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May
17
Wed
Foster Grandparents of the Rockies to host ice cream social @ YMCA
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Foster Grandparents of the Rockies will host an ice cream social and informational session Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the YMCA.

The nonprofit goes into schools and helps students having academic, social or emotional difficulty. They work a minimum of 20 hours per week with no cost to the schools.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the program is encouraged to attend the informational session.

For additional information, contact Bonnie Yalowizer at 751-9311 or byalowizer@outlook.com.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

SHS to perform Big Band Bash @ The Kalif Shrine
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Spectrum and Jazz bands will perform in a Big Band Bash fundraiser on Wednesday at the Kalif Shrine auditorium.

The bands are under the direction of Ashley Lecholat and Diane Knutson and will be accompanied by Lisa Robertson.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The performance is a fundraiser for the bands and the cost to attend is $10 per person.

The Kalif Shrine is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

May
18
Thu
Expressions Art Gallery to host show by Charlie Walter @ Expressions Art Gallery and Framing, LLC,
May 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — Charles Walter will present his expressionistic works at Expressions Art Gallery and Framing, LLC, in a show called “Out of the Mind of Charlie Walter.”

The exhibit will open Thursday and be on display through May 30. An artist reception will take place May 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery. The reception will include wine and refreshments.

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will also feature work from Walter’s mentor, Alice Fuller.

For additional information, contact Wanda Kerns at 673-2878 or artistic7expressions@gmail.com.

Expressions Art Gallery and Framing, LLC, is located at 645 Broadway St.

SCCD to host landscaping workshops @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District has organized “Rural Living in Wyoming” workshops for Thursday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The classes will take place in the Inner Circle. Session one will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will cover native and WaterWise landscaping. The speaker will be Jennifer Thompson from the University of Wyoming Extension.

The interim session will begin at 6:50 p.m. and will cover invasive grasses in Sheridan County. The speakers are Brian Mealor from UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center and Luck Sander from Sheridan County Weed and Pest.

Session two, “Beautiful, Productive, Wildlife-Friendly Acreages,” begins at 7 p.m. and the speakers are Ryan Amundson from Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Andrew Cassiday, Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist Andrew Cassiday.

The workshops are free to the public.

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

May
19
Fri
The Brinton to host ‘Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association’ @ The Brinton Museum
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present “Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association,” an international exhibition featuring 14 master artisans of the prestigious TCAA.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the standard of time-honored craftsmanship in the cowboy arts, the TCAA promotes the disciplines of silversmithing, rawhide braiding, bit and spur making, and saddlemaking, and the roles they play in the culture of the North American West.

“There is a strong culture and tradition that formed us and we are proud of it…,” TCAA president Wilson Capron said. “The Brinton Museum is a perfect place to tell our story and to talk about the story of the West.”

The Brinton’s show includes exceptional pieces such as California Mission-style saddles with ornate, carved floral designs; decorative California-style spurs; sterling and gold metal work; ornate spade bits inlaid with fine silver; exquisite rawhide braided reins, and more.

“Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association” opens Friday and will continue in the third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery through July 29.

The Brinton is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

May
20
Sat
Bighorn Native Plant society to lead wildflower exploration @ Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area.
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will host a wildflower exploration Saturday at the Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area.

Those planning to attend will meet at the K-Mart parking lot near the recycle bins at 8 a.m., arrange carpooling and drive to Amsden Creek.

Overall the hiking conditions are easy to moderate; sturdy boots, long pants and hiking poles are recommended for participants.

Those planning to attend should bring a lunch, water, sun screen and dress according to weather conditions.

The group plans to return by 2 p.m.

For additional information, contact Bob Giurgevich at 672-5064.

Trout Unlimited plans inaugural Spring Runoff, Mayfly Festival @ Kendrick Park.
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited will host its first-ever Spring Runoff Half Marathon and 5k race alongside the Mayfly Festival in Kendrick Park.

“Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event,” LBHTU President Nick Haderlie said in a press release. “There will be activities for kids, runners, live music from the Craft Brothers and more.”

