Calendar

Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

VA to host community forum Thursday @ Sheridan VAHCS
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a community forum Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium located at its the campus in Sheridan.

Organizers have invited all veterans and those who care for and advocate for veterans in Sheridan and Johnson counties to the event.

Warren Hill, the interim medical center director, will provide a brief update on the Sheridan VAHCS and take questions from those in attendance.

Representatives from the Veterans Benefits Administration, Suicide Prevention Program, Transitional Care Management Program, Patient Education, Enrollment/Eligibility Office, Patient Advocate, Human Resources and the VA Choice Program will also be available to answer questions from attendees.

For more information, email the public affairs office at shepublicaffairs@va.gov or call 675-3262.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College. 

Dec
12
Mon
Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration
Dec 12 @ 7:34 pm – 8:34 pm

UCROSS — On Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., Ucross Foundation will present its fourth annual community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross. 

Festivities will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center and will feature Christmas music sung by the Buffalo Balladiers and a reading by bestselling writer Craig Johnson.

The event will include crafts for children and light refreshments. The evening will culminate with fireworks by Bruce Burns and the lighting of thousands of lights on trees throughout the park. Powder River Energy Corporation has provided volunteer help with the Christmas tree lights. The celebration is open to the public at no charge.

In the spirit of Christmas, the Ucross Foundation invites those planning to attend to bring canned and non-perishable food items for families in need. The donated items will be distributed to several of the local community food pantries.

The Raymond Plank Creative Center and the Park at Ucross are located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 16, about 10 miles east of Clearmont. For additional information, call 307-737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

Dec
13
Tue
Christmas concerts planned for Dec. 13-16 @ muiltiple venues
Dec 13 – Dec 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of upcoming concerts planned at local schools.

Dec. 13

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, 6 p.m. 

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

• Big Horn music department, 7 p.m., Big Horn High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School choir, 

• Tongue River Middle School choir, 6 p.m.

Dec. 15

• Sagebrush Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Story School, 6 p.m.

• Sheridan High School band, 7 p.m., Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS

• Tongue River Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16

• Highland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec. 20

• Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Number of school holiday concerts set for Dec. 13
Dec 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of concerts planned for Dec. 13 at local schools.

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, time not immediately available

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

 
Dec
14
Wed
Next ‘Conversations in History’ set for Wednesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Casual Conversations in History will take place Wednesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The program will focus on the origin of various sayings.

It is free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Dec
17
Sat
It’s tuba time in Sheridan County @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

SHERIDAN — The 17th annual Tuba Christmas in Sheridan will take place Saturday. Registration will begin at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall at 9:15 a.m., and rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to bring a music stand if they have one.

All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are cordially invited to attend.

There is a $10 registration fee, and books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase.

The registration fee goes directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas worldwide.

The Tuba Christmas band typically involves local musicians, although some performers have come from as far away as Montana, Idaho, South Dakota and Colorado. High school and college players are welcome to join the band, as are adult musicians.

A concert of traditional Christmas carols, free of charge, will be held at the Holiday Inn atrium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The public is encouraged to take a little time out of this busy season and enjoy the concert.  

Created by Harvey Phillips, Tuba Christmas 2016 concerts will be presented in more than 290 cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

Phillips was inspired to create Tuba Christmas as an annual event honoring his mentor and teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell. 

Ariel Downing and Dale Hoffmann are local Tuba Christmas coordinators. The tuba-euphonium ensemble will be conducted by local tubist Ariel Downing, and by Richard Parmer, from Northwest Community College in Powell. 

 
Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

Dec
18
Sun
BHCHS to gather Sunday in Big Horn @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by a program.

Cynde Georgen will discuss the Trail End State Historic Site’s upcoming exhibit, which will focus on the U.S. entry into World War I. The exhibit will explore what life was like in a small town during the “war to end all wars” and will include letters written by farmers, cowboys and clerks from small Western towns.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located 314 S. Second St.

Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Story Branch Library
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

 
Dec
20
Tue
Senior Center to host bluegrass, burgers Tuesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass jam session Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

During the jam, $2 burgers will also be available.

