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Thursday, March 13, 2014

What's Brewing Series 2013-2014 (Session 3 of 4)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where:  
New Sunny Mount Baptist Church
4700 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis MO map...

Description:

What’s Brewing?: Exploring Issues, Opportunities & Connections for St. Louis Area Neighborhoods

Why have some St. Louis communities rebounded, while others have remained stagnant or continued to decline? What strategies and strengths have made the difference?

Join us for a series of breakfast conversations to explore Rebound Communities: What Explains Neighborhood Success? Each session will focus on a different rebound neighborhood and include:
• Background analysis by Dr. Todd Swanstrom of the University of Missouri–St. Louis;
• A panel discussion featuring stakeholders who have played a key role in the community’s development
• Group discussion to explore application of strategies to other St. Louis communities.
 more...

Session topic:

What's Brewing?: Mark Twain

Registration:

This event is free, however registration is required by emailing registercpp@gmail.com more...

Class size:

75

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kara Lubischer, lubischerk@umsl.edu
St. Louis County Extension Center at UMSL
phone: 314/516-6392




Effective Advertising & Promotions (Session 3 of 3)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Description:

Advertising and promotion can be a major expense item for your company. Getting good results from your investment, though, requires a methodical approach to successfully develop your marketing strategies. Marketing today is part science, part art, a bit of logic and a passion for your business. It doesn?t have to be hard ? and it should be fun. Learn how to determine what to say, to whom it should be said, and the best vehicles to communicate those special messages about your business. This class will help you better understand advertising and promotional techniques, determine effective methods to promote your company, and how to regularly use those approaches to get the best return for your marketing dollars. more...

Session topic:

Advertising and promotion can be a major expense item for your company. Getting good results from your investment, though, requires a methodical approach to successfully develop your marketing strategies.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu to read more about the seminar and to register or call at 417-837-2617 more...

Registration
deadline:

3/8/2013

Cost:

$119.00

Facilitator:

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




Water Awareness Festival-Caldwell County (Session 1 of 2)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  
Hamilton United Methodist Church, Family Life Center
104 West Samuel, Hamilton MO map...

Description:

Caldwell County Water Festival teaching fifth grade students water and soil stewardship lessons through eight experiential teaching stations conducted by staff from University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Department of Conservation.

Session topic:

Fifth grade students engaged in eight experiential teaching sessions learning water and soil stewardship lessons.

Registration
deadline:

3/13/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

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




Selling to the Government: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
St. Louis County Extension Office
10650 Gateway Blvd., Creve Couer MO , Saint Louis MO map...

Description:

The federal government awards over $400 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. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting.

Session topic:

The federal government awards over $400 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.

Registration:

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

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




FREE VITA Tax Preparation by Appointment Only, Northwest MO (Session 8 of 18)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 p.m.

Where:  
Nodaway County Extension Office
Administration Center
403 N Market, Room 308, Maryville MO map...

Description:

If you are low- to moderate-income, and would like help with filing your taxes, we will help you at no cost to you. Free tax returns can also be prepared for high school and college students; as well as individuals and families who do not own a business.
You do need to make an appointment. You can make your appointment by calling your local University of Missouri Extension Center or call the Andrew County Extension Center at 816.324.3147, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM or you can leave a message and Kathy or Rebecca will return your call. Bring picture IDs for all adults, Social Security cards for everyone you are claiming, W-2s, 1099s, etc. It is also a good idea to bring anything you receive in the mail that indicates it is tax related and a copy of your last years’ tax return.

Session topic:

Free Tax Preparation in Nodaway County

Registration:

Call for appointment.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Rebecca J. Travnichek, Ph.D, AFC, TravnichekR@missouri.edu
Andrew County MU Extension Center
phone: (816) 324-3147




Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Union- Zion UCC - 9 AM (Session 9 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Where:  
Zion United Church of Christ
115 South Washington Avenue
Union, Missouri 63084
115 S Washington Ave, Union MO map...

