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Aug
23
Sun
“George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” @ Sheridan College Mountain Campus
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The next offering in Sheridan College’s monthly summer mountain lecture series will be offered Sunday with “George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” Presented by Jeremy Johnston, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Western American History, the presentation is an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the Mountain Campus at no cost. There is no need to register for the event. Attendees re encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, come early and tour the campus. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446, ext. 8350 or see www.spearowigwam.com. The Mountain Campus is located 28 miles outside of Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains at the southeast edge of Park Reservoir. Directions can be found on the website.

Aug
25
Tue
Trailhead Meet and Greet @ upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a Trailhead Meet and Greet with Wildwood Trails, Inc. on Tuesday.

From 5-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to meet the trail contractor who has been selected to complete the first 1.8 miles of trail in the Red Grade Trails System project this fall. The contractors will share construction techniques and field questions from attendees.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at this free event.

The meet and greet will be held in the upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road.

For more information, call 673-4702 or see www.sheridanclt.org.

Aug
27
Thu
Forest Plan Steering Committee field trip @ Arrowhead Lodge
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South highway project, travel management, trails, recreation sites and forest plan monitoring. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 pm at the last stop on the tour, the Hunt Mountain Gravel Pit. The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear. The group will take a lunch break at Bear Lodge at 12:30 pm. For more information, call Susie Douglas at 674-2600. Arrowhead Lodge is located at 6002 U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.

Aug
29
Sat
Air Show, Open House and Fly-In @ Sheridan County Airport
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Sheridan County Airport will host an “Air Show, Open House and Fly-In” on Aug. 29. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend the event brought to you by the Sheridan Pilots’ Association. The fly-in will attract pilots and aircraft from throughout the region. The open house is a hosting of a wide variety of aircraft, many of which will be accessible to the public. Modern, classic, antique, working and amateur-built aircraft will be on display. An interactive area with flight simulation games and other activities will also be offered. The air show will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. with four professional aerobatic acts expected to perform. The event will also demonstrate how much of an impact aviation and the airport has on our day-to-day lives. Food concessions will be available. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children, with free rides offered for children between the ages of 7 and 17. Complimentary Sheridan Trolley shuttle service will be available between the airport, downtown area and several hotels. For more information, contact Fred Barton at 575-0975. The Sheridan County Airport is located at 908 W. Brundage Lane.

OW Ranch tour
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a tour of the historic OW Ranch in Southern Montana on Saturday. The OW Ranch is owned by music industry legend Jim Guercio, best known for founding the Caribou Ranch — a recording studio where bands including Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many others created albums in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Guercio has restored the OW to its original state as it was when owned by Joh Kendrick, Wyoming’s ninth governor. The tour will take attendees through the ranch buildings and give an inside scoop on the history of the ranch as well as the current owner. Though the event is only open to SCLT members, all members of the community are encouraged to register to become a member and join the free tour. The tour will commence from a central location in Sheridan at 8:30 a.m. before carpooling to the ranch. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches, beverages will be provided. Registration for the tour is requested by Thursday and can be made by emailing claire@sheridanclt.org. For more information or to become a member, see www.sheridanclt.org.

diorama unveiling ceremony @ Ranchester Information Center
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The town of Ranchester will host an opening day unveiling ceremony for the newest diorama by Tom Warnke on Saturday.

“Where the Women and Children Fought the Soldiers” is a depiction of the Battle of Tongue River, also known as the Connor Battle.

The diorama will be on permanent display in the Ranchester Information Center.

The diorama will be unveiled on Saturday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Connor Battle.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to visit the center and see the diorama.

The Ranchester Information Center is located just off of Interstate 90 via exit 9 in Ranchester.

For more information, call Ranchester Town Hall at 655-2283.

Jake’s Youth Day @ Rocky Mountain Discount Sports
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Sheridan Area Gobblers will present “Jake’s Youth Day” Saturday at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend this free event. Information will be presented on archery, BB gun and air rifle, Joey’s Fly Fishing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Furs/Antlers/Tracks program and more. Prizes will be given to children and lunch will be served. The Sheridan Police Department will also be giving away free guns locks. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Vaughn at 751-5349. Rocky Mountain Discount Sports is located at 440 Broadway St.

