Memorial Day is this weekend and many folks will be heading out to their favorite camping, fishing or boating spot to enjoy the traditional three day weekend.

But, with gas still hovering around $3.50 a gallon, a heavy snow pack remaining in the mountains, lake levels on the rise and an extremely fast and potentially dangerous North Platte River, many folks might be looking for alternative ideas that are fun and appropriate for the whole family this Memorial Day weekend.

Here is a list of our top 5 Memorial Day activities that you DEFINITELY want to check out if you are staying in Casper this weekend.


Oil Capitol Auto Club’s Cruzin’ with the Oldies (All Weekend)

The weather forcast for this Memorial Day weekend looks great!  Be sure to take time to catch this weekend’s cruise-in and car show in the Old Yellowstone District.  Festivities include the car show at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, a Ford Mustang show at Greiner Motors, special interest motorcycle show, a poker run, a parade, the cruise, and a sock-hop street dance which is open to the public on Saturday night.

On Sunday, enjoy an ice cream social and a swap meet. The weekend concludes with a buffet breakfast on Monday.

There will also be many other activities for both the public and participants to enjoy. This year's proceeds will go to benefit the Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions. Check out the posted schedule of events for more information. Visit www.cruizinwiththeoldies.com or call 234-3236 for details.


Central Wyoming Kennel Club Dog Show

Now this is a show for the dog lover in all of us.  The Central Wyoming Kennel Club along with the American Kennel Club will be hosting this two-day event on Friday and Saturday at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds. Dogs and their handlers will be competing in conformation competition, herding, obedience, rally trials and junior showmanship. More than 600 dogs are expected to be in attendance from the U.S. and Canada - the competition will be fierce.

If you are planning on attending the dog show, be sure to check out the huge variety of vendors that are going to be there with plenty of dog related supplies. Come join the fun and look into your favorite breeds. Please note this important rule - NO STROLLERS ON THE FLOOR.

Visit www.centralwyomingkennelclub.org or call Noreene Rodgers at 265-6113 for more information.


Wyoming Cavalry VS Colorado Ice – Indoor Football Game

The Wyoming Cavalry are in the hunt for the IFL Playoffs this season and need a victory on Friday night to secure a spot in the post season.  Come support your team as they face the Colorado Ice in an I-25 showdown.  The Ice has beaten our Cavalry in their past two match ups, but both of those games were played in Colorado.  This time its our turn on the home turf.  Let’s root the Cavalry on to Victory at the Casper Events Center.

Great seats are still available, call 307-232-8170 to get your tickets. Go to www.wyomingcavalry.com.

Go Cavs!


Casper’s A’Salt Creek Roller Girls

Ken Knight, A-Salt Creek Roller Girls

The A’Salt Creek Roller Girls host the first double header of the season on May 28! Madhouse Madams from Spearfish, SD and Rushmore Rollerz from Rapid City, SD come to the Fairgrounds Industrial Building to take on two different ACRG teams. Don’t miss a moment of the action. Doors open at 6 and the first bout starts at 7.

Tickets are available online, at Sonic Rainbow, and through your favorite derby girl. Proceeds benefit Health Care for the Homeless.

Check it out. For more information visit www.asaltcreekrollergirls.com


Beatle Mania Concert

Beatles fans both young and old will love this tribute band.  ‘Yesterday’ is considered to be the #1 Beatles impersonation act in the world and they are here in Casper at The Venue this Saturday night. Fans will fall in love with ‘Yesterday’ as they have been touring internationally and satisfying hundreds of thousands of Beatles fans with their authentic recreation of a live Beatles concert.

This group has performed in over 1000 venues in the United States and nearly 100 venues in foreign countries. These four lads look and sound so much like the original Fab Four that audiences (especially the younger audience members) believe that they are the real thing!

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They can be purchased at Sonic Rainbow, SAME Music, Check Cashing Centers and The Venue.


Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.

The American Legion will join with the United Veterans’ Council in commemorating the day and honoring those who have fallen in service of our country.  A ceremony will take place at the Oregon Trail State Veterans’ Cemetery at 11am.  The Oregon Trail State Veterans’ Cemetery is located at 80 Veterans Road in Evansville.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be the keynote speaker and Retired Coast Guard Captain Steve Beasley will serve as emcee.

A bar-b-que luncheon will follow at noon at the American Legion Post #2 and everyone is welcome to attend.


Click it Don't Risk It - Enforcement Weekend

If you’re one of those who climb behind the wheel and are reluctant to buckle up, know that this weekend the police and highway patrol will be looking for you!!

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will join forces with local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2011 National - Click It Don't Risk It - seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 23-June 5.

During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts – both day and night.

Because nighttime passenger vehicle occupants are among those least likely to buckle up and most likely to die in crashes when unrestrained, nighttime enforcement has become a priority of the Click It Don't Risk It mobilization. Of those who died in nighttime crashes in 2009, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) were not wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal crashes.

Regardless of where you are headed, we want to remind you, when you get behind the wheel to buckle up and be safe! 

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!