Master Gardeners offer free seminars
The Mills County (Iowa) Master Gardeners will offer five Monday seminars, starting next week, open to gardeners of all abilities.
All seminars will begin at 7 p.m., cost $2 each and will be in the second floor conference center of the Glenwood (Iowa) Resource Center Visitor’s Center. Preregistration is not required. Seminar sessions follow.
» Monday, West Pottawattamie County Master Gardener Diana Benzing will present “A Vegetable Growing Primer.”
» Feb. 25, Mike Meiers and Brad Thede from Struyk Turf in Council Bluffs will offer “Turf and Tree Talk” with a focus on strategies to care for lawns and trees suffering drought damage.
» March 11, Daylily and peony guru Tim Stanek will present “Growing Daylilies and Peonies.”
» March 25, Kevin Lingren, curator of the greenhouses on the Glenwood Resource Center Campus, will give a tour of them and discuss starting seeds. Attendees will walk the short distance from the Visitor’s Center to the greenhouses.
» April 8, Rich Maaske will discuss “Making the Most of Water in a Drought.”
In case of inclement weather, tune to KMA radio (FM 960) or kmaland.com.
‘Conversations’ project makes its last stop
Five months after the debut of “Conversations on a Bus,” the photography and storytelling project will make its final appearance.
The free show will open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at RNG Gallery, 100 West Broadway in Council Bluffs. The show — a culmination of photographers Heather and Jameson Hooton’s work — will be on display until March 3.
The Hootons rode Metro buses around the area during July 2012, photographing and interviewing passengers. Their work includes 20 black-and-white portraits accompanied by excerpted stories from various riders. Editing assistance came from writer Sarah McKinstry-Brown.
‘Doomtown’ exhibit adds to museum show
Doug Waterfield’s art exhibit “Doomtown” will open Saturday at the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland. The exhibit explores the paranoia of the atomic 1950s and ’60s in America
“Doomtown,” which will be displayed through March, complements the museum’s “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living With the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965” exhibit.
Waterfield, chairman and an associate professor in the University of Nebraska at Kearney department of art and art history, will be at the museum Saturday. “Doomtown” is included with regular paid admission or membership.
Video, poster contest about healthy lifestyle
UnitedHealthcare and Nebraska 4-H invite youths to participate in a video and poster contest to promote healthy lifestyles. The video and poster contest will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. The contest is open to all youths.
The general public is invited to view the entries.
All video and poster entries must be about one of three health topics: The impact of fast foods causing obesity; School lunch programs — the pros and cons; or combating self-esteem issues in youths. To receive additional guidelines and information, email Ashlie Smith (Nebraska 4-H) at email@example.com.
The event also will feature group fitness activities and interactive educational presentations on healthy living.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax