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Feb
27
Fri
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program @ Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Building, room 10
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year.

The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. 27, March 7, March 13, March 28, April 10 and April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop-ins are welcome, however, appointments take priority. Call 674-6446 for an appointment.

The program offers assistance with relatively simple tax returns, including itemized deductions, interest, dividends, small businesses (under $10,000 of expenses), unemployment, tuition and fees, earned income credit, educational credits and much more. Generally, the income limit is $65,000 or less, but if the returns are simple, the amount can be expanded.

“This is always a great opportunity for the Sheridan College business department to help community members get a head-start on their taxes,” SC business instructor Tracy Dearinger said.

Participants are required to bring the following: all Social Security cards for taxpayer and all dependents, photo ID for taxpayer and spouse, all W-2s, 1099s, 1098-Ts, mortgage interest statements, real estate tax statements, medical expenses receipts, any charitable contributions receipts, proof of insurance if you have it, and any other document pertaining to taxes.

Clients without Social Security cards or photo IDs will be turned away.

For more information, contact Dearinger at 674-6446 ext. 3202.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
28
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse workshop on indoor gardening @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. on the adventures of indoor gardening.

Houseplants add so many benefits to homes but sometimes can be a tad overwhelming.

The workshop will include discussion on the basics of growing houseplants including light, temperature, watering and pest issues.

Landon’s will also be hosting its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who call and pre-register for Saturday’s workshop. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

More information about Landon’s workshops can be found online, at www.landonsgreenhouse.com.

Mar
4
Wed
“Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management” science lecture @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn's Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co- director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.”

The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group is develop- ing using free, publicly available data and user- friendly open source software.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact 674-6446 ext. 3500.

The Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
7
Sat
Composting workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday, March 7.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy.

At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program.

Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden will be featured.

A prize drawing will be held immediately after the workshops for those who call and preregister.

To sign up for a workshop, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

For additional information, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

City recycling program presentation @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday, March 7.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy.

At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program.

Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden will be featured.

A prize drawing will be held immediately after the workshops for those who call and preregister.

To sign up for a workshop, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

For additional information, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Workshop on kitchen herb gardens @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present three free workshops on Saturday, March 7.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will discuss composting made easy.

At 11 a.m., a representative from the city of Sheridan will talk about the city’s recycling program.

Then at 1 p.m., a workshop about planning and planting a kitchen herb garden will be featured.

A prize drawing will be held immediately after the workshops for those who call and preregister.

To sign up for a workshop, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

For additional information, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Mar
11
Wed
Presentation on impact of railroads @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming.

Big Horn native, historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson will give the free presentation.

The Senior Center will offer a spaghetti dinner prior to Nickerson’s presentation at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 per person and advance sign-up for the dinner is required by calling 672-2240 or stopping by the Senior Center before Wednesday.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

“Vietnam underground” presentation @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium.

Jenkins, from National Geographic writer and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.”

Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, on the edge of the Truong Son Mountains, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, most of these caves remain unexplored. In the past two decades, a highly accomplished team of British spelunkers have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns.

Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered, Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent.

In his presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnam — a vibrant country finally thriving after decades of war — and into the dark belly of the earth.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Manuela Hofer-McIntyre at 307-766-3415 or mhoferm1@uwyo.edu.

The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

Mar
14
Sat
Gardening workshop: Treasure in a Container @ Landon's Greenhouse
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on March 14 focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables.

“Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens.

Janelle Gray will share the tips and techniques she uses when creating the hanging baskets found at Landon’s.

“What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies” will also be led by Gray at 1 p.m. Saturday.

In this fast-paced workshop, participants will learn the hottest trends and new products in 2015. Taking notes is recommended.

For those who pre-register for the workshops by 5 p.m. Friday, a prize drawing will be held directly after the sessions. Call 672-8340 to sign up.

Also on Saturday, Landon’s Greenhouse will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. The market includes fresh local produce and goods.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive. More information about Landon’s can be found online at landonsgreenhouse.com.

Gardening Workshop: What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies @ Landon's Greenhouse
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on March 14 focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables.

“Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens.

Janelle Gray will share the tips and techniques she uses when creating the hanging baskets found at Landon’s.

“What’s New, What’s Hot in Annuals and Veggies” will also be led by Gray at 1 p.m. Saturday.

In this fast-paced workshop, participants will learn the hottest trends and new products in 2015. Taking notes is recommended.

For those who pre-register for the workshops by 5 p.m. Friday, a prize drawing will be held directly after the sessions. Call 672-8340 to sign up.

