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Sep
20
Sat
Birding at the Brinton scheduled for Saturday @ Brinton Museum
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday from 8-10 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.

Girl Scouts seeking members and volunteers @ Subway in Walmart
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN—The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is seeking members and volunteers. They will be at the Walmart Subway on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. If you sign up for the Girls Scouts, you will receive a free six inch sub sandwich, and bring a sock for a fun craft. For more information contact Jean Harn at jharm@wyoming.com or Mackenzie Ivie at mackenziei@gsmw.org.

Wyoming Voices @ Big Red Barn
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.

Sep
23
Tue
“Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara @ Whitney Presentation Hall/Sheridan College
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at mbateman@sheridan.edu

Sep
25
Thu
Final Sheridan Farmer’s Market @ Grinnell Street Plaza
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Sep
27
Sat
‘Orphan Trains’ presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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
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
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
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.

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
Local congressional office hours @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.

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
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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