#WhatsHappening this Weekend Jan. 11 – 13

Hey County 17 friends! Do you know how many times we hear the Gillette past-time, “there’s nothing to do around here”? Well, here’s a neat little list that is bursting at the seams with fun and exciting activities for you. The best part? They’re all perfect for the entire family! Keep on scrolling to find out #WhatsHappening near you this weekend!

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Friday, Jan. 11


Christmas Tree Drop-off

The 411: Drop off your natural Christmas trees now through Jan. 28.

When: Anytime, day or night

Where: Gillette College Tech Center

Cost: FREE



Saturday, Jan. 12


8th Annual Wedding and Event Expo

The 411:  Premier area vendors will be on-hand to help bring your dream wedding to life. Featured businesses will be providing discounts, raffles, free samples, and on-site trials of products and services. Every attending bride has the opportunity to win fantastic prizes.

When: 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Cam-Plex Wyoming Center



The Emperor’s New Clothes

The 411: This performance will be presented by the Missoula Children’s Theater. “Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Cam-Plex Heritage Center

Cost: Buy tickets here


Soap Making

The 411:  For this workshop, participants will be using a moisturizing blend of olive, sunflower, and coconut oil, as well as the scents of eucalyptus and peppermint oil, plus exfoliating charcoal.

When: noon – 2 p.m.

Where: AVA Arts Center

Cost: $40


Railroad Adventures Family Day

The 411: Families will visit activity stations while learning about the arrival of the “iron horse” in northeast Wyoming, how Gillette got its name, how railroads played an essential role in the settlement of the West, and more interesting and fun facts about early steam locomotives and rail transportation.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Rockpile Museum

Cost: FREE