Description:

A ten-week strengh training program to improve strength, flexiblity and balance in adults age 45 and older. more...

Session topic:

Class 8 Exercise

Registration:

Franklin County MU Extension Center
116 West Main Street
Union, MO 63084
Phone: (636) 583-5141 more...

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$30.00
$15 refund if complete pre- and post-evaluation and attend all sessions

Facilitator:

Mary Schroepfer, SchroepferM@missouri.edu
Franklin County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 583-5141




Fundamentals of Government Contracting The Bidding Process (Session 2 of 2)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon

Where:  
St. Charles Economic Development Center
Commerce Room
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles MO map...

Description:

This basic 3 hour seminar will cover the federal government's acquisition process which will help you understand the instruments the government uses to solicit products and services and how they are used; proposal preparation, proposal blunders, and proposal evaluation. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting.

Session topic:

This basic 3-hour seminar will cover the federal government’s acquisition process which will help you understand the instruments the government uses to solicit products and services and how they are used.

Registration:

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Carolyn Jones, jonescarol@umsystem.edu
St. Louis Regional PTAC
phone: 314/643-7684




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Bethany, Jan-Mar 2014 (Session 8 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Where:  
Harrison County Extension Center
1505 Main St, Court House Basement, Bethany MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an ten-week strength training program for middle-aged and older adults. The program’s goal is to improve health and quality of life. The class will meet once a week.

We will incorporate warm-up exercises; simple strengthening exercises, with or without weights; and cool down stretches. Weights are provided for the class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water bottle and towel.

Registration:

Call Janet at the Harrison County Extension office 660-425-6434 to register.

Registration
deadline:

1/15/2014

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$20.00
Scholarships are available.

Facilitator:

Janet M. Hackert, HackertJ@missouri.edu
Harrison County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 425-6434




Character Critters-Lakeland (Session 3 of 5)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
Lakeland Elementary School
Deepwater MO

Description:

Character Education or pre-school and kindergarten students

Session topic:

Roy the Responsible Rabbit

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Saralee Jamieson, JamiesonS@missouri.edu
St. Clair County MU Extension Center
phone: (417) 646-2419




Chronic Disease Self-Management (Webster County) (Session 1 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
Webster County MU Extension Center
800 S. Marshall St., Marshfield, MO, Marshfield MO map...

Description:

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in two and a half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings (e.g. senior centers, churches, libraries). People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Session topic:

Session one: Overview of self-managment and chronic health conditions; Using your mind to manage symptoms; Getting a good nights sleep; making an action plan

Registration:

Pam Duitsman; duitsmanp@missouri.edu; 881-8909 x315; OR Becky Lafferty; rlafferty@jordanvalley.org; 417-831-0150 EXT 1272

Registration
deadline:

3/5/2014

Class size:

18

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Pamela Duitsman, duitsmanp@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Stay Strong. Stay Healthy. Advanced (Session 11 of 19)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Where:  
Bates County Memorial Hospital
615 W. Nursery, Butler MO map...

Description:

Participants complete a series of 2 sets of 12 strength training exercises. Pre and post assessments to assess flexibility and balance will be conducted.

Session topic:

Participants will complete a series of 2 sets of 12 strength training exercises.

Registration:

Call Bates County Extension at 660-679-4167

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

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




A Matter of Balance (Session 1 of 8)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks
611 E North St, Eldon MO map...

Description:

Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. The Matter of Balance class emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to: view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Registration:

To register for this class, please call the Miller County Extension Office at 573-369-2394 or stop by the Miller County Extension Office located in Tuscumbia. You may also email Sarah Traub at traubs@missouri.edu.

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00
This class is being offered for FREE due to a grant received!!

