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Events for October 10 — October 16, 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

ServSafe Class – Anniston

Calhoun County Extension Office, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 108 Anniston AL, 36201

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:
Calhoun County Extension Office
1702 Noble Street, Suite 108
Anniston, AL 36201

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Talladega County

VCLLI: Senior Scientists

Online

This series engages seniors interested in birdwatching/songbird population recovery.
Participants are “Senior Scientists” of the Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute. Participants will assemble, install, manage, and monitor manmade nest boxes in their backyard or greenspace to provide suitable nesting sites for secondary cavity-nesting birds.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

VCLLI: Grounds & Gardens: Lawns and Pests

Online

This series will provide strategies to improve lawn care and prevent pests inside and outside the home.

September 13: Stop Bed Bug Infestation 101
This virtual webinar will focus on stopping bed bugs from making their way into your homes from overnight guests, vacations, hotels, and overturned apartments. Learn about prevention, controlling the population, and visually inspecting your home. Also, come prepared to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

September 27: Preventing Indoor Pests (ants, spiders, and roaches)
Control those unwanted pests in your home. This virtual webinar will focus on stopping ants, spiders, and cockroaches before they get started. This webinar will provide essential tips on using the correct mode of action to prevent these highly populating bugs from taking over your house.

October 11: Preventing Outdoor Pests (snakes, skunks, snails, and wildlife)
How can you stop the wild kingdom from coming around your home? This webinar will provide tips on discouraging wildlife, such as skunks, snakes, and other animals from setting up camp around your home. Also, this virtual webinar will provide advice on proofing your home from wildlife entry. Stay away, wild kingdom!

October 25: Fall and Winter Lawn Care
Summer is over for my lawn; now what? This virtual webinar will focus on preparing your lawn for the next season’s beauty. What are cool-season and warm-season grasses? We will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar about maintaining your yard during the fall season.

November 7: Fall Pruning Class
It’s time to cut back; why, and how? This virtual webinar will focus on trimming, cutting, and planting in the fall of the year. The webinar will allow the participants to understand why it is essential to prune shrubs and trees in the fall.

November 22: Holiday Season Toxic Plants
What plants are we bringing into our home that is toxic to our pets, family members, and the air we breathe around the holiday seasons. This virtual webinar will discuss the different types of plants that may harm you and your family during this holiday season.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Beef Systems Short Course – Lee County

Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit, 500 Shug-Jordan Parkway Auburn AL, 36849

Beef Systems Short Course is a 4 night series that covers the basics of beef cattle production in the southeast. Topics will include Forages, Beef Nutrition, Herd Health Management, Marketing, and more.

Address:
Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit
500 Shug-Jordan Parkway
Auburn, AL 36849

Contact:
Alex Tigue
dat0002@auburn.edu
(256) 309-9496

Register Online

$40 Food Safety, Livestock, Bullock County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Peanut Pod Blast Workshops- WREC

167 AL Hwy 134 East, 167 AL Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345

Pod Blast workshop to determine optimum maturity of peanuts for correct digging time to harvest the most peanuts with best yield and grades

Address:
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones or Sedrick Mack
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 693-2363

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County Houston County, Pike County

Veterans Gardening Project at Landmark Park

430 Landmark Drive, 430 Landmark Drive Dothan AL, 36303

Veterans of all ages, active-duty military, and their families or support networks are invited to join us for a casual gardening project. The Veteran’s Gardening Project will host a series of workshops that will cover gardening basics for those getting started and advanced topics for our seasoned gardeners. We will work in the raised bed gardens at Landmark Park to grow everything from squash to native pollinator beds. A short workday in the garden will follow each educational demonstration, weather-dependent.  We ask that all participants wear a mask and bring their gardening gloves.

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/veterans-gardening-project/.

