SHERIDAN— The Koltiska pumpkin patch will be open for the season on Wednesday. This year is their tenth anniversary, and each purchaser will get a raffle ticket and they will draw for ten prizes. Cost is $6 to pick a pumpkin, and cost includes a wagon ride and refreshments. No dogs, please. Their hours will be Wednesday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon until 6 p.m. and they will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The last day they’ll be open will be Oct. 12. The patch is located at 120 Cat Creek Rd. For more information call 307-737-2272.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing various periods of American history. The dresses range from gowns to simple dresses that would have been worn by female slaves. For more information call Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN—The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced they will host the 2nd annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”. Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19 and 20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium will learn the latest early childhood research and will focus in particular on the development of children birth to three. Attendees will explore ways to apply new research within communities’ early childhood systems and empower them to imagine innovations that can improve outcomes for children and families in Wyoming. The symposium is open to all early childhood stakeholders including parents and families, early childhood caregivers and educators, K-12 school professionals, physical and mental health providers, and any members of your community interested in helping to make a difference for children and families in the earliest years. Cost of the symposium is $80 and includes meals and materials. To register, visit www.childrenandcommunity.net. Registration is now open. A variety of professional development credits are available for those who attend the symposium. Those who are interested in credit may visit the website for more information. For more information call Michelle Sullivan at 307-752-1637.
SHERIDAN— National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Sept. 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. A writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, Jenkins lived and hunted with tribal members in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, a ski culture that has survived unchanged for at least 5,000 years. A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics and adventure. Among hundreds of stories, he has written about land mines in Cambodia, the war in Eastern Congo, the loss of koalas in Australia, global warming in Greenland, ethnic cleansing in Burma, and climbing Mount Everest in Nepal. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Jean Garrison at (307) 766-6119.
SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Homebuilders Association is holding a golf fundraiser Friday. At 1 p.m. out at the Powder Horn, there will be an 18-hole scramble, hole prizes and drawings. The cost is $100 per person and $5 a mulligan. For more information call Kathy Sampson at 672-5732.
BIG HORN—The Big Horn Women’s Club is having their first fall meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Participants will be informed of the history and etiquette of tea by French pastry chef and food historian Louise Morand. Dress for a tea party, including hats. Prizes will be given for the best hats. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St.
SHERIDAN—Joey’s Fall Fly II is having a fundraiser Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20. On Friday, come meet the teams and listen to The Craft Brothers at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live music and hors d’oeuvres as well as live and silent auctions. After the teams have paired and drawn their fishing locations on Friday night, they will be on the water Saturday at 9 a.m. Teams consist of an angler and a student. Each area fished will be monitored by a controller. For tickets or more information call 763-0897.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having an Autumn Fest dinner Friday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Dayton Community Hall, there will be chicken, potato salad, beet salad, rolls, and apple pie served. There will also be music from Midnight Special starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person and there will be bus pick-up locations in Sheridan. For more information or to sign-up and reserve a bus pick-up call 672-2240.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Sportmen’s Association is having free sight in days this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. the rifle ranges will be free and open to the public. Range officers will be available and targets will be provided. All you need to bring is your firearm and ammunition. For more information call 672-6450.
SHERIDAN— Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding the ‘Wolf Creek Wrangle’ Saturday, a fundraising marathon. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. out at Eaton’s Ranch. The half-marathon is $50 to register, the 10k is $45, the 5k is $40 and kids run and hike for free. You can pre-register online at www.active.com No dogs or strollers. The ranch is located at 270 Eaton Ranch Rd. in Wolf. For more information call 672-3848.