TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering the following educational classes in April:
• Declutter Your Life at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg. De-stress by learning how to become organized, what to do with all that stuff and how to develop a “Clear the Clutter Strategy.” Free registration is required at www.declutterlife.eventbrite.com or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2721.
• Keeping the Pressure Down at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. Learn strategies to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Free registration is required at www.pressuredown.eventbrite.com or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2721.
• Homeowner Citrus at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 7 at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. This class will discuss citrus care and the latest information on citrus greening for homeowners. The $5 registration, which includes handouts, is required by April 5 at www.homeownercitrus.eventbrite.com or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours.
• Bountiful Blueberries at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Learn about the important role that blueberries play in Central Florida’s economy, how farmers grow and harvest blueberries, and how to use blueberries as part of a healthy and nutritious diet. The $10 registration includes printed material, recipes and samples. Registration is required at www.UFRootsUp.eventbrite.com or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2721.
For additional details about any of these events, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101 or visit http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu.
Those with food allergies should be aware that food items prepared or distributed as part of UF/IFAS Extension events may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish; and could be prepared in a facility that may be exposed to any of these ingredients.
The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.