Local briefs 03/01/13
Date posted: March 1, 2013
‘Parsifal’ at the WYO on Saturday
SHERIDAN — Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal” will be shown live from the New York Metropolitan Opera stage Saturday.
The performance will be broadcast at the WYO Theater starting at 9:55 a.m., but guests should arrive by 9:30 a.m.
“Parsifal,” Wagner’s last completed opera, is set in Spain during the Middle Ages.
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role as the innocent who finds wisdom. Francois Girard directs and Daniele Gatti conducts.
Katarina Dalayman plays the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei is the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin portrays the wicked Klingsor and René Pape is the noble knight Gurnemanz.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and military, $9 for students and $7 for children 12 and under.
Tickets can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com.
4-H carnival and chili feed
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County 4-H will hold its annual fundraising carnival and chili feed Saturday from 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.
A variety of food will be available for purchase including chili, walking tacos, pies, cotton candy, popcorn and more.
The carnival will have game booths, a dunk booth and a cake walk. Tickets for carnival events are 25 cents each and the events vary in the amount of tickets needed to play them.
If you win at a carnival event, you receive a token. Tokens can then be exchanged for prizes.
All money collected will go toward providing 4-H participants in Sheridan County with educational opportunities, scholarships and project materials.
‘Wacky Science’ Saturday
SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for some “Wacky Science.”
Some lively science projects will be cooked up at the Sheridan College Science Center in rooms 122, 134 and 144.
“Wacky Science” is free and open to children of all ages.
‘Jackalope Jump’ Saturday at Lake DeSmet
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Special Olympics Wyoming “Jackalope Jump” is planned for Saturday at noon at Lake DeSmet.
Take a quick dip in Lake DeSmet’s icy waters to raise funds for Special Olympics Wyoming, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Jumpers will receive an official Jackalope Jump T-shirt and there will be prizes for contest categories such as most money raised by an individual and best group theme and costumes. A party will be held after the jump.
An individual must raise at least $100 in pledges to participate in the jump. If you are a team member there is a $50 minimum.
To pre-register online see the website www.firstgiving.com/sowy/2013-sheridan-jackalope-jump.
More information as well as registration and pledge forms can also be found at www.specialolympicswy.org.
If you have not pre-registered, bring your pledges and register at 11 a.m. on the day of the jump.
Page applications for Sen. Enzi’s office due Wed.
SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for the 2013 summer session in Washington, D.C.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday.
Summer page eligibility is limited to high school students who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date the session begins. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material at the Capitol. Other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on the Senate floor.
“The page program allows students to have a front row seat during debates in the U.S. Senate,” Enzi said. “The program will provide experiences that participants will carry with them forever.”
Pages live in Webster Hall near the Capitol and receive a stipend to cover the cost of the residence. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily.
The summer session is split — session one is from June 10-28 and session two from July 8 to Aug. 2.
Applications and additional information can be found at www.enzi.senate.gov.
Further questions can be directed to Dianne Kirkbride in Enzi’s Cheyenne office at 307-772-2477 or by emailing Dianne_Kirkbride@enzi.senate.gov.