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Events for March 1 — March 7, 2020

All in-person Extension events through June 30 are canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Contact your county Extension office about specific events.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hemp Production Meeting

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 2612 Lane Park Rd. Birmingham AL, 35223

Anyone interested in hemp is welcome to attend this informational meeting that will cover the basics of hemp production. Topics covered include the economics of hemp, growing in greenhouses, and pest management.

Address:
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium
2612 Lane Park Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223

Contact:
Katelyn Kesheimer
kesheimer@auburn.edu
(334) 844-5072

Register Online

$25 Crop Production, Farming, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

SERVSAFE Fayette County Extension Office

650 McConnell Loop, 650 McConnell Loop Fayette AL, 35555

SERVSAFE Food Safety Certification for Food Service

Address:
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
(205) 489-5376

Register Online

$130.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston County

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

SERVSAFE Fayette County Extension Office

650 McConnell Loop, 650 McConnell Loop Fayette AL, 35555

SERVSAFE Food Safety Certification for Food Service

Address:
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
(205) 489-5376

Register Online

$130.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston County

Tax Preparation Assistance Program

13999 AL Highway 22, 13999 AL Highway 22 Rockford AL, 35136

Certified and Trained Tax Professionals will provide free tax assistance and electronically filing of federal and state income tax forms. Items needed are last year’s tax return, photo ID for taxpayer and spouse, social security cards for taxpayers and dependents, W-2’s, 1099’s BR and SSA. Employed taxpayers should bring a copy of their year-end pay stub.
Note: Those persons with an income $54,000 or less or if you are 60 years and older with any income can have their 2019 tax prepared for Free.

Address:
13999 AL Highway 22
Rockford, AL 35136

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

FREE Home & Family, Coosa County

SERVSAFE Fayette County Extension Office

650 McConnell Loop, 650 McConnell Loop Fayette AL, 35555

SERVSAFE Food Safety Certification for Food Service

Address:
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
(205) 489-5376

Register Online

$130.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston County

Landscape Design- Montgomery Lunch and Learn

Armory Learning Arts Center, 1018 Madison Avenue Montgomery AL, 36104

The Gardening Lunch and Learn is EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY of the month. The program this month will be on “Landscape Design” by Alabama Extensions, Renee Thompson . This program is FREE and open to the public from 12:00-1:00. We will provide tea and water so bring a sack lunch or pickup something on your way and come join us to learn something new in gardening.

Address:
Armory Learning Arts Center
1018 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

Contact:
Mallory Kelley
jones57@aces.edu
3347039197

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Thursday, March 5, 2020

SERVSAFE Fayette County Extension Office

650 McConnell Loop, 650 McConnell Loop Fayette AL, 35555

SERVSAFE Food Safety Certification for Food Service

Address:
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
(205) 489-5376

Register Online

$130.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston County

Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners

Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest, Moores Mill Rd Auburn AL, 36830

This 6-week online course teaches forestry basics for landowners who want to start being more proactive with their forestland management. Land management professionals will present information on topics such as determining the best forest type for your property, locating boundary lines and map reading, forest tree measurements, forest thinning for timber and wildlife, and forest product markets. Learn at your own pace with the course wrapping up with an optional forestry field day where you can further your knowledge with hands-on activities and interact with forestry professionals and other landowners.

The course fee is $60.00 + tax and includes a notebook, course materials, and snacks, lunch, and activities during the field day.

