SHERIDAN — The local Sheridan AARP chapter will host its monthly meeting tonight at the Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the pubic and attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share. Dan Lick from the People Assistance Food Bank will address members of the meeting about the community’s needs and how the AARP can help. For more information call the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Chapter of the AAUW is having their 100th anniversary on Saturday. The event is at the Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St. from Noon until 2 p.m. Open to everyone, there will be a lunch as well as a live auction. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets are available at Sheridan Stationery or by emailing Jolene Olson at email@example.com or Val Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Jolene at (307) 672-5932.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two”, a band from Billings. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan YMCA is offering a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. It is a three week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. You must sign up to be in the class by calling the YMCA at 674-7488. The program starts on Monday and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. through Nov. 5.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Center at 260 E. Loucks St. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by a program presented by Warren Mischke. The event is free and open to the public. Mischke will have a presentation focusing on the history of elk in the Bighorn Mountains. Mischke is a retired Wyoming Game and Fish professional with 36 years of experience. His career began at the fish hatchery in Tensleep before moving throughout the state with postings in Star Valley, Rock River, and Sundance. He transferred to Sheridan as an Information Specialist. There will be light refreshments served following the presentation. For more information related to the meeting, contact John Woodward at the Sheridan County Museum (307) 675-1150.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
During the meeting, the board will receive updates from Wyoming Farm Bureau, the University of Wyoming, WDA Director Jason Fearneyhough, and review Applied Producer Research Grant Program applications. The board will also discuss a letter of support for the Sheep Experiment Station and address other business as necessary.
There will be a chance for public comment during the meeting.
The Board of Agriculture enforces the rules and regulations of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Seven board members are appointed by the governor for six-year terms to represent geographical areas of the state.
A full agenda with call in information for the meeting can be found at http://wyagric.state.wy.us/boa/agenda.
For more information, call the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at 777-7180.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — “Celebrating our Heritage…Pursuing our Future” is the theme for the 95th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. The meeting will be Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
Policy discussion is the main purpose of the meeting and guides the work of the organization. According to Ken Hamilton, WyFB Executive Vice President, the resolutions range from support for CDL driver’s license changes to groundwater control areas; and from trespass laws to Big Horn and Domestic Sheep issues.
The featured speaker from the American Farm Bureau Federation is John Anderson, deputy chief economist for AFBF. Anderson will speak Friday at 2:15 p.m. about the importance of trade to agriculture and he will provide a cattle market outlook.
A screening of the film “Farmland” will be shown at 9:45 a.m. on Friday.
Young Farmer and Rancher events will also showcase some of the many opportunities available for our younger leaders in the agricultural community of Farm Bureau.
Sheridan College will host the YF&R collegiate discussion meet at 5 p.m. Thursday. Students from Sheridan College, Eastern Wyoming College, Northwest College and the University of Wyoming will compete.
Elections, awards, and a “Harvest for All” food drive round out the meeting events.
The meeting agenda is at www.wyfb.org.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice Show will be held Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Ice Rink.
The event is free and open to the public.
The event will feature the Sheridan Ice figure skaters performing their competition program.
The figure skaters include Gennah Deutscher, Catherine Winnop, Elizabeth Winnop, Maggie Pierce, Jessica Ross, Kairstyn Holden, Katelyn Kayser, Molly Butler, Taylor Meixner, Victoria Smith and Marra Donahue. The figure skaters are coached by Becky Rosty and Emily Emond.
The Sheridan Ice Rink is located at 475 E. Brundage St.
SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2015 Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo will go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday through the WYO Theater box office.
Performance dates for this year’s rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, will be July 8-11.
Internet ticket sales, in addition to purchases made by phone will begin at 12:01 p.m. Friday.
Purchases may be made at sheridanwyorodeo.com or at 672-9084.
Ticket prices will be as follows:
Reserved seating for Wednesday and Thursday will be $16.50 in advance and $18.50 at the gate.
Reserved seating for Friday and Saturday nights will be $18.50 in advance or $20.50 at the gate.
Tickets for children 12 and younger will be $7 for the Wednesday performance.
In addition, if you purchase tickets for all four nights, the cost will be $16.50 per ticket per night.
This year’s Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo will include the World Championship Indian Relay Races and wild pony races.
This is also the sixth year that the rodeo is sanctioned as a Million Dollar Silver Tour Rodeo.
For additional information, contact Jeff Wells at 461-3553.
The WYO Theater box office is located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages.
Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance.
Those planning to attend can come for part or all of the bee.
Lunch will be served.
All aspects of the Lutheran World Relief Quilts will be set up including cutting, laying out, assembling fronts to back, machine stitching and tying.
In May, quilts created by the group will be sent to Lutheran World Relief headquarters in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2013, 500,000 quilts were distributed through the group to disaster areas and displaced persons.
For additional information, call the church at 672-2411.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 135 Crescent Drive.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center.
Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in learning new leadership skills and tools. The VLI was held over the last six months through webinars, virtual/online classes, books, teleconference calls, PowerPoint presentations and in-person sessions.
Candidates were nominated by AARP state office personnel and selected by the national office staff. Each participant was asked to develop a project that would help in a learning track (advocacy, community outreach or external representation). Schatz chose to build a website designed to share information and resources with Wyoming retirees. He will share highlights of the VLI class and visit the website with our local Sheridan AARP chapter.
