SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present Prism ‘17 featuring MEAT on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Joining MEAT will be the Sheridan College Flute Choir, members of the Sheridan College viola da gamba consort and Faculty MEAT.
In the 1980s, the Eastman School of Music initiated what it called a Prism Concert, a nonstop program that showcased many facets of its world-famous music program. Sheridan College continues this musical tradition.
The Sheridan College Music Ensemble of Audio Technology (MEAT) was founded in 2011 to provide an opportunity for ensemble playing to our music tech students who don’t play a band or orchestra instrument. Inspired by the Boulder Laptop Orchestra at Colorado University and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, the group makes use of handheld devices, laptops, synthesizersand other electronic instruments to create music.
The concert is free and open to the public. Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at whitneyarts.org.
SC is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “A Tribute to Segovia” by Andy Hackbarth on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Guitar virtuoso Andy Hackbarth will pay tribute to the “Father of the Classical Guitar,” Andres Segovia, through an eclectic musical journey.
Tickets for the show cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students.
The event will take place in the Mars Theater and tickets are general admission.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lions Club has organized a fundraising concert for April 30 at 7 p.m.
The concert will feature the band Yesterdayze, a band that features music from the ‘60s.
The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Tickets cost $10 apiece. For additional information or tickets, call 751-6800.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
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.