WYO to host ‘Call of the Wild’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Performing Arts and Education Center will present “Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition” Thursday at 6 p.m.

This multimedia adventure mixes storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie.

Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the history of the northland.

The show uses a 180-degree projection screen that surrounds the performer.

It features a unique mix of classical illustrations from the book with brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae and live score from award winning singer/songwriter Graham Weber.

Tickets for the show cost $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors and military and $7 for students.

Tickets are available through the WYO theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at (307) 672-9084.

The WYO Performing Arts and Education Center is located at 42 N. Main St.

Library to display Forsberg photographs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will display artwork from photographer and conservationist Michael Forsberg throughout the month of November.

Forsberg has been dedicated to wildlife and conservation stories in the Great Plains for 25 years.

His images have been featured in publications including Audubon, National Geographic and Outdoor Photographer magazines.

His fine art prints are in public and private collections, and his solo exhibitions have traveled nationwide, and this November they will be on display at the library.

An artist reception for Forsberg will be held on the mezzanine Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

 VA to offer resource/flu clinic

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care Center will offer a veterans resource fair and flu clinic Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m.

The event will include information on VA programs and services. Attendees will also have the chance to meet with the leadership team and get an annual flu shot.

The Sheridan VA Health Care Center is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Archaeological Society to gather Thursday 

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at the Holiday Inn. See the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location but the event is typically in La Gourmet Room.

Dinner and business meeting starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. All are welcome to join for dinner or just for the speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

The speaker this month is Dave McKee, who will present a program entitled “Life of the Tie Hack: Historic Logging Camps in the Mountains of Southern Wyoming.”

In the early 1900s, Carbon Timber Company established logging camps along the high elevation tributaries of the North Platte River to produce railroad ties for the country’s rapidly expanding railroad system. The central character in these operations was the “Tie Hack” who lived in the mountain camps and used the broad axe to hand cut railroad ties. McKee will use historic photographs and results of archaeological investigations to present a picture of a year in the life of a tie hack and historic logging operations.

McKee is the staff officer for recreation and cultural resources for the Bighorn National Forest. He received a master’s degree in anthropology with an emphasis in Northwest Plains archaeology from the University of Wyoming. He has worked as an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service for the past 30 years on the Medicine Bow-Routt, Black Hills and Bighorn National Forests in South Dakota and Wyoming.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.