Media Release

October Family & Consumer Sciences Programs

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Family & Consumer Sciences Programs for October, 2011. 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).

Financial Management Series - Equipping Your Financial Toolbox

·         Session One: Managing Your Finances and Making Credit Work for You – October 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This session is designed for those who want to review the components of credit scores, understand the credit laws and get their finances under better control. Young couples and college students are invited as well as any who wish to attend.

·         Session Two: Important Papers; What to Keep, Where and How Long, October 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Topics include: organizing important papers to save you time and give you peace of mind. Tips for record keeping for income tax will also be discussed.

·         Session Three: Basic Estate Planning – October 24, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Topics include: Wills, Living Wills and Surrogate Designation for Health Care. This session is especially encouraged for parents with minor aged children.

No fee for these classes. Registration is recommended but not required. Call 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) –October 12, 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).