SHERIDAN—The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced they will host the 2nd annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”. Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19 and 20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium will learn the latest early childhood research and will focus in particular on the development of children birth to three. Attendees will explore ways to apply new research within communities’ early childhood systems and empower them to imagine innovations that can improve outcomes for children and families in Wyoming. The symposium is open to all early childhood stakeholders including parents and families, early childhood caregivers and educators, K-12 school professionals, physical and mental health providers, and any members of your community interested in helping to make a difference for children and families in the earliest years. Cost of the symposium is $80 and includes meals and materials. To register, visit www.childrenandcommunity.net. Registration is now open. A variety of professional development credits are available for those who attend the symposium. Those who are interested in credit may visit the website for more information. For more information call Michelle Sullivan at 307-752-1637.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having an Autumn Fest dinner Friday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Dayton Community Hall, there will be chicken, potato salad, beet salad, rolls, and apple pie served. There will also be music from Midnight Special starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person and there will be bus pick-up locations in Sheridan. For more information or to sign-up and reserve a bus pick-up call 672-2240.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to two workshops on Saturday.
The first one at 10 a.m. focuses on Fall bulbs, the what, where, when, and how. Learn the techniques to have a beautiful Spring show. Then at 11 a.m. the workshop will focus on layered bulb pots.
Jessica Bohnsack will teach you how to “force” Fall bulbs to get early growth and blooms the following Spring. Plant your own container of various bulbs, leave it at Landon’s over the winter, and then pick up a finished product in February.
Because space is limited, Landon’s recommends pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
More information about all of the free Spring workshops can be found online, at www.landonsGreenhouse.com.
SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will be playing at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome and for more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN—Judy Olson, director of COPE, “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions”, will be starting a nine week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Classes will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. For more information or reservations contact Judy Olson at 672-3336.
SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker has been scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For more information contact Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or the Sheridan Senior Center 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
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.
SHERIDAN— The FAB (for, about, by) women’s conference is Friday and Saturday. Friday is the Woman of the Year banquet with last year’s winner, Erin Kilbride as the keynote speaker. Saturday is the conference, with keynote speaker Stephanie Armstrong. The banquet is $50 per ticket, the conference is $50, and for both nights, tickets are $75. You can get tickets by going to www.thesheridanpress.com/FAB or by calling The Sheridan Press at 672-2431. Child care will be available Saturday for $30.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend two workshops this Saturday. At 10 a.m., the workshop will focus on pumpkin centerpieces. The cost is $19.99 for the workshop. Then at 2 p.m. you can bring in any container you want for a Fall fairy gardening makeover. There will be a fee for soil used and Landon’s plants and decor you decorate your garden with. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.
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—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. The workshop will focus on Harvest Bundles with cornstalks. Fee is $30 and includes everything you will need. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.
SHERIDAN— ‘Science Saturday’ continues next Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. until Noon. The subject will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop this Saturday. At 10 a.m. join Phil Gilmore as he explains how to get a jump start on your Spring preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The Cemetery Tours will be held on Sunday, at 4 p.m. and then again on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Tour admission is $5 per person and due to content, and the tours are limited to ages 13 and above. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Purchase tickers at the Sheridan County Museum. For more information call John Woodward at 307-675-1150.
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.
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 YMCA is offering a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. It is a three week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. You must sign up to be in the class by calling the YMCA at 674-7488. The program starts on Monday and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. through Nov. 5.
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.
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 — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.
The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.
The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.
The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
BIG HORN — Area residents are invited to join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.
This event is free and open to the public.
The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.