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Landon’s workshops scheduled for Saturday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two free workshops on Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery.

At 10 a.m. nursery staff will present “What’s New, What’s Hot.” Participants will be introduced to some of the new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that Landon’s will have available this year. This workshop may last more than an hour.

At 1 p.m. Landon’s will offer a repeat presentation of “Plotting the Veggie Garden — Companion Planting, Raised Beds and More.” This class filled up so quickly last Saturday that it is being offered again.
Janelle Gray and Phil Gilmore will explain the many styles of vegetable gardens including raised beds and vertical and square foot gardening. Organization and plant placement for maximum pest protection and yield will be discussed.

Landon’s Greenhouse will also be offering free workshops on Tuesday evenings beginning next week.
The first Tuesday evening offering will be “How to Have Healthy Trees and Shrubs” presented March 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Keith Kershaw will offer information on how to identify and combat diseases like fire blight, leaf spot and more. Spring is the optimal treatment time for many diseases, so get a jump on the season with this informative session.

This workshop will be offered again March 23.

Workshop space is limited, so Landon’s requests pre-registration. Call 672-8340 to sign up or stop by Landon’s at 505 College Meadows Drive.

For more information about Landon’s free spring workshops see www.landonsgreenhouse.com.

Big Horn businesses hosting St. Patrick’s Day Events

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Smokehouse and Last Chance Bar in downtown Big Horn will host St. Patrick’s Day events Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and join in the fundraiser to support soldiers and their families through Operation Homefront.

Events scheduled are:
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Irish Sunday brunch at Big Horn Smokehouse
• all day live music by Adam Agree and Jon Sousa and by New Time Ensemble
• 1 p.m. — corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie offered the rest of the day
• 3:15 p.m. — “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” — this is an informal parade — simply show up to participate or watch

All of the proceeds from the Irish buffet, sponsored beer sales and T-shirt sales will be donated to Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to American military personnel and their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury or physical or mental detriment as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan.

For more information on the events (except the parade) call Doug Meier at 655-5622.

‘Get out and Shop’ April 6

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual “Get Out and Shop” event will be April 6 at Sheridan High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is a great opportunity for local merchants (home based, direct sales, retail, etc.) to showcase their products and services and get exposure to new customers.

It is also a venue in which to liquidate some clearance or seasonal merchandise.
Vendors that want to rent a booth at the event are currently being recruited. A 10-foot-by-10-foot booth rental is $55.

The proceeds from the booth space will help fund educational projects for women through P.E.O. International, a philanthropic organization that promotes educational opportunities for women.
For more information or to reserve a booth call Nadine Gale at 752-2134 or see the website www.getoutandshopwy.com.

Buddhist monk to give presentation

SHERIDAN — Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, who has been traveling and teaching in the United States for more than 30 years, will visit Sheridan March 17-19.

Rinpoche began his monastic life at age 7 in Stok, his family village in Ladakh, India, and at age 13 he joined the Stok Monastery.
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In 1995, Rinpoche founded The Siddhartha School in Ladakh. The school seeks to preserve Tibetan Buddhist culture and language while giving the children of this remote Himalayan area a well-rounded education.

Sunday, Rinpoche will present a dharma talk on meditation practice from 1-3 p.m. This event is sponsored by Santosha Yoga and will be held at the top floor of the Old Taylor School, 1030 N. Main St.
For more information contact Steve Cropley at 751-5540 or email him at steve@jungdo.org.
Monday, Rinpoche will discuss compassion from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Journeys Center of Wellbeing, 37 S. Main St.

This is sponsored by the Kula Space. For more information on this discussion contact Evelyn Ferrante at 307-461-1960 or email thekulaspace@gmail.com.

Opportunities to meet with Rinpoche for private consultations will be available March 17 and March 19 by appointment only. Call Cropley or Ferrante to arrange a consultation time.

Although the events and consultations are free, it is customary to give a monetary offering to the teacher. This donation will go directly to the Siddhartha School or The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Financial statements workshop March 22

SHERIDAN — A workshop on “Breaking Down Financial Statements to Benefit Your Business” will be presented at Sheridan College on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The workshop is geared toward business decision makers. Learn how to proceed from simply reading profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow reports to being able to use their information to make good decisions and projections.

Bruce Brown, a certified public accountant who holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming will be the presenter.

Brown has more than 20 years of accounting experience, eight years of experience as the chief financial officer for Neiman Enterprises, a large manufacturing business, and two years as general manager of the McMurry Training Center.

The program is brought to the Chamber by Manufacturing-Works, part of a national network of professionals dedicated to providing solutions to manufacturers and small businesses throughout Wyoming.

The cost of the workshop is $50 for Sheridan County Chamber members and $70 for non-members. Lunch is included.

The workshop will be held at the University of Wyoming Watt Agriculture Building at Sheridan College.
For more information or to register call the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

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