Upcoming events in the Northern Bighorn Basin.
The University of Wyoming Extension is presenting a series of brown bag lunch seminars on various gardening and agriculture topics in February and March. The seminars, given by master gardeners, will be held on Wednesdays at the Powell Branch Library from noon until 12:50 p.m. The next seminar is February 22nd, and features U.W. Extension Educator Mae Smith covering soil health. For more information call 307.754.8836.
West Park Hospital in Cody provides an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. The cost of the class is $40. Advance registration is required, as class size is limited. Participants that complete the class receive an AHA Heart Saver Card. Call 307.578.2568 for more information.
The University of Wyoming Extension will offer private pesticide applicator training at various Bighorn Basin locations in February. Topics covered in the free training include: integrated pest management, pesticide labeling and safety, pesticide calibration, and, worker protection standards. There is a training session in Worland February 17th. For more information or to register call 307.765.2868.
West Park Hospital in Cody provides an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid class on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. The cost of the class is $40. Advance registration is required, as class size is limited. Participants that complete the class receive an AHA Heart Saver Card. Call 307.578.2568 for more information.
Area adult and high school musicians are needed for the Northwest Civic Orchestra’s April 29th concert in Powell. The orchestra rehearses on Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Nelson Performing Arts Center on the Northwest College Campus. For more information call 307.754.4875.
The Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program can help cowboy state smokers kick their habit. Free prescription medications and support to assist quitting tobacco can be obtained through the program. For more information or to talk to a trained quit coach call 800.QUIT.NOW (784.8669) or visit www.quitwyoming.org.
The University of Wyoming Extension will offer a free two class Alternative Energy Workshop on Monday, February 20th, at the Big Horn County Fairgrounds in Basin. The original January 11th workshop date was cancelled due to bad weather. The first class is for agriculture operations and producers and runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The second class focuses on landowners and residential establishments and runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You can attend one or both classes. For more information call Mae Smith at the Big Horn County Extension Office, 307.765.2868.
The Lovell Library will present a free screening of the children’s movie Moana at the library on Friday, February 24th at 2 p.m. For more information visit www.lovellwylibrary.org or call 307.548.7228.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody will offer FREE admission to all visitors on Friday, February 24th in honor of Buffalo Bill Cody’s 171st birthday. Visitors can take in the center’s five museums all day at no cost, with free food, live music, the opening of a time capsule, and family activities starting at 3 p.m. There will also be birthday cake and a tailgate gathering prior to the Cody-Powell basketball game at Cody High School.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program until February 28th. The federally funded, state administered program helps those with fixed incomes or people with low incomes pay for heating costs during the winter months. For more information visit the Wyoming Department of Family Services website or call 800.246.4221.