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Apr
30
Sun
Lions Club organizes concert @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lions Club has organized a fundraising concert for April 30 at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature the band Yesterdayze, a band that features music from the ‘60s.

The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Tickets cost $10 apiece. For additional information or tickets, call 751-6800.

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

May
4
Thu
SheridanAires to perform this week @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday and Friday.

A 1:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for each day and will include an array of songs.

The cost is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

May
5
Fri
SheridanAires to perform this week @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday and Friday.

A 1:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for each day and will include an array of songs.

The cost is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

SC Symphony Orchestra to perform Friday @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman will conduct the Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra in a concert set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Friday.

The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

For additional information, see whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
6
Sat
SC Choral Department to perform @ Whitney Center for the Arts
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Choral Department will present Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” works by John Rutter and other music on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Gene Sager will serve as conductor for the choir.

For additional information, see whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
9
Tue
SC bands to offer outdoor concert @ Sheridan College
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College bands will perform in an outdoor concert Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The event will also include an ice cream social, and will take place at the Whitney Mall.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
10
Wed
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.

Sheridan County Youth Chorale to perform Wednesday @ WYO Theater
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorale will perform with the Sagebrush Folk Dancers on Wednesday at the WYO Theater.

The show, entitled “Turn the World Around,” will feature songs celebrating the sights and sounds from around the world. The dancers will offer traditional dances from around the world.

Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Children age 12 and under get in for $3 apiece.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main 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
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
23
Tue
SHS band concert @ Sheridan High School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform a pops concert Tuesday a 7 p.m.

The concert will be the last for the band of the 2016-2017 school year.

It will take place in the auditorium at Sheridan High School, located at 1056 Long Drive.

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.

‘Allegiance’ to show at the WYO @ WYO Theater
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a showing of “Allegiance” on May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The film is a version of a Broadway musical about a family living through the Japanese internment in the U.S. during World War II.

Tickets are $11.75 apiece and are available at the WYO Theater box office or website, wyotheater.com. A daytime showing is also planned for junior high and high school students.

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

Jun
3
Sat
Wyoming Baroque concert @ Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will celebrate art and music Friday with a concert by Wyoming Baroque.
Wyoming Baroque brings together nationally-known artists specializing in historically informed performances of 17th and 18th century repertoire as well contemporary compositions featuring instruments built to the same specifications. While the performers are based throughout the country, the ensemble is in residence at Sheridan College.
The concert will feature a brand new work, “The Temple,” by Sheridan’s own Mark Elliot Bergman. The Temple is based upon a H.P. Lovecraft’s short story first published in Pulp magazine in 1925. The story tells of a German U-boat officer named Altberg-Ehrenstein during World War I. After sinking a British freighter, the German U-boat crew finds an ancient, carved, ivory pendant on the body of a dead British sailor. One of the officers decides to keep the carving and soon after, members of the crew begin to go mad.
Concert tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students; they are available through the WYO Theater box office. More information can be found at WhitneyArts.org.

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
9
Fri
Cowboys in Concert @ WYO Theater
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Andy Nelson and Brenn Hill — Cowboys in Concert — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7 p.m. Friday.

Hill is a singer/songwriter, while Nelson is an energetic and high-spirited cowboy poet. Together they bring the Western way of life to the stage.

Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084.

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

Jun
10
Sat
Hay Daze @ Buckshot Saloon
Jun 10 all-day

RANCHESTER — The Buckshot Saloon in Ranchester will host Hay Daze on Saturday.

The inaugural event will begin with a parade through Ranchester at 10 a.m.

The event will also include Kona Ice, booths for children, food and drink specials.

The InstaGators and Tris Munsick and the Innocents will perform, with music starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Buckshot Saloon is located at 719 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

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
17
Sat
American Legion jam session @ American Legion
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion will have a jam session Saturday at the post home from 7-11 p.m.

Mountain Rose will perform at the facility located at 137 N. Brooks St.

Jun
18
Sun
Big Horn Mountain Polka Club
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Just Us Two of Billings, Montana, will provide the music. 

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

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.

Jul
2
Sun
Band at Kendrick Park @ Kendrick Park
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band from Colorado Springs, Colorado, will perform a free concert in Kendrick Park on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free and is part of the group’s Independence Day Celebration Tour through South Dakota and Wyoming. The concert is open to the public.

The afternoon will feature a diverse repertoire that celebrates the patriotic spirit of the American people and the Air Force’s 70th birthday, and will pay special tribute to veterans.

The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band represents the Air Force Academy, the leading institution for educating, training and inspiring men and women to become officers of character. The Concert Band is composed of 55 active duty Air Force professionals and is one of nine Academy Band ensembles.

Aug
1
Tue
Antiracism series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A local group calling itself Real Resistance Wyoming has organized a series of summer programs meant to combat racism.

Each of the events is free and open to the public. The final event in the series is set for Tuesday and will focus on contemporary voices. The group will discuss “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nahisi Coates and read selections from Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

For additional information, contact Josh Hanson at 307-461-1293. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
7
Mon
Eclipse, full moon program
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host a series of programs on the upcoming solar eclipse and a viewing party for the full moon next week.

On Aug. 7, the program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at the Story Branch Library.

At 8:30 p.m., the state historic site will host a full moon and night sky viewing party.

The programs will be led by Samantha Ogden, program coordinator for the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie. Her programs will focus on the science of eclipse and how to safely view them.

Those planning to attend the viewing party at the fort are asked to bring a chair or blanket, binoculars and bug spray.

