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The Sheridan VA Medical Center has organized a mental health summit to bring together key stakeholders in the community with two goals: enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental health care needs of veterans and their family members residing in the Sheridan area. Led by mental health professionals.
8:30-9:00 a.m. – registration
9-9:30 a.m. – welcome and description of the VA’s current services
9:30-10:30 a.m. – three breakout discussion sessions: 10 elements of recovery, mental health inpatient needs, homeless challenge
10:45-11:45 a.m. – three breakout discussions: caregiver/family support, Indian health services, homeless challenge
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – lunch on your own, poster sessions
1:15-1:30 p.m. – plenary session and housekeeping items
1:30-3 p.m. – summary of sessions, discussion
3-3:30 p.m. – closing remarks and future direction
Anyone interested in mental health issues in our community is invited to attend part or all of the summit sessions, at no cost. For more information, call Michael Berghofer at 672-3473.
The American Legion Auxiliary will host a public luncheon to introduce its new department president.
Rebecca Allred will serve as the Department of Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary president for the 2015-16 year.
Allred joined the auxiliary sponsored by her husband, Sherman Allred, a veteran of the Vietnam era. She has served as Marion Tanner Unit 29 president, two-time District 4 president and held the department offices of chaplain and vice president/membership chairman. In 2001, she received the American Legion Educator of the Year award for Wyoming.
The meet and greet luncheon will be held at the Country Kitchen at noon on Tuesday.
It is free to attend and lunch can be purchased off the menu. All members of the public are welcome.
For more information, see wylegionaux.org.
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.
The Center for a Vital Community is organizing study circles on dementia beginning with a kickoff Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to be part of the community conversation to create a dementia friendly community that will include education, resources and support for those living with dementia and their care partners.
A community that is informed, safe, respectful and supportive is a place where those living with dementia can continue to live meaningful lives, study circle organizers said.
The kickoff will be held at the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Tuesday.
The study circles will meet weekly for two hours from Sept. 28 through Oct. 31.
An action forum will then close out the effort on Nov. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.
For more information, contact the CVC at 674-6446, ext. 4203.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
The Sheridan Community Land Trust is gearing up for its annual Biketoberfest event, set for Oct. 10 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature a four-mile fun run/walk, seven-mile trail run or 15-mile mountain bike race.
This year’s event will be a morning and afternoon event, with fun kids activities, Dominos pizza and beer from the Black Tooth Brewing Company to follow the races.
Fees are $30 for the four-mile race and $35 for either of the other two races until Oct. 3.
For additional information on the event or to see race course information, see sheridanclt.org.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
A public square rosary crusade will take place at noon Saturday at the corner of Main and Burkitt streets.
Organizers encourage local residents to attend and pray the rosary. The purpose of the event is to ask for God’s blessings on the nation to help solve the country’s moral and financial problems.
An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will take place across the country on Saturday.
For additional information, contact Holy Name Catholic Church at 672-2848.
Musician Spencer Bohren will perform at the WYO Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies and Rocky Mountains of Wyoming in 1950, Bohren began singing and playing music as a young boy. At the age of 14, inspired by the folk music he heard on the radio, he picked up a guitar and within a few weeks started performing in public. Since then, Bohren has performed all across the U.S.
Tickets for the concert cost $25 per adult, $20 for seniors or military members and $15 for students.
Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host renowned organist Samuel Carabetta in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Carabetta is an organist and choirmaster from Saint John’s Episcopal Church in the Georgetown Parish in Washington, D.C.
Carabetta has association with the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of America’s leading nonprofit, multi-disciplinary presenting organizations. In this capacity, he coordinated the development and launching of WPAS, Music in the Country in Middleburg, Virginia, which provides additional performance opportunities for young artists who appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
The proceeds for this concert, the cost of which is a suggested donation of $15, will benefit the Foundation for Freedom and Reconciliation in the Middle East.
The FFRME was started by Canon Andrew White, the Episcopal priest of St. George in Bagdad. His foundation works to help relocate displaced Iraqi Christians resettle in Jordan and Turkey. The proceeds go to food, clothing, medical care and basic needs for the displaced refugees.
For additional information, call St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655.
The church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.
Looking for a way to show your Bronc spirit? Join fans for a Sheridan High School pep rally on Grinnell Plaza on Thursday.
From 7-8 p.m., the whole community is invited to join in the fun.
Attendees will get to meet the Bronc and Lady Bronc teams and watch the burning of the bronc head.
Activities and food vendors will be available as well.
For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.
A group of local residents have organized a benefit concert to help raise funds to aid the refugee crisis in Europe.
The “Raise Your Voice” benefit concert will feature live music from The Craft Brothers and Sarah Sample on Friday at 7 p.m. Doors will open at the Carriage House Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $15 and proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee, which was started in 1933 to support World War II refugees. Not facing the worst refugee crisis since that war, 92 cents of every dollar donated will directly help IRC deliver critical and lifesaving aid, including safe drinking water, sanitation and protection from harm to vulnerable families fleeing to Europe from Syria and other conflict zones.
Tickets for the event are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.
The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.
SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
The group will gather in the Inner Circle. Local students who participated in Girls State will share their experiences regarding last year’s event.
The event is open to the public.
