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 Sheridan Senior Center will host “Celtic Sage” on Wednesday. The band will perform a free concert of seasonal music from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch may be ordered for a charge but is not necessary to attend the performance. Chicken enchiladas will be served. The concert and lunch are open to all. The senior center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information call Lois at 672-2240.
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.
The Historic Sheridan Inn is seeking volunteers. The new owners, Bob and Dana Townsend, will host a meet and greet on Wednesday to discuss volunteer opportunities available at the Inn. Volunteers must be 18 or older. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. at 856 Broadway St. Those interested in volunteering but unable to attend may submit their information to email@example.com or stop by the Inn during business hours. For more information email, stop by or call the Volunteer Coordinator Diana Johnson at 752-7656.
A show of original paintings in a variety of media created by local artist Tom Randazzo will be presented on the mezzanine of Sheridan Fulmer Public library. “Balance and texture” will present a wide variety of mixed media including wax and motor oil. An artist’s reception will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this free event. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
The Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association and the Wyoming Master Gardeners will host a 2014 joint horticultural conference Thursday through Saturday. The conference is open to all and will offer a variety of activities including conference sessions, workshops, Market Manager and Master Gardener training and a two day seed swap along with dinners and awards. Certain activities require pre-registration and registration fees. The conference will be held at the Best Western Sheridan Center and Sheridan College. The seed swap will be held Friday and Saturday. Everyone is welcome to share their successful seeds via dated and labeled bags divided in manageable numbers and distributed in zip lock bags or other airtight containers with growing instructions included. For a full agenda and registration information see www.wyomingfarmersmarkets.org.
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.
Throughout the month of March the SAGE Exhibit Gallery will feature life-long Sheridan area resident and colored pencil artist Dean States. “Seven Years Plus” will exhibit his drawings at the gallery located inside Sherian College Main Street. An artist’s reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. The gallery is located at 171 N. Main St. More of States’ work can be viewed at the Dean States Studio located at 637 W. Loucks 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.