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SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College Art Department will open its inaugural Spear-O-Wigwam artist residency and art student intensive program Sunday.
The residency will run through Sept. 7 and will feature University of Akron professor Charles Beneke as the first resident artist. Beneke was invited by the Sheridan College Art Department faculty.
This year Sheridan College art students will be creating and binding sketchbooks to complete a project on space, place and travel, said Jason Lanka, a Sheridan College art faculty member.
“It will be an amazing experience for our students and faculty,” Lanka said. This new program has been supported by the Sheridan College Foundation, Sheridan College and the staff off the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus, Lanka said.
SHERIDAN— The People Assistance Food Bank are celebrating their 10th birthday on Monday. Join them at Albertson’s on Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cake, prizes, and giveaways. Albertson’s is located at 1865 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Dan Lick at 672-7950.
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—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— Akcita Win, a community-minded women’s club in Sheridan, is kicking off a new season and would like anyone interested in being a member to join them.
They will be gathering at the Holiday Inn Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. for dinner.
The group meets monthly and strives to do community service type projects. For more information call Jeri Randel at 307-752-4553.
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 — 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 biggest zucchini contest, ugliest tomato contest, and an Eric Richard Stone acoustic performance.
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 — The Sheridan and Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet 6 p.m. Thursday. This is a free program and will be held in the Le Gourmet Room at the Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu, but is not required. Following dinner, Sheridan resident Scott Burgan will speak about the survey conducted this summer on the tipi rings near buffalo jump at Piney Creek, which was excavated by Dr. George Frison in 1965. Reservations are not necessary and the Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
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— Wyoming Historical Author Karen Schutte will have a book signing at the Sheridan Stationery Book Store on Friday from 3-5 p.m. Schutte is releasing her third book, “Flesh on the Bone”, this fall and it is now available. For more information call Sheridan Stationery at 674-8080 or visit them at 206 N. Main St.
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 Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest on Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. Watch competing teams in action, vote for the People’s Choice Award and dance to live music by “Little Goose.” On Saturday morning, from 8-10 a.m. you can watch the contestants turn in their entries to the judges. For more information call Tye Bach at 751-1600.
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— 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— 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.
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 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—Powder River welcomes the community to attend the ninth annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The farmers market will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a home-grown dinner at 5 p.m. which includes a hog roast, beef, lamb, vegetables, salad dishes and other local cuisine. Dinner costs $15 for adults and $10 for students. The Harvest Celebration festivities emphasize healthy foods that are raised from our local agricultural producers and the potential for greater food independence and economic benefit from this expanding agricultural sector. The dinner will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please get there early and enjoy good food, friends and fun events. For more information, contact Powder River at 307-672-5809.
BIG HORN—The Big Horn Mountain Eagles Aerie 4169 is having a Grandparent’s breakfast Sunday from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $7 a plate and grandparents are two for the price of one. The public is welcome and it is located at 1760 Commercial Ave. There will also be a bake sale. For more information call JoAnn Kiser at 674-8279.
STORY— The Story Historical Society Program will be at the Story Women’s Club on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Jerry Johns is the speaker and will talk about old Story businesses such as the mink and fox farms. Cookies and coffee will be served. Story Women’s Club is located at 28 N. Piney Rd.
SHERIDAN—Bailey Cunningham, a 12-year-old student at Big Horn Middle School has been nominated to compete in the “Oh, Say Can You Sing? Wrangler NFR National Anthem Contest” in the youth category. Winners will be invited to sing at the Wrangler National Final Rodeo in December. Winners will be selected by popular vote. Cunningham has been invited to sing the national anthem at WJRA rodeos around the state, high school rodeos, and the Sheridan County rodeo. She has also performed the anthem at the 4H/FFA Livestock Sale and the National All Amateurs Team Roping in Rapid City, South Dakota. She also sang at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo this past July. The winner of the contest, which ends on Sept. 14, will be decided by popular vote via the internet. To vote, you must be a Facebook member and go to the website woobox.com/ugbwrh, select Bailey’s video and vote. For more information call Linda St. Clair at 752-6662.
SHERIDAN—The next e2e Wyoming Presentation will be on Tuesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The presentation will be the Taco John’s story by Barry Sims, retired CEO of Taco John’s. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. he will talk about the growth of Taco John’s from a small family firm to a large organization. The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St. You can RSVP by going onto the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce website, finding the event, and clicking ‘register here’.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan Tuesday, Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical education, and career and vocational education. The public hearing will be in room 164, Griffith Memorial Building at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. from 6-8 p.m.
SHERIDAN — Cindy Baker will host a balance and movement gentle yoga class Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m.
The class is designed to increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe.
Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For more information contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240 or Cindy Baker at 673-2886.
SHERIDAN— Sheridan College will hold an open house on Wednesday inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the public is encouraged to tour the new Campus Center. There will be free food samples from 2-4 p.m. Highlights of the Campus Center include a student lounge with flexible seating, bleacher-style seating, an activities room, Veterans lounge and a dining commons with a variety of food options, served food-court style. The Campus Center is also home to housing and Student Life, Campus Police, Campus mailroom and Student Government. For more information call Wendy Smith at 674-6446 ext. 2801.