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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Missouri 4-H Equine Tour 2013

When:  Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to Monday, May 27, 2013, 8 p.m.

Where:  
Itinerary destinations to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas exploring a wide representation of the indigenous equine industry and collegiate programs.
101 South Main, Plattsburg MO map...

Description:

Whoa! If you love horses, are 13-18, and dream of future with horses, you don’t want to miss this amazing trip! The 2013 Missouri 4-H Equine Tour is headed to the wide open spaces of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas to explore the indigenous equine careers and western horse industry May 21-27. Just a few of the plans on this busy itinerary will include visits to prestigious equine collegiate programs, western performance horse ranches, Remington Quarter Horse Race Track, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Stockyards, custom saddle and boot makers, meeting renowned trainers and equine medical experts, the Oklahoma City Memorial, and meeting up with rodeo professionals. This is just the beginning! The $550 tour fee includes most meals, hotels, transportation on a chartered bus, admission fees, tour shirts/bags/group photo. Applications are due before March 1 and are available: http://mo4h.missouri.edu/events/horse . For more information contact Debbie Davis, 816-539-3765 or davisdd@missouri.edu.  more...

Session topic:

2013 Missouri 4-H Equine Career Tour

Registration:

Applications are due before March 1 and are available: http://mo4h.missouri.edu/events/horse . For more information contact Debbie Davis, 816-539-3765 or davisdd@missouri.edu.  more...

Registration
deadline:

3/1/2013

Class size:

50

Event full:

No

Cost:

$550.00

Facilitator:

Debra Davis, davisdd@missouri.edu
Clinton County MU Extension Center
phone: 816/539-3765




2013 Christian-Stone-Taney Regional Grazing School

When:  Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 8 a.m. to Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4 p.m.

Where:  
Ozark First Baptist Church
Ozark MO

Session topic:

Regional Grazing School

Registration
deadline:

5/14/2013

Class size:

60

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Gordon L. Carriker, Ph.D., carrikerg@missouri.edu
Christian County MU Extension Center
phone: (417) 581-3558




Youth Development Academy Modules

When:  Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:15 a.m. to Friday, May 24, 2013, 5 p.m.

Where:  
Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center
813 Virginia Ave. , Columbia MO map...

Session topic:

The goal of the Youth Development Academy is to provide youth development professionals, MU Extension faculty and staff, and college students with the knowledge and skills necessary for work with youth in public, private, or civic settings.

Registration
deadline:

5/1/2013

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$499.00




QuickBooks for Your Business (Session 8 of 14)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State University's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise & Business Development.
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

This powerful accounting system for businesses will enable you to track the progress of your company and at the same time allow you to focus on your business, not on being an accountant. QuickBooks® is a tool you can use to automate the tasks you will need to perform as a business owner to document and track the accounting activity of your existing business, or to set up a new business. This course will provide an opportunity for hands-on practice. more...

Session topic:

QuickBooks is a tool you can use to automate the tasks you will need to perform as a business owner to document and track the accounting activity of your existing business, or to set up a new business. It is designed for PC users only.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$179.00

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 471/836-5685




Selling to the Government: The First Steps

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Railway Exchange Building...13th Floor/Conference Room
615 Olive Street, Saint Louis MO map...

Description:

The federal government awards nearly $100 billion dollars in contracts annually to small business owners. Are you ready to market yourself to the world’s largest customer? This 3-hour seminar offers an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor, how to identify opportunities, and understand the contracting process.

Registration:

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Millie Miller-Hoover, millerhooverm@missouri.edu
St. Louis County MU Extension Center
phone: 314/400-2115




FastTrac® - Listening To Your Business™

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Cole County Extension Center
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd, Jefferson City MO map...

Description:

Where do you want your business to be in 3 years? If you don’t know where you are going how can you make plans to get there? Do you currently spend more time working IN the business rather than ON the business? Here is your chance to think about the future - to think strategically. This is a hands-on workshop was developed by the Kauffman Foundation. The workshop provides business owners and managers the critical evaluation tools and action steps they need to reach their vision. Don’t get so caught up in your companys daily operations that you don’t fulfill your leadership responsibilities to prepare for the future. Register for this program and Measure, Manage, and Succeed for $200!  more...

Registration:

Call the Cole County Extension Center at 573-634-2824 to register

Cost:

$110.00

Facilitator:

Chris V. Thompson, ThompsonCV@missouri.edu
Cole County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 634-2824




Using Social Media to Enhance Your Business

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Arrowhead Building Supply
181 Hollister Pointe Dr, Hollister MO map...

