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.
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.
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 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 — 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 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 ninth annual Get Out and Shop event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Sheridan.
Get Out and Shop features nearly 40 vendors offering all types of goods and services. There is no charge for admission to the event.
Proceeds of the booth rentals benefit educational projects of PEO International. For more information about Get Out and Shop, see the website at getoutandshopwy.com or on facebook/getoutandshop.
The Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at 404 W. Brundage Lane.
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 Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The meeting will take place at the ERA Carroll Realty office, located at 306 N. Main St.
For additional information, see wyobch.org.
SHERIDAN — A planning meeting for a summer picnic will take place Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
The picnic, geared toward the descendants of workers in the mining communities north of Sheridan that flourished in the first half of the 20th century, will take place July 30.
The first revival of the picnic took place in 2016.
See the group’s Facebook page Monarch/Underground Miners, call Nancy Herdt at 737-2388 or email email@example.com.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The dinner will be catered by Killy’s Deli and will cost $12 per person. The meeting will also include a fun craft activity.
Akcita Win is a women’s sorority and is open to the public.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 135 Crescent Drive.
STORY — The Story Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The event will include cookies, coffee and a presentation on the Story Volunteer Fire Department from the early 1900s to the present.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Patty Hoover at 683-2452.
The meeting will take place at the Story Woman’s Club, located at 28 N. Piney Road.
SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will hold a lunch meeting before its summer recess on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Inn.
Melinda Brennan, scholarship chair, will announce the Sheridan County woman who has been selected as the 2017 recipient of a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. Anna Bailey will collect 2017 dues and a member will be featured with a “Red Boot” presentation.
Jen Crouse, executive director of the Sheridan College Foundation, will update the organization on the work of the foundation.
Those planning to attend should email their reservations to Dr. Anita Schamber, president of the RWS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in a Birding at the Brinton breakfast Saturday from 9-10 a.m.
The breakfast will celebrate The Brinton’s newly designated status as an important bird area.
A light breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and juice will be available on The Brinton lawn. In the event of rain, breakfast will take place in the lobby of the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building.
Birding at The Brinton will follow from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Brinton is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.
A potluck lunch will start at 1 p.m. with a program to follow.
This month’s program will focus on “Big Nose George: On the Cold Trail of an Outlaw.”
In 1878, a gang of outlaws from the Powder River country entered Carbon County, attempted a train robbery and subsequently perpetrated the murder of two law enforcement officers. Big Nose George Parott was a principal figure in the gang and successfully avoided justice for the crime until 1880 when he was arrested in Montana.
This program discusses the crime, events leading up to it and the aftermath.
Dr. Mark E. Miller, a retired Wyoming state archaeologist, will lead the program. His great-grandfather, Ike C. Miller, was Carbon County sheriff at the time Big Nose George was hanged in Rawlins by a group of angry citizens.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 214 S. Second St.
SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The group will meet approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 90 on Highway 14 East for a highway clean-up.
A potluck will follow.
For additional information, find the group on Facebook.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The luncheon will include a presentation on local school districts and Sheridan College.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $17 per person. No reservation are needed.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The 102nd annual Wyoming State Trap Shoot will take place Wednesday through Sunday at the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association.
Hundreds of shooters are expected to compete.
Each day of activities will begin at approximately 8 a.m.
For a full schedule, see wytrapshooting.com/wsta/state-shoot.
The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association is located at 89 Keystone Road. For additional information, contact jerry Reed at email@example.com or call 672-8434.