The Homemaker’s Holiday Bazaar is now the Pipberry Bazaar and has changed locations. It will be Dec. 6 and 7. On Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. crafts, baked goods, candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more will be available. The bazaar will take place at 2727 Coffeen Ave. Contact Kim Tapani at 672-7285 for more information.
An opening reception for Sagebrush Art Center’s latest exhibition “Retrospective/New Prospective” will be held Friday.
The exhibit pairs two seasoned local artists with two newcomers to Sheridan’s artist community and encompasses the first floor of the Historic Train Depot.
The reception will be from 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.
The show is open now and will run through Jan. 11, 2014.
For more information contact the center at 674-1970.
The train depot is located at 201 E. Fifth St.
The SheridanAires will present their Winter Concert Thursday and Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center.
The concert will include performances by Alex Banks and the Happy Tappers as well as special guest Grace Cannon.
Performances will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 7:15 p.m.
Dessert will be served prior to the Friday performance at 6:30 p.m. for $3.
The senior center is located at 211 Smith Street.
For more information contact 672-2240.
There will be a Fall Festival Dec. 7 at the Ranchester Town Hall. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors there will be a craft bazaar and free chili lunch. For more information or to reserve free table space contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283. The town hall is located at 145 Coffeen St.
The Historic Sheridan Inn will offer a chance to walk through their gathering group of fully decorated live and artificial Christmas trees, wreaths and other decorations which will be available in the silent and live auctions at the Festival of Trees. Come enjoy the sites of Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7. The walk-through is free and open to the public. The Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St. For more information or to donate a tree contact Angel Yager at 763-7230. Information on the Festival of Trees auction will be available in future editions of The Sheridan Press.
The Kalif Shrine will present their annual Christmas party Dec. 7.
All kids are welcome to enjoy free hot dogs and chips, soft drinks, gifts and a visit from Santa.
The party will start at 2 p.m. at 145 W. Loucks St.
The Homemaker’s Holiday Bazaar is now the Pipberry Bazaar and will be at a new location. It will be Dec. 6 and 7. On Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. crafts, baked goods, candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more will be available. The bazaar will take place at 2727 Coffeen Avenue. Contact Kim Tapani at 672-7285 for more information.
The Dog and Cat shelter will host their annual Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Center, Shirley McPheeters of FFF Photography will take pictures of your pets with Santa.
Pictures are $10 and all proceeds benefit the shelter.
The Cottonwood is located at 1949 Sugarland Drive.
For more information contact the shelter at 674-7694.
The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host December’s Science Saturday on Dec. 7. Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the museum is featuring Caesar the Allosaurus. You can meet the new addition to the museum from 10 a.m. to noon on the second floor of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Atrium. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information please contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or email email@example.com.
Dig out your ugly sweaters and gather your teams for a Christmas scavenger hunt.
On Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. a city wide scavenger hunt will be held, starting at 118 W. Fifth St.
The cost is $20 per team if preregistered or $30 at the door.
Each participant must also bring a white elephant Christmas gift.
Each team must be able to fit all of their participants in one vehicle.
Points will be awarded for the scavenger hunt, the best costume, the ugliest sweater and the best team.
Gifts with then be selected starting with those with the highest total points.
Christmas treats will be served and Christmas team photos will be taken.
To register call Lorrie at 752-4207.
The 21st annual Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for all Special Olympics, will take place Saturday from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn located at 856 Broadway St. Decorated trees of all sizes, both live and artifical, as well as carvings, wreaths and ornaments will be auctioned off. A wide range of gift items will also be available for purchase. The evening includes a cocktail hour, a dinner catered by Killy’s Deli, bucket raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per person and trees purchases include delivery and set-up. Group tables of eight or more are $300 and include additional perks. All proceeds help pay for uniforms, equipment and expenses involved in attending the various Special Olympics events. For more information and to get tickets contact Angel Yager at 763-7230. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Sheridan County Public Libraries will be offering “Food for Fines” amnesty week from Sunday through Dec. 14. Library users who have outstanding fines or those with long overdue items can return their materials and have up to $2 in fines forgiven for each food item donated. All four library locations are participating. The program is only applicable to overdue fines and will not be applied toward damage materials, replacement cards or other costs. Donated food will be distributed to local food banks in Sheridan and Story. For more information contact Cameron Duff at 674-8585 extension 12.
