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1:00 pm Apr 16thCo-Parenting for Successful Kids - Columbus Platte County Extension Office
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer the children's questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills that can improve interactions with children and the other parent.
1:00 pm Apr 16thCo-Parenting for Successful Kids - Columbus UNL Extension - Platte County
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an educational course for all parents who are involved in divorce, custody modification, or never married parents seeking custody. The information offered is in the best interests of the child according to the Nebraska revised Parenting Act of 2008.
10:00 am Apr 24thGuardianship / Conservator Training Dodge County Dodge County Extension Office
To register, please call the contact person at least two days ahead of the training date. Cost $30 per individual (no charge for additional family member sharing class materials.
5:30 pm Apr 24thGuardianship / Conservator Training Platte County Platte County Extension Office
To register, please call the contact person at least two days ahead of the training date. Cost $30 per individual (no charge for additional family member sharing class materials).
9:00 am Apr 26thSpring Affair Lancaster Event Center
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 available at the sale are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness, demand and are provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc., of Clarkson, Neb. Gardeners will find perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials, vines and a variety of trees and shrubs—something for everyone. For best plant choices, the Spring Affair Preview Party is Friday night, April 26. This is a ticketed event that gives plant lovers an opportunity to mingle, enjoy good food and drink, and purchase plants with a wine glass in one hand and a basket in the other.

The 2014 theme, “Plants are the Bee’s Knees,” refers to the importance of gardens as far more than just places of beauty, said UNL Extension Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd. “Gardens have always been valued for their beauty and shelter but they’re becoming increasingly essential for diversity, pollination, wildlife habitat and other broad environmental issues.”

Entomologists from UNL are giving one of the day’s talks, “The Buzz on Bees,” on the importance of pollinators. Bob Henrickson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum GreatPlants® Coordinator, will talk on “Great Plants for Great Gardens.” In the afternoon, NSA Executive Director Jackie Urkoski and Green Infrastructure Coordinator Justin Evertson will talk about “The Difference a Garden Makes.”

Throughout Saturday, more informal presentations on trees, shrubs, vines, shade and dry sites will be given around the plant tables.

Throughout the day, speakers will wend their way through the plant sale discussing color combinations, plant texture, plants for drought, children’s gardens and plants for specific locations and uses. Plant experts will be available to answer questions and guide attendees to their selections.

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.

Spring Affair is sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, UNL Extension and Extension Master Gardeners. This annual event serves as both an educational tool and a fundraising event for the ongoing growth of the Arboretum and the Department.

The 2014 Spring Affair Newsletter will be mailed in early April. For more information or to get a copy of the newsletter, call 402-472-2971 or visit springaffair.unl.edu.
1:30 pm May 1stGuardianship / Conservator Training Washington County Washington County Extension Office
To register, please call the contact person at least two days ahead of the training date. Cost $30 per individual (no charge for additional family member sharing class materials).
2:00 am May 5thCo-Parenting for Successful Kids - Norfolk Northeast Community College
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer the children's questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills that can improve interactions with children and the other parent.
1:00 pm May 6thCo-Parenting for Successful Kids - Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer the children's questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills that can improve interactions with children and the other parent.
1:00 pm May 6thGuardianship / Conservator Training Lincoln County West Central Research & Extension Center
To register, please call the contact person at least two days ahead of the training date. Cost $30 per individual (no charge for additional family member sharing class materials).
1:00 pm May 7thGuardianship / Conservator Training Buffalo County Buffalo County Extension Office
To register, please call the contact person at least two days ahead of the training date. Cost $30 per individual (no charge for additional family member sharing class materials).

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