Also on Saturday, Landon’s Greenhouse will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. The market includes fresh local produce and goods.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive. More information about Landon’s can be found online at landonsgreenhouse.com.

Mar
20
Fri
Applications due for Wyoming Wilderness Association Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program
Mar 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its second year of the Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program.

The WWA is currently accepting applications from youth between 12-18 years of age.

With a curriculum geared toward young adults who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders, in this program students will learn about the work that goes into protecting wild lands for future generations. Students will be presented with unique opportunities to work with professionals in the field, learn about the wilderness in their own backyards and complete a capstone project to present at the culmination of the program.

For additional information, contact Lily Bliss at 672-2751 or lily@wildwyo.org. Applications must be submitted by March 20 and can be found online at wildwyo.org.

Mar
21
Sat
Miniature gardening workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a hands-on workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Kids and adults will have the opportunity to get creative and get their hands dirty during the workshop on miniature gardening. Attendees will design and plant their own miniature gardens.

Bring in your own pot or purchase one from the store for the project. Workshop attendees will pay for the materials they use.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who called and preregistered. Registration can be completed or more information obtained by calling 672-8340 or stopping by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Fly tying class with Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited @ Fly Shop of the Big Horns
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a beginner to intermediate-level fly tying class Saturday, March 21, from 1-4 p.m. at the Fly Shop of the Big Horns.

The free class will be instructed by local fly fishing professionals.

The event is geared toward adults and children ages 10 and older. Children should attend with an accompanying adult.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials if they have them.

For additional information, call 763-6837.

The Fly Shop of the Big Horns is located at 334 N. Main St.

Mar
23
Mon
Presentation on colorectal cancer screening program @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital invites members of the community to build a healthier community together by attending a free presentation on colorectal cancer screening, education and resources.

The presentation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in SMH Conference Room A located next to the cafeteria.

Featured speakers are Wanda Webb, case manager with the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, and Dr. Sara Smith, chief of staff and general surgeon at SMH.

The presentation is hosted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Foundation for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Welch Cancer Center.

For more information, call 673-2418.

Mar
27
Fri
‘Preparing for the Resurrection’ workshop @ First Christian Church
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Christian Church and the Wyoming Association of Churches will host a biblically-grounded workshop, “Preparing for Resurrection,” on March 27.

The workshop, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be led by author and coach Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter.

The workshop will take a deep look at how participants can prepare for resurrection by re-writing and renewing their own life stories. Participants will look at the memories, relationships and feelings that are disempowering them instead of empowering them. They’ll turn negative self-talk to positive renewal and action. They’ll also take a look at how they can let go of the attitudes and beliefs that are holding their spirits down, and celebrate spiritual release.

The workshop is free, but advanced registration is recommended.

For additional information or to register call First Christian Church at 674-6795.

First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St.

Mar
28
Sat
Pruning workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a pruning workshop March 28 at 11 a.m.

Kelly Norris, an ISA certified arborist will share her expertise on the ins and outs of pruning trees and shrubs.

Organizers recommend attendees dress appropriately for the weather as parts of the workshop will be held outside and include hands-on demonstrations.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop for those who call and preregister. To register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

In addition to the workshop, Landon’s will host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m.

For more information about Landon’s spring workshops, see landonsgreenhouse.com.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Mar
30
Mon
‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop @ Dayton Town Hall
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country” workshops at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Dayton Town Hall and at 7 p.m. March 31 at the WGFD Regional Office in Sheridan.

Information and tools will be provided to participants that they can use to avoid dangerous encounters and prevent future conflicts.

“There is potential for human interactions with black bears and mountain lions on the east side of the Bighorns,” Sheridan Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas said. “The Game and Fish Department wants people to understand how to reduce the potential for conflicts ensuring the safety of both humans and the animals.”

Presentations will feature behavior and biology, safety and legal issues, and focus on what to do in an encounter situation. Demonstrations about the proper use of bear spray will be presented. Information will also be provided on how to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted encounter.

Seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels.

For additional information, contact Bud Stewart at 672-7418.

Dayton Town Hall is located at 608 Broadway St. in Dayton.

The WGFD Regional Office is located at 700 Valley View in Sheridan.

Mar
31
Tue
‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional Office
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country” workshops at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Dayton Town Hall and at 7 p.m. March 31 at the WGFD Regional Office in Sheridan.

Information and tools will be provided to participants that they can use to avoid dangerous encounters and prevent future conflicts.

