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RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities.
Alcohol will also be served at the event.
Tickets to attend are $20 for individuals, $30 per couple and $7 for kids.
For additional information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 655-2226. Tickets will also be available at the door for an increased cost.
Ranchester Town Hall is located at 145 Coffeen St. in Ranchester.
SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6.
The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening.
General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from 6-9 p.m.
Tickets will be available online at downtownsheridan.org.
The event raises funds for the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For additional information, contact the DSA at 672-8881.
SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.
The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends.
A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured.
The free event will be held in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.
Donations to The Food Group will be accepted at the door.
For additional information, contact The Food Group Director Missy Hubert at 763-0850.
For more information on the nonprofit, see The Food Group’s Facebook page.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The next Nonprofit Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the 2015 Keystone Awards.
On Tuesday, March 10, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold.
In addition, the 4-6 p.m. celebration will feature live music from Terry Garrison and the sale of raffle tickets for packages valued at more than $2,000. Winners of the raffle will be announced at the Keystone Awards on April 23.
For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.
The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host their annual salad luncheon on Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An all-you-can-eat salad lunch will be served for $7 per person.
All proceeds of the luncheon will benefit the Methodist Women’s Missions locally and around the world.
The luncheon will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 215 W. Works St.
Organizers ask that attendees use the entrance on Tschirgi Street or the handicap entrance from the parking lot.
SHERIDAN — The annual Volunteers of America “Filling an Empty Bowl” fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 12, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.
A wide variety of homemade soups will be served by community churches and other organizations.
The event will also include a silent auction, live music by Canary Joe, face painting and games for kids.
Attendees also get to take home their handcrafted bowls.
Organizers said the event is meant to help attendees emulate a meal one might have at a soup kitchen.
Tickets for the event are $25 for families, $10 for adults or $5 for children 6 and older. Kids 5 and younger are free.
For additional information, contact Skye Heeren at 672-0475.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — Local merchants will showcase their products Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Get Out and Shop event at Sheridan High School.
Home-based, direct sales and retail products will all be available.
Money raised from the event will support educational products at the PEO Sisterhood.
For additional information, see getoutandshopwy.com or call Nadine Gale at 752-2134.
Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host a fun run Saturday in Kendrick Park beginning at 11 a.m.
The “Run ‘Til You’re Green” event will include 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs.
The entry fee to participate is $25 if you register before Saturday. The cost will be $30 on race day. The fee includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and lunch from Qdoba.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sheridan Jaycees for various community development projects.
Prizes will be awarded for best/greenest outfit as well as top times in each race and age group.
Register online at itsyourrace.com or beginning at 9 a.m. on race day.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H carnival and chili supper is set for March 14 from 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will include family fun, classic carnival games and a chili dinner. Games will include cake walks, a dunk tank and rubber band target shooting.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from any 4-H member or at the Sheridan County Extension Office in the Watt Agricultural Center at 3401 Coffeen Ave. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Raffle tickets for drawings to be held at the event are $2 per ticket or $18 for a book of 10. Tickets for games will cost 25 cents per ticket.
For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
The event will begin at 8 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver.
The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth. A full cash bar will be available.
The cost is $10 and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For additional information, contact Dana Townsend at 461-0550.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause, scheduled for Monday, March 23, will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. All sales from lunch and dinner will be donated to the nonprofit organization.
Sheridan Health Center (formerly the Free Clinic of Sheridan) opened in March 2005 to provide medical care to uninsured Sheridan County residents whose household income makes it difficult to obtain health care. The project’s goal is to empower patients to achieve a higher quality of life utilizing chronic disease management and long-term health and wellness planning. Building partnerships to enhance service to patients and engage the community has been its strength.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4-10 p.m. for dinner. Reservations for the event are encouraged and may be made by calling 675-6055.
Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main Street.
SHERIDAN — The Cozy Corner will host a fundraising party for the Senior Center’s Keystone Awards on March 27 from 3-7 p.m.
The event will include music, drinks and a chance to give back.
Admission is free, but tickets for the raffle packages to be awarded at the April 23 Keystone Awards will be available for sale.
For additional information, call Vanessa Larson or Brittany Hoblit at 672-2240.
The Cozy Corner is located at 112 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.
Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.
The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — While the event was rescheduled after ice conditions at Lake DeSmet didn’t cooperate, the annual Jackalope Jump to support Special Olympics will be held at noon March 28 at Sheridan Junior High School.
The family friendly polar bear plunge will be done in a pool outside at the school.
Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on the polar bear plungers.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Special Olympics Wyoming programs.
For additional information, call Carrie Pilcher at 672-7841.
To register for the jump, see firstgiving.com/sowy.
Registration will also be available at the event beginning at noon. The jump will begin at 1 p.m.
Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.
SHERIDAN — Comedy Night featuring John DeBoer will begin at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The evening of good, clean fun will benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue.
Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by raffle drawings.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 461-9555, at the Best Western Sheridan Center or Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue or online at sheridancatrescue.org.
For additional information about the event, call 461-9555.
For additional information about DeBoer, see goodcomedian.com.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery.
The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches) and “mini-concerts” (up to 90 minutes) in support of protecting some of the most special places in Wyoming.
Artists are asked to deliver finished and framed miniature art pieces to the Davis Gallery on or before April 10.
Prizes from local businesses will be awarded for work in the following categories: best earth landscape, best use of natural materials, best use of recycled materials and best of show.
All musicians will be recognized as well.
Details and donation forms are available at www.wildwyo.org.
A free Grand Finale Gala at Davis Gallery will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 24. The public is welcome to submit final bids and enjoy free music, food and beverages.
Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the WAA.
For additional information, contact Kate Seymour at 672-2751 and visit www.wildwyo.org.
Davis Gallery is located at 645 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — Tickets are currently on sale for the unveiling of the Historic Sheridan Inn’s newly renovated rooms.
On April 18, the rooms at the Inn will be raffled or auctioned for a one-night stay on May 15, giving individuals the opportunity to be the first guests since 1965 to have the ability or option to stay the night.
The event on April 18 will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour including cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The evening will also include games, raffles and a silent auction. At 7 p.m., a live auction will begin during which phone bids will be accepted.
Seating at the event is limited.
Tickets are $500 for reserved sponsor tables (seats eight), $100 per couple or $50 for an individual.
For additional information or to purchase a ticket, contact Renee Obermueller at 751-2246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully, a locally based online vendor that promotes purchases that have a positive impact around the world, has teamed up with local merchants Over the Moon, Paisley and Pearls, Evermore, Journey’s, Twin M, Matilda Jane and Twisted Hearts to host Fashion with Impact.
This ladies night out and fashion show fundraiser for Bought Beautifully will allow participants to experience the latest fashions, talk with stylists on how to enhance their wardrobe, learn style tips, purchase products that make a positive impact, enjoy wine, desserts and late-night dancing and celebrate women worldwide.
Tickets are $25 or two for $40. They can be purchased online at blog.boughtbeautifully.org/fashion-with-impact.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. May 1 in the Old Sheridan Press Building at 237 N. Main St. on the second floor.
SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Beaver Creek Slide and third annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 2, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter operated by Volunteers of America.
The homeless shelter will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee.
Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile walk/run. The half marathon is a loop course covering primarily dirt and gravel roads along the scenic Bighorn Mountain foothills. The 3.5-mile course loops through the Wild Turkey and Beaver Creek subdivisions.
The courses are well marked and have aid stations.
Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming and Montana.
Walkers for the half marathon will start at 8 a.m. May 2, and runners will start at 9 a.m.
The 3.5-milers start at 10 a.m.
Bike racers take the same course as the half marathon and do two loops starting at 8 a.m. Bikers need to yield to runners and stay on the right side of the road while runners stay to the left.
The entry fee is $30, payable to Wyoming Innovation. Entry forms can be picked up at the Sports Stop in Sheridan or via email by contacting email@example.com.
Each entrant receives a long sleeved T- Shirt. Lunch is provided, and door prizes will be drawn after the race. Awards go to the top three finishers in each race for men and women.
Races will start at the Dahlin residence at 12 S. Sharptailed Road.
SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will offer “Paint & Pinot for Paws” at 6 p.m. May 13.
The evening of step-by-step painting instruction will allow participants to take home a cute rendition of six furry friends — not to mention the memories of a fun evening with friends, music and a little wine.
A portion of the money raised from the event will go to the Dog and Cat Shelter.
The cost is $40 per person.
Seating is limited; contact the Paint Post to register by calling 752-8677.
The Paint Post is located at 117 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The annual Veterans Affairs Volunteer Pie and Plant Sale will be held May 19 at the VA Medical Center.
The plant sale will open at 7:30 a.m. May 19 in the greenhouse. Lots of vegetables, flowers and hanging baskets — all planted and cared for by VA volunteers Tom Aksamit, Ernie Rotellini and Sam Rotellini — will be available for purchase.
Pie sales will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. A variety of pies will be offered.
All proceeds from the sales will support programs and services for veterans at the VAMC. Past uses have included sponsoring Super Bowl and Christmas parties and purchasing a TV for the day room.
SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St.
The Instagators will provide live music.
Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated by Killy’s Warehouse Market and Red Velvet Bakery.
Tickets are $40 per person.
Call 672-8881 to reserve a seat.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 20 at the Sheridan VAMC to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans with donated food.
The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to veterans, members of the public and VA employees.
The Sheridan VA2K will be held on the parade grounds between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20.
Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating can arrive and walk or roll any time during the event. There will be signs for alternate location if weather is poor.
The Sheridan event is just one of many VA2Ks taking place on Wednesday at VA facilities across the country.
In conjunction with the event, VA’s Volunteer Service Office will accept donations to be used for existing VA programs for homeless veterans. There will be a box to receive small household items that will be used to assist homeless veterans moving into their new homes, as well as canned food goods.
There is no requirement for a donation in order to participate.
The event is open to people of all fitness levels and can be done over a lunch break.
Local teenager Olivia Boley, Miss Wyoming Outstanding Teen, will be heading off for the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida, July 27 thru August 1 and a send-off and fundraising event will be held at the Powder Horn Clubhouse Tuesday. Come for cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by a dress rehearsal by Boley at 6 p.m. The show will include a live talent performance of her dance, interview questions from the crowd and an evening gown competition dress rehearsal. A live auction to support Boley’s platform of “Connecting Generations.” Proceeds from the live auction will go to the Sheridan Senior Center, Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss Wyoming board. Any net profit from ticket sales will be used to help pay for Boley’s trip expenses. Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children with each ticket including one drink and light appetizers. Get your tickets by calling 752-8213 or at the door. The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
“On the Foundation” a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will be held Thursday in the Poplar Grove Subdivision. From 7-10 p.m., an evening of comedy, theater, music, dessert, wine and beer, featuring the music of Micah Wyatt and Josh and Amber Hanson will be offered on the site of a future home at 1762 Lookout Point Drive. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery, located at 206 N. Main St., and at the door the evening of the event. For more information, call 672-3848.