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May
12
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — Stop-motion animation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

May
14
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — Stop-motion animation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

May
18
Mon
Ranch Sustainability Forum @ Sheridan College
May 18 – May 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan.

The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond.

The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet.”

Beginning at 9 a.m. on May 18, Whit Hibbard will teach a course on “Low Stress Livestock Handling.” The course will continue on May 19. The cost is $40 for two days or $25 for one day.

On May 19, activities will include a class on practical software for ranching, an open house at the University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station, dinner with the keynote speaker and a presentation by Wayne Fahsholtz of the Padlock Ranch on beef marketing trends. The dinner and keynote address cost $30.

On May 20, a symposium will be held beginning at 9 a.m. that will feature a variety of speakers and topics including hiring and retaining top talent, extending weaning for overwintered calves, keys to healthy ranch businesses and more. The symposium will cost $30.

Events will be held at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

For reservations, call Lisa at the Padlock Ranch at 655-2264 or email lisa@padlockranch.com.

To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.

UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

May
19
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — Clay sculpting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

UNPLUG: Mud, Bugs and Fish! @ Connor Park
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On May 19, “Mud, Bugs and Fish!” will get children of all ages working hands on with the Wyoming Game and Fish stream trailer, an educational tool that demonstrates how the natural movement of streams and rivers works. Participants will do a water quality experiment with the Sheridan County Conservation District, and get up close and personal with water bugs. Event runs from 4-6 p.m. May 19 at Connor Park in Ranchester, accessed via Gillette Street.

May
20
Wed
UNPLUG: Litte Birds, Big Birds @ South Park
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On May 20, “Little Birds, Big Birds” will give children ages 5 and older the chance to try birding. Two hikes will be offered — both starting from the South Park parking lot off of Brundage Lane — at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. for all skill levels. Parents or guardians are required to attend. Kids will learn how to identify birds on a birding scavenger hunt.

May
21
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — Clay sculpting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

UNPLUG: Picnic on the Pathway @ Washington Park
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Picnic on the Pathway is a self-guided event encouraging families to dedicate an evening to walking, biking or running on the pathways in Sheridan. SCLT will provide a safety briefing and maps starting at 4 p.m. at Washington Park and will provide dinner to the participating families between 5-6 p.m. at Washington Park, located on Coffeen Avenue.

May
22
Fri
UNPLUG: Grand finale camping trip @ Kendrick Park
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – May 23 @ 8:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Unplug Finale event will offer an introduction to camping in a fun and safe environment by allowing families to camp for the night in Kendrick Park. A bluegrass jam session with local musicians as well as bonfires and s’mores will highlight the evening and free breakfast for campers will be offered the next morning.

May
26
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — K’nex @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

May
28
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — K’nex @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Rhino Run @ Sheridan College
May 30 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The nursing program at Sheridan College will host its second annual Rhino Run on Saturday to benefit Science Kids, Sheridan College nursing students, the food bank and The Food Group.

The run will be held at 2 p.m. May 30 at the college. Show up at noon to register and pick up a T-shirt.

Entry fee is $10 plus a canned food item.

Four Rhino “chases” will be offered: 5K Rhino Run, 2.5K Rhino Trot, 1K Rhino Chase and 50-Yard Diaper Dash.

Pick up and drop off registration forms at participating elementary schools, middle schools and day cares or register the day of the event.

The event is open to the public. Organizers request that no dogs be brought.

For more information call Morgan Holz at 231-4507 or email rhinorun2015@gmail.com.

Jul
8
Wed
Wyoming Wednesday
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July.

Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90.

Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events.

The events are free and open to all.

The next event will feature Bill Mentock, an accomplished historian of mining communities such as Monarch, Kleeburn and Dietz, will bring his expertise about these colorful enterprises that thrived in the early 1900s.

Jul
10
Fri
Tongue Riverpalooza @ Connor State Park, Ranchester
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

Are you one of those who want to get out of town during Rodeo Week? How about a family-friendly campout in Ranchester’s Connor Park on Friday night?

Bring your picnic dinner and camping gear for Tongue Riverpalooza. Organizers will provide a free outdoor movie, “A River Runs Through It” at about 9 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the festivities will head to a private put-in on Goose Creek around 9 a.m. for a two- to three-hour float trip and river cleanup.

Shuttle service will be provided, but bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, inflatable rowboat, etc.).

Don’t want to camp out Friday night? No problem. When you RSVP, you will be provided directions to the put-in so you can meet there on Saturday.

Lunch and festivities will be offered following the float trip and prizes will be awarded for the most trash collected, the most unique items and more.

RSVP to Claire at 673-4702 or claire@sheridanclt.org.

Jul
11
Sat
Tongue Riverpalooza Family Outing
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you one of those who want to get out of town during Rodeo Week? How about a family-friendly campout in Ranchester’s Connor Park on Friday night?

