Available to youth who are interested in showing their dog and learning more about dogs. Youth and their dogs need no experience to attend this event. Youth can compete in the quiz bowl or learn canine freestyle (dancing with your dog.) Youth can attend workshops and practice competing in obedience, showmanship, agility and rally obedience. There will be workshops and clinics related to dogs, dog care, and dog training throughout the day.
Spring Affair 2014 kicks-off with the Preview Party on Friday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. Be the first to shop our great selection of plants at the Spring Affair Preview Party!
Savvy Nebraska gardeners know that Spring Affair is a BIG event--and sometimes involves big crowds. But you can beat the crowds and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience complete with hors d'oeuvres, music and time to find & purchase unusual as well as native plants. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions or assist you in making a selection.
Advance tickets are $25 for Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) members and $35 for non-members.
Reservations can be made:
Online at nsatickets.com
or by calling the NSA Office at 402/472-2971.
On Saturday, we open the plant sale to the public, so hurry out on Friday for the best selection of plants. Spring Affair is a great way to start the gardening season! Visit the Spring Affair website at http://springaffair.unl.edu for plant lists, educational offerings and volunteer information.
Spring Affair, the midwest’s largest gardening event, will be Saturday, April 26 at the Lancaster Event Center from 9-4 p.m. More than 500 different varieties of plants will be offered at the day-long plant sale, with educational talks, “Talk-abouts” and garden vendors all under the same roof.
Plants are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand and are provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. of Clarkson, NE. Gardeners will find perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials, vines and a variety of trees and shrubs—something for everyone.
Admission to the sale is free. The plant sale, plant talks and vendors of garden art, sculptures, furniture and other items are all under one roof in Pavilion I, on the northeast edge of the Lancaster Event Center. Plenty of parking is available just north of the building.
Be GREEN this year... bring boxes or flats to take your plants home!
Visit the website below to access this year's plant lists, education offerings, and volunteer information.
Each summer, over 500 4-H'ers convene at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus to test their skills in animal science and family and consumer sciences during PASE (Premier Animal Science Events) and Life Challenge. Teens compete in a variety of different contests including: livestock, meats and poultry judging, livestock skillathon, livestock quiz bowl, life challenges and clover challenge. While on campus, young people have the opportunity to take part in faculty-led workshops, campus tours, and special sessions by UNL recruiters.
In order to participate in the PASE/Life Challenge event, 4-H'ers must have pre-qualified at the county level. For more information on these county events, contact your local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office. For more information about PASE contact Kris Spath. For more information about Life Challenge contactel Michelle Krehbiel.