SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees can either join for the dinner, speaker or both.
Dr. Staphan Peterson with the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will present on archaeological research in Yellowstone National Park, including lessons learned on the human past within the park, results of recent investigations and where archaeology research is headed in the park and beyond.
Peterson leads the cultural and natural resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and was park archaeologist at Yellowstone National Park for four years. Peterson was responsible for archaeological research and stewardship for Yellowstone’s 2.2. million acres. He has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and has 18 years of experience in the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic periods in the Great Plains and the Midwest.
He has also investigated pioneer sites in Minnesota, Lewis and Clark campsites in Montana, large prehistoric towns in Indiana and Illinois, and many others.
For additional information, contact Christine Varah at email@example.com.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its February meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen in Sheridan.
The group’s guest speaker is Kay Wallick and she will talk about a “Dementia Friendly Community.”
All are welcome to attend the meeting, however reservations are required and need to be called in to President Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.
The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.
BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties.
The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.
The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public.
“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!”
The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.
More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.
The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday will take place this weekend and the activities will focus on space.
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, participants will engage in hands on learning about space at the Sheridan College Science Center and Mohns Building.
The event is free and open to children of all ages.
It is sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids.
For information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — Sponsored by Century 21, the Sheridan County spelling bee will take place Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the WYO Theater.
Watch local students compete in the contest to move on to higher level events. The spelling bee is connected to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The top three winners will advance to the state bee in March, which will be held in Rock Springs. Winners there will go onto the national event in National Harbor, Maryland, in May.
Tickets are available through the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host children’s show “Beethoven’s Wig Live” at 4 p.m. Feb. 12.
Years ago, Richard Perlmutter toyed with the idea of writing lyrics to masterpieces of classical music. While humming Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the words “Beethoven’s Wig is very big” popped into his head. With that spark of inspiration, “Beethoven’s Wig” was born.
Music educators have adopted Beethoven’s Wig’s music as an effective teaching tool, two illustrated piano/vocal songbooks have been released with collections of Beethoven’s Wig lyrics and music.
The show is aimed at students in kindergarten through fourth grades.
The cost to attend is $17 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and military members and $10 for students.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Bethesda Worship Center is located at 5135 Coffeen Ave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BIG HORN — Tom Ringley will give a presentation Sunday at the Big Horn City Historical Society meeting.
A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. with the program to follow.
Ringley will give a presentation on his book titled “Wranglin’ Notes — A Chronicle of Eaton’s Ranch 1879-2010.”
He will tell the history of the Eaton brothers when they started their guest ranch business in 1879 in Medora, North Dakota.
The meeting will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, located at 314 S. Second St.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “Lights! Camera! Math!” at the WYO Theater on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m.
The program integrates math, magic, theater and digital technology to help youth understand that math can be fun.
The show is suitable for children in grades three through six.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and military and $10 for students.
For more information about the show, see www.mayoarts.org/event/lights-camera-math.
For more information about the Sheridan performance and to get tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty.
At the meeting, dates will be set for the upcoming year for trail and cleanup projects.
For further information, see wyobch.org.
ERA Carroll Realty is located at 306 N. Main St.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn.
Those planning to attend should see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees may join for dinner, the speaker or both.
The speaker this month is Cynde Georgen with the Trail End Museum. Georgen will present “Subjects of the Mikado: Sheridan’s Japanese Community, 1900-1930.” The presentation will explore one of the area’s lost populations and is based on an article published in Annals of Wyoming in 2003, “Subjects of the Mikado.”
Georgen will discuss why the Japanese suddenly arrived in Sheridan, why they left so abruptly and what they did while they lived here.
Georgen is the site superintendent at the Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan.
Contact Christine Varah at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
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 email@example.com.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will gather Friday at the Heritage Towers dining room.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and the meeting will start at 5:50 p.m.
The program will include a legislative update from Wayne Schatz, AARP legislative chair for Northeast Wyoming.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring $3 and a potluck dish to share.
Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.
BIG HORN — The March meeting for Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
This is the annual Guest Sunday and Potluck Lunch.
Linda Steger will give a presentation on World War I and II sites in Normandy, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Members are to bring a guest and a potluck dish to share. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. for its monthly meeting.
The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by the program.
Michael Dykhorst will present this month’s program, which will explore the history of Sheridan’s mayors from 1884 to 2017.
The event will take place at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 214 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The April meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
Dinner will be catered and the cost is $10. The group plans to bring items to donate to Advocacy & Resource Center.
Reservations need to be called to president Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.
Akcita Win is a women’s sorority that meets monthly and new members are always welcome.
First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
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:
• 2:30 p.m., East Egg Hunt, Westview Health Care Center, 1990 W. Loucks St.
• 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
• 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.
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.