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SC Whitney Center to present “Christmas Swing” concert @ WYO Theater
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A Christmas Swing Jazz concert at Sheridan College will take place on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature band songs from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and many other Christmas songs arranged by Sheridan College Coordinator of Music and Music Technology, Dr. Christian Erickson. The band will feature Rebecca Flanders on vocals, Erik Olson on alto saxophone, Parker Brown on bass and Keller Paulson on drums, as well as Dr. Erickson on piano and Sheridan College Director of Bands Dr. Eric Richards on trombone.

Tickets cost $15 for the public, $10 for veterans and seniors and $5 for students at the WYO Theater box office.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Dec
2
Fri
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Senior Center to present ‘Magic of Christmas’ shows @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Aires Choir will present “The Magic of Christmas” concert Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. with special guest AJ Longhurst.

The cost to attend the performances is a suggested contribution of $2 at the door for the Thursday show and a suggested contribution of $6 for the Friday show, where dessert will be served before the performance.

To sign up for the evening show Friday, call the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

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Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

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Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Dec
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Sheridan College choir to perform concert @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College choir will perform a concert “Community Sing” on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall.

The concert will feature an arrangement of songs from the holiday favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and other holiday classics arranged and edited by Christian Erickson of Sheridan College.

Tickets for the performance are available to purchase at the WYO Theater box office at $15 for adults, $10 for veterans and seniors and $5 for students.

For more information, visit www.whitneyarts.org. 

Youth chorale to perform Tuesday @ WYO Theater
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a holiday concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The groups, comprised of third- through eighth-graders will perform Christmas favorites. Special guests will include past chorale participants. 

Tickets for the show cost $5 for adults and students, $3 for children age 12 and younger. 

For more information, contact the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084 or see wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Dec
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Wed
SHS orchestra to perform Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7 by Handel and Folk Song by Mendelssohn.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Praelude from “Holberg” suite by Greig, Elgie from Serenade for Strings by Tschaikowsky and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. 

Sidney Carroll will be the featured soloist with the chamber orchestra playing Dragoneti String Bass Concerto in G Major.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Dec
8
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TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College. 

Dec
12
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Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration
Dec 12 @ 7:34 pm – 8:34 pm

UCROSS — On Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., Ucross Foundation will present its fourth annual community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross. 

Festivities will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center and will feature Christmas music sung by the Buffalo Balladiers and a reading by bestselling writer Craig Johnson.

The event will include crafts for children and light refreshments. The evening will culminate with fireworks by Bruce Burns and the lighting of thousands of lights on trees throughout the park. Powder River Energy Corporation has provided volunteer help with the Christmas tree lights. The celebration is open to the public at no charge.

In the spirit of Christmas, the Ucross Foundation invites those planning to attend to bring canned and non-perishable food items for families in need. The donated items will be distributed to several of the local community food pantries.

The Raymond Plank Creative Center and the Park at Ucross are located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 16, about 10 miles east of Clearmont. For additional information, call 307-737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

Dec
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Christmas concerts planned for Dec. 13-16 @ muiltiple venues
Dec 13 – Dec 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of upcoming concerts planned at local schools.

Dec. 13

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, 6 p.m. 

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

• Big Horn music department, 7 p.m., Big Horn High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School choir, 

• Tongue River Middle School choir, 6 p.m.

Dec. 15

• Sagebrush Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Story School, 6 p.m.

• Sheridan High School band, 7 p.m., Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS

• Tongue River Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16

• Highland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec. 20

• Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Number of school holiday concerts set for Dec. 13
Dec 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of concerts planned for Dec. 13 at local schools.

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, time not immediately available

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

 
Dec
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Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The club will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 307-389-2804.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

 
Dec
17
Sat
It’s tuba time in Sheridan County @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

SHERIDAN — The 17th annual Tuba Christmas in Sheridan will take place Saturday. Registration will begin at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall at 9:15 a.m., and rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to bring a music stand if they have one.

All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are cordially invited to attend.

There is a $10 registration fee, and books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase.

The registration fee goes directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas worldwide.

The Tuba Christmas band typically involves local musicians, although some performers have come from as far away as Montana, Idaho, South Dakota and Colorado. High school and college players are welcome to join the band, as are adult musicians.

A concert of traditional Christmas carols, free of charge, will be held at the Holiday Inn atrium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The public is encouraged to take a little time out of this busy season and enjoy the concert.  

Created by Harvey Phillips, Tuba Christmas 2016 concerts will be presented in more than 290 cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

Phillips was inspired to create Tuba Christmas as an annual event honoring his mentor and teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell. 

Ariel Downing and Dale Hoffmann are local Tuba Christmas coordinators. The tuba-euphonium ensemble will be conducted by local tubist Ariel Downing, and by Richard Parmer, from Northwest Community College in Powell. 

