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.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Police Department’s Rescue 911 Heroes will hold a blood drive Friday.
The bloodmobile will be at 45 W. 12th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments are strongly recommended. You can make an appointment by logging onto www.bloodhero.com sponsor code: rescue or by calling 1-800-365-4450.
Walk-ins are welcome and all blood types are needed except for AB blood types.
BIG HORN— The first annual Big Horn Market will be Saturday, Aug. 30th from 9a.m.-2 p.m. Collette Eliason has been working with the Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile to participate through great food and music. Although the event is small, there is a nice variety of participants from local artists paintings, pottery, baked goods (gluten free), home goods, locally made bath and body items, face-painting, wagon rides, locally grown vegetables and kids’ activities. Big Horn Heritage Days will also bring live music to the Big Horn Smokehouse Friday and Saturday night. For more information call Collette Eliason at 752-3764.
SHERIDAN— The annual Don King Days is set to kick off Saturday, Aug. 30 with the World Champion Blacksmiths Contest. The gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday for the contest. On Sunday, the introduction of ropers, riders, players and horses will be at 11 a.m. with the Calcutta beginning at noon. Don King Days events will follow with live entertainment at the club house by Paul Bogart. On Monday, gates will open at 9 a.m. for the blacksmith’s contest and Don King Days events will begin at noon. For more information call the Big Horn Equestrian Center at 307-673-0454.
SHERIDAN— Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop on fall planters Saturday, Aug. 30.
At 10 a.m. Jessica Bohnsack will guide participants through switching out their old summer pots, and replanting them with fall plants.
Attendees are asked to bring in their summer planters, dispose of them in Landon’s green waste container, and then have the opportunity to purchase new soil and fall plants.
There will be a fee for soil and plants used.
Because space is limited, Landon’s requests a pre-registration by calling 672-8340. You can also stop by Landon’s Greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Dr.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College Art Department will open its inaugural Spear-O-Wigwam artist residency and art student intensive program Sunday.
The residency will run through Sept. 7 and will feature University of Akron professor Charles Beneke as the first resident artist. Beneke was invited by the Sheridan College Art Department faculty.
This year Sheridan College art students will be creating and binding sketchbooks to complete a project on space, place and travel, said Jason Lanka, a Sheridan College art faculty member.
“It will be an amazing experience for our students and faculty,” Lanka said. This new program has been supported by the Sheridan College Foundation, Sheridan College and the staff off the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus, Lanka said.
SHERIDAN— The People Assistance Food Bank are celebrating their 10th birthday on Monday. Join them at Albertson’s on Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cake, prizes, and giveaways. Albertson’s is located at 1865 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Dan Lick at 672-7950.