Calendar

Sep
24
Thu
Financial literacy class @ First United Methodist Church
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN —Michelle Pierce, University of Wyoming Community Development Educator, will host a financial literacy class on Thursday.

From 6-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Pierce will help attendees increase financial knowledge so they can prevent money problems and meet goals.

All members of the community are invited to this free event, and free childcare will be provided at the church during the event.

Registration is required and can be done by calling 682-7281 or emailing mrp10@ccgov.net.

FUMC is located at 215 W. Works St.

Sep
26
Sat
QPR suicide prevention training @ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis.

The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Space for the training is limited.

To sign up, contact St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655, Anne Quast at 406-853-2567, Wendy Bruso at 760-6272 or the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition office at 655-8263.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.

Landon’s Greenhouse Workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will offer two workshops Saturday.

At 10 a.m., guests from Sheridan’s African Violet Society will teach the ins and outs and secrets for success with one of the most popular blooming houseplants.

At 1 p.m., presenters will discuss different sprinkler systems and how to install them.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

For additional information or to register, call 672-8340.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Oct
6
Tue
‘Downsizing your life’ workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another installment of its “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the center.

The topic is downsizing your life and will be presented by Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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 poet Harry Moore of Decatur, Alabama; sculptor Debra Baxter of Santa Fe, New Mexico; non-fiction writer Rachel Monroe of Marfa, Texas; sculptor Cody VanderKaay of Oxford, Michigan; contemporary art advocate Julie Wills of Gunnison, Colorado; and Abel Macias of Brooklyn, New York, who seeks connection with nature in creative ways.

“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.

Oct
10
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery medicinal herbs workshop @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am

Landon’s workshops to feature herbs, houseplants

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday.

The first workshop, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature Courtney Kaplan of Piney Creek Pottery and Magpie Potions. Kaplan will discuss medicinal herbs.

At 1 p.m., Donald Legerski will discuss how to grow and maintain lush houseplants.

Both workshops are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested.

Call 672-8340 for additional information or to sign up.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadow Drive.

Oct
14
Wed
Flu shot clinic @ Clearmont Elementary School
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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. 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
15
Thu
Fulmer Public Library Free Computer Classes @ Fulmer Public Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Hill to read at Third Thursday Poets @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 15 @ 12:30 pm

Rose Hill, Wyoming’s current poet laureate, will take part in a poetry reading presented by the Third Thursday Poets on Thursday.

The event will take place in the community room at the Sheridan Senior Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Poetry Day.

Members of the Third Thursday Poets include Janet Ashear, Charles Gibson, Aaron Holst, Rae Marie McReynolds, Renee Meador, Abbie Taylor, Joyce Clemens and Tonya Howe.

The reading Thursday will serve as a tribute to Bruce Anderson, a longtime member of the group who died Aug. 27 at the age of 92.

Third Thursday Poets have met monthly on the third Thursday of each month since 2006.

Hill’s reading is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Hill at 674-4180 or Taylor at 752-0033.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

Oct
20
Tue
After Hours lecture on fear @ Downtown Sheridan Association office
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you.

The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
21
Wed
Brown Bag lecture on fear @ Downtown Sheridan Association office
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you.

The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Oct
22
Thu
Fulmer Public Library Free Computer Classes @ Fulmer Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22.

Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585.

The remaining classes will cover the following topics:

• Oct. 15 — More on Facebook and online accounts

• Oct. 22 — Intermediate Facebook

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
30
Fri
“Navigating Facebook” workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10-11 a.m., “Navigating Facebook” workshop, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.

Nov
4
Wed
Community action forum on dementia @ Sheridan County YMCA
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

The event will be held at the Sheridan County YMCA.

It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September.

The event Wednesday will focus on the action steps developed by the study circles.

For additional information, call the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Dec
1
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 1 @ 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 oil painter Lynette Lombard of Galesburg, Illinois; photographer Nancy Floyd of Atlanta, Georgia; short story writer Allison Alsup of New Orleans, Louisiana; author, filmmaker, producer and former journalist Melissa Burch of Cambridge, Massachusetts; sculptor Molly Sawyer of Asheville, North Carolina; and social practices artist Katerie Gladdys, Gainesville, Florida.

“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.

Dec
2
Wed
Holy Name School art exhibit reception @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the Holy Name Catholic School’s 17th annual all-school art show will take place Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The reception will take place in the library’s Inner Circle and will feature the art of students in preschool through eighth grade. There will also be a special exhibit featuring artwork created by the students that was inspired by the work of Claude Monet.

The show officially opens Thursday and will be on display through Jan. 30.

Both the reception and show are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585, ext. 129.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Feb
27
Sat
Free fly-tying class
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns Saturday.

From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If you’re a beginner, come learn the basics.

