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
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
Sheridan County Republican Party to meet Saturday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will conduct a Central Committee meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library for the purpose of electing officers.

All Republicans and precinct committee persons are asked to attend. Any precinct committee person wishing to utilize a proxy is asked to contact Chairman Ryan Mulholland at 461-9707 prior to the meeting date.

According to the county bylaws, a person residing in the same precinct as the duly elected committee person may carry a proxy if authorized in writing.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

 
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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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. 

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
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.

Apr
5
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Apr 5 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.

 
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 5 @ 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
6
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 6 @ 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
7
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 7 @ 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
10
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 10 @ 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
11
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 11 @ 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.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Apr 11 @ 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.

Apr
12
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Apr 12 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.

 
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
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
Sheridan County Republican Party to meet Saturday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will conduct a Central Committee meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library for the purpose of electing officers.

All Republicans and precinct committee persons are asked to attend. Any precinct committee person wishing to utilize a proxy is asked to contact Chairman Ryan Mulholland at 461-9707 prior to the meeting date.

According to the county bylaws, a person residing in the same precinct as the duly elected committee person may carry a proxy if authorized in writing.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

 
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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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. 

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
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.

Apr
5
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Apr 5 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.

 
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 5 @ 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
6
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 6 @ 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
7
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 7 @ 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
10
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 10 @ 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
11
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 11 @ 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.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Apr 11 @ 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.

Apr
12
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Apr 12 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.

 

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