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Free swimming on the day of the parade
Bring the family for a free swim at Washington Park Pool, Tuesday, July 12, 5-7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome! Brought to you by the Friends of Washington Park Pool, a neighborhood organization that supports this great community asset.
Events at the Science Zone
Science Zone Summer Camps are open
Register now for the next Science Zone outdoor adventure camp! Students ages 11-15 will travel to the Big Horn Mountains July 18-22. Students will travel and camp with Science Area staff while stopping at Hole in the Wall, rock climbing at Shell Canyon, kayaking at Sibley Lake, hiking to Medicine Wheel and several other activities throughout the week. Don’t let those hot summer days catch you playing video games – come out with us and take in the beauty and breathe in the crisp mountain air of Wyoming!
Contact The Science Zone (307-473-9663) or visit thesciencezone.org for more information.
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James Webb Telescope images coming July 12
The James Webb Space Telescope will release its first science-grade images on July 12! Head to the Science Zone after the parade for a spectacular presentation of the brand new images. Casper College’s Dr. Andrew Young, NASA Space Grant and The Science Zone will partner to provide an afternoon of educational family events related to the James Webb Telescope. Admission to the museum will be free during the afternoon presentations thanks to a space grant from NASA. Join us from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to learn more about the design of the James Webb and Hubble telescopes, we’ll be streaming a panel session live from NASA at 4:00 p.m. and follow with a Q&A session with Dr. Andrew Young from the Casper College at the end of the round table.
DAR exhibition at the fort
Did you know that the Wyoming state flag design was the result of a contest – with a $20 prize – held by the Wyoming Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1916? The DAR was also instrumental in selecting the Indian paintbrush as the state flower of Wyoming, marking the Oregon Trail and other historic sites throughout the state, and more. Learn about the DAR’s role in Wyoming since 1894 in an exhibit at the Fort Caspar Museum. The exhibition “Patriotism from the summits to the prairies” will be visible until July 10.
When you think of the American Revolution, Wyoming doesn’t come to mind, but the descendants of those patriotic individuals who fought for independence ended up in Wyoming or passed through it on the many trails of emigration to the West. DAR members focus on three main goals: historic preservation, education and patriotism. In addition to marking historic sites, the DAR promotes American history in our schools and communities, and honors our nation’s military and their families, past and present. Discover what the Daughters have done – and continue to do – in Wyoming for over 120 years.
The Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper. Call us at 307-235-8462 or visit our website www.fortcasparwyoming.com for more information and to see our hours and admission prices.
Ian Munsick at the Big Wyoming Show
The Sweetwater Events Complex is thrilled to bring Wyoming-born singer-songwriter Ian Munsick to the stage at Wyoming’s Big Show. Munsick will play Thursday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m.
Breathing the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains into the Nashville music scene, Ian Munsick is pioneering a new brand of country. Under the tutelage of their violinist father, Munsick and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to the Beatles. Incorporating elements across genres, he has now begun to establish himself as a progressive artist with an old soul. Captivated by traditional lyrical truth and the modern soundscape, Munsick followed his ear to Music City. In 2017, he released a self-titled EP, winning iHeartRadio’s Rocky Mountain Song of the Year for the rootsy “Horses Are Faster” and becoming the only artist to simultaneously qualify two tracks as songwriting contest finalists. NSAI/CMT songs.
Fast forward to 2021: Munsick signed a major record deal with Warner Music Nashville, earned 115 million global streams and was named one of Spotify’s first Hot Country Artists to Watch. His debut album Coyote Cry, out now, features his high-end tenor outlining self-penned songs that evoke both epic adventure and down-to-earth wisdom. The record marks the dawn of western country pop, drawing a thread straight from Chris LeDoux to Post Malone.
Munsick’s debut single, “Long Haul,” which was the most added new artist single on country radio impact, charted twice on Spotify’s US Viral 50 and was praised for its “tenor moving” and his “wonderful sense of melody” (MusicRow). Fans will not fail to discover that with Ian Munsick, the country western is reborn.
Wyoming’s Big Show Thursday is sponsored by Genesis Alkali and Little America of Wyoming with support from Explore Rock Springs & Green River. The Sweetwater Events Complex previously announced Mitchell Tenpenny for Tuesday August 2, Little River Band for Wednesday August 3 and The Band Perry for Saturday August 6. There is only one concert announcement left for 2022. Watch for the final announcement next Thursday. For the most up-to-date information and a listing of all family entertainment, visit the website at www.SweetwaterEvents.com.