 
Dec
20
Tue
Senior Center to host bluegrass, burgers Tuesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass jam session Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

During the jam, $2 burgers will also be available.

This month’s jam will feature a Christmas party and dance. All musicians and vocalists are invited to take a chair on stage.

Each musician takes turns choosing and leading the group in a song of his or her choice. 

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St. in Sheridan.

Dec
21
Wed
Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan @ WYO Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie.

While the group has had success on its own, The Ten Tenors have also performed alongside music legends such as Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson and Christina Aguilera.

“So many people, particularly men, turn up to a show, having been dragged by their wives, arms folded, thinking they’re going to watch us croon to the ladies and serve up yet another watery classical-crossover show,” long-serving member of The Ten Tenors Scott Muller said. “Not too far into the show they realize we are a group of down-to-earth Aussie blokes, that have power and guts in our performance and they leave not only pleasantly surprised, but fans themselves.”

The Ten Tenors include Adrian Li Donni, Cameron Barclay, Florian Voss, Jared Newall, JD Smith, Jordan Pollard, Michael Edwards, Paul Gelsumini, Sam Roberts-Smith and Virgilio Marino.

Band members include Benjamin Kiehne on the piano, David Orr on the guitar and Trent Bryson-Dean on drums.

Each year the WYO Theater brings a variety of shows to Sheridan audiences. The nonprofit has a programming committee that sorts through a number of possible selections for any given season.

The Ten Tenors made the cut as a show committee members and Executive Director Erin Butler thought the community would enjoy.

In addition, this holiday season, the WYO Theater will host “Bad Billy’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The show will be performed Thursday through Sunday. The shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mars Theater.  Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 22, the WYO Theater will present the annual “A Munsick Family Christmas.” The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Plan to attend?

What: The Ten Tenors, an Australian music ensemble

When: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: WYO Theater

Cost: $45 for adults, seniors and military members and $42.50 for students

Dec
22
Thu
Join the tradition of a Munsick Family Christmas @ WYO Theater
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will once again host the annual Munsick Family Christmas performance on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The tight fitting family dynamics that join a story to a song are delivered in a way that makes a connection inside the hearts of young and old. Expect music from near and far wrapped up by tight harmonies in a style that can best be described as Western Americana.

Tickets cost $23 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
5
Thu
Archaeological Society to meet Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn. 

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. You do not have to attend the dinner to listen to the speaker.

Dave McKee with the Bighorn National Forest will present a program covering the history and management of the Medicine Wheel/ Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark. The Bighorn Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark constitutes one of the most important and well-preserved Native American sacred sites in North America. The landmark’s archaeological remains, ancient trail system and traditional use areas relate to its primary function and significance as a spiritual and ceremonial place with use that continues to the present day. This past year marked the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Medicine Wheel Historic Preservation Plan which emphasizes education, preservation and continued ceremonial use.

McKee is the forest staff officer for recreation, lands, trails, wilderness and archaeology on the Bighorn National Forest. He received a master’s degree in anthropology with an emphasis in northwest plains archaeology from the University of Wyoming. He has worked as an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service for the past 28 years on the Medicine Bow, Black Hills and Bighorn National Forests. 

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Jan
7
Sat
Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 7 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Verdi’s “Nabucco” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

“Nabucco” is a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco).

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084. 

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
10
Tue
SJHS band to perform concert @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will perform a concert Jan. 10 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Jan
12
Thu
SJHS choir to perform @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will perform a concert Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

 
Jan
14
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The Bills to perform at Mars Theater @ WYO Theater
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bills will perform at the Mars Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bills have earned two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards. They are known for their acoustic talents in the folk and roots genre. 

Tickets for the event cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students. Tickets are available at wyotheater.com, at the WYO Theater box office or at 672-9084.

The Mars Theater is located in the WYO Theater at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
15
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Polka Club to gather Sun. @ Elks Lodge
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520.

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Midnight Special.

All are welcome. The event will include polka, waltzes, two-steps and many more dances.

For more information contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

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Archaeological Society to meet Thursday 7:00 pm
Archaeological Society to meet Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn.  Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. You do[...]
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Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ 10:55 am
Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 7 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Verdi’s “Nabucco” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach[...]
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SJHS band to perform concert 7:00 pm
SJHS band to perform concert @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will perform a concert Jan. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium. The Sheridan Junior High School is located at[...]
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SJHS choir to perform 7:00 pm
SJHS choir to perform @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will perform a concert Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium. The Sheridan Junior High School is located at[...]
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The Bills to perform at Mars Theater 7:30 pm
The Bills to perform at Mars Theater @ WYO Theater
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — The Bills will perform at the Mars Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Bills have earned two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards. They are known for their acoustic talents[...]
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Polka Club to gather Sun. @ Elks Lodge
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520. The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Midnight Special. All are welcome. The[...]
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