BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.
Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.
For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.
SHERIDAN— Pedigree and GreaterGood have teamed up to give selected shelters across the nation a makeover.
The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been selected to receive renovation, and needs volunteers to help finish the project.
The renovations will begin Aug. 23 and 24 at 9 a.m.
Volunteers can sign up online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sheridandogandcatshelter.
For more information call Katie Volney at 612-333-1723.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Community Blood Drive will be on Monday from Noon – 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The blood drive will take place in the ballroom at the Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 Main St. There is an emergency need for the O negative and O positive blood types.
Appointments are strongly recommended, but are not necessary. To schedule, go to www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: sheridan, or call United Blood Services at 1-800-365-4450.
All blood types are needed except for the AB blood types.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College math department will host its annual math “Boot Camp” workshop on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This workshop will be in room 203 in the Whitney Building and is free and open to Sheridan College students.
Additionally, Sheridan College offers academic support in the Tutoring Center and Math Center.
For more information about the math workshops, contact J. Araas at 674-6446, ext. 3103, or email at email@example.com. To register for classes, call 674-6446, ext. 2000.
SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a picnic on the top of Bonneville Pass overlooking the DuNoir Recommended Wilderness area.
On Saturday, hikers will enjoy their lunch while overlooking volcanic cliffs and scenic meadow.s
Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The hike will be approximately six miles roundtrip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN— Blacktooth Brewing will host a non-profit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort McKenzie High School students. 50/50 tickets will be sold and Thrivent Builds will provide free hotdogs. Music by Canary Joe. For more information call Blacktooth Brewing at 675-2337.
SHERIDAN— The Cloud Peak chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Dwight French. A steak fry and potluck will be served. Jim Pratt, the treasurer for the State Backcountry board will be there to answer questions. To be included in the head count or for directions contact Dwight French at 674-8239.
BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.
At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014.
Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks.
The next session will be circuit by the A.J. Sare at Thorne-Rider Park.
A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.
SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza.
From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted.
This week’s activities include Trippin’ for Biscuits and a Zucchini Derby.
Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or visit sheridanfarmersmarket.org online.