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Events for May 8 — May 14, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Coosa County Chamber of Commerce

66 Communications Drive, E-911 Building Rockford AL, 35136

Monthly meetings to help expand county based businesses, networks and resources. Connect with other counties in the surrounding area, dialogue with local legislatures. county leaders and elected officials. Expand areas of workforce development, agriculture, tourism and other community needs

Address:
66 Communications Drive
E-911 Building
Rockford, AL 35136

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

FREE Urban Extension, Coosa County

Capital Access 101

Online

Our goal is to share information about the kinds of lenders you can work with as a small business owner and the things you should do now to prepare for a loan.
Small business loans vs. micro-loans
Three types of lending entities
Which one is right for you?
Getting ready to apply for a loan
Start-up funding Ideas
Red flags to know when applying for loans
Examples of lenders in Alabama

Contact:
Jon Jacobson
jacobj1@auburn.edu
(256) 714-9142

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

SERVSAFE–Hartselle AL–MORGAN COUNTY

3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B ,, MORGAN COUNTY MORGAN COUNTY EXTENSION OFF HARTSELLE AL, 35640

SERVSAFE food safety certification class for food service workers

Address:
3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B ,
MORGAN COUNTY MORGAN COUNTY EXTENSION OFF
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

Alabama Smart Yards Certification Course

A. W. Todd Center, 201 Washington Ave SW Russellville AL, 35653

Learn each week how to design, plant, and reap benefits from your landscape! Weekly hands-on activities will provide additional training to enhance your knowledge and gardening abilities. Weekly topics are: Getting to Know Your Property – May 10
Turf Grass Care and Maintenance – May 17
Landscape Plant Care – May 24
Edibles: Veggies and Fruit Trees – May 31

Address:
A. W. Todd Center
201 Washington Ave SW
Russellville, AL 35653

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

Register Online

$40 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Colbert County, Franklin County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Marion County

VCLLI: You Don’t Know My Story 2.0

Online

So, you’ve written or recorded your story in some manner. What’s next? This series explores the various platforms in which your story can be shared. Participants will learn about the digital and/or social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Flipgrid, Instagram and a few others. Your story is waiting to be shared! Click ”Post” or “Share Now.”

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

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

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, 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, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

DEEP- Diabetes Empowerment Education Program- Grand Bay

11610 US-90, 11610 US-90 Grand Bay AL, 36541

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP, is directed toward persons with diabetes and relatives who need information on diabetes self-care. The program seeks to empower patients and communities and applies principles of adult education and group work techniques that promote learning and a progression towards a healthy lifestyle.

Address:
11610 US-90
Grand Bay, AL 36541

Contact:
Hope Pettway-Thomas
hjp0018@auburn.edu
(251) 402-3498

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FREE Home & Family, Mobile County

Facts and Myths About Food

First Presbyterian Church, 100 West Bridge Street, Wetumpka, AL., First Presbyterian Church, 100 West Bridge Street, Wetumpka, AL. Wetumpka AL, 36092

Professor and Horticulturist, Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba will talk about the technologies currently used to create genetically engineered foods and dispel the myths behind GMO’s. This event is free to the public. Water is provided, bring a sack lunch and a friend!

Address:
First Presbyterian Church, 100 West Bridge Street, Wetumpka, AL.
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

Coosa County Children’s Policy Council

E-911 Building, 66 Communications Drive Rockford AL, 35136

Training and monthly council meeting. An educational resource and training to aid families and youth with health, safety, economic education, parental involvement, and etc. Zoom option will be available at most meetings.

Address:
E-911 Building
66 Communications Drive
Rockford, AL 35136

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

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Coosa County

ForestHER Webinar Series: Longleaf Establishment & Management

Online

In this session, Regional Extension Agent, Ryan Mitchell, discusses the importance of longleaf pine, and the establishment and management of this southern pine species. 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

DEEP Session 5

Online

Let’s have a DEEP conversation about managing your diabetes.
The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program is free, six weeks of diabetes self-management strategies

Contact:
Karen Softley
kes0021@aces.edu
(256)324-2851

Register Online

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

VCLLI: Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative PreventT2

Online

The Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative (SDFI) helps participants achieve moderate weight loss by eating well and being active. SDFI is a yearlong program designed for people with prediabetes. It is also designed for people who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes and want to lower their risk.
By the end of the first six months, the overall goal is to:
• Lose at least 5 to 7 percent of your starting weight.
• Get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

By the end of the second six months, the goal is to:
• Keep off the weight you have lost.
• Keep working toward your weight goal.
• Continue getting at least 150 minutes of activity each week.

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

http://www.aces.edu/go/PreventT2

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, 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, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

SERVSAFE–Hartselle AL–MORGAN COUNTY

3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B ,, MORGAN COUNTY MORGAN COUNTY EXTENSION OFF HARTSELLE AL, 35640

SERVSAFE food safety certification class for food service workers

Address:
3120 HWY 36 WEST SUITE B ,
MORGAN COUNTY MORGAN COUNTY EXTENSION OFF
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: Caregiving Survival 101

Online

Becoming a caregiver is a major responsibility and can be difficult to navigate. This workshop series provide simple management strategies to help caregivers meet the demands of family caregiving.
February 23rd: Caregiver and Individual Self-Care Tips to Cope with Stress
Learn tips to manage caregiver stress and ways to promote daily self-care.

