Whatshappening? Cowboy Poetry and a concert tonight; Eight fun things for Saturday

(Fremont County, Wyo.) - There is a Western Poets fest on tonight in Shoshoni at the community hall and at the college in Riverton, the Handbell Choir, Collegiate Chorale and Concert Band present their Spring Showcase Concert. See all of this weekend's happening, and much more for the rest of the month below: *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, 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, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre, 2660 Peck Ave., *Saturday, April 23* RIVERTON- Family Fun Day. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Fremont County Child Protection Team has partnered with numerous organizations in Fremont County in hosting a Family Fun Day. Come see all the resources offered for families in our area. Free hot dogs and drinks, fire trucks and police cars for kids to explore, and more. LANDER - Pushroot Community Garden Volunteer Work Day. Join NOLS and the Pushroot Community Garden in celebrating Earth Day! This community volunteer event will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 10 am to 4 pm, at 715 Amoretti in Lander. We will be helping to prepare Lander's community garden for the growing season, and have a variety of projects appropriate for all ages. Food and beverages will be provided-- please bring water, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen, and stop by whenever you can! Visit for more information, or e-mail 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,, 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, 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, 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: 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. *Monday, April 25th* LANDER - Wyoming State Veterans Service Officer Lori Crump will be at Lander City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help veterans with health care, Wyoming and federal benefits, and VA disability/pension claims. To set up an appointment, call 438-2101. *Wednesday, April 27* RIVERTON - Wyoming State Veterans Service Officer Lori Crump will be in Riverton at the VA Clinic at Rose Lane and College View Drivefrom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help veterans with health care, Wyoming and federal benefits, and VA disability/pension claims. To set up an appointment, call 438-2101. *Thursday, April 28th* SHOSHONI - Shoshoni School Kindergarten Round-Up, Thursday, April 28M 8:30 a.m. to Noon Shoshoni Elementary School Gymnasium, 112 West 3rd Street, Shoshoni. Parents must bring their child’s: 1. State Certified Birth Certificate (not the hospital certificate) 2. Record of immunizations. The school nurse will be available to review immunization records to assure all immunizations are up-to-date. Students will not be allowed to start school until their immunizations are up-to-date. Students must be 5 years of age on or before September 15 of this year to enroll in Kindergarten. Please call Donna Kelsey to arrange an appointment for your child at 876-2563 or 856-7505. If you have questions or need more information, please call Donna Kelsey or Drew Peregoy. *Friday, April 29* RIVERTON - Taste of the Town by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. Heritage Hall at the county fairgrounds, 6-9 p.m. Chefs from local restaurants from Lander and Riverton will have samplings of their favorite dishes that will be paired with beer and wine for maximum flavor. Tickets are $25 on line at or at 324 East Washington, Riverton. $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit Fremont County Branch of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. For information, call 800-294-9700 ext 107. 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,, *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, RIVERTON - The CWC Student Nurses Association is hosting a 5k run/walk at the Health and Sciences Building. Registration opens at 8, and the race is at 9 a.m. Cost is by donation at registration ($30 recommended. Proceeds will go to the SNA class of 2017. LANDER - SOLD OUT! A free live stream party will be held at the Coulter Loft. 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, 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, *Saturday, May 7th* RIVERTON - Wings and Wags 5K Run. Hosted by Paws for Life and CWA Parrot Rescue, registration begins at 8. The race begins at 9. *Monday, May 9* RIVERTON - Safe Kids Day Car Seat Check event, 2-6 p.m., at Hammer Electronics next to City Hall on North Federal. Hosted by Injury Prevention Resources and Safe Kids Worldwide. *Here is a list of Reoccuring local events:* *RIVERTON -* First Monday of every month: Free acupuncture for veterans of any era! on the first Monday of every month from 10am-12 noon at The Soldiers House, 1201 East Jackson St, Riverton, WY. Completely free to veterans, VA acupuncture protocol is used by licensed, volunteer acupuncturists Soleiana Abernathy and Alysha Bynum. RIVERTON - Inside the Lines, Stress-free Coloring for Adults. Coloring books are not just for kids! The process of coloring has been shown to be stress-reducing, calm-inducing, and joy-producing - for people of all ages. The coloring resurgence has spread across the nation, with adults enjoying the creative and therapeutic benefits of coloring. Join facilitator Alejandra Silva for some much needed relaxation and rejuvenation. This is a wonderful opportunity to unplug from social media and electronic entertainment and practice mindfulness. The library will provide coloring books, pencils, gel pens, and crayons. Come and join us on the first and third Saturday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00pm in the library Community Room. For more information, call the library at 856-3556. You must be 18 or older to participate. 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,, 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. RIVERTON: Westword Writers, Fremont County, meets on 2nd Mondays of the month at 1:30 p.m. and 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Riverton Public Library.Visitors are welcome as are all genres. For information, email Teri Wiblemo: #county10 #whatshappening #news