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BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a two-part event Aug. 25 to celebrate the music of the American West.
Dr. Ariel Downing will present a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. about the history of popular cowboy songs and ballads from 1879 through the present. She will discuss their Mexican and Irish influences, too.
Following the lecture, at approximately 7:30 p.m., musical entertainment and a chuckwagon dinner will be featured. Tickets for the dinner cost $25 per person for nonmembers and $20 for members. Tickets for children ages 6-12 cost $15; children 5 and younger get in for free.
For additional information, contact The Brinton Museum at 672-3173. The event will take place in the pavilion.
The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.
The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.
Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.
The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August.
The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American,” will feature books about the immigrant experience.
The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and open to the public. Because the discussions will be held over the lunch hour, a light lunch will be provided for participants. Katie Curtiss will lead the sessions.
Book discussions will also be offered this fall at the Story and Tongue River branch libraries. The theme at the branch libraries will be “Nature, Animals and People: Interacting.”
Both discussions will be led by Norleen Healy.
The Story Branch Library group will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the Tongue River Branch Library group will meet at 4:30 p.m.
Books are available now for checkout at the front desk of each participating library.
The Sheridan Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
Sheridan Fulmer Library at noon:
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” — Aug. 30
“The Namesake” — Sept. 27
“Native Speaker” — Oct. 25
“Children of Syria” (Frontline DVD video) — Nov. 29
Story Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.:
“The Light Between Oceans” — Sept. 6
“Two Old Women” — Oct. 4
“Refuge” — Nov. 1
“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Dec. 5
Tongue River Branch Library at 4:30 p.m.:
“Refuge” — Sept. 13
“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Oct. 11
“The Light Between Oceans” — Nov. 8