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Feb
14
Tue
Lee to host four-week workshop on intentional living @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Feb 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Scott Lee, certified coach, speaker and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, will conduct a four-week workshop on the power of intentional living beginning Jan. 24.

The course will take place each Tuesday through Feb. 14 from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce meeting room.

The cost to participate is $10 per session. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. 

For additional information, contact Lee at 763-7927.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is located at 171 N. Main St., Suite D.

 
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

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
Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours @ Cottonwood Properties
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties, LLC. The event will also include refreshments and snacks. Cottonwood Properties is located at 205 Coffeen Ave.

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
SC to host father, daughter art exhibit, reception @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  

Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher.  He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. 

The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16. 

On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists. 

Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.

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

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
Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The February meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m.  

The program will be presented by Dr. Sam Hoffmann about “Aging of the Eyes.” The meeting is free and open to all women. 

For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. 

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

Performance to benefit Advocacy and Resource Center @ Thorne-Rider Campus Center, Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College staff and students will present “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Thorne-Rider Campus Center.

Tickets to the event cost $5 for community members and $1 for students.

All of the money raised from the event will go to women’s charities, with 90 percent going directly to support the Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center.

Last year, more than 5,800 Valentine’s Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness toward ending violence against women. The events raised more than $5 million through performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and others as part of the V-Day 2016 College and Community Campaigns.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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
Pole Creek Chili Fest set for Saturday @ Pole Creek Nordic Area.
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host the Pole Creek Chili Fest on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Pole Creek Nordic Area.

All are welcome to join the group for chili, camaraderie, skiing and snowshoeing.

For additional information, contact at the group via email at powderpassnordic@gmail.com.

 
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.

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

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host an “Artrageous” art and music extravaganza Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The show is a high-energy production that includes singing, dancing and a lot of audience involvement.

Tickets for the event are $32 for adults, $29.50 for seniors and military and $26.50 for students. They are available through the WYO Theater box office, at wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084.

For more information, see artrageousexperience.com. 

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

Feb
19
Sun
Polka club to host monthly dance @ Elks Lodge
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520.

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Country Vocal Band.

All are welcome. The event will include polka, waltzes, two-steps and many more dances.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Clearmont Community Church to host vision banquet @ Clearmont Community Church
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CLEARMONT — The Clearmont Community Church will host its 2017 Vision Banquet on Sunday at 5 p.m. 

The event will include live music, food, drawings, fellowship and a discussion on what the church is looking forward to in 2017.

The event is free for all ages.

For more information call 758-4597 or see www.clearmontchurch.com.

Clearmont Community Church is located at 1012 Water St.

 
Feb
20
Mon
Dining for a Cause to benefit Habitat for Humanity @ Frackelton’s
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Dining for a Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s.

The event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns.

One hundred percent of sales will be donated to the nonprofit.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 675-6055 or at www.frackeltons.com.

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

Group organizing Presidents’ Day event at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Monday, from 6-8 p.m., the community is invited to an event in the lobby of the WYO Theater in honor of Presidents’ Day.

The event “Stand Up to Your President/s” is free, open to all ages and open to the public.

There is no set program. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring something to share — a poem, song, painting, drawing, plate of cookies or other offering.

The event aims to bring the people of the Sheridan area together to express hopes and dispel fears for the future and the values represented in policies being enacted on a local and national level.

In addition to providing the public with an opportunity to share thoughts, local nonprofit organizations will have a presence and provide opportunities for attendees to receive information about how to get involved in the community.

Grace Cannon of Big Horn is organizing Stand Up to Your President/s Day in coordination with a network of artists called Bad and Nasty, which will hold events across the country Feb. 20.

For more information about Monday’s event, email badnastywy@gmail.com.

Sheridan County Extension to offer free nutrition classes @ Watt Agriculture Building
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Extension Office will offer free nutrition classes through its Cent$ible Nutrition Program in January and February.

The classes will be offered on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Watt Agriculture Building. The classes will take place Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.

Those who attend will cook, try new recipes and learn to save money on food. If you attend the entire series of classes, you’ll receive a free cookbook.

To sign up or for more information, call 674-2980 or email skoltisk@uwyo.edu.

The Watt Agriculture Building is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
21
Tue
McDonald’s to celebrate love for reading Tuesday @ McDonald’s
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The McDonald’s on North Main Street has invited the public to celebrate the love for reading on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.

