Calendar

Sep
23
Tue
“Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Sep
24
Wed
Balance and Movement class @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker has been scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For more information contact Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or the Sheridan Senior Center 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
26
Fri
FAB Conference Friday and Saturday @ Sheridan College
Sep 26 @ 4:50 pm – Sep 27 @ 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The FAB (for, about, by) women’s conference is Friday and Saturday. Friday is the Woman of the Year banquet with last year’s winner, Erin Kilbride as the keynote speaker. Saturday is the conference, with keynote speaker Stephanie Armstrong. The banquet is $50 per ticket, the conference is $50, and for both nights, tickets are $75. You can get tickets by going to www.thesheridanpress.com/FAB or by calling The Sheridan Press at 672-2431. Child care will be available Saturday for $30.

Sep
27
Sat
Landon’s workshops @ Landon's Greenhouse
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend two workshops this Saturday. At 10 a.m., the workshop will focus on pumpkin centerpieces. The cost is $19.99 for the workshop. Then at 2 p.m. you can bring in any container you want for a Fall fairy gardening makeover. There will be a fee for soil used and Landon’s plants and decor you decorate your garden with. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

‘Orphan Trains’ presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and provide them with a chance to find new homes, this nearly 80 year experiment in child migration is filled with horror stories and happy endings. Sheridan Fulmer Library will host “Riders on the Orphan Trains”, the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex, at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Inner Circle. There will be a one hour presentation including music and photos. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.

Museum Day at Kendrick Mansion @ Kendrick Mansion
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.

Oct
3
Fri
Free Caregiver Conference @ Holiday Inn
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Oct
4
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. The workshop will focus on Harvest Bundles with cornstalks. Fee is $30 and includes everything you will need. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Oct
11
Sat
‘Science Saturday’ @ Sheridan College Science Center
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN— ‘Science Saturday’ continues next Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. until Noon. The subject will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Free Landon’s Workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop this Saturday. At 10 a.m. join Phil Gilmore as he explains how to get a jump start on your Spring preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.

Oct
12
Sun
Cemetery tours
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The Cemetery Tours will be held on Sunday, at 4 p.m. and then again on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Tour admission is $5 per person and due to content, and the tours are limited to ages 13 and above. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Purchase tickers at the Sheridan County Museum. For more information call John Woodward at 307-675-1150.

Oct
20
Mon
Healthy Back Class @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 20 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan YMCA is offering a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. It is a three week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. You must sign up to be in the class by calling the YMCA at 674-7488. The program starts on Monday and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. through Nov. 5.

Oct
21
Tue
After Hours and Brown Bag Lectures @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.

The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.

For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
23
Thu
Local congressional office hours @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.

Nov
13
Thu
Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms @ The Powder Horn clubhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.

The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.

The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.

The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.

WWI exhibit, presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit through Nov. 30.

The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room.

On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Michael Dykhorst, an assistant researcher in The Wyoming Room, will give a presentation about Sheridan County men and women who participated in the war. The presentation will include many photos of Sheridan events during the war and local historian Bob Wilson will present WWI military uniforms and weapons of the time.

The Inner Circle exhibit will include photos and information about Sheridan enlisted men and women who served as nurses, pencil sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom — who was a soldier during the war —  and photos of bond drives held in Sheridan. Display cases in The Wyoming Room will feature WWI uniforms and other memorabilia.

The Children’s Library will also have a WWI display and various age-appropriate activities during the month.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

Nov
15
Sat
Birding at The Brinton @ The Brinton Museum
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BIG HORN — Area residents are invited to join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.

This event is free and open to the public.

The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Feb
26
Thu
Suicide prevention training @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce training room
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

Refreshments will be provided.

Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers ask those planning to attend to sign up by calling the Sheridan Suicide Prevention Coalition.

The training will be held at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce training room, located at 171 N. Main St.

For additional information or to sign up for the training, contact the coalition at 655-8263.

Feb
27
Fri
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program @ Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Building, room 10
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year.

The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. 27, March 7, March 13, March 28, April 10 and April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop-ins are welcome, however, appointments take priority. Call 674-6446 for an appointment.

The program offers assistance with relatively simple tax returns, including itemized deductions, interest, dividends, small businesses (under $10,000 of expenses), unemployment, tuition and fees, earned income credit, educational credits and much more. Generally, the income limit is $65,000 or less, but if the returns are simple, the amount can be expanded.

“This is always a great opportunity for the Sheridan College business department to help community members get a head-start on their taxes,” SC business instructor Tracy Dearinger said.

Participants are required to bring the following: all Social Security cards for taxpayer and all dependents, photo ID for taxpayer and spouse, all W-2s, 1099s, 1098-Ts, mortgage interest statements, real estate tax statements, medical expenses receipts, any charitable contributions receipts, proof of insurance if you have it, and any other document pertaining to taxes.

Clients without Social Security cards or photo IDs will be turned away.

For more information, contact Dearinger at 674-6446 ext. 3202.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
28
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse workshop on indoor gardening @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. on the adventures of indoor gardening.

Houseplants add so many benefits to homes but sometimes can be a tad overwhelming.

The workshop will include discussion on the basics of growing houseplants including light, temperature, watering and pest issues.

Landon’s will also be hosting its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who call and pre-register for Saturday’s workshop. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

More information about Landon’s workshops can be found online, at www.landonsgreenhouse.com.

Mar
7
Sat
Composting workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday, March 7.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy.

At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program.

Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden will be featured.

A prize drawing will be held immediately after the workshops for those who call and preregister.

To sign up for a workshop, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

For additional information, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

City recycling program presentation @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday, March 7.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy.

At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program.

Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden will be featured.

A prize drawing will be held immediately after the workshops for those who call and preregister.

To sign up for a workshop, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

For additional information, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Workshop on kitchen herb gardens @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday, March 7.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy.

At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program.

Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden will be featured.

A prize drawing will be held immediately after the workshops for those who call and preregister.

To sign up for a workshop, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

For additional information, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Love a Book’ program @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room.

Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.”

The new program is geared toward older adults who love books, but whose vision may be preventing them from reading.

For additional information, contact Jane Perkins of the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
14
Sat
Gardening workshop: Treasure in a Container @ Landon's Greenhouse
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on March 14 focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables.

“Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens.

Janelle Gray will share the tips and techniques she uses when creating the hanging baskets found at Landon’s.

“What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies” will also be led by Gray at 1 p.m. Saturday.

In this fast-paced workshop, participants will learn the hottest trends and new products in 2015. Taking notes is recommended.

For those who pre-register for the workshops by 5 p.m. Friday, a prize drawing will be held directly after the sessions. Call 672-8340 to sign up.

Also on Saturday, Landon’s Greenhouse will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. The market includes fresh local produce and goods.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive. More information about Landon’s can be found online at landonsgreenhouse.com.

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