Calendar

Feb
15
Sat
Devils Tower National Monument free day @ Devils Tower National Monument
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day

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.

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
18
Tue
Board of County Commissioners meeting @ Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am

Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday 9 a.m. Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from staff meeting Feb. 3 2. Minutes from regular session Feb. 4 3. Minutes from staff meeting Feb. 10 4. Affirm C.A.S.T. legislative funding request letter 5. Findings of Fact for Q-13-007: Wolf Creek State Land Quarry • Consider agenda • Announcements • Public comments on matters not on the agenda • Consider fee waiver request for the Brinton Museum water treatment plant • Consider written review of TRVJPB SLIB project • Consider MOU with Wyoming Dept. of Health, Public Health Division for Public Health Nursing Services • Consider resolution 14-02-006 Depositories of Public Funds • Consider resolution 14-02-007 Alteration of County Road #74, Soldier Creek Road • Consider amendment IV to agreement with Johnson County for termination and dissolution of LDCC • Consider change order #4 with Diamond Point Construction Inc. for Sheridan County Storage Building • Public hearing for election district boundary changes

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting @ Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting Tuesday immediately following board meeting Second floor commissioner’s library #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff reports • Adjourn

The Monster Who Ate My Peas @ WYO Theater
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

The WYO Theater will host “The Monster Who Ate My Peas” on Feb. 18.

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, this musical play is part of the Children’s Educational and Family series.

Commencing at 6:30 p.m., the performance will tell the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas so he makes a deal with a monster to give the creature anything he wants if he’ll eat the boy’s peas.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

Tickets are available at the boxoffice located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084.

For more information on the play see www.artspower.org.

How a Bronze Sculpture is Made @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mike Flanagan, a sculptor and painter based out of Dayton, will present a lecture on Tuesday at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. “How a Bronze Sculpture is Made” will take place from 7-8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the general public. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For more information call 674-1970.

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.

Sheridan County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Sheridan Fulmer Public Library
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm

Sheridan County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Sheridan Fulmer Public Library 335 W. Alger St. • Call to order and welcome guests • Approval of agenda • Disposition of minutes of Jan. 15 meeting • Treasurer’s report • Communications 1. Library correspondence 2. Board correspondence • Director’s report 1. Monthly statistics 2. Items of interest 3. Departmental and branch report • Committee reports 1. Friends of the Library (next meeting March 11) 2. Foundation (next meeting March 17) • Continuing business 1. 2014-15 draft budget preparation • New business 1. Accident claim 2. Wyoming Room newspaper project 3. Revision to the non-smoking policy 4. Disposal of inventory from Tongue River • Convene executive session pursuant to W.S. §16-4-405(a)(x) to discuss a personnel matter (Director’s annual performance review) • Return to regular session • Adjournment

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.

Monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin @ Mohns Science Center at Sheridan College
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheridan College Science Museum Lecture Series will present “Monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin” on Wednesday. The free lecture will commence at 7 p.m. in the Mohns Science Center. The PRB is home to a population of greater sage-grouse on the eastern edge of its range. It is an isolated population, susceptible to local extinction which has also gone through extensive oil and gas development in the last decade, with potential impacts on sage-grouse and their habitat. Big Horn Environmental Consultants has spent several years monitoring the sage-grouse and will present preliminary results and interesting implications from the study. The lecture will be presented by BHEC consultants Tom Maechtle, Chris Kirol and Andy Sutphin. For more information call the college at 674-6446 extension 3500. The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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.

Dayton Town Council meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm

Dayton Town Council Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Feb. 3 council meeting • Announcements and correspondence • Old business update 1. Confirm banks to be depositories for the town of Dayton for 2014 2. Crazy Women Saloon to discuss having outside music Friday night of Dayton Days 3. Act on catering permit for Crazy Women Saloon for Friday night of Dayton Days • Citizen communiqué • Jr. Council comments, questions and request for future agenda items • Council comments and requests for future agenda items

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
20
Thu
Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting Thursday 7:00 p.m. Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway Street • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Jan. 22 and Feb. 11 meetings • Addition or deletions to agenda • Old business 1. Treasurer’s report • New business 1. Update BOCC meeting 2. Update District #1 meeting 3. Update grant information 4. MDU representatives • Public comments • Adjournment

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.

Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting @ BHWC clubhouse
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm

The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a presentation and meeting on Friday. Kevin Knapp, who works at the Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and is the director of the Bozeman Trail Museum in Big Horn, will discuss the history of the coal mining towns near Sheridan. The presentation will commence at 1:30 p.m. at the BHWC clubhouse. The meeting is free to attend and open to all women. For more information contact club president Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St., Big Horn.

AARP meeting @ Sheridan Senior Center
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm

The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Friday. The program will include a potluck, a summary of the Soup-er Bowl Food Drive, a proposal of a new summer outreach activity to be organized by the chapter and bingo. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share, and the chapter will provide fried chicken. The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information contact Helen Mitchell at mitchell006@bresnan.net. The senior center is located at 211 Smith St.

Women’s Fly Tying Night @ Fly Shop of the Bighorns
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a “Women’s Fly Tying Night” on Friday.

This free class is open to all women and all materials required will be provided.

From 6-9 p.m. at the shop different fly tying techniques will be taught in a casual atmosphere.

Guests are welcome to responsibly enjoy their own age appropriate beverages. For more information call the shop at 672-5866.

The store is located at 334 N. Main St.

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
free day of yoga and meditation @ Santosha Yoga
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is offering a free day of yoga and meditation on Feb. 22. A variety of classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and all are welcome to join for one class or the whole day. From 8:30-9:30 a.m. all members of the family are invited to Family Yoga Time. From 9:45-10:30 a.m. beginners level Vinyasa, flow yoga, will be offered. From 10:45-11:45 a.m. advanced level Vinyasa will be presented. From 1-1:45 p.m. Power Yoga Express will be offered. From 2-2:45 p.m. chair and restorative Yoga for Every Body will be presented. Healthy snacks, drawing and tours will be offered during each 15 minute break between classes. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy meditation or go out for lunch during the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. break. Attendees are welcome to make a donation and vote for their favorite non-profit and the winning non-profit will receive all donations. Prizes will also be drawn during the event. For more information call 763-0017, email theyogaqueen@gmail.com or see www.balancedlivingconsultants.com. The yoga school is located at 1030 N. Main St. on the top floor of the Old Taylor School.

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.

Free zumba open house @ Zumba Fitness
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am

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.

Free fly tying class @ Downtown Association Community Room
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a free fly tying class Saturday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are welcome to join a group of local professional tiers to learn basic skills for new tiers. Attendees are encouraged to bring tools and a vice if they have them, however, 10 vices will be available for those who need it. The event will be held at the Sheridan Downtown Association Community Room located on the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue. For more information call the Flyshop of the Bighorns at 672-5866.

Uncapped @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Pheasants Forever Banquet and Auction @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.