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SHERIDAN— Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” Saturday from 8-10 a.m. All ages and abilities welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah at 763-0976
SHERIDAN— CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is having their third trimester volunteer training. Designed originally to serve children and adults with special needs with Therapeutic Riding, the CHAPS program has expanded to offer equine assisted activities and equine facilitated learning for Veterans from the Sheridan VA Medical Center and at-risk youth from Fort MacKenzie High School. The volunteer training will be on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. It will be held at the CHAPS barn at 501 Highway 14 East. For more information call 673-6161.
SHERIDAN— Purenergy Fitness is holding their third annual Sibley Lake Triathlon on Saturday, August 16 at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue. They have also added a duathlon to this year’s events. There will be prizes for men, women, and teams for both races as well as finisher’s mugs and swag bags. For more information, registration, and course map go to www.purenergygym.com
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 free hike in Devil’s Canyon Roadless Area. On Saturday, retired DEQ ecologist Jack Smith will lead hikers along the rim of Devil’s Canyon into Bucking Mule Basin. For more information and to sign up for the hike, contact Chase at 672-2751 or email at email@example.com
SHERIDAN — Local musician and music therapist Michele Folster will give a free public presentation on music therapy. Folster will be at the Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday, August 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. The presentation will include an explanation of what music therapy is, its history, and who it can help. For more information, please call the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN— Senator Mike Enzi, and his wife Diana, are hosting ice cream socials in 21 communities over the next three weeks. The events are free and open to the public. Senator Enzi will be Sheridan Sunday, August 17. From 12-1 p.m. at the Monument Shelter in Kendrick Park, 820 Beaver St. “Ice cream socials have long been a part of our campaign tradition,” said Senator Enzi. “Diana and I look forward to serving up root beer floats and visiting with folks from every corner of our state over the next several weeks.” For more information contact the campaign at 307-514-6403.
SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., Sunday at 1 p.m. The Wyo Drifters will be playing polka, waltzs, two steps, and round dances. Free and open to the public. For questions call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN — The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is having their third summer lecture Saturday, August 17 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on Ernest Hemingway from Valerie Hemingway. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information please call Julie Davidson at 674-6446 extension 8350.
SHERIDAN — The next and final offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space is limited to 24 children so pre-registration is requested. For more information or to register call 675-1150. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN — The next and final Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Zac Hacker Band from Nashville. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available. For more information on the concert call David Kuzara at 751-7960.
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 fitness by the YMCA at Washington 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— Sheridan County School District 1 is having a potluck picnic Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
Those who wish to attend should bring a dish to share, a chair and something to drink to Scott Park in Dayton.
For more information call Myke at 307-672-9190.
SHERIDAN—Affective neuroscience researcher and educator Mary Helen Immordino-Yang present a talk at Sheridan College. Titled “Me, my “self” and you: Neurobiology of self and social emotion in learning”, the lecture will be on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Immordino-Yang was named a “Rising Star” by the Association of Psychological Science in 2011 and was the inaugural recipient of the Award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience. This event has been made possible by a partnership between Sheridan College Insight Series, Sheridan School Districts #1 & #2, the Kibbee Foundation for Children, The Homer & Mildred Scott Foundation. For more information call Linda Lawrence at 674-6446.
SHERIDAN— Registration is now open for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 21 and 22, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Wyoming Mental Health offices, 1701 W. Fifth St.
The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person. This class is free, however, space is limited so please contact Sydney Rowe at 620-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Rockin Jake will perform from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on the Main Stage and Canary Joe will perform at the same time on Loucks and Main Street.
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 — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m.
Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome.
This week’s class will be the final one of the summer and will feature yoga with Tracey.
For more information or to nominate a cause to promote contact Michele Fritz or Evelyn Ferrante at email@example.com. The studio is located in Journeys Center of Wellbeing at 37 S. Main St.
STORY— The annual Story Days will be held August 22-24 and it’s theme is “Pastimes in the Pines”.
There will be live music both Friday and Saturday night, run/walk/bike races, cook-offs, parade, vendors, plus many other events.
To register for the cook-off call Debbie Woody at 763-7199. To register for the run/walk/bike race go to www.wyorace.com. To be a food vendor or have an arts & crafts booth, call Tina Collett at (307) 621-0925.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Drifters will be playing Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Come dance to their music for free from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Arts Council presents their first concert of their “Classical Concert Series”. The Werner Chamber Quartet will play at First Baptist Church Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3179 Big Horn Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior and military, and $5 for students. For more information call Elaine Burke at 673-7321.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.