Facilitator:

Sarah M. Traub, traubs@missouri.edu
Cooper County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/882-5661




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Union- Zion UCC - 10:15 AM (Session 9 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Where:  
Zion United Church of Christ
115 South Washington Avenue
Union, Missouri 63084
115 S Washington Ave, Union MO map...

Description:

A ten-week strengh training program to improve strength, flexiblity and balance in adults age 45 and older. more...

Session topic:

Class 8 Exercise

Registration:

Franklin County MU Extension Center
116 West Main Street
Union, MO 63084
Phone: (636) 583-5141 more...

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$35.00
$15 refund if complete pre- and post-evaluation and attend all sessions

Facilitator:

Mary Schroepfer, SchroepferM@missouri.edu
Franklin County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 583-5141




Chair Tai Chi for Arthritis -Kingswood (Session 2 of 34)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Warnall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

Chair Tai Chi for Arthritis is a gentle, slow and safe exercise to help strengthen balance, relieve pain, promote flexibility, relax mind and body, and enhance overall health. The exercise program is easy to learn and ideal for people with physical challenges, chronic diseases or those undergoing rehab or physical therapy.


Registration:

816-942-0994

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00




Developing Youth Leadership and Citizenship to Enhance Community Viability - School Enrichment (Session 6 of 8)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  
Clinton Middle School
Clinton Street, Clinton MO map...

Description:

Puppet Power middle school puppetry program performs character education skits in elementary class rooms.

Session topic:

Puppet Power performances for elementary classrooms.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Lisa Wallace, WallaceL@missouri.edu
Henry County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 885-5556




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy-Bates (Session 12 of 20)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Bates County Memorial Hospital
615 W. Nursery, Butler MO map...

Description:

A series of eight strengthening exercises will be completed in each class with a warm-up and cool down period. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to gain strength, flexibility and balance.

Session topic:

Participants will complete a warm-up, 2 sets each of 8 strength training exercises, and a cool down.

Registration:

call Bates County Extension at 660-679-4167

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

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




Tai Chi for Arthritis-Kingswood (Session 7 of 40)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Warnall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an easy and effective exercise class, integrating the mind and body, that improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. The class is based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America.

Registration:

816-942-0994

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00




Stay Strong. Stay Healthy - University of Missouri St. Louis (Session 7 of 10)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session topic:

Session #7

Registration
deadline:

1/16/2014

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mary Wissmann, MS, RD, LD, WissmannM@missouri.edu
St. Louis County MU Extension Center
phone: 314/400-7287




Building Better Child Care--Northland Early Education Council board meetings (Session 8 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  
North Kansas City Hospital--Health Services Pavilion
2790 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City MO map...

Description:

The Northland Early Education Council (NEEC) is a collaboration of agencies, organizations and educational institutions with the shared goal of providing high quality, accessible and affordable training opportunities for early care and education providers in the Northland area of greater Kansas City. A secondary goal is to provide regular venues for professional networking within the early childhood community. The NEEC is chaired by Diana Milne, Extension Human Development Specialist and administered through the Clay County/University of Missouri Extension Center.

Session topic:

The Northland Early Education Council board members meet monthly to conduct regular business; including the planning, promotion and evaluation of local trainings for early care and education professionals.

Registration:

NEEC board meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in supporting and advancing the goals of the Northland Early Education Council. For more information on regular meeting dates, times and locations, contact the University of Missouri Extension Center at 816-407-3490.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Diana Milne, MilneD@missouri.edu
Clay County MU Extension Center
phone: 816/407-3490




Development Committee Meetings (Session 1 of 10)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Description:

Meetings to discuss fundraising and development efforts centered around the Walking/Driving Tour

Session topic:

A series of meeting with community members to discuss and brainstorm ideas for development and fundraising of the Walking/Driving Tour and the Community Arts Pilot Project.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mark Porth, PorthM@umsystem.edu
Henry County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/885-5556




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, St. Peters (Session 7 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  
St. Charles County Extension Center
260 Brown Rd, Saint Peters MO map...

