Calendar

Dec
16
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The club will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 307-389-2804.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

 
Jan
5
Thu
Archaeological Society to meet Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn. 

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. You do not have to attend the dinner to listen to the speaker.

Dave McKee with the Bighorn National Forest will present a program covering the history and management of the Medicine Wheel/ Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark. The Bighorn Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark constitutes one of the most important and well-preserved Native American sacred sites in North America. The landmark’s archaeological remains, ancient trail system and traditional use areas relate to its primary function and significance as a spiritual and ceremonial place with use that continues to the present day. This past year marked the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Medicine Wheel Historic Preservation Plan which emphasizes education, preservation and continued ceremonial use.

McKee is the forest staff officer for recreation, lands, trails, wilderness and archaeology on the Bighorn National Forest. He received a master’s degree in anthropology with an emphasis in northwest plains archaeology from the University of Wyoming. He has worked as an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service for the past 28 years on the Medicine Bow, Black Hills and Bighorn National Forests. 

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Jan
15
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sun. @ Elks Lodge
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520.

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Midnight Special.

All are welcome. The event will include polka, waltzes, two-steps and many more dances.

For more information contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Jan
20
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The January meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m. 

The program will focus on the recycling program in Sheridan. 

The meeting is free and open to all women. 

For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 307-389-2804. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Jan
22
Sun
BHCHS to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. for its monthly meeting.

The event will include a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and the program to follow.

Kim Fuka will present this month’s program, which will focus on the life and experiences of Jim Bridger.

The event will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Feb
2
Thu
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. 

Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees can either join for the dinner, speaker or both.

Dr. Staphan Peterson with the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will present on archaeological research in Yellowstone National Park, including lessons learned on the human past within the park, results of recent investigations and where archaeology research is headed in the park and beyond.

Peterson leads the cultural and natural resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and was park archaeologist at Yellowstone National Park for four years. Peterson was responsible for archaeological research and stewardship for Yellowstone’s 2.2. million acres. He has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and has 18 years of experience in the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic periods in the Great Plains and the Midwest. 

He has also investigated pioneer sites in Minnesota, Lewis and Clark campsites in Montana, large prehistoric towns in Indiana and Illinois, and many others. 

For additional information, contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Feb
7
Tue
Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its February meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen in Sheridan.  

The group’s guest speaker is Kay Wallick and she will talk about a “Dementia Friendly Community.” 

All are welcome to attend the meeting, however reservations are required and need to be called in to President Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
9
Thu
Lecture to focus on the ‘Peopling of the Americas’ @ Sheridan College
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Bjarne Kristiansen for a faculty lecture entitled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who got here first?” on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

There is much conjecture on who first settled the Americas. Join Kristiansen for an examination of the archaeological record to determine which hypothesis makes the most sense today.

Kristiansen works for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a natural resources program principal, and is responsible for interacting with all non-coal mines in northeastern Wyoming. 

He is also an adjunct professor of anthropology at Sheridan College.

The lecture will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall and refreshments will be available following the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
15
Wed
Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours @ Cottonwood Properties
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties, LLC. The event will also include refreshments and snacks. Cottonwood Properties is located at 205 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
17
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Feb
19
Sun
Polka club to host monthly dance @ Elks Lodge
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Feb
21
Tue
Legion Auxiliary to gather @ Country Kitchen
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Feb
22
Wed
Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week @ Big Horn Smokehouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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.

Feb
25
Sat
SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25 @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25.

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. There is no pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. The day wraps up with a lunch and conversation as the professors explore links among their topics.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The program is presented locally by Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the UW outreach School.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

8:30-8:50 a.m. — free coffee and pastries

8:50-9 a.m. — welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m. — “How the Brain Learns to See: Studying Tadpoles to Understand People” presented by Kara Pratt, assistant professor of zoology and physiology at UW

10-10:10 a.m. — break

10:15 a.m. — “Democracy’s Past, Democracy’s Future: Problems and Possibilities” presented by Scott Henkel, assistant professor of English at UW

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

11:30 a.m. — “Will We Ever Have Beautiful Forests Again? Bark Beetles, Resilience and Future Forests” presented by Daniel Tinker, associate professor of botany at UW

12:30-1:45 p.m. — lunch and questions and answer session with presenters

The program will take place at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
26
Sun
Ringley to present at BHCHS @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Feb
28
Tue
Back country horsemen to meet @ ERA Carroll Realty
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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. 

Mar
1
Wed
SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course @ Sheridan College Broadway Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center.

The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for implementation.

The cost of the course is $200, which includes lunch.

For additional information, call Matt Melinkovich at 307-567-8171. 

To register for the class, call 307-686-0254, ext. 1431.

The Sheridan College Broadway Center is located at 245 Broadway St.

Mar
2
Thu
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Holiday Inn
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 cfredri@gmail.com with questions.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Mar
7
Tue
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 7 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Mar
8
Wed
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

SC to host presentation on fossil discovery @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery lecture series will feature a presentation titled “Grasslands to Well Pad — Fossil Discovery During Construction Monitoring” on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paleontologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted initial surveys for a proposed well pad development in eastern Wyoming. The survey area was nearly entirely vegetated, and it presented few bedrock exposures. Though sparse, observed fossils consisted of heavily weathered bone fragments. A year later a paleontologist was on site full time to monitor ground disturbing activities.

Initial discoveries included isolated skeletal elements from hadrosaur and ceratopsian dinosaurs and turtles. Then three closely associated bones were exposed in a channel sandstone horizon. An exploratory excavation revealed that the elements were really one specimen — a partially complete skull of cf. Triceratops horridus.

Because this project followed proper mitigation protocol, a new specimen of Triceratops and associated geographic and stratigraphic data will be available for study.

Georgia Knauss, who will give the presentation, is the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Sheridan; and works as a mitigation paleontologist.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
10
Fri
AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

 
Mar
19
Sun
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

Mar
23
Thu
UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes @ Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.

The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.

Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.

Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.

The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.

For more information, call 674-2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu.

 
Mar
26
Sun
Big Horn City Historical Society to gather @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Copyright © 2015 The Sheridan Press or Sheridan Newspapers, Inc..