Media Release

July Family & Consumer Sciences Programs

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:00 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Family & Consumer Sciences Programs for July, 2012. 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).

Three-part Financial Summer Camp for Adults (program topics listed below) – offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and repeated from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Important Papers - July 9
Topics include: organizing important papers, what to keep, where and for how long and tips for record keeping for income tax.

Basic Estate Planning - July 16
Topics include: wills, living wills and surrogate designation for health care. This class is especially recommended for parents with minor aged children.

Making Credit Work for You - July 23
Designed for those who want to review the components of credit scores, better understand the credit laws and get finances under better control. This class is especially recommended for young couples and college students.

Click to view the program brochure.

There is no cost to attend these classes and pre-registration is recommended but not required.

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) - July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 the Food Safety and Quality website, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

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

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).