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Nov
2
Wed
Letters About Literature reading, writing contest opens Nov. 2 @ Susan Mark: susan.mark@wyo.gov
Nov 2 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Letters About Literature reading and writing contest for students will open Nov. 2.

To enter, students in grades 4-12, are asked to read a book that inspires them and write to the author (living or dead) to share how the book affected his or her life.

Letters will be judged in three levels; Level 3 for grades 9-12 must be postmarked by deadline of Dec. 2; Level 2 for grades 7-8 and Level 1 for grades 4-6 must meet deadline of Jan. 9, 2017.

Prizes will be awarded in a state and national competition at each level. Wyoming winners will receive a $150 Amazon gift card for first place, $100 gift card for second place and $50 gift card for third place.

Classroom entries are accepted. A teaching guide is available that provides activities and addresses how the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading and writing.

Guidelines, entry form and the teaching guide are available at http://read.gov/letters/. For more information, contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or 777-5915.

 
Halloween candy buy-back set for Nov. 2 @ Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Halloween candy buy-back will take place Nov. 2 from 3-5 p.m. at Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry.

Participants are encouraged to bring in extra Halloween candy that will then be bought back for $1 per pound with a maximum of five pounds.

The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude, an operation that will make individual holiday packages and send them to troops overseas. For more information, call Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry at 674-5437.

Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry is located at 531 Coffeen Ave.

‘Met Opera Live’ season continues Wed. @ The WYO Theater
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

The two acts of “Don Giovanni” include the Commendatore, who challenges Giovanni to a duel and is killed. Giovanni and Leporello escape. Anna asks her fiancé, Don Ottavio, to avenge her father’s death. In the morning, Giovanni and Leporello encounter one of Giovanni’s former conquests, Donna Elvira, who is devastated by his betrayal.

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Nov
3
Thu
SC to host ‘Kang Ding Love Song’ Thursday @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will host a presentation on “Kang Ding Love Song: An East-West Collaboration for Jazz Orchestra,” on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the arts center concert hall.

Dr. Eric Richards, Sheridan College’s director of bands and jazz studies, will discuss the compositional process behind the piece, which was commissioned for the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Orchestra. The presentation is free to the public, and refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Richards currently serves as music director of the Sheridan Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and leads program initiatives in recruiting, outreach and curriculum development. 

For additional information about this and other upcoming events at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College, see www.whitneyarts.org. 

Nov
4
Fri
Verismo Trio to perform Nov. 4 at SC @ Sheridan College
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Verismo Trio will perform on Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

The trio was founded in 2010 after active performers and recording artists Nicole Riner, who plays the flute, Scott Turpen on the saxophone and Theresa Bogard, who plays the piano, spent a blissful month learning, performing and recording.

Verismo has toured across the United States and South America introducing new sound concepts and new composers to audiences young and old. In the 2012-2013 season, they served as guest artists at 37° Festival de Musica in Goiania, Brazil, as part of their busy touring schedule.

Verismo Trio is dedicated to championing new works for the instrumentation and enjoys collaborating with composers. They have commissioned a dozen new works written by composers across the United States and in Europe, many of which are featured on their debut album, cloudServer. The group has also participated in Vox Novus’ commissioning project, Fifteen Minutes of Fame, based in New York and they hold their own biannual composition contest.

The trio is active as clinicians, dedicated to training young chamber musicians in school residencies and master classes in conjunction with their performances. In this way, they hope to bring a wealth of contemporary composers to a younger audience and encourage collaborations in future generations.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and military members or $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office or online at wyotheater.com.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Nov
6
Sun
Mattea, Cooley to perform at the WYO Theater @ WYO Theater
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and guitarist Bill Cooley will perform Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The duo, welcoming you into The Acoustic Living Room, will share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts such as “18 Wheels,” “A Dozen Roses” and a handful of often requested music and new material, all reinterpreted for the duo format.

Tickets for the performance cost $40 for adults, $37 for seniors and military members or $34.50 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office or online at wyotheater.com.

