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Oct
25
Tue
American Indian Storytellers featured at The Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host an American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling event during the week of Oct. 24-27.

Speakers will include Mardell Hogan Plainfeather and Vernon Whiteman of the Crow Nation and Linwood Tall Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather will present an evening session open to the public at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. Museum members, children and American Indians with tribal identification are admitted free of charge; admission for non-members is $5. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening session.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather is a respected Crow historian and artist, and recently retired as a Plains Indian Historian with the National Park Service at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Plainfeather has also been a field director of the American Indian Tribal Histories Project at the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana.

Vernon Whiteman is a descendant of Apsaálooke holy men Medicine Crow and Little Nest. He resides in Lodge Grass, Montana.

Linwood Tall Bull is an instructor at Chief Dull Knife Tribal College in Lame Deer, Montana. He is a member of a venerated traditionalist Northern Cheyenne family and is a leader of the Dog Soldier society, one of the four Cheyenne sacred warrior societies.

The Brinton Museum holds and exhibits a significant collection of American Indian artifacts, many of which are of Crow and Cheyenne origin.

An important part of the museum’s mission as an educational institution preserving the art and history of the West is to share and promote knowledge about American Indian cultural heritage and history. The American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling programs are offered in response to a request by The Brinton Museum’s American Indian Advisory Council.

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

Oct
26
Wed
Chamber Coffee in Story set for Wednesday @ Wagon Box Inn
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Reception and Expansion Committee will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over coffee on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn.

The discussion is for those who are interested in current issues and happenings in the Story area and Sheridan County.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Sheridan County Chamber at 672-2485.

The Wagon Box Inn is located at 103 North Piney Road in Story.

Free law clinic planned for Wednesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Bar Association will host a Law Night on Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center in honor of the National Celebrate Pro Bono Week.

Law Night is a free legal advice clinic that will provide the public with brief, one-on-one, initial consultations on any civil (non-criminal) issue such as personal injury, landlord/tenant disputes, divorce or child custody, estate planning and more.

Sheridan County Bar Association attorneys will donate their time to meet with clients to help with any legal need that they may have.

Appointments are necessary for the event. To schedule an appointment, attendees should call Equal Justice Wyoming at 777-8383.

“Attorneys, locally and all over Wyoming, commit to pro bono work because many of us believe it is not only an honor, but also one of our professional obligations,” said Christopher Sherwood, local attorney and President of the Sheridan County Bar Association. “It is opportunities like Pro Bono Night that allow local attorneys to come together in a forum that provides some insight and direction to our neighbors in the community on a wide range of legal matters.”

For more information, contact Christopher Sherwood at 674-7451 or Liz Hutchinson at 777-8383.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

American Indian Storytellers featured at The Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host an American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling event during the week of Oct. 24-27.

Speakers will include Mardell Hogan Plainfeather and Vernon Whiteman of the Crow Nation and Linwood Tall Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather will present an evening session open to the public at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. Museum members, children and American Indians with tribal identification are admitted free of charge; admission for non-members is $5. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening session.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather is a respected Crow historian and artist, and recently retired as a Plains Indian Historian with the National Park Service at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Plainfeather has also been a field director of the American Indian Tribal Histories Project at the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana.

Vernon Whiteman is a descendant of Apsaálooke holy men Medicine Crow and Little Nest. He resides in Lodge Grass, Montana.

Linwood Tall Bull is an instructor at Chief Dull Knife Tribal College in Lame Deer, Montana. He is a member of a venerated traditionalist Northern Cheyenne family and is a leader of the Dog Soldier society, one of the four Cheyenne sacred warrior societies.

The Brinton Museum holds and exhibits a significant collection of American Indian artifacts, many of which are of Crow and Cheyenne origin.

An important part of the museum’s mission as an educational institution preserving the art and history of the West is to share and promote knowledge about American Indian cultural heritage and history. The American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling programs are offered in response to a request by The Brinton Museum’s American Indian Advisory Council.

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

Oct
27
Thu
American Indian Storytellers featured at The Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host an American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling event during the week of Oct. 24-27.

