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SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
The event will begin at 8 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver.
The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth. A full cash bar will be available.
The cost is $10 and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For additional information, contact Dana Townsend at 461-0550.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause, scheduled for Monday, March 23, will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. All sales from lunch and dinner will be donated to the nonprofit organization.
Sheridan Health Center (formerly the Free Clinic of Sheridan) opened in March 2005 to provide medical care to uninsured Sheridan County residents whose household income makes it difficult to obtain health care. The project’s goal is to empower patients to achieve a higher quality of life utilizing chronic disease management and long-term health and wellness planning. Building partnerships to enhance service to patients and engage the community has been its strength.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4-10 p.m. for dinner. Reservations for the event are encouraged and may be made by calling 675-6055.
Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main Street.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Cozy Corner will host a fundraising party for the Senior Center’s Keystone Awards on March 27 from 3-7 p.m.
The event will include music, drinks and a chance to give back.
Admission is free, but tickets for the raffle packages to be awarded at the April 23 Keystone Awards will be available for sale.
For additional information, call Vanessa Larson or Brittany Hoblit at 672-2240.
The Cozy Corner is located at 112 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.
Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.
The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — While the event was rescheduled after ice conditions at Lake DeSmet didn’t cooperate, the annual Jackalope Jump to support Special Olympics will be held at noon March 28 at Sheridan Junior High School.
The family friendly polar bear plunge will be done in a pool outside at the school.
Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on the polar bear plungers.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Special Olympics Wyoming programs.
For additional information, call Carrie Pilcher at 672-7841.
To register for the jump, see firstgiving.com/sowy.
Registration will also be available at the event beginning at noon. The jump will begin at 1 p.m.
Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.
SHERIDAN — Comedy Night featuring John DeBoer will begin at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The evening of good, clean fun will benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue.
Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by raffle drawings.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 461-9555, at the Best Western Sheridan Center or Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue or online at sheridancatrescue.org.
For additional information about the event, call 461-9555.
For additional information about DeBoer, see goodcomedian.com.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery.
The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches) and “mini-concerts” (up to 90 minutes) in support of protecting some of the most special places in Wyoming.
Artists are asked to deliver finished and framed miniature art pieces to the Davis Gallery on or before April 10.
Prizes from local businesses will be awarded for work in the following categories: best earth landscape, best use of natural materials, best use of recycled materials and best of show.
All musicians will be recognized as well.
Details and donation forms are available at www.wildwyo.org.
A free Grand Finale Gala at Davis Gallery will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 24. The public is welcome to submit final bids and enjoy free music, food and beverages.
Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the WAA.
For additional information, contact Kate Seymour at 672-2751 and visit www.wildwyo.org.
Davis Gallery is located at 645 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — Tickets are currently on sale for the unveiling of the Historic Sheridan Inn’s newly renovated rooms.
On April 18, the rooms at the Inn will be raffled or auctioned for a one-night stay on May 15, giving individuals the opportunity to be the first guests since 1965 to have the ability or option to stay the night.
The event on April 18 will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour including cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The evening will also include games, raffles and a silent auction. At 7 p.m., a live auction will begin during which phone bids will be accepted.
Seating at the event is limited.
Tickets are $500 for reserved sponsor tables (seats eight), $100 per couple or $50 for an individual.
For additional information or to purchase a ticket, contact Renee Obermueller at 751-2246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully, a locally based online vendor that promotes purchases that have a positive impact around the world, has teamed up with local merchants Over the Moon, Paisley and Pearls, Evermore, Journey’s, Twin M, Matilda Jane and Twisted Hearts to host Fashion with Impact.
This ladies night out and fashion show fundraiser for Bought Beautifully will allow participants to experience the latest fashions, talk with stylists on how to enhance their wardrobe, learn style tips, purchase products that make a positive impact, enjoy wine, desserts and late-night dancing and celebrate women worldwide.
Tickets are $25 or two for $40. They can be purchased online at blog.boughtbeautifully.org/fashion-with-impact.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. May 1 in the Old Sheridan Press Building at 237 N. Main St. on the second floor.
SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Beaver Creek Slide and third annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 2, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter operated by Volunteers of America.
The homeless shelter will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee.
Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile walk/run. The half marathon is a loop course covering primarily dirt and gravel roads along the scenic Bighorn Mountain foothills. The 3.5-mile course loops through the Wild Turkey and Beaver Creek subdivisions.
The courses are well marked and have aid stations.
Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming and Montana.
Walkers for the half marathon will start at 8 a.m. May 2, and runners will start at 9 a.m.
The 3.5-milers start at 10 a.m.