Apr
30
Sun
Lions Club organizes concert @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lions Club has organized a fundraising concert for April 30 at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature the band Yesterdayze, a band that features music from the ‘60s.

The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Tickets cost $10 apiece. For additional information or tickets, call 751-6800.

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

May
4
Thu
SheridanAires to perform this week @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday and Friday.

A 1:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for each day and will include an array of songs.

The cost is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

May
5
Fri
SheridanAires to perform this week @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday and Friday.

A 1:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for each day and will include an array of songs.

The cost is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

SC Symphony Orchestra to perform Friday @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman will conduct the Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra in a concert set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Friday.

The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

For additional information, see whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
6
Sat
SC Choral Department to perform @ Whitney Center for the Arts
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Choral Department will present Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” works by John Rutter and other music on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Gene Sager will serve as conductor for the choir.

For additional information, see whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
9
Tue
SC bands to offer outdoor concert @ Sheridan College
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College bands will perform in an outdoor concert Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The event will also include an ice cream social, and will take place at the Whitney Mall.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
10
Wed
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.

Sheridan County Youth Chorale to perform Wednesday @ WYO Theater
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorale will perform with the Sagebrush Folk Dancers on Wednesday at the WYO Theater.

The show, entitled “Turn the World Around,” will feature songs celebrating the sights and sounds from around the world. The dancers will offer traditional dances from around the world.

Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Children age 12 and under get in for $3 apiece.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main 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
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
23
Tue
SHS band concert @ Sheridan High School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform a pops concert Tuesday a 7 p.m.

The concert will be the last for the band of the 2016-2017 school year.

It will take place in the auditorium at Sheridan High School, located at 1056 Long Drive.

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.

‘Allegiance’ to show at the WYO @ WYO Theater
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a showing of “Allegiance” on May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The film is a version of a Broadway musical about a family living through the Japanese internment in the U.S. during World War II.

Tickets are $11.75 apiece and are available at the WYO Theater box office or website, wyotheater.com. A daytime showing is also planned for junior high and high school students.

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

Jun
3
Sat
Wyoming Baroque concert @ Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will celebrate art and music Friday with a concert by Wyoming Baroque.
Wyoming Baroque brings together nationally-known artists specializing in historically informed performances of 17th and 18th century repertoire as well contemporary compositions featuring instruments built to the same specifications. While the performers are based throughout the country, the ensemble is in residence at Sheridan College.
The concert will feature a brand new work, “The Temple,” by Sheridan’s own Mark Elliot Bergman. The Temple is based upon a H.P. Lovecraft’s short story first published in Pulp magazine in 1925. The story tells of a German U-boat officer named Altberg-Ehrenstein during World War I. After sinking a British freighter, the German U-boat crew finds an ancient, carved, ivory pendant on the body of a dead British sailor. One of the officers decides to keep the carving and soon after, members of the crew begin to go mad.
Concert tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students; they are available through the WYO Theater box office. More information can be found at WhitneyArts.org.

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
9
Fri
Cowboys in Concert @ WYO Theater
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Andy Nelson and Brenn Hill — Cowboys in Concert — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7 p.m. Friday.

Hill is a singer/songwriter, while Nelson is an energetic and high-spirited cowboy poet. Together they bring the Western way of life to the stage.

Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084.

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

Jun
10
Sat
Hay Daze @ Buckshot Saloon
Jun 10 all-day

RANCHESTER — The Buckshot Saloon in Ranchester will host Hay Daze on Saturday.

The inaugural event will begin with a parade through Ranchester at 10 a.m.

The event will also include Kona Ice, booths for children, food and drink specials.

The InstaGators and Tris Munsick and the Innocents will perform, with music starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Buckshot Saloon is located at 719 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

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
17
Sat
American Legion jam session @ American Legion
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion will have a jam session Saturday at the post home from 7-11 p.m.

Mountain Rose will perform at the facility located at 137 N. Brooks St.

Jun
18
Sun
Big Horn Mountain Polka Club
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Just Us Two of Billings, Montana, will provide the music. 

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

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.

Jul
2
Sun
Band at Kendrick Park @ Kendrick Park
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band from Colorado Springs, Colorado, will perform a free concert in Kendrick Park on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free and is part of the group’s Independence Day Celebration Tour through South Dakota and Wyoming. The concert is open to the public.

The afternoon will feature a diverse repertoire that celebrates the patriotic spirit of the American people and the Air Force’s 70th birthday, and will pay special tribute to veterans.

The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band represents the Air Force Academy, the leading institution for educating, training and inspiring men and women to become officers of character. The Concert Band is composed of 55 active duty Air Force professionals and is one of nine Academy Band ensembles.

Aug
1
Tue
Antiracism series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A local group calling itself Real Resistance Wyoming has organized a series of summer programs meant to combat racism.

Each of the events is free and open to the public. The final event in the series is set for Tuesday and will focus on contemporary voices. The group will discuss “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nahisi Coates and read selections from Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

For additional information, contact Josh Hanson at 307-461-1293. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
7
Mon
Eclipse, full moon program
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host a series of programs on the upcoming solar eclipse and a viewing party for the full moon next week.

On Aug. 7, the program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at the Story Branch Library.

At 8:30 p.m., the state historic site will host a full moon and night sky viewing party.

The programs will be led by Samantha Ogden, program coordinator for the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie. Her programs will focus on the science of eclipse and how to safely view them.

Those planning to attend the viewing party at the fort are asked to bring a chair or blanket, binoculars and bug spray.