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 email@example.com.
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.
The Friendship Club of Sheridan (formerly the Sheridan Newcomers Club) will host a Get Acquainted Tea on Feb. 7.
From 10 a.m. to noon at the Inner Circle in Sheridan Fulmer Public Library women of all ages are welcome to enjoy punch or tea and cookies.
The tea is a chance to get to know the group, which meets for lunch the fourth Thursday of every month and offers subgroups including a book club, a Bunco group, a Pinochle group and the potential for future additions like a walking group.
For more information call Elaine Burke at 673-7321.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’” on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
The performance is part of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public.
The program allows audiences to experience the production at the same time as the audience in New York.
“Rusalka” stars Renee Fleming in one of her signature roles alongside Piotr Beczala, Dolora Zajick and maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wyotheater.com, on the phone at 672-9084 extension 100 or in person at the box office, which is located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St.
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.
Local artist Brent Spink will present his art throughout February at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library beginning with an artist’s reception on Saturday.
The reception will be in The Inner Circle from 1-3 p.m.
Spink is originally from Missoula, Mont. and his primary medium is oil paintings.
He currently lives and works just north of Sheridan in the Wolf Teeth Mountains.
For more information call Kevin Knapp at 674-8585 extension 29.
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
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.
Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting Monday 6 p.m. Central Office Board Room 201 N. Connor St. • Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance • Recognition 1. All-State Music participants: Diane Knutson, Razmick Sarkissian and Ashley Lecholat 2. We the People: Tyson Emborg • Approval of agenda • Welcome 1. Audience comments • Consent agenda items 1. Approval of minutes from Jan. 13 2. Approval of bills for payment • Old business 1. Capital construction update (action) a. Fort Mackenzie/the Wright Place and Behavioral Center to Old Highland Park 2014-2015 school year 2. Approval of policies (action) • New business 1. FY14 quarterly financial update (action) 2. Approval of donations for Sheridan High School (action) 3. Fort Mackenzie High School 1:1 MacBook Airs and Da Vinci Lab (information) 4. Flare Gas on School Trust Lands Draft Resolution (Action) – Richard Bridger • Reports and communication 1. Board of Trustees 2. PTO, parents, students, organizations 3. Site administration and staff • District reports 1. Superintendent a. Board goal updates (information) • Executive session 1. Personnel matters 2. Legal matters 3. Real estate matters • Adjournment
Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over.
Classes will be held the second Tuesday of each month starting in September and ending in June.
The class schedule is:
• Feb. 11 — basics of Microsoft Word
• March 11 — writing attention-grabbing resumes
• April 8 — successful interviews
• May 13 — critical thinking
• June 10 — providing “wow” customer service
All classes are free and will be held from 8-11 a.m. at Sheridan College Main Street, 171 N. Main St. Pre-registration is required.
Call 674-6446, ext. 4501, for more information or to register.
Town of Ranchester Planning Committee meeting Tuesday 5:30 p.m. 145 Coffeen Street, Ranchester • Stoneridge Meadows Subdivision Phase 1 preliminary plat
Tongue River Power Board meeting Tuesday 7 p.m. Lucile Alley Room Daton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton. • Vote to accept the SLIB Grant Application for the natural gas line to the Tongue River Valley
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 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 Wednesday. 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. “Male and Female” 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.
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 Wednesday 7 p.m. TR Fire Hall 249 Highway 14, Ranchester • Bylaws
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.