Gaming convention @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The first SherCon gaming convention will take place all day Saturday, featuring  roleplaying games, board games, vendors, a game rental library, anime, a costume contest and more.

The convention will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 11 p.m.

Convention badges cost $12 apiece and event tickets cost $2 for every two hours or fraction thereof.

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The event will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Haunted tours @ The Occidental Hotel
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

BUFFALO — The Historic Occidental Hotel will host haunted hotel tours Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Each tour will begin on the stated days at sundown.

The tours will feature theatrical scenes through the hallways and rooms, visiting past spirits and the darker history of the hotel.

The cost is $10 per person for admission.

For additional information, see the hotel’s website at or its Facebook page. 

The Occidental Hotel is located at 10 N. Main St.

old wives tales @ Sheridan County Museum
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next Tidbit Saturday will explore old wives tales and local folklore.

The event, set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, will take place at the Sheridan County Museum.

The program is free, but those planning to attend are asked to call to reserve a spot at 675-1150. The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Birding presentation @ The Brinton Museum
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host an educational lecture on local bird migration by Jackie Canterbury, ornithologist and Bighorn Audubon Society president, on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery.

Canterbury will give a multimedia presentation of her new book “Common Birds of The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Mountains Foothills,” which she co-authored with Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard. It was published by Zea Books, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

The book is the first photo guide featuring birds of The Brinton area.

This 65-page, highly-detailed book profiles 48 of the most abundant, typical and interesting local birds, and includes species accounts, information on songs and calls and a calendar of seasonal occurrence. Exquisite color photographs for easy bird identifications of common birds found in the region add to the overall beauty of the publication.

“Common Birds of The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Mountains Foothills” is available for purchase in The Brinton Museum Store.

A book signing on Sunday by Canterbury will follow her lecture presentation.

The lecture and book signing are free for members and included in the price of regular admission for non-members.

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

Book signing @ Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy” on Monday at 1 p.m.

The book by William Matson tells the story of Crazy Horse from the perspective of the Edward Clown family. 

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse.

The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they chose to keep quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it.

Members of the family may also attend the event to visit with attendees. For additional information, contact the book store at 674-8080.

Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 206 N. Main St.


Health fair @ VAHCS
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a health and wellness fair Oct. 24-26 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The event will take place in the Sheridan VA’s auditorium and will include flu vaccinations, wellness checks and a lot of educational material.

For additional information, contact the VAHCS, located at 1898 Fort Road.

Watercolor class @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a watercolor painting course with Gail Sidletsky.

The class will begin Sept. 12 and run from 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday for eight weeks.

The cost to participate is $25 per person for seniors registered with the center and $30 for all others.

Those interested are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240. A supply list will be provided.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Livestrong @ YMCA
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Livestrong at the YMCA will begin Tuesday.

Livestrong at the YMCA is a national program committed to reaching out to cancer survivors who deserve the opportunity to reclaim or gain their health following their cancer diagnosis and beyond. 

The 12-week program is free, takes place in a clean and supportive environment and is facilitated by specially trained instructors. The goal of this program is to provide cancer survivors with a unique healing experience in a supportive environment. It is open to all cancer survivors whether newly diagnosed or 20 years out. 

The program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon between Sept. 19 and Dec. 14. Call Desiree Pearce at the YMCA for more information or to sign up, 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

SHRM luncheon @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital downtown conference room
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will host a lunch training session Oct. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The luncheon will include a training focusing on the power of stay interviews for engagement and retention. Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics, will provide the presentation via web conference. 

RSVP for the lunch and program are required by Thursday at 10 a.m.

The cost is $13 for SHRM members and $15 for nonmembers.

Contact Nichole Simque at for additional information or to register. 

The luncheon will take place at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital downtown conference room, located at 61 S. Gould St.

‘Something Different’ @ The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library staff will continue to host the after-school program “Something Different.” 

The programs geared toward tweens will focus on a different topic and hands-on activity each week.

The program is planned for Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

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