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Events for September 15 — September 21, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sand Mountain and Beyond- Animal Agriculture

Etowah County Extension Office, 3200 A West Meighan Boulevard Gasden AL, 35904

Sand Mountain and Beyond is a new project to Northeast Alabama. It is an opportunity for area 4-H members to be provided day trips to area businesses within a day’s drive of the Sand Mountain 4-H region for all counties involved in the region (Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison and Marshall). Trips will focus on the following topics: plant science, animal agriculture, natural resources, consumer science and STEM. Goals of the project include a greater understanding of entrepreneurship, vocational training and career development within the focus areas. We hope that as a result of being a part of this opportunity, 4-H members will become excited and more engaged within their individual counties.
Who can attend? Any 4-H member in the Sand Mountain 4-H region between the ages of 9 and 18 as of January 1, 2019, and any current ACES staff member.

Address:
Etowah County Extension Office
3200 A West Meighan Boulevard
Gasden, AL 35904

Contact:
Amy Burgess
burgeap@auburn.edu
(256) 547-7936

20 Alabama 4-H

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Bessemer Public Library, 400 19th Street North Bessemer AL, 35020

The 6 classes are designed to educate individuals on how to best control their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; empower individuals to establish relationships with primary care providers; encourage better nutrition and regular exercise; encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of limb amputations; express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends and existing community-based social services.

Address:
Bessemer Public Library
400 19th Street North
Bessemer, AL 35020

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.Levert@aces.edu
(334) 292-1559

FREE Home & Family

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Heflin

1228 Coleman Street, 1228 Coleman Street Heflin AL, 36264

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
1228 Coleman Street
Heflin, AL 36264

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

Register Online

25.0 Food Safety

4-H Home Economics Class

525 SCHOOL STREET, 525 SCHOOL STREET Eufaula AL, 36027

4-H Home Economics Club sponsored by the Eufaula Homemakers Community Leaders. Youth will engage in basic sewing, knitting, embroidery, and crocheting. Bring a shoe box size container and a spool of Coates and Clark white thread to first class.

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET
Eufaula, AL 36027

Contact:
ALLIE CORCORAN
corcoja@aces.edu
(334) 687-5688

FREE Alabama 4-H; Home & Family; Youth Development

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Rockford

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Coosa County Extension Office, 13999 AL HWY 22, Rockford, AL 35136

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
334-703-2237

25 Food Safety

Beef Systems Short Course – DeKalb County

Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center, 16112 Alabama Highway 68 Crossville AL, 35962

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:
Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center
16112 Alabama Highway 68
Crossville, AL 35962

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

Register Online

40.0 Crop Production; Farming; Livestock

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Parnell Memorial Library, 277 Par Drive Montevallo AL, 35115

The 6 classes are designed to educate individuals on how to best control their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; empower individuals to establish relationships with primary care providers; encourage better nutrition and regular exercise; encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of limb amputations; express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends and existing community-based social services.

Address:
Parnell Memorial Library
277 Par Drive
Montevallo, AL 35115

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Chrstina.Levert@aces.edu
(334) 292-1559

FREE Home & Family

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Alabama Extension Regional Master Gardener Training – Blount

629 County Road 7, 629 County Road 7 Hayden AL, 35079

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Address:
629 County Road 7
Hayden, AL 35079

Contact:
Bethany A. O’Rear
bao0004@aces.edu
(205) 612-9524

Register Online

125.0 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Coffee County Master Gardener Course

Master Gardener Volunteer Training classes will be held each Wednesday at the Coffee County Ag Complex – Community Room taught by Auburn University and Extension Specialist, Regional Extension Agents, and Certified Master Gardeners. Subject matter includes: plant nutrition, plant id, turf grass, landscape management, landscape design, entomology, plant diseases, vegetable gardening, home fruit production, and more. Fifty hours of volunteer service is required to become a Certified Master Gardener.

Address:
5 County Complex/1055 East McKinnon St, New Brockton, AL 36351

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@aces.edu
334-894-5596

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Shelby County Master Gardener Course

56 Kelley Lane, 56 Kelley Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities

Address:
56 Kelley Lane
Columbiana, AL 35051

Contact:
Nelson D. Wynn
wynnnel@aces.edu
(205) 669-6763

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program 6: CNAHS

Huntsville, Huntsville Huntsville AL, 35816

The 6 classes are designed to educate individuals on how to best control their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; empower individuals to establish relationships with primary care providers; encourage better nutrition and regular exercise; encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of limb amputations; express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends and existing community-based social services.