This month’s jam will feature a Christmas party and dance. All musicians and vocalists are invited to take a chair on stage.

Each musician takes turns choosing and leading the group in a song of his or her choice. 

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St. in Sheridan.

Dec
21
Wed
Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Clearmont Branch Library
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan @ WYO Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie.

While the group has had success on its own, The Ten Tenors have also performed alongside music legends such as Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson and Christina Aguilera.

“So many people, particularly men, turn up to a show, having been dragged by their wives, arms folded, thinking they’re going to watch us croon to the ladies and serve up yet another watery classical-crossover show,” long-serving member of The Ten Tenors Scott Muller said. “Not too far into the show they realize we are a group of down-to-earth Aussie blokes, that have power and guts in our performance and they leave not only pleasantly surprised, but fans themselves.”

The Ten Tenors include Adrian Li Donni, Cameron Barclay, Florian Voss, Jared Newall, JD Smith, Jordan Pollard, Michael Edwards, Paul Gelsumini, Sam Roberts-Smith and Virgilio Marino.

Band members include Benjamin Kiehne on the piano, David Orr on the guitar and Trent Bryson-Dean on drums.

Each year the WYO Theater brings a variety of shows to Sheridan audiences. The nonprofit has a programming committee that sorts through a number of possible selections for any given season.

The Ten Tenors made the cut as a show committee members and Executive Director Erin Butler thought the community would enjoy.

In addition, this holiday season, the WYO Theater will host “Bad Billy’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The show will be performed Thursday through Sunday. The shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mars Theater.  Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 22, the WYO Theater will present the annual “A Munsick Family Christmas.” The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Plan to attend?

What: The Ten Tenors, an Australian music ensemble

When: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: WYO Theater

Cost: $45 for adults, seniors and military members and $42.50 for students

Dec
22
Thu
Join the tradition of a Munsick Family Christmas @ WYO Theater
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will once again host the annual Munsick Family Christmas performance on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The tight fitting family dynamics that join a story to a song are delivered in a way that makes a connection inside the hearts of young and old. Expect music from near and far wrapped up by tight harmonies in a style that can best be described as Western Americana.

Tickets cost $23 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

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

Jan
5
Thu
Senior Center to host bird discussions @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will celebrate National Bird Day on Jan. 5 with discussions from local birding enthusiasts.

Beginning at 10 a.m. in the center’s dining room, Dirlene Wheeler and Chuck Bailey will discuss the recent Christmas Bird Counts and birding for beginners.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jan
7
Sat
Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 7 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Verdi’s “Nabucco” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

“Nabucco” is a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco).

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084. 

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

4-H Expo planned for Saturday @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H will host an expo Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.

Those planning to attend will learn about all of the projects available to 4-H participants — interactive projects, small animals, demonstrations and more.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

 
Jan
10
Tue
SJHS band to perform concert @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will perform a concert Jan. 10 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Jan
11
Wed
Local congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA Whitney Room.

DeAnna Kay, field representative for U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi; Brianna Buckingham, field representative for Sen. John Barrasso; and Jackie King, deputy district director for U.S. Rep Liz Cheney are scheduled to attend.

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Kay, Buckingham and King on an individual basis to discuss issues or their views, questions or concerns regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to the congressional delegation.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact:

• Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268;

• Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456; or

• Cheney’s Sheridan office at 307-673-4608.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jan
12
Thu
SJHS choir to perform @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will perform a concert Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

 
Jan
13
Fri
Enroll Wyoming session planned for Friday @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center will host an Enroll Wyoming session for Sheridan County residents lacking health insurance coverage. 

The session will take place Friday from 8-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. 

Community members who need help finding health insurance of learning about health insurance options are encouraged to drop in during the designated time for one-on-one assistance.

Those who are unable to attend the session can call 2-1-1 or see healthcare.gov for assistance. 

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jan
14
Sat
The Bills to perform at Mars Theater @ WYO Theater
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bills will perform at the Mars Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bills have earned two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards. They are known for their acoustic talents in the folk and roots genre. 

Tickets for the event cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students. Tickets are available at wyotheater.com, at the WYO Theater box office or at 672-9084.

The Mars Theater is located in the WYO Theater at 42 N. Main St.

Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

VA to host community forum Thursday @ Sheridan VAHCS
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a community forum Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium located at its the campus in Sheridan.

Organizers have invited all veterans and those who care for and advocate for veterans in Sheridan and Johnson counties to the event.

Warren Hill, the interim medical center director, will provide a brief update on the Sheridan VAHCS and take questions from those in attendance.

Representatives from the Veterans Benefits Administration, Suicide Prevention Program, Transitional Care Management Program, Patient Education, Enrollment/Eligibility Office, Patient Advocate, Human Resources and the VA Choice Program will also be available to answer questions from attendees.

For more information, email the public affairs office at shepublicaffairs@va.gov or call 675-3262.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College. 

Dec
12
Mon
Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration
Dec 12 @ 7:34 pm – 8:34 pm

UCROSS — On Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., Ucross Foundation will present its fourth annual community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross. 

Festivities will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center and will feature Christmas music sung by the Buffalo Balladiers and a reading by bestselling writer Craig Johnson.

The event will include crafts for children and light refreshments. The evening will culminate with fireworks by Bruce Burns and the lighting of thousands of lights on trees throughout the park. Powder River Energy Corporation has provided volunteer help with the Christmas tree lights. The celebration is open to the public at no charge.

In the spirit of Christmas, the Ucross Foundation invites those planning to attend to bring canned and non-perishable food items for families in need. The donated items will be distributed to several of the local community food pantries.

The Raymond Plank Creative Center and the Park at Ucross are located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 16, about 10 miles east of Clearmont. For additional information, call 307-737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

Dec
13
Tue
Christmas concerts planned for Dec. 13-16 @ muiltiple venues
Dec 13 – Dec 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of upcoming concerts planned at local schools.

Dec. 13

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, 6 p.m. 

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

• Big Horn music department, 7 p.m., Big Horn High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School choir, 

• Tongue River Middle School choir, 6 p.m.

Dec. 15

• Sagebrush Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Story School, 6 p.m.

• Sheridan High School band, 7 p.m., Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS

• Tongue River Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16

• Highland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec. 20

• Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Number of school holiday concerts set for Dec. 13
Dec 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of concerts planned for Dec. 13 at local schools.

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, time not immediately available

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

 
Dec
14
Wed
Next ‘Conversations in History’ set for Wednesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Casual Conversations in History will take place Wednesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The program will focus on the origin of various sayings.

It is free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Dec
17
Sat
It’s tuba time in Sheridan County @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

SHERIDAN — The 17th annual Tuba Christmas in Sheridan will take place Saturday. Registration will begin at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall at 9:15 a.m., and rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to bring a music stand if they have one.

All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are cordially invited to attend.

There is a $10 registration fee, and books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase.

The registration fee goes directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas worldwide.

The Tuba Christmas band typically involves local musicians, although some performers have come from as far away as Montana, Idaho, South Dakota and Colorado. High school and college players are welcome to join the band, as are adult musicians.

A concert of traditional Christmas carols, free of charge, will be held at the Holiday Inn atrium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The public is encouraged to take a little time out of this busy season and enjoy the concert.  

Created by Harvey Phillips, Tuba Christmas 2016 concerts will be presented in more than 290 cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

Phillips was inspired to create Tuba Christmas as an annual event honoring his mentor and teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell. 

Ariel Downing and Dale Hoffmann are local Tuba Christmas coordinators. The tuba-euphonium ensemble will be conducted by local tubist Ariel Downing, and by Richard Parmer, from Northwest Community College in Powell. 

 
Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

Dec
18
Sun
BHCHS to gather Sunday in Big Horn @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by a program.

Cynde Georgen will discuss the Trail End State Historic Site’s upcoming exhibit, which will focus on the U.S. entry into World War I. The exhibit will explore what life was like in a small town during the “war to end all wars” and will include letters written by farmers, cowboys and clerks from small Western towns.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located 314 S. Second St.

Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Story Branch Library
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

 
Dec
20
Tue
Senior Center to host bluegrass, burgers Tuesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass jam session Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

During the jam, $2 burgers will also be available.