Speakers will include Mardell Hogan Plainfeather and Vernon Whiteman of the Crow Nation and Linwood Tall Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather will present an evening session open to the public at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. Museum members, children and American Indians with tribal identification are admitted free of charge; admission for non-members is $5. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening session.

Mardell Hogan Plainfeather is a respected Crow historian and artist, and recently retired as a Plains Indian Historian with the National Park Service at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Plainfeather has also been a field director of the American Indian Tribal Histories Project at the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana.

Vernon Whiteman is a descendant of Apsaálooke holy men Medicine Crow and Little Nest. He resides in Lodge Grass, Montana.

Linwood Tall Bull is an instructor at Chief Dull Knife Tribal College in Lame Deer, Montana. He is a member of a venerated traditionalist Northern Cheyenne family and is a leader of the Dog Soldier society, one of the four Cheyenne sacred warrior societies.

The Brinton Museum holds and exhibits a significant collection of American Indian artifacts, many of which are of Crow and Cheyenne origin.

An important part of the museum’s mission as an educational institution preserving the art and history of the West is to share and promote knowledge about American Indian cultural heritage and history. The American Indian cultural sharing and storytelling programs are offered in response to a request by The Brinton Museum’s American Indian Advisory Council.

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

Nov
1
Tue
Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel Foundation will present current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about their art.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include novelist Allegra Hyde, of Peterborough, New Hampshire; printmaker Jennifer Basile, of Miami, Florida; fiber artist Carolyn Riman, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; painter Carol Griffith, of Orient, Ohio; mixed media artist Jennifer Murray, of Brooklyn, New York; and fiction writer Joseph Langdon, of Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information, call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Nov
2
Wed
Eagles #186 to host candidate forum @ Eagles #186
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Eagles #186 will host a forum for candidates for city, county and state positions from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Each candidate will have five minutes to address the audience. A question and answer period will follow between the candidates and audience members.

For more information, contact Mona Hansen at 672- 9578 or 751-5626.

Eagles #186 is located at 850 N. Main St.

Nov
15
Tue
‘COPE’ program begins Nov. 15 @ Frackelton’s
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — COPE, “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions,” directed by Judy Olson will begin a nine-week program on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frackelton’s.

COPE is an aftercare program designed to help participants deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. The event is sponsored by Kane Funeral Home.

For more information or reservations, contact Judy Olson at 672-3336.

Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main St.

Nov
17
Thu
Sagebrush Art Center to host Retrospective show, reception @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a reception for its annual Retrospective Show on Nov. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

The show honors artists with long, productive careers in the Sheridan area.

The artists featured this year will be Nancie Furnish, Claire Leon and Connie Robinson.

Furnish is a second-generation glass artist. She moved to Cheyenne in 1971, where she opened her own studio and gallery. In 1992, she and her family moved to Sheridan. Her work has been mainly private and commercial work by commission.

Leon, a photographer, has lived in Story since 1959. Her serious interest in photography began with classes and Sheridan College in 1995. Leon is passionate about capturing the beauty of the landscape and flora in the Bighorn Mountain region.

Robinson is an oil painter and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1974. Initially, she produced artwork as a commercial illustrator. A painter of wildlife and the regional landscape, the great outdoors remains a dominating force in Robinson’s work.

The show will be on display through Dec. 30. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Nov
19
Sat
Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar set for Saturday @ Tongue River Valley Community Center is located
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will showcase artistic talent in the Tongue River Valley. Activities will include a tour of the studios of local artists and a bazaar.

The map of artist’s studios is available at the Community Center or at The Beauty Bar.

For more information about the table space at the bazaar, call the Community Center at 655-9419, or contact Gina Donnor at 655-2443 about the studio tours. Tongue River Valley Community Center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

Nov
27
Sun
Holiday Show ‘Dimensions of Nature’ at The Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host its annual Holiday Show “Dimensions of Nature” on Nov. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The event, featuring paintings by wildlife artist Mark McKenna of Powell and sculptures in bronze and stone by Jeffrey Burnham Rudolph of Cody, will open in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery.

For more information, call the museum at 672-3173.

