Calendar

Aug
19
Fri
Unplug event to feature campout at Kendrick @ Kendrick Park
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The next Unplug event of the summer will feature an overnight campout in Kendrick Park on Friday.
The event will include bluegrass music, s’mores and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments, flashlights, binoculars and camping gear for the bluegrass jam, flashlight tag and moon gazing. Breakfast will be provided for those who camp overnight.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday. 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, you can contact the SCLT at 673-4702 or info@sheridanclt.org.

Aug
20
Sat
‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday @ The Brinton Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday.
Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk. Organizers of the event say birds are moving, so it will be an interesting event.
Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m.
For more information call Ariel Downing at 672-3173 or email bighornaudubon@gmail.com.
The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Goose Valley Fire Department to host fire truck pull @ Goose Valley Fire Department
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Goose Valley Fire Department volunteers will host a fire-truck pull on Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 10-person teams competing to pull a fire truck 15 feet in the fastest time. The entry fee is $250 per team.

For more information or to sign up for the event, contact Boot Hill at 672-3455 or bhill@sheridancountysheriff.com. Or, you can contact Carrie Pilcher at 751-0539 or areaiv@specialolympics.org.

The Goose Valley Fire Department is located at 2617 Aero Loop.

Back Country Physical Therapy to host open house @ Back Country Physical Therapy
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Back Country Physical Therapy will host a community open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include free hot dogs, cotton candy, chocolate and raffle tickets for prizes.

The business is located at 2240 Coffeen Ave., Suite G.

For additional information, call 307-461-9669.

Sagebrush to host poppies painting class @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Watercolor artist Tena Twite will teach a watercolor class on poppies Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Twite will share some of her techniques and attendees will have a chance to try them as well.

The cost to attend is $35. For more information, contact the center at 674-1970.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Sod Farm Festival to feature extensive music lineup @ Green Carpet Sod Farm
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Sod Farm Festival held to benefit Project Schoolhouse will feature an extensive lineup of musical performances from 3-9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event will take place at the Green Carpet Sod Farm and gates open at 2 p.m. Project Schoolhouse raises money to build schools in Nicaragua.

Tickets to attend are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Kids age 11 and younger get in for free.

The Green Carpet Sod Farm is located at 80 Owl Creek Road.

Performers will include:

Pan Buffalo

Canary Joe

Tommy and Karen Clift

Like Wild Animals

Damian Trujillo

Will Craft

Maxima’s Overdrive

Robert Cline Jr.

Wynton Grant

The Fireants

Red Grade Revival

BB&D Best Wyo Irish Music Ever

Tab Barker

Quarterman Brothers

Doug Andrews

Dave Munsick

Bob Wyatt

Craft Brothers and Friends

Aug
21
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The event will feature the music of Just Jim and Tammy, a band from Billings, Montana.

The dance is open to all and will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Aug
22
Mon
‘Teach-in’ to discuss roadless rules @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range has joined in the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative as a wilderness/roadless representative. The group will host a “teach-in” on Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The discussion will include the history and effects of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the Bighorn National Forest and how the public can affect the recommendations on the remaining roadless areas on public lands across the Bighorn Mountains. The meeting is open to the public.

Since late 2012 when the Roadless Rule was affirmed, the Bighorn National Forest has been out of compliance with the rule. The collaborative is composed of members from industry, Wyoming State Forestry, agriculture, recreation, conservation, sportsmen and local government.

The collaborative will take comment from the public in forming its recommendations.

In the spring of 2017, the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative will make recommendations to the governor for future management of these roadless areas.

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

Aug
23
Tue
Tuesday Madness bowling league meeting Tuesday @ Cloud Peak Lanes
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — There will be a meeting Tuesday evening for the Tuesday Night Madness bowling league in preparation for the start of the new season.

The meeting will be held at Cloud Peak Lanes at 6:30 p.m.

The league is open to any and all bowlers, including new bowlers.

The league allows pre-bowling, which lets members play their weekly round early should they have a conflict during the normal Tuesday night games. It’s also the only league in Sheridan that offers a split season. Bowlers can participate from September to Christmas, Christmas to April, or the entirety of the league from September to April.

For more information, contact Heather Peterson at hpeterson@bresnan.net.

Back country horsemen to meet Aug. 23 in Buffalo @ Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108, at 63 N. Burritt St. in Buffalo.

