Calendar

Feb
12
Wed
Warriors Don’t Cry @ WYO Theater
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm

The Bushnell Center will present “Warriors Don’t Cry” at the WYO Theater on Wednesday. Part of the Children’s Education and Family series at the theater, the play tells the story of the Little Rock Nine who risked their lives in 1957 to end segregation at Central High School. The play received the American Library Association award, 1995 Nonfiction Book of the Year award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book award. The performance will commence at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the boxoffice located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., online at www.wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084. For more information on the play see www.bushnell.org.

Tongue River Fire Protection board meeting @ TR Fire Hall
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm

Tongue River Fire Protection board meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. TR Fire Hall 249 Highway 14, Ranchester • Bylaws

Feb
13
Thu
Cowboy Country: Photographs by Mary and Arthur ‘Pete’ Dailey artist’s reception @ SAGE Exhibit Gallery inside Sheridan College Main Street
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al (SAGE) will host an artist’s reception and gallery talk on Thursday.

From 5:30-7 p.m. the public is welcome to visit the gallery and enjoy refreshments as SAGE presents “Cowboy Country: Photographs by Mary and Arthur ‘Pete’ Dailey” which is on display now.

The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is located inside Sheridan College Main Street at 171 N. Main St.

The exhibit will run through the end of the month.

For more information contact SAGE at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

Feb
14
Fri
Valentine’s Day buffet and dance @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a Valentine’s Day buffet and dance on Feb. 14.

The Jared Stewart Band will perform and a prime rib buffet will be served. Tickets to the dance are $12 per couple, tickets for the dance and buffet are $56 per couple and room packages are also available.

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and the band will begin at 9 p.m. A champagne toast will be served at midnight. For more information call 674-7421. The BWSC is located at 612 N. Main St.

Valentine’s Day dinner and dance @ Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 will host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance Friday.

Dinner will include steak, shrimp, twice baked potatoes, salad and dessert and costs $12 a plate.

Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. and live music will be offered from 7-10 p.m. All members of the public are invited to attend. For more information call Joanne Kiser at 674-8279. The event will be located at 1760 Commercial Ave.

Feb
15
Sat
Devils Tower National Monument free day @ Devils Tower National Monument
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day

Devils Tower National Monument will offer free park entrance in honor of President’s Day on Feb. 15, 16 and 17. All hiking trails will be open to explore for bald eagles, prairie dogs and turkeys, among other natural wonders. Devils Tower is located 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, 27 miles northwest of Sundance and 9 miles south of Hulett via Wyoming 24. For more national park free days see www.nps.gov/feefreeparks.htm. To learn more about Devils Tower call 467-5283 or see www.nps.gov/deto.

Alzheimer’s Association rally @ Historic Plains Hotel
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The national Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a rally for its Wyoming volunteers and the general public on Feb. 15.

The event will take place at the Historic Plains Hotel at Central Avenue and Lincolnway in Cheyenne from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants will be treated to a complimentary breakfast, lunch, give-aways and door prizes.

There will also be a support group offered during the event so caregivers, their loved ones, and volunteers from throughout the state are encouraged to attend.

Agenda topics will include the Alzheimer’s epidemic in Wyoming,, the latest research findings, services and support the association offers, public policy and special events in local communities and the association’s future plans for the state.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by Monday to Glenda Berry at gberry@alz.org or to Anne Aquin at 550-3618.

The disease affects 10,000 people in Wyoming and its impact extends to additional thousands of friends and family members.

Birding at the Brinton @ The Brinton Museum
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday.

This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum.

All ages and abilities are welcome to join.

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them.

For more information see www.thebrintonmuseum.org. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery free workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free public workshops on Saturday.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Sheridan’s African  Violet Society will inform participants on African violet growing techniques, do’s and don’ts and society membership.

The second workshop will be presented by Landon’s manager Keith Kershaw at 1 p.m. Kershaw will present information on ordering trees and shrubs for the spring.

Finally, at 3 p.m. Janelle Gray will house “It’s a jungle in here: Caring for houseplants.” Gray will offer information on light, watering, fertilizing and controlling pest problems.

