SHERIDAN— The Holiday Inn is hosting first Friday comedy night this Friday with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D. or all tickets $10 at the door. For more information call April at 672-2690.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is holding their annual calendar contest this month. Photos of any animals are accepted, but there cannot be a human in them. The cost is $15 per photo, and you can bring them down to the shelter from Noon until 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Entries are accepted until Oct. 17 and will be displayed at the Warehouse Market and online. For more information go to www.dogandcatshelter.org.
UCROSS—The second annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt fundraising auction and dinner will be on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. Tickets are $50 per person and you can call 721-7007 or visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org to get tickets and to learn more about the event. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. For more information call Vikki Abbott at 737-2281.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event, “The Link”, Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be a 10k run, a 5k walk/run, and a 1.5 mile walk. $35 registration includes t-shirt, chip timing, and snacks. The event will begin at Whitney Commons, 326 Alger St. Registrations accepted at www.sheridanhospital.org or dropped off at the front desk. For more information call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2418.
SHERIDAN— Bike-tober Fest is on Saturday, Oct. 11 and features mountain bike races and trail runs. Race registration includes chip timing, t-shirt, food and beer tickets, and admission to the after party with live music, kids’ races, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s local recreation projects. To register, go to biketoberfest.itsyourrace.com or at the Sports Stop or Foot of the Bighorns. The race starts at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus are having a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 16. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages five to 12, or $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Pregnancy Center. The dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Knights Hall, 301 E. Brundage St. Call the Holy Name Catholic Church for more information at 672-2848.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Chapter of the AAUW is having their 100th anniversary on Saturday. The event is at the Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St. from Noon until 2 p.m. Open to everyone, there will be a lunch as well as a live auction. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets are available at Sheridan Stationery or by emailing Jolene Olson at email@example.com or Val Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Jolene at (307) 672-5932.
DAYTON—The Dayton Benefit Club is having a chili cook off and dance on Saturday from 4-9 p.m. This event is open to the public and will be at the Dayton Community Hall. Guests may enter red or green chili at $10 per crock pot. There will be chili, cinnamon rolls, carrot and celery sticks and applesauce sold for $5 a plate. For more information call Judy Taylor at 752-1932.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has scheduled the 14th annual Pet-O-Ween Contest for Saturday at Kendrick Park.
Registration for the two-part event begins at 10 a.m. A pet-owner walk/run will start at 11 a.m. and cost to participate in the race is $5 per person. The first 50 entries will receive a free pet first-aid kit.
The costume contest will begin at noon and entry fees for that competition are also $5 per pet. Categories for the contest include best pet-owner costume, best dog costume, best cat costume and most unique costume.
A bucket raffle will also be featured.
Proceeds for the event will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter.
The event will also feature lunch by Killy’s Smokehouse Deli and soda will be provided by Coca Cola of Sheridan.
For more information, contact the shelter at 674-7694.
SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause will benefit the Sheridan Senior Center.
On Monday, 100 percent of sales from Frackelton’s will be donated to the center’s Holiday Spirit Campaign.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4-10 p.m. for dinner.
Reservations for the event are encouraged and may be made by calling 675-6055.
Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will host a tack sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the nonprofit equine therapy organization.
Items for sale will include English and Western tack, bits, boots, saddle pads and miscellaneous horse equipment.
For more information, call 673-6161.
CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is located at 501 U.S. Highway 14 East.
SHERIDAN — One local nonprofit is taking the “gift of giving” mantra one step further this year.
Bought Beautifully will present the “Give With Impact” holiday market from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Shall We Dance Ballroom.
The holiday gift market will feature products made by artisans all over the world, but that come only from vendors that help make a positive impact on the global community.
For more information, contact Emily Betzler at 752-8139.
The Shall We Dance Ballroom is located at 20 S. Tschirgi St.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan K-Life will host a day of dodgeball fun for all ages Saturday at the Sheridan High School gym.
The event will run from 2-9 p.m. It is open to anyone age 8 or older.
The cost is $15 per person, with the chance to purchase extra lives for $5.
Dodgeball teams should consist of six to eight players.
Pre-registered teams should plan to sign in between 2-2:45 p.m. Teams signing up Saturday should register at 2:45 p.m.
The Super K Tournament will begin at 3 p.m., followed by the junior high school tournament at 4 p.m., the high school tournament at 5:30 p.m. and the adult tournament at 7:30 p.m.
