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Sep
27
Sat
Museum Day at Kendrick Mansion @ Kendrick Mansion
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.

Oct
2
Thu
“Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series Presents: “Vampires, Warriors, and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity, and Ecological Roles, of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold on Thursday, Oct. 2. This lecture will provide a broad review of some of the most spectacular examples, from ants that glide through the rainforest canopy, to the intricate social behaviors that underlie the well-studied slave-making, gardening, and warring species. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. It is free for the public to attend, and refreshments will be served following the discussion. For more information, email Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Oct
3
Fri
Free Caregiver Conference @ Holiday Inn
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

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.

Oct
4
Sat
Kids’ Halloween Costume classes @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Sagebrush Community Art Center is having kids’ Halloween costume classes Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11.

On Oct. 4, the kids will be making masks and on Oct. 11 they will be designing their own costumes. There is a $6 registration for each class.

You can make reservations by calling 674-1970 or enroll on the same day of the class. For more information, call Sagebrush Community Art Center at 674-1970.

Oct
6
Mon
KLIFE youth rally featuring Bethany Hamilton @ Sheridan Junior High
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN—KLIFE is holding a youth rally on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High featuring Bethany Hamilton. Bethany Hamilton is a pro-surfer who’s life story was featured in the movie ‘Soul Surfer’ and she is currently appearing on ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘Dolphin Tale 2’. This event is open to the public and tickets are $5 per person and are for sale at Roosters. For more information please call Amy Rabon at 461-0874.

Oct
7
Tue
After Hours and Lunch Brown Bag seminars @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

SHERIDAN— Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be holding free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will be about anxiety and is on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200.

Oct
11
Sat
‘Science Saturday’ @ Sheridan College Science Center
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Oct
12
Sun
Cemetery tours
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm

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.

Oct
15
Wed
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ month at the library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar. The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Fizzy Lifting Fridays.

On Wednesday, the library is having a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. with popcorn.

On Oct. 22, the library will host a book discussion in the Inner Circle at 6:30 p.m. Children’s librarian Michelle Havenga will discuss “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and its impact on generations of children.

A second movie night with popcorn is scheduled for Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The Story, Tongue River and Clearmont branches will also participate in Wonka-related events throughout the month. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585, ext. 29.

Community Music Courses @ Sheridan College in Buffalo
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Science Museum lecture @ Mohns Center/Sheridan College
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum continues their Fall 2014 lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The lecture will be “A Biological Arms Race” by Holly Martin at 7 p.m. Martin is on the Biology Faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Mohns Center at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu.

Oct
16
Thu
Meet and Greet with Dayton Candidates @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

DAYTON—Meet and greet Dayton’s local candidates for Mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Ask questions so that you can make an informed vote on Nov. 4. The event is being held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the Community Center at (307) 655-9419.

Oct
18
Sat
Birding at the Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” next 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.

Oct
21
Tue
After Hours and Brown Bag Lectures @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.

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

There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.

For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
23
Thu
Story chili cook-off and Fall fest
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Oct
25
Sat
Pet-O-Ween
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has scheduled the 14th annual Pet-O-Ween Contest for Saturday at Kendrick Park.

Registration for the two-part event begins at 10 a.m. A pet-owner walk/run will start at 11 a.m. and cost to participate in the race is $5 per person. The first 50 entries will receive a free pet first-aid kit.

The costume contest will begin at noon and entry fees for that competition are also $5 per pet. Categories for the contest include best pet-owner costume, best dog costume, best cat costume and most unique costume.
A bucket raffle will also be featured.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter.

The event will also feature lunch by Killy’s Smokehouse Deli and soda will be provided by Coca Cola of Sheridan.

For more information, contact the shelter at 674-7694.

Oct
26
Sun
Big Horn Mountain Eagles Halloween party
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Children age 10 and younger are welcome to attend free of charge. The event will feature games, prizes and a costume contest.

The Big Horn Mountain Eagles is located at 1760 Commercial Ave.

