The Best of the West BBQ Fest committee will host a Fat Tuesday celebration to kick-off their fundraising season. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. complimentary appetizers and music by the Teka Brock Band will be provided at the Black Tooth Brewery. “Sundae cups” of coleslaw, baked beans and BBQ pork will be sold with all proceeds supporting the Best of the West BBQ Fest competition. The competition will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at Whitney Plaza. For more information about the competition or the Fat Tuesday party see www.bestofthewestbbqfest.com or call Tye Bach at 751-1600. The brewery is located at 312 Broadway St.
Akcita Win will host a program on Tuesday.
Commencing at 6 p.m. Diana Johnson, volunteer coordinator for the Historic Sheridan Inn will present “What’s happening at the Inn?”
The meeting will be held at Designing Dinners and food may be ordered off the menu but is not required to attend.
All members of the community are welcome to attend. Members of the organization are invited to take part in the secret sister program and secret sister assignments will be made at this meeting.
For more information call Jean Harm at 672-2240. To take part in the secret sister program call Jeri Randel whose information can be found in the membership packet.
Designing Dinners is located at 615 Broadway St.
The 2014 Wild West Wine Fest is coming March 7 to Warehouse 201. This annual primary fundraiser for the Downtown Sheridan Association will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening and present over 100 wines, beers and spirits to taste. Tickets are available now for $50 per person, which includes food, alcohol tastings, a complimentary tasting glass, a tasting booklet and a bidding number for the auction. The event will run from 6:30-9 p.m. at 201 Broadway St. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation contact the DSA online at downtownsheridan.org or by calling 672-8881.
The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference room. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information contact Lois Bell or Jane Perkins at 672-2240.
The United Methodist Women will host the annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church “March Gladness” will serve an all-you-can eat lunch for $7 a person. The proceeds will benefit the UMW mission projects. The church is located at 215 W. Works St.
The Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will host their annual Empty Bowl Event Thursday. The fundraising event serves attendees a simple dinner emulating what one might eat at a soup kitchen served in a handcrafted bowl and accompanied by music from Canary Joe, a silent auction, face painting for kids and more. Attendees keep their dinner bowls as reminders about homelessness. The event will run from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Tickets are available at the door for $25 per family, $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under five are free. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter. For more information call Angela Lockard at 672-0475. The Y is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
The local chapter of Trout Unlimited will host guest author, fly designer and fly tyer Charlie Craven on Thursday. At 6 p.m. at the Best Western, Cravens, a world renowned tyer from Boulder, Colo., will offer a demonstration of his fly tying techniques. The event is free and open to all but donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the guest fisherman. For more information call the Fly Shop of the Bighorns at 672-5866. The Best Western is located at 612 N. Main St.
A Stroke Awareness fundraiser on behalf of Troy Winder of the Sunset Cafe will be held at Tongue River Middle School on Friday. From 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria a soup and chili dinner will be served, a silent auction will be held and basket raffles will be offered. The cost of dinner is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 and younger. For more information call 751-4526. TRMS is located at 1251 Dayton St., Ranchester.
The Sheridan County 4-H club will host their annual carnival fundraiser on March 15. From 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall a chili supper, cake walk, dunk tank, duck darts, treasure hunt, and more food and activities will be offered. There is no cost to attend and all optional activities carry individual costs which will benefit the 4-H club. For more information contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980. The hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.
Sheridan College will host guest presenter Ben Anderson on Monday. Anderson, the author of “Breaking through,” “IQ of 63, so what!” and “Last one picked, so what!,” will present “My disability…an incredible journey.” The discussion will include dialogue relating to disabilities such as discrimination, getting an education and misdiagnosis. The discussion will be held in the Presentation Hall of the Whitney Building from 6-7:30 p.m. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. and the hall is room W136. For more information call SC at 674-6446 extension 2806.