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Live music and events: Model trains open house, Comedy Night, State Volleyball

Left: (Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association, Facebook) Right: (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Note: Casper Antiques and Collectors Club event organizers said there is no market at the fairgrounds this month.

CASPER, Wyo. — The weekend brings a variety of competitions and gatherings of artists and hobbyists to the Oil City.

Browse to your heart’s content at the Casper Antiques and Collectors Club Flea Market, check out the model train group’s open house, and see the culmination of the state volleyball tournament at the Ford Wyoming Center.

Be sure to check the live music scene at the bottom of the list!

Submit your events or updates to news@oilcity.news.

Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association Open House

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 5-7
  • Friday: 6-10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10-4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12-4 p.m.
  • 1356 N. Center St.
  • Free (donations accepted)

“Trains will be running!” the group said on Facebook.

Club shirt and model cars are available for sale and there will also be a Historic Trails Raffle.

“Come and see our collection of historical items donated for this annual event,” the group added.

State Volleyball Tournament

  • Ford Wyoming Center (1 Events Drive)
  • Friday and Saturday, November 5-6
  • $14 Student; $20 Adult
  • Individual day and finals tickets will be sold at the door.

T-Bird Classic Forensic Tournament

  • Friday-Saturday, November 5-6
  • Casper College

Judges needed! Judging categories include public speaking events, interpretation events, debate events, and student congress.

To sign up, click on this link. For more information, contact Doug Hall at 268-2496 or dhall@caspercollege.edu.

First-ever “Trails History Harvest” (plus recurring) Youth Program

  • The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (1501 N. Poplar St.)
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

With an unknown number of diaries, letters, photographs and other documents related to historic trails travelers hiding in attics and private collections, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is encouraging people to bring their unearthed troves of historical documents to the center this weekend.

“Both days will also feature presentations by Trails Center park ranger Kylie L. McCormick and Casper College Western History Center librarian and archivist Hanz Olson,” the Trails Center added.

More information is available form Oil City News here.

The Trails Center’s recurring Saturday youth program this week will be “Loading a Pioneer Wagon.”

“A difficult decision for pioneers was deciding what to take,” the trails Center said. “What would you bring?”

All ages are invited to attend the 30- to 45-minute presentations beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturdays.

Saturday Morning Watercolor

Saturday’s group will feature a primer on the art of Zentangle.

  • ART 321 (321 W. Midwest Ave.)
  • Saturday, November 6
  • 10:00 a.m. – noon

Comedy Night at Gruner Brothers

Professional touring comics will include Mo Vida, Jonathan Berry, Matt Gabriel and more.

More on the comics is available from Visit Casper.

  • Gruner Brothers Brewing (1301 Wilkins Circle)
  • Saturday, November 7
  • 9:00 p.m. 
  • Tickets are $10

Annual “Fall Into the Holidays” Craft & Vendor Fair 

The annual event is hosted by Kheta Court # 59 at the Casper Shrine Club. 

  • Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday, November, 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.. 
  • Casper Shrine Club (1501 W. 39th St., just west of the Sunrise Shopping Center)
  • Concessions will be available. Vendor Booths are $65

Albertsons fundraiser for Casper family’s Thanksgiving Dinner

$5 donations at the west-side Albertsons (1076 CY Ave.) on Saturday, November 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. will go toward Thanksgiving meals for neighborhood families.

Each donor will also get to plant a pie in the face of store manager Mike Hadsell.

$10 donations enter donors into a drawing for a $100 gift card and free turkey, Hadsell said.

Live Music

The Grease Monkeys

The band says it plays a wide range of genres, but is specifically “keeping Classic Rock alive.”

  • Spotlight Lounge (128 E. 2nd St.)
  • Friday, November 5
  • Show at 7:00 p.m.
  • No cover

Zack Schommer

The prolific Casper-native performer is known for his wide variety of covers and originals. According to his social media page, he has been hard at work in the studio on a new album, so Saturday’s performance at Frontier should be rife with classic staples as well as new material.

  • Frontier Brewery and Tap room (117 E. Second St.)
  • Saturday, November 6
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Free

Mastermind of Monkey

The Casper-based four-piece Mastermind of Monkey will bring the classic covers (’50s to modern) and originals to the dance floor.

  • The Bayou Bar (301 Platte Ave., Mills)
  • Friday, November 5
  • 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.