Bring your picnic dinner and camping gear for Tongue Riverpalooza. Organizers will provide a free outdoor movie, “A River Runs Through It” at about 9 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the festivities will head to a private put-in on Goose Creek around 9 a.m. for a two- to three-hour float trip and river cleanup.

Shuttle service will be provided, but bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, inflatable rowboat, etc.).

Don’t want to camp out Friday night? No problem. When you RSVP, you will be provided directions to the put-in so you can meet there on Saturday.

Lunch and festivities will be offered following the float trip and prizes will be awarded for the most trash collected, the most unique items and more.

RSVP to Claire at 673-4702 or claire@sheridanclt.org by Thursday.

Jul
15
Wed
Wyoming Wednesday @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am

Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events. The events are free and open to all. The next event will feature Fred Patz, an educator and historian, as he reveals knowledge about Father DeSmet.

Jul
18
Sat
Birding at The Brinton @ The Brinton Museum
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join instructor Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information, call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or email sarah@science-kids.org.

Jul
19
Sun
Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will presents “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will run from 1-3 p.m. Johnson studies the reproductive biology and behavior of small songbirds. He does his research in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. His past studies have focused on a wide variety of topics including song, mating behavior, parental behavior and the effect of high-elevations on reproductive strategies. “The Mountain Lecture Series presents a great opportunity for community members to come up and experience the Mountain Campus at no cost,” said Trudy Munsick, NWCCD dean of the Mountain Campus. “We encourage folks to come early, tour the campus and bring a picnic lunch.” For more information, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/community-events. The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is located 28 miles from Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, on the southeast edge of Park Reservoir.

Jul
20
Mon
Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp” Monday through Thursday. Classes will be offered throughout the week at a cost of $35 per person, per course.

Classes offered during the camp will include:

• jewelry making on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Karen St. Clair and will teach the fundamentals for creating, stringing and finishing a bracelet or necklace.

• paint your imagination on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Sonja Caywood and will allow kids to use acrylic pains to transform random shapes into sill creatures.

• draw yourself on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Alexandra Aisele and will lead kids on an exercise to draw themselves while learning the basic elements of design.

• waterfalls of color on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Tena Twite and will teach some playful painting techniques.

To register, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@questoffice.net.

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

For more information, see artinsheridan.com.

Jul
21
Tue
Tidbit Tuesday @ Sheridan County Museum
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday. This week’s program looks back at Sheridan in 1888. Main Street in Sheridan has changed quite a bin in 127 years.Explore the changes and similarities with this journey. All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend. All our Tidbit programs include a story and a hands on activity. There is no cost, but reservations are requested. All children must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager. Call the museum at 675-1150 for reservations. Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp” Monday through Thursday. Classes will be offered throughout the week at a cost of $35 per person, per course.

Classes offered during the camp will include:

• jewelry making on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Karen St. Clair and will teach the fundamentals for creating, stringing and finishing a bracelet or necklace.

• paint your imagination on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Sonja Caywood and will allow kids to use acrylic pains to transform random shapes into sill creatures.

• draw yourself on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Alexandra Aisele and will lead kids on an exercise to draw themselves while learning the basic elements of design.

• waterfalls of color on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Tena Twite and will teach some playful painting techniques.

To register, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@questoffice.net.

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

For more information, see artinsheridan.com.

Jul
22
Wed
Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp” Monday through Thursday. Classes will be offered throughout the week at a cost of $35 per person, per course.

Classes offered during the camp will include:

• jewelry making on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Karen St. Clair and will teach the fundamentals for creating, stringing and finishing a bracelet or necklace.

• paint your imagination on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Sonja Caywood and will allow kids to use acrylic pains to transform random shapes into sill creatures.

• draw yourself on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Alexandra Aisele and will lead kids on an exercise to draw themselves while learning the basic elements of design.

• waterfalls of color on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Tena Twite and will teach some playful painting techniques.

To register, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@questoffice.net.

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

For more information, see artinsheridan.com.

Jul
23
Thu
Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Sagebrush Kids Summer Art Camp” Monday through Thursday. Classes will be offered throughout the week at a cost of $35 per person, per course.

Classes offered during the camp will include:

• jewelry making on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Karen St. Clair and will teach the fundamentals for creating, stringing and finishing a bracelet or necklace.

• paint your imagination on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Sonja Caywood and will allow kids to use acrylic pains to transform random shapes into sill creatures.

• draw yourself on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. This class will be taught by Alexandra Aisele and will lead kids on an exercise to draw themselves while learning the basic elements of design.

• waterfalls of color on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. This class will be taught by Tena Twite and will teach some playful painting techniques.

To register, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@questoffice.net.

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

For more information, see artinsheridan.com.

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