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Aug
4
Thu
Start a business workshop set for Aug. 4 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A start your own business workshop will take place Aug. 4 at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is geared toward people over the age of 50 and will cover the knowledge needed to start and grow a small business, but all who wish to gain information about business are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, call the Small Business Administration Wyoming district office at 261-6500.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
21
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The event will feature the music of Just Jim and Tammy, a band from Billings, Montana.

The dance is open to all and will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Aug
23
Tue
Back country horsemen to meet Aug. 23 in Buffalo @ Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108, at 63 N. Burritt St. in Buffalo.

For additional information, see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

Aug
29
Mon
Seed saving workshop set for Monday @ Sheridan County Extension Office, Watt Agriculture Center,
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.

The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.

Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.

The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.

Aug
31
Wed
Bighorn National Forest steering committee to meet Wednesday
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Participants will meet at the Porcupine Ranger Station at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Medicine Wheel Ranger District. Discussion topics and locations include dispersed camping at the junction of Forest Service Road 14 and Forest Service Road 11, roadless areas at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead, recreation site analysis at Bald Mountain Campground, and timber salvage in the Little Horn area along Forest Service Road 125. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 p.m.

The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear and lunch. The group will take a lunch break at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead at 11:30 a.m.

The Forest Plan Steering Committee is comprised of Forest Service managers and cooperating agencies including county commissions, conservation districts and state agencies. The committee was formed during the revision of the forest plan and continues to help the USFS monitor the forest plan and project implementation. The committee meets twice a year.

The field trip agenda is available on the Bighorn National Forest’s website.

For more information about the committee and the field trip, contact Chris Jones at 674-2627 or christopherdjones@fs.fed.us.

Sep
6
Tue
Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen.
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The September meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen.

The organization’s special speakers will be Cindy Baker and Amanda Reichenbach from a Place of Wholeness. The group will also have instillation of new officers.

The public is welcome but reservations are required by calling Karen Kjerstad at 672-6052. The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Sep
8
Thu
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ Sheridan County Library
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
9
Fri
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
22
Thu
Thrivent Financial workshop to host John Busaker @ Holiday Inn
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial will host a workshop led by John Busaker, author of “Do less, be more: The life-changing power of focus” on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The interactive session will inspire participants with three core principles of being fully engaged and teach practical, immediately actionable steps for consistent and courageous leadership.

The Generosity Multiplied networking opportunity will be a chance to connect with Sheridan residents, Thrivent members, area Church leaders, non-profits and area business leaders in a relaxed setting.

The cost to attend is $25 and food and drinks will be served.

Attendees will receive a copy of John Busaker’s book.

To RSVP call, 675-1166 or email krista.huntley@thrivent.com.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Sep
25
Sun
Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday @ rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod.

The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine.

Those who couldn’t attend the casting clinic are welcome to join. Rods and reels will be available for use for attendees.

To volunteer, email Brenna at rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.

Attendees are asked to RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP call Brenna at 621-0444.

Oct
5
Wed
Food Expo will show ‘Story of Compost’ Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo will take place Oct. 5-9.

The Expo supports and demonstrates the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts.

“Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to help put together a festive, educational event that is an incubator of ideas and a place for networking, partnership and future action around a statewide sustainable food economy in Wyoming,” Bonnie Gregory, committee organizer said.

“This is a growing and fundraising year for us and monies raised will go toward expenses, future expo events, workshops and youth outreach. We are excited to help support some of the youth organizations within our community that reinforce our vision, like 4-H, FFA and school garden initiatives. To have a successful producer culture in our state, we must first work on educating and supporting our children,” Gregory added.

To kick off the Expo, there will be a premier screening of the PBS Farm to Fork episode “Compost.”

The event will begin at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. with a reception. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a question and answer session will immediately follow the film.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
6
Thu
Food Expo will show ‘Story of Compost’ Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo will take place Oct. 5-9.

