G.H.O.S.T!!!! FREE Storytelling / Preview concert

Join us if you dare!...
For a FREE Storytelling / Preview concert & informational session for the summer Ghost workshop/4-H spin club.

April 27, 2017 – 6:30 pm to 8pm
Corbin Theatre Co 15 N Water St, Liberty, MO 64068
Featured tellers: Joyce Slater, Steve Otto, Priscilla Howe, Jim Two Crows Wallen

Want to create a spooky, ghastly ghost story?
Want to scare your friends?
YOU can learn how to put fright into the night!
(come check out our FREE preview concert April 27, 2017 – 6:30 pm to 8pm @ Corbin Theatre Co, and learn more about out upcoming workshop)
The University of Missouri Extension is excited to announce enrollment in the first Greater Kansas City area GHOST Project! (Ghost, Horror, Or Scary Tales) a series of workshops and performance opportunities for Middle/High-school youth to learn to take their Ghost Storytelling skills to the next level. Youth will work with a professional storyteller to research, create and tell their own scary story, and then share it at a “GHOST Slam”, 2017.

To register for the workshops: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IKoNqYSrvkyNvL

For more information: Contact GK Callahan:  MU Extension - Community Arts Specialist / 1901 NE 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64118 / callahang@missouri.edu (Ext Office) 816-407-3490 (Main) 816-407-3497

QuickBooks classes coming to a location near you!

University of Missouri Extension’s Business Development Program will offer full-day QuickBooks trainings complete with a hands-on mobile computer lab in the Kansas City area. An Introduction to QuickBooks course will be on April 18 at the Blue Springs Extension office and another on April 27 at the Clay County Extension office. The Advanced QuickBooks Course is scheduled at MU Extension’s downtown KC River Market offices on May 4. For more details and registration for these and other courses, visit the online events calendar and registration portal at www.MissouriBusiness.net.

Each QuickBooks course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $99.00 (which covers materials). Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Call 816-252-5051 or e-mail samborskij@missouri.edu for more information beyond that provided on the website and attachments.         Blue Springs              Clay County KCMO                 River Market

QuickBooks can help businesses track inventory, invoice clients, pay vendors, manage payroll and reconcile accounts. QuickBooks has reportedly secured up to 85 percent of the small-business market. QuickBooks is easy to use regardless of your level of formal accounting experience once you understand the basics. QuickBooks is compatible with numerous popular business applications and mobile devices. It even allows users to create custom reports or output over 150 pre-configured reports.

Grandfamilies Conference - October 13, 2017

Applications for vendors and sponsors is now being taken. Contact Christine Brunkow for more information - brunkowc@missouri.edu or (816) 407-3490.


Small Farm Management Workshop For Women

Women always played a large part in agriculture, and the trend is coming back! Clay County Extension is sponsoring "Women In Small Farms", a program designed to provide women involved in the operation of a small farm (less than 100 acres) with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make informed management decisions regarding their business operation. You can also meet and network with other women involved in agriculture. The 4-session class will be held Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Clay County Extension office, 1901 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Nathanial Cahill, University of Missouri Agricultural Business Specialist, will teach the class. The fee is $60 and covers all course materials and refreshments. Register by calling the Clay County Extension office at (816) 407-3490.  PRINT FLYER. For more information about course content or special accommodations, contact Nathanial Cahill at (660) 747-3193 or cahilln@missouri.edu.

4-H SPIN Clubs New Option For Young People

A 4-H SPIN Club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests such as nature, heritage arts, science, photography, gardening, shooting sports, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people. We are looking for adults that have a talent or interest that they are willing to teach to young people in local communities. We are planning now for SPIN clubs that will meet in the next 3-6 months. SPIN clubs are planned around the volunteers availability. Have a positive impact on the next generation of young people in your community by sharing your experience and knowledge in a subject area you are passionate about. Contact Emily Reiersgaard, Clay County 4-H Youth Development Specialist, at (816) 407-3490 or email reiersgaarde@missouri.eduSPIN Club flyer (PDF)

Northland Grandfamilies

Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program. View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to mggkc.hotline@gmail.com.