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Mar
13
Fri
Sheridan AARP meeting @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in learning new leadership skills and tools. The VLI was held over the last six months through webinars, virtual/online classes, books, teleconference calls, PowerPoint presentations and in-person sessions.

Candidates were nominated by AARP state office personnel and selected by the national office staff. Each participant was asked to develop a project that would help in a learning track (advocacy, community outreach or external representation). Schatz chose to build a website designed to share information and resources with Wyoming retirees. He will share highlights of the VLI class and visit the website with our local Sheridan AARP chapter.

All members of the community are welcome to this free event.

The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share.

The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
14
Sat
Gardening workshop: Treasure in a Container @ Landon's Greenhouse
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on March 14 focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables.

“Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens.

Janelle Gray will share the tips and techniques she uses when creating the hanging baskets found at Landon’s.

“What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies” will also be led by Gray at 1 p.m. Saturday.

In this fast-paced workshop, participants will learn the hottest trends and new products in 2015. Taking notes is recommended.

For those who pre-register for the workshops by 5 p.m. Friday, a prize drawing will be held directly after the sessions. Call 672-8340 to sign up.

Also on Saturday, Landon’s Greenhouse will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. The market includes fresh local produce and goods.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive. More information about Landon’s can be found online at landonsgreenhouse.com.

Gardening Workshop: What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies @ Landon's Greenhouse
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on March 14 focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables.

“Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens.

Janelle Gray will share the tips and techniques she uses when creating the hanging baskets found at Landon’s.

“What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies” will also be led by Gray at 1 p.m. Saturday.

In this fast-paced workshop, participants will learn the hottest trends and new products in 2015. Taking notes is recommended.

For those who pre-register for the workshops by 5 p.m. Friday, a prize drawing will be held directly after the sessions. Call 672-8340 to sign up.

Also on Saturday, Landon’s Greenhouse will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. The market includes fresh local produce and goods.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive. More information about Landon’s can be found online at landonsgreenhouse.com.

Mar
15
Sun
Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting @ Big Horn Woman's Club
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet March 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting.

Tom Ringley will also present at the meeting.

For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Mar
16
Mon
Sage-Grouge Local Working Group meeting @ Johnson County Fire Station meeting room
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on March 16.

The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead.

Anyone proposing a change to a core or connectivity area boundary should provide the local working group with maps or written descriptions with a rationale for the proposal in advance of the meeting. Those documents can be sent to tom.christiansen@wyo.gov.

The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Local Working Group is one of eight local working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing various stakeholder groups interested in sage-grouse conservation and associated land management issues.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Johnson County Fire Station meeting room, located at 709 Volunteer Lane in Buffalo.

Mar
20
Fri
Applications due for Wyoming Wilderness Association Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program
Mar 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its second year of the Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program.

The WWA is currently accepting applications from youth between 12-18 years of age.

With a curriculum geared toward young adults who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders, in this program students will learn about the work that goes into protecting wild lands for future generations. Students will be presented with unique opportunities to work with professionals in the field, learn about the wilderness in their own backyards and complete a capstone project to present at the culmination of the program.

For additional information, contact Lily Bliss at 672-2751 or lily@wildwyo.org. Applications must be submitted by March 20 and can be found online at wildwyo.org.

Mar
21
Sat
Miniature gardening workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a hands-on workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Kids and adults will have the opportunity to get creative and get their hands dirty during the workshop on miniature gardening. Attendees will design and plant their own miniature gardens.

Bring in your own pot or purchase one from the store for the project. Workshop attendees will pay for the materials they use.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who called and preregistered. Registration can be completed or more information obtained by calling 672-8340 or stopping by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Fly tying class with Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited @ Fly Shop of the Big Horns
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a beginner to intermediate-level fly tying class Saturday, March 21, from 1-4 p.m. at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns.

The free class will be instructed by local fly fishing professionals.

The event is geared toward adults and children ages 10 and older. Children should attend with an accompanying adult.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials if they have them.