Description:

We will be asking a social media expert to help attendees understand how to use social media in order to increase their business in terms
of attracting customers, engaging customers and increasing the bottom line. Incorporating a social media strategy is an integral part of
overall marketing efforts. Understand the positives and negatives of the most popular social sites, the importance of monitoring your site
and the best monitoring tools. We will discuss how to launch a winning social media campaign, how to monitor your social outreach and
how to calculate your return on investment.

Session topic:

Participants will learn how to use social media to attract customers, engage customers and increase the bottom line.

Registration:

To register for any of these workshops, or for additional information, visit www.bransonchamber.com or contact LaDella Thomas at 417-334-4084, ext. 315 or email esutliff@bransoncvb.com.

Class size:

50

Event full:

No

Cost:

$15.00
$10

Facilitator:

Chrystal Irons, ironsc@missouri.edu
Taney County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/546-4431




Building Strong Families-Reynolds County

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
Nutrition Center
Ellington MO

Description:

Presented Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate to the general public in Reynolds County

Session topic:

Building Strong Families program to general public in Reynolds County on Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Phyllis Flanigan, FlaniganP@missouri.edu
Butler County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/686-8064




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 7 of 10)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
Warren County Senior Center
501 Ashland Ave, Warrenton MO map...

Description:

This progra will be held at the Warren County Senior Center on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 until 11:00.

Session topic:

Session 7 exercise

Registration:

Contact Chris Merritt at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Warren County, 636-456-3444 or merrittc@missouri.edu

Registration
deadline:

4/10/2013

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Chris Merritt, merrittc@missouri.edu
Warren County MU Extension Center
phone: 636/456-3444




Abraham Lincoln--the many trials & stories involving slavery

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
The program is held at a lower meeting room at St. Paul United Methodist church, 413 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO

Session topic:

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Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

James Wirth, WirthJ@missouri.edu
Taney County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/546-4431




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, Family Love Adult Day Health Care (Session 4 of 10)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Family Love Adult Day Care



286 DeBaliviere Ave., St. Louis MO map...

Description:

A strength training program for middle-aged and older adults. The programs goal is to improve health and quality of life. Exercise sessions to improve strength and balance include warm-up exercises, strengthening exercises and cool-down stretches. An orientation and pre-assessment precede nine weeks of exercise sessions, and the program concludes with a post-assessment.

Registration:

Call Joyce Wilks
Phone: (314)367-5683

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$25.00

Facilitator:

Damaris Karanja, karanjad@missouri.edu
St. Louis County MU Extension Center
phone: 314/400-7298




Cooking Matters for Diabetics (Session 5 of 6)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  
Katy Trails Housing Complex, Community Room
Clinton MO

Description:

This 6 week class focuses on hands-on basic food prep and food budeting skills for limited resources individuals who have diabetes OR a caregiver to a diabetic.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Susan Mills-Gray, Mills-GrayS@missouri.edu
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension
phone: 660/383-1633




Stay Strong. Stay Healthy. Advanced (Session 16 of 20)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11 a.m. to noon

Session topic:

Participants warm-up and complete a series of 8-10 exercises and cool down.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Tamara Roberts, robertstt@missouri.edu
Bates County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/679-4167




Endicott Pear Dedication Ceremony

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  
Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic, Springfield MO map...

Description:

A grafted scion of the original Endicott pear was donated to the Master Gardeners of Greene County Demonstration Garden by Gordon Harmon, a descendent of the Endicott family.

Session topic:

Endicott Pear dedication

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




BSF for Youth-Babysitting (Session 1 of 2)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1 p.m. to Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4 p.m.

Where:  
Bollinger County Health Department
Highway 34, Marble Hill MO map...

Description:

This class helps youth face the challenges of taking care ofo someone else's children. First aid and safety lesson are learned to help make good choices.

Session topic:

Babysitting class

Registration:

Call the Bollinger County Extension Office at 573-238-2420

Registration
deadline:

5/21/2013

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$15.00

Facilitator:

Mary Gosche, GoscheM@missouri.edu
Cape Girardeau County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 243-3581




Arthritis Exercise Class (Session 4 of 12)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  
senior Citizens Center
Greenfield MO

Session topic:

Introduction to class, workshop overview. Each class is organized to include: Health Education, Joint check warm-up, Exercises for 35 minutes to include: Range of Motion & strengthening, Balance, endurance exercises; cool down and relaxation.

Registration:

To register, please call MU- Extension Office in Greenfield- Tina Brownsberger at 417-637-2112

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00
The class is free- brought to you by The Arthritis Foundation. Participants will receive a Participant Manual with exercises and instructions on how to exercise safely.

Facilitator:

Lydia Kaume, kaumel@missouri.edu
Barton County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/682-3579




Social Media Marketing for Small Business

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
SBTDC
500 East Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia MO map...

