SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan Tuesday, Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical education, and career and vocational education. The public hearing will be in room 164, Griffith Memorial Building at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. from 6-8 p.m.
SHERIDAN — The next and final Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic set by Bill Heide. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or visit sheridanfarmersmarket.org online.
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— Author Mark Smiley will have a book signing of ‘Surviving the Big Horns’ Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.
SHERIDAN— A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt. This is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimate of 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at 672-6964.
SHERIDAN—Election day is Nov. 4 and there will be another candidate forum next Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their views with the public. Candidates for local positions will speak on Tuesday and state and federal candidates will speak on Wednesday. Both forums are in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. at 7 p.m.
SHERIDAN — Author Craig Johnson will sign copies of his book “Wait for Signs” on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.
DAYTON—Meet and greet Dayton’s local candidates for Mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Ask questions so that you can make an informed vote on Nov. 4. The event is being held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the Community Center at (307) 655-9419.
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.
STORY— Story is having their second annual chili cook-off Thursday as part of their Fall Festival at the Story School. Contestants are needed and entry forms are available at the Story school, Story store and the Story library. For more registration information call Stevie Phillips at 752-6140. The Fall Festival is from 5-7 p.m. and features the chili cook-off, family photos, cake walk and tons of activities and games.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Bar Association along with the Sheridan College are holding a free legal advice clinic on Thursday, Oct. 23. From 6-9 p.m. at the Founders Hall, lawyers will be present to answer your legal questions for free. To schedule an appointment, call the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid at 307-777-8383.
SHERIDAN — Let’Er Buck Car Wash, along with more than 2,200 other car wash locations across the nations will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel, under a Grace For Vets program on Tuesday.
Washes will be given rain or shine at 624 E. Brundage Lane from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces.
Grace For Vets was founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Wash & Lube in Pennsylvania in 2004.
Mountz vowed to find a way to honor veterans. Several years after opening his first car wash, he started the Grace For Vets Free Wash Program. With the help of car washes across the country who participate, more and more military servicemen and women are recognized each year through this program.
For Let’Er Buck Car Wash locations or to obtain more information call 751-4851 or visit www.leterbuckcarwash.com or www.graceforvets.org.
Let’Er Buck Car Wast is located at 624 E. Brundage Lane in Sheridan.
SHERIDAN — “Celebrating our Heritage…Pursuing our Future” is the theme for the 95th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. The meeting will be Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
Policy discussion is the main purpose of the meeting and guides the work of the organization. According to Ken Hamilton, WyFB Executive Vice President, the resolutions range from support for CDL driver’s license changes to groundwater control areas; and from trespass laws to Big Horn and Domestic Sheep issues.
The featured speaker from the American Farm Bureau Federation is John Anderson, deputy chief economist for AFBF. Anderson will speak Friday at 2:15 p.m. about the importance of trade to agriculture and he will provide a cattle market outlook.
A screening of the film “Farmland” will be shown at 9:45 a.m. on Friday.
Young Farmer and Rancher events will also showcase some of the many opportunities available for our younger leaders in the agricultural community of Farm Bureau.
Sheridan College will host the YF&R collegiate discussion meet at 5 p.m. Thursday. Students from Sheridan College, Eastern Wyoming College, Northwest College and the University of Wyoming will compete.
Elections, awards, and a “Harvest for All” food drive round out the meeting events.
The meeting agenda is at www.wyfb.org.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
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 — The WYO Theater will host a 25th anniversary celebration for volunteers, patrons and the Sheridan community on Saturday.
WYO Theater staff and board members invite the community to an evening of memories, music and surprises. The event will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are complimentary, and may be obtained by calling the theater at 672-9084. Organizers ask community members to RSVP by Tuesday.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday, March 7, on the top floor of the Old Taylor School.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held.
There will also be two breaks for snacks, drawings and tours and a break for lunch.
Prizes for the drawings will include Chamber Bucks, coffee gift cards, beauty products and free class sessions.
There will also be an opportunity to donate to a local nonprofit to be voted on by attendees.
For additional information, see balancedlivingconsultants.com, call 763-0017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Old Taylor School is located at 1030 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday, March 10, from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street.
The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit.
The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing trip or a ranch vacation stay.
For additional information, contact Claire Hobbs at 673-4702 or to learn more about SCLT see sheridanclt.org.
The open house will be held on the ground level of 54 S. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for Wednesday, March 11, will feature a recap of the 63rd legislative session that is wrapping up in Cheyenne this week.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
Local legislators will share issues and accomplishments that arose during the legislative session that could affect local businesses.
The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is $15.
For additional information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association annual Home and Garden Show will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
The show will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The show will include a little something for everyone with more than 60 exhibitors and vendors expected.
The free event will also include special activities and drawings.
For additional information, contact Kathy Sampson at 672-5732 or email@example.com.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period.
A Tidbit Saturday program will also be held at 10 a.m. for younger visitors.
The events are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested for those planning to participate in the Tidbit program.
For additional information, or to make a reservation, call 675-1150.
The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN — Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion.
The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome.
From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Syndrome.
For additional information, contact Jessica Layher at 751-1199.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming.
There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region March 23-26. During the open houses, WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. This is an opportunity for sportsmen to share information, observations or ideas they think would be valuable in developing 2015 hunting season proposals.
The three open houses will be held at the following locations:
- 4-7 p.m. March 23, WGFD Regional Office, 700 Valley View Drive, Sheridan
- 4-7 p.m. March 24, Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo
- 4-7 p.m., March 24, Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette
The final public information gathering meeting will be held on March 26 in Sheridan at the WGFD’s office, beginning at 7 p.m.
Written comments may be submitted at the meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 31.
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 — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on March 28 at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.
This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.
The special enrollment period began March 15 and ends at 9:59 p.m. on April 30. If a consumer enrolls in coverage before the 15th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the following month.
This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health coverage on their tax returns. Individuals who could not afford coverage or met other conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption for 2014. To help consumers who did not have insurance last year determine if they qualify for an exemption, CMS also launched a health coverage tax exemption tool today on HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov.
The navigators will be available to assist those having questions or wanting to enroll. People can walk-in or set up an appointment by calling 211.
For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, see healthcare.gov/marketplace.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m.
Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible.
Some instruments can be delicate, expensive and complicated to use, which is intimidating to many would-be child and adult musicians. This event will allow participants to get up close with a variety of instruments to see, hear and touch them and learn how they work.
The program will be led by certified music therapist Michele Folster and musician Dr. Scott Flagg, who will bring several of their personal instruments to the event.
“We’ll be bringing and talking about some familiar instruments and some that you may have heard about but have never actually heard or seen like didgeridoos and Native American flutes,” Folster said. “It will be a fun time with fun instruments for all ages! Come make some noise with us!”
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.