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1:30 pm Apr 16thUNL Rural Community Economic Class visiting Nebraska City Kimmel Education & Research Center, near Nebraska City
The UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center team will be hosting an undergraduate Rural Community Economics class from UNL. They will see/experience the importance of small businesses, main street, industry, etc. to rural economic development and visit with Nebraska City leaders about their leadership, management and/or community development, civic engagement philosophies/strategies.
2:00 pm Apr 16th"Welcome to Medicare" Workshop Morton-James Public 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
9:00 am Apr 17thHow to Increase the ROI on Your Current Marketing and Drive Traffic to Your Business Kimmel Education & Research Center, near Nebraska City
With new marketing technologies seeming to appear every single day, how do you actually separate yourselves from the competition and pull more traffic into your business? Learn the #1 type of marketing that pulls 8-10x better than product based marketing. Learn the #1 secret to gaining higher rankings in Google quickly. Learn what people are looking for in print pieces. We'll examine different mediums from website to search optimization and from direct mail to brochures. You'll walk away with tips and tricks that you can implement on your own right away.
9:00 am Apr 17thK-State Research & Extension Professional Development Tour Kimmel Education & Research Center, near Nebraska City
K-State Students will be visiting the UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center to learn about entrepreneurship in Extension as well as related topics.
9:00 am Apr 17thMaly Marketing Workshop Kimmel Education & Research Center, near Nebraska City
Learn about marketing today and the 7 musts of marketing with Steve Maly.
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
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.
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.
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.

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