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Events for March 24 — March 30, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 2

These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration at this class, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit from this training even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. If you would like to attend any of these classes call the Extension Office of the County you want to attend and make your reservation as seating is limited in some locations. A fee of $20 will be charged for this training and testing. An additional licensing fee of $25 will be sent to the Department of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. The licensing fee is not included in the training and testing fee. Please plan to pay with a check (checks are preferred) made out the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in the amount of $20 or with the correct cash amount. If you need more information contact Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Alex Tigue (256) 309-9496, or Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043.

Address:
Talladega COunty Extension Office

Contact:
Chip East
eastwil@aces.edu
256-846-0314

20 Crop Production; Farming; Fish & Water; Food Safety; Lawn & Garden; Livestock; Poultry

Shoals Master Gardener Course

A 14-week course that allows the opportunity to learn more about the natural world around you. Our classes will cover topics such as: plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, plant propagation, water conservation, soil science, and much more! Class members will have the opportunity to become certified Master Gardeners by taking part in this course.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-766-6223

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

DEEP – St. Clair

DIABETES EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (DEEP)

Classes meet every Tuesday, March 12th, 19th, 26th & April 2nd, 9th, 16th

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

St. Clair County Extension Office
Basement Office 4 St. Clair County Courthouse, Pell City

NO CHARGE TO ATTEND! (Pre-registration required)

Space is limited! You must pre-register to attend by calling the St. Clair County Extension Office at 205-338-9416. For more information about the program, please contact Christina LeVert, Human Sciences Regional Extension Agent, at 205-926-4310 or email Christina.Levert@aces.edu.

This program is for anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes, family members and caregivers. Learn more about diabetes and its risks, healthy eating and exercise, talking with your health care team, and managing medications. A different topic will be covered during each class.

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.Levert@aces.edu

None; Registration Required Home & Family

DEEP – Chilton County

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering free diabetes
education classes in Alabama. You can receive eight hours of diabetes
self-management training in your community. These classes are designed to:
• Educate on how to best control blood sugar, blood pressure, and
cholesterol levels;
• Empower you to establish relationships with your primary care
provider;
• Encourage better nutrition and regular exercise;
• Encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of diabetes complications ( heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, etc.) and limb amputations; and
• Express the importance of developing support networks of family,
friends, and existing community-based social services.
These six (6) classes present information in simple medical terms and
concepts using props and pictures in a way that is conducive to better
understanding and make learning fun. The classes are 60- 90 minutes long. If
you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, we invite you to contact us for more
information; or if you are an organization that wishes to become a
community partner and provide a location for diabetes education.
Helen H Jones -Regional Extension Agent at (334) 201-6775 or
herndhj@aces.edu

Address:
504 First Avenue North Clanton, AL 35045

Contact:
Helen H Jones
herndhj@aces.edu
(205) 280-6268

FREE Home & Family

Fun Fitness Line Dancing

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: FFLD

This course offers physical activity through line dancing. It provides a fun-filled workout that strengthens muscles and the cardiovascular system for enhancing and maintaining one’s overall health and wellness.

Course Leader: Dr. Kristen Campbell

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 225

How to Register

Download the brochure to mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Chilton County Master Gardener Course

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities

Address:
504 First Avenue, Suite A, Clanton, AL 35046-0030

Contact:
Nelson D. Wynn
wynnnel@aces.edu
205-280-6268

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 1

A Private Applicator uses or supervises the use of any pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented, or on the property of another person if applied without compensation. This is a full training course that is complete with a testing period after the course in order to provide the Private Applicator permit to the participant. *Additional fee of $25.00 shall be forwarded by the applicant to the Department of Ag for Permit. Commercial applicator points will be awarded in AP (Ag Plant) and D&R (Demonstration and Research).

Location: Flat Rock Community Room 894 County Road 326, Flat Rock, AL 35966

Contact: Jackson Co. Extension Office, (256) 574-2143

20 Crop Production; Farming

RUP Training for Private Applicators–Jackson County

Flat Rock Community Room, 894 County Rd 326 Flat Rock AL, 35966

RUP Training for Private Applicators

These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration at this class, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit from this training even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. If you would like to attend any of these classes call the Extension Office of the County you want to attend and make your reservation as seating is limited in some locations. A fee of $20 will be charged for this training and testing. An additional licensing fee of $25 will be sent to the Department of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. The licensing fee is not included in the training and testing fee. Please plan to pay with a check (checks are preferred) made out the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in the amount of $20 or with the correct cash amount.

