Calendar

Sep
20
Sat
Free weekend at the range to sight in your rifle
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Sportmen’s Association is having free sight in days this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. the rifle ranges will be free and open to the public. Range officers will be available and targets will be provided. All you need to bring is your firearm and ammunition. For more information call 672-6450.

Sep
21
Sun
Polka Club dance @ Elks Lodge
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will be playing at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome and for more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

Sep
23
Tue
COPE classes beginning Tuesday @ Holiday Inn
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Judy Olson, director of COPE, “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions”, will be starting a nine week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Classes will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. For more information or reservations contact Judy Olson at 672-3336.

Blacktooth Brewing non-profit Tuesday @ Blacktooth Brewing
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Blacktooth Brewing will host a non-profit event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Wild West Wreckers. The Wild West Wreckers are Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team. There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, door prizes, and food vendors. Music by Terry Waugh and The Wild Night Outlaw Band. For more information call Blacktooth Brewing at 675-2337.

“Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Sep
24
Wed
Tongue River Community Blood Drive @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

RANCHESTER—The Tongue River Community blood drive is Wednesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester.

Potential blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and bring picture identification.

To schedule your blood donation appointment, call United Blood Services at 800-365-4450. Or log on to www.bloodhero.com<http://www.bloodhero.com/> (sponsor code: tongue) to schedule your own appointment.

All blood types are needed except for the AB blood types

“Your Government-Your Legislators” lecture series @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will present “Your Government – Your Legislators,” a series of three seminars instructed by State Representatives John Patton, Rosie Berger and Michael Madden.

“American Institution of the State Legislature” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and will outline the importance of political institutions, specifically examining the responsibilities of the State Legislature and how elected officials participate.

“The Legislative Process and Our Elected Officials” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.

“Your Voice Heard” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Participants will learn a bill’s route through the legislative process and how to voice their opinions.

Each session is two hours, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. The cost is $20 per session. To register, call 674-6446, ext. 2200.

Science Museum Fall Lecture Series @ Mohns Center/Sheridan College
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum kicks off their Fall 2014 lecture series on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The first lecture will be “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” by Carrie Rogaczewski at 7 p.m. Carrie Rogaczewski has been with the Sheridan County Conservation District for just over 16 years. In that time, she has provided oversight and assistance for water quality monitoring, planning, and improvement programs. She is responsible for securing and administering the grant funding needed to implement the local program. The lecture will be held in the Mohns Center at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu.

Sep
25
Thu
Final Sheridan Farmer’s Market @ Grinnell Street Plaza
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next and final Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic set by Bill Heide. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or visit sheridanfarmersmarket.org online.

Sep
26
Fri
Fall Rummage Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Presbyterian women will hold their annual fall rummage sale this weekend. From 8 a.m. until noon Friday and Saturday there will be clothing, shoes, toys, and books on sale. On Saturday, they will have a $2 sack sale. The church is located at 2121 Colonial Dr. and all proceeds will benefit local missions. For more information call Kathy Beagle at 674-6596.

FAB Conference Friday and Saturday
Sep 26 @ 4:50 pm – Sep 27 @ 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The FAB (for, about, by) women’s conference is Friday and Saturday. Friday is the Woman of the Year banquet with last year’s winner, Erin Kilbride as the keynote speaker. Saturday is the conference, with keynote speaker Stephanie Armstrong. The banquet is $50 per ticket, the conference is $50, and for both nights, tickets are $75. You can get tickets by going to www.thesheridanpress.com/FAB or by calling The Sheridan Press at 672-2431. Child care will be available Saturday for $30.

Sep
27
Sat
DEA drug “take back” day @ Across the state
Sep 27 all-day

WYOMING—A drug “DEA Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, and the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as medications for pain, sleep, anxiety or ADHD. Donated medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who don’t have the prescription coverage they may need. For more information or to find a local donation site or disposal option, visit wyomedicationdonation.org online or call 1-855-257-5041

‘Orphan Trains’ presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and provide them with a chance to find new homes, this nearly 80 year experiment in child migration is filled with horror stories and happy endings. Sheridan Fulmer Library will host “Riders on the Orphan Trains”, the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex, at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Inner Circle. There will be a one hour presentation including music and photos. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.

Museum Day at Kendrick Mansion @ Kendrick Mansion
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.

Oct
2
Thu
Shopapalooza to benefit Advocacy and Resource center @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Advocacy and resource center is holding a benefit Shopapalooza Thursday, Oct. 2. From 5:30-8 p.m. there will be an opportunity to bid on new and used handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The event is located at the Best Western Sheridan Center and tickets are $15. You can pick up tickets at the Advocacy and Resource Center or at the door.

“Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series Presents: “Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold on Thursday, Oct. 2. This lecture will provide a broad review of some of the most spectacular examples, from ants that glide through the rainforest canopy, to the intricate social behaviors that underlie the well-studied slave-making, gardening, and warring species. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. It is free for the public to attend, and refreshments will be served following the discussion. For more information, email Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Oct
3
Fri
Free Caregiver Conference @ Holiday Inn
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.