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Events for October 18 — October 24, 2020

Most Extension events will be offered exclusively online through November 30 due to coronavirus concerns. In limited cases, certain events may be offered in-person following health and safety recommendations from the University and public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Better Process Control School Acidified Foods

559 Devall Dr, 559 Devall Dr Auburn AL, 36832

This is a TWO DAY event. Oct 19 & 20. You must attend both days. Auburn University Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA requirements to certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for acidified canned foods. Registration is $350 and includes instruction material, supplies, lunch for two days, and certificates earned. The school will be held in room 109 of the Hubbard CASIC building located at 559 Devall Dr., Auburn, AL. Lodging, breakfast, and evening meals are not included.

Address:
559 Devall Dr
Auburn, AL 36832

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
(205) 217-6495

Register Online

$350 Food Safety, Lee County, Statewide

STREAM Stories, October

Online

This month we will be reading and discussing the story “Ghost in the House” by Ammit-Joan Paquette and create ghost rockets out of the materials listed below. Together we will learn about physics and force while trying to make our ghosts fly high in the sky!

You will need the following materials to participate.
*Computer, tablet or smart phone with Internet connection
*cardstock
*scissors
*tape
*coloring supplies (optional)
*plastic pipette
*straw
**If you cannot find a pipette, please make sure you have 2 different-sized straws.

Contact:
Jessica Williams
jlw0018@aces.edu
(256) 309-9119

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Online, Statewide, Walker County, Winston County

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

WREC Pod Blast Workshops

Henry County Ext. Office, 101 N. Doswell St Abbeville AL, 36310

Peanut Pod Blast workshop/ drive through Pod Blast program to determine optimum maturity of peanuts and when to dig.

Address:
Henry County Ext. Office
101 N. Doswell St
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
James D. Jones
jonesja@aces.edu
3347261804

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

ForestHER Basics

Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Fort Mitchell AL, 36856

Registration is $65/person if do not stay on site, $100/person if stay on site. In this workshop you will learn 1) Forestry terms,
2) How to read maps and understand legal descriptions on deeds,
3) About forest soils,
4) Basic tree identification,
5) About the importance of forest inventories,
6) What a management plan is and why you need one, and
7) About professional services available to help you
All in a relaxed and fun setting!

Address:
Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center
107 Holy Trinity Road,
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

Contact:
Becky Barlow
becky.barlow@auburn.edu
(334) 844-1019

Register Online

$100 Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Statewide, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Servsafe – Shelby

Shelby County Extension Office, 56 Kelly Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

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. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Shelby County Extension Office
56 Kelly Lane
Columbiana, AL 35051

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Pecan Management: Bringing Pecans Back to Life

Online

Pecans are a popular and sometimes challenging crop to grow in Alabama. Fortunately, with a bit of knowledge and effort, it’s possible to produce good quality nuts. This Virtual Pecan Program will help homeowners as well as small producers learn how to properly manage their orchards to promote greater yields. Regional Extension Agent, Doug Chapman, will be discussing the topics of variety selection, planting and care, pecan pest management, and much more. Registration required. Call Regional Extension Agent, Lucy Edwards for more details at 334-329-1672.

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
(334) 329-1672

Register Online

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

Better Process Control School Acidified Foods

559 Devall Dr, 559 Devall Dr Auburn AL, 36832

This is a TWO DAY event. Oct 19 & 20. You must attend both days. Auburn University Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA requirements to certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for acidified canned foods. Registration is $350 and includes instruction material, supplies, lunch for two days, and certificates earned. The school will be held in room 109 of the Hubbard CASIC building located at 559 Devall Dr., Auburn, AL. Lodging, breakfast, and evening meals are not included.

Address:
559 Devall Dr
Auburn, AL 36832

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
(205) 217-6495

Register Online

$350 Food Safety, Lee County, Statewide

USFS-AWW Data Interpretation and Virtual Gathering

Online

We will share the data collected by USFS-AWW Volunteer Monitors and have the opportunity to connect with volunteers across Alabama’s National Forests.

Only your name, email, phone number, and mailing address are required to register for this event. We ask for optional information so we can better understand our effectiveness in serving all Alabama citizens and for reporting general, anonymous statistics to our federal and state funders. We do not share any specific information you provide.

Contact:
Alabama Water Watch
awwprog@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4785

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, 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

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

ForestHER Basics

Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Fort Mitchell AL, 36856

Registration is $65/person if do not stay on site, $100/person if stay on site. In this workshop you will learn 1) Forestry terms,
2) How to read maps and understand legal descriptions on deeds,
3) About forest soils,
4) Basic tree identification,
5) About the importance of forest inventories,
6) What a management plan is and why you need one, and
7) About professional services available to help you
All in a relaxed and fun setting!