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

Dec
6
Tue
Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; found materials artist Lisa Hochstein of Santa Cruz, California; encaustic painter, Mona Monroe of Alta, Wyoming; essayist Catherine Jagoe of Madison, Wisconsin; novelist Lisa Lee of Los Angeles, California; and sculptor Andrew Redington of Berlin, Wisconsin.

For more information, call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. 

 
Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

VA to host community forum Thursday @ Sheridan VAHCS
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a community forum Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium located at its the campus in Sheridan.

Organizers have invited all veterans and those who care for and advocate for veterans in Sheridan and Johnson counties to the event.

Warren Hill, the interim medical center director, will provide a brief update on the Sheridan VAHCS and take questions from those in attendance.

Representatives from the Veterans Benefits Administration, Suicide Prevention Program, Transitional Care Management Program, Patient Education, Enrollment/Eligibility Office, Patient Advocate, Human Resources and the VA Choice Program will also be available to answer questions from attendees.

For more information, email the public affairs office at shepublicaffairs@va.gov or call 675-3262.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Dec
14
Wed
Next ‘Conversations in History’ set for Wednesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The next round of Casual Conversations in History will take place Wednesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The program will focus on the origin of various sayings.

It is free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Dec
15
Thu
SC to host reception for DeVuono art show Thursday @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a reception for Lanny DeVuono’s new show on display in the Whitney Center for the Arts. The reception will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition, “Outer Space,” comes to Sheridan from the Denver Contemporary Art Museum.

DeVuono uses landscape imagery as a metaphor to examine both the physical environment in which we live, as well as the social and psychological environments of our expectations.

In this series at Sheridan College, she is interested in the current privatization of space research, historical parallels with past explorations as well as the fast changing environments of the earth.

DeVuono is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver and has taught at Eastern Washington University, New York University, William Paterson University, Rangsit University in Thailand and Trivandrum College of Fine Art in India.

She also writes on contemporary art under the name Frances DeVuono.  

DeVuono’s work will be on display through Jan. 22. 

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
17
Sat
Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

Dec
18
Sun
BHCHS to gather Sunday in Big Horn @ Big Horn Woman’s Club
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club.

The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by a program.

Cynde Georgen will discuss the Trail End State Historic Site’s upcoming exhibit, which will focus on the U.S. entry into World War I. The exhibit will explore what life was like in a small town during the “war to end all wars” and will include letters written by farmers, cowboys and clerks from small Western towns.

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

Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Story Branch Library
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

 
Dec
21
Wed
Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author @ Clearmont Branch Library
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December.

Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

At each event, Johnson will read a Christmas short story and there will be time available for discussion and questions.

A selection of his Longmire books and other items will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is an American novelist and playwright who lives in Ucross.

Johnson has written several novels and a number of short stories. He is the author of the popular Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, which was made into a television series showing on Netflix.

His most recent book, “An Obvious Fact,” was published in September.

Jan
5
Thu
Senior Center to host bird discussions @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will celebrate National Bird Day on Jan. 5 with discussions from local birding enthusiasts.

Beginning at 10 a.m. in the center’s dining room, Dirlene Wheeler and Chuck Bailey will discuss the recent Christmas Bird Counts and birding for beginners.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith 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
11
Wed
Local congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA Whitney Room.

DeAnna Kay, field representative for U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi; Brianna Buckingham, field representative for Sen. John Barrasso; and Jackie King, deputy district director for U.S. Rep Liz Cheney are scheduled to attend.

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Kay, Buckingham and King on an individual basis to discuss issues or their views, questions or concerns regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to the congressional delegation.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact:

• Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268;

• Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456; or

• Cheney’s Sheridan office at 307-673-4608.

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

Jan
13
Fri
Enroll Wyoming session planned for Friday @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center will host an Enroll Wyoming session for Sheridan County residents lacking health insurance coverage. 

The session will take place Friday from 8-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. 

Community members who need help finding health insurance of learning about health insurance options are encouraged to drop in during the designated time for one-on-one assistance.

Those who are unable to attend the session can call 2-1-1 or see healthcare.gov for assistance. 

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

Jan
17
Tue
Tween program to feature escape room @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

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