Calendar

Sep
21
Sun
Nominate a ‘Best in Class’ teacher
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 11:45 pm

SHERIDAN— The Rib and Chop House in Sheridan is taking nominations for “Best in Class”, a local teacher award. The winner will receive $1,000 from Wyoming Rib and Chop House. Nominating is now open on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Interested community members will be able to fill out an online form to nominate their favorite teacher. On Oct. 1, voting will be opened and they will announce the winner Oct. 15. For more information call Kory Gunderson at 406-222-7566.

Sep
28
Sun
Mrs. Sheridan search
Sep 28 @ 6:25 pm – Oct 12 @ 7:25 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheree Lynch, Executive State Director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan.

Once selected, the lucky lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2015 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 30 at Central Auditorium in Cheyenne.

Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at over $8,000 including an all expense paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant. Applicants must be at least 18 years old), married at the time of competition and a Wyoming resident, no performing talent required.

To request the official application or for information, call Sheree, Wyoming’s State Director at 970-674-0944 or visit www.mrswyomingamerica.com.

Oct
2
Thu
Fiber Arts Guild reception @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Fiber Arts Guild will hold their annual show at Sheridan Fulmer Library Oct. 3 through Oct. 30 on the mezzanine.

The show features a variety of fiber arts mediums including quilting, felting, embroidery, cross stitch and knitting from local fiber artists.

A public artist reception will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. Also in October, in the Inner Circle, entries from the 2014 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp art contest will be on display. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext 29.

Shopapalooza to benefit Advocacy and Resource center @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Advocacy and resource center is holding a benefit Shopapalooza Thursday, Oct. 2. From 5:30-8 p.m. there will be an opportunity to bid on new and used handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The event is located at the Best Western Sheridan Center and tickets are $15. You can pick up tickets at the Advocacy and Resource Center or at the door.

Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting @ Holiday Inn
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, Wyoming State Archaeologist Greg Pierce will address the society regarding his new position as state archaeologist, and will discuss some of his latest fieldwork. Pierce succeeds Dr. Mark Miller as Wyoming State Archaeologist. Miller retired this spring after 30 years as state archaeologist. Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program. The Archaeological Society welcomes the public to attend. For more information call Scott Burgan at 673-5997.

“Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series Presents: “Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold on Thursday, Oct. 2. This lecture will provide a broad review of some of the most spectacular examples, from ants that glide through the rainforest canopy, to the intricate social behaviors that underlie the well-studied slave-making, gardening, and warring species. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. It is free for the public to attend, and refreshments will be served following the discussion. For more information, email Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Oct
3
Fri
Free Caregiver Conference @ Holiday Inn
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

“Downton and Denim” banquet @ Whitney Academic Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN—As a fundraiser for the Sheridan College Fine and Performing Arts department, the college will host the “Downton & Denim Banquet,” on Friday, Oct. 3.

The event will take place in the Whitney Academic Center Atrium. Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The Edwardian era, the early 1900s in the United Kingdom under the rule of King Edward VII, will be the theme of the evening.

The hit TV show, “Downton Abbey,” takes place in the post-Edwardian era. Dr. Walter Nolte, president of Casper College and a renowned Edwardian historian, will be the special guest of the evening.

Guests are asked to dress in “Downton Abbey” formal attire, cowboy formal or business attire. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Whitney Front Desk or by calling (307) 674-6446.

First Friday Comedy Night @ Holiday Inn
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Holiday Inn is hosting first Friday comedy night this Friday with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D. or all tickets $10 at the door. For more information call April at 672-2690.

Oct
4
Sat
Red Grade Grind
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am

RED GRADE— The 37th Annual Red Grade Grind will be held on Oct. 4. Runners, walkers, and cyclists are welcome to join the three mile journey starting at the end of the pavement on Highway 335 and going to the top of Red Grade. It is about a 2,000 foot elevation gain. The event starts at 9 a.m. and will be held regardless of weather. There is no registration fee and interested participants can contact Curt Schwamb at 672-5416.

Landon’s Greenhouse workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. The workshop will focus on Harvest Bundles with cornstalks. Fee is $30 and includes everything you will need. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Hospice volunteer training
Oct 4 @ 1:34 pm – Oct 18 @ 2:34 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns will have a Volunteer Training beginning in late October.

