February – March 2014
The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’” on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
The performance is part of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public.
The program allows audiences to experience the production at the same time as the audience in New York.
“Rusalka” stars Renee Fleming in one of her signature roles alongside Piotr Beczala, Dolora Zajick and maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wyotheater.com, on the phone at 672-9084 extension 100 or in person at the box office, which is located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St.
The Bushnell Center will present “Warriors Don’t Cry” at the WYO Theater on Wednesday. Part of the Children’s Education and Family series at the theater, the play tells the story of the Little Rock Nine who risked their lives in 1957 to end segregation at Central High School. The play received the American Library Association award, 1995 Nonfiction Book of the Year award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book award. The performance will commence at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the boxoffice located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., online at www.wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084. For more information on the play see www.bushnell.org.
The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday.
This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum.
All ages and abilities are welcome to join.
Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them.
For more information see www.thebrintonmuseum.org. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: Presidents Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library.
This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
For more information call 684-9331.
The library is located at 171 North Adams Ave., Buffalo.
The WYO Theater will host “The Monster Who Ate My Peas” on Feb. 18.
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, this musical play is part of the Children’s Educational and Family series.
Commencing at 6:30 p.m., the performance will tell the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas so he makes a deal with a monster to give the creature anything he wants if he’ll eat the boy’s peas.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and under.
Tickets are available at the boxoffice located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084.
For more information on the play see www.artspower.org.
SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” Feb. 21.
This youth talent show will present children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school.
First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate.
There will also be an overall winner who will receive a scholarship toward the college of their choice and is given the opportunity to compete at the district level.
The show will commence at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St.
Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults, $5 for students under age 18 and free for children five years old and younger.
For more information contact Katie Dehn at 683-6170.
The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” on Saturday. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and see what goes on at the museum when the galleries are closed. Attendees will see how employees take down old exhibits, care for the items entrusted to the museum and prepare new items and galleries for new exhibits. There will also be Tidbit activities for children and parents. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle, off of the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. For more information call 675-1150.
The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host March’s Science Saturday this weekend.
Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “H2O Olympics” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium of Sheridan College.
Water may seem ordinary but it is a building block of life and the program will discuss why.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
For more information contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform their third of four concerts this year on Sunday. Directed by Dr. Michal P. Flynn, the theme of the concert will be “Music from the James Bond franchise.” The concerts will be held at the Big Horn High School auditorium. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Dr. Flynn will be discussing the works to be presented prior to the performance. The discussion will commence at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. Clips from the James Bond films will play while the wind ensemble performs and guest artists Tawni Shuler and Hannah Gilbert will create live art during the performance of “Le Champ de Bataille,” a piece written by Sheridan College faculty member Dr. Chris Erickson. For more information contact Dr. Flynn at Sherian College by phone at 674-6446 extension 3009. BHHS is located at 333 Highway 335, Big Horn.
The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library. This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call 684-9331. The library is located at 171 North Adams Ave., Buffalo.
The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform their Festival Concert on Tuesday. The band will be playing songs which they will be performing at the Kinser Jazz Festival in Casper and the Northwest Jazz Festival in Powell later this year. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. at the Sue Henry Auditorium of SHS. The concert is free and open to the public. Performances will include pieces such as “Solar and Nardis” by Miles Davis and “I’m Beginning to See the Light” by Duke Ellington, and will be directed by Diane Knutson. Lead trombone player Grandy Craft has been selected to play in the All-State Jazz Band and will be featured on a solo arrangement at the concert. For more information call the school at 672-2495. SHS is located at 1056 Long Dr.
The Sheridan Senior Center will host “Celtic Sage” on Wednesday. The band will perform a free concert of seasonal music from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch may be ordered for a charge but is not necessary to attend the performance. Chicken enchiladas will be served. The concert and lunch are open to all. The senior center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information call Lois at 672-2240.
The WYO Theater will again host perennial performers Colcannon. Colcannon performs Irish music with a touch of chamber and music hall music. The concert will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for prime seating, $24 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets are available now by visiting the box office located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St., by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com.
The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, music will be provided by Rapid Creek. The dance is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.
First Light Children’s Center will host a community open house on Thursday.
Celebrating their second anniversary, the public is invited to help them “March into Year 3” from 5:30-7 p.m.
Birthday cake will be served as well as samples of the healthy lunches the children at the center receive from Volunteers of America’s Catering for a Cause.
Activities will also include tours of the facility, a staff meet-and-greet and the opportunity to learn more about the Highscope Curriculum taught at the school.
First Light is located at 366 E. Brundage St.
For more information see www.firstlightsheridan.com.
The Seventh biennial Big Horn Elementary All-Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum will open Thursday.
A reception will be held by the BHE Home and School Association on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All members of the community are invited to this free event.
The show will run through March 30 with no admission charged.
For more information call the school at 672-3497 or the museum at 672-3173.
The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn.
The Arvada Elementary students will host a concert tomorrow at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada. Commencing at 7 p.m. the students will present “The Blue Dog Blues.” the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” project they have been working on in art class. The community center is located in the old school at 5 Upper Powder River Road. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension 107.
The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend.
This free event is open to all with no reservations required.
The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations.
The public is invited to come and see what goes on at the museum when the galleries are closed.
Attendees will see how employees take down old exhibits, care for the items entrusted to the museum and prepare new items and galleries for new exhibits.
There will also be Tidbit activities for children and parents.
Tidbit, the SCM Mouse, can be found in each exhibit at the museum and likes to share fun tales and treasures of Sheridan County’s history and children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend with their parent or guardian for a variety of activities.
The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle, off of the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90.
For more information call 675-1150.
The Clearmont Elementary students will perform a concert on Thursday. “Blue Dog Blues” will commence at 7 p.m. in the gym of the school. The theme of the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” art project they have been working on in art class. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension 107. The school is located at 1601 Meade Ave, Clearmont.