Address:
Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center
107 Holy Trinity Road,
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

Contact:
Becky Barlow
becky.barlow@auburn.edu
(334) 844-1019

Register Online

$100 Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Statewide, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Servsafe – Shelby

Shelby County Extension Office, 56 Kelly Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

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. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Shelby County Extension Office
56 Kelly Lane
Columbiana, AL 35051

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays – Composting & Vermiculture

Online

These educational webinar series are to provide adult online training on basic gardening and landscaping for clients in limited space urban areas. Join the Home Grounds Team on Wednesdays to learn about basic urban limited space gardening.
Registration Link: http://www.aces.edu/go/B2Bzoom

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

Register Online

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

DEEP-Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Online

Let’s have a DEEP Conversation about managing your diabetes! Participants will learn:
-Understanding the Human Body
-Understanding Risk Factors for Diabetes
-Monitoring your Body
-Being Physically Active
-Planning Meals
-Identifying and Preventing Complications
-Learning about Medications and Medical Care
-Living with Diabetes: Mobilizing Your Family and Friends

Contact:
Tera Glenn
tkg00001@aces.edu
205-561-4094

FREE Home & Family, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

FWNR Team Webinar Series

Online

• October 7
Alabama Extension Natural Resources Management Team: How We Can Help
Presenter: Norm Haley, Alabama Extension
• October 21
The Natural Shift: Converting from Loblolly or Slash Pine to Longleaf Over Time
Presenter: Ryan Mitchell, Alabama Extension
• November 4
Deer Management Wild Cards: Predators, Baiting & Disease
Presenter: Norm Haley, Alabama Extension
• November 18
o Alabama Black Bears
Presenter: Hannah Leeper, Auburn University, M.S. Student
• December 2
Longleaf Establishment and Management on Private Lands
Presenter: Ryan Mitchell, Alabama Extension
• December 16
Drone Applications in Forestry
Presenter: Kelvin Daniels, Alabama Forestry Commission

Contact:
Norm Haley
nvh0001@aces.edu
(256) 574-2143

Register Online

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Online, Statewide

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Consumer Education for Seniors Fall Prevention

Online

What to Expect….
Risk Factors
Types of Falls
How to prevent Falls
After a Fall
Recommendations

Contact:
Nkenge Hyter
nch0004@aces.edu
(205) 325-5342

 https://www.aces.edu/go/FallsRegOct22

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Bibb County, Blount County, Chilton County, Cullman County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Online, Shelby County, St. Clair County

ServSafe Exam

Chilton County Extension Office, 504 1st Avenue Clanton AL, 35045

ServSafe exam given for participants that conduct self or independent study and just need to take the exam. Exam fee for proctoring is $80 and does not include the book. If book is needed, the fee is $140. The 7th edition updated with 2019 Food Code is the latest version of the book.

Address:
Chilton County Extension Office
504 1st Avenue
Clanton, AL 35045

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@outlook.com
(334) 361-7273

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Fall Virtual Field Trip to the Farm

525 SCHOOL STREET, 525 SCHOOL STREET Eufaula AL, 36027

Join ACES Extension Agents starting October 1 at 10 a.m. for a virtual field trip to the farm. We’ll be talking about the pumpkin patch, sunflowers, cotton, and peanuts. Join us on zoom or live on Facebook. Great opportunity for students to learn about what is happening on the farm during harvest!

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET
Eufaula, AL 36027

Contact:
Allie Logan
corcoja@aces.edu
(334) 687-5688

Register Online

FREE Alabama 4-H, Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Urban Extension, Youth Development, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Online, Pike County

Diabetes Education Empowerment Program

Online

Six week series offered over ZOOM.
Topics include:
What is diabetes?
Understanding the human body and diabetes
Monitoring the body
Nutrition
Diabetes and exercise
Prevention of diabetes complications
Medication
Coping with diabetes
Communicating with health care professionals

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.levert@aces.edu
(334) 292-1559

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Online, Statewide

Friday, October 23, 2020

WREC Pod Blast Workshops

Henry County Ext. Office, 101 N. Doswell St Abbeville AL, 36310

Peanut Pod Blast workshop/ drive through Pod Blast program to determine optimum maturity of peanuts and when to dig.

Address:
Henry County Ext. Office
101 N. Doswell St
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
James D. Jones
jonesja@aces.edu
3347261804

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Red Ribbon Week Virtual Poster Contest (Health Rocks!)

819 Cook Ave, 819 Cook Ave Huntsville AL, 35801

RED RIBBON WEEK is organized by the National Family Partnership and is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the nation. Alabama 4-H is excited to support this great week through a poster contest as part of our Health Rocks!® program series. 4-H Youth will create a virtual, interactive poster promoting drug prevention and awareness using platforms such as Google Slides, Google Drawing, Glogster, Canva, and others.

