Calendar

Dec
7
Wed
Bank of the West organizes charity drive @ Bank of the West,
Dec 7 – Dec 30 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Bank of the West will gather coats, gloves and hats to benefit the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange through Dec. 30. 

Items may be dropped off at the Bank of the West, located at 2 N. Main St. 

Items welcome in the drop-offs include gently used winter wear like coats, hats and gloves.

SHS orchestra to perform Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7 by Handel and Folk Song by Mendelssohn.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Praelude from “Holberg” suite by Greig, Elgie from Serenade for Strings by Tschaikowsky and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. 

Sidney Carroll will be the featured soloist with the chamber orchestra playing Dragoneti String Bass Concerto in G Major.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Dec
8
Thu
TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College. 

Dec
10
Sat
CHAPS to host ‘Ugly Sweater’ 5K run @ Thorne-Rider Park
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, will host an ugly Christmas outfit 5K run on Dec. 10 at noon at Thorne-Rider Park.

Proceeds raised will benefit CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy in Sheridan. The run will begin at Thorne-Rider park and take place eon the Sheridan running trail system.

The cost to participate is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 if you sign up the day of the race.

For more information about the event, see www.chapswyo.org or contact Kristen Marcus at info@chapswyo.org or 673-6161.

Dec
12
Mon
Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration
Dec 12 @ 7:34 pm – 8:34 pm

UCROSS — On Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., Ucross Foundation will present its fourth annual community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross. 

Festivities will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center and will feature Christmas music sung by the Buffalo Balladiers and a reading by bestselling writer Craig Johnson.

The event will include crafts for children and light refreshments. The evening will culminate with fireworks by Bruce Burns and the lighting of thousands of lights on trees throughout the park. Powder River Energy Corporation has provided volunteer help with the Christmas tree lights. The celebration is open to the public at no charge.

In the spirit of Christmas, the Ucross Foundation invites those planning to attend to bring canned and non-perishable food items for families in need. The donated items will be distributed to several of the local community food pantries.

The Raymond Plank Creative Center and the Park at Ucross are located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 16, about 10 miles east of Clearmont. For additional information, call 307-737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

Dec
13
Tue
Christmas concerts planned for Dec. 13-16 @ muiltiple venues
Dec 13 – Dec 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of upcoming concerts planned at local schools.

Dec. 13

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, 6 p.m. 

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

• Big Horn music department, 7 p.m., Big Horn High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School choir, 

• Tongue River Middle School choir, 6 p.m.

Dec. 15

• Sagebrush Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Story School, 6 p.m.

• Sheridan High School band, 7 p.m., Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS

• Tongue River Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16

• Highland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec. 20

• Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Number of school holiday concerts set for Dec. 13
Dec 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of concerts planned for Dec. 13 at local schools.

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, time not immediately available

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

 
Dec
14
Wed
Powder River Pizza to host ‘Pizza for a purpose’ @ Powder River Pizza & Pub
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Powder River Pizza & Pub will host Pizza for a Purpose on Wednesday to benefit Volunteers of America homeless services in the Sheridan community. 

On Wednesday, Powder River Pizza & Pub will donate 110 percent of all profits — that means all profits plus an additional 10 percent of that sum. 

“We want to go above and beyond in helping our community,” explained Mike Browne, managing partner for the restaurant.

Volunteers of America staff will be on hand to accept donations and to share information about the programs and volunteer opportunities in the Sheridan community from 4-8:30 p.m.. 

“Pizza for a Purpose is a day that will be wonderful not only [to] raise money, but raise awareness for those in need in our community,” said Claude Alley, director of Homeless Services for Volunteers of America. “We are so thankful for the support of Powder River Pizza & Pub and the Sheridan community.” 

Powder River Pizza & Pub is open from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 803 N. Main St. in Sheridan. 

Dec
17
Sat
It’s tuba time in Sheridan County @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

SHERIDAN — The 17th annual Tuba Christmas in Sheridan will take place Saturday. Registration will begin at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall at 9:15 a.m., and rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to bring a music stand if they have one.

