Calendar

Feb
6
Mon
Ucross opens new exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Feb 6 – May 12 all-day

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

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

Mar
8
Wed
Tickets for FAB Women’s Conference now on sale @ The Sheridan Press
Mar 8 – Apr 28 all-day

HERIDAN — The fifth annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will take place April 28 at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

Tickets for the event are now on sale.

The conference, which will begin with registration at noon, will include a keynote presentation from Shelli Johnson.

Johnson is an entrepreneur, life and leadership coach, consultant and Epic adventure guide who has coached more than 130 individual leaders from throughout the U.S. in the last five years.

She lives in Lander with her husband and their three sons.

Johnson was recently featured in Prevention magazine.

Other sessions for the conference will focus on how to have difficult conversations in the workplace, navigating career transitions, suicide prevention training, how to create your own herb garden, maintaining passion in your relationships and how to create travel plans for memorable adventures.

Tickets for the event are $40 for the conference, which includes lunch and snacks, $30 for the FAB Woman of the Year banquet and $65 for both.

Tickets can be purchased at The Sheridan Press, 144 Grinnell St., or online at thesheridanpress.com/fab.

Mar
15
Wed
Brinton to open two exhibits next week @ Brinton Museum
Mar 15 – Apr 30 all-day

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will open two new shows next week.

The 12th Illustrator Show — The Art of John Potter will be on display in the Mars Reception Gallery.

In the S.K. Johnston Jr. Family Gallery, an exhibit entitled “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” will be on display.

Both exhibits will be on display from March 15 through April 30.

In addition to the show openings, Ken Schuster will present a gallery talk on the  “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” exhibit April 27 at 7 p.m.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Mar
25
Sat
Landon’s to host series of workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a series of free workshops Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., part one of a three-part series of workshops on extended growing will focus on patio gardens and container options.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, part two of the series will focus on shoulder crops, which are crops you can grow outside even when it frosts.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., the third part of the series will focus on building raised beds.

In addition, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Landon’s will host a workshop about beekeeping.

All of the classes are free and open to the public.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who call and pre-register before 5 p.m. Friday. Call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse to sign up.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

SAGE Community Arts to host show, tell @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show and tell event Saturday from 2-3 p.m.

The art organization invites local artists to gather and share current and recent work. 

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact SAGE Community Arts at 674-1970.

The nonprofit art center is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Prayer lodge to host presentation March 25 @ The Prayer Lodge
Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BUSBY, Mont. — A Busby, Montana, Prayer Lodge will host a Montana Conversation program “A Jesuit Window into Western Montana Life in the 1840s and ‘50s” with Sally Thompson on March 25.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Thompson will engage the audience in the recorded observations and the skewed perceptions of the Jesuits. Her presentation will include maps, sketches and paintings along with interviews and oral histories.

Thompson is the author of “People Before the Park.”

For more information, call the Prayer Lodge at 406-592-3729.

The Prayer Lodge is located 3 miles south of Busby on Highway 314.

 
Mar
26
Sun
Big Horn City Historical Society to gather @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. for its monthly meeting.

The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by the program.

Michael Dykhorst will present this month’s program, which will explore the history of Sheridan’s mayors from 1884 to 2017. 

The event will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 214 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Landon’s to host series of workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a series of free workshops Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., part one of a three-part series of workshops on extended growing will focus on patio gardens and container options.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, part two of the series will focus on shoulder crops, which are crops you can grow outside even when it frosts.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., the third part of the series will focus on building raised beds.

In addition, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Landon’s will host a workshop about beekeeping.

All of the classes are free and open to the public.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who call and pre-register before 5 p.m. Friday. Call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse to sign up.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor locals at banquet @ Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center,
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will host a banquet Sunday to honor local cowboys.

The banquet will begin at 2 p.m. and include a silent auction and fellowship. It will honor Alex Johnston Jr., Bob Lester Leath, John Streeter, Gene Williams and Jack Reisch.

The event will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. For additional information, contact Liz Kincaid at 672-7421.

Mar
27
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

YMCA to offer healthy back class @ YMCA
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. 

The YMCA will offer its Healthy Back program beginning March 13. The class will run through March 29 from 12:15-1:15 each Monday and Wednesday. It will take place in the upstairs Mind/Body Center at the YMCA.

