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Apr
14
Fri
AARP meeting to focus on age-friendly communities @ Heritage Towers
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Friday, the AARP Chapter of Sheridan will host a session on creating livable and age-friendly communities.

David Hough, a member of the AARP-Wyoming Executive Council, will lead a discussion on the characteristics of a livable community and how a city or town can improve its appeal for individuals of all ages. With more than 30 years of experience in community and park planning, Hough has studied many aspects of community design and livability. He has been involved in the establishment of transit systems, trails, has prepared bicycle and pedestrian plans, and has designed neighborhood parks. He resides in Casper, where he served the city of Casper in the community development and public services departments for 18 years.

After finishing out his planning career as a private consultant, Hough retired and became involved in AARP.

He found the AARP initiatives on livable and age-friendly communities of particular interest and has built an understanding of these programs and how they would apply to Wyoming communities. He has assisted the city of Casper with the implementation of the recently completed Senior Services Study (an update of the 2008 Baby Boomer Study) and helped secure a commitment by the Casper City Council to be the first AARP designated Age Friendly Community in Wyoming.

Hough is now working with other Wyoming communities like Sheridan and Jackson on steps they can take to make their communities more livable not just for seniors but for residents and visitors of all ages.

Friday’s event will include a potluck dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. A short business meeting will follow and Hough’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

The event will take place in the dining room at Heritage Towers, 428 N. Jefferson St. For more information, contact Wayne Schatz at 751-5047.

Apr
15
Sat
Next Birding at The Brinton planned for Saturday @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Birding at The Brinton will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

The Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with The Brinton Museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Spring has sprung and has brought turkey vultures, sandhill cranes and mountain bluebirds to the Bighorns.

Those planning to attend should meet in The Brinton parking lot.

For more information, call the museum at 672-3173.

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

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
19
Wed
Sheridan Inn to host Business After Hours @ Sheridan Inn
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for April 19 from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the Sheridan Inn, located at 856 Broadway St.

For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

Apr
22
Sat
Locals organize March for Science
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Two local residents have organized a March for Science planned for Saturday at Kendrick Park.

The march will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to begin and end in Kendrick Park, making a loop through downtown.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to make posters focusing on a science, Earth Day theme, animal, wilderness, etc. to support through the march.

For additional information, email sheilardh@bresnan.net.

K-Life to host ‘undivided worship’ @ Cornerstone Church
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — K-Life will host an Undivided Worship Night on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Church.

The event is for all junior high, high school and college students who want to get together and worship. It doesn’t matter what church, school or organization you’re from, all are welcome.

For additional information, see www.sheridan.klife.com.

Cornerstone Church is located at 4351 Big Horn Ave.

Apr
24
Mon
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Apr 24 @ 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
25
Tue
Chamber to host coffee in Clearmont @ Clearmont town offices
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its next Chamber Coffee on Tuesday.

The event is meant to provide a way to network and discuss important issues with the communities in Sheridan County.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Clearmont town offices, located at 1605 Pennsylvania Ave.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Tongue River Branch Library
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 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
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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

May
9
Tue
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
May 9 @ 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.

May
10
Wed
Event to focus on Sheridan Brewery, Prohibition @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Conversations in History presented by Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society will focus on the Sheridan Brewery and Prohibition.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The event is free and open to the public.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Library to host program on railroad history @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.

Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.

The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.

Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.

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

May
15
Mon
Eclipse speaker to present at SC @ Sheridan College
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.

Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.

In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.

For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email tslater@uwyo.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
17
Wed
Dementia Friendly Wyoming to launch campaign with kick-off event @ The SMH offices downtown
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dementia Friendly Wyoming will kick off an educational program for Sheridan businesses and the community from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital offices downtown.

Twelve volunteers are trained and ready to make presentations to businesses throughout Sheridan. Attend this event to learn more about the business training and sign up for a session. Presentations for management and employees will be offered in 30 minute to one-hour sessions.

More than 5.4 million people are living with dementia in the U.S. One in two households will be affected in the next 10 years. Businesses have customers living with dementia, often accompanied by their care partners. Businesses may also have employees who are caring for someone with dementia. Organizers of the training say supporting people affected by dementia is good business.

This campaign will help businesses recognize the signs of dementia, learn communication skills and know how to identify resources.

Please RSVP to kwallick@dfwsheridan.org or call 461-7134 and leave a message if you plan to attend.

The SMH offices downtown are located at 61 S. Gould St.

May
20
Sat
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.

