Calendar

Feb
9
Tue
Tween Club — photography @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 9 @ 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 free play.

Others topics planned for February include photography and a movie.

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Feb
16
Tue
Tween Club – photography @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 16 @ 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 photography.

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Feb
23
Tue
Tween Club — movie @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 23 @ 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 a movie.

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

“Toying with Science” @ WYO Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Toying with Science” Tuesday at 7 p.m.

“Toying with Science” is a stage show with Garry Krinsky exploring the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines.

Krinsky and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles in the exploration and discovery of concepts that define our world.

Tickets to attend cost $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members and $8 for students.

Tickets can 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.

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.

Feb
27
Sat
Behind the Scene Saturday at Sheridan County Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a behind the scenes event Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop by anytime to take a peek at the museum and its upcoming 2016 exhibits.

From 10 a.m. to noon, younger visitors can participate in a Tidbit Saturday program led by Curator of Education Shawna Cullen.

At 1 p.m., Collections Assistant Peg Cullen will present “Collections Nuts and Bolts,” a look at how the museum catalogs and cares for historical objects.

At 3 p.m., Museum Director John Woodward will give a preview of upcoming exhibits and the process of developing and making museum exhibits.

All events throughout the day are free and open to the public.

For additional information, call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

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
25
Fri
Easter events scheduled — click to read full list @ Various locations
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Easter activities next weekend to celebrate the holiday.

The following is a list of those events:

Friday, March 25

• 2:30-3 p.m., Westview Easter egg hunt for ages 1-9, 1990 W. Loucks St.

Saturday, March 26

• 9:30-10 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center Easter egg hunt, open to kids ages 1-10, Scott Bicentennial Park

• 10 a.m., Sheridan Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza, open to ages 0 to 8. The Easter bunny will be available for photos at the end of the hunt. Please enter through the north entrance of Thorne-Rider Park.

• 11 a.m., Easter Egg Huntin’ with the Pooch, bring your pooch to explore and locate eggs filled with dog treats or tennis balls perfect for fetching at Dan Madia Field.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethesda’s Easter carnival and egg run, for those younger than 12, will include egg hunt, face painting, games and prizes, inflatable slides and bouncers, food, photos with the Easter bunny, small live animal zoo and steer roping dummies, Bethesda Worship Center, 5135 Coffeen Ave.

• Noon, Grace Anglican Church Easter carnival — Event geared toward kids ages 12 and younger. Will feature carnival games, free lunch, bouncy house, obstacle course and more. Grace Anglican Church, 1992 West Fifth St.

• 1 p.m., Walmart Easter egg hunt, thousands of eggs with special prizes for each age group.Egg hunt will take place on the back side of the Walmart building, located at 1695 Coffeen Ave.

Sunday, March 27

• 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Easter egg hunt, for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Bring your own basket. 135 Crescent Drive

• 10:15 a.m., Sheridan Manor Easter egg hunt, 2,000 eggs on the front lawn for ages 0-10, 1851 Big Horn Ave.

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
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
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.

May
8
Sun
WYO Theater to host comedy @ WYO Theater
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Popovich Pet Comedy Theater on May 8 at 4 p.m.

The show will include comedy and juggling skills and the extraordinary talents of performing pets.

The event is part of the theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series.

Tickets to attend cost $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.

Ticket 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
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.

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.

May
22
Sun
UNPLUG event set for Sunday @ Red Grade Trail trailhead
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next UNPLUG event — a nature scavenger hunt — is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Red Grade Trail.

UNPLUG is a partnership between the Sheridan Community Land Trust and Science Kids.

For more information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or sarah@science-kids.org or SCLT at 673-4702 or info@sheridanclt.org.

The Red Grade Trail trailhead is located outside of Big Horn on the way up Red Grade Road.

May
25
Wed
SMH to host Chamber Coffee next week @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

The event will take place at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. It is free and open to the public.

