December Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

​The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences programs for December 2021. These programs are being offered by Martha B. Maddox, County Extension Agent IV, at the Alachua County Ag Auditorium (22712 W. Newberry Road, Newberry).

Cinnamon for the Holidays – December 1, from 9 a.m. to noon

In this workshop participants learn how to use cinnamon in a variety of ways while also saving and making money at the same time. There will be a hands-on demonstration regarding breadmaking and a lecture on learning how to reduce sugar in recipes.

Participants receive a booklet full of breadmaking tips (learning how to use one recipe for several items), reducing sugar, cottage foods information, freezing and food safety tips.

The registration fee is $15.00. Participants must register online by November 29. This class is limited to 20 participants. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

COVID-19 Precautions: Masks and social distancing are highly recommended.

Holiday Gift Ideas – December 2, from 10 a.m. to noon and repeated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participants learn to make a variety of items that can be used in gift baskets for holiday gift giving. There will be hands-on activities combined with a lecture. Participants have the opportunity to make a variety of gift items, from personal items to food that they can take home.

Participants receive a booklet full of holiday gift ideas, instructions, and the cost to make each item versus buying it.

The registration fee is $20.00. Participants must register online by November 29. This class is limited to 30 participants. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

COVID-19 Precautions: Masks and social distancing are highly recommended.

Holiday Herbs with Dinner in Minutes – December 6, from 10 a.m. to noon & repeated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participants will learn how to cut their cooking time in half by using the electric pressure cooker to prepare holiday meals. In addition, they will learn how to use herbs and spices to reduce sodium in their diet, along with holiday decorating ideas.

The registration fee is $20.00. Participants must register online by November 29. This class is limited to 30 participants. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

COVID-19 Precautions: Masks and social distancing are highly recommended.

For more information about these programs contact Martha B. Maddox, CEA IV, at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Andra Johnson, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. 

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