For more information contact the Eagles office at 674-9010.

Nov
9
Sun
TRVCC to host fall carnival @ Tongue River Valley Community Center - Dayton
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Family Community Center in Dayton will host a family fall carnival Friday from 5-8 p.m.

The evening will include games, inflatables, Bingo, ring toss, cake walk and more.

The event will also include supper and raffle tickets for sale.

For more information, contact the TRVCC at 655-9419.

The TRVCC is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

Nov
11
Tue
Big Horn High School choir concert @ Big Horn High School auditorium
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Nov
12
Wed
“Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” @ Sheridan College
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next event in the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery’s science lecture series will focus on beekeeping.

Tongue River Honey beekeeper Clifford Reed will present “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Beekeepers today find themselves in a fight for survival, with both the use of chemical pesticides and the parasitic ‘Varroa’ mite having strong negative effects on honey bees. Reed will discuss these challenges while highlighting how the food supply depends on the success of beekeepers in a harsh environment.

Tongue River Honey was established in 1918 in Ranchester by a railroad worker who turned to beekeeping, Earl C. Reed.  It has since been passed down three generations. Clifford Reed, who grew up working honey bees with his family, and his wife took over operations in 1984 and are the current owner/operators.  They are members of the Sioux Bee Honey Association, the world’s largest honey co-op, and Clifford has served as past president of the Wyoming Beekeepers Association.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum in the Mohns Science Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Newbold at 674-6446 ext. 3112 or snewbold@sheridan.edu.

Nov
13
Thu
Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms @ The Powder Horn clubhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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.

BHHS students to perform ‘Just a Little Crazy’ @ Big Horn High School
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The students of Big Horn High School will present “Just a Little Crazy,” their fall play, on Thursday and Friday.

At 7 p.m. daily the students will perform the tale of a girl and her parents who are in a big tizzy because they just moved into a turn of the century house, they are trying to remodel and the husband’s wacky sister comes to live with them. Misunderstandings, mixed feelings and hilarity ensue.

The play stars Kendall Meich, Trinity St. John, Joely Mueller, Karsyn Ulivarri, Colter Stanley and Makayla Morris and is directed by Monty and Carol Webb.

Tickets for adults are $2, students are $1 and BHHS students and children under 10 are free.

The performance will be held at the Big Horn Schools’ auditorium, located in the high school at 333 Highway 335, Big Horn.

WWI exhibit, presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit through Nov. 30.

The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room.

On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Michael Dykhorst, an assistant researcher in The Wyoming Room, will give a presentation about Sheridan County men and women who participated in the war. The presentation will include many photos of Sheridan events during the war and local historian Bob Wilson will present WWI military uniforms and weapons of the time.

The Inner Circle exhibit will include photos and information about Sheridan enlisted men and women who served as nurses, pencil sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom — who was a soldier during the war —  and photos of bond drives held in Sheridan. Display cases in The Wyoming Room will feature WWI uniforms and other memorabilia.

The Children’s Library will also have a WWI display and various age-appropriate activities during the month.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

Nov
14
Fri
BHHS students to perform ‘Just a Little Crazy’ @ Big Horn High School
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The students of Big Horn High School will present “Just a Little Crazy,” their fall play, on Thursday and Friday.

At 7 p.m. daily the students will perform the tale of a girl and her parents who are in a big tizzy because they just moved into a turn of the century house, they are trying to remodel and the husband’s wacky sister comes to live with them. Misunderstandings, mixed feelings and hilarity ensue.

The play stars Kendall Meich, Trinity St. John, Joely Mueller, Karsyn Ulivarri, Colter Stanley and Makayla Morris and is directed by Monty and Carol Webb.

Tickets for adults are $2, students are $1 and BHHS students and children under 10 are free.

The performance will be held at the Big Horn Schools’ auditorium, located in the high school at 333 Highway 335, Big Horn.

Nov
15
Sat
Birding at The Brinton @ The Brinton Museum
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

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