‘We the People’ dress rehearsal set for Dec. 6 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The 2016 “We the People” team from Sheridan High School and Arvada-Clearmont High School will prepare for an upcoming competition with a dress rehearsal on Dec. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The team will practice answers to any questions thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, their history and the documents’ application to present-day situations.

The public is invited to watch the rehearsal. For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495.

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

Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; found materials artist Lisa Hochstein of Santa Cruz, California; encaustic painter, Mona Monroe of Alta, Wyoming; essayist Catherine Jagoe of Madison, Wisconsin; novelist Lisa Lee of Los Angeles, California; and sculptor Andrew Redington of Berlin, Wisconsin.

For more information, call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. 

Senior Center to host ‘Caregiver Toolkit’ presentation Dec. 6 @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Caregiver Toolkit for Coping with the Holidays” conference on Dec. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The conference will provide information on tips for caregivers on how to cope with the holidays.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. 

Sheridan College choir to perform concert @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College choir will perform a concert “Community Sing” on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall.

The concert will feature an arrangement of songs from the holiday favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and other holiday classics arranged and edited by Christian Erickson of Sheridan College.

Tickets for the performance are available to purchase at the WYO Theater box office at $15 for adults, $10 for veterans and seniors and $5 for students.

For more information, visit 

Youth chorale to perform Tuesday @ WYO Theater
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a holiday concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The groups, comprised of third- through eighth-graders will perform Christmas favorites. Special guests will include past chorale participants. 

Tickets for the show cost $5 for adults and students, $3 for children age 12 and younger. 

For more information, contact the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084 or see

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

Sheridan Chamber of Commerce to host legislative forum @ Sheridan County Courthouse
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative forum on Dec. 7-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the county commissioners board room at the Sheridan County Courthouse.

The event will include two days of 15-minute and 30-miute presentations from more than 30 local businesses, organizations and individuals, in front of a panel of local Wyoming state legislators.

The forum will serve to bring information and issues to the legislators as they move toward the 2017 session of the Wyoming State Legislature, which will begin Jan. 10 in Cheyenne.

The event is free and open to the public to attend.

A schedule of presentations will be posted on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce website at before the event.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

The Sheridan County Courthouse is located at 224 S. Main St.

Burgess to present ‘History Speaks’ at WYO @ WYO Theater
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Oral historian Val Burgess will present the program, “History Speaks — Are We Listening?” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The program is free and open to the public.

With the loss of thousands of World War II veterans daily in the U.S., the personal stories from this worldwide conflict are quickly disappearing. In this presentation, Burgess sheds light on the reasons for war, and the human side of the largest war in world history.

Based on 23 years of research and hundreds of interviews with former prisoners of war, Allied Air Crew members held at Stalag Luft III, “The Great Escape” Camp and from Radio Tokyo Letters from families of prisoners that capitulated in the Pacific, Burgess will discuss their personal experiences and the circumstances under which these men fought and survived.

Burgess intertwines the reality of World War II history within the program. She also discusses the depth and complexity of the war’s effects on their lives, and the life lessons learned from these prisoners.

Additional programs will be presented at Fort Mackenzie, Big Horn, Sheridan and Tongue River high schools throughout the week.

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

Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970 Clean Air Act, which led to the use of catalytic converters as standard equipment on all American cars produced since 1974.

Today, exhaust emissions from our cars are 98 percent lower than they were in the early 1970s. Which would not have been possible without the co-development of catalyst and computer science. The lecture will include examples of how the automotive industry could match scientific advances in chemistry and electronics to accomplish what was thought impossible 40 years ago. Robert McDowell will present the lecture.

McDowell graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Villanova University while working in the research and development group of Johnson Matthey, the largest automotive catalyst company. He was part of the team that brought the first commercial three-way catalyst from concept into production and has manufactured emission control catalyst on four continents. He currently advises a diverse set of clients working in the R&D and prototyping areas, including lithium ion batteries, biofuels, precious metal recycling and emission control catalysts.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

SHS orchestra to perform Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7 by Handel and Folk Song by Mendelssohn.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Praelude from “Holberg” suite by Greig, Elgie from Serenade for Strings by Tschaikowsky and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. 

Sidney Carroll will be the featured soloist with the chamber orchestra playing Dragoneti String Bass Concerto in G Major.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

VA to host community forum Thursday @ Sheridan VAHCS
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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 or call 675-3262.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Senior Center organizes ugly sweater contest @ Cozy Corner Bar at Coffeen Liquors
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host an ugly sweater contest on Dec. 9 from 6-11 p.m. at the Cozy Corner Bar.

The second annual event will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the Keystone Awards. It will include drink specials, prizes and raffles.

A prize for the best ugly sweater and a raffle to win four Denver Nuggets tickets for a game on Jan. 21 will be awarded.

The Cozy Corner Bar at Coffeen Liquors is located at 112 Coffeen Ave.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see

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

CHAPS to host ‘Ugly Sweater’ 5K run @ Thorne-Rider Park
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, will host an ugly Christmas outfit 5K run on Dec. 10 at noon at Thorne-Rider Park.

Proceeds raised will benefit CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy in Sheridan. The run will begin at Thorne-Rider park and take place eon the Sheridan running trail system.

The cost to participate is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 if you sign up the day of the race.

For more information about the event, see or contact Kristen Marcus at or 673-6161.

‘Men’s Night Out’ @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee will host Men’s Night Out on Dec. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at participating businesses in downtown Sheridan. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 2. The cost to participate is $50.

Participants are encouraged to shop on Men’s Night between 5-8 p.m. for a chance to win a Ruger 10/22 Carbine 50th anniversary Takedown with Laminate Wood Stock Suppressor Ready, which is valued at $477.

Ladies are encouraged to stop in a participating stores before Men’s Night Out to complete their wish lists for a chance to win a 14-carat yellow gold small Bighorn Mountain pendant with a .14-carat diamond featured on an 18-inch box chain.

To register for the event, call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881.

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