SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.
Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher. He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article.
The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16.
On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists.
Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.
The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show entitled “Modern Masters: Jenna Jordan and Micah Trampe” through April 14.
A reception for the show will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, see artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.
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.
UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”
The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.
All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.
The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the 70th annual Sheridan College Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The opening reception will take place May 4 from 5-7 p.m.
The exhibition was juried by local artist Joel Ostlind. Twenty-four Sheridan College students submitted work and 18 were selected to show. Those exhibiting are Taryn Bohlman, Shaelyn Moore Hytrek, Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wolz, Lydia Johnson, Kari Lentz, Jonathan Kibodeaux, Helene Todd, Emily Swanson, Elijah McClendon, Dylan Campbell Peterson, Diana Goodrich, David Danielson, Colleen Swan, Cecilia Riddle, Ashlee Purcella and Trudy Schoonover.
The pieces were installed by Sheridan College students Nichole Wrigley and Jonathan Kibodeaux.
The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
The reception is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
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 — 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.
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 — 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 County Chamber of Commerce luncheon 11:30 am