All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are cordially invited to attend.

There is a $10 registration fee, and books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase.

The registration fee goes directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas worldwide.

The Tuba Christmas band typically involves local musicians, although some performers have come from as far away as Montana, Idaho, South Dakota and Colorado. High school and college players are welcome to join the band, as are adult musicians.

A concert of traditional Christmas carols, free of charge, will be held at the Holiday Inn atrium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The public is encouraged to take a little time out of this busy season and enjoy the concert.  

Created by Harvey Phillips, Tuba Christmas 2016 concerts will be presented in more than 290 cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

Phillips was inspired to create Tuba Christmas as an annual event honoring his mentor and teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell. 

Ariel Downing and Dale Hoffmann are local Tuba Christmas coordinators. The tuba-euphonium ensemble will be conducted by local tubist Ariel Downing, and by Richard Parmer, from Northwest Community College in Powell. 

 
Dec
20
Tue
Food Bank of the Rockies to distribute meals in Sheridan @ Powder River Energy Corporation
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies in collaboration with WYO Coal and Powder River Energy Corporation, will distribute holiday meal boxes Tuesday at Powder River Energy Corporation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for families in need. 

Holiday meal boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be available.

Due to a generous grant from WYO Coal and Powder River Energy Corporation, plans are being made to provide holiday dinners for 300 families in need. The organizations are seeking the help of the Sheridan County community with financial donations to go toward the purchase of hams, turkeys or roasts for these dinners. If you or your business would like to donate funds to help with this endeavor, please contact Ashley Nickolai at WFBR,  307-265-2172 or meat donations can also be dropped off at the Powder River Energy Corporation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday prior to the start of the distribution.

Powder River Energy Corporation is located at 1095 E. Brundage Lane.

Senior Center to host bluegrass, burgers Tuesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass jam session Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

During the jam, $2 burgers will also be available.

This month’s jam will feature a Christmas party and dance. All musicians and vocalists are invited to take a chair on stage.

Each musician takes turns choosing and leading the group in a song of his or her choice. 

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St. in Sheridan.

Dec
21
Wed
Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan @ WYO Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie.

While the group has had success on its own, The Ten Tenors have also performed alongside music legends such as Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson and Christina Aguilera.

“So many people, particularly men, turn up to a show, having been dragged by their wives, arms folded, thinking they’re going to watch us croon to the ladies and serve up yet another watery classical-crossover show,” long-serving member of The Ten Tenors Scott Muller said. “Not too far into the show they realize we are a group of down-to-earth Aussie blokes, that have power and guts in our performance and they leave not only pleasantly surprised, but fans themselves.”

The Ten Tenors include Adrian Li Donni, Cameron Barclay, Florian Voss, Jared Newall, JD Smith, Jordan Pollard, Michael Edwards, Paul Gelsumini, Sam Roberts-Smith and Virgilio Marino.

Band members include Benjamin Kiehne on the piano, David Orr on the guitar and Trent Bryson-Dean on drums.

Each year the WYO Theater brings a variety of shows to Sheridan audiences. The nonprofit has a programming committee that sorts through a number of possible selections for any given season.

The Ten Tenors made the cut as a show committee members and Executive Director Erin Butler thought the community would enjoy.

In addition, this holiday season, the WYO Theater will host “Bad Billy’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The show will be performed Thursday through Sunday. The shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mars Theater.  Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 22, the WYO Theater will present the annual “A Munsick Family Christmas.” The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Plan to attend?

What: The Ten Tenors, an Australian music ensemble

When: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: WYO Theater

Cost: $45 for adults, seniors and military members and $42.50 for students

Dec
22
Thu
Join the tradition of a Munsick Family Christmas @ WYO Theater
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will once again host the annual Munsick Family Christmas performance on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The tight fitting family dynamics that join a story to a song are delivered in a way that makes a connection inside the hearts of young and old. Expect music from near and far wrapped up by tight harmonies in a style that can best be described as Western Americana.