The Spring Runoff half marathon and 5k will be fully supported and timed running events, beginning and ending at the Kendrick Park bandshell. Same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. The half marathon will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5k run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. The event will also include a family-friendly walk/run around the loops in Kendrick Park beginning immediately after the 5k at 10 a.m.

In addition to the Spring Runoff races, the local Trout Unlimited chapter has planned a free Mayfly Festival in the park. The Mayfly Festival will include music, food, local brews, bouncy house and games for kids.

Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited will teach fly tying and casting, and several other local organizations will have booths, tables or tents with various activities. Smokey Bear and his friends from the U.S. Forest Service are expected to make an appearance, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be on hand with educational activities for kids.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support the city of Sheridan’s proposed North Park Pond reservoir project. For questions or more information, contact Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited at 307-215-9663, trout615@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Race registration is available at mayfly.itsyourrace.com.

Free leathercraft workshop to be offered @ Sheridan College
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — An introductory leathercraft workshop for youth will take place Saturday at Sheridan College in conjunction with the annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show.

The class is free to persons aged 19 years and younger. The class will be held in room W202 at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. The class will take place from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

While there is no charge for the class, pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Class size is limited to 40 students.

Students may register by calling 715-362-5393 or online at www.leathercraftersjournal.com.

The Brinton to host birding breakfast @ The Brinton Museum
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in a Birding at the Brinton breakfast Saturday from 9-10 a.m.

The breakfast will celebrate The Brinton’s newly designated status as an important bird area.

A light breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and juice will be available on The Brinton lawn. In the event of rain, breakfast will take place in the lobby of the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building.

Birding at The Brinton will follow from 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Veterans March on America set for Saturday @ Grinnell Plaza.
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — A Veterans March on America will take place in Sheridan beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Organizers said the march will not be politically partisan, violent, discriminating or divisive. It is meant to raise awareness of the many challenges veterans face each day.

The march will begin at Grinnell Plaza.

For more information, email contact@vetsmarchonamerica.com.

Safe Kids Sheridan County, hospital to host Safe Kids Day @ SMH’s downtown offices
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Safe Kids Sheridan County will celebrate Safe Kids Day Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Safe Kids Day celebrates kids and helps families take action to make every kid a safe kid. The day will include all kinds of activities and games with opportunities to win prizes. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will have a fire truck on site and other entities will have hands-on displays.

A variety of activities will also be set up to help families learn safety tips for bikes, water, pedestrians, car seats, medications and more.

The event will take place at SMH’s downtown offices, located at 61 S. Gould St.

American Legion Auxiliary to conduct Buddy Poppy drive @ Kmart and Walmart
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Members of the American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a Buddy Poppy drive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The members will be at Kmart and Walmart during those times.

Proceeds from the drive support veterans.

Buddy Poppies are made by veterans, used as therapy and a fundraiser with the motto “Honor the dead by helping the living,” in mind.

Museum to host Tidbit Saturday @ The Sheridan County Museum
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum will host the next round of Tidbit Saturday events this weekend.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with programs for Armed Forces Day at the museum. Tidbit programs are for children ages 4-10 and combine hands-on activities with historical lessons. Guests for this weekend’s event include the Wyoming Army National Guard and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

The program is free, but sign-ups are requested by calling 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Our Camp organizing bowl-a-thon @ Cloud Peak Lanes
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Our Camp, Inc., a summer camp for individuals with disabilities will hold its inaugural bowl-a-thon Saturday. Two bowling times are available: 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m.

The event will be held at Cloud Peak Lanes in Sheridan. Participants can participate as individuals or teams of 2-5 bowlers and are being asked to secure donations for their participation.

All proceeds benefit Our Camp, Inc., a volunteer-run nonprofit summer camp serving individuals of all ages with disabilities. Founded in 1992 by the “Baker Sisters” of Sheridan, Our Camp has provided thousands of campers and volunteers the opportunity to build friendships and make memories through the camping experience. Camps occur each year in Story and Glendo, and serve campers from around the region.

Bowl-a-thon proceeds will fund scholarships for campers who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial limitations.

