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CENTRAL TEXAS

Bell County

April 18 - Annual Pecan Grafting workshop, 9:30 am, 1605 No. Main, Belton. Commercial producers will receive 2 CEUs. For details call (254) 933-5305.

April 25 - Leadership and Recreation Day Camp for 4-H Youth, ages 9-18, parents welcome. Held at Bell Co. Extension office, 9am - 2pm. Camp is free but reservations must be made no later than April 24. Lunch included. Call Micah Holcombe at (254) 933-5305 for details.

Coke County

April 25 - Region 3 Official Meeting of Texas Deer Association held at the Non-Typical Ranch in Tennyson. For details call (210) 767-8300.

Eastland County

April 18 - Texas Shorthorn Association Sale in Eastland. Members of the state association and Texas Jr. Shorthorn Association may consign animals. To consign a bull, a female must be consigned. For details call (903) 626-4365.

Ellis County

April 16-30 - Official Texas Bluebonnet Trails, 40 miles of mapped wildflower trails. Free maps and tour guides available. www.visitennis.org or call (972) 878-4748.

April 16-May 25 - Scarborough Renaissance Festival, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie. Watch shows on 21 stages, one-of-a-kind merchandise, games and rides. Open Saturdays and Sundays, plus Memorial Day. www.scarboroughrenfest.com. (972) 938-3247.

Erath County

April 20 - Food Manager Certification Training Course, 8 am - 6 pm, Research and Extension Center, Corner of US 281 and Lingleville Hwy, Stephenville. Deadline for registration is April 10. Cost is $100 which includes the classroom instruction book, book on CD and test fee. Call Donna White (254) 965-1460 or Beverly Greenhill (254) 579-3280.

Gillespie County

April 27 - Vine Nutrition and Canopy Management workshop, 1-5 pm, Pierce's Disease Research Center, 191 Business Court Dr., Fredericksburg. $20 and must register for the event by calling (979) 845-2604. For more information, call Penny Adams at (830) 997-7047.

Grimes County

April 22 - Fort Dodge/TSCRA Trichomoniasis Meeting, Registration 6:00 pm; meeting 6:30 pm, Navasota. For more info, call TSCRA at (800) 242-7820, ext. 192.

Houston County

April 18 - 29th Annual East Texas/Louisiana Beefmaster Marketing Group, 12 Noon, Porth Agricultural Arena, Crockett. Selling 60+ lots of cattle, including herd bulls, herd bull prospects, 3-n-1s, pairs, bred cows and heifers and open heifers. Call J.D. Laird at (254) 729-2744 for more info.

Lampasas County

April 20 - Private Applicator Training, 8:30 am, Lampasas County office building conference room, 409 S. Pecan, Lampasas. Cost is $35 which covers materials and a catered lunch. Training limited to first 30 participants who register. Registration deadline is April 14. Call (512) 556-8271 for details.

Mason County

April 16-30 - Bluebonnet Country Lanes Drive, maps available at Mason Chamber of Commerce. www.masontxcoc.com.

McLennan County

April 18-19 - Beasts-N-Blooms & Earth Day Too, Cameron Park Zoo, Waco. (254) 750-8400.

April 24 - Small Grain Tour, 9 am - 12 Noon, Huffman's Field, Hwy. 84 east of McGregor. 3 CEUs offered. For details call (254) 757-5180.

April 27 - Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite Detection Program, 1 p.m., MCC Highlander Ranch, Waco. Open to the public and free. Limited to the first 30 persons who pre-register. Call (254) 757-5180.

Menard County

April 25 - Around the Campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, 6:30 pm, Stock Pen Corssing Park, Menard. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by April 17. For more info, call Tina Hodge (325) 396-2365 or visit menardchamberofcommerce.com.

Milam County

April 18 - Physics Olympics hosted by Stephen F. Austin University. For intermediate and Senior age division 4-H'ers. Registration deadline is April 13. More info on website www.physics.sfasu.edu/olympics.

April 20 - Recordbook Training, New Salem Building, Rockdale. This is a rescheduled event. (254) 697-7045.

April 24 - Turkey orders due for the Rockdale Fair. (254) 697-7045.

April 26 - Milam County Shooting Sports Club practice, 2 p.m., New Salem Building. (254) 697-7045.

San Saba County

April 27 - Fort Dodge/TSCRA Trichomoniasis Meeting, Registration 6:00 pm; meeting 6:30 pm, San Saba. For more info, call TSCRA at (800) 242-7820, ext. 192.

Travis County

April 18 - Bat-Stravaganza Fun Run & Family Festival, 8 am - 1 pm, 300 University Blvd., Round Rock. 5K family fun run and walk for all ages. Kid's 1K starts at 8:30 am and 5K run starts at 9 am. For information visit www.active.com or call (512) 218-6381.

Williamson County

April 18 - Bat-Stravaganza Fun Run & Family Festival, 8 am - 1 pm, 300 University Blvd., Round Rock. 5K family fun run and walk for all ages. Kid's 1K starts at 8:30 am and 5K run starts at 9 am. For information visit www.active.com or call (512) 218-6381.

EAST TEXAS

Angelina County

April 21 - Master Gardener meeting, Extension office, Lufkin. Starts 1 p.m. (936) 634-6414.

Cass County

April 24-26 - Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival, Linden. Visit www.lindenwildflowertrails.com or email rebecca@txk.net for more information.

Collin County

April 24 - North Central Texas Basic Ag Field Day, Myers Park, McKinney. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost $20. (903) 455-9885.

Delta County

April 28 - Pond Management Program, Delta County Civic Center, Cooper. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (903) 395-4400 ext. 230.