Description:

Optimizing Social-Media and Online Presence for Small Businesses is now more critical than ever!

By now, your business probably has a social media presence such as a Facebook page, Twitter account, etc. But is it integrated with your website? Do you optimize your online presence through location and keyword specific tactics via SEM (Search Engine Marketing) and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? Are you efficiently converting your website traffic to leads to customers to evangelists? What are customers saying about your business on local business pages? How about web ads? Is your business’s online presence standing out from your competition's?

WorldWideWeb giants such as Facebook and Google are rolling out changes every day and it could be overwhelming to stay up-to-date on your marketing strategies.

Attend this seminar and gain a comprehensive perspective of what’s new and how you can use newer platforms and features to your advantage to gain an edge over your competition. There are many great free tools out there that you can put to use right away! You don’t have to be a techy person to attend this seminar.

You will walk away with:
• Understanding of how all online platforms need to work together to drive qualified traffic to your business;
• Knowledge to use Google Adwords, Google Adsense, Google Places, Facebook Ads and Yahoo Local;
• Tactics to appropriately engage with and retain your customers on key social media platforms;
• Strategies to gear your internet marketing campaigns to local customers more effectively;
• Techniques to leverage your customers for content creation, R&D, WOM and more;
• Tracking web analytics to gain online marketing intelligence; and
• Measuring leading metrics and ROI.

If your business is not up to speed when it comes to tech savvy networking and socializing then you might suffer from those businesses that tweet, poke and like their way to the top of the social ladder.

Registration:

Register online or contact the Small Business & Technology Development Center at (573) 882-7096.

Registration
deadline:

5/17/2013

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$49.00

Facilitator:

Olivia Gill, GillOS@umsystem.edu
University of Missouri SBTDC
phone: 573/884-8087




Tai Chi for Health - Mizzou (Session 7 of 11)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Mizzou Center/Mizzou Health Impact Center
1600 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs MO map...

Description:

Tai Chi for Health is easy to learn for relaxation, strengthening mind and body, and improving health and fitness. The gentle movements of Tai Chi have been shown to improve coordination, balance, flexibility, muscle strength, and posture. Tai Chi helps create a sense of well-being while facilitating mind/body awareness and reducing stress.

Registration:

Mizzou Center/Mizzou Health Impact Center
816-655-6718

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00
$30 for 6 weeks $50 for 12 weeks




Focus on Kids--Pettis County--Sedalia, MO (Session 8 of 23)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where:  
Located in Country Mall between Westlakes Hardware and Factory Return Outlet, enter the double doors and go to the right and follow hall to the end. Meeting is across hall from University of Missouri Extension Office. Call Extension office to pre-register and more information at 660-827-0591.
1012A Thompson Blvd, Sedalia MO map...

Description:

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children. Conflict between parents, both before and after a divorce, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after their divorce.

Registration:

To register contact the Pettis County University of Missouri Extension Office at 660-827-0591 located at 1012A Thompson Blvd, Sedalia, MO, Fee of $35 needs to be paid by the day before the class.

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

Kay Sparks, sparksl@missouri.edu
Pettis County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/827-0591




Divorce on the Horizon? Considerations for Women

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
St. Louis Extension Center
10650 Gateway Blvd., St. Louis MO map...

Description:

If you are a woman considering divorce or in the early stages of the divorce process, you will learn: 1) about legal, financial and emotional support resources available during and after the divorce process; 2) what to expect during a divorce and how to prepare for the challenge with greater confidence and understanding; 3) different ways to get divorced.

Registration:

Call 636-970-3000 to register; Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. If you are unable to attend the class, you can participate via a DSL connection. Advise the office when you register if you will participate via DSL.

Cost:

$25.00

Facilitator:

Suzanne Gellman, GellmanS@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: 636/970-3000




Master Gardener Level 1 Training (Session 12 of 16)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension Center
260 Brown Rd, Saint Peters MO map...

Session topic:

Home Vegetable Production

Registration:

Call 636-970-3000. Visa, Master Card and Discover accepted.

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$195.00

Facilitator:

Scott Killpack, KillpackS@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 970-3000




Mt. Moriah Hustlers 4-H Club (Session 2 of 12)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Jacoby Chapel Church

Description:

monthly 4-H club meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Amanda Tempel, tempela@missouri.edu
Johnson County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/747-3193




Monticello 4-H Club Meeting (Session 18 of 19)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Monticello Church

Description:

Monticello 4-H Club Meeting

Session topic:

Monticello 4-H Club meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Katherine Hogan, hoganka@missouri.edu
Clark County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/727-3339




4-H Council Development (Session 3 of 5)

When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension Center
260 Brown Road, St. Peters MO map...

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

John Nickler, NicklerJ@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 970-3000