For additional information, see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

Aug
25
Thu
G&F to hold public meeting on furbearing animal hunting Thursday @ Sheridan WGFD office.
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a series of statewide public meetings to discuss proposed changes to Game and Fish Commission Regulations Chapter 4, Furbearing Animal Hunting or Trapping.

The meeting in Sheridan will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan WGFD office.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend. A full listing of proposed changes is available for review online. Comments can also be submitted online until 5 p.m. Sept. 26.

The public is also invited to provide comments on the proposed incorporation to the new Chapter 35, Hunting Regulation for Persons with Disabilities, which includes the previous independent regulations Chapter 38, Hunters with a Qualifying Disability Authorized to Shoot from a Vehicle and Chapter 64, Regulation for Central Visual Acuity Disability Permits.

Game and Fish is also planning to repeal Chapter 38 and 64 which have already been incorporated into the new Chapter 35.

For additional information, contact the WGFD at 307-777-4600.

The Sheridan WGFD office is located at 700 Valley View Drive.

Big Brothers Big Sisters to host raffle, fundraiser @ Wendy’s
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheridan will hold a raffle for a Dr. Seuss quilt donated by Ann Gardener of State Farm for the grand prize.

Additional prizes are a two-month supply of Nerium age defying skin cream and a doTERRA essential oils basket.

Tickets are $6 a piece or two for $10 and can be purchased at 307 Auto Glass and State Farm.

The drawing for the raffle will be Sept. 15.

The nonprofit will host a second fundraiser on Aug. 25 at Wendy’s from 5-8 p.m. during which a portion of the proceeds from food sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For more information contact, Jennifer Dafoe at 763-1768 or Big Brothers Big Sisters at 461-9677.

Brinton to host music lecture, chuckwagon dinner @ Brinton Museum
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a two-part event Aug. 25 to celebrate the music of the American West.

Dr. Ariel Downing will present a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. about the history of popular cowboy songs and ballads from 1879 through the present. She will discuss their Mexican and Irish influences, too.

Following the lecture, at approximately 7:30 p.m., musical entertainment and a chuckwagon dinner will be featured. Tickets for the dinner cost $25 per person for nonmembers and $20 for members. Tickets for children ages 6-12 cost $15; children 5 and younger get in for free.

For additional information, contact The Brinton Museum at 672-3173. The event will take place in the pavilion.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Aug
26
Fri
Story Days set for next weekend @ Story, Wyoming
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

STORY — The annual Story Days events will take place Aug. 26-28.

Opening day will be Aug. 26 and will include a Dutch oven cook-off, Dutch oven demonstration, a silent auction at the Story Woman’s Club, and music at the Wagon Box and Story Store.

Events Aug. 27 will include the annual firefighters’ breakfast, a continuation of the silent auction at the Story Woman’s Club, a book sale at the library, an outdoor quilt shop and sale at the Pinewood Cottage Quilt Shop, the annual parade, Crow Nation dancers and singers, carnival games and a historical tour. Live music will be featured at a number of locations Saturday evening.

On Aug. 28, a community worship will take place at the Story Park followed by a picnic lunch.

For a full schedule of events for the 2016 Story Days, see storywyoming.org.

Aug
27
Sat
Early bird registration for Rhino Run through Friday @ Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — This year’s Rhino Run hosted by the college’s nursing department will take place at Sheridan College at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27.

Early registration for the event will take place through Saturday at a charge of $10 per person. Registration after that date will cost $12 per person. The registration will include a trophy for first-place finishers for both boys and girls, race T-shirts, water and a snack.

On Aug. 27, event registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on the north side of the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The event will include 5K, 1-mile and 50-yard races.

For additional information, email nursingrhinorun@gmail.com or call 683-6293.

SC to host Rhino Run Saturday @ Sheridan College
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — This year’s Rhino Run hosted by the college’s nursing department will take place at Sheridan College at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Registration will cost $12 per person. The registration will include a trophy for first-place finishers for both boys and girls, race T-shirts, water and a snack.

On Saturday, event registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on the north side of the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The event will include 5K, 1-mile and 50-yard races.

For additional information, email nursingrhinorun@gmail.com or call 683-6293.

Wildlife, wine focus of upcoming event @ Weston Wineries
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bighorn Audubon Society have teamed up to offer the public a day in the field watching and learning about wildlife.

