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Mar
31
Thu
“The thinking animal: A look at modern comparative psychology” presentation @ Sheridan College
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next edition of the Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series will feature Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, who will present “The thinking animal: A look at modern comparative psychology.”

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. March 31 in room W153 of the Whitney Academic Center at the college. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kristiansen will discuss perception, communication and learning in animals; self-awareness in animals; comparing humans and animals; and the future of the field.

For additional information, contact Misty Bateman at 674-6446, ext. 3035.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
26
Tue
After Hours Lecture @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on compelling future for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The After Hours lecture is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Apr
27
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on compelling future for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The After Hours lecture is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

May
4
Wed
Rangeland restoration lecture set for May 4 @ Sheridan College Science Building / Mohns Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next presentation in its science lecture series May 4 beginning at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

Brian Mealor will give the presentation. Mealor is the director of the University of Wyoming’s Research and Extension Center in Sheridan and associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. His work focuses primarily on restoring rangeland ecosystems negatively impacted by invasive plants.

Mealor will discuss how rangeland ecosystems are impacted by a variety of stressors that affect their structure and function — altered fire regimes, climate variability, mismanaged grazing and changes in management practices. Invasive plants may be facilitated by these stressors or they may induce systemic changes that lead to further alteration of ecosystems. This presentation will emphasize the connection between basic and applied research and discuss how an increased understanding of the biology and ecology of invasive plants leads to improved management at local and landscape-scales.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
5
Thu
InfraGard security training set for May 5 @ Sheridan Inn
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The training will include “best practices” for different areas of potential threat.

The training is free and open to anyone who could benefit from this information, but pre-registration is required.

For more information locally, including a more detailed agenda, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004.

To RSVP or to ask additional questions, email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit www.infragard.gov.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.

Poetry reading to focus on works from conflict @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Dr. Jane Wohl will discuss the poetry of conflict Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center.

The presentation, set to take place in room W153, will focus on the rich, moving, heart-wrenching poetry written by American veterans of the Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Wohl teaches English at Sheridan College and poetry and fiction in the Goddard College Master of Fine Arts writing program.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304 or Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Jun
6
Mon
SMH offering free classes each month @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer two free classes each month. While the classes are offered at no charge, those planning to attend are asked to register.

The classes are a prenatal class for expectant moms and dads and partners and a breastfeeding and newborn class.

The prenatal class will take place the first Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. in Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A and B.

The breastfeeding and newborn class is meant for anyone interested in breastfeeding and newborn care and will be held the third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. A pediatrician also attends each class to talk a little about newborn care as well as a guest speaker who educates on car seat safety.

Register for either class by calling Sheridan Women’s Clinic at 672-2522 or Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Services at 672-1110.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Jun
14
Tue
Library to host writing workshop with Lori Howe on June 14 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will sponsor a free writing workshop by Lori Howe on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

Howe’s program, “All the Water in Wyoming: Poems and Personal Essays” will allow participants to write on the meanings of water in Wyoming, whether via poetry or personal essay. Your knowledge, memories and thoughts are the ink on the page in this workshop, which features a dedicated issue of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.”

When participants leave the workshop, they will have a strong framework and approach for writing creatively about matters of great importance to them as Wyoming citizens, drawing on their own knowledge and experience to add their voices critically and meaningfully to ongoing, community and state conversations — some, through the venue of publication.

Howe is the author of “Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains” and “Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns.” She has taught English and creative writing workshops for the last decade at the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College.

She holds a bachelor’s in English and Spanish, a master’s in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from UW and is a doctoral candidate in literacy studies at UW, with a focus on critical thinking skills and creativity for struggling writers.

She teaches workshops for the Wyoming Latina project and the Wyoming Writing Project, and has been a guest poet on Wyoming Public Radio. She is editor in chief of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West,” an online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of Wyoming writers.

“Water in Wyoming” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature.

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

Jun
18
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse free workshops set for Saturday @ Landon’s Greenhouse
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free informational workshops on Saturday.

The first workshop is all about conifers, from care to troubleshooting and begins at 9 a.m.

The next workshop is at 11 a.m. and is all about roses. Nursery experts will go over proper care, pest control and fertilization needs.

Learn how to grow hydrangeas successfully and care for them in Wyoming in the third workshop at 1 p.m.

Landon’s Greenhouse will host a free Father’s Day barbecue on the front patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

To register for these workshops call Landon’s at 672-8340.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadow Drive.

Jun
20
Mon
SMH offering free classes each month @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer two free classes each month. While the classes are offered at no charge, those planning to attend are asked to register.

The classes are a prenatal class for expectant moms and dads and partners and a breastfeeding and newborn class.

The prenatal class will take place the first Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. in Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A and B.

The breastfeeding and newborn class is meant for anyone interested in breastfeeding and newborn care and will be held the third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. A pediatrician also attends each class to talk a little about newborn care as well as a guest speaker who educates on car seat safety.

Register for either class by calling Sheridan Women’s Clinic at 672-2522 or Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Services at 672-1110.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Jul
4
Mon
SMH offering free classes each month @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer two free classes each month. While the classes are offered at no charge, those planning to attend are asked to register.

