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, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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