Calendar

Mar
15
Tue
ATV lodge connector meeting @ Tongue Ranger District Office
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Public meeting to provide an update on the proposed Lodge ATV Connector Trail project, to connect the lodges in the northern Bighorn Mountains.

District ranger Amy Ormseth will recount the history of the project, share input from the fall 2015 public comment period, and describe alternate routes the agency has considered for motorized recreation opportunities in the Burgess Junction area.

More information about the project is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project+45472. 

Mar
26
Sat
DisABILITY Awareness Walk @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Sheridan’s participation in the statewide walk for DisABILITY Awareness Month! Registration and the walk itself will be at the Sheridan Junior High School outdoor track (enter the school campus from Clarendon Avenue). Free and open to all.

For more information, call Dawna Romeo at RENEW, (307) 672-7481.

In case of bad weather, the walk will be held in the gymnasium.

Mar
29
Tue
Jazz on Mars @ Mars Theater at the WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second presentation of Jazz on Mars will take place March 29 at the Mars Theater inside the WYO Theater beginning at 8 p.m.

The evening will include music from the SC Jazz Ensemble, the SC Jazztet, the SC jazz faculty and Sheridan’s local jazz combo Canary Joe.

Each jazz group will perform a short set of music. The evening will end in a jam session/open mic led by SC jazz faculty and students. All aspiring jazz instrumentalists and singers are invited to perform.

The admission cost is $5 and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084 or Dr. Eric Richards at the college, 674-6446, ext. 3009.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
30
Wed
Chamber Coffee in Ranchester @ Ranchester Mercantile
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester.

“Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be affecting their businesses and other things happening in the surrounding communities,” said Dixie Johnson, Chamber CEO.

The coffee is open to the public and will be held in the Ranchester Mercantile, located at 254 U.S. Highway 14, across the street from the Ranchester Information Center.

Everyone is invited to Ranchester to enjoy coffee, goodies, discussion and networking.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Planning meeting for Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you a descendant of someone who lived and/or worked in the mining communities north of Sheridan?

If so, you are invited to a meeting to plan the Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic. The meeting will take place March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The picnic used to be an annual event and plans are being made to reestablish it. The picnic is scheduled to be held on July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn Mountains.

For additional information, check the group’s Facebook page “Monarch Picnic aka Underground Coal Miners Picnic.”

Apr
1
Fri
SC recital featuring director of strings, faculty @ Sheridan College
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A Double Bass Recital set for April 1 at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, and college faculty.

Music by Koussevitzky, Elgar and others will be performed.

Admission to the concert is free. It will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium at the school.

For additional information, contact Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or mbergman@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
6
Wed
City meeting on water meter replacements @ Sheridan County YMCA
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — City staff will host a public meeting on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA youth room to discuss a water meter replacement project.

The project will begin this fall. Most water meters in Sheridan County are about 20 years old and in need of replacement.

Later this year the city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board will begin installing new water meters in approximately 9,000 locations across the county. Meter-reading infrastructure within the water service area also will be updated.

State grants will cover half of the project costs. The remaining cost of the project will be managed with a 20-year, zero-percent state loan.

According to city officials, installing meters all at once also allows for bulk purchasing, efficient use of city resources and convenient/consistent installation for citizens.

The next steps include the city hiring a vendor to design the infrastructure and to procure and install the meters.

City officials estimate that the project will begin by the end of this year. Customers will be notified when installations begin in their area so that they may schedule a convenient time for meter replacement.

To learn more, see www.sheridanwy.net or email Chad Lynn at clynn@ridgepointwyo.com.

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

Wyoming Baroque @ Sheridan College
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Baroque will perform in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Wyoming Baroque brings together the country’s most dynamic, historically informed instrumentalists to Wyoming. They will play instruments set up to baroque-era specifications, including the use of natural gut strings and lower-pitched tuning. Performers are coming from San Francisco, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, to present a free concert at Sheridan College.

The repertoire for the concert explores tensions between Italian and French aesthetics of the 17th century and Francois Couperin’s reconciliation of the rift with his allegorical composition “L’Apotheose de Lully” (1725). The program concludes with a performance of an original composition by Dr. Mark Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, entitled “Steampunk Baroque.” In the spirit of “L’Apotheose de Lully,” this work synthesizes the diverse aesthetics of European baroque music, punk rock and 19th century art songs.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or by email to mbergman@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
28
Thu
Tribute to John Denver @ WYO Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a tribute to John Denver and his music, starring Brad Fitch, on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

The event will have general admission seating and is a fundraising event for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for two. Children younger than age 12 get in free.

For tickets or more information, call Denice Rollins at 751-6800. Tickets are also available at the WYO Theater box office.

For more information about Brad Fitch, visit www.cowboybrad.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
3
Tue
Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales to perform Tuesday at WYO @ WYO Theater
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will perform in concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The groups will present pieces celebrating the state of Wyoming, honoring the nation in which we live and giving thanks to those individuals who have served our country.

The patriotic night of music will include talented young people of the community.

Tickets cost $5 per person or $3 for those age 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
10
Tue
SC to host band concert, ice cream social @ Sheridan College
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a bands concert and ice cream social May 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater on campus.

Music will be performed by the Sheridan College Wind Ensemble, Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble and Sheridan College Jazztet.

The concert and old-fashioned ice cream social are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Dr. Eric Richards, director of bands and jazz studies, at 674-6446, ext. 3009 or erichards@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
11
Wed
Chamber lunch set for May 11 at Best Western @ Best Western Sheridan Center
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon May 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.

The event includes a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for the lunch.

For additional information, call 672-2485.

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

SHS jazz band dance set for May 11 @ Kalif Shrine Center
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will celebrate its sixth annual big band bash May 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center.

