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Colorado State University Twilight Garden Series offers three summer programs for Front Range gardeners
Topics of interest to Front Range gardeners are the focus of the 2014 Twilight Garden Series, which features three informative presentations in June and early July. Issues addressed include vegetable gardening, sensory gardening and attracting the birds and the bees to the garden and keeping pests out of the garden. The Twilight Garden Series is open to the public. The presentations will be outdoors, rain or shine. Cost to attend is $10 per session, or $25 for all three sessions. Each program begins at 6:30 p.m., with on-site registration preceding at 6 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For more information about Twilight Garden Series, call (970) 491-7019 or visit

June 3: Veggie Madness
At the CSU Plant Environmental Research Center, 630 W. Lake St., Fort Collins
Talks include:

  • Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens – Dr. Tony Koski, Professor and Extension Turf Specialist in the CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Amazing Vegetable Varieties – Carol O’Meara, Extension Agent Horticulture Entomology, Boulder County
  • Veggie Container Gardening – Mary Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator, Gardens on Spring Creek

For more information, contact Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or

To the MACS: Cortez Middle School students attending math and computer science camp at CSU
Fourteen students and two teachers from Cortez Middle School will learn how to apply middle school math concepts to computer science during a hands-on summer camp this week. During the Math in Action in Computer Science (MACS), students divide their time between learning concepts like probability, building programs and coding in languages such as Python. Classes are held in Room 325 of the Computer Science Building on the CSU campus. Students will be working on hands-on activities from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5. For more information, contact Kortny Rolston at (970) 491-5349 or

Veterinary Management Institute on campus June 5-7
About three dozen veterinarians will gather on the Colorado State University campus this week for the Veterinary Management Institute, a program of the American Animal Hospital Association that provides training in business and financial management for veterinarians in private practice. The 25-year-old institute moved from its longtime home base at Purdue University and partnered with CSU for the first time this year, at the Center for Professional Development and Business Research, which is housed in the College of Business. Also contributing to the partnership is the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Each of the institute’s continuing-education courses spans 10 months, with coursework delivered online and through three on-campus sessions. Participants also met on campus from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. For more information, visit For more information, contact Kate Jeracki at (970) 491-2658 or