Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting Thursday 7:00 p.m. Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway Street • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Jan. 22 and Feb. 11 meetings • Addition or deletions to agenda • Old business 1. Treasurer’s report • New business 1. Update BOCC meeting 2. Update District #1 meeting 3. Update grant information 4. MDU representatives • Public comments • Adjournment
The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) will host an educational workshop on “End-of-Life Care” on Feb. 19 and 21.
The agenda will be the same for each day and the cost to attend either series is $50 for adults or $35 for students but the fee will be waived for Sheridan College nursing students.
The workshops will be presented at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The sessions will feature Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care curriculum and breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.
Speakers will include Brenda Mosher, Linda Stone-Soukup and Greg Marino.
To see a full itinerary or to register online see www.uwyo.edu/geriactrics.
Contact WyGEC for more information at 766-2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a presentation and meeting on Friday. Kevin Knapp, who works at the Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and is the director of the Bozeman Trail Museum in Big Horn, will discuss the history of the coal mining towns near Sheridan. The presentation will commence at 1:30 p.m. at the BHWC clubhouse. The meeting is free to attend and open to all women. For more information contact club president Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St., Big Horn.
The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Friday. The program will include a potluck, a summary of the Soup-er Bowl Food Drive, a proposal of a new summer outreach activity to be organized by the chapter and bingo. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share, and the chapter will provide fried chicken. The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information contact Helen Mitchell at email@example.com. The senior center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a “Women’s Fly Tying Night” on Friday.
This free class is open to all women and all materials required will be provided.
From 6-9 p.m. at the shop different fly tying techniques will be taught in a casual atmosphere.
Guests are welcome to responsibly enjoy their own age appropriate beverages. For more information call the shop at 672-5866.
The store is located at 334 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” Feb. 21.
This youth talent show will present children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school.
First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate.
There will also be an overall winner who will receive a scholarship toward the college of their choice and is given the opportunity to compete at the district level.
The show will commence at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St.
Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults, $5 for students under age 18 and free for children five years old and younger.
For more information contact Katie Dehn at 683-6170.
SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is offering a free day of yoga and meditation on Feb. 22. A variety of classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and all are welcome to join for one class or the whole day. From 8:30-9:30 a.m. all members of the family are invited to Family Yoga Time. From 9:45-10:30 a.m. beginners level Vinyasa, flow yoga, will be offered. From 10:45-11:45 a.m. advanced level Vinyasa will be presented. From 1-1:45 p.m. Power Yoga Express will be offered. From 2-2:45 p.m. chair and restorative Yoga for Every Body will be presented. Healthy snacks, drawing and tours will be offered during each 15 minute break between classes. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy meditation or go out for lunch during the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. break. Attendees are welcome to make a donation and vote for their favorite non-profit and the winning non-profit will receive all donations. Prizes will also be drawn during the event. For more information call 763-0017, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.balancedlivingconsultants.com. The yoga school is located at 1030 N. Main St. on the top floor of the Old Taylor School.
The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” on Saturday. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and see what goes on at the museum when the galleries are closed. Attendees will see how employees take down old exhibits, care for the items entrusted to the museum and prepare new items and galleries for new exhibits. There will also be Tidbit activities for children and parents. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle, off of the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. For more information call 675-1150.
Zumba Fitness will host an open house with free zumba on Saturday. The open house is a celebration of their first year in the new location and their expansion in to nutritional support and health coaching. The occasion will be marked with a ribbon cutting, snacks, refreshments and a free Zumba class. The free event will commence at 10 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. Zumba Fitness is located at 118 W. Fifth St. For more information call Lorrie Anderson at 752-4207.
The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a free fly tying class Saturday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are welcome to join a group of local professional tiers to learn basic skills for new tiers. Attendees are encouraged to bring tools and a vice if they have them, however, 10 vices will be available for those who need it. The event will be held at the Sheridan Downtown Association Community Room located on the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue. For more information call the Flyshop of the Bighorns at 672-5866.
SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a special class “Uncapped” on Feb. 22.
This painting workshop is tailored to adults and children and will be taught by Tongue River High School art student Hannah Johnston.
Johnston will guide the class in a 20X16 painting with local artist Sonja Caywood serving as her assistant. The class will run from 2-4 p.m. at the art center.
The cost to attend is $35 per adult and $25 per child with an adult, with all supplies included.
Johnston is raising money to go to Europe and all proceeds will go toward that cause.
Attendees are invited to bring non-alcoholic beverages.
Pre-registration is requested. To register call 674-1970.
The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.
SHERIDAN — The annual Pheasants Forever Banquet and Auction will be held Feb. 22.
The fundraising buffet banquet benefits the Sheridan/Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever and will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 5:30-10 p.m.
Tickets are $60 each or $90 per couple and purchases include a membership in the organization.
Raffle tickets for a Can-Am 500 four-wheeler and a raffle for 10 special guns will be sold separately for $20 each.
Raffle tickets and banquet tickets are available now at Parker Glass, located at 125 W. Brundage St., and Sheridan Stationery located at 206 N. Main St.
For more information call Matt Parker at 674-7515.
The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Helen Laumann will present a program on the CCC Camp and guests can arrive at this time if they choose not to participate in the potluck. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St., Big Horn.
