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Breakfast

Posted: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 2:47 am

Title: Breakfast
Description: The Ainsworth Opera House will hold their Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, June 7th from 7 to 9am. Cost is $8 for adults, children ten and under are free with an adult. Proceeds go toward operational costs.
Date: 2014-06-07

Auction

Posted: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 2:46 am

Title: Auction
Description: The Keota Veterans Memorial Auction will be held on Saturday, June 14th on Broadway Street at noon following the Fun Days Parade. Proceeds will go toward the memorial project.
Date: 2014-06-14

Extension

Posted: Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 1:50 am

Title: Extension
Description: IDALS will offer pesticide testing on June 13 at the Washington County Extension office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All tests are available at this site and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tests are administered by the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship. Because it may be necessary to cancel or reschedule a test date or site, it is recommended you confirm the test time and site prior to travel.

Study materials are available from your local Extension office or on-line from Iowa
State University: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/
then select “Environment” on the left sidebar of the page.

For more information contact Washington County Extension at 319-653-4811 or IDALS Pesticide Bureau at 515-281-8591.

Date: 2014-06-13

VBS

Posted: Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 1:50 am

Title: VBS
Description: Kalona Mennonite Church will hold a Vacation Bible School Monday, June 9th through the 13th from 8:45 until 12:15pm. This is for those entering kindergarten through 8th grade in the fall. Visit their website or call 656-2736 to register. http://www.kalonamennonitechurch.com/

Date: 2014-06-02

Ak-Sar-Ben

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 2:04 am

Title: Ak-Sar-Ben
Description: All youth intending to exhibit swine, lambs or feeder calves at Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska in September must have DNA samples, waivers, and payment to the Washington County Extension Office by June 13. Nominating through the Iowa State Fair process is not acceptable for Ak-Sar-Ben. An additional DNA sample must be collected. Contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, for DNA collection envelopes and forms.
Date: 2014-06-13

Drama Camp

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 2:03 am

Title: Drama Camp
Description: Registration is open for Kirkwood\’s Washington Summer Creative Arts & Drama Group being held between Monday, June 16th and the 27th. Call 653-4655 for more information. www.kirkwood.edu/ce
Date: 2014-05-30

Drama Camp

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 2:03 am

Title: Drama Camp
Description: Registration is open for Kirkwood\’s Washington Summer Creative Arts & Drama Group being held between Monday, June 16th and the 27th. Call g53-4655 for more information. www.kirkwood.edu/ce
Date: 2014-06-16

Free Fishing

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 2:02 am

Title: Free Fishing
Description: Washington County Conservation will be at Marr Park assisting fishers during the free fishing weekend Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th. Parents are encouraged to take their kids.
Start Date: 2014-06-06
End Date: 2014-06-08

Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:43 am

Title: Deadline
Description:
The registration deadline for Washington Public Library\’s summer reading club is Saturday, May 31st. Programs are available for all ages. The program is free, but registration is required. The program kicks off on Thursday, June 5th.

Date: 2014-05-31

Cook This!

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:37 am

Title: Cook This!
Description: Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. Participants will compete in a preliminary competition on Wednesday, June 18 in the College of Human Sciences on the Iowa State University campus. Top teams will advance to the Cook This finale to be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.

Online applications to participate in the 2014 Cook This event will be accepted until May 31. Youth may apply in teams, pairs or individually; individual applicants will be matched with other youth. At least one person from each team is required to be a member of 4-H. More information regarding the culinary and nutritional challenges can be found in the 2014 4-H Cook This Challenge Packet on the 4-H Cook This website,www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statefair/cookthis.

Date: 2014-06-18

Extension

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:36 am

Title: Extension
Description: A field day to demonstrate roller crimper and strip tillage use in fruit and vegetable production will be Thursday, June 5 from 5–7:30 p.m. at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, 55519 170th Street, Ames, Iowa. The field day also will discuss various cover crop establishment and termination techniques.

There is a steady increase in the number of growers adopting cover crops in their production systems. Since sustainable and organic growers use very few or no chemicals to terminate their cover crops, roller crimping is a sought after termination method – especially when rye is used as a cover crop.

Field day demonstrations will include operation of the Rhodale Institute designed roller crimper and the strip tillage equipment (Hiniker 6000). Other equipment at the research station also will be available to view.

The workshop is free for all to attend and is supported by the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center and the USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. For more details regarding the field day, contact Ajay Nair at 515-294-7080 or by email atnairajay@iastate.edu.

Date: 2014-06-05

Manure

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:36 am

Title: Manure
Description: Washington County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs on Friday, June 6, 2014 for those that were unable to attend a workshop. These programs are shown free of charge on the first Friday of each month. Applicators that need to schedule a reshow at any other time will be charged a $10 fee per person.
The Commercial Manure Program (3 hours in length) will be shown at 8:30 am and the Confinement Manure Program (2 hours in length) will be shown at 1:30 pm at the Washington County Extension Office, 2223 250th St., Washington, IA 52353.
Anyone not able to attend training or those who prefer to retest should schedule an appointment with their DNR field office to take the certification exam. Please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811with any questions.

Date: 2014-06-06

Program

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:35 am

Title: Program
Description: A program on the ancient mounds of Louisa County is being held on Tuesday, June 17th from 7 to 8:30pm at the Louisa County Heritage Center.
Date: 2014-06-17

60th Annivesary

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:35 am

Title: 60th Annivesary
Description: The Fern Cliff Evangelical Free Church of rural Wayland is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the church\’s ministry on Sunday, June 8th beginning at 9:15am. A service begins at 10:15, with a meal at noon.
Date: 2014-06-08

Fish Day

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:34 am

Title: Fish Day
Description: Handicapped Fish Day will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at Marr Park. The event for all ages of handicapped citizens begins at 9am. Those that would like to contribute to the meal should call Pat Hartsock at 653-7248.
Date: 2014-06-11

History Discussion

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:34 am

Title: History Discussion
Description: The public is invited to the Grayson Archives in the Washington Library on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7pm to take part in a group discussion about Washington\’s history.
Date: 2014-06-03

Play

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 2:49 am

Title: Play
Description: Washington Community Theater will present Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Thursday, June 12th through Saturday, June 14th at 7:30. A matinee will be held Sunday, June 15th at 2:30. Box office opens Thursday, June 5th. Call 653-5175.
Start Date: 2014-06-12
End Date: 2014-06-15

Trek Fest

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 2:48 am

Title: Trek Fest
Description: Riverside\’s Trek Fest will begin at 5pm Friday, June 27th and continues Saturday, June 28th at Hall Park.
Start Date: 2014-06-27
End Date: 2014-06-28

Mental Health

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 2:47 am

Title: Mental Health
Description: The program What To Do If You or Someone You Know is Having a Mental Health Crisis will be presented at the Washington Library on Thursday, May 29th at 6pm.
Date: 2014-05-29

Day Camps

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 2:18 am

Title: Day Camps
Description: Registration is open for Washington County Extension Day Camps until Friday, May 30th. Camps are open to students in preschool through 7th grade and space is limited. Visit the extension\’s website or call 653-4811 to register.
Date: 2014-05-30