Description:

A strength training program for middle-aged and older adults. The program's goal is to improve health and quality of life. Exercise sessions improve strength and balance and include warm-up exercises, strengthening exercises and cool-down stretches. There are ten weeks of exercise sessions plus an orientation and pre-assessment session. The program concludes with a post-assessment during the last session.

Session topic:

Exercise

Registration:

Call 636-970-3000 to register or for more information. VISA Master Card and Discover accepted.

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00
Participants who attend all sessions and complete pre- and post-assessments will receive a $20 refund.

Facilitator:

Linda Rellergert, RellergertL@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: 636/970-3000




Canceled: Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Buchanan County Extension Office
From Mitchell, turn at the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator (Missouri Western Campus)
Go to top of hill and turn left at MU Extension Sign. Class will be held in red brick building in back conference room
4125 Mitchell Ave, St. Joseph MO map...



Strength and Balance Exercises for the Elderly (Session 7 of 40)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  
Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Wornall, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

The Strength and Balance Exercises for the Elderly program is to help frail seniors learn to improve their mobility and balance and reduce risk of falls. The program focuses on breathing, strength, stretch, coordination, and balance.

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00




Building Your Credit - A Personal and Business Asset

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
SBTDC Offices (located directly across the street from the U.S. Post Office main entrance)
500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia MO map...

Description:

Need a business loan, buying a home, car – You need good credit. Would you go back in time to fix your credit? This seminar will address the value of good credit, how to raise your credit score and how to protect your credit.
Topics include:
• 10 Credit Myths that Fool Us
• How much Debt is Too Much
• How to Fix your Credit and Debt Help
• Identity Theft
• Restoring Your Credit
• Understanding your Credit Report

Registration
deadline:

3/10/2014

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

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




Focus on Kids - Saline County

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Saline County Extension Center
353 S. Lafayette, Marshall 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. more...

Registration:

Contact the Saline County Extension Center at 660-886-6908. more...

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

Jessica Trussell, trusselljl@missouri.edu
Livingston County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/646-0811




Understanding Financial Statements

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  
Plaster Hall Room 104, MSSU
3950 Newman Rd., Joplin MO map...

Description:

This workshop is designed for business owners, managers and those who want to learn how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. They will learn how to capture information from the Income Statement and Balance Sheet, calculate several useful Ratios and learn to make business decisions from this information. more...

Cost:

$49.00

Facilitator:

Ken Surbrugg, surbrugg-k@mssu.edu
Missouri Southern State University SBTDC
phone: 417/625-9557




Walking/Driving Tour Committee Meetings (Session 9 of 9)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Description:

Meetings with the Walking/Driving Tour Committee

Session topic:

Meeting to discuss the edits to the scripts for the audio portion of the Walking/Driving Tour and schedule for upcoming residency

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mark Porth, PorthM@umsystem.edu
Henry County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/885-5556




Cooking Matters for Adults (Session 5 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  
Book view Apartments in Montgomery City, MO
600 West 5th St., Mongomery City MO map...

Description:

A 6 session nutrition and food preparation course. Partnering in this program with Extension are the Brookview Apartment complex in Montgomery City and the North East Community Action Corporation in Montgomery County.

Registration:

Contact Ted Delean at Brookview Apartments 600 W. 5th Street, Montgomery City, MO or Chris Merritt at MU Extension, 636-456-3444.

Registration
deadline:

2/10/2014

Class size:

15

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

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




Clinton Cougars 4-H Club (Session 5 of 10)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Clinton Methodist Church

Session topic:

Monthly Club Meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kim Hall, mehlk@umsystem.edu
Johnson County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/747-3193




Tai Chi for Arthritis-Raytown School District (Session 6 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  
Raytown School and Educational Conference Center
10750 E. 350 Highway, Raytown MO map...

Description:

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an easy and effective exercise class, integrating the mind and body, that improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. The class is based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America.