The event will benefit K-Life.
For additional information or to register, see sheridan.klife.com or call 655-8110.
Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.
RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities.
Alcohol will also be served at the event.
Tickets to attend are $20 for individuals, $30 per couple and $7 for kids.
For additional information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 655-2226. Tickets will also be available at the door for an increased cost.
Ranchester Town Hall is located at 145 Coffeen St. in Ranchester.
SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6.
The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening.
General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from 6-9 p.m.
Tickets will be available online at downtownsheridan.org.
The event raises funds for the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For additional information, contact the DSA at 672-8881.
SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.
The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends.
A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured.
The free event will be held in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.
Donations to The Food Group will be accepted at the door.
For additional information, contact The Food Group Director Missy Hubert at 763-0850.
For more information on the nonprofit, see The Food Group’s Facebook page.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The next Nonprofit Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the 2015 Keystone Awards.
On Tuesday, March 10, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold.
In addition, the 4-6 p.m. celebration will feature live music from Terry Garrison and the sale of raffle tickets for packages valued at more than $2,000. Winners of the raffle will be announced at the Keystone Awards on April 23.
For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.
The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host their annual salad luncheon on Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An all-you-can-eat salad lunch will be served for $7 per person.
All proceeds of the luncheon will benefit the Methodist Women’s Missions locally and around the world.
The luncheon will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 215 W. Works St.
Organizers ask that attendees use the entrance on Tschirgi Street or the handicap entrance from the parking lot.
SHERIDAN — The annual Volunteers of America “Filling an Empty Bowl” fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 12, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.
A wide variety of homemade soups will be served by community churches and other organizations.
The event will also include a silent auction, live music by Canary Joe, face painting and games for kids.
Attendees also get to take home their handcrafted bowls.
Organizers said the event is meant to help attendees emulate a meal one might have at a soup kitchen.
Tickets for the event are $25 for families, $10 for adults or $5 for children 6 and older. Kids 5 and younger are free.
For additional information, contact Skye Heeren at 672-0475.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — Local merchants will showcase their products Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Get Out and Shop event at Sheridan High School.
Home-based, direct sales and retail products will all be available.
Money raised from the event will support educational products at the PEO Sisterhood.
For additional information, see getoutandshopwy.com or call Nadine Gale at 752-2134.
Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host a fun run Saturday in Kendrick Park beginning at 11 a.m.
The “Run ‘Til You’re Green” event will include 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs.
The entry fee to participate is $25 if you register before Saturday. The cost will be $30 on race day. The fee includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and lunch from Qdoba.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sheridan Jaycees for various community development projects.
Prizes will be awarded for best/greenest outfit as well as top times in each race and age group.
Register online at itsyourrace.com or beginning at 9 a.m. on race day.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H carnival and chili supper is set for March 14 from 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will include family fun, classic carnival games and a chili dinner. Games will include cake walks, a dunk tank and rubber band target shooting.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from any 4-H member or at the Sheridan County Extension Office in the Watt Agricultural Center at 3401 Coffeen Ave. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Raffle tickets for drawings to be held at the event are $2 per ticket or $18 for a book of 10. Tickets for games will cost 25 cents per ticket.
For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
The event will begin at 8 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver.
The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth. A full cash bar will be available.
The cost is $10 and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For additional information, contact Dana Townsend at 461-0550.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — The next Dining for a Cause, scheduled for Monday, March 23, will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. All sales from lunch and dinner will be donated to the nonprofit organization.
Sheridan Health Center (formerly the Free Clinic of Sheridan) opened in March 2005 to provide medical care to uninsured Sheridan County residents whose household income makes it difficult to obtain health care. The project’s goal is to empower patients to achieve a higher quality of life utilizing chronic disease management and long-term health and wellness planning. Building partnerships to enhance service to patients and engage the community has been its strength.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4-10 p.m. for dinner. Reservations for the event are encouraged and may be made by calling 675-6055.
Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main Street.
SHERIDAN — The Cozy Corner will host a fundraising party for the Senior Center’s Keystone Awards on March 27 from 3-7 p.m.
The event will include music, drinks and a chance to give back.
Admission is free, but tickets for the raffle packages to be awarded at the April 23 Keystone Awards will be available for sale.
For additional information, call Vanessa Larson or Brittany Hoblit at 672-2240.
The Cozy Corner is located at 112 Coffeen Ave.