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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
1
Tue
“It’s Not Paint, It’s Fabric: Landscapes & Abstracts” opening reception @ The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will presents “It’s Not Paint, It’s Fabric: Landscapes & Abstracts” a collection by Heidi Heuerman with an opening reception on Tuesday.

The show will run Tuesday through Oct. 8 and the reception will be held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Heuerman started sewing when she was eight years old. While earning her degree in human resource sciences at Colorado State University, she took a painting class and loved it. Years later, while trying to find a way to combine her love of painted landscapes and sewing, she started creating fiber paintings.

Heuerman’s works have been   displayed in several galleries and collections across the United States. She took top honors at state and national awards for her fiber and quilted arts.

For more information, contact Sheridan College at 674-6446.

The Martinsen Gallery is located in the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

“Jentel Presents” @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include poet Sandra Lim; landscape artists Roxanne Everett, Emilie Lee and Corliss Cavalieri; photographer Lindsay D’Addato and narrative nonfiction writer Mario Kaiser.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 501 E. Broadway St.

Sep
22
Tue
Community meeting in Big Horn @ Big Horn High School
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sheridan County is hosting a community meeting to discuss issues that may be of interest to residents living in and around the community of Big Horn.

These issues include street and road maintenance, storm drainage and flood plains and service and improvement districts. Sheridan County commissioners, County Attorney Matt Redle and county public works staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss issues of interest to the residents of the area.

The meeting will be held in the Big Horn High School auditorium Tuesday from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or if you have something you would like addressed but won’t be able to attend the meeting, call the public works office at 674-2920 or the commissioners’ office at 674-2900. Big Horn High School is located at 333 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

Sep
25
Fri
Elks gun show @ Elks Lodge #520
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Concessions will be available.

For additional information on the gun show, call Bill Dahlin at 752-0906. To reserve a table, call the Elks Lodge at 674-9500. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Sep
26
Sat
Elks gun show @ Elks Lodge #520
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Concessions will be available.

For additional information on the gun show, call Bill Dahlin at 752-0906. To reserve a table, call the Elks Lodge at 674-9500. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Sep
27
Sun
Elks gun show @ Elks Lodge #520
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Concessions will be available.

For additional information on the gun show, call Bill Dahlin at 752-0906. To reserve a table, call the Elks Lodge at 674-9500. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Oct
6
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include poet Harry Moore of Decatur, Alabama; sculptor Debra Baxter of Santa Fe, New Mexico; non-fiction writer Rachel Monroe of Marfa, Texas; sculptor Cody VanderKaay of Oxford, Michigan; contemporary art advocate Julie Wills of Gunnison, Colorado; and Abel Macias of Brooklyn, New York, who seeks connection with nature in creative ways.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

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

Oct
7
Wed
Flu clinic @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a series of flu clinics in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in October.

The cost is $30 per vaccine. Organizers are reminding individuals to bring their insurance cards as Public Health will bill most insurance companies.

The following is a list of flu clinic times and locations.

• Wednesday, Oct. 7 — 9 a.m. to noon, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.

• Friday, Oct. 9 — 1-3 p.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St., Ranchester

• Wednesday, Oct. 14 — 3-5 p.m., Clearmont Elementary School, 1601 Meade Ave., Clearmont

• Wednesday, Oct. 21 — 2-4 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Second St.

• Friday, Oct. 23 — 8-10 a.m., Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road

• Friday, Oct. 30 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sheridan County Public Health, 297 S. Main St.

For additional information, contact Sheridan County Public Health at 672-5169.

Oct
11
Sun
Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area open house @ Antelope Butte Recreation Area
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Antelope Butte Foundation will host an open house at the ski and recreation area in the Bighorn Mountains on Sunday.

The event, which will run from noon to 4 p.m., will feature complimentary beer, refreshments, burgers and brats.

ABF recently made a payment toward the purchase of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. The milestone allows the foundation access to the facilities and to begin repairs and preventative maintenance.

According to ABF representatives, the group has already started cleaning the lodge and will be sealing leaks before the snow falls.

ABF must make an additional $220,000 in payments next year to secure the deed and begin full restoration of the property.

Zowada Plumbing and Heating and Dan Black have committed to provide labor and materials for all plumbing work at the lodge. ABF is currently working with additional volunteers and contractors to secure in-kind gifts of labor and materials to help renovate the lodge.

For additional information about the ABF or Sunday’s open house, see antelopebuttefoundation.org or call 763-0203.

The Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area is located off U.S. 14 in the Bighorn Mountains approximately 59 miles west of Sheridan.

Oct
26
Mon
Haunted House of Hoops @ Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan College
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting their Haunted House of Hoops on Monday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The event, much like the Midnight Madness events held by numerous Division I programs, will serve as an introduction to the upcoming Generals and Lady Generals seasons.

It will feature introductions of each team, scrimmages, 3-point contests, a slam-dunk contest, games and prizes and costumes contests.

The Haunted House of Hoops will begin at 7 p.m. Monday and is free for all ages.

Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Nov
3
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include photographer Janet L. Pritchard of Mansfield Center, Connecticut; fiction writer Michelle Seaton of Natrick, Massachusetts; drawing artist Julia Randall of Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut; mixed media artist Deborah Farnault of Brooklyn, New York; photographer Stephen Takacs of Columbus, Ohio; and fiction writer Susan Steinberg of San Francisco, California.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

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

Nov
6
Fri
Open studios tour
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 13th annual Sheridan Open Studios fall show and sale will take place Friday through Sunday.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be 15 artists participating at seven locations.

