The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library. This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call 684-9331. The library is located at 171 North Adams Ave., Buffalo.
The Sheridan Public Arts Committee and the Sheridan Artists’ Guild have partnered to offer a presentation and workshop on fundraising. Jack Miller of the Miller Group will lead “Fundraising: why and how” tomorrow at the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room. Commencing at 1:30 p.m., Miller will give an overview of fundraising in America and discuss topics including how to organize for success, techniques for fundraising, steps for creating a multiple year campaign and keeping track of pledges and mailing lists. Miller is a nationally recognized strategist and lecturer with 45 years of experience as a management consultant in philanthropy. The workshop is free but donations will be accepted to help off-set the cost of the guest speaker. For more information or to register call Beth Holsinger at 752-1603. The Community Room is located at the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue.
First Light Children’s Center will host a community open house on Thursday.
Celebrating their second anniversary, the public is invited to help them “March into Year 3” from 5:30-7 p.m.
Birthday cake will be served as well as samples of the healthy lunches the children at the center receive from Volunteers of America’s Catering for a Cause.
Activities will also include tours of the facility, a staff meet-and-greet and the opportunity to learn more about the Highscope Curriculum taught at the school.
First Light is located at 366 E. Brundage St.
For more information see www.firstlightsheridan.com.
The Seventh biennial Big Horn Elementary All-Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum will open Thursday.
A reception will be held by the BHE Home and School Association on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All members of the community are invited to this free event.
The show will run through March 30 with no admission charged.
For more information call the school at 672-3497 or the museum at 672-3173.
The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn.
The Arvada Elementary students will host a concert tomorrow at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada. Commencing at 7 p.m. the students will present “The Blue Dog Blues.” the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” project they have been working on in art class. The community center is located in the old school at 5 Upper Powder River Road. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension 107.
The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend.
This free event is open to all with no reservations required.
The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations.
The public is invited to come and see what goes on at the museum when the galleries are closed.
Attendees will see how employees take down old exhibits, care for the items entrusted to the museum and prepare new items and galleries for new exhibits.
There will also be Tidbit activities for children and parents.
Tidbit, the SCM Mouse, can be found in each exhibit at the museum and likes to share fun tales and treasures of Sheridan County’s history and children ages 5 to 10 are invited to attend with their parent or guardian for a variety of activities.
The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle, off of the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90.
For more information call 675-1150.
The Clearmont Elementary students will perform a concert on Thursday. “Blue Dog Blues” will commence at 7 p.m. in the gym of the school. The theme of the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” art project they have been working on in art class. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension 107. The school is located at 1601 Meade Ave, Clearmont.
From staff reports
SHERIDAN¬— The Sheridan College will hold their next Youth Garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to check on the garden and learn how to care for the plants that are growing. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves, and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is limited so please RSVP to Ami Erickson at 674-6446 extension 3104.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. 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. 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 see www.downtownsheridan.org.
SHERIDAN— The annual Museum Day is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 909 W. Ramshorn St., Dubois. Museum Day is sponsored by the Dubois Museum and the Dubois Museum Association and features children’s games, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, and crafts and demonstrations.