Northland Early Education Council "Saturday Seminar"
The topic "I Am Moving .. I Am Learning: Physical Activity Every Day!" will addressed by Heather Waterfield, Early Education Professional Development Specialist with The Family Conservancy on Saturday, April 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The program is co-sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the NEEC and will be held at the North Kansas City Hospital Health Services Pavilion. Pre-registration is required. Flyer.
Business Classes Available
Two classes to assist entrepreneurs in getting off to the right start are being offered by University Extension in cooperation with the Full Employment Council. Classes are being offered in four locations. The First Steps to Starting a Business is a 4-hour class that provides an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. The Basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 2-hour session that is designed for those who want to know how to create a business plan that will be a useful management tool for their business. Information Flyer For more details or to see if you qualify as a Missouri Dislocated Worker, contact Richard Zarate, firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 407-3496.
Eat Well, Be Well With Diabetes
A program designed for people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes and their family members. Class provides practical information and skills needed to self-manage diabetes and promote health. Participants will learn about the basics of type 2 diabetes and blood sugar, how to understand food labels to make better dietary choices, and meal planning with carbohydrate counting. Cost: $30/person or $45/couple, Location: UM Extension Office, 105 E.5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106, Schedule: Fridays March 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:00am–12:00pm. For more information or to register, contact Angie Lanigan at email@example.com or at 816-482-5850.
Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneur Conference
Gain practical knowledge and explore the possibilities for your small acreage at this informative conference. The northwest region agriculture specialists will be hosting the first annual Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneur conference. The conference will be a day-long learning opportunity for people who are excited to learn more about opportunities with small acreages and ways they can make income on their land.
Date: March 8, 2014
Where: Fulkerson Center, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO
Growing and Cooking Vegetables in Your Garden
Practical tips for growing vegetables you can plant in cool weather. Storage inforatmion and new ideas for preparation will also be shared. Class will include sampling of these vegetables. Cost: Fee. Location: UM Extension Office, 105 E.5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106. To register please contace Karen Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 816-482-5850.
- Thursday, March 13, 6-8 p.m. Growing, Storing and Preparing Cole Crops.
- Thursday, April 10, 6-8 p.m. Growing, Storing and Preparing Tomatoes and Peppers
- Thursday, May 8, 6-8 p.m. Growing, Storing and Preparing Green Beans
Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren? Based on the most recent census data, over 4,000 grandparents in the Northland are living with grandchildren under the age of 18.
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 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. Master Gardeners are "IN" 9-Noon Monday thru Friday, or you may call the hotline after hours at your convenience and leave a message. Calls will be returned the next day. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to email@example.com.