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The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday.
Commencing at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, the meeting is free and open to everyone.
Dinner can be order from the menu but is not required to attend.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. Forest Service Archaeologist Pat Bower will give a presentation regarding his archaeological work on Easter Island.
Reservations are not required to attend.
For more information call Scott Burgan at 673-5997.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
Sheridan College will present “The Legacy of the First World War: The View From One Century Later” on Feb. 6. Mike Walker will present a brief overview of World War I, the magnitude of the slaughter that attended the war and the consequences of it. The free presentation will commence at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. A more in depth look at the First World War will be offered in a seminar class beginning Jan. 22. HIST2490 01, First World War, will be taught by Walker on Wed. evenings from 6-8 p.m. Registration is now open at www.sheridan.edu. For more information on the free presentation or the seminar class contact Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheridan County Democrats are sponsoring a program on Thursday at the Fulmer Public Library. “Follow the Legislature” is a non-partisan, free event which is open to everyone.
The program will explain how to navigate the Wyoming Legislature’s website, with focus on bill tracking and advocacy.
There will also be discussions on a bill concerning Medicaid expansion, how to contact your legislatures and a few new skills that will keep you up-to-date on bills in Wyoming.
The program will run from 7:15-8:30 p.m. For more information call SCD President Hollis Hackman at 672-7585.
Wyoming Weddings will present a free bridal expo on Saturday.
From noon to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, everyone is welcome to “Sheridan Bridal Expo.”
One couple will win a flat screen television. For more information see www.wyowedding.com or call 755-6896. To pre-register for the event see www. wyomingbridalexpo.com.
The Buffalo Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their 30th annual membership banquet, dinner and auction on Feb. 8.
DU works to meet the needs of waterfowl in Wyoming by creating and enhancing wetlands and associated upland habitats.
The evening will include dinner, raffles and an auction.
Auction items available will be wildlife art, firearms, sculptures, antique wood decoy, gift certificates, dinner and lodging packages, a battlefield tour, fishing and hunting trips, golf packages and more.
Tickets are $35 per person if purchased by Feb. 1 and $45 per person or $80 per couple after Feb. 1.
Tickets are available at The Sports Lure, the Bank of Buffalo or by calling Dean Knauer at 684-5621.
The evening commences at 5:30 p.m. at the Bozeman Trail steakhouse and seating is limited. The steakhouse is located at 675 E. Hart St., Buffalo.
The fourth annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will be held Feb. 8.
The event is a fundraiser benefitting scholarships and operating costs for the men’s and women’s student-athlete rodeo teams.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Silent and live auctions will be held and live entertainment will be provided by Justin Beasley and After the Rodeo.
Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance.
Tickets are available at the SC information desk, the SC Foundation or through the rodeo teams.
For more information call 674-6446 extension 4006.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday.
This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public.
The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference room.
The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
For more information contact Lois Bell or Jane Perkins at 672-2240.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
The inn is located at 856 North Broaway.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
Zumba Fitness will host an open house with free zumba on Saturday. The open house is a celebration of their first year in the new location and their expansion in to nutritional support and health coaching. The occasion will be marked with a ribbon cutting, snacks, refreshments and a free Zumba class. The free event will commence at 10 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. Zumba Fitness is located at 118 W. Fifth St. For more information call Lorrie Anderson at 752-4207.
SHERIDAN — The annual Pheasants Forever Banquet and Auction will be held Feb. 22.
The fundraising buffet banquet benefits the Sheridan/Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever and will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 5:30-10 p.m.
Tickets are $60 each or $90 per couple and purchases include a membership in the organization.
Raffle tickets for a Can-Am 500 four-wheeler and a raffle for 10 special guns will be sold separately for $20 each.
Raffle tickets and banquet tickets are available now at Parker Glass, located at 125 W. Brundage St., and Sheridan Stationery located at 206 N. Main St.
For more information call Matt Parker at 674-7515.
The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host their 2014 annual open house on Feb. 27.
From 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, Polish appetizers and music will be offered in honor of the completion of the Black Diamond Historic Byway.
Mike Kuzara, a one-man polka band, will perform and attendees will have the opportunity to listen to the Byway audio tour.
The 2013 annual report and 2014 upcoming projects will also be presented.
Raffles winners will also be drawn.
For more information contact Claire Hobbs by phone at 673-4702 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host the next Thankful Thursday event on Thursday.
From 5:30-8 p.m. Sheridan Foster Parents Exchange will be honored with the fundraiser.
Admission is free, a silent and live auction will be held, live music will be played by Terry Garrison and all proceeds will benefit the organization.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 and will offer 10 percent off purchases made throughout the evening, a $250 cash give-away, door prizes and other surprises.
For more information call Carla Trier at 310-977-6101.
The restaurant is located at 201 Broadway St.
The Best of the West BBQ Fest committee will host a Fat Tuesday celebration to kick-off their fundraising season. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. complimentary appetizers and music by the Teka Brock Band will be provided at the Black Tooth Brewery. “Sundae cups” of coleslaw, baked beans and BBQ pork will be sold with all proceeds supporting the Best of the West BBQ Fest competition. The competition will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at Whitney Plaza. For more information about the competition or the Fat Tuesday party see www.bestofthewestbbqfest.com or call Tye Bach at 751-1600. The brewery is located at 312 Broadway St.
Akcita Win will host a program on Tuesday.
Commencing at 6 p.m. Diana Johnson, volunteer coordinator for the Historic Sheridan Inn will present “What’s happening at the Inn?”
The meeting will be held at Designing Dinners and food may be ordered off the menu but is not required to attend.
All members of the community are welcome to attend. Members of the organization are invited to take part in the secret sister program and secret sister assignments will be made at this meeting.
For more information call Jean Harm at 672-2240. To take part in the secret sister program call Jeri Randel whose information can be found in the membership packet.
Designing Dinners is located at 615 Broadway St.
The 2014 Wild West Wine Fest is coming March 7 to Warehouse 201. This annual primary fundraiser for the Downtown Sheridan Association will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening and present over 100 wines, beers and spirits to taste. Tickets are available now for $50 per person, which includes food, alcohol tastings, a complimentary tasting glass, a tasting booklet and a bidding number for the auction. The event will run from 6:30-9 p.m. at 201 Broadway St. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation contact the DSA online at downtownsheridan.org or by calling 672-8881.
The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference room. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information contact Lois Bell or Jane Perkins at 672-2240.
The United Methodist Women will host the annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church “March Gladness” will serve an all-you-can eat lunch for $7 a person. The proceeds will benefit the UMW mission projects. The church is located at 215 W. Works St.
The Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will host their annual Empty Bowl Event Thursday. The fundraising event serves attendees a simple dinner emulating what one might eat at a soup kitchen served in a handcrafted bowl and accompanied by music from Canary Joe, a silent auction, face painting for kids and more. Attendees keep their dinner bowls as reminders about homelessness. The event will run from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Tickets are available at the door for $25 per family, $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under five are free. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter. For more information call Angela Lockard at 672-0475. The Y is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
The local chapter of Trout Unlimited will host guest author, fly designer and fly tyer Charlie Craven on Thursday. At 6 p.m. at the Best Western, Cravens, a world renowned tyer from Boulder, Colo., will offer a demonstration of his fly tying techniques. The event is free and open to all but donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the guest fisherman. For more information call the Fly Shop of the Bighorns at 672-5866. The Best Western is located at 612 N. Main St.