The cost to attend is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The cost includes one dessert and one beverage. Tickets will only be available at the door.

The event will benefit the SHS music programs and additional donations will be accepted.

For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1.

The Kalif Shrine Center is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

May
17
Tue
SHS Pops Concert set for May 17 @ Sheridan High School
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform its “Pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 17 in the high school auditorium.

The last choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, treblemakers, spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage, with a spotlight on the graduating seniors.

The choirs will perform contemporary songs attendees are sure to recognize.

The concert is free and open to the public.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
18
Wed
WYO Theater to host free concert on May 18 @ WYO Theater
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A free concert will take place at the WYO Theater on May 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the The Piatigorsky Foundation’s musical tour around the country.

The event will include professional violist Marcus Thompson and professional pianist Doris Stevenson. Thompson is a violist who has been heralded for “major mastery of his instrument” and called “the complete interpreter.” Stevenson has also earned praise from critics and the public alike.

The Piatigorsky Foundation has presented more than 3,775 performances, introducing the joy of live classical music in communities throughout the country.

For more information on The Piatigorsky Foundation, see http://piatigorskyfoundation.org.

For more information on the concert, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9083.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
19
Thu
Okee Dokee Brothers to perform for UNPLUG kickoff @ WYO Theater
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. as the kickoff for the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s UNPLUG season.

The brothers will share their passion for the outdoors with their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers  — actually, friends Joe Maiander and Justin Lansing — record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The event will also include special guest performer, Sarah Sample.

Tickets to attend cost $10 per person or $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.

For more information about other upcoming UNPLUG events, call the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
21
Sat
WYO Theater to host J Shogren Shanghai’d @ WYO Theater
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will play host to J Shogren Shanghai’d on May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mars Theater.

The duo of J Shogren from Centennial and Jascha Herdt from Dutch Creek will perform a mix of old style blues and folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. They call their sound catawampus American music.

The cost to attend is $12 per person for general admission seating.

For more information and to purchase tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
25
Wed
Miners picnic planning meeting set for Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A planning meeting for the Monarch/Underground miners picnic will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Fulmer Room.

All interested parties are urged to attend.

The picnic will take place July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn National Forest. It will be begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 5 p.m.

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

SHS symphony concert set for Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will perform in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school’s auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Jun
2
Thu
SheridanAires to perform at Senior Center @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. and June 3 at 7:15 p.m.

A suggested donation of $2 per person is the cost for the June 2 show.

The June 3 event will have a dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the show. The suggested donation for dinner is $10. RSVPs are requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jun
3
Fri
SheridanAires to perform at Senior Center @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. and June 3 at 7:15 p.m.

A suggested donation of $2 per person is the cost for the June 2 show.

The June 3 event will have a dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the show. The suggested donation for dinner is $10. RSVPs are requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jun
9
Thu
‘More than Music’ to be highlighted in Buffalo this summer @ Occidental Hotel
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BUFFALO — The famous Occidental Hotel Thursday night jam is celebrating 10 years of weekly musical community gatherings. A summer of musical events, commemorative items and celebrations is being planned, culminating in a huge anniversary concert.

“It is significant the Occidental Jam has lasted 10 years and is still going strong,” said Lynn Young, an organizer of the event and an original founder of the jam.

“It’s not just about music, but it’s about a viable community coming together to celebrate weekly fellowship and caring for each other,” he continued. “We have decided to name our celebration ‘More Than Music’ to recognize the jam’s significance to our community.”

A Summer of Music concert series at the Occidental is being planned to help celebrate the “More Than Music” anniversary. Shows will include Michael Martin Murphy on June 11 and bluegrass legend David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition on July 31. Several free appearances by Occidental jammers will take place throughout the summer.

The final celebration will end with a special 10th anniversary jam on Oct. 13 at the Occidental, and an Oct. 15 “More Than Music” concert at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center featuring award winning artists Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, local favorite Jalan Crossland, Nashville songwriters Brice Long and Kostas, along with local bands Prairie Wildfire, Too Wet to Plow, Band of Outlaws and more.

The More Than Music celebration is being sponsored by the Dan Carlat-Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Fund and all proceeds from the sale of commemorative items and concerts will go to the fund.

More information can be found on the Occidental Hotel website, www.occidentalwyoming.com and the Dan Carlat – Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Fund Facebook page.

The Occidental is located at 10 N. Main St. in Buffalo.

Jun
10
Fri
Ohio Northern University choir to perform in Sheridan on Friday @ First United Methodist Church
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will present a concert featuring the Ohio Northern University National Tour Choir in the church sanctuary on Friday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. A freewill love offering for the touring group will be taken.

The Ohio Northern National Tour Choir is on a 38-day concert tour to 26 states during May and June. The choir consists of members of the ONU University Singers, the top choral ensemble at ONU, which tours annually.

The concert will be in three sections and will open with a sacred segment.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works St.

Jun
21
Tue
Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues. @ Country Kitchen
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Kitchen for a no-host dinner.

Linda Orr will talk about finances and explore improvements to be made. All are welcome.

For more information contact Jean Arzy 672-3623.

Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Jun
24
Fri
Sarah Sample concert set for Friday @ Trail End’s Carriage House Theater
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Carriage House Theater will host singer-songwriter Sarah Sample on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

According to organizers of the event, it is part of the new Small State Concert Series. The Carriage House, an 88-seat venue at the Trail End State Historic Site, will host the series, which will feature intimate evenings of entertainment from a variety of performers on a semi-regular basis throughout the year.

Tickets are $15 at the door or you can reserve tickets at 674-4589 or at www.trailend.org.

The Trail End’s Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

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