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$40.00




Home Buyer Education / H.O.M.E

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Kansas City Public Library - Trails West Branch
11401 East 23rd Street , Independence MO map...

Description:

USDA Rural Development Home Buyer Education

Session topic:

USDA Rural Development Home Buyer Education

Registration
deadline:

3/13/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Marsha Alexander, AlexanderM@missouri.edu
Jackson County MU Extension Center at Kansas City
phone: (816) 482-5850




West Plains Beef and Forage Seminar

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
West Plains Civic Center
110 Saint Louis St, West Plains MO map...

Description:

The Annual Beef and Forage Seminar will be on Thursday, March 13, 2014 with registration at 5:30 pm at the West Plains Civic Center Magnolia Room. Topics covered at the seminar include tips and strategies to make local beef and forage producers more successful.

John Jennings, University of Arkansas State Forage Specialist (past Howell County Agronomy Specialist) and Scott Brown, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri. Topics include: 300 Days of Grazing Program, current forage research, and cattle market outlook for the coming year. Speakers sponsored by the Howell County Soil and Water Conservation District, Howell County Farm Bureau, and South Central Cattlemen’s Association.

Registration:

Contact the Howell County Extension Center

Registration
deadline:

3/11/2014

Cost:

$15.00
Includes meal and reference materials

Facilitator:

Logan Wallace, wallaceld@missouri.edu
Howell County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/256-2391




Operation JumpStart (Session 2 of 12)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
920 Broadway, Cape Girardeau MO map...

Description:

Operation JumpStart is a hands-on training program designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their business ideas while building essential business planning and preparation skills. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition, marketing and cash flow management.

Session topic:

Participants will define their business concept statement and completing the Personal Financial State Form

Registration:

Register by calling 573-651-2929 or by email - gervin@semo.edu

Registration
deadline:

3/10/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Glenna Ervin, gervin@semo.edu
Southeast Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 573/986-6084




Health Insurance Education - Douglass Manor; St. Louis

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Douglass Manor
548 North Elm, Webster Groves MO map...

Session topic:

Learn about your options under the new health care law:
• How the new law affects you
• Understanding your health insurance options
• Understanding Missouri’s Health Insurance Marketplace
• How to get help to pay for health insurance

Registration:

Call Betsy Solomon, Shepherd's Center at (314) 779-9231 or email betsysolomon@charter.net.

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

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




Focus on Kids

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
Montgomery County Health Department
400 N. Salisbury, Montgomery City MO map...

Registration:

Register with the the Montgomery Circuit Clerk's Office, Montgomery Courthouse, 211 E. Third Street, Montgomery City or call 573 564-3341

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$40.00

Facilitator:

Kathy Dothage, DothageM@missouri.edu
Osage County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 897-3648




Webb City Comprehensive Visioning Project with Drury's Center for Community Studies, Hammons School of Architecture (Session 3 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Route 66 Event Center

21 S Webb St, Webb City MO map...

Description:

MU Extension in collaboration with Drury's Center for Community Studies is hosting a series of open community meetings and workshops to develop a 'Vision Toolkit' for a comprehensives, community wide vision for Webb City. The process is intended to be intensely participant driven, BUT we need people to attend to be heard. Five (5) architecture students are working with a diverse Vision Advisory Committee and need YOUR participation to build the integrity of a 20-30 year citywide vision for Webb City.

This visioning effort is intended to develop a broader discussion of how the study area in Webb City can better realize its important potential for placemaking, heritage tourism, transit, housing, 'city repair', and related economic development.

Since Spring 2007, the academic collaboration between MU Extension and the Drury Center for Community Studies has assisted 28 communities with 30 visioning projects resulting in 5 DREAM Initiative communities and economic activity in the projected range of 20-30 million dollars. For each community this represents a first step along a path toward revitalization, entrepreneurship, economic development and overall sustainability.

