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Excitement in the Air and on our April Events Flyer!

Fremont County, WY – Bluer skies, brighter days and familiar scents are on the wind as Wind River Country moves into springtime. It’s time to get outside and enjoy some of the social activities taking place all over Fremont County. Print off the attached April Events flyer and mark your calendar now so you don’t miss a thing.

April is full of historic and wildlife speakers, horse events, concerts, and a popular garden expo. History buffs will be in their element at a weekend-long Civil War Army Camp depiction and demonstration. Culinary fans can treat their taste buds at a mushroom tasting—led by a renowned mycologist. Hear youngsters giggle with delight at the sheep sheering day. Get in touch with your poetic side—and your cowboy side—at several Western poetry events. You’ll even have opportunities to bust a gut at several hilarious dance events. No two ways about it, we have fun here in Wind River Country, and it shows in our calendar!

DAILY: Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day. Call ahead. Elders share the Arapaho language and traditional story telling. Wind River Casino, 10269 Hwy. 789. 307-851-5394 windriverhotelcasino.com

WEEKLY: Lander Trivia Thursday at the Coalter Loft, hilarious fun with prizes awarded, 7pm-10pm. 126 Main St. 307-332-8228, ben_lester@nols.edu

April 2 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

April 3 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

April 4 Lander 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

April 7 Lander The Pioneer Museum & Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series: Dr. Kent Stockton, cowboy poet, presents a special Western poetry reading. 7pm-8:30pm. 443 Main St., 307-332-3339, a.teamfcpm@gmail.com, fremontcountymuseums.com/events    

April 8-May 28 Lander 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

April 9-10 Lander The Pioneer Museum hosts a two-day exploration of the 6th US Infantry Civil War Camp Living History Reenactment. A staged Civil War camp on the grounds on the Pioneer Museum. See camp life, camp cooking, Civil-War-era weapons and talks about a soldier’s life. Free. All ages are welcome. Saturday, April 9 (9am-4pm) and Sunday, April 10 (9am-1pm), 1443 Main St. 307-332-3339, fremontcountymuseums.com/events 

April 14 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 14-17 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. Pecks Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. 307-855-2002, 307-855-2217, tickets@cwc.edu, cwc.edu/what/artscenter

April 16 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

April 16 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

April 16 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

April 16 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.

April 16 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

April 20 Lander 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

April 21 Shoshoni presents 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

April 21 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

April 23 Lander’s 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

April 23 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

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

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

April 30 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

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. Registration deadline: April 23. 307-857-0012, edgewood@wyoming.com

April 30 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

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For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar.  To request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233. Pioneer your own adventure in Wind River Country!

About Wind River Country/Fremont County

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is the authentic, untamed West. It holds the answers to your adventurous spirit. Come discover new things like the best route to Yellowstone, see an Indian powwow, ride a horse or holler at a rodeo, pan for real gold, and hike in country that will take your breath away. Find the pace to think, the room to breathe, and the uncontrived adventure to rejuvenate your soul in Wind River Country.

 

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