Calendar

Aug
15
Fri
Shakespeare at Mars Theatre @ Mars Theater
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Theater Department is proud to present a theatrical double feature of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Gerry Hansen’s Commedia dell’Arte play “Ros & Guild”. At the new Mars Theater August 15-24. Shows are at 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The second feature of the evening is Gerry Hansen’s new farce “Ros and Guild,” which places Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in the topsy-turvy world of Commedia. Both plays are directed by Hansen, whose nimble staging sets the iconic “Hamlet” up so that it can be punched squarely in the funny bone by “Ros and Guild.” Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084 or www.wyotheater.com. General Admission is $10. High school and college student admission is free with valid student ID. This event is rated PG. For more information about this double feature contact DannyLee Hodnett at dhodnett@sheridan.edu.

Aug
22
Fri
Story Days
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 8:56 pm

STORY— The annual Story Days will be held August 22-24 and it’s theme is “Pastimes in the Pines”.

There will be live music both Friday and Saturday night, run/walk/bike races, cook-offs, parade, vendors, plus many other events.

To register for the cook-off call Debbie Woody at 763-7199. To register for the run/walk/bike race go to www.wyorace.com. To be a food vendor or have an arts & crafts booth, call Tina Collett at (307) 621-0925.

Aug
23
Sat
Big Sky Dowser’s Convention @ Moose Lodge
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm

BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.

Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.

Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.

For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.

Aug
25
Mon
Sheridan Community Blood Drive @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Community Blood Drive will be on Monday from Noon – 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The blood drive will take place in the ballroom at the Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 Main St. There is an emergency need for the O negative and O positive blood types.

Appointments are strongly recommended, but are not necessary. To schedule, go to www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: sheridan, or call United Blood Services at 1-800-365-4450.

All blood types are needed except for the AB blood types.

Aug
26
Tue
Math boot camp @ Room 203 Whitney Building Sheridan College
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College math department will host its annual math “Boot Camp” workshop on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This workshop will be in room 203 in the Whitney Building and is free and open to Sheridan College students.

Additionally, Sheridan College offers academic support in the Tutoring Center and Math Center.

For more information about the math workshops, contact J. Araas at 674-6446, ext. 3103, or email at jaraas@sheridan.edu. To register for classes, call 674-6446, ext. 2000.

Blacktooth Brewing non-profit night @ Blacktooth Brewing
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN— Blacktooth Brewing will host a non-profit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort McKenzie High School students. 50/50 tickets will be sold and Thrivent Builds will provide free hotdogs. Music by Canary Joe. For more information call Blacktooth Brewing at 675-2337.

Backcountry Horsemen Meeting
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN— The Cloud Peak chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Dwight French. A steak fry and potluck will be served. Jim Pratt, the treasurer for the State Backcountry board will be there to answer questions. To be included in the head count or for directions contact Dwight French at 674-8239.

Aug
27
Wed
Professional Polo Announcer Gus Whitelaw will be at Brinton Barn @ Brinton Barn
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am

BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.

At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Parkfit will feature circuits by A.J. Sare @ Thorne-Rider Park
Aug 27 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014.

Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks.

The next session will be circuit by the A.J. Sare at Thorne-Rider Park.

A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.

Aug
28
Thu
Farmers Market will feature Zucchini Derby @ Grinnell Street Plaza
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next 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 Trippin’ for Biscuits and a Zucchini Derby.

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.

Aug
29
Fri
Blood Drive Friday @ Bloodmobile
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Police Department’s Rescue 911 Heroes will hold a blood drive Friday.

The bloodmobile will be at 45 W. 12th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are strongly recommended. You can make an appointment by logging onto www.bloodhero.com sponsor code: rescue or by calling 1-800-365-4450.

Walk-ins are welcome and all blood types are needed except for AB blood types.

Aug
30
Sat
Big Horn Market @ BIg Horn Mercantile
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

BIG HORN— The first annual Big Horn Market will be Saturday, Aug. 30th from 9a.m.-2 p.m. Collette Eliason has been working with the Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile to participate through great food and music. Although the event is small, there is a nice variety of participants from local artists paintings, pottery, baked goods (gluten free), home goods, locally made bath and body items, face-painting, wagon rides, locally grown vegetables and kids’ activities. Big Horn Heritage Days will also bring live music to the Big Horn Smokehouse Friday and Saturday night. For more information call Collette Eliason at 752-3764.

Don King Days @ Big Horn Equestrian Center
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The annual Don King Days is set to kick off Saturday, Aug. 30 with the World Champion Blacksmiths Contest. The gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday for the contest. On Sunday, the introduction of ropers, riders, players and horses will be at 11 a.m. with the Calcutta beginning at noon. Don King Days events will follow with live entertainment at the club house by Paul Bogart. On Monday, gates will open at 9 a.m. for the blacksmith’s contest and Don King Days events will begin at noon. For more information call the Big Horn Equestrian Center at 307-673-0454.

Replace your summer plants at Landon’s Greenhouse @ Landon's Greenhouse
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN— Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop on fall planters Saturday, Aug. 30.

At 10 a.m. Jessica Bohnsack will guide participants through switching out their old summer pots, and replanting them with fall plants.

Attendees are asked to bring in their summer planters, dispose of them in Landon’s green waste container, and then have the opportunity to purchase new soil and fall plants.

There will be a fee for soil and plants used.

Because space is limited, Landon’s requests a pre-registration by calling 672-8340. You can also stop by Landon’s Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.

Aug
31
Sun
Sheridan College Artist Residency @ Sheridan College
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College Art Department will open its inaugural Spear-O-Wigwam artist residency and art student intensive program Sunday.

The residency will run through Sept. 7 and will feature University of Akron professor Charles Beneke as the first resident artist. Beneke was invited by the Sheridan College Art Department faculty.

This year Sheridan College art students will be creating and binding sketchbooks to complete a project on space, place and travel, said Jason Lanka, a Sheridan College art faculty member.

“It will be an amazing experience for our students and faculty,” Lanka said. This new program has been supported by the Sheridan College Foundation, Sheridan College and the staff off the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus, Lanka said.