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Mar
31
Tue
‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional Office
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country” workshops at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Dayton Town Hall and at 7 p.m. March 31 at the WGFD Regional Office in Sheridan.

Information and tools will be provided to participants that they can use to avoid dangerous encounters and prevent future conflicts.

“There is potential for human interactions with black bears and mountain lions on the east side of the Bighorns,” Sheridan Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas said. “The Game and Fish Department wants people to understand how to reduce the potential for conflicts ensuring the safety of both humans and the animals.”

Presentations will feature behavior and biology, safety and legal issues, and focus on what to do in an encounter situation. Demonstrations about the proper use of bear spray will be presented. Information will also be provided on how to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted encounter.

Seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels.

For additional information, contact Bud Stewart at 672-7418.

Dayton Town Hall is located at 608 Broadway St. in Dayton.

The WGFD Regional Office is located at 700 Valley View in Sheridan.

Apr
1
Wed
Juried photography show entries due @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a juried photography show May 4-28 and is currently seeking submissions for the show.

The cost to submit photographs is $30 for up to three entries that are due by April 1.

The Best of Show photographer will be awarded $500, while first- and second-place photographers will be given $200 apiece. Third place and People’s Choice winners will receive $100 each.

For more information about the show, see artinsheridan.com or contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@questoffice.net.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Apr
2
Thu
Archaeological Society presentation on Mystic Maze @ Sheridan Holiday Inn, Le Gourmet Room
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 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, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau of Land Reclamation archaeologist George Shannon will give a presentation on the Mystic Maze site, located in Needles, California. Numbers of geoglyphs have been located on the large 100-acre site. The geoglyph designs were created with stones from the site. The Mystic Maze site is considered a portal to the Mojave Indians afterlife. It is also subject to a Chrome IV spill and is currently undergoing a cleanup action.

Shannon holds a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University and has practiced archaeology in the Arctic, Midwest, Eastern Seaboard, Southeast, Texas, Southwest, California and Great Plains over the past 40 years.

Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
4
Sat
Creating an Edible Landscape workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on April 1.

“Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an outdoor landscape that is stunning and nourishing.

“Veggies 101” will be held at 1 p.m. This workshop will help those who are new to veggie gardening begin their adventure. The course will also be a good refresher for anyone wanting to review the basics in order to prepare for this year’s garden.

Participants will learn gardening basics, from soil to sun and fertilizer to fruition. They are invited to stick around to watch a few items be planted in Landon’s “Demo Garden” after the workshop.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who called and preregistered. For more information or to register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Veggies 101 workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on April 2.

“Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an outdoor landscape that is stunning and nourishing.

“Veggies 101” will be held at 1 p.m. This workshop will help those who are new to veggie gardening begin their adventure. The course will also be a good refresher for anyone wanting to review the basics in order to prepare for this year’s garden.

Participants will learn gardening basics, from soil to sun and fertilizer to fruition. They are invited to stick around to watch a few items be planted in Landon’s “Demo Garden” after the workshop.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who called and preregistered. For more information or to register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Apr
6
Mon
Cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey” @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center.

Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

Apr
10
Fri
Final day for Harry Jackson exhibit at Ucross @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 10 all-day

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will close its exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson today.

The show is the first of its kind since 1953.

Harry Jackson was born in Chicago in 1924 and first spent time in Wyoming in 1938, when he worked as a cowboy on the Pitchfork Ranch near Meeteetse. He enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and was wounded in combat in the Central Pacific battles of Tarawa in 1943 and Saipan in 1944.

At 20, he became an official Marine Corps Combat Artist, the youngest ever, while stationed in Los Angeles. Jackson also spent much time in Europe where he studied the Old Masters and had a studio in Italy.

“Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson,” which will also include a video about Jackson’s life, is on view through April 10.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

For additional information, call Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.

Submission deadline for mini works of art @ Davis Gallery
Apr 10 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery.

The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches) and “mini-concerts” (up to 90 minutes) in support of protecting some of the most special places in Wyoming.

Artists are asked to deliver finished and framed miniature art pieces to the Davis Gallery on or before April 10.

Prizes from local businesses will be awarded for work in the following categories: best earth landscape, best use of natural materials, best use of recycled materials and best of show.

All musicians will be recognized as well.

Details and donation forms are available at www.wildwyo.org.

A free Grand Finale Gala at Davis Gallery will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 24. The public is welcome to submit final bids and enjoy free music, food and beverages.

Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the WAA.

For additional information, contact Kate Seymour at 672-2751 and visit www.wildwyo.org.

Davis Gallery is located at 645 Broadway St.

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