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Festivities continue in Fremont County

Dec 15, 2016 By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer

With only two more weekends before Christmas, the holiday season is now in full swing.

Fremont County organizations will continue to roll out more festive events over the next week, beginning Thursday, with St. Margaret's Christmas program at 7 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College Robert A. Peck Arts Center.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will present two plays: "The First Christmas" and "The Littlest Christmas Tree."

The Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Wind River High School Commons. The WRHS student council and ProStart class invite all seniors in the community to enjoy a roast with mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, hot rolls and pumpkin pie squares.

Weekend events

The Last Chance Craft Fair is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. Vendors are expected from around the state. Santa will be available for pictures, and there will be cash drawings every hour. For more information call Cindy at 850-6538.

Santa's Workshop is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Children's Museum, 465 Lincoln St. in Lander. Admission is $3 for ages two and up.

Lander Library's Dickensian Holiday Open House is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, 451 N. Second St. in Lander. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Dickens characters or wear Victorian holiday gear. They can even get a green screen photo in the costume. There will be live music, refreshments, new books, audio books and movies.

For those who want to get out in the frosty air, old fashioned western chariot horse races are from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Dubois Scenic Overlook Chariot Track on McKinley Drive. Admission is $4. For more information, call 455-3675 or 455-2556, or email duboiscc@gmail.com.

The Christmas celebration at First Assembly of God Church, 701 E. Adams Ave., is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The children's musical "Away in a Manger" will start things off, with a fellowship luncheon to follow. Everyone is welcome.

Sunnyside Church of the Nazarene's Christmas Cantata is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church on Highway 26 east of Kinnear. "Hope was Born," arranged by Ed Kee, will be performed by The Sunnyside Church Choir.For more information call 856-6168.

The Lander Community Christmas Chorale is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 163 Leedy Drive in Lander. For more information email dickandjulielefevre@q.com or stangrove2004@yahoo.com.

Next week

The Imperial Orchestra concert, sponsored by Wyoming Suzuki String School, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lander library, 451 N. Second St. in Lander.

The Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave., is hosting a Psychedelic Winter Glow Party 3-8 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night of the year and the point at which days start getting longer. The party is open to anyone 13-18 years old. There will be music, games, a black light poster competition, food and hot chocolate.

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Sophia Friday and Marcus Friday decorated their Christmas stockings with the help of Riverton Museum staff member Felicity Boepple, right, during the

Sophia Friday and Marcus Friday decorated their Christmas stockings with the help of Riverton Museum staff member Felicity Boepple, right, during the "Make Your Own Stocking" event Saturday as part of the McDonald's Children Exploration Series program. Materials were provided by the museum. Photo by Alejandra Silva


Sophia Friday and Marcus Friday decorated their Christmas stockings with the help of Riverton Museum staff member Felicity Boepple, right, during the

Sophia Friday and Marcus Friday decorated their Christmas stockings with the help of Riverton Museum staff member Felicity Boepple, right, during the "Make Your Own Stocking" event Saturday as part of the McDonald's Children Exploration Series program. Materials were provided by the museum. Photo by Alejandra Silva

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