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SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets.
The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation.
An estimated 15,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday.
For more information, call Holy Name Catholic Church at 672-2848.
SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank is participating in a statewide coat drive — “Coats and More” — that will take place Oct. 17-28.
Over the years, First Interstate Bank has collected more than 23,000 coats that have been distributed to community nonprofit partners and schools.
Participants are encouraged to donate coats, boots, hats, mittens, blankets and socks. Drop-off locations can be found downtown. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will receive the items collected in Sheridan and distribute them to those in need.
SHERIDAN — Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a Dayton candidate forum on Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The candidate forum will include members from the school board and town council.
Attendees are encouraged to come, learn and make an informed vote for election day Nov. 8.
For more information, call the Tongue River Valley Community 655-9418. The Dayton location for the community center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.
SHERIDAN — Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Donations will be accepted and proceeds will benefit Legacy Pregnancy Center.
Knights Hall is located at 301 E. Brundage St.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Gala will present “Lend Me a Tenor the Musical” on Saturday, with gala festivities beginning at 5 p.m.
In the play, it’s 1934 and Opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive Otello for the 10-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company.
When Tito becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, a suitable replacement must be found. Max, Hendry Sanders sheepish assistant, is charged with the daunting task of finding a suitable replacement. Who is cavalier enough to replace him?
With the help of a menacing soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police Department, mayhem, lunacy and shear panic ensue, but in the end the show must go on.
Doors open and the silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. at Frackelton’s Fine Food and Spirits. The curtain will raise at 7 p.m. at WYO Theater.
The event is a costume party, so attendees are encouraged to dress accordingly.
Tickets are $103.50 per person or special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office or online at wyotheater.com.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host “Pints for Pussycats” to benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m.
For every pint sold, $1 will go to help care for cats and kittens.
The event will include food, drawings and a costume contest.
The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The inaugural Sheridan Ski and Gear Swap will take place Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School.
The event is an equipment extravaganza where local vendors and outdoor enthusiasts will sell new and used gear.
Activities will include free recreation seminars. The gear swap is a fundraiser for the restoration of the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area.
For more information, contact Andrew Gast at 529-1250 or email@example.com.
Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan Ave.
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.
SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for some fun and for a way to help those less fortunate than you, the fourth annual Turkey Trot Pub Crawl is set for Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Bring a minimum of three of the following food items — peanut butter, tuna or granola bars — per person and receive three free drink tokens.
Then, crawl around with the crowd to The Mint Bar, Pony Grill and Bar and back to Black Tooth Brewing Company for free giveaways and music from HahaHalfway!
All donations received will benefit The Food Group.
For additional information, contact the Black Tooth Brewing Company at 675-2337.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event at Good Health Market and Harker Mellinger from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.
For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.
The businesses are located at 1821 and 1811 S. Sheridan Ave.
SHERIDAN — The Worlds of Music will present Basque music with Ospa from Nov. 10-12 in Buffalo. The performances will showcase new and old Basque music of Wyoming and the Basque Country.
All events will take place in Buffalo and performances will include:
• A music and discussion session at the Buffalo Senior Center on Nov. 10 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. The Buffalo Senior Center is located at 671 W. Fetterman St. The event is free and open to the public.
• A Basque dinner at the American Legion Hall on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. The American Legion Hall is located at 18 Veterans Ave. The dinner costs $50 per plate and can be purchased by calling Liz Camino at 620-0805. Proceeds go to support the Bighorn Basque Club’s sponsorship of the North American Basque Organization’s National Festival from July 21-23, 2017.
• A workshop at Bomber Mountain Civic Center on Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bomber Mountain Civic Center is located at 63 N. Burritt St. in Buffalo. Then from 8-10:30 p.m. a dance at Cowboy Carousel Center, located at 59 N. Lobban Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call David Romtvedt at 217-2812.
SHERIDAN — The CHAPS Pony Poker Run will take place Saturday from 12-6 p.m. at Thorne-Rider Park.
The five-mile fun run/walk poker run is timed. Cards will be collected at each mile and participants are encouraged to watch out for the trivia.
The cost to enter is $30 for early registration and $35 to register the day of the run. The proceeds from the run will benefit CHAPS — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip equine assisted therapy.
