SHERIDAN— The annual Don King Days is set to kick off Saturday, Aug. 30 with the World Champion Blacksmiths Contest. The gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday for the contest. On Sunday, the introduction of ropers, riders, players and horses will be at 11 a.m. with the Calcutta beginning at noon. Don King Days events will follow with live entertainment at the club house by Paul Bogart. On Monday, gates will open at 9 a.m. for the blacksmith’s contest and Don King Days events will begin at noon. For more information call the Big Horn Equestrian Center at 307-673-0454.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College Art Department will open its inaugural Spear-O-Wigwam artist residency and art student intensive program Sunday.
The residency will run through Sept. 7 and will feature University of Akron professor Charles Beneke as the first resident artist. Beneke was invited by the Sheridan College Art Department faculty.
This year Sheridan College art students will be creating and binding sketchbooks to complete a project on space, place and travel, said Jason Lanka, a Sheridan College art faculty member.
“It will be an amazing experience for our students and faculty,” Lanka said. This new program has been supported by the Sheridan College Foundation, Sheridan College and the staff off the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus, Lanka said.
SHERIDAN— The People Assistance Food Bank are celebrating their 10th birthday on Monday. Join them at Albertson’s on Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cake, prizes, and giveaways. Albertson’s is located at 1865 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Dan Lick at 672-7950.
SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will be offering a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8.
For more information call Teddy Araas at 763-0017.
They will be gathering at the Holiday Inn Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. for dinner.
SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza.
From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted.
This week’s activities include biggest zucchini contest, ugliest tomato contest, and an Eric Richard Stone acoustic performance.
Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or visit sheridanfarmersmarket.org online.
SHERIDAN— Wyoming Historical Author Karen Schutte will have a book signing at the Sheridan Stationery Book Store on Friday from 3-5 p.m. Schutte is releasing her third book, “Flesh on the Bone”, this fall and it is now available. For more information call Sheridan Stationery at 674-8080 or visit them at 206 N. Main St.
If you are under 21 years old or will not be drinking, you do not need to buy an event ticket.
SHERIDAN—Powder River welcomes the community to attend the ninth annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The farmers market will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a home-grown dinner at 5 p.m. which includes a hog roast, beef, lamb, vegetables, salad dishes and other local cuisine. Dinner costs $15 for adults and $10 for students. The Harvest Celebration festivities emphasize healthy foods that are raised from our local agricultural producers and the potential for greater food independence and economic benefit from this expanding agricultural sector. The dinner will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please get there early and enjoy good food, friends and fun events. For more information, contact Powder River at 307-672-5809.
STORY— The Story Historical Society Program will be at the Story Women’s Club on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Jerry Johns is the speaker and will talk about old Story businesses such as the mink and fox farms. Cookies and coffee will be served. Story Women’s Club is located at 28 N. Piney Rd.
Runners will start first, followed by walkers and strollers.