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Step Up Scale Down Weight Management Class Series – Sept 4

Step Up Scale Down Weight Management Class Series will begin on Thursday, September 4, and continue every Thursday for the next 12 weeks.  Classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with weigh-in starting at 5:15 p.m.  Classes will be held at the South Waco Community Center located at 2815 Speight Avenue in Waco.  The program consist of weekly lessons to help you manage your weight, a weekly weight check-in, a weekly challenge to help yo “stay the course,” Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes, and door prizes at each class. … Read More →

Central Texas Tree Program – August 27

Central Texas Tree Program will be held on August 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum located at 9001 Bosque Boulevard in Woodway.  Cost is $10.  Dr. David Appel of Texas A&M University will speak on central Texas trees, important tree problems, and oak wilt and drought.  For more information, contact the McLennan County Extension Office at 254-757-5180. Educational Program on Central Texas Trees – August 27

Fruits and Nuts Program – August 6

A Fruits and Nuts Program will be held on August 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum located at 9001 Bosque Boulevard in Woodway.  Cost is $10.  Dr. Larry Stein from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will show participants how to properly prune their fruit and nut trees for maximum production.  Participants will also learn about the overall care of their trees before and after harvest.  For more information contact the McLennan County Extension Office at 254-757-5180. Educational Program on Central… Read More →

Lawn Care Program – July 23

A Lawn Care Program will be held on July 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum located at 9001 Bosque Boulevard in Woodway.  Two CEU’s will be offered for pesticide applicators (1 general, 1 IPM).  Cost is $10.  Dr. Casey Reynolds from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will speak on turfgrass establishment and maintenance, water use, shade, species and variety selections, and proper pesticide application.  For more information, contact the McLennan County Extension Office at 254-757-5180. Educational Program on Central Texas… Read More →

4-H Discovering Horticulture Workshop – August 18

Discovering Horticulture Workshop will be held on August 18 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  We will visit Carleen Bright Arboretum and Bonnie’s Greenhouse.  Please RSVP by August 11 by calling the County Extension Office at 254-757-5180.  For more information, please call Jackie Cole at 254-757-5180. Discovering Horticulture Workshop Flyer

4-H Club Officer Training – August 5

Club Officer Training – A county-wide club officer training will be held on August 5 from 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the County Extension Office.  Come learn what you can accomplish this year as a 4-H club officer.  Cost is $3.  Bring school supplies for School Supply Drive for community service.  All 2014-2015 club officers and delegates plus any 4-H’er who would like to run for McLennan County 4-H Council are encouraged to attend.  Participants must RSVP by August 1 by calling the Extension Office at 254-757-5180…. Read More →

4-H Achievement Banquet – August 9

McLennan County 4-H Achievement Banquet will be held on August 9 at the West Community Center.  Be on the lookout for invitations.  4-H’ers and award winners attend for free; all other family and friends can attend for $8, children 8 and under can attend for $5.  Must RSVP by August 1.  We will be taking donations for Pack of Home at the banquet.  Items needed are individual packages of cold cereal, individual packages of 100% juice, single serve fruit cups, tuna meal with crackers, microwave mac & cheese… Read More →

Food Preservation Workshop – September 8

Water Bath Food Preservation Workshop will be held on September 8 from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Hall located at 1424 Columbus Avenue in Waco.  Cost is $15 for individual and $25 per couple.  Come learn how to preserve with the water bath method, food safety, and a demonstration preserving hot pepper relish with the water bath method.  Each individual or couple will take home a jar of relish.  Participants need to pre-register by September 4 as class size is limited.  For more information… Read More →

Central Texas Turf & PCO CEU Workshop – September 9

Central Texas Turf & PCO CEU Workshop will be held on September 9 at the Hewitt VFW 6008 located at 725 Sun Valley Boulevard in Hewitt from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Participants have the opportunity to get up to 4 CEU”S for SPCB or 5 CEU’s for TDA.  Cost is $40 before September 5 and $55 at the door.  Checks should be made payable to Virkim/CEU Workshop.  Please fill out attached registration form and send to address noted on the form.  For questions, please call Jimmy Dixon… Read More →

Refashion Workshop – July 21

Refashion Workshop will be held on July 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the McLennan County Extension Office.  Cost is $5.  Participants must pre-register by July 18 3:00 p.m. to the Extension Office at 254-757-5180.  Please see flyer for more information.  If you have any questions, contact Jackie Cole at 254-757-5180. Refashion Workshop Flyer