  • Participants will test at the end of the training course (must obtain a passing
    grade of 70 percent or higher).
  • Statewide training/testing dates will be Jan. 1–Sept. 30 of each year.
  • No training courses will be offered Oct. 1–Dec. 31 of any year.
  • If applicant passes, he or she will forward permit fees ($25) to the
    Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries for issuance of permit.
  • Pre-register with your County office.

Contact:

Landon Marks 256-927-3250 or Norm Haley 256-630-4248

20.00 Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator; Schedule Training

VCCA Tax Assistance Program

Tax Assistance Program designed to help taxpayers complete their federal and state taxes.
Individuals and families can have tax prepared by a certified and trained tax professional. Program is free. However,
you must have an income of $54,000 or less and be less than 60 years old. If 60 years of age and older with any income can have their taxes prepared as well. For more
information contact, Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713.

Address:
13999 AL Highway 22

Contact:
Sharon Haynes
sah0008@aces.edu
256-377-4713

Free Urban Extension

ServSafe

SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
DATE: Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, 2019
TIME: 10:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday and 10:00am-1:00pm on Thursday (It will take both days to complete this course)
LOCATION: Barbour County Extension Office 525 School Street Eufaula, AL

ServSafe is an accredited course in complying with the new Alabama Department of Public Health FDA Food Code adoption.

Registration:
Visit our website at www.aces.edu/foodsafety and click on “Topics”. Click on “Business & Community”. Go to page 2 and click on ”ServSafe” then “Register online at this secure site” (Credit card needed!)

Registration fees:
• $140.00 per person (book and answer sheet included) when using THIS FORM to MAIL IN

• $130.00 per person (book and answer sheet included) if you register ONLINE

• $80.00 retest (answer sheet included, however, student must provide his/her own ServSafe 7th edition)
• (Have you retested 2 times in pass 60 days? Yes or No)

• $80.00 proctor (student will need to provide his/her own ServSafe 7th edition book AND answer sheet)

Course Requirements:
a. Paid Registration –online or by mail – (MAIL IN registration deadline- March 22 (Due to planning and preparation needs, this deadline will be strictly enforced!) No Onsite Registrations -No exceptions!

b. Online registration deadline is March 25.

c. Official Picture / Photo ID – Tests will not be issued to individuals who fail to provide proof of identification

IF REGISTER BY MAIL: Make money order payable to: ACES
Please complete by March 22 and mail to:

Bridgette Brannon P.O. Box 519 Andalusia, AL 36420

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET

Contact:
Allie Corcoran
corcoja@aces.edu
13346875688

140 Food Safety

Raised Bed Gardening at Home

Alabama A&M Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road Huntsville AL, 35811

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Gardening is an experience with many benefits. It keeps us connected to other living things, helps us to relax, and releases happy hormones. Learn how to build a raised bed or box garden for small plots of vegetables, fruit or flowers.

Session Course ID: HG

Course Leader: Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba

Location: Alabama A&M University – Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road, Huntsville, AL 35811

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Lawn & Garden; Urban Extension

Write Your Life Story

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: WYLS

Many people wish to write a memoir of their life story for their children or even future generations. Some wish to have a remembrance of younger years or of happier times. This class will provide guidance and an opportunity for participants to write and share their stories.

Course Leader: Dr. Delores Johnson Price

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 230

How to Register

Download brochure and mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

 

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Spring Tri County MG Class

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Address:
819 Cook Ave

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
2566908979

150.0 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

ServSafe

SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
DATE: Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, 2019
TIME: 10:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday and 10:00am-1:00pm on Thursday (It will take both days to complete this course)
LOCATION: Barbour County Extension Office 525 School Street Eufaula, AL

ServSafe is an accredited course in complying with the new Alabama Department of Public Health FDA Food Code adoption.

Registration:
Visit our website at www.aces.edu/foodsafety and click on “Topics”. Click on “Business & Community”. Go to page 2 and click on ”ServSafe” then “Register online at this secure site” (Credit card needed!)

