SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.
The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.
Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.
The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.
For more information, call 674-2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. for its monthly meeting.
The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by the program.
Michael Dykhorst will present this month’s program, which will explore the history of Sheridan’s mayors from 1884 to 2017.
The event will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 214 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The April meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
Dinner will be catered and the cost is $10. The group plans to bring items to donate to Advocacy & Resource Center.
Reservations need to be called to president Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.
Akcita Win is a women’s sorority that meets monthly and new members are always welcome.
First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St.
SHERIDAN — Vikram Chhatre will give a lecture on “The Genomics Revolution” on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.
The discovery of polymerase chain reaction ushered in a new era of biological research by instantly providing tools to study organisms at unprecedented depths. In the ensuing decades, the advent of affordable and high throughput DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized a large number of biological disciplines.
This genomic revolution aided by informatics tools has impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. Chhatre will discuss examples of the application of various genomic technologies in medicine, mitigation of global climate change, understanding organismal evolution and designing strategies for ecosystem conservation.
Chhatre grew up in India fascinated by the natural world and with a curiosity to understand what makes it work. Eventually narrowing down his focus to long-living forest trees, he adopted population genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how they adapt to their environment.
The event is free and open to the public.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.
Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.
Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.
Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.
The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.
The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.
SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The meeting will take place at the ERA Carroll Realty office, located at 306 N. Main St.
For additional information, see wyobch.org.
SHERIDAN — A planning meeting for a summer picnic will take place Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
The picnic, geared toward the descendants of workers in the mining communities north of Sheridan that flourished in the first half of the 20th century, will take place July 30.
The first revival of the picnic took place in 2016.
See the group’s Facebook page Monarch/Underground Miners, call Nancy Herdt at 737-2388 or email email@example.com.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.
Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”
The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.
The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The dinner will be catered by Killy’s Deli and will cost $12 per person. The meeting will also include a fun craft activity.
Akcita Win is a women’s sorority and is open to the public.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 135 Crescent Drive.
STORY — The Story Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The event will include cookies, coffee and a presentation on the Story Volunteer Fire Department from the early 1900s to the present.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Patty Hoover at 683-2452.
The meeting will take place at the Story Woman’s Club, located at 28 N. Piney Road.
SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will hold a lunch meeting before its summer recess on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Inn.
Melinda Brennan, scholarship chair, will announce the Sheridan County woman who has been selected as the 2017 recipient of a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. Anna Bailey will collect 2017 dues and a member will be featured with a “Red Boot” presentation.
Jen Crouse, executive director of the Sheridan College Foundation, will update the organization on the work of the foundation.
Those planning to attend should email their reservations to Dr. Anita Schamber, president of the RWS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.
Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.
The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.
Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?
Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.
Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.
In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.
For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email email@example.com.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in a Birding at the Brinton breakfast Saturday from 9-10 a.m.
The breakfast will celebrate The Brinton’s newly designated status as an important bird area.
A light breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and juice will be available on The Brinton lawn. In the event of rain, breakfast will take place in the lobby of the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building.
Birding at The Brinton will follow from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Brinton is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.
A potluck lunch will start at 1 p.m. with a program to follow.
This month’s program will focus on “Big Nose George: On the Cold Trail of an Outlaw.”
In 1878, a gang of outlaws from the Powder River country entered Carbon County, attempted a train robbery and subsequently perpetrated the murder of two law enforcement officers. Big Nose George Parott was a principal figure in the gang and successfully avoided justice for the crime until 1880 when he was arrested in Montana.
This program discusses the crime, events leading up to it and the aftermath.
Dr. Mark E. Miller, a retired Wyoming state archaeologist, will lead the program. His great-grandfather, Ike C. Miller, was Carbon County sheriff at the time Big Nose George was hanged in Rawlins by a group of angry citizens.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 214 S. Second St.
SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The group will meet approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 90 on Highway 14 East for a highway clean-up.
A potluck will follow.
For additional information, find the group on Facebook.
SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.
Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.
Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.
For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.
UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.
Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.
Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.
Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.
The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”
The following is the schedule of events:
• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery
• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling
• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red
• Noon — gallery reception begins
• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal
• 3 p.m. — reception concludes
Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).
The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.
For more information, call 737-2291 or email email@example.com.
SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.
Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch.
On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.
The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The luncheon will include a presentation on local school districts and Sheridan College.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $17 per person. No reservation are needed.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.
She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.
The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.
For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.
SHERIDAN — The 102nd annual Wyoming State Trap Shoot will take place Wednesday through Sunday at the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association.
Hundreds of shooters are expected to compete.
Each day of activities will begin at approximately 8 a.m.
For a full schedule, see wytrapshooting.com/wsta/state-shoot.
The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association is located at 89 Keystone Road. For additional information, contact jerry Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 672-8434.
SHERIDAN — A local group calling itself Real Resistance Wyoming has organized a series of summer programs meant to combat racism.
Each of the events is free and open to the public. The final event in the series is set for Tuesday and will focus on contemporary voices. The group will discuss “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nahisi Coates and read selections from Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”
The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
For additional information, contact Josh Hanson at 307-461-1293. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host a series of programs on the upcoming solar eclipse and a viewing party for the full moon next week.
On Aug. 7, the program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at the Story Branch Library.
At 8:30 p.m., the state historic site will host a full moon and night sky viewing party.
The programs will be led by Samantha Ogden, program coordinator for the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie. Her programs will focus on the science of eclipse and how to safely view them.
Those planning to attend the viewing party at the fort are asked to bring a chair or blanket, binoculars and bug spray.