Session topic:

Public presentation of Preliminary Concepts and dialogue concerning the issues & considerations related to the long range vision for Webb City.

Registration:

Open to the entire community.

Class size:

99

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Jeff Barber, LEED AP architect, barberj@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




2014 Master Gardeners of Greene County Core Training (Session 8 of 16)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Mercy Cancer Center
2055 S. Fremont, Springfield MO map...

Description:

An intensive in-depth training for those interested in the Master Gardener program. Preregistration and acceptance into the class is required.

Session topic:

Pruning

Registration:

Contact the Greene County University of Missouri Extension office at 417-881-8909 for registration details.

Class size:

50

Event full:

No

Cost:

$150.00

Facilitator:

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




2014 Voices of 4-H History Project (Session 4 of 8)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
Call the extension center for meeting location at 417-326-4916
110 E. Jefferson, Bolivar MO map...

Description:

County 4-H Project for those ages 8 and older who are interested in the history of 4-H in Polk County.

Session topic:

March meeting of the Voices of 4-H History in Polk County. Adults with 4-H history to share are invited to attend the meetings.

Registration:

Call the Polk County Extension Center for more information at 417-326-4916.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Velynda Cameron, cameronv@missouri.edu
Polk County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/326-4916




Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Description:

This three-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Enroll in both this class and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan and receive a $10 discount. more...

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

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




Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 38 of 43)

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
 more...

Session topic:

Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.

Registration:

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

Cost:

$139.00
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business

Facilitator:

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




Master Gardener Training - Cedar County (Session 6 of 12)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Cedar County Health Complex
807 Owen Mill Rd., Stockton MO map...

Description:

COURSE CONTENT
Course consists of ten, 3-hour sessions covering the following topics:
Woody Ornamentals & Trees
Irrigation, Hobby Greenhouses & Tool Care
Plant Growth & Development
Plant Diseases
Soils & Composting
Entomology
Vegetable Gardening
Flower Gardening
Growing Fruit Crops
Turfgrass

Trainees will receive 30 hours of horticulture training taught by MU Extension Specialists and other professionals.

Session topic:

Soils and Composting taught by Pat Miller Agronomy Specialist MU Extension Vernon County

Registration:

Please register as soon as possible by mail, phone, or walk-in. Master Gardener Training Program-- $150 per person ($250/couple). Please make check payable to: Cedar County Extension. For more informaiton contact the Cedar County Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or Patrick Davis by email at davismp@missouri.edu

Registration
deadline:

1/23/2014

Cost:

$150.00
$150 single or $250 couples. Training fee covers the following: Missouri Master Gardener Core Manual, Master Gardener Certification, name tag, travel and instruction expenses for class educators.

Facilitator:

Patrick Davis, DavisMP@missouri.edu
Cedar County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/276-3313




Clinton Cool Cats 4-H Club (Session 5 of 12)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Clinton Methodist Church

Session topic:

Monthly Club Meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kim Hall, mehlk@umsystem.edu
Johnson County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/747-3193




Canceled: Growing & Cooking Vegetables in Your Garden (Session 1 of 3)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
University of Missouri Extension
105 E. 5th, Suite 100, Kansas City MO map...



Starting a Business: The First Steps & Basics of Writing a Business Plan

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business

405 North Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Thinking about starting your own business, being your own boss and enjoying the life of an entrepreneur? Fantastic!
Of course you have a business plan, have secured funding, and have hired an accountant and lawyer, right?

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps & The basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 6-hour workshop series divided over 2 days created for those considering going into business for themselves.

In just two evenings, you will…

• Discover if you have what it takes to be an owner by assessing your strengths and weaknesses.
• Learn the importance of having a business plan and what might go wrong if you don’t!
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition.
• Focus on assembling a market plan/niche.
• Find successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investor.

Session topic:

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps & The basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 6-hour workshop series divided over 2 days created for those considering going into business for themselves.

