Upcoming classes at the Extension Office

Jennifer Bridge:

Meade County Extension Office


 Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles Body Balance - This is a series of classes focusing on healthy lifestyle and environmental pollutants on the human body. Participants will learn how to manage their diet and lifestyle to reach optimum health. Attend one or all sessions depending on your interest. Register by January 22. Specify time attending when registering.

 Jan. 23, 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., Meade County Extension Office, Fermented Foods: Pre and Probiotics Feb. 6, 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., Meade County Extension Office, Herbs, Spices, Seeds and Nuts Feb, 10, 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., Meade County Extension Office, Phytochemicals, Produce and Food Storage

 Fitblue - Fitblue App - Using a phone app and email or Facebook, participants will participate in a four week program to track food intake, physical movement and learn how to incorporate simple changes into everyday life.

 Jan. 30 - Stop by the Extension Office anytime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to learn how to register for the program and use the Fitblue app to start tracking life changing habits. Can’t make these times? Contact me and we can work it out. Stop by the Extension Office and register for this program on or before Feb. 14. Program tracking will be Feb, 15-March 7.

 Beginning Crochet Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Meade County Extension Office. Join Pat Carlson who will teach the basics of crochet and tools needed to create beautiful work. Pre-register by Jan. 22 by contacting the Extension Office at 270-422-4958. No fee to attend class.

 Beginning Sewing

Four part series: March 5, 9, 19 and 26, 6pm, Meade County Extension Office. Join Marilyn Craycroft, retired Home Economics teacher, as she teaches the basics of home sewing through a series of classes focusing on equipment, how to use a sewing machine, patterns, cutting and actual construction. Class size is limited to 12. Sewing machines provided. A supply list will be given in class. Registration required by February 28 by contacting the Extension Office at 270-422-4958.

 Beginning Knitting - COMING SOON!!

Call the Extension Office at 270-422-4958 to reserve a space or to receive information when schedule is set!

 Relatives Raising Relatives. The last Monday of the Month, a support group program, "Raising Relatives, sponsored by Meade County Family Resource and Youth Center Coordinators will take place at the Meade County Extension Office.

 Each month a different topic will be presented. If you are interested in attending, contact the Extension Office at 270-422-4958 to register. Program times are 10 a.m.-11 a.m. or 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Please specify time when registering. You may attend one or all the sessions. No fee. January’s session will be Monday, Jan. 27. The topic is “Tax Preparation Information” presented by Jennifer Bridge, Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education – Meade County.

 AARP 55 Alive Driving Course, March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Meade County Extension Office. Cost: $15 AARP member, $20 Non-member. Drivers over the age of 55 receive a discount on their auto insurance after completing this program which focusing on your body’s response and changes as you age. Bob Geiger will be presenting this informative program. Deadline to register is March 20. Come by the Extension Office to register and pay for class. At the class, bring driver’s license and AARP card. Lunch provided and sponsored by Meade County Bank.

 Good Health Starts At Home Everyone needs a healthy home. However, did you know that some of the most serious health problems may start at home? In the U.S., most people spend over 90% of their time indoors. We need to be aware of the health and safety of our indoor environments. Creating a healthy home is the first step in creating a healthy environment. Through a series of programs, information and resources will be given to help participants understand their home and address ways to create a better living conditions. Registration is requested to assist in class preparation. You do not have to attend the entire series but are more than welcome to do so! Register by February 18 to assist in class preparation. Sessions are held at the Extension Office. You may attend one or all of them.

 February 24, 6pm-Home Safety, Pest Management, Hazardous Household Products

 March 3, 6pm-Mold and Moisture, Radon

 March 16, 6pm-Energy Efficiency and Combustion Gases

 March 24, 6pm-Lead in the Home and Drinking Water Quality

 February 20, 6pm-Asthma, Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

 Planning Your Digital Estate, March 23, 6pm, Meade County Extension Office. You’ve drafted a will, preplanned your funeral, and gotten your papers in order but what about all your online accounts? Your bank and checking account, passwords to insurance information or even your Facebook account? This session will cover strategies to keep your digital files safe but accessible to those is need in the event of incapacitation or even death. Registration is requested by March 19 to assist in class preparation. This session being sponsored in part by the Meade County Extension Homemakers Organization.

 For more information, contact the Extension Office at 270-422-4958 or come by and see us.

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