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Aug
27
Thu
Forest Plan Steering Committee field trip @ Arrowhead Lodge
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South highway project, travel management, trails, recreation sites and forest plan monitoring. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 pm at the last stop on the tour, the Hunt Mountain Gravel Pit. The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear. The group will take a lunch break at Bear Lodge at 12:30 pm. For more information, call Susie Douglas at 674-2600. Arrowhead Lodge is located at 6002 U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.

One Book Wyoming celebration @ the Inner Circle, Sheridan Fulmer Library
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm

The Sheridan County Public Library System will celebrate the One Book Wyoming program with the distribution of free books by Wyoming author Cat Urbigkit and a visit by Urbigkit on Thursday. In its second year, One Book Wyoming is a Wyoming State Library program that encourages residents throughout the state to come together to read and discuss the same book. Urbigkit was chosen as this year’s One Book Wyoming author. Urbigkit is an author and photographer of nonfiction books for children and adults. She lives on a working sheep ranch in western Wyoming with her family and her livestock guardian animals, including guardian dogs and burros. Urbigkit shares the beauty of life in Wyoming through her seven nonfiction books for young readers and three books for adults. Urbigkit’s books for children have received honors from the International Reading Association, Junior Library Guild, National Science Teachers Association, Society of School Librarians International and numerous state reading associations. Urbigkit will give a presentation at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. The program will include an overview of life on the ranch and how the beauty she sees each day is an inspiration for her books. The program will be followed by a question and answer session. The author will be available for book signings and purchases. All members of the community are invited to attend this free event. For more information, call the library at 674-8585. The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
28
Fri
Story Days @ Story
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

Story Days will return to Story Aug. 28-30 with a variety of activities for the community in “Wild About Story”. The Story Days Parade will be held Aug. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. A historical tour with guide George Lunbeck about the Sheridan Trolley will be offered Aug. 30. The Story Historical Society will also offer a trolley tour of Story just prior to the parade. Anyone interested in this tour should be at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 28 N. Piney Road, Story, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. Vendors interested in selling wares, participating in the parade, entering the Dutch over chili cook off or seeking more information should contact storydayswyo@gmail.com. More information on the times and locations of specific events can be found at www.facebook.com/annualstorydays.

Car wash @ Walgreens
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan next week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participating in activities throughout the community. For more information, contact the Easter Seals at 672-2816. Walgreens is located at 1766 Coffeen Ave.

Best of the West BBQ Fest @ Whitney Plaza
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The third annual “Best of the West BBQ Fest” will return to Sheridan Friday. The competition is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event drawing entries from all over the region who will compete for over $7,000 in cash and prizes in four BBQ categories. Friday night includes a public festival from 6-10 p.m., featuring live music by Doug Andrews and the People’s Choice competition for BBQ wings. The event is free and open to the public. Beer and food vendors will be available. The winners of the competition will be announced Saturday. For more information, call Tye Bach at 751-1600, see www.bestofthewestbbqfest.com or email info@bestofthewestbbqfest.com. The Fest will be held in Whitney Plaza, located at 362 W. Whitney St.

Aug
29
Sat
Air Show, Open House and Fly-In @ Sheridan County Airport
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Sheridan County Airport will host an “Air Show, Open House and Fly-In” on Aug. 29. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend the event brought to you by the Sheridan Pilots’ Association. The fly-in will attract pilots and aircraft from throughout the region. The open house is a hosting of a wide variety of aircraft, many of which will be accessible to the public. Modern, classic, antique, working and amateur-built aircraft will be on display. An interactive area with flight simulation games and other activities will also be offered. The air show will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. with four professional aerobatic acts expected to perform. The event will also demonstrate how much of an impact aviation and the airport has on our day-to-day lives. Food concessions will be available. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children, with free rides offered for children between the ages of 7 and 17. Complimentary Sheridan Trolley shuttle service will be available between the airport, downtown area and several hotels. For more information, contact Fred Barton at 575-0975. The Sheridan County Airport is located at 908 W. Brundage Lane.

