Calendar

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.

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.

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
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include photographer and printmaker Linda Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; writer Elizabeth (Zebbie) Watson of Athens, Georgia; sculptural installation artist John Kenneth Melvin of Seattle, Washington; artist Caitlin Strom of Mount Kisco, New York; writer and director of interdisciplinary theater Kevin Doyle, of New York City and Antwerp, Belgium; and artist Melissa (Missy) Suzanne Washington of Los Angeles.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information, see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center building is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

“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.

Ucross hosting new art exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — A new exhibition, (We)st Maria Rose & E.K. Wimmer, opened at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday.

The multidisciplinary exhibit features 20 paintings by Maria Rose, along with photographs, collages and video by Wimmer, representing 20 years of relationship between the two artists.

As they state, “(We)st follows the trajectory of two lives intertwined, exploring different perspectives on shared experiences. Measuring the course of our relationship over two decades and four Western states: New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming…the art reflects the highs and lows of a shared life: marriage, education, children, loss, growth and change.”

A reception for the artists will take place May 7 from 4-6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will include a gallery talk by Maria Rose and Wimmer at 4:15 p.m. The talk will be followed by music performed by a string trio affiliated with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

The exhibition will be on display through June 10 and is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Award-winning Wyoming writer Nina McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, has written the exhibition essay.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located ½ mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For additional information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

May
10
Tue
SC to host exiting student art show in Martinsen Gallery @ Martinsen Gallery, Sheridan College
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Martinsen Gallery will host an exhibit of exiting students’ art through Friday.

The show will feature the work of Micah Cornell, Tori Golab, Christina Harrelson, Brenna Powell and Jandey Shackelford.

The show opens Tuesday at the gallery and is available for public viewing daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free.

An opening reception will take place Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres.

For additional information, contact Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

The Martinsen Gallery is located in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
18
Wed
SHS artwork to be displayed at library @ Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The 48th annual Wyoming Art Symposium concluded at the Casper Events Center April 23, showcasing 4,518 pieces of artwork from around the state. The students of Sheridan High School submitted 79 pieces of artwork to represent their school.

Sixty-seven other schools in Wyoming also participated this year. The SHS student artwork included ceramics, collages, drawings, graphics, paintings and photographs that were created this year. All the students’ hard work and dedication paid off this year with 49 Blue Ribbons (best of show) and three First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards. The three pieces of artwork were chosen by the First Lady of Wyoming herself, Carol Mead, and will go on to Cheyenne to be displayed in the governor’s mansion for an entire year.

The Sheridan High School students’ artwork will be on display on the Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine through May 24. A public artists reception will take place May 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The following students earned awards at the Wyoming Art Symposium:

Blue Ribbon Winners

• Brooke Aksamit, Kain Bennage, Barak Broad, Kyra Campbell, Megan Culver, Hailey Dillon, Tea’ Fleenor, Alix Hegy, Alabama Ingram, Alyssa Lindberg, Emily Kelly, Molly Man, Gabbie Moore, Kayla Nelson, Katherine Nutt, Samara Ordahl, Sydnee Ordahl, Helen Patten, Gabby Reyes, Kylie Stedtnitz, Colleen Swan, Sara VonKrosigk, Kass Williamson

The First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards

• Kain Bennage, Gabbie Moore, Maddi Raymond

Sheridan College full-tuition scholarship

• Awarded to Colleen Swan

May
19
Thu
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
20
Fri
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

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.

May
27
Fri
Buffalo shop to feature Brooklyn potter’s work @ Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts will feature the work of Brooklyn potter Claire Weissberg this summer. The show will run from May 27 through Aug. 6, with a reception for the artist set for Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Weissberg’s porcelain pottery is all wheel-thrown and fired in an electric kiln at mid-range. The magazine Ceramics Monthly features a pitcher from the show in its May issue.

Weissberg has no employees. She throws, trims, glazes, fires, sells and packs and ships her own work from her studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Weissberg was born in New York City, studied pottery with Clary Illian in Iowa and Chiyoichi Shimizu in Japan. She received her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a full-time potter in Brooklyn since 1989.

For questions or more information, please call Margo or Carey at 684-9406. Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts is located at 1 N. Main St. in Buffalo.

Jun
2
Thu
The Brinton to host Rolls-Royce debut @ Brinton Museum
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will light up the Wyoming countryside June 2 with the Mountain West debut of the Dawn supercar. The launch will take place at The Brinton Museum, and offer guests an opportunity to experience the twin-turbo, 6.6-liter, V12 juggernaut in a setting that is quintessentially Rolls-Royce.

