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Events for April 25 — May 1, 2021

Most Extension events will be offered exclusively online 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, April 25, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

ServSafe – Valley

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 36854

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Pre-registration required. Class starts at 9 am EST (8 am CST). COVID-19 Guidance in place.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 36854

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series

Online

This is a monthly webinar that features speakers from the Extension Commercial Horticulture Team. The Zoom link is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/590217859 which is open to all. This can also be seen on Facebook Live, https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture. Open to all!

Contact:
Ayanava Majumdar
bugdoctor@auburn.edu
(251) 331-8416

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Online, Statewide

Mobile County- ServSafe

Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL, 36608

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. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Address:
Mobile County Extension Office
1070 Schillinger Road North
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Rebecca Catalena
rjc0026@auburn.edu
(251) 234-1050

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Escambia County, Mobile County

ServSafe – Heflin

Heflin Fire Department, 1335 Ross Street, 1335 Ross Street Heflin AL, 36264

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:
Heflin Fire Department, 1335 Ross Street
1335 Ross Street
Heflin, AL 36264

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Randolph County

VCLLI: Grounds and Gardens Series

Online

March 15: Pruning 101
This virtual webinar will focus on tree and shrub pruning tips for the landscape, including knowing why you are pruning, how to prune, and how to help the tree heal properly. Also, we will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar.

March 29: Container Gardening
Take up a new hobby by container gardening. This virtual webinar will focus on growing fruit in containers right on your porch or deck. This webinar will provide essential tips on growing plants in containers. Different containers for different situations.

April 12: Wildlife in Your Backyard
If you like watching nature at its best, this webinar will provide tips on attracting wildlife to your yard like butterflies, Hummingbirds, deer, and birds. Also, this virtual webinar will provide advice on preventing wildlife from coming to your yard as well. Stay Tune!

April 26: Preventing Weeds In Your Yard
This virtual webinar will focus on weed prevention in your lawn and garden. What are pre-and post-emergence? How do weeds get in my yard? We will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar about maintaining your yard.

May 10: Equipment Maintenance
Your Mower won’t start? This virtual webinar will focus on tips to keep your Mower running in tip-top shape. Do you have equipment that is sitting and not running? Do you know when to sharpen your mower blades? Do you know when to change the oil? Join us and find out recommended equipment maintenance.

May 24: What Is Mulch?
What’s the best mulch to use in your landscape beds or gardens? How will mulch protect your plants and provide curb appeal to your home? This virtual webinar will provide different types of mulch and stone to use around your home.

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/GG2021

FREE Online, Statewide

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

ServSafe – Fort Deposit (Lowndes)

Priester’s Pecan Company, 80 Bishop Bottom Rd Fort Deposit AL, 36032

ServSafe food safety certification course for food permit holders. This course is one of the courses recognized by the Alabama Department of Public Health for state complicacy in food safety. This class is taught in a two day format, with exam given on day two. It is limited to 15 participants.

Address:
Priester’s Pecan Company
80 Bishop Bottom Rd
Fort Deposit, AL 36032

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

Register Online

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

ServSafe – Valley

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 36854

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Pre-registration required. Class starts at 9 am EST (8 am CST). COVID-19 Guidance in place.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 36854

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Mobile County- ServSafe

Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL, 36608

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. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Address:
Mobile County Extension Office
1070 Schillinger Road North
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Rebecca Catalena
rjc0026@auburn.edu
(251) 234-1050

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Escambia County, Mobile County

Health Literacy Series Words to Watch

Online

“Words to Watch” Healthy Literacy segment is a short lunch-n-learn 40 minute training to help participants gain knowledge and clarity about basic medical language and terminology. At the end of this segment, participants will be able to better communicate with their physician and health care providers.

Contact:
Monica Townser
met0066@aces.edu
251-574-8445

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Online, Statewide

At Home Beekeeping Series

Online

We’re offering beekeepers the chance to attend virtual meetings from the comfort of one’s own home using a computer or mobile device. Each event will bring participants up to date on timely beekeeping topics. Time for Q&A included.
April 27: Biology and management of swarming, with Mike Goblirsch (USDA)
May 25: Working with mosquito control to protect bees, with Kristen Healy (LSU)
June 29: Reading a honey bee frame, with Kate Ihle (USDA)

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

Register Online

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

ServSafe – Fort Deposit (Lowndes)

Priester’s Pecan Company, 80 Bishop Bottom Rd Fort Deposit AL, 36032

ServSafe food safety certification course for food permit holders. This course is one of the courses recognized by the Alabama Department of Public Health for state complicacy in food safety. This class is taught in a two day format, with exam given on day two. It is limited to 15 participants.

Address:
Priester’s Pecan Company
80 Bishop Bottom Rd
Fort Deposit, AL 36032

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

Register Online

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

Veteran’s Gardening Project Workshop

430 Landmark Dr., 430 Landmark Dr. Dothan AL, 36303

Veterans and their families and/or support networks are invited to build and strengthen the local food system while coming together for a hands-on, mission-driven, gardening project. From tomatoes to native pollinator beds, veterans from all age groups and backgrounds will be invited to utilize the raised bed gardens at Landmark Park outside of Dothan Alabama.

The program will host a series of workshops that will cover the basics of gardening for those who are just beginning their green thumb journey as well as other topics for those who are more experienced. All programs will be held at Landmark Park and a short workday will follow the educational aspect, weather dependent.

