PINE RIVER -- Cass County University of Minnesota Extension Service home study group programs for this year will run through next May.
To pre-register for any of the programs or for more information about joining an extension group, contact the office at Pine River at (218) 587-8280 or toll free outside the Pine River area at 866-587-8281.
The public, as well as club members, are welcome to attend any program. Interested people also may request to be added to the extension mailing list for upcoming events.
The following programs will be offered:
On the Wild Side: Preparing and Cooking Wild Game will be the subject of a 1 p.m. Oct. 3 program at Pine River Community Resource Center (formerly the Shopping Block), two blocks east of the semaphore in Pine River.
Make Your Leftovers Count will be the topic of a 10 a.m. Oct. 23 program at Backus City Hall.
Frozen Bread Dough Creations will be presented following a 10:30 a.m. home council meeting Nov. 5 in the Cass County Courthouse meeting room in Walker.
Quick and Easy Desserts will be a December program. Date, time and location will be announced later.
Conserving Energy in Your Home will be presented following a 10:30 a.m. home council meeting Jan. 14 at Pine River Community Resource Center.
Drying Flowers will be presented in January at Hackensack Senior Center. Time and date will be announced later.
Taking Good Care of Your Skin will be presented in February. Time, date and location will be announced later.
Seeking Legal Counsel, what needs to be considered before you make a legal transaction or exchange money for property, goods and services will be presented at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Pine River Community Resource Center.
Tricks to Better Gardening is scheduled for Hackensack Senior Center. Time and date will be announced later.
Creative Sewing Expo will be a daylong series of seminars and sales booths Feb. 23 at Wadena Technical College in Wadena.
Rock Gardening will be discussed at a 12:30 p.m. March 11 program at Pine River Community Resource Center following the 10:30 a.m. home council meeting.
Ornamental Grasses, types available and those hardy for northern climate, and Companion Gardening, planting companion plants to reduce garden insects, will the subject of two more programs in March. Dates, times and places will be announced.
Successful Grilling, tips for easier and safer cooking on the grill, will be discussed beginning at 10 a.m. April 18 at Pine River Community Resource Center.
Lawncare Basics and Creating a Conservation Easement will be the subject of two additional April programs. Times, dates and places will be announced.
There will be a spring tour and picnic and a program on the Wonders of Wildflowers in May.
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