Participate in Tai Chi from the comfort and safety of your home. During the weekly sessions, engage in movement aimed at improving balance, preventing falls in older adults, and reducing some sources of pain.
Address: P.O. Box 967 Alabama A&M University Normal, AL 35762
RETURNING PARTICIPANTS OLY: 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.
Hobson Senior Center/Public Library, 610 Martin Luther King Dr. Anniston AL, 36201
This lesson of Consumer Education for Seniors will explain the importance of preventing falls, identify risk factors that increase the likelihood of falls, and we will discuss fall prevention strategies.
Address: Hobson Senior Center/Public Library 610 Martin Luther King Dr. Anniston, AL 36201
Paul J. Perrett Rockford Senior Center, 313 School St. Rockford AL, 35136
Participants will learn:
• Understanding the Human Body
• Understanding Risk Factors for Diabetes
• Monitoring Your Body
• Being Physically Active
• Planning Meals
• Identifying and Preventing Complications
• Learning about Medications & Medical Care
• Living with Diabetes: Mobilizing Your Family and Friends
Address: Paul J. Perrett Rockford Senior Center 313 School St. Rockford, AL 35136
Control those unwanted pests in your home and yard. This virtual webinar series will focus on stopping ants, spiders, and cockroaches, and safeguarding against wasps, bees and hornets, etc. It will present strategies for discouraging wildlife, such as skunks, snakes, and other animals from setting up camp around your home Through this series, essential tips are provided on using the correct mode of action to prevent from populating in and around your house. Suggestions are offered on proofing your home from wildlife entry.
Day(s): Wednesdays; Bi-weekly
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: June 8th – July 20th
Presenter: Marcus Garner, Urban Regional Extension Agent
Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Number of Sessions: 4
• June 8th Wasps, Bees, and Hornets: Preventing Summer Stings
• June 22nd Managing Mosquitoes and House Flies
• July 6th Preventing ants, spiders, and cockroaches
• July 20th Home Proofing from snakes, skunks, and wildlife
Wisdom Wednesday is an opportunity for senior adults to share insights on a topic to peers, connect with other senior learners, discover new strategies to age successfully, etc. This is an informal platform for social engagement. Grab lunch, join in, and chat with us.
Armory Learning Arts Building, 1018 Madison Avenue Montgomery AL, 36104
Advanced Master Gardener, Mary McCroan will teach the varieties of tumeric and needs for growing as well as other herbs and how to dry them. This event is free to the public. Water is provided, bring a sack lunch and a friend!
Address: Armory Learning Arts Building 1018 Madison Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104
Alabama Garden Chat is back! If you have questions about your gardens and landscapes, feel free to email us at email@example.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!
This event will provide a great opportunity for pond owners and managers to gain a better understanding of what it takes to properly construct, manage, and maintain a recreational pond. The indoor presentations and demonstrations will cover it all: construction, stocking, weed and wildlife control, and everything in between. The cost for participation is FREE but pre-registration is required because seating is limited. Registration includes a seat at the workshop, lunch, and printed presentation materials and related publications. This is also a great time to bring your pond water to be tested for lime needs or to have your aquatic weeds identified. To register, call the Marshall Co Extension Office at: 256-582-2009
North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho Street Cullman AL, 35055
Learn how you can preserve your harvest and successfully pressure can your summer vegetables. Christy Mendoza, Regional Extension Agent for Food Safety & Quality, will be teaching this workshop at the North Alabama Agriplex. A canning demo will be shown for participants to watch!
Address: North Alabama Agriplex 1714 Talley Ho Street Cullman, AL 35055
NEW PARTICIPANTS ONLY: 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.
5th Street Market, 439 Locust St Gadsden AL, 35901
Join us for the second annual Etowah County Tomato Taste-Off Saturday, July 9
Entrants should bring their tomatoes to the event, and register from 8-9 a.m.
Entrants in the slicing tomato should bring one tomato, and cherry tomato entrants should bring five tomatoes of the same variety. Participants are limited to two entries each, and should only enter tomatoes they grew themselves. The heaviest tomato and best youth-grown tomato will be awarded separately from all category entries. The competition will be judged blind, and the tomatoes will be tasted raw, without any salt or other addition.
In addition to the contest, participants will enjoy unique Extension educational opportunities from 9-10 a.m. including presentations and information from the Etowah County Master Gardeners, SNAP-ED Nutrition Information, Food preservations, and Tomato Production, and more. The award ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Address: 5th Street Market 439 Locust St Gadsden, AL 35901
Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL AL, 36301
This 8-hour workshop will focus on preparing first responders for interactions with venomous snakes. Training will include venomous snake ID, common non-native venomous snakes, general safety practices, handlingsecuring venomous snakes, first responder medicine and bite protocols, and hospital care expectations. This meeting is open to emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. This meeting is sponsored by Wiregrass RC&D and Pilcher Ambulance.
Address: Houston County Extension Office 1699 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL, AL 36301