Calendar

Sep
22
Tue
Mental health summit @ Elks Lodge
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Sheridan VA Medical Center has organized a mental health summit to bring together key stakeholders in the community with two goals: enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental health care needs of veterans and their family members residing in the Sheridan area. Led by mental health professionals.

SCHEDULE:
8:30-9:00 a.m. – registration
9-9:30 a.m. – welcome and description of the VA’s current services
9:30-10:30 a.m. – three breakout discussion sessions: 10 elements of recovery, mental health inpatient needs, homeless challenge
10:45-11:45 a.m. – three breakout discussions: caregiver/family support, Indian health services, homeless challenge
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – lunch on your own, poster sessions
1:15-1:30 p.m. – plenary session and housekeeping items
1:30-3 p.m. – summary of sessions, discussion
3-3:30 p.m. – closing remarks and future direction

Anyone interested in mental health issues in our community is invited to attend part or all of the summit sessions, at no cost. For more information, call Michael Berghofer at 672-3473.

American Legion Auxiliary to host public luncheon @ Country Kitchen
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a public luncheon to introduce its new department president.

Rebecca Allred will serve as the Department of Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary president for the 2015-16 year.

Allred joined the auxiliary sponsored by her husband, Sherman Allred, a veteran of the Vietnam era. She has served as Marion Tanner Unit 29 president, two-time District 4 president and held the department offices of chaplain and vice president/membership chairman. In 2001, she received the American Legion Educator of the Year award for Wyoming.

The meet and greet luncheon will be held at the Country Kitchen at noon on Tuesday.

It is free to attend and lunch can be purchased off the menu. All members of the public are welcome.

For more information, see wylegionaux.org.

Community meeting in Big Horn @ Big Horn High School
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sheridan County is hosting a community meeting to discuss issues that may be of interest to residents living in and around the community of Big Horn.

These issues include street and road maintenance, storm drainage and flood plains and service and improvement districts. Sheridan County commissioners, County Attorney Matt Redle and county public works staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss issues of interest to the residents of the area.

The meeting will be held in the Big Horn High School auditorium Tuesday from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or if you have something you would like addressed but won’t be able to attend the meeting, call the public works office at 674-2920 or the commissioners’ office at 674-2900. Big Horn High School is located at 333 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

Kickoff for study circles on dementia @ Sheridan College
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Center for a Vital Community is organizing study circles on dementia beginning with a kickoff Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to be part of the community conversation to create a dementia friendly community that will include education, resources and support for those living with dementia and their care partners.

A community that is informed, safe, respectful and supportive is a place where those living with dementia can continue to live meaningful lives, study circle organizers said.

The kickoff will be held at the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Tuesday.

The study circles will meet weekly for two hours from Sept. 28 through Oct. 31.

An action forum will then close out the effort on Nov. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

For more information, contact the CVC at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Sep
24
Thu
Computer class — Internet and email @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Sept. 24 — More on Internet and email

• Oct. 8 — Beginning Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

QPR suicide prevention training @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis.

The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Space for the training is limited.

To sign up, contact St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655, Anne Quast at 406-853-2567, Wendy Bruso at 760-6272 or the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition office at 655-8263.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.

Financial literacy class @ First United Methodist Church
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN —Michelle Pierce, University of Wyoming Community Development Educator, will host a financial literacy class on Thursday.

From 6-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Pierce will help attendees increase financial knowledge so they can prevent money problems and meet goals.

All members of the community are invited to this free event, and free childcare will be provided at the church during the event.

Registration is required and can be done by calling 682-7281 or emailing mrp10@ccgov.net.

FUMC is located at 215 W. Works St.

Sep
26
Sat
QPR suicide prevention training @ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis.

The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Space for the training is limited.

To sign up, contact St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655, Anne Quast at 406-853-2567, Wendy Bruso at 760-6272 or the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition office at 655-8263.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.

Landon’s Greenhouse Workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will offer two workshops Saturday.

At 10 a.m., guests from Sheridan’s African Violet Society will teach the ins and outs and secrets for success with one of the most popular blooming houseplants.

At 1 p.m., presenters will discuss different sprinkler systems and how to install them.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

For additional information or to register, call 672-8340.

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

Oct
6
Tue
‘Downsizing your life’ workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another installment of its “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the center.

The topic is downsizing your life and will be presented by Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Oct
10
Sat
Biketoberfest @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust is gearing up for its annual Biketoberfest event, set for Oct. 10 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature a four-mile fun run/walk, seven-mile trail run or 15-mile mountain bike race.

This year’s event will be a morning and afternoon event, with fun kids activities, Dominos pizza and beer from the Black Tooth Brewing Company to follow the races.

Fees are $30 for the four-mile race and $35 for either of the other two races until Oct. 3.

