SHERIDAN— Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for Kindergarten screening. All Kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 no later than August 8. You can register your child for Kindergarten is Sheridan School District 2 at the screening. Parents and guardians need to bring a birth certificate and immunization records to the registration. Children must be five-years-old on or before September 15, 2014 to be eligible for Kindergarten this fall. For more information call Scott Stults at 647-7405, extension 5108.
SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space is limited to 24 children so pre-registration is requested. Subsequent activities will be on Aug. 19. For more information or to register call 675-1150. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
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 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— Easter Seals, RENEW, and Eagle Ridge present “Superheroes in the Park” Friday at Kendrick Park. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. attendees are encouraged to come in a superhero costume, either a known superhero, or one of their own design, and enjoy games and a free lunch. There will also be inflatable slides, a superhero parade, and a photo booth. All programs provide for individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injuries. For more information call Wendy Bruso at 672-2816.
SHERIDAN— Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park next Friday, August 15, at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.
SHERIDAN — The next and final offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space is limited to 24 children so pre-registration is requested. For more information or to register call 675-1150. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
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.
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.
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— 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— All five-year-olds in the community are invited to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual 5-Year-Old Birthday Party on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the hospital. The birthday party will be held on the back cafeteria patio area at the hospital from 10-11 a.m. All children born in 2009 are invited to attend with their parents. Other siblings are also welcome to join in the fun. Parents may park in employee parking in back of the hospital building. All five-year olds will be given prizes and a special grand prize will be awarded at 10:45 a.m. The Shriner clowns will be on hand with their fire engine to give rides. There will also be face painting and balloons. Children can enjoy popcorn, cookies and other treats. Invitations to the party are being distributed around town and sent home with area Kindergartners. The Hospital Auxiliary has sponsored this event since 1959. The party was first held that year to celebrate the 5th birthday of all babies born during the new hospital building’s first year: 1954. For more information call Cecile Pattinson, 672-1017.
SHERIDAN—The annual “Science Saturday” is kicking off Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m. the public is invited to go to the Sheridan College Dinosaur Quarry. Attendees will meet at the Museum of Discovery at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. Transportation will not be provided, however, there will be an organizing of carpools that morning. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.
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 Koltiska pumpkin patch will be open for the season on Wednesday. This year is their tenth anniversary, and each purchaser will get a raffle ticket and they will draw for ten prizes. Cost is $6 to pick a pumpkin, and cost includes a wagon ride and refreshments. No dogs, please. Their hours will be Wednesday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon until 6 p.m. and they will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The last day they’ll be open will be Oct. 12. The patch is located at 120 Cat Creek Rd. For more information call 307-737-2272.
SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.
This event is free and open to the public.
The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.
SHERIDAN—The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is seeking members and volunteers. They will be at the Walmart Subway on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. If you sign up for the Girls Scouts, you will receive a free six inch sub sandwich, and bring a sock for a fun craft. For more information contact Jean Harn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mackenzie Ivie at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERIDAN — The next and final 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 an acoustic set by Bill Heide. 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 visit sheridanfarmersmarket.org online.
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.