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April

15: Mystery of Aging Well: Physical Activity & Exercise in Later Life, 7 p.m., how exercise/activity programs can help aging adults stay independent and physically able, includes an action plan handout and suggestions on physical activities, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

15: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Lima Campus, Public Service Bldg. #212, 4240 Campus Dr., Lima, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

15: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Wood County, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Ste. 1, Bowling Green, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

16: Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m., proceeds benefit Lapeer Center Building, meal includes home-baked bread and a tasty dessert, $10/adults, $5/kids ages 12 & under, kids under 3 eat free, takeout or eat in, music by Tony Monteleone, door prize and 50-50 raffle, Lapeer Center Building, Lapeer, MI, lapeercenter@charter.net.

17: Ladies Night Out, 6-9 p.m., ugly garden sweater-themed event, spring evening of fun, food and shopping, stroll through torch-lit gardens, wander through the shoppe and greenhouse, enjoy Steve's tomato soup and sandwiches plus samplings of herb-inspired foods such as lemon-scented geranium cake made with leaves from Marble Grey geraniums, sample products made with james and sauces available in the shoppe, register for plant giveaways, first 25 ladies receive a bag of goodies (bee salve, seeds, plants and earrings), $50 gift certificate for the ugliest sweater, chance to draw for a percentage off your purchases, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, 13730 White Lake Rd., Fenton, MI, 810-629-9208 or www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com.

18: Sustainable Neighborhood Callout Meeting, 1 p.m., learn about how to be more efficient and environmentally-friendly in the garden and landscape and learn about Allen County Extension sustainable home and neighborhood certification program, Allen County Extension office, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

18: Waterloo Hunt Club Annual Hunter Trials, 9:30 a.m., flyers will be on Waterloo Hunt Club website in mid-March, call 517-522-3409 for further information.

19: Good Food for Good Health, 3-5 p.m., learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals for those with Type 2 diabetes, free cooking demonstration, food samples, free set of recipe cards, translators and the opportunity to win prizes, space is limited, Assembly of God Church, Archbold, OH, 419-875-6654.

20: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Poultry Production," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

20: Elkhart Co. Extension Homemakers Achievement Night, 6:15 p.m. - salad and dessert smorgasbord, officer election and awards presented, Martin & Fidler Rooms, Elkhart County Community Center, 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 Co Rd. 34, Goshen, IN.

21: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

22: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

25: 'Weekend Gardener' Series Workshop, 3rd in a series of 4, "Growing Fruit," 10:30 a.m.-noon, all workshops are free and open to the public, Allen County extension, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

27: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Small Farm Equipment," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

29: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

29: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Beef Feedlot Management," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

May

2: 'Weekend Gardener' Series Workshop, 4th in a series of 4, "The Not-So-Simple Act of Planting a Tree," 10:30 a.m.-noon, all workshops are free and open to the public, Allen County extension, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

2: 6th Annual Bad Axe Vet Equine Health Care Clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coggins, spring vaccines, internal parasite analysis, offered on two separate days, payment is due at time of service, inclimate weather date is April 18, Tractor Supply Co., 736 N. Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-8502 or www.badaxevet.com.

2-3: 26th Annual Faerie Festival Spring Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3, free storytelling, Morris Dancers from Ann Arbor performing, faerie parade, may pole celebration, wee faerie cake for all, ongoing faerie workshops which range in price from $6-29, enjoy a delightful lunch from Savory Thymes Cafe, visit the shoppe with more than 50 faeries from the Cicely Mary Barker collection for sale, faerie garden accessories, hand-crafted, colored mushrooms, statuary, countless spring-themed decor items for the home, stroll through the greenhouse, even to be held rain or shine, admission $1, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, 13730 White Lake Rd., Fenton, MI, 810-629-9208.

5: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

13-16: Michigan Barn Preservation Network Spring Barn Tour.

14: Gluten Intolerance, 7 p.m., learn why certain grains may cause symptoms of illness or discomfort, presents an overview of the illness, symptoms, foods to be avoided and foods that are permissible to consume, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

19: Craft the Night Away, 7 p.m., make and take your choice of 3 crafts, all supplies provided, class size limited to 20, Fabric Flowers - $1/person, fabric, button and basting stitch create flowers for gifts, clothing, tote bags, etc. Pot Scrubber - .50/person, nylon net and a basting stitch creates a versatile pan scrubber. Lighted Snowman - $5/person, canning jar, tissue paper, Mod Podge, a string of lights and a charming face, Allen County Extension Homemakers program, general public welcome to attend, pre-registration required, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

20: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

June

2: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

9: Milk & Grain Marketing Series, 10 a.m.-noon, 3rd in a 4-part series, $400/farm for series, Fred Hinkley, retired MSUE Educator & Marketing Specialist, provides insight and outlook on the milk and grain markets and suggests strategies to minimize financial risk, Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 989-772-0911 x 302 or grossp@msu.edu.

13: Breakfast on the Farm, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., breakfast served from 9 a.m.-noon, enjoy a free breakfast and learn about the food you eat, meet farmers, take a tour, visit animals, Sandland Farms, Swanton, OH, www.fultonohbreakfastonthefarm.com.

16: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

August

4: Precision Ag Technology Day, nutrient management focus, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $20/person if pre-registered by July 28, $30 at the door, fertilizer certification credits - 3 hrs. for complete Ohio Fertilizer Certification & Training, CCA credits - 4 hrs. NM & CM, more details to come, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 St. Rt. 108, Wauseon, OH.

September

8: Milk & Grain Marketing Series, 10 a.m.-noon, 4th in a 4-part series, $400/farm for series, Fred Hinkley, retired MSUE Educator & Marketing Specialist, provides insight and outlook on the milk and grain markets and suggests strategies to minimize financial risk, Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 989-772-0911 x 302 or grossp@msu.edu.

9-Nov. 14: Purdue Master Gardener Fall Training, classes held Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $125/person, includes class materials and a reference notebook, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

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