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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.

Jan
20
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Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The January meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m. 

The program will focus on the recycling program in Sheridan. 

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.

Jan
22
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BHCHS to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. for its monthly meeting.

The event will include a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and the program to follow.

Kim Fuka will present this month’s program, which will focus on the life and experiences of Jim Bridger.

The event will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Jan
23
Mon
Library to host ‘Sketch Jam’ @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cammry Lapka, a local freelance animation and comics artist, will lead a new program for young artists of all kinds in Sheridan called “Sketch Jam.” 

The program will allow aspiring artists, from cartoonists to fine artists, to come together and create. The program will offer a supportive environment to allow meetings between artists to share ideas, critiques, collaborations and more. It will also allow access to library resources and workshops to improve techniques.  

“Sketch Jam will be an open group aimed at youth and young adults to encourage and promote the exploration of self through artwork,” Lapka said. “Our main goal is to help those seeking materials, support, critiques and inspiration regardless of experience, age or background.”

The group will have its first meeting on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Fulmer Meeting Room of Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The group is specifically encouraging junior high, high school and college-age artists with an interest in sketching, drawing, animation art, graphic novels and comic book art to participate, but the group is open to all ages and abilities.

The first meeting will include introductions, discussion of preferred styles and interests, discussion of times and days for future meetings and discussion of what participants are interested in learning.

The theme for the first meeting is “Winter.” Participants are encouraged to draw trees, bundled up people or other winter scenes. Participants are also welcome to bring in examples of their previous work for discussion.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Jan
30
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We the People team to rehearse Monday @ Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has qualified for the We the People state championship on Feb. 6 in Laramie following the district competition held in Casper. 

To prepare for the state competition, the Sheridan team has invited interested community members to mark their calendar and watch the state dress rehearsal from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. 

Eighteen teams competed at the district competition, and Sheridan will join teams from Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Glenrock, Jackson and Laramie for the state competition. 

Students competing at the state championship will be asked two rounds of questions on their study of the U.S. Constitution. The questions include the philosophies underpinning our Constitution, political views of the founders and more. The winner of this competition will represent the state of Wyoming at the We the People national finals in Washington, D.C., on April 21-24. 

Sheridan High School has represented the state four times at the national finals and has won back-to-back-to-back championships heading into this year’s competition.  

For more information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

 
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2
Thu
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees can either join for the dinner, speaker or both.

Dr. Staphan Peterson with the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will present on archaeological research in Yellowstone National Park, including lessons learned on the human past within the park, results of recent investigations and where archaeology research is headed in the park and beyond.

Peterson leads the cultural and natural resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and was park archaeologist at Yellowstone National Park for four years. Peterson was responsible for archaeological research and stewardship for Yellowstone’s 2.2. million acres. He has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and has 18 years of experience in the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic periods in the Great Plains and the Midwest. 

He has also investigated pioneer sites in Minnesota, Lewis and Clark campsites in Montana, large prehistoric towns in Indiana and Illinois, and many others. 

For additional information, contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Feb
7
Tue
Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its February meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen in Sheridan.  

The group’s guest speaker is Kay Wallick and she will talk about a “Dementia Friendly Community.” 

All are welcome to attend the meeting, however reservations are required and need to be called in to President Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
10
Fri
Brinton to display student art in February @ Brinton Museum
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties. 

The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. 

Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public. 

“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!” 

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.

More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Feb
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Science Saturday to focus on space @ Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday will take place this weekend and the activities will focus on space.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, participants will engage in hands on learning about space at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.

The event is free and open to children of all ages.

It is sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids.

For information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or sarah@science-kids.org. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Spelling Bee to test students skills @ WYO Theater
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sponsored by Century 21, the Sheridan County spelling bee will take place Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

Watch local students compete in the contest to move on to higher level events. The spelling bee is connected to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The top three winners will advance to the state bee in March, which will be held in Rock Springs. Winners there will go onto the national event in National Harbor, Maryland, in May. 

Tickets are available through the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St.

 
Feb
12
Sun
WYO Theater to host children’s show Sunday @ WYO Theater
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host children’s show “Beethoven’s Wig Live” at 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Years ago, Richard Perlmutter toyed with the idea of writing lyrics to masterpieces of classical music. While humming Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the words “Beethoven’s Wig is very big” popped into his head. With that spark of inspiration, “Beethoven’s Wig” was born. 

Music educators have adopted Beethoven’s Wig’s music as an effective teaching tool,  two illustrated piano/vocal songbooks have been released with collections of Beethoven’s Wig lyrics and music. 

The show is aimed at students in kindergarten through fourth grades.

The cost to attend is $17 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.

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

Feb
15
Wed
Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours @ Cottonwood Properties
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties, LLC. The event will also include refreshments and snacks. Cottonwood Properties is located at 205 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
16
Thu
Empower Wyoming to train kids on safety @ Bethesda Worship Center
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Empower Wyoming will host a meeting for Kids Ambassadors to teach the children of Sheridan County on Feb. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center.

The Kids Ambassadors are adult volunteers offering personal training safety on topics such as safety with strangers, safety with familiars, verbal boundary-setting and bully intervention skills.

Empower Wyoming seeks out adults who have a good heart, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of the team.

For more information, call Francine at 620-1511 or email info@empowerwyoming.com. 

