October Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences programs for October 2018. These programs are being offered by Martha B. Maddox, County Extension Agent IV, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Ave., Gainesville).

Saving $$$ with Green Cleaning Supplies – October 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This class covers making green household cleaners. Attendees will make several cleaners such as all-purpose cleaner, carpet & mattress freshener, room spray & deodorizer, window cleaner, laundry detergent, and more.

Participants must register online by September 27th. The registration fee is $15.00 and includes materials and a booklet of cleaning recipes. There are no refunds for registration fees.

View the Saving $$$ with Green Cleaning Supplies flyer.

Fresh Start – October 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, and repeated again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Those with a financial history that includes bounced checks or overdrawn funds should consider the Fresh Start program. Fresh Start helps participants get their finances back on track, develop healthier financial patterns, and open an account with a new bank or credit union. At the end of the course, those who pass a financial management test earn a certificate to open an account with a bank or credit union participating in the Fresh Start program. Notice of Adverse Action from Vystar Credit Union must be presented before the class.

Fresh Start covers the basics of financial management, from creating a spending plan to preventing identity theft. Attendees also get hands on practice balancing a checkbook and mapping out a personal budget. The program goal is to help people make a habit of knowing where their money is going.

The registration fee is $25.00, and there are two options to register. Participants can register by mail by completing an application, and mailing it with money order to:
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
Attn: Martha B. Maddox
2800 N.E. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Participants can also register in person by completing an application and bringing exact change or money order to the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

View the Fresh Start flyer.

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, 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.

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