Calendar

Sep
22
Tue
Mental health summit @ Elks Lodge
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Sheridan VA Medical Center has organized a mental health summit to bring together key stakeholders in the community with two goals: enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental health care needs of veterans and their family members residing in the Sheridan area. Led by mental health professionals.

SCHEDULE:
8:30-9:00 a.m. – registration
9-9:30 a.m. – welcome and description of the VA’s current services
9:30-10:30 a.m. – three breakout discussion sessions: 10 elements of recovery, mental health inpatient needs, homeless challenge
10:45-11:45 a.m. – three breakout discussions: caregiver/family support, Indian health services, homeless challenge
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – lunch on your own, poster sessions
1:15-1:30 p.m. – plenary session and housekeeping items
1:30-3 p.m. – summary of sessions, discussion
3-3:30 p.m. – closing remarks and future direction

Anyone interested in mental health issues in our community is invited to attend part or all of the summit sessions, at no cost. For more information, call Michael Berghofer at 672-3473.

Kickoff for study circles on dementia @ Sheridan College
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Center for a Vital Community is organizing study circles on dementia beginning with a kickoff Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to be part of the community conversation to create a dementia friendly community that will include education, resources and support for those living with dementia and their care partners.

A community that is informed, safe, respectful and supportive is a place where those living with dementia can continue to live meaningful lives, study circle organizers said.

The kickoff will be held at the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Tuesday.

The study circles will meet weekly for two hours from Sept. 28 through Oct. 31.

An action forum will then close out the effort on Nov. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

For more information, contact the CVC at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Sep
24
Thu
Computer class — Internet and email @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Sept. 24 — More on Internet and email

• Oct. 8 — Beginning Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

QPR suicide prevention training @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis.

The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Space for the training is limited.

To sign up, contact St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655, Anne Quast at 406-853-2567, Wendy Bruso at 760-6272 or the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition office at 655-8263.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.

Financial literacy class @ First United Methodist Church
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN —Michelle Pierce, University of Wyoming Community Development Educator, will host a financial literacy class on Thursday.

From 6-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Pierce will help attendees increase financial knowledge so they can prevent money problems and meet goals.

All members of the community are invited to this free event, and free childcare will be provided at the church during the event.

Registration is required and can be done by calling 682-7281 or emailing mrp10@ccgov.net.

FUMC is located at 215 W. Works St.

Sep
26
Sat
QPR suicide prevention training @ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis.

The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Space for the training is limited.

To sign up, contact St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655, Anne Quast at 406-853-2567, Wendy Bruso at 760-6272 or the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition office at 655-8263.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.

Landon’s Greenhouse Workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will offer two workshops Saturday.

At 10 a.m., guests from Sheridan’s African Violet Society will teach the ins and outs and secrets for success with one of the most popular blooming houseplants.

At 1 p.m., presenters will discuss different sprinkler systems and how to install them.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

For additional information or to register, call 672-8340.

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

Oct
6
Tue
‘Downsizing your life’ workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another installment of its “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the center.

The topic is downsizing your life and will be presented by Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab.

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

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Oct
10
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery medicinal herbs workshop @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am

Landon’s workshops to feature herbs, houseplants

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday.

The first workshop, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature Courtney Kaplan of Piney Creek Pottery and Magpie Potions. Kaplan will discuss medicinal herbs.

At 1 p.m., Donald Legerski will discuss how to grow and maintain lush houseplants.

Both workshops are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested.

Call 672-8340 for additional information or to sign up.

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

Oct
14
Wed
Flu shot clinic @ Clearmont Elementary School
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a series of flu clinics in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in October.

The cost is $30 per vaccine. Organizers are reminding individuals to bring their insurance cards as Public Health will bill most insurance companies.

The following is a list of flu clinic times and locations.

• Wednesday, Oct. 14 — 3-5 p.m., Clearmont Elementary School, 1601 Meade Ave., Clearmont

• Wednesday, Oct. 21 — 2-4 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Second St.

• Friday, Oct. 23 — 8-10 a.m., Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road

• Friday, Oct. 30 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sheridan County Public Health, 297 S. Main St.

For additional information, contact Sheridan County Public Health at 672-5169.

Oct
15
Thu
Fulmer Public Library Free Computer Classes @ Fulmer Public Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Hill to read at Third Thursday Poets @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 15 @ 12:30 pm

Rose Hill, Wyoming’s current poet laureate, will take part in a poetry reading presented by the Third Thursday Poets on Thursday.

The event will take place in the community room at the Sheridan Senior Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Poetry Day.

Members of the Third Thursday Poets include Janet Ashear, Charles Gibson, Aaron Holst, Rae Marie McReynolds, Renee Meador, Abbie Taylor, Joyce Clemens and Tonya Howe.