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
24
Wed
Suicide prevention training with Cynthia Cloud @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.

Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.

Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at bjpoavs@yahoo.com.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jun
6
Tue
Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Jun
10
Sat
Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
12
Mon
Monday@theMuseum @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.

Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch. 

On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jun
14
Wed
Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The luncheon will include a presentation on local school districts and Sheridan College.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $17 per person. No reservation are needed.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Jun
19
Mon
Veterans town hall @ Sheridan VA Medical Center
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a veterans town hall from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday.

The event will take place in the VA’s auditorium. 

All veterans and those who care for or advocate for veterans in the community are invited to attend the event. VAHCS officials will provide a brief update and accept questions from those in attendance. 

Representatives from various VA programs will be available to share information and answer questions. 

For additional information email shepublicaffairs@va.gov.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Jun
22
Thu
Wyoming Board of Education meeting @ Sheridan County School District 2
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education will conduct a one-day meeting in Sheridan on June 22. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan County School District 2 central office, located at 201 N. Connor St. 

The SBE will hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education liaison Lisa Weigel and WDE staff about accreditation, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, the Professional Judgment Panel and Advisory Committee, JEIC reports, alternative schedule and school performance ratings, and an update on Chapters 6, 10, and 31.

The board will also hear updates from SBE committees and will take action on recommendations.

All meetings are open to the public or you can join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/4523548969, or dial, (646) 558-8656 using access code 452-354-8969.

Following the meeting, the WDE will conduct a community input meeting on Wyoming’s Social Studies Content and Performance Standards as they pertain to Wyoming’s new “American Indian education program” legislation. These meetings will inform the public of the standards review process and gather public input to be shared with the Social Studies Standards Review Committee for their consideration prior to their work.

A presentation will discuss House Enrolled Act 119 and the process to ensure the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians are addressed in the review of the Social Studies Standards.

Participants will be asked to respond to two questions:

• Why is it important for everyone to learn about American Indians?

• What do you want the review committee to know about the cultural heritage, history, and contemporary contributions of American Indians as they review the Social Studies Standards?

The community input meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the SCSD2 central office. 

Those unable to attend can also respond online through Sept. 8.

Jun
23
Fri
Karen McNenny presentation @ Sheridan college Broadway Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.

She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.

The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.

For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

Apr
14
Fri
AARP meeting to focus on age-friendly communities @ Heritage Towers
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Friday, the AARP Chapter of Sheridan will host a session on creating livable and age-friendly communities.

David Hough, a member of the AARP-Wyoming Executive Council, will lead a discussion on the characteristics of a livable community and how a city or town can improve its appeal for individuals of all ages. With more than 30 years of experience in community and park planning, Hough has studied many aspects of community design and livability. He has been involved in the establishment of transit systems, trails, has prepared bicycle and pedestrian plans, and has designed neighborhood parks. He resides in Casper, where he served the city of Casper in the community development and public services departments for 18 years.

After finishing out his planning career as a private consultant, Hough retired and became involved in AARP.

He found the AARP initiatives on livable and age-friendly communities of particular interest and has built an understanding of these programs and how they would apply to Wyoming communities. He has assisted the city of Casper with the implementation of the recently completed Senior Services Study (an update of the 2008 Baby Boomer Study) and helped secure a commitment by the Casper City Council to be the first AARP designated Age Friendly Community in Wyoming.

Hough is now working with other Wyoming communities like Sheridan and Jackson on steps they can take to make their communities more livable not just for seniors but for residents and visitors of all ages.

Friday’s event will include a potluck dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. A short business meeting will follow and Hough’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

The event will take place in the dining room at Heritage Towers, 428 N. Jefferson St. For more information, contact Wayne Schatz at 751-5047.

Apr
15
Sat
Next Birding at The Brinton planned for Saturday @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Birding at The Brinton will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

The Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with The Brinton Museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Spring has sprung and has brought turkey vultures, sandhill cranes and mountain bluebirds to the Bighorns.

Those planning to attend should meet in The Brinton parking lot.

For more information, call the museum at 672-3173.

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

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
19
Wed
Sheridan Inn to host Business After Hours @ Sheridan Inn
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for April 19 from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the Sheridan Inn, located at 856 Broadway St.

For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

Apr
22
Sat
Locals organize March for Science
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Two local residents have organized a March for Science planned for Saturday at Kendrick Park.

The march will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to begin and end in Kendrick Park, making a loop through downtown.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to make posters focusing on a science, Earth Day theme, animal, wilderness, etc. to support through the march.

