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Apr
7
Tue
Sheridan High School choir concert @ Sheridan High School, Sue Henry Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will perform a concert for the community at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium.

The concert will feature the songs the four choirs will be taking to the upcoming Northeast District Festival to be held April 30 in Gillette.

The Honor Choir will sing a Mozart piece; Treblemakers, the all-girl choir, and Spectrum, a co-ed choir, will both sing several songs they performed at the jazz festival in Casper.

The SHS mixed choir will also perform, and the evening will also feature several small ensembles.

Choir teacher Ashley Lecholat said her choirs work all year to develop the needed techniques to master the mature pieces that will be featured at the concert.

The concert will last approximately one hour and is free and open to the public.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Apr
30
Thu
All Sheridan elementary schools choir concert @ Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — All the elementary schools in Sheridan County School District 2 will combine for a night of singing and fun on April 30.

The concert featuring choirs from each elementary school will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

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/.

UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

Baroque and Symphony orchestra concert @ Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Baroque Orchestra and the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. May 18 at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 25 by Mozart.

The SHS Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet. Student Jacob Jahiel will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G and Mackenzie Dougherty will perform Violin Concerto in B-flat by Pergolesi with the chamber orchestra.

Both the Baroque and symphony orchestras will combine to perform “Memory” from the musical “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Weber and “Pirates of the Caribbean” by Klaus Badelt.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Dr.

May
19
Tue
DSA wine, food and music pairing event @ The Loft above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St.

The Instagators will provide live music.

Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated by Killy’s Warehouse Market and Red Velvet Bakery.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Call 672-8881 to reserve a seat.

Big Horn High School band and choir concert @ Big Horn High School auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. May 19 in the BHHS auditorium.

Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger Emerson and “I Got A Name” arranged by Jay Althouse.

The band will present “Plaza de Toros” by Mark Williams, “Final Drive” by Doug Beach and George Shutack, “Caribbean Dance” by Victor Lopez, “Smack Dab In The Middle” arranged by Rick Stitzel and “Rockin’ The Boat” by Brad Ciechomski.

Music teacher Ariel Downing will direct the band and the choir. Wendy Mort will accompany the choir.

The event is free and open to the public.

Big Horn High School is located at 337 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

Sheridan High School band ‘pops’ concert @ Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will hold a “pops” concert featuring light, popular classical tunes at 7 p.m. May 19 at Sue Henry Auditorium at the high school.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
21
Thu
Sheridan Junior High School choir concert @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

May
22
Fri
Story Elementary School concert @ Story School
May 22 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Students at Story Elementary School will give a spring musical performance at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Story School.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Jun
4
Thu
Juke Joint Jump concert with SheridanAires @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 4 and 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker.

On June 4, the concert will begin at 1:30 p.m.

On June 5, the concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m.

Cost for dinner is a suggested $10 donation.

RSVP is requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

Jun
5
Fri
Juke Joint Jump concert with SheridanAires @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker.

The concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m.

Cost for dinner is $10.

RSVP is requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

Jul
8
Wed
Wyoming Wednesday
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July.

Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90.

Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events.

The events are free and open to all.

The next event will feature Bill Mentock, an accomplished historian of mining communities such as Monarch, Kleeburn and Dietz, will bring his expertise about these colorful enterprises that thrived in the early 1900s.

Native American powwow @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual First People’s Powwow and Dance will return to the Historic Sheridan Inn Friday at noon, and two smaller powwows will be offered leading up to the event.

On Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. daily a Native American powwow will be held on the lawn of the Inn celebrating Native American traditions with special features.

The festivities Wednesday will be led by Sandy Ironclad and the Little Sun Dancers from Ethete, on the Wind River Reservation.

The festivities Thursday will be led by Benji Headswift and the ghost bull singers and dancers from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

On Friday, immediately following the parade, hundreds of Native Americans will be participating in their traditional ceremony and dance.

At 1 p.m., a buffalo barbecue will be available for purchase for lunch.

All of the powwows are free and open to the public.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

For more information, contact Karyn Franklin at 675-4223.

Jul
10
Fri
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance @ Downtown Sheridan
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will return Friday and Saturday nights on historic Main Street.

Kick up your own heels after the rodeo with music, dancing and fun.

