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Events for November 7 — November 13, 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Alabama Master Naturalist – “Botany” 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 Botany.

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

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

Alabama Master Naturalist – “American Naturalists” 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 American Naturalists.

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

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

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 9, 2021

*****POSTPONED UNTIL 2022********POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 SERVSAFE FLORENCE AL LAUDERDALE COUNTY

802 Veterans Drive, 802 Veterans Drive Florence AL, 35630

SERVSAFE Food safety certification for food service workers. it is recommended to obtain class materials 2 week before class time.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630

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

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston 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 – 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

ForestHER: Alternative Income Opportunities

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 Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Maggard, discusses alternative opportunities to generate revenue from your forestland. 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

Fermentation for Life- 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 Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

VCLLI: Food Safety

Online

The primary goal of this class is to prepare older adults to make informed food safety decisions. Lessons are: Learning Major Pathogens, Taking Care: Handling and Preparing Food Safety, Transporting Your Groceries, Food Product Dating and Food Safety during Power Outage.

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

http://www.aces.edu/go/FoodSafety21

FREE Online, Statewide

Business Planning 101

Family Life Center, 228-F Binford Drive Huntsville AL, 35805

Are you a new business owner or considering starting a business? This session will teach you how to use the Business Model Canvas to plan for success. The Canvas helps users identify their customers, think about necessary resources and create strategies for a profitable business.

Address:
Family Life Center
228-F Binford Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805

Contact:
Terence Martin
tzm0018@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4000

FREE Urban Extension, Madison County

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

*****POSTPONED UNTIL 2022********POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 SERVSAFE FLORENCE AL LAUDERDALE COUNTY

802 Veterans Drive, 802 Veterans Drive Florence AL, 35630

SERVSAFE Food safety certification for food service workers. it is recommended to obtain class materials 2 week before class time.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630

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

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, 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

VCLLI: Getting Organized with Important Papers

Online

Workshop describes the benefits for having a systematic plan for organizing important documents, identify types of files and recommended location for storing documents and understand the purpose and function of Organizing Important Papers guide.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

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

Filing for Success

Online

Do you have a business idea or current business that you are ready to formally set-up with all the necessary filings, registrations and licenses? Join this 4-part series for an extensive overview of everything Alabama business owners need to know to form their business. Session 1: Understanding local, state, county and federal requirements and entities. Session 2: How to Form an LLC in AL. Session 3: Business Banking and Insurance. Session 4: How to get a tax ID with the IRS, set up an AL tax account and other tax requirements to know.

Contact:
Haley Burns
hjb0028@aces.edu
(256) 836-0917

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Coosa County Forestry Landowner Tour

County Road 93-Cottage Grove Community, County Road 93-Cottage Grove Community Cottage Grove AL, 35089

An educational tour to aid landowners in forest management practices. Workshops will include the following topics: drones and vegetation, hardwood management, invasive plant control, recreational trails and herbicide safety.

Address:
County Road 93-Cottage Grove Community
Cottage Grove, AL 35089

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

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Coosa County

Veterans Day Garden Workday

430 Landmark Drive, 430 Landmark Drive Dothan AL, 36303

For Veterans Day this year, we will be at the Veterans Garden at Landmark Park in Dothan working on the winterization of our raised beds and continuing to prepare the beds for future use.

Address:
430 Landmark Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

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

This event is passed.

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

Small Business Cafe Chat

Online

Every month, the team behind Small Business Cafe hosts “Cafe Chats” as an open space for Alabama small business owners and entrepreneurs to come together, network and learn from each other. This is a virtual offering. Participants will connect via Zoom and are encouraged to come ready to introduce themselves, share about their business or business idea, and share when they feel comfortable.

Contact:
Jon Jacobson
jacobj1@auburn.edu
(334) 325-5342

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Friday, November 12, 2021

Beef and Forage Field Day

Waverly Farms, 8303 Heath Road Waverly AL, 36879

Beef and Forages Field Day that will include hands-on demonstrations and examples of Tall Fescue Renovation, Stockpiled Forages, Grazing Cover Crops, Temporary Electric Fencing, and more!

Address:
Waverly Farms
8303 Heath Road
Waverly, AL 36879

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

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FREE Livestock, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Lee County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Eco Friendly Fridays

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 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:
• Sept. 24 – Disaster Preparedness
• Oct 8 – Proper Veterinary Medicine Disposal, Dr. W. Sander, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Nov 12 – Climate Change, Dr. C. Mitra, Auburn University
• Dec 10 – Electronic Waste in the Home and Environment, A. Shabel, Urban Regional Extension Agent

Contact:
Mary Dixon
mmd0066@aces.edu
(251) 574-8445

Register Online

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

Saturday, November 13, 2021