The classes are a prenatal class for expectant moms and dads and partners and a breastfeeding and newborn class.

The prenatal class will take place the first Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. in Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A and B.

The breastfeeding and newborn class is meant for anyone interested in breastfeeding and newborn care and will be held the third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. A pediatrician also attends each class to talk a little about newborn care as well as a guest speaker who educates on car seat safety.

Register for either class by calling Sheridan Women’s Clinic at 672-2522 or Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Services at 672-1110.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Jul
18
Mon
SMH offering free classes each month @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer two free classes each month. While the classes are offered at no charge, those planning to attend are asked to register.

The classes are a prenatal class for expectant moms and dads and partners and a breastfeeding and newborn class.

The prenatal class will take place the first Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. in Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A and B.

The breastfeeding and newborn class is meant for anyone interested in breastfeeding and newborn care and will be held the third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. A pediatrician also attends each class to talk a little about newborn care as well as a guest speaker who educates on car seat safety.

Register for either class by calling Sheridan Women’s Clinic at 672-2522 or Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Services at 672-1110.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Jul
19
Tue
City to host Kendrick Park public workshop @ Kendrick Park amphitheater
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation.

On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place.

For day two, a public meeting to review two alternative designs will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the park.

The final day from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting will review preferred design.

For more information contact Mathers Heuck at 620-2753 or email mheuck@sheridanwy.net.

Aug
4
Thu
Start a business workshop set for Aug. 4 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A start your own business workshop will take place Aug. 4 at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is geared toward people over the age of 50 and will cover the knowledge needed to start and grow a small business, but all who wish to gain information about business are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, call the Small Business Administration Wyoming district office at 261-6500.

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

Aug
8
Mon
Brown bag lecture on history of Sheridan County set for Monday @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a brown bag lecture on the history of Sheridan County on Monday at noon.

This event, set to take place at 850 Sibley Circle, is free and open to the public and attendees will also get free admission to the museum.

For more information call the Museum at 675-1150.

Aug
11
Thu
Global Leadership Summit signups open for August event @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church
Aug 11 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day leadership event with speakers such as Melinda Gates, Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Horst Schulz, the CEO of Ritz-Carlton Group, and will be streamed live in Sheridan at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church on Aug. 11-12.

“The Global Leadership Summit is an amazing opportunity to develop key leadership skills from some of the world’s most successful leaders. Many of our staff have attended the GLS and it has proven to be a very valuable investment with positive results for our business,” Kevin Bailey, the executive vice president at First Federal Bank and Trust, said in a press release.

For more information on the August event call Darrell White at 672-0612, William Dunlap at 684-9548 or see sheridanwesleyan.org/events/leadership-summit to register.

Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at 404 W. Brundage Lane.

Aug
12
Fri
Global Leadership Summit signups open for August event @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church
Aug 12 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day leadership event with speakers such as Melinda Gates, Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Horst Schulz, the CEO of Ritz-Carlton Group, and will be streamed live in Sheridan at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church on Aug. 11-12.

“The Global Leadership Summit is an amazing opportunity to develop key leadership skills from some of the world’s most successful leaders. Many of our staff have attended the GLS and it has proven to be a very valuable investment with positive results for our business,” Kevin Bailey, the executive vice president at First Federal Bank and Trust, said in a press release.

For more information on the August event call Darrell White at 672-0612, William Dunlap at 684-9548 or see sheridanwesleyan.org/events/leadership-summit to register.

Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at 404 W. Brundage Lane.

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
25
Thu
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
29
Mon
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.

Sep
8
Thu
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ Sheridan County Library
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
9
Fri
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
13
Tue
Library to host shred fest @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System, AARP Wyoming and Secure Shred Wyoming will host a free shredding event and informational session on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will focus on protecting your devices from viruses, hacking and other threats. AARP Wyoming Associate State Director Tim Lockwood will lead the session.

The shred fest will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the library parking lot. Residents may drop off up to two banker boxes of papers to be shredded for free. Additional boxes will be accepted for $10 apiece.

Those planning to participate in the shred fest are asked to remove all bindings and clips from the papers, though paper clips and staples are OK to leave. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Sep
22
Thu
Thrivent Financial workshop to host John Busaker @ Holiday Inn
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial will host a workshop led by John Busaker, author of “Do less, be more: The life-changing power of focus” on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The interactive session will inspire participants with three core principles of being fully engaged and teach practical, immediately actionable steps for consistent and courageous leadership.

The Generosity Multiplied networking opportunity will be a chance to connect with Sheridan residents, Thrivent members, area Church leaders, non-profits and area business leaders in a relaxed setting.

The cost to attend is $25 and food and drinks will be served.

Attendees will receive a copy of John Busaker’s book.

To RSVP call, 675-1166 or email krista.huntley@thrivent.com.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Sep
25
Sun
Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday @ rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod.

The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine.

Those who couldn’t attend the casting clinic are welcome to join. Rods and reels will be available for use for attendees.

To volunteer, email Brenna at rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.

Attendees are asked to RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP call Brenna at 621-0444.

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