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Birding hike @ Shell Canyon
Jun 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association has organized a birding hike for Friday in Shell Canyon.

The WWA, bird enthusiast Steve Dudley and ornithologist Dr. Jackie Canterbury will lead the hike centered around the wonders of our avian friends. Explore Shell Canyon in the Bighorn National Forest as the group locates, identifies and observes the behavior of local birds.

This moderately difficult hike will be 4 miles round-trip. Those planning to attend should bring binoculars.

For more information and to sign up for the outing, call 672-2751 or email at

Arthritis class @ YMCA
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA recently completed and certified several instructors in Enhance Fitness, an evidence- and community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.

Enhance Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations committed to improving the health of older adults.

The program focuses on increasing cardiovascular endurance and flexibility and improving physical strength and balance, which can help reduce arthritis symptoms and lead to empowered independent living. The repetitive low-impact exercises are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels and can be especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Classes will offer a relaxed, fun atmosphere, and a social and supportive community.

The Enhance Fitness class is a free 16-week program for all members of the community.

It is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

If interested in participating, contact Patty Cox at 674-7488 for more information or stop by the front desk to register.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Karen McNenny presentation @ Sheridan college Broadway Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.

She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.

The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.

For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

Battle Under the Bighorns @ Scott Park
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host its annual three-on-three basketball tournament Saturday, with the first games starting at 8 a.m.

The Battle Under the Bighorns tournament is for children in grades four through eight and the cost is $100 per team.

Teams from Casper, Gillette, Sheridan and even Billings, Montana, compete in the event that will take place throughout the day at Scott Park in Dayton.

For additional information, see or call 655-9419.

Build a better world @ Sheridan County libraries
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area children, teens and adults are invited to participate in “Build a Better World,” Sheridan County libraries’ 2017 building-themed summer reading program.

The library encourages summer reading for entertainment and because it is important for young readers to keep reading while on summer break from school in order to maintain their reading skills. Numerous studies show that students often significantly lose their reading skill level during the summer if they do not read regularly.

The summer reading program this year runs through July 27.

The children’s library will host weekly story times; programs and activities will be held in the children’s library, with special guests from the community attending the preschool story time each week.

A new program will also be offered this year for youth entering fifth grade and up. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. and will feature small building and crafting projects that participants can take home.

Adults and young adults wanting to participate in the summer reading program may pick up a punch card at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library circulation desk. For each book or other item checked out, the reader will receive one punch on the card. When the punches are complete on a card, the patron may choose a prize and start a new punch card.

The completed punch cards, with the name and phone number of the participants, are then entered into monthly drawings for larger prizes and for the grand finale prize at the end of the summer. The grand finale prize this year for adults and young adults will be $100 in Chamber Bucks.

The Story, Clearmont and Tongue River branch libraries are also holding summer reading programs with varying start dates and diverse program offerings. Contact the individual libraries for more details.