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Nov
13
Thu
Wyoming Farm Bureau meeting @ Sheridan College
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

SHERIDAN — “Celebrating our Heritage…Pursuing our Future” is the theme for the 95th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.  The meeting will be Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.

Policy discussion is the main purpose of the meeting and guides the work of the organization. According to Ken Hamilton, WyFB Executive Vice President, the resolutions range from support for CDL driver’s license changes to groundwater control areas; and from trespass laws to Big Horn and Domestic Sheep issues.

The featured speaker from the American Farm Bureau Federation is John Anderson, deputy chief economist for AFBF.  Anderson will speak Friday at 2:15 p.m. about the importance of trade to agriculture and he will provide a cattle market outlook.

A screening of the film “Farmland” will be shown at 9:45 a.m. on Friday.

Young Farmer and Rancher events will also showcase some of the many opportunities available for our younger leaders in the agricultural community of Farm Bureau.

Sheridan College will host the YF&R collegiate discussion meet at 5 p.m. Thursday. Students from Sheridan College, Eastern Wyoming College, Northwest College and the University of Wyoming will compete.

Elections, awards, and a “Harvest for All” food drive round out the meeting events.

The meeting agenda is at www.wyfb.org.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms @ The Powder Horn clubhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.

The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.

The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.

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

Nov
15
Sat
Birding at The Brinton @ The Brinton Museum
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BIG HORN — Area residents are invited to join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners.

This event is free and open to the public.

The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Feb
26
Thu
Suicide prevention training @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce training room
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

Refreshments will be provided.

Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers ask those planning to attend to sign up by calling the Sheridan Suicide Prevention Coalition.

The training will be held at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce training room, located at 171 N. Main St.

For additional information or to sign up for the training, contact the coalition at 655-8263.

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
Trinity Lutheran Church Quilting Bee @ Trinity Lutheran Church fellowship hall
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages.

Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance.

Those planning to attend can come for part or all of the bee.

Lunch will be served.

All aspects of the Lutheran World Relief Quilts will be set up including cutting, laying out, assembling fronts to back, machine stitching and tying.

In May, quilts created by the group will be sent to Lutheran World Relief headquarters in South St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 2013, 500,000 quilts were distributed through the group to disaster areas and displaced persons.

For additional information, call the church at 672-2411.

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 135 Crescent Drive.

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
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
13
Fri
Sheridan AARP meeting @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in learning new leadership skills and tools. The VLI was held over the last six months through webinars, virtual/online classes, books, teleconference calls, PowerPoint presentations and in-person sessions.

Candidates were nominated by AARP state office personnel and selected by the national office staff. Each participant was asked to develop a project that would help in a learning track (advocacy, community outreach or external representation). Schatz chose to build a website designed to share information and resources with Wyoming retirees. He will share highlights of the VLI class and visit the website with our local Sheridan AARP chapter.

All members of the community are welcome to this free event.

The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share.

The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith 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
15
Sun
Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting @ Big Horn Woman's Club
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet March 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting.

Tom Ringley will also present at the meeting.

For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Mar
16
Mon
Sage-Grouge Local Working Group meeting @ Johnson County Fire Station meeting room
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on March 16.

The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead.

Anyone proposing a change to a core or connectivity area boundary should provide the local working group with maps or written descriptions with a rationale for the proposal in advance of the meeting. Those documents can be sent to tom.christiansen@wyo.gov.

The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Local Working Group is one of eight local working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing various stakeholder groups interested in sage-grouse conservation and associated land management issues.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Johnson County Fire Station meeting room, located at 709 Volunteer Lane in Buffalo.

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.

Bowhunters of Wyoming dinner banquet, meeting @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bowhunters of Wyoming will hold an annual winter meeting and dinner banquet March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The event brings together new and existing members to review recent success and future opportunities.

The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the executive council and a Wyoming Game and Fish presentation at 7 p.m. Also on Friday evening, Terry Waugh and the Wild Night Outlaw Band will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

Activities on March 21 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a poker run. Other activities will include a fly fishing workshop, an afternoon safety workshop and a membership meeting.

The banquet dinner March 21 will begin at 6 p.m. It will include a guest speaker and silent and live auctions. Tickets to the banquet are $35 for adults, or $7 for children 12 and younger.

Registration for the banquet must be purchased in advance and forms may be picked up at Vacutech, Xtreme Auto Body, Nationwide Sports and Big Horn Trading Company. Tickets for the banquet may also be purchased online at bowhuntersofwyoming.vcn.com.

For additional information, call George Rogers at 763-1003.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Mar
22
Sun
Big Horn Historical Society meeting @ Big Horn Woman's Club Clubhouse
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm

BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse.

The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts.

The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch, followed by the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Judy Slack at 674-6363 or jslack@wyoming.com.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn.

Mar
24
Tue
Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen meeting @ Masonic Building in Buffalo
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday, March 24, at the Masonic Building in Buffalo.

Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed.

The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.

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.

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