For additional information, call 763-6837.

The Fly Shop of the Big Horns is located at 334 N. Main St.

Bowhunters of Wyoming dinner banquet, meeting @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bowhunters of Wyoming will hold an annual winter meeting and dinner banquet March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The event brings together new and existing members to review recent success and future opportunities.

The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the executive council and a Wyoming Game and Fish presentation at 7 p.m. Also on Friday evening, Terry Waugh and the Wild Night Outlaw Band will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

Activities on March 21 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a poker run. Other activities will include a fly fishing workshop, an afternoon safety workshop and a membership meeting.

The banquet dinner March 21 will begin at 6 p.m. It will include a guest speaker and silent and live auctions. Tickets to the banquet are $35 for adults, or $7 for children 12 and younger.

Registration for the banquet must be purchased in advance and forms may be picked up at Vacutech, Xtreme Auto Body, Nationwide Sports and Big Horn Trading Company. Tickets for the banquet may also be purchased online at bowhuntersofwyoming.vcn.com.

For additional information, call George Rogers at 763-1003.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Mar
22
Sun
Big Horn Historical Society meeting @ Big Horn Woman's Club Clubhouse
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm

BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse.

The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts.

The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch, followed by the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Judy Slack at 674-6363 or jslack@wyoming.com.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn.

Mar
24
Tue
Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen meeting @ Masonic Building in Buffalo
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday, March 24, at the Masonic Building in Buffalo.

Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed.

The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.

Mar
27
Fri
‘Preparing for the Resurrection’ workshop @ First Christian Church
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Christian Church and the Wyoming Association of Churches will host a biblically-grounded workshop, “Preparing for Resurrection,” on March 27.

The workshop, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be led by author and coach Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter.

The workshop will take a deep look at how participants can prepare for resurrection by re-writing and renewing their own life stories. Participants will look at the memories, relationships and feelings that are disempowering them instead of empowering them. They’ll turn negative self-talk to positive renewal and action. They’ll also take a look at how they can let go of the attitudes and beliefs that are holding their spirits down, and celebrate spiritual release.

The workshop is free, but advanced registration is recommended.

For additional information or to register call First Christian Church at 674-6795.

First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St.

Mar
28
Sat
Pruning workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a pruning workshop March 28 at 11 a.m.

Kelly Norris, an ISA certified arborist will share her expertise on the ins and outs of pruning trees and shrubs.

Organizers recommend attendees dress appropriately for the weather as parts of the workshop will be held outside and include hands-on demonstrations.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who call and preregister. To register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

In addition to the workshop, Landon’s will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

For more information about Landon’s spring workshops, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Mar
30
Mon
‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop @ Dayton Town Hall
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country” workshops at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Dayton Town Hall and at 7 p.m. March 31 at the WGFD Regional Office in Sheridan.

Information and tools will be provided to participants that they can use to avoid dangerous encounters and prevent future conflicts.

“There is potential for human interactions with black bears and mountain lions on the east side of the Bighorns,” Sheridan Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas said. “The Game and Fish Department wants people to understand how to reduce the potential for conflicts ensuring the safety of both humans and the animals.”

Presentations will feature behavior and biology, safety and legal issues, and focus on what to do in an encounter situation. Demonstrations about the proper use of bear spray will be presented. Information will also be provided on how to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted encounter.

Seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels.

For additional information, contact Bud Stewart at 672-7418.

Dayton Town Hall is located at 608 Broadway St. in Dayton.

The WGFD Regional Office is located at 700 Valley View in Sheridan.

Mar
31
Tue
‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional Office
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country” workshops at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Dayton Town Hall and at 7 p.m. March 31 at the WGFD Regional Office in Sheridan.

Information and tools will be provided to participants that they can use to avoid dangerous encounters and prevent future conflicts.

“There is potential for human interactions with black bears and mountain lions on the east side of the Bighorns,” Sheridan Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas said. “The Game and Fish Department wants people to understand how to reduce the potential for conflicts ensuring the safety of both humans and the animals.”

