Media Release

Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

Monday, April 26, 2010 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to offer the following Family and Consumer Sciences Programs, for May 2010. These programs are offered by Dr. Brenda Williams, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. All of these programs are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville), unless otherwise indicated.

  • Canning Workshop - Friday, April 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the High Springs Branch Library (135 1st Avenue, High Springs)

    Demonstration and tips on pressure canning, boiling water canning, making jams and jellies and pickling will be presented.

    Call 386-454-2269 for reservation, limited seating.  $3.00 charge for materials (optional).  Pay at the door.

  • Building Your Financial Future (A Personal Financial Management Program) - May 6, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Attendees will learn 4 basic concepts that will aid in handling financial resources responsibly and building a financially secure future.  This program has been approved to issue certificates evidencing completion of a personal financial management instructional course in compliance with the Bankruptcy Code. Topics include:

    • Develop Your Budget
    • Money Management Skills
    • Use Credit Responsibly
    • Consumers Rights and Responsibilities

Cost to attend this class is $10.00 (for course materials).  Pre-register by April 29 by calling 352-337-6209. For alternate class dates, or view the complete brochure, click here.

  • Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe) - May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    This program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment.  For further information and to register, please visit, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402.  Click here for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension office at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).