Calendar

August – September 2014

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.

Sep
2
Tue
Santosha Yoga offering free week of classes @ Santosha Yoga
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will be offering a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8.

Participants will get the chance to choose one free class during the week, receive discount prices for fall sessions, enter daily drawing for chamber bucks, and donate and vote for a local non-profit of your choice.

There is a class schedule on their website at www.balancedlivingconsultants.com and the studio is located on the op floor of the old Taylor Elementary School, 1030 N. Main St.

For more information call Teddy Araas at 763-0017.

Akcita Win meeting at the Holiday Inn @ Holiday Inn
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Akcita Win, a community-minded women’s club in Sheridan, is kicking off a new season and would like anyone interested in being a member to join them.

They will be gathering at the Holiday Inn Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. for dinner.

The group meets monthly and strives to do community service type projects. For more information call Jeri Randel at 307-752-4553.

Sep
5
Fri
Karen Schutte book signing @ Sheridan Stationery
Sep 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Wyoming Historical Author Karen Schutte will have a book signing at the Sheridan Stationery Book Store on Friday from 3-5 p.m. Schutte is releasing her third book, “Flesh on the Bone”, this fall and it is now available. For more information call Sheridan Stationery at 674-8080 or visit them at 206 N. Main St.

MASH fundraiser
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Powder Horn Kadies Golf Association and Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation are teaming up for two fundraisers next week. The events benefit medical advancements for Sheridan Hospital, or M.A.S.H. On Friday at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds, there will be live music by Sidetrack, a buffet dinner from Big Horn Mountain Caterers, plus auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and you can get them by calling 673-2417. On Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Powder Horn golf course, there will be an 18-hole women’s scramble. No handicap required and tee time is 8 a.m. For more infor go to www.sheridanhospital.org or call 673-2417.

Sep
6
Sat
Five-year-old birthday party at the hospital @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN— All five-year-olds in the community are invited to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual 5-Year-Old Birthday Party on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the hospital. The birthday party will be held on the back cafeteria patio area at the hospital from 10-11 a.m. All children born in 2009 are invited to attend with their parents. Other siblings are also welcome to join in the fun. Parents may park in employee parking in back of the hospital building. All five-year olds will be given prizes and a special grand prize will be awarded at 10:45 a.m. The Shriner clowns will be on hand with their fire engine to give rides. There will also be face painting and balloons. Children can enjoy popcorn, cookies and other treats. Invitations to the party are being distributed around town and sent home with area Kindergartners. The Hospital Auxiliary has sponsored this event since 1959. The party was first held that year to celebrate the 5th birthday of all babies born during the new hospital building’s first year: 1954. For more information call Cecile Pattinson, 672-1017.

Sep
13
Sat
Miles for Smiles 5k @ Whitney Academic Center
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program will hold “Miles for Smiles,” a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m.

Participants will start in front of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College and use Sheridan Pathways. There is a one-mile option for walkers.

Runners will start first, followed by walkers and strollers.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to be active, get involved with Sheridan College and support a great cause,” said Tobin Korsch, Sheridan College Dental Hygiene faculty.

Registration is $35. Proceeds will provide electric toothbrushes for Eagle Ridge Rehabilitative Services, RENEW and Easter Seals communities. Remaining funds will go toward the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Patient Scholarship, which provides funding for qualified applicants to receive restorative dental treatment.

Same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13, at Sheridan College. For more information, contact Tobin Korsch at tkorsch@sheridan.edu or call (307) 674-6446, ext. 3404. Additional information can be found on the Miles for Smiles Dental Hygiene page on Facebook.