Calendar

Jul
27
Sun
Spur Ranch Fest
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association for the Spur Ranch Fest Sunday for biking, live music, beer, and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 86 Peno Rd. and is a $10 entry free for adults, and children under 10 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Wilderness Association and Red Grade Trail Project. For more information call 672-8459.

Goose Creek Cup @ Flying H Polo Club
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

BIG HORN— Join the Downtown Sheridan Association for the fifth annual Goose Creek Cup Sunday, 5 p.m., at the Flying H Polo Club on Bird Farm Road in Big Horn. Tailgating is encouraged at $10 per car, and there are events such as long ball contest and the champagne divot stomp. There will be an after party at 7 p.m. at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. If you are interested in being a private tent sponsor, please call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881.

Jul
30
Wed
Learn about forest service policies at ‘Wyoming Wednesday’ @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk about forest service policies and will focus on the Big Horn National Forest. The events are free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and stay and enjoy the visitor’s center before or after each program. The center is located off of Interstate 90 on the Fifth Street exit. For more information call 673-7120.

Fitness highlight of Parkfit @ Kendrick Park
Jul 30 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.

Jul
31
Thu
Flavor of the week will feature yoga @ Kula Space
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be yoga with Jennifer Heermann. For more information or to nominate a cause to promote contact Michele Fritz or Evelyn Ferrante at thekulaspace@gmail.com. The studio is located in Journeys Center of Wellbeing at 37 S. Main St.

Aug
2
Sat
3-D Archery Shoot
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Sportsmans Association will hold a 3-D archery shoot Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.  The family friendly event will be at Bear Lodge and costs $10 per shooter. If you want to shoot for competition, the cost is $20. There will be food and drinks available. The lodge is located at 5600 U.S. 14 in Dayton. For more information please call George Rogers at 763-1003.

Never Flinch Summer Slam @ Sheridan YMCA
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am

SHERIDAN— The Never Flinch annual Summer Slam will be on Saturday, August 2 at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan YMCA. The annual Summer Slam is a 3-on-3, co-ed grass volleyball tournament that will help raise funds for the Weston Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The entry fee is $100 per team, and you can register up until 7:30 a.m. on August 2. For more information, please call Liz Dearcorn at 763-2614.

Grizzly bear ecology tour
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Grizzly Bear ecology tour in the Shoshone National Forest. On Saturday, Chuck Neal, a retired U.S. Department of the Interior ecologist, will lead the group into grizzly bear country and teach the ecology and biology of the bears. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The walk will be approximately 5 miles roundtrip, and is a steep uphill climb. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email carolyn@wildwyo.org.

Aug
7
Thu
Flavor of the Week will benefit The Food Group @ Journey's Center of Wellbeing
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Barre Body with Michele. Sign-up is required and it is limited to 12. Donations will benefit The Food Group. For more information or to nominate a cause to promote contact Michele Fritz or Evelyn Ferrante at thekulaspace@gmail.com. The studio is located in Journeys Center of Wellbeing at 37 S. Main St.

Aug
8
Fri
Two-day hike highlights WWA this week
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a workshop and campout in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. On Friday, hikers will gather and camp at the Paint Rock Ranger Station and then hike out of the Paint Rock and Medicine Lodge Lakes Saturday. A Leave-No-Trace Awareness will be led by Lead Wilderness Ranger Donna Wilson. Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The walk will be approximately six miles roundtrip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email carolyn@wildwyo.org.

NSI Fall Festival @ NSI Academy
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The NSI Academy presents their fall fest Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9. On Friday there will be a Pig Spit BBQ and live music by The Craft Brothers starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be a 5k Color Run that you can register online for. There will also be a lunch and a duck race. Both days will feature musical performances by the student body and inflatables for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome to establish a performing arts program at NSI Academy. The NSI Academy is located at 5 Lane Ln. For more information call 674-6878.

Aug
13
Wed
Jogging and Fitness are in focus for Parkfit @ Kendrick Park
Aug 13 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be jogging and fitness by Steve Gage at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.

Aug
20
Wed
Fitness focus of Parkfit @ Washington Park
Aug 20 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014.

Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks.

The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Washington Park.

A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org.

All members of the community are invited to these free events.

Aug
21
Thu
Final Flavor of the Week Thursday @ Kula Space
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m.

Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome.

This week’s class will be the final one of the summer and will feature yoga with Tracey.

For more information or to nominate a cause to promote contact Michele Fritz or Evelyn Ferrante at thekulaspace@gmail.com. The studio is located in Journeys Center of Wellbeing at 37 S. Main St.

Aug
23
Sat
Big Sky Dowser’s Convention @ Moose Lodge
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm

BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.

Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.

Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.

For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.

Aug
27
Wed
Professional Polo Announcer Gus Whitelaw will be at Brinton Barn @ Brinton Barn
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am

BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.

At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Parkfit will feature circuits by A.J. Sare @ Thorne-Rider Park
Aug 27 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014.

Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks.

The next session will be circuit by the A.J. Sare at Thorne-Rider Park.

A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.

Sep
2
Tue
Santosha Yoga offering free week of classes @ Santosha Yoga
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will be offering a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8.

Participants will get the chance to choose one free class during the week, receive discount prices for fall sessions, enter daily drawing for chamber bucks, and donate and vote for a local non-profit of your choice.

There is a class schedule on their website at www.balancedlivingconsultants.com and the studio is located on the op floor of the old Taylor Elementary School, 1030 N. Main St.

For more information call Teddy Araas at 763-0017.

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.