The program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs.

“The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature, and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises,” said Diane Ballek, instructor of the class. “Program participants will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple, but effective exercises that can be done daily at home.”

The Healthy Back class is free to all members of the community and the class is limited to 15 participants. Interested individuals must sign up by calling the YMCA at 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Mar
28
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Big Horn High School students to perform ‘Godspell’ @ Big Horn High School
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School choir students will tell the stories of John the Baptist, Jesus and Judas when they present a production of “Godspell JR.” on March 28 at the school’s auditorium under the direction of music/drama director Dustin G. Olsen.

Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, “Godspell” is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. The musical uses major episodes in the Bible — including the baptism of Jesus, the Last Supper, his arrest and crucifixion — to explore important ideas like compassion, love, forgiveness and sacrifice for the greater good.  

“There is a wonderful symmetry in this production,” Olsen said. “These students are working together as a team to present a musical, which at its core reminds us how our individual actions ‘day by day’ help us to build a beautiful community and world.

“We have chosen to bring the timeless musical ‘Godspell’ to today’s world,” he continued. “This production is set inside a present day classroom with Jesus being the teacher. As with the original ‘Godspell’ production, the audience is part of the cast in our production as well. Together we will celebrate the teachings and life of Jesus.”

The Big Horn High School choir will present the production March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Big Horn auditorium. Tickets are free, but donations will be accepted.

Big Horn High School is located at 333 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

 
Mar
29
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 29 all-day

SHERIDAN — Local artist Jenny Wuerker will host a series of oil painting classes each Wednesday between March 15 and May 24.

The hands-on painting class will help attendees improve their skills, discover new techniques and learn to paint directly from observation.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, which costs $150 for SAGE Community Arts members and $175 for nonmembers.

To learn more about Wuerker and her art, see crazywomanfineart.com.

The classes will take place at SAGE Community Arts, located at 21 W. Brundage St.

To sign up, call 674-1970.

 
Next Chamber Coffee set for Wednesday @ Lazy R Campground and Cabins
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The next Chamber Coffee organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will take place Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m.

Lazy R Campground and Cabins in Ranchester will host the event, which is meant to provide a way to network and discuss important issues with the communities in Sheridan County.

Lazy R Campground and Cabins is located at 652 U.S. Highway 14 in Ranchester.

SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

YMCA to offer healthy back class @ YMCA
Mar 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. 

The YMCA will offer its Healthy Back program beginning March 13. The class will run through March 29 from 12:15-1:15 each Monday and Wednesday. It will take place in the upstairs Mind/Body Center at the YMCA.

The program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs.

“The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature, and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises,” said Diane Ballek, instructor of the class. “Program participants will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple, but effective exercises that can be done daily at home.”

The Healthy Back class is free to all members of the community and the class is limited to 15 participants. Interested individuals must sign up by calling the YMCA at 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

‘Cowboy Carnegies’ on display at Fulmer through April @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is celebrating historic Carnegie library buildings in Wyoming with the traveling exhibit “Cowboy Carnegies.”  The exhibit will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through the month of April. 

The exhibit consists of five panels detailing the history and architecture of Wyoming’s 16 Carnegie libraries.

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Carly-Ann Anderson, executive director of the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, will give a presentation on the history of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming. The presentation will be in the Inner Circle of the library and is free and open to the public.

“The community dedication shown by the construction and continued maintenance of Carnegie library buildings should not be forgotten,” Anderson said. “Like school buildings, churches and neighborhoods, Wyoming’s Carnegie libraries are architectural gems and community landmarks.”

Libraries in Sheridan date back to 1883. The city’s founder, John D. Loucks, opened a small library in the upstairs of a small building downtown. Sheridan City Library followed this original library, opening in 1903. In 1904, the Sheridan City Library applied for and received a $12,500 grant from the Carnegie Public Library fund. President of the Sheridan Commercial Club Edward Gillett was the correspondent to Andrew Carnegie.

In a letter dated April 1904 in response to the reception of the grant, Gillett mentions that the selected site for the new library was very close to the center of town. This detail is particular interesting because it upholds the value that libraries, particularly libraries in Andrew Carnegie’s vision, should be at the physical and ideological center of a community. The new Sheridan Carnegie Public Library opened Aug. 1, 1905.

