THIS WEEK: 3.1.13 – 3.7.13

By on April 30, 2013

Thursday 5.2 

Propping public art

Learn how to create art in a way that solves a problem, not just expresses an aesthetic perspective. This workshop will give you a concrete process to follow to be more successful in developing public art design concepts.

Design Thinking for Artists, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, at the Center for the Arts. Free. 413-1474; jhpublicart.org.

The future of art

Join students, teachers, families, and community members in celebrating young artists in our community with the opening of School Arts Spectacular. ‘Brave Eagle’ by Ricky Hilton from Summit High School.

Celebration of Young Artists, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Free. 733-5771; wildlifeart.org.

 

Friday 5.3

Spring celebration

The snow is melting and the days continue to get longer. Celebrate May with your friends and family by building your own birdhouse, tie dying a shirt and dancing around the Maypole.

May Day Spring Celebration, 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse. Free. oldwilsonschoolhouse.com.

Bring the comedy

The Laff Staff hits the stage this weekend with their not-quite-Annual Prop Shows. The audience is encouraged to rummage through their closets to find interesting objects that they can bring to the shows.

The Laff Staff Prop Shows, 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts. $5.

Salsa for Cinco

Join the Latino Resource Center for a night of live music, food and dance from Central and South America. Two free margaritas included along with food and dancing with your ticket purchase.

Cinco de Mayo, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, at the Center for the Arts. $40. 734-0333; latinorc.org.

Woontanara aid

“Woontanara Aid” is a nonprofit organization that helps young women, poor and orphaned children, and people with disabilities in West Africa. Enjoy food, beverages, live music and a silent auction.

Fundraiser for Woontanara Aid, 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, at the Wildwood Room in Victor. $10. 208-787-2252; woontanaraaid.org.

 

Saturday 5.4

Check your health

Take advantage of free medical screenings, demonstration classes and free, healthy food and drink at the annual health fair. Over 90 health-related booth vendors will provide interactive and educational displays.

St. John’s Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. 739-7244; tetonhospital.org.

A day for the ponies

Jackson Hole Pony Club presents the 2013 Kentucky Derby live on the big screen with Kentucky-inspired food by Cafe Genevieve, specialty Derby drinks by Wyoming Whiskey and a live auction.

Kentucky Derby Party, 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Center for the Arts. $35, $40 day of. 733-4900; jhcenterforthearts.org.

Statewide school of trout

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is sponsoring a statewide art competition for public high school students in Wyoming. Participating schools will be challenged to decorate plain white fiberglass trout.

Traveling Trout, Saturday, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Free. 733-5771; wildlifeart.org.

Get ready for gardening

This annual festival is a family friendly event to celebrate the spring gardening season. Come and enjoy prizes, specials, a petting zoo, product demos and more.

Driggs Spring Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the MD Nursery in Driggs. Free. mdlandscapinginc.com.

 

Sunday 5.5

Spring melodies

Come enjoy the sounds of the JH Chorale’s “Spring Fanfare.” Join Al Young for her final concert as Director of the JH Chorale as they sing favorites, old and new.

JH Chorale Spring Concert, 3 p.m., Sunday, at the Presbyterian Church of JH. Free. 734-7474.

 

Tuesday 5.7

Beautiful BC

Join John Sharsmith as he shares pictures and stories exploring the geology and beauty of British Columbia coastal areas from his 2012 kayak tour.

Kayaking the Geology of BC, 6 p.m., Tuesday, at the Teton County Library. Free. geologistsofjacksonhole.org.


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