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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.
SHERIDAN— Carolyn Wertman is a certified clown with the CYAS Clowns of Yuma, Arizona and is looking for others to join her. She is having a meeting Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center to discuss the opportunities of becoming a clown. Clowns in Sheridan would usually perform close at schools, daycares, parades, third thursdays, nursing homes, and hospitals. The meetings will run for a month and will include how to develop your clown, face painting, balloon tying, and everything else that goes into becoming a clown. No experience is necessary. For more information call Carolyn Wertman at 752-4029.
SHERIDAN— On Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:58 a.m. the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will be hosting a remembrance ceremony for those that were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site in Shanksville, PA. We have invited all local Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and other public servants and their families to attend this ceremony. This ceremony will be held at the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department, 151 South Scott St. For more information, please contact Chad Brutlag at 674-7244.
SHERIDAN—Dr. Susan Bigelow will present four workshops for grant writers across northern Wyoming throughout September. Dr. Bigelow, Vice President of External Relations and Economic Development for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, will present Thursday at Sheridan College, from 1-5 p.m. inside the Whitney Building, room 168. The cost is $20 per session. The presentations are presented by the Big Horn Mountain Coalition and Sheridan College. To reserve a seat, contact Brittiny Morrison of the Big Horn Mountain Coalition, at (307) 684-5544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop participants will learn about developing projects, finding likely funding sources, writing proposals and preparing to win awards. Dr. Bigelow has nearly two decades of experience in grant writing. Since 2006, the NWCCD has received more than $12 million in competitive grants, under Dr. Bigelow’s leadership. For more information call Wendy Smith at (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.
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 “Them Travelin’ Birds” and youth activities. 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—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
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s library inside the Griffith Memorial Building will be rededicated with its original name, the Mary Brown Kooi Library. There will be a ceremony and ribbon cutting Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. In 1950, Kooi made a significant financial donation to the library at Northeast Wyoming Agricultural Junior College, which later became Sheridan College. At the time, Kooi said, “Mr. Kooi and I often dreamed how fine it would be to have a college in Sheridan, and I am pleased and happy that I have been able to help in getting it started with this library.” It was dedicated as the Mary Brown Kooi Library in September 1950. The first phase of the renovation of the Griffith Memorial Building, which will be complete in September, includes added academic space and easier access from the Whitney Mall. For more information call Wendy Smith at 674-6446 ext. 2801.
DAYTON— The Craft Brothers are playing a concert in the park Friday. At Scott Park in Dayton from 6-9 p.m. come enjoy music, food and drinks. BYOB or pop and water will be for sale. For more information call Erin Kilbride at 655-9419.
SHERIDAN— The All Nations Indian Relay Championships will be held all weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds starting Sept. 12. Over 30 Native American relay teams from the Arapaho, Blackfeet, Coville, Crow, Nakota, Northern Cheyenne, Omak, and Shoshone Nations plus more will be competing. On Friday and Saturday, the event begins at 6 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call Gary Fellers at 561-301-0010.
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.
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.
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—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 email@example.com or call (307) 674-6446, ext. 3404. Additional information can be found on the Miles for Smiles Dental Hygiene page on Facebook.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop for the public Saturday. At 10 a.m. Keith Kershaw will discuss how to properly plant and prepare trees for winter and other seasons. Keith will share some tricks to ensure you have success with your fall plantings. This workshop also kicks off Landon’s Annual Nursery sale where customers can enjoy 25% off of all their Nursery purchases. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
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.
SHERIDAN— The American Legion Auxiliary will resume their meetings Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the library. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
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—The Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing various periods of American history. The dresses range from gowns to simple dresses that would have been worn by female slaves. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.
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.
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.
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.
BIG HORN—The Big Horn Women’s Club is having their first fall meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Participants will be informed of the history and etiquette of tea by French pastry chef and food historian Louise Morand. Dress for a tea party, including hats. Prizes will be given for the best hats. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St.