For more information about the event, to sign up a team, request participant information and forms, or to make a donation, contact Sydnee Cardinal at 267-0843 or Evelyn Legerski at 751-3666. You can also find information at www.ourcampwy.org.

For information about attending or volunteering at Our Camp, contact Jessica Baxter at 247-6298.

Cloud Peak Lanes is located at 1520 Coffeen Ave.

Sheridan Stationery to host book signing @ Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Penny Zeller will sign copies of her novella “Love from Afar” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery.

“Love from Afar” is Zeller’s fourth published historical romance.

Zeller is a home-school mother who spends time teaching home-school physical education and a variety of subjects at the local home-school co-op.

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

Arthritis Support Network to launch @ The Rock Church
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A new Arthritis Support Network will launch in Sheridan with an event Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Rock Church.

The network will provide help and support to adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The group aims to offer connections, education and empowerment.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Tanya Evans at tanya@arthritisintrospective.org or see arthritisintrospective.org/local.

The Rock Church is located at 1100 Big Horn Ave.

May
21
Sun
Watercolor Society seeking entries for show @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 21 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 32nd annual National Exhibition in Sheridan Aug. 1-31 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Paintings in this show are also for sale. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Entries are due no later than June 1.

A prospectus can be found on the website, www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, or requested via email at wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com. Membership information is also available. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Best Wyoming Artist, first through third place, honorable mentions and the People’s Choice Award.

Iain Stewart from Opelika, Alabama, will be the juror for the show and will select the award winners. Stewart will also teach a five-day workshop Aug. 14-18 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele.

For workshop information, see www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, email your question to wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com, or call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

DSA to transplant downtown flowers @ Sheridan College
May 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

SHERIDAN — On Sunday, the Downtown Sheridan Association board of directors, along with volunteers, will transplant more than 1,100 petunias into 225 pots for the annual Main Street flower baskets.

Anyone interested in lending a hand should call the DSA office at 672-8881 or email Beth Holsinger at dsaexecdir@downtownsheridan.org.

The group will meet at 7 a.m. at the greenhouses located on the Sheridan College campus.

DSA partners with the Sheridan College horticulture program, led by Chuck Holloway, to grow the petunias from seed each spring.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Eatons’ Horse Drive set for Sunday @ Fifth Street, Sheridan, Wy
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The annual Eatons’ Horse Drive will take place Sunday at approximately 9 a.m. on Fifth Street.

The horses will leave Wyarno at approximately 7 a.m. and come through Sheridan past the visitor’s center, the Sheridan Inn, the hospital and fairgrounds before continuing on to Eatons’ Ranch.

All times are approximate and subject to good weather. For more information, contact Eatons’ Ranch at 655-9285 or 1-800-210-1049.

BHCHS to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

A potluck lunch will start at 1 p.m. with a program to follow.

This month’s program will focus on “Big Nose George: On the Cold Trail of an Outlaw.”

In 1878, a gang of outlaws from the Powder River country entered Carbon County, attempted a train robbery and subsequently perpetrated the murder of two law enforcement officers. Big Nose George Parott was a principal figure in the gang and successfully avoided justice for the crime until 1880 when he was arrested in Montana.

This program discusses the crime, events leading up to it and the aftermath.

Dr. Mark E. Miller, a retired Wyoming state archaeologist, will lead the program. His great-grandfather, Ike C. Miller, was Carbon County sheriff at the time Big Nose George was hanged in Rawlins by a group of angry citizens.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 214 S. Second St.

Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

Music will be provided by Up the Creek.

The event is open to the public.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

May
22
Mon
Watercolor Society seeking entries for show @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 22 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 32nd annual National Exhibition in Sheridan Aug. 1-31 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Paintings in this show are also for sale. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Entries are due no later than June 1.

A prospectus can be found on the website, www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, or requested via email at wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com. Membership information is also available. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Best Wyoming Artist, first through third place, honorable mentions and the People’s Choice Award.

Iain Stewart from Opelika, Alabama, will be the juror for the show and will select the award winners. Stewart will also teach a five-day workshop Aug. 14-18 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele.