Sheridan’s Carnegie library was demolished in 1974 after the new Sheridan Margaret S. Fulmer Memorial Public Library opened. Harry B. Fulmer pledged $300,000 to the construction and it was dedicated to his late wife.

Carnegie libraries were so named because of the philanthropic generosity of Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie funded the construction of 1,689 libraries across the country between 1889 and 1919 through construction grants to communities large and small. Wyoming had 16 Carnegie libraries, built between 1899 and 1917, a remarkable number for a state with a small and dispersed population. Today, just 10 Carnegie libraries remain standing and five are still used as libraries. Carnegie libraries represent a fascinating era in community development in the U.S., when philanthropic funds and local initiatives combined to create free public libraries that became centers of community learning and gathering.

The Cowboy Carnegies campaign is part of the AHW’s “This Place Matters” program, highlighting the importance of preserving historic buildings and oral history accounts of historic places and spaces in Wyoming. The exhibit is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council.

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

Tanya Tucker to perform at WYO Theater @ The WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Music legend Tanya Tucker will perform in concert at the WYO Theater March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tucker has made her mark on country music, inspiring many female artists who still top the charts today. 

Tickets for the main floor cost $50 while tickets in the balcony cost $45 apiece. Tickets can be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

For more information, see the WYO Theater website. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
30
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
31
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
1
Sat
Republican Women offering scholarship @ Republican Women of Sheridan County
Apr 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program, according to Melinda Brennan, scholarship chairwoman. 

 One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is a Sheridan County resident, at least 18 years old and planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in the summer or fall session of 2017.  

The deadline for the application is April 1.

Interested applicants should see sheridanrepublicanwomen.com for detailed information and application materials. 

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Brennan at msb4968@hotmail.com or 763-6054.

Apr
3
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
4
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
6
Mon
Ucross opens new exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Feb 6 – May 12 all-day

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

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

Mar
8
Wed
Tickets for FAB Women’s Conference now on sale @ The Sheridan Press
Mar 8 – Apr 28 all-day

HERIDAN — The fifth annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will take place April 28 at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

Tickets for the event are now on sale.

The conference, which will begin with registration at noon, will include a keynote presentation from Shelli Johnson.

Johnson is an entrepreneur, life and leadership coach, consultant and Epic adventure guide who has coached more than 130 individual leaders from throughout the U.S. in the last five years.

She lives in Lander with her husband and their three sons.

Johnson was recently featured in Prevention magazine.

Other sessions for the conference will focus on how to have difficult conversations in the workplace, navigating career transitions, suicide prevention training, how to create your own herb garden, maintaining passion in your relationships and how to create travel plans for memorable adventures.

Tickets for the event are $40 for the conference, which includes lunch and snacks, $30 for the FAB Woman of the Year banquet and $65 for both.

Tickets can be purchased at The Sheridan Press, 144 Grinnell St., or online at thesheridanpress.com/fab.

Mar
15
Wed
Brinton to open two exhibits next week @ Brinton Museum
Mar 15 – Apr 30 all-day

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will open two new shows next week.

The 12th Illustrator Show — The Art of John Potter will be on display in the Mars Reception Gallery.

In the S.K. Johnston Jr. Family Gallery, an exhibit entitled “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” will be on display.

Both exhibits will be on display from March 15 through April 30.

In addition to the show openings, Ken Schuster will present a gallery talk on the  “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” exhibit April 27 at 7 p.m.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Mar
25
Sat
WYO Theater to simulcast ‘Idomeneo’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 25 @ 10:55 am – 11:55 am

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the next edition of “The Met: Live in HD” on Saturday at 10:55 a.m.

The simulcast will feature a performance of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.”

“Idomeneo” explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control. 

Tickets for the show are $21 per person and $11 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, wyotheater.com or 672-9084.

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

Landon’s to host series of workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a series of free workshops Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., part one of a three-part series of workshops on extended growing will focus on patio gardens and container options.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, part two of the series will focus on shoulder crops, which are crops you can grow outside even when it frosts.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., the third part of the series will focus on building raised beds.

