Health Insurance Education
This program will help answer questions regarding the new health care law and it is free but registration is required. Two sessions will be offered at the Cole County Extension Center on March 10; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. and at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., call 573-634-2824 to register.
Save the date, Saturday May 3 Cole County 4-H Foundation will be holding their annual 4-H Bar-B-Que. It will be at 3714 Cody Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109 (Tractor Supply) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., prices for the meals haven't been yet set. All funds from this event goes back to the Foundation to help with programming.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners Plant Sale
The annual Master Gardener Plant Sale will be on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Jefferson City Jaycees' Fairgrounds, 7 a.m. - noon, rain or shine. The fairgrounds are located on Fairgrounds Road, not far from the Capital Mall in Jefferson City.
2014 Fall Festival
That's right, you read it correctly, let's talk about the 2014 Fall Festival. Are you a vendor that is wanting to join the Festival in 2014? Contact Jane at email@example.com The 2014 Fall Festival will be on Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. Applications will be mailed out in April and will be accepted until all spaces are sold or sometime in July. Only small home-based businesses are allowed. No store front businesses are accepted, and absolutely NO FOOD VENDORS where food can be consumed on the premises or samples given. Please direct further questions to Jane today.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardeners' 10th Anniversary Celebration... Celebrating 10 years of the Demonstration Gardens
The Central Missouri Master Gardeners are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Demonstration Gardens in North Jefferson City. Programs listed below will be offered to the public. For more information, please contact Master Gardener Julie Long at email@example.com
More information is expected but save these dates:
- Oct. 4: class on composting;
- Oct 9: Sip and Stroll... an Evening in the Garden;
- Oct 11: class on planting cool crops;
- Oct. 18: class on how to build your own raised bed with drip irrigation.
- Oct. 25: a festival with entertainment, vendors, food booths and more.
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. Contact youth specialist Jenny Flatt at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.
Wanting to know more about the Master Gardener Program? Cole County Extension Center offers the Master Gardener Program every fall. Typically the classes begin in mid-August and will run 12 consecutive weeks on Monday nights from 6 - 9 p.m., the fee for this course is subject to change but it currently is $135 and 30 volunteer hours are required by November 30 of the following year. If you are interested, please contact Jane Kempker at email@example.com to be placed on a mailing. Applications will be mailed out in June 2014.
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