Calendar

May
18
Mon
Baroque and Symphony orchestra concert @ Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Baroque Orchestra and the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. May 18 at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 25 by Mozart.

The SHS Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet. Student Jacob Jahiel will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G and Mackenzie Dougherty will perform Violin Concerto in B-flat by Pergolesi with the chamber orchestra.

Both the Baroque and symphony orchestras will combine to perform “Memory” from the musical “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Weber and “Pirates of the Caribbean” by Klaus Badelt.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Dr.

May
19
Tue
DSA wine, food and music pairing event @ The Loft above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St.

The Instagators will provide live music.

Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated by Killy’s Warehouse Market and Red Velvet Bakery.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Call 672-8881 to reserve a seat.

Big Horn High School band and choir concert @ Big Horn High School auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. May 19 in the BHHS auditorium.

Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger Emerson and “I Got A Name” arranged by Jay Althouse.

The band will present “Plaza de Toros” by Mark Williams, “Final Drive” by Doug Beach and George Shutack, “Caribbean Dance” by Victor Lopez, “Smack Dab In The Middle” arranged by Rick Stitzel and “Rockin’ The Boat” by Brad Ciechomski.

Music teacher Ariel Downing will direct the band and the choir. Wendy Mort will accompany the choir.

The event is free and open to the public.

Big Horn High School is located at 337 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

Sheridan High School band ‘pops’ concert @ Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will hold a “pops” concert featuring light, popular classical tunes at 7 p.m. May 19 at Sue Henry Auditorium at the high school.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
21
Thu
Sheridan Junior High School choir concert @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

May
22
Fri
Story Elementary School concert @ Story School
May 22 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Students at Story Elementary School will give a spring musical performance at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Story School.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

For more information call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

May
31
Sun
Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

For more information call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

Homecoming Sunday @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on May 31 called Homecoming Sunday.

Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration.

Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker. Cathy Storm will be the guest organist.

Coffee and fellowship time will be held from 10:30-11 a.m., the worship service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and a potluck lunch will be served following the service.

Meat will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert.

RSVP for the event by calling the church office between 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 672-2668.

Jun
4
Thu
Juke Joint Jump concert with SheridanAires @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 4 and 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker.

On June 4, the concert will begin at 1:30 p.m.

On June 5, the concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m.

Cost for dinner is a suggested $10 donation.

RSVP is requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

Jun
5
Fri
Juke Joint Jump concert with SheridanAires @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker.

The concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m.

Cost for dinner is $10.

RSVP is requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

Jul
8
Wed
Native American powwow @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual First People’s Powwow and Dance will return to the Historic Sheridan Inn Friday at noon, and two smaller powwows will be offered leading up to the event.

On Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. daily a Native American powwow will be held on the lawn of the Inn celebrating Native American traditions with special features.

The festivities Wednesday will be led by Sandy Ironclad and the Little Sun Dancers from Ethete, on the Wind River Reservation.

The festivities Thursday will be led by Benji Headswift and the ghost bull singers and dancers from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

On Friday, immediately following the parade, hundreds of Native Americans will be participating in their traditional ceremony and dance.

At 1 p.m., a buffalo barbecue will be available for purchase for lunch.

All of the powwows are free and open to the public.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

For more information, contact Karyn Franklin at 675-4223.

Jul
10
Fri
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance @ Downtown Sheridan
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will return Friday and Saturday nights on historic Main Street.

Kick up your own heels after the rodeo with music, dancing and fun.

The dance commences immediately following the rodeo, at approximately 9 p.m., and lasts until 1 a.m. the following morning.

The Dakota Country Band from Rapid City, South Dakota, will be playing at the north end of the event and Harley and the V-Twins from Fort Collins, Colorado, will be playing at the south end.

Admission to the event is $5 per person.

For more information, call Brad Townsend at 752-1881 or Rodeo Central at 672-9715.

Jul
11
Sat
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance @ Downtown Sheridan
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will return Friday and Saturday nights on historic Main Street.

Kick up your own heels after the rodeo with music, dancing and fun.

The dance commences immediately following the rodeo, at approximately 9 p.m., and lasts until 1 a.m. the following morning.

The Dakota Country Band from Rapid City, South Dakota, will be playing at the north end of the event and Harley and the V-Twins from Fort Collins, Colorado, will be playing at the south end.

