Calendar 2013-04-11T02:31:57+00:00
Kalif Shriners Carnival set for weekend @ Trails End Concert Park
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – May 8 @ 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Shriners’ Carnival will take place Thursday through Sunday at the Trails End Concert Park.

The event will include a full-blown carnival with rides, games, prizes and food.

Dreamland Carnival Company of Bridger, Montana, will bring the even to town to help kick start the summer.

Reduced price pre-sale all-day armbands will be available at the Kalif Temple or Trails End Motel front desk until Wednesday. Pre-sale armbands cost $20 and are good for the entire day for all rides.

Regular priced armbands will be available during the event and will cost $25 apiece.

The carnival will take place from 3 p.m. to at least 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to at least 10 p.m. Saturday and will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, with the closing time to be determined.

The Trails End Concert Park is located at 2125 N. Main St.

Library to host program on railroad history @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.

Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.

The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.

Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Sheridan County Youth Chorale to perform Wednesday @ WYO Theater
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorale will perform with the Sagebrush Folk Dancers on Wednesday at the WYO Theater.

The show, entitled “Turn the World Around,” will feature songs celebrating the sights and sounds from around the world. The dancers will offer traditional dances from around the world.

Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Children age 12 and under get in for $3 apiece.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Eclipse speaker to present at SC @ Sheridan College
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.

Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.

In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.

For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Foster Grandparents of the Rockies to host ice cream social @ YMCA
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Foster Grandparents of the Rockies will host an ice cream social and informational session Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the YMCA.

The nonprofit goes into schools and helps students having academic, social or emotional difficulty. They work a minimum of 20 hours per week with no cost to the schools.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the program is encouraged to attend the informational session.

For additional information, contact Bonnie Yalowizer at 751-9311 or

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Safe Kids Sheridan County, hospital to host Safe Kids Day @ SMH’s downtown offices
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Safe Kids Sheridan County will celebrate Safe Kids Day Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Safe Kids Day celebrates kids and helps families take action to make every kid a safe kid. The day will include all kinds of activities and games with opportunities to win prizes. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will have a fire truck on site and other entities will have hands-on displays.

A variety of activities will also be set up to help families learn safety tips for bikes, water, pedestrians, car seats, medications and more.

The event will take place at SMH’s downtown offices, located at 61 S. Gould St.

Museum to host Tidbit Saturday @ The Sheridan County Museum
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum will host the next round of Tidbit Saturday events this weekend.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with programs for Armed Forces Day at the museum. Tidbit programs are for children ages 4-10 and combine hands-on activities with historical lessons. Guests for this weekend’s event include the Wyoming Army National Guard and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

The program is free, but sign-ups are requested by calling 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

SHS band concert @ Sheridan High School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform a pops concert Tuesday a 7 p.m.

The concert will be the last for the band of the 2016-2017 school year.

It will take place in the auditorium at Sheridan High School, located at 1056 Long Drive.

Suicide prevention training with Cynthia Cloud @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.

Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.

Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Tidbit Tuesday @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Tuesday this week.

The event, set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, will focus on Clearmont and the town’s 125th anniversary.

Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock will be the special guest presenter.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Greenwings outdoor event
Jun 10 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Greenwings outdoor event will take place Saturday, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. to at the Sheridan County Sportsman Association.

The free event is meant for children ages 6-17 years old. 

Events throughout the day will include duck calling, gun safety, target shooting, archery, fly casting and first aid.

Parents are welcome and lunch will be provided.

Organizers of the event ask families to register their children in advance. Those interested in attending should call 673-0705 or 674-7515 to register.

The Sheridan County Sportsman Association is located at 89 Keystone Road.

Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email 

Family FunFest @ Sheridan County YMCA soccer fields
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A Family FunFest will benefit The Food Group in Sheridan Saturday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the YMCA soccer fields on Jefferson Street.

The event will include bouncy houses, a climbing wall, burgers and hot dogs.

Donations will be accepted at the gates.

The Food Group works to keep the children of Sheridan County from being hungry.

For more information, contact Missi Hubert at or see

Monday@theMuseum @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.

Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch. 

On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Tandem Production’s “Peter Pan Jr.” @ WYO Theater
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Tandem Productions will present “Peter Pan Jr.” June 14-17 at the WYO Theater.
The play, based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night June 14-17.
Tandem Productions’ 23rd season will bring 57 children to the stage.
The cost to attend is $12 for adults and $10 for students.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Tandem Production’s “Peter Pan Jr.” @ WYO Theater
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Tandem Productions will present “Peter Pan Jr.” June 14-17 at the WYO Theater.
The play, based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night June 14-17.
Tandem Productions’ 23rd season will bring 57 children to the stage.
The cost to attend is $12 for adults and $10 for students.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Tandem Production’s “Peter Pan Jr.” @ WYO Theater
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Tandem Productions will present “Peter Pan Jr.” June 14-17 at the WYO Theater.
The play, based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night June 14-17.
Tandem Productions’ 23rd season will bring 57 children to the stage.
The cost to attend is $12 for adults and $10 for students.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Young Riders Rodeo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jun 17 all-day

 SHERIDAN — Young rodeo athletes from across the region will compete at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Saturday as part of the Young Riders Rodeo.

The event will include cash payouts.

For more information, contact Judy Ferguson at 307-752-2534, 406-757-2241 or

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

Tongue River Childs Place fundraiser @ Scott Park
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

DAYTON — The Tongue River Childs Place will host a summer fundraiser and send-off for the Hofmeiers June 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The event will take place at Dayton Scott Park and will include yard games, a cornhole tournament, barbecue dinner, raffle and more.

For additional information, call the TRCP at 655-2226.

Tandem Production’s “Peter Pan Jr.” @ WYO Theater
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Tandem Productions will present “Peter Pan Jr.” June 14-17 at the WYO Theater.
The play, based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night June 14-17.
Tandem Productions’ 23rd season will bring 57 children to the stage.
The cost to attend is $12 for adults and $10 for students.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main 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.

Preschool story time @ Sheridan County libraries
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer activities and welcome guests for preschool story time held each Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Activities will include stories, songs and fun.

The following is the schedule for the summer program.

• June 28 — guests from Rocky Mountain Ambulance • July 5 — come meet a therapy dog

• July 12 — guest police officer Annalisa Jones with her police car

• July 19 — guests from the Army National Guard, bring something big

• July 26 — A guest cowboy or cowgirl with a horse and trailer

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.