All members of the community are welcome to this free event.
The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share.
The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host a fun run Saturday in Kendrick Park beginning at 11 a.m.
The “Run ‘Til You’re Green” event will include 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs.
The entry fee to participate is $25 if you register before Saturday. The cost will be $30 on race day. The fee includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and lunch from Qdoba.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sheridan Jaycees for various community development projects.
Prizes will be awarded for best/greenest outfit as well as top times in each race and age group.
Register online at itsyourrace.com or beginning at 9 a.m. on race day.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet March 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.
The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting.
Tom Ringley will also present at the meeting.
For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on March 16.
The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead.
Anyone proposing a change to a core or connectivity area boundary should provide the local working group with maps or written descriptions with a rationale for the proposal in advance of the meeting. Those documents can be sent to email@example.com.
The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Local Working Group is one of eight local working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing various stakeholder groups interested in sage-grouse conservation and associated land management issues.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Johnson County Fire Station meeting room, located at 709 Volunteer Lane in Buffalo.
SHERIDAN — Lacrosse is coming back to Sheridan this weekend.
After giving Sheridan a taste of the sport a year ago, four regional lacrosse teams are coming back to play at Scott Field. Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, teams from West Billings, Black Hill-Rapid City Lacrosse and Laramie’s club lacrosse will play the sport that combines hockey, soccer and a little football on the soccer field at the high school.
“You can expect high energy, some contact and great athletes on the field,” Corridor Marketing Group’s Melanie Schwarz says of Saturday’s events.
SHERIDAN — The Bowhunters of Wyoming will hold an annual winter meeting and dinner banquet March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
The event brings together new and existing members to review recent success and future opportunities.
The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the executive council and a Wyoming Game and Fish presentation at 7 p.m. Also on Friday evening, Terry Waugh and the Wild Night Outlaw Band will perform beginning at 8 p.m.
Activities on March 21 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a poker run. Other activities will include a fly fishing workshop, an afternoon safety workshop and a membership meeting.
The banquet dinner March 21 will begin at 6 p.m. It will include a guest speaker and silent and live auctions. Tickets to the banquet are $35 for adults, or $7 for children 12 and younger.
Registration for the banquet must be purchased in advance and forms may be picked up at Vacutech, Xtreme Auto Body, Nationwide Sports and Big Horn Trading Company. Tickets for the banquet may also be purchased online at bowhuntersofwyoming.vcn.com.
For additional information, call George Rogers at 763-1003.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse.
The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts.
The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch, followed by the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Judy Slack at 674-6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday, March 24, at the Masonic Building in Buffalo.
Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed.
The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.
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 — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center.
Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022
SHERIDAN — The April meeting of Akcita Win will feature construction of hot rice packs to be donated to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue, as demonstrated by hostesses Mary Ann Fiedor and Janice Nielsen. Attendees are also asked to bring a dog or cat toy to donate to the Dog and Cat Shelter.
All are welcome to attend. For more information about Akcita Win, call club president Karen Kjerstad at 751-5939.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 7 at Country Kitchen, located at 2617 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will present a program on rock art and historical inscriptions at its next regular meeting on April 26 at the Big Horn Woman’s Club.
Scott Burgan will talk about rock art and historical inscriptions he has found in northern Wyoming.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with the program to follow.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Beaver Creek Slide and third annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 2, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter operated by Volunteers of America.
The homeless shelter will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee.
Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile walk/run. The half marathon is a loop course covering primarily dirt and gravel roads along the scenic Bighorn Mountain foothills. The 3.5-mile course loops through the Wild Turkey and Beaver Creek subdivisions.
The courses are well marked and have aid stations.
Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming and Montana.
Walkers for the half marathon will start at 8 a.m. May 2, and runners will start at 9 a.m.
The 3.5-milers start at 10 a.m.
Bike racers take the same course as the half marathon and do two loops starting at 8 a.m. Bikers need to yield to runners and stay on the right side of the road while runners stay to the left.
The entry fee is $30, payable to Wyoming Innovation. Entry forms can be picked up at the Sports Stop in Sheridan or via email by contacting email@example.com.
Each entrant receives a long sleeved T- Shirt. Lunch is provided, and door prizes will be drawn after the race. Awards go to the top three finishers in each race for men and women.
Races will start at the Dahlin residence at 12 S. Sharptailed Road.
SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program May 3 featuring a presentation by Steve Smith on the Leitner family, which came to Wyoming Territory in 1883 and settled near Kearney.
The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.
The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. May 3 at the Story Woman’s Club, located at 28 N. Piney Road in Story.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 20 at the Sheridan VAMC to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans with donated food.
The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to veterans, members of the public and VA employees.
The Sheridan VA2K will be held on the parade grounds between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20.
Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating can arrive and walk or roll any time during the event. There will be signs for alternate location if weather is poor.
The Sheridan event is just one of many VA2Ks taking place on Wednesday at VA facilities across the country.
In conjunction with the event, VA’s Volunteer Service Office will accept donations to be used for existing VA programs for homeless veterans. There will be a box to receive small household items that will be used to assist homeless veterans moving into their new homes, as well as canned food goods.
There is no requirement for a donation in order to participate.
The event is open to people of all fitness levels and can be done over a lunch break.