Meet the groups at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton, located at 1100 US Highway 14. They will tour Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area and Tongue River Canyon, near Dayton. WGFD and WWF experts will be on hand to discuss the species that inhabit the area as well as the importance of succulent forage for big game animals. A recent wildfire in the canyon will serve as the backdrop for the discussion.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring binoculars. Representatives of the Bighorn Audubon Society will provide attendees with some birding opportunities, including tips on what clues to look for, bird calls and species identification based on habitat type.

That evening, the group will gather in Sheridan to celebrate Wyoming’s wildlife at a special WWF Wine Event with speakers, music and a live auction at Western Wineries.

Weston Wineries has created a special vintage and wine label for this WWF fundraising event. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at Weston Wineries, located at 201 Broadway St. in Sheridan.

For additional information, see wyomingwildlife.org.

Elks Youth Rodeo set for Aug. 27-28 @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Some of the area’s toughest youth will compete in the Elks Youth Rodeo on Aug. 27-28 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The rodeo will include 26 events and attracts up to 1,000 entries daily from around the region.

The rodeo will take place from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

There is no charge to attend the rodeo.

For more information, contact Robert Strauser at 674-7297 or eyrelks520@fiberpipe.net or see sheridanelks.org.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St. in Sheridan.

PRBRC to host pig roast, celebration @ Barn in Big Horn
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host a pig roast and celebration Aug. 27 from 3-8 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The 11th annual harvest celebration will include a farmers market beginning at 3 p.m., followed by a homegrown dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the Pies for Guys Auction at 7 p.m.

The event will also feature a raffle for prizes and music from Too Wet to Plow and Friends.

Tickets to attend the event are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

For more information, or for tickets, contact Stephanie Avey at 672-5809.

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

Family movie night planned for Kendrick Park @ Kendrick Park
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A family movie night will take place in Kendrick Park on Saturday.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. and those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair.

Free popcorn and soda will be provided.

For additional information, contact Real Life Church in Sheridan at 752-4906.

Aug
28
Sun
Elks Youth Rodeo set for Aug. 27-28 @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Some of the area’s toughest youth will compete in the Elks Youth Rodeo on Aug. 27-28 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The rodeo will include 26 events and attracts up to 1,000 entries daily from around the region.

The rodeo will take place from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

There is no charge to attend the rodeo.

For more information, contact Robert Strauser at 674-7297 or eyrelks520@fiberpipe.net or see sheridanelks.org.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St. in Sheridan.

Aug
29
Mon
WYDOT to host groundbreaking for N. Main interchange @ North Sheridan Interchange on Yellowtail Drive across from Vacutech.
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Sheridan Interchange on Monday at 2 p.m.

The public is welcome to the ceremony that will kick off the project. Several elected officials, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, will speak at the event.

The groundbreaking will take place at the North Sheridan Interchange on Yellowtail Drive across from Vacutech.

Big Horn Heritage Days set for Sept. 4 @ Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BIG HORN — The annual Big Horn Heritage Days celebration will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, in downtown Big Horn.

This year’s event will include live music from Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band along with Tris and Sam Munsick. Live music will be performed between 4-11 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend.

For additional information, call Doug Meier at 655-5622.

Seed saving workshop set for Monday @ Sheridan County Extension Office, Watt Agriculture Center,
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.

The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.

Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.

The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.

Aug
30
Tue
Next fall book discussion set for Aug. 30 @ Sheridan Fulmer Library
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August.

The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American,” will feature books about the immigrant experience.

The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and open to the public. Because the discussions will be held over the lunch hour, a light lunch will be provided for participants. Katie Curtiss will lead the sessions.

Book discussions will also be offered this fall at the Story and Tongue River branch libraries. The theme at the branch libraries will be “Nature, Animals and People: Interacting.”

Both discussions will be led by Norleen Healy.

The Story Branch Library group will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the Tongue River Branch Library group will meet at 4:30 p.m.

Books are available now for checkout at the front desk of each participating library.

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

Sheridan Fulmer Library at noon:

“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” — Aug. 30

“The Namesake” — Sept. 27

“Native Speaker” — Oct. 25

“Children of Syria” (Frontline DVD video) — Nov. 29

Story Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.:

“The Light Between Oceans” — Sept. 6

“Two Old Women” — Oct. 4

“Refuge” — Nov. 1

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Dec. 5

Tongue River Branch Library at 4:30 p.m.:

“Refuge” — Sept. 13

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Oct. 11

“The Light Between Oceans” — Nov. 8

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