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‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Historica Sheridan Inn
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

12th annual Beaver Creek Slide @ Dahlin residence
May 2 @ 8:00 am

SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Beaver Creek Slide and third annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 2, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter operated by Volunteers of America.

The homeless shelter will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee.

Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile walk/run. The half marathon is a loop course covering primarily dirt and gravel roads along the scenic Bighorn Mountain foothills. The 3.5-mile course loops through the Wild Turkey and Beaver Creek subdivisions.

The courses are well marked and have aid stations.

Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming and Montana.

Walkers for the half marathon will start at 8 a.m. May 2, and runners will start at 9 a.m.

The 3.5-milers start at 10 a.m.

Bike racers take the same course as the half marathon and do two loops starting at 8 a.m. Bikers need to yield to runners and stay on the right side of the road while runners stay to the left.

The entry fee is $30, payable to Wyoming Innovation. Entry forms can be picked up at the Sports Stop in Sheridan or via email by contacting

Each entrant receives a long sleeved T- Shirt. Lunch is provided, and door prizes will be drawn after the race. Awards go to the top three finishers in each race for men and women.

Races will start at the Dahlin residence at 12 S. Sharptailed Road.

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