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 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—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 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 email@example.com or Mackenzie Ivie 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.
SHERIDAN—The Sagebrush Community Art Center is having kids’ Halloween costume classes Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11.
On Oct. 4, the kids will be making masks and on Oct. 11 they will be designing their own costumes. There is a $6 registration for each class.
You can make reservations by calling 674-1970 or enroll on the same day of the class. For more information, call Sagebrush Community Art Center at 674-1970.
SHERIDAN—KLIFE is holding a youth rally on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High featuring Bethany Hamilton. Bethany Hamilton is a pro-surfer who’s life story was featured in the movie ‘Soul Surfer’ and she is currently appearing on ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘Dolphin Tale 2’. This event is open to the public and tickets are $5 per person and are for sale at Roosters. For more information please call Amy Rabon at 461-0874.
SHERIDAN— ‘Science Saturday’ continues next Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. until Noon. The subject will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.
SHERIDAN— A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt. This is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimate of 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at 672-6964.
SHERIDAN—Election day is Nov. 4 and there will be another candidate forum next Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their views with the public. Candidates for local positions will speak on Tuesday and state and federal candidates will speak on Wednesday. Both forums are in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. at 7 p.m.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar. The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Fizzy Lifting Fridays.
On Wednesday, the library is having a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. with popcorn.
On Oct. 22, the library will host a book discussion in the Inner Circle at 6:30 p.m. Children’s librarian Michelle Havenga will discuss “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and its impact on generations of children.
A second movie night with popcorn is scheduled for Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The Story, Tongue River and Clearmont branches will also participate in Wonka-related events throughout the month. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585, ext. 29.
DAYTON—Meet and greet Dayton’s local candidates for Mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Ask questions so that you can make an informed vote on Nov. 4. The event is being held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the Community Center at (307) 655-9419.
SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” next Saturday from 9-11 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 — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.
STORY— Story is having their second annual chili cook-off Thursday as part of their Fall Festival at the Story School. Contestants are needed and entry forms are available at the Story school, Story store and the Story library. For more registration information call Stevie Phillips at 752-6140. The Fall Festival is from 5-7 p.m. and features the chili cook-off, family photos, cake walk and tons of activities and games.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has scheduled the 14th annual Pet-O-Ween Contest for Saturday at Kendrick Park.
Registration for the two-part event begins at 10 a.m. A pet-owner walk/run will start at 11 a.m. and cost to participate in the race is $5 per person. The first 50 entries will receive a free pet first-aid kit.
The costume contest will begin at noon and entry fees for that competition are also $5 per pet. Categories for the contest include best pet-owner costume, best dog costume, best cat costume and most unique costume.
A bucket raffle will also be featured.
Proceeds for the event will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter.
The event will also feature lunch by Killy’s Smokehouse Deli and soda will be provided by Coca Cola of Sheridan.
For more information, contact the shelter at 674-7694.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Children age 10 and younger are welcome to attend free of charge. The event will feature games, prizes and a costume contest.
The Big Horn Mountain Eagles is located at 1760 Commercial Ave.
For more information contact the Eagles office at 674-9010.