A touch of fall in the air, yet the weekend activities list looks like summer. Dancing, costumes, STEM and archaeology; plus some exceptional fundraising and community-supporting opportunities. Food is involved, too.

Friday, Sept. 8

UW STEM Carnival
The University of Wyoming is hosting another year of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fun. Explore the UW Markerspace, check out the drilling rig simulator, visit the cybersecurity lab, driving simulator, and more. 

When: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Where: Engineering Education & Research Building
Cost: FREE
Additional Information: For a campus map and further details about the carnival, visit their website here. 

Farmers Market
The countdown begins! Four more markets left of the season. Load up on local produce, sweets, breads, and crafts while you can. 

When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Jackalope Lot Downtown
Cost: FREE; SNAP accepted

Nu2U Street Dance & Costume Party
Get your costume on and dance the night away with the Fretliners, with your beer purchases raising money for the Laramie Soup Kitchen.  

When: 5-11 p.m.
Where: 320 S. 5th St.
Cost: FREE; beer available for purchase
Additional Information: Visit Nu2U Facebook event page for details. 

Hospice of Laramie Wine Gala
Hopsice's annual fundraiser; this event gives to participants, too. A full wine-tasting experience, games and activities, and food from The Grazing Cowboy. Socialize, sommeleir-ize, and help support the organization that supports those in life's last chapter.

When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Alice Hardie Stevens Center
Cost: Tickets vary
Additional Information: Visit their event page here for ticket details. 

Saturday, Sept. 9

2023 Buddy Walk
Celebrate our community of people with Down syndrome and raise awareness at the annual walk and party in the park. Lunch, carnival-style games, and live music mean fun for the whole family. 

When: 9 a.m. - Noon
Where: Washington Park
Cost: $5 children; $15 adults
Additional Information: Read more about the Walk and Wyoming Down Syndrome Association here. 

Cowboy Breakfast at Ivinson
Get breakfast, coffee, and Cowboy swag at the third annual Cowboy Breakfast. Family activities and games, too!

When: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Ivinson’s west parking lot
Cost: FREE
Additional Information: Visit the Facebook event posting here. 

4th Street Studio Greek Dancing Lessons
Learn the “Kalamatiano,” a popular 12-step Greek dance, and then sample a variety of Greek treats!

When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Laramie Plains Civic Center Gym
Cost: $10-12
Additional Information: Wear comfy clothes and bring a water bottle. Visit the event page here

Wyoming Archaeology Fair
The whole family will love this one! Flint knapping, cordage making, and yucca processing are some of the hands-on activities. Learn about Wyoming’s Indigenous people’s cultures and learn from Wyoming State Archaeologist, Dr. Spencer Pelton.

When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
Cost: FREE
Additional Information: Visit the Facebook event post here

Sunday, Sept. 10

Ask the Rabbi
Meet Laramie’s first resident Rabbi, learn about his educational focus and any other questions about Judaism. 

When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Albany Public Library Large Meeting Room
Cost: FREE
Additional Information: Read more about the Rabbi here

David Dorfman Dance: A(Way) Out of My Body
A performance that is innovative, inclusive, and “radically humanistic;” DDD aims to challenge the audience’s views on social change and acceptance. 

When: 2 p.m.
Where: UW Arts & Sciences Auditorium
Cost: $8-16
Additional Information: Further details and ticket purchasing here.

Houseplant Swap
Green thumbs are swapping goods at the park. You need to be a member of the Facebook Laramie Houseplant Group to attend. Join the group, register for the swap, and take home some new greens.

When: 2-5 p.m.
Where: Washington Park Otto Dahl shelter
Additional Information: The Facebook event post is here to register and join if needed. 

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