Address:*
Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest
Auburn, AL 36830
*Field day: March 28, 2020, at Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn, AL

Contact:
Dr. Adam Maggard
adm0074@auburn.edu
(334) 844-2401

Register Online

$60 Forestry, Forestry & Wildlife, forest priciples, land stewardship, landown

Alabama Watershed Stewards

Birmingham Business Alliance Financial Center, 505 20th Street North, Suite 200 Birmingham AL, 35203

Science-based educational overview of watershed systems and water quality protection tips; connect to resources in your area; discover your role in local water projects

Address:
Birmingham Business Alliance Financial Center
505 20th Street North, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35203

Contact:
Laura Bell
lmb0097@aces.edu
(334) 844-3927

Register Online

$25 Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Jefferson County

ServSafe Gadsden, Etowah

3200 W Meighan Blvd, Etowah County Extension Office Gadsden AL, 35904

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting ADPH requirement for retail food permit holders. This is a two-day class. You must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Etowah County Extension Office
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm012@auburn.edu
(256) 547-7936

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Cleburne County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County, St. Clair County

Home Lawn Weed Control

504 First Avenue, Suite A, P. O. Box 30 Clanton AL, 35046

The program will cover weed control methods, Weed life cycles, types of herbicides, and home lawn herbicides. The program is for homeowners and anyone that is interested in weed control.

Address:
504 First Avenue, Suite A
P. O. Box 30
Clanton, AL 35046

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

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Get Dirty @ the Library

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Avenue Florence AL, 35630

A series of four classes held at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. This will be FREE to the public and cover timely topics for spring. February 13th – Butterfly Gardens; February 20th – Bedding Plants; February 27th – Plant Propagation 101; March 5 – All About Tomatoes..

Address:
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
350 N. Wood Avenue
Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
(256) 284-3024

FREE Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Colbert County, Franklin County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County

Let’s Learn about Hostas- Autauga County Lunch and Learn

Trinity United Methodist Church, 610 Fairview Avenue Prattville AL, 36066

The Gardening Lunch and Learn is EVERY 1st THURSDAY of the month. The program this month will be “Let’s Learn about Hostas” by Master Gardener, Bionca Lindsey. This program is FREE and open to the public from 12:00-1:00. We will provide tea and water so bring a sack lunch or pickup something on your way and come join us to learn something new in gardening.

Address:
Trinity United Methodist Church
610 Fairview Avenue
Prattville, AL 36066

Contact:
Mallory Kelley
jones57@aces.edu
334-703-9197

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing

Covington County Extension Office, 23952 Alabama Hwy. 55, Ste 4 Andalusia AL, 36420

This training and testing is for private pesticide applicators for use and purchase of restricted use pesticides.

Address:
Covington County Extension Office
23952 Alabama Hwy. 55, Ste 4
Andalusia, AL 36420

Contact:
Jessica Kelton
keltoja@auburn.edu
334-405-0699

$20.00 Crop Production, Farming, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Covington County

Beef Quality Assuarance Training_Winfield, AL

Upper Coastal Plains Substation, Upper Coastal Plains Substation Winfield AL, 35594

Topics of discussion will include:
Herd Health Management, Animal Care and Handling, Injection Sites, Needle Size and Selection, De-Horning, Vaccination Protocol and Vaccine Handling
This will be an opportunity to recive BQA Certification.

Address:
Upper Coastal Plains Substation
Winfield, AL 35594

Contact:
Paul Vining
tpv0001@aces.edu
(256) 214-9630

FREE Food Safety, Livestock, Poultry, Fayette County

Friday, March 6, 2020

Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners

Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest, Moores Mill Rd Auburn AL, 36830

This 6-week online course teaches forestry basics for landowners who want to start being more proactive with their forestland management. Land management professionals will present information on topics such as determining the best forest type for your property, locating boundary lines and map reading, forest tree measurements, forest thinning for timber and wildlife, and forest product markets. Learn at your own pace with the course wrapping up with an optional forestry field day where you can further your knowledge with hands-on activities and interact with forestry professionals and other landowners.

The course fee is $60.00 + tax and includes a notebook, course materials, and snacks, lunch, and activities during the field day.