For participants who do not like their cards, they will have the chance to get a new one by telling the volunteers what they have learned about CHAPS at the last card station or purchase a card to up the odds.
Prizes will be available for best hand and best time. For more information, contact Kristen Marcus at 307-673-6161, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chapswyo.org.
SHERIDAN — The annual Friends of the Library auction will take place Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
Tickets for the event are $50 per person. The cost includes food, drinks, music and the opportunity to bid on an array of items.
Proceeds from the auction go to support local libraries.
For more information, contact Kristin Fuller at 359-3165 or email@example.com.
Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Forest Collaborative meeting will take place on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Court House in room 210.
The citizen-driven collaborative group was established to make recommendations to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead on roadless area management on the Bighorn National Forest.
The purpose of the meeting is to resolve roadless area management issues on the Bighorn National Forest. The discussion will focus on how to maintain roadless areas and their associated benefits, while providing an appropriate level of management tools for wildlife, wildland-urban interface area and municipal watersheds.
For further information, please contact Keith Grant, 307-272-5511.
The Sheridan County Court House is located at 224 S. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program.
The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend.
No reservations are needed to attend the event.
For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.
The Holiday Inn is located just off the highway at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Range Writers will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Fulmer room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
Aaron Holst will present the program.
For more information, call Pat Jones at 673-1854.
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — The Tongue River 5K Turkey run/walk will take place Thursday from 8-9:30 a.m. in Dayton.
The event is for the whole family. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 8 a.m.
The cost to participate is two canned goods or non-perishable food items per person.
For more information, call the Tongue River Valley Community Center at 655-9419.
The Tongue River Valley Community Center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.
SHERIDAN — The annual Turkey Trot- Thanksgiving Day race will take place on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. in Kendrick Park.
The event is in its 38th year and will include a variety of events, which will include a 2.8 mile run/walk and a one-mile kids “chase the turkey” race for children 12 years old and under.
The cost to participate is $5 per person or $20 per family of four or more people. Registration on the day of the race will be from 9-9:50 a.m. or pre-register at The Sports Stop and Foot of the Big Horns.
The proceeds from the funds raised will benefit the Sheridan Junior High and High School running programs. A t-shirt will be awarded to the top five finishers in both races.
For more information, visit the Facebook page at Sheridan Turkey Trot or call Katie Christopherson at 763-2830.
SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will host a bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Organizers said many treats will be available for purchase at the event.
The sale will take place at the American Legion, located at 137 N. Brooks St.
SHERIDAN — Pets will be able to have their pictures taken with Santa on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Muddy Paw Prints Pet Supplies.
The photos will be done by Shirley McPheeters of FFF Photography.
Pictures with Santa will cost $10 apiece and proceeds will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Muddy Paw Prints is located at 2240 Coffeen Ave. Suite H.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Equestrian Center’s 2016 Winter Ball will take place on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
RSVPs are required and must be submitted by Monday. The cost to attend is $100 per person. All proceeds will go to the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
The event is a black tie or elegant western attire affair, and it will feature an auction and raffle, as well as live music and dancing.
For more information and to RSVP, call Kate Hammerich at 970-250-2327 or Jill Morlarty at 673-0454.
The Big Horn Equestrian Center is located at 352 Bird Farm Road.
SHERIDAN — The Eagles Club 186 will host a fundraiser for Toys for Tots at 7 p.m. Saturday for those ages 21 and older.
The event will include a silent auction, karaoke, raffles, a poker game and other prizes.
Domino’s pizza will also be sold by the slice to raise money for Toys for Tots.
A toy donation box is also on site at the Eagles.
For additional information, call 763-9746.
The Eagles Club 186 is located at 850 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.
The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.
The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.
“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.
The $5 donation will include a card sent to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication from the Auxiliary. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.
Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk and on the hospital’s website at www.sheridanhospital.org.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.
SHERIDAN — The Bank of the West will gather coats, gloves and hats to benefit the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange through Dec. 30.
Items may be dropped off at the Bank of the West, located at 2 N. Main St.
Items welcome in the drop-offs include gently used winter wear like coats, hats and gloves.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 675-3262.
The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.