The Mountain West debut of the Dawn coincides with a Society of American Travel Writers chapter conference being hosted in Sheridan June 2-5.

While in Sheridan, conference attendees will have an opportunity to explore Sheridan, the Bighorn Mountains, centuries-old guest ranches, our historic downtown, Indian battle sites, and beyond, and also test drive the new Dawn while visiting The Brinton Museum.

Sheridan Travel & Tourism is putting together programs with local businesses that showcase all that Sheridan has to offer, from starry night state park drives, downtown dine arounds, craft culture experiences, powwows and more.

For more information on the Mountain West debut of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, contact Sheridan Travel & Tourism at 673-7120 or see www.sheridanwyoming.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Jun
5
Sun
Brinton to open new exhibit, ‘Landscape & Beyond’ @ Brinton Museum
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will feature nationally-acclaimed American landscape painter Clyde Aspevig in a one-person exhibit, “Landscape & Beyond,” on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from June 5 through July 31.

A reception to meet the artist is set for June 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for museum members.

Known by museums and world class collectors, Aspevig is highly regarded as an accomplished American painter who uses vibrant color to depict spectacular Western landscapes. Aspevig is the recipient of numerous awards going back to the 1980s, including more recently the 1997 Prix de West Invitational Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame; the prestigious 2006 Autry National Center John J. Geraghty Award; and the 2013 Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape at the 102nd California Art Gold Medal Show, USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California.

As an artist who grew up on a ranch in Montana, his paintings evoke a sense of passion about the land that tugs at an emotional sensibility in all of us. The exhibit includes 28 paintings representing new work as well as a selection of oils dating back to 2013.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Jun
6
Mon
Submissions for juried photography show due June 15 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show.

The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot.

The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.

All entries must be submitted by June 15  to be considered. Details on how to submit photos can be found at artinsheridan.com.

The show will open at the art center July 6 and run through Aug. 23.

For additional information, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Library kicks off June exhibit on mezzanine @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the artwork of local student artists Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wrigley and Maria Stacy on the mezzanine during the month of June.

A free public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

Blommel grew up in Sheridan and is currently an art major at Sheridan College. She is trying out different mediums to better understand the materials used and to develop a style that speaks to her. She loves nature and enjoys snapping moments in time using of photography.

Nichole Wrigley grew up in Wright and is currently attending Sheridan College as an art major. She plans to move on and become an art educator. She tries to experiment with new techniques and processes in her work while exploring new mediums. She combines illustration and realism in her work.

Maria Stacy said her ultimate goal is to make something that will have a positive effect in someone’s life and art is going to be a part of that goal. She said she makes art not because she loves it, but because of the impact it has had on her life. She currently attends Sheridan College discovering what she wants to do with her love for art in the job field.

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

Jun
15
Wed
Submissions for juried photography show due June 15 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show.

The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot.

The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.

All entries must be submitted by June 15  to be considered. Details on how to submit photos can be found at artinsheridan.com.

The show will open at the art center July 6 and run through Aug. 23.

For additional information, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Jun
17
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club picnic set for Friday @ Kathy Hosford’s home in Big Horn
Jun 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold its annual picnic Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The meeting is open to all women.

For additional information contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

The event will take place at Kathy Hosford’s home, located at 69 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Jul
7
Thu
Library to feature multiple exhibits @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Library will feature two art exhibits in the month of August.

A public artist reception will be held on the mezzanine on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. for local artist Daniel Granger whose work will include a mixture of photographs, paintings, drawings and wood sculptures on display on the mezzanine.

Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit “Those Holes into the Earth: Centuries of Mining” will look at mining from prehistoric times to modern day Wyoming through photographs, illustrations, text and a handout “Booms and Busts.” It will be on display for the month of July in the Inner Circle.

In addition to the two exhibits, members of the local Monarch Underground Miners Picnic organization will display several antique mining items and artwork from former mining community residents in the Sheridan area.

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

Jul
14
Thu
Juried photography show reception set for Thursday @ Sagebrush Community Art Cente
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A reception and awards ceremony for the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s second annual Juried Photography Show will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

For more information, contact the gallery at 674-1970.

Jul
20
Wed
Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Sheridan Meat Market Place
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Sheridan Meat Market from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Sheridan Meat Market Place is located at 1842 Sugarland Drive.

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