For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will perform in a choir concert Tuesday at 7 p.m.
An “all-Broadway” concert will be presented by the school’s four choirs — mixed, honor, Treblemakers and Spectrum.
The concert will take place at the school and is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Ashley Lecholat at 672-2495, ext. 1114.
Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’” on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.
The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public.
The program allows audiences to experience the production at the same time as the audience in New York.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students.
Tickets may be purchased on the phone at 672-9084 or in person at the box office, which is located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St.
For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084.
SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will conduct its annual meeting and dinner Oct. 31 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
At 3:45 p.m., Sheridan attorney Tom Toner will discuss land and mineral owners’ rights in the oil and gas bust.
A social hour, music, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature keynote speaker Andrew Nikiforuk. The award-winning Canadian journalist will present “Citizens’ Rights, Government Accountability and Big Oil.”
The cost to attend is $35 for PRBRC members and $45 for nonmembers.
Reservations should be made by Friday.
For additional information or to RSVP, call 672-5809 or see powderriverbasin.org.
SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will conduct the final meeting of 2015 on Monday.
At 11:30 a.m., the group will meet at Frackelton’s. The event is open to the public.
Outgoing President Carla Klopfenstein will present slides from the national convention and highlight her four years as president.
The election of officers for 2016-2017 will also be held.
The cost of the lunch is $18.
For additional information, contact Klopfenstein at 763-2672.
Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.
The event will be held at the Sheridan County YMCA.
It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September.
The event Wednesday will focus on the action steps developed by the study circles.
For additional information, call the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform its first concert of the year Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium.
The concert will feature jazz standards such as “Birdland,” “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” “Flight of the Foo Birds” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.”
The concert is free and open to the public.
The SHS Jazz Band is under the direction of Diane Knutson.
The Sue Henry Auditorium is at SHS, located at 1056 Long Drive.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra will present a combined concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium.
The Baroque Orchestra will perform the “Overture to The Messiah” by Handel and Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto Number One” movements two and three.
The Symphony Orchestra will perform the “Prelude to Act One” from Verdi’s “La Traviata” opera, Bach’s “Fugue” in G minor and “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Vaughan Williams.
The concert is free and open to the public.
For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.
Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s SheridanAires will perform the group’s annual winter concert Thursday and Friday.
This year’s performances will be a tribute to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”
On Thursday, the performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A contribution of $2 per person is suggested.
On Friday, a dinner featuring pork tenderloin will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the show at 7 p.m. The dinner cost is a suggested $10 per person. RSVPs are requested for dinner by Wednesday. There is no charge for only the show Friday.
For more information or to RSVP, call the center at 672-2240.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the Historic Sheridan Inn will host an old-fashioned Christmas concert.
The concert will feature the soulful music of Wyoming natives Annie and Amy Smith.
Following the concert, hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Wyoming PBS will tape the concert and broadcast it as part of the “Wyoming Chronicle” series on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m., Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 8:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but organizers ask those planning to attend to pick up tickets at the Inn’s front desk before the event. Seating will be limited.
For additional information, contact Jennifer Amend, Wyoming PBS marketing and outreach director, at 855-2372.
The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College music, theater and dance departments will present “A Sheridan College Christmas 2015” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.
The performance will feature music from some of the newly formed musical groups at Sheridan College — Brass Ensemble, Chamber Strings and the Viol Consort. Other performers include the SC Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale, Chamber Choir and Dance Program.
Renditions of iconic holiday songs, such as “Sleigh Ride,” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as well as classic Christmas favorites will highlight the evening.
The performance’s finale will include a sing-along for the entire audience featuring the songs “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” “O Christmas Tree,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and active military members, and $5 for students. Children 12 and under are free, but will need a ticket.
Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, at 672-9084, online at www.wyotheater.com or at the door.
For more information about the show, call Sheridan College faculty Dr. Eric Richards at 674-6446, ext 3009.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will present the “Sounds of the Season” concert Monday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.
Sheridan County’s best third- through eighth-grade singers will perform. Special guests will include Sheridan High School’s Spectrum Show Choir and flutist Leslie Viren.
The chorales are under the direction of Stephanie Zukowski, Samantha Knesebeck and Tami Davis with JoAnn Lilley as accompanist.
Tickets to the show are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Tickets for children 12 and younger cost $3. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform its winter concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the SHS auditorium.
For additional information, call Debbie Hanson at 672-2495, ext. 1.
SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.
A street party (on Alger Street outside of Black Tooth Brewing Company) with a Fat bike keg pulling starting at 6 p.m.
The event will also include live music starting at 8 p.m.
Black Tooth is providing the keys, Sheridan Bicycle Company is providing the bikes and sleds, and you provide the muscle!
No cover charge.
For more information, call Jesse Woods at 675-2337.
Money raised from the event will go to the Bomber Mountain Bike Club.
SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club will host an all-request dueling piano duo for a fundraiser set for Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.
The Dueling Duo will sing and play attendee requests throughout the evening. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Tickets are available at Sheridan County Title or by calling Sasha Johnston at 672-6478.
The event is sponsored by the Sheridan Rotary Club, and proceeds will benefit the John W. Patton Memorial Project — a pavilion to be located at Rotary Park.
For additional information, contact Johnston.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.