Calendar

Feb
6
Thu
Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting @ Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday.

Commencing at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, the meeting is free and open to everyone.

Dinner can be order from the menu but is not required to attend.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. Forest Service Archaeologist Pat Bower will give a presentation regarding his archaeological work on Easter Island.

Reservations are not required to attend.

For more information call Scott Burgan at 673-5997.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Feb
7
Fri
Get Acquainted Tea @ Inner Circle in Sheridan Fulmer Public Library
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Friendship Club of Sheridan (formerly the Sheridan Newcomers Club) will host a Get Acquainted Tea on Feb. 7.

From 10 a.m. to noon at the Inner Circle in Sheridan Fulmer Public Library women of all ages are welcome to enjoy punch or tea and cookies.

The tea is a chance to get to know the group, which meets for lunch the fourth Thursday of every month and offers subgroups including a book club, a Bunco group, a Pinochle group and the potential for future additions like a walking group.

For more information call Elaine Burke at 673-7321.

Feb
8
Sat
Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education @ Sheridan College
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sheridan College will present “Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education” on Feb. 8.

Members of the community are invited to go back to college for a day — minus the tests and late-night study sessions — as three professors from the University of Wyoming present lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The day begins with free coffee and pastries followed by opening remarks.

The first session, “The thinking animal: A look back at comparative psychology in the 21st century,” will begin at 9 a.m.

The second lecture, “Making it home: Landscape photographs in the 19th-century West,” will begin at 10:15 a.m.

The final class, “Biodiversity inside and out: A look at life’s richness from Wyoming’s perspective,” will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The day will conclude with a lunch and conversation with the professors.

All activities are free and no pre-registration is required.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents sponsored by UW, the UW Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

For more information contact Amy Albrecht at 674-6446 or aalbrecht@sheridan.eu.

Feb
15
Sat
Alzheimer’s Association rally @ Historic Plains Hotel
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The national Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a rally for its Wyoming volunteers and the general public on Feb. 15.

The event will take place at the Historic Plains Hotel at Central Avenue and Lincolnway in Cheyenne from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants will be treated to a complimentary breakfast, lunch, give-aways and door prizes.

There will also be a support group offered during the event so caregivers, their loved ones, and volunteers from throughout the state are encouraged to attend.

Agenda topics will include the Alzheimer’s epidemic in Wyoming,, the latest research findings, services and support the association offers, public policy and special events in local communities and the association’s future plans for the state.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by Monday to Glenda Berry at gberry@alz.org or to Anne Aquin at 550-3618.

The disease affects 10,000 people in Wyoming and its impact extends to additional thousands of friends and family members.

Birding at the Brinton @ The Brinton Museum
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Feb
19
Wed
Sheridan County Historical Society program @ Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheridan County Historical Society will host Veronica Hagemann on Wednesday. Hagemann will discuss the archival project at the Wyoming Girls School. The program is free and open to the general public. The event will commence at 7 p.m. and coffee and cookies will be served. The meeting will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room located at the corner of North Main Street and Coffeen Avenue.

End-of-Life Care @ Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:45 pm – 5:00 pm

The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) will host an educational workshop on “End-of-Life Care” on Feb. 19 and 21.

The agenda will be the same for each day and the cost to attend either series is $50 for adults or $35 for students but the fee will be waived for Sheridan College nursing students.

The workshops will be presented at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sessions will feature Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care curriculum and breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.

Speakers will include Brenda Mosher, Linda Stone-Soukup and Greg Marino.

To see a full itinerary or to register online see www.uwyo.edu/geriactrics.

Contact WyGEC for more information at 766-2829 or wygec@uwyo.edu.

Feb
21
Fri
End-of-Life Care @ Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:45 am – Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm

The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) will host an educational workshop on “End-of-Life Care” on Feb. 19 and 21.

The agenda will be the same for each day and the cost to attend either series is $50 for adults or $35 for students but the fee will be waived for Sheridan College nursing students.

The workshops will be presented at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sessions will feature Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care curriculum and breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.

Speakers will include Brenda Mosher, Linda Stone-Soukup and Greg Marino.

To see a full itinerary or to register online see www.uwyo.edu/geriactrics.

Contact WyGEC for more information at 766-2829 or wygec@uwyo.edu.

AARP meeting @ Sheridan Senior Center
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm

The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Friday. The program will include a potluck, a summary of the Soup-er Bowl Food Drive, a proposal of a new summer outreach activity to be organized by the chapter and bingo. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share, and the chapter will provide fried chicken. The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information contact Helen Mitchell at mitchell006@bresnan.net. The senior center is located at 211 Smith St.

