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—As a fundraiser for the Sheridan College Fine and Performing Arts department, the college will host the “Downton & Denim Banquet,” on Friday, Oct. 3.
The event will take place in the Whitney Academic Center Atrium. Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The Edwardian era, the early 1900s in the United Kingdom under the rule of King Edward VII, will be the theme of the evening.
The hit TV show, “Downton Abbey,” takes place in the post-Edwardian era. Dr. Walter Nolte, president of Casper College and a renowned Edwardian historian, will be the special guest of the evening.
Guests are asked to dress in “Downton Abbey” formal attire, cowboy formal or business attire. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Whitney Front Desk or by calling (307) 674-6446.
SHERIDAN— The Holiday Inn is hosting first Friday comedy night this Friday with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D. or all tickets $10 at the door. For more information call April at 672-2690.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is holding their annual calendar contest this month. Photos of any animals are accepted, but there cannot be a human in them. The cost is $15 per photo, and you can bring them down to the shelter from Noon until 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Entries are accepted until Oct. 17 and will be displayed at the Warehouse Market and online. For more information go to www.dogandcatshelter.org.
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.
UCROSS—The second annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt fundraising auction and dinner will be on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. Tickets are $50 per person and you can call 721-7007 or visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org to get tickets and to learn more about the event. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. For more information call Vikki Abbott at 737-2281.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event, “The Link”, Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be a 10k run, a 5k walk/run, and a 1.5 mile walk. $35 registration includes t-shirt, chip timing, and snacks. The event will begin at Whitney Commons, 326 Alger St. Registrations accepted at www.sheridanhospital.org or dropped off at the front desk. For more information call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2418.
SHERIDAN— Bike-tober Fest is on Saturday, Oct. 11 and features mountain bike races and trail runs. Race registration includes chip timing, t-shirt, food and beer tickets, and admission to the after party with live music, kids’ races, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s local recreation projects. To register, go to biketoberfest.itsyourrace.com or at the Sports Stop or Foot of the Bighorns. The race starts at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
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.
SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus are having a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 16. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages five to 12, or $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Pregnancy Center. The dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Knights Hall, 301 E. Brundage St. Call the Holy Name Catholic Church for more information at 672-2848.
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—The Sheridan Chapter of the AAUW is having their 100th anniversary on Saturday. The event is at the Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St. from Noon until 2 p.m. Open to everyone, there will be a lunch as well as a live auction. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets are available at Sheridan Stationery or by emailing Jolene Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Val Burgess at email@example.com. For more information, call Jolene at (307) 672-5932.
DAYTON—The Dayton Benefit Club is having a chili cook off and dance on Saturday from 4-9 p.m. This event is open to the public and will be at the Dayton Community Hall. Guests may enter red or green chili at $10 per crock pot. There will be chili, cinnamon rolls, carrot and celery sticks and applesauce sold for $5 a plate. For more information call Judy Taylor at 752-1932.
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 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 next Dining for a Cause will benefit the Sheridan Senior Center.
On Monday, 100 percent of sales from Frackelton’s will be donated to the center’s Holiday Spirit Campaign.
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 St.
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 — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will host a tack sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the nonprofit equine therapy organization.
Items for sale will include English and Western tack, bits, boots, saddle pads and miscellaneous horse equipment.
For more information, call 673-6161.
CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is located at 501 U.S. Highway 14 East.
SHERIDAN — One local nonprofit is taking the “gift of giving” mantra one step further this year.
Bought Beautifully will present the “Give With Impact” holiday market from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Shall We Dance Ballroom.
The holiday gift market will feature products made by artisans all over the world, but that come only from vendors that help make a positive impact on the global community.
For more information, contact Emily Betzler at 752-8139.
The Shall We Dance Ballroom is located at 20 S. Tschirgi St.
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.