Upcoming Programs

Building Better Child Care

Caregivers in licensed child care facilities in Missouri are required to receive 12 clock hours of training approved by the Department of Health and Senior Service yearly.  The Taney County University of Missouri Extension center will be offering four sessions to help our area child care providers reach this goal.  We will be offering a monthly three hour session for the next 4 months starting in August.  Registration is $15 per session which will include handouts and refreshments.  Classes will be held in the Community room of the White River Valley Electric Cooperative building located at 2449 East State Highway 76 in Branson and will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Classes will be facilitated by Dr. Jim Wirth, retired University of Missouri Human Development specialist. All session have been registered with Child Care Aware of Missouri.

Class Schedule:

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Sparking Kids Curiosity and How to Turn Good Play into GREAT Play
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Happiness, the Good Life, and Living Life Fully: What Psychology and Philosophy Teach Us
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Music for the Non-Musical and Learning Disabilities and Social Skills
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Problem Solving with Children and Dealing with Anger: The Children's and Yours

Registration form is on the attached program brochure, or contact the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or taneyco@missouri.edu.

Brown Bag Lunch Gardening Series 2019

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present their monthly gardening workshops again this year, in the demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.  Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at noon starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through October.  Classes are free and open to the public as part of community education offered by the Master Gardeners. 

2019 Programs:

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Seed Starting - Bill Greet, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Right Plant in the Right Place - Rita Hlasney, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, June 18 - Lilies - Penny Meador, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, July 16 - Water Wise - Marie Ewing, Master Gardeners
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Preserving Your Garden Abundance - Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Bring the Garden in for the Fall - Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Seed Saving - Maggie Shanks, Master Gardener

So pack you lunch and join us in our garden setting for these casual, informative programs.  In case of inclement weather programs are often moved to the basement of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church at 271 Main Street. For further information see attached flyer or call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or taneyco@missouri.edu. The Master Gardeners will also offer programs at the Kimberling Area Library in Kimberling City on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. see their programs in the attached flyer.

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