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.

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

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit

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 @ 2:30 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.

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