Contest Guidelines:
1. All participants must register as an Alabama A&M 4-H Youth Development Participant. http://www.aces.edu/go/4HRegistration.

2. The due date is October 28, 2020

3. All of the following must be displayed on the poster:
(a) The Red Ribbon Week 2020 theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.TM”
(b)The Red Ribbon Week 2020 logo.
(c) The Alabama 4-H logo.

4. The poster must have an anti-drug message or theme.

5. The poster must be interactive. Two links must be included: a picture, icon, emoji, or other media linked to http://www.redribbon.org and at least one other interactive experience linking audiences to other sources of information pertaining to drug awareness.

6. Posters will be submitted by emailing jnf0017@aces.edu , tagging Alabama 4-H at Alabama A&M University on Facebook, or sending it in a private message to our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/AL4HAAMU/

7. All posters will be shared to the Alabama 4-H at Alabama A&M University Facebook page. The winning poster will be determined by a combination of staff recommendations and social media voting (likes and shares).

Instructional Resources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4_RZV0eMo8 Canva (4 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzNzF7vOVes Google Drawings (5 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tuer–zFKo Google Drawings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9RSWti2E40&t=471s Google Slides (22 mins)

These are just a few, but there are many more platforms and resources out there to learn how to create interactive posters. Research and find more!

Address:
819 Cook Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact:
James Fountain II
jnf0017@aces.edu
(256) 309-7876

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Online, Statewide

Growing and Using Herbs

Zoom link will be provided, Zoom link will be provided Pike Road AL, 00000

This program will be broadcast live from the Pike Road Founders Station in Pike Road AL. It can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection through Zoom and a link will be provided to those who register ahead with the town of pike road.

Address:
Zoom link will be provided
Pike Road, AL 00000

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

Seniors Safe @ Home Seminar Series

Online

Monthly workshop series for senior adults
June 26th Fraud and Scam Prevention
July 24th Disaster Preparedness
August 28th Fitness and Hydration
September 25th Senior Healthcare Planning
October 23rd Prescription Drug Abuse
*November 20th Fraud and Scam Prevention
*December 11th Managing Holidays Stress
*denotes dates other than 4th Fridays due to holidays

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 270-4133

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Bullock County, Elmore County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Online, Russell County

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Red Ribbon Week Virtual Poster Contest (Health Rocks!)

819 Cook Ave, 819 Cook Ave Huntsville AL, 35801

RED RIBBON WEEK is organized by the National Family Partnership and is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the nation. Alabama 4-H is excited to support this great week through a poster contest as part of our Health Rocks!® program series. 4-H Youth will create a virtual, interactive poster promoting drug prevention and awareness using platforms such as Google Slides, Google Drawing, Glogster, Canva, and others.

Contest Guidelines:
1. All participants must register as an Alabama A&M 4-H Youth Development Participant. http://www.aces.edu/go/4HRegistration.

2. The due date is October 28, 2020

3. All of the following must be displayed on the poster:
(a) The Red Ribbon Week 2020 theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.TM”
(b)The Red Ribbon Week 2020 logo.
(c) The Alabama 4-H logo.

4. The poster must have an anti-drug message or theme.

5. The poster must be interactive. Two links must be included: a picture, icon, emoji, or other media linked to http://www.redribbon.org and at least one other interactive experience linking audiences to other sources of information pertaining to drug awareness.

6. Posters will be submitted by emailing jnf0017@aces.edu , tagging Alabama 4-H at Alabama A&M University on Facebook, or sending it in a private message to our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/AL4HAAMU/

7. All posters will be shared to the Alabama 4-H at Alabama A&M University Facebook page. The winning poster will be determined by a combination of staff recommendations and social media voting (likes and shares).

Instructional Resources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4_RZV0eMo8 Canva (4 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzNzF7vOVes Google Drawings (5 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tuer–zFKo Google Drawings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9RSWti2E40&t=471s Google Slides (22 mins)

These are just a few, but there are many more platforms and resources out there to learn how to create interactive posters. Research and find more!

Address:
819 Cook Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact:
James Fountain II
jnf0017@aces.edu
(256) 309-7876

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Online, Statewide

Food Safety at Home – Virtual Class

Online

Virtual Class Topic: Food Safety at Home
Educator:  Kim P. Carroll, USNAP-Ed Educator, Houston County
Date: October 24, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.

During this class, you will be able to distinguish the difference between food safety and sanitation, learn how to perform proper hand washing techniques, learn how to prevent food borne illnesses in your home, and identify and practice kitchen safety and sanitation.

This class will also include FDA food safety tips for the Halloween Holiday.

Register for the class at this link: https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlf-yurTIpEteRhCOz9uxr0OgcCkwVWjn1

FREE Urban Extension, food safety, Halloween Safety, online class, Urban SNAP-Ed