No registration is necessary.

For additional information, call Roger Miller at 751-9436 or Fly Shop of the Bighorns at 672-5866.

Fly Shop of the Bighorns is located at 334 N. Main St.

Apr
5
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 5 @ 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 and printmaker Linda Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; writer Elizabeth (Zebbie) Watson of Athens, Georgia; sculptural installation artist John Kenneth Melvin of Seattle, Washington; artist Caitlin Strom of Mount Kisco, New York; writer and director of interdisciplinary theater Kevin Doyle, of New York City and Antwerp, Belgium; and artist Melissa (Missy) Suzanne Washington of Los Angeles.

“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 building is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

May
5
Thu
InfraGard security training set for May 5 @ Sheridan Inn
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The training will include “best practices” for different areas of potential threat.

The training is free and open to anyone who could benefit from this information, but pre-registration is required.

For more information locally, including a more detailed agenda, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004.

To RSVP or to ask additional questions, email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit www.infragard.gov.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.

May
7
Sat
Ucross hosting new art exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — A new exhibition, (We)st Maria Rose & E.K. Wimmer, opened at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday.

The multidisciplinary exhibit features 20 paintings by Maria Rose, along with photographs, collages and video by Wimmer, representing 20 years of relationship between the two artists.

As they state, “(We)st follows the trajectory of two lives intertwined, exploring different perspectives on shared experiences. Measuring the course of our relationship over two decades and four Western states: New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming…the art reflects the highs and lows of a shared life: marriage, education, children, loss, growth and change.”

A reception for the artists will take place May 7 from 4-6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will include a gallery talk by Maria Rose and Wimmer at 4:15 p.m. The talk will be followed by music performed by a string trio affiliated with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

The exhibition will be on display through June 10 and is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Award-winning Wyoming writer Nina McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, has written the exhibition essay.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located ½ mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For additional information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

May
10
Tue
SC to host exiting student art show in Martinsen Gallery @ Martinsen Gallery, Sheridan College
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Martinsen Gallery will host an exhibit of exiting students’ art through Friday.

The show will feature the work of Micah Cornell, Tori Golab, Christina Harrelson, Brenna Powell and Jandey Shackelford.

The show opens Tuesday at the gallery and is available for public viewing daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free.

An opening reception will take place Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres.

For additional information, contact Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

The Martinsen Gallery is located in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
18
Wed
SHS artwork to be displayed at library @ Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The 48th annual Wyoming Art Symposium concluded at the Casper Events Center April 23, showcasing 4,518 pieces of artwork from around the state. The students of Sheridan High School submitted 79 pieces of artwork to represent their school.

Sixty-seven other schools in Wyoming also participated this year. The SHS student artwork included ceramics, collages, drawings, graphics, paintings and photographs that were created this year. All the students’ hard work and dedication paid off this year with 49 Blue Ribbons (best of show) and three First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards. The three pieces of artwork were chosen by the First Lady of Wyoming herself, Carol Mead, and will go on to Cheyenne to be displayed in the governor’s mansion for an entire year.

The Sheridan High School students’ artwork will be on display on the Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine through May 24. A public artists reception will take place May 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The following students earned awards at the Wyoming Art Symposium:

Blue Ribbon Winners

• Brooke Aksamit, Kain Bennage, Barak Broad, Kyra Campbell, Megan Culver, Hailey Dillon, Tea’ Fleenor, Alix Hegy, Alabama Ingram, Alyssa Lindberg, Emily Kelly, Molly Man, Gabbie Moore, Kayla Nelson, Katherine Nutt, Samara Ordahl, Sydnee Ordahl, Helen Patten, Gabby Reyes, Kylie Stedtnitz, Colleen Swan, Sara VonKrosigk, Kass Williamson

The First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards

• Kain Bennage, Gabbie Moore, Maddi Raymond

Sheridan College full-tuition scholarship

• Awarded to Colleen Swan

May
19
Thu
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
20
Fri
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
27
Fri
Buffalo shop to feature Brooklyn potter’s work @ Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts will feature the work of Brooklyn potter Claire Weissberg this summer. The show will run from May 27 through Aug. 6, with a reception for the artist set for Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Weissberg’s porcelain pottery is all wheel-thrown and fired in an electric kiln at mid-range. The magazine Ceramics Monthly features a pitcher from the show in its May issue.

Weissberg has no employees. She throws, trims, glazes, fires, sells and packs and ships her own work from her studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Weissberg was born in New York City, studied pottery with Clary Illian in Iowa and Chiyoichi Shimizu in Japan. She received her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a full-time potter in Brooklyn since 1989.

For questions or more information, please call Margo or Carey at 684-9406. Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts is located at 1 N. Main St. in Buffalo.

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