For workshop information, see www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, email your question to wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com, or call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

May
23
Tue
Chamber organizing Ignite Your Business conference @ Sheridan College Whitney Atrium
May 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 2017 Ignite Your Business Conference, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s local professional development conference, is only one week away.

The conference will take place at Sheridan College on May 23 in the Whitney Atrium and is sponsored by the city of Sheridan. It is specifically designed for business owners, managers and employees and can be customized to fit your business needs.

Each person can attend four training sessions during the day, with 12 different trainings to choose from, including topics such as leadership, team development, human resources, marketing and pricing, strategic planning, mindfulness, and individual growth.

Plus, keynote speaker Emily Petrof, certified ONE Thing trainer, will present during lunch on the “3 Commitments to Extraordinary Leadership.” Learn to eliminate the blanket approach to leadership and team building and shift your team toward success.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee has developed this conference so Sheridan County residents and businesses can take advantage of top-notch training locally without the cost of going out of town. It’s geared toward anyone looking for personal growth, help for their business, or ways to be a better leader.

Registration is $150 per person for Chamber members, or $175 each for non-members. Additional attendees from the same business can attend for $100 each for members for $125 each for non-members.

To learn more about the trainers and to register, call the Chamber at 672-2485, or see www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org.

Watercolor Society seeking entries for show @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 32nd annual National Exhibition in Sheridan Aug. 1-31 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Paintings in this show are also for sale. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Entries are due no later than June 1.

A prospectus can be found on the website, www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, or requested via email at wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com. Membership information is also available. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Best Wyoming Artist, first through third place, honorable mentions and the People’s Choice Award.

Iain Stewart from Opelika, Alabama, will be the juror for the show and will select the award winners. Stewart will also teach a five-day workshop Aug. 14-18 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele.

For workshop information, see www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, email your question to wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com, or call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

Back country horsemen highway clean-up
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The group will meet approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 90 on Highway 14 East for a highway clean-up.

A potluck will follow.

For additional information, find the group on Facebook.

May
17
Wed
Foster Grandparents of the Rockies to host ice cream social @ YMCA
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Foster Grandparents of the Rockies will host an ice cream social and informational session Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the YMCA.

The nonprofit goes into schools and helps students having academic, social or emotional difficulty. They work a minimum of 20 hours per week with no cost to the schools.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the program is encouraged to attend the informational session.

For additional information, contact Bonnie Yalowizer at 751-9311 or byalowizer@outlook.com.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

SHS to perform Big Band Bash @ The Kalif Shrine
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Spectrum and Jazz bands will perform in a Big Band Bash fundraiser on Wednesday at the Kalif Shrine auditorium.

The bands are under the direction of Ashley Lecholat and Diane Knutson and will be accompanied by Lisa Robertson.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The performance is a fundraiser for the bands and the cost to attend is $10 per person.

The Kalif Shrine is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

May
18
Thu
Expressions Art Gallery to host show by Charlie Walter @ Expressions Art Gallery and Framing, LLC,
May 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — Charles Walter will present his expressionistic works at Expressions Art Gallery and Framing, LLC, in a show called “Out of the Mind of Charlie Walter.”

The exhibit will open Thursday and be on display through May 30. An artist reception will take place May 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery. The reception will include wine and refreshments.

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will also feature work from Walter’s mentor, Alice Fuller.

For additional information, contact Wanda Kerns at 673-2878 or artistic7expressions@gmail.com.

Expressions Art Gallery and Framing, LLC, is located at 645 Broadway St.

SCCD to host landscaping workshops @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District has organized “Rural Living in Wyoming” workshops for Thursday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The classes will take place in the Inner Circle. Session one will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will cover native and WaterWise landscaping. The speaker will be Jennifer Thompson from the University of Wyoming Extension.

The interim session will begin at 6:50 p.m. and will cover invasive grasses in Sheridan County. The speakers are Brian Mealor from UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center and Luck Sander from Sheridan County Weed and Pest.

Session two, “Beautiful, Productive, Wildlife-Friendly Acreages,” begins at 7 p.m. and the speakers are Ryan Amundson from Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Andrew Cassiday, Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist Andrew Cassiday.

