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1st Annual 4-H Day with the Kansas City Royals

 Missouri and Kansas 4-H members, parents, volunteers, supporters, and alumni will gather at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for the 1st annual 4-H Day with the Royals.  The World Series Champion Royals will be playing the White Socks in a 6:15 p.m. game.  Tickets for the game will be $35.00 each and includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Royals emblem on the front.Pre-game ceremonies will include one 4-H member joining the Captains Club to represent 4-H prior to the game.  As an added bonus, the Royals give-away item for the game is an adult Royals pullover.  The first 15,000 fans age 16 and older will receive this one-of-a-kind item.Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Royals order form.  Ticket order forms are available at the University of Missouri Extension office, or on the web at http://extension.missouri.edu/saline/royal.aspx or for credit card orders at http://tinyurl.com/gt4e7k9.  Ticket orders must be postmarked by August 1, 2016.  Tickets usually sell out before the order deadline, so families are encouraged to order early.  4-H Clubs, counties, or groups of families who would like to be seated together must send their orders on the same form.  Families can also participate in the 4-H Day with the Royals raffle to win prizes. Complete information about the 4-H Day with the Royals raffle is on the ticket order form. 4-H Club leaders have entry forms. Let’s sit together!!  Please have your forms and money returned to the Club leaders or MU Extension-Platte Co. office by July 1st.   Check payable to Saline Co. 4-H Council.

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan and The First Steps to Starting a Business 

Interested in the topics above? Check out the flyer here to learn more and register.

A Matter of Balance

This is an eight week, two-hour session program taught by University of Missouri Extension Specialists. The sessions help participants learn how to view falls and the fear of falling as something controllable. For complete information click here.

Family Nutrition Education Programs

The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNEP helps clients achieve lifelong health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients in schools and at agencies. Clients gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP). For more information on how to receive these FREE programs for youth, teens, adults, and seniors see our staff directory for contact information. http://extension.missouri.edu/fnep/mapregions/UrbanWest.htm

Saving Energy, Saving Money with Free Energy Products for Your Home

As a resident of Clay, Platte, or Jackson County, you are invited to a forthcoming workshop to focus on energy management strategies that can lead to monthly utility cost savings.  Each workshop participant will receive a free kit of energy saving products that can be used in their home to reduce energy loss. Each kit is estimated to be worth approximately $50.00.  During the workshop the products will be explained in detail as to how to best use them.  For example, the kits will include two energy efficient light bulbs that can easily replace more energy wasting lamps.  One of the questions consumers often ask is the anticipated energy savings of incandescent lamps versus compact fluorescent, and LED bulbs? This workshop will answer those questions and more. 

Our energy bills can be a large monthly expense.  Often a significant portion of that energy is wasted due to excessive infiltration, inadequate insulation, and poor product choices.  The good news is there are many strategies that can be implemented inside and outside a home to improve energy efficiency.  Learn more about your options to save home energy and reduce monthly utility costs.  For details on forthcoming workshops contact Marsha Alexander, Urban West Region Housing and Environmental Design Specialist at alexanderm@missouri.edu or 816-482-5850. 

Northland Grandfamilies

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.

If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children get information and more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates.