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Upcoming Events:

Time Event Title
9:00 am Apr 22ndReal World Money Lifelong Learning Center
3:00 pm Apr 22ndHeuermann Lecture: The Role of Water and Food Security in Early Childhood Survival and Development NEBRASKA EAST UNION
A conversation with Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Joan Lombardi, former deputy assistant secretary and interdepartmental liaison for early childhood education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and national and international expert on early childhood education; and Nurper Ulkuer, former head, Early Childhood Development Unit, and senior adviser for early childhood development, UNICEF. Panel moderators are Marjorie Kostelnik, dean, UNL College of Education and Human Sciences; and Helen Raikes, Willa Cather Professor, UNL Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.
4:00 pm Apr 22ndEntomology Lecture ENTOMOLOGY HALL
"Characterization of the resistance to Cry3Bb1 Bt toxin in the Western Corn Rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera" by Leslie Rault, entomology graduate student
5:30 pm Apr 22nd"Welcome to Medicare" Workshop Auburn Memorial Library
Mary Ann Holland, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator and Trained SHIIP Professional will be teaching “Welcome to Medicare” workshops in southeast Nebraska during Spring, 2014.

If you are confused about enrollment opportunities in signing-up for Medicare, you will want to attend the workshop. Do you plan to continue working, and delay receiving Social Security benefits? If so, you are still entitled to enroll in Medicare at age 65. Find out what parts of Medicare you would be mostly likely to choose. Are you 65 and uninsured; enrolling in Medicare will give you access to health insurance coverage widely accepted across the country.

If you are currently employed, will your group health plan continue to cover you after you turn 65? If you enroll in Medicare, will your spouse still have access to your employer group plan? How do VA benefits affect Medicare? What does Medicare cost? How do I choose a Medicare Supplement plan? What is a Medicare Advantage plan? Want answers?

Plan to participate in one of the You’re Turning 65: Welcome to Medicare! workshops listed below. No registration is necessary; the workshop is free. Select the date and location that works best for you; content is repeated at each workshop.

•Tuesday, February 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.Plattsmouth Library, 400 Avenue A,Plattsmouth
•Thurs., February 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso, Nebraska City
•Tuesday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m.Cass County Extension, 8400 144th Street, Weeping Water
•Friday, March 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Auburn Public Library, 1810 Courthouse Avenue, Auburn
•Thurs., March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Plattsmouth Library, 400 Avenue A, Plattsmouth
•Tues., March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Auburn Library, 1810 Courthouse Avenue, Auburn
•Monday, April 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cass County Extension, 8400 144th Street, Weeping Water
•Wed., April 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso,Nebraska City
•Tuesday, April 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library, 1810 Courthouse Avenue, Auburn

The workshops cover the basics of Medicare, enrollment timing, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Preventive Services, and the prescription drug benefit, including information for applying for extra help for individuals with limited income and resources. Pre-retirees, new-to-Medicare beneficiaries, family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.
A complete list of Medicare workshops planned for 2014 can be found on your local county Extension website. Messages for Mary Ann Holland can be left with the Nemaha County Extension office at 402-274-2745, Johnson County Extension office at 402-335-3669, Otoe County Extension office at 402-269-2301, or Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205. You may contact Mary Ann Holland via e-mail at: mholland1@unl.edu
5:30 pm Apr 22ndWelcome to Medicare Workshop Auburn Public Library
9:00 am Apr 23rdReal World Money Lifelong Learning Center
6:00 pm Apr 23rdPre-Medicare Information Program - Scottsbluff, NE Panhandle Research & Extension Center
An informational program on pre-medicare issues. For adequate handouts, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 22 to 308-632-1480.
Apr 24thAnimal Science 150 Tour AGRONOMY & HORTICULTURE FORESTRY SHOPS
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.
5:00 pm Apr 24thFINKE GARDENS SPRING CLASSES (None)
Launch the spring season with great information and inspiration with Finke Gardens. Educational classes
provide ideas on creating the best outdoor projects for your home, and updates on what's growing throughout our
community. Most classes are held at Finke Gardens at no charge and do not require pre-registration unless
otherwise noted. For more class information and updates on additional events, log on to finkegardens.com,
“Like Us” on Facebook – facebook.com/finkegardens and signup for our E-Newsletter at
finkegardens.com
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).
Apr 25thCanine Companions for Life 4-H Dog Expo Adams County Fairgrounds
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.
Apr 25thSpring Affair Preview Party Lancaster Event Center
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.
8:30 am Apr 25thWhat Farmer Educators Need to Know about Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Out of state
A conference for farmer educators organized by the American Institute for Goat Research
11:00 am Apr 25th"Birds and the Bees and Flowers in the Tree" Trail Walk Kimmel Education & Research Center, near Nebraska City
Join Vaughn Hammond, Extension Educator at the UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center on a walking tour of Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard. Enjoy the fruit trees in bloom, the birds that inhabit the orchard and all the buzzing creatures that are attracted to this unique habitat. Come to enjoy the orchard, hike the trails and learn about nature. 11:00- 11:30 Kick-off, 11:30-12:30 Orchard hike. Bring a sack lunch.

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