In addition, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Landon’s will host a workshop about beekeeping.

All of the classes are free and open to the public.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who call and pre-register before 5 p.m. Friday. Call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse to sign up.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

SAGE Community Arts to host show, tell @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show and tell event Saturday from 2-3 p.m.

The art organization invites local artists to gather and share current and recent work. 

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact SAGE Community Arts at 674-1970.

The nonprofit art center is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Prayer lodge to host presentation March 25 @ The Prayer Lodge
Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BUSBY, Mont. — A Busby, Montana, Prayer Lodge will host a Montana Conversation program “A Jesuit Window into Western Montana Life in the 1840s and ‘50s” with Sally Thompson on March 25.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Thompson will engage the audience in the recorded observations and the skewed perceptions of the Jesuits. Her presentation will include maps, sketches and paintings along with interviews and oral histories.

Thompson is the author of “People Before the Park.”

For more information, call the Prayer Lodge at 406-592-3729.

The Prayer Lodge is located 3 miles south of Busby on Highway 314.

 
Mar
26
Sun
Big Horn City Historical Society to gather @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. for its monthly meeting.

The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by the program.

Michael Dykhorst will present this month’s program, which will explore the history of Sheridan’s mayors from 1884 to 2017. 

The event will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 214 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Landon’s to host series of workshops @ Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a series of free workshops Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., part one of a three-part series of workshops on extended growing will focus on patio gardens and container options.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, part two of the series will focus on shoulder crops, which are crops you can grow outside even when it frosts.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., the third part of the series will focus on building raised beds.

In addition, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Landon’s will host a workshop about beekeeping.

All of the classes are free and open to the public.

A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshops for those who call and pre-register before 5 p.m. Friday. Call 672-8340 or stop by the greenhouse to sign up.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor locals at banquet @ Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center,
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will host a banquet Sunday to honor local cowboys.

The banquet will begin at 2 p.m. and include a silent auction and fellowship. It will honor Alex Johnston Jr., Bob Lester Leath, John Streeter, Gene Williams and Jack Reisch.

The event will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. For additional information, contact Liz Kincaid at 672-7421.

Mar
27
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

YMCA to offer healthy back class @ YMCA
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. 

The YMCA will offer its Healthy Back program beginning March 13. The class will run through March 29 from 12:15-1:15 each Monday and Wednesday. It will take place in the upstairs Mind/Body Center at the YMCA.

The program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs.

“The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature, and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises,” said Diane Ballek, instructor of the class. “Program participants will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple, but effective exercises that can be done daily at home.”

The Healthy Back class is free to all members of the community and the class is limited to 15 participants. Interested individuals must sign up by calling the YMCA at 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Mar
28
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Big Horn High School students to perform ‘Godspell’ @ Big Horn High School
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School choir students will tell the stories of John the Baptist, Jesus and Judas when they present a production of “Godspell JR.” on March 28 at the school’s auditorium under the direction of music/drama director Dustin G. Olsen.

Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, “Godspell” is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. The musical uses major episodes in the Bible — including the baptism of Jesus, the Last Supper, his arrest and crucifixion — to explore important ideas like compassion, love, forgiveness and sacrifice for the greater good.  

“There is a wonderful symmetry in this production,” Olsen said. “These students are working together as a team to present a musical, which at its core reminds us how our individual actions ‘day by day’ help us to build a beautiful community and world.

“We have chosen to bring the timeless musical ‘Godspell’ to today’s world,” he continued. “This production is set inside a present day classroom with Jesus being the teacher. As with the original ‘Godspell’ production, the audience is part of the cast in our production as well. Together we will celebrate the teachings and life of Jesus.”

The Big Horn High School choir will present the production March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Big Horn auditorium. Tickets are free, but donations will be accepted.

Big Horn High School is located at 333 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

 
Mar
29
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 29 all-day

SHERIDAN — Local artist Jenny Wuerker will host a series of oil painting classes each Wednesday between March 15 and May 24.

The hands-on painting class will help attendees improve their skills, discover new techniques and learn to paint directly from observation.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, which costs $150 for SAGE Community Arts members and $175 for nonmembers.

To learn more about Wuerker and her art, see crazywomanfineart.com.

