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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
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.

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
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
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.

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
27
Fri
Forbes to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts @ Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Mike Forbes will perform with Eric Jenkins in a recital Friday at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Forbes, who currently lives near Madison, Wisconsin, will perform on the tuba, while Jenkins will play the piano.

Forbes has two solo albums. He began his career with the U.S. Army Band and subsequently served on the music faculty at universities along the East Coast and in the Midwest.

Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office and wyotheater.com.

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

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
2
Thu
Brubeck Brothers to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts @ Sheridan College
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will welcome the jazz ensemble, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Sons of jazz legend, Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together their entire lives. They cut their first record together in 1966 — nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, including with their father and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. 

Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete the dynamic quartet. 

Tickets cost $30 for adults and $25 for students and seniors. See wyotheater.com or call 307-672-9084 to purchase tickets. Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
7
Tue
Ken Lavigne to perform at the WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Singer Ken Lavigne will perform at the WYO Theater Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. 

Joined by a two-piece ensemble, Lavigne takes his audience on a journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Told with songs and stories, Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog. 

Tickets to attend the show are $21 for adults, $18.50 for seniors and military and $16 for students. 

For more information about Lavigne, see www.kenlavigne.com. 

For more information about the Sheridan performance and to get tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 307-672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com. 

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

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.

Local AARP chapter to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers dining room Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner.

Trip’n for Biscuits, a folk, bluegrass and good-times band from Sheridan will perform.

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St. For additional information, contact Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Feb
11
Sat
SC to host auditions for music scholarships Feb. 11 @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will hold music scholarship auditions on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

SC offers scholarships for students studying music at three levels: Presto (full tuition plus room and board); Vivace (full tuition); and Allegro (partial tuition). The scholarship awards cover two full years at SC. Additionally, students from non-music disciplines may apply for the Allegro scholarship.

To sign up for auditions, students should see www.tinyurl.com/SCMusicDay2017. Auditions may be done in person at the WCA or online via Skype.

Students wishing to pursue priority admission must audition on Feb. 11. Students may also audition after Feb. 11 by appointment only.

For more information or to set up an audition after Feb. 11, please contact Bergman at 307-674-6446, ext. 3015, or rbergman@sheridan.edu.

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
14
Tue
American Idol winner to perform at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The winner of the 2006 season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks, will perform at the WYO Theater on Tuesday.

The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for adults cost $32. The cost is $29.50 for seniors and military members and $26.50 for students.

For additional information, see wyotheater.com.

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

Feb
15
Wed
Dwight Yoakam VIP tickets available @ WYO Theater
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, will perform at the WYO Theater on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

While main floor and balcony tickets are sold out, VIP tickets are still available.

The VIP package includes one ticket to the show, one signed item to be provided by the artist, a meet and greet photo and two Yoakam signature guitar picks.

The VIP package costs $226 per person.

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
17
Fri
SC to host Gresl in concert Friday @ Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Jason Gresl at the Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Gresl, a clarinetist, has performed in a variety of orchestral and chamber music settings. By day, he stays busy as the clarinet instructor and guest lecturer at Andrews University, Lake Michigan College and Sheridan College. By night, he can be found performing contemporary classical concerts with his duo Claricello (www.claricello.com), freelancing in various Michiana orchestras, acting on the community theatre stage and exploring multidisciplinary arts in his ensemble.

Tickets for his Sheridan performance are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com. 

For more information about the Whitney Center for the Arts, see whitneyarts.org. For more information about this performance, call Dr. Erin Hanke at 674-6446, ext 3014.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
18
Sat
WYO Theater to host ‘Artrageous’ show @ WYO Theater
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — While a high-energy, fast-paced, color-enhanced performance sounds like something geared toward children, both WYO Theater executive director Erin Butler and the show’s performers are quick to correct that misconception.

Artrageous — an interactive art and music experience — includes music, dancing and a form of quick-drawing.

“It’s geared toward kids in the sense that we want to expose students and children to multiple forms of art happening at the same time and (show them) that art doesn’t have to be one thing or the other,” Butler said. “But the show really appeals to a wider audience.”

Butler explained that the music included in the shows will be familiar to adults and noted that the art is very professional.

“So kids will like it because it’s fun, loud and high-energy,” Butler said, “but adults will like it because of the artistry.”

John deWolf said Artrageous is comprised of a team of friends that have been performing together in one form or another since the 1980s. 

“One of the ways this all makes sense is that, for instance, we might do a song from the 1950s and combine that with a live action painting of an icon from the 1950s — singing, dancing and a 6-by-6 painting of Elvis appears in a matter of minutes,” deWolf said.

He said the show is “gently” engaging and the group works to ease folks into the interactive parts of the show. They do a meet and greet as attendees come into the lobby and engage the audience throughout the show in a safe, fun way. 

“They love the opportunity to hop up on stage with us,” deWolf said. 

Both Butler and deWolf said the show is different from what most people have seen.

“I’ve never seen anything like it — ever; it’s really unique,” Butler said.

deWolf said the group has performed in Wyoming in other forms, but this is the first time Artrageous will come to Sheridan County.

The show will take place at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29.50 for seniors and military, $26.50 for students. For more information about Artrageous, visit www.artrageousexperience.com. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office.

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