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Jan
22
Fri
‘We the People’ dress rehearsal @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School “We the People” team will perform a dress rehearsal for the state competition Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 31 government students from SHS as they prepare for the Feb. 1 competition.

The group encourages members of the community to attend the practice. The team members will rehearse their answers to whatever questions are thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, their long history and the documents’ application to present-day situations.

The rehearsal is a drop-in event, therefore members of the public are encouraged to attend anytime they can between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

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

Dueling Duo fundraiser for Rotary @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club will host an all-request dueling piano duo for a fundraiser set for Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.

The Dueling Duo will sing and play attendee requests throughout the evening. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Tickets are available at Sheridan County Title or by calling Sasha Johnston at 672-6478.

The event is sponsored by the Sheridan Rotary Club, and proceeds will benefit the John W. Patton Memorial Project — a pavilion to be located at Rotary Park.

For additional information, contact Johnston.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

Feb
2
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 2 @ 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 acrylic painter Andrew Hladky of Dexter, Michigan;  mixed media artist Hedieh Ilchi of Rockville, Maryland; multi-disciplinary artist J. Myszka Lewis of Madison, Wisconsin; fiction writer Emma Törzs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; short story writer Devin Symons of Washington, D.C.; and artist Karen Mobley of Spokane, Washington.

“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.

Feb
16
Tue
International Guitar Night @ WYO Theater
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host an evening of contemporary guitar music Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

International Guitar Night is a touring guitar festival. The performance Tuesday will feature Lulo Reinhardt of Germany, Mike Dawes from the United Kingdom, Andre Krengel from Germany and Brian Gore from California.

Tickets to the event cost $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and military members and $18 for students.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

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

Feb
24
Wed
Chamber to host coffee in Big Horn @ Barn in Big Horn
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include coffee and is sponsored by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

Feb
25
Thu
e2e program featuring Vacutech CEO @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — John Tucker, CEO of Vacutech, will share his company’s history from inception to strong growth at the next e2e Wyoming program set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Vacutech was formed in 2004 to design and manufacture central vacuum systems used by car washes and industrial customers. The company soon outgrew its manufacturing facility.

In 2012, the company opened its doors in Sheridan.

Vacutech took an investment from Vopne Capital in 2014 to assist with the company’s growth and currently employs 125 people.  Vacutech’s vacuum systems can be found in every state in the USA, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

To learn more about the company’s growth, attend the e2e program at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main St.

Mar
2
Wed
“Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land” @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring Southeast Asia’s Burma (Myanmar) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School.

Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, will present “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land.” The program is part of UW’s Global Studies Excellence Initiative and continues the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

On the border of Tibet, the Hkakabo Razi peak lies in the far north of Burma. Jenkins’ team traveled by train, bus, motorcycle, boat and foot, all while battling leeches, poisonous spiders and venomous snakes. Upon arriving at base camp, the team ascended the serrated and heavily glaciered west ridge of Hkakabo Razi.

Jenkins’ story about his expedition, “Point of No Return,” was in September’s National Geographic. The journey also was featured in globally recognized climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk’s documentary, “Down to Nothing.”

In his public presentation, Jenkins will take audiences across Burma, culturally and geographically — exploring his team’s hardships, fears, failures and freedom — in addition to ascending the country’s highest peak at 19,300 feet.

Jenkins has won numerous writing awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” in 2013 and a National Magazine Award with colleague Brint Stirton for “Who Murdered the Mountain Gorillas” in 2009. Both projects provided the basis for statewide presentations at Wyoming’s community colleges as part of the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

The public talks are sponsored by UW’s Center for Global Studies, UW’s Global and Area Studies Program, the Wyoming Humanities Council, the UW Outreach School and Wyoming’s community colleges, with additional support from the Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation and InterConnections21.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Mar
29
Tue
Jazz on Mars @ Mars Theater at the WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second presentation of Jazz on Mars will take place March 29 at the Mars Theater inside the WYO Theater beginning at 8 p.m.

The evening will include music from the SC Jazz Ensemble, the SC Jazztet, the SC jazz faculty and Sheridan’s local jazz combo Canary Joe.

Each jazz group will perform a short set of music. The evening will end in a jam session/open mic led by SC jazz faculty and students. All aspiring jazz instrumentalists and singers are invited to perform.

The admission cost is $5 and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084 or Dr. Eric Richards at the college, 674-6446, ext. 3009.

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

Mar
30
Wed
Chamber Coffee in Ranchester @ Ranchester Mercantile
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester.

“Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be affecting their businesses and other things happening in the surrounding communities,” said Dixie Johnson, Chamber CEO.

The coffee is open to the public and will be held in the Ranchester Mercantile, located at 254 U.S. Highway 14, across the street from the Ranchester Information Center.

Everyone is invited to Ranchester to enjoy coffee, goodies, discussion and networking.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Apr
1
Fri
SC recital featuring director of strings, faculty @ Sheridan College
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A Double Bass Recital set for April 1 at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, and college faculty.

Music by Koussevitzky, Elgar and others will be performed.

Admission to the concert is free. It will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium at the school.

For additional information, contact Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or mbergman@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
5
Tue
Dual Language Immersion meeting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A presentation and meeting regarding dual language immersion programs will take place Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Brian Deurloo, vice chair of the Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, and Dr. Mark Mathern, secretary of the organization, will host the meeting.

Their presentation will explore the questions, opportunities and challenges surrounding dual immersion programs that seek to develop bilingualism/biliteracy, academic achievement and cross-cultural competencies for all students starting in kindergarten and first grade.

In dual language immersion programs, students learn content through both their native language and the target language.