March 30th: The Five Love Languages of Caregiving
Review the definitions of love; Examine the Big Five Personality Traits; Learn how to apply the 5 Love Languages to the caregiver experience; Learn how to apply the 5 Love Languages to the Alzheimer’s Journey

April 13th: Technology for the 21st Century Caregiver
How to use technology to educate caregivers and professionals; discover how technology can help family caregivers become partners in care; take a look at new advances in technology for day-to-day support.

April 27th: Utilizing Programs and Services
Gather information on programs provided by Alabama Area Agency on Aging to support needs of caregivers and care-recipient

May 11th: The 50/50 Rule
Helping siblings share the role of caregiving, including the top hot buttons that cause family conflict.

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

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

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, 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, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Alabama Garden Chat

Online

Alabama Garden Chat is back! If you have questions about your gardens and landscapes, feel free to email us at alabamagardenchat@gmail.com! We will go through questions every Wednesday at 2:00 pm, right after the Alabama Smart Yards webinar. Join our Alabama Garden Chat webinar at http://www.aces.edu/go/asywebinars. Alabama Garden Chat will run April-August. The first Alabama Garden Chat of the year will start on April 6th!

Contact:
Jack LeCroy
jml0003@auburn.edu
251-288-2874

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, 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

Plasticulture & Drip Irrigation Demonstration

Jack Hopper Forestry Building – Wallace State Community College, 530 County Road 673 Hanceville AL, 35077

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Series revisits Plasticulture and Drip Irrigation with a demonstration at Wallace State’s Horticulture Department. During the workshop, the use of a plastic layer will be demonstrated and additional equipment associated with plasticulture will be on display. Drip irrigation techniques will be shown.

To register, call Tony Glover at 205-568-0005 or email gloveta@aces.edu.

Address:
Jack Hopper Forestry Building – Wallace State Community College
530 County Road 673
Hanceville, AL 35077

Contact:
Kira Sims
kira.sims@auburn.edu
(256) 737-9386

FREE Farming, Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Blount County, Cherokee County, Colbert County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Jackson County, Jefferson County Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Madison County, Marion County, Marshall County, Morgan County, St. Clair County, Walker County, Winston County

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Servsafe – Shelby

Shelby County Extension Office, 54 Kelly Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

This food safety certification course meets the requirements of the state health department for those working in food service.

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

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

Register Online

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

VCLLI: Dementia Friendly Alabama

Online

Imagine a community where people with dementia feel included, respected, and valued, and where they can participate in activities that are meaningful to them.

Dementia Friendly is much more than simply being kind to those impacted by dementia. A dementia friendly community is one where those living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners feel respected, supported, and included in everyday community life. Join the sessions to learn about dementia and resources for families and communities.

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

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

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, 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, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Friday, May 13, 2022

Central Alabama Cattle and Forages Field Day

E. V. Smith Research Center, 4725 County Road 40 Shorter AL, 36075

The Central Alabama Cattle and Forages Field Day is an extension education program featuring timely research updates and field tours cattlemen can use to better their farm or ranch.

Address:
E. V. Smith Research Center
4725 County Road 40
Shorter, AL 36075

Contact:
Josh Elmore
elmorjb@aces.edu
(334) 850-7859

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FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Poultry, Macon County, Statewide

Recreational Pond Management

Bibb County, Bibb County TBA AL, 35034

Pond management workshop with presentations covering basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. Will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration at a pond site. If you have a weed growing in your pond, or want to get your pond water sampled, bring it along with you to be analyzed for free.

Address:
Bibb County
TBA, AL 35034

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

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

How to Install a Rain Garden Workshop

Pike Road Agricultural, Recreation, and Performing Arts Center, 6281 Trotman Road, Pike Road Agricultural, Recreation, and Performing Arts Center, 6281 Trotman Road Pike Road AL, 36064

Join Alabama Watershed Stewards and Town of Pike Road Extension Agriculture Stewardship in learning how to build and install rain gardens.

Rain gardens are a part of stormwater management systems that can be both beautiful and functional. They are shallow, vegetated landscape depressions that slow water for a short time to provide stormwater infiltration, pollutant filtration, native plant habitat, and effective stormwater treatment for small-scale residential or commercial drainage areas.

Presentation material that cover:

What a rain garden is | Why install a rain garden | Basics of stormwater management | Designing a rain garden step by step with hands on activities | Plant selection | Maintenance

Participants will also receive a printed version of our ACES publications on rain garden design.

Location:

Pike Road Agricultural, Recreation, and Performing Arts Center, 6281 Trotman Road, Pike Road, AL 36064

Address:
Pike Road Agricultural, Recreation, and Performing Arts Center, 6281 Trotman Road
Pike Road, AL 36064

Contact:
Laura Bell
lmb0097@auburn.edu
(334) 844-3809

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FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Montgomery County

VCLLI: Fun Friday- Two Steppin’ w/ Nkenge

Online

Participants will learn various line dances as a fun way incorporate physical activity in their daily routine. Participants will as so learn a variety of stretching, balancing, and strength training exercises in this series.

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

http://www.aces.edu/go/2Steppin

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, 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, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Eco Friendly Friday Webinar Series

Online

Join us for training sessions on emerging issues in environmental education. This free virtual webinar series teaches effective best management practices (BMPs) aimed at safeguarding human, animal, and environmental health, and it offers 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 be a better steward of the environment. Registration is required.
Sessions include: • May 13 – Microplastics: Tiny pollutant, big problem, with Sarah Zack
• June 10 – TBD

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

Register Online

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

Saturday, May 14, 2022