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Events for October 31 — November 6, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

VCLLI: Grounds & Gardens: Fall Gardening and Composting

Online

Learn easy-to-understand practices on fall gardening, recycling kitchen scraps, and composting.
Composting, the “rot” thing to do!
Are you uncertain what to do with your garden, kitchen, and yard waste? Would you like natural, homemade compost for your lawn and garden? Then join the VCLLI and explore compost bin options, how to set up and manage a pile, the benefits and uses of composting, and much, much more.

Don’t Scrap It, Plant It!
It’s environmentally friendly, can save you money on your grocery bill, and is the ultimate in recycling. What are we talking about here? Kitchen Scraps Gardening! Take part in investigating growing tasty, healthy produce with kitchen scraps. From lettuce and onions to potatoes and ginger root, scraps often have plenty of life left. They just need a chance to avoid your trash can.

Be Cool with Fall Container Gardening
Bugs, constant watering, gnats, heat and humidity, not to mention weeding. Sound familiar? While summer is typically considered the season for the classic vegetable garden, the cool temperatures of fall present fewer challenges for plants and gardeners. Join us as we examine cool-season edibles that would never grow happily under warmer conditions but thrive in cooler and even cold weather in fall vegetable gardens.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Beef Systems Short Course

151 18th Street, 151 18th Street Fort Payne AL, 35967

The Beef Systems Short Course is an introduction to fundamentals for the business of beef production in Alabama. Each night 2 topics will be presented to inlcue: Forages and Nutrition; Herd Health, Reproduction, Genetics; Environmental Stewardship; Record Keeping

Address:
151 18th Street
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Contact:
Landon Marks
mlm0013@auburn.edu
(256) 706-0032

Register Online

$40 Livestock, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Beef Systems Short Course – Cullman County

North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho Street Cullman AL, 35055

The Beef Systems Short Course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experience producers. There is a $40 registration fee, and all participants will receive a copy of Extension’s recently updated Alabama Beef Handbook.
Topics Covered
• Forages and Nutrition
• Herd Health and Reproduction
• Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
• Economics and Meat Science

Address:
North Alabama Agriplex
1714 Talley Ho Street
Cullman, AL 35055

Contact:
Gerry Thompson
thompgl@aces.edu
(256) 508-2020

Register Online

$40 Livestock, Cullman County, Statewide

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

SERVSAFE HARTSELLE AL MORGAN COUNTY

3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B 256-773-2549, 3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B 256-773-2549 HARTSELLE AL, 35640

SERVSAFE MANAGER COURSE FOR FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION
SERVSAFE CLIENT IS ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER 2 WEEKS BEFORE CLASS. SERVSAFE BOOKS ARE TO BE OBTAINED BEFORE CLASS DAYS

Address:
3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B 256-773-2549
HARTSELLE, AL 35640

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Statewide, Walker County, Winston 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 – St Clair County

Pell City Municipal Complex, 100 Bruce Ethridge Pkwy Pell City AL, 35125

Food Safety Certification Course for those working in food service, Meets Health department regulations

Address:
Pell City Municipal Complex
100 Bruce Ethridge Pkwy
Pell City, AL 35125

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

Register Online

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

ServSafe Individual EXAM ONLY

3200 W Meighan Blvd, 3200 W Meighan Blvd Gadsden AL, 35904

This registration is for an individual wishing to take the ServSafe exam without the class. You will have 2 hours to complete the exam. Exam materials will be provided, but please bring a photo ID. If you need ADA accommodations or a different language exam, please contact Christy at 205-217-6495 and allow for 2 weeks preparation time.

Address:
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904

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

Register Online

$80 Food Safety, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

SERVSAFE HARTSELLE AL MORGAN COUNTY

3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B 256-773-2549, 3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B 256-773-2549 HARTSELLE AL, 35640

SERVSAFE MANAGER COURSE FOR FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION
SERVSAFE CLIENT IS ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER 2 WEEKS BEFORE CLASS. SERVSAFE BOOKS ARE TO BE OBTAINED BEFORE CLASS DAYS

Address:
3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B 256-773-2549
HARTSELLE, AL 35640

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Statewide, Walker County, Winston County

Environmental Exploration

Online

Join us for Environmental Exploration, a series for third to fifth graders! This is a five-part weekly series that teaches students about energy, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Each lesson conforms to state standards for grades 3-5. This series is online and very interactive. Become an environmental explorer today! We are holding this series in the morning and afternoon to accommodate teacher schedules.
Register for the 9:00 AM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/Explore2021
Register for the 1:00 PM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/ExploreAfternoon

Contact:
Mary Dixon
mmd0066@aces.edu
(251) 423-8932

Register Online

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

ServSafe Etowah County

3200 W Meighan Blvd, 3200 W Meighan Blvd Gadsden AL, 35904

ServSafe for Managers is a Food Safety class that meets the requirements for retail food establishments put forth by the ADPH. This class is a 2 day class with the exam on the second day. The $140 fee includes the book which will be provided on the first day of class unless you make arrangements to pick up the book at the office ahead of time.

