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May 5, 2021

Iowans can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer” during a hands-on workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Lee County. The Preserve the Taste of Summer: Salsa Making workshop is planned for Thursday, August 5 at the Learning Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Donnellson. A light meal will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the workshop will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.

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February 11, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a five-session course of Women Managing for Today and Tomorrow program. This program will discuss decisions made during business, estate, retirement, and succession planning to form a farm transition plan. Classes will be held on Mondays starting March 8 and continuing March 15, March 22, March 29 and April 5 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, Donnellson, IA. A light meal will be serve at 5:30 pm.

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February 10, 2021

Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Babysitting Clinic
February 8, 2021

Lee County Extension Office is offering a Babysitting Clinic on Saturday, March 13th from 9AM-3PM at the Fort Madison YMCA for 5th-12th graders. Cost will be $25. Please call the Extension office at 319-835-5116 to sign up. Spots are limited. Get your hands on babysitting information, make a babysitting bag, learn about preventing and handling emergencies, as well as marketing your business to start earning jobs babysitting.  Deadline to register will be March 10th.

February 1, 2021

The summer intern is responsible for providing assistance to county staff in the areas of programming, customer service, and public relations/marketing. This position is temporary (approximately June 1 to August 22, 2021) part time (approximately 400 hours) under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

Our evidence-based parenting education program, The Family Connection, provides parents with education, resources and support. Participants earn points for participation that can be redeemed for family necessities. Click here to find out how you can be involved!

 

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