Media Release

March Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:40 AM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences Programs for March, 2013. These programs are being offered by Brenda C. Williams, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

$mart Financial $tart Series – March 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (This financial series began February 4, with additional sessions on March 4, April 8, & May 13.)

Session Two: Making Credit Work for You. This series is designated for married couples to assist with budgeting, using credit wisely, determining what type and how much insurance they need and getting their important financial papers and records organized.

No cost to attend; pre-register at least one week prior to class by calling 352-955-2402. 

See attached flyer for more information.

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) – March 5, 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, visit, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

See attached brochure for more information.

Required Financial Management Class for those filing for bankruptcy – March 18, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 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. Attendees must bring a case number to class.

Topics include: Develop a Budget, Money Management Skills, Use Credit Responsibly, and Consumers Rights and Responsibilities.

Cost to attend this class is $10.00 (cash only) for course materials. Pre-register by March 15, by calling 352-955-2402.

See attached brochure for more information.

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

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • 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).