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Mar
6
Fri
Reception for Aaron Wuerker @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — An artist reception for Buffalo artist Aaron Wuerker will be held on Friday March 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Wuerker’s show, “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will be on display through March 31 in the center’s Invitational Gallery.

Wuerker earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and a master’s in fine arts from Yale University in 1995. He and his wife, Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery in Buffalo.

“My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape,” Wuerker said. “I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”

For additional information, see the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s website at artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Wild West Wine Fest @ Elks Lodge
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6.

The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening.

General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from 6-9 p.m.

Tickets will be available online at downtownsheridan.org.

The event raises funds for the Downtown Sheridan Association.

For additional information, contact the DSA at 672-8881.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Love a Book’ program @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room.

Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.”

The new program is geared toward older adults who love books, but whose vision may be preventing them from reading.

For additional information, contact Jane Perkins of the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
11
Wed
“Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth” presentation by National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium.

Jenkins, from National Geographic writer and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.”

Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, on the edge of the Truong Son Mountains, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, most of these caves remain unexplored. In the past two decades, a highly accomplished team of British spelunkers have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns.

Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered, Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent.

In his presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnam — a vibrant country finally thriving after decades of war — and into the dark belly of the earth.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Manuela Hofer-McIntyre at 307-766-3415 or mhoferm1@uwyo.edu.

The SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
12
Thu
‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
13
Fri
‘Mary Poppins’ musical production @ Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical production of “Mary Poppins” Wednesday through Saturday.

Each night’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school’s activities office.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
20
Fri
Applications due for Wyoming Wilderness Association Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program
Mar 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its second year of the Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program.

The WWA is currently accepting applications from youth between 12-18 years of age.

With a curriculum geared toward young adults who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders, in this program students will learn about the work that goes into protecting wild lands for future generations. Students will be presented with unique opportunities to work with professionals in the field, learn about the wilderness in their own backyards and complete a capstone project to present at the culmination of the program.

For additional information, contact Lily Bliss at 672-2751 or lily@wildwyo.org. Applications must be submitted by March 20 and can be found online at wildwyo.org.

Apr
10
Fri
Final day for Harry Jackson exhibit at Ucross @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 10 all-day

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will close its exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson today.

The show is the first of its kind since 1953.

Harry Jackson was born in Chicago in 1924 and first spent time in Wyoming in 1938, when he worked as a cowboy on the Pitchfork Ranch near Meeteetse. He enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and was wounded in combat in the Central Pacific battles of Tarawa in 1943 and Saipan in 1944.

At 20, he became an official Marine Corps Combat Artist, the youngest ever, while stationed in Los Angeles. Jackson also spent much time in Europe where he studied the Old Masters and had a studio in Italy.

“Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson,” which will also include a video about Jackson’s life, is on view through April 10.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

For additional information, call Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.

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