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Aug
28
Fri
food drive @ Walmart
Aug 28 – Aug 29 all-day

The People Assistance Food Bank of Sheridan will host their annual food drive and fundraiser today and Saturday,

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, representatives will be at Walmart collecting donations.

Food, donations and volunteers are all needed.

Call the food bank at 674-1509 for more information.

Walmart is located at 1695 Coffeen Ave.

Shopping for a Cause @ Twin M Designs and Kraft’s Fine Jewelry
Aug 28 all-day

Twin M Designs and Kraft’s Fine Jewelry will host “Shopping for a Cause” on Friday.

Shop at either of these location throughout the day and 25 percent of all sales will benefit the Sheridan Public Arts Committee.

Shopping for a Cause is offered the fourth Friday of every month, benefitting a local nonprofit organization.

For more information or to suggest an organization, call either store at 763-7916 or 674-4164, respectively.

Kraft’s is located at 11 N. Main St. and Twin M is located at 171 N. Main St.

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.

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.

diorama unveiling ceremony @ Ranchester Information Center
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The town of Ranchester will host an opening day unveiling ceremony for the newest diorama by Tom Warnke on Saturday.

“Where the Women and Children Fought the Soldiers” is a depiction of the Battle of Tongue River, also known as the Connor Battle.

The diorama will be on permanent display in the Ranchester Information Center.

The diorama will be unveiled on Saturday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Connor Battle.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to visit the center and see the diorama.

The Ranchester Information Center is located just off of Interstate 90 via exit 9 in Ranchester.

For more information, call Ranchester Town Hall at 655-2283.

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.

Sep
1
Tue
“It’s Not Paint, It’s Fabric: Landscapes & Abstracts” opening reception @ The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will presents “It’s Not Paint, It’s Fabric: Landscapes & Abstracts” a collection by Heidi Heuerman with an opening reception on Tuesday.

The show will run Tuesday through Oct. 8 and the reception will be held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Heuerman started sewing when she was eight years old. While earning her degree in human resource sciences at Colorado State University, she took a painting class and loved it. Years later, while trying to find a way to combine her love of painted landscapes and sewing, she started creating fiber paintings.

Heuerman’s works have been   displayed in several galleries and collections across the United States. She took top honors at state and national awards for her fiber and quilted arts.

For more information, contact Sheridan College at 674-6446.

The Martinsen Gallery is located in the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

“Jentel Presents” @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include poet Sandra Lim; landscape artists Roxanne Everett, Emilie Lee and Corliss Cavalieri; photographer Lindsay D’Addato and narrative nonfiction writer Mario Kaiser.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 501 E. Broadway St.

“Sheridan – A Fine Place to Grow Old” @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The next offering of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series will be held Tuesday. “Sheridan – A Fine Place to Grow Old” will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Senior Center dining room.

Presented by Carmen Rideout, the presentation is free and open to all members of the community. Refreshments will also be provided.

For more information, call Lois Bell at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
3
Thu
“Airgroup: A Story About Creating Opportunity” @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm

Wyoming Technology Business Center’s e2e Wyoming entrepreneurial program will present “Airgroup: A Story About Creating Opportunity,” on Thursday.

Jack Morrison, an entrepreneur who started Airgroup in 1997 with $19,000 of capital provided by his UW college roommate, will share the story of launching and growing a successful airfreight and logistics business. Through a great deal of sales effort and numerous strategic decisions, Morrison has grown this business to over $12 million in annual revenue.

Appetizers and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main St.

The presentation is free and open to all, but reservations are requested.

For more information and to register, contact John Dick at 675-1939 or email jdick4@uwyo.edu.

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