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Oct
7
Tue
After Hours and Lunch Brown Bag seminars @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

SHERIDAN— Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be holding free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will be about anxiety and is on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200.

Oct
12
Sun
Cemetery tours
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The Cemetery Tours will be held on Sunday, at 4 p.m. and then again on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Tour admission is $5 per person and due to content, and the tours are limited to ages 13 and above. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Purchase tickers at the Sheridan County Museum. For more information call John Woodward at 307-675-1150.

Oct
15
Wed
Community Music Courses @ Sheridan College in Buffalo
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold three community music courses this fall taught by local musician Lynn Young. Young will offer “Let’s pick – playing handmade music with friends,” on Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $35. Participants are encouraged to bring a fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass or mandolin, or just come sing and have fun.

“Roots of country music – A listening history” is a two-evening course, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. both nights. The cost is $35. Participants will learn about the origins of country music and listen to vintage recordings and live performances of local musicians.

Young’s final course, “All about stringed instruments,” will be held Nov. 12, from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $20. Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments to learn about maintenance and value, as well as how to change strings and tune instruments.

Participants who register for all three will receive a $10 discount. The courses will be offered at the Sheridan College in Johnson County campus in Buffalo.

Also, singer/songwriter David Stewart will offer “The art of song writing,” on Tuesday in Buffalo from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. Participants will learn about publishing and crafting a song, as well as collaborative songwriting efforts. To register or learn more about the community education program, call 674-6446, ext. 6000.

Science Museum lecture @ Mohns Center/Sheridan College
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum continues their Fall 2014 lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The lecture will be “A Biological Arms Race” by Holly Martin at 7 p.m. Martin is on the Biology Faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Mohns Center at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu.

Oct
16
Thu
Meet and Greet with Dayton Candidates @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

DAYTON—Meet and greet Dayton’s local candidates for Mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Ask questions so that you can make an informed vote on Nov. 4. The event is being held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the Community Center at (307) 655-9419.

Oct
21
Tue
After Hours and Brown Bag Lectures @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.

The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.

For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
23
Thu
Local congressional office hours @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.

Nov
12
Wed
“Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” @ Sheridan College
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next event in the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery’s science lecture series will focus on beekeeping.

Tongue River Honey beekeeper Clifford Reed will present “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Beekeepers today find themselves in a fight for survival, with both the use of chemical pesticides and the parasitic ‘Varroa’ mite having strong negative effects on honey bees. Reed will discuss these challenges while highlighting how the food supply depends on the success of beekeepers in a harsh environment.

Tongue River Honey was established in 1918 in Ranchester by a railroad worker who turned to beekeeping, Earl C. Reed.  It has since been passed down three generations. Clifford Reed, who grew up working honey bees with his family, and his wife took over operations in 1984 and are the current owner/operators.  They are members of the Sioux Bee Honey Association, the world’s largest honey co-op, and Clifford has served as past president of the Wyoming Beekeepers Association.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum in the Mohns Science Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Newbold at 674-6446 ext. 3112 or snewbold@sheridan.edu.

Nov
13
Thu
Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms @ The Powder Horn clubhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.

The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.

The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.

The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.

WWI exhibit, presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit through Nov. 30.

The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room.

On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Michael Dykhorst, an assistant researcher in The Wyoming Room, will give a presentation about Sheridan County men and women who participated in the war. The presentation will include many photos of Sheridan events during the war and local historian Bob Wilson will present WWI military uniforms and weapons of the time.

The Inner Circle exhibit will include photos and information about Sheridan enlisted men and women who served as nurses, pencil sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom — who was a soldier during the war —  and photos of bond drives held in Sheridan. Display cases in The Wyoming Room will feature WWI uniforms and other memorabilia.

The Children’s Library will also have a WWI display and various age-appropriate activities during the month.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

Mar
4
Wed
“Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management” science lecture @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn's Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co- director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.”

The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group is develop- ing using free, publicly available data and user- friendly open source software.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact 674-6446 ext. 3500.

The Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Love a Book’ program @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room.

Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.”

The new program is geared toward older adults who love books, but whose vision may be preventing them from reading.

For additional information, contact Jane Perkins of the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
11
Wed
Presentation on impact of railroads @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming.

Big Horn native, historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson will give the free presentation.

The Senior Center will offer a spaghetti dinner prior to Nickerson’s presentation at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 per person and advance sign-up for the dinner is required by calling 672-2240 or stopping by the Senior Center before Wednesday.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

“Vietnam underground” presentation @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium.

Jenkins, from National Geographic writer and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.”

Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, on the edge of the Truong Son Mountains, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, most of these caves remain unexplored. In the past two decades, a highly accomplished team of British spelunkers have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns.

Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered, Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent.

In his presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnam — a vibrant country finally thriving after decades of war — and into the dark belly of the earth.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Manuela Hofer-McIntyre at 307-766-3415 or mhoferm1@uwyo.edu.

The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

Mar
16
Mon
Hydropower presentation @ Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building, room 132
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday.

A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

A luncheon roundtable will be held at Pistol Pete’s Café in Buffalo on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The restaurant is located at 800 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact Scott Hininger at 674-2980 or Blaine Horn at 684-7522, or see renewables.uwyo.edu.

Mar
17
Tue
‘After Hours’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss.

The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Ghosts and Dreams of Family Memories.” The series will be moderated by Norleen Healy.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion Series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins. She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband Samuel Yorks. She finished college and became a social worker in Portland. When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

The books are available for checkout at the front desk of each library. Patrons are welcome to attend one or more of the discussions at any of the libraries.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library

March 17: “Ordinary Wolves” at 6:30 p.m.

April 21: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” at 6:30 p.m.

May 19: “The Light Between Oceans” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Story Branch Library

April 6: “Glass Castle” at 6:30 p.m.

May 4: “All Over But the Shoutin’” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tongue River Branch Library

April 14: “This Boy’s Life” at 4:30 p.m.

Mar
18
Wed
‘Brown Bag’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 18 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesdays from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Mar
23
Mon
Presentation on colorectal cancer screening program @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital invites members of the community to build a healthier community together by attending a free presentation on colorectal cancer screening, education and resources.

The presentation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in SMH Conference Room A located next to the cafeteria.

Featured speakers are Wanda Webb, case manager with the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, and Dr. Sara Smith, chief of staff and general surgeon at SMH.

The presentation is hosted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Foundation for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Welch Cancer Center.

For more information, call 673-2418.

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
8
Wed
Casual Conversations in History @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.”

The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. April 8 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event.

“Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum and the Sheridan Senior Center. Discussions are free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Apr
27
Mon
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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 scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Apr
28
Tue
‘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 scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

May
6
Wed
‘Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest’ lecture @ Sheridan College Science Museum / Mohns Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture on “Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest” as part of its spring 2015 lecture series.

U.S Forest Service Forest Hydrologist Chris Williams will present the lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 674-6446, ext. 3500.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
18
Mon
Ranch Sustainability Forum @ Sheridan College
May 18 – May 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan.

The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond.

The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet.”

Beginning at 9 a.m. on May 18, Whit Hibbard will teach a course on “Low Stress Livestock Handling.” The course will continue on May 19. The cost is $40 for two days or $25 for one day.

On May 19, activities will include a class on practical software for ranching, an open house at the University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station, dinner with the keynote speaker and a presentation by Wayne Fahsholtz of the Padlock Ranch on beef marketing trends. The dinner and keynote address cost $30.

On May 20, a symposium will be held beginning at 9 a.m. that will feature a variety of speakers and topics including hiring and retaining top talent, extending weaning for overwintered calves, keys to healthy ranch businesses and more. The symposium will cost $30.

Events will be held at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

For reservations, call Lisa at the Padlock Ranch at 655-2264 or email lisa@padlockranch.com.

To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.

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