Address:
Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35816

Contact:
Shonda Miller
sam0059@aces.edu
(256) 426-8444

FREE Home & Family

Fermentation Class – Chilton County

Jemison Municipal Complex, 14 Padgett Ln. Jemison AL, 35085

Fermented foods along with a diet higher in fruits and vegetables is more what we need to help protect our gut health and immune system. In this class we will discuss the proper preservation procedures for preparing fermented foods and then how to process low and high acid foods. Each person will make a jar of sauerkraut to carry home and ferment.

Address:
Jemison Municipal Complex
14 Padgett Ln.
Jemison, AL 35085

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

10.0 Food Safety

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Eufaula

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School St., Eufaula, AL 36027

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
334-703-2237

25 Food Safety

Fall Tri County Master Gardener Class

Tennessee Valley Research Station, 9494 Experimental Loop Road Madison AL, 35756

Learn how to grow a healthy landscape or your own vegetable garden, and serve the community. Become a certified Master Gardener volunteer with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Working together, we support projects like Lunch & Learn, Community Gardens, and Harvest for Health in the three county area.

Address:
Tennessee Valley Research Station
9494 Experimental Loop Road
Madison, AL 35756

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
(256) 532-1578

Register Online

150.0 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Beef Systems Short Course – DeKalb County

Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center, 16112 Alabama Highway 68 Crossville AL, 35962

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:
Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center
16112 Alabama Highway 68
Crossville, AL 35962

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

Register Online

40.0 Crop Production; Farming; Livestock

Friday, September 20, 2019

Farmers Market

13486 St Stephens Ave, 13486 St Stephens Ave Chatom AL, 36518

Starting May 1st through November 1st, farmers from all over will be stationed at 13486 St. Stephens Ave. for the annual Washington County Farmers’ Market! Please come out and shop local as well as learn more about your local Extension office and what it has to offer!

Address:
13486 St Stephens Ave
Chatom, AL 36518

Contact:
Sabra Johnson
sej0025@aces.edu
251-847-2295

FREE Crop Production; Farming; Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden; Livestock; Poultry

River Region Successful Aging Initiative Expo

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl, 220 Hall Street Montgomery AL, 36104

FREE one-day expo, the Successful Aging Initiative, is designed to address the needs and concerns of older adults. Presenters will give easy-to-understand information and resources designed to help older adults make informed decisions, to maintain independence, to play active roles in society, and to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.

Address:
Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl
220 Hall Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Contact:
Karen Bixler
bixlekr@aces.edu
(334) 270-4133

5.00 Home & Family; Successful Aging Initiative (SAI)

Smart Yards Landscape Workshop

207 North Main Street, 207 North Main Street Tuskegee AL, 36083

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
USING NATIVE PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE
WATER WISE PLANTS
RIGHT PLANT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE
CORRECT PLANTING AND USE OF MULCH

Address:
207 North Main Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Contact:
MACON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
danicarroll@auburn.edu
(334) 727-0340

FREE Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden; Urban Extension

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Alabama Rivers Educator Workshop – Turtle Point Science Center

Turtle Point Science Center, 20959 Highway 31 Flomaton AL, 36441

Alabama Rivers Book Workshops, funded by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and based on Dr. Bill Deutsch’s newly released book Alabama Rivers, A Celebration and Challenge, are ideal for educators, outreach specialists, classroom teachers, and volunteers who work with 4th-12th grades.

Address:
Turtle Point Science Center
20959 Highway 31
Flomaton, AL 36441

Contact:
Sydney SMith
awwprog@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4785

Register Online

35 Fish & Water; Forestry & Wildlife

Fall Fest 2019

Fall Fest is a throwback to the old time county fair. Come shop our Fall Farmers & Crafts Market, browse the Master Gardeners Country Store & Bake Sale, participate in our Arts & Crafts and Canning Contests, and bring the kids to enjoy the inflatables.

Location: Cane Creek Community Gardens, 77 Justice Ave, McClellan

Contact: David West, 256-237-1621, westdah@aces.edu

FREE Alabama 4-H