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Dec
4
Sun
Community Holiday Dinner free to public @ Holiday Inn
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Community Holiday Dinner will take place on Dec. 4 from 4-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The event is in its 26th year and is free to the public, however, attendees need to get a ticket in advance. For more information and to receive a ticket, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485 and Erin or Bob DeFries at 674-7600.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

SMH to host Christmas Trees of Love open house Sunday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.

The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

The $5 donation will include a card sent to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication from the Auxiliary. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk and on the hospital’s website at www.sheridanhospital.org.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Dec
6
Tue
‘We the People’ dress rehearsal set for Dec. 6 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The 2016 “We the People” team from Sheridan High School and Arvada-Clearmont High School will prepare for an upcoming competition with a dress rehearsal on Dec. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The team will practice answers to any questions thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, their history and the documents’ application to present-day situations.

The public is invited to watch the rehearsal. For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. 

Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; found materials artist Lisa Hochstein of Santa Cruz, California; encaustic painter, Mona Monroe of Alta, Wyoming; essayist Catherine Jagoe of Madison, Wisconsin; novelist Lisa Lee of Los Angeles, California; and sculptor Andrew Redington of Berlin, Wisconsin.

For more information, call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. 

 
Senior Center to host ‘Caregiver Toolkit’ presentation Dec. 6 @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Caregiver Toolkit for Coping with the Holidays” conference on Dec. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The conference will provide information on tips for caregivers on how to cope with the holidays.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. 

Sheridan College choir to perform concert @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College choir will perform a concert “Community Sing” on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall.

The concert will feature an arrangement of songs from the holiday favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and other holiday classics arranged and edited by Christian Erickson of Sheridan College.

Tickets for the performance are available to purchase at the WYO Theater box office at $15 for adults, $10 for veterans and seniors and $5 for students.

For more information, visit www.whitneyarts.org. 

Dec
7
Wed
Sheridan Chamber of Commerce to host legislative forum @ Sheridan County Courthouse
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative forum on Dec. 7-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the county commissioners board room at the Sheridan County Courthouse.

The event will include two days of 15-minute and 30-miute presentations from more than 30 local businesses, organizations and individuals, in front of a panel of local Wyoming state legislators.

The forum will serve to bring information and issues to the legislators as they move toward the 2017 session of the Wyoming State Legislature, which will begin Jan. 10 in Cheyenne.

The event is free and open to the public to attend.

A schedule of presentations will be posted on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce website at www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org before the event.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

The Sheridan County Courthouse is located at 224 S. Main St.

Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970 Clean Air Act, which led to the use of catalytic converters as standard equipment on all American cars produced since 1974.

Today, exhaust emissions from our cars are 98 percent lower than they were in the early 1970s. Which would not have been possible without the co-development of catalyst and computer science. The lecture will include examples of how the automotive industry could match scientific advances in chemistry and electronics to accomplish what was thought impossible 40 years ago. Robert McDowell will present the lecture.

McDowell graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Villanova University while working in the research and development group of Johnson Matthey, the largest automotive catalyst company. He was part of the team that brought the first commercial three-way catalyst from concept into production and has manufactured emission control catalyst on four continents. He currently advises a diverse set of clients working in the R&D and prototyping areas, including lithium ion batteries, biofuels, precious metal recycling and emission control catalysts.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
10
Sat
CHAPS to host ‘Ugly Sweater’ 5K run @ Thorne-Rider Park
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, will host an ugly Christmas outfit 5K run on Dec. 10 at noon at Thorne-Rider Park.

Proceeds raised will benefit CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy in Sheridan. The run will begin at Thorne-Rider park and take place eon the Sheridan running trail system.

The cost to participate is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 if you sign up the day of the race.

For more information about the event, see www.chapswyo.org or contact Kristen Marcus at info@chapswyo.org or 673-6161.

Dec
15
Thu
‘Men’s Night Out’ @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee will host Men’s Night Out on Dec. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at participating businesses in downtown Sheridan. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 2. The cost to participate is $50.

Participants are encouraged to shop on Men’s Night between 5-8 p.m. for a chance to win a Ruger 10/22 Carbine 50th anniversary Takedown with Laminate Wood Stock Suppressor Ready, which is valued at $477.

Ladies are encouraged to stop in a participating stores before Men’s Night Out to complete their wish lists for a chance to win a 14-carat yellow gold small Bighorn Mountain pendant with a .14-carat diamond featured on an 18-inch box chain.

To register for the event, call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881.

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