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Mar
3
Tue
Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opening reception @ Martinsen Gallery in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opens March 3 in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fash- ion and folk art.

Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show.

An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hors d’oeu- vres will be served.

In addition, a raffle drawing will be held at 5 p.m. for a $100 gift certificate to Frackelton’s.

The exhibit will be on display through April 17.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
6
Fri
Reception for Aaron Wuerker @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — An artist reception for Buffalo artist Aaron Wuerker will be held on Friday March 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Wuerker’s show, “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will be on display through March 31 in the center’s Invitational Gallery.

Wuerker earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and a master’s in fine arts from Yale University in 1995. He and his wife, Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery in Buffalo.

“My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape,” Wuerker said. “I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”

For additional information, see the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s website at artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth 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
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
9
Thu
Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition art reception @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition April 7-29.

The show will feature works of art by Sheridan College students that were chosen to be in the show.

An artists’ reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 9. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend.

Sagebrush Community Art Center is located in the historic train depot at 201 E. Fifth St.

Lecture with ceramic artist Kim Dickey @ The Brinton Museum reception gallery
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday.

Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces.

Dickey received her master of fine arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. She has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Dickey was also represented in The Brinton Museum’s 2014 summer show “Flora and Fauna.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Gallery.

A one-day workshop will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fine arts ceramics studio at the Sheridan College Art Department.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dickey’s lecture and workshop are funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. in Sheridan.

For more information, call The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or visit thebrintonmuseum.org.

Apr
12
Sun
“The Art of David Shannon!” artist reception @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon.

“The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m.

A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 16.

Admission to the reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public.

David Shannon is perhaps best known for his popular children’s picture book, “No, David!” published by The Blue Sky Press and inspired by whimsical drawings made when he was a little boy.

A resident of Los Angeles, David grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children including the enchanting “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” a tale about a boy and a fish, and “A Bad Case of Stripes!,” a story about a charming little girl who develops a bad case of stripes.

More than 60 of Shannon’s original children’s book illustrations are represented in The Brinton Museum’s 10th Illustrator Show. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

“The Art of David Shannon!” will show through May 31.

To schedule a children’s or school tour — offered with free admission — or for more information, contact Museum Educator Barbara McNab at 672-3173 or email bmcnab@TheBrintonMuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Apr
16
Thu
“The Art of David Shannon!” gallery talk and book signing @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon.

“The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m.

A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 16.

Admission to the reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public.

David Shannon is perhaps best known for his popular children’s picture book, “No, David!” published by The Blue Sky Press and inspired by whimsical drawings made when he was a little boy.

A resident of Los Angeles, David grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children including the enchanting “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” a tale about a boy and a fish, and “A Bad Case of Stripes!,” a story about a charming little girl who develops a bad case of stripes.

More than 60 of Shannon’s original children’s book illustrations are represented in The Brinton Museum’s 10th Illustrator Show. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

“The Art of David Shannon!” will show through May 31.

To schedule a children’s or school tour — offered with free admission — or for more information, contact Museum Educator Barbara McNab at 672-3173 or email bmcnab@TheBrintonMuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

May
1
Fri
‘Wyoming Grasslands’ photography exhibit opening reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announces an upcoming exhibit called “Wyoming Grasslands” which will feature photographic work from William Sutton and Michael Berman.

The show is a collaboration between the artists, the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum.

Berman and Sutton spent three years traversing Wyoming, logging many miles in an old pickup truck and on foot. Their travels took them to public and private lands, including several properties with conservation easements held by The Nature Conservancy and time in a residence at the Ucross Foundation to capture Wyoming’s vast and beautiful landscape.

The Ucross Foundation is the first venue that will present this traveling exhibit, which will tour to 14 libraries in the state as well as the Wyoming State Museum.

The traveling exhibition, which features 41 photographs, is a smaller version of a major exhibition that will open at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody in June.

There will be a gallery reception for the show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. It will feature an artist talk by Sutton, and Rick Pallister with The Nature Conservancy will speak about grasslands conservation.

The exhibit will be on display through June 15.

A public symposium on grasslands will take place at the gallery on May 30.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Clearmont.

May
2
Sat
12th annual Beaver Creek Slide @ Dahlin residence
May 2 @ 8:00 am

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 bdahlin@wyoming.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.

May
20
Wed
VA2K Walk and Roll @ Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

May
30
Sat
Rhino Run @ Sheridan College
May 30 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The nursing program at Sheridan College will host its second annual Rhino Run on Saturday to benefit Science Kids, Sheridan College nursing students, the food bank and The Food Group.

The run will be held at 2 p.m. May 30 at the college. Show up at noon to register and pick up a T-shirt.

Entry fee is $10 plus a canned food item.

Four Rhino “chases” will be offered: 5K Rhino Run, 2.5K Rhino Trot, 1K Rhino Chase and 50-Yard Diaper Dash.

Pick up and drop off registration forms at participating elementary schools, middle schools and day cares or register the day of the event.

The event is open to the public. Organizers request that no dogs be brought.

For more information call Morgan Holz at 231-4507 or email rhinorun2015@gmail.com.

Jul
7
Tue
Sheridan WYO Rodeo and Indian Relay Races
Jul 7 @ 10:23 pm – 11:23 pm

Come check out the first night of PRCA rodeo action — from bucking broncs to bull riding to rodeo clowns.

Pre-rodeo entertainment starts at 6:30 pm, the World Championship Indian Relay Races at 7 p.m., and then the rodeo itself.