Tools will be available to use while at the park and seeds will be provided. We ask that you wear a mask and bring your own gardening gloves. Any additional produce not harvested for personal use will be sent to the local food bank as part of Alabama Extension’s Grow More Give More program.
There will be workshops held every third Saturday and every third Wednesday on opposite schedules. Each workshop will begin at 9:00 AM and go to roughly 11:30 AM. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to working in the gardens.
Come by for a socially distanced in-person event.

Address:
430 Landmark Dr.
Dothan, AL 36303

Contact:
Kerry Steedley
kes0150@aces.edu
(334) 350-0485

The multi-day workshops have begun.

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Dale County, Houston County

VCAA Tax Assistance Program

66 Communication Drive, 66 Communication Drive Rockford AL, 35136

Free Tax Assistance Program for individuals with income of $54,000 or less or if age 60 and older any income. Certified and Trained Tax Preparers will provide free tax assistance and electronically filing of federal and state income tax forms

Address:
66 Communication Drive
Rockford, AL 35136

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

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Coosa County

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays: Underutilized Native Plant Selections

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.
http://www.aces.edu/blog/go/Back2BasicsWednesdays

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

http://www.aces.edu/go/B2Bzoom

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

ServSafe – Heflin

Heflin Fire Department, 1335 Ross Street, 1335 Ross Street Heflin AL, 36264

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:
Heflin Fire Department, 1335 Ross Street
1335 Ross Street
Heflin, AL 36264

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Randolph County

Permaculture and Sustainable Gardening Farm Tour

220 County Road 1 South, 220 County Road 1 South Selma AL, 36701

Please contact the office to register, but payment will be collected at the entrance by either cash or check. Plan to bring your own lunch and have a picnic by the creek following the tour. Please bring a chair and wear your mask and bottled waters will be provided.

Address:
220 County Road 1 South
Selma, AL 36701

Contact:
Autauga County Extension office to Register
jones57@aces.edu
334-361-7273

$10.00 Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Dallas County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Water Bath Canning Basics

Online

Join us to learn how to safely water bath can using the most up-to-date science based preservation practices with live demonstrations on several products.
Only your first name and email address are required to register for this online 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:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

Register Online

FREE Food Safety, Online, Statewide

Water Bath Canning Workshop Watch Party

3200A West Meighan Blvd., 3200A West Meighan Blvd. Gadsden AL, 35904

Join us for a watch party for the water bath canning workshop where you will learn how to safely water bath can using the most up-to-date science-based preservation practices with live demonstrations on several products.

Address:
3200A West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Eric Wright
etw0013@aces.edu
(256) 547-7936

FREE Food Safety, Etowah County

Small Ruminant Production Series

Online

The Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series offers effective best management tools that are necessary for goat and sheep producers to run a profitable farm operation. In these free monthly sessions, Extension professionals will explore emerging issues in small ruminant production systems.
April 29 – Getting the Most Out of Available Pastures. Soil Health, Forage Quality and Grazing Management. Guest Speaker: Henry Dorough, CCA, PAS, Alabama Extension, Auburn University
May 27 – Silvopasture Basics, Dealing with Poisonous Plants in Sheep and Goats
June 24 – Vaccination and Common Diseases for Sheep and Goats

Contact:
Valens Niyigena
vzn0022@auburn.edu
(256) 583-1811

http://www.aces.edu/go/goatsheepseries

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Friday, April 30, 2021

Eco Friendly Fridays: Environmental Education Virtual Series

Online

Join us for training sessions on traditional conservation topics as well as new and emerging issues in environmental education. This free virtual webinar series offers effective best management practices (BMPs) aimed at safeguarding human, animal & environmental health, and practical solutions to help reduce your ecological footprint. Whether you are an educator, an environmental professional, or a nature-lover, tune in to discover how you can become a better steward of the environment and its precious resources. Registration is required.
Sessions include:
April 30: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment, M. Dixon

All sessions occur on the last Friday of each month from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM CST. Register once, use the same link to log on each time.

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Home & Family, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Q&A Friday! (Biweekly Show)

Online

This is a biweekly interactive event from March-Oct 2021 where REAs and Specialists from the Commercial Horticulture Team answer questions and highlight major farming issues. It is streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture/.

Contact:
Ayanava Majumdar
bugdoctor@auburn.edu
(251) 331-8416

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Right Bite: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating

Online

Right Bite: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating is a fun way for adults and teens to discover how to make tasty changes to their diet and make easy changes to their physical activity. Lessons include (1) being your best while eating on the run, (2) becoming a detective while reading the Nutrition Facts label, (3) filling your shopping cart with the wisest foods for the best deals, and (4) controlling blood pressure and managing heart disease.

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

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Online, Statewide

Saturday, May 1, 2021

2021 Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. .22 Rimfire Rifle Championship

Talladega Marksmanship Park, 4387 Turner Mill Rd Talladega AL

The 2021 Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. .22 Rimfire Rifle Championship will be held May 1 at the Talladega Marksmanship Park located at 4387 Turner Mill Road, Talladega.

Registration is through 4-H Online. Early registration closes April 16.  Early registration fee is $30 including an event T-shirt or $25 without an event shirt.  Late registration  is $25 per participant  and does not include a shirt   Late registration closes April 23.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Complete rules packet information here.

For more information, contact Beth Yates  at (334) 750-496 or eey0001@auburn.edu.

FREE Alabama 4-H, Statewide