Lee County Extension Office to host summer projects, activities for all ages

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By Tara Barr
Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Lee County Extension office has several upcoming events:
• 4-H Summer Projects
Children from ages 9-18, please register at 334-749-3353, Lee County Extension System for the project you would like to attend. Limited spots for each project. Fee $10 each project except JoAnn’s, which is free. Must be enrolled in 4-H online. Make checks payable to Alabama 4-H Foundation
• Painting with Passion-Canvas Painting Classes on 16X20 canvas!
July 12 from 1-3 p.m. Fee $10. Youth will learn basic acrylic technique while creating a painting of their choice.
• Creative Cooking Camps-
July 13, 9 a.m.-noon Simple meals. Fee $10
July 23, 1- 4 p.m. Creative Snacks-Fee $10
• JOANN Fabric & Crafts
August 1, 9 a.m. – noon FREE Sessions will be held at JOANN’s Warehouse. Must register for each event! CALL 334-749-3353
July 11- MG Meeting — Program – Why Southern forests need more fire.
Dr. John S. Kush is a research fellow in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. His Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Science came from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Master’s and PhD, both in Forest Ecology from Auburn. He has been conducting research for more than 34 years with a focus on stand dynamics, fire effects and restoration. Location: Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, 2222 N College St. in Auburn
All Bugs Good & Bad 2018 Free Webinar Series:
Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. Bees, Wasps, & Hornets, Oh My!-Lynn Braband, Sept. 7, Winterizing Your Home to Keep Out Pests-Janet Hurley, Oct. 5, Structural Misidentified Pests-Elizabeth “Wizzie” Brown, Nov. 2, Lice, Scabies, & Mites-Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Dec. 1, Pantry Pests-Dr. Dan Suiter. For more information on the series and how to connect to the webinars, visit articles.extension.org/pages74590
• Hands-On Drip Irrigation Class program sponsored by: Alabama Extension, OGrows and 2018 Lee County Master Gardener’s
• Intern Class – OGrows 1103 Glenn St, Opelika, Aug. 16, 9 am – noon, Thinking about putting in a new drip irrigation system? Gain hands-on knowledge about the parts and pieces of a system. This class can help you learn what to look for and the tools needed to do it right. This workshop will include both hands-on and interactive learning opportunities as we put together a simple vegetable garden irrigation system. Dress accordingly. There is no charge for the class, but please register by calling the Lee County Extension Office @ 334-749-3353 or drop by: 600 S. 7th Street, Opelika.
• Serv Safe classes will take place at Lee County Extension Office August 20 and 21. If interested or for more information please contact Janet Johnson at 334-703-2237 or email Johns16@aces.edu.
Want to be a Friend of Master Gardeners? A friend supports the projects and mission of the Lee County Master Gardeners program, enjoys spending time with other gardeners and learning more about gardening, likes to attend garden-related fieldtrips and programs, and just having loads of fun. Your participation is flexible and voluntary.
Find out more about our projects, programs and community partnerships at www.LeeMG.org or call 334-749-3353. LCMGA Annual Friend Membership is $20 annually.
Tara Barr is the Lee County Extension Coordinator.

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