General admission tickets (still reserved seating) are $16.50 in advance, or $17.50 at the gate for the Wednesday and Thursday performances; $18.50 in advance or $19.50 at the gate for the Friday and Saturday performances. (Also note that Friday and Saturday performances are typically sold out before show time.)

On Wednesday only, kids 12 and under are $7.

Parking is available on the fairgrounds property and on the adjacent streets; free remote parking available at the Sheridan High School parking lot with complimentary trolley service to the fairgrounds.

For more information, see www.sheridanwyorodeo.comor call 672-9715

Jul
8
Wed
Sheridan WYO Rodeo slack @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am

Early elimination rounds for the evening’s performance events. No admission charge. For more information, call Rodeo Central at 672-9715.

ParkFit — Ultimate frisbee
Jul 8 @ 12:10 pm

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with ultimate frisbee at Whitney Commons.

Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend.

This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity.

Each session begins at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

Jul
10
Fri
Sheridan WYO Rodeo and Indian Relay Races @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Pre-rodeo entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m., the World Championship Indian Relay Races at 7 p.m. and then the rodeo itself.

General admission tickets (still reserved seating) are $18.50 in advance or $19.50 at the gate for the Friday and Saturday performances. (Also note that Friday and Saturday performances are typically sold out before show time.)

Parking is available on the fairgrounds property and on the adjacent streets; free remote parking available at the Sheridan High School parking lot with complimentary trolley service to the fairgrounds.

Get your tickets at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084, or online at the Rodeo website at www.sheridanwyorodeo.com. For more information, contact Rodeo Central at 672-9715

Sheridan WYO Rodeo and Indian Relay Races @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Pre-rodeo entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m., the World Championship Indian Relay Races at 7 p.m. and then the rodeo itself.

General admission tickets (still reserved seating) are $18.50 in advance or $19.50 at the gate for the Friday and Saturday performances. (Also note that Friday and Saturday performances are typically sold out before show time.)

Parking is available on the fairgrounds property and on the adjacent streets; free remote parking available at the Sheridan High School parking lot with complimentary trolley service to the fairgrounds.

Get your tickets at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084, or online at the Rodeo website at www.sheridanwyorodeo.com. For more information, contact Rodeo Central at 672-9715

Tongue Riverpalooza @ Connor State Park, Ranchester
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

Are you one of those who want to get out of town during Rodeo Week? How about a family-friendly campout in Ranchester’s Connor Park on Friday night?

Bring your picnic dinner and camping gear for Tongue Riverpalooza. Organizers will provide a free outdoor movie, “A River Runs Through It” at about 9 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the festivities will head to a private put-in on Goose Creek around 9 a.m. for a two- to three-hour float trip and river cleanup.

Shuttle service will be provided, but bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, inflatable rowboat, etc.).

Don’t want to camp out Friday night? No problem. When you RSVP, you will be provided directions to the put-in so you can meet there on Saturday.

Lunch and festivities will be offered following the float trip and prizes will be awarded for the most trash collected, the most unique items and more.

RSVP to Claire at 673-4702 or claire@sheridanclt.org.

Jul
11
Sat
Sheridan WYO Rodeo slack @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Early elimination rounds for the evening’s performance events. No admission charge. For more information, call Rodeo Central at (307) 672-9715.

Tongue Riverpalooza Family Outing
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you one of those who want to get out of town during Rodeo Week? How about a family-friendly campout in Ranchester’s Connor Park on Friday night?

Bring your picnic dinner and camping gear for Tongue Riverpalooza. Organizers will provide a free outdoor movie, “A River Runs Through It” at about 9 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the festivities will head to a private put-in on Goose Creek around 9 a.m. for a two- to three-hour float trip and river cleanup.

Shuttle service will be provided, but bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, inflatable rowboat, etc.).

Don’t want to camp out Friday night? No problem. When you RSVP, you will be provided directions to the put-in so you can meet there on Saturday.

Lunch and festivities will be offered following the float trip and prizes will be awarded for the most trash collected, the most unique items and more.

RSVP to Claire at 673-4702 or claire@sheridanclt.org by Thursday.

Jul
15
Wed
Sheridan ParkFit @ Thorne-Rider Park
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with a game of capture the flag at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity. Each session begins at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

Jul
16
Thu
Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo will come to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Thursday night. From 6-9p.m., members of the community are invited to watch the local rodeo competition for boys and girls under age 15 and women of all ages. The events of the evening will include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, dummy roping, breakaway roping, steer stopping, girls team roping and mixed roping. The event is free. For more information or to sign up to compete, call Kim at 752-7337.

Jul
22
Wed
Pickleball @ Thorne-Rider Park
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with pickleball at Thorne-Rider Park.

Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend.

This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity.

Each session begins at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

Jul
25
Sat
“Smackdown in Sheridan” roller derby bout @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Wild West Wreckers roller derby team will host “Smackdown in Sheridan” this Saturday at Sheridan Junior High School.

Not only will this be the Wreckers’ only home bout of the year, it will be a historic event as the first ever women’s roller derby home bout in Sheridan.

The Wild West Wreckers will battle the Rapid City Revolution Saturday at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. at SJHS.

Presale tickets are available for $8 at sheridanrollerderby.org. Tickets will be $10 at the door, and kids 5 and younger are free. Anyone who brings a canned-food donation will receive $1 off day-of admission. Ten percent of ticket sales will benefit the Antelope Butte Foundation.

Jul
29
Wed
ParkFit – disc golf @ Sheltered Acres Park
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with disk golf at Sheltered Acres Park.

Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend.

This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity.

Each session begins at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

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