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Dec
16
Wed
Star Wars release party @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is organizing a party to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie.

The event will take place at in the Inner Circle at the library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The party will include Yoda soda, wookie cookies, sith sticks and other refreshments. A movie will be shown at 6 p.m. and organizers encourage attendees to wear their best Star Wars costumes.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

SHS band concert @ Sheridan High School
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform its winter concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the SHS auditorium.

For additional information, call Debbie Hanson at 672-2495, ext. 1.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Jan
12
Tue
Tween Club — stop motion animation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 12 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is stop motion animation.

Others topics planned for January and February include free play, Web design and photography.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Jan
21
Thu
Stars of Tomorrow auditions @ WYO Theater
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition will host auditions for this year’s show Tuesday and Thursday.

The Tuesday auditions will be for those children in kindergarten through fifth grades. There are two divisions in that age group — kindergarten to second grade and third- through fifth-graders.

The Thursday auditions will be for those students in the junior high and high school divisions.

First-, second- and third-place winners from each division will receive a trophy and certificate. The overall winner of the show will also receive a scholarship toward attending the college of his/her choice. The overall will also have the opportunity to compete at the district level and potentially at the national level.

For additional information, contact Elaina Haile at 706-0025.

Auditions are free and open to the public, and they will take place at the WYO Theater.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
22
Fri
‘We the People’ dress rehearsal @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School “We the People” team will perform a dress rehearsal for the state competition Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 31 government students from SHS as they prepare for the Feb. 1 competition.

The group encourages members of the community to attend the practice. The team members will rehearse their answers to whatever questions are thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, their long history and the documents’ application to present-day situations.

The rehearsal is a drop-in event, therefore members of the public are encouraged to attend anytime they can between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Feb
2
Tue
Tween Club — Web design @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 2 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is Web design. Others topics planned for February include free play and photography.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Akcita Win meeting @ Country Kitchen
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of Akcita Win will take place at the Country Kitchen at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Anita Schamber will give a presentation on Life Mapping. In addition, the a capella group Just Harmony will entertain with song.

The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required.

For additional information, call Connie Goodwin at 674-9050.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
9
Tue
Tween Club — photography @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 9 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is free play.

Others topics planned for February include photography and a movie.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Feb
16
Tue
Tween Club – photography @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 16 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is photography.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Relay for Life kickoff event @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A kickoff event for the 2016 Relay for Life event will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company.

This year’s theme is “Toon out cancer.”

The kickoff event will include food, drinks and friends. Plus, $1 from every beer purchased will benefit Sheridan Relay for Life.

Prizes will be given for the Relay for Life team with the most teammates in attendance.

For additional information, contact Karen Steir at 674-7342, Katie Glennemeier at 235-0044 or see relayforlife.org.

Feb
17
Wed
Business After Hours @ Sensational Kids
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sensational Kids will host the February Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is held at different member locations each month.

The event is free, courtesy of the host business.

For additional information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

Sensational Kids is located at 918 W. Brundage Lane.

Feb
23
Tue
“Revitalization of HR Role Through Mindfulness” presentation @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will feature a presentation by Lori Green on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green will discuss the revitalization of the human resource role through mindfulness. Green will explore the evidence-based practice of mindfulness and how increased emotional equanimity affects both the personal and professional spheres for the better.

The event costs $10 for SHRM members, $13 for nonmembers. The cost includes lunch.

RSVPs are required by noon Friday.

For additional information or to RSVP, call Nichole Simque at 675-4220.

The event will take place in Conference Room A at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, located at 1402 W. Fifth St.

Tween Club — movie @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 23 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is a movie.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

“Toying with Science” @ WYO Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Toying with Science” Tuesday at 7 p.m.

“Toying with Science” is a stage show with Garry Krinsky exploring the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines.

Krinsky and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles in the exploration and discovery of concepts that define our world.

Tickets to attend cost $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members and $8 for students.

Tickets can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
24
Wed
Ping Pong Club @ Sheridan County YMCA
Feb 24 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

SHERIDAN — A new Ping Pong Club will launch Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Following Wednesday’s gathering, weekly competitions will continue each Wednesday evening.

Those interested in participating will be assigned a rating that indicates skill level, then will be grouped with others with similar skill sets to compete in a Round Robin format. New ratings will be generated for each week of play.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, but at least some ping pong knowledge is needed. Participants should bring their own paddle.

For additional information, call Brad Balmer at 763-2422 or see sheridanpingpong.com.

The Sheridan YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Feb
27
Sat
Behind the Scene Saturday at Sheridan County Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a behind the scenes event Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop by anytime to take a peek at the museum and its upcoming 2016 exhibits.

From 10 a.m. to noon, younger visitors can participate in a Tidbit Saturday program led by Curator of Education Shawna Cullen.

At 1 p.m., Collections Assistant Peg Cullen will present “Collections Nuts and Bolts,” a look at how the museum catalogs and cares for historical objects.

At 3 p.m., Museum Director John Woodward will give a preview of upcoming exhibits and the process of developing and making museum exhibits.

All events throughout the day are free and open to the public.

For additional information, call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Mar
25
Fri
Easter events scheduled — click to read full list @ Various locations
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Easter activities next weekend to celebrate the holiday.

