SHERIDAN— Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association for the Spur Ranch Fest Sunday for biking, live music, beer, and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 86 Peno Rd. and is a $10 entry free for adults, and children under 10 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Wilderness Association and Red Grade Trail Project. For more information call 672-8459.
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.
SHERIDAN— The First Presbyterian Church will host a women’s retreat from August 8 through August 10. Open to all women in the community, the retreat will be held at Camp Story. Dr. Anita Schamber, Christian life coach, is the guest speaker for the retreat. Those who would like to attend should pick u pa registration form at the church and return it before August 1. Registration costs $95 and covers food, lodging and materials. For more information please call Nancy Elliot at 674-6342.
SHERIDAN— The Never Flinch annual Summer Slam will be on Saturday, August 2 at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan YMCA. The annual Summer Slam is a 3-on-3, co-ed grass volleyball tournament that will help raise funds for the Weston Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The entry fee is $100 per team, and you can register up until 7:30 a.m. on August 2. For more information, please call Liz Dearcorn at 763-2614.
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 Grizzly Bear ecology tour in the Shoshone National Forest. On Saturday, Chuck Neal, a retired U.S. Department of the Interior ecologist, will lead the group into grizzly bear country and teach the ecology and biology of the bears. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The walk will be approximately 5 miles roundtrip, and is a steep uphill climb. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN— The Elks Lodge will hold a fundraiser for Harold Johnson to help raise money for his cancer challenge. From 4-6p.m. on Saturday there will be a dinner, live music, and an auction. The cost is $10 and the lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. If you can’t make it, you can send donations to the Harold Johnson Fund, PO box 5082, Sheridan, WY 82801. For more information please call Terry Jurosek at 686-7755 or Sara Silla at 461-1442.
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 Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday, August 7. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. From 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room B, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment log onto www.bloodhero.com. For more information call Mike Frigon at 800-365-4450 ext. 3054.
SHERIDAN— The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include a watermelon eating contest, homemade pie contest, rooster crowing contest, a market basket raffle and a beer and wine garden. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or see sheridanfarmersmarket.org.
SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Barre Body with Michele. Sign-up is required and it is limited to 12. Donations will benefit The Food Group. For more information or to nominate a cause to promote contact Michele Fritz or Evelyn Ferrante at email@example.com. The studio is located in Journeys Center of Wellbeing at 37 S. Main St.
SHERIDAN— Help the Sheridan Jaycees raise funds to prevent malaria in Africa. On Thursday, August 7, there will be family fun at Kendrick Park starting at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment from the Boot Hill band, dance lessons, silent auction, food vendors, and adult beverages. This is a fundraiser for Nothing but Nets, an international organization that supplies bed nets to African families. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information call Michelle Edwards at 371-1460.
SHERIDAN— The NSI Academy presents their fall fest Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9. On Friday there will be a Pig Spit BBQ and live music by The Craft Brothers starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be a 5k Color Run that you can register online for. There will also be a lunch and a duck race. Both days will feature musical performances by the student body and inflatables for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome to establish a performing arts program at NSI Academy. The NSI Academy is located at 5 Lane Ln. For more information call 674-6878.
SHERIDAN— The North Main Association presents a Taste of Sheridan, Sunday, August 10. Come try foods from ten different vendors at Thorne-Rider park from 3-7 p.m. Ten tickets may be purchased at the entrance for $20 and there is a beer and wine garden, kids’ games, and live music performed by Canary Joe, Instagators, and Side Track. For more information or if you’d like to volunteer, call John at 763-2541.
SHERIDAN— Registration is now open for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 21 and 22, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Wyoming Mental Health offices, 1701 W. Fifth St.
The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person. This class is free, however, space is limited so please contact Sydney Rowe at 620-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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— Pedigree and GreaterGood have teamed up to give selected shelters across the nation a makeover.
The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been selected to receive renovation, and needs volunteers to help finish the project.
The renovations will begin Aug. 23 and 24 at 9 a.m.
Volunteers can sign up online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sheridandogandcatshelter.
For more information call Katie Volney at 612-333-1723.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College math department will host its annual math “Boot Camp” workshop on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This workshop will be in room 203 in the Whitney Building and is free and open to Sheridan College students.
Additionally, Sheridan College offers academic support in the Tutoring Center and Math Center.
For more information about the math workshops, contact J. Araas at 674-6446, ext. 3103, or email at email@example.com. To register for classes, call 674-6446, ext. 2000.
SHERIDAN— Blacktooth Brewing will host a non-profit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort McKenzie High School students. 50/50 tickets will be sold and Thrivent Builds will provide free hotdogs. Music by Canary Joe. For more information call Blacktooth Brewing at 675-2337.
BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.
At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014.
Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks.
The next session will be circuit by the A.J. Sare at Thorne-Rider Park.
A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.
BIG HORN— The first annual Big Horn Market will be Saturday, Aug. 30th from 9a.m.-2 p.m. Collette Eliason has been working with the Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile to participate through great food and music. Although the event is small, there is a nice variety of participants from local artists paintings, pottery, baked goods (gluten free), home goods, locally made bath and body items, face-painting, wagon rides, locally grown vegetables and kids’ activities. Big Horn Heritage Days will also bring live music to the Big Horn Smokehouse Friday and Saturday night. For more information call Collette Eliason at 752-3764.
SHERIDAN— Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop on fall planters Saturday, Aug. 30.
At 10 a.m. Jessica Bohnsack will guide participants through switching out their old summer pots, and replanting them with fall plants.
Attendees are asked to bring in their summer planters, dispose of them in Landon’s green waste container, and then have the opportunity to purchase new soil and fall plants.
There will be a fee for soil and plants used.
Because space is limited, Landon’s requests a pre-registration by calling 672-8340. You can also stop by Landon’s Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will be offering a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8.
Participants will get the chance to choose one free class during the week, receive discount prices for fall sessions, enter daily drawing for chamber bucks, and donate and vote for a local non-profit of your choice.
There is a class schedule on their website at www.balancedlivingconsultants.com and the studio is located on the op floor of the old Taylor Elementary School, 1030 N. Main St.
For more information call Teddy Araas at 763-0017.
SHERIDAN— Powder Horn Kadies Golf Association and Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation are teaming up for two fundraisers next week. The events benefit medical advancements for Sheridan Hospital, or M.A.S.H. On Friday at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds, there will be live music by Sidetrack, a buffet dinner from Big Horn Mountain Caterers, plus auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and you can get them by calling 673-2417. On Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Powder Horn golf course, there will be an 18-hole women’s scramble. No handicap required and tee time is 8 a.m. For more infor go to www.sheridanhospital.org or call 673-2417.
SHERIDAN— More than 200 people from throughout Sheridan and Buffalo are expected to participate in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 6. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and AFSP Wyoming by helping to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025. The Sheridan County Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 360 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held this fall nationwide. The walks are expected to unite more than 100,000 walkers nationally and raise more than $12 million for suicide prevention efforts. The Sheridan County community walk will begin at Grinnell Plaza from 9-10 a.m. for registration and end at approximately noon. The Sheridan walk will have speaker, Shaun Damico, who will also be performing. There will be art projects including chalk art and memory rocks, a memory board for those who would like to share pictures of their loved ones, breakfast and coffee for volunteers prior to the walk and lunch for participants following the walk. For those interested in participating, or already registered, who may not be able to physically endure the walk route, there will be the opportunity to travel the last leg of the walk back into the square as the group returns. A private tent will also be available for those who feel as though they need mental health assistance and referral information. For more information call Sydney Rowe at 307-620-9995.