For additional information on the event or to see race course information, see sheridanclt.org.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery medicinal herbs workshop @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am

Landon’s workshops to feature herbs, houseplants

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday.

The first workshop, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature Courtney Kaplan of Piney Creek Pottery and Magpie Potions. Kaplan will discuss medicinal herbs.

At 1 p.m., Donald Legerski will discuss how to grow and maintain lush houseplants.

Both workshops are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested.

Call 672-8340 for additional information or to sign up.

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

Rosary crusade @ Main Street, Sheridan
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm

 A public square rosary crusade will take place at noon Saturday at the corner of Main and Burkitt streets.

Organizers encourage local residents to attend and pray the rosary. The purpose of the event is to ask for God’s blessings on the nation to help solve the country’s moral and financial problems.

An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will take place across the country on Saturday.

For additional information, contact Holy Name Catholic Church at 672-2848.

Oct
14
Wed
Flu shot clinic @ Clearmont Elementary School
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a series of flu clinics in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in October.

The cost is $30 per vaccine. Organizers are reminding individuals to bring their insurance cards as Public Health will bill most insurance companies.

The following is a list of flu clinic times and locations.

• Wednesday, Oct. 14 — 3-5 p.m., Clearmont Elementary School, 1601 Meade Ave., Clearmont

• Wednesday, Oct. 21 — 2-4 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Second St.

• Friday, Oct. 23 — 8-10 a.m., Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road

• Friday, Oct. 30 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sheridan County Public Health, 297 S. Main St.

For additional information, contact Sheridan County Public Health at 672-5169.

Oct
15
Thu
Fulmer Public Library Free Computer Classes @ Fulmer Public Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Hill to read at Third Thursday Poets @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 15 @ 12:30 pm

Rose Hill, Wyoming’s current poet laureate, will take part in a poetry reading presented by the Third Thursday Poets on Thursday.

The event will take place in the community room at the Sheridan Senior Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Poetry Day.

Members of the Third Thursday Poets include Janet Ashear, Charles Gibson, Aaron Holst, Rae Marie McReynolds, Renee Meador, Abbie Taylor, Joyce Clemens and Tonya Howe.

The reading Thursday will serve as a tribute to Bruce Anderson, a longtime member of the group who died Aug. 27 at the age of 92.

Third Thursday Poets have met monthly on the third Thursday of each month since 2006.

Hill’s reading is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Hill at 674-4180 or Taylor at 752-0033.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

SHS pep rally to take place downtown Thursday @ Grinnell Plaza
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking for a way to show your Bronc spirit? Join fans for a Sheridan High School pep rally on Grinnell Plaza on Thursday.

From 7-8 p.m., the whole community is invited to join in the fun.

Attendees will get to meet the Bronc and Lady Bronc teams and watch the burning of the bronc head.

Activities and food vendors will be available as well.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

Oct
20
Tue
After Hours lecture on fear @ Downtown Sheridan Association office
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you.

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

There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

American Legion Auxiliary meeting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The group will gather in the Inner Circle. Local students who participated in Girls State will share their experiences regarding last year’s event.

The event is open to the public.

For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
21
Wed
Brown Bag lecture on fear @ Downtown Sheridan Association office
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you.

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

There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
22
Thu
Fulmer Public Library Free Computer Classes @ Fulmer Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
30
Fri
“Navigating Facebook” workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10-11 a.m., “Navigating Facebook” workshop, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.

Oct
31
Sat
Powder River Basin Resource Council meeting, dinner @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Oct 31 @ 3:45 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will conduct its annual meeting and dinner Oct. 31 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.

At 3:45 p.m., Sheridan attorney Tom Toner will discuss land and mineral owners’ rights in the oil and gas bust.

A social hour, music, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature keynote speaker Andrew Nikiforuk. The award-winning Canadian journalist will present “Citizens’ Rights, Government Accountability and Big Oil.”

The cost to attend is $35 for PRBRC members and $45 for nonmembers.

Reservations should be made by Friday.

For additional information or to RSVP, call 672-5809 or see powderriverbasin.org.

Nov
2
Mon
Republican Women of Sheridan County @ Frackelton's
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will conduct the final meeting of 2015 on Monday.

At 11:30 a.m., the group will meet at Frackelton’s. The event is open to the public.

Outgoing President Carla Klopfenstein will present slides from the national convention and highlight her four years as president.

The election of officers for 2016-2017 will also be held.

The cost of the lunch is $18.

For additional information, contact Klopfenstein at 763-2672.

Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main St.

Nov
4
Wed
Community action forum on dementia @ Sheridan County YMCA
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

The event will be held at the Sheridan County YMCA.

It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September.

The event Wednesday will focus on the action steps developed by the study circles.

For additional information, call the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

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