Calendar

Feb
6
Thu
The Legacy of the First World War: The View From One Century Later @ Whitney Presentation Hall Sheridan College
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm

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 mwalker@sheridan.edu.

“Follow the Legislature” @ Fulmer Public Library
Feb 6 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

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
Conversation in History @ Senior Center conference room
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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.

Feb
15
Sat
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mar
4
Tue
What’s happening at the Inn @ Designing Dinners
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm

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.

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
12
Wed
Conversation in History @ Senior Center conference room
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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.

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
13
Thu
Charlie Craven fly tying demo @ Best Western
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Mar
17
Mon
My disability…an incredible journey @ Presentation Hall W136, Whitney Building, Sheridan College
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sheridan College will host guest presenter Ben Anderson on Monday. Anderson, the author of “Breaking through,” “IQ of 63, so what!” and “Last one picked, so what!,” will present “My disability…an incredible journey.” The discussion will include dialogue relating to disabilities such as discrimination, getting an education and misdiagnosis. The discussion will be held in the Presentation Hall of the Whitney Building from 6-7:30 p.m. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. and the hall is room W136. For more information call SC at 674-6446 extension 2806.

Mar
19
Wed
Cleanup and Remediation of Creosote Impacted Soils from a Railroad Tie Chipping Facility @ Sheridan College Mohns Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

As part of the Sheridan College Science Museum Lecture Series, John Trumble will present “Cleanup and Remediation of Creosote Impacted Soils from a Railroad Tie Chipping Facility” on Wednesday. Trumble, the president of Cordilleran Environmental Consultants, Inc., will discuss the findings of a BNSF Railway Company sponsored research study conducted near Bovey, Minn. to investigate the use of phytoremediation to clean up an industrially-impacted soil containing polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. The presentation is free and open to the public. The event will commence at 7 p.m. at the SC Mohns Center. For more information call 674-6446 extension 3500. SC is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Jul
16
Wed
Wyoming Wednesdays @ Visitor's Center
Jul 16 @ 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 representatives from the Wyoming Fish Hatchery in Story will give us an overview of what happens at the hatchery. 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
19
Sat
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
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.

Jul
30
Wed
Learn about forest service policies at ‘Wyoming Wednesday’ @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 30 @ 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, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk about forest service policies and will focus on the Big Horn National Forest. 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.

Lecture at the Brinton Museum @ Brinton Museum
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

BIG HORN— The Brinton Museum will have a lecture Wednesday at 10 a.m. Hosted by assistant curator Jessie Landau on Bradford Brinton and the Early 20th Century Cult of Masculinity. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Rd., Big Horn. For more information please call 672-3173.