Media Release

April Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences Programs for April, 2017. These programs are being offered by Brenda C. Williams, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.

Financial Fitness Series – April 5, 12, 19 & 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Catholic Charities (1701 N.E. 9th Street, Gainesville)

This four-part series covers how to make a spending plan, how to make credit work, and how to get out of debt or build an emergency fund.

There is no registration cost, and dinner is included. Registration is recommended by contacting Bishop James Dixon at 352-372-0294 ext. 111 or

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) – April 12, 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. Participants can register online, or call toll-free 1-888-232-8723.

You Can Can – April 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch Library (3145 N.W. 43rd Street, Gainesville)

This program features a food preservation presentation on pressure & water bath canning procedures. Instructions and tips on jams, jellies and pickles.

No registration cost. Register by April 10 by calling 352-337-6209.

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).