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

SMH is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Jun
4
Sat
Children’s festival set for Saturday @ Sheridan County Sportsman’s Association
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Greenwings outdoor children’s festival will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheridan County Sportsman’s Association.

The free event for children and young adults ages 6-17 will include duck calling, gun safety, target shooting, archery, fly casting and first aid activities with prizes available.

Lunch will be provided and parents are welcome. Those planning to attend are asked to register prior to the event.

Check-in is from 8-9 a.m. the day of the event, which is sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Joey’s Fly Fishing, Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

For more information or to register, call Steve at 673-0705.

The Sheridan County Sportsman’s Association is located at 89 Keystone Road.

Jun
21
Tue
Vacation Bible School set for June 21-24 @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

SHERIDAN— The annual Vacation Bible School “Counting on God” camp will be held June 21-24 at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Children in the 4-year-old age group will attend the camp from 9-11 a.m. and children ages 5-10 will attend the VBS camp from 9-11:45 a.m.

The theme is “Barnyard Roundup — Jesus Gathers us Together” and is filled with crafts, fun team-building games, Bible songs and stories and tasty treats.

Registration is available online at www.vbsmate.com/countingongodcamp or in the YMCA lobby.

Volunteers are needed for the camp. There will be drawing for daily prizes for youth 11-18 who volunteer.

For more information, call Gwen at 751-7930 or Billie Rae at 752-2783.

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

Sheridan County Museum to host Tidbit Tuesday @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Tidbit Tuesday presentations will continue on June 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum.

The topic for the event will be dandelions and native flowers in Sheridan County. The two-hour workshop will include a story and a fun hands-on activity that shares history with children. The program is for children 4-10 years old, but older children are welcome.

There is no cost to attend. An adult or responsible teenager must accompany all children.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call the Sheridan County Museum at 675-1150. The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jun
22
Wed
Vacation Bible School set for June 21-24 @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

SHERIDAN— The annual Vacation Bible School “Counting on God” camp will be held June 21-24 at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Children in the 4-year-old age group will attend the camp from 9-11 a.m. and children ages 5-10 will attend the VBS camp from 9-11:45 a.m.

The theme is “Barnyard Roundup — Jesus Gathers us Together” and is filled with crafts, fun team-building games, Bible songs and stories and tasty treats.

Registration is available online at www.vbsmate.com/countingongodcamp or in the YMCA lobby.

Volunteers are needed for the camp. There will be drawing for daily prizes for youth 11-18 who volunteer.

For more information, call Gwen at 751-7930 or Billie Rae at 752-2783.

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

Jun
23
Thu
Vacation Bible School set for June 21-24 @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

SHERIDAN— The annual Vacation Bible School “Counting on God” camp will be held June 21-24 at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Children in the 4-year-old age group will attend the camp from 9-11 a.m. and children ages 5-10 will attend the VBS camp from 9-11:45 a.m.

The theme is “Barnyard Roundup — Jesus Gathers us Together” and is filled with crafts, fun team-building games, Bible songs and stories and tasty treats.

Registration is available online at www.vbsmate.com/countingongodcamp or in the YMCA lobby.

Volunteers are needed for the camp. There will be drawing for daily prizes for youth 11-18 who volunteer.

For more information, call Gwen at 751-7930 or Billie Rae at 752-2783.

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

Jun
24
Fri
Vacation Bible School set for June 21-24 @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

SHERIDAN— The annual Vacation Bible School “Counting on God” camp will be held June 21-24 at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Children in the 4-year-old age group will attend the camp from 9-11 a.m. and children ages 5-10 will attend the VBS camp from 9-11:45 a.m.

The theme is “Barnyard Roundup — Jesus Gathers us Together” and is filled with crafts, fun team-building games, Bible songs and stories and tasty treats.

Registration is available online at www.vbsmate.com/countingongodcamp or in the YMCA lobby.

Volunteers are needed for the camp. There will be drawing for daily prizes for youth 11-18 who volunteer.

For more information, call Gwen at 751-7930 or Billie Rae at 752-2783.

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

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