Calendar

May
2
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Dr.

May
3
Sun
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Dr.

May
18
Mon
UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

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
‘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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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
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
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
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.

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