ON THE CALENDAR: December 7, 2012


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LANDER: Christmas Tree Lot Supports LVHS Band

The Lander Valley High School Marching Band is sponsoring the Community Christmas Tree Lot at the Ace parking lot, 485 Main St., featuring better trees from a new tree farm! There will be a beautiful selection of Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Michigan Grand Fir and Scotch Pine. Weekday hours are 4-8 pm; Saturday hours are 9am-8pm; and Sunday hours are 9am-6pm. Open through December 24. Come support the LVHS award-winning band! Free hot cocoa and apple cider. Optional delivery for a small donation. Contact landerbandboosters@gmail.com with any questions.

CHEYENNE: Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Pet Pictures with Santa

Black Dog Animal Rescue to host Pet Pictures with Santa. Sunday, December 9th from 10 am until 2 pm at The Historic Train Depot in Cheyenne . Black Dog Animal Rescue’s popular Merry Mutt Fair has outgrown the only available indoor venue and therefore will not be held this year. But Black Dog Animal Rescue is planning a bigger and more exicitng Summer Mutt Fair, to be held outdoors in June 2013. Pet pictures with Santa were an exciting part of the Merry Mutt Fair, and BDAR will be hosting them as a stand alone event, Sunday, December 9th from 10 am to 2 pm at The Historic Train Depot in Cheyenne. Photos are being provided by Christine Kronz Photography for $10 with all proceeds going to BDAR. Photos can be taken home that day. Please call BDAR at 307-214-6600 with any questions or email them at bdar@bdar.org.

MEETEETSE: Christmas in Meeteetse

Head to Meeteetse December 8 for Christmas in Meeteetse! Traditional holiday fun for the whole family. Contact their visitor center for more information!

CODY: Santa House

Kids! Come visit Santa at his house at City Park, Sheridan Ave (look for the reindeer!) — Free Photo & Candy Cane, Letters to Santa – Bring your letter to Santa or to the Santa House Mailbox. Dec 14 5-7:30 — Dec 15 11-2, 5-7:30 — Dec 16 1-4 — Dec 17 5-7:30 — Dec 18 5-7:30 — Dec 19 5-7:30 — Dec 20 5-7:30 — Dec 21 5-7:30 — Dec 22 11-2, 5-7:30 — Dec 23 1-4 Contact Cody Chamber for more info!

LARAMIE: Let it Snow Holiday Parade & Mistletoe Mosey in Historic Downtown Laramie

The holiday parade starts TONIGHT (December 7!) at 6 p.m. from the Boot Barn parking lot (SE corner of 2nd and Fremont) and heads south on 2nd Street, turns west (right) on University, proceeds west to 1st Street, turns south (left) and proceeds to Garfield Street. The parade then continues west (left) to 2nd Street, turns left (north) and returns to the Boot Barn staging area. Be sure to catch this fun and joyous celebration!

The third annual Mistletoe Mosey runs through December 22nd and is open to all members of the public. Here’s how it works. Shop downtown and purchase a pin with a unique number for $5 at any participating Mistletoe Mosey business. Then work on your holiday wish list downtown between now and December 22 and try to find your number. Winners automatically receive a $50 gift from the business where their number is posted and are entered into a drawing for $1,000 worth of downtown gift certificates.

List of Participating Businesses:  Alexander’s Fine Jewelry, Altitude Chophouse & Brewery, Antique Fever, Atmosphere Mountain Works, Augusta Mizzelwitts’ Back of the Wagon Antiques, Bella Home Boutique & Bakery, Big Hollow Food Co-op, Clure Brothers Furniture, Coal Creek Coffee Company, Connor Flower Shop, Cowgirl Yarn, Curiosity Shoppe, D&L Music, digital blues inc printing, Dodd’s Shoe Co., First Interstate Bank, Laramie Plains Community FCU, Lovejoy’s Bar & Grill, Ludwig Photography, Mimi’s Consignment & Resale, Mountain Valley Bridal, NU2U, Quilt Essentials, Sensuous She, Snowy Range Vet Clinic, Spic and Span Laundromat, Spine and Injury Clinic of Laramie, Sweet Pickles, Sweet Melissa Café, The Chocolate Cellar, The Copper Kettle, The Laramie Boomerang, The Music Box

GILLETTE: Gillette Art Walk Hosted by Gillette Main Street

Gillette Main Street has a couple open spaces for Artists during our next Art Walk! (Next Thursday, Dec 13) Let them know if you are interested in showcasing your work! Call 307-685-1231 or email at gillettemainstreet@gmail.com.

JACKSON: Winter Wonderland Shopping Experience

Jackson Hole Winter Wonderland, a weekend of holiday shopping and cheer, will be held Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. Supported by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee, it will be a weekend to share with family and friends and experience the unique shopping within Teton County. One of the highlights will be the Dancers’ Workshop production of “If The Shoe Fits,” an original adaptation of Cinderella, at Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.

Local shops will feature a magical holiday atmosphere and extended hours, until at least 8:00pm, just in time to shop for Christmas! Enjoy caroling, sleigh rides, cider, hot chocolate, and cookies in the glow of festive Christmas lighting.  Find information about specific store hours at www.jacksonholechamber.com/retailers.

For more information, please contact Rick Howe, Director of Visitor Services, rick@jacksonholechamber.com or 307.733.3316 x114.

JACKSON: “If the Shoe Fits” by Dancers’ Workshop

Visit their Facebook page for more information!

LARAMIE: Pair Up With the Cowboys THIS Weekend!

ON THE TABLE…Foodie News from Across Wyoming

Wyoming Whiskey Gets Whiskycast Seal of Approval — click the image to link to whiskycast.com


Dubois, WY – The first Dubois Main Street-sponsored Taste of Dubois, featuring a Victorian Christmas theme, is set for Saturday, Dec. 8 at Nostalgia Bistro in the historic Ramshorn Inn at 202 East Ramshorn Street in downtown Dubois.

Nostalgia Bistro Executive Chef Shannon Chandler is preparing a multi-course menu featuring a slow-braised Snake River Farms pork shoulder with a hazelnut brown ale pork reduction and cheddar-sage bread pudding. The pork shoulder is provided by Sysco Intermountain. A Buffalo Jump Wines representative will provide wine pairings and pour wine during dinner.



baked cod Cod filet rubbed with stone ground mustard, shallots and capers. Paired with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes. 14.
beef tips Marinated in a seasoned bbq sauce and grilled. Served with a side of sticky rice. 15.
pan seared pork loin Tender pork loin, braised in sage and spices. Served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes. 14.

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jalapeno chicken wrap Sauteed chicken breast, fresh jalapenos, red bell peppers, onions and cheddar cheese rolled up in a chipotle wrap. Served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or a dinner salad. 8.5
italian sausage lasagna Layers of pasta, Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives, spinach, ricotta and melted mozzarella cheese. Served with your choice of a small garden salad or a cup of soup. 11.

New beer on tap — Pumpkin Love Ale

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