Address:
430 Landmark Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

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

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

VCLLI Alabama Area Agency on Aging Senior Care Resources

Online

Learn the various resources offered by Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) through local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). Topics include resources, such as prescription medication assistance, caregiver support, wellness education, long-term care advocacy, nutrition, and other timely information.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

ServSafe Class – Camden

Wilcox County Health Department, 107 Union Street Camden AL, 36726

Food Safety 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. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Wilcox County Health Department
107 Union Street
Camden, AL 36726

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Butler County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Lowndes County, Marengo County, Monroe County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

ForestHER: Forestry Terminology & Tools

Online

ForestHER is for any woman that owns forestland or is just interested in learning more about forest management in a relaxed, fun online setting. Join us during your lunch break as Extension Specialist and Forestry Professor, Dr. Becky Barlow, discusses the tools and terminology of forest management. This session will help any landowner become a better communicator with their land management professional. Preregistration is required through the ZOOM link provided.

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@aces.edu
(334) 389-4055

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Backyard Composting- Elmore County Lunch and Learn

100 West Bridge Street, 100 West Bridge Street Wetumpka AL, 36092

This Program is Free to the Public and anyone is welcome! Water is provided and bring a sack lunch if you would like.

Address:
100 West Bridge Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Contact:
Elmore County Extension Office
jones57@aces.edu
334-567-6301

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

Fall Lawn Care and Landscape Workshop

Coffee County Community Room, 1055 E. McKinnon St. New Brockton AL, 36351

Come learn proper Fall lawn care actions you can take for a healthier lawn, and have fewer problems in the Spring. Attendees will also learn about proper Fall planting methods for the home landscape.

Address:
Coffee County Community Room
1055 E. McKinnon St.
New Brockton, AL 36351

Contact:
Gavin Mauldin
gpm0006@auburn.edu
(334) 894-5596

FREE Lawn & Garden, Coffee County

Cotton Byproducts and Supplemental Feeding for the Cow Herd

NRCS Educational Building, 1 Teen Trail Monroeville AL, 36460

Cotton byproducts and other supplemental feeding options will be covered as they relate to beef cattle nutrition.

Address:
NRCS Educational Building
1 Teen Trail
Monroeville, AL 36460

Contact:
Kelly Palmer
ridleka@auburn.edu
(251) 867-7760

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FREE Livestock, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

Don’t Get Stumped… Come join us and learn how to prepare for a timber sale.

Tom Harbin Ag Center, 816 Airport Road Luverne AL, 36049

Please call to register. Topics will include: Conducting a Timber Harvest, Role of a Consulting Forester During a Timber Sale, Working with a Timber Buyer During a Timber Sale, and Federal Cost Share Opportunities and Program Updates.

Address:
Tom Harbin Ag Center
816 Airport Road
Luverne, AL 36049

Contact:
Amanda Evans
awe0006@auburn.edu
(334) 335-6312

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Crenshaw County

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

ServSafe Class – Camden

Wilcox County Health Department, 107 Union Street Camden AL, 36726

Food Safety 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. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Wilcox County Health Department
107 Union Street
Camden, AL 36726

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Butler County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Lowndes County, Marengo County, Monroe County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

ServSafe Class – Anniston

Calhoun County Extension Office, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 108 Anniston AL, 36201

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:
Calhoun County Extension Office
1702 Noble Street, Suite 108
Anniston, AL 36201

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Talladega County

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays: Fall Landscaping

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

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

Register Online

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

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Servsafe – Shelby County

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

Food Safety Certification Course that meets Health Department regulations. Its for those in food service

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

Commercial Applicator Workshop

Alabama Dept. of Ag and Industries Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive Montgomery AL, 36107

Due to the cancelation of Pesticide Applicator University in 2021,we have decided to bring you a few opportunities to earn 10 CEUs in 2021. This event will cover HPC, IIHPC, D&R,OTPS, OTPC,HPC, Forestry, Ground and Aquatic categories

Address:
Alabama Dept. of Ag and Industries Auditorium
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, AL 36107

Contact:
Sonja Thomas
sbt0010@auburn.edu
(334) 750-8891

Register Online

$45.00 Fish & Water, Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Montgomery County, Statewide

VCLLI: Emergency Ready?

Online

Gather information on how to prepare for various emergency situations.