Address:*
Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest
Auburn, AL 36830
*Field day: March 28, 2020, at Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn, AL

Contact:
Dr. Adam Maggard
adm0074@auburn.edu
(334) 844-2401

Register Online

$60 Forestry, Forestry & Wildlife, forest priciples, land stewardship, landown

Beef Quality Assuarance Training_Winfield, AL

Upper Coastal Plains Substation, Upper Coastal Plains Substation Winfield AL, 35594

Topics of discussion will include:
Herd Health Management, Animal Care and Handling, Injection Sites, Needle Size and Selection, De-Horning, Vaccination Protocol and Vaccine Handling
This will be an opportunity to recive BQA Certification.

Address:
Upper Coastal Plains Substation
Winfield, AL 35594

Contact:
Paul Vining
tpv0001@aces.edu
(256) 214-9630

FREE Food Safety, Livestock, Poultry, Fayette County

Recreational Pond & Lake Management

Frisco City Farmers Cooperative, 20 Houston Street Frisco City AL, 36445

We will discuss water quality, weed control, fish stocking, harvesting and other participant questions. Bring a water sample in a plastic bottle (20 ounce) and/or a weed sample wrapped in a damp paper towel

Address:
Frisco City Farmers Cooperative
20 Houston Street
Frisco City, AL 36445

Contact:
Willie Williams
williwe@aces.edu
(251) 575-3477

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

Hemp Production Meeting

County Ag Center, 2959 County Rd. 333 Wedowee AL, 36278

Anyone interested in hemp is welcome to attend this informational meeting that will cover the basics of hemp production. Topics covered include the economics of hemp, growing in greenhouses, and pest management.

Address:
County Ag Center
2959 County Rd. 333
Wedowee, AL 36278

Contact:
Katelyn Kesheimer
kesheimer@auburn.edu
(334) 844-5072

Register Online

$25 Crop Production, Farming, Lawn & Garden, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

VCLLI: Ballet and Balance

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

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2020 Courses/Activities

Ballet and Balance – Special Interest Friday

Older adults will learn how ballet can help with balance, endurance and flexibility. Follow-up classes may be scheduled.

Session Course ID: BB / No. of Sessions: 1

Course Leader: Ms. Ariel Foster

How to Register

You can register by downloading the brochure and mailing your registration.

VCLLI_CouncillBuilding_Brochure
VCLLI Course Registration Form – Fillable

Established under Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University, the VCLLI enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Urban Extension, Home and family, lifelong learners, older adults, VCLLI

Dale County Lunch and Learn

Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Hwy 123 Ste. D Ozark AL, 36360

Spring is on its way, bringing with it several outdoor chores that include treating your lawn and garden for insects, disease and weeds. Handling pesticides safely is critical to each individual and our environment. Join us during the lunch hour for a homeowner pesticide safety course.

Address:
Dale County Extension Office
202 South Hwy 123 Ste. D
Ozark, AL 36360

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
(334) 774-2329

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Dale County

Saturday, March 7, 2020

ServSafe Weekend Training- Tusclaoosa

Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. There will be a 30-minute lunch break each day of class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date. Hours for the weekend class will be Friday night from 6:00- 9:00 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Address:
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Alice Moore
amm0167@aces.edu
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Bibb County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Fayette County, Greene County, Hale County, Jefferson County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Wilcox County

4-H Archery Learning Jamboree

1370 North Eufaula Avenue, 1370 North Eufaula Avenue Eufaula AL, 36027

Want to try out archery? For FREE?!
4-H Archery Learning Jamboree
EA Archery
1370 North Eufaula Avenue
Saturday, March 7
Drop in from 10 am – noon
Ages eight and up welcome
All participants must be accompanied by adult.
All participants must wear closed toe shoes. All equipment provided but you’re welcome to bring your own.
Instruction by trained Archers.

Address:
1370 North Eufaula Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027

Contact:
Jill Wachs
jmwachs0116@aces.edu
(334) 687-5688

FREE Alabama 4-H, Crop Production, Farming, Forestry & Wildlife, Home & Family, Urban Extension, Youth Development, Barbour County