The classes will take place at SAGE Community Arts, located at 21 W. Brundage St.

To sign up, call 674-1970.

 
Next Chamber Coffee set for Wednesday @ Lazy R Campground and Cabins
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The next Chamber Coffee organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will take place Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m.

Lazy R Campground and Cabins in Ranchester will host the event, which is meant to provide a way to network and discuss important issues with the communities in Sheridan County.

Lazy R Campground and Cabins is located at 652 U.S. Highway 14 in Ranchester.

SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

YMCA to offer healthy back class @ YMCA
Mar 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. 

The YMCA will offer its Healthy Back program beginning March 13. The class will run through March 29 from 12:15-1:15 each Monday and Wednesday. It will take place in the upstairs Mind/Body Center at the YMCA.

The program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs.

“The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature, and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises,” said Diane Ballek, instructor of the class. “Program participants will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple, but effective exercises that can be done daily at home.”

The Healthy Back class is free to all members of the community and the class is limited to 15 participants. Interested individuals must sign up by calling the YMCA at 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

‘Cowboy Carnegies’ on display at Fulmer through April @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is celebrating historic Carnegie library buildings in Wyoming with the traveling exhibit “Cowboy Carnegies.”  The exhibit will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through the month of April. 

The exhibit consists of five panels detailing the history and architecture of Wyoming’s 16 Carnegie libraries.

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Carly-Ann Anderson, executive director of the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, will give a presentation on the history of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming. The presentation will be in the Inner Circle of the library and is free and open to the public.

“The community dedication shown by the construction and continued maintenance of Carnegie library buildings should not be forgotten,” Anderson said. “Like school buildings, churches and neighborhoods, Wyoming’s Carnegie libraries are architectural gems and community landmarks.”

Libraries in Sheridan date back to 1883. The city’s founder, John D. Loucks, opened a small library in the upstairs of a small building downtown. Sheridan City Library followed this original library, opening in 1903. In 1904, the Sheridan City Library applied for and received a $12,500 grant from the Carnegie Public Library fund. President of the Sheridan Commercial Club Edward Gillett was the correspondent to Andrew Carnegie.

In a letter dated April 1904 in response to the reception of the grant, Gillett mentions that the selected site for the new library was very close to the center of town. This detail is particular interesting because it upholds the value that libraries, particularly libraries in Andrew Carnegie’s vision, should be at the physical and ideological center of a community. The new Sheridan Carnegie Public Library opened Aug. 1, 1905.

Sheridan’s Carnegie library was demolished in 1974 after the new Sheridan Margaret S. Fulmer Memorial Public Library opened. Harry B. Fulmer pledged $300,000 to the construction and it was dedicated to his late wife.

Carnegie libraries were so named because of the philanthropic generosity of Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie funded the construction of 1,689 libraries across the country between 1889 and 1919 through construction grants to communities large and small. Wyoming had 16 Carnegie libraries, built between 1899 and 1917, a remarkable number for a state with a small and dispersed population. Today, just 10 Carnegie libraries remain standing and five are still used as libraries. Carnegie libraries represent a fascinating era in community development in the U.S., when philanthropic funds and local initiatives combined to create free public libraries that became centers of community learning and gathering.

The Cowboy Carnegies campaign is part of the AHW’s “This Place Matters” program, highlighting the importance of preserving historic buildings and oral history accounts of historic places and spaces in Wyoming. The exhibit is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council.

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

Tanya Tucker to perform at WYO Theater @ The WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Music legend Tanya Tucker will perform in concert at the WYO Theater March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tucker has made her mark on country music, inspiring many female artists who still top the charts today. 

Tickets for the main floor cost $50 while tickets in the balcony cost $45 apiece. Tickets can be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

For more information, see the WYO Theater website. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
30
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
31
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
1
Sat
Republican Women offering scholarship @ Republican Women of Sheridan County
Apr 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program, according to Melinda Brennan, scholarship chairwoman. 

 One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is a Sheridan County resident, at least 18 years old and planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in the summer or fall session of 2017.  

The deadline for the application is April 1.

Interested applicants should see sheridanrepublicanwomen.com for detailed information and application materials. 

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Brennan at msb4968@hotmail.com or 763-6054.

Apr
3
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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