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THIS WEEK: 6.5.13 – 6.11.13
JACKSON HOLE, WYO –
Drink and Bike Green
In celebration of Bike Week, non-motorized commuters will share their stories about why they choose to walk/bike/hike/run to work or school. Lindsey Nickel with “R” Park will give an update on the progress of the Rendezvous Park project.
Green Drinks JH Bike Week, 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Pica’s. Free. 201-2302; jacksonholechamber.com.
Mixer at the Rustic
The Rustic Inn and Canvas Unlimited host this week’s Chamber Mixer. Chamber Mixers are casual networking events, open to the community as an opportunity to mingle with area professionals.
Chamber Mixer, 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Rustic Inn. Free. 733-3316; jacksonholechamber.com.
THU – SAT 6.6-8
Need some comedy and live action? Join Riot Act for their annual series of short plays. This year there will be three wonderful plays: “The Bet,” “Trial of Socrates and Wanda’s Visit.”
Riot Act Inc. Short Plays, 7:30 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 1. $10-$12. riotactinc.org.
Victor farmers market
Summer is here and that means the farmers markets are starting. The Victor Farmers Market offers local farm produce and goods, locally made food and beverages, local artisans and live local music weekly.
Victor Farmers Market, 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Victor City Park. Free. victorfarmersmarket.webs.com.
Hidden gems of WY
Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association and “Backpacking Wyoming” author Doug Lorain as he talks about the best hidden backcountry in Wyoming.
Wild Wonders of Wyoming, 7 p.m., Friday, at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse. Free. 203-8382; wildwyo.org.
Build a better business
Want to capture your organization’s original innovative spirit? Braden Kelley’s presentation will help you understand strategies needed to remove innovation barriers, increase profits and change the way you do business.
Braden Kelley Presentation, 7 p.m., Friday, at the Center for the Arts. Free. 307-855-2325; jhcenterforthearts.org.
FRI & SAT 6.7-8
Laff till ya cry
The Laff Staff is back with their last stand of improv comedy until the fall. Join the troupe for an evening of nonstop laughter.
Laff Staff, 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, at the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts. $5. facebook.com/TheLaffStaff.
Gape it up
The second annual Guides’n’Gapers Party, benefiting the Snake River Fund, will feature bands, great prizes, and a bikini contest featuring the hottest river-riding outfit you can rock in front of an audience.
Guides’n’Gapers Party, 5 p.m., Saturday, at The Bird. Free. facebook.com/events/1738199352985654.
Auction for the community
The Unique Experience Auction celebrates Excellence in Education as all proceeds go towards student scholarships at the Community School. More than 250 unique experiences are auctioned off at this community event.
Unique Experience Auction, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, at the Tent on High School Road. $100. 200-1070; jhcommunityschool.org.
The Jackson Hole Half Marathon follows an amazing 13.1-mile course along the base of the Tetons from Teton Village to Jackson. You’ll follow a path that is a fast, net downhill route that has been described as one of the best altitude courses in the nation.
JH Half Marathon, 8 a.m., Saturday, starts at Teton Village. $70 to participate, free to watch. jhhalf.com.
Summit on the Snake
The 15th annual Summit on the Snake is an all-day educational conference, hosting speakers on a variety of topics relating to the Snake River and its watershed.
Summit on the Snake, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jackson Campus of the Teton Science Schools. $30. snakeriverfund.org.
Predict the weather
Join local meteorologist Jim Woodmencey for an introductory course in mountain meteorology. Participants will learn about high and low pressure, storm systems, the jet stream, as well as local orographic effects.
Intro to Mountain Weather, 6 p.m., Tuesday, at CWC Jackson. $85. 733-7425; jackson.cwc.edu.