The following is a list of those events:

Friday, March 25

• 2:30-3 p.m., Westview Easter egg hunt for ages 1-9, 1990 W. Loucks St.

Saturday, March 26

• 9:30-10 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center Easter egg hunt, open to kids ages 1-10, Scott Bicentennial Park

• 10 a.m., Sheridan Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza, open to ages 0 to 8. The Easter bunny will be available for photos at the end of the hunt. Please enter through the north entrance of Thorne-Rider Park.

• 11 a.m., Easter Egg Huntin’ with the Pooch, bring your pooch to explore and locate eggs filled with dog treats or tennis balls perfect for fetching at Dan Madia Field.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethesda’s Easter carnival and egg run, for those younger than 12, will include egg hunt, face painting, games and prizes, inflatable slides and bouncers, food, photos with the Easter bunny, small live animal zoo and steer roping dummies, Bethesda Worship Center, 5135 Coffeen Ave.

• Noon, Grace Anglican Church Easter carnival — Event geared toward kids ages 12 and younger. Will feature carnival games, free lunch, bouncy house, obstacle course and more. Grace Anglican Church, 1992 West Fifth St.

• 1 p.m., Walmart Easter egg hunt, thousands of eggs with special prizes for each age group.Egg hunt will take place on the back side of the Walmart building, located at 1695 Coffeen Ave.

Sunday, March 27

• 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Easter egg hunt, for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Bring your own basket. 135 Crescent Drive

• 10:15 a.m., Sheridan Manor Easter egg hunt, 2,000 eggs on the front lawn for ages 0-10, 1851 Big Horn Ave.

Mar
30
Wed
Chamber Coffee in Ranchester @ Ranchester Mercantile
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester.

“Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be affecting their businesses and other things happening in the surrounding communities,” said Dixie Johnson, Chamber CEO.

The coffee is open to the public and will be held in the Ranchester Mercantile, located at 254 U.S. Highway 14, across the street from the Ranchester Information Center.

Everyone is invited to Ranchester to enjoy coffee, goodies, discussion and networking.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Planning meeting for Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you a descendant of someone who lived and/or worked in the mining communities north of Sheridan?

If so, you are invited to a meeting to plan the Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic. The meeting will take place March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The picnic used to be an annual event and plans are being made to reestablish it. The picnic is scheduled to be held on July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn Mountains.

For additional information, check the group’s Facebook page “Monarch Picnic aka Underground Coal Miners Picnic.”

Apr
2
Sat
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 27th annual Sheridan County Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will take place April 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The event will include a buffet meal and a number of raffles for firearms, artwork and home furnishings.

Banquet tickets are $35 each, plus RMEF membership by at least one member of the household (adult membership is $35, youth membership is $20). Banquet and advance raffle tickets, as well as membership signup if needed, is available at https://events.rmef.org/!NPZ.

For more information, call Bob Smith at 751-1331 or visit the website.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
5
Tue
“We the People” chili supper, showcase @ Sheridan High School
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On April 5, from 6-8 p.m., the Sheridan High School We the People team will host a chili supper and showcase at the high school.

Attendees to the event can meet the team, enjoy cinnamon rolls and chili and bid on silent auction items. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $5.

In addition, the team will give a short presentation showcasing their knowledge for its upcoming competition.

The team will travel to the University of Maryland April 22-26 for the national competition. This is the third consecutive year the SHS team has won the state competition and moved on to nationals.

Each year, students raise money to attend the contest. The cost to attend this year is estimated at $53,000.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
7
Sat
Frontier Regulars to meet Saturday @ Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Frontier Regulars, a living history organization, will conduct a public introduction, training and new recruitment program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

Persons interested in learning more about the organization, which participates in Indian and Civil War demonstrations, are encouraged to attend. During the program current members of the Frontier Regulars will practice Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery drills.

There will also be a weapons demonstration on the military methods of firearms and artillery use, and a limited introduction into the Native American equipment and culture of the time.

Throughout the presentations, the public is encouraged to ask questions, meet with the group’s members, learn about the volunteer support activities and discuss the unit’s membership.

For more information, call 684-7136 or email rcwilson@vcn.com.

The Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Road in Banner.

May
8
Sun
WYO Theater to host comedy @ WYO Theater
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Popovich Pet Comedy Theater on May 8 at 4 p.m.

The show will include comedy and juggling skills and the extraordinary talents of performing pets.

The event is part of the theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series.

Tickets to attend cost $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.

Ticket may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
22
Sun
UNPLUG event set for Sunday @ Red Grade Trail trailhead
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next UNPLUG event — a nature scavenger hunt — is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Red Grade Trail.

UNPLUG is a partnership between the Sheridan Community Land Trust and Science Kids.

For more information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or sarah@science-kids.org or SCLT at 673-4702 or info@sheridanclt.org.

The Red Grade Trail trailhead is located outside of Big Horn on the way up Red Grade Road.

May
24
Tue
Back Country Horsemen to meet, clean up highway @ Buffalo Run Highway
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet and participate in a highway cleanup on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Cleanup will take place on Highway 14 about 9 miles east of Sheridan, near the Buffalo Jump area.

A potluck will follow the cleanup. Future trail projects and State Rendezvous at Turpin Meadows will be also discussed.

 For more information see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

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