Bozeman Trail Days @ Fort Phil Kearny
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm

Wagon rides, living history exhibitions and special programs are all part of the Bozeman Trail Days events at Fort Phil Kearny all day Saturday, and until noon on Sunday. The site opens at 8 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. At 9 a.m. the program features the uniforms, equipments and weapons of the Frontier Foot Soldiers from 1865 to 1876. At 10 a.m. the same program for the cavalry soldiers includes a model of a 6-mule army wagon used for transportation at the time. Included will be an artillery demonstration with canons, featuring the equipment, and the moving of the artillery on the plains. At 1 p.m., there will be a program on the Native American Culture, Shelter, Dress and Weapons. An Indian encampment will include two teepees, a liner, elk and buffalo hides, backrests with tripods, a warrior shirt with leggings and accouterments, shield, bow and arrow and spear. Also set up on-site will be a soldier’s camp with tents and accouterments, canons and horses for cavalry and Indian use demonstration plus for wagon rides around the land. Children’s games are available throughout the day. A barbecue dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Officers’ Gate Entrance at the Fort. An after dinner program recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Connor Battle and Powder River Expedition will include Arapaho Tribe members as speakers. Most Saturday events will repeat from 8:30 to noon on Sunday. Gate fees for Bozeman Trail Days are $7 per carload or $3 per person with children free. Fort Phil Kearny is located off exit 44 from I-90 between Sheridan and Buffalo. For more information contact Fort Phil Kearny at 684-7629.

Sheridan Elks Youth Rodeo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Sheridan Elks Youth Rodeo will return to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to watch the events for free. There will be a toughest youth rodeo competition awarding up to $67,000 in cash and prizes in 26 events attracting up to 1,000 entries daily from across the region. For more information, call the Sheridan Elks at 674-7297 or see www.sheridanelks.org. The Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

OW Ranch tour
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a tour of the historic OW Ranch in Southern Montana on Saturday. The OW Ranch is owned by music industry legend Jim Guercio, best known for founding the Caribou Ranch — a recording studio where bands including Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many others created albums in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Guercio has restored the OW to its original state as it was when owned by Joh Kendrick, Wyoming’s ninth governor. The tour will take attendees through the ranch buildings and give an inside scoop on the history of the ranch as well as the current owner. Though the event is only open to SCLT members, all members of the community are encouraged to register to become a member and join the free tour. The tour will commence from a central location in Sheridan at 8:30 a.m. before carpooling to the ranch. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches, beverages will be provided. Registration for the tour is requested by Thursday and can be made by emailing claire@sheridanclt.org. For more information or to become a member, see www.sheridanclt.org.

Jake’s Youth Day @ Rocky Mountain Discount Sports
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Sheridan Area Gobblers will present “Jake’s Youth Day” Saturday at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend this free event. Information will be presented on archery, BB gun and air rifle, Joey’s Fly Fishing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Furs/Antlers/Tracks program and more. Prizes will be given to children and lunch will be served. The Sheridan Police Department will also be giving away free guns locks. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Vaughn at 751-5349. Rocky Mountain Discount Sports is located at 440 Broadway St.

Swing for Smiles @ Powder Horn Golf Club
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am

The 2nd annual “Swing for Smiles” golf tournament, to benefit the Give Kids The World Village, an annual project of the Perkins Family Restaurant chain, will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Club on Saturday. Dinner and a calcutta will be hosted Friday night preceding the tournament. On Saturday, shotgun start is at 10 a.m. with rounds going for approximately 4.5 hours. The derby will begin at 3 p.m. and awards will follow at 6 p.m. The tournament is a two person best ball. The cost to participate is $125 for club members and $200 for non-members. For more information and to register, call The Powder Horn pro shop at 673-4800. The deadline to register is Thursday. For more information about Give Kids The World Village, see www.gktw.org. The Powder Horn Golf Club is located at 23 Country Club Lane.

Suds ‘N Spurs Brewfest @ Whitney Commons
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Suds ‘N Spurs” Brewfest on Aug. 29. From 3-8 p.m., beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors will be available. The event features unlimited beer sampling from different craft brewers from all over the region for $30 for those 21 and older. All ages are invited to join in the fun without a ticket, if not drinking. The event will be held in the Whitney Commons area between the Sheridan Senior Center and the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Parking will be available in either the Senior Center parking lot or the library parking lot. Tickets are available now at the Chamber office at 171 N. Main St. or at the gate. Dogs are not allowed at the event. For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

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