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May
3
Tue
SC to host student art sale Tuesday @ Sheridan College, Whitney Academic Center atrium
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a student ceramics art sale Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium.

The event will include a display and sale of ceramic items and other artwork created by SC students.

For additional information, call Marcia McChesney at 461-3878.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales to perform Tuesday at WYO @ WYO Theater
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will perform in concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The groups will present pieces celebrating the state of Wyoming, honoring the nation in which we live and giving thanks to those individuals who have served our country.

The patriotic night of music will include talented young people of the community.

Tickets cost $5 per person or $3 for those age 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
4
Wed
Rangeland restoration lecture set for May 4 @ Sheridan College Science Building / Mohns Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next presentation in its science lecture series May 4 beginning at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

Brian Mealor will give the presentation. Mealor is the director of the University of Wyoming’s Research and Extension Center in Sheridan and associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. His work focuses primarily on restoring rangeland ecosystems negatively impacted by invasive plants.

Mealor will discuss how rangeland ecosystems are impacted by a variety of stressors that affect their structure and function — altered fire regimes, climate variability, mismanaged grazing and changes in management practices. Invasive plants may be facilitated by these stressors or they may induce systemic changes that lead to further alteration of ecosystems. This presentation will emphasize the connection between basic and applied research and discuss how an increased understanding of the biology and ecology of invasive plants leads to improved management at local and landscape-scales.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
5
Thu
InfraGard security training set for May 5 @ Sheridan Inn
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The training will include “best practices” for different areas of potential threat.

The training is free and open to anyone who could benefit from this information, but pre-registration is required.

For more information locally, including a more detailed agenda, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004.

To RSVP or to ask additional questions, email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit www.infragard.gov.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.

Vietnam Women’s Memorial to be dedicated May 5 @ Veterans Plaza at Sheridan College
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The president and trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District invite the community to a Vietnam Women’s Memorial replica unveiling and dedication ceremony set for May 5 at 11 a.m.

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial, created by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, was dedicated on the Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1993 as part of the Vietnam Memorial. The VWM honors the 265,000 military women and civilian women who served in support of the Armed Forces, serving around the world during the Vietnam era. Of the 10,000 uniformed women serving in Vietnam, 84 percent were nurses.

One hundred limited edition 24-inch VWM scale models were also created, and the NWCCD recently acquired the only one available that is not in a museum or private collection.

A cake reception will follow the ceremony in the Whitney Academic Center. A curated display is also available in the Whitney atrium, May 4-6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The dedication ceremony and reception is free and open to all.

For more information, call Mary Jo Johnson at 674-6446, ext. 2850.

The ceremony will take place at the Veterans Plaza at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Senior Center to host ‘Man Behind the Cheap Mask’ @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – May 7 @ 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Young at Heart Players at the Sheridan Senior Center will produce the melodrama entitled “The Paper Bag Bandit Rides Again” or “The Man Behind the Cheap Mask” by Robert Swift.

The play will be performed May 5, 6 and 7 at 1:30 p.m.

What seems to be the question on everyone’s lips in the desert town of Goose Creek? Is it, “Who is that Masked Man?” Well…uh…no. It’s “Who in the world is in that paper bag?”

The play features a cast of 17 loony characters and a daffy plot guaranteed to keep a laugh on your lips.

Director Pat Tomsovic is excited to showcase a very talented group of thespians, both old and new to the stage. The melodrama is sponsored by Tandem Productions.

The cost to attend is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Poetry reading to focus on works from conflict @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Dr. Jane Wohl will discuss the poetry of conflict Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center.

The presentation, set to take place in room W153, will focus on the rich, moving, heart-wrenching poetry written by American veterans of the Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Wohl teaches English at Sheridan College and poetry and fiction in the Goddard College Master of Fine Arts writing program.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304 or Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
6
Fri
Civic Theatre Guild to produce ‘Yankee Tavern @ Carriage House Theater
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open Yankee Tavern, a play by Steven Dietz, at the Carriage House Theater on May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“Yankee Tavern” is set in a run-down Manhattan bar, five years after the attacks of 9/11, while the memory of the event is still a fresh wound. The most frequent patron of the bar extols his vast array of conspiracy theories at the slightest prodding, and on this day, a stranger visits the bar, who seems to verify some of these theories specifically regarding 9/11.

This suspenseful mind-bender will have you laughing one minute and on the edge of your seat the next.

“This play really explores a lot of ground worth covering,” director Aaron Odom said. “Hopefully, the ideas put forth in this play will stick with the audiences for a long time after they’ve left the theater.”

The cast features John Goodell, Jennifer Reed, Spencer Walters and Josh Hanson. The show will run April 29-30 and May 1, 6-8, and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and active military and can be purchased in advance at the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or 30 minutes prior to the show’s commencement at the Carriage House Theater box office.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
7
Sat
Spring cleanup? Free landfill days set for May @ Sheridan City Landfill
May 7 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — May 7 and May 14 will be free landfill days for city and county residents. Dispose of up to one ton of household trash per visit, at no charge.

There will be a charge for car batteries, tires and for refrigeration units that have not been decommissioned by a certified technician.

Also, regular landfill fees continue to apply to commercial customers. Residential hazardous waste will be accepted during this free day.

Officials remind those planning to take advantage of the free day that the city of Sheridan landfill requires that all waste be secured, covered or in a closed container. Materials delivered that are not secured, covered or in a closed container will be assessed $10 for cars and pickups and $50 for all other vehicles.

May 7 is also Trees for Trash day — a free starter tree will be given in return for trash, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on these programs or the landfill and recycling in general, see www.sheridanwy.net or call 674-8461.

The landfill is located at 83 E. Ridge Road.

