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March 24, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County is holding a Babysitting Clinic for youth in 5th through 12th grade. The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Expo Center in Pocahontas. The fee for the clinic is $10 a person and will cover a subway meal and materials for the clinic. 

March 18, 2021

As part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week April 12-17, the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office is hosting a “Child Care Meet and Greet” event on Tuesday, April 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Pocahontas Expo Center located at 310 NE 1st Street in Pocahontas.

March 17, 2021

In partnership with the Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, State 4-H Council members worked together to prepare and sew nine tactile blankets for Iowa youth who are blind or visually impaired.

March 12, 2021

It’s not the absence of conflict and anger that makes a relationship better – it’s how couples manage the conflict and anger they experience. That is the premise of a virtual meeting on March 17 to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 10, 2021

Iowa 4-H Youth Development will launch Gardening to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities, on March 15. Registered participants receive educational resources monthly during this eight-month, immersive learning experience.


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