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Events for May 10 — May 16, 2020

All in-person Extension events through August 8 are canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Contact your county Extension office about specific events.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Cottage Law – Exam Only (Montgomery)

Telephone Exam Proctor, Telephone Exam Proctor Montgomery AL, 36117

Course meeting ADPH requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Operation. Course includes specifics about the AL Cottage Food Law, identify foods that can be sold, where foods can be sold, recognize labeling requirements and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operator.
Exam will be given over telephone by appointment. Please call to schedule your exam time.

Address:
Telephone Exam Proctor
Montgomery, AL 36117

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
(334) 415-8658

Register Online

$25 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

VCLLI: Jewelry Making

Alabama A&M University, Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian Street Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2020 Courses/Activities

Jewelry Making

Jewelry making offers physical, cognitive and psychological benefits for those who engage in this form of art. In addition to reviewing the benefits of this craft, students will be given information on how to select equipment and supplies, as well as how to design and make a simple project.

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

Course Leader: Ms. Barbara Dowdell
Location: AAMU Dawson Building, Room 240

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.

$00 Home and family, jewelry making, older adults, Urban Extension, VCLLI

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

VCLLI: Smartphones for Seniors 102

Alabama A&M University, Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian Street Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2020 Courses/Activities

Smartphones for Seniors 102

Cellphones are a staple in all of our lives. There is no getting around them. We just have to learn to use them to their fullest.

In this class, participants will learn:

  • Screensavers
  • Email access
  • Camera/picture and video specifics
  • Graphics and contact graphics
  • Do’s and don’ts of social media
  • Web browsing and messaging attachments
  • Data and storage usage

This class is lecture-based with on-site participatory demonstrations.

Session Course ID: SFS102/ No. of Sessions: 6

Course Leader: Ms. Cándra Johnson-DeBose
Location: AAMU Dawson Building, Room 240

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.

$00 older adults, smartphones, Urban Extension, VCLLI

Alabama Cottage Food Law – Certification Testing Only (Telephone) – Talladega

132 Court Street North, 132 Court Street North Talladega AL, 35160

COTTAGE FOOD LAW CERTIFICATION TESTING ONLY (Telephone): Testing will be offered for individuals who have completed the Cottage Food Law Course online. A testing fee of $25 is required. Certificates will be mailed.

Address:
132 Court Street North
Talladega, AL 35160

Contact:
Dani Reams
acr0087@aces.edu
(256) 368-1694

Register Online

$25 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Randolph County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

AL Cottage Food – PHONE TESTING ONLY – Phenix City

Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th Street Phenix City AL, 36867

AL Cottage Food Law Certification – TESTING ONLY: For individuals who have completed the Cottage Food Law Course online. Certificate will be mailed.

Address:
Russell County Extension Office
508 14th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867

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

Register Online

$25 Food Safety, Barbour County, Bullock County, Chambers County, Lee County, Macon County, Russell County

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Urban Green: Back-2-Basics Wednesdays

The Back-2-Basics Gardening Webinar Series provides adult online training on basic gardening and landscaping, particularly for people living in urban areas where there is limited space. Back-2-Basics will run on Zoom each Wednesday starting April 1 through Wednesday, May 6 from 10:00-10:30 a.m. as follows:
NOTE: All session after April 15th will require online registration and will utilize a new Zoom Webinar Number/Link, which participants will receive up completing their online registration.
April 1 – Getting Ready to Garden with Hayes Jackson
April 8 – Controlling Weeds in your Garden with Marcus Garner
April 15 – Attracting Native Pollinators to your Garden with Allyson Shabel
April 22 – Container Gardens with Roosevelt Robinson
April 29 – Herbs for Urban Gardens with Sallie Lee
May 6 – Bioengineered Foods with Rudy Pacumbaba
May 13 Tool Talk Hayes Jackson
May 20 Equipment Maintenance Marcus Garner
May 27 Five Fabulous Perennials Allyson Shabel
June 3 Kitchen-Scrap Gardening: Growing tasty, healthy produce from clean kitchen scraps Roosevelt Robinson
June 10 10 Most Wanted Bugs in your Garden Sallie Lee
June 17 Saving Time & Water with Irrigation Rudy Pacumbaba

For first-time users, visit the Zoom Help Center at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us and click on Getting Started or watch the video “Join a Meeting” for instructions on how to participate. You do not have to set up a Zoom account to participate.

Professional Development Credits
Professional contact hours are being offered by the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. To register, please review the tutorial video online at: https://www.aces.edu/event/urban-green-back-2-basics-wednesdays

Then go to: https://alsde.truenorthlogic.com and register. You must register in order to receive contact hours. a

• Course Title: UANNP/ACES – Urban Green B2B Webinar Series
• Course Number: 248661
• Section Number: 371712

Participants can earn up to 3 contact hours for the entire series. Call Jacqueline Rogers at (256) 372-5771 if you have problems registering on PowerSchool.

Contact
Contact Rudy Pacumbaba at rop0001@aces.edu for more information about this Series or other Alabama Extension gardening and landscaping programs.

Contact:
Rudy Pacumbaba
rop0001@aces.edu
(256) 425-8683

Register Online

FREE Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Alfalfa in the South Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Join us on May 13 at 1:00 PM Central Time on Zoom for a virtual roundtable discussion on alfalfa management in the South. Hear from Extension specialists, agents, and producers about their experiences working with alfalfa in the region. Participants must pre-register for the webinar, and will have the ability to interact with the discussion leaders through the chat feature in Zoom.

Contact:
Liliane Silva
lzs0015@auburn.edu
(352) 871-5830

Register Online

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Thursday, May 14, 2020

VCLLI: Smartphones for Seniors 102

Alabama A&M University, Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian Street Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2020 Courses/Activities

Smartphones for Seniors 102

Cellphones are a staple in all of our lives. There is no getting around them. We just have to learn to use them to their fullest.

In this class, participants will learn:

  • Screensavers
  • Email access
  • Camera/picture and video specifics
  • Graphics and contact graphics
  • Do’s and don’ts of social media
  • Web browsing and messaging attachments
  • Data and storage usage

This class is lecture-based with on-site participatory demonstrations.

Session Course ID: SFS102/ No. of Sessions: 6

Course Leader: Ms. Cándra Johnson-DeBose
Location: AAMU Dawson Building, Room 240

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.

$00 older adults, smartphones, Urban Extension, VCLLI

MCBC/So You Want To Be A Landlord

819 Cook Avenue, 819 Cook Avenue Huntsville AL, 35801

The Madison County Business Consortium (MCBC) is hosting a virtual entrepreneurship training series entitled “So You Want To Be A Landlord”. This series focuses on steps to guiding existing / new businesses through the process of becoming successful landlords in Madison County, Alabama.

This next session, (Property Management and Leasing Agreements), is scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10AM (CST).

Join via Zoom:
Topic: MCBC – Property Management and Leasing Agreements
Time: June 4, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
https://auburn.zoom.us/j/99309985421
Connect using Computer/Device audio if possible.

Or Telephone: Meeting ID: 542 681 6952
Dial: +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
or +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
Meeting ID: 542 681 6952

Address:
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact:
Rosie Landers
RRL0008@auburn.edu
(256) 532-1578

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Madison County, Online

Cottage Food Law Exam – NOW TESTING ONLINE

ONLINE for Autauga, Montgomery, Elmore, Lowndes, and Chilton counties, ONLINE for Autauga, Montgomery, Elmore, Lowndes, and Chilton counties Autaugaville AL, 36003

ONLINE EXAM for following counties: Autauga, Montgomery, Elmore, Chilton, and Lowndes. Course meeting ADPH requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Operation. Course includes specifics about the AL Cottage Food Law, identify foods that can be sold, where foods can be sold, recognize labeling requirements and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operator. Videos must be watched prior to taking the exam.

Address:
ONLINE for Autauga, Montgomery, Elmore, Lowndes, and Chilton counties
Autaugaville, AL 36003

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
(334) 415-8658

Register Online

$25 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Stay at Home Beekeeping Series

The need to practice social distancing in order to reduce transmission of COVID-19 means that beekeepers now need to gather together in different ways.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension proposes that members of beekeeping clubs attend ’remote’ meetings from the comfort of their own home using a computer or mobile device. Each event will allow participants to learn about timely beekeeping information and to contribute to discussions.
March 19: Minimizing Swarming with Phillip Carter
April 2: Ten Mistakes Beginners Make with Lonnie Funderburg
April 7: Coping with Pesticide Sprays with Jack Rowe
April 16: Learning from Pandemics, with Dr. J. Tsuruda
April 30: Queen Management Essentials, with Dr. J. Rangel
May 14: Bee and Parasite Biogeography, with Dr. K. Delaplane
May 28: What’s Killing Honeybees, with Dr. J. Ellis

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-6766

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Friday, May 15, 2020

Stay at Home Beekeeping Series

The need to practice social distancing in order to reduce transmission of COVID-19 means that beekeepers now need to gather together in different ways.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension proposes that members of beekeeping clubs attend ’remote’ meetings from the comfort of their own home using a computer or mobile device. Each event will allow participants to learn about timely beekeeping information and to contribute to discussions.
March 19: Minimizing Swarming with Phillip Carter
April 2: Ten Mistakes Beginners Make with Lonnie Funderburg
April 7: Coping with Pesticide Sprays with Jack Rowe
April 16: Learning from Pandemics, with Dr. J. Tsuruda
April 30: Queen Management Essentials, with Dr. J. Rangel
May 14: Bee and Parasite Biogeography, with Dr. K. Delaplane
May 28: What’s Killing Honeybees, with Dr. J. Ellis

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-6766

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Saturday, May 16, 2020