All workshops are free but space is limited so pre-registration is required.

For more information see www.landonsgreenhouse.com, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Moments of Seeing: The Art of Teresa Jordan and Chessney Sevier @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm
SHERIDAN — A new exhibit is opening at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Feb. 15 and an artist’s reception will be held.
“Moments of Seeing: The Art of Teresa Jordan and Chessney Sevier” will feature monotypes and hand-colored monotypes by Jordan and paintings and intaglio etchings by Sevier.
The reception will run from 3-5 p.m. and will include a special performance in the Barn Loft at 4 p.m. featuring music and stories by Jordan and her husband, Hal Cannon, the executive director of the Western Folklife Center and National Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev.
The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be on display through May 9.
The gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane, Ucross.
For more information call 737-2291, emailinfo@ucross.org or see www.ucrossfoundation.org.
Seventh annual Fireman’s Ball @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The seventh annual Fireman’s Ball will be held Feb. 15 at the Historic Sheridan Inn.

From 7-11 p.m. entertainment will be provided by the Teka Brock Band, appetizers will be served, a silent auction will be offered and a wine ladder and Harley will be raffled off.

A cash bar will be available.

For the Harley raffle, 250 raffle tickets will be sold prior to the ball for $100 each. Each purchase includes two free tickets to the event. The grand prize will be a “Firefighter Edition” Harley Davidson. Runner-up cash prizes will also be granted.

Professional photos of attendees in fire fighter outfits will be taken by FFF Photography and available for purchase.

Proceeds from the Harley raffle will benefit a scholarship for an area student. Proceeds from the event and photos will go toward the installation of a firefighters statue in front of the station.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the station, Red Velvet Bakery, Sheridan Stationary and Twisted Hearts.

For more information call Greg Luhman at 751-8588 or email at gregluhman@hotmail.com.

The inn is located at 856 North Broaway.

Feb
16
Sun
Polka Club Dance @ Elks Lodge
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance at the Elks Lodge on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. music will be provided by Mountain Rose. The dance is open to everyone. The lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Feb
17
Mon
Fun at the Museum: Presidents Day Crafts and History @ community room at the Johnson County Library
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: Presidents Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library.

This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information call 684-9331.

The library is located at 171 North Adams Ave., Buffalo.

Feb
18
Tue
Board of County Commissioners meeting @ Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am

Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday 9 a.m. Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from staff meeting Feb. 3 2. Minutes from regular session Feb. 4 3. Minutes from staff meeting Feb. 10 4. Affirm C.A.S.T. legislative funding request letter 5. Findings of Fact for Q-13-007: Wolf Creek State Land Quarry • Consider agenda • Announcements • Public comments on matters not on the agenda • Consider fee waiver request for the Brinton Museum water treatment plant • Consider written review of TRVJPB SLIB project • Consider MOU with Wyoming Dept. of Health, Public Health Division for Public Health Nursing Services • Consider resolution 14-02-006 Depositories of Public Funds • Consider resolution 14-02-007 Alteration of County Road #74, Soldier Creek Road • Consider amendment IV to agreement with Johnson County for termination and dissolution of LDCC • Consider change order #4 with Diamond Point Construction Inc. for Sheridan County Storage Building • Public hearing for election district boundary changes

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting @ Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting Tuesday immediately following board meeting Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff reports • Adjourn

The Monster Who Ate My Peas @ WYO Theater
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

The WYO Theater will host “The Monster Who Ate My Peas” on Feb. 18.

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, this musical play is part of the Children’s Educational and Family series.

Commencing at 6:30 p.m., the performance will tell the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas so he makes a deal with a monster to give the creature anything he wants if he’ll eat the boy’s peas.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

Tickets are available at the boxoffice located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084.

For more information on the play see www.artspower.org.

How a Bronze Sculpture is Made @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mike Flanagan, a sculptor and painter based out of Dayton, will present a lecture on Tuesday at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. “How a Bronze Sculpture is Made” will take place from 7-8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the general public. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For more information call 674-1970.

Feb
19
Wed
Family and codependency: We are from where we came @ Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on  Feb. 19.

Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and how to take control of these issues.

