Lee County Extension Office to host events in March

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The following list are events sponsored throught the Lee County Extension office.
• March 9 – VA Home Loan Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lee County Extension office. The instructor will be Jericho Wilson, CFP, MSF from Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Call 334-749-3353 to register.
This event is free.
• March 9, 23 and 30 – LCMGA Mulch Sale- The Lee County Master Gardener’s will be doing a fundraiser; selling pine bark mulch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held at the Lawrence Farm which is located at 3327 Moores Mill Rd. in Auburn. (from Auburn, one mile east of Publix on the left). The pine bark, purchased from a local lumber mill, is excellent for soil amendment or top-dressing. The price, cash or check, is $25 per cubic yard for coarse and $35 for fine. There is a front-end loader tractor available for loading trucks or trailers. There will be Master Gardener’s available to answer any questions. If Saturday is a rainy day, the sale will be rescheduled.
• March 12 – Join Farm City at 7:30 a.m. at the Lee County Extension Office located at 600 S. 7th St. in Opelika, for breakfast and the meeting.
Afterwards, carpool to the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education building for a tour. If unable to make it to the meeting, the group will meet at the center at 9:30 a.m. They will leave from the extension office about 9 a.m. Join them there for the tour. Everyone is welcome.
• March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 – ‘Right Bite, Diabetic or Portion Control Classes’ from 10 a.m. to noon at Lee County Extension Office which is located at 600 S. 7th St. in Opelika. The cost is $10 for four classes. Learn:
• good carbohydrate choices
• choosing the right fats
• know your numbers
• how to read a food label
• recipe sampling. Call the Lee County Extension Office to register or for more information.
• March 14 – The Lee County 4-H Wildlife/Forestry Club presents ‘Outdoors Day’ from 1 to 4 p.m. C.S.T. The event will be held at Darlin Farms, which is located at 3356 County Road 83 in Cusseta. This is an outdoors day and will be an opportunity for youth to experience and learn new things in an outdoor setting. Planned workshops will consist of plant and tree identification, orienteering, and others. Hopefully, one will leave with a new knowledge and appreciation of natural resources.
This is a free event open to any interested person. Target ages are nine to 13, but all youth and their parents are welcome. Youth under nine years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear closed toed shoes and long pants. Bring any items you may need such as bug spray, sunscreen, and water.
• The 2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series is back. Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.  We will discuss troublesome insects such as fire ants and landscape pests as well as other animals like arachnids and bats! 
Remember, the majority of insects are not pests.  Let’s talk about the good guys too and a wealth of other topics.  Webinars will be on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern time.  
Visit the website for the entire schedule: www.articles.extension.org/pages/74786/2019-all-bugs-good-and-bad-webinar-series.

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