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.
WYOMING—A drug “DEA Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, and the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as medications for pain, sleep, anxiety or ADHD. Donated medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who don’t have the prescription coverage they may need. For more information or to find a local donation site or disposal option, visit wyomedicationdonation.org online or call 1-855-257-5041
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 Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at Blacktooth Brewery on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. There will also be the “Pie in the Sky” food truck. For more information call Leslie Mellinger at 752-6823.
SHERIDAN—The Advocacy and resource center is holding a benefit Shopapalooza Thursday, Oct. 2. From 5:30-8 p.m. there will be an opportunity to bid on new and used handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The event is located at the Best Western Sheridan Center and tickets are $15. You can pick up tickets at the Advocacy and Resource Center or at the door.
HERIDAN—Sheridan High School is once again recognizing and supporting those with cancer as they prepare for “Pink Bronc Day” today. Student organization FBLA is selling shirts with the slogan “SHS Stomps Together Against Breast Cancer” at the high school for $10 each. All proceeds will be donated. The school wants to show our support especially for longtime employee Maxine Fudge who will celebrate 10 years as a cancer survivor on Oct. 7 and Linda Trimmer who is 1 year cancer free.
In addition, SHS Interact Club donated fabric and activities secretary Debbie Hanson has created a beautiful pink quilt that will be raffled using past pink bronc tee-shirts.
Tickets are available at Sheridan High School and at the hospital. The quilt will be displayed on Oct. 11 during Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event in Whitney Commons. The drawing will take place on Oct. 11. For more information call Kathleen Pilch at 672-2495 ext. 2109.
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.
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 — 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 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.
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 — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two”, a band from Billings. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having a bluegrass music night on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. The event is located at 211 Smith St. For more information, call Bill Bradshaw at (307) 751-1852.
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 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.
BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School choir will present a fall concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium.
Choir selections will include “A Tribute To the Armed Forces,” arranged by Lloyd Larson, “Ashokan Farewell,” arranged by Carole Stephens, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Sing, Sing, Sing,” arranged by Tom Anderson, “Home,” arranged by Greg Gilpin, and “One Day More,” arranged by Mark Brymer.
As an added feature, a sneak peak of the BHHS Drama Club production will be included in the concert. The cast will present one scene of the play “Just A Little Crazy” by Renee Rebman. The full production of the play is set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 13-14 in the BHHS auditorium.
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.
SHERIDAN — International Guitar Night will come to the WYO Theater on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.
For the 2015 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York, Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal.
Tickets for the event are $26 for adults and $21 for seniors and students.
Tickets can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.
For additional information about the event, call 672-9084 or see internationalguitarnight.com.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.