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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.

 
Apr
5
Wed
Lecture to focus on genomics revolution @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Vikram Chhatre will give a lecture on “The Genomics Revolution” on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

The discovery of polymerase chain reaction ushered in a new era of biological research by instantly providing tools to study organisms at unprecedented depths. In the ensuing decades, the advent of affordable and high throughput DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized a large number of biological disciplines.  

This genomic revolution aided by informatics tools has impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. Chhatre will discuss examples of the application of various genomic technologies in medicine, mitigation of global climate change, understanding organismal evolution and designing strategies for ecosystem conservation.  

Chhatre grew up in India fascinated by the natural world and with a curiosity to understand what makes it work. Eventually narrowing down his focus to long-living forest trees, he adopted population genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how they adapt to their environment.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
8
Sat
Science Saturday to focus on bugs @ Sheridan College
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturdays, set for this weekend, will focus on bugs.

The event, planned for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, will allow children of all ages to explore the world of bugs at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.

The event is free.

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
14
Fri
No weekend plans? Check out these Easter events @ Sheridan, WY
Apr 14 – Apr 16 all-day

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Easter-related events this weekend, including carnivals and egg hunts.

Here’s a list of local Easter happenings:

Friday

• 2:30 p.m., East Egg Hunt, Westview Health Care Center, 1990 W. Loucks St.

Saturday

• 9:30 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt, Sheridan Inn, ages 0-8, 856 Broadway St.

• 9:30 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt, Scott Park, Dayton, kids ages 1-10

• 10-11 a.m., fun and games, Scott Park, Dayton, kids ages 1-10

• 10 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza, Thorne-Rider Park, ages 0-3 Redle field, ages 4-5 Barney Park, ages 6-8 volleyball area

• 11 a.m., fifth annual Hound Hunt, Dan Madia Field

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Easter Carnival and Egg Run, egg runs for four different age groups, carnival games, face painting, inflatable slides, small animal zoo, rock climbing wall and more, Bethesda Worship Center, 5135 Coffeen Ave.

• 1 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt, Walmart, ages 0-4 at 1 p.m., ages 5-9 at 1:10 p.m., ages 10-13 at 1:20 p.m., bring your own basket

• 2-3 p.m., Easter Egg Hunt, Sheridan Speedway, 69 Industrial Lane

Sunday

• 7-10 a.m., Sheridan York Rite Bodies Easter Breakfast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, $5 per person or $20 for families of four or more, Sheridan Masonic Building, 109 S. Gould St.

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
22
Sat
Museum to host Tidbit Saturday @ Sheridan County Museum
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Saturday this weekend.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, attendees can join the museum staff and volunteers to celebrate Earth Day.

Tidbit Saturday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 and combine hands-on activities with history lessons.

The program is free, but those planning to attend are asked to reserve a spot by calling the museum at 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Apr
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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

May
4
Thu
Kalif Shriners Carnival set for weekend @ Trails End Concert Park
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 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.

May
5
Fri
Kalif Shriners Carnival set for weekend @ Trails End Concert Park
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 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.

May
6
Sat
Kalif Shriners Carnival set for weekend @ Trails End Concert Park
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 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.

May
7
Sun
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.

May
10
Wed
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.

May
15
Mon
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 tslater@uwyo.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
17
Wed
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 byalowizer@outlook.com.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

May
20
Sat
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.

May
23
Tue
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.

May
24
Wed
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 bjpoavs@yahoo.com.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.