Anderson County Extension offers March and April classes

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By The Staff

The following courses will be offered at the Anderson County Extension Office for March and April. To register, call 502-839-7271

Learn to Cook
Meal planning, shopping, food safety, and simple recipes for adults. Classes held at the Open Hands Food Pantry. Great utensils and cookbook for participants. Limited to eight participants. March 13 and April 17 at 10 a.m.

Taking Control of Your             Diabetes    
Newly diagnosed or longtime patient, course is for someone with diabetes and their family. Starts March 10 at 9:30 a.m. 8 sessions free.

Nourish Your Brain
Healthy foods are good for your brain. Keep your brain active with brain games.  Starts Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. The course is free.

Don’t Be Scared,
Be Prepared
Disaster Preparation Seminar at Mercer Co. Extension Office. Cost is $7 including lunch. Starts March 21 at 9 a.m. Register by March 10.    
American Regional Cooking  
Healthy food from the USA.  Begins March 1 at 5:30 p.m.  Taste new foods, get cooking utensils and meet new friends. Six sessions.

Weight Management
If you are interested in learning how to create a plan that will help you maintain good health and learn new ways to eat.  Free course begins April 1.  

 Learn to make yeast bread healthier with new recipes through hands-on learning.  Begins April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Must register in advance for this free class.  Minimum class size is 10 or class will be cancelled.    

Pesticide Certification
Training to receive private applicator certification will be held March 5 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or April 8 from 6–8 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office.

Advanced Master
Cattlemen Forages
with Dr. Ray Smith
Begins March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Office

Anderson Cattlemen
Group to met March 31 and April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Dog Club  
Youth get to work with their dog to learn responsibilities of dog ownership, demonstrate dog care and management, feeding, care, handling, grooming and obedience. Dog Club meets the 1st Thursday of each month with no dogs, and the 3rd Monday with dogs at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office.
Scheduled meeting dates are March 6, March 17, April 3 and April 21.

Horse Club  
The 4-H Horse Program in Kentucky is designed to reach youth that have a passion for horses, whether they own one or not.
The program offers a variety of areas that the 4-Hers can be involved, learn valuable skills and make friends for life.  
To participate in state level 4-H events you must be a member of your county 4-H Horse club and complete six hours of education through the club’s certified volunteer leader. The Horse club will meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office. Scheduled meeting dates are March 20 and April 17.

Livestock Club
Through livestock programs and projects youth learn about livestock selection and evaluation, nutrition and feeding, health and daily care, reproduction, marketing, and much more.
In addition, youth learn the importance of hard work and responsibility, and also develop important life skills such as critical thinking, decision-making, and communication. Livestock Club meets on the 4th Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office.  Scheduled meeting dates are March 25 and April 22.

Shooting Sports Club
An introduction to the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment which is a valuable life skill, trains youth to handle and shoot firearms safely, and teaches leadership and responsibility in a non-formal environment while offering fun activities for youth and adults.
Shooting Sports Club will practice on Mondays beginning March 3 at the Sportsman Club in Anderson County, weather permitting.  
Notice of changes/cancellations will be made on the Anderson County 4-H Facebook page.

Pre-Teens/Teen Club
Club is for youth grades 5th up to age 18. We will meet monthly to develop leadership skills through hands-on activities, 4-H project work, guest speakers and occasional field trips.
The club will meet on the 4th Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office. Scheduled meeting dates are March 24 and April 28.  

Dog Camp
Beginner and experienced 4-H members work with their dogs in one-on-one and group instruction during overnight camp. This is a good opportunity to assist both leaders and 4-H’ers to learn basics of animal care and showmanship.
Good place to get ready for the State 4-H Dog Show. Dog Camp will be held May 16-18, deadline to register April 4.