The Expo supports and demonstrates the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts.

“Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to help put together a festive, educational event that is an incubator of ideas and a place for networking, partnership and future action around a statewide sustainable food economy in Wyoming,” Bonnie Gregory, committee organizer said.

“This is a growing and fundraising year for us and monies raised will go toward expenses, future expo events, workshops and youth outreach. We are excited to help support some of the youth organizations within our community that reinforce our vision, like 4-H, FFA and school garden initiatives. To have a successful producer culture in our state, we must first work on educating and supporting our children,” Gregory added.

To kick off the Expo, there will be a premier screening of the PBS Farm to Fork episode “Compost.”

The event will begin at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. with a reception. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a question and answer session will immediately follow the film.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
7
Fri
Food Expo will show ‘Story of Compost’ Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo will take place Oct. 5-9.

The Expo supports and demonstrates the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts.

“Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to help put together a festive, educational event that is an incubator of ideas and a place for networking, partnership and future action around a statewide sustainable food economy in Wyoming,” Bonnie Gregory, committee organizer said.

“This is a growing and fundraising year for us and monies raised will go toward expenses, future expo events, workshops and youth outreach. We are excited to help support some of the youth organizations within our community that reinforce our vision, like 4-H, FFA and school garden initiatives. To have a successful producer culture in our state, we must first work on educating and supporting our children,” Gregory added.

To kick off the Expo, there will be a premier screening of the PBS Farm to Fork episode “Compost.”

The event will begin at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. with a reception. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a question and answer session will immediately follow the film.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
8
Sat
Food Expo will show ‘Story of Compost’ Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo will take place Oct. 5-9.

The Expo supports and demonstrates the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts.

“Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to help put together a festive, educational event that is an incubator of ideas and a place for networking, partnership and future action around a statewide sustainable food economy in Wyoming,” Bonnie Gregory, committee organizer said.

“This is a growing and fundraising year for us and monies raised will go toward expenses, future expo events, workshops and youth outreach. We are excited to help support some of the youth organizations within our community that reinforce our vision, like 4-H, FFA and school garden initiatives. To have a successful producer culture in our state, we must first work on educating and supporting our children,” Gregory added.

To kick off the Expo, there will be a premier screening of the PBS Farm to Fork episode “Compost.”

The event will begin at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. with a reception. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a question and answer session will immediately follow the film.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
9
Sun
Food Expo to host farm tours @ Sheridan College.
Oct 9 all-day

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo farm tours will take place Oct. 9 at Sheridan College.

The Expo will support and demonstrate the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts.

“Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to help put together a festive, educational event that is an incubator of ideas and a place for networking, partnership and future action around a statewide sustainable food economy in Wyoming,” said Bonnie Gregory, committee organizer.

Farm tours will be filled include local producers’ farms and greenhouses. All activities will be open to the public. For more information, contact Clarke McClung 751-7846.

Food Expo will show ‘Story of Compost’ Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo will take place Oct. 5-9.

The Expo supports and demonstrates the health and economic benefits of local foods by including educational sessions, workshops and networking for large and small scale producers, backyard gardeners and local food enthusiasts.

“Our goal is to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to help put together a festive, educational event that is an incubator of ideas and a place for networking, partnership and future action around a statewide sustainable food economy in Wyoming,” Bonnie Gregory, committee organizer said.

“This is a growing and fundraising year for us and monies raised will go toward expenses, future expo events, workshops and youth outreach. We are excited to help support some of the youth organizations within our community that reinforce our vision, like 4-H, FFA and school garden initiatives. To have a successful producer culture in our state, we must first work on educating and supporting our children,” Gregory added.

To kick off the Expo, there will be a premier screening of the PBS Farm to Fork episode “Compost.”

The event will begin at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. with a reception. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a question and answer session will immediately follow the film.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
18
Tue
American Legion Auxiliary to gather Tuesday in Sheridan @ Country Kitchen
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at the Country Kitchen.

