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LANDER BREW FEST IS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8-9! Click on the image above for more info!
Are you making plans to hit the Lander Brew Fest this year? It’s coming this Fri & Sat, June 8-9, and is going to be another great event! Click on the image above to connect with the fest’s website — activities kick off Friday, June 8, with a from 5-9 PM (adults only), and Saturday, June 9, from 2-7 PM. Activities take place at the soccer fields adjacent to Lander Valley High School, 400 Baldwin Creek Road. Check out amazing Rocky Mountain breweries and dig the music — groups like Musketeer Gripweed & The Foot Friday night, and The Codi Jordan Band and Fluffy Buffalo on Saturday. They’re also offering a NEW feature this year — whiskey & wine tasting on Friday night only. Whiskey tasting cards will be for sale, 4 samples for $10. The wine tasting will be included in the cost of admission. There will also be non-alcoholic drinks available.
While you’re there, check out the Central WY Speedboat Rugby Club and the Jackson Hole Moose Rugby Club as they compete in the inaugural Wind River Rugby Challenge — held Saturday, June 9 at 12:30 PM at the same soccer fields adjacent to LVHS. Check out the action, then hit the brew fest!
Call the Lander Chamber of Commerce at 307-332-3892 for more info — and be sure to click on the Brew Fest image above to connect with their website!
COKEVILLE ANGLER’S SIDEKICK FISHING DERBY, JUNE 30
Check-in: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM @ Cokeville Town Park
Judging: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Cokeville Town Park
Contestants must participate as a team of 2. Each participant will need a fishing license in accordance with Wyoming Game and Fish Department policy. Visit the Cokeville community website to download the PDF of rules. Thanks to the Cokeville Arts Council for the information on this event!
JACKSON – BE PREPARED TO PLAY IN THE BACKCOUNTRY — Community Presentation: Summer Backcountry Preparedness from the Community Health Info Ctr, St John’s Medical Center & Teton Wellness Institute
Ever wondered: Where the bears are? The correct way to use bear spray? Are there trails in the Tetons where you DON’T need to carry bear spray? What you need to take with you – for safety – on a day hike? What simple steps can keep you safe in a backcountry emergency?
Presented by Stephanie Thomas, AJ Wheeler, MD and Kate Wilmot: Stephanie Thomas is the Executive Director of the Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation and TCSAR member. Dr. AJ Wheeler is an emergency medicine physician and TCSAR member. Kate Wilmot is the Bear Management Specialist for Grand Teton National Park.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm St. John’s Medical Center, Moose-Wapiti Classrooms
EVANSTON BLUEGRASS JUNE 23 — Click on the image above for more info!
Bluegrass Evanston is a great event — a free, one day outdoor concert, the event hosts four bands from all over the bluegrass spectrum: traditional and progressive bluegrass to Newgrass. Artists, food and beverage booths also make up the festival. A kids’ fest, “Pop, Dogs & Songs” will be held from noon to 3 PM prior to the main event, which runs from 5-10 PM. Activities and crafts such as shoebox banjo making will be available for the kiddos!
Fine artists range from jewelry, fiber artists, potters and painters. ”The bluegrass festival in Evanston will serve to enhance economic development and cultural tourism, while providing the residents of Evanston, Bridger Valley and the Wasatch front with great musical entertainment, fine arts and a sense of community,” the festival says via its website. “It also strives to pass on a love of bluegrass music to the next generation.” Be sure to check out this great musical event in Southwest Wyoming — and while you’re there, hang out and try some of Evanston’s great restaurants, shopping, lodging and recreation — be sure to check out the Bear River State Park for all sorts of summer fun!
image by Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
LARAMIE — BUTCH CASSIDY DAYS JUNE 9
Butch Cassidy Days involve a lot of fun at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, in West Laramie. Kite-flying will be a fun activity of the day, and with Laramie’s recent windy weather, a lot of fun will be had! Also catch a concert by Mary Kaye & cream can dinner … more details here!
LANDER — LANDER DAYS MAIN STREET EVENT JUNE 30 — The Lander Downtown Merchants Association invite you to kick off the 4th of July festivities with a fun event on Main Street! Event runs 4-10 PM on June 30. Find the Lander Downtown Merchants Association on Facebook — or call Chisholm’s Jewelry and ask Eric & Tami for more information!