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

Nov
10
Thu
Worlds of Music events set for Nov. 10-12 @ Buffalo Senior Center
Nov 10 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 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
11
Fri
Sheridan Arts Council to present Daniel Hsu concert Nov. 11 @ First Baptist Church
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council will present a concert by the phenomenal young pianist Daniel Hsu on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. 

The recent first-prize winner in the Concert Artists Guild’s Victor Elmaleh Competition and recently, a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, Hsu will spend a week in residence at the University of Wyoming following his performance in Sheridan.

Hsu is a native of the San Francisco Bay area, and is the Richard A. Doran Fellow at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff.

He began his studies at the age of 6 with Larisa Kagan and studied with Hans Boepple, Erna Gulabyan and Olya Katsman before being accepted into Curtis at the age of 10.

The cost to attend the event is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students, veterans and military. Tickets can be purchased at the WYO Theater, at First Baptist Church or at the door.

First Baptist Church is located at 3179 Big Horn Ave.

Nov
12
Sat
Science Saturday set for Nov. 12 @ Sheridan College
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — “Science Kids – Earth’s Weather” will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Mohns Science Center at Sheridan College. The program is part of Science Saturdays and is free to the public.

The event — which will be in rooms 122, 134 and 144 — will explore weather for kids. The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will also be open to explore paleontology exhibits.

Science Saturdays are sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids.

For more information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or sarah@science-kids.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Nov
13
Sun
Next Unplug event to feature Red Grade Trails, Penrose Pacers @ Red Grade Road base parking lot
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host an opportunity to meet the Penrose Pacers on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Red Grade Trails to learn about trail running opportunities.

For more information contact the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702 or Science Kids at 673-4702.

Red Grade Road base parking lot is located at 1345 Fort Road in the Bighorn Mountains. 

Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble to perform free concert @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert on Sunday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required to attend.

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

Nov
15
Tue
SHS Jazz Band to perform concert Tues. @ Sheridan High School
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Jazz Band will present its Fall Concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Theatre at Sheridan High School.

The band will perform songs from many jazz styles including swing, funk, rock and Latin.

Songs will include Cole Porter’s “You’d be so Nice to Come Home to,”  the theme from “Family Guy” and Gloria Estefan’s “Rhythm is Gonna Get You.”

Delainey Szmyd will be featured on “Twilight Dreams” and the band will end with a jazz arrangement of The Jungle Book’s “The Bare Necessities.”

The concert is free to the public.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive. 

Nov
18
Fri
‘Family Fall Carnival’ on Friday @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a “Family Fall Carnival” on Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in Dayton.

The event is free and open to the public. Activities will include dinner, games, raffle, bingo, cake walk and many fun booths.

The Tongue River Valley Community Center is located at 1100 N. Main St.

Nov
19
Sat
Youth pheasant hunt to be held Saturday and Nov. 26, 27 @ Fort Phil Kearny
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A youth pheasant hunt will take place on Saturday at 8 a.m. and begin hunting at 8:30 a.m. for the morning hunt or arrive at 12 p.m. and start hunting at 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon hunt at the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) and November 26 and 27 at the Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site.

Youth hunters will have special opportunities this fall to pursue pheasants in the Buffalo and Story areas.

“This is the first year Game and Fish is having a youth only pheasant hunt on the Bud Love WHMA,” Lynn Jahnke, the wildlife management coordinator for the Sheridan region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said. “Game and Fish has youth only pheasant hunts in several other places in Wyoming. They are popular and an excellent way to introduce young people to hunting. We decided to have a hunt on one of the WHMA’s in the Sheridan region.”

Only youth hunters, those under the age of 18, will be allowed to hunt pheasants. The cost to participate is $12.50 for a pheasant special management stamp to hunt and be properly licensed.

Hunters under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult, but the adult is not allowed to take pheasants on the youth hunting days. Youth hunters who participate in these hunts will either need to have successfully completed a Hunter Safety Course or must be enrolled in the Hunter Mentor Program. 

