February – July 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a special class “Uncapped” on Feb. 22.
This painting workshop is tailored to adults and children and will be taught by Tongue River High School art student Hannah Johnston.
Johnston will guide the class in a 20X16 painting with local artist Sonja Caywood serving as her assistant. The class will run from 2-4 p.m. at the art center.
The cost to attend is $35 per adult and $25 per child with an adult, with all supplies included.
Johnston is raising money to go to Europe and all proceeds will go toward that cause.
Attendees are invited to bring non-alcoholic beverages.
Pre-registration is requested. To register call 674-1970.
The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.
The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host another “Uncorked” workshop on Tuesday. “Sunshine Poppies” will offer music, fun and step-by-step guidance from local artist Sonja Caywood on painting your own 20X16 acrylic sunshine poppy painting. The event is open to all and all supplies are included in the price of admission. Space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Registration costs $5 per adult and $25 for children and can be made by calling the art center at 674-1970. The art center is located inside the Historic Train Depot at 201 E. Fifth St.
The Wyoming Water Color Association will present “Pub Painting” an Artists in Motion fundraiser. On Friday at 5 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the corner pub at Fifth Street and Main Street. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older to enter the pub. The WWCA offers classes to educate people on the art and Artists in Motion is a grassroots movement to bring art to the masses. Attendees’ participation is welcome. For more information call Helen Campbell at 673-1710 or Paulette Kucera at 672-7369.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will be presenting a performance involving visual art, theater and music. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poem “Reflection,” this innovative show is the culmination of a cooperative workshop between college and high school students and staff. This free event is open to all community members and will be held in the Whitney Atrium on the main campus at 4:00pm. For more information email DannyLee Hodnett at email@example.com. The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
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.
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.
From staff reports SHERIDAN— Sheridan County is launching a county-wide contest to design a new logo that represents the county in a unique and identifying way. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 7. The County Commission will select up to 10 semi-finalists to be presented to the public for voting. Finalists will each receive $50 in Chamber Bucks, and the contest winner will receive $250 in Chamber Bucks.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN— The Brinton Museum in Big Horn will have a guest speaker on Saturday to accompany their “Flora and Fauna” fine arts exhibit. Guest curator and former president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Elaine O. Henry will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. The Brinton Museum is located on 239 Brinton Rd., in Big Horn. Fior more information, please contact Ken Schuster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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