Denton County

April 30 - Wheat Production Workshop, Denton County Extension office, 306 N. Loop 288, Suite 222, Denton. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. 1 CEU Offered. For information, call (940) 349-2880 or email Pamela.Hill@dentoncounty.com .

Hopkins County

April 25 - Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders Quarter Horse Production Sale, Titus County Fairgrounds, Mount Pleasant. Starts 2 p.m. Contact (903) 884-2905 or email info@hodgesfarms.com for catalog or information.

Hunt County

April 24 - North Central Texas Basic Ag Field Day, Myers Park, McKinney. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost $20. (903) 455-9885.

Marion County

April 17 - 4-H Rabies Vaccination Clinic, West Marion County. Call for times and locations. (903) 665-2421.

April 18 - 4-H Rabies Vaccination Clinic, East Marion County. Call for times and locations. (903) 665-2421.

Rusk County

April 23 - Private Pesticide Applicators Training, Rusk County Extension Meeting Room, Henderson. Begins 8:30 a.m. Cost $10. (903) 657-0376.

Smith County

April 27 - Rabies Clinic, Locations: Bullard High School Ag Shop, Mt. Sylvan Community Center, and Winona High School Ag Shop. $8 per animal. For information, call (903) 590-2980.

April 28 - Rabies Clinic, Locations: Chapel Hill High School bus loop, Noonday Community Center, Overton High School Ag Shop, Pine Springs Community Center, Providence Community Center, Red Springs Volunteer Fire Department, and Troup High School Ag Shop. $8 per animal. For information, call (903) 590-2980.

April 29 - Rabies Clinic, Locations: Humane Society of East Texas (1823 CR 386) and Whitehouse High School (covered pavilion across from school). $8 per animal. For information, call (903) 590-2980.

April 30 - Rabies Clinic, Locations: Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, Lindale High School Ag Shop, New Harmony Community Center and Sandflat (Antioch Baptist Church - west of Hwy. 14 and Sandflat Road). $8 per animal. For information, call (903) 590-2980.

Van Zandt County

April 26 - Talent Box Productions wine tasting fundraiser, Savannah Winery and Bistro, Canton. 2-6 p.m. Cost $20. Reserve seat by April 22. (903) 873-8945.

SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

Aransas County

April 25 - Kid's Garden Fest - Master Gardeners, Aransas County Library, Green Acres, 611 E. Mimosa at Pearl Steet, Rockport. (361)790-0103, www.aransas-tx.tamu.edu.

Austin County

April 25 - Tom Lockwood Horse Sales, Port City Spring Roundup #25, noon, Port City Stockyards, Sealy. (254)385-6487.

April 26 - Fruehling Saengerfest, Bellville. (979)865-0935.

Bandera County

April 18- International Goat Spectacular Cabrito and Barbecue Cookoff, Bandera. (830)460-4766, www.banderarealestate.com.

April 24-26 - Ranch Heritage Weekend, Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera. http://www.hcsnap.org, (830)796-7037.

Bastrop County

April 13-June 5 - Hay Quality Testing Campaign offered by the Bastrop County Extension Service. Two tests will be offered at a discounted rate: NIR Analysis: $5 per sample; Wet Chemistry: $8 per sample. Samples must be submitted on testing forms available through the Extension office. All samples must be submitted to the County Extension Office at 901 Pecan Street. (512)581-7186.

Fayette County

April 22 - Pecan Field Day held at Hajovsky pecan bottom. Participants should meet at the Holman Parish Hall at 9 a.m. to car pool/follow to the bottom for the program. 2 CEUs offered. (979)968-5831, (979)732-2082.

April 22 - Multi-County Fruit Tree Program, 1 p.m., Winedale Historical Complex. (979)968-5831.

April 27-28 - Defensive Driving Classes, 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. both nights, Fayette County Farm Bureau office, 411 E. Colorado, La Grange. Cost: $25 for members; $30 for non-members. (979)968-5889.

April 29 - Private Applicators Training and Testing, 7:30 a.m., Fayette County Agricultural Building, 255 Svoboda Lane, La Grange. Cost: $30 before April 22; $40 late registration. (979)968-5831.

Fort Bend County

April 25 - Spring Clean and Green Event, Missouri City. (281)403-8500, www.missouricitytx.gov.

April 25-26 - Texas Outdoor Family Workshop, Brazos Bend State Park, Needville. (512)389-8903, (979)553-5101.

April 29 - "Controlling Backyard Pests", 9:30 a.m., Education Center at the Texas AgriLife Extension Complex, 1402 Band Rd., Rosenberg. (281)342-3034.

Gonzales County

April 25 - Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Gonzalas Pioneer Village Living History Center, Gonzales. (830)672-6532.

Hays County

April 25-26 - Buda County Fair and Wiener Dog Races, City Park, Buda. (512)295-9999, www.budalions.com.

April 25-26 - Outdoor Family Workshop and Campout, Steeplechase Park, Kyle. (512)262-3939, www.kylepard.com.

Kendall County

April 25 - Boerne Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gazebo on the Main Plaza, Boerne. kitty@gvtc.com.

Kerr County

April 21 - Pecan Grafting and Production Workshop, 9 a.m., Bill Hathaway's Orchard located on Texas highway 173, approx. 4 1/2 miles from Kerrville-Schreiner State Park. Turn left on Center Point River road and enter the first gate on the right; signs will be posted. 3 CEUs offered. (830)257-6568

Waller County

April 28 - Private Applicator License Training and Testing, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Waller County Extension Office, 846 6th Street, Hempstead. (979)826-7651.