Art in the Park scheduled for August 27
The second annual Art in the Park event will take place on August 27 and booth space registration is ongoing. Go to artonthego.org to secure your spot or call 307-277-9542. Enjoy food vendors, free face painting for kids, supervised kids’ art activities, and music, as you show off and sell your creations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mike Sedar Park, Casper, WY.
State Day Picnic
On July 10, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed the Statehood Bill to make Wyoming the 44th state admitted into the Union.
On Sunday, July 10 from 1-4 p.m. there will be a free State Day celebration and picnic at Long Park (corner of Wyoming Blvd and Long Lane – across from the East Ridge Mall) .
“Now is a good time to put aside our political differences and celebrate our shared Wyoming heritage,” said event organizer Debra Cheatham.
Cheatham is running in the State House District 36 Republican primary.
The event includes a free picnic, live music from Chad Lore, and free balloons and face painting with Merrily the Clown.
For more information, call Debra at 307-337-6227 or email her at [email protected]
Fort Caspar is the Blue Star Museum
The Fort Caspar Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum again this summer. We join more than 2,000 museums across America in offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The program runs from Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022, through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. To find other Blue Star museums across the country, visit: arts.gov/initiatives/blue -star-museums.
The free admission program is available to those currently serving in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, the United States Public Health Corps, the NOAA Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must present a card (CAC) to enter a participating Blue Star museum.
Hours of operation for the Fort Caspar Museum during the summer months are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. We are located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper, Wyoming, our phone number is 307-235-8462 and our website is fortcasparwyoming.com
Looking for Suppliers from Caspar Collins Day
The Fort Caspar Museum is looking for craft and food vendors for Caspar Collins Day 2022 to be held on Saturday, July 23. If you would like to set up a booth or park a food truck near all the family entertainment at the fort, please join us!
The cost of a space (10 x 10 feet) is $30 for vendors and food trucks and free for non-profit organizations. The vendor application deadline is July 21, 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.fortcasparwyoming.com. You can also call the museum (307-235-8462), come in person, or email: [email protected]
Caspar Collins Day will be held rain or shine on the grounds of the Fort Caspar Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Admission is free and all are welcome. The Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper, Wyoming.
Experience the land “Down Under” this year at Wyoming’s Big Show! Join trainer Carolyn Lantz for the opportunity to interact with several different species of marsupials (pouch animals) such as kangaroos, wallabies, walleroos. Also on offer are other native Australian wildlife, including lizards and birds such as the kookaburra, rainbow lorikeet, and bearded and frilled dragons.
“I think we’re more likely to preserve what we know,” Lantz says, “I really enjoy showing these animals and helping educate people about their uniqueness.”
See, touch and hear the stories behind these captivating creatures during three shows presented daily. As you stroll through the educational and interactive areas, visitors to the fair will learn about Indigenous Australian art, musical instruments and other animals found only in Australia! Aussie Kingdom offers this unique opportunity, along with continuous animal exhibits throughout the day.
Aussie Kingdom is Australia’s only traveling animal show in the United States and Canada. Guests of Wyoming’s Big Show can enjoy an educational show and tour their educational and interactive space each day of the fair. Wyoming’s Big Show entertainment runs August 2-6, 2022 and includes main stage concerts with Mitchell Tenpenny, Little River Band, Ian Munsick, Hairball and The Band Perry. Visit Sweetwaterevents.com/p/wbs for the full list of entertainment and an event schedule.
Summer ghost tours
Casper Theater Company will present our Downtown Walking Ghost Tour on July 22-23. The tour will be led by our guide and we will meet at the corner of 2nd and Durbin. You can park in the downtown parking lot just half a block south of our meeting location. The tour will end at the same place you started so you have easy access to your vehicle. The cost is $25 and you can get your tickets at the Cheese Barrel, Casper Senior Center or online at www.caspertheatercompany.net, click the button at the bottom right, then buy tickets. The tour is easy on foot, through the back streets of downtown, with scary stories from business owners, retail workers, and the research we’ve done. Please join us for an adventurous evening starting at 9pm sharp at the northeast corner of 2nd and Durbin. The visit lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes.