projected on big screens. Lander Valley High School, 350 Baldwin Creek Rd. 7pm, Tickets $20 adult/$10 student. 307-332-2509, 307-332-6824, landerconcerts.org *Thursday, April 21* SHOSHONI - The 4th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering featuring Western poets Hub Whitt, Garland Kennington, Ron Bailey, Karl Brauneis and band, Jean Haugen, Rick Pitt, John Brower, and Rodger Weitzel. 4pm-6pm. Community Hall on the west side of the Shoshoni Fire Hall on East 2nd St and Hwy. 20. 307-876-2777, shoshol@rtconnect.net RIVERTON - Central Wyoming College (CWC) presents their Spring Showcase Concert of Handbell Choir Collegiate Chorale, and Concert band. 7pm. 307-855-2002, 307-855-2217, Peck Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. tickets@cwc.edu, cwc.edu/what/artscenter *Saturday, April 23* LANDER - Children’s Museum: Up-Cycle Earth Day Celebrations with a Poetry Event, live birds from Wind River Raptors—Nathan Barnes, and an Up-cycled Arts & Craft Show! 10am-2pm. 465 Lincoln Ave. 307-332-1341, littler.rob@gmail.com, www.landerchildrensmuseum.org LANDER - The Lander Pioneer Museum will host “Sheep Shearing Day.” Free day to explore the history of the sheep industry. Kids can enjoy crafts, sheep wagon tours and sheep shearing. Fun for children of all ages. 1pm-3pm, 1443 Main St., 307-332-3339, fremontcountymuseums.com/events LANDER - Help for Health of Fremont County's annual *Hat's off for Hope Gala* is on Saturday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Inn at Lander. LANDER - Hungarian Delight Dinner at Boeseke Hall, $25 adult, $10 kids 6-12, 5 and under free. Holy Rosary Church, 163 Leedy Dr. 7pm. For tickets: form.jotform.com/60086082825153 *Friday, April 29* RIVERTON - Central Wyoming College (CWC) Jazz Nite! Featuring Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo and the Time’s a Wastin’ Band. 7pm. Peck Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. 307-855-2002, 307-855-2217, tickets@cwc.edu, cwc.edu/what/artscenter *Saturday, April 30* RIVERTON - 1838 Rendezvous Ride-Spring Challenge. Back Country Horsemen sponsored ride. Small groups of riders negotiate 15 obstacles. 2 hours of fun. $25– $35, age 8 and up. Concessions and a “Poker Run. 8:30am. Limited to 35 riders. Held at the 1838 Rendezvous Site, off E. Monroe and Smith Rd. 307-857-0012, edgewood@wyoming.com LANDER - Dancing with the Stars! Watch, laugh, cheer and vote for your favorite dancers! Lander Community Center, 950 Buena Vista Dr. 6pm. Tickets: Lander Chamber, 307-332-3892, 307-332-0454, dancingwiththestarslander.com LANDER - UNPLUGGED – Acoustic Music concert. All skill levels of local musical talent. Free. 6pm-8pm at the Lander Bake Shop, 259 Main St., 307-855-2190, afehring@cwc.edu *Here is a list of Reoccuring local events:* LANDER - Through May 28; Lander Art Center Member’s Show: an eclectic mix of local talent. Free. Tues. - Thurs. 10pm-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am-4pm. 224 Main St. - 307-332-5772, frontdesk@landerartcenter.com, landerartcenter.com LANDER - The Fremont County Parkinson Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month (after the Parkinson's Exercise Group, which meets from 1-2 p.m.) at the Lander Senior Citizens Center. Parkinson's people and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Call the Senior Center at 332-2746 if you have questions. HUDSON - The Fremont County Democrats meet on the third Sunday of each month at the Hudson Town Hall beginning with a carry-in dinner at 4 p.m. All are welcome. LANDER & RIVERTON Survivor 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 details. LANDER – 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. #county10 #news #whatshappening