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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.
STORY— The Story Women’s Club is hosting a sock hop Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. You must wear socks, and hopefully dress in 50’s clothing. They will also serve cookies and punch. Free and open to the public, the sock hop will be held at the Story Women’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road in Story. For more information please call Ginny Petersen at 683-3310.
SHERIDAN— There will be a community dance Friday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Underneath the grandstands, dance to music by Justin Beasley at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria Street.
SHERIDAN— Local musician and music therapist Michele Foster will present a free class on basic guitar skills. Folster will be at the Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. This class is meant for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it to the class. Folster will have two available for use. For more information, please call the Sheridan County Fulmer Library at 674-8585 ext. 29.
HERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, directed by Don Cherni and Areil Downing. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available. For more information on the concert call David Kuzara at 751-7960.
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— 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 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 — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, the concert will be directed by Diane Knutson. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available. For more information on the concert call David Kuzara at 751-7960.
SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., Sunday at 1 p.m. The Wyo Drifters will be playing polka, waltzs, two steps, and round dances. Free and open to the public. For questions call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN — The next and final Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Zac Hacker Band from Nashville. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available. For more information on the concert call David Kuzara at 751-7960.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival.
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.
Rockin Jake will perform from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on the Main Stage and Canary Joe will perform at the same time on Loucks and Main Street.
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 www.downtownsheridan.org.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Drifters will be playing Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Come dance to their music for free from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
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— 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—Sheridan Fulmer Library will host the Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short on Thursday in the Inner Circle from 7-8 p.m. The concert, “Around the World in 30 Instruments” features traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, tinwhistles, recorders, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, north Indian sitar, Andean charango, medieval psaltery, banjo, bodhran, guitar, percussion and even a Krumhorn. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the host for “Sludge Trudge”, a 5k muddy obstacle run on Saturday. Competitive waves start at 9 a.m. with non-competitive waves from 10a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The kids race is at 1:30 p.m. with a harvest festival dinner at 7 p.m. If you plan to stay all day, bring lawn chairs, clean clothes, shoes and a towel. Outdoor showers will be provided. There will be food vendors, live music, a beer garden, and muddy exhibits. You can register at www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=1862.
SHERIDAN— The third annual “Suds n’ Spurs” Brewfest will be Saturday, Sept. 6 from 3-8 p.m. at the Whitney Plaza.
Advanced tickets are now on sale for $30 until the evening of Sept. 5. Tickets will be $35 on the day of the event. You event ticket gets you a wristband, an event cup, and unlimited beer sampling.
If you are under 21 years old or will not be drinking, you do not need to buy an event ticket.
There will be live music from The Dirty Shame, and food vendors. Tickets can be found at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Blacktooth Brewing, or by calling 672-2485.
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
DAYTON— The Craft Brothers are playing a concert in the park Friday. At Scott Park in Dayton from 6-9 p.m. come enjoy music, food and drinks. BYOB or pop and water will be for sale. For more information call Erin Kilbride at 655-9419.
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 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.