Emergency Preparedness
Thursday, October 14th
Jasponica Florence
American Red Cross
Learn tips to respond to various emergency situations.

Hurricane Season: Be Ready!
Thursday, September 30th
Christina Thornton, Director
Montgomery City/County Emergency Management Agency

As hurricane season approaches, it is vital to have plans in place for the safety of you, your family, and friends. Presenter will discuss the importance of pre-disaster preparedness for hurricane season.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Friday, October 15, 2021

Peanut Pod Blast Workshops- WREC

167 AL Hwy 134 East, 167 AL Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345

Pod Blast workshop to determine optimum maturity of peanuts for correct digging time to harvest the most peanuts with best yield and grades

Address:
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones or Sedrick Mack
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 693-2363

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County Houston County, Pike County

Natural Resource Committee Landowner Tour

515 Austin Mill Road, 515 Austin Mill Road Equality AL, 36026

Landowner Tour and Regional Forestry Field Day. Educational talks on such topics as Quail Management, Pond Management, Longleaf Pine vs. Loblolly Pine and more. *Pre-registration required. Call 334-567-6301.

Address:
515 Austin Mill Road
Equality, AL 36026

Contact:
Katrina Mitchell
mitchk1@aces.edu
(334) 567-6301

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Tallapoosa County

Alabama Master Naturalist – “Weather and Climate”

Online

Relaunching of the Alabama Master Naturalist Program. These webinars are free to attend and are meant to generate public interest in pursuing a certification as an Alabama Master Naturalist. The topic of this talk is Weather and Climate.

Contact:
Wesley Anderson
wma0016@aces.edu
(334) 750-9458

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, 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, October 16, 2021

BioBlitz

Red Mountain Park, 2011 Frankfurt Dr Birmingham AL, 35211

Celebrate the diversity available within Red Mountain Park! Join our group of educators and scientist as we discover all the biodiversity the park has to offer. We will teach you the techniques for observing and collecting plant and animal data. It’s fun for the whole family! Come see what you can find to help us build an inventory of species at Red Mountain Park!

Address:
Red Mountain Park
2011 Frankfurt Dr
Birmingham, AL 35211

Contact:
Lynn Dickinson
rhodela@aces.edu
(334) 303-8360

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FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Jefferson County

Troy Recycles Day

Lowe’s Home Improvement, 1421 U.S, 231 South Troy AL, 36081

The City of Troy and Keep Troy Beautiful would like to thank the following partners in this wonderful event: First Cahawba Bank, Interstate Batteries, KW Plastics, Lowe’s – Troy, AL, Pike County Extension, ReTech Recycling Technology, Troy Bank & Trust, and, of course, our own Environmental Services Department!

List of acceptable items at the event:

Household Recycling (Cardboard, Paper, 1-2-4-5 Plastics, Political Signs): Provided by City of Troy Environmental Services & KW

Document Shredding Services (Invoices, Taxes, Bank Statements, Documents, Old Files, Etc.) : Provided by First Cahawba Bank and Troy Bank & Trust – Limited to ten (10) boxes or bags per household/organization

Electronics Recycling (Computers, Monitors, VCR’s, Phones, Printers, Fax Machines, Radios, Flat Screen Tv’s and monitors, Game Stations, Anything to do with Electronics or Electrical, as well as, Appliances depending on how much room is available): Provided by Interstate Batteries, ReTech Recycling Technology, and Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Batteries Recycling (Lead Acid, NiCad, Nickel Metal, Lithium Ion and Rechargeable Tool Batteries ONLY): Provided by Interstate Batteries, ReTech Recycling Technology, and Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Metal Recycling (Wire, Scrap Metal, Copper, Aluminum, Brass, Etc.): Provided by Brantley Recycle Center

AAA-D batteries, CRT or tube TV/monitors, hazardous waste, tires, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, paint, or wet/leaking paint cans will NOT be accepted.

This is a FREE event open to the public!

Address:
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1421 U.S, 231 South
Troy, AL 36081

Contact:
Abby Peters
aep0067@aces.edu
(334) 566-0985

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Pike County