BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.
Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.
For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.
SHERIDAN— The Cloud Peak chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Dwight French. A steak fry and potluck will be served. Jim Pratt, the treasurer for the State Backcountry board will be there to answer questions. To be included in the head count or for directions contact Dwight French at 674-8239.
SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014.
Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks.
The next session will be circuit by the A.J. Sare at Thorne-Rider Park.
A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.
SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will be offering a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8.
Participants will get the chance to choose one free class during the week, receive discount prices for fall sessions, enter daily drawing for chamber bucks, and donate and vote for a local non-profit of your choice.
There is a class schedule on their website at www.balancedlivingconsultants.com and the studio is located on the op floor of the old Taylor Elementary School, 1030 N. Main St.
For more information call Teddy Araas at 763-0017.
SHERIDAN— Akcita Win, a community-minded women’s club in Sheridan, is kicking off a new season and would like anyone interested in being a member to join them.
They will be gathering at the Holiday Inn Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. for dinner.
The group meets monthly and strives to do community service type projects. For more information call Jeri Randel at 307-752-4553.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the host for “Sludge Trudge”, a 5k muddy obstacle run on Saturday. Competitive waves start at 9 a.m. with non-competitive waves from 10a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The kids race is at 1:30 p.m. with a harvest festival dinner at 7 p.m. If you plan to stay all day, bring lawn chairs, clean clothes, shoes and a towel. Outdoor showers will be provided. There will be food vendors, live music, a beer garden, and muddy exhibits. You can register at www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=1862.
SHERIDAN— The American Legion Auxiliary will resume their meetings Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the library. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
BIG HORN—The Big Horn Women’s Club is having their first fall meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Participants will be informed of the history and etiquette of tea by French pastry chef and food historian Louise Morand. Dress for a tea party, including hats. Prizes will be given for the best hats. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St.
SHERIDAN—The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is seeking members and volunteers. They will be at the Walmart Subway on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. If you sign up for the Girls Scouts, you will receive a free six inch sub sandwich, and bring a sock for a fun craft. For more information contact Jean Harn at email@example.com or Mackenzie Ivie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker has been scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For more information contact Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or the Sheridan Senior Center 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, Wyoming State Archaeologist Greg Pierce will address the society regarding his new position as state archaeologist, and will discuss some of his latest fieldwork. Pierce succeeds Dr. Mark Miller as Wyoming State Archaeologist. Miller retired this spring after 30 years as state archaeologist. Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program. The Archaeological Society welcomes the public to attend. For more information call Scott Burgan at 673-5997.
RED GRADE— The 37th Annual Red Grade Grind will be held on Oct. 4. Runners, walkers, and cyclists are welcome to join the three mile journey starting at the end of the pavement on Highway 335 and going to the top of Red Grade. It is about a 2,000 foot elevation gain. The event starts at 9 a.m. and will be held regardless of weather. There is no registration fee and interested participants can contact Curt Schwamb at 672-5416.
SHERIDAN— Ackita Win will be holding their next fall meeting Tuesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. They will be meeting at Designing Dinners and will order from the menu. The program will feature Cadet Girl Scout Troop #1333. Designing Dinners is located at 615 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN— Bike-tober Fest is on Saturday, Oct. 11 and features mountain bike races and trail runs. Race registration includes chip timing, t-shirt, food and beer tickets, and admission to the after party with live music, kids’ races, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s local recreation projects. To register, go to biketoberfest.itsyourrace.com or at the Sports Stop or Foot of the Bighorns. The race starts at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
BIG HORN— The October meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse on 314 S. Second St. “Death at our Doorstep: The Fort Phil Kearny Saga” will be presented by Don Fisk. This meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656.
SHERIDAN — The local Sheridan AARP chapter will host its monthly meeting tonight at the Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the pubic and attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share. Dan Lick from the People Assistance Food Bank will address members of the meeting about the community’s needs and how the AARP can help. For more information call the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240. The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Chapter of the AAUW is having their 100th anniversary on Saturday. The event is at the Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St. from Noon until 2 p.m. Open to everyone, there will be a lunch as well as a live auction. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets are available at Sheridan Stationery or by emailing Jolene Olson at email@example.com or Val Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Jolene at (307) 672-5932.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two”, a band from Billings. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan YMCA is offering a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. It is a three week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. You must sign up to be in the class by calling the YMCA at 674-7488. The program starts on Monday and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. through Nov. 5.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Center at 260 E. Loucks St. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by a program presented by Warren Mischke. The event is free and open to the public. Mischke will have a presentation focusing on the history of elk in the Bighorn Mountains. Mischke is a retired Wyoming Game and Fish professional with 36 years of experience. His career began at the fish hatchery in Tensleep before moving throughout the state with postings in Star Valley, Rock River, and Sundance. He transferred to Sheridan as an Information Specialist. There will be light refreshments served following the presentation. For more information related to the meeting, contact John Woodward at the Sheridan County Museum (307) 675-1150.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
During the meeting, the board will receive updates from Wyoming Farm Bureau, the University of Wyoming, WDA Director Jason Fearneyhough, and review Applied Producer Research Grant Program applications. The board will also discuss a letter of support for the Sheep Experiment Station and address other business as necessary.
There will be a chance for public comment during the meeting.
The Board of Agriculture enforces the rules and regulations of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Seven board members are appointed by the governor for six-year terms to represent geographical areas of the state.
A full agenda with call in information for the meeting can be found at http://wyagric.state.wy.us/boa/agenda.
For more information, call the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at 777-7180.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
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.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice Show will be held Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Ice Rink.
The event is free and open to the public.
The event will feature the Sheridan Ice figure skaters performing their competition program.
The figure skaters include Gennah Deutscher, Catherine Winnop, Elizabeth Winnop, Maggie Pierce, Jessica Ross, Kairstyn Holden, Katelyn Kayser, Molly Butler, Taylor Meixner, Victoria Smith and Marra Donahue. The figure skaters are coached by Becky Rosty and Emily Emond.
The Sheridan Ice Rink is located at 475 E. Brundage St.
SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2015 Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo will go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday through the WYO Theater box office.
Performance dates for this year’s rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, will be July 8-11.
Internet ticket sales, in addition to purchases made by phone will begin at 12:01 p.m. Friday.
Purchases may be made at sheridanwyorodeo.com or at 672-9084.
Ticket prices will be as follows:
Reserved seating for Wednesday and Thursday will be $16.50 in advance and $18.50 at the gate.
Reserved seating for Friday and Saturday nights will be $18.50 in advance or $20.50 at the gate.
Tickets for children 12 and younger will be $7 for the Wednesday performance.
In addition, if you purchase tickets for all four nights, the cost will be $16.50 per ticket per night.
This year’s Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo will include the World Championship Indian Relay Races and wild pony races.
This is also the sixth year that the rodeo is sanctioned as a Million Dollar Silver Tour Rodeo.
For additional information, contact Jeff Wells at 461-3553.
The WYO Theater box office is located at 42 N. Main St.
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.