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 biggest zucchini contest, ugliest tomato contest, and an Eric Richard Stone acoustic performance.
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 and Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet 6 p.m. Thursday. This is a free program and will be held in the Le Gourmet Room at the Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu, but is not required. Following dinner, Sheridan resident Scott Burgan will speak about the survey conducted this summer on the tipi rings near buffalo jump at Piney Creek, which was excavated by Dr. George Frison in 1965. Reservations are not necessary and the Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan Fulmer Library will host the Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short on Thursday in the Inner Circle from 7-8 p.m. The concert, “Around the World in 30 Instruments” features traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, tinwhistles, recorders, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, north Indian sitar, Andean charango, medieval psaltery, banjo, bodhran, guitar, percussion and even a Krumhorn. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN— Wyoming Historical Author Karen Schutte will have a book signing at the Sheridan Stationery Book Store on Friday from 3-5 p.m. Schutte is releasing her third book, “Flesh on the Bone”, this fall and it is now available. For more information call Sheridan Stationery at 674-8080 or visit them at 206 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN—Two National art exhibitions open in Sheridan this September: “Scenes in the City,” and “Celebrating Wyoming’s Wilderness,” showing at the SAGE Gallery on Main Street and Sagebrush Art Center. The “Scenes in the City” show, sponsored by the City of Sheridan and SAGE, opens Sept. 2 at the SAGE Main Street Gallery, located in the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 171 Main St. Juror Danna Hildebrand, a former Sheridan resident and Sheridan College art instructor, will award a $1000 prize for “Best of Show” at the opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5-7 p.m. “Celebrating Wyoming’s Wilderness” will be at the Sagebrush Art Center’s front gallery, located at 201 E. Fifth St., with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5-7 p.m.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest on Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. Watch competing teams in action, vote for the People’s Choice Award and dance to live music by “Little Goose.” On Saturday morning, from 8-10 a.m. you can watch the contestants turn in their entries to the judges. For more information call Tye Bach at 751-1600.
SHERIDAN— Powder Horn Kadies Golf Association and Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation are teaming up for two fundraisers next week. The events benefit medical advancements for Sheridan Hospital, or M.A.S.H. On Friday at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds, there will be live music by Sidetrack, a buffet dinner from Big Horn Mountain Caterers, plus auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and you can get them by calling 673-2417. On Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Powder Horn golf course, there will be an 18-hole women’s scramble. No handicap required and tee time is 8 a.m. For more infor go to www.sheridanhospital.org or call 673-2417.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the host for “Sludge Trudge”, a 5k muddy obstacle run on Saturday. Competitive waves start at 9 a.m. with non-competitive waves from 10a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The kids race is at 1:30 p.m. with a harvest festival dinner at 7 p.m. If you plan to stay all day, bring lawn chairs, clean clothes, shoes and a towel. Outdoor showers will be provided. There will be food vendors, live music, a beer garden, and muddy exhibits. You can register at www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=1862.
SHERIDAN— More than 200 people from throughout Sheridan and Buffalo are expected to participate in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 6. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and AFSP Wyoming by helping to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025. The Sheridan County Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 360 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held this fall nationwide. The walks are expected to unite more than 100,000 walkers nationally and raise more than $12 million for suicide prevention efforts. The Sheridan County community walk will begin at Grinnell Plaza from 9-10 a.m. for registration and end at approximately noon. The Sheridan walk will have speaker, Shaun Damico, who will also be performing. There will be art projects including chalk art and memory rocks, a memory board for those who would like to share pictures of their loved ones, breakfast and coffee for volunteers prior to the walk and lunch for participants following the walk. For those interested in participating, or already registered, who may not be able to physically endure the walk route, there will be the opportunity to travel the last leg of the walk back into the square as the group returns. A private tent will also be available for those who feel as though they need mental health assistance and referral information. For more information call Sydney Rowe at 307-620-9995.
SHERIDAN— All five-year-olds in the community are invited to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual 5-Year-Old Birthday Party on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the hospital. The birthday party will be held on the back cafeteria patio area at the hospital from 10-11 a.m. All children born in 2009 are invited to attend with their parents. Other siblings are also welcome to join in the fun. Parents may park in employee parking in back of the hospital building. All five-year olds will be given prizes and a special grand prize will be awarded at 10:45 a.m. The Shriner clowns will be on hand with their fire engine to give rides. There will also be face painting and balloons. Children can enjoy popcorn, cookies and other treats. Invitations to the party are being distributed around town and sent home with area Kindergartners. The Hospital Auxiliary has sponsored this event since 1959. The party was first held that year to celebrate the 5th birthday of all babies born during the new hospital building’s first year: 1954. For more information call Cecile Pattinson, 672-1017.