Tickets cost $23 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. 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.

Dec
29
Thu
Dressember event set for Dec. 29 @ First Baptist Church
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Four LuLaRoe consultants will have their inventories of dresses, leggings and more at a pop-up boutique that benefits Dressember, a nonprofit that raises money to combat human trafficking and injustice against women worldwide. 

The event will take place Dec. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Each consultant will generously donate a portion of her sales — plus a match from LuLaRoe itself — to the Dressember Foundation, which is a nonprofit that raises money for the International Justice Mission’s work to end human trafficking and fight for justice for women across the world.

If you can’t make the sale or would like to donate directly to Dressember for this important cause, you can make your secure, tax deductible donation online at https://support.dressemberfoundation.org/thismatters.

First Baptist Church is located at 3179 Big Horn Ave.

Jan
7
Sat
Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 7 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Verdi’s “Nabucco” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

“Nabucco” is a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco).

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084. 

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

Trout Unlimited annual banquet, fundraiser set for Saturday @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser Saturday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The evening will start with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

This year’s event will feature a presentation on the efforts underway to save the Yellowstone Cutthroat in Yellowstone Lake. There will also be a raffle and silent auction for fishing and related items. The fundraiser will help the local TU chapter teach fly tying and fly fishing skills, fishing area cleanup and other activities targeted to improve local fishing.

All TU members and guests are invited to attend. 

Banquet tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple payable at the event. 

Please RSVP by calling Nick Haderlie at 307-215-9663, emailing trout615@gmail.com, or via Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited’s Facebook page.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

 
Jan
10
Tue
SJHS band to perform concert @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will perform a concert Jan. 10 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Jan
12
Thu
SJHS choir to perform @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will perform a concert Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

 
Jan
14
Sat
The Bills to perform at Mars Theater @ WYO Theater
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bills will perform at the Mars Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bills have earned two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards. They are known for their acoustic talents in the folk and roots genre. 

Tickets for the event cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students. Tickets are available at wyotheater.com, at the WYO Theater box office or at 672-9084.

The Mars Theater is located in the WYO Theater at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
17
Tue
Raise a pint to help raise a roof @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host a pint night Jan. 17 from 5-9 p.m. to benefit Habitat for Humanities of the Eastern Bighorns.

During that time, $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the nonprofit.

The event will also include live music, food from WYO Thai, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.

Jan
20
Fri
WYO Rodeo Royalty organizing fundraiser @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo royalty would like to invite the public to attend their annual Coronation Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held Friday at the Best Western Sheridan Center.  

Tickets cost $20 apiece and can be purchased from any of the 2017 WYO Rodeo Royalty, at High Mountain Mercantile or at the door. The fundraiser will consist of cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will follow at 7 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Live music will begin at 8 p.m.

The program will consist of honoring the 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty — Queen Bailey McLean, Princess Angel Richards and Junior Princess Mariah McFaul. Then, the coronation of the new 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty will take place. They are Queen Karyn Rieger, Senior Princess Libby Jost, Princess Hannah Jost and Junior Princess Lainey Konetzki. 

Funds raised will go toward the expenses the 2017 royalty incur during their reign.

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty serve as ambassadors for Sheridan County and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo giving them opportunities to travel and be a part of local and statewide rodeos, community events and fundraisers. In addition, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo queen will attend multiple clinics to prepare herself for competition at the state level and will compete for Miss Rodeo Wyoming in August 2017 at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. 

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Jan
21
Sat
WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 21 @ 10:55 am – 7:18 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliette” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084.

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

Nordic club to host chili fest @ Willow Park Nordic Area.
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BUFFALO — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host a chili fest Saturday at 11 a.m.

The event will take place at the Willow Park  Nordic Area. 

Join the group for chili, camaraderie, skiing and snowshoeing.

For additional information on the event, contact powderpassnordic@gmail.com.

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