For additional information, email sheilardh@bresnan.net.

K-Life to host ‘undivided worship’ @ Cornerstone Church
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — K-Life will host an Undivided Worship Night on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Church.

The event is for all junior high, high school and college students who want to get together and worship. It doesn’t matter what church, school or organization you’re from, all are welcome.

For additional information, see www.sheridan.klife.com.

Cornerstone Church is located at 4351 Big Horn Ave.

Apr
24
Mon
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Apr 24 @ 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
25
Tue
Chamber to host coffee in Clearmont @ Clearmont town offices
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its next Chamber Coffee on Tuesday.

The event is meant to provide a way to network and discuss important issues with the communities in Sheridan County.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Clearmont town offices, located at 1605 Pennsylvania Ave.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Tongue River Branch Library
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 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
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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

May
9
Tue
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
May 9 @ 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.

May
10
Wed
Event to focus on Sheridan Brewery, Prohibition @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Conversations in History presented by Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society will focus on the Sheridan Brewery and Prohibition.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The event is free and open to the public.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Library to host program on railroad history @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.

Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.

The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.

Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.

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

May
15
Mon
Eclipse speaker to present at SC @ Sheridan College
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.

Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.

In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.

For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email tslater@uwyo.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
17
Wed
Dementia Friendly Wyoming to launch campaign with kick-off event @ The SMH offices downtown
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dementia Friendly Wyoming will kick off an educational program for Sheridan businesses and the community from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital offices downtown.

Twelve volunteers are trained and ready to make presentations to businesses throughout Sheridan. Attend this event to learn more about the business training and sign up for a session. Presentations for management and employees will be offered in 30 minute to one-hour sessions.

More than 5.4 million people are living with dementia in the U.S. One in two households will be affected in the next 10 years. Businesses have customers living with dementia, often accompanied by their care partners. Businesses may also have employees who are caring for someone with dementia. Organizers of the training say supporting people affected by dementia is good business.

This campaign will help businesses recognize the signs of dementia, learn communication skills and know how to identify resources.

Please RSVP to kwallick@dfwsheridan.org or call 461-7134 and leave a message if you plan to attend.

The SMH offices downtown are located at 61 S. Gould St.

May
20
Sat
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.

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
24
Wed
Suicide prevention training with Cynthia Cloud @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.

Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.

Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at bjpoavs@yahoo.com.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jun
6
Tue
Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Jun
10
Sat
Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
12
Mon
Monday@theMuseum @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.

Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch. 

On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jun
14
Wed
Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The luncheon will include a presentation on local school districts and Sheridan College.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $17 per person. No reservation are needed.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Jun
19
Mon
Veterans town hall @ Sheridan VA Medical Center
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a veterans town hall from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday.

The event will take place in the VA’s auditorium. 

All veterans and those who care for or advocate for veterans in the community are invited to attend the event. VAHCS officials will provide a brief update and accept questions from those in attendance. 

Representatives from various VA programs will be available to share information and answer questions. 

For additional information email shepublicaffairs@va.gov.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Jun
22
Thu
Wyoming Board of Education meeting @ Sheridan County School District 2
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education will conduct a one-day meeting in Sheridan on June 22. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan County School District 2 central office, located at 201 N. Connor St. 

The SBE will hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education liaison Lisa Weigel and WDE staff about accreditation, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, the Professional Judgment Panel and Advisory Committee, JEIC reports, alternative schedule and school performance ratings, and an update on Chapters 6, 10, and 31.

The board will also hear updates from SBE committees and will take action on recommendations.

All meetings are open to the public or you can join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/4523548969, or dial, (646) 558-8656 using access code 452-354-8969.

Following the meeting, the WDE will conduct a community input meeting on Wyoming’s Social Studies Content and Performance Standards as they pertain to Wyoming’s new “American Indian education program” legislation. These meetings will inform the public of the standards review process and gather public input to be shared with the Social Studies Standards Review Committee for their consideration prior to their work.

A presentation will discuss House Enrolled Act 119 and the process to ensure the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians are addressed in the review of the Social Studies Standards.

Participants will be asked to respond to two questions:

• Why is it important for everyone to learn about American Indians?

• What do you want the review committee to know about the cultural heritage, history, and contemporary contributions of American Indians as they review the Social Studies Standards?

The community input meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the SCSD2 central office. 

Those unable to attend can also respond online through Sept. 8.

Jun
23
Fri
Karen McNenny presentation @ Sheridan college Broadway Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.

She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.

The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.

For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.