Upcoming programs

Cole County Extension Fall Festival

Every year, on the Saturday after Labor Day, our extension council hosts an annual craft show at the Jefferson City Jaycees' Fairgrounds. In 2015 it will be held on Saturday, September 12. This one-day show is 39 years old and it is popular today as it was in 1976. Typically 160 vendors from Missouri and border states enter to sell their craft or small home-based products. Several vendors have attended this event for more than 20 years. Check out this flyer for more information or direct questions to Jane at kempkerj@missouri.edu 

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy and Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

For the past several years, nutrition specialist Lynda Zimmerman has been offering a weekly exercise program but this fall, for the FIRST TIME EVER, it will be offered twice a week! How exciting. Sorry, I don't mean to yell but this is exciting stuff. Registration is due by Friday, September 11 with payment of $40 per person so please don't wait too long to act on this. For more information, check out this flyer or email Lynda at ZimmermanL@missouri.edu

Stay up-to-date with Cole County

Please send an email to Jane Kempker, kempkerj@missouri.edu, to be added to a monthly email list. You will be the first to know what is happening with your local extension center in Cole County.

Ongoing Programs

Business programs for new businesses

Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at thompsoncv@missouri.edu.

Join 4-H

There are 16 active 4-H Clubs in Cole County, and you don't have to grow up on a farm to belong to 4-H. Currently, Shooting Sports is the fastest growing project but with so many choices to choose from, almost anyone can find something that they enjoy. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18. Go to our Cole County 4-H Home Page or contact Youth Specialist Jenny Flatt at flattj@missouri.edu for more information.

The new 4-H year began September 1. Contact the office for more information to see how you can get your child signed up or let us know if you are interested in volunteering as a project leader. Or check out a club near you at: http://extension.missouri.edu/cole/4hclubs.aspx 

Master Gardeners

Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.

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