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Events for April 14 — April 20, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pecan management Workshop

On Friday, November 4th the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching an educational pecan production workshop at the Talladega County Extension Office (130 N. Court Street, Talladega). The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 noon. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include site selection, cultivar selection, proper planting, fertility, weed control, irrigation, insects, disease, and pecan propagation. There is no registration fee for these meetings but you must pre-register to attend as seating is limited. For more information or to pre-register, please contact the Talladega County Extension Office at (256) 362-6187

Address:
77 Justice Avenue, Anniston

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

none Crop Production; Farming; Lawn & Garden

Healthy Strong Elevated Families with Teens 14-16

The Healthy Strong Elevated Families Helps Teens
• Make good decisions about their future
• Make responsible decisions about sex, drugs, and other risky behaviors
Strengthens Parents and Caregivers to
• Maintain effective communication with their teens
• Help their teens think about and plan for continuing education
and careers
• Support their teen’s academic success

Address:
21578 Hwy 82-E, Union Springs, AL 36089

Contact:
Carla Elston
cbe0003@aces.edu
(334)738-2580

None Home & Family

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Money Smarts

Join Alabama Extension|Russell County for a 4-part series and learn how you can become Money $mart.

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019 at 10am Eastern
at the St John AME Dream Center, Hwy 165 Fort Mitchell
Registration is FREE, but please pre-register by calling 334.298.6845
Workshop Topics
Money Matters-How to Keep Track of Your Money
Pay Yourself First– Why and How to Save Your Money
Credit– Your Credit History and Your Credit Future
Keep it Safe– Identity Theft and Your Consumer Rights

Address:
508 14th Street Phenix City Al

Contact:
Jennifer Davidson
jenniferd@auburn.edu
334.298.6845

FREE Urban Extension

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

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, April 17, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Packinghouse HAACP

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Rd Tifton GA, 31794

This International Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Alliance accredited course includes produce safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, and how to develop commodity and facility specific food safety programs based on the core principles of HACCP. The hands-on course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of HACCP for their specific operations. Breakout sessions are included in the workshop to give participants an opportunity to apply the principals of HACCP to packinghouse operations.

This Packinghouse HACCP Workshop will cover the key elements of developing a comprehensive food safety program. This workshop is for industry professionals involved in packinghouse food safety as well as educators and consultants working with the fruit and vegetable industry.

The registration fee for the course is $400. This includes course materials, certificate with official HACCP seal, and meals/refreshments each day.

$400.00 Food Safety; Fruit Produce Safety Production; Good Agricultural Practices (GAP); Vegetables

Basic Couponing

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: BC

This course offers tips on saving money when purchasing items at a store or online. Participants will select and snip coupons while learning the various tricks of the trade.

Course Leader: Clarene Johnson

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

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

Under the Influence of Sugar Alcohol

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.

April 18 Topic: Under the Influence of Sugar Alcohol
Presenter: Dr. Tamara Warren
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 CHAMPION; Health & Nutrition; Urban Extension

Under the Influence of Sugar Alcohol

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

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.

Can’t leave the office? No problem attend this Lunch & Learn session online through Zoom. If you’re a new Zoom participant, we have a quick start guide here: https://aub.ie/zoomquickstart

To join this session from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android follow this link at the time of the meeting: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/8618742697  Connect using Computer/Device audio if possible.

Topic: Under the Influence of Sugar Alcohol
Presenter: Dr. Tamara Warren
Time: 12:00–1:00 PM
Stream Online: Zoom ID 8618742697 (link to session)
Classroom Location: Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, Room 240, 4900 Meridian Street, Normal, AL 35762

FREE Health & Nutrition; Products & Programs; Urban Extension

Back 2 Basics Container & Raised Bed Gardening

Extension Professionals will be on hand to provide educational training & demonstrations on container and raised bed gardening methods. Workshop begins at 1:00pm, arrive early for registration. Seating is limited, reservations required.

Address:
Agribition Center 4925 Moores MIll Rd. Huntsville, AL 35811

Contact:
Nancy McCrary
mccrann@auburn.edu
256-372-4937

No Fee: Seating is limited, call for registration Lawn & Garden; Urban Extension

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

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Union Springs

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:
Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 Hwy 82E, Union Springs, AL 36089

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

25 Food Safety

Friday, April 19, 2019

Packinghouse HAACP

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Rd Tifton GA, 31794

This International Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Alliance accredited course includes produce safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, and how to develop commodity and facility specific food safety programs based on the core principles of HACCP. The hands-on course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of HACCP for their specific operations. Breakout sessions are included in the workshop to give participants an opportunity to apply the principals of HACCP to packinghouse operations.

This Packinghouse HACCP Workshop will cover the key elements of developing a comprehensive food safety program. This workshop is for industry professionals involved in packinghouse food safety as well as educators and consultants working with the fruit and vegetable industry.

The registration fee for the course is $400. This includes course materials, certificate with official HACCP seal, and meals/refreshments each day.

$400.00 Food Safety; Fruit Produce Safety Production; Good Agricultural Practices (GAP); Vegetables

Elmore County Natural Resources Tour

This tour is endorsed by the Alabama Natural Resources Council. For registration or sponsorship forms, please contact Katrina Mitchell at (334) 567-6301 or mitchk1@aces.edu.

Elmore County Natural Resources Tour at Dr. Robert Parker’s Treasure Forest

Topics: Wildlife Management, Invasive Plants, Nuisance Animals, Chronic Waste Disease, Off-grid solar, Breakfast courtesy of River Bank, Door Prizes!, Vendors onsite to provide industry information, Admission will be $10.00 provides tour and lunch.

Address:
Dr. Robert Parker’s Treasure Forest Rifle Range Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092

Contact:
Katrina Mitchell
mitchk1@aces.edu
334.567.6301

10.0 Forestry & Wildlife

Parenting & Healthy Relationship Skills Series

Series of Parenting & Healthy Relationship Skills lessons:
April 5th = Building a Strong Family & Parent with a Purpose
April 12th = Communication Skills
April 19th = Healthy Relationships & Co-Parenting Tips
May 3rd = Stress & Conflict Management
May 17th = Positive Discipline = Self Discipline

Address:
802 Veterans Drive, Florence, AL

Contact:
Melanie Allen
allenmg@auburn.edu
256-200-2996

FREE Home & Family

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

Genealogy: Finding Your Roots

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: GenFYR

This workshop is for individuals who want to begin their family history search and are not sure where to begin. You will learn how to search documents such as marriage certificates, wills, obituaries, newspapers, public records, and other resources to find your roots.

Course Leader: Dr. Leatha Bennett & Jackie Duncan

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

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

Saturday, April 20, 2019