First Interstate Bank to host coat drive @ First Interstate Bank
Oct 17 – Oct 28 all-day

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank is participating in a statewide coat drive — “Coats and More”  — that will take place Oct. 17-28.

Over the years, First Interstate Bank has collected more than 23,000 coats that have been distributed to community nonprofit partners and schools.

Participants are encouraged to donate coats, boots, hats, mittens, blankets and socks. Drop-off locations can be found downtown. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will receive the items collected in Sheridan and distribute them to those in need.

American Indian Storytellers featured at The Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host an American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling event during the week of Oct. 24-27.

Speakers will include Mardell Hogan Plainfeather and Vernon Whiteman of the Crow Nation and Linwood Tall Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather will present an evening session open to the public at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. Museum members, children and American Indians with tribal identification are admitted free of charge; admission for non-members is $5. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening session.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather is a respected Crow historian and artist, and recently retired as a Plains Indian Historian with the National Park Service at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Plainfeather has also been a field director of the American Indian Tribal Histories Project at the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana.

Vernon Whiteman is a descendant of Apsaálooke holy men Medicine Crow and Little Nest. He resides in Lodge Grass, Montana.

Linwood Tall Bull is an instructor at Chief Dull Knife Tribal College in Lame Deer, Montana. He is a member of a venerated traditionalist Northern Cheyenne family and is a leader of the Dog Soldier society, one of the four Cheyenne sacred warrior societies.

The Brinton Museum holds and exhibits a significant collection of American Indian artifacts, many of which are of Crow and Cheyenne origin.

An important part of the museum’s mission as an educational institution preserving the art and history of the West is to share and promote knowledge about American Indian cultural heritage and history. The American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling programs are offered in response to a request by The Brinton Museum’s American Indian Advisory Council.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Antelope Butte ski, gear swap set for Oct. 29 @ Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School.
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The inaugural Sheridan Ski and Gear Swap will take place Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School.

The event is an equipment extravaganza where local vendors and outdoor enthusiasts will sell new and used gear.

Activities will include free recreation seminars. The gear swap is a fundraiser for the restoration of the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area.

For more information, contact Andrew Gast at 529-1250 or

Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan Ave.

Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel Foundation will present current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about their art.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include novelist Allegra Hyde, of Peterborough, New Hampshire; printmaker Jennifer Basile, of Miami, Florida; fiber artist Carolyn Riman, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; painter Carol Griffith, of Orient, Ohio; mixed media artist Jennifer Murray, of Brooklyn, New York; and fiction writer Joseph Langdon, of Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information, call 737-2311.

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

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