The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held on Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn.
Everyone is invited to come enjoy Santa, live music, gifts for the children and a hot meal from 4-7 p.m.
The free dinner is open to everyone in the community and has seen over 1,000 people attend in years past.
Though the dinner is free, tickets are required and are available now at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, the Department of Family Services, Sheridan Health Center, Holiday Inn, Holy Name Thrift Shop, Lunch Together Soup Kitchen, the Salvation Army, Sheridan Senior Center, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at the Red Door and Warehouse Market.
Free transportation to the dinner is available by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 674-9272.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
Those wanting to make a contribution to the community event can contact Erin DeFries or Mark Demple for more information at 674-7600.
The First United Methodist Bell Choir will perform Sunday at Kendrick Mansion. The performance will begin at 4 p.m. and include seasonal favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night.” Kendrick Mansion is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For more information contact the church at 672-9779.
The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform on Sunday at Sheridan Junior High School’s Early Auditorium. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone. The ensembles are directed by Dr. Michael P. Flynn and he will be discussing the works to be performed ahead of the concert at 6 p.m. Flynn has recently won the section trumpet job with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and holds the auxiliary trumpet position with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. The jazz ensemble will perform first with the wind ensemble following a brief intermission. For more information contact Flynn at Sheridan College 674-6446 extension 3009. The auditorium is located at 500 Lewis St.
The Story Library will host a discussion series titled “Americans on the Outside” starting in September.
This series will look at stories about the often unrecognized people in our country who live outside the mainstream of culture.
These novels encourage readers to see themselves through the eyes of fellow Americans who don’t, for various reasons, “fit in.”
The discussion group will meet one Monday a month from September through December at 6:30 p.m. at the Story Library.
The discussions will be moderated by Norleen Healy.
Books in this series are:
Sept. 9 discussion — Bone by Fay Myenne Ng
Oct. 7 discussion — Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
Nov. 4 discussion — Bronx Primitive by Kate Simon
Dec. 9 discussion — A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
The books are available for checkout at the Story Library.
For more information contact Jo Elliott at 683-2922.
Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over.
Classes will be held the second Tuesday of each month starting in September and ending in June.
The class schedule is:
• Dec. 10 — time management
• Jan. 14 — basic computers
• Feb. 11 — basics of Microsoft Word
• March 11 — writing attention-grabbing resumes
• April 8 — successful interviews
• May 13 — critical thinking
• June 10 — providing “wow” customer service
All classes are free and will be held from 8-11 a.m. at Sheridan College Main Street, 171 N. Main St. Pre-registration is required.
Call 674-6446, ext. 4501, for more information or to register.
Tongue River High School will host the annual Taste of Tongue River on Tuesday. The showcase of the Music, Art and Family and Consumer Science department students will begin at 5:30 p.m. Projects will be on display, the TRHS and middle school music students will perform and then a sampling of food from the FACS culinary students will be offered. The event is free and open to everyone. The high school is located at 1150 Main St., Dayton. For more information contact Brandi Miller at 655-9541 or Pat Mischke at 751-3533.
The Sheridan High School choirs will perform a Christmas concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Mixed Choir, the Treblemakers, Cantabile, Spectrum and Honor Choir will all perform. A variety of pieces including traditional Christmas carols, a sing-a-long set and “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah will be performed. The concert is free and open to the community on a first come, first save basis. The performance will be in the Sue Henry Theatre at SHS. There will not be a 1 p.m. concert as there has been in past years. For more information call Ashley Lecholat at 672-2495 extension 1114. SHS is located at 1056 Long Dr.
An artists’ reception for the annual SAGE Members Winter Show will be held Dec. 12 at the Sagebrush Art Center.
The show at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery inside Sheridan College Main Street is open now and runs through Dec. 30.
The reception will run from 5:30-7 p.m.
The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
For more information contact the center at 674-1970.
The gallery is located at 171 N. Main St.