Registration fees:
• $140.00 per person (book and answer sheet included) when using THIS FORM to MAIL IN

• $130.00 per person (book and answer sheet included) if you register ONLINE

• $80.00 retest (answer sheet included, however, student must provide his/her own ServSafe 7th edition)
• (Have you retested 2 times in pass 60 days? Yes or No)

• $80.00 proctor (student will need to provide his/her own ServSafe 7th edition book AND answer sheet)

Course Requirements:
a. Paid Registration –online or by mail – (MAIL IN registration deadline- March 22 (Due to planning and preparation needs, this deadline will be strictly enforced!) No Onsite Registrations -No exceptions!

b. Online registration deadline is March 25.

c. Official Picture / Photo ID – Tests will not be issued to individuals who fail to provide proof of identification

IF REGISTER BY MAIL: Make money order payable to: ACES
Please complete by March 22 and mail to:

Bridgette Brannon P.O. Box 519 Andalusia, AL 36420

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET

Contact:
Allie Corcoran
corcoja@aces.edu
13346875688

140 Food Safety

Dos and Don’ts of Maintaining Good Credit

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

More in our cities: Lunch & Learn Series

Alabama Extension’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit invites you to attend the More in our cities: Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn practical tips in the areas of personal finance, health and nutrition, green living, and youth and families. It’s a great opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere and engage with local Extension staff and people right in your community.

March 28 Topic: Dos and Don’ts of Maintaining Good Credit
Presenter: Dr. Dorothy Brandon
Building/Room: James I. Dawson Building, Room 240

Click the “Visit Website” button below to be taken to the main series page that includes future lunch & learn dates, driving directions to the lunch & learn events, as well as a campus map and building pictures.

Directions from Meridian Street:
Turn off Meridan Street onto Chase Road and take your first left to the main guard shack for Alabama A&M University. Let the guard know that you are here for Alabama Extension. Proceed through the lift gate and go towards the center of campus. Take a right at the stop sign onto Morrison Circle and then stay straight on Akimbo Rd. You will see the James I. Dawson Extension Building on the right. Pass the building and take a right into the parking lot. Follow the signs in the building for the meeting room. (An interactive map of the AAMU campus can be found at this link)

Lunch & Learn Contact
Wendi Williams
Office: (256) 372-4953
Email: williw1@aces.edu

FREE Finance & Career; Making Money Count; Urban Extension

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Eufaula

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL 36027

Contact:
Allie Corcoran
corcoja@aces.edu
3346875688

25 Food Safety

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Tuskegee

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Macon County Extension Office, 207 N. Main St., Tuskegee, AL 36083

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
334-703-2237

25 Food Safety

Fun Fitness Line Dancing

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: FFLD

This course offers physical activity through line dancing. It provides a fun-filled workout that strengthens muscles and the cardiovascular system for enhancing and maintaining one’s overall health and wellness.

Course Leader: Dr. Kristen Campbell

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 225

How to Register

Download the brochure to mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

Recreational Pond Management

Recreational Pond Management: Learn more about management plans for lakes and ponds. Bring a water sample (in a plastic water bottle) and/or a weed sample (in a damp paper towel and a plastic bag) for identification, analysis and recommendations. We will talk about all things ponds.

Address:
Beeland Park

Contact:
Anthony Pinkston
pinksad@aces.edu
334.382.5111

FREE Fish & Water; Forestry & Wildlife

Friday, March 29, 2019

Master Gardener Course

The Tallapoosa County Extension Office will again offer the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in 2019, with a starting date on Friday, February 1st. All classes will be held during the day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the County Extension office located in Dadeville. Applications are now being accepted and will be accepted through Friday, January 18th.The fee associated with this course is $140 per person. The Alabama Master Gardener training program will consist of 13 weeks of horticulture related classes and training. The course provides more than 50 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction in horticulture and related areas. Classes taught include soils and plant nutrition; composting, plant diseases; landscape design and plant selection; weed identification and control; entomology; pesticide education, fruit culture; plant propagation; home lawn care; vegetable gardening; wildlife control, care and maintenance of landscape plants; bedding plants, and more. Courses are taught by specialists from Auburn University, Extension agents from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, fellow certified Master Gardeners, and local horticulture professionals. If you are interested in participating in any of our courses or have any questions, please contact the Tallapoosa County Extension office at 256-825-1050 or visit us online at www.aces.edu/Tallapoosa.

$140 Lawn & Garden

The Talk of a Lifetime

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: SIF2

The Talk of a Lifetime aims to encourage families and friends to simply talk about family traditions, denoting what they are/were and why they are important. The facilitators will guide participants through a conversation about historical and memorable events, occasions, people and places that help to capture family stories of a lifetime.

Course Leader: Brenda Martin

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 240

How to Register

Download the brochure to mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

 

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

Saturday, March 30, 2019

State 4-H Air Rifle, BB Gun, and Air Pistol Championships

CMP Range, 1470 Sentinel Drive Anniston AL

Register for the Alabama 4-H State Air Rifle, BB Gun, and Air Pistol Championships in 4HOnline. Registration opens February 15 and closes March 18.

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