Admission to the event is $5 per person.

For more information, call Brad Townsend at 752-1881 or Rodeo Central at 672-9715.

Jul
14
Tue
Longmire Country evening @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special evening with the author and two key cast members of the “Longmire” mystery novel and TV series.

Author Craig Johnson and TV cast members Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (who plays “the Ferg”) will be present to show actual episodes from the TV series and share behind-the-scenes comments about the filming.

All three will be available for autographs after the program along with light appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at the Historic Sheridan Inn lobby desk. For more information, call 674-2178 or 763-8973.

Concert in the Park — Rick Berthod Band @ Kendrick Park
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert in the park!

Every Tuesday evening from June 30 thru Aug. 18. Today’s concert is the Rick Berthod Band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Berthod started playing Blues Guitar seriously in his late teens influenced early by Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, BB King and Ted Nugent. After moving to Colorado, Berthod formed his own All-Star Blues Rock band. In 1988, it was off to L.A. to form a band of the best Blues players on the West Coast. Berthod has toured festivals in Europe, Canada and the USA.

See www.rickbethod.com for more information on the band.

The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available.

For more information, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

Jul
15
Wed
A Summer Night at the Mansion @ Trail End State Historic Site
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Trail End State Historic Site will host “A Summer Night at the Mansion” Wednesday. From 6-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to tour the mansion with free museum admission. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a picnic dinner on the lawn or partake in badminton and croquet. For more information, see www.trailend.com or call 674-4589. The Trail End State Historic Site, otherwise known as the Kendrick Mansion, is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Jul
17
Fri
Third Friday Pasta Night and Concert @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Sheridan Senior Center will once again host its Third Friday Pasta Night and entertainment on Friday. Each third Friday of the month, from 5-7 p.m. attendees can choose their pasta and toppings, prepared fresh and made to order via a pasta bar and served with salad, garlic bread and beverages for a suggested contribution of $13 per adult and $5 for children. Entertainment will be provided by Celtic Sage from 6-7 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Senior Center at 672-2240. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jul
18
Sat
Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to attend a free self-guided garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour” offers and opportunity to view some of the most amazing gardens in Sheridan County. Landon’s crew has chosen some spectacular finalists from our 2015 entries and they are ready and waiting to show you their masterpieces. Come into the store Friday or Saturday and pick up your “Map of the Stars” and head out Saturday at 8 a.m. to show yourself around. More information can be found online, www.landonsgreenhouse.com. Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Jul
21
Tue
Bluegrass Old Timey Jam @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s bluegrass time, with local musicians playing some old fiddle tunes and maybe a little bit of country, too. On Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, a “Bluegrass Old Timey Jam” will be offered. The event is free and open to the public. Burgers will also available for purchase for $2. For more information, call Bill Bradshaw at 751-1852 or the Senior Center at 672-2240. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Concerts in the Park @ Kendrick Park
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert in the park.

This week’s concert will feature local band Canary Joe.

The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available.

For more information on the Concerts in the Park series, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

Jul
22
Wed
The New Vaudevillians @ The WYO Theater
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The seventh season of Vaudeville at the WYO Theater has commenced and another performance of “The New Vaudevillians” will be offered Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Ron Kensey is back as emcee, along with Kathy McNickle and the New Vaudevillians Band.

Vaudeville is a series of “up to 5 minutes” upbeat, high energy acts including singing, dancing, magic, standup comedy, sketch comedy, animal acts, tightrope walking, acrobatics and unusual circumstances.

Each performance this summer will feature different acts and all shows are family-friendly.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater Box Office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com.

For more information or to ask about participating, call the WYO Theater or Kathy McNickle at 752-5745.

The theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jul
27
Mon
Wyoming Connections Academy information sessions @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host free information sessions for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Wyoming Connections Academy is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered will include how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other learning coach and the use of technology. The information sessions will be held Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or see www.connectionsacademy.com. The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jul
28
Tue
Concerts in the Park @ Kendrick Park
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family friendly outdoor concert in the park.

This week’s concert will feature the Wyoming Jazz Group and the Sheridan Concert Band, directed by Ariel Downing.

The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available.

For more information on the Concerts in the Park series, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

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