Bike racers take the same course as the half marathon and do two loops starting at 8 a.m. Bikers need to yield to runners and stay on the right side of the road while runners stay to the left.
The entry fee is $30, payable to Wyoming Innovation. Entry forms can be picked up at the Sports Stop in Sheridan or via email by contacting email@example.com.
Each entrant receives a long sleeved T- Shirt. Lunch is provided, and door prizes will be drawn after the race. Awards go to the top three finishers in each race for men and women.
Races will start at the Dahlin residence at 12 S. Sharptailed Road.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will offer “Paint & Pinot for Paws” at 6 p.m. May 13.
The evening of step-by-step painting instruction will allow participants to take home a cute rendition of six furry friends — not to mention the memories of a fun evening with friends, music and a little wine.
A portion of the money raised from the event will go to the Dog and Cat Shelter.
The cost is $40 per person.
Seating is limited; contact the Paint Post to register by calling 752-8677.
The Paint Post is located at 117 N. Main St.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.
SHERIDAN — The annual Veterans Affairs Volunteer Pie and Plant Sale will be held May 19 at the VA Medical Center.
The plant sale will open at 7:30 a.m. May 19 in the greenhouse. Lots of vegetables, flowers and hanging baskets — all planted and cared for by VA volunteers Tom Aksamit, Ernie Rotellini and Sam Rotellini — will be available for purchase.
Pie sales will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. A variety of pies will be offered.
All proceeds from the sales will support programs and services for veterans at the VAMC. Past uses have included sponsoring Super Bowl and Christmas parties and purchasing a TV for the day room.
SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St.
The Instagators will provide live music.
Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated by Killy’s Warehouse Market and Red Velvet Bakery.
Tickets are $40 per person.
Call 672-8881 to reserve a seat.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 20 at the Sheridan VAMC to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans with donated food.
The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to veterans, members of the public and VA employees.
The Sheridan VA2K will be held on the parade grounds between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20.
Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating can arrive and walk or roll any time during the event. There will be signs for alternate location if weather is poor.
The Sheridan event is just one of many VA2Ks taking place on Wednesday at VA facilities across the country.
In conjunction with the event, VA’s Volunteer Service Office will accept donations to be used for existing VA programs for homeless veterans. There will be a box to receive small household items that will be used to assist homeless veterans moving into their new homes, as well as canned food goods.
There is no requirement for a donation in order to participate.
The event is open to people of all fitness levels and can be done over a lunch break.
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 email@example.com to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.
SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July.
Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90.
Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events.
The events are free and open to all.
The next event will feature Bill Mentock, an accomplished historian of mining communities such as Monarch, Kleeburn and Dietz, will bring his expertise about these colorful enterprises that thrived in the early 1900s.
Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events. The events are free and open to all. The next event will feature Fred Patz, an educator and historian, as he reveals knowledge about Father DeSmet.
Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will presents “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will run from 1-3 p.m. Johnson studies the reproductive biology and behavior of small songbirds. He does his research in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. His past studies have focused on a wide variety of topics including song, mating behavior, parental behavior and the effect of high-elevations on reproductive strategies. “The Mountain Lecture Series presents a great opportunity for community members to come up and experience the Mountain Campus at no cost,” said Trudy Munsick, NWCCD dean of the Mountain Campus. “We encourage folks to come early, tour the campus and bring a picnic lunch.” For more information, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/community-events. The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is located 28 miles from Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, on the southeast edge of Park Reservoir.
Local teenager Olivia Boley, Miss Wyoming Outstanding Teen, will be heading off for the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida, July 27 thru August 1 and a send-off and fundraising event will be held at the Powder Horn Clubhouse Tuesday. Come for cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by a dress rehearsal by Boley at 6 p.m. The show will include a live talent performance of her dance, interview questions from the crowd and an evening gown competition dress rehearsal. A live auction to support Boley’s platform of “Connecting Generations.” Proceeds from the live auction will go to the Sheridan Senior Center, Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss Wyoming board. Any net profit from ticket sales will be used to help pay for Boley’s trip expenses. Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children with each ticket including one drink and light appetizers. Get your tickets by calling 752-8213 or at the door. The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
“On the Foundation” a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will be held Thursday in the Poplar Grove Subdivision. From 7-10 p.m., an evening of comedy, theater, music, dessert, wine and beer, featuring the music of Micah Wyatt and Josh and Amber Hanson will be offered on the site of a future home at 1762 Lookout Point Drive. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery, located at 206 N. Main St., and at the door the evening of the event. For more information, call 672-3848.
The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday.
Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90.
Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed on culture, history and events.
The event are free and open to all.
The next event will feature the Sheridan County Museum Director, John Woodward, as he presents on the importance of the buffalo in our area’s history.