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— 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.
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.
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—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—Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day, Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Led by English faculty member David Golden, Sheridan College will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining Amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The event is open to the public. For more information call Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.
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.
UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.
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—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—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.
UCROSS—The artwork of Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler will be on display this fall at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane, near Clearmont. Call (307) 737-2291 for more information.
SHERIDAN—Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, October 7, from 5:30 -7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of 5th and Broadway.
This month’s presenters include a photographer, a creative non-fiction writer, a mixed media/collage artist, a sculptor, an encaustic artist and an essayist. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency. Presenters include: Shigeki Yoshida, a photographer; Charlotte Austin, a creative nonfiction writer; Naomi Reis, a mixed media/collage artist; Emily Dunlap, a sculptor; Jane Guthridge, an encaustic artist; and Renee Restivo, an essayist.
There is no admission charge for “Jentel Presents” and refreshments are available. For more information please visit www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at (307)737-2311.
SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Ceramics Invitational,” an exhibition featuring works in clay by well-known ceramicists and college art instructors from around the state. The opening reception is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The Sagebrush Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.
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.
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.
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.
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.