This month’s jam will feature a Christmas party and dance. All musicians and vocalists are invited to take a chair on stage.

Each musician takes turns choosing and leading the group in a song of his or her choice. 

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St. in Sheridan.

Dec
21
Wed
Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Clearmont Branch Library
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan @ WYO Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie.

While the group has had success on its own, The Ten Tenors have also performed alongside music legends such as Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson and Christina Aguilera.

“So many people, particularly men, turn up to a show, having been dragged by their wives, arms folded, thinking they’re going to watch us croon to the ladies and serve up yet another watery classical-crossover show,” long-serving member of The Ten Tenors Scott Muller said. “Not too far into the show they realize we are a group of down-to-earth Aussie blokes, that have power and guts in our performance and they leave not only pleasantly surprised, but fans themselves.”

The Ten Tenors include Adrian Li Donni, Cameron Barclay, Florian Voss, Jared Newall, JD Smith, Jordan Pollard, Michael Edwards, Paul Gelsumini, Sam Roberts-Smith and Virgilio Marino.

Band members include Benjamin Kiehne on the piano, David Orr on the guitar and Trent Bryson-Dean on drums.

Each year the WYO Theater brings a variety of shows to Sheridan audiences. The nonprofit has a programming committee that sorts through a number of possible selections for any given season.

The Ten Tenors made the cut as a show committee members and Executive Director Erin Butler thought the community would enjoy.

In addition, this holiday season, the WYO Theater will host “Bad Billy’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The show will be performed Thursday through Sunday. The shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mars Theater.  Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 22, the WYO Theater will present the annual “A Munsick Family Christmas.” The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Plan to attend?

What: The Ten Tenors, an Australian music ensemble

When: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: WYO Theater

Cost: $45 for adults, seniors and military members and $42.50 for students

Dec
22
Thu
Join the tradition of a Munsick Family Christmas @ WYO Theater
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will once again host the annual Munsick Family Christmas performance on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The tight fitting family dynamics that join a story to a song are delivered in a way that makes a connection inside the hearts of young and old. Expect music from near and far wrapped up by tight harmonies in a style that can best be described as Western Americana.

Tickets cost $23 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

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

Jan
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Senior Center to host bird discussions @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will celebrate National Bird Day on Jan. 5 with discussions from local birding enthusiasts.

Beginning at 10 a.m. in the center’s dining room, Dirlene Wheeler and Chuck Bailey will discuss the recent Christmas Bird Counts and birding for beginners.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jan
7
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Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 7 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Verdi’s “Nabucco” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

“Nabucco” is a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco).

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084. 

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

4-H Expo planned for Saturday @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H will host an expo Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.

Those planning to attend will learn about all of the projects available to 4-H participants — interactive projects, small animals, demonstrations and more.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

 
Jan
10
Tue
SJHS band to perform concert @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will perform a concert Jan. 10 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Jan
11
Wed
Local congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA Whitney Room.

DeAnna Kay, field representative for U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi; Brianna Buckingham, field representative for Sen. John Barrasso; and Jackie King, deputy district director for U.S. Rep Liz Cheney are scheduled to attend.

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Kay, Buckingham and King on an individual basis to discuss issues or their views, questions or concerns regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to the congressional delegation.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact:

• Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268;

• Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456; or

• Cheney’s Sheridan office at 307-673-4608.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jan
12
Thu
SJHS choir to perform @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will perform a concert Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

 
Jan
13
Fri
Enroll Wyoming session planned for Friday @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center will host an Enroll Wyoming session for Sheridan County residents lacking health insurance coverage. 

The session will take place Friday from 8-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. 

Community members who need help finding health insurance of learning about health insurance options are encouraged to drop in during the designated time for one-on-one assistance.

Those who are unable to attend the session can call 2-1-1 or see healthcare.gov for assistance. 

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jan
14
Sat
The Bills to perform at Mars Theater @ WYO Theater
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bills will perform at the Mars Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bills have earned two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards. They are known for their acoustic talents in the folk and roots genre. 

Tickets for the event cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students. Tickets are available at wyotheater.com, at the WYO Theater box office or at 672-9084.

The Mars Theater is located in the WYO Theater at 42 N. Main St.

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