Individuals are invited to read under the stars — in your pajamas if you want! The event will include a night of activities and fun. 

The McDonald’s is located at 2590 N. Main St.

Legion Auxiliary to gather @ Country Kitchen
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Country Kitchen.

District President Linda Johnson will speak at the event.

All are welcome to attend.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
22
Wed
Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week @ Big Horn Smokehouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

BIG HORN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee will take place Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon.

The event is brought to the community by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee as a way to network and discuss important issues with all the communities within Sheridan County.

The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

WTBC to host mixer for Start-Up Challenge @ WYO Theater
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — In an effort to improve the entrepreneurial climate in Sheridan, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center is looking for individuals who are interested in starting a business. 

The organization will host an informational mixer for it’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge beginning at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater on Wednesday.

The event will allow those interested to learn more about the competition and meet the WTBC business counselors.

The WTBC will provide a monetary incentive and the business support needed for contestants to act on their ideas through the challenge. 

The application and information are available at uwyo.edu/wtbc or contact John Dick at 675-1939 or jdick4@uwyo.edu.

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

Feb
24
Fri
WYO Rodeo tickets go on sale Friday @ WYO Theater or SheridanWyoRodeo.com
Feb 24 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 87th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo will go on sale Friday starting at 7 a.m. at the WYO Theater. 

Tickets can also be purchased online at 12 p.m. Friday at SheridanWyoRodeo.com. Tickets are first come, first served. 

The 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo week will begin on July 10 and will go until July 16. Rodeo performances take place on July 12-15. 

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.

 
Special Olympics ‘Jackalope Jump’ set for Sat. @ Goose Valley Fire Department Station
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Special Olympics Jackalope Jump will take place Saturday at the Goose Valley Fire Department parking lot.

Registration for the event will begin at 11 a.m. with the jump starting at noon. The event will help raise funds for local Special Olympics programs.

To register, see https://www.firstgiving.com/sowy/2017-sheridan-jackalope-jump or call Carrie Pilcher, Special Olympics area IV director, at 751-0539 with questions. 

The Goose Valley Fire Department Station is located at 2617 Aero Loop.

Feb
14
Tue
Lee to host four-week workshop on intentional living @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Feb 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Scott Lee, certified coach, speaker and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, will conduct a four-week workshop on the power of intentional living beginning Jan. 24.

The course will take place each Tuesday through Feb. 14 from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce meeting room.

The cost to participate is $10 per session. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. 

For additional information, contact Lee at 763-7927.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is located at 171 N. Main St., Suite D.

 
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

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
Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours @ Cottonwood Properties
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties, LLC. The event will also include refreshments and snacks. Cottonwood Properties is located at 205 Coffeen Ave.

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
SC to host father, daughter art exhibit, reception @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  

Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher.  He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. 

The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16. 

On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists. 

Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.

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

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
Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The February meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m.  

The program will be presented by Dr. Sam Hoffmann about “Aging of the Eyes.” The meeting is free and open to all women. 

For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. 

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

Performance to benefit Advocacy and Resource Center @ Thorne-Rider Campus Center, Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College staff and students will present “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Thorne-Rider Campus Center.

Tickets to the event cost $5 for community members and $1 for students.

All of the money raised from the event will go to women’s charities, with 90 percent going directly to support the Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center.

Last year, more than 5,800 Valentine’s Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness toward ending violence against women. The events raised more than $5 million through performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and others as part of the V-Day 2016 College and Community Campaigns.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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
Pole Creek Chili Fest set for Saturday @ Pole Creek Nordic Area.
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host the Pole Creek Chili Fest on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Pole Creek Nordic Area.

All are welcome to join the group for chili, camaraderie, skiing and snowshoeing.

For additional information, contact at the group via email at powderpassnordic@gmail.com.

 
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.

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

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host an “Artrageous” art and music extravaganza Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The show is a high-energy production that includes singing, dancing and a lot of audience involvement.

Tickets for the event are $32 for adults, $29.50 for seniors and military and $26.50 for students. They are available through the WYO Theater box office, at wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084.

For more information, see artrageousexperience.com. 

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

Feb
19
Sun
Polka club to host monthly dance @ Elks Lodge
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520.

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Country Vocal Band.