Feb
23
Sun
Big Horn Historical Society potluck and program @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Helen Laumann will present a program on the CCC Camp and guests can arrive at this time if they choose not to participate in the potluck. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St., Big Horn.

Mar
6
Thu
EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training @ Holiday Inn
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services with the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Montana State University Extension Housing Program, is sponsoring an event to be held in Sheridan on Thursday.

“EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training” will be held at the Holiday Inn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The eight hour course developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will train attendees how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA’s RRP rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Home rule.

Attendees will be given a Certified Renovators photo ID which is valid for five years.

The course hold a value of $200 but is being offered in Sheridan for free thanks to the presenting sponsors.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

To register or for more information contact Mike Roberty by phone at 406-994-6386, by email at mroberty@montana.edu or by mail at Montana Weatherization Training Center, 705 Osterman Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting @ Le Gourmet Room of Holiday Inn
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm

The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday in the Le Gourmet Room of Holiday Inn. All members of the community are invited to this free event. At 6:00 p.m. attendees may order dinner off the menu, but no purchase is required to attend. Following dinner at approximately 7:15 p.m. Forest Service archaeologist Bill Matthews will present an update on his fieldwork in the Big Horn Mountains over the past three years. Attendees not desiring dinner may arrive at this time. Matthews and a group of volunteers recorded over 30 prehistoric sites as well as a turn of the century mining district, specifically in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Reservations are not required to attend. For more information call Scott Burgan at 673-5997. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.Le Gourmet Room of Holiday Inn

Mar
10
Mon
Parent Partnership meeting @ Sheridan High School library
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

The Parent Partnership will meet next Monday at Sheridan High School. On March 10 at 6 p.m. topics will include teacher appreciation in May, expanding the adoption of technology, the Graduation Task Force Executive Summary and an overview of “where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going,” at SHS. The meeting is open to all members of the public and their ideas or suggestions. For more information call Dirlene Wheeler at 672-2495 extension 3108. The meeting will be held in the SHS library, located at 1056 Long Dr.

Mar
11
Tue
Trail End Guilds meeting @ Trail End State Historic Site
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

The Trail End Guilds will meet Tuesday.

The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site.

TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December.

Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held monthly on the second Tuesday.

Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.

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

For more information call 674-4589 or email admin@trailend.org.

Mar
12
Wed
Fundraising: why and how @ Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm

The Sheridan Public Arts Committee and the Sheridan Artists’ Guild have partnered to offer a presentation and workshop on fundraising. Jack Miller of the Miller Group will lead “Fundraising: why and how” tomorrow at the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room. Commencing at 1:30 p.m., Miller will give an overview of fundraising in America and discuss topics including how to organize for success, techniques for fundraising, steps for creating a multiple year campaign and keeping track of pledges and mailing lists. Miller is a nationally recognized strategist and lecturer with 45 years of experience as a management consultant in philanthropy. The workshop is free but donations will be accepted to help off-set the cost of the guest speaker. For more information or to register call Beth Holsinger at 752-1603. The Community Room is located at the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue.

Mar
21
Fri
Sheridan Chapter AARP meeting @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm

The Sheridan Chapter of the AARP will hold a meeting Friday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. the community is invited to a potluck and bingo night at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own place settings. The senior center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
25
Tue
Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen meeting @ Forest Service office
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will hold a meeting Tuesday. The meeting is open to all and will commence at 7 p.m. at the Forest Service office in Buffalo. Planning for the 2014 rendezvous will be discussed. For more information call Dwight French at 674-8239. The office is located at 1415 Fort St., Buffalo.

Jul
19
Sat
Spear-o-Wigwam lecture @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From staff reports

SHERIDAN¬— The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is having their second summer lecture Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on edible plants of the Bighorn Mountains, presented by Bob Krumm, and Kent and Mark Andersen. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information please call Julie Davidson at 674-6446 extension 8350.

Jul
23
Wed
Wyoming Wednesdays @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will share information about the historic mining towns north of Sheridan. The events are free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and stay and enjoy the Visitor’s Center before or after each program. The center is located off of Interstate 90 on the Fifth Street exit. For more information call 673-7120.

Jul
24
Thu
Trail maintenance in the wilderness
Jul 24 all-day

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a hike up Crystal Creek in the Gros Ventre Wilderness on July 24 to view nature at work. This includes an interpretive hike with Tim Farris as he explains backcountry trail maintenance. Hikers will learn how the Forest Service manages challenges in its trail maintenance program. The hike is approximately 9 miles round-trip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email carolyn@wildwyo.org.

Jul
29
Tue
Retired Railroaders Day @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a retired railroaders day Tuesday at 8 a.m. at 211 Smith St. There will be coffee and donuts provided. For more information please call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.