Upcoming events in the Northern Bighorn Basin.

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, located between Powell and Cody on U.S. Hwy 14A, will host a talk by Heart Mountain Internment Camp incarceree and draft resister Tak Hoshizaki on Friday, April 21 at 6pm. Mr. Hoshizaki will discuss his opposition to serving in the U.S. military during World War II. Mr. Hoshizaki and Northwest College instructor Aura Newlin will also explain the camp’s Fair Play Committee and the results of refusing to serve a government that interned them. This talk is presented in conjunction with an opening reception for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center’s newest exhibit, "Incarceration in Focus: A Comparative Look at the Photographs of Ansel Adams and Yoshio Okumoto." The event is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Visit heartmountain.org for more information.

The Greybull Garden Series is presented every Wednesday in April from 5:30-7pm at the University of Wyoming Extension office on Highway 310 in Greybull. The weekly series with soil scientist Mae Smith focuses on gardening issues unique to Northern Wyoming. The final program is, Pollinators, bees and their critical role in gardening, on April 26. The cost of the presentation is $5. Call 307.765.2568 for more information.  

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody will host an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22. There will be free afternoon museum admission. The celebration includes environmental documentary film screenings at 1, 2, and 3 pm and a Recycled Vehicle Race from 1-4pm. The vehicles must be built from repurposed materials and meet certain design specifications. Prize money will be awarded for the fastest vehicles in two divisions and for the entry that is most representative of Earth Day. Full details on the Recycled Vehicle Race and the day’s events can be found at centerofthewest.org.

The High Country Cowboys will perform in Cody on Saturday, April 29, at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium from 7-9pm. The doors open at 6pm for a fun evening of Western Harmony and yodeling. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Custom Cowboy Shop in Cody, or by calling 406.425.4060. Children age 10 and under will be admitted free of charge.

The May Days in Meeteetse Open Water Fishing Derby will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th, on the Sunshine Reservoirs in Meeteetse. Prizes, awards, and calcutta betting will be available. The cost is $75 per team. Teams may have 1, 2, or 3 members. Kids age 12 and younger in the small fry division are free. There will also be a Spring Garage-A-Rama on Friday and Saturday and a fish fry on Saturday. For details on the weekend’s May Day in Meeteetse events visit www.meeteetsewy.com or call 307.868.2454.

The 13th Annual Home and Garden Expo is Saturday, May 6, from 9am-3pm at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell. The expo features: home improvement ideas; plant sales; advice from gardening experts; and, concessions by the Little Hooves 4H Club.

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.

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 Powell Valley Recycling Center located at 946 Road 10 in Powell is open for assisted recycling drop off on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 5pm. They accept: cardboard, aluminum, newspaper, steel cans, office paper, and numbers 1 and 2 plastics. The center does not accept glass. Self help drop off bins are available during non business hours and days.

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 next class is May 10. 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 Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hosts a free support group for caregivers in Cody on the second Tuesday of every month. The next support group gathering is May 9 from noon to 1pm at the Cody Library. The recently formed Wyoming Chapter provides support groups, community education and one-on-one counseling for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. All those that are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or any other dementia are invited to participate in the Caregiver Support Group. For more information call 307.272.0999.

The Powell Chapter of TOPS, take off pounds sensibly, meets every Thursday at 5:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Powell. Call 800.932.8677 for more information.


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