Sep
22
Tue
Community meeting in Big Horn @ Big Horn High School
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sheridan County is hosting a community meeting to discuss issues that may be of interest to residents living in and around the community of Big Horn.

These issues include street and road maintenance, storm drainage and flood plains and service and improvement districts. Sheridan County commissioners, County Attorney Matt Redle and county public works staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss issues of interest to the residents of the area.

The meeting will be held in the Big Horn High School auditorium Tuesday from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or if you have something you would like addressed but won’t be able to attend the meeting, call the public works office at 674-2920 or the commissioners’ office at 674-2900. Big Horn High School is located at 333 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

Sep
25
Fri
Elks gun show @ Elks Lodge #520
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Concessions will be available.

For additional information on the gun show, call Bill Dahlin at 752-0906. To reserve a table, call the Elks Lodge at 674-9500. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Sep
26
Sat
Elks gun show @ Elks Lodge #520
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Concessions will be available.

For additional information on the gun show, call Bill Dahlin at 752-0906. To reserve a table, call the Elks Lodge at 674-9500. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Sep
27
Sun
Elks gun show @ Elks Lodge #520
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Concessions will be available.

For additional information on the gun show, call Bill Dahlin at 752-0906. To reserve a table, call the Elks Lodge at 674-9500. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Oct
7
Wed
Flu clinic @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a series of flu clinics in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in October.

The cost is $30 per vaccine. Organizers are reminding individuals to bring their insurance cards as Public Health will bill most insurance companies.

The following is a list of flu clinic times and locations.

• Wednesday, Oct. 7 — 9 a.m. to noon, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.

• Friday, Oct. 9 — 1-3 p.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St., Ranchester

• Wednesday, Oct. 14 — 3-5 p.m., Clearmont Elementary School, 1601 Meade Ave., Clearmont

• Wednesday, Oct. 21 — 2-4 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Second St.

• Friday, Oct. 23 — 8-10 a.m., Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road

• Friday, Oct. 30 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sheridan County Public Health, 297 S. Main St.

For additional information, contact Sheridan County Public Health at 672-5169.

Oct
11
Sun
Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area open house @ Antelope Butte Recreation Area
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Antelope Butte Foundation will host an open house at the ski and recreation area in the Bighorn Mountains on Sunday.

The event, which will run from noon to 4 p.m., will feature complimentary beer, refreshments, burgers and brats.

ABF recently made a payment toward the purchase of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. The milestone allows the foundation access to the facilities and to begin repairs and preventative maintenance.

According to ABF representatives, the group has already started cleaning the lodge and will be sealing leaks before the snow falls.

ABF must make an additional $220,000 in payments next year to secure the deed and begin full restoration of the property.

Zowada Plumbing and Heating and Dan Black have committed to provide labor and materials for all plumbing work at the lodge. ABF is currently working with additional volunteers and contractors to secure in-kind gifts of labor and materials to help renovate the lodge.

For additional information about the ABF or Sunday’s open house, see antelopebuttefoundation.org or call 763-0203.

The Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area is located off U.S. 14 in the Bighorn Mountains approximately 59 miles west of Sheridan.

Oct
26
Mon
Haunted House of Hoops @ Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan College
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting their Haunted House of Hoops on Monday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The event, much like the Midnight Madness events held by numerous Division I programs, will serve as an introduction to the upcoming Generals and Lady Generals seasons.

It will feature introductions of each team, scrimmages, 3-point contests, a slam-dunk contest, games and prizes and costumes contests.

The Haunted House of Hoops will begin at 7 p.m. Monday and is free for all ages.

Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Nov
3
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include photographer Janet L. Pritchard of Mansfield Center, Connecticut; fiction writer Michelle Seaton of Natrick, Massachusetts; drawing artist Julia Randall of Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut; mixed media artist Deborah Farnault of Brooklyn, New York; photographer Stephen Takacs of Columbus, Ohio; and fiction writer Susan Steinberg of San Francisco, California.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

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

Nov
6
Fri
Open studios tour
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 13th annual Sheridan Open Studios fall show and sale will take place Friday through Sunday.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be 15 artists participating at seven locations.

