Calendar

Mar
13
Fri
Fort Mackenzie comedy productions @ Fort Mackenzie High School
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Fort Mackenzie High School drama department will present two short comedies March 13 at 7 p.m. each night.

The plays, “Hard Candy” and “Drugs Are Bad,” will be performed at the Fort Mackenzie High School, currently located in the old Highland Park School.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be reserved by calling 673-8730 and will also be sold at the door.

Josh Hanson will direct the plays by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Brand.

Coffee and baked goods will be available during intermission for a donation that will support the FMHS drama program.

For additional information, contact FMHS at 673-8730.

FMHS is currently located at 1301 Avon St.

‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
14
Sat
Live from The Met: ‘La Donna Del Lago’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Donna Del Lago’” on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public.

The program allows audiences to experience the production at the same time as the audience in New York.

“La Donna Del Lago” is set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. Joyce DiDonato is the “Lady of the Lake” of the title, and Juan Diego Florez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students.

Tickets may be purchased on the phone at 672-9084 or in person at the box office, which is located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084.

‘Mary Poppins’ production @ Sheridan High School
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” March 14 and 15.

The performance on March 14 will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
15
Sun
‘Mary Poppins’ production @ Sheridan High School
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” on Sunday.

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long 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
20
Fri
Easter Seals Players: ‘Even Super Heroes Need a Day Off’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater.

Admission to the shows are by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs.

Organizers said the play will be a lot of fun and include a lot of adlibbing.

For additional information, contact Brandy Nielsen or Stacy Vernon at 672-2816.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Easter Seals Players: ‘Even Super Heroes Need a Day Off’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater.

Admission to the shows are by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs.

Organizers said the play will be a lot of fun and include a lot of adlibbing.

For additional information, contact Brandy Nielsen or Stacy Vernon at 672-2816.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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
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.

Apr
30
Thu
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

The evening of one-acts will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May-1-2. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
1
Fri
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

The evening of one-acts will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May-1-2. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
2
Sat
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

The evening of one-acts will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May-1-2. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
3
Sun
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
May 3 @ 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

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.

Jul
12
Sun
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 12 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

Jul
13
Mon
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

Jul
14
Tue
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 14 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

“Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, 1890-1920” Presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Authors Karen Ballek and Leon Washut will give presentations about their newly published book, “We Are One Family (Jestesmy Jednq Rodzinq) — Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, Wyoming 1890–1920” at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday.

A presentation will take place from 1-2 p.m. and again in the evening from 7-8 p.m.

Ballek and Washut are the grandchildren of ethnic Poles who settled in the northern Wyoming coal mining camps. Their initial search for family history expanded into a broader study that brought to light important information about immigrant Poles and an interesting pattern of Polish immigration that changed the face of Sheridan County.

Their book highlights stories of ethnic Poles who immigrated between 1890 and 1920.

Many were Polish Górale (highlanders) who came from villages that dotted the mountains and foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Although they adapted to a new life, deeply held beliefs and traditions from their rural Polish culture became firmly rooted in Sheridan County.

The authors spent eight years researching information for the book and also traveled to the historic city of Kraków, villages along the Carpathian Mountain Range and other regions in Poland to conduct interviews and gather information.

During the two sessions, the authors will provide a 30-minute presentation that includes highlights of their research and a brief discussion of the segments of their book. An opportunity for questions will follow the presentation and the authors will be available for book signing for those interested.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Longmire Country evening @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special evening with the author and two key cast members of the “Longmire” mystery novel and TV series.

Author Craig Johnson and TV cast members Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (who plays “the Ferg”) will be present to show actual episodes from the TV series and share behind-the-scenes comments about the filming.

All three will be available for autographs after the program along with light appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at the Historic Sheridan Inn lobby desk. For more information, call 674-2178 or 763-8973.

“Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, 1890-1920” Presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Authors Karen Ballek and Leon Washut will give presentations about their newly published book, “We Are One Family (Jestesmy Jednq Rodzinq) — Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, Wyoming 1890–1920” at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday.

A presentation will take place from 1-2 p.m. and again in the evening from 7-8 p.m.

Ballek and Washut are the grandchildren of ethnic Poles who settled in the northern Wyoming coal mining camps. Their initial search for family history expanded into a broader study that brought to light important information about immigrant Poles and an interesting pattern of Polish immigration that changed the face of Sheridan County.

Their book highlights stories of ethnic Poles who immigrated between 1890 and 1920.

Many were Polish Górale (highlanders) who came from villages that dotted the mountains and foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Although they adapted to a new life, deeply held beliefs and traditions from their rural Polish culture became firmly rooted in Sheridan County.

The authors spent eight years researching information for the book and also traveled to the historic city of Kraków, villages along the Carpathian Mountain Range and other regions in Poland to conduct interviews and gather information.

During the two sessions, the authors will provide a 30-minute presentation that includes highlights of their research and a brief discussion of the segments of their book. An opportunity for questions will follow the presentation and the authors will be available for book signing for those interested.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

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