Calendar

Jul
30
Thu
Sheridan County Fair @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Aug 3 all-day

The Sheridan County Fair is returning Thursday and will run through Aug. 3. Open class competitions will be available to all residents in the following categories: • Arts and photography • Crafts • Needlework and sewing • Culinary • Floriculture • Vegetables and fruit • School exhibits • Pie contest • Bear dressing contest

Pig Wrestling will be held Aug. 1.

Jul
31
Fri
Candee Fultz “Alive” signing @ Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Author Candee Fultz will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery signing copies of her new fictionalized autobiography, “Alive,” on Friday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event. What do you get when you combine Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “Back to the Future,” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation?” You get Marie Gibbons in “Alive,” who’s been given the opportunity to influence her past, as her present self, gathering evidence that she hopes will right the wrongs that she, her mother and her brother endured. For more information about the book signing, call Sheridan Stationery at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St.

“The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” @ WYO Theater
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

Funny Face Productions will be performing “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Aug. 1 at the WYO Theater. The show follows a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school. Six adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three quirky grown-ups. Each day will feature a 7 p.m. performance and Aug. 1 will also feature a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office or online at wyotheater.com. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for adults. For additional information, contact Emma Hall at 763-2739.

Community Dance @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

As part of the entertainment of the Sheridan County Fair, a community dance under the fairground grandstands will be offered Friday. All members of the community are invited to dance to music of Justin Beasley beginning at 8 p.m. This event is free and will last until 10 p.m. The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

Aug
1
Sat
Yoga Hike at Buffalo Caves
Aug 1 all-day

The Wyoming Wilderness Association will continue their series of free summer outings across Wyoming with a “Yoga Hike at Buffalo Caves” on Saturday. This is an all abilities level hike past Red Canyon and into Buffalo Cave where yoga guru Dawn Sopron will lead an hour of relaxation as you listen to the babbling creek. There will be some creek crossing in the hike so attendees are encouraged to wear shoes that they do not mind getting wet. Please be aware of the hike difficulty ratings for all free summer hikes and guage your interest accordingly. Not all hikes allow dogs and prior permission must be obtained from WWA. If allowed, all dogs must be on a leash. Typically space is limited to 12 participants. Those attending are asked to RSVP. To sign up for an outing or for more information, call WWA at 672-2751 or email kate@wildwyo.org.

7th annual Story Home Sampler @ various homes throughout Story
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, the Story Woman’s Club will host the 7th annual Story Home Sampler. A self-guided tour of five Story-area homes from quaint log cabins to modern mansions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased now from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery, the Buffalo Gardens in Buffalo, the Story Store in Story or day of at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 28 N. Piney Road. Maps of the homes can be picked up from the clubhouse the day of the event. Raffle items will also be available to win. The event is a fundraiser for the Story Woman’s Club Building Maintenance Fund. Beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until the food is gone, a lunch will also be served at the clubhouse. For $10 a plate, lunch will include your choice of chicken caesar salad or chicken poppy seed salad with a dessert and a drink. For more information, call Patty Hoover at 683-2452.

“The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” @ WYO Theater
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm

Funny Face Productions will be performing “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Aug. 1 at the WYO Theater. The show follows a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school. Six adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three quirky grown-ups. Each day will feature a 7 p.m. performance and Aug. 1 will also feature a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office or online at wyotheater.com. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for adults. For additional information, contact Emma Hall at 763-2739.

Aug
3
Mon
“Plein Air” workshop @ various on-site locations
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day

In conjunction with the fifth annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Art Exhibition, the Sagebrush Art Center will host a “Plein Air” workshop by Arizona artist and juror, Phil Starke. The workshop will take place in various locations in Sheridan County Monday through Friday. The workshop is designed to help each artist develop their skills in outdoor painting at their own level, focusing on how to see as an artist and not a camera. The workshop will include demonstrations and individual help. The instructor will be painting in oils but pastels and acrylics are welcome as well. Painting will be on location, but students will meet at 9 a.m. at Sagebrush. Prices are $375 for SAGE members and $425 for non-members. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 674-1970 or see artinsheridan.com. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Monday at the Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 3 all-day

The Sheridan County Museum will host another “Monday at the Museum,” offering free admission, on Monday. As part of the free experience, the Museum will host a brownbag lecture featuring local author, historian and superintendent of Trail End State Historic Site Cynde Georgen at noon. Georgen will present “A Family Vacation in Yellowstone, July 1914.” Travel with the Kendrick Family on their vacation in Yellowstone National Park, based on Rosa-Maye Kendrick’s diary entries and photographs from the Trail End archives. This will be the last Monday at the Museum for 2015. For more information, contact John Woodward, SCM Museum Director at 675-1150 or info@sheridancountyhistory.org. The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

second annual “Roadmap to STEM” conference @ Sheridan College
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

