Calendar

Sep
17
Wed
Koltiska Pumpkin Patch opens Wednesday
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Koltiska pumpkin patch will be open for the season on Wednesday. This year is their tenth anniversary, and each purchaser will get a raffle ticket and they will draw for ten prizes. Cost is $6 to pick a pumpkin, and cost includes a wagon ride and refreshments. No dogs, please. Their hours will be Wednesday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon until 6 p.m. and they will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The last day they’ll be open will be Oct. 12. The patch is located at 120 Cat Creek Rd. For more information call 307-737-2272.

Artist reception at the library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing various periods of American history. The dresses range from gowns to simple dresses that would have been worn by female slaves. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.

Sep
18
Thu
“Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – Sep 20 @ 11:45 pm

SHERIDAN—The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced they will host the 2nd annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”. Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19 and 20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium will learn the latest early childhood research and will focus in particular on the development of children birth to three. Attendees will explore ways to apply new research within communities’ early childhood systems and empower them to imagine innovations that can improve outcomes for children and families in Wyoming. The symposium is open to all early childhood stakeholders including parents and families, early childhood caregivers and educators, K-12 school professionals, physical and mental health providers, and any members of your community interested in helping to make a difference for children and families in the earliest years. Cost of the symposium is $80 and includes meals and materials. To register, visit www.childrenandcommunity.net. Registration is now open. A variety of professional development credits are available for those who attend the symposium. Those who are interested in credit may visit the website for more information. For more information call Michelle Sullivan at 307-752-1637.

National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins presentation @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN— National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Sept. 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. A writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, Jenkins lived and hunted with tribal members in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, a ski culture that has survived unchanged for at least 5,000 years. A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics and adventure. Among hundreds of stories, he has written about land mines in Cambodia, the war in Eastern Congo, the loss of koalas in Australia, global warming in Greenland, ethnic cleansing in Burma, and climbing Mount Everest in Nepal. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Jean Garrison at (307) 766-6119.

Sep
19
Fri
18-hole Scramble Fundraiser @ Powder Horn Golf Community
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Homebuilders Association is holding a golf fundraiser Friday. At 1 p.m. out at the Powder Horn, there will be an 18-hole scramble, hole prizes and drawings. The cost is $100 per person and $5 a mulligan. For more information call Kathy Sampson at 672-5732.

Big Horn Women’s Club meeting @ Clubhouse
Sep 19 @ 1:30 pm

BIG HORN—The Big Horn Women’s Club is having their first fall meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Participants will be informed of the history and etiquette of tea by French pastry chef and food historian Louise Morand. Dress for a tea party, including hats. Prizes will be given for the best hats. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St.

Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Joey’s Fall Fly II is having a fundraiser Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20. On Friday, come meet the teams and listen to The Craft Brothers at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live music and hors d’oeuvres as well as live and silent auctions. After the teams have paired and drawn their fishing locations on Friday night, they will be on the water Saturday at 9 a.m. Teams consist of an angler and a student. Each area fished will be monitored by a controller. For tickets or more information call 763-0897.

Senior Center Autumn Fest Dinner @ Dayton Community Hall
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having an Autumn Fest dinner Friday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Dayton Community Hall, there will be chicken, potato salad, beet salad, rolls, and apple pie served. There will also be music from Midnight Special starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person and there will be bus pick-up locations in Sheridan. For more information or to sign-up and reserve a bus pick-up call 672-2240.

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.

Birding at the Brinton scheduled for Saturday @ Brinton Museum
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.

All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.

This event is free and open to the public.

The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Two Landon’s Greenhouse workshops Saturday @ Landon's Greenhouse
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to two workshops on Saturday.

The first one at 10 a.m. focuses on Fall bulbs, the what, where, when, and how. Learn the techniques to have a beautiful Spring show. Then at 11 a.m. the workshop will focus on layered bulb pots.

Jessica Bohnsack will teach you how to “force” Fall bulbs to get early growth and blooms the following Spring. Plant your own container of various bulbs, leave it at Landon’s over the winter, and then pick up a finished product in February.

Because space is limited, Landon’s recommends pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.

More information about all of the free Spring workshops can be found online, at www.landonsGreenhouse.com.

Girl Scouts seeking members and volunteers @ Subway in Walmart
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is seeking members and volunteers. They will be at the Walmart Subway on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. If you sign up for the Girls Scouts, you will receive a free six inch sub sandwich, and bring a sock for a fun craft. For more information contact Jean Harn at jharm@wyoming.com or Mackenzie Ivie at mackenziei@gsmw.org.

Wyoming Voices @ Big Red Barn
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.

Sep
23
Tue
“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.