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Dec
27
Tue
Holy Name student art on display @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 27 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display.

The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 
Dec
28
Wed
Holy Name student art on display @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 28 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display.

The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 
Dec
29
Thu
Christmas bird counts planned @ Big Horn
Dec 29 all-day

SHERIDAN — The National Audubon Society Sheridan bird count will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Sheridan and all day on Dec. 29 in Big Horn.

All experience levels and ages are welcome to participate. Those planning to join the count are advised to dress warm and bring binoculars. 

For more information on the Sheridan count, contact Dirlene Wheeler at 752-3074 or dirlene.wheeler999@gmail.com.

For more information on the Big Horn count, contact Ariel Downing at 751-2303 or bandgeek832@gmail.com.

Holy Name student art on display @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 29 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display.

The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 
Dec
30
Fri
Holy Name student art on display @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 30 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display.

The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 
Dec
31
Sat
Holy Name student art on display @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 31 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display.

The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 
Jan
1
Sun
Holy Name student art on display @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 18th annual Holy Name Catholic School art show is currently on display.

The show will be available for public viewing at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through January.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 
Jan
7
Sat
4-H Expo planned for Saturday @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H will host an expo Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.

Those planning to attend will learn about all of the projects available to 4-H participants — interactive projects, small animals, demonstrations and more.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

 
Jan
23
Mon
Library to host ‘Sketch Jam’ @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cammry Lapka, a local freelance animation and comics artist, will lead a new program for young artists of all kinds in Sheridan called “Sketch Jam.” 

The program will allow aspiring artists, from cartoonists to fine artists, to come together and create. The program will offer a supportive environment to allow meetings between artists to share ideas, critiques, collaborations and more. It will also allow access to library resources and workshops to improve techniques.  

“Sketch Jam will be an open group aimed at youth and young adults to encourage and promote the exploration of self through artwork,” Lapka said. “Our main goal is to help those seeking materials, support, critiques and inspiration regardless of experience, age or background.”

The group will have its first meeting on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Fulmer Meeting Room of Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The group is specifically encouraging junior high, high school and college-age artists with an interest in sketching, drawing, animation art, graphic novels and comic book art to participate, but the group is open to all ages and abilities.

The first meeting will include introductions, discussion of preferred styles and interests, discussion of times and days for future meetings and discussion of what participants are interested in learning.

The theme for the first meeting is “Winter.” Participants are encouraged to draw trees, bundled up people or other winter scenes. Participants are also welcome to bring in examples of their previous work for discussion.

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

Jan
30
Mon
We the People team to rehearse Monday @ Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has qualified for the We the People state championship on Feb. 6 in Laramie following the district competition held in Casper. 

To prepare for the state competition, the Sheridan team has invited interested community members to mark their calendar and watch the state dress rehearsal from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. 

Eighteen teams competed at the district competition, and Sheridan will join teams from Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Glenrock, Jackson and Laramie for the state competition. 

Students competing at the state championship will be asked two rounds of questions on their study of the U.S. Constitution. The questions include the philosophies underpinning our Constitution, political views of the founders and more. The winner of this competition will represent the state of Wyoming at the We the People national finals in Washington, D.C., on April 21-24. 

Sheridan High School has represented the state four times at the national finals and has won back-to-back-to-back championships heading into this year’s competition.  

For more information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

 
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
10
Fri
Brinton to display student art in February @ Brinton Museum
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties. 

The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. 

Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public. 

“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!” 

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.

More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Feb
11
Sat
Science Saturday to focus on space @ Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday will take place this weekend and the activities will focus on space.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, participants will engage in hands on learning about space at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.

The event is free and open to children of all ages.

It is sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids.

For information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or sarah@science-kids.org. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Spelling Bee to test students skills @ WYO Theater
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sponsored by Century 21, the Sheridan County spelling bee will take place Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

Watch local students compete in the contest to move on to higher level events. The spelling bee is connected to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The top three winners will advance to the state bee in March, which will be held in Rock Springs. Winners there will go onto the national event in National Harbor, Maryland, in May. 

Tickets are available through the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St.

 
Feb
12
Sun
WYO Theater to host children’s show Sunday @ WYO Theater
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host children’s show “Beethoven’s Wig Live” at 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Years ago, Richard Perlmutter toyed with the idea of writing lyrics to masterpieces of classical music. While humming Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the words “Beethoven’s Wig is very big” popped into his head. With that spark of inspiration, “Beethoven’s Wig” was born. 

Music educators have adopted Beethoven’s Wig’s music as an effective teaching tool,  two illustrated piano/vocal songbooks have been released with collections of Beethoven’s Wig lyrics and music. 

The show is aimed at students in kindergarten through fourth grades.

The cost to attend is $17 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.

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

Feb
16
Thu
Empower Wyoming to train kids on safety @ Bethesda Worship Center
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Empower Wyoming will host a meeting for Kids Ambassadors to teach the children of Sheridan County on Feb. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center.

The Kids Ambassadors are adult volunteers offering personal training safety on topics such as safety with strangers, safety with familiars, verbal boundary-setting and bully intervention skills.

Empower Wyoming seeks out adults who have a good heart, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of the team.

For more information, call Francine at 620-1511 or email info@empowerwyoming.com. 

The Bethesda Worship Center is located at 5135 Coffeen Ave. 

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
WYO to host ‘Lights! Camera! Math!’ performance Sunday @ WYO Theater
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Lights! Camera! Math!” at the WYO Theater on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m.

The program integrates math, magic, theater and digital technology to help youth understand that math can be fun.

The show is suitable for children in grades three through six. 

Tickets are $17 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and military and $10 for students. 

For more information about the show, see www.mayoarts.org/event/lights-camera-math. 

For more information about the Sheridan performance and to get tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com. 

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

Mar
1
Wed
Signup for Science Kids summer programs starts Wed. @ science-kids.org.
Mar 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — Registration for the 2017 Science Kids summer programs will begin March 1.

Programs planned for the summer include:

9- to 12-year-olds

• June 12-15 — Pop! Pencils Owls and Paint

• June 19-21 — Explorer Series

• July 6 — Medicine Wheel Adventure

6- to 8-year-olds

• June 26-28 — Hands On Nature

• July 10-11 — Audubon Adventures

• July 17-20 — Creeks and Critters

• July 31 & Aug. 1 — Young Naturalists

Science Kids is a nonprofit that hosts educational science-based summer classes for kids in Wyoming.

For more information, see science-kids.org.

 
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
4
Sat
Science Saturday to focus on DNA @ Sheridan College
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday will take place this weekend at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.

The topic for Saturday will be “DNA! You are unique.”

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and is free and open to children of all ages.

Science Saturdays are sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids.

For more information, please contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or email sarah@science-kids.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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
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.

 

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