ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences Programs for May, 2014. These programs are being offered by Brenda C. Williams, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.
Before You Tie the Knot – May 5 & 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Before You Tie the Knot is a premarital preparation course.
Topics include: Communication, Conflict Management and Resolution, Financial Responsibility and Spending Plans, and Children and Parenting Responsibilities.
Completion of this course is required to receive a $32.50 reduction of marriage license. 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.
Please pre-register at least 5 days in advance by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail), subject to cancellation if less than 3 couples registered.
Canning Workshop – May 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and repeated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Gilchrist County Library (105 NE 11 Avenue, Trenton)
Class covers basic information on canning foods using the steam pressure canner or boiling-water canner. Directions and tips will also be included on making jams, jellies and pickles.
There is no cost, but registration is required. Please pre-register at least three working days prior to workshop by calling 352-463-3176. Printed materials will be available for $3.00 per set.
Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) – May 14, 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 consumer’s food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment. For further information and to register, please visit 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 UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County.
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.