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SC to host reception for student show @ Sheridan College
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.