The reading Thursday will serve as a tribute to Bruce Anderson, a longtime member of the group who died Aug. 27 at the age of 92.

Third Thursday Poets have met monthly on the third Thursday of each month since 2006.

Hill’s reading is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Hill at 674-4180 or Taylor at 752-0033.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

Oct
20
Tue
After Hours lecture on fear @ Downtown Sheridan Association office
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you.

The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
21
Wed
Brown Bag lecture on fear @ Downtown Sheridan Association office
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you.

The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
22
Thu
Fulmer Public Library Free Computer Classes @ Fulmer Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
30
Fri
“Navigating Facebook” workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10-11 a.m., “Navigating Facebook” workshop, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.

Nov
4
Wed
Community action forum on dementia @ Sheridan County YMCA
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

The event will be held at the Sheridan County YMCA.

It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September.

The event Wednesday will focus on the action steps developed by the study circles.

For additional information, call the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

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

Dec
5
Sat
High Mountain Holiday Bazaar @ Ranchester Town Hall
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

RANCHESTER — The High Mountain Holiday Bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Ranchester.

The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will occur in the Ranchester Town Hall multi-purpose room.

Breakfast items will also be served as a fundraiser for the Dayton Community Church youth group.

For additional information or to reserve table space, call Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283.

Ranchester Town Hall is located at 145 Coffeen St. in Ranchester.

Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School.

The bazaar will feature a wide variety of small businesses and crafters.

The event is sponsored by the elementary school’s parent-teacher organization.

For additional information or to reserve booth space, contact Crystal Terry at 620-2835.

Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan Ave.

Feb
27
Sat
Free fly-tying class
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns Saturday.

From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If you’re a beginner, come learn the basics.

No registration is necessary.

For additional information, call Roger Miller at 751-9436 or Fly Shop of the Bighorns at 672-5866.

Fly Shop of the Bighorns is located at 334 N. Main St.

May
5
Thu
InfraGard security training set for May 5 @ Sheridan Inn
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The training will include “best practices” for different areas of potential threat.

The training is free and open to anyone who could benefit from this information, but pre-registration is required.

For more information locally, including a more detailed agenda, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004.

To RSVP or to ask additional questions, email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit www.infragard.gov.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.

Jun
14
Tue
Library to host writing workshop with Lori Howe on June 14 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will sponsor a free writing workshop by Lori Howe on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

Howe’s program, “All the Water in Wyoming: Poems and Personal Essays” will allow participants to write on the meanings of water in Wyoming, whether via poetry or personal essay. Your knowledge, memories and thoughts are the ink on the page in this workshop, which features a dedicated issue of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.”

When participants leave the workshop, they will have a strong framework and approach for writing creatively about matters of great importance to them as Wyoming citizens, drawing on their own knowledge and experience to add their voices critically and meaningfully to ongoing, community and state conversations — some, through the venue of publication.

Howe is the author of “Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains” and “Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns.” She has taught English and creative writing workshops for the last decade at the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College.

She holds a bachelor’s in English and Spanish, a master’s in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from UW and is a doctoral candidate in literacy studies at UW, with a focus on critical thinking skills and creativity for struggling writers.

She teaches workshops for the Wyoming Latina project and the Wyoming Writing Project, and has been a guest poet on Wyoming Public Radio. She is editor in chief of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West,” an online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of Wyoming writers.

“Water in Wyoming” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature.

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

Jun
18
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse free workshops set for Saturday @ Landon’s Greenhouse
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free informational workshops on Saturday.

The first workshop is all about conifers, from care to troubleshooting and begins at 9 a.m.

The next workshop is at 11 a.m. and is all about roses. Nursery experts will go over proper care, pest control and fertilization needs.

Learn how to grow hydrangeas successfully and care for them in Wyoming in the third workshop at 1 p.m.

Landon’s Greenhouse will host a free Father’s Day barbecue on the front patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

To register for these workshops call Landon’s at 672-8340.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadow Drive.

Jul
19
Tue
City to host Kendrick Park public workshop @ Kendrick Park amphitheater
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation.

On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place.

For day two, a public meeting to review two alternative designs will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the park.

The final day from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting will review preferred design.

For more information contact Mathers Heuck at 620-2753 or email mheuck@sheridanwy.net.

Aug
4
Thu
Start a business workshop set for Aug. 4 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A start your own business workshop will take place Aug. 4 at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is geared toward people over the age of 50 and will cover the knowledge needed to start and grow a small business, but all who wish to gain information about business are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, call the Small Business Administration Wyoming district office at 261-6500.

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

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