Media Release

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

Friday, July 23, 2010 9:15 AM

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

·         Building Your Financial Future (A Personal Financial Management Program) – August 19, 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 August 16, by calling 352-337-6209. For alternate class dates, or view the complete brochure, visit


  • Before You Tie the Knot – Aug. 16 & 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Before You Tie the Knot is a premarital preparation course. Topics include:

      • Communication
      • Conflict Management & Resolution
      • Financial Responsibility & Spending Plans
      • 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 Aug. 11 by calling 352-337-6209.


·         Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) – Aug. 18, 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. Visit 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).