University of Iowa Extension activities

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 11:55 am
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Press release submitted by Iowa State University Extension.

Iowa State University Extension will offer the following activities.
Leader and volunteer training
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff will offer training for all new 4-H Club, Clover Kid and Project Leaders 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf.
For information or to register contact Daleta Thurness, Youth Program Specialist, 563-263-5701 or .
Scott County Extension calendar
March 21, -- Pesticide Applicator Testing, Scott County Extension Office, 10:00-2:00 pm
March 25, -- Scott County Extension Council Meeting, Scott County Extension Office, 7:00 pm
March 26, -- Certified Handlers, Scott County Extension Office, 9:00-11:30 am
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Papercrete class
Iowa State University Scott County Extension & Outreach Master Gardeners have invited Lee Coates, The Papercrete Potter, to teach the "Art of Papercrete" Saturday, April 5, at the ISU Scott County Extension and Outreach Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf.
Four one hour classes will be offered at: 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. Please indicate your first and a second choice of class times. Cost of each class is $20, payable in advance at the Extension office. Registration ends March 20. For information or to register, call 563-359-7577.
With the simple technique students will learn how to turn a portion of the 48 million tons of discarded paper buried in landfills each year in the U.S. into a long lasting treasure.
The class will include directions on how to mix the recipe and the steps to create weatherproof containers for planting, or a variety of sculptures.
Each student will receive a mold and enough ready mixed material to build a papercrete bowl suitable for a dish garden. The bowl, mold, and a set of written directions are included in the cost of your class and will be yours to take home.
Containers, plants and items suitable for use in miniature landscapes and Fairy Gardens will be available to purchase.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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