The workshops are free to the public.

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

May
19
Fri
The Brinton to host ‘Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association’ @ The Brinton Museum
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present “Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association,” an international exhibition featuring 14 master artisans of the prestigious TCAA.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the standard of time-honored craftsmanship in the cowboy arts, the TCAA promotes the disciplines of silversmithing, rawhide braiding, bit and spur making, and saddlemaking, and the roles they play in the culture of the North American West.

“There is a strong culture and tradition that formed us and we are proud of it…,” TCAA president Wilson Capron said. “The Brinton Museum is a perfect place to tell our story and to talk about the story of the West.”

The Brinton’s show includes exceptional pieces such as California Mission-style saddles with ornate, carved floral designs; decorative California-style spurs; sterling and gold metal work; ornate spade bits inlaid with fine silver; exquisite rawhide braided reins, and more.

“Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association” opens Friday and will continue in the third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery through July 29.

The Brinton is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

May
20
Sat
Bighorn Native Plant society to lead wildflower exploration @ Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area.
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will host a wildflower exploration Saturday at the Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area.

Those planning to attend will meet at the K-Mart parking lot near the recycle bins at 8 a.m., arrange carpooling and drive to Amsden Creek.

Overall the hiking conditions are easy to moderate; sturdy boots, long pants and hiking poles are recommended for participants.

Those planning to attend should bring a lunch, water, sun screen and dress according to weather conditions.

The group plans to return by 2 p.m.

For additional information, contact Bob Giurgevich at 672-5064.

Trout Unlimited plans inaugural Spring Runoff, Mayfly Festival @ Kendrick Park.
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited will host its first-ever Spring Runoff Half Marathon and 5k race alongside the Mayfly Festival in Kendrick Park.

“Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event,” LBHTU President Nick Haderlie said in a press release. “There will be activities for kids, runners, live music from the Craft Brothers and more.”

The Spring Runoff half marathon and 5k will be fully supported and timed running events, beginning and ending at the Kendrick Park bandshell. Same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. The half marathon will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5k run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. The event will also include a family-friendly walk/run around the loops in Kendrick Park beginning immediately after the 5k at 10 a.m.

In addition to the Spring Runoff races, the local Trout Unlimited chapter has planned a free Mayfly Festival in the park. The Mayfly Festival will include music, food, local brews, bouncy house and games for kids.

Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited will teach fly tying and casting, and several other local organizations will have booths, tables or tents with various activities. Smokey Bear and his friends from the U.S. Forest Service are expected to make an appearance, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be on hand with educational activities for kids.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support the city of Sheridan’s proposed North Park Pond reservoir project. For questions or more information, contact Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited at 307-215-9663, trout615@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Race registration is available at mayfly.itsyourrace.com.

Free leathercraft workshop to be offered @ Sheridan College
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — An introductory leathercraft workshop for youth will take place Saturday at Sheridan College in conjunction with the annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show.

The class is free to persons aged 19 years and younger. The class will be held in room W202 at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. The class will take place from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

While there is no charge for the class, pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Class size is limited to 40 students.

Students may register by calling 715-362-5393 or online at www.leathercraftersjournal.com.

The Brinton to host birding breakfast @ The Brinton Museum
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in a Birding at the Brinton breakfast Saturday from 9-10 a.m.

The breakfast will celebrate The Brinton’s newly designated status as an important bird area.

A light breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and juice will be available on The Brinton lawn. In the event of rain, breakfast will take place in the lobby of the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building.

Birding at The Brinton will follow from 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Veterans March on America set for Saturday @ Grinnell Plaza.
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — A Veterans March on America will take place in Sheridan beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Organizers said the march will not be politically partisan, violent, discriminating or divisive. It is meant to raise awareness of the many challenges veterans face each day.

The march will begin at Grinnell Plaza.

For more information, email contact@vetsmarchonamerica.com.

