Calendar

Mar
13
Fri
Home and Garden Show @ The Holiday Inn
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association annual Home and Garden Show will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The show will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The show will include a little something for everyone with more than 60 exhibitors and vendors expected.

The free event will also include special activities and drawings.

For additional information, contact Kathy Sampson at 672-5732 or info@bhhba.org.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Mar
16
Mon
Hydropower presentation @ Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building, room 132
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday.

A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

A luncheon roundtable will be held at Pistol Pete’s Café in Buffalo on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The restaurant is located at 800 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact Scott Hininger at 674-2980 or Blaine Horn at 684-7522, or see renewables.uwyo.edu.

Mar
17
Tue
‘After Hours’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss.

The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Ghosts and Dreams of Family Memories.” The series will be moderated by Norleen Healy.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion Series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins. She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband Samuel Yorks. She finished college and became a social worker in Portland. When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

The books are available for checkout at the front desk of each library. Patrons are welcome to attend one or more of the discussions at any of the libraries.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library

March 17: “Ordinary Wolves” at 6:30 p.m.

April 21: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” at 6:30 p.m.

May 19: “The Light Between Oceans” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Story Branch Library

April 6: “Glass Castle” at 6:30 p.m.

May 4: “All Over But the Shoutin’” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tongue River Branch Library

April 14: “This Boy’s Life” at 4:30 p.m.

Mar
18
Wed
‘Brown Bag’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 18 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesdays from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Mar
21
Sat
Behind the scenes, Tidbit Saturday @ Sheridan County Museum
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period.

A Tidbit Saturday program will also be held at 10 a.m. for younger visitors.

The events are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested for those planning to participate in the Tidbit program.

For additional information, or to make a reservation, call 675-1150.

The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

World Down Syndrome Day meet and greet @ Sheridan County YMCA
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion.

The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome.

From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Syndrome.

For additional information, contact Jessica Layher at 751-1199.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Mar
23
Mon
Open house on 2015 hunting seasons @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional office
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming.

There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region March 23-26. During the open houses, WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. This is an opportunity for sportsmen to share information, observations or ideas they think would be valuable in developing 2015 hunting season proposals.

The three open houses will be held at the following locations:

  • 4-7 p.m. March 23, WGFD Regional Office, 700 Valley View Drive, Sheridan
  • 4-7 p.m. March 24, Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo
  • 4-7 p.m., March 24, Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette

The final public information gathering meeting will be held on March 26 in Sheridan at the WGFD’s office, beginning at 7 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted at the meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 31.

Mar
28
Sat
Wyoming Women’s Business Networking expo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.

Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.

The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.

Health Insurance Navigators @ Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Building, room 10
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on March 28 at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.

This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

The special enrollment period began March 15 and ends at 9:59 p.m. on April 30. If a consumer enrolls in coverage before the 15th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the following month.

This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health coverage on their tax returns. Individuals who could not afford coverage or met other conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption for 2014. To help consumers who did not have insurance last year determine if they qualify for an exemption, CMS also launched a health coverage tax exemption tool today on HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov.

The navigators will be available to assist those having questions or wanting to enroll. People can walk-in or set up an appointment by calling 211.

For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, see healthcare.gov/marketplace.

Instrument petting zoo @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m.

Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible.

Some instruments can be delicate, expensive and complicated to use, which is intimidating to many would-be child and adult musicians. This event will allow participants to get up close with a variety of instruments to see, hear and touch them and learn how they work.

The program will be led by certified music therapist Michele Folster and musician Dr. Scott Flagg, who will bring several of their personal instruments to the event.

“We’ll be bringing and talking about some familiar instruments and some that you may have heard about but have never actually heard or seen like didgeridoos and Native American flutes,” Folster said. “It will be a fun time with fun instruments for all ages! Come make some noise with us!”

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Apr
2
Thu
Open house for new Forest Service District Ranger @ Tongue Ranger District office
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house April 2 from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth.

The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan.

Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Ranger from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands in Salida, Colorado. She began her work in Sheridan earlier this year.

The open house affords an opportunity for the public to meet Ormseth and district employees one-on-one and learn what the district has planned for the upcoming summer season.

For more information about this event, call 674-2600.

Apr
8
Wed
Casual Conversations in History @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.”

The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. April 8 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event.

“Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum and the Sheridan Senior Center. Discussions are free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Apr
9
Thu
Citizen input on land use plans @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you curious about where and how Sheridan might grow in the future?  Do you have an opinion about what kind of land use you’d like to see surrounding city limits?  Do you want to see pathways extended from the city limits into the county?

Make your opinions heard at an open house next week regarding the future development of Sheridan and the land surrounding Sheridan.

The open house, open to all members of the public, will be held from 4-6 p.m. April 9 at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, located at 171 N. Main St.

The city of Sheridan, Sheridan County and planning consultants are updating the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan, and the city is also completing its new Land Use Plan. The open house is a public outreach effort to obtain citizen input about the direction and design of future land use.

A map of the proposed future land uses in Sheridan will also be available for public review and comments.

For more information, call city Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs at 675-4225 or County Planner Mark Reid at 675-2420.

Apr
27
Mon
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Apr
28
Tue
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Historica Sheridan Inn
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

May
1
Fri
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

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

May
2
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

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

May
3
Sun
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

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

May
18
Mon
UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

For more information call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

May
31
Sun
Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

For more information call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

Homecoming Sunday @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on May 31 called Homecoming Sunday.

Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration.

Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker. Cathy Storm will be the guest organist.

Coffee and fellowship time will be held from 10:30-11 a.m., the worship service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and a potluck lunch will be served following the service.

Meat will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert.

RSVP for the event by calling the church office between 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 672-2668.

Jul
8
Wed
Wyoming Wednesday
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July.

Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90.

Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events.

The events are free and open to all.

The next event will feature Bill Mentock, an accomplished historian of mining communities such as Monarch, Kleeburn and Dietz, will bring his expertise about these colorful enterprises that thrived in the early 1900s.

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