Media Release

Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

Monday, May 17, 2010 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Family & Consumer Sciences Programs, for June 2010.  Dr. Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, offers these programs.  The programs are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville)

·         Before You Tie the Knot – June 7 & 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Before You Tie the Knot is a premarital preparation course.  Topics include:


o    Communication

o    Conflict Management & Resolution

o    Financial Responsibility & Spending Plans

o    Children & Parenting Responsibilities

Completion of this course is required to receive a $32.50 reduction of marriage license fee and a waiver of the three-day waiting period.  Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a copy for the Clerk of the Court.  There is no cost to attend this two evening class.  Pre-register by June 1 by calling 352-337-6209.


·         Building Your Financial Future (A Personal Financial Management Program) – June 9, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Attendees will learn four 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:

o    Develop Your Budget

o    Money Management Skills

o    Use Credit Responsibly

o    Consumers Rights and Responsibilities

Cost to attend this class is $10.00 (for course materials). Pre-register by June 7 by calling 352-337-6209.  For alternate class dates, or view the complete brochure, visit


For more information about these and other programs, call 352-955-2402 or visit

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).