Calendar

May
18
Mon
UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

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

May
31
Sun
Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

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

Homecoming Sunday @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on May 31 called Homecoming Sunday.

Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration.

Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker. Cathy Storm will be the guest organist.

Coffee and fellowship time will be held from 10:30-11 a.m., the worship service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and a potluck lunch will be served following the service.

Meat will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert.

RSVP for the event by calling the church office between 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 672-2668.

Jul
14
Tue
Longmire Country evening @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special evening with the author and two key cast members of the “Longmire” mystery novel and TV series.

Author Craig Johnson and TV cast members Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (who plays “the Ferg”) will be present to show actual episodes from the TV series and share behind-the-scenes comments about the filming.

All three will be available for autographs after the program along with light appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at the Historic Sheridan Inn lobby desk. For more information, call 674-2178 or 763-8973.

Jul
15
Wed
A Summer Night at the Mansion @ Trail End State Historic Site
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Trail End State Historic Site will host “A Summer Night at the Mansion” Wednesday. From 6-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to tour the mansion with free museum admission. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a picnic dinner on the lawn or partake in badminton and croquet. For more information, see www.trailend.com or call 674-4589. The Trail End State Historic Site, otherwise known as the Kendrick Mansion, is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Jul
18
Sat
Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to attend a free self-guided garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour” offers and opportunity to view some of the most amazing gardens in Sheridan County. Landon’s crew has chosen some spectacular finalists from our 2015 entries and they are ready and waiting to show you their masterpieces. Come into the store Friday or Saturday and pick up your “Map of the Stars” and head out Saturday at 8 a.m. to show yourself around. More information can be found online, www.landonsgreenhouse.com. Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Jul
22
Wed
Downtown Sheridan Association Annual Meeting @ Downtown Sheridan Association community room
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am

The Downtown Sheridan Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the community room at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 121 S. Main St. This meeting, will introduce new board members, elect new officers, recap the past year’s activities and discuss future projects. The annual meeting of the DSA is open to all members of the community who are interested in the future of Historic Downtown Sheridan. For more information on DSA, see www.downtownsheridan.org or call 672-8881.

Jul
27
Mon
Wyoming Connections Academy information sessions @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host free information sessions for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Wyoming Connections Academy is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered will include how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other learning coach and the use of technology. The information sessions will be held Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or see www.connectionsacademy.com. The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jul
28
Tue
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation annual meeting @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital, conference room A&B
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 2014-2015 annual meeting and report on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in conference room A&B.

The meeting is open to all members of the community.

The accomplishments of the foundation over the past year will be recognized, retiring board members will be honored and attendees will hear a hospital update from Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mike McCafferty. There will also be a special guest sharing her story about her journey through cancer diagnosis and the treatment she received at the Welch Cancer Center.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP to attend, call the foundation at 673-2418.

Aug
1
Sat
7th annual Story Home Sampler @ various homes throughout Story
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, the Story Woman’s Club will host the 7th annual Story Home Sampler. A self-guided tour of five Story-area homes from quaint log cabins to modern mansions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased now from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery, the Buffalo Gardens in Buffalo, the Story Store in Story or day of at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 28 N. Piney Road. Maps of the homes can be picked up from the clubhouse the day of the event. Raffle items will also be available to win. The event is a fundraiser for the Story Woman’s Club Building Maintenance Fund. Beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until the food is gone, a lunch will also be served at the clubhouse. For $10 a plate, lunch will include your choice of chicken caesar salad or chicken poppy seed salad with a dessert and a drink. For more information, call Patty Hoover at 683-2452.

Aug
3
Mon
Monday at the Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 3 all-day

The Sheridan County Museum will host another “Monday at the Museum,” offering free admission, on Monday. As part of the free experience, the Museum will host a brownbag lecture featuring local author, historian and superintendent of Trail End State Historic Site Cynde Georgen at noon. Georgen will present “A Family Vacation in Yellowstone, July 1914.” Travel with the Kendrick Family on their vacation in Yellowstone National Park, based on Rosa-Maye Kendrick’s diary entries and photographs from the Trail End archives. This will be the last Monday at the Museum for 2015. For more information, contact John Woodward, SCM Museum Director at 675-1150 or info@sheridancountyhistory.org. The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Aug
8
Sat
Saturday U @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir. For directions, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/location. Opening remarks will be offered at 8:50 a.m. Each Saturday U term features lectures from three outstanding UW professors or community college representatives. Following the lectures, all three professors will participate in a final roundtable discussion. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four sessions. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. The roundtable discussion and luncheon will be held outdoors, weather permitting. The program topic descriptions and UW professors lecturing include: • “Early Paleoindian Lifeways in the High Rockies,” with Marcel Kornfeld, Department of Anthropology professor from 9-10 a.m. • “Arts Activity in Wyoming and Its Impact,” with Bruce Richardson, UW-Casper Department of English, senior lecturer, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. • “Bringing together wildlife science, wild lands management and the public since 1953: The UW-NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park,” with Harold Bergman, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, and director of the UW-National Park Service Research Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Sheridan program, see the Saturday U website at www.uwyo.edu/saturdayu.

Aug
17
Mon
Antelope Butte Foundation information session @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Antelope Butte Foundation, whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable skiing and year-round mountain recreation and training in the Bighorn Mountains, will host public information and outreach meetings throughout the region.

The meetings are designed to give a progress report and provide information about ABF’s goal to reopen the ski area located 59 miles west of Sheridan.

Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend.

The first meeting will be held Monday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester.