Beaver Creek Slide to benefit homeless shelter @ Dahlin residence (Start)
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The 13th annual Beaver Creek Slide and fourth annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 7. The Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter, operated by Volunteers of America, will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee.

Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.

Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile walk/run. The half marathon is a loop course covering primarily dirt and gravel roads along the scenic Big Horn Mountain foothills. The 3.5-mile course loops through Wild Turkey and Beaver Creek subdivisions. The courses are well marked and have aid stations.

Walkers for the half marathon start at 8 a.m. while runners start at 9 a.m. The 3.5 milers start at 10 a.m. Bike racers take the same course as the half marathon and do two loops starting at 8 a.m. Bikers should yield to runners and stay on the right side of the road while runners stay to the left.

Races will start at the Dahlin residence at 12 S. Sharptailed Road.

The entry fee is $30, payable to Wyoming Innovation. Entry forms can be picked up at the Sports Stop in Sheridan or via email by contacting bdahlin@wyoming.com.

Each entrant receives a long sleeved T-shirt. Lunch is provided, and door prizes will be drawn after the race. Awards go to the top three finishers in each race for men and women.

Ucross hosting new art exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — A new exhibition, (We)st Maria Rose & E.K. Wimmer, opened at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday.

The multidisciplinary exhibit features 20 paintings by Maria Rose, along with photographs, collages and video by Wimmer, representing 20 years of relationship between the two artists.

As they state, “(We)st follows the trajectory of two lives intertwined, exploring different perspectives on shared experiences. Measuring the course of our relationship over two decades and four Western states: New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming…the art reflects the highs and lows of a shared life: marriage, education, children, loss, growth and change.”

A reception for the artists will take place May 7 from 4-6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will include a gallery talk by Maria Rose and Wimmer at 4:15 p.m. The talk will be followed by music performed by a string trio affiliated with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

The exhibition will be on display through June 10 and is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Award-winning Wyoming writer Nina McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, has written the exhibition essay.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located ½ mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For additional information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

Good Samaritans to be honored May 7 @ Holiday Inn
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan Awards will be held May 7 at the Holiday Inn, recognizing the people of the Sheridan community that quietly and selflessly serve others.

The Salvation Army collects nominations and its board selects deserving individuals or couples for the recognition.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. and will include dinner and a keynote speaker.

For more information or tickets stop by The Salvation Army office at 150 S. Tschirgi St., the store at 956 Coffeen Ave. or call 672-2444.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Coffeen Ave.

Civic Theatre Guild to produce ‘Yankee Tavern @ Carriage House Theater
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open Yankee Tavern, a play by Steven Dietz, at the Carriage House Theater on May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“Yankee Tavern” is set in a run-down Manhattan bar, five years after the attacks of 9/11, while the memory of the event is still a fresh wound. The most frequent patron of the bar extols his vast array of conspiracy theories at the slightest prodding, and on this day, a stranger visits the bar, who seems to verify some of these theories specifically regarding 9/11.

This suspenseful mind-bender will have you laughing one minute and on the edge of your seat the next.

“This play really explores a lot of ground worth covering,” director Aaron Odom said. “Hopefully, the ideas put forth in this play will stick with the audiences for a long time after they’ve left the theater.”

The cast features John Goodell, Jennifer Reed, Spencer Walters and Josh Hanson. The show will run April 29-30 and May 1, 6-8, and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and active military and can be purchased in advance at the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or 30 minutes prior to the show’s commencement at the Carriage House Theater box office.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
8
Sun
WYO Theater to host comedy @ WYO Theater
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Popovich Pet Comedy Theater on May 8 at 4 p.m.

The show will include comedy and juggling skills and the extraordinary talents of performing pets.

The event is part of the theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series.

Tickets to attend cost $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.

Ticket may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Civic Theatre Guild to produce ‘Yankee Tavern @ Carriage House Theater
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open Yankee Tavern, a play by Steven Dietz, at the Carriage House Theater on May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“Yankee Tavern” is set in a run-down Manhattan bar, five years after the attacks of 9/11, while the memory of the event is still a fresh wound. The most frequent patron of the bar extols his vast array of conspiracy theories at the slightest prodding, and on this day, a stranger visits the bar, who seems to verify some of these theories specifically regarding 9/11.

This suspenseful mind-bender will have you laughing one minute and on the edge of your seat the next.

“This play really explores a lot of ground worth covering,” director Aaron Odom said. “Hopefully, the ideas put forth in this play will stick with the audiences for a long time after they’ve left the theater.”

The cast features John Goodell, Jennifer Reed, Spencer Walters and Josh Hanson. The show will run April 29-30 and May 1, 6-8, and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and active military and can be purchased in advance at the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or 30 minutes prior to the show’s commencement at the Carriage House Theater box office.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

May
14
Sat
Spring cleanup? Free landfill days set for May @ Sheridan City Landfill
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — May 7 and May 14 will be free landfill days for city and county residents. Dispose of up to one ton of household trash per visit, at no charge.

There will be a charge for car batteries, tires and for refrigeration units that have not been decommissioned by a certified technician.

Also, regular landfill fees continue to apply to commercial customers. Residential hazardous waste will be accepted during this free day.

Officials remind those planning to take advantage of the free day that the city of Sheridan landfill requires that all waste be secured, covered or in a closed container. Materials delivered that are not secured, covered or in a closed container will be assessed $10 for cars and pickups and $50 for all other vehicles.

May 7 is also Trees for Trash day — a free starter tree will be given in return for trash, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on these programs or the landfill and recycling in general, see www.sheridanwy.net or call 674-8461.

The landfill is located at 83 E. Ridge Road.

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