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Feb
27
Fri
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program @ Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Building, room 10
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year.

The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. 27, March 7, March 13, March 28, April 10 and April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop-ins are welcome, however, appointments take priority. Call 674-6446 for an appointment.

The program offers assistance with relatively simple tax returns, including itemized deductions, interest, dividends, small businesses (under $10,000 of expenses), unemployment, tuition and fees, earned income credit, educational credits and much more. Generally, the income limit is $65,000 or less, but if the returns are simple, the amount can be expanded.

“This is always a great opportunity for the Sheridan College business department to help community members get a head-start on their taxes,” SC business instructor Tracy Dearinger said.

Participants are required to bring the following: all Social Security cards for taxpayer and all dependents, photo ID for taxpayer and spouse, all W-2s, 1099s, 1098-Ts, mortgage interest statements, real estate tax statements, medical expenses receipts, any charitable contributions receipts, proof of insurance if you have it, and any other document pertaining to taxes.

Clients without Social Security cards or photo IDs will be turned away.

For more information, contact Dearinger at 674-6446 ext. 3202.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
28
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse workshop on indoor gardening @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. on the adventures of indoor gardening.

Houseplants add so many benefits to homes but sometimes can be a tad overwhelming.

The workshop will include discussion on the basics of growing houseplants including light, temperature, watering and pest issues.

Landon’s will also be hosting its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who call and pre-register for Saturday’s workshop. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

More information about Landon’s workshops can be found online, at www.landonsgreenhouse.com.

K-Life dodgeball event @ Sheridan High School gym
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan K-Life will host a day of dodgeball fun for all ages Saturday at the Sheridan High School gym.

The event will run from 2-9 p.m. It is open to anyone age 8 or older.

The cost is $15 per person, with the chance to purchase extra lives for $5.

Dodgeball teams should consist of six to eight players.

Pre-registered teams should plan to sign in between 2-2:45 p.m. Teams signing up Saturday should register at 2:45 p.m.

The Super K Tournament will begin at 3 p.m., followed by the junior high school tournament at 4 p.m., the high school tournament at 5:30 p.m. and the adult tournament at 7:30 p.m.

The event will benefit K-Life.

For additional information or to register, see sheridan.klife.com or call 655-8110.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance @ Ranchester Town Hall
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities.

Alcohol will also be served at the event.

Tickets to attend are $20 for individuals, $30 per couple and $7 for kids.

For additional information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 655-2226. Tickets will also be available at the door for an increased cost.

Ranchester Town Hall is located at 145 Coffeen St. in Ranchester.

Songwriters in the Round @ Carriage House Theater
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Groundloop Records will present Songwriters in the Round Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater.

The event will feature Sarah Sample, Julie Szewc and Tris Munsick.

Tickets for the event are $12 apiece and are available through the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084. Tickets will also be available at the door 60 minutes before the event.

The WYO Theater box office is located at 42 N. Main St.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

Mar
1
Sun
Registration deadline for ‘The Sound of Healing’ women’s retreat on April 10-12 @ The Ranch at Ucross
Mar 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the April 10-12 “The Sound of Healing” women’s retreat featuring yoga and music for transformation.

The all-inclusive weekend retreat includes shared accommodations at The Ranch at Ucross, five meals, a guided hike and classes appropriate for all levels of yoga and music experiences.

Classes will include healing with breath and mantra, balance and empowerment with the chakras, lyrics for healing, nature nurture sound and mantra movement meditation.

Teachers include Dawn Sopron and Kate Baum.

The retreat will run from 5 p.m. April 10 through noon on April 12.

The cost to attend is $325, with a $75 deposit due by March 1 and the full payment due by March 25.

Space is limited to 10 participants.

For additional information or to register, contact Sopron at 752-7016 or claypotcounseling@yahoo.com.

Mar
3
Tue
Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opening reception @ Martinsen Gallery in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opens March 3 in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fash- ion and folk art.

Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show.

An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hors d’oeu- vres will be served.

In addition, a raffle drawing will be held at 5 p.m. for a $100 gift certificate to Frackelton’s.

The exhibit will be on display through April 17.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center workshop
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public.

“Jentel Presents” will take place March 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets.

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

Tuesday’s presenters include fiction writer Branden Boyer-White of Long Beach, California; painter and printmaker Mariana Escribano of Wichita, Kansas; acrylic and graphite painter Jennifer Day of Tucson, Arizona; narrative non-fiction writer Todd Weeks of Brooklyn, New Jersey; fiber artist Lisa Kriner of Berea, Kentucky; and sculptor Yong Soon Min of Los Angeles, California.

Mar
4
Wed
Ground breaking for new Whitney Rink at the M & M’s Center ice arena @ Sheridan Ice Rink
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The nonprofit Sheridan On Skates officials are inviting the public to the construction ground breaking for the new Whitney Rink at the M & M’s Center ice arena.

A brief ceremony will take place at noon March 4 at the current rink.

There will be a short program sharing project details and thanking donors. Refreshments, provided by Sheridan College, will follow.

Sheridan On Skates encourages everyone to join in the celebration of this project — a new covered ice rink for the community.

For additional information, call 674-2020 or see www.sheridanonskates.org.

The ice rink is located at 475 E. Brundage St.

Mar
11
Wed
“Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth” presentation by National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium.

Jenkins, from National Geographic writer and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.”

Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, on the edge of the Truong Son Mountains, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, most of these caves remain unexplored. In the past two decades, a highly accomplished team of British spelunkers have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns.

Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered, Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent.

In his presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnam — a vibrant country finally thriving after decades of war — and into the dark belly of the earth.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Manuela Hofer-McIntyre at 307-766-3415 or mhoferm1@uwyo.edu.

The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

Mar
20
Fri
Applications due for Wyoming Wilderness Association Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program
Mar 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its second year of the Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program.

The WWA is currently accepting applications from youth between 12-18 years of age.

With a curriculum geared toward young adults who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders, in this program students will learn about the work that goes into protecting wild lands for future generations. Students will be presented with unique opportunities to work with professionals in the field, learn about the wilderness in their own backyards and complete a capstone project to present at the culmination of the program.

For additional information, contact Lily Bliss at 672-2751 or lily@wildwyo.org. Applications must be submitted by March 20 and can be found online at wildwyo.org.

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