Santa, wildlife art —and babies!— make the National Museum of Wildlife Art a real good time. This month’s “First Sunday” takes place December 2nd (Happy Birthday, MOM!!). Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. What you can expect: Holiday music, food and family-user-friendly fun! Otherwise known as Wild About the Season, this celebration is free to locals and visitors.
“Although we do so many community outreach programs, Wild About the Season is always one of our favorites with all the kids and holiday fun,” says the museum’s Ponteir Sackrey. The free-to-all celebration takes place at the museum Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Activities include makin your own dreidel and snowflake scratch art from 1 – 4 p.m., a visit with Santa from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., and a book-signing by local children’s book author Lynn Friess, also from 1:30 – 3:30. Live music will be provided by the Jackson Hole High School Orchestra from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. and a Journeys School choral group from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Additional activities going on throughout the day include a scavenger hunt, a special mailbox for letters to Santa, a book drop to support Teton County Library and Children’s Learning Center, and screenings of the films Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Mix’d Media takes place December 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. Check out the museum’s Greatest Photographs of the American West …and savor the theme. Guests can try out Western Swing dancing with instructors from Dancer’s Workshop to the sounds of local group One Ton Pig. The evening’s special cocktail will be a tasting of Wyoming Whiskey accompanied by a gourmet version of that cowboy standard baked beans from Rising Sage Café. Activities include a chance to design your own cowboy-style bandanna – and then wear it and other Western gear in a photo booth for a take-home photographic memento of the evening. Cover charge for the evening is $5. www.wildlifeart.org
Glass blowing demonstrations and an open house are great reasons to make the trip over the Pass, if that’s what you need to do! Hang out, watch the artisans at Heron create beautiful objects, learn a little more about glass and have some refreshments! It would be nice to buy a piece or two, too! Your hosts are Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney. www.heronglass.com/