The locations include:

• 239 E. Mountain View Drive — featuring the art of Bob Tippie

• 160 W. Sixth St. — featuring the art of Misty Plott, Ed Barbula and Warren Adams

• 637 W. Loucks St. — featuring the art of Dean States, Connie Robinson and Hugh Jennings

• 335 Smith St. — featuring the art of Dianne Wyatt, Paulette Kucera and Pat Trout

• 303 W. Brundage St. — featuring the art of Helen Lytle Campbell

• 3 Airway Place — featuring the art of Diane and Lloyd Marsden

• 14 Trish Drive — featuring the art of Jim and Mary Lawson

For additional information, contact Connie Robinson at 672-9393.

Nov
10
Tue
Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Sheridan @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Nov 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

SHERIDAN — For more than 50 years, a tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree is a 74-foot Lutz spruce, harvested from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Sheridan has been selected as one of 13 community stops along the tree’s 5,000-mile route from Seward, Alaska, to Washington, D.C.

The tree and its caravan of caretakers will arrive in Sheridan for a community celebration on Tuesday in the north parking lot of the Holiday Inn.

Public events will begin at 8:30 am and include comments from Mayor Heath, an opportunity to sign the banner accompanying the tree, appearances by Smokey Bear and Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments, and live music by the Blackwater Railroad band, which is traveling with the tree.

At 10:30 am, the tree will depart Sheridan and continue its journey east.

For more information about Sheridan’s Capitol Christmas Tree event, contact Nicole Pearce of Sheridan Travel & Tourism at 673-7120 or Amy Ormseth of the Bighorn National Forest at 674-2600.

The 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree’s expedition across the country can be tracked online at www.capitolchristmastree.com or on Facebook.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Dec
1
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include oil painter Lynette Lombard of Galesburg, Illinois; photographer Nancy Floyd of Atlanta, Georgia; short story writer Allison Alsup of New Orleans, Louisiana; author, filmmaker, producer and former journalist Melissa Burch of Cambridge, Massachusetts; sculptor Molly Sawyer of Asheville, North Carolina; and social practices artist Katerie Gladdys, Gainesville, Florida.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information, see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

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

Dec
2
Wed
Holy Name School art exhibit reception @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the Holy Name Catholic School’s 17th annual all-school art show will take place Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The reception will take place in the library’s Inner Circle and will feature the art of students in preschool through eighth grade. There will also be a special exhibit featuring artwork created by the students that was inspired by the work of Claude Monet.

The show officially opens Thursday and will be on display through Jan. 30.

Both the reception and show are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585, ext. 129.

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

Dec
4
Fri
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house @ Trail End State Historic Site (Kendrick Mansion)
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6.

Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s.

The open house will feature live performances by local musicians throughout the three-day event and figgy pudding will be served.

The open house will take place from 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.

For additional information, call 674-4589 or see trailend.org.

The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Christmas in the Valley @ Tongue River Valley Community Center - Dayton
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host “Christmas in the Valley” on Friday.

Set to take place from 6-8 p.m., the event will feature Christmas traditions and free family fun including a dinner of stew, musical entertainment, a visit from Santa and fun and games for all ages.

For additional information contact the TRVCC at 655-9419.

The TRVCC in Dayton is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14.

Dec
5
Sat
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house @ Trail End State Historic Site (Kendrick Mansion)
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6.

Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s.

The open house will feature live performances by local musicians throughout the three-day event and figgy pudding will be served.

The open house will take place from 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.

For additional information, call 674-4589 or see trailend.org.

The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Dec
6
Sun
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house @ Trail End State Historic Site (Kendrick Mansion)
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6.

Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s.

The open house will feature live performances by local musicians throughout the three-day event and figgy pudding will be served.

The open house will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.

For additional information, call 674-4589 or see trailend.org.

The Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Trees of Love open house @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. The trees will be lit at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

While many people purchase lights for someone who is no longer living, the lights also make an excellent holiday gift for a friend, neighbor or loved one.

With the donation, the Auxiliary sends a card to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

“Last year, it was overwhelming to see the growth in the support of the program,” Kalasinsky said. “I encourage people to join us at the lighting again this year and to remember friends and family with lights.”

Each year proceeds from the Trees of Love project go to fund a needed project or piece of equipment for the hospital.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk or in businesses and offices throughout the community and on the hospital’s website, www.sheridanhospital.org.

Dec
12
Sat
Ucross Christmas celebration @ Raymond Plank Creative Center
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its third annual community Christmas celebration Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

The event will include a Christmas story reading from Craig Johnson, music from the Buffalo Balladiers, crafts for kids, fireworks and the lighting of thousands of lights throughout the park.

Organizers have asked those planning to attend to bring canned or nonperishable food items to be donated to families in need.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center at the intersection of Highways 14-16 East.

For additional information, contact the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.

Dec
14
Mon
Community memorial service @ Champion Funeral Home
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A service of memory and hope for the community will take place Monday at Champion Funeral Home.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the staff will help area residents remember and celebrate loved ones who have died in the last year and who are no longer around during this special time of year.

Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, call 674-6329.

Champion Funeral Home is located at 244 S. Brooks St.

Dec
16
Wed
Chamber After Hours @ Mountain View Veterinary Hospital
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly networking and social event.

The event is free, compliments of the host business, and open to all.

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