Registration:

2-day workshop

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00
If you are a dislocated or laid off worker registered with jobs.mo.gov, you could attend these workshops at no cost. Please call 800-392-2949 for details.

Facilitator:

Ronald Mueller, muellerrf@missouri.edu
Missouri SBTDCs, State Office
phone: (636) 928-7714




Master Gardener Core Training - Morgan (Session 1 of 10)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Morgan/Moniteau County MU Extension office
100 E. Newton St. 4th Floor, Versailles MO map...

Description:

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener Program throughout Missouri promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research based gardening information.

Session topic:

Course consists of ten, 3-hour sessions covering the following topics: Woody Ornamentals & Trees, Landscaping,Plant Growth & Development, Plant Diagnostics & Diseases, Soils & Plant Nutrients,Entomology,Vegetable Production and Herbaceous Ornamentals

Registration
deadline:

3/6/2014

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$135.00
Course Fee: $135 single or $225 couples. Training fee covers the following: Master Gardener Core Manual, Master Gardener Certification, name tag, and travel and instruction expenses for class educators.

Facilitator:

Joni Ross Harper, rossjo@missouri.edu
Morgan County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/378-5358




Introduction to Quick Books for Farms and Agribusinesses (Session 2 of 4)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
Mineral Area College - Location information available upon registration.
5370 Flat River Road, Park Hills MO map...

Description:

Join us for this introductory course to QuickBooks for Farms and AgriBusinesses. Consider QuickBooks for your business record keeping software. Now you can quickly do your invoicing, bookkeeping, and billing because QuickBooks gives you the things you need most, all in one place. Easily track sales and expenses, accept payments, scan receipts, and be ready for tax time.

Registration:

To register, please call the Washington County Extension Office at (573) 438-2671 and send registration payment of $50 to:
Washington County Extension
113 N. Missouri St. Suite A
Potosi, MO 63664
Questions about the program? Please call Lynn Heins at (573) 438-2671 or cell phone (618) 214-4059.

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00

Facilitator:

Lynn Heins, hambletonl@missouri.edu
Washington County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/438-2671




Serv Safe Winter 2014 (Session 3 of 5)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Hannibal Career and Technical Center -- Room V200
4550 McMasters Avenue, Hannibal MO map...

Description:

An opportunity for anyone in Marion County that needs to have food safety training. This nationally regonized course is required by local county ordinance for foodserive workers.

Session topic:

Third session of the ServSafe course. This instruction will help participants prepare for the exam.

Registration:

Contact the Hannibal Career and technical Center at 573-221-4430 to register.

Registration
deadline:

3/3/2014

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$125.00
The fee includes the Serv Safe manual and exam answer sheet. If you already have the manual, you can register for $100.

Facilitator:

Jim Meyer, MeyerJE@missouri.edu
Ralls County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 985-3911




Low Cost Home Energy Savings Tips and Tools Workshop

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Fairfax Community Room

202 NW Railroad St., Fairfax MO map...

Description:

Has the cost of heating your home this winter put a crimp in your budget? Do the utility bills seem to constantly spiral upwards? Would you like to reduce your monthly utility bills? If you answered yes to any of these questions you should make plans to attend the Low Cost Home Energy Savings Tips and Tools Workshop.
The workshop is designed to feature low cost practices that can have a large impact on the home energy bill but are still simple enough that most homeowners can implement them on their own.
This workshop will demonstrate how to use a home energy checklist to evaluate that steps you should take first and what has the potential for the greatest and fastest payback. Weatherization of your home to keep the cold/hot outside air from coming into your home will also be a focus. Different types of weather-stripping and caulking materials will be discussed as well as some hands on exercises to show how to choose and install the proper material for each situation. Insulation is an important item for your home and what the recommended levels and the different types of insulation that can be used will be covered. The session will also include information on the ENERGY STAR program and a series of five-minute energy saving tips.

