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Feb
8
Sat
Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education @ Sheridan College
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sheridan College will present “Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education” on Feb. 8.

Members of the community are invited to go back to college for a day — minus the tests and late-night study sessions — as three professors from the University of Wyoming present lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The day begins with free coffee and pastries followed by opening remarks.

The first session, “The thinking animal: A look back at comparative psychology in the 21st century,” will begin at 9 a.m.

The second lecture, “Making it home: Landscape photographs in the 19th-century West,” will begin at 10:15 a.m.

The final class, “Biodiversity inside and out: A look at life’s richness from Wyoming’s perspective,” will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The day will conclude with a lunch and conversation with the professors.

All activities are free and no pre-registration is required.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents sponsored by UW, the UW Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

For more information contact Amy Albrecht at 674-6446 or aalbrecht@sheridan.eu.

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.

Feb
15
Sat
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.

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
19
Wed
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
21
Fri
End-of-Life Care @ Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:45 am – Feb 21 @ 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.

Stars of Tomorrow @ WYO Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” Feb. 21.

This youth talent show will present children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school.

First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate.

There will also be an overall winner who will receive a scholarship toward the college of their choice and is given the opportunity to compete at the district level.

The show will commence at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St.

Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults, $5 for students under age 18 and free for children five years old and younger.

For more information contact Katie Dehn at 683-6170.

Feb
22
Sat
Behind the Scenes Saturday @ Sheridan County Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” on Saturday. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and see what goes on at the museum when the galleries are closed. Attendees will see how employees take down old exhibits, care for the items entrusted to the museum and prepare new items and galleries for new exhibits. There will also be Tidbit activities for children and parents. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle, off of the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. For more information call 675-1150.

Mar
1
Sat
Science Saturday H2O Olympics @ Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium of Sheridan College
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host March’s Science Saturday this weekend.

Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “H2O Olympics” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium of Sheridan College.

Water may seem ordinary but it is a building block of life and the program will discuss why.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

For more information contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or email sarah@science-kids.org.

Mar
6
Thu
EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training @ Holiday Inn
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services with the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Montana State University Extension Housing Program, is sponsoring an event to be held in Sheridan on Thursday.

“EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training” will be held at the Holiday Inn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The eight hour course developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will train attendees how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA’s RRP rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Home rule.

Attendees will be given a Certified Renovators photo ID which is valid for five years.

The course hold a value of $200 but is being offered in Sheridan for free thanks to the presenting sponsors.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

To register or for more information contact Mike Roberty by phone at 406-994-6386, by email at mroberty@montana.edu or by mail at Montana Weatherization Training Center, 705 Osterman Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Mar
10
Mon
Fun at the Museum: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and History @ community room at the Johnson County Library
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: St. Patrick’s 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.

Mar
12
Wed
Fundraising: why and how @ Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm

The Sheridan Public Arts Committee and the Sheridan Artists’ Guild have partnered to offer a presentation and workshop on fundraising. Jack Miller of the Miller Group will lead “Fundraising: why and how” tomorrow at the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room. Commencing at 1:30 p.m., Miller will give an overview of fundraising in America and discuss topics including how to organize for success, techniques for fundraising, steps for creating a multiple year campaign and keeping track of pledges and mailing lists. Miller is a nationally recognized strategist and lecturer with 45 years of experience as a management consultant in philanthropy. The workshop is free but donations will be accepted to help off-set the cost of the guest speaker. For more information or to register call Beth Holsinger at 752-1603. The Community Room is located at the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue.

Mar
20
Thu
@ First Light Children’s Center
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

First Light Children’s Center will host a community open house on Thursday.

Celebrating their second anniversary, the public is invited to help them “March into Year 3” from 5:30-7 p.m.

Birthday cake will be served as well as samples of the healthy lunches the children at the center receive from Volunteers of America’s Catering for a Cause.

Activities will also include tours of the facility, a staff meet-and-greet and the opportunity to learn more about the Highscope Curriculum taught at the school.

First Light is located at 366 E. Brundage St.

For more information see www.firstlightsheridan.com.

Seventh biennial Big Horn Elementary All-Student Art Show reception @ The Brinton Museum
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Seventh biennial Big Horn Elementary All-Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum will open Thursday.

A reception will be held by the BHE Home and School Association on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All members of the community are invited to this free event.

The show will run through March 30 with no admission charged.

For more information call the school at 672-3497 or the museum at 672-3173.

The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn.

The Blue Dog Blues concert @ Powder River Community Center in Arvada
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Arvada Elementary students will host a concert tomorrow at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada. Commencing at 7 p.m. the students will present “The Blue Dog Blues.” the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” project they have been working on in art class. The community center is located in the old school at 5 Upper Powder River Road. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension 107.

Mar
22
Sat
“Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” @ Sheridan County Museum
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend.

This free event is open to all with no reservations required.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations.

The public is invited to come and see what goes on at the museum when the galleries are closed.

Attendees will see how employees take down old exhibits, care for the items entrusted to the museum and prepare new items and galleries for new exhibits.

There will also be Tidbit activities for children and parents.

Tidbit, the SCM Mouse, can be found in each exhibit at the museum and likes to share fun tales and treasures of Sheridan County’s history and children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend with their parent or guardian for a variety of activities.

The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle, off of the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90.

For more information call 675-1150.

Mar
27
Thu
Clearmont Elementary concert @ Clearmont Elementary gym
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Clearmont Elementary students will perform a concert on Thursday. “Blue Dog Blues” will commence at 7 p.m. in the gym of the school. The theme of the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” art project they have been working on in art class. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension 107. The school is located at 1601 Meade Ave, Clearmont.

Jul
17
Thu
Youth Garden @ Sheridan College
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

From staff reports

SHERIDAN¬— The Sheridan College will hold their next Youth Garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to check on the garden and learn how to care for the plants that are growing. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves, and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is limited so please RSVP to Ami Erickson at 674-6446 extension 3104.

Farmer’s Market
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or see www.downtownsheridan.org.

Jul
19
Sat
Museum Day
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The annual Museum Day is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 909 W. Ramshorn St., Dubois. Museum Day is sponsored by the Dubois Museum and the Dubois Museum Association and features children’s games, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, and crafts and demonstrations.

Spear-o-Wigwam lecture @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From staff reports

SHERIDAN¬— The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is having their second summer lecture Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on edible plants of the Bighorn Mountains, presented by Bob Krumm, and Kent and Mark Andersen. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information please call Julie Davidson at 674-6446 extension 8350.

Jul
21
Mon
Kids’ art camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN­— The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting a kids summer art camp for ages 8-12 from July 21-24 from 1-5 p.m. each day. There will be an acrylic painting class, jewelry making, ceramic painting, watercolor painting, and a picture frame making class. Registration is due by July 16, and each class costs $35. For more information please call 674-1970 or email Sage3@questoffice.net

Jul
22
Tue
‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week @ Sheridan County Museum
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all but space is limited to 24 children so pre-registration is requested. Subsequent activities will be on Aug. 5 and Aug. 19. For more information or to register call 675-1150. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jul
23
Wed
Wyoming Wednesdays @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 23 @ 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, John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will share information about the historic mining towns north of Sheridan. 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.

Jul
24
Thu
Trail maintenance in the wilderness
Jul 24 all-day

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 hike up Crystal Creek in the Gros Ventre Wilderness on July 24 to view nature at work. This includes an interpretive hike with Tim Farris as he explains backcountry trail maintenance. Hikers will learn how the Forest Service manages challenges in its trail maintenance program. The hike is approximately 9 miles round-trip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email carolyn@wildwyo.org.

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