Media Release

November Family & Consumer Sciences Program

Monday, October 29, 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 November, 2012. These programs are being offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Home Buyer’s Education classes - The classes are held on three consecutive Tuesdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will cover the following:

·         Session 1: Making the Decision to be a Homeowner – Tuesday, November 6
Information on getting a budget and credit worthiness in line, determining how much house can be afforded and understanding the responsibilities and costs of being a responsible homeowner.

·         Session 2: The Home Purchasing Process – Tuesday, November 13
Understanding the sales contract, home inspections, and mortgage process, selecting homeowners’ insurance, warranties and the closing process.

·         Session 3: Working with Housing Professionals – Tuesday, November 20
Question and answer time in addition an opportunity get valuable tips from those involved in the process of buying a home.

The cost for the entire series is $10.00. You are welcome to bring a snack or light dinner to these classes. Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) – November 7, 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 accommodate 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).