Calendar

Aug
20
Wed
Neuroscience Educator lecture @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Aug
23
Sat
Big Sky Dowser’s Convention @ Moose Lodge
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter renovations @ Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN— Pedigree and GreaterGood have teamed up to give selected shelters across the nation a makeover.

The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been selected to receive renovation, and needs volunteers to help finish the project.

The renovations will begin Aug. 23 and 24 at 9 a.m.

Volunteers can sign up online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sheridandogandcatshelter.

For more information call Katie Volney at 612-333-1723.

Aug
26
Tue
Blacktooth Brewing non-profit night @ Blacktooth Brewing
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN— Blacktooth Brewing will host a non-profit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort McKenzie High School students. 50/50 tickets will be sold and Thrivent Builds will provide free hotdogs. Music by Canary Joe. For more information call Blacktooth Brewing at 675-2337.

Sep
5
Fri
MASH fundraiser
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm

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.

Sep
6
Sat
Out of the Darkness Walk @ Grinnell Street Plaza
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Sep
12
Fri
A Place of Wholeness Retreat @ HF Bar Ranch
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – Sep 14 @ 11:45 pm

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

Sep
13
Sat
Paws Pasture Classic golf tournament @ Megan's Hay Field
Sep 13 all-day

SHERIDAN— The First Annual Paws Pasture Classic golf tournament will be Saturday, Sept. 13. All proceeds benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter and costs $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Registration is at 11 a.m. and tee off is at noon at Megan’s Hay Field. Head west on Fifth Street past the hospital, the road turns into Soldier Creek Road. Follow the signs, it will be approximately three miles after the pavement ends. Sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips and a drink are included. There will be teams of four, 50/50 raffle and hole games and prizes. Bring your own golf club, golf balls, chairs, and beer. They will have some clubs available to use. For more information or to RSVP call the shelter at 674-7694.

‘Paws for a Cause’ walk/run @ Powder Horn Golf Community
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am

SHERIDAN— The Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting ‘Paws for a Cause’ on Saturday. This is a fun run or walk to benefit animals in need out at the Powder Horn Golf Community. At 8:30 a.m. there will be a 5k and 10k run, or a 1k and 3k walk. It is $30 per person, and you can register at sheridancatrescue.org. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and no in-heat female dogs. For more information, call the Second Chance Cat Rescue at 461-9555.

Miles for Smiles 5k @ Whitney Academic Center
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program will hold “Miles for Smiles,” a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m.

Participants will start in front of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College and use Sheridan Pathways. There is a one-mile option for walkers.

Runners will start first, followed by walkers and strollers.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to be active, get involved with Sheridan College and support a great cause,” said Tobin Korsch, Sheridan College Dental Hygiene faculty.

Registration is $35. Proceeds will provide electric toothbrushes for Eagle Ridge Rehabilitative Services, RENEW and Easter Seals communities. Remaining funds will go toward the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Patient Scholarship, which provides funding for qualified applicants to receive restorative dental treatment.

Same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13, at Sheridan College. For more information, contact Tobin Korsch at tkorsch@sheridan.edu or call (307) 674-6446, ext. 3404. Additional information can be found on the Miles for Smiles Dental Hygiene page on Facebook.

Sep
14
Sun
Mountain lecture celbrating 50 years of wilderness @ Spear-o-Wigwam
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Sep
18
Thu
“Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – Sep 20 @ 11:45 pm

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.

National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins presentation @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm

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.

Sep
19
Fri
18-hole Scramble Fundraiser @ Powder Horn Golf Community
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Homebuilders Association is holding a golf fundraiser Friday. At 1 p.m. out at the Powder Horn, there will be an 18-hole scramble, hole prizes and drawings. The cost is $100 per person and $5 a mulligan. For more information call Kathy Sampson at 672-5732.

Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Joey’s Fall Fly II is having a fundraiser Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20. On Friday, come meet the teams and listen to The Craft Brothers at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live music and hors d’oeuvres as well as live and silent auctions. After the teams have paired and drawn their fishing locations on Friday night, they will be on the water Saturday at 9 a.m. Teams consist of an angler and a student. Each area fished will be monitored by a controller. For tickets or more information call 763-0897.

Sep
20
Sat
Wolf Creek Wrangle on Saturday @ Eaton's Ranch
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am

SHERIDAN— Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding the ‘Wolf Creek Wrangle’ Saturday, a fundraising marathon. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. out at Eaton’s Ranch. The half-marathon is $50 to register, the 10k is $45, the 5k is $40 and kids run and hike for free. You can pre-register online at www.active.com No dogs or strollers. The ranch is located at 270 Eaton Ranch Rd. in Wolf. For more information call 672-3848.

Sep
23
Tue
Blacktooth Brewing non-profit Tuesday @ Blacktooth Brewing
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN— Blacktooth Brewing will host a non-profit event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Wild West Wreckers. The Wild West Wreckers are Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team. There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, door prizes, and food vendors. Music by Terry Waugh and The Wild Night Outlaw Band. For more information call Blacktooth Brewing at 675-2337.

“Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

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 mbateman@sheridan.edu

Sep
24
Wed
“Your Government-Your Legislators” lecture series @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will present “Your Government – Your Legislators,” a series of three seminars instructed by State Representatives John Patton, Rosie Berger and Michael Madden.

“American Institution of the State Legislature” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and will outline the importance of political institutions, specifically examining the responsibilities of the State Legislature and how elected officials participate.

“The Legislative Process and Our Elected Officials” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.

“Your Voice Heard” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Participants will learn a bill’s route through the legislative process and how to voice their opinions.

Each session is two hours, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. The cost is $20 per session. To register, call 674-6446, ext. 2200.

Science Museum Fall Lecture Series @ Mohns Center/Sheridan College
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum kicks off their Fall 2014 lecture series on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The first lecture will be “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” by Carrie Rogaczewski at 7 p.m. Carrie Rogaczewski has been with the Sheridan County Conservation District for just over 16 years. In that time, she has provided oversight and assistance for water quality monitoring, planning, and improvement programs. She is responsible for securing and administering the grant funding needed to implement the local program. The lecture will be held in the Mohns Center at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu.

Sep
26
Fri
FAB Conference Friday and Saturday @ Sheridan College
Sep 26 @ 4:50 pm – Sep 27 @ 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The FAB (for, about, by) women’s conference is Friday and Saturday. Friday is the Woman of the Year banquet with last year’s winner, Erin Kilbride as the keynote speaker. Saturday is the conference, with keynote speaker Stephanie Armstrong. The banquet is $50 per ticket, the conference is $50, and for both nights, tickets are $75. You can get tickets by going to www.thesheridanpress.com/FAB or by calling The Sheridan Press at 672-2431. Child care will be available Saturday for $30.

Sep
27
Sat
DEA drug “take back” day @ Across the state
Sep 27 all-day

WYOMING—A drug “DEA Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, and the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as medications for pain, sleep, anxiety or ADHD. Donated medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who don’t have the prescription coverage they may need. For more information or to find a local donation site or disposal option, visit wyomedicationdonation.org online or call 1-855-257-5041

‘Orphan Trains’ presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Oct
2
Thu
Shopapalooza to benefit Advocacy and Resource center @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Advocacy and resource center is holding a benefit Shopapalooza Thursday, Oct. 2. From 5:30-8 p.m. there will be an opportunity to bid on new and used handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The event is located at the Best Western Sheridan Center and tickets are $15. You can pick up tickets at the Advocacy and Resource Center or at the door.

“Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series Presents: “Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold on Thursday, Oct. 2. This lecture will provide a broad review of some of the most spectacular examples, from ants that glide through the rainforest canopy, to the intricate social behaviors that underlie the well-studied slave-making, gardening, and warring species. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. It is free for the public to attend, and refreshments will be served following the discussion. For more information, email Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu