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.
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.
SHERIDAN— Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include an encaustic artist, a performance artist, a narrative fiction writer, a painter, a photographer and a fiction writer. The art center is located on the corner of Fifth and Broadway, and this event is free and open to the public.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Fulmer Library is featuring two art exhibits in the month of August. In the Inner Circle, local artist Daniel Granger will have his first public exhibit. Granger experiments in several mediums, including ink, fountain pen, pencil drawings, acrylic paint and wax. An artist reception for Granger will be held in the Inner Circle from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Watercolor Society will have an awards ceremony and artists’ reception Thursday. They are hosting the 29th annual National Watercolor Exhibition again this year at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The reception starts at 5 p.m., and refreshments are provided. Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For more information call Karen Myers at 751-6411.
SHERIDAN— The SAGE Exhibit Gallery proudly hosts an August art exhibition by members Edre Maier and Sally Labore titled, “This and That.” The show runs August 4-31, with an Artists’ Reception on August 14, 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is located in what is now the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce on 171 Main St. For more information call 674-1970.
SHERIDAN—Affective neuroscience researcher and educator Mary Helen Immordino-Yang present a talk at Sheridan College. Titled “Me, my “self” and you: Neurobiology of self and social emotion in learning”, the lecture will be on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Immordino-Yang was named a “Rising Star” by the Association of Psychological Science in 2011 and was the inaugural recipient of the Award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience. This event has been made possible by a partnership between Sheridan College Insight Series, Sheridan School Districts #1 & #2, the Kibbee Foundation for Children, The Homer & Mildred Scott Foundation. For more information call Linda Lawrence at 674-6446.
BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.
Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.
For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.
SHERIDAN—Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” is on Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway. Presenters include: Sarah Tortora, a mixed media sculptor, JS Bird, a painter, Marie Carvalho, a poet, Steve Adams, a creative non-fiction writer, Wendy Kveck, an oil painter and Devon Midori Hale, a graphite artist. There is no admission for “Jentel Presents” and refreshments are available. For more information visit www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 307-737-2311.
SHERIDAN—Two National art exhibitions open in Sheridan this September: “Scenes in the City,” and “Celebrating Wyoming’s Wilderness,” showing at the SAGE Gallery on Main Street and Sagebrush Art Center.
The “Scenes in the City” show, sponsored by the City of Sheridan and SAGE, opens Sept. 2 at the SAGE Main Street Gallery, located in the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 171 Main St.
Juror Danna Hildebrand, a former Sheridan resident and Sheridan College art instructor, will award a $1000 prize for “Best of Show” at the opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5-7 p.m.
“Celebrating Wyoming’s Wilderness” will be at the Sagebrush Art Center’s front gallery, located at 201 E. Fifth St., with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5-7 p.m.
SHERIDAN—Two National art exhibitions open in Sheridan this September: “Scenes in the City,” and “Celebrating Wyoming’s Wilderness,” showing at the SAGE Gallery on Main Street and Sagebrush Art Center. The “Scenes in the City” show, sponsored by the City of Sheridan and SAGE, opens Sept. 2 at the SAGE Main Street Gallery, located in the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 171 Main St. Juror Danna Hildebrand, a former Sheridan resident and Sheridan College art instructor, will award a $1000 prize for “Best of Show” at the opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5-7 p.m. “Celebrating Wyoming’s Wilderness” will be at the Sagebrush Art Center’s front gallery, located at 201 E. Fifth St., with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5-7 p.m.
SHERIDAN—A Place of Wholeness will be holding their 11th Annual Retreat at HF Bar Ranch at Saddlestring Wyoming. From Friday through Sunday, the theme for this year will focus on the heart, lungs, cardiovascular and pulmonary health as well as lung and breast cancer. Dr. Mark McGinley will be joining Dr. Vivek Shanbhag in presenting information and health practices, discussing and demonstrating specific Ayurvedic foods, herbs, formulas, yoga poses and breathing practices including stress management. For more information call Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or access more information at www.aplaceofwholeness.com
SHERIDAN — The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus will have its fourth summer lecture Sept. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on celebrating 50 years of Wilderness by the Wyoming Wilderness Association. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446 extension 8350.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing various periods of American history. The dresses range from gowns to simple dresses that would have been worn by female slaves. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN—The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced they will host the 2nd annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”. Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19 and 20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium will learn the latest early childhood research and will focus in particular on the development of children birth to three. Attendees will explore ways to apply new research within communities’ early childhood systems and empower them to imagine innovations that can improve outcomes for children and families in Wyoming. The symposium is open to all early childhood stakeholders including parents and families, early childhood caregivers and educators, K-12 school professionals, physical and mental health providers, and any members of your community interested in helping to make a difference for children and families in the earliest years. Cost of the symposium is $80 and includes meals and materials. To register, visit www.childrenandcommunity.net. Registration is now open. A variety of professional development credits are available for those who attend the symposium. Those who are interested in credit may visit the website for more information. For more information call Michelle Sullivan at 307-752-1637.
SHERIDAN— National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Sept. 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. A writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, Jenkins lived and hunted with tribal members in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, a ski culture that has survived unchanged for at least 5,000 years. A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics and adventure. Among hundreds of stories, he has written about land mines in Cambodia, the war in Eastern Congo, the loss of koalas in Australia, global warming in Greenland, ethnic cleansing in Burma, and climbing Mount Everest in Nepal. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Jean Garrison at (307) 766-6119.
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 email@example.com
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will present “Your Government – Your Legislators,” a series of three seminars instructed by State Representatives John Patton, Rosie Berger and Michael Madden.
“American Institution of the State Legislature” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and will outline the importance of political institutions, specifically examining the responsibilities of the State Legislature and how elected officials participate.
“The Legislative Process and Our Elected Officials” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.
“Your Voice Heard” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Participants will learn a bill’s route through the legislative process and how to voice their opinions.
Each session is two hours, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. The cost is $20 per session. To register, call 674-6446, ext. 2200.
SHERIDAN— The Science Museum kicks off their Fall 2014 lecture series on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The first lecture will be “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” by Carrie Rogaczewski at 7 p.m. Carrie Rogaczewski has been with the Sheridan County Conservation District for just over 16 years. In that time, she has provided oversight and assistance for water quality monitoring, planning, and improvement programs. She is responsible for securing and administering the grant funding needed to implement the local program. The lecture will be held in the Mohns Center at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Fiber Arts Guild will hold their annual show at Sheridan Fulmer Library Oct. 3 through Oct. 30 on the mezzanine.
The show features a variety of fiber arts mediums including quilting, felting, embroidery, cross stitch and knitting from local fiber artists.
A public artist reception will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. Also in October, in the Inner Circle, entries from the 2014 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp art contest will be on display. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext 29.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series Presents: “Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold on Thursday, Oct. 2. This lecture will provide a broad review of some of the most spectacular examples, from ants that glide through the rainforest canopy, to the intricate social behaviors that underlie the well-studied slave-making, gardening, and warring species. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. It is free for the public to attend, and refreshments will be served following the discussion. For more information, email Misty Bateman at email@example.com
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.