December 2013 – January 2014
The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School Christmas concert will be held Wednesday. The performance will commence at 9 a.m. in the Early Building. The concert is free and open to the public. The building is located at 1301 Avon St. For more information contact the school at 674-9333.
An encore presentation of Verdi’s “Falstaff” will be presented at the WYO Theater on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. As part of an effort to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public the Metropolitan Opera is transmitting performances live in high definition to theaters an venues around the world. This performance is directed by James Levine and stars Ambrogio Maestri as the brilliant an bustery Sir John Falstaff opposite Angel Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa and Franco Vassallo. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students and can be purchased at the boxoffice located in the theater at 42 N. Main St., by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.
The Big Horn schools will offer multiple Christmas concerts this season.
BH Elementary School’s Christmas Program will occur tomorrow at 7 p.m.
This performance will be in the elementary gymnasium.
The BH Middle and High School Choral Concert will occur on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
BH Middle School’s winter band concert will occur Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
Each of these performances will take place in the high school auditorium.
The schools are located at 333 US Highway 335, Big Horn.
The Sheridan High School winter band concert will be held Wednesday. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The school is located at 1056 Long Dr. For more information contact the school at 672-2495.
The next meeting of the Tongue River Fire Protection District Board meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Tongue River Fire Hall, 249 Historic US Highway 14, Ranchester.
Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Wednesday 7 p.m. Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. • Call to order • Review minutes of Nov. 26 meeting • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Old business 1. Post office box 2. Checking account 3. Attorney agreement 4. Liability pool agreement 5. Tax ID number 6. Permanent (physical) location 7. Legislative forum (January) 8. Contributions from member entities • Public relations and survey • New Business 1. E-mail address 2. Discussion with MDU representatives • Public communique • Adjournment
Highland Park Elementary School will host two concerts Thursday. The orchestra performance will commence at 9 a.m. and the Christmas concert will commence at 1 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. Both performances will be held at the school located at 2 Mydland Rd. For more information contact the school at 672-2113.
Sagebrush Elementary School will present two concerts Thursday. A Christmas concert will commence at 9 a.m. and the orchestra will perform at 1 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the community. The school is located at 1685 Hillpond Dr. For more information call the school at 672-9059.
The Historic District Business Committee, a joint effort of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Sheridan Association, will host a “(wise) Men’s Night Out” on Dec. 19. In an attempt to encourage the men of Sheridan not to wait until the last minute to shop, gentlemen are encouraged to begin the night with hors d’oeuvre and drinks at any of the many downtown restaurants. Then from 5-8 p.m. do your Christmas shopping downtown for great deals and fun with your fellow Sheridan men. The HDBC has helped downtown businesses arrange to offer in-store specials, gift wrapping, refreshments and prize drawings. For more information call 672-8881 or 672-2485.
“Music in our Schools” the Arvada Christmas concert will be held Thursday. The performance will commence at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Arvada Elementary. The concert is free and open to the public. The school is located at 211 Main St., Arvada. For more information contact the school at 736-2219.
“Christmas at the Carriage House,” an old fashioned Christmas celebration featuring stories and songs, will be presented Thursday and Friday. Performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each day at the Carriage House located at 419 Delphi Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and military. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., or online at wyotheater.com. Tickets will be available starting one hour before the performance at the Carriage House. For more information call the Carriage House at 672-9886 or Christine Calkins at 752-3156.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas party on Friday. Members and guests are invited to enjoy a cookie exchange, piano music and Christmas carols at the clubhouse beginning at 1:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a canned or dry food item to donate to the People Assistance Food Bank and cookies to exchange at the meeting. For more information contact Barbara Fosmire at 674-1960 or email@example.com. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St., Big Horn.
The People Assistance Food Bank’s annual Shop with a Cop program will be on Dec. 21 at Kmart. From 7-11 a.m. children will be escorting through the store to select a free item to give to their parents for Christmas. Parents can drop their children off or a bus can pick them up if needed. The event pairs disadvantaged youth in our community with local law enforcement volunteers to teach children the law enforcement officers are here to support our community and that giving to others without expecting a return is a wonderful thing. The food bank is looking to raise $6,000 prior to event in hopes of taking 250 children shopping. Parents should pre-register their children if possible but are welcome to join day of if not. Contact Dan Lick at 675-1140 to make a donation, register a child or get more information. The Kmart is located at 2571 N. Main St. The food bank is located at 2560 N. Main St.
The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. For more information contact the Sarah at the Science Kids at 763-0976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host local best-selling author Craig Johnson on Dec. 21.
“Christmas with Craig” will offer a reading from one of his latest works followed by a musical program presented by Mike Kuzara.
The event is free and open to all and will run from 10 a.m. to noon.
For more information contact Kevin Knapp at 674-8585 extension 29.
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
The Sheridan County Museum will host a Holiday Open House this weekend. Open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all members of the community are invited to this free event. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Craig Johnson will read his annual Christmas story and sell signed copies of his book. Other activities include music by Just Harmony, a Tidbit the Mouse activity for children three years old and up, a discount at the mercantile and Christmas goodies. Reservations are required for Saturday’s Tidbit activity and can be made by calling the museum at 675-1150. For more information call the museum or see www.sheridancountyhistory.org. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
The Wyoming Wilderness Association will present A Winter Solstice Celebration on Dec. 21.
Celebrating wilderness and a new season at WWA, live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be offered from 5-9 p.m.
The celebration will take place at Blacktooth Brewery, 312 Broadway St.
The event is free, family-friendly and open to all.
Musical performances include J. Shogren and Jackson Clarendon.
The WWA will welcome new leadership and offer farewells to Liz Howell during the celebration.
For more information email email@example.com, call 672-2751 or see www.wildwyo.org.
The WYO Theater will present “Munsick Family Christmas” on Dec. 21. The annual concert will feature old songs, new songs and Christmas songs this year. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students, subject to change. Tickets can be purchased at the boxoffice located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., online at www.wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084, and are expected to sell out prior to the event. For more information see www.davemunsick.com.
The Raymond Plank Creative Center will have two Christmas events this season. Their first community Christmas celebration will be Dec. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. Festivities will include Christmas carols sung by local students, a book signing by the Raymond Plank Creative Center founder, Raymond Plank, food, childrens craft projects and gifts, fireworks and the lighting of 23,000 lights throughout the park. Their second annual Christmas reading will take place Dec. 22 at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to sit by the fire as Craig Johnson reads from his new Walt Longmire Christmas story, “Spirit of Steamboat.” Refreshments will be served. Both events will be held at the center which is located in the Park at Ucross on the corner of Highway 14 and Highway 16 in Ucross. For more information contact the Ucross Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 114th annual Christmas Bird Count will be Dec. 14 in Sheridan and Dec. 28 in Story and Big Horn. Volunteers across the nation count as many bids as they can in a single eight hour day. If you would like to participate in the Sheridan count call Julie at 655-9024 or email at email@example.com. If you would like to participate in the Story-Big Horn count call Jean Daly at 674-9728 or 751-2287. Everyone is welcome from beginning birders to experts. More information can be found at http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.
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:
• 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.