Safe Kids Sheridan County, hospital to host Safe Kids Day @ SMH’s downtown offices
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Safe Kids Sheridan County will celebrate Safe Kids Day Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Safe Kids Day celebrates kids and helps families take action to make every kid a safe kid. The day will include all kinds of activities and games with opportunities to win prizes. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will have a fire truck on site and other entities will have hands-on displays.

A variety of activities will also be set up to help families learn safety tips for bikes, water, pedestrians, car seats, medications and more.

The event will take place at SMH’s downtown offices, located at 61 S. Gould St.

American Legion Auxiliary to conduct Buddy Poppy drive @ Kmart and Walmart
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Members of the American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a Buddy Poppy drive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The members will be at Kmart and Walmart during those times.

Proceeds from the drive support veterans.

Buddy Poppies are made by veterans, used as therapy and a fundraiser with the motto “Honor the dead by helping the living,” in mind.

Museum to host Tidbit Saturday @ The Sheridan County Museum
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum will host the next round of Tidbit Saturday events this weekend.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with programs for Armed Forces Day at the museum. Tidbit programs are for children ages 4-10 and combine hands-on activities with historical lessons. Guests for this weekend’s event include the Wyoming Army National Guard and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

The program is free, but sign-ups are requested by calling 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Our Camp organizing bowl-a-thon @ Cloud Peak Lanes
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Our Camp, Inc., a summer camp for individuals with disabilities will hold its inaugural bowl-a-thon Saturday. Two bowling times are available: 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m.

The event will be held at Cloud Peak Lanes in Sheridan. Participants can participate as individuals or teams of 2-5 bowlers and are being asked to secure donations for their participation.

All proceeds benefit Our Camp, Inc., a volunteer-run nonprofit summer camp serving individuals of all ages with disabilities. Founded in 1992 by the “Baker Sisters” of Sheridan, Our Camp has provided thousands of campers and volunteers the opportunity to build friendships and make memories through the camping experience. Camps occur each year in Story and Glendo, and serve campers from around the region.

Bowl-a-thon proceeds will fund scholarships for campers who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial limitations.

For more information about the event, to sign up a team, request participant information and forms, or to make a donation, contact Sydnee Cardinal at 267-0843 or Evelyn Legerski at 751-3666. You can also find information at www.ourcampwy.org.

For information about attending or volunteering at Our Camp, contact Jessica Baxter at 247-6298.

Cloud Peak Lanes is located at 1520 Coffeen Ave.

Sheridan Stationery to host book signing @ Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Penny Zeller will sign copies of her novella “Love from Afar” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery.

“Love from Afar” is Zeller’s fourth published historical romance.

Zeller is a home-school mother who spends time teaching home-school physical education and a variety of subjects at the local home-school co-op.

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

Arthritis Support Network to launch @ The Rock Church
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A new Arthritis Support Network will launch in Sheridan with an event Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Rock Church.

The network will provide help and support to adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The group aims to offer connections, education and empowerment.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Tanya Evans at tanya@arthritisintrospective.org or see arthritisintrospective.org/local.

The Rock Church is located at 1100 Big Horn Ave.

May
21
Sun
Watercolor Society seeking entries for show @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 21 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 32nd annual National Exhibition in Sheridan Aug. 1-31 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Paintings in this show are also for sale. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Entries are due no later than June 1.

A prospectus can be found on the website, www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, or requested via email at wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com. Membership information is also available. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Best Wyoming Artist, first through third place, honorable mentions and the People’s Choice Award.

Iain Stewart from Opelika, Alabama, will be the juror for the show and will select the award winners. Stewart will also teach a five-day workshop Aug. 14-18 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele.

For workshop information, see www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, email your question to wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com, or call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

DSA to transplant downtown flowers @ Sheridan College
May 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

SHERIDAN — On Sunday, the Downtown Sheridan Association board of directors, along with volunteers, will transplant more than 1,100 petunias into 225 pots for the annual Main Street flower baskets.

Anyone interested in lending a hand should call the DSA office at 672-8881 or email Beth Holsinger at dsaexecdir@downtownsheridan.org.

The group will meet at 7 a.m. at the greenhouses located on the Sheridan College campus.