The TRVCC is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

Another meeting will be held Tuesday in Sheridan at the Sports Stop store.

The Sports Stop is located at 208 N. Main St.

For more information on the organization, see www.antelopebuttefoundation.org.

Aug
18
Tue
Tidbit Tuesday @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Tidbit the mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m.

This week’s program will explore the history of coal mining in Sheridan County.

All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.

All Tidbit programs include a story and a hands-on activity.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested.

All children must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager.

Call the museum at 675-1150 for reservations.

Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Antelope Butte Foundation info session @ The Sports Stop
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

The Antelope Butte Foundation, whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable skiing and year-round mountain recreation and training in the Bighorn Mountains, will host public information and outreach meetings throughout the region.

The meetings are designed to give a progress report and provide information about ABF’s goal to reopen the ski area located 59 miles west of Sheridan.

Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend.

The first meeting will be held Monday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester.

The TRVCC is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

Another meeting will be held Tuesday in Sheridan at the Sports Stop store.

The Sports Stop is located at 208 N. Main St.

For more information on the organization, see www.antelopebuttefoundation.org.

Aug
23
Sun
“George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” @ Sheridan College Mountain Campus
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The next offering in Sheridan College’s monthly summer mountain lecture series will be offered Sunday with “George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” Presented by Jeremy Johnston, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Western American History, the presentation is an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the Mountain Campus at no cost. There is no need to register for the event. Attendees re encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, come early and tour the campus. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446, ext. 8350 or see www.spearowigwam.com. The Mountain Campus is located 28 miles outside of Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains at the southeast edge of Park Reservoir. Directions can be found on the website.

Aug
25
Tue
Trailhead Meet and Greet @ upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a Trailhead Meet and Greet with Wildwood Trails, Inc. on Tuesday.

From 5-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to meet the trail contractor who has been selected to complete the first 1.8 miles of trail in the Red Grade Trails System project this fall. The contractors will share construction techniques and field questions from attendees.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at this free event.

The meet and greet will be held in the upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road.

For more information, call 673-4702 or see www.sheridanclt.org.

Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen meeting @ Masonic Lodge on Cedar Street in Buffalo
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheridan/Johnson county chapter of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. All members of the community are invited to attend this free meeting. The meeting will be held at the Masonic Lodge on Cedar Street in Buffalo. For more information, contact wytrlrunr@rangeweb.net.

Aug
27
Thu
Forest Plan Steering Committee field trip @ Arrowhead Lodge
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South highway project, travel management, trails, recreation sites and forest plan monitoring. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 pm at the last stop on the tour, the Hunt Mountain Gravel Pit. The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear. The group will take a lunch break at Bear Lodge at 12:30 pm. For more information, call Susie Douglas at 674-2600. Arrowhead Lodge is located at 6002 U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.

Aug
29
Sat
Air Show, Open House and Fly-In @ Sheridan County Airport
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Sheridan County Airport will host an “Air Show, Open House and Fly-In” on Aug. 29. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend the event brought to you by the Sheridan Pilots’ Association. The fly-in will attract pilots and aircraft from throughout the region. The open house is a hosting of a wide variety of aircraft, many of which will be accessible to the public. Modern, classic, antique, working and amateur-built aircraft will be on display. An interactive area with flight simulation games and other activities will also be offered. The air show will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. with four professional aerobatic acts expected to perform. The event will also demonstrate how much of an impact aviation and the airport has on our day-to-day lives. Food concessions will be available. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children, with free rides offered for children between the ages of 7 and 17. Complimentary Sheridan Trolley shuttle service will be available between the airport, downtown area and several hotels. For more information, contact Fred Barton at 575-0975. The Sheridan County Airport is located at 908 W. Brundage Lane.

OW Ranch tour
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a tour of the historic OW Ranch in Southern Montana on Saturday. The OW Ranch is owned by music industry legend Jim Guercio, best known for founding the Caribou Ranch — a recording studio where bands including Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many others created albums in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Guercio has restored the OW to its original state as it was when owned by Joh Kendrick, Wyoming’s ninth governor. The tour will take attendees through the ranch buildings and give an inside scoop on the history of the ranch as well as the current owner. Though the event is only open to SCLT members, all members of the community are encouraged to register to become a member and join the free tour. The tour will commence from a central location in Sheridan at 8:30 a.m. before carpooling to the ranch. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches, beverages will be provided. Registration for the tour is requested by Thursday and can be made by emailing claire@sheridanclt.org. For more information or to become a member, see www.sheridanclt.org.

diorama unveiling ceremony @ Ranchester Information Center
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The town of Ranchester will host an opening day unveiling ceremony for the newest diorama by Tom Warnke on Saturday.

“Where the Women and Children Fought the Soldiers” is a depiction of the Battle of Tongue River, also known as the Connor Battle.

The diorama will be on permanent display in the Ranchester Information Center.

The diorama will be unveiled on Saturday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Connor Battle.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to visit the center and see the diorama.

The Ranchester Information Center is located just off of Interstate 90 via exit 9 in Ranchester.

For more information, call Ranchester Town Hall at 655-2283.

Jake’s Youth Day @ Rocky Mountain Discount Sports
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Sheridan Area Gobblers will present “Jake’s Youth Day” Saturday at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend this free event. Information will be presented on archery, BB gun and air rifle, Joey’s Fly Fishing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Furs/Antlers/Tracks program and more. Prizes will be given to children and lunch will be served. The Sheridan Police Department will also be giving away free guns locks. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Vaughn at 751-5349. Rocky Mountain Discount Sports is located at 440 Broadway St.

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