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Mar
2
Mon
Auditions for “Laughter-Always the Best Medicine” @ Carriage House Theater
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Director Pat Tomsovic will be holding open auditions for “Laughter-Always the Best Medicine,” a selection of seven one-act plays to be performed April 23-26 and April 30-May 3 at the Carriage House Theater. 

Auditions will be March 1 at 2 p.m. and March 2 at 7 p.m. 

Those who wish to audition will be reading directly from the scripts, so no preparation beforehand is necessary. 

The plays to be performed include: 

• “Supreme Beings Create the World” by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy 

• “Post-its” by Paul Dooley 

• “Wanda’s Visit” by Christopher Durang 

• “The Flying Wolimskies Return” by David Smilow 

• “Rosa’s Eulogy” by Richard Strand 

• “Chocolate” by Frederick Stroppel 

• “The Blueberry Hill Accord” by Daryl Watson

Tomsovic will be assisted by veteran CTG director Norleen Healy. All interested actors are encouraged to attend.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

Mar
4
Wed
“Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management” science lecture @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn's Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co- director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.”

The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group is develop- ing using free, publicly available data and user- friendly open source software.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact 674-6446 ext. 3500.

The Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Frozen’ musical production dinner @ Tongue River High School
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will perform an adaptation of the popular movie “Frozen” on March 10 and 11.

An optional dinner will also be served Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The cost for dinner is $10 per person or $35 per family.

The meal will be served by cast members of the production.

The free show will begin at 7 p.m. each night, though donations will be accepted at the door to support the TRHS music and drama programs.

For additional information, call TRHS at 655-9541.

TRHS is located at 1150 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

‘Frozen’ musical production @ Tongue River High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will perform an adaptation of the popular movie “Frozen” on March 10 and 11.

An optional dinner will also be served Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The cost for dinner is $10 per person or $35 per family.

The meal will be served by cast members of the production.

The free show will begin at 7 p.m. each night, though donations will be accepted at the door to support the TRHS music and drama programs.

For additional information, call TRHS at 655-9541.

TRHS is located at 1150 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

Mar
11
Wed
Presentation on impact of railroads @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming.

Big Horn native, historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson will give the free presentation.

The Senior Center will offer a spaghetti dinner prior to Nickerson’s presentation at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 per person and advance sign-up for the dinner is required by calling 672-2240 or stopping by the Senior Center before Wednesday.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

“Vietnam underground” presentation @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium.

Jenkins, from National Geographic writer and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.”

Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, on the edge of the Truong Son Mountains, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, most of these caves remain unexplored. In the past two decades, a highly accomplished team of British spelunkers have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns.

Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered, Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent.

In his presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnam — a vibrant country finally thriving after decades of war — and into the dark belly of the earth.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Manuela Hofer-McIntyre at 307-766-3415 or mhoferm1@uwyo.edu.

The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
12
Thu
‘Hard Candy’ and ‘Drugs are Bad’ comedy plays @ Fort Mackenzie High School
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Fort Mackenzie High School drama department will present two short comedies Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, at 7 p.m. each night.

The plays, “Hard Candy” and “Drugs Are Bad,” will be performed at the Fort Mackenzie High School, currently located in the old Highland Park School.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be reserved by calling 673-8730 and will also be sold at the door.

Josh Hanson will direct the plays by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Brand.

Coffee and baked goods will be available during intermission for a donation that will support the FMHS drama program.

For additional information, contact FMHS at 673-8730.

FMHS is currently located at 1301 Avon St.

‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
13
Fri
Fort Mackenzie comedy productions @ Fort Mackenzie High School
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Fort Mackenzie High School drama department will present two short comedies March 13 at 7 p.m. each night.

The plays, “Hard Candy” and “Drugs Are Bad,” will be performed at the Fort Mackenzie High School, currently located in the old Highland Park School.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be reserved by calling 673-8730 and will also be sold at the door.

Josh Hanson will direct the plays by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Brand.

Coffee and baked goods will be available during intermission for a donation that will support the FMHS drama program.

For additional information, contact FMHS at 673-8730.

FMHS is currently located at 1301 Avon St.

‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
14
Sat
Live from The Met: ‘La Donna Del Lago’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Donna Del Lago’” on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The performance is one installation 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.

“La Donna Del Lago” is set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. Joyce DiDonato is the “Lady of the Lake” of the title, and Juan Diego Florez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students.

Tickets may be purchased on the phone at 672-9084 or in person at the box office, which is located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084.

‘Mary Poppins’ production @ Sheridan High School
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” March 14 and 15.

The performance on March 14 will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
15
Sun
‘Mary Poppins’ production @ Sheridan High School
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” on Sunday.

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
20
Fri
Easter Seals Players: ‘Even Super Heroes Need a Day Off’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater.

Admission to the shows are by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs.

Organizers said the play will be a lot of fun and include a lot of adlibbing.

For additional information, contact Brandy Nielsen or Stacy Vernon at 672-2816.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Easter Seals Players: ‘Even Super Heroes Need a Day Off’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater.

Admission to the shows are by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs.

Organizers said the play will be a lot of fun and include a lot of adlibbing.

For additional information, contact Brandy Nielsen or Stacy Vernon at 672-2816.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
23
Mon
Presentation on colorectal cancer screening program @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital invites members of the community to build a healthier community together by attending a free presentation on colorectal cancer screening, education and resources.

The presentation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in SMH Conference Room A located next to the cafeteria.

Featured speakers are Wanda Webb, case manager with the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, and Dr. Sara Smith, chief of staff and general surgeon at SMH.

The presentation is hosted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Foundation for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Welch Cancer Center.

For more information, call 673-2418.

Apr
2
Thu
Archaeological Society presentation on Mystic Maze @ Sheridan Holiday Inn, Le Gourmet Room
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room.

Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.

Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau of Land Reclamation archaeologist George Shannon will give a presentation on the Mystic Maze site, located in Needles, California. Numbers of geoglyphs have been located on the large 100-acre site. The geoglyph designs were created with stones from the site. The Mystic Maze site is considered a portal to the Mojave Indians afterlife. It is also subject to a Chrome IV spill and is currently undergoing a cleanup action.

Shannon holds a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University and has practiced archaeology in the Arctic, Midwest, Eastern Seaboard, Southeast, Texas, Southwest, California and Great Plains over the past 40 years.

Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
30
Thu
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

The evening of one-acts will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May-1-2. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
1
Fri
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

The evening of one-acts will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May-1-2. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
2
Sat
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

The evening of one-acts will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May-1-2. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
3
Sun
‘Laughter – Always the Best Medicine?’ night of one-act plays @ Carriage House Theater
May 3 @ 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theater Guild will present its final production of the 2014-2015 season next week.

“Laughter — Always the Best Medicine?” is a collection of seven hilarious one-act plays featuring 22 local men and women cast by director Pat Tomsovic. Many are veteran actors, but eight brand new thespians have tossed their hat into the acting ring.

A Sunday matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. May 3.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students. They can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, located at 42 N. Main St., online at wyotheater.com or at the Carriage House Theater one hour prior to showtime.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
6
Wed
‘Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest’ lecture @ Sheridan College Science Museum / Mohns Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture on “Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest” as part of its spring 2015 lecture series.

U.S Forest Service Forest Hydrologist Chris Williams will present the lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 674-6446, ext. 3500.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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/.

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.