DSA partners with the Sheridan College horticulture program, led by Chuck Holloway, to grow the petunias from seed each spring.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Eatons’ Horse Drive set for Sunday @ Fifth Street, Sheridan, Wy
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The annual Eatons’ Horse Drive will take place Sunday at approximately 9 a.m. on Fifth Street.

The horses will leave Wyarno at approximately 7 a.m. and come through Sheridan past the visitor’s center, the Sheridan Inn, the hospital and fairgrounds before continuing on to Eatons’ Ranch.

All times are approximate and subject to good weather. For more information, contact Eatons’ Ranch at 655-9285 or 1-800-210-1049.

BHCHS to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

A potluck lunch will start at 1 p.m. with a program to follow.

This month’s program will focus on “Big Nose George: On the Cold Trail of an Outlaw.”

In 1878, a gang of outlaws from the Powder River country entered Carbon County, attempted a train robbery and subsequently perpetrated the murder of two law enforcement officers. Big Nose George Parott was a principal figure in the gang and successfully avoided justice for the crime until 1880 when he was arrested in Montana.

This program discusses the crime, events leading up to it and the aftermath.

Dr. Mark E. Miller, a retired Wyoming state archaeologist, will lead the program. His great-grandfather, Ike C. Miller, was Carbon County sheriff at the time Big Nose George was hanged in Rawlins by a group of angry citizens.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 214 S. Second St.

Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge.

Music will be provided by Up the Creek.

The event is open to the public.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

May
22
Mon
Watercolor Society seeking entries for show @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 22 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 32nd annual National Exhibition in Sheridan Aug. 1-31 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Paintings in this show are also for sale. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Entries are due no later than June 1.

A prospectus can be found on the website, www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, or requested via email at wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com. Membership information is also available. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Best Wyoming Artist, first through third place, honorable mentions and the People’s Choice Award.

Iain Stewart from Opelika, Alabama, will be the juror for the show and will select the award winners. Stewart will also teach a five-day workshop Aug. 14-18 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele.

For workshop information, see www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, email your question to wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com, or call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

May
23
Tue
Chamber organizing Ignite Your Business conference @ Sheridan College Whitney Atrium
May 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 2017 Ignite Your Business Conference, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s local professional development conference, is only one week away.

The conference will take place at Sheridan College on May 23 in the Whitney Atrium and is sponsored by the city of Sheridan. It is specifically designed for business owners, managers and employees and can be customized to fit your business needs.

Each person can attend four training sessions during the day, with 12 different trainings to choose from, including topics such as leadership, team development, human resources, marketing and pricing, strategic planning, mindfulness, and individual growth.

Plus, keynote speaker Emily Petrof, certified ONE Thing trainer, will present during lunch on the “3 Commitments to Extraordinary Leadership.” Learn to eliminate the blanket approach to leadership and team building and shift your team toward success.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee has developed this conference so Sheridan County residents and businesses can take advantage of top-notch training locally without the cost of going out of town. It’s geared toward anyone looking for personal growth, help for their business, or ways to be a better leader.

Registration is $150 per person for Chamber members, or $175 each for non-members. Additional attendees from the same business can attend for $100 each for members for $125 each for non-members.

To learn more about the trainers and to register, call the Chamber at 672-2485, or see www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org.

Watercolor Society seeking entries for show @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 32nd annual National Exhibition in Sheridan Aug. 1-31 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Paintings in this show are also for sale. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Entries are due no later than June 1.

A prospectus can be found on the website, www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, or requested via email at wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com. Membership information is also available. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Best Wyoming Artist, first through third place, honorable mentions and the People’s Choice Award.

Iain Stewart from Opelika, Alabama, will be the juror for the show and will select the award winners. Stewart will also teach a five-day workshop Aug. 14-18 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele.

For workshop information, see www.wyomingwatercolorsociety.com, email your question to wyomingwatercolorsociety2012@gmail.com, or call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

Back country horsemen highway clean-up
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The group will meet approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 90 on Highway 14 East for a highway clean-up.

A potluck will follow.

For additional information, find the group on Facebook.