The training will consist of 4 sessions to be held on Monday evenings. Volunteers have flexible hours and can participate in various ways; helping out in homes, in the hospice office or at various activities throughout the year. Topics will include the history and philosophy of hospice, the role of the hospice team, being a healthy caregiver, developing good listening skills, how to be present and companion the dying and the bereaved, the role of spirituality in hospice, good body mechanics and safe transfers, blood borne pathogens and pain control, signs and symptoms of approaching death and confidentiality and family dynamics.

Participants will also learn about the aspects of grief, bereavement and helpful things to say to those who are bereaved. Volunteer training is a screening process for both the participant and hospice to see if they are a good fit with the final decision being made at the completion of training.

For more information and an application packet contact Cindy Baker at the hospice office at 672-1083.

Kids’ Halloween Costume classes @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sagebrush Community Art Center is having kids’ Halloween costume classes Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11.

On Oct. 4, the kids will be making masks and on Oct. 11 they will be designing their own costumes. There is a $6 registration for each class.

You can make reservations by calling 674-1970 or enroll on the same day of the class. For more information, call Sagebrush Community Art Center at 674-1970.

Artist reception at Ucross @ Ucross Art Foundation Gallery
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

UCROSS—The artwork of Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler will be on display this fall at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery.

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane, near Clearmont. Call (307) 737-2291 for more information.

Oct
5
Sun
Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner @ Story Women's Club
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

STORY—The Story Woman’s Club is preparing for its traditional Turkey Dinner on October 5th, 12-2:30 p.m. Turkey and all the trimmings plus homemade pies stay the same. People can eat in and enjoy the get together or take-out by calling ahead at (307) 751-9466. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 12-years-old and under, and kids under six-years-old eat free. For more information, call Sue Wilcox at 683-2466. The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 N. Piney Rd.

Oct
6
Mon
KLIFE youth rally featuring Bethany Hamilton @ Sheridan Junior High
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN—KLIFE is holding a youth rally on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High featuring Bethany Hamilton. Bethany Hamilton is a pro-surfer who’s life story was featured in the movie ‘Soul Surfer’ and she is currently appearing on ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘Dolphin Tale 2’. This event is open to the public and tickets are $5 per person and are for sale at Roosters. For more information please call Amy Rabon at 461-0874.

Oct
7
Tue
‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Oct 7 @ 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 Tuesday, October 7, from 5:30 -7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of 5th and Broadway.

This month’s presenters include a photographer, a creative non-fiction writer, a mixed media/collage artist, a sculptor, an encaustic artist and an essayist. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency. Presenters include: Shigeki Yoshida, a photographer; Charlotte Austin, a creative nonfiction writer; Naomi Reis, a mixed media/collage artist; Emily Dunlap, a sculptor; Jane Guthridge, an encaustic artist; and Renee Restivo, an essayist.

There is no admission charge for “Jentel Presents” and refreshments are available. For more information please visit www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at (307)737-2311.

After Hours and Lunch Brown Bag seminars @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

SHERIDAN— Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be holding free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will be about anxiety and is on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200.

Ackita Win meeting @ Designing Dinners
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Ackita Win will be holding their next fall meeting Tuesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. They will be meeting at Designing Dinners and will order from the menu. The program will feature Cadet Girl Scout Troop #1333. Designing Dinners is located at 615 Broadway St.

Oct
11
Sat
‘The Links’ partner in Pink @ Whitney Commons
Oct 11 all-day

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event, “The Link”, Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be a 10k run, a 5k walk/run, and a 1.5 mile walk. $35 registration includes t-shirt, chip timing, and snacks. The event will begin at Whitney Commons, 326 Alger St. Registrations accepted at www.sheridanhospital.org or dropped off at the front desk. For more information call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2418.

Bike-tober Fest @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Oct 11 all-day

SHERIDAN— Bike-tober Fest is on Saturday, Oct. 11 and features mountain bike races and trail runs. Race registration includes chip timing, t-shirt, food and beer tickets, and admission to the after party with live music, kids’ races, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s local recreation projects. To register, go to biketoberfest.itsyourrace.com or at the Sports Stop or Foot of the Bighorns. The race starts at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.