The dance commences immediately following the rodeo, at approximately 9 p.m., and lasts until 1 a.m. the following morning.

The Dakota Country Band from Rapid City, South Dakota, will be playing at the north end of the event and Harley and the V-Twins from Fort Collins, Colorado, will be playing at the south end.

Admission to the event is $5 per person.

For more information, call Brad Townsend at 752-1881 or Rodeo Central at 672-9715.

Jul
11
Sat
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance @ Downtown Sheridan
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will return Friday and Saturday nights on historic Main Street.

Kick up your own heels after the rodeo with music, dancing and fun.

The dance commences immediately following the rodeo, at approximately 9 p.m., and lasts until 1 a.m. the following morning.

The Dakota Country Band from Rapid City, South Dakota, will be playing at the north end of the event and Harley and the V-Twins from Fort Collins, Colorado, will be playing at the south end.

Admission to the event is $5 per person.

For more information, call Brad Townsend at 752-1881 or Rodeo Central at 672-9715.

Jul
14
Tue
Concert in the Park — Rick Berthod Band @ Kendrick Park
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert in the park!

Every Tuesday evening from June 30 thru Aug. 18. Today’s concert is the Rick Berthod Band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Berthod started playing Blues Guitar seriously in his late teens influenced early by Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, BB King and Ted Nugent. After moving to Colorado, Berthod formed his own All-Star Blues Rock band. In 1988, it was off to L.A. to form a band of the best Blues players on the West Coast. Berthod has toured festivals in Europe, Canada and the USA.

See www.rickbethod.com for more information on the band.

The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available.

For more information, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

Jul
15
Wed
Wyoming Wednesday @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am

Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events. The events are free and open to all. The next event will feature Fred Patz, an educator and historian, as he reveals knowledge about Father DeSmet.

Jul
17
Fri
Third Friday Pasta Night and Concert @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Sheridan Senior Center will once again host its Third Friday Pasta Night and entertainment on Friday. Each third Friday of the month, from 5-7 p.m. attendees can choose their pasta and toppings, prepared fresh and made to order via a pasta bar and served with salad, garlic bread and beverages for a suggested contribution of $13 per adult and $5 for children. Entertainment will be provided by Celtic Sage from 6-7 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Senior Center at 672-2240. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jul
19
Sun
Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will presents “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will run from 1-3 p.m. Johnson studies the reproductive biology and behavior of small songbirds. He does his research in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. His past studies have focused on a wide variety of topics including song, mating behavior, parental behavior and the effect of high-elevations on reproductive strategies. “The Mountain Lecture Series presents a great opportunity for community members to come up and experience the Mountain Campus at no cost,” said Trudy Munsick, NWCCD dean of the Mountain Campus. “We encourage folks to come early, tour the campus and bring a picnic lunch.” For more information, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/community-events. The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is located 28 miles from Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, on the southeast edge of Park Reservoir.

Jul
21
Tue
Bluegrass Old Timey Jam @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s bluegrass time, with local musicians playing some old fiddle tunes and maybe a little bit of country, too. On Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, a “Bluegrass Old Timey Jam” will be offered. The event is free and open to the public. Burgers will also available for purchase for $2. For more information, call Bill Bradshaw at 751-1852 or the Senior Center at 672-2240. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Concerts in the Park @ Kendrick Park
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park will return to Kendrick Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert in the park.

This week’s concert will feature local band Canary Joe.

The concert is free and open to all. Food concessions will be available.

For more information on the Concerts in the Park series, call David Kuzara at 751-7960.

Jul
22
Wed
The New Vaudevillians @ The WYO Theater
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The seventh season of Vaudeville at the WYO Theater has commenced and another performance of “The New Vaudevillians” will be offered Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Ron Kensey is back as emcee, along with Kathy McNickle and the New Vaudevillians Band.

Vaudeville is a series of “up to 5 minutes” upbeat, high energy acts including singing, dancing, magic, standup comedy, sketch comedy, animal acts, tightrope walking, acrobatics and unusual circumstances.

Each performance this summer will feature different acts and all shows are family-friendly.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater Box Office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com.

For more information or to ask about participating, call the WYO Theater or Kathy McNickle at 752-5745.

The theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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