The Bethesda Worship Center is located at 5135 Coffeen Ave. 

Feb
17
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The February meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m.  

The program will be presented by Dr. Sam Hoffmann about “Aging of the Eyes.” The meeting is free and open to all women. 

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

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

Feb
19
Sun
Polka club to host monthly dance @ Elks Lodge
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Country Vocal Band.

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

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

Feb
21
Tue
Legion Auxiliary to gather @ Country Kitchen
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Country Kitchen.

District President Linda Johnson will speak at the event.

All are welcome to attend.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
22
Wed
Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week @ Big Horn Smokehouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

BIG HORN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee will take place Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon.

The event is brought to the community by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee as a way to network and discuss important issues with all the communities within Sheridan County.

The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

Feb
26
Sun
Ringley to present at BHCHS @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BIG HORN — Tom Ringley will give a presentation Sunday at the Big Horn City Historical Society meeting.

A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. with the program to follow.

Ringley will give a presentation on his book titled “Wranglin’ Notes — A Chronicle of Eaton’s Ranch 1879-2010.”

He will tell the history of the Eaton brothers when they started their guest ranch business in 1879 in Medora, North Dakota. 

The meeting will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, located at 314 S. Second St.

WYO to host ‘Lights! Camera! Math!’ performance Sunday @ WYO Theater
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Lights! Camera! Math!” at the WYO Theater on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m.

The program integrates math, magic, theater and digital technology to help youth understand that math can be fun.

The show is suitable for children in grades three through six. 

Tickets are $17 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and military and $10 for students. 

For more information about the show, see www.mayoarts.org/event/lights-camera-math. 

For more information about the Sheridan performance and to get tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com. 

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

Feb
28
Tue
Back country horsemen to meet @ ERA Carroll Realty
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty.  

At the meeting, dates will be set for the upcoming year for trail and cleanup projects.

For further information, see wyobch.org.

ERA Carroll Realty is located at 306 N. Main St. 

Mar
1
Wed
Signup for Science Kids summer programs starts Wed. @ science-kids.org.
Mar 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — Registration for the 2017 Science Kids summer programs will begin March 1.

Programs planned for the summer include:

9- to 12-year-olds

• June 12-15 — Pop! Pencils Owls and Paint

• June 19-21 — Explorer Series

• July 6 — Medicine Wheel Adventure

6- to 8-year-olds

• June 26-28 — Hands On Nature

• July 10-11 — Audubon Adventures

• July 17-20 — Creeks and Critters

• July 31 & Aug. 1 — Young Naturalists

Science Kids is a nonprofit that hosts educational science-based summer classes for kids in Wyoming.

For more information, see science-kids.org.

 
Mar
2
Thu
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Holiday Inn
Mar 2 @ 6:00 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.

Those planning to attend should see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees may join for dinner, the speaker or both.

The speaker this month is Cynde Georgen with the Trail End Museum. Georgen will present “Subjects of the Mikado: Sheridan’s Japanese Community, 1900-1930.” The presentation will explore one of the area’s lost populations and is based on an article published in Annals of Wyoming in 2003, “Subjects of the Mikado.”

Georgen will discuss why the Japanese suddenly arrived in Sheridan, why they left so abruptly and what they did while they lived here.

Georgen is the site superintendent at the Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan.

Contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com with questions.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Mar
4
Sat
Science Saturday to focus on DNA @ Sheridan College
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday will take place this weekend at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.

The topic for Saturday will be “DNA! You are unique.”

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and is free and open to children of all ages.

Science Saturdays are sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids.

For more information, please contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or email sarah@science-kids.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
10
Fri
AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will gather Friday at the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and the meeting will start at 5:50 p.m. 

The program will include a legislative update from Wayne Schatz, AARP legislative chair for Northeast Wyoming.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring $3 and a potluck dish to share.

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

 
Mar
19
Sun
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

BIG HORN — The March meeting for Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

This is the annual Guest Sunday and Potluck Lunch.

Linda Steger will give a presentation on World War I and II sites in Normandy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Members are to bring a guest and a potluck dish to share. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

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

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Signup for Science Kids summer programs starts Wed.
Signup for Science Kids summer programs starts Wed. @ science-kids.org.
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SHERIDAN — Registration for the 2017 Science Kids summer programs will begin March 1. Programs planned for the summer include: 9- to 12-year-olds • June 12-15 — Pop! Pencils Owls and Paint • June 19-21[...]
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Archaeological Society to gather Thursday 6:00 pm
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Holiday Inn
Mar 2 @ 6:00 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. Those planning to attend should see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting[...]
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Science Saturday to focus on DNA 10:00 am
Science Saturday to focus on DNA @ Sheridan College
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday will take place this weekend at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building. The topic for Saturday will be “DNA! You are unique.” The event will[...]
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AARP to gather Friday 5:30 pm
AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will gather Friday at the Heritage Towers dining room. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and the meeting will start at 5:50[...]
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Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday 12:30 pm
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
BIG HORN — The March meeting for Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Sunday at 12:30 p.m. This is the annual Guest Sunday and Potluck Lunch. Linda Steger will give a presentation on World[...]
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Big Horn City Historical Society to gather 1:00 pm
Big Horn City Historical Society to gather @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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[...]
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