A family event in Launceston on January 16 looks at managing cats and their behaviour. Shane Westley, NRM North catmanagement coordinator will discuss managing cats to protect wildlife. The event will be in the Stone Shelter in the Cataract Gorge Reserve from 10am to midday.
The Tamar NRM will again tackle ragwort next month with dedicated days to battle the declared weed. In the East Tamar region, the weed blitz is on February 2 satrting from Pipers River Fire Station at 9am and running until midday. In the West Tamar on February 3, the location is Winkleigh Hall and the day runs from 9am to midday. In Launceston on February 6 there are two sessions, both starting at Waverley Lake car park in Naroo St, the early session starting at 10am and the late one at 1pm. Lunch is provided at all events. Details and registrations: 6323 3310 or 0438 642 112.
The Launceston Horticultural Society is holding its summer show from February 2-3. The show features dahlias, begonias, liliums and gladioli and is on at St Ailbe’s Hall in Margaret St, Launceston, from 2pm to 5pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on the Sunday. Cost: $3.
The National Vegetable Extension Network is running an online survey to help assess the VegNET program in Tasmania. The survey results will be used to help improve future extension programs. The survey will takes minutes and answers will remain confidential. The survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQ7XQ25.
Hobart Vintage Machinery Society will be hosting a farming expo at Cambridge from March 2-3, 2019. Details: Phil 0400 428 326.
The International Farm Management Association will be holding its congress at the Grand Chancellor in Launceston from March 3-8, 2019. Details: visit www.ifma22.org.
GEM OF A FAIR:
The Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair will be held in Devonport from March 23-24, 2019. Organised by Devonport Lapidary Club, the fair runs at East Devonport School in Thomas St, East Devonport from 9am to 4pm each day. Cost: $5, children under 16 free. Details: Collene Donaghy 0407 165 005.