Registration:

Registration by March 10th is required

Cost:

$30.00
$30.00 per person or $40 per couple

Facilitator:

James J.W. Crawford, CrawfordJ@missouri.edu
Atchison County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 744-6231




Miller County Master Gardener Core Class Series (Session 3 of 11)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where:  
Location varies between Tuscumbia Extension Center, CBOLO Main Bank, & State Fair Community College Lake Ozark. Consult schedule for exact location that night.

Description:

Our basic Master Gardener program, which addresses all the major topics associated with gardening.

Session topic:

Vegetables

Registration
deadline:

2/24/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

James Quinn, quinnja@missouri.edu
Cole County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/634-2824




Women's Financial Education Series (Session 2 of 5)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville MO map...

Description:

The Women's Financial Education Series (WFES) is a multi-session workshop that helps women to: improve money management skills, increase current levels of financial knowledge, develop confidence in decision-making abilities, gain control over lives by taking control of their finances. more...

Session topic:

Banking, credit and debt management

Registration:

Click the more information link above for program and registration details or call 636-922-8233.

Registration
deadline:

2/27/2014

Cost:

$49.00
Partial scholarships available

Facilitator:

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




Jasper County Master Gardener Level I training (Session 8 of 14)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where:  
Jasper County Central Annex
105 Lincoln, Carthage MO map...

Description:

The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri. Those trained through the program volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening. To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30 hour Core Course Training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back in approved University of Missouri Extension activities. A large percentage of volunteer hours is dedicated to providing assistance with the heavy workload of horticulture questions in county Extension offices. Through activities such as Extension hot lines, workshops, speakers bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

Session topic:

Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners Meeting

Registration:

Contact the Jasper County Extension Center for an application and registration information.

Registration
deadline:

2/5/2014

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$150.00
Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners are providing scholarships to pay part of the fee. See application for details.

Facilitator:

Janet C. LaFon, LafonJ@missouri.edu
Jasper County MU Extension Center
phone: (417) 358-2158




Community Arts Pilot Project Meetings (Session 8 of 8)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Description:

Meetings to report back progress of all committees to share information with others on development/progress of project.

Session topic:

Monthly meeting for committees of Community Arts Pilot Project to report and share with the rest of the group their work.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mark Porth, PorthM@umsystem.edu
Henry County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/885-5556




Watershed Management & Planning (Session 6 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Mark Twain High School Ag classroom
21622 Hwy 19, Center MO map...

Description:

"Pesticides and Water Quality BMPs for Critical Watersheds"

Session topic:

Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Pesticides and Water Quality BMPs for Critical Watersheds - Center

Registration:

Preregister by contaction the University of Missouri Extension Office in Marion County at 573-769-2177 or marionco@missouri.edu.

Cost:

$12.00
$12.00 fee is for M87: Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. If in possession of this publication, please bring it to the training sessionsession to avoid purchasing a new copy.

Facilitator:

Alix Carpenter, CarpenterAC@missouri.edu
Marion County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 769-2177




Private Pesticide Applicator Training (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
Mark Twain High School Ag classroom, Center, MO
21622 Hwy 19, Center MO map...

Description:

Private Pesticide Applicator certification is required to purchase and apply restricted-use pesticides. This session will provide certification and recertification for Private Pesticide Applicators. The session will also address pesticides and water quality. Those attending to certify or recertify as a Missouri Private Pesticide Applicator must bring their copy of M87: Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual to the session, or purchase a copy at the session in order to (re)certify).

Session topic:

Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Center

Registration:

Please pre-register by contacting the Marion County University of Missouri Extension office at 573-769-2177 or marionco@missouri.edu.

Cost:

$12.00
The $12 fee is for the purchase of M87: Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual. If in possession of this publication, please bring it to the training session to avoid purchasing a new copy.

Facilitator:

Alix Carpenter, CarpenterAC@missouri.edu
Marion County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 769-2177