SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day, Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Led by English faculty member David Golden, Sheridan College will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining Amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The event is open to the public. For more information call Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.
SHERIDAN—The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced they will host the 2nd annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”. Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19 and 20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium will learn the latest early childhood research and will focus in particular on the development of children birth to three. Attendees will explore ways to apply new research within communities’ early childhood systems and empower them to imagine innovations that can improve outcomes for children and families in Wyoming. The symposium is open to all early childhood stakeholders including parents and families, early childhood caregivers and educators, K-12 school professionals, physical and mental health providers, and any members of your community interested in helping to make a difference for children and families in the earliest years. Cost of the symposium is $80 and includes meals and materials. To register, visit www.childrenandcommunity.net. Registration is now open. A variety of professional development credits are available for those who attend the symposium. Those who are interested in credit may visit the website for more information. For more information call Michelle Sullivan at 307-752-1637.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to two workshops on Saturday.
The first one at 10 a.m. focuses on Fall bulbs, the what, where, when, and how. Learn the techniques to have a beautiful Spring show. Then at 11 a.m. the workshop will focus on layered bulb pots.
Jessica Bohnsack will teach you how to “force” Fall bulbs to get early growth and blooms the following Spring. Plant your own container of various bulbs, leave it at Landon’s over the winter, and then pick up a finished product in February.
Because space is limited, Landon’s recommends pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
More information about all of the free Spring workshops can be found online, at www.landonsGreenhouse.com.
UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.
SHERIDAN—Judy Olson, director of COPE, “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions”, will be starting a nine week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Classes will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. For more information or reservations contact Judy Olson at 672-3336.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at email@example.com
SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker has been scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For more information contact Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or the Sheridan Senior Center 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN— The FAB (for, about, by) women’s conference is Friday and Saturday. Friday is the Woman of the Year banquet with last year’s winner, Erin Kilbride as the keynote speaker. Saturday is the conference, with keynote speaker Stephanie Armstrong. The banquet is $50 per ticket, the conference is $50, and for both nights, tickets are $75. You can get tickets by going to www.thesheridanpress.com/FAB or by calling The Sheridan Press at 672-2431. Child care will be available Saturday for $30.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend two workshops this Saturday. At 10 a.m., the workshop will focus on pumpkin centerpieces. The cost is $19.99 for the workshop. Then at 2 p.m. you can bring in any container you want for a Fall fairy gardening makeover. There will be a fee for soil used and Landon’s plants and decor you decorate your garden with. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.
SHERIDAN—Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and provide them with a chance to find new homes, this nearly 80 year experiment in child migration is filled with horror stories and happy endings. Sheridan Fulmer Library will host “Riders on the Orphan Trains”, the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex, at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Inner Circle. There will be a one hour presentation including music and photos. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.
SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. The workshop will focus on Harvest Bundles with cornstalks. Fee is $30 and includes everything you will need. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.
SHERIDAN— ‘Science Saturday’ continues next Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. until Noon. The subject will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.
SHERIDAN—Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop this Saturday. At 10 a.m. join Phil Gilmore as he explains how to get a jump start on your Spring preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The Cemetery Tours will be held on Sunday, at 4 p.m. and then again on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Tour admission is $5 per person and due to content, and the tours are limited to ages 13 and above. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Purchase tickers at the Sheridan County Museum. For more information call John Woodward at 307-675-1150.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan YMCA is offering a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. It is a three week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. You must sign up to be in the class by calling the YMCA at 674-7488. The program starts on Monday and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. through Nov. 5.
SHERIDAN—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.
The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.
SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.
SHERIDAN — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.
The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.
The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.
The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit through Nov. 30.
The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room.
On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Michael Dykhorst, an assistant researcher in The Wyoming Room, will give a presentation about Sheridan County men and women who participated in the war. The presentation will include many photos of Sheridan events during the war and local historian Bob Wilson will present WWI military uniforms and weapons of the time.
The Inner Circle exhibit will include photos and information about Sheridan enlisted men and women who served as nurses, pencil sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom — who was a soldier during the war — and photos of bond drives held in Sheridan. Display cases in The Wyoming Room will feature WWI uniforms and other memorabilia.
The Children’s Library will also have a WWI display and various age-appropriate activities during the month.
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, call the library at 674-8585.
BIG HORN — Area residents are invited to join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.
This event is free and open to the public.
The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon.
The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
Refreshments will be provided.
Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers ask those planning to attend to sign up by calling the Sheridan Suicide Prevention Coalition.
The training will be held at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce training room, located at 171 N. Main St.
For additional information or to sign up for the training, contact the coalition at 655-8263.
SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year.
The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. 27, March 7, March 13, March 28, April 10 and April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Drop-ins are welcome, however, appointments take priority. Call 674-6446 for an appointment.
The program offers assistance with relatively simple tax returns, including itemized deductions, interest, dividends, small businesses (under $10,000 of expenses), unemployment, tuition and fees, earned income credit, educational credits and much more. Generally, the income limit is $65,000 or less, but if the returns are simple, the amount can be expanded.
“This is always a great opportunity for the Sheridan College business department to help community members get a head-start on their taxes,” SC business instructor Tracy Dearinger said.
Participants are required to bring the following: all Social Security cards for taxpayer and all dependents, photo ID for taxpayer and spouse, all W-2s, 1099s, 1098-Ts, mortgage interest statements, real estate tax statements, medical expenses receipts, any charitable contributions receipts, proof of insurance if you have it, and any other document pertaining to taxes.
Clients without Social Security cards or photo IDs will be turned away.
For more information, contact Dearinger at 674-6446 ext. 3202.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. on the adventures of indoor gardening.
Houseplants add so many benefits to homes but sometimes can be a tad overwhelming.
The workshop will include discussion on the basics of growing houseplants including light, temperature, watering and pest issues.
Landon’s will also be hosting its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.
A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who call and pre-register for Saturday’s workshop. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.
More information about Landon’s workshops can be found online, at www.landonsgreenhouse.com.