Board of County Commissioners staff meeting Monday 8:30 a.m. Second floor commissioners’ library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff reports • Adjourn
A new art exhibit, “Back to the Drawing Board” by Christie American Horse, will open at the Martinsen Gallery on Tuesday, commencing with an artist’s reception. On Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. the public is invited to the free reception at Sheridan College. American Horse, who was born cross-eyed but overcame the condition, has worked in many mediums including oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, charcoal and graphite. The exhibit will focus on her drawings, which she states is her favorite part of the painting process. She is the daughter of fellow local artist Fred Goehring and a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. The exhibit will run through April 8. The gallery is located in the Whitney building of SC located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board meeting Tuesday 5:30 p.m. 41 W. Whitney St. • Meeting called to order • Approval of the agenda • Approval of the Jan. 28 minutes • Approval of the vouchers for payment • Financial report • JJJPB staff reports 1. Juvenile probation report 2. Truancy probation report 3. Diversion report 4. Milestones youth home 5. Administrator report – Neal Madson • Old Business 1. Funding and budget 2. Board appointments • New business 1. One cent funding requests 2. Juvenile Justice services report
The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host another “Uncorked” workshop on Tuesday. “Sunshine Poppies” will offer music, fun and step-by-step guidance from local artist Sonja Caywood on painting your own 20X16 acrylic sunshine poppy painting. The event is open to all and all supplies are included in the price of admission. Space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Registration costs $5 per adult and $25 for children and can be made by calling the art center at 674-1970. The art center is located inside the Historic Train Depot at 201 E. Fifth St.
The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the final topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesday.
Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present the free seminar which is open to everyone with no reservations required.
“Family and codependency: It is all in the family” will be the topic from 12:10-12:50 p.m.
For more information call Gordon at 672-6789.
The campus is located at 171 N. Main St.
A free viewing of “The Invisible War,” an Oscar nominated and Sundance Film Festival winning documentary, will be presented Wednesday. The show will commence at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Whitney presentation hall. A speech and discussion of the film will be led by Tammy Wonder. Everyone is welcome and the film is not rated but viewers are advised there will be strong content as the film investigates the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus invites all community members to attend “Leap in to Leadership 2014” on Feb. 27 and 28 in Cheyenne. The caucus will feature national experts on women in politics, campaign planning and board governance workshops and a roundtable discussion of women in Wyoming politics. A dinner will be held on Feb. 27 featuring Kellyanne Conway and Celinda Lake discussing how a united women’s power base is changing the state of our nation more than two-sided politics. Registration before Feb. 10 for the two day event is $60 and for the dinner is $25. Registration after Feb. 10 for the event is $75 and for the dinner is $30. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information or to register see wyowlc.org.
The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host their 2014 annual open house on Feb. 27.
From 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, Polish appetizers and music will be offered in honor of the completion of the Black Diamond Historic Byway.
Mike Kuzara, a one-man polka band, will perform and attendees will have the opportunity to listen to the Byway audio tour.
The 2013 annual report and 2014 upcoming projects will also be presented.
Raffles winners will also be drawn.
For more information contact Claire Hobbs by phone at 673-4702 or email at email@example.com.
SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host the next Thankful Thursday event on Thursday.
From 5:30-8 p.m. Sheridan Foster Parents Exchange will be honored with the fundraiser.
Admission is free, a silent and live auction will be held, live music will be played by Terry Garrison and all proceeds will benefit the organization.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 and will offer 10 percent off purchases made throughout the evening, a $250 cash give-away, door prizes and other surprises.
For more information call Carla Trier at 310-977-6101.
The restaurant is located at 201 Broadway St.
Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees meeting Thursday 7 p.m. • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Jan. 16 • Financial reports • President’s report 1. Capital construction progress, Cheryl Heath • Gillette College Advisory Board report, Nathan McLeland, Mark Englert • Johnson County Advisory Board report, Jack Tarter • Organization reports 1. Administrative staff council, Jess Bank 2. Sheridan College student senate, Trapper Rieniets • Public comments • New business 1. 2015 – 2016 academic and holiday calendars, Cheryl Heath, information, action 2. Consideration of appointment of Dr. Susan Bigelow to the Center for a Vital Community Board, Dr. Young, information, action 3. Consideration of new appointments to the Gillette College Advisory Board, Mark Englert, information, action 4. Consideration of new appointments to the Johnson County Advisory Board, Mark Englert, information, action 5. Math initiatives presentation, Jay Araas, information 6. English presentation, Dr. Jane Wohl, information 7. National Legislative Summit report and ACCT Member Communication & Education Committee meeting report, Jerry Lekel and Walter Wragge, Mark Englert, Susan Bigelow, information 8. WACCT / WCCC, trustees Lekel and Wragge, Dr. Young, information • Adjourn
The Wyoming Artist Blacksmith Winter Forge-In will be held Feb. 28 through March 2.
Activities on Feb. 28 and March 1 will include a demonstration and lecture by Mark Constable from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1-5 p.m. The itenarary for March 1 also includes the WAB nnual business meeting from 5-5:30 p.m. The weekend will conclude March 2 following the 9 a.m. to noon lecture.
Breakfast, lunch and dinners will be served daily and donations to cover the cost of food will be accepted at each individual meal as the cost of food is not included in the registration fee.
All participants will be required to wear eye protection at all times.
Attendees are asked to wear fire resistant clothing such as wool or cotton and not fleece or nylon.
Everyone attending blacksmithing classes, conferences, demonstration or entering a shop for any reason will be asked to sign a waver.
The cost to attend is $40 per person until Feb. 15 and $50 per person for persons registering after Feb. 15 or at the door.
For more information, to receive a full agenda, or to register all Duane or Dodie at 672-0959.
The Wyoming Water Color Association will present “Pub Painting” an Artists in Motion fundraiser. On Friday at 5 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the corner pub at Fifth Street and Main Street. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older to enter the pub. The WWCA offers classes to educate people on the art and Artists in Motion is a grassroots movement to bring art to the masses. Attendees’ participation is welcome. For more information call Helen Campbell at 673-1710 or Paulette Kucera at 672-7369.