CASPER — NIC FEST AT THE NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM — JUNE 22-24
From Nicolaysen Executive Director Connie Gibbons: “Every June, the Nicolaysen Art Museum throws open its doors to music, art and family fun for the 2 1/2 day event that features artist booths, artist demonstrations, food and two stages with music and entertainment. For 2012, the Nic Fest introduces a celebration of folk-life. Each year a different cultural region, country or tradition will be explored and this year the festival integrates a celebration of Mexican culture, art, music, dance and food.”
The 3rd Annual Firefighter ‘Downtown Throwdown’ Competition will take place in conjunction with Nic Fest. Dates are June 22 (5-9 PM) and June 23 (10 AM – 5 PM), between 1st & 2nd St. on Beech St. Watch the ‘toughest two minutes in sports’ as local firefighters face off against other firefighters from across the area, region and nation.
Click here to visit the Nic’s informative, online Nic Fest brochure — exhibitors, musicians, schedule and more. VERY cool feature!
SHERIDAN — 3RD THURSDAY EVENTS KICK OFF JUNE 21!
Sheridan’s 3rd Thursday Festival kicks off for the months of June, July, August & September. Located on Main Street from Loucks to Alger and including Grinell Plaza, the festival includes strong man competitions, chicken roping, the ROTC Rock Wall, steak grilling competitions in July (w/a $500 cash prize!), live music performances, various local & regional vendors, a food court, beer & wine gardens and extended hours for downtown local merchants.
In June, dig the musical talents of Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers. This event is sponsored in part by the Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Chamber, Sheridan Travel & Tourism, the City of Sheridan, Bighorn Beverage — and “…the greatest group of voulnteers and local support a committee could ever ask for,” says committee member Chad Franklin.
LARAMIE — Downtown Laramie Continues Lighting Infrastructure Project
The City of Laramie, in partnership with the Laramie Main Street Alliance, has begun the second phase of the downtown street light improvement project that was initially started in 2009. The 2012 lighting project includes upgrades to the wiring system, existing light fixtures as well as the installation of new, antique decorative light poles on 3rd and 4th Streets between University Avenue and Custer.
The lighting project is funded by the City of Laramie with a Business Ready Community Loan from the Wyoming Business Council. The project is expected to cost between $1.3 and $1.9 million. The addition of the new antique poles will aesthetically tie 3rd and 4th Streets in with the rest of historic downtown Laramie. Studies show that shoppers enjoy a well lit, inviting atmosphere and are more likely to linger in an area that is welcoming and well designed.
The downtown lighting project began on June 4th at 3rd and University and will conclude October 19th at 4th and Ivinson. Work will be done weekly on a block-by-block basis. No street closures are expected and sidewalks, driveways and alleyways will remain open. During construction, there will be no on street parking. Contact the Laramie Main Street office at 307-760-3355, or David Derragon, Assistant City Manager at 307-721-5304 for more information.
BURNS DAY — JUNE 9
LOTS of excitement coming up Saturday, June 9 for Burns Day! Some of the events and time schedules that we know of: PANCAKE BREAKFAST (7-9 AM); 9:30 Police Dog Demo; 9:45 Kids’ Parade; Burns Chptr Order Of Eastern Star Bake Sale (9-11); FOOD IN PARK; Hands In Harmony Performance@Gazebo (1:00); Search & Rescue Dog Presentation; Service Dog Presentation; Cheyenne Animal Shelter Will Be Present All Day For Adoption Info; Cheyenne Quick Draw booth; BRAND 307 playing from 7-11 PM
LARAMIE — SPECIALS FROM LOVEJOY’S BAR & GRILL
bbq pork sandwich Shredded pork, drenched in bbq sauce, topped with melted cheddar cheese and tucked in a hoagie. Served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or dinner salad. 8.5
lovejoy’s pasta Grilled chicken breast and sauteed artichoke hearts tossed in a sauce of chicken stock and sundried tomato pesto. Served over cavitappi pasta with a sprinkle of asiago cheese. Accompanied by your choice of soup or salad. 11.
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