Address:
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
2052176495

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Etowah County, Marshall County, St. Clair County

ServSafe Class – Greensboro

Hale County Extension Office, 701 Hall Street Greensboro AL, 36744

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:
Hale County Extension Office
701 Hall Street
Greensboro, AL 36744

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Bibb County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

Healthy Soils

Online

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a Healthy Soils meeting on November 3rd. The meeting will be available on zoom and will begin at 10:30 and end before noon. Extension Soil Specialist, Dr. Audrey Gamble will discuss the importance of building healthy soils and management practices that improve soils. This meeting will be very beneficial for vegetable growers, but anyone can attend.

Contact:
Chip East
eastwil@aces.edu
(256) 846-0314

Register Online

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

Shade Gardening- Montgomery County Lunch and Learn

Armory Learning Arts Building in Downtown Montgomery 1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery AL, Armory Learning Arts Building in Downtown Montgomery 1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery AL Montgomery AL, 36104

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

Address:
Armory Learning Arts Building in Downtown Montgomery 1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery AL
Montgomery, AL 36104

Contact:
Montgomery County Extension office
jones57@aces.edu
334-270-4133

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

Environmental Exploration

Online

Join us for Environmental Exploration, a series for third to fifth graders! This is a five-part weekly series that teaches students about energy, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Each lesson conforms to state standards for grades 3-5. This series is online and very interactive. Become an environmental explorer today! We are holding this series in the morning and afternoon to accommodate teacher schedules.
Register for the 9:00 AM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/Explore2021
Register for the 1:00 PM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/ExploreAfternoon

Contact:
Mary Dixon
mmd0066@aces.edu
(251) 423-8932

Register Online

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

Thursday, November 4, 2021

ServSafe Etowah County

3200 W Meighan Blvd, 3200 W Meighan Blvd Gadsden AL, 35904

ServSafe for Managers is a Food Safety class that meets the requirements for retail food establishments put forth by the ADPH. This class is a 2 day class with the exam on the second day. The $140 fee includes the book which will be provided on the first day of class unless you make arrangements to pick up the book at the office ahead of time.

Address:
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
2052176495

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Etowah County, Marshall County, St. Clair County

ServSafe Class – Greensboro

Hale County Extension Office, 701 Hall Street Greensboro AL, 36744

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:
Hale County Extension Office
701 Hall Street
Greensboro, AL 36744

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Bibb County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

Farm-City Day Tours & Celebration

24 Miller Lane, 24 Miller Lane Boaz AL, 35957

Join us as we celebrate Farm-City week by touring a large Row crop farm and Agri-tourism venue, along with an industrial meat-grinder manufacturer.
Farm-City Posters, Essays & Video projects will be recognized during lunch.
No fee to participate, but pre-registration is required.

Address:
24 Miller Lane
Boaz, AL 35957

Contact:
Kristen Roberson
kkw0001@aces.edu
(256) 582-2009

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

FREE Livestock, Urban Extension, Marshall County

Everyone Has Fun Growing Container Plants

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 610 Fairview Ave., Prattville, AL., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 610 Fairview Ave., Prattville, AL. Prattville AL, 36066

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

Address:
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 610 Fairview Ave., Prattville, AL.
Prattville, AL 36066

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

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

Alabama Master Naturalist – “Ichthyology” Webinar

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 Ichthyology.

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

Winter Wonderland Holiday Fare/Covington

23952 Alabama Hwy 55, P.O. Box 519 Andalusia AL, 36420

Annual Holiday Fare where we discuss holiday food safety and preparation topics.

Address:
23952 Alabama Hwy 55
P.O. Box 519
Andalusia, AL 36420

Contact:
Bridgette Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
3347141248

FREE Food Safety, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Friday, November 5, 2021

SmartMap Workshop

Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center, 1088 Auburn Lakes Rd Auburn AL, 36830

SmartMap 1.0 introduces audiences to low-cost and easy-to-use geospatial mapping apps for smartphones and tablets. The class reviews the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), GPS and smartphone applications. It provides hands-on tutorials to give attendees experience using these technologies. This workshop also introduces audiences to UAS technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping.

Address:
Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center
1088 Auburn Lakes Rd
Auburn, AL 36830

Contact:
Beau Brodbeck
brodbam@auburn.edu
2512596507

Register Online

$45 Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Lee County, Statewide

VCLLI: Gee’s Bend and Beyond: The Camden Shoe Shop & Quilt Museum

Online

The Camden Shoe Shop & Quilt Museum, owned and directed by Betty Anderson, pays homage to Anderson’s parents and grandparents along with their hometowns of Camden and Gee’s Bend. This special interest activity will introduce many to her captivating stories, and educate participants on local and regional history, quilting, civil rights, and religion. The museum includes an eclectic display of quilts, furniture, artwork, period clothing, and documents, along with her father’s (Joe Anderson) historic shoe repair equipment, which dates to the late 1800s.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Wreath Making with Forest Products

First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Odenville AL, 35120

We will gather forest products for the construction of wreaths. The idea behind this is to show the participants how items in their woodlots can be used for alternate purposes such as craft projects.

Address:
First Baptist Church
Odenville, AL 35120

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

Register Online

$15.00 Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, St. Clair County