Participants on the Bud Love WHMA are required to wear one piece of fluorescent orange clothing while hunting. There will be no limit on the number of youth hunters allowed at the Bud Love WHMA and they will be allowed to come and go throughout the day.

Hunters entering the Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site are required to have either an annual State Park Permit or pay $2 for a daily use permit.

Hunters using the Historic Site will be required to sign up during business hours to obtain a permission slip prior to hunting.

There will be six permission slips available to hunt in the morning and six in the afternoon of each hunting day

For more information, call the site at 684-7629 to reserve a permission slip.

For directions to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area, visit accessyes.wyo.gov/Public-Access/WHMA/WHMA/Bud-Love.

Fort Phil Kearny is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd.

Tidbit Saturday to focus on ‘From Trash to Toys’ @ Sheridan County Museum
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Saturday this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon.

Museum Curator of Education Shawna Michelena will teach on the theme for November “From Trash to Toys.” Where participants will get a chance to roll up their sleeves and make something special.

The event is free and for children 4-10 years old.

For more information and to reserve a spot, call the museum at 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

History Express to focus on Bozeman Trail @ Sheridan County Museum
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host History Express this Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

Museum Director John Woodward will teach participants how to work on a small audio exhibit connected to the history of the Bozeman Trail.

The program is free and for children 11-18 years old.

For more information and to reserve a spot, call the museum at 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Andrew Todd to perform at Whitney Center @ Sheridan College
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Andrew Todd will perform a piano recital at the Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Todd has performed in a wide range of venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2001. He was the winner of the Artists International Piano award and the Notes at 9,000: Emerging Artists series.

Todd will be joined by violists Jim Przygocki and Sherry Sinift with members of the Summit Chamber players.

Tickets are $10 or $5 for seniors and students and can be picked up at the WYO Theater box office.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Nov
20
Sun
Sheridan College Wind Ensemble to perform free concert Sunday @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble will perform a concert on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required to attend.

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

Nov
22
Tue
Jazz at the Mars to perform Tuesday @ Sheridan College
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Jazz at the Mars will perform Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The event will take place in the Mars Theater at Sheridan College. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
1
Thu
Senior Center to present ‘Magic of Christmas’ shows @ Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Aires Choir will present “The Magic of Christmas” concert Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. with special guest AJ Longhurst.

The cost to attend the performances is a suggested contribution of $2 at the door for the Thursday show and a suggested contribution of $6 for the Friday show, where dessert will be served before the performance.

To sign up for the evening show Friday, call the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

SC Whitney Center to present “Christmas Swing” concert @ WYO Theater
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A Christmas Swing Jazz concert at Sheridan College will take place on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature band songs from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and many other Christmas songs arranged by Sheridan College Coordinator of Music and Music Technology, Dr. Christian Erickson. The band will feature Rebecca Flanders on vocals, Erik Olson on alto saxophone, Parker Brown on bass and Keller Paulson on drums, as well as Dr. Erickson on piano and Sheridan College Director of Bands Dr. Eric Richards on trombone.

Tickets cost $15 for the public, $10 for veterans and seniors and $5 for students at the WYO Theater box office.

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

Dec
2
Fri
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Senior Center to present ‘Magic of Christmas’ shows @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Aires Choir will present “The Magic of Christmas” concert Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. with special guest AJ Longhurst.

The cost to attend the performances is a suggested contribution of $2 at the door for the Thursday show and a suggested contribution of $6 for the Friday show, where dessert will be served before the performance.

To sign up for the evening show Friday, call the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Dec
3
Sat
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Dec
4
Sun
Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house Dec. 2-4
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site, or the Kendrick Mansion, will host a holiday open house on Dec. 2-4 from 4-7 p.m. The mansion will be fully decorated for the season with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s during the three-day event.

The event will feature live performances by local musicians and  figgy pudding.

For more information, call the Kendrick Mansion at 674-4589 or see www.trailend.org.

Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

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