Presentations will feature behavior and biology, safety and legal issues, and focus on what to do in an encounter situation. Demonstrations about the proper use of bear spray will be presented. Information will also be provided on how to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted encounter.

Seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels.

For additional information, contact Bud Stewart at 672-7418.

Dayton Town Hall is located at 608 Broadway St. in Dayton.

The WGFD Regional Office is located at 700 Valley View in Sheridan.

Apr
2
Thu
Archaeological Society presentation on Mystic Maze @ Sheridan Holiday Inn, Le Gourmet Room
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Apr
4
Sat
Creating an Edible Landscape workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on April 1.

“Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an outdoor landscape that is stunning and nourishing.

“Veggies 101” will be held at 1 p.m. This workshop will help those who are new to veggie gardening begin their adventure. The course will also be a good refresher for anyone wanting to review the basics in order to prepare for this year’s garden.

Participants will learn gardening basics, from soil to sun and fertilizer to fruition. They are invited to stick around to watch a few items be planted in Landon’s “Demo Garden” after the workshop.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who called and preregistered. For more information or to register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Veggies 101 workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on April 2.

“Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an outdoor landscape that is stunning and nourishing.

“Veggies 101” will be held at 1 p.m. This workshop will help those who are new to veggie gardening begin their adventure. The course will also be a good refresher for anyone wanting to review the basics in order to prepare for this year’s garden.

Participants will learn gardening basics, from soil to sun and fertilizer to fruition. They are invited to stick around to watch a few items be planted in Landon’s “Demo Garden” after the workshop.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who called and preregistered. For more information or to register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Apr
6
Mon
Cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey” @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center.

Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

Apr
7
Tue
Akcita Win meeting to make rice bags for cat rescue @ Country Kitchen
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The April meeting of Akcita Win will feature construction of hot rice packs to be donated to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue, as demonstrated by hostesses Mary Ann Fiedor and Janice Nielsen. Attendees are also asked to bring a dog or cat toy to donate to the Dog and Cat Shelter.

All are welcome to attend. For more information about Akcita Win, call club president Karen Kjerstad at 751-5939.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 7 at Country Kitchen, located at 2617 N. Main St.

Apr
10
Fri
Workshop with ceramic artist Kim Dickey @ Sheridan College Art Department
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday.

Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces.

Dickey received her master of fine arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. She has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Dickey was also represented in The Brinton Museum’s 2014 summer show “Flora and Fauna.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley.

A one-day workshop will be held on Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fine arts ceramics studio at the Sheridan College Art Department.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dickey’s lecture and workshop are funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. in Sheridan.

For more information, call The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or visit thebrintonmuseum.org.

Apr
26
Sun
Big Horn City Historical Society program @ Big Horn Woman's Club
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will present a program on rock art and historical inscriptions at its next regular meeting on April 26 at the Big Horn Woman’s Club.

Scott Burgan will talk about rock art and historical inscriptions he has found in northern Wyoming.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with the program to follow.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

May
3
Sun
Story Historical Society program on Leitner family @ Story Woman's Club
May 3 @ 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program May 3 featuring a presentation by Steve Smith on the Leitner family, which came to Wyoming Territory in 1883 and settled near Kearney.

The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. May 3 at the Story Woman’s Club, located at 28 N. Piney Road in Story.

May
18
Mon
Ranch Sustainability Forum @ Sheridan College
May 18 – May 20 all-day

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 lisa@padlockranch.com.

To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.

May
20
Wed
Cyberprotection workshop @ Powder Horn Clubhouse
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Forward Sheridan and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce have organized a training session on cyberprotection for local businesses.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will bring in three experts to speak about their strategies for cyberprotection from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 20 at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.

Forward Sheridan and the Chamber of Commerce realize that costs for health care and cyberprotection insurances are escalating. Officials hope the workshop will address some of the issues that drive those costs.

The training session is free.

To register, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004 or email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.

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