Department president Sonja Wright will speak with the group.

All are welcome to attend.

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

Oct
21
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The program will be presented by the Advocacy and Resource Center.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For more information, call Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

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

Oct
22
Sat
Sparkle and Shine pageant workshop set for Oct. 22 @ Barn in Big Horn
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sparkle and Shine Pageant Workshop will take place Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at The Barn in Big Horn.

The pageant workshop is geared toward girls between the ages of 2-17 along with a parent. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of pageants, build interview skills, learn makeup and hair tips, be photographed for headshots, gain self-esteem, practice the pageant walk, participate in a swap shop and learn how to shine on stage.

There will be two sessions offered. The cost for a mini-session is $35 for ages 10 and younger. A full session for ages 10 and older is $45.

Participants can meet current and former Miss Wyoming and Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding Teen.

For more information, email misswyoutstandingteen@gmail.com.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St.

Nov
3
Thu
Newton to present at Archaeological Society @ Holiday Inn
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Dinner can be ordered from the menu but is not required to attend.

At 7 p.m., Cody Newton with SWCA Environmental Consultants will give a presentation regarding archaeological investigations and preliminary analysis of one of the “Camps of Instruction” recently located in north central Wyoming.

Reservations are not required to attend.

For more information, contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. 

 
Nov
9
Wed
CVC to host workshop on dementia friendly community @ The Sheridan Senior Center
Nov 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College and Sheridan Senior Center will host a meeting and short work session for the five initiatives that came out of Creating a Dementia Friendly Community Study Circles last fall.  

The workshop will be held Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Sheridan Senior Center dining room.

The five initiatives include:

• Dementia friends creating communities where people living with dementia feel accepted and understood. This involves training everyone from neighbors to waiters to clerks about dementia, how it affects people’s lives and how they can make a positive difference to people living with dementia in our county. 

• Community strategic planning for dementia friendly physical spaces encouraging meaningful activity and social interaction while reducing risks and providing quiet, safe spaces.

This also includes researching the inventory of facilities that care for dementia patients. 

• Building a health care continuum for dementia needs assuring integration of care across health and social services. This might encompass recruiting elder care professionals, providing ongoing education on eldercare and dementia for all health care professionals and promoting cognitive screenings, especially for early diagnosis.

• Support center(s) and navigators  where those living with dementia and their families can receive initial and ongoing support. It could either be a central place or several locations where trained volunteers can help guide those living with dementia and their caregivers to appropriate resources and navigate whatever processes are involved. 

• Caregiver support and respite  involving, including and caring for those living with dementia. That might look like support groups in outlying communities, short break programs and expanded senior companion programs.

Since the Senior Center was recently awarded a $1.1 million federal grant supporting the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Initiative, the Study Circles committee members and anyone else who is interested, will be learning what the next steps are and how they can help.

Everyone is invited to attend, regardless if they have been involved in the past.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Nov
12
Sat
Worlds of Music events set for Nov. 10-12 @ Bomber Mountain Civic Center
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Nov
18
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The program will be presented by Carmen Rideout. She will discuss many activities and services provided by the Sheridan Senior Center.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For more information, call Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

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

Nov
20
Sun
Big Horn Historical Society to meet Sunday @ The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

A carry-in potluck lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The meeting will feature a presentation on the life of Edward Gillette and the exploration of the Bighorn Canyon. Helen Laumann will give the presentation.

For additional information, call the society at 751-4908. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Dec
9
Fri
Enroll Wyoming to host public, training sessions Friday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Enroll Wyoming will conduct two sessions Friday regarding health coverage heading into the new year.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a free session will take place for community members seeking to enroll for 2016 health insurance coverage.

From 9:30-10:30 a.m., a free training will take place for social services staff.

Both sessions will be held in the Inner Circle Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, located at 335 W. Alger St.

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