SHERIDAN — Author Craig Johnson will sign copies of his book “Wait for Signs” on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.
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.
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.
STORY— Story is having their second annual chili cook-off Thursday as part of their Fall Festival at the Story School. Contestants are needed and entry forms are available at the Story school, Story store and the Story library. For more registration information call Stevie Phillips at 752-6140. The Fall Festival is from 5-7 p.m. and features the chili cook-off, family photos, cake walk and tons of activities and games.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Bar Association along with the Sheridan College are holding a free legal advice clinic on Thursday, Oct. 23. From 6-9 p.m. at the Founders Hall, lawyers will be present to answer your legal questions for free. To schedule an appointment, call the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid at 307-777-8383.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 25th anniversary celebration for volunteers, patrons and the Sheridan community on Saturday.
WYO Theater staff and board members invite the community to an evening of memories, music and surprises. The event will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are complimentary, and may be obtained by calling the theater at 672-9084. Organizers ask community members to RSVP by Tuesday.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
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.
SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday, March 7, on the top floor of the Old Taylor School.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held.
There will also be two breaks for snacks, drawings and tours and a break for lunch.
Prizes for the drawings will include Chamber Bucks, coffee gift cards, beauty products and free class sessions.
There will also be an opportunity to donate to a local nonprofit to be voted on by attendees.
For additional information, see balancedlivingconsultants.com, call 763-0017 or email email@example.com.
The Old Taylor School is located at 1030 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday, March 10, from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street.
The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit.
The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing trip or a ranch vacation stay.
For additional information, contact Claire Hobbs at 673-4702 or to learn more about SCLT see sheridanclt.org.
The open house will be held on the ground level of 54 S. Main St.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association annual Home and Garden Show will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
The show will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The show will include a little something for everyone with more than 60 exhibitors and vendors expected.
The free event will also include special activities and drawings.
For additional information, contact Kathy Sampson at 672-5732 or email@example.com.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period.
A Tidbit Saturday program will also be held at 10 a.m. for younger visitors.
The events are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested for those planning to participate in the Tidbit program.
For additional information, or to make a reservation, call 675-1150.
The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN — Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion.
The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome.
From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Syndrome.
For additional information, contact Jessica Layher at 751-1199.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming.
There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region March 23-26. During the open houses, WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. This is an opportunity for sportsmen to share information, observations or ideas they think would be valuable in developing 2015 hunting season proposals.
The three open houses will be held at the following locations:
- 4-7 p.m. March 23, WGFD Regional Office, 700 Valley View Drive, Sheridan
- 4-7 p.m. March 24, Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo
- 4-7 p.m., March 24, Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette
The final public information gathering meeting will be held on March 26 in Sheridan at the WGFD’s office, beginning at 7 p.m.
Written comments may be submitted at the meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 31.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.
Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.
The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on March 28 at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.
This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.
The special enrollment period began March 15 and ends at 9:59 p.m. on April 30. If a consumer enrolls in coverage before the 15th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the following month.
This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health coverage on their tax returns. Individuals who could not afford coverage or met other conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption for 2014. To help consumers who did not have insurance last year determine if they qualify for an exemption, CMS also launched a health coverage tax exemption tool today on HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov.
The navigators will be available to assist those having questions or wanting to enroll. People can walk-in or set up an appointment by calling 211.
For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, see healthcare.gov/marketplace.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m.
Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible.
Some instruments can be delicate, expensive and complicated to use, which is intimidating to many would-be child and adult musicians. This event will allow participants to get up close with a variety of instruments to see, hear and touch them and learn how they work.
The program will be led by certified music therapist Michele Folster and musician Dr. Scott Flagg, who will bring several of their personal instruments to the event.
“We’ll be bringing and talking about some familiar instruments and some that you may have heard about but have never actually heard or seen like didgeridoos and Native American flutes,” Folster said. “It will be a fun time with fun instruments for all ages! Come make some noise with us!”
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house April 2 from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth.
The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan.
Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Ranger from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands in Salida, Colorado. She began her work in Sheridan earlier this year.
The open house affords an opportunity for the public to meet Ormseth and district employees one-on-one and learn what the district has planned for the upcoming summer season.
For more information about this event, call 674-2600.
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.
SHERIDAN — Are you curious about where and how Sheridan might grow in the future? Do you have an opinion about what kind of land use you’d like to see surrounding city limits? Do you want to see pathways extended from the city limits into the county?
Make your opinions heard at an open house next week regarding the future development of Sheridan and the land surrounding Sheridan.
The open house, open to all members of the public, will be held from 4-6 p.m. April 9 at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, located at 171 N. Main St.
The city of Sheridan, Sheridan County and planning consultants are updating the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan, and the city is also completing its new Land Use Plan. The open house is a public outreach effort to obtain citizen input about the direction and design of future land use.
A map of the proposed future land uses in Sheridan will also be available for public review and comments.
For more information, call city Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs at 675-4225 or County Planner Mark Reid at 675-2420.