All are welcome. The event will include polka, waltzes, two-steps and many more dances.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Clearmont Community Church to host vision banquet @ Clearmont Community Church
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CLEARMONT — The Clearmont Community Church will host its 2017 Vision Banquet on Sunday at 5 p.m. 

The event will include live music, food, drawings, fellowship and a discussion on what the church is looking forward to in 2017.

The event is free for all ages.

For more information call 758-4597 or see www.clearmontchurch.com.

Clearmont Community Church is located at 1012 Water St.

 
Feb
20
Mon
Dining for a Cause to benefit Habitat for Humanity @ Frackelton’s
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Dining for a Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s.

The event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns.

One hundred percent of sales will be donated to the nonprofit.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 675-6055 or at www.frackeltons.com.

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

Group organizing Presidents’ Day event at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Monday, from 6-8 p.m., the community is invited to an event in the lobby of the WYO Theater in honor of Presidents’ Day.

The event “Stand Up to Your President/s” is free, open to all ages and open to the public.

There is no set program. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring something to share — a poem, song, painting, drawing, plate of cookies or other offering.

The event aims to bring the people of the Sheridan area together to express hopes and dispel fears for the future and the values represented in policies being enacted on a local and national level.

In addition to providing the public with an opportunity to share thoughts, local nonprofit organizations will have a presence and provide opportunities for attendees to receive information about how to get involved in the community.

Grace Cannon of Big Horn is organizing Stand Up to Your President/s Day in coordination with a network of artists called Bad and Nasty, which will hold events across the country Feb. 20.

For more information about Monday’s event, email badnastywy@gmail.com.

Sheridan County Extension to offer free nutrition classes @ Watt Agriculture Building
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Extension Office will offer free nutrition classes through its Cent$ible Nutrition Program in January and February.

The classes will be offered on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Watt Agriculture Building. The classes will take place Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.

Those who attend will cook, try new recipes and learn to save money on food. If you attend the entire series of classes, you’ll receive a free cookbook.

To sign up or for more information, call 674-2980 or email skoltisk@uwyo.edu.

The Watt Agriculture Building is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
21
Tue
McDonald’s to celebrate love for reading Tuesday @ McDonald’s
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The McDonald’s on North Main Street has invited the public to celebrate the love for reading on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.

Individuals are invited to read under the stars — in your pajamas if you want! The event will include a night of activities and fun. 

The McDonald’s is located at 2590 N. Main St.

Legion Auxiliary to gather @ Country Kitchen
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Country Kitchen.

District President Linda Johnson will speak at the event.

All are welcome to attend.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
22
Wed
Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week @ Big Horn Smokehouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

BIG HORN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee will take place Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon.

The event is brought to the community by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee as a way to network and discuss important issues with all the communities within Sheridan County.

The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

WTBC to host mixer for Start-Up Challenge @ WYO Theater
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — In an effort to improve the entrepreneurial climate in Sheridan, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center is looking for individuals who are interested in starting a business. 

The organization will host an informational mixer for it’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge beginning at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater on Wednesday.

The event will allow those interested to learn more about the competition and meet the WTBC business counselors.

The WTBC will provide a monetary incentive and the business support needed for contestants to act on their ideas through the challenge. 

The application and information are available at uwyo.edu/wtbc or contact John Dick at 675-1939 or jdick4@uwyo.edu.

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

Feb
24
Fri
WYO Rodeo tickets go on sale Friday @ WYO Theater or SheridanWyoRodeo.com
Feb 24 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 87th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo will go on sale Friday starting at 7 a.m. at the WYO Theater. 

Tickets can also be purchased online at 12 p.m. Friday at SheridanWyoRodeo.com. Tickets are first come, first served. 

The 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo week will begin on July 10 and will go until July 16. Rodeo performances take place on July 12-15. 

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.

 
Special Olympics ‘Jackalope Jump’ set for Sat. @ Goose Valley Fire Department Station
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Special Olympics Jackalope Jump will take place Saturday at the Goose Valley Fire Department parking lot.

Registration for the event will begin at 11 a.m. with the jump starting at noon. The event will help raise funds for local Special Olympics programs.

To register, see https://www.firstgiving.com/sowy/2017-sheridan-jackalope-jump or call Carrie Pilcher, Special Olympics area IV director, at 751-0539 with questions. 

The Goose Valley Fire Department Station is located at 2617 Aero Loop.

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