Deurloo and Mathern will discuss the practicalities of creating programs in a community, citing examples from the Chinese and Spanish programs in Casper.

For additional information, contact Nicol Kramer at nkramer@bwenergylaw.com or Deurloo at brdeurloo@gmail.com or 307-439-9570.

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

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.

“We the People” chili supper, showcase @ Sheridan High School
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On April 5, from 6-8 p.m., the Sheridan High School We the People team will host a chili supper and showcase at the high school.

Attendees to the event can meet the team, enjoy cinnamon rolls and chili and bid on silent auction items. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $5.

In addition, the team will give a short presentation showcasing their knowledge for its upcoming competition.

The team will travel to the University of Maryland April 22-26 for the national competition. This is the third consecutive year the SHS team has won the state competition and moved on to nationals.

Each year, students raise money to attend the contest. The cost to attend this year is estimated at $53,000.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Apr
6
Wed
Wyoming Baroque @ Sheridan College
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Baroque will perform in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Wyoming Baroque brings together the country’s most dynamic, historically informed instrumentalists to Wyoming. They will play instruments set up to baroque-era specifications, including the use of natural gut strings and lower-pitched tuning. Performers are coming from San Francisco, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, to present a free concert at Sheridan College.

The repertoire for the concert explores tensions between Italian and French aesthetics of the 17th century and Francois Couperin’s reconciliation of the rift with his allegorical composition “L’Apotheose de Lully” (1725). The program concludes with a performance of an original composition by Dr. Mark Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, entitled “Steampunk Baroque.” In the spirit of “L’Apotheose de Lully,” this work synthesizes the diverse aesthetics of European baroque music, punk rock and 19th century art songs.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or by email to mbergman@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
27
Wed
Clearmont Chamber Coffee @ Ucross Foundation
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

UCROSS — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee April 27 from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at the Ucross Foundation. It is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The Ucross Foundation is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Clearmont.

Apr
28
Thu
Tribute to John Denver @ WYO Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a tribute to John Denver and his music, starring Brad Fitch, on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

The event will have general admission seating and is a fundraising event for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for two. Children younger than age 12 get in free.

For tickets or more information, call Denice Rollins at 751-6800. Tickets are also available at the WYO Theater box office.

For more information about Brad Fitch, visit www.cowboybrad.com.

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

May
3
Tue
Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales to perform Tuesday at WYO @ WYO Theater
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will perform in concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The groups will present pieces celebrating the state of Wyoming, honoring the nation in which we live and giving thanks to those individuals who have served our country.

The patriotic night of music will include talented young people of the community.

Tickets cost $5 per person or $3 for those age 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

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

May
10
Tue
SC to host band concert, ice cream social @ Sheridan College
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a bands concert and ice cream social May 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater on campus.

Music will be performed by the Sheridan College Wind Ensemble, Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble and Sheridan College Jazztet.

The concert and old-fashioned ice cream social are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Dr. Eric Richards, director of bands and jazz studies, at 674-6446, ext. 3009 or erichards@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
11
Wed
SHS jazz band dance set for May 11 @ Kalif Shrine Center
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will celebrate its sixth annual big band bash May 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center.

The cost to attend is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The cost includes one dessert and one beverage. Tickets will only be available at the door.

The event will benefit the SHS music programs and additional donations will be accepted.

For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1.

The Kalif Shrine Center is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

May
17
Tue
Tween Club to gather Tuesday at the library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

SHS Pops Concert set for May 17 @ Sheridan High School
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform its “Pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 17 in the high school auditorium.

The last choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, treblemakers, spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage, with a spotlight on the graduating seniors.

The choirs will perform contemporary songs attendees are sure to recognize.

The concert is free and open to the public.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
18
Wed
WYO Theater to host free concert on May 18 @ WYO Theater
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A free concert will take place at the WYO Theater on May 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the The Piatigorsky Foundation’s musical tour around the country.

The event will include professional violist Marcus Thompson and professional pianist Doris Stevenson. Thompson is a violist who has been heralded for “major mastery of his instrument” and called “the complete interpreter.” Stevenson has also earned praise from critics and the public alike.

The Piatigorsky Foundation has presented more than 3,775 performances, introducing the joy of live classical music in communities throughout the country.

For more information on The Piatigorsky Foundation, see http://piatigorskyfoundation.org.

For more information on the concert, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9083.

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

May
19
Thu
Wyoming Office of Tourism to visit Sheridan @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will pay a visit to Sheridan on Thursday for an educational event focused on tourism’s interactive marketing best practices and the state of the American traveler.

The group will provide useful information for anyone dependent on (or just plain interested in) tourism marketing in Wyoming.

The event will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office.

Topics to be covered include how the American traveler plans travel, how travel brands are responding to this transformative change, using a data-driven approach to marketing content and personalization of your marketing strategy.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is located at 171 N. Main St., Suite D.

Okee Dokee Brothers to perform for UNPLUG kickoff @ WYO Theater
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. as the kickoff for the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s UNPLUG season.

The brothers will share their passion for the outdoors with their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers  — actually, friends Joe Maiander and Justin Lansing — record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The event will also include special guest performer, Sarah Sample.

Tickets to attend cost $10 per person or $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.

For more information about other upcoming UNPLUG events, call the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702

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

May
21
Sat
WYO Theater to host J Shogren Shanghai’d @ WYO Theater
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will play host to J Shogren Shanghai’d on May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mars Theater.

The duo of J Shogren from Centennial and Jascha Herdt from Dutch Creek will perform a mix of old style blues and folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. They call their sound catawampus American music.

The cost to attend is $12 per person for general admission seating.

For more information and to purchase tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com.

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

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