The seminars are free and open to everyone with no reservations required

“Family and codependency: We are from where we came” will be the topic on Wednesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

For more information call Gordon at 672-6789.

The campus is located at 171 N. Main St.

Sheridan County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Sheridan Fulmer Public Library
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm

Sheridan County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Sheridan Fulmer Public Library 335 W. Alger St. • Call to order and welcome guests • Approval of agenda • Disposition of minutes of Jan. 15 meeting • Treasurer’s report • Communications 1. Library correspondence 2. Board correspondence • Director’s report 1. Monthly statistics 2. Items of interest 3. Departmental and branch report • Committee reports 1. Friends of the Library (next meeting March 11) 2. Foundation (next meeting March 17) • Continuing business 1. 2014-15 draft budget preparation • New business 1. Accident claim 2. Wyoming Room newspaper project 3. Revision to the non-smoking policy 4. Disposal of inventory from Tongue River • Convene executive session pursuant to W.S. §16-4-405(a)(x) to discuss a personnel matter (Director’s annual performance review) • Return to regular session • Adjournment

Enroll Wyoming @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host two events this week to provide assistance with the Health Insurance Marketplace.

On Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. in The Inner Circle “Enroll Wyoming” will be offered.

A new Health Insurance Marketplace is now open in Wyo., where consumers can find a variety of health plans which all cover prescriptions, hospital stays, doctor visits and more.

Those interested may qualify for financial help to afford these plans.

Trained navigators are available to help consumers understand the insurance plans available and assist in the enrollment process on healthcare.gov.

Wednesday night’s program will be a presentation and Thursday will offer drop-in assistance hours.

For more information call Kevin Knapp at 674-8585 extension 29.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin @ Mohns Science Center at Sheridan College
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheridan College Science Museum Lecture Series will present “Monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin” on Wednesday. The free lecture will commence at 7 p.m. in the Mohns Science Center. The PRB is home to a population of greater sage-grouse on the eastern edge of its range. It is an isolated population, susceptible to local extinction which has also gone through extensive oil and gas development in the last decade, with potential impacts on sage-grouse and their habitat. Big Horn Environmental Consultants has spent several years monitoring the sage-grouse and will present preliminary results and interesting implications from the study. The lecture will be presented by BHEC consultants Tom Maechtle, Chris Kirol and Andy Sutphin. For more information call the college at 674-6446 extension 3500. The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Sheridan County Historical Society program @ Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheridan County Historical Society will host Veronica Hagemann on Wednesday. Hagemann will discuss the archival project at the Wyoming Girls School. The program is free and open to the general public. The event will commence at 7 p.m. and coffee and cookies will be served. The meeting will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room located at the corner of North Main Street and Coffeen Avenue.

Dayton Town Council meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm

Dayton Town Council Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Feb. 3 council meeting • Announcements and correspondence • Old business update 1. Confirm banks to be depositories for the town of Dayton for 2014 2. Crazy Women Saloon to discuss having outside music Friday night of Dayton Days 3. Act on catering permit for Crazy Women Saloon for Friday night of Dayton Days • Citizen communiqué • Jr. Council comments, questions and request for future agenda items • Council comments and requests for future agenda items

End-of-Life Care @ Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:45 pm – 5:00 pm

The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) will host an educational workshop on “End-of-Life Care” on Feb. 19 and 21.

The agenda will be the same for each day and the cost to attend either series is $50 for adults or $35 for students but the fee will be waived for Sheridan College nursing students.

The workshops will be presented at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sessions will feature Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care curriculum and breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.

Speakers will include Brenda Mosher, Linda Stone-Soukup and Greg Marino.

To see a full itinerary or to register online see www.uwyo.edu/geriactrics.

Contact WyGEC for more information at 766-2829 or wygec@uwyo.edu.

Feb
20
Thu
Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting Thursday 7:00 p.m. Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway Street • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Jan. 22 and Feb. 11 meetings • Addition or deletions to agenda • Old business 1. Treasurer’s report • New business 1. Update BOCC meeting 2. Update District #1 meeting 3. Update grant information 4. MDU representatives • Public comments • Adjournment