The locations include:

• 239 E. Mountain View Drive — featuring the art of Bob Tippie

• 160 W. Sixth St. — featuring the art of Misty Plott, Ed Barbula and Warren Adams

• 637 W. Loucks St. — featuring the art of Dean States, Connie Robinson and Hugh Jennings

• 335 Smith St. — featuring the art of Dianne Wyatt, Paulette Kucera and Pat Trout

• 303 W. Brundage St. — featuring the art of Helen Lytle Campbell

• 3 Airway Place — featuring the art of Diane and Lloyd Marsden

• 14 Trish Drive — featuring the art of Jim and Mary Lawson

For additional information, contact Connie Robinson at 672-9393.

Nov
10
Tue
Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Sheridan @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Nov 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

SHERIDAN — For more than 50 years, a tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree is a 74-foot Lutz spruce, harvested from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Sheridan has been selected as one of 13 community stops along the tree’s 5,000-mile route from Seward, Alaska, to Washington, D.C.

The tree and its caravan of caretakers will arrive in Sheridan for a community celebration on Tuesday in the north parking lot of the Holiday Inn.

Public events will begin at 8:30 am and include comments from Mayor Heath, an opportunity to sign the banner accompanying the tree, appearances by Smokey Bear and Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments, and live music by the Blackwater Railroad band, which is traveling with the tree.

At 10:30 am, the tree will depart Sheridan and continue its journey east.

For more information about Sheridan’s Capitol Christmas Tree event, contact Nicole Pearce of Sheridan Travel & Tourism at 673-7120 or Amy Ormseth of the Bighorn National Forest at 674-2600.

The 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree’s expedition across the country can be tracked online at www.capitolchristmastree.com or on Facebook.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Dec
4
Fri
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house @ Trail End State Historic Site (Kendrick Mansion)
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6.

Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s.

The open house will feature live performances by local musicians throughout the three-day event and figgy pudding will be served.

The open house will take place from 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.

For additional information, call 674-4589 or see trailend.org.

The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Christmas in the Valley @ Tongue River Valley Community Center - Dayton
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host “Christmas in the Valley” on Friday.

Set to take place from 6-8 p.m., the event will feature Christmas traditions and free family fun including a dinner of stew, musical entertainment, a visit from Santa and fun and games for all ages.

For additional information contact the TRVCC at 655-9419.

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

Dec
5
Sat
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house @ Trail End State Historic Site (Kendrick Mansion)
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6.

Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s.

The open house will feature live performances by local musicians throughout the three-day event and figgy pudding will be served.

The open house will take place from 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.

For additional information, call 674-4589 or see trailend.org.

The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Dec
6
Sun
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house @ Trail End State Historic Site (Kendrick Mansion)
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6.

Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s.

The open house will feature live performances by local musicians throughout the three-day event and figgy pudding will be served.

The open house will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.

For additional information, call 674-4589 or see trailend.org.

The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Trees of Love open house @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. The trees will be lit at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

While many people purchase lights for someone who is no longer living, the lights also make an excellent holiday gift for a friend, neighbor or loved one.

With the donation, the Auxiliary sends a card to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

“Last year, it was overwhelming to see the growth in the support of the program,” Kalasinsky said. “I encourage people to join us at the lighting again this year and to remember friends and family with lights.”

Each year proceeds from the Trees of Love project go to fund a needed project or piece of equipment for the hospital.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk or in businesses and offices throughout the community and on the hospital’s website, www.sheridanhospital.org.

Dec
12
Sat
Ucross Christmas celebration @ Raymond Plank Creative Center
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its third annual community Christmas celebration Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

The event will include a Christmas story reading from Craig Johnson, music from the Buffalo Balladiers, crafts for kids, fireworks and the lighting of thousands of lights throughout the park.

Organizers have asked those planning to attend to bring canned or nonperishable food items to be donated to families in need.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center at the intersection of Highways 14-16 East.

For additional information, contact the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.

Dec
14
Mon
Community memorial service @ Champion Funeral Home
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A service of memory and hope for the community will take place Monday at Champion Funeral Home.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the staff will help area residents remember and celebrate loved ones who have died in the last year and who are no longer around during this special time of year.

Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, call 674-6329.

Champion Funeral Home is located at 244 S. Brooks St.

Dec
16
Wed
Chamber After Hours @ Mountain View Veterinary Hospital
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly networking and social event.

The event is free, compliments of the host business, and open to all.

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