A conference in Sheridan will bring educators and industry together to learn how to implement Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs in Wyoming schools. The second annual “Roadmap to STEM” conference is building on last years’ event by welcoming participation from business representatives. Wyoming Contractors Association Executive Director Katie Legerski says industry must be a key stakeholder in building STEM programs in the state, “In an emerging economy in which the need for highly skilled workers is expanding exponentially, it is critically important for the construction industry to partner with educators and the communities in our state to prepare students for those high demand jobs that will be available.” A Share-A-Thon has been added to allow an opportunity for educators and industry representatives to learn about STEM programs being integrated into classrooms, and conference participants will tour several Sheridan businesses. “This year’s Roadmap to STEM conference introduces the strong partnerships that are forming between Wyoming businesses and education,” says Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “One challenge with STEM education is determining how to create learning experiences that mirror real-life and our students’ futures. Partnerships between business and education create opportunities to close this gap and ensure that STEM knowledge translates to meaningful skills.” The 2015 Roadmap to STEM conference will take place Monday through Wednesday at Sheridan College. Information about the conference and registration can be seen at edu.wyoming.gov/communications/news/2015-2/march/stem-2015. For questions, contact Kari Eakins, communications director, at 777-2053 or kari.eakins@wyo.gov.

Aug
4
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include Craig Wilkins, a creative non-fiction writer; Aliza Cohen, an oil painter; Donna Cooper-Hurt, a conceptual photographer; Cheryl Hochberg, a mixed media painter; Angie Chuang, a non-fiction writer; and Virginia Wagner, an oil painter. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency. There is no admission charge for “Jentel Presents” and light refreshments are available. For more information, see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St., inside the historic train depot.

Concerts in the Park @ Kendrick Park
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park. This week’s concert will feature the Hanson Family Band from Eugene, Oregon. Fiddles and guitars, beautiful harmonies, outstanding vocal arrangements and audience participation will highlight the performance. The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available. For more information on the Concerts in the Park series, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

Aug
5
Wed
Life Drawing @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sagebrush Community Art Center has begun hosting life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The classes will continue on Wednesdays through Aug. 19. The cost to attend is $10 per person and attendees should bring their own drawing or painting supplies. For more information, call Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 or see artinsheridan.com. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. inside the historic train depot.

Aug
6
Thu
5th annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Show reception @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the 5th annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Show this August at the historic train depot in Sheridan. The show will be on display Wednesday through Aug. 31, with a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the community; refreshments will be served. Summer hours for the Sagebrush Art Center are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Sagebrush Fine Art Gallery at 674-1970. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Aug
8
Sat
Saturday U @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir. For directions, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/location. Opening remarks will be offered at 8:50 a.m. Each Saturday U term features lectures from three outstanding UW professors or community college representatives. Following the lectures, all three professors will participate in a final roundtable discussion. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four sessions. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. The roundtable discussion and luncheon will be held outdoors, weather permitting. The program topic descriptions and UW professors lecturing include: • “Early Paleoindian Lifeways in the High Rockies,” with Marcel Kornfeld, Department of Anthropology professor from 9-10 a.m. • “Arts Activity in Wyoming and Its Impact,” with Bruce Richardson, UW-Casper Department of English, senior lecturer, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. • “Bringing together wildlife science, wild lands management and the public since 1953: The UW-NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park,” with Harold Bergman, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, and director of the UW-National Park Service Research Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Sheridan program, see the Saturday U website at www.uwyo.edu/saturdayu.

Aug
10
Mon
Jr. High/High School Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al will host their first ever Summer Art Camp for high school and junior high visual arts students August 10-13 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. A variety of classes will be available for individual registration, or students can partake in all four classes for a discount. The first class will be photography with Stephen Mullins, August 10-13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The class will teach students the basics of photography and photo editing using their cell phone camera or personal cameras. The fee for the course is $50. The second course is “Express Yourself with Paint!” with instructor Sonja Caywood. This will be offered August 10-11 from 2-4 p.m. The two-day class is designed to challenge and inspire students who believe they’re not artistic to remember the joy of self expression through artistic and imaginative self portraits. The course fee is $40. The third class will be “WIPEOUT Painting” with Micah Trampe on August 12 from 2-5 p.m. For $30, students will learn to combine drawing and painting techniques to create a unique piece of artwork using only their hands as painting tools. The final class will be “Street Art” with Stephen Mullins on August 13 from 2-5 p.m. In this class, students will learn about the contemporary street art scene and it’s recent significance. Students will create a stencil that will be painted onto cardboard and cut out. “Street Art” is also $30. Students may register for all four courses for only $100. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 674-1970. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. inside the historic train depot.

Aug
12
Wed
Life Drawing @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sagebrush Community Art Center has begun hosting life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The classes will continue on Wednesdays through Aug. 19. The cost to attend is $10 per person and attendees should bring their own drawing or painting supplies. For more information, call Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 or see artinsheridan.com. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. inside the historic train depot.

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