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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
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— Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be holding free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will be about anxiety and is on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The Cemetery Tours will be held on Sunday, at 4 p.m. and then again on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Tour admission is $5 per person and due to content, and the tours are limited to ages 13 and above. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Purchase tickers at the Sheridan County Museum. For more information call John Woodward at 307-675-1150.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold three community music courses this fall taught by local musician Lynn Young. Young will offer “Let’s pick – playing handmade music with friends,” on Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $35. Participants are encouraged to bring a fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass or mandolin, or just come sing and have fun.
“Roots of country music – A listening history” is a two-evening course, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. both nights. The cost is $35. Participants will learn about the origins of country music and listen to vintage recordings and live performances of local musicians.
Young’s final course, “All about stringed instruments,” will be held Nov. 12, from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $20. Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments to learn about maintenance and value, as well as how to change strings and tune instruments.
Participants who register for all three will receive a $10 discount. The courses will be offered at the Sheridan College in Johnson County campus in Buffalo.
Also, singer/songwriter David Stewart will offer “The art of song writing,” on Tuesday in Buffalo from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. Participants will learn about publishing and crafting a song, as well as collaborative songwriting efforts. To register or learn more about the community education program, call 674-6446, ext. 6000.
SHERIDAN— The Science Museum continues their Fall 2014 lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The lecture will be “A Biological Arms Race” by Holly Martin at 7 p.m. Martin is on the Biology Faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Mohns Center at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at email@example.com.
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—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.
The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.
SHERIDAN — The next event in the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery’s science lecture series will focus on beekeeping.
Tongue River Honey beekeeper Clifford Reed will present “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
Beekeepers today find themselves in a fight for survival, with both the use of chemical pesticides and the parasitic ‘Varroa’ mite having strong negative effects on honey bees. Reed will discuss these challenges while highlighting how the food supply depends on the success of beekeepers in a harsh environment.
Tongue River Honey was established in 1918 in Ranchester by a railroad worker who turned to beekeeping, Earl C. Reed. It has since been passed down three generations. Clifford Reed, who grew up working honey bees with his family, and his wife took over operations in 1984 and are the current owner/operators. They are members of the Sioux Bee Honey Association, the world’s largest honey co-op, and Clifford has served as past president of the Wyoming Beekeepers Association.
The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum in the Mohns Science Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
For more information, contact Dr. Scott Newbold at 674-6446 ext. 3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.
The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.
The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.
The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit through Nov. 30.
The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room.
On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Michael Dykhorst, an assistant researcher in The Wyoming Room, will give a presentation about Sheridan County men and women who participated in the war. The presentation will include many photos of Sheridan events during the war and local historian Bob Wilson will present WWI military uniforms and weapons of the time.
The Inner Circle exhibit will include photos and information about Sheridan enlisted men and women who served as nurses, pencil sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom — who was a soldier during the war — and photos of bond drives held in Sheridan. Display cases in The Wyoming Room will feature WWI uniforms and other memorabilia.
The Children’s Library will also have a WWI display and various age-appropriate activities during the month.
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, call the library at 674-8585.
SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co- director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.”
The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group is develop- ing using free, publicly available data and user- friendly open source software.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact 674-6446 ext. 3500.
The Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium.
Jenkins, from National Geographic writer and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.”
Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, on the edge of the Truong Son Mountains, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, most of these caves remain unexplored. In the past two decades, a highly accomplished team of British spelunkers have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns.
Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered, Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent.
In his presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnam — a vibrant country finally thriving after decades of war — and into the dark belly of the earth.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Manuela Hofer-McIntyre at 307-766-3415 or email@example.com.
The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming.
Big Horn native, historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson will give the free presentation.
The Senior Center will offer a spaghetti dinner prior to Nickerson’s presentation at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 per person and advance sign-up for the dinner is required by calling 672-2240 or stopping by the Senior Center before Wednesday.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital invites members of the community to build a healthier community together by attending a free presentation on colorectal cancer screening, education and resources.
The presentation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in SMH Conference Room A located next to the cafeteria.
Featured speakers are Wanda Webb, case manager with the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, and Dr. Sara Smith, chief of staff and general surgeon at SMH.
The presentation is hosted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Foundation for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Welch Cancer Center.
For more information, call 673-2418.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room.
Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.
Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau of Land Reclamation archaeologist George Shannon will give a presentation on the Mystic Maze site, located in Needles, California. Numbers of geoglyphs have been located on the large 100-acre site. The geoglyph designs were created with stones from the site. The Mystic Maze site is considered a portal to the Mojave Indians afterlife. It is also subject to a Chrome IV spill and is currently undergoing a cleanup action.
Shannon holds a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University and has practiced archaeology in the Arctic, Midwest, Eastern Seaboard, Southeast, Texas, Southwest, California and Great Plains over the past 40 years.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture on “Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest” as part of its spring 2015 lecture series.
U.S Forest Service Forest Hydrologist Chris Williams will present the lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 674-6446, ext. 3500.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan.
The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond.
The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet.”
Beginning at 9 a.m. on May 18, Whit Hibbard will teach a course on “Low Stress Livestock Handling.” The course will continue on May 19. The cost is $40 for two days or $25 for one day.
On May 19, activities will include a class on practical software for ranching, an open house at the University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station, dinner with the keynote speaker and a presentation by Wayne Fahsholtz of the Padlock Ranch on beef marketing trends. The dinner and keynote address cost $30.
On May 20, a symposium will be held beginning at 9 a.m. that will feature a variety of speakers and topics including hiring and retaining top talent, extending weaning for overwintered calves, keys to healthy ranch businesses and more. The symposium will cost $30.
Events will be held at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
For reservations, call Lisa at the Padlock Ranch at 655-2264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.
UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.
On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.
The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.
The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.
On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.
Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.
Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.
A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.
Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email email@example.com to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.
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.
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 Fred Patz, an educator and historian, as he reveals knowledge about Father DeSmet.
Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will presents “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will run from 1-3 p.m. Johnson studies the reproductive biology and behavior of small songbirds. He does his research in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. His past studies have focused on a wide variety of topics including song, mating behavior, parental behavior and the effect of high-elevations on reproductive strategies. “The Mountain Lecture Series presents a great opportunity for community members to come up and experience the Mountain Campus at no cost,” said Trudy Munsick, NWCCD dean of the Mountain Campus. “We encourage folks to come early, tour the campus and bring a picnic lunch.” For more information, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/community-events. The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is located 28 miles from Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, on the southeast edge of Park Reservoir.
The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday.
Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90.
Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed on culture, history and events.
The event are free and open to all.
The next event will feature the Sheridan County Museum Director, John Woodward, as he presents on the importance of the buffalo in our area’s history.