“There is potential for human interactions with black bears and mountain lions on the east side of the Bighorns,” Sheridan Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas said. “The Game and Fish Department wants people to understand how to reduce the potential for conflicts ensuring the safety of both humans and the animals.”

Presentations will feature behavior and biology, safety and legal issues, and focus on what to do in an encounter situation. Demonstrations about the proper use of bear spray will be presented. Information will also be provided on how to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted encounter.

Seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels.

For additional information, contact Bud Stewart at 672-7418.

Dayton Town Hall is located at 608 Broadway St. in Dayton.

The WGFD Regional Office is located at 700 Valley View in Sheridan.

Apr
2
Thu
Archaeological Society presentation on Mystic Maze @ Sheridan Holiday Inn, Le Gourmet Room
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room.

Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.

Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau of Land Reclamation archaeologist George Shannon will give a presentation on the Mystic Maze site, located in Needles, California. Numbers of geoglyphs have been located on the large 100-acre site. The geoglyph designs were created with stones from the site. The Mystic Maze site is considered a portal to the Mojave Indians afterlife. It is also subject to a Chrome IV spill and is currently undergoing a cleanup action.

Shannon holds a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University and has practiced archaeology in the Arctic, Midwest, Eastern Seaboard, Southeast, Texas, Southwest, California and Great Plains over the past 40 years.

Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
4
Sat
Creating an Edible Landscape workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on April 1.

“Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an outdoor landscape that is stunning and nourishing.

“Veggies 101” will be held at 1 p.m. This workshop will help those who are new to veggie gardening begin their adventure. The course will also be a good refresher for anyone wanting to review the basics in order to prepare for this year’s garden.

Participants will learn gardening basics, from soil to sun and fertilizer to fruition. They are invited to stick around to watch a few items be planted in Landon’s “Demo Garden” after the workshop.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who called and preregistered. For more information or to register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Veggies 101 workshop @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on April 2.

“Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an outdoor landscape that is stunning and nourishing.

“Veggies 101” will be held at 1 p.m. This workshop will help those who are new to veggie gardening begin their adventure. The course will also be a good refresher for anyone wanting to review the basics in order to prepare for this year’s garden.

Participants will learn gardening basics, from soil to sun and fertilizer to fruition. They are invited to stick around to watch a few items be planted in Landon’s “Demo Garden” after the workshop.

Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who called and preregistered. For more information or to register, call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Apr
10
Fri
Workshop with ceramic artist Kim Dickey @ Sheridan College Art Department
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday.

Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces.

Dickey received her master of fine arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. She has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Dickey was also represented in The Brinton Museum’s 2014 summer show “Flora and Fauna.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley.

A one-day workshop will be held on Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fine arts ceramics studio at the Sheridan College Art Department.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dickey’s lecture and workshop are funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. in Sheridan.

For more information, call The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or visit thebrintonmuseum.org.

May
6
Wed
‘Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest’ lecture @ Sheridan College Science Museum / Mohns Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture on “Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest” as part of its spring 2015 lecture series.

U.S Forest Service Forest Hydrologist Chris Williams will present the lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 674-6446, ext. 3500.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
18
Mon
Ranch Sustainability Forum @ Sheridan College
May 18 – May 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan.

The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond.

The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet.”

Beginning at 9 a.m. on May 18, Whit Hibbard will teach a course on “Low Stress Livestock Handling.” The course will continue on May 19. The cost is $40 for two days or $25 for one day.

On May 19, activities will include a class on practical software for ranching, an open house at the University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station, dinner with the keynote speaker and a presentation by Wayne Fahsholtz of the Padlock Ranch on beef marketing trends. The dinner and keynote address cost $30.

On May 20, a symposium will be held beginning at 9 a.m. that will feature a variety of speakers and topics including hiring and retaining top talent, extending weaning for overwintered calves, keys to healthy ranch businesses and more. The symposium will cost $30.

Events will be held at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

For reservations, call Lisa at the Padlock Ranch at 655-2264 or email lisa@padlockranch.com.

To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.

May
20
Wed
Cyberprotection workshop @ Powder Horn Clubhouse
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Forward Sheridan and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce have organized a training session on cyberprotection for local businesses.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will bring in three experts to speak about their strategies for cyberprotection from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 20 at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.

Forward Sheridan and the Chamber of Commerce realize that costs for health care and cyberprotection insurances are escalating. Officials hope the workshop will address some of the issues that drive those costs.

The training session is free.

To register, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004 or email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.

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