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Sep
6
Sat
Sludge Trudge @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Sep 6 all-day

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the host for “Sludge Trudge”, a 5k muddy obstacle run on Saturday. Competitive waves start at 9 a.m. with non-competitive waves from 10a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The kids race is at 1:30 p.m. with a harvest festival dinner at 7 p.m. If you plan to stay all day, bring lawn chairs, clean clothes, shoes and a towel. Outdoor showers will be provided. There will be food vendors, live music, a beer garden, and muddy exhibits. You can register at www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=1862.

Sep
17
Wed
Sheridan College Constitution Day @ Thorne-Rider Campus Center
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day, Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Led by English faculty member David Golden, Sheridan College will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining Amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The event is open to the public. For more information call Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.

Sep
20
Sat
Wyoming Voices @ Big Red Barn
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.

Sep
23
Tue
“Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Sep
24
Wed
Balance and Movement class @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker has been scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For more information contact Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or the Sheridan Senior Center 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
27
Sat
‘Orphan Trains’ presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and provide them with a chance to find new homes, this nearly 80 year experiment in child migration is filled with horror stories and happy endings. Sheridan Fulmer Library will host “Riders on the Orphan Trains”, the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex, at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Inner Circle. There will be a one hour presentation including music and photos. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.

Museum Day at Kendrick Mansion @ Kendrick Mansion
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.

Oct
3
Fri
Free Caregiver Conference @ Holiday Inn
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Oct
4
Sat
Red Grade Grind
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am

RED GRADE— The 37th Annual Red Grade Grind will be held on Oct. 4. Runners, walkers, and cyclists are welcome to join the three mile journey starting at the end of the pavement on Highway 335 and going to the top of Red Grade. It is about a 2,000 foot elevation gain. The event starts at 9 a.m. and will be held regardless of weather. There is no registration fee and interested participants can contact Curt Schwamb at 672-5416.

Oct
11
Sat
Bike-tober Fest @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Oct 11 all-day

SHERIDAN— Bike-tober Fest is on Saturday, Oct. 11 and features mountain bike races and trail runs. Race registration includes chip timing, t-shirt, food and beer tickets, and admission to the after party with live music, kids’ races, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s local recreation projects. To register, go to biketoberfest.itsyourrace.com or at the Sports Stop or Foot of the Bighorns. The race starts at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

Oct
20
Mon
Healthy Back Class @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 20 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

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.

Oct
21
Tue
After Hours and Brown Bag Lectures @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:15 pm

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.

Oct
23
Thu
Local congressional office hours @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.

Nov
13
Thu
Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms @ The Powder Horn clubhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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.

WWI exhibit, presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Feb
25
Wed
Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice Show @ Sheridan Ice Rink
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Feb
27
Fri
Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo tickets go on sale @ WYO Theater Box Office
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am

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.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Love a Book’ program @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room.

Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.”

The new program is geared toward older adults who love books, but whose vision may be preventing them from reading.

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

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
14
Sat
Run ‘Til You’re Green Fun Run @ Kendrick Park
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am

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.

Mar
16
Mon
Hydropower presentation @ Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building, room 132
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday.

A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

A luncheon roundtable will be held at Pistol Pete’s Café in Buffalo on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The restaurant is located at 800 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact Scott Hininger at 674-2980 or Blaine Horn at 684-7522, or see renewables.uwyo.edu.

Mar
17
Tue
‘After Hours’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss.

The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Ghosts and Dreams of Family Memories.” The series will be moderated by Norleen Healy.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion Series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins. She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband Samuel Yorks. She finished college and became a social worker in Portland. When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

The books are available for checkout at the front desk of each library. Patrons are welcome to attend one or more of the discussions at any of the libraries.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library

March 17: “Ordinary Wolves” at 6:30 p.m.

April 21: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” at 6:30 p.m.

May 19: “The Light Between Oceans” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Story Branch Library

April 6: “Glass Castle” at 6:30 p.m.

May 4: “All Over But the Shoutin’” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tongue River Branch Library

April 14: “This Boy’s Life” at 4:30 p.m.

Mar
18
Wed
‘Brown Bag’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 18 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesdays from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Mar
21
Sat
Lacrosse games @ Scott Field at Sheridan